The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Fun Grandmas

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Fun Grandmas

You might be shopping for your mom, who heroically drops everything and swoops in to babysit or sleepover when emergencies strike. Or you might be looking for something special for your very own grandmother, who read you bedtime stories and snuck you candy when you were little. Either way, these holiday gifts were chosen with Grandma in mind. And if you need to do a bit more shopping after that, don't miss our best holiday gifts for moms!


Under $10

Knock Knock What I Love about Grandma Journal Knock Knock


This meaningful little book has 112 pages with fill-in-the-blank style prompts to note all your favorite things about grandma. At 4.5 x 3.25 inches, the empty space won't take long to fill up, but you're encouraged to use big letters so she doesn't have to squint to see your love notes! 



Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden


If a recent downsizing means she had to give up a sprawling garden, gift her an indoor garden that she can tend to with ease. This made-in-the-USA version includes self-watering jars and six seeds: organic Geneovese basil, organic cilantro, non-GMO common mint, organic Greek oregano, organic flat leaf parsley and organic sage. 



Personalized Hand-stamped Keychain


She's Grandma to the kids, but Mom to you—and this personalized chain covers all the bases. The gem can also be customized as her birthstone! 

4 Allbirds Women's Wool Runners


Allbirds claims to make "the world's most comfortable shoe," and every editor I know who's tried them says it's true. They're also sustainably made in New Zealand, where sheep outnumber humans and because of their wool, Allbirds' sneaker-makin' process uses 60% less energy than typical synthetic-shoe-makin'. 



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With more than 10,000 rave reviews on Etsy, this customizable bracelet is easily one of our favorite gift ideas of the year. It incorporate's her (or her grandchild's) actual handwriting into a heartfelt message she can keep within arm's reach. 



MolVee Unisex Linen Scarf MolVee $18.00

$11.99 (33% off)

This soft, lightweight layer works year-round and is available in 14 fun colors including mint and rosy red.  

7 Dainty Triple Name Necklace


Any gift with the grandkids' names on it is an automatic love. You can include up to four names on this necklace, and choose between silver, gold, and rose gold finishes. This Etsy shop owner even offers eight different chain lengths from 15-22 inches. 



The Weekender Bag Away


It doesn't take me to tell you that Grandma loves any opportunity to babysit or spend time with her grandkids. This sturdy duffle bag from Away will make the trip easier and more stylish. And if you're far away, rest assured that this fits into an overhead bin. 

9 Giana Hoop Earrings

bumble bar


If your grandma has a busier social calendar than you, she needs these earrings. Baublebar has tons of sassy, colorful options beyond these rainbow beauties, too. (And gifting her a pair is the perfect opportunity to ask to "borrow" something from her "real" jewelry collection. 

10 Mother's Day Cutting Board


Another personalized idea made specifically for Grandma, this cutting board will make her smile even when her favorite sous chefs are away. Choose between oak, maple, and cherry wood — plus three different sizing options. 



Clay in Motion Handwarmer Mug


If Grandma thinks Frankie of Grace and Frankie is the coolest, this groovy mug deserves a spot in her kitchen cabinets. The Oregon-based artisan makes a right- and left-handed version, and they come in tons of color combos. Bonus: They're dishwasher and microwave safe. 



Flannel Patterned Sheet Set flannel


Treat Grandma to the coziest winter sleep with Boll & Branch's unbelievably soft, high-quality organic flannel sheets. The fitted sheet, by the way, goes 17 inches deep, so it'll fit any mattress. 

13 Richie House Fleece Bathrobe Robe


How apropos is this robe for grandma? Very apropos, if you ask me. The pattern will make her feel "dressed" even as she's padding around the house, but there are 24 patterns to choose from (including a bear onesie if she has a really good sense of humor). 



Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 FRESH


Even if Grandma doesn't wear much makeup these days, she still needs to keep her lips moisturized! This treatment will get her through even the harshest winter days, with just a hint of sheen when she has a busy day of socializing. 



Grandma Life Is The Best Life Tee Shirt


She's been there, done the days of pureed baby food and rigid bedtime schedules. Now she gets to be the Magic Fairy of Candy and the Greek Goddess of Endless Bedtime Stories!  

16 Fishers Finery 100% Pure Silk Pillowcase $45.99

$25.99 (43% off)

Every time you're in her bedroom, you wish you had 1,000 extra bucks to upgrade her mattress. What you can do is upgrade her pillow case for less than $30. Fishers Finery makes the best silk pillowcases, known to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Now that will make Grandma rest easier. 

17 Customized Family Birthstone Necklace


One last personalized Etsy necklace, because there are just so many good ones out there! This shop owner has you personalize an initial and a birthstone for each grandkid. Or you can go the monochromatic route, and choose variations of her favorite color. 

18 CozyChic™ Lite Circle Cardigan



One of Nordstrom's bestselling sweaters, this pick has more than 3,000 five-star reviews. It's chic enough to wear out of the house, but can't you just picture it over a set of pajamas, Grandma all cozy near a wooden fireplace? 



Willow Tree Grandmother Keepsake Box


Collectors love Willow Tree in part because artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each Willow Tree piece from her Kansas City studio. The message inside this box, made specifically for grandmothers, is "love that transcends the years."  

20 Ohuhu Garden Kneeler and Seat


If your grandma still spends spring and summer in the garden, she needed a garden kneeler yesterday — and this is the best one. It's made with an elevated kneeling pad to reduce aches from long hours in the same position. (Bonus: It also keeps her clothes out of the dirt!). It's lightweight, at about 5.7 pounds, and folds up easily.  

Devin is's executive editor and her writing has been nominated for a Hearst Excellence Award three years in a row.

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