The 23 Best Gifts for Grandparents of 2021

Honor the Grandmas and Grandpas in your life

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Echo Show 8

Courtesy of Amazon

Our Top Picks

Echo Show 8 at Amazon

"Bridge the physical distance between grandparents and grandkids with this Echo, and easily set up video chats or phone calls."

Personal Creations Kitchen Helpers Wood Cutting Board at personalcreations.com

"Turn cooking into a family event and bonding activity with this maple-made cutting board, featuring tiny handprints."

"How to Babysit a Grandpa" Children’s Book at Amazon

"A best-selling read that grandparents can share with their grandkids each time they visit, written in a funny how-to style."

Chatbooks Standard Photo Book

"Create a customized photo book filled with memories for grandma and grandpa to reminisce and pass down through the generations."

String Thing Studio’s Quaranskein Mystery Package at stringthingstudio.com

"Any knitting aficionado will enjoy this mystery box, containing hand-selected yarn that's sure to be a surprise."

Alex and Ani Path of Life Stud Earrings at alexandani.com

"Add these nickel-free stud earrings, designed to symbolize life's journey, to Grandma's jewelry collection."

Letters to My Grandchild Book at Amazon

"An heirloom that multiple generations can enjoy, it allows grandparents to write 12 letters to their grandchildren."

23 and Me Ancestry and Traits Service at Amazon

"Grandparents can get a closer look at their ancestry and origins with this kit, and connect with DNA relatives."

Suck UK My Family Recipe Book at Amazon

"Record secret or signature family recipes with this templated cooking journal, filled with space for images, tips, and reviews."

Ocean Bingo at Amazon

"Have a family game night centered around animals with this aquatic bingo game, and learn fun facts about 64 different species."

Whether they live near or far, Grandparents play a special role in any family's life. All Grandparents are different with some living a very active lifestyle while others a steeped in their favorite hobbies like playing chess and baking. No matter where the Grandparents in your life fall on that spectrum, there is an extra-special gift out there for them that'll remind them how important they are.

Find the right gift to keep in touch, make memories, or supply their home with some sentimental items.

Echo Show 8

Echo Show 8

Courtesy of Amazon

Keep in touch and keep those grandparents super connected with the latest Echo Show. Easily call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device, ask Alexa to show movies, TV shows, or listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks. The voice control features are great for older people who may struggle with handheld devices or new technology. 

Personal Creations Kitchen Helpers Wood Cutting Board

Personal Creations Kitchen Helpers Wood Cutting Board

 Courtesy of Personal Creations

Turn food prep into an act of love with a personalized maple wood cutting board. The middle message is personalized with up to 20 characters, not including “little helpers,” and one to 12 handprints (with nine characters each) surround the center of the cutting board. Grandma's pies will taste extra special.

"How to Babysit a Grandpa" Children’s Book

A best-selling playful children’s book, this classic will be equally enjoyed by children and grandparents. An affectionate and cheerful story, it’s upbeat and insightful about a sweet relationship. If a grandma book is more appropriate, choose How to Babysit a Grandma instead. 

Chatbooks Standard Photo Book

Chatbooks Standard Photo Book

Courtesy of Chatbooks

Leave grandma and grandpa reminiscing of their favorite memories with a customized photobook. This book holds up to 366 pages and features a soft or hard cover. It’s the perfect gift to give now and later pass down from generation to generation. 

String Thing Studio’s Quaranskein Mystery Package

String Thing Studio’s Quaranskein Mystery Package

 Courtesy of String Thing Studio

For a knitting enthusiast, give grandma a gift and a challenge with this mystery package from Black-owned String Thing Studio. She’ll get a mystery package of hand-selected yarn, specially chosen with beautiful yarns and some pattern suggestions too. This won't be just your run of the mill knitted scarf.

Alex and Ani Path of Life Stud Earrings

Alex and Ani Path of Life Stud Earrings

 Courtesy of Alex and Ani

Honor grandma’s path of life with these beautifully crafted stud earrings. The design symbolizes the twist, turns, and detours of life, and they are stamped on a molten coin shape that’s nickel-free. The piece of jewelry will mean so much to her.

Letters to My Grandchild Book

Give the gift of a lifetime with a collection of 12 letters, each with unique prompts, to help grandparents impart words of wisdom or share special memories. The letters will live on forever and their meaningful words will be treasured by generations to come. Grandparents can seal each letter with the included stickers.

23 and Me Ancestry and Traits Service

Share a glimpse into their DNA with the older generation and find out their ancestry composition and where their DNA comes from. For a full picture, order a kit for each Grandparent and get ready to dig into some personal history. Creating a picture of their past along with the ability to link with unknown relatives will be thrilling for them.

Suck UK My Family Recipe Book

Archive the secrets of your family kitchen with this innovative and personal gift. With space for over 80 recipes, the templated pages encourage the family chef to write down the required ingredients, cooking steps, and photos. A great gift to help share secret family recipes. 

Ocean Bingo

This beautifully-crafted family-friendly game is educational, fun, and perfect for Grandparents and grandkids to play together. Boasting images of over 60 interesting sea creatures, there are 12 bingo cards, so lots of family members can play all together in one big, raucous game. While they enjoy the game, they'll be brushing up on their sea creature knowledge.

Bouqs Flower Subscription

Bouqs Flower Subscription

 Courtesy of Bouqs

Celebrate the birth of a grandchild, a big anniversary, or a just because with a monthly flower subscription for any grandparent. The freshly cut flowers are sourced directly from sustainable flower farms so they stay fresher for longer. They can brighten their home with a gorgeous bouquet monthly without taking any flowers out of their garden.

Brookstone Smart Digital Picture Frame

Gift Grandparents their own digital photo frame and then load the frame with photos from anywhere! Using the free Photo Share App, anyone with access can instantly send photos from a phone right to the frame in seconds. They'll be able to see the latest pictures of their favorite people without lifting a finger.

Long Distance Friendship Lamp

Long Distance Friendship Lamp

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods 

Great for grandparents that live far away, this lamp is so heartwarming. When you turn one on with a touch of your hand, its mate turns on too. Each person simply sets up their lamp via WiFi and then touches the lamp whenever they want to let their loved one know they’re being thought of.

Etsy World’s Best Grandparents Mug Set

Etsy World’s Best Grandparents Mug Set

 Courtesy of Etsy

These sweet mugs are a perfect holiday or pregnancy announcement gift. Personalize the set with a custom year of when they became Grandparents and it’s easy to swap out “Grandma” or “Grandpa” with other family names. This will be their favorite morning coffee mug.

Droll Yankees Bird Feeder

This highly-rated bird feeder is super easy to load, clean, and set up, so it’s sure to please the birds and give your grandparents (and visiting grandchildren) plenty to look at. The tube feeder holds up to two pounds of birdseed and the spring-loaded top means it can be opened and closed with one hand.

The 180-degree feeding angles mean that every bird will be able to get a nibble from the hanging feeder.

Uncommon Goods Personalized Family Tree Serving Bowl

Family serving dish

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

When the family comes together for a meal created by the best chef in the family, Grandma, this serving dish will be a perfect addition. Customized to include the family's name, the ceramic dish is big enough to hold everything from her famous holiday stuffing to her secret recipe five-layer dip. The high-quality dish is beautiful enough to be passed down from one favorite grandchild to the next.

Lillie’s of Charleston Hot Variety Gift Box

If the grandparent’s kitchen is lacking some heat, up the flavor with this variety pack from a well-loved, Black-owned restaurant in Charleston. The set includes hot sauce, all-purpose spice, and a mustard BBQ sauce. Her cooking is already tasty but it'll be next level with this gift box of spices.

Etsy Birthstone Bracelet

Etsy Birthstone Bracelet

 Courtesy of Etsy

Gift a grandma a customized birthstone bracelet showcasing the birthstone of one or more grandchild. The bracelets are dainty, beautiful, and completely custom. Choose up to six gems on one bracelet in the order of your preference (or select individual bracelets to be worn stacked) along with a choice of five bracelet lengths in either gold or silver. 

Shutterfly Design Your Own Puzzle

Shutterfly Design Your Own Puzzle

 Courtesy of Shutterfly

Create a fun gift from the heart that doubles as a family activity with a design your own photo puzzle. Simply upload a favorite photo and choose from a 60, 252, 520, or 1,014 piece puzzle. Once the puzzle is complete, it can be framed and used as wall art.

Apple AirPods Pro

Go hi-tech with a pair of Apple AirPods Pro. These innovative earbuds feature noise cancellation, a customized fit with three silicone tips, and an easy setup. The charging case delivers more than 24 hours of battery life, so the lucky grandparent will have all the time they need. 

Wabash Valley Farms Whirley-Pop Popcorn Maker

Give the gift of a snack plus an activity with this classic popcorn maker. The metal stovetop popcorn maker is fun, easy, and makes delicious popcorn. Perfect for a family movie night! 

FlameKeepers Hat Club Antelope Hat

If Grandpa is a hat guy, give him this handmade fedora from a classic, Black-owned business. Whether he has some fancy place to go or he's just trying to look handsome for Grandma, this smooth fedora will add to any of his looks. A year-round piece that’s water-resistant, it’s sure to elevate his style. 

Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

monogram tile mug

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Your grandma will be sipping her morning joe in style with this beautiful monogrammed mug. With a dazzling tile design, you can buy her one with her own monogram or that of her favorite grandchild.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year old daughter. Her go-to grandparent gifts always involve photos of their grandchildren, whether in a beautiful frame, a custom photo book, or in puzzle form. 

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