Of course, now that you’re a mama, Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate yourself. But chances are, there’s an OG in your life that deserves a little extra love as well. Grandma! (Or Gigi, Granny, Nana, Mimi, Baba…she’ll really answer to anything so long as it’s coming from her grandkids, right?)

Whether you’re looking for something for your mom or even your mother-in-law, the best mother’s day gifts for grandma are ones that make her feel special and cared for. And while you can always opt for sending flowers, there are tons of thoughtful gifts that will last a lot longer.

We’ve gathered up some of the most unique and fun options that are sure to make grandma smile all year long.

Best Gifts for Grandma

Papier Personalized Notecard Set Wave


Personalized Notecard Set Wave


Thank goodness for grandmas and their ability to keep the analog correspondence alive. Papier is one of our go-tos for creating enviable stationery sets that make the perfect gift. There are dozens of styles to choose from that can be customized with everything from just their initials to their name and address.

Catherine Weitzman Small Botanical Necklace

Catherine Weitzman

Small Botanical Necklace


Delight her with a custom handmade botanical necklace from Hawaii-based Catherine Weitzman. The eye-catching style can be filled with a variety of dried flowers from forget-me-nots to hydrangeas inside a glass chamber. Surrounded by a detailed branch motif, it’s an organic style that’s truly one of a kind.

Prices start at $95



Remento Interactive Storybook


She may not be a writer, but she most certainly has stories to tell. With Remento you can preserve these incredible family tales and turn them into a most cherished book–without ever typing a single word. All you have to do is select from a wide range of thought-provoking prompts which she can answer via video on her device of choice. Then, Remento turns those recordings into written stories that read like a real biography. (There’s even a QR code at the start of each chapter so you can preserve their video content and voice as well!) You can add photos, extra collaborators and purchase additional books for other family members too. Honestly, we’re getting choked up just thinking about it.

Bogg Bag


Original Bogg Bag


Whether she’s beach bound or sipping margaritas poolside (she earned it!), there’s no better way to tote her must-haves than a Bogg Bag. The incredibly lightweight and waterproof design (which has a well-deserved cult-like fanbase) can be customized with a variety of accessories like cooler inserts, water bottle holders, and charms. It also comes in over 40 colors and patterns!

ettitude vegan cashmere throw blanket


Vegan Cashmere Throw Blanket


If a bit of luxurious lounging is in order, we suggest the soft-as-cashmere throw from ettitude. Not only is it the perfect weight to take the chill out without overheating, but the dreamy sustainable blanket is crafted with the planet in mind. Made from CleanBamboo which is grown with rainwater and processed in a way that recycles water up to 200 times, it will also eventually fully biodegrade when she’s ready to let it go.

Tiny Tags Gold Family Bracelet

Tiny Tags

Gold Family Bracelet


Sentimental jewelry + her grandbaby pride = MVP gift giver status. The statement Gold Family Bracelet from Tiny Tags was designed with matriarchs of growing families in mind–add customized tags with each little one’s name and update it as the brood gets bigger.

Smartglass Mosaic Cube Ring


Mosaic Cube Ring


Jewelry is always a great gift–but jewelry with a story is even better. The chunky cocktail rings from Smartglass are hand-crafted from glass bottles to create a truly unique conversation piece. Designed by jeweler and artist Kathleen Plate, each one starts with a literal piece of trash which is then turned into a cherished treasure through her own patented process. The rings come with a key to help identify the bottles used, including colorful sake, beer and even Coca-Cola bottles!

Courant Catch 3


Catch 3


Charging her phone has never been easier–or more stylish. Perfect for nightstands and entryway tables, the Catch 3 from Courant combines wireless charging with a convenient catchall for baubles, keys and other small essentials. It may even keep her from losing her phone–again.

Artifact Uprising Brass Easel and Prints

Artifact Uprising

Brass Easel and Prints


Framed photos are so committal. Make it easy to swap her favorites any time she likes with this simple but stunning brass photo easel from Artifact Uprising. Each one comes with a set of 12 premium quality 5 x 7″ Everyday Prints she can rotate through again and again.

Big Dill Pickleball Co. Superstar Wooden Pickleball Paddle Set

Big Dill Pickleball Co.

Superstar Wooden Pickleball Paddle Set


Pickleball > Shuffleboard. And though the tennis/ping pong mash up has become a total sensation across all demographics, it’s really found favor with the older crowd. A shorter court and wiffle ball style ball (which doesn’t move too far or too fast) means less running and exertion. (Let’s be honest, it’s also what makes it appeal to my 41-year-old running-averse self as well.) Gift grandma (and grandpa!) their new favorite hobby with this great starter set from Big Dill Pickleball. It’s got everything they need to dive right in and challenge the neighbors to a doubles game in no time.

Saje Dream Routine


Sleep Well Restful Sleep Kit


Atone for all those sleepless nights you caused her with some dreamy sleep supports from Saje. Packed in a gift-ready box she’ll find their Sleep Well Restful Roll On, Sleep Well Body Butter, and Lavender Relaxing Face and Body Mist all packed up in a convenient travel bag to help her drift off in cozy darkness.

Alice's Table Flower Arrangement class

Alice's Table

Virtual Event


She may already be the hostess with the mostest, but there’s always something new to learn. From arranging a stunning bouquet to assembling an almost too gorgeous to eat charcuterie board, she can hone a skill right at the dining room table with a virtual workshop from Alice’s Table. Not only do they send everything she’ll need right to her doorstep, but the workshop itself is loaded with tips and tricks that she’ll carry with her long after it’s over. (Did you know if you don’t have fresh flower food that vodka will do in a pinch??) For the ultimate gift, sign both of you up for one of their upcoming workshops and do it together!

Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art


Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art


If there’s one thing grandma can’t get enough of, it’s photos of her grandkids. Minted offers tons of gorgeous ways to show them off, but this heart-shaped collage is one of our favorites. It’s available in a range of sizes with a variety of frames to choose from if you want to make it extra special.

Unframed prices start at $23

Mersea Classic Travel Wrap


Classic Travel Wrap


No matter where she’s headed, traveling mamas should have a luxe adventure-ready shawl in her closet. The super soft Mersea Classic Travel Wrap is perfect for keeping warm on drafty planes and makes a gorgeous accessory when she’s reached her destination. It even comes with a matching travel bag!

Welly Traveler


Traveler Water Bottle


Just because our parents didn’t obsess over our hydration (seriously, did you drink even three glasses of water your entire childhood?) doesn’t mean we can’t obsess over theirs. Gift her the water bottle you never had as a kid (but definitely do now) and personalize it to make her feel extra special. And yes, there are a bazillion to choose from these days, but we’re partial to the Welly Traveler for the removable infuser for tea or fruit and their gorgeous colors.

we are knitters rice jumper

We Are Knitters

Knitting Kits


Whether she’s a skilled knitter or never picked up a set of needles in her life, there’s something for her at We Are Knitters. Their awesome kits come with luxe yarn and all the supplies she’ll require to craft a stunning wearable or home accessory she’ll be proud of. (And if she gets stuck, they have great video tutorials to help!) Prices start at $36

Uncommon Goods Personalized Yarn Bowl Motherly

Uncommon Goods

Personalized Yarn Bowl


If she’s already a knitting machine, this personalized yarn bowl could be just the ticket. Handmade from stoneware clay by Leslie Nieto , the clever design helps keep her skein neat and untangled.

Grandmother's Journal

Blue Streak

Grandmother's Journal


What we love about the Blue Streak Grandmother’s Journal is that it’s actually a gift for the entire family. Through thoughtful prompts, Grandma gets to tell her beloveds all about her life and adventures, from childhood all the way to becoming a grandmother. There’s even space inside to include a family tree and a pocket for keepsakes and memorabilia.

Olukai Kui Slipper




Hands down, the absolute best slippers on the planet, every grandma deserves a pair of  Olukai Ku’i slippers. The shearling lining and cushioned footbed makes them feel like slipping your feet into clouds while the indoor/outdoor sole makes grabbing the paper easy-peasy. And if she accidentally wears them out of the house? NBD. No one will even notice. (Says someone who has done just that.)

Perkey Pet Metal Bird Feeder

Perky Pet

Squirrel-Be-Gone Max Pinecone Bird Feeder


Bring the bird party to her backyard with a squirrel-proof feeder. They’re pesky critters, but the sturdy steel Perky Pet Pinecone Bird Feeder features a weight-activated “seed shield” which will hold the weight of birds but leave those bigger creatures to find snacks elsewhere.

Kindle Paperwhite


Kindle Paperwhite


When it comes to e-readers, you can’t beat the simplicity of the Kindle Paperwhite. The matte screen makes it easy on the eyes, even in bright sunlight and it stays charged for weeks. (Or, if she’d rather listen, it’s equipped with Bluetooth!) At night, it can adjust to a warm light and there are options to increase the size and boldness of the text as well. It’s also waterproof, so if she’s lazing by the pool, there’s nothing to stress about.

Audible Subscription


Audible Subscription


You could also go right for the books themselves. An Audible subscription will put thousands of hours of entertainment right at her fingertips. From books to podcasts and even some original programming, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Prices start at $7.95 per month.

Circle City Design Family Recipe Cutting Board


Family Recipe Cutting Board


Turn her best recipe into a priceless family heirloom! Send along an image of your family’s most loved recipe to have it engraved in the handwriting you know and love onto a handmade cutting board.

Here for the Burn Worlds Best Grandma Candle

Here for the Burn

World's Best Grandma Candle


There’s a good chance this will be her favorite candle ever. Choose from one of Here for the Burn’s four signature scents—a fruity mango guava, a rich Moroccan amber, a warm spices and evergreen, and musky amber and rose.

Aura Frames


Digital Frame


Forget what you know about digital photo frames. The Aura Digital Frame is all that and then some. Paired with a free app, it sets up in minutes to instantly share photos and videos with far-flung loved ones anywhere in the world–you can even get started via the app so they’ve got photos right out of the box. It’s super simple to use and comes with unlimited storage and no added subscription fees, so Grandma (and grandpa) will never have to nudge you for photos again. Prices start at $179

Rise Garden

RIse Gardens

Personal Rise Garden


Gardening can be a year-round hobby with the right tools. The wifi-enabled and app-controlled countertop garden from Rise Gardens comes with everything needed to keep fresh homegrown greens and herbs on the table no matter what’s happening outside. Bonus points for never needing to be weeded.

What I love About Grandma

Knock Knock

What I Love About Grandma


With this gift, no one has to be a writer or a poet to make Grandma cry. Knock Knock’s What I Love About Grandma book is filled with sweet and silly prompts like “I love when you say _______” and “If you were a type of pie you’d be ______.”, it’s an instant heirloom she’s sure to cherish.

Brittany Page Mom Best Texts Card

Brittany Page

Mom Best Texts Card


Gifts are great, but what she really wants is a little love and appreciation. A heartfelt card is sure to hit the mark, especially when it gives her a good chuckle as well. We love the silly but sweet cards from illustrator and graphic designer Brittany Paige and so will she!

Lovepop Mother's Day Bouquet


Mother's Day Bouquet


Or, you crank that card to 11. The oh-so-stylish pop up cards and paper flower arrangements from Lovepop look gorgeous on her table or mantle and last forever!

A version of this story was published March 30, 2021. It has been updated.