46 Christmas Gifts For Grandma To Make Her Holiday Bright

By Candice Elliott | Updated: November 27, 2023

    Nanny, Mimi, Mamaw, Memaw, whatever you call her, nothing is better than a grandma. Grandmas are always there. Love, attention, affection, and treats mom and dad won’t let us have! Grandmas give us so much. 

    So, let’s give our favorite family member something back. We have many great Christmas gift ideas for Grandma to make her holiday memorable. 

  1. Birthstone Necklace


    This necklace is a sweet, personalized gift from the grandkids! The chain can be customized with Swarovski birthstone pearls, one pearl for each grandkid, and each pearl is the color of each child’s birthstone! This beautiful keepsake necklace comes in a gift box, and Grandma will treasure it. 

  3. Custom Fingerprint Pendant Kit
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    This kit has everything needed to take an impression of a grandchild’s fingerprint and turn it into a one-of-a-kind sterling silver pendant. The pendant will be engraved with the person’s initials and whose fingerprint it is, and it includes an 18-inch sterling silver chain. Once the kit is mailed in, receiving the finished product takes 3-4 weeks. This necklace is an incredibly thoughtful gift for a new grandma. It’s a lovely Mother’s Day gift, too. 

  5. Recordable Story Book
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    This is one of the best Christmas gifts for grandma you can give, and it will become a treasured keepsake for their grandkids. The book’s pages list all of the ways Grandma loves them; Grandma records herself reading it and then sends it to them. It’s like an audiobook by their favorite person!

  7. Zen Drawing Board
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    Doing a bit of painting is relaxing and can be a fun activity to do with the grandkids. But painting is messy. Not with this Zen drawing board! Fill the black tray with water, dip the bamboo brush into the water, and let your creativity take over. No paint, no mess. The image on the board dries within a few minutes and disappears, readying the board for your next DIY masterpiece. 

  9. Flat Candle
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    A candle is always a nice gift because they’re almost universally appreciated. But that doesn’t mean a candle has to be boring, and this one certainly isn’t! This flat candle is hand-poured and hand-painted. It has two cotton wicks, doesn’t emit smoke, and doesn’t drip! The wax evaporates as it burns. The candle comes with the metal holder as seen above and is self-extinguishing, which is great if it’s a gift for a grandma with memory issues. 

  11. Family Recipe Cutting Board
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    The best gifts are those that have personal meaning to the recipient. This cutting board is ideal! Send the maker a photo of a special hand-written family recipe, which will be printed on the cutting board. The board can be customized in several ways, including wood, size, display holder, and more. This gift is the perfect way to preserve a cherished recipe for the whole family. 

  13. Memory Converter Box 
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    Help grandma preserve memories for the whole family with this box. Fill the container with videotapes, home movies, photos, and other media and mail it via the free return shipping FedEx label. The items can then be digitized in four different ways. In addition, the box includes a $60 credit that can be used toward the conversion cost. 

  15. My Life Story Journal
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    This journal is another great way for grandma to preserve and share family memories. The journal has prompts to help her fill in her life story, starting from her childhood and going through her life. It’s like a mad-libs for her autobiography! 

  17. Flight Bag
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    For me, the worst part of flying is how hard it is to reach down to get something out of my bag. This bag solves that problem! The organizer is made to hang from the tray table clip on an airplane seat, which can fit on the back of a car seat or train seat. There are several pockets to organize your things, which means not having to store anything in seatback pockets, which are teeming with germs!

  19. Butterfly House
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    This tiny house is an excellent gift for a grandma who loves butterflies. The house is made from slow-seasoned timber to withstand outdoor conditions. No assembly is required, and the rope to hang it from is included. This gift idea will be a welcome addition to Grandma’s garden. 

  21. Hummingbird Feeder 
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    This hummingbird feeder is much more beautiful than the plastic ones you often see. This feeder is made of hand-blown glass, and the bright colors help attract hummingbirds. In addition, the metal base is rustproof, and the feeder can be taken apart for easy cleaning—a great gift for the avid birdwatcher.

  23. Mandala Wind Spinner
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    Remember playing with pinwheels as a kid? This is a more sophisticated version of that! This mandala is a 3D wind spinner that is transfixing when it spins in the wind. The mandala is made of laser-cut weather-resistant electroplated steel and has an S hook for hanging. The spinner can be hung indoors or out, but it needs a breeze to show off the full effect, so outside is ideal. 

  25. Portable Fan
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    Ladies of a certain age will appreciate this portable fan if you know what I mean. The fan is a neat little 3-in-1 tool: a fan, a flashlight, and a battery pack that can charge a phone! Depending on the speed, the fan takes just two hours to charge and will last 14-21 hours. 

  27. UV Sun Hat 
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    Sun protection is critical, but so is looking good! This sun hat achieves both. The hat offers UV 50 protection for the face and neck. Made of tightly woven paper straw, the cap is packable; squish it right up, and it pops back into shape. The hat is available in two sizes. 

  29. Indoor Herb Garden
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    This herb garden set is excellent for grandmas who like to garden, cook, or live in a place with no yard. The kit includes everything needed to grow three herbs, including the cute little planter boxes and detailed, step-by-step instructions. In addition, there are two other choices with different herbs from the ones shown above. 

  31. Bread Basket and Warming Stone
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    This is a beautiful addition to her kitchen. The basket is hand-woven from Kaisa grass, a wild grass used in traditional basket making. The stone is made of terracotta. Heat the stone in the oven for ten minutes, pop it in the bottom of the basket, put bread, rolls, muffins, or other baked goods best served warm, and place a towel over the top. Done! Piping hot bread. 

  33. Harvesting Basket
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    This basket is perfect for harvesting vegetables from grandma’s garden. Fresh produce can be collected and washed in the basket outside, so dirt isn’t brought into the house. The basket works for fresh flowers, too, and it’s handy for carrying toys to the beach because the sand can be rinsed off them before getting into the car. 

  35. Mini Peddler
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    This exercise peddler can be used to exercise the arms or the legs. Using it can help increase blood circulation and improve endurance. The peddler is great for someone who’s recently been in the hospital and can’t get out to exercise or when exercising outside is inconvenient due to weather conditions. The peddler fits under a desk and can be used while working or sitting on a couch or chair. 

  37. Atlantic Tide Clock
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    This tide clock is a unique gift, perfect for the grandma near the beach. The clock is free-standing or can be wall-mounted. This is a great Father’s Day gift for the grandpa who loves to fish, too! 

  39. Digital Picture Frame
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    Think of this photo frame as a digital brag board for grandma! The structure allows loved ones to send photos and videos directly to it. This is one of the best gifts you could give a grandma with many long-distance loved ones. 

  41. Family Tree Frame 
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    Grandma doesn’t need a green thumb to take care of this tree! This metal family tree stand holds ten photo frames dangling from its branches. The frames can have 6 x 8-inch photos, and the tree stands 20 inches high and is 18 inches wide. 

  43. Collapsable Shopping Totes
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    Why carry twenty flimsy plastic bags when you can fit everything into these bags? In addition, these totes can be collapsed when not in use, so they don’t take up much room. And they’re flat-bottomed, which means things won’t get squished in transit. 

  45. Personal Tote Bag
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    This tote bag is a stylish alternative for days when she needs more than a purse can hold. The bag is made of 16-ounce cotton canvas, so it’s sturdy and washable. The top closes with a zipper, there are pockets inside and outside, and the bottom is reinforced. There are two handles, a shoulder strap, and loop handles. This is a great day bag. 

  47. Sewing Station Caddy
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    What a cute grandma gift for the lady who likes to sew or mend. The sewing station is handmade on a potter’s wheel and designed to resemble a giant spool of thread. The caddy can hold scissors on the outside and pins on top and has additional room inside for small sewing accessories.

  49. Literary Insults Poster 
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    This is a terrific gift for the grandma who loves books or loves a good zinger. This poster contains the most cutting insults from history’s greatest writers, including Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, and Jane Austen. The sign comes in two sizes, ready for framing. 

  51. I Love You Keepsake Dish
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    This dish will remind Grandma daily how much you love her. The plate is ceramic and can hold jewelry and other small items on the bedside table or in the bathroom. This dish makes a lovely birthday gift for your special grandma. 

  53. Self-Care Gift Set
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    I worked for L’Occitane years ago, and I still love their products. This gift set has everything she needs for head-to-toe self-care! The collection includes shower gel, body lotion, hand cream, shampoo, conditioner, face cream, and face serum. Everything is packaged in a pretty box, ready for gifting. 

  55. Shower Steamers
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    Bath bombs are all the rage lately, but not everyone is a bath person. So these steamers are like the shower version of bath bombs! These steamers are infused with lavender essential oil, which can help reduce stress and headaches and improve sleep, making them perfect for use before bed. Just sit a steamer out of the direct shower stream in the bathtub and let them do their thing. 

  57. Tea Towels
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    I collect tea towels, among the prettiest I’ve ever owned. The patterns are so delicate that they almost look like they’ve been painted with watercolors. The towels are 100% cotton, each measuring 20 x 27.5 inches. These are my favorite patterns, but there are several more. 

  59. Apron
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    I love lemon patterns for kitchen linens; they’re so pretty and fresh! This apron is 100% cotton and ties at the neck and waist. The apron has large pockets perfect for holding a phone or glasses. It’s suggested that the apron be hand-washed. 

  61. Soup and Side Bowl
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    This bowl is so handy! It’s great for soup, crackers, sandwiches, chili and cornbread, chips, and dip. They would also be a convenient vessel for pistachios, the nuts in the round part, and the discarded shells in the other leg. The bowls are dishwasher and microwave-safe. 

  63. Glass Vegetable Steamer
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    Steaming vegetables in the microwave helps preserve the flavor and nutrients because it doesn’t use much water and cooks quickly. This glass steamer is safe and convenient. Add a small amount of water and the vegetables, pop in the microwave for the recommended time, and viola! Healthy, crisp vegetables. The steamer can hold up to 32 ounces of vegetables. 

  65. Vases 
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    When her favorite grandchild brings her a handful of dandelions freshly picked from the yard, these vases will come in handy! The vases are made of ceramic and have a crackled glaze that gives them a rustic look. The vases are three, four, and five inches high. 

  67. Silk Sleep Mask
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    A sleep mask can make a difference and help ensure a good night’s sleep. The show is also helpful during migraines when any light makes things worse. This mask is made of 100% silk, gentle on the delicate skin around the eyes. This mask is available in several colors. 

  69. White Noise Machine
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    I got a white noise machine for Christmas about 20 years ago, and I’ve used it every night I’ve been home since. A fan is nice, but I want to fall asleep to crashing waves or babbling brooks, too! This machine has eight nature sounds, three white, three fan sounds, and seven baby lullabies. It has 25 volume levels and settings to play for 30, 60, 90 minutes, or continuously. 

  71. Ankle/Wrist Weights
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    Older women are at risk of osteoporosis, thinning the bones and leading to a greater risk of fractures. Weight-bearing exercise is one of the best ways to protect against osteoporosis. These weights can be worn on the wrists or ankles, so they’re more convenient than dumbbells as they can be worn during daily activities. Each weight weighs one pound. 

  73. Eco-Friendly Hand Soap Set 
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    This soap set helps cut down on plastic waste. The collection includes two glass dispensers and eight foaming hand soap cubes. Drop a cube into a dispenser, add water, and you’ll have eight ounces of foaming hand soap! The soap is non-toxic, with no parabens or phthalates. All ingredients are listed on the EPA’s Safer Chemical Ingredients list. 

  75. Kneeling Pad 
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    This comfy kneeling pad will make grandma’s life easier and more comfortable. The place can be used when she’s gardening or kneeling over the bathtub to clean it or bathe a grandchild. It also makes a nice cushion for sitting on uncomfortable bleacher seats at a concert or sporting event. 

  77. Adaptive Utensils
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    These utensils have a comprehensive, ribbed handle and are non-weighted to improve agility and control. The design makes eating more accessible for those with hand tremors, Parkinson’s, or arthritis. The utensils are made from stainless steel and food-grade silicone and are available in two colors. 

  79. Electric Kettle 
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    Electric kettles are so convenient! They can heat water for tea, French Press coffee, hot cereals, soup packets, or a recipe for boiling water. The kettle holds 1.8 liters, shuts off automatically within 30 seconds of the water boiling, and has a boil-dry feature to turn off when no water is inside. 

  81. Throw Blanket
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    This blanket is perfect for napping or snuggling under with a  good book. The blanket measures 50 x 65 inches and blends acrylic and polyester. It’s lightweight, machine washable, and available in two dozen colors to match any home decor. 

  83. Puzzle 
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    Putting together a puzzle is excellent because doing it alone, with another person, or even in a small group is fun. This puzzle is beautiful and challenging. There are 1,000 pieces, and it’s made of wood, so it is very sturdy and won’t bend like cardboard pieces sometimes do. 

  85. Sodalite Gemstone Coasters
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    Use a coaster! You’ll be happy with this set. These coasters are made from hand-cut sodalite, so each one is unique. There are four coasters in a group, and they would make a lovely hostess gift, too. 

  87. Salt Sampler
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    The world of salt is vast, far beyond those navy blue cardboard containers in the grocery store. This salt sampler gives a taste of that variety. There are six varieties, each containing half an ounce of salt. Some are suitable for savory dishes and some for sweet. A tiny wooden serving spoon is included. 

  89. Pillowcase
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    This pillow cover sums up precisely what grandmas are; no wonder we love them so much! The body is made of cotton linen and measures 18 x 18 inches. The case has a hidden zipper and is printed on one side. Please note this is the pillow sham; the insert is not included. 

  91. Bathtub Caddy
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    Nothing is more relaxing than a hot bath unless it’s a hot bath with a glass of wine, a candle, a book, or even a snack! This bathtub caddy can hold all of that and more. The tray is made of bamboo and finished with a coat of waterproof varnish. The tray can be extended from about 28 to 41.5 inches and has non-slip silicone grips to keep it in place. 

  93. Coffee Mugs
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    You cannot drink coffee from an ordinary mug when you can use these! The ceramic mugs each have an original hand-painted pattern, so no two are alike. Each cup holds 17 ounces to be used as soup or cereal bowls. 

    What are the best Christmas gifts for Grandma?

    The holiday season is here, and it’s time to think about that special lady who always has a batch of cookies ready and a story to tell – your grandma. Finding the perfect Christmas gift for her, the woman who has knitted together so many fond memories and traditions can be a heartwarming quest. She’s not just any grandma; she’s yours, with her unique tastes, hobbies, and the love she’s showered over you all these years.

    From cozy comforts that wrap her up in warmth to personalized keepsakes that tell her just how much she means, each gift has been chosen with care and thought. So, this Christmas, let’s make her holiday bright with presents that celebrate the wonderful woman she is, and the countless ways she’s made every Christmas memorable