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Where do we even start to say thank you to the grandparents in our life? A thoughtful gift from the family can be one small way to show our appreciation for their love and support. With help from our readers, we’ve curated a host of gifts for grandparents for all the beloved grandmas and grandpas out there.
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Lomi Smart Waste Appliance
The eco-conscious and/or gardening grandparents in your life will love this stylish and sustainable appliance. (It’s definitely the sharpest looking appliance I own!)
Lomi turns your food waste into nutrient-rich plant food at the push of a button. Seriously, it’s like magic. Say goodbye to smelly trash and leaky bags and hello to a simpler, cleaner, more eco-friendly routine with Lomi.
Polly has one and said, “It’s perfect for those who don’t have the space or ability to compost outside. I used it in the winter to create compost for my flower beds.”
SmoothieBox delivers organic, high-quality smoothie mixes directly to your door. Available in 6 delicious flavors, plus protein boosters to maximize nutrition from a daily smoothie.
Read Rachel’s honest SmoothieBox review to learn more.
Use code THRIVINGHOME for $40 off first SmoothieBox!
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Instant Wine Chiller
Chills wine in five minutes. I like the look of this chiller vs the ice pack ones that slide over the bottle. Recommended by a grandparent of 6!
From Freezer to Cooker
Shameless plug for our newest cookbook. Every recipe works in both the slow cooker and Instant Pot!
While both of our cookbooks are at any major retailer, you can buy autographed copies directly from us too!
Watercolor Desk Calendar
How lovely is this?! This trendy desk calendar features house plants on beautiful water color backgrounds. All calendars are 4×6 and include a wooden stand.
What I Love About Grandma
This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines to describe why your Grandma is the greatest. This would be such a fun, meaningful gift for any grandparent. (Grandpa ones available too!)
Bag Hooks for Car
Hang purses, grocery bags, or even masks on these!
Electric Jar Opener
Just put the electric jar opener on the jar, press the button, and the jar will open in a few seconds. I’m getting it for the grandparents, but I want one too!
My mom always has a puzzle out when we come to visit, and the kids love to help. She swears Springbok is the best brand ever because the pieces always fit. They have loads of beautiful designs to choose from.
Is it bad that I already feel like I need this at age 40? Regardless, it could be a good gift for a grandparent. Just make sure they won’t take it too personally before gifting!
“Exercising your brain is like exercising your body—with the right program, you can keep your brain young, strong, agile, and adaptable. Organized on an increasing scale of difficulty from “Warm-up” to “Merciless,” here are 399 puzzles, trivia quizzes, brainteasers, and word games that are both fun and engaging to play, and are expertly designed to give your brain the kind of workout that stimulates neurogenesis, the process of rejuvenating the brain by growing new brain cells.”
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
The grandparent who loves to travel won’t be able to put down this intriguing bestselling travel book. Talented writer and friend, Sarah Bohl of The Civilian Newsletter, says that this book “is VERY comprehensive, quirky, and well-done for any travel lover or person that is curious of little known facts about the world!” With its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, and new city guides, it is a book you can open anywhere and be transported.
Pique Tea Bundle
Pique Tea is an innovative brand of instant tea crystals that dissolve in hot (some also in cold) water. You simply tear open the small packet of condensed tea crystals and mix them with water. I love this shortcut approach to drinking a comforting cup of tea that can help provide calm energy, gut health, and boost immunity. These also come in individual packets.
My personal favorite flavors are Passion Fruit, English Breakfast, and Mint Green. You can read our full review here.
$25 – $50
Come & Stay Awhile Serving Board
Use THRIVINGHOME20 for 20% off!
The Come As You Are serving board features an intriguing balance of elegant marble and natural acacia wood for a memorable presentation that’s functional, too.
Perfect for serving cheeses, charcuterie, and other appetizers and desserts. The cool marble makes it ideal for serving cheeses and fruits, while the natural acacia wood center and handle ensure it will work well in both upscale and rustic settings and hopefully encourages those with you to feel free to linger a while.
Inspired by the words of Jesus: “…whoever comes to me I will never cast out” (John 6:37).
My parents have this clock. At first I thought it was silly but after staying at their house, I realize it’s genius! The time projects on the ceiling so no more fumbling for the phone to find out what time it is.
Family Picture Calendar
My parents say this is their favorite gift every year. Shutterfly makes it easy to put together and it’s a gift they will enjoy all year long.
BONUS IDEA: Frame one of your favorite memories with them. Or have each grandkid pick their own favorite photo to frame.
Customized Home Ornament
I think this is such a neat idea for a gift!
Heating Pad, Electric Heated Foot Warmer
The fast heating technology provides you unmatched warmth and pain relief to cold feet, saving feet from poor circulation, arthritis, and cold floors; Besides, it’s perfect for treating sore muscles in your back, shoulders, abdomen, legs, and arms; promote blood flow, or keep you warm.
Gardener’s Tool Seat
Rachel’s family has this exact one and they love it!
His and Hers Yeti Travel Ramblers
I got my mom a mug similar to this one, and she loves it! Grab one of the best-insulated travel mugs on the market for each grandparent so they can their drinks warm or cold for hours and hours. Dishwasher safe, BPA-free.
Super Soft Faux Fur Throw
A grandparent can snuggle up this winter to a great movie or for a nap with this soft, gorgeous throw.
Consumer Report Magazine Subscription
The Consumer Report Magazine is a trusted resource to help you buy with confidence. My parents consult Consumer Reports before almost any major purchase. The magazine subscription comes with online access too.
No fake reviews. No advertising. They buy everything they test. They claim to be 100% unbiased for over 80 years.
If the grandparents in your life have a pup, they would love this! BarkBox is a subscription service delivered to your doorstep monthly containing all natural treats and chews and two original toys!
Once a month, bottles of wine are curated to your taste and delivered to your doorstep. I love gifts that keep on giving through the year! Cancel anytime.
Humming Bird Feeder
This recommendation came straight from a professional grandparent (my mom.) Because, birds.
$50 – $100
Souper Cubes Gift Pack Set
We LOVE Souper Cubes! I am thrilled they came out with this gift set. This bundle is an ideal gift for any home cook.
Each set includes four trays designed to freeze food in portioned amounts. The trays are made from 100% food-grade silicone, are dishwasher safe, BPA free, and even oven-safe up to 415F.
Each set comes in aqua or gray and includes:
- 2T/1oz tray
- half-cup tray
- 1-cup tray
- 2-cup tray
These are a great way to store and save meals for 1-2 people making them a perfect gift for grandparents!
Back and Neck Massager
I. LOVE. THIS. THING. I got it last year for Christmas and it’s one of my favorite gifts from that year. It really works. As someone who has chronically tight back muscles, this has been a godsend. I use it almost every day, not joking. I like that you can lean into it as much as you want for the pressure you like. Such a great gift!
MyHeritage DNA Test
MyHeritage DNA offers users a percentage breakdown of their ethnic origins from 42 supported ethnicities, and our DNA Matching technology automatically matches between people who have DNA in common, indicating a family relationship. My parents both did this and loved seeing their results and sharing them with us!
Outdoor Freestyle Rocker
Want a chair with a little something extra? These outdoor rocker chairs combine the gentle motion of a rocking chair with sturdy outdoor durability. Enjoy an evening in a smooth camping rocking chair around the fire pit, watching the game, or tailgating. Then collapse it and pack up quickly and easily!
Solar Walkway Lights
This gift combines practical with decorative. Perfect for keeping walkways and stairs lit at night for safety, they also have great curb appeal.
If you like the comfort of crocs but not the Croc clog look, this might be for you. They are a bit more narrow than the classic Croc which grandparents might like! They are lightweight and can be worn anywhere.
Whirly Pop Stovetop Machine with a bag of local popcorn
A few of our readers, one of whom is a grandparent herself, recommended this idea. Joyce said, “It is THE. BEST. GIFT. EVER. and we have become popcorn snobs too! Love, love, love it.” Holli said she gifts a new local or artisan popcorn each year to the person she originally gave it to. The one I linked to is the original Whirly Pop brand and has a lifetime warranty, unlike others on Amazon.
Battery Operated Leaf Blower
My parents SWEAR by this leaf blower. They say they use it almost every day. It’s so nice to not have the cords and this thing packs some power!
Snag some concert, theater, or sporting event tickets for an “experience” gift. Browse some ticket sites like Stubhub to see what’s available.
My parents brag about their “dangerously sharp knives” and give this machine the credit. Apparently once you use it, you never go back. Could be a great gift for someone who likes to cook or grill.
Nixplay Smart Digital Photo Frame
I think this is the PERFECT grandparent gift. Share photos and videos from your phone or by email to the Nixplay frame, wherever it is. So great for families separated by distance (or even those who aren’t)! It is a bit pricey so could be a great gift to go in on together with siblings or something.
Long Distance Touch Bracelets
Send love long distance through these connected bracelets. Touch one and the other lights up and vibrates. Such a great idea for someone who might live alone or for when a spouse is traveling.
High price point but grandparents would love this! This nugget ice is chewable, crunchy, and airy in texture: because it’s made from compacted ice flakes! The countertop nugget ice maker is developed to avoid ice clumps and produces one pound of fresh ice per hour and has a large-capacity bin that holds up to 3lbs of crunchable nugget ice.
It took a lot of convincing to get my parents to try a new way of making coffee, but once they did they never looked back. My mom is obsessed with trying new flavors and when they travel she even calls the hotel to see if there is Keurig in the room.
Rated one of the best tablets for seniors, this one has robust accessibility features including voice assist. My parents love using a tablet over their phone because the screen size is much easier to read.
My father-in-law, a widower, uses his air fryer almost daily. Many of our readers and friends swear by theirs, as well. This one is reasonably priced, easy to clean, recommended by our readers, and has over 38,000 reviews with five stars on Amazon. MANY readers suggested biting the bullet and getting the Ninja Foodie if you’re in the market for multiple appliances in one.
Easy to install and set up! Grandparents will love the security and safety that comes with having a video doorbell. I have this exact one and love it.
Robot Vacuum Cleaner
WORTH. EVERY. PENNY. You know these are. You know what they do. Now get one for your parents!!
Caraway Cooking Set
Ditch the chemicals with Caraway’s ceramic-coated cookware. This complete set has everything you’ll need for healthy cooking in your kitchen, staying organized with both our pot and lid holders, and looking good while doing so.
Good News of Great Joy
A simple, weekly Advent devotional that’s intended to help your family focus on the story of Jesus’ birth.
The discussion questions and wide range of fun activities are designed for children ages 2-11.
Each weekly activity focuses on a different aspect of the Christmas story.
Let’s hear from you! Please share any gifts for grandparents ideas you have. Drop a comment below.