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10 Gift Ideas for Grandparents

It’s easy to get a bouquet of flowers for Grandma or a new tie for Grandpa, but how do you choose a gift that they will both love? These 10 gift ideas for grandparents are perfect for surprising them on any occasion. You could give one of these thoughtful presents on Grandparents Day. Or maybe you just want to pick a thank-you gift to show appreciation for all the times they babysit your kids and spoil them rotten. Check out these great gift ideas, listed from most to least expensive, to find something perfect.

Digital Photo Frame

Proud grandparents love to show off photos of their children and grandkids, but a gallery wall full of pictures can get a little crowded. Make it easy for Grandma and Grandpa to display all their favorite photos with a digital photo frame. This frame comes with a high-tech motion sensor, so it turns on the slideshow when someone is in the room and shuts off when the room is empty to save electricity. It will play HD video as well as display thousands of photos when an SD card or USB stick is inserted. Playback can be customized at the touch of a button, so proud grandparents can always have a slideshow of their loved ones.

NIX Advance Digital Photo Video Frame

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Smartphone Sanitizer and Charger

Your parents are getting more tech-savvy to stay connected with friends and family all over the world, but you want them to stay safe and healthy too. This device manages to zap bacteria and germs from any smartphone. It uses a patented UV light to clear any phone of 99.9% of bacteria in minutes. As a bonus, this device acts as a charger. So Grandma or Grandpa can insert their phone at night and wake up to a fully charged and clean phone in the morning.

PhoneSoap UV Sanitizer and Universal Phone Charger

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Memo Chalkboard

If you’re looking for more practical gift ideas for grandparents, help them keep their life organized with a wall-mounted bulletin board. This simple board comes with a mail sorter rack to keep bills and letters in order; a chalkboard to write down notes such as reminders for a grocery list or tasks to complete; and key hooks to keep the house and car keys in a safe place. Also, if your parents or grandparents have their “senior moments,” this organizer will make life at home easier. Moreover, it looks great with practically any décor.

Wood Wall Memo Chalkboard

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Gardening Tool Set

Do Grandma and Grandpa love to garden together? Would they enjoy gardening more if they had the right tools? This seven-piece gardening set comes with all the tools needed for weeding, digging, pruning, aerating soil and transplanting seedlings. The six tools in the set have ergonomic handles for comfort during long hours gardening. Also, the stainless steel construction is built to last. The set also comes with a carrying satchel that has pockets for each tool along with a central compartment for soil or other supplies. Your grandparents can spend more quality time outdoors thanks to your gift.

Songmics Piece Garden Tool Set

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Mug Set

Whether Grandma and Grandpa enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening cup of tea, mugs are great gift ideas for grandparents. With a set of his and hers mugs, you can let the grandparents know how much they are loved anytime they reach for their favorite beverage. This 11-ounce mug reads, “Best Grandpa Ever” or “Best Grandma Ever”. Moreover, the mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe for easy preparation and cleanup.

2 Pack Gift Coffee Mugs

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Custom Photo Cube

Part of getting older is having to work harder to keep your mind sharp. You can help your parents or grandparents exercise their brain and have a cute keepsake of your family with a custom puzzle cube. While it is designed like a Rubik’s cube, this product also lets you upload six photos for each side of the cube. Choose pictures of the grandkids or sweet memories from Grandma and Grandpa’s past. They can enjoy putting the photos together by manipulating the cube. The grandparents can put the puzzles together over and over again, making it one of the most long-lasting and fun gift ideas for grandparents.

Custom Photo Puzzle Cube

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Customized Aprons

During family gatherings, it’s probably common for Grandpa to hit the grill and for Grandma to put a batch of cookies in the oven. You can help them avoid messes in food preparation by making them custom aprons. Purchase a pair of black or white aprons and then have your kids help you personalize them with their handprints or loving sayings. Fabric-safe puff paint is easy to apply and will hold up even when the messy aprons get washed.

Professional Bib Apron

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Floating Display Shelves

Over the years, Grandma and Grandpa have likely collected many knick-knacks and souvenirs. Give them a classy place to display their mementos with these floating shelves from Greenco. Available in black, brown, or white finishes, this set of three floating shelves makes great décor in a living room or dining room. Whether the grandparents use these shelves to display family photos, books, timepieces, or other treasured items, the shelves will hold up over time and add style to any room. You can offer to help Grandma and Grandpa hang these shelves as part of their gift; all the necessary hardware comes included.

Greenco Floating U Shelves

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Memory Book

Some of the best gift ideas for grandparents help them form stronger bonds with their grandkids. With the book “Memories for My Grandchild: A Keepsake to Remember,” Grandma and Grandpa can teach their grandchild about family history and create a treasure that your child will have forever. The book walks grandparents through important family details and memories to write down, such as a family tree and stories about how they grew up. Whether Grandma and Grandpa have just one precious grandchild or a dozen, this book will help them write down their family history and share it with future generations.

Memories for My Grandchild

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Eyeglass Holder

If Grandpa and Grandma have a fun sense of humor and you’re looking for funny gift ideas for grandparents, buy a pair of eyeglass stands. These wooden stands from SouvNear feature a comical carved face to hold a pair of eyeglasses. Moreover, each stand is handmade with sustainable wood. Buy two, and Grandpa and Grandma will each be able to have a secure place to rest their glasses on their nightstands. A stand would also work in the office or kitchen as a convenient place to rest reading glasses. Your parents or grandparents will think of you with a smile every time they reach for their spectacles.

Mango Wood Spectacle Holder


Show the grandparents that you care about them and think of them often, whether they live just down the street or across the world. These fun gift ideas for grandparents are perfect for any holiday or celebration. You can also get more inspiration from our 70th birthday gift ideas list. Which of these gifts do you think your parents or grandparents would appreciate most?

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