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31 Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Grandparents (+1 to Avoid)

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Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for some special grandparents in your life? To make your research easier, we searched hundreds of ideas and identified 31 top-rated ideas grandma and grandpa will love. From a memory book to simple kitchen accessories, our diverse ideas offer something for every type of grandparent.

A gift grandparents will cherish forever, a photo art piece showcases all the wonderful memories shared together. Minted features a wide range of options, from the popular Heart Snapshot Mix (pictured here) to artistic options with fewer photos. Easily upload photos through their digital platform from your computer and you’re on your way to a beautiful, personalized gift.

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Grandparents love handmade gifts. This wind chime kit allows your child to paint two small terracotta pots onto which the chimes easily attach. Your grandparents will set back and listen to the lovely, comforting sound while thinking of their grand kid.


Help your grandparents find connections to their past with a DNA test. Discover what regions of the world your family originates from and find long-lost family connections. Rated the Editor’s Choice by PC Mag, 23andme comes with a wide array of features including a DNA relatives tool.


The Peanuts comic strip was a staple for families in the 1950s. Your grandparents will be delighted to be able to re-live all these memories with this box set of two, full color coffee table books.

A grandparent’s house is always warm and welcoming. This colorful wooden sign is made in the USA and measures 12” x 6 “x .5” and includes fun “rules” that will warm the hearts of everyone who enters their home.


For long distance grandparents, this 8” X 10” print lets them remember that love knows no distance. Choose from any two states and you’ll receive a carefully packaged print made with archival inks and premium luster paper.


Give the gift of relaxation with this versatile neck, shoulder, back and foot massager. Includes 3D rotating nodes that gently help to relax tense muscles. Your grandparents will be fighting over who gets to use it.

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Every grandma or grandpa needs a special cookie jar to fill with goodies for their favorite little ones. This vintage-inspired cookie jar has a 10.5 cup capacity and feature a silicone gasket on the lid to ensure the contents always stay fresh and ready to eat.


For a fun and interactive way to preserve memories, this high-quality scrapbook features 40 pages that can hold up to 100 photos. The black, lie flat pages also provide a stylish way to record memories and personalize it to perfection.


Your grandparents can now enjoy the golden age in radio with a modern twist. This replica radio includes modern amenities like Bluetooth technology, stereo speakers, and a USB port, all packaged within a stylish vintage exterior.


Sometimes letters are the best and easiest way to communicate. This beautiful stationery set includes 20 piece of paper and 5 patterns to create stylish correspondence and keep in touch the old-fashioned way.

Every grandma will cherish this fancy and fashion-forward necklace. Made of Sterling Silver, it includes a stylish double heart design along with a cubic zirconia solitaire and a sentimental inscription. The durable yet delicate cable chain also ensures it can be worn every single day.

Hand Stamped Fishing Lure

Made of high-quality materials, this hand stamped fishing lure is the perfect present for any grandpa who loves the great outdoors. The sharp, professional quality hook is attached to a silver-plated base that will remind him he is always loved.

This spa-quality gift set is the ultimate in relaxation. It includes shower gel, bubble bath, body butter, and more, all which feature a heavenly tropical scent. If you can’t give someone a vacation to the tropics, this is the next best thing.


If it’s their first Christmas as grandparents, it’s worthy of celebration. This cute Christmas ornament measures 3” round and includes a looped ribbon for hanging. It’s sure to be a staple decoration on their tree for years to come.


Grandparents can take baking to the next level when they have an amazing 5-quart stand mixer. This trusted kitchen accessory features a 10-speed slide control, a power hub for additional attachments, and comes in a wide variety of vibrant color options.


Your grandparents can stay cool all year long with this attractive desktop accessory. This mini fan includes two speed settings and multidirectional airflow. It’s the vintage-inspired design, however, that truly makes it stand out.


A high-quality digital camera will allow your grandparents to capture every moment in real time. Made by Sony, this model includes a 5x Optical Zoom, 360-degree sweep panorama, and a SteadyShot Image stabilization so that every image is crystal clear.

Easier to maintain than a traditional coffee pot, this stylish single serve coffee maker is all you need to brew up a steaming hot cup of coffee every morning. With a 40-ounce water reservoir, it is compatible with any K-Cup Pod and features a touch screen for added convenience.

The healing properties of Himalayan salt lamps are widely known. This beautiful lamp includes a secure wooden base and a provides a calming amber glow that allows you to breathe and relax with ease


Making Christmas cookies with grandma is a tradition no one wants to miss. This set of 11 cookie cutters is made in the USA and comes complete with a recipe book. The classic shapes are perfect for traditional cookies, pancake molds, and more.


If your grandparents can never pick their favorite photo, this digital photo frame allows them to show off all of their favorites. The high-resolution screen has an LED backlit display and plays customizable slideshows featuring all of your favorite photos.

Everyone loves delicious snacks. Your grandparents will surely appreciate this timeless gift set, which includes goodies such as summer sausage sticks, various cheeses, crackers, gourmet mustards, and more.


Your grandparents can turn their kitchen into an old-fashioned soda fountain with the help of this incredible mixer. Along with a sleek, retro design, it includes a tilting head and a professional quality cup for mixing up milkshakes and fountain drinks.


For awesome parents who are even better grandparents, this sentimental photo frame allows them to show off their new title. It holds any 4” X 6” vertical photos that can easily be changed out and updated as their grandchildren grow.

This set of two adorable mugs will serve as a daily reminder that they are the best grandparents around. These 13-ounce ceramic mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe, ensuring they’ll withstand multiple washes and wears.

This delicate trinket box is perfect for grandmothers of all ages. Measuring 3” X 1.5”, this hand-carved item features a grandmother and child in a loving embrace. Inside is a sweet sentiment along with plenty of places to store her most precious belongings.


This New York Times Bestselling children’s book gives grandparents the perfect way to bond with their grandchildren. Colorful and fun, it tells the tale of one little boy’s adventure “babysitting” his grandpa through vibrant images and charming, easy-to-read text.


Grandparents are full of wisdom that should be passed down through the generations. This letter kit features 12 prompts that ensure their stories and memories will live on forever. It also includes paper and envelopes that keeps them safe until opened in the future.


This beautifully bound memory book offers questions and prompts that allow grandparents to record their memories for future generations. Not only is it a fun activity and way to reminisce about days gone by, it is also a gift that will be treasured by your family forever.


A great gift for grandparents with a sense of humor, this garden stone (which also works indoors) makes it clear who’s the priority in the family. It’s painted by hand and has fun little beads as accents.


What should you avoid? We recommend steering clear candles of any sort. They are typically not allowed in retirement homes, and are dangerous for any older person to use.

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