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

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 Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art



Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

If there’s one thing grandma can’t get enough of, it’s photos of her grand kids. 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 $29.

Mersea Charleston Wrap



Charleston Wrap

No matter where she’s headed, traveling mamas should have a luxe adventure-ready shawl in her closet. This mid-weight cotton + cashmere number is perfect for keeping warm on drafty planes and makes a gorgeous accessory when she’s reached her destination.

sunflow beach bundle



Beach Bundle

After the grief you gave her, she’s earned that #beachlife, am I right? Set her up with the ultimate chill station via the Sunflow Beach Bundle! Created by a product and fashion designer, it’s all she’ll need for those relaxing afternoons. (Minus the sunscreen of course.) The chair itself is super comfortable with four different positions for lounging and a water-resistant fabric that can be hosed right off. Sunny day? The attached sunshade offers UPF50+ protection and can easily adjust as the sun moves. There’s also an included towel that fastens to the chair to keep it close at hand and an adjustable drink holder that can even accommodate those White Claws you turned her onto.😉

FiveADrift Towel



Turkish Towel

Another option for the beach-going gram? An over-size and lightweight Turkish Towel. If she hasn’t already discovered their magic, it’s sure to be a total game changer. They dry lightning fast, are super absorbent and take up far less space in the beach bag than traditional towels. Our top pick are the hemp and organic cotton styles from the philanthropic FiveADrift. They’re durable, sand-resistant and best of all 100% of the brand’s profits go to partner organizations helping to remove plastic from the ocean.

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 Welly for the removable infuser for tea or fruit and their amazing patterns. I mean, leopard?? Come on!

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

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

Grandmother's Journal

What we love about this one, 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 these miracles. 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 this sturdy steel number 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, there’s a headphone jack!) This latest version is 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 their three signature scents—a fruity mango guava, a rich Moroccan amber and my personal favorite (which sells out on the regular) a fresh bergamot, grass, tonka bean that I want every room to smell like 24/7.

Aura Frames



Digital Frame

Forget what you know about digital photo frames. The Aura 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. 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

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.

letterfolk mat



Customizable Tile Mat

Make her doorstep more Instagrammable than ever with Letterfolk’s customizable doormat. The rubber mat comes with 150 contrasting hexagon tile “caps” that can be used to create endless words, patterns and designs. There are tons of ideas on their website along with a digital design tool if she’s feeling particularly creative. And when she really gets into it (which she will!) there are tons of gorgeous color tiles to add to her creations.

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.