What do you get the grandparent who really already has everything? If you’re facing that dilemma, there’s only one way to go this year and that’s ‘unique!’ They’re actually fun to shop for because they’re like your parents but, you know, may more fun. If you’re not going to go the clothing route because, let’s face it, who can really buy clothes for someone else that they don’t immediately return, it’s time to get creative. We’ve compiled some of the coolest and most unique gifts for grandparents for this year. From traditional journals, to little slices of nostalgia, and even a little modern technology, we’ve got all your gift ideas covered.
The Experienced Grandparent Gift: My Life Story So Far Journal – Buy It Here
The perfect gift for the grandmother or grandfather who wants to jot down their life experiences to share with the rest of the family so they can always get their sage advice. They can start with the early years and work their way up. It’ll truly become something the whole family will treasure for years to come.
The Old-Timey Grandparent Gift: Crosley Radio Retro “Pay Phone” Wall Phone – Buy It Here
Super fun and nostalgic, this working phone also has a function coin slot and bank to collect the money if you want to actually pay for your call just like the old days. If not, it still works as a functioning phone. It also comes in pink and red. Check out more color options here!
The Letters to My Grandchild Cards – Buy It Here
They’ll love filling out 12 different letters, all with different themes. For example, they’ll be asked about things like “A Special Story About Our Family,” or “My Wishes For You Are..” and so many more. They’re ll meaningful and will become something you’ll want to keep forever. As an added bonus, these were once listed on ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ holiday list.
LAST MINUTE ALERT (Same Day Delivery): The Amazon Prime Membership – Buy It Here
Just in case they don’t already have Amazon Prime (what are they thinking?!), you can now gift it directly to them! Choose from either a 3 month subscription or a 12 month subscription where they can now get free 2-day shipping on over 100 million products (yes, really). Plus, they’ll be able to stream millions of songs, watch thousands of movies and tv shows and so much more. You can even choose which day you want them to receive the email letting them know they’ve just been gifted with this Amazon Prime subscription! Learn more here.
The Willow Tree Hand-Painted ‘Grandmother with Child’ Sculpture – Buy It Here
This is a great reminder of the love between a grandmother and a grandchild. Inside the box also comes a card that says, “A unique love that transcends the years.” She’ll love it. And don’t forget about the grandfather…
The Willow Tree Sculpted Grandfather with Grandchild – Buy It Here
The Magical Grandmother: The ‘Grandmas are Magical’ Unicorn Tee – Buy It Here
Just like moms, grandmas are even more magical! This cute unicorn t-shirt comes in a variety of cool colors like light pink, baby blue, crisp white, black, and more. See more color options and sizes here!
The Tech-Obsessed: The New Amazon Echo Show 5 – Buy It Here
This is the latest (just announced) Echo Show 5! It’s way cheaper (in a good way) than the last Echo Show and way smaller too! The screen is a 5.5″ smart display, allows you to have video calls with friends/family, watch videos, play games, listen to music, check the weather, control all your smart home devices and more. Another great new feature is the privacy controls. Simply flip a switch on top of the Echo Show 5 to turn the camera and microphone off when not in use. Choose your color in either charcoal grey or sandstone white.
The Grandparents Who Have a Story: 23andMe ‘Ancestry’ DNA Kit – Buy It Here
We’re digging this at-home DNA kit. You basically take a swab of the inside of your mouth, send it back to the company, and in 6 to 8 weeks they’ll let you know exactly where you came from and could even possibly get you in touch with other relatives too. Discover the breakdown of your heritage and know just where you come from. There’s also another popular one from ‘Ancestry.’ Check that one out here.
The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger Box – Buy It Here
Now this is the coolest thing ever! All you do is simply gift someone this small ‘lovebox’ and whenever you use the app to send them a message the heart on the box will spin (alerting them that there’s a new message) and all they have to do is open the box to see the message you’ve just sent them! It’s the perfect way to let that special someone know you’ve been thinking of them. It’s like a new take on that famous ‘long distance touch lamp‘ that basically broke the internet last year!
The Long Distance Touch Lamps – Buy It Here
This is such a great way to stay in touch with your grandparents and let them know you’re thinking of them! When both are hooked up every time you touch your light, your grandparents light will light up. It’ll let them know you’re thinking of them right at that very moment. When they touch their lamp, yours will light up and it’ll let you know they’re thinking about you. So cool!
The Sweet-Toothed Grandparent Gift: Charbonnel et Walker Milk Chocolate Truffles – Buy It Here
Because you really can’t go wrong with candy! And they’ll love these fancy truffles at a really decent price. Check out the other flavors and options they have there too.
The Hip Grandparent Gift: A Personalized Cartoon-Like Family Portrait – Buy It Here
So cool and fun! This personalized artwork of the whole family is something they’ll be super proud to display.
The Grandma Inspired Gift: The Mom ‘Squared’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
She’s your grandmother so, technically, she’s a Mom ‘squared.’ Or a Mom x 2. You decide!
The Tile Keys & Phone Finder (Combo Pack of 2) – Buy It Here
If they’re always losing their phone, their keys, their wallet (you name it) then this is the perfect gift for them! You can use your app to immediately ‘ring’ where your lost stuff is, track it on the map, and more.
The Gaming-Playing Grandparent: Grandchild & Grandparent Activity Game Set – Buy It Here
Super fun activities and little game-lets that both the grandkid and grandparent can play to pass the time, learn more about each other, have some fun and more!
The Zen Grandparent Gift: Tea Drops Large Assortment Tea Gift Set – Buy It Here
Perfect for anyone who loves to sip some tea and relax (um, all of us!). This gift is packaged in a keepsake wooden box, comes with five best-selling, organic pressed-leaf teas that quickly dissolve in your cup for you to enjoy right away!
The Funny Grandparent Gift: “The Neighbors Have Better Stuff” Doormat – Buy It Here
The Meaningful Grandparent Gift: The Patchwork Memory Bear – Buy It Here
If they don’t have time to make an entire quilt, this cute little bear is perfect for them. This little bear is made up entirely of your clothes (or your kids clothes, grandkids clothes, niece or nephews clothes, and more). Simply send them in the package back to the company (in the pre-addressed bag) and in a few weeks you’ll receive your very own little bear quilted in your clothes. How cute!
The Grandparents Who Love to Be Remembered: Fresh Flowers Delivered Every Month (at your choice) – Buy It Here
These are some of the best flowers you’ll find online and now you can send it to your favorite grandparents monthly, yearly, or a variety of other options. It’ll put a smile on their face whenever they get delivered!
The Set of ‘Best Grandpa/Grandma’ Coffee Mugs in White – Buy It Here
The ‘Grandparents House Rules’ Chalkboard Print – Buy It Here
A really nice (and kind of funny) way for the grandparents to set the rules in their home so you know what to expect. There will be a lot of spoiling and fun! You can choose from a variety of sizes and colors too. See more options here.
The Protective Grandpa ‘Papa Bear’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
He’s the one that protects the whole family! This cool ‘papa bear’ shirt comes in a variety of colors like navy blue, light blue, white, heather grey, and more. See more color options and sizes here.
The HelloFresh Meal Delivery Box – Buy It Here
Now they can have all the ingredients delivered right to their front door and start making some pretty amazing meals together! It comes with just about everything they need and the meals will last them for a while! You can choose from a variety of different delivery options, types of meals, and more. Check out more options here.
The Grandparents Trying to Cook Healthy: Dash Compact Air Fryer in Aqua – Buy It Here
Finally an air fryer that won’t take up the entire width of the countertop! It’s totally magical since it can pretty much make healthy (or at least healthier) fried chicken, french fries, and more without all that oil! It helps reduce unwanted fat by up to 80%! We’re obsessed with the magic of ‘air frying’ and you will be too. It’s a great way to get the grandparents to eat a bit healthier and, well, we should take that advice too.
The Grandparents Who Love “Their Shows” Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Control & Interaction – Buy It Here
Now they can easily and quickly stream their favorite shows any time they want! With over 7,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills they’ll be able to stream all their favorite shows from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Youtube, ESPN, ABC and more.
The Gamer Grandparent: Large Scrabble Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
Because who doesn’t love Scrabble? Especially grandparents! This cute Scrabble coffee mug is microwave safe and ready for endless cups of coffee.
The Cooking Grandparent: ‘Cooking For Jeffrey’ Cookbook by Ina Garten – Buy It Here
Another best-seller from the barefoot contessa, Ina Garten is back at it in this killer cookbook. They’ll love to try out each and every one of her delicious recipes. Maybe they’ll even make a little something for you!
The Cleaning Grandparents: The Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum – Buy It Here
Perfect for the grandparents who may have a bit of a hard time getting around or, hey, just don’t feel like vacuuming themselves! This robot vacuum can be programmed via an app while they’re away from the home or even while they’re sitting there watching TV. Plus, it works on both hardwood floors and carpeting.