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30 Special Gift Ideas For Grandparents That They’ll Love

Updated on October 18, 2021 Updated on Oct 18, 2021
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    Grandparents are a special thing, always there for you. Whether your grandparents are down the block or on the other side of an ocean, show them how much they mean to you with these 30 gift ideas for grandparents.

  1. Personalized Art Print
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    This personalized print makes a great Christmas gift for any grandparents but will be especially touching for new grandparents and long-distance grandparents. The print measures 8 x 10, and you can choose unframed, framed, or matted and framed; and there are a variety of choices for the frame and matting colors. 

  3. Recordable Story Book
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    This is one of the best gifts you can give to grandparents, and it will become a treasured keepsake for their grandkids. The book’s pages list all of the ways the child is loved, and the grandparents record themselves reading it and then send it off to them. It’s like an audiobook by their favorite person!

  5. Porch Swing Bird Feeder
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    This bird feeder is a unique gift and a perfect gift for grandparents who love to bird watch. Modeled after an old-fashioned porch swing, the feeder is made of cedarwood, and the metal wear is treated to prevent rusting. The paint has a sealant to protect the wood from the elements, and the food trays are mesh to allow airflow so the birdseed doesn’t stay damp and mold. The rope hanger and hook are included. 

  7. Digital Photo Frame
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    Do you have a lot of family members and loved ones?  The Nixplay Wi-Fi Cloud Photo Frame gives you control over your thousands of family photos and the power to share them where you want. Or gift this picture frame to your loved one and easily email photos for instant display from anywhere in the world, anytime. Create & update different photo playlists easily, choose which frame displays each playlist, or send multiple playlists to each frame. This is an especially thoughtful gift for long-distance grandparents.

  9. Weighted Blanket
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    Weighted blankets are great for people who are anxious and have trouble sleeping and those who like the feeling of a lot of weight on them but “sleep hot.” A weighted blanket gives you the comfort of that heavy feeling without making you too hot to sleep. Filled with tiny glass beads, the blanket weighs 15 pounds, which is the recommended weight for those who weigh 140 or less, and it measures 48 x 72 inches. The blanket is available in several weights, colors, and sizes. This is a thoughtful gift that will help them get a good night’s sleep! 

  11. Grandpa and Grandma Coffee Mugs
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    These coffee mugs are a great gift for soon-to-be grandparents as a way to announce the happy news. The printing is on both sides of the ceramic mugs; they hold 15 ounces and are dishwasher and microwave safe. 

  13. Tea Sampler Set
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    Travel the world through tea! This gift set contains 10 tubes of single-estate teas, including teas from China, Japan, and India. The set comes with a detailed guide to each tea, and each 12g tube contains enough loose-leaf tea to brew a 6-8 cup pot.

  15. Grocery Cart Bags
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    This set of four reusable grocery bags is designed to fit into an average-sized grocery store buggy and hold up to 50 pounds. The bottoms are mesh so that liquid won’t pool in the bottoms, and there is an insulated cooler bag for frozen items. The poles are removable, so the bags can also be used for the farmer’s market, the beach, road trips, and more. 

  17. Cashmere Throw Blanket
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    Could you give them a little luxury? This throw blanket is made of 75% cashmere and 25% merino wool, so it’s soft, warm, and has a little weight to it. Available in several colors, the throw measures 50 x 73 inches and weighs about a pound. 

  19. Robot Vacuum
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    There are a lot more fun things to do than vacuum the floor. This robot vacuum will give them extra time to do those things! This vacuum works on both hardwood and carpeted floors and makes about the same amount of noise as a microwave. You get the vacuum, remote with batteries, charging base, power adapter, cleaning tool, extra filters, side brushes, and a 12-month warranty. This gadget will be much appreciated after visits from the grandkids! 

  21. 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 initial’s of the person 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. 

  23. Recipe Journal
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    This journal allows you to create your own family cookbook! Food is love, and one way to pass that love on is to share family recipes with future generations. The book holds 184 recipes with room to include notes on each one. There are 8 colored sections to organize the recipes any way you choose and a table of contents, so each one is easy to find. 

  25. Perpetual Calendar
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    As the family grows, it can be a lot to keep up with everyone’s birthdays and anniversaries. That’s what this calendar is for. You can write down the person’s name and the occasion once and never forget a special day again! 

  27. Handbag Light
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    Never dump out the contents of your purse to find something again! This light will let you find whatever it is you’re looking for. Just 5cm in diameter, it has an automatic motion sensor and will come on from your hand’s movement and turn off in 10 seconds. It runs on a battery that can be replaced, which has to be done approximately every 3-4 months. 

  29. Stainless Steel Sippy Cup Tumbler
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    Sometimes the best gifts for grandparents aren’t for the grandparents! That’s the reason we added this stainless steel sippy cup tumbler to our gift guide. It may have been decades since they’ve had small kids around, so they may not have some basic items like a cup the grandkids can use. This is a good one, durable and sturdy so that it will last from the first grandchild to the last! 

  31. Travel Crib and Bassinet
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    This is another one of those gifts that aren’t really for the grandparents, but they’ll appreciate. This is a combination bassinet, crib, and playpen, so it takes the grandkids from infant to toddler stage when they come to visit their grandparents. Light and portable, it can be used inside or outdoors. 

  33. Eyeglasses Cleaner
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    Never use your shirttail to clean your glasses or sunglasses again! This little device uses carbon microfiber technology to clean glasses of fingerprints, streaks, smudges, water drops, and more without damaging the lenses or coating. Measuring just 4 x 1 x 1, it will fit easily into a purse or pocket. This is a set of two. 

  35. Airbnb Gift Card
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    Grandparents love to visit, but if you live in a city like New York where the apartments are small, it’s probably best for them to have their own space (And you too!). An Airbnb gift card is a great solution. They’ll have more space than a hotel and more amenities like a full kitchen if they plan to stay for a few weeks. 

  37. Personalized Cutting Board
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    This beautiful, personalized cutting board will look gorgeous on their countertop. Not only do you get to personalize the laser engraving on the board, but you can choose from three styles, sizes, and woods, maple, cherry, or walnut. It also makes a nice serving board for entertaining. 

  39. Puzzle Mat
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    Putting together puzzles is a fun hobby and shared-activity with family. Still, it can take up valuable space like the kitchen table needed for other purposes, and it isn’t very portable. This mat solves both of those problems. Puzzles up to 1500 pieces can be assembled on the mat and rolled up to be moved out of the way or take with you on vacation or a visit to someone’s home. 

  41. Airplane Pocket Tray Table Cover
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    Airplanes can be germy places, and nowhere is germier than the seat tray and pocket. This pocket is designed to keep your items clean, germ-free, and in easy reach, so you don’t have to try to lean down and get things out of your bag on the floor, something that can be impossible because the seat in front of you is so close. It’s easy to install; slide it over the tray table. It’s small, folding easily into a purse or bag, and machine washable so it can be used over and over. 

  43. Yaktrax
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    These are great for walking and running on ice and snow. I used them for running before I moved to a semi-tropical climate. They are easy to get on and off most kinds of shoes. If you worry about your parents slipping and falling when they go out for errands or even to get the mail, these will take a load off your mind. 

  45. Walking Poles
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    Strap on your Yaxtrax, grab these walking poles and get moving even in winter or over rough terrain. Made of lightweight aluminum, the poles are adjustable from 43 to 51 inches and fold down to just 14 inches, so they’re very portable. 

  47. Weekend Bag
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    This weekend duffle bag is perfect for a road trip or a plane trip, fitting easily into the overhead bin. It has a separate shoe compartment, so your shoes aren’t mixing with your clothes. This bag is the 43L size; there are other sizes and several colors available.

  49. T-Shirt
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    This machine-washable t-shirt makes a fun stocking stuffer or holiday gift for grandma. The t-shirt is available in several colors and sizes and either 100% cotton or a cotton/poly blend. 

  51. Seat Cushion
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    Sitting for long periods, whether you’re working, driving, or relaxing at home, can cause aches and pains. This portable cushion can help relieve those aches and pains! The cushion adjusts for each person who uses it, can be used on hard or soft surfaces, and allows for airflow, so you don’t “sit hot.”

  53. Kneeling Pad
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    Sitting can be uncomfortable after an hour or two, but kneeling gets uncomfortable after just a minute or two, especially for those who already suffer knee pain. This kneeling pad can help prevent that pain when doing things like gardening, cleaning, or bathing little ones. The pad measures 18 x 11 and is more than an inch thick. 

  55. Tile Mate
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    These Tiles can help you keep track of easily misplaced items like keys, wallets, and bags. Attach the Tile to an item, download the free app with iOS or Android and never lose it again! The Tile app will ring when the Tile is within 200 feet. If it’s outside of that range, you can see the item’s most recent location on the app. This is a set of four Tiles.

  57. Taste of Home Cookbook
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    If you love Midwestern comfort food, this is the cookbook for you. An assortment of the best reader-submitted recipes from the same name’s magazine, this cookbook is filled with great, straightforward, easy-to-make recipes with no “exotic” ingredients. Each recipe includes a photo and clear instructions. 

  59. Inverted Umbrella 
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    This umbrella closes from the inside out so it won’t drip water when it’s closed, which is especially nice when you’re getting into the car in the rain! It’s made of carbon fiber material and has a double-layer canopy so it can resist winds up to 60 miles per hour. The umbrella is available in several colors.