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.
Celebrate and honor each of her roles with this sweet north star pendant. She's the guiding light that started it all.
While she may not have ventured too far from home over the past year, this year will put her back in action. 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.
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!)
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.
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.
A brand that's been in the slipper biz for over 50 years clearly knows what they're doing. We love all their styles, but think G-ma will appreciate these most given their indoor/outdoor sole which makes grabbing the paper easy-peasy and their unbeatable arch support. The boiled wool upper is breathable and lightweight keeping her comfortable no matter what the temps.
Bring the bird party to her backyard with a squirrel-proof feeder. They're pesky critters, but this sturdy steel number promises to be 100% effective at keeping them at bay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No one appreciates analog quite like Grandma. Let her print photos to her heart's content with the super convenient all-in-one printer from HP. Not only does it print a wide range of photo sizes that she can grab directly from the cloud or social media, but it's also Alexa enabled— so there's someone else she can ask for help besides you. 😉
If she's been making do with some granny glasses she scooped up at the drug store, now's the time to change that. The super cool styles from Look Optic hardly look like readers and even come in blue-blocking versions without magnification.
From notes to old friends to weekly letters to her grandkids, this beautiful stationary set from Rifle Paper Co. will inspire all kinds of hand-written treasures.
Talk about stress-free! Small Packages Mother's Day Box was curated by "gift designers" using real data and insights to curate the most fabulous array of goodies. Choose from three tiers which include natural and sustainable products like Mast Chocolate, Avry Beauty Shea Butter Cream and Brightland Olive OIl. Prices start at $35.
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.
Forget what you know about digital photo frames. The Loop is all that and then some. Paired with a free app, it sets up in minutes to instantly share photos, videos and even video chat with far-flung loved ones anywhere in the world. It's super simple to use and even allows you to set up "channels" that keep photos organized. Grandma (and grandpa) will never have to nudge you for photos again.
The weighted blankets from Bearaby are in a class by themselves. Unlike other weighted blankets with noisy fillers that shift around, their stunning, chunky knit weighted blankets get their heft from sustainable fabric alone. Each is hand-knit by skilled craftspeople to offer unparalleled calm and relaxation.
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.
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