13 Memorable Gifts for Grandparents Who Have Everything

Updated November 9, 2021
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Grateful little girl embracing her grandfather while giving him a present

Finding special gifts for grandparents can be a challenge, especially if it feels like they already have everything. Even when grandparents say they "don't need a thing," they'll love these handpicked, thoughtful presents. These well curated offerings suit any budget, and they are perfect for holidays, birthdays, or any time you want to show how much you care.

Our Favorite Gifts for Grandparents


Top Personalized Gift for Grandparents:
Paint-by-number kit

With a totally customized design, this paint-by-number kit makes everyone an artist (including your grandma).
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Top Gift for Grandparents Who Love to Read:
Kindle Oasis

There are tons of useful features that make this e-reader perfect for older readers, and that makes it an ideal gift.
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Top Gift for Active Grandparents:
Lifewit cooler bag

If your grandparent is always on the go, a cooler bag makes a perfect present.
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Tea Forte Single Steeps Variety Gift Box

Tea Forte Single Steeps Variety Gift Box

Your grandparent doesn't need to be an avid tea drinker to love this 28-flavor tea sampler pack, which includes a variety of herbal teas. It's a way to try new things without committing to a full tin of tea, so the gift is an experience as well as an object. Many of the flavors are downright delicious too, especially African Solstice and Strawberry Apple. These are loose-leaf teas, so you will need to throw in a tea ball or fillable tea bags to allow them to enjoy the gift.

For added fun, pick up two sets - one for you and one for your grandparent. Even if you live far away, you can text or call when you are trying one of the flavors, and share your thoughts about it.

What we like
Affordable
An experience as well as a gift
Easy to share
Comforting
What to keep in mind
Needs a tea ball or fillable tea bags
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Duncan & Stone Legacy Journal

Duncan & Stone Legacy Journal

A memory book makes a great gift for any grandparent, and it's also a gift for you. The Duncan & Stone Legacy Journal offers lots of prompts to make recording memories easy. The thoughtful questions and easy-to-use format make it easy for grandparents to record memories in their free time and at their own pace. There are questions about all aspects of life, and even a place for them to record their advice. This is a wonderful way to create an heirloom.

To make it even more special, make some time to sit down together to work on it every week. It will spark great conversations and give you special memories to share.

What we like
Meaningful and memorable
Affordable
Easy to enjoy together
What to keep in mind
Not for grandparents with memory challenges
Time-consuming for grandparents who are busy

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

If grandpa likes his coffee extra hot or grandma likes to sip tea while working on the computer, a smart mug is a great gift idea. The Ember smart mug can keep any drink at a temperature between 125 and 145 degress Fahrenheit for up to an hour and a half. It's perfect for people who aren't in a hurry to drink their warm beverages. You can use it with our without the app, which is great if your grandparents aren't always quick adopters of technology.

The mug has an auto off feature in case someone forgets to turn it off, and it comes in both black and white. It is hand-wash only.

For an added personalized touch, give the smart mug with a certificate for a monthly coffee date with grandma or grandpa. It could be virtual if you can't get together in person.

What we like
Great for grandparents who love tech
Also great for grandparents who don't want to use the app
Useful and cozy
What to keep in mind
Can't be put in the dishwasher

Try Treats - International Snack Subscription Box

International snack subscription box

If your grandparent loves exploring new experiences, why not give them a subscription box of international snacks? From the comfort of home, they can snack their way around the world with every new treat box that arrives. Each box includes treats for different countries, such as India, Taiwan, Israel, and Greece.

For added fun and connection, ask grandma or grandpa to tell you about their favorites so you can order that snack for yourself to try. It allows you to share the experience with them.

What we like
Affordable
Gift that keeps on giving
Perfect for armchair explorers
Awesome for foodies
What to keep in mind
Not ideal for dietary restrictions
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Ancestry DNA Test Kit

Ancestry DNA Test Kit

For grandparents who love genealogy, it's hard to beat the gift of an Ancestry DNA test kit. This simple swab-based kit lets your grandparent test their own DNA and send it off to the Ancestry lab. In a few weeks, they'll receive a breakdown of their ancestry by country or region. It's a fascinating look at your family history and a fun way for your grandparent to explore their own background.

To get the most out of the test kit, your grandparent will need an Ancestry.com subscription, so you may want to include that in the gift if they don't already subscribe. Ancestry provides many layers of privacy assurance, but this gift may not be great if your grandparent is a very private person.

What we like
Fascinating and informative
Perfect for grandparents interested in genealogy
Easy to use
What to keep in mind
Can be expensive
Needs an Ancestry.com subscription to be most useful

Tertill Garden Weeding Robot

Tertill Garden Weeding Robot

When it comes to gift ideas for grandparents who enjoy gardening, the Tertill Garden Weeding Robot is tops. No one enjoys weeding, and if your grandparent deals with joint or back issues, it can be a literal pain.

The Tertill is like a Roomba for the garden. It sorts garden plants from weeds based on height and removes the weeds automatically - no kneeling or bending required. It's solar-powered and can keep up to 200 square feet of garden space weed-free. It does have specific requirements for plant spacing, so it may not work for every garden.

What we like
Thoughtful gift for older gardeners
Solar-powered, so no need to charge or plug in
What to keep in mind
Expensive
Specific plant-spacing requirements

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Your grandmother always told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you can show her you were listening with this thoughtful gift. The Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker lets your grandparent make a delicious and fully customized breakfast sandwich each day. Different sections allow the egg to cook separately instead of making other parts of the sandwich soggy, and the whole sandwich will be ready in five minutes.

This makes two sandwiches at a time, but your grandparent can choose to only use one if they aren't making breakfast for multiple people. If you stop by, you guys can have breakfast together.

What we like
Easy to use
Affordable
Dishwasher safe
Great for special diets
What to keep in mind
Bread must be cut to fit
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Kindle Oasis

Kindle Oasis

Amazon's latest e-reader has several features that make it a perfect gift for grandparents. The Kindle Oasis has adjustable brightness, a choice of warmer light, font size you can make bigger for easier reading, and even the option to use voice commands and audio books. It's also water resistant in case grandpa accidentally drops it in the pool, and it's as close to real paper as you can get. The interface is very user-friendly too, with simple page turn buttons and a long battery life between charges.

This is a great option for grandparents who love reading or belong to book clubs, and it's an easy way for you and your grandparent to share great books in real time.

What we like
Easy to use
Water resistant
Adjustable font size, screen color, and brightness
Low glare
What to keep in mind
Expensive
Not ideal for grandparents who prefer old-fashioned paper

Sodastream One Touch Sparkling Water Maker

Sodastream One Touch Sparkling Water Maker

For grandparents who enjoy sparkling water, the Sodastream One Touch is an ideal gift. With just the push of a button, they can turn regular tap water into sparkling water. The amount of carbonation is adjustable too, and they can add flavors to customize their favorite drinks.

This doesn't require a lot of setup, and it's very user-friendly. This model doesn't even require pumping, and it's fully automatic.

What we like
Fully automatic
Easy to use
Lots of ways to customize
Good for grandparents on any type of diet
What to keep in mind
Expensive

Lifewit Cooler Bag

Lifewit Cooler Bag

Some grandparents are always on the go, whether it's to grandkids' games, family picnics, or camping adventures. If your grandparent likes to get out and about, a cooler bag is a great gift. Unlike a hard-sided cooler, it collapses for storage in smaller apartments or homes, and it's just the right size to fit a family meal, lots of beverage cans, or perishables.

The Lifewit Cooler Bag is a good option because it has exterior pockets for napkins, utensils, and other items your grandparent might need to bring along. A padded carrying strap makes it comfortable to tote.

What we like
Great size for meals and beverages
Collapses for storage
Padded carrying strap
Affordable
What to keep in mind
May be too small for grandparents who need to carry a lot
Not an ideal gift for homebodies
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Texture of Dreams Personalized Paint-by-Number Kit

Texture of Dreams Personalized Paint-by-Number Kit

Paint-by-number can be fun and relaxing for people of any age, but it can also feel generic. That's where the Texture of Dreams Personalized Paint-by-Number Kit comes in. This is a customized kit, where you upload an image and receive a paint-by-number set of the picture you chose. If you give them this gift, your grandparents can paint a picture of a pet, a flower, or even of you.

The kit comes with everything your grandma or grandpa will need to paint a masterpiece, including paints, brushes, and the numbered background for the painting. It comes in six different sizes, so you can find one that's perfect for the spot on their wall.

What we like
Includes all supplies
Personalized and meaningful
Easy for beginners
Affordable
What to keep in mind
Not ideal for grandparents with fine motor issues
Time consuming if grandparents are busy

Minnetonka Tempe Suede Slippers

Minnetonka Tempe Suede Slippers

Today's grandparents have active lives that extend both inside and outside the home, and a great pair of indoor-outdoor slippers can be an excellent gift. The Tempe Women's Slippers and Tilden Men's Slippers from Minnetonka are the perfect solution for grandparents who need to let the dog out, grab packages off the front step, run out to the mailbox, and stay cozy at the same time.

These slippers have a rubber sole that keeps feet dry and prevents slipping, and they are lined with cozy fleece. The suede outside is classically stylish, and the moccasin styling goes with everything. They come in a wide range of sizes and colors.

What we like
Versatile for active grandparents
Cozy and comfortable
Affordable
Wide range of sizes to fit everyone
What to keep in mind
Must know grandparent's shoe size

OMYSTYLE Reversible Weighted Blanket

OMYSTYLE Reversible Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket is a thoughtful and functional gift for a grandparent. The reversible design of the OMYSTYLE weighted blanket lets you choose between the plush warm side and the smooth cooler side. It's a great solution for maintaining the perfect temperature.

This blanket comes in a wide range of sizes for every bed, as well as generous throw blankets. It only comes in gray, which may be a bit drab for some grandparents' tastes.

What we like
Reversible design for temperature control
Heavy and comforting
Perfect for anyone
What to keep in mind
Only comes in gray
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No matter what gift you choose to give grandma or grandpa, it's all about showing you care. Take the time to wrap the gift beautifully and attach a card. They'll feel your love and appreciate your effort.

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