12 Thoughtful Gifts for Grandparents

Turn the spoilers into the spoiled with these sweet and sentimental gifts.

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November 26, 2021

Whether your grandparents live down the street, an hour away or across the country, there's always a way to show them you care and put a smile on their faces. Turn the spoiler into the spoiled with a gift (or three!) that reminds them of the special role they play in your life and promises to bring them joy for many years to come.

Not sure where to start? We've got you, friend. Grandparents are notoriously tricky to buy for because they often already have everything they need and are tight-lipped about anything they may want. Add the fact that they mean the world to us, and you've got a recipe for a true gift-shopping dilemma.

Our tip to making grandparents feel special is presenting them with a gift that's sentimental and speaks to your relationship. Shared experiences are always winners in our book, but if the distance is a factor, look for a gift that nods to the family they've built together or the place they call home. Shop our go-to grandparent gifts below.

Brighten your Nona's wall with this whimsical, custom-commissioned signage. Each sign boasts a white backdrop, a weathered wood frame and a fun mix of serif print and swirling script to spell out all the grandkids' names. Choose between four sign sizes and three unique stain combinations to create a piece that best suits their style and space.

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From $49.99

Send some love to your grandparents' doorstep with a fresh and fragrant bundle of blooms. The lovely lavender arrangement is made to order by a local florist and delivered in a sleek glass vase with a mix of white roses, carnations, lavender Peruvian lilies and lilac stock flowers surrounded by lush seeded eucalyptus and cascading greenery. Shop more beautiful bouquets and plants to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa.

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Remind your grandma or grandpa of the legacy and love they've created with a custom family tree carving. Each one-of-a-kind design features a hand-illustrated genealogy chart that's engraved into a rustic wood slice. This stunning and sentimental piece is offered in four unique sizes, accommodates up to six family generations and comes ready to display with a sawtooth hanger.

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$198 (Set of 2)

Give your grandparents a sign you're thinking of them with this unique, long-distance light-up frame. The frames come as a set — one for you and one for your grandparents. The high-tech frame features a translucent, light-up glass "matting" that begins to glow when the partner frame is touched. Bonus? These special frames work no matter how many miles, countries or continents separate you from your grandparents. All you need to show them that they’re on your mind is a quick tap on your frame.

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It doesn't matter how old you are or where life takes you, one fact of life remains true: there's no place in the world quite like your grandparents' house. Remind Grandma and Grandpa how special their home is with this sweet and stylish doormat. Each natural coir mat is professionally flocked to withstand the weather, ensuring the inky motif looks fresh for years to come. Best part? This mat is customizable, allowing you to personalize the design with your grandparent’s name of choice.

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Don't let distance get in the way of enjoying a cup o' joe with your grandparents. Send them these cute mugs and invite them on a virtual coffee date to catch up and connect. We’re smitten with this commemorative mug design because it showcases that it's special for new and longtime grandparents alike.

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Give your grandparents this vibrant serving tray as a daily reminder of the lives and love they've built together with their partnership. The illustrated tray features a pair of birds perched together, overlooking tree branches brimming with fruit that can be customized with up to 10 names.

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Home is where the heart is, so what better way to show your grandparents some love than with a custom watercolor portrait of their home? Each portrait is done by hand using a home photograph as a reference. Once complete, the artist converts the painting into a digital download, wrapped canvas or print in your choice of 14 sizes.

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Add a sentimental touch to Nana's sofa or Poppa's recliner with this gorgeous, customized pillow cover. This neutral design will look lovely in any space, and they'll love seeing their treasured grandbabies' names each and every day.

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Encourage your grandparent to write down and share their life story with this special keepsake journal. The journal is split into nine sections to catalog various stages in life and offers guidance through thought-provoking questions and writing prompts. Not only does this gift encourage your grandparent to walk down memory lane, but it provides you with priceless wisdom to draw from and treasure for the rest of your life.

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Sweeten up your grandmother's kitchen from a distance with this darling tea towel. The handcrafted cotton towel features a black-lettered phrase that promises to add a smile to any grandparent's face. Round out the care package with some fresh-baked cookies and an overdue phone call to catch up on life.

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Invite your grandparents to revive the art of letter writing with this adorable pen pal kit. The kit comes complete with writing prompts, weather reports, favorites lists and fun interactive games to send back and forth.

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