25 Gifts for New Grandparents That’ll Melt Their Hearts

By Meghan Thomson | Updated: March 20, 2023

    New grandparents want nothing more than a strong and healthy baby. However, we’re sure they wouldn’t turn down a thoughtful gift as well. If you’re searching for the perfect gift ides for a new grandparent or grandparents-to-be this list will give you cute and unique options to pick from.

  1. Digital Picture Frame
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    If you know a long distance new grandparent that loves staying updated with all the milestones they will love this digital picture frame. Pictures can be sent directly to the frame from near or far and are displayed instantly. They will love having coffee in the new grandparent mug while watching to see what new pictures appear. Never let them miss a moment by simply loading new images to their frame as often as you’d like.   

  3. Grandparent Pillow
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    We already know your parents are the best so why not get this pillow to share the big news about their upcoming promotion. This cover is durable and machine washable which is especially important once the baby arrives. You can use a throw pillow you already own or purchase a new one to place inside this adorable cover.

  5. Long-Distance Grandparent Sign


    Being a long-distance grandparent can be tough and this sign will display grandkid pictures to be displayed. in addition, if you mail some new pictures with a card every so often it’ll be the gift that keeps on giving. It can be quickly and easily updated to keep pictures current for showing off to any visitor. Since it already comes packaged in a gift box you can ship from Amazon directly to them!

  7. Letters to Grandchild
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    Perfect gift for the grandparent who loves writing notes and letters! Grab a memory box and keep the notes stored so the grandchild has memories they can treasure forever. This set of 12 letters even offers prompts for grandparents to write about including memories and special events with their grandchild.

  9. Family Tree
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    Since the family is now growing a beautiful family tree display will be a thoughtful gift appreciated by anyone. This can be personalized and each family member can be added with an oil based marker which is offered by the seller. This is such a unique gift that will be treasured for years to come.

  11. Grandparent Mug Set
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    The coffee-loving grandparents will be so excited to add this coffee mug gift set to their collection. The best parents make the best grandparents! These are made of ceramic and very durable, perfect for daily use!


    These t-shirts are the perfect announcement gift for first-time grandparents ready to share their new titles with the world! Adorable and comfy which is perfect when they get to hold the grandbaby for the first time! They are customizable so you can change the year if needed. A great gift for the first grandchild.

  13. Grandma Book
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    Babysitting isn’t always an easy task, if baby (and parents) are lucky the new grandchild will be allowed to have a sleepover to babysit Grandma. This talks about ways to keep Grandma busy such as going to the park, reading, or playing dress up. The important task of how to say Goodbye when it’s time to go home is also covered! You can grab a copy of How to Babysit Grandpa too!

  15. Socks for Papa


    Look no further for a unique gift for Papa. These are made of a cotton blend and so soft yet durable!  Sure to be adored by the Grandpa who loves to nap!

  17. Stainless Steel Tumblers


    This travel tumbler set can keep the beverage at your desired temperature (hot or cold) for a long time. Whether it’s at the park with their grandchild in summer or snuggled up in winter the drinks with the temperature they like. The font is simple and elegant making the new grandparents excited to show off this thoughtful gift.

  19. Life Story Picture Frame
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    The Life Story Frame can be placed on a table or hung on the wall. Fill it with three pictures and wrap it up for the most thoughtful Mother’s Day present the new grandma will get. It has a white mat with three openings so you can showcase a picture from each generation. Don’t leave out Grandpa as this would be a great Father’s Day gift also!

  21. Keepsake Photo Frame
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    Tiny hands and feet are the most precious thing ever and let’s be honest – they grow way too fast! This keepsake frame allows you to always have the memory of how tiny baby was. Stencils are included to personalize the imprint with any information you might choose.

  23. Going to Nana’s Onesie
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    Nana is sure to love this cute onesie and since babies go through tons of clothes so it would be great to have this around if a little accident occurs. Also, you can wrap this up and use it to announce the exciting news! Baby needs to have the best diaper bag to show up to Nana’s in style.

  25. Grandpa Onesie
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    Check out this onesie which will be loved by the new grandpa who knows everything (or thinks he does). For instance claiming to know all about woodworking or being a [rookie] golf pro. It seems that each time a new generation is born the elder generation gains more knowledge, must be part of the deal!

  27. Glamma Spa Box
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    The new grandparents already raised kids so they are perfect experienced babysitters. However, Glamma might need a nice relaxing evening after a night with a newborn. A spa box is a great way to relax and unwind, even better that it can be customized!

  29. Goodnight Sweetie Book
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    Can’t forget a book to read to the new baby during those sleepovers or really anytime! For instance, this sweet goodnight book which features adorable sleepy cast members. In addition to the adorable illustrations it has some glitter and embossments which add beautiful details.

  31. Grandkid Photo Holder
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    If you have to grow old at least you can enjoy the benefits! In addition to the beautifully made wooden sign 6 colorful clips are included to display your images. This allows you too easily add or change pictures as the little one quickly grows. Pictures can easily be ordered from Shutterfly and sent directly to the grandparents.

  33. Christmas Ornament
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    This simple yet thoughtful gift is perfect for a loved one celebrating their first Christmas as proud grandparents. In addition to being a great gift it is also beautifully decorated and will fit nicely on any Christmas tree. Amazon offers multiple sayings if you’d like to grab one for the new Mom also.

  35. Bag for Nana
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    The new baby isn’t ready for snacks just yet. However, Nana still needs this bag to be prepared. In addition to choosing the personalization you can also choose from multiple color options. This canvas bag is sure to be a hit and constantly used.

  37. Grandpas Mischief Sign
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    This wooden sign with distressed finish is offered on Amazon but made at a small shop in Pennsylvania. Grandad will not only adore the sign but love the personal touch added by a small business. Since multiple inspiration signs are displayed in this shop you can grab a few gifts at once.

  39. Personalized Photo Album
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    This elegant photo book makes the perfect new grandmother gift and will be a treasured keepsake for years to come. Photos and memories can be stored because the book offers blank pages that allow space to write notes and stories. The words inside and below the wreath can be personalized for the gift recipient.

  41. Grandpa’s Toy Shop
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    This sign is a great gift for grandpas workshop because he will be called to fix any toys the grandkids break. A metal sign with rustic look this will quickly be hung and adored in the garage or tool room.

  43. Personalized Nana Necklace
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    This necklace is a great way to say I love you on grandparents day or can be filed away under grandma gifts to be purchased for a different occasion. The new grandma will love the style, quality, and personalization because it connects them to the little one. Since this is from a small shop be sure to give them a few weeks to get your piece made perfect.

  45. Memories and Keepsake Journal
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    First time grandparents will be able to share so much through this keepsake journal. For instance, they can write about their own life story and detail special moments and events spent with their grandkids. The new parents are sure to adore this as well and cherish it for years to come.

  47. Customized Door Mat
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    Etsy has some great items including these door mats. They are custom painted with your personalization and include a vinyl backing to keep from slipping. You could even get a matching one for the new parent’s to enjoy.