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The Best Gift Ideas for Grandma – Meaningful Grandma Gifts

This collection of the best gift ideas will grandma will help you find something special for the grandmother in your life whether you’re shopping for Christmas, her birthday, a grandmother shower, or Mother’s Day.

I was always close to my grandmother. We spent so much time together she’d frequently tell people I was practically her fifth child! 

Now that I have a daughter of my own, I enjoy watching her follow my mother around. She clearly loves her “Ga,” and I’ve never seen my mom smile as much as she does when she’s with our LG. She’s not the only person who’s found renewed joy in grandkids – research shows that being a grandparent is physical and mentally healthy.

Picking a gift that’s “just right” for the special grandmother in your life can be tricky, which is why I put together this guide to the best grandmother gift ideas. These items are all highly-rated and inspired by items like by grandmothers I personally know. I hope you enjoy and find something for the grandma in your family!

PS – You’ll also find a few “abuela” gifts for the Spanish-speaking grandmothers like our LG’s Abuela in Miami. 

meaningful grandma gift ideas

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Sentimental and collectable gifts for grandmothers

Let’s start off with meaningful, sentimental, and collectable gifts for grandmothers. 

There are several sweet Willow Tree keepsakes for grandmothers, including a small jewelry box, a grandma & child statue, and a three generations sculpture. A cousin gave my mom a Willow Tree sculpture as a grandma gift after my daughter was born and it’s still on her mantle!

My grandmother passed last year. We were very close, but I still wish I knew more about her. It would have been so wonderful if I’d thought to have her fill out a grandmother journal with details about her life.

Grandma, Tell me Your Memories is a similar memory journal, but poses one question a day for an entire year.

Grandma, Tell Me Your Memories
  • Lashier, Kathy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 12/01/1992 (Publication Date) - Cq Products (Publisher)

Letters to my Grandchild has 12 writing prompts with envelopes you can seal and date (to be opened on graduation day, for example). 

Letters to My Grandchild: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. (New...
  • Chronicle Books
  • Redmond, Lea (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

I’m sure we’re not the only bilingual family, so I also want to share Hazme una Lista Abuela, a memory book for grandmothers in Spanish.

Hazme una lista abuela: Las listas de tu vida (Spanish Edition)
  • Listo, Lista y (Author)
  • Spanish (Publication Language)
  • 152 Pages - 04/03/2017 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

This handmade glass grandma cross could be hung from a window, used as an ornament, or even hung from a rearview mirror. 

Gift for Grandma: Handmade Glass Cross and Grandma Poem
  • Handmade in the USA 4" Glass Cross for Grandma. Each cross is one of a kind. The cross is crafted of varying shades of white, pinks, and plums
  • Grandma sentiment tells Grandma she is uniquely made and deeply loved. Copyright Teri Harrison
  • Grandmother gift is nicely packaged in a 5.5"x5.5" white gift box with clear lid and included Grandma Poem card printed in the USA on 100# stock paper

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Outdoors & gardening gifts for grandma

My daughter loves helping grandma’s garden! Here are a few of my pretty, and highly-rated, gardening gifts that are sure to delight the gardening grandmother.

This resin stepping stone can also be used as a wall plaque if Grandma decides it’s “too nice to use.” I love the little butterflies and the cheerful sunflowers!

Spoontiques 13278 Grandma's Garden Stepping Stone
  • Stepping stone/wall plaque
  • Resin & calcium carbonate
  • Indoor/outdoor

This butterfly sun catcher and is so pretty! My grandmother loved butterflies – I know I would have it on my gift shortlist for her if she were still alive.

KOLIN Grandma Butterfly Suncatcher Wind Chime with Pressed Flower Wings...
  • It is made with a zinc alloy rim and glass wings. There are real flowers pressed between the glass on the butterfly's wings.
  • The chain that is attached to hang it with is pretty durable. There are purple and clear beads hanging from each wing and a heart that has 'Grandma'...
  • Each time it chimes grandma would think of you.

This Grandma’s Garden flag is customizable so you add her grandchildren’s names to the flowers!

KafePross Custom Grandma's Garden House Flag Featuring The Names of Her...
  • Large House flag (size: 28" x 40") are made of 100% polyester printed double sides, flag hole's diameter is about 3.8 cm
  • Durable flag are machine washable and UV, fade resistant, it can adapt any season and whether
  • This is price just for flag, not including flagpole.

A hummingbird feeder is a lovely gift! Hummingbirds are a delight to watch. We decided to get one for my mom’s house after seeing a few hummingbirds enjoying her flowering plants.  

Home, decor, and kitchen grandma gift ideas

A cute grandma sign for her shelf or wall is always a good choice!

And, of course, I have a to include an abuela sign in Spanish! I love the vibrant colors.

Essence of Europe Gifts E.H.G Bienvenidos a la Casa de Abuelo y Abuela...
  • HOME & GARDEN DÉCOR: Provide a charming Latino accent to your home with this ceramic door shield or wall hanging. The welcome sign features the...
  • EASY HANGING:  Includes attached braided rope that can be used for hanging the door sign (hook not included).
  • QUALITY PRODUCT: Plaque is made of ceramic with a cork backing and features artwork with vibrant colors.  This welcome door sign comes in a gift...

This “la mejor abuela” spoon can be hung on the wall or used as a spoon rest.

Decorative Ceramic Mexican Kitchen Spoon Rest by E.H.G | Spanish"La Mejor...
  • BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN DECOR:  An essential European decorative accent for any kitchen that can be proudly displayed next to a stovetop or hung as a...
  • PERFECT GRANDMOTHER'S GIFT: Featuring a colorful lovebirds themed design and the Spanish saying "La Mejor Abuela" ( "Grandma is the Greatest" in...
  • QUALITY PRODUCT:  Made of durable ceramic for the placement of hot spoons to prevent messes and burning one’s hands.  Artwork featured on...

For the grandmother who loves throw pillows, there are many throw pillowcase options! (Just remember that most of these listings are for the cover only – you’ll need to get a pillow insert separately if she doesn’t already have extras.)

My grandmother always used tote bags, and now my mom has quite a collection of reusable bags of her own! This “This Grandma is Fabulous” tote is oversized and features multiple pockets that make it perfect for excursions with the grandkids.

Large Zippered Tote Bags with Pockets for Grandma Gifts - TGIF Natural
  • PERFECT GIFT FOR GRANDMA: Show your favorite grandmother some love with this cute, fun, unique custom tote bag made just for Nana. Has the funny...
  • LARGE ZIPPERED TOTE BAG WITH FRONT AND SIDE POCKETS: Dimensions of this bag are 20'' X 13.5'' X 6'' - Perfect everyday bag for work, play, shopping,...
  • HEAVY DUTY MATERIAL: This bag is made to last with heavy duty polyester canvas material and is built to last

Tea towels are perfect for the grandmother who’s always in the kitchen.

This lovely woven afghan for grandmothers has a cute poem, flowers, and butterflies. It’s 100% cotton and made in the USA!

Pure Country Weavers - My Grandmother Gift Woven Large Soft Comforting...
  • SOFT & BEAUTIFUL: Curl up in comfort with these super soft airy natural cotton throw blankets. The rich cotton threads give a thick woven texture to...
  • VERSATILE & STURDY: Our throws are woven to last. They are both versatile and sturdy, able to withstand everyday use in the home and outdoors. You can...
  • WASHER & DRYER SAFE: Go ahead and get these blankets dirty! They love a good bath. They can be safely tossed in a washing machine and dryer. In fact,...

If you’d prefer something in more neutral colors, this plush fleece grandma blanket is a good choice. It comes in gift packaging so it’s ready to give!

Pavilion Gift Company 19503 Comfort Love You Grandma Thick Warm 320 GSM...
  • PREMIUM QUALITY: 50" x 60" blanket, packaged in a ribbon-wrapped open-faced box, is made from high-quality 320 GSM plush royal polyester and features...
  • IN-HOUSE DESIGN: "Love You Grandma; You Are So Very Special; May The Memories We've Made Bring You Comfort Every Day." text is printed onto...
  • PERFECT FOR GIFTING: Perfect for a special Grandma.

Of course, there are lots of personalized grandma blankets available, too. There are many options on Zazzle that allow you to customize photos and names. Just click on the photos below to check out the details for each blanket! There are frequently coupons available on Zazzle, so make sure to look around for a moment before placing your order to ensure you’re getting the best price.

Grandparents 6 Photo Collage Personalized Purple Fleece Blanket
Grandma's Blessings 6 Photo Collage Pink Fleece Blanket
Nana's Tree of Love! Personalized Keepsake Throw

Grandparents 6 Photo Collage Personalized Purple Fleece BlanketGrandma’s Blessings 6 Photo Collage Pink Fleece BlanketNana’s Tree of Love! Personalized Keepsake Throw

Zazzle is the place to go for personalized signs, too! You can customize designs to have your family’s special “grandma name” or add photos.

Floral Love You Nana Wooden Box Sign
We Love You Grandma Photo Collage Wooden Box Sign
Floral Love You Memaw Wooden Box Sign

Floral Love You Nana Wooden Box SignWe Love You Grandma Photo Collage Wooden Box SignFloral Love You Memaw Wooden Box Sign 

You can’t have a roundup of grandmother gifts without picture frames! A digital picture frame is a great alternative to a traditional photo frame, especially if you pre-load it with photos and videos of grandkids!

Cups & mugs for grandma

Whether she prefers coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, there are so many fabulous mugs for grandmothers to choose from!

Travel mugs like these work well for cold beverages, too, and they’re perfect for the grandma who’s always on the go.

There are also plenty of options for the grandmother who enjoys wine.

Then, of course, there are classic coffee mugs for hot beverages. 

This abuela mug reminds me so much of my mother-in-law! (The mug says “my grandmother, the queen of hugs and cookies.) It’s one of the few mugs I could find that’s all in Spanish, not mostly in English with “abuela” thrown on it.

Jewelry gifts for grandma

This interlocking heart necklace reminds me of a Christmas gift my own grandmother gave me years ago. 

KEDRIAN Grandma Bracelet, 925 Sterling Silver, Best Grandma Gifts For...
  • DIMENSION: 0.5" x 1.0" x adjustable 6"-10" chain
  • MATERIAL: Solid 925 sterling silver with high-quality 3-layer white gold (rhodium) plating. Completely nickel-free.
  • MEANING: Our meaningful sterling silver interlocking hearts bracelet for grandma represents the love shared between a grandmother and grandchild....

This sterling silver interlocking three generations necklace has an amazing 4.9 stars with hundreds of reviews. Its elegant simplicity would complement virtually any outfit.

EFYTAL Generations Necklace for Grandma Gifts - Sterling Silver Mom...
  • MATERIALS: 925 Sterling Silver to last a lifetime. It will not turn your skin green / red / itchy: It's the real deal using silver from certified...
  • MEANING: The infinite bond between grandmother, mother, daughter and granddaughter with these three circles. Let her know you are connected just like...
  • WARRANTY: 5 year manufacturer warranty! Don't be fooled by imitators. If you want to know which company has the longest lasting, highest quality...

If your family is lucky enough to have a living great-grandmother, this four generations necklace would be a beautiful choice.

Four Generations Necklace for Great Grandmother - Sterling Silver Four...
  • Great Grandmother Gift Necklace: This elegant and classic four circle necklace is made with 14k gold filled sterling silver circles, Just because...
  • Specification -- Material: Featured with fine 925 sterling silver, Nickel-free, Lead-free, Cadmium-free and Hypoallergenic, Chain: Adjustable, 16"+2"...
  • Product List -- Gift Box + Silver Polishing Cloth + Greeting Card. Packaged in one elegant presentation box, perfect for giving or safe keeping. Comes...

The grandma who prefers a bit of sparkle will enjoy this special necklace!

A+O Gift for Grandma, Pave Disc Necklace in Sterling Silver
  • MATERIALS .925 Sterling Silver, Cubic Zirconia Stones, Lobster clasp closure
  • PENDANT Diameter 0.45 inch (11 MM), CHAIN Length 16 inch (41 cm) & 2 inch (5 cm) extension
  • Hypoallergenic, lead & nickel free. Will not irritate skin and will not tarnish with proper care, use Silver polishing cloth to clean.

Of course, not everyone wears necklaces. If the grandmother on your shopping list prefers bracelets, take a look at these fun options!

Of course, I can’t forget the abuelas! Here are two abuela necklaces and a sparkly abuela bracelet (that we’ll probably have to get my MIL for Christmas because it’s just so her.)

Many grandmothers use reading glasses. Today there are many sleek, attractive necklaces that do double duty as eyeglasses holders. They make a very thoughtful gift!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of gift ideas! I’ll be adding to it as I find more grandmother-approved items.

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