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50 Christmas Gifts For Grandma To Make Her Holiday Bright

Updated on October 18, 2021 Updated on Oct 18, 2021
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    Nanny, Mimi, Mamaw, Memaw, whatever you call her, nothing is better than a grandma. Grandmas are always there. Love, attention, affection, 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 50 Christmas gifts for grandma to make her holiday.

  1. Birthstone Necklace
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    This necklace is a sweet, personalized gift from the grandkids! The necklace 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 is sure to 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 have it turned into a one-of-a-kind sterling silver pendant. The pendant will be engraved with the person’s initials whose fingerprint it is, and it includes an 18-inch sterling silver chain. It takes 3-4 weeks to receive the finished product once the kit is mailed in. This necklace is an incredibly thoughtful gift for a new grandma. It’s a nice 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 off 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 on its own, 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, 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, and it will be printed on the cutting board. The board can be customized in several other 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 in 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 cost of conversion. 

  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 all the way through her life so far. 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, and it can fit on the back of a car seat or train seat. There are several pockets to organize all of your things, and it means not having to store anything in seatback pockets, which are teeming with germs!

  19. Butterfly House and Feeder
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    This tiny house is a great gift for the grandma who loves butterflies. This house is a butterfly feeder in the summer and a little home for them in the winter. The house is made from slow-seasoned timber so it can stand up to 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. 

  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 comes with 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; it’s a fan, it’s a flashlight, and it’s a battery pack that can be used to charge a phone! The fan takes just two hours to charge and will last 14-21 hours, depending on the speed. 

  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 hat 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. Just 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 a person who’s recently been in the hospital and can’t get out to exercise or when exercising outside is not convenient due to weather conditions. The peddler fits under a desk and can be used while working or sitting on a couch or chair. 

  37. Pottery Tide Clock
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    This tide clock is a unique gift, the perfect gift for the grandma who lives near the beach. The design tells the height and direction of the tide and runs on lunar time. The clock can be set to the body of water near her. The clock is handmade in Maine and runs on one AA battery (not included). 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 frame allows loved ones to send photos and videos directly to it. This is one of the best gifts you could give a grandma who has 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 hold 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 in twenty flimsy plastic bags when you can fit everything into these bags? These totes can be sectioned off to keep items separate or made into one large space for the items inside. And they’re flat bottomed, which means things won’t get squished in transit. The bags can be carried by the shoulder straps or the handles on the side. 

  45. Personal Tote Bag
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    For days when she needs more than a purse can hold, this tote bag is a stylish alternative. 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. Makeup Bag
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    Makeup bags can get messy fast with spilled powder and foundation stains. So treat grandma to a new one in this adorable elephant print. The bag is water-resistant inside and outside and has a separate area for makeup brushes. The bag comes in two sizes. The large one is great for home use, and the smaller one can hold the essentials for traveling. 

  49. Sewing Station Caddy
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    What a cute grandma gift for the lady who likes to sew or even just 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, pins on top, and has additional room inside for small sewing accessories.

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

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

  55. Self-Care Gift Set
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    Years ago, I worked for L’Occitane, 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. 

  57. 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, headaches and improve sleep, so they’re perfect for use before bed. Just sit a steamer in the bathtub out of the direct shower stream and let them do their thing. 

  59. Tea Towels
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    I collect tea towels, and these are among the prettiest I’ve ever owned. The patterns are so delicate that they almost look as though they’ve been painted on with watercolors. The towels are made of 100% cotton, and each measures 20 x 27.5 inches. These are my favorite patterns, but there are several more to choose from. 

  61. Apron
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    I love lemon patterns for kitchen linens; they’re just so pretty and fresh! This apron is made of 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. 

  63. Soup and Side Bowls
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    These bowls are so handy! They’re great for soup and crackers, 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 part. The bowls are dishwasher and microwave safe. 

  65. Stoneware Vegetable Steamer
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    Steaming vegetables in the microwave help preserve the flavor and nutrients because it doesn’t use much water and cooks quickly. This handmade pottery steamer is beautiful and convenient. Add a small amount of water, the vegetables, pop in the microwave for the recommended time, and viola! Healthy, crisp vegetables. The steamer can hold up to five cups of vegetables. 

  67. 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. 

  69. Silk Sleep Mask
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    A sleep mask can really make a difference and help ensure a good night’s sleep. The mask is also helpful during a migraine when any light at all 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. 

  71. 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 noises, three fan sounds, and seven baby lullabies. It has 25 volume levels and settings to play for 30, 60, 90 minutes, or continuously. 

  73. Ankle/Wrist Weights
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    Older women are at risk of osteoporosis, thinning the bones, 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. 

  75. Eco-Friendly Hand Soap Set 
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    This soap set helps cut down on plastic waste. The set includes two glass dispensers and eight foaming handsoap 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. 

  77. Kneeling Pad 
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    This comfy kneeling pad will make grandma’s life easier and more comfortable. The pad 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. 

  79. Adaptive Utensils
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    These utensils have a wide, ribbed handle and are non-weighted to improve dexterity and control. The design makes eating easier for those who have hand tremors, Parkinson’s, or arthritis. The utensils are made from stainless steel and food-grade silicone and are available in two colors. 

  81. 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 that calls 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 there is no water inside. 

  83. 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 is a blend of acrylic and polyester. It’s lightweight and machine washable and available in two dozen colors so that you can find the perfect match for any home decor. 

  85. Puzzle 
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    Putting together a puzzle is a great activity because it’s fun to do alone or with another person or even a small group. 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. 

  87. Rose Quartz Coasters
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    Use a coaster! You’ll be happy to with this set. These coasters are made from hand-cut rose quartz, so each one is unique. There are four coasters in a set, and they would make a lovely hostess gift too. 

  89. 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. 

  91. Pillowcase
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    This pillow cover sums up exactly what grandmas are; no wonder we love them so much! The cover 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. 

  93. Bathtub Caddy
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    Nothing is more relaxing than a nice, hot bath unless it’s a nice 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 inches to 41.5 inches and has non-slip silicone grips to keep it in place. 

  95. Coffee Mugs
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    There is no need to drink coffee from an ordinary mug when you could use these! The ceramic mugs each have an original hand-painted pattern, so no two are alike. Each mug holds 17 ounces so that they can be used as soup or cereal bowls too. 

  97. Wine Glass
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    Not all grandmas wear babushkas and sensible shoes! However, some grannies can still bring the glamour! This wine tumbler is for those grandmas! The stemless glass holds 21 ounces, and hand-washing is recommended. 

  99. Split Decision Pie Pan
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    One kid likes apple pie, and one kid likes cherry pie. So what’s a grandma to do? Make both at once with this two-sided pie pan. The divider is removable if two kids like the same pie! The pan is nine inches and has a non-stick coating.