Gram and Pop Pop can be difficult to shop for, so we've rounded up the best gifts for grandparents this holiday season. From the sentimental to the practical, you're sure to find something they'll love and frankly, we think you'll be tempted to add a few of the items to the cart for yourself.
What are the best gifts for grandparents?
What gifts can be given to grandparents?
When shopping gifts for grandma or grandpa, there are many directions one can go. If you're buying something on behalf of your children, something sentimental is a great choice. After all, it's practically a universal law that all grandparents adore anything to do with their grandchildren. Picking something personal, like a picture frame or mug with your child's photo, is sure to bring a smile to their face.
One of our favorite best gifts for grandparents is the photo style books from Shutterfly. They're completely customizable, come in soft cover, hard cover, and premium leather, and are a great way to keep memories all in one place. Simply upload your photos, and select which ones to place on each page, along with the formatting.
If you're shopping for yourself, consider something whoa-inspiring but pragmatic. Does one of your folks have limited mobility? Go with a robot vac (plenty are on sale right now at Amazon). They make bending down unnecessary, and can be programmed to map your parents' entire home.
What is a good gift for a first time grandparent?
For first time grandparents, we suggest something sentimental. Again, we like creating personalized gifts at Shutterfly, where you can make everything from custom home decor to wall art and everything in between. It's a wonderful place to memorialize a grandchild's first tooth, walk, and other special moments.
What gift is best for seniors?
That's a tough one. Like any other age group, seniors have a wide variety of interest and tastes. Check out some of our favorite shopping stories with picks for those over 50 in mind:
This story originally appeared on our sister site, Woman’s World.
Best Gifts For Grandparents in 2022
Is it possible to go on an exciting adventure without leaving your home? It is with the meal boxes from eat2explore. The subscription service sends a culinary box monthly, filled with shelf-stable ingredients and recipes, themed by the country of your choosing. It's an awesome way to show children how to cook, while educating them about different cultures and foods. Subscribers can shop for a recipe's fresh ingredients on their own time, so there's no time limit on when to use the box. Each one comes with fun cooking tools, activities, and collectibles to remember culinary travels. Single boxes are available, but we like the idea of exploring an entire continent . It comes with five different boxes, plus a kid-friendly knife, kid apron, scratch-able map, and gift box. This also makes a great gift for the in-laws or a co-worker with kids. You can also send a gift card, subscription, or pick a box to arrive at their home.
One of the best gifts for grandparents who fall in the bibliophile category is a book subscription box from Cratejoy. They offer a variety of literary genres to choose from, and each box includes fun accessories that match the subscription theme. Does your dad like sci-fi? His box may come with two of the latest mind-bending bestsellers and an ebook. Mom a classic lit buff? Give her a box with the classic book of the month, where she may enjoy favs like Jane Eyre, and lovely teas to complete the reading experience. Whatever box you go with, the recipient will love waiting to receive their latest page turner.
Hidden cup holders, side storage, and eight points of vibration is what makes this manual recliner a treat. The base features a 360-degree swivel, and the massagers have three levels of intensity to choose from. The back almost fully reclines, and once you lift the footrest — watch out. Pure holiday happiness.
Bending down or carrying a heavy vac can be difficult if you have joint pain or limited mobility. Fortunately, none of that is necessary with the iRobot Roomba 694. It has a three-stage cleaning system to pull debris from wood floors and carpets, so chores are no sweat when this is your helper. It can be controlled with a smartphone, and automatic cleanings can even be scheduled. Best of all, the machine is self-charging. More than 14,000 folks on Amazon love it, and your folks or in-laws will too.
These men's Shearling Moccasins are pure luxury for the feet. The shearling interior is not only warm but moisture-wicking, which means each little piggy will stay toasty without the sweat. The rounded toe makes for a comfortable fit, and the shoe is available in classic brown (shown above) or a deep chestnut color. This is not only one of the best gifts for a grandpa, but an uncle or husband.
Whomever the cook in your family is, they're sure to appreciate this multipurpose pressure cooker. If you already own an Instant Pot, you know how handy they are. They can steam rice, make yogurt, slow cook, and then some. This model has 25 cook settings to choose from, making the culinary process even easier. The pot and lid are dishwasher safe — always an added bonus.
Instead of texting a photo of your daughter's latest recital, place the memorable image in one of the photo books from Shutterfly. You can create one from scratch or if you're not super crafty, select one with a pre-designed template. Books come in soft cover, hard cover, or premium leather. The website is super intuitive, so don't be intimidated by all the creative choices and just have fun. Who knows, you may enjoy the final product so much that making these memory books may become a yearly tradition.
You can't go wrong gifting fuzzy slippers. These Clog Slippers are great for mom, and feature a faux-suede exterior, and a faux-fur lining to keep toes warm. The rubberized sole makes them more stabilizing than ordinary house shoes — always a good thing, especially for older folks. The slippers come in four different colors, go up to size extra-large, and two come in a single order.
Dive deeper into family history with the 23andMw Ancestry + Traits Service kit. All you (or your loved one) has to do is collect a saliva sample — included in the kit — and send back to the company. In five to six weeks, you'll have access to more than 80 reports, including what your DNA may reveals about personal tastes and quirks, plus the family's ancestry timeline. The service also builds your family tree, and can even help you find unknown relatives!
Keep dad cozy with a classic Bonded Waffle Fleece Robe. He'll love wearing it around the house all day long. The material is pill-resistant to fight against wear and tear, and the hood brings warmth to the neck and head. Thanks to the bonded fleece construction, the robe won't stretch or lose its shape, so while it's over $100, your gifting something made to last. Available in three colors, and goes up to size XXXL.
This long-sleeve Flannel Sleepwear Pajama Set is so cozy, you'll want to grab yourself a pair. They're available in nine different prints, made from 100 percent cotton, and super soft. The notch spread collar gives the neck some breathing room during sleep, and there's some lovely piping detail, plus a breast pocket. We're especially like the full button down closure — great if you're mom likes to layer her bedtime clothing but sleeps hot!
Make mealtime easier for loved ones by sending them a Dinnerly Meal Delivery Service kit. It's easy to do: simply select the delivery date, pick a few recipes to try, and wait for all the ingredients and directions to arrive in its insulated box. There are 45 weekly of meals to choose from, ranging from vegetarian, one pot, under 30 minutes, and ingredient specific — think poultry, fish, etcetera. The kit receiver will love how quick and simple it is to whip up gourmet-status meals, and you'll save them money and time by nixing the need for a grocery run. Need some help picking out recipes? We recommend the brown butter tortellini, the oven-baked chicken fried chicken, and the one-skillet smokey shrimp and orzo with peas.
Even though things have opened up, your parents may not feel comfortable visiting the gym during flu season. That's why we recommend gifting the Lanos 2-In-1 Recumbent Exercise Bike. It's foldable, offers 10 levels of magnetic resistance, and has a front LCD screen to track speed, calories burned, and distance. The space-saving bike is a great option for those with limited mobility, and can be adjusted to be used as an upright or recumbent. It only take 30 minutes to set up, and doesn't require a lot of nuts and bolts. With a 4.5 star rating on Amazon, thousands of reviewers love how simple it makes getting a sweat session in.
Keep hands moisturized and smelling nice with this limited edition L'Occitane Hand Cream Indulgences Set. Each is loaded with nourishing shea butter to soothe chapped skin, and is small enough to keep in a bag or purse. The cream can also be used on elbows, feet, and other spots that need some TLC when the weather becomes nippy.
You don't have to send grandparents on a luxury cruise to give the gift of relaxation. You can go with something simpler — and more affordable — with something like the Pukka Herbal Tea Sampler. It comes in a lovely box, and features nine different flavors of tea. Some of our favorites include: Turmeric Gold, Three Ginger, and Elderberry and Echinacea. There are 45 bags to enjoy. More than 6,000 folks on Amazon give it 5 stars!