26 Best Gifts for Grandma 2022 That’ll Make Her Grin From Ear to Ear

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For those of us who either never had the opportunity to know our grandmothers or don’t have a close relationship with them, we can only hope those who have a tight bond with a grandma know how special that is. Every grandma is different, of course, but one thing is always true about this particular family member. She’s irreplaceable and she deserves a sentimental gift that lets her know you understand that during the busy holiday season. (Seriously, before you know it, it’ll be Christmas, New Years, and Mother’s Day.)

It’s for this reason — and all the others she’s given you throughout your life — that we’ve rounded up 26 great gifts that go beyond the typical keepsakes, framed family photos, or Etsy birthstone pendants she gets year after year. It’s time for holiday gifts that show her you don’t see her as just a nice older lady who sends you a $5 bill on your birthday — though that’s much appreciated, Grandma, thank you — but rather a unique individual you’re so proud to know and love.

And of course, because there’s no one cookie-cutter grandmother (some grandmothers don’t even own a cookie cutter), our gift ideas run the gamut. In this gift guide, you’ll find the best gifts for grandma that’ll make her life a little more comfortable, her skin a little glowier, and her style — and even her body temperature — a little cooler. (Not to mention remind her that you’re one of the best grandkids ever, even if you waited until the last minute to get that perfect gift.)

Skin-Care Gifts

Beekman 1802 Better Aging Skincare Set

How about a little goat milk for the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time)? Although goat milk has been used in skin care for way longer than grandma has been around, there’s nothing old-fashioned about the goat milk-infused products from Beekman 1802

This Better Aging Skincare gift set (valued at $61) features a mini Dewy Eyed eye cream and Bloom Cream moisturizer, and a full-size Dream Booster overnight serum, all of which deliver noticeable skin-smoothing and softening results that will leave grammy glowing. The trio comes tucked in an adorable yellow daisy tote bag that will make grandma smile and think of you every time she pulls it out.

If your grandmother is a little intimidated by high-tech beauty gadgets, introduce her to the cute-as-can-be, easy-to-use NuFace Mini+. A petite version of the original NuFace, this microcurrent device delivers the same toning and contouring benefits in a few minutes that Grandma can spend focusing on herself. Plus, as an upgrade to the previous Mini, this device unlocks exclusive 3-Depth Microcurrent Technology via the new Bluetooth app, meaning she can tailor treatments (the fine-line-blurring Skin-Tightening Mode) to her liking.

Tenoverten The Protective Hand Care Set

Esker Aromatic Shower Steamer Set

This luxe trio of hand-coddling goodness from Tenoverten features facial-grade products that deliver impressive skin-smoothing results on hands and make grandma’s healing touch that much more comforting. The Protective Hand Care Set includes a pampering sleep mask that leaves hands feeling pillowy soft come morning, a restorative serum that treats and smooths fine lines, and a hyaluronic acid lotion that softens and brightens hands that need some TLC. Plus, it comes bundled in an adorable corduroy drawstring bag that is a gift in its own right.

Whether or not your grandmother has tried other shower steamer tablets that are made to sit directly on the tub or stall floor, she’ll appreciate how Esker’s Aromatic Shower Steamer Set provides a handsome, hand-carved marble base to hold the two bricks that will make her bathroom feel more like a spa. Dried botanical ingredients are embedded in both the Calendula Palo Santo and Eucalyptus Lavender, each of which can be used up to three times.

Tammy Fender Celestial Rose Crème

Kate McLeod Grounding Stone

There isn’t a single skin type that wouldn’t benefit from Tammy Fender’s Celestial Rose Crème year-round. Grandma will love its natural rose scent and the way its concoction of manuka honey, glycerin, aloe, and kakadu plum moisturize, soothe, and protect the skin. Ideal as a night cream to cap off her nighttime routine, this gives Grandma’s complexion a luxurious, plant-based boost.

Grandma has never experienced a body moisturizer quite like the Kate McLeod Grounding Stone. It looks a bit like a bar of soap and presents almost like some sort of lucky charm — and in a way, it is, in how it bestows so much goodness onto the skin. Its four harmonizing oils — sweet almond, apricot, avocado, and fractionated coconut — blend with cocoa butter and essential oils of vetiver and bergamot for a simple yet indulgent moisturizing moment.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Shower Oil

Mount Lai De-Puffing Jade Facial Roller

Grandma may like that one drugstore body wash she’s been using for years, but she will love Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Shower Oil. This oil-to-milk cleanser feels like nothing she’s ever tried before, especially if she’s seeking out a little relief from everyday aches and pains. In addition to soothing and moisturizing, it relaxes with an aromatherapeutic blend of rosemary, ginger, and black pepper essential oils.

This gift might require a mini tutorial — which who are we kidding, grammy will love — but once you share the skin-smoothing secrets behind jade rolling, it will quickly become a welcome addition to her skin-care lineup. The ancient Chinese ritual is known to offer a laundry list of skin-care benefits including gentle lifting and toning, relieving tension around the face and along the jawline, reducing puffiness, and encouraging lymphatic drainage and cell turnover.

This dual-sided De-Puffing Jade Facial Roller from Mount Lai has a larger and smaller end to easily navigate around the nooks and curves of the face. Plus, there’s something innately stress-relieving about rolling the cool stone around your face that grandma will love.

Kate Somerville Kate’s Clinic Essentials Duo

ESW Plant Milk Face Masks

Grandma’s face will light up when she sees the gorgeous packaging for the Kate Somerville Kate’s Clinic Essentials Duo, and that’s before she taps into the skin-brightening goodness inside. The set includes two of Kate Somerville’s favorite products, including the ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment to gently buff away dry, flakey skin.

Paired with Kate’s Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser, this pampering formula gently breaks up grease and grime from the day and rinses away seamlessly to reveal a seriously glowing, polished complexion. Grandma’s skin will look and feel completely rejuvenated after just one use, and she’ll have you to thank for it.

This adorable ESW Plant Milk Face Mask Set blankets the face in a layer of hydration that leaves skin supple, coddled, and glowing after each use. These masks are cut to fit comfortably on the face, laying flush around the nooks and crannies of your nose and eyes. They’re made up of delicious blends including blueberry coconut milk (for firming), vanilla oak milk (for soothing), matcha almond milk (for brightening), and avocado banana milk (for hydration). 

Each one is saturated with skin-pampering goodness without being drippy and messy, making for a truly relaxing self-care experience for grams. Added bonus: they are made from 100-percent compostable material (which can break down in 30 days and leaves no soil toxicity) so the only mark left behind is your glowing complexion.

Makeup, Hair & Fragrance Gifts

Guerlain Météorites Highlighting Powder Pearls

Carter + Jane 7 Scent Journey + Train Case

Guerlain’s gorgeous Météorites Light Revealing Pearls of Powder look a little bit like a jar of candy your grandmother may keep in her entryway, but this is so much more glamorous than that. The little balls are made of six types of iridescent and matte powders that blend seamlessly to brighten up Grandma’s complexion — and her day.

Even if Grandma has had a signature scent for ages, you can zhuzh her fragrance wardrobe with a few new options to wear on special occasions by giving her Carter + Jane’s 7 Scent Journey + Train Case. Created to help connect the wearer to scent-centric memories, this collection features mini bottles of Angelic Clementine, Beach House, Lavender Chai, Lilac Snow, Neroli No. 18, Ski House, and Tuberose Vanilla — all made with organic essential oils. She can keep them in the pretty train case or use its conveniently see-through format for other little objects she doesn’t want to lose track of.

Go Gray Revitalizing Treatment

She’s been talking about making the transition from hair dye to her now natural gray for years, but she just hasn’t been sure how to do it. Show your grandmother you think she’d be a total silver fox by guiding her switch with the Go Gray Revitalizing Treatment. This affordable yet professional-level formula is made to shrink hair-dye pigments and diminish the line between semi-permanent and permanent hair color and natural gray growth so it looks like a more seamless ombré effect until she’s ready for a haircut. 

Lips can take a real beating when the temperatures drop, so grandma will be psyched to discover this luxurious Ilia The Lip Set to keep her lips plush and pampered day and night. These lip-conditioning products are a far cry from your typical drugstore stocking stuffer, and one swipe is enough for grandma to notice and appreciate the difference.

Each product is a treat for your lips, with a healing overnight lip mask for softer lips come morning; a buttery lip balm to protect that pillowy softness throughout the day; and a sheer mauve tint for a pretty finishing touch that anyone, including grammy, will love.

Home & Apparel Gifts

Vilight Grandma Brag Board

Electrohome Montrose Record Player and McKinley Bookshelf Speaker Bundle

Truth be told, all Grandma really wants for the holidays is a hug from her children and grandchildren. But for the times when that’s not possible, this adorable photo board will serve as her personal shrine to her loved ones. The decorative wooden ‘brag board’ features easy-to-use clothespins that make adding and swapping in new photos exceptionally easy and includes clips that work for photos of all sizes. The cute farmhouse design only adds to the charm.

Cue the nostalgia and get ready for a trip down memory lane as grandma recounts dozens of memories while listening to her favorite vinyls. The chic, minimalistic Montrose record player has an understated design that fits any room and becomes a conversation-starting piece no matter where you put it. It will be a welcome addition that both grandma and grandpa will love, sparking special memories for the whole family every time they give a record a spin.

No more granny slippers for the hippest grandma on the block. Treat your grandmother to the profoundly comfy Oofos Oocozie Low Shoe. Oofos are already known for supreme comfort, but this particular design takes it to the next level with a super soft, fuzzy, vegan upper, available in pink, black, and chestnut (our favorite, seen here). Whether she wears them around the house or out and about, her feet will look as good as they feel.

Give grandma’s slippers a cozy upgrade with these plush, super-soft warming slippers that will make her smile. The microwavable Intelex Warmies Slipper cocoon feet in a pocket of warmth that instantly ease stress and tension from the feet up. The fluffy booties are filled with millet grains, which absorb heat and disperse it across the top and sides of your foot. 

Despite sounding techy, these slippers work their magic after just a quick zap in the microwave (up to 60 seconds), so grandma won’t need your help every time she wants to warm them up. They are also stuffed with dried lavender for a complete aromatic, wellness experience that grandma will enjoy daily.

DavidsTea Feel Good Faves 12 Tea Sampler

Big Blanket Co Premium Woven Blanket

Even if Grandma loves coffee more than most of the people in her family tree, she will truly appreciate this tea set of Feel-Good Faves from DavidsTea. The gift box holds a dozen often creatively named flavors — Blood Orange Boost, Calming Chamomile, Cold 911, Headache Halo, Le Digestif, Lemon Lullaby, North African Mint, Pomegranate Echinacea, Super Ginger, Throat Rescue, Valerian Nights, and Wild Grown Rooibos — that promote not only deliciousness but also relaxation, better digestion, and more. Be sure to pair it with a World’s Best Grandma mug.

True to its name, the Big Blanket Co Premium Woven Blanket is humongous, and that is precisely what we love about it. It has a wingspan that measures 10 feet by 10 feet, which makes it bigger than a blanket for a king-size bed, and is made of a soft, tight-knit fabric that is both warm and cozy, but surprisingly lightweight.

Grandma can comfortably snuggle up with all her favorite people without a single shoulder or toe uncovered. It’s even compact enough to throw in the washing machine when it’s in need of a refresh. While these blankets comes in tons of patterns, this year brings a limited-edition Tipsy Elves design that’s stamped with the brand’s signature “holiday sweater” flare, featuring Santa riding a unicorn in space, which makes for an extra festive (and unique) holiday home accent.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Homesick Grandma’s Kitchen Candle

There are few things as comforting as that first sip of hot coffee in the morning and this genius heated mug ensures every sip that follows is equally as toasty and enjoyable. The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug keeps grandma’s drink hot for well over an hour, so she can leisurely sip as she goes about her morning routine.

While there is a hi-tech element that allows you to set and control the exact temperature for your brew through an app, the whole experience can be simplified for grammy with the familiar plug-and-charge concept. The mug is auto-set to 135 degrees Fahrenheit, which is certainly hot enough for most palettes and is equally as functional for maintaining a hot morning brew.

While there isn’t an object that can 100 percent replicate the delicious aromas that come from nonna’s kitchen, this natural soy-wax candle delivers a commendable and comforting alternative — without the dirty dishes. The scent is a carbon copy of that oven-baked sweetness that fills grandma’s home when she’s baking a warm apple pie or whipping up one of the ‘ol family recipes. In short, Homesick Grandma’s Kitchen Candle evokes a sweet — but not cloying — blend of sugar and spice that will soothe the soul when you’re in a long-distance grandma-grandchild relationship.

Practical Gifts

Look Optic Abbey Round Blue Light Glasses

Whether Grandma is retired, working from home, or going to a job every day, she’ll appreciate the comfort and posture check BackEmbrace provides. It helps prevent slouching by stabilizing the shoulders, properly aligns the spine, and offers relief without the bulkiness and less-than-cuteness associated with most posture-correction devices. It’s even machine-washable.

With all of the Zoom calls and FaceTimes Grandma has been on these last few years, it’s time to equip her eyes with something to counteract all that strain and blue-light exposure she’s experienced while chatting with her loved ones. The Look Optic Abbey Round Blue Light Glasses are a practical gifting choice that doesn’t require a prescription — only the desire to look cute and give your eyes a much-needed break when looking at screens. We love this particular Abbey style, which comes in several neutral and bold colors (like the pictured Crimson), but there are 10 additional options to browse.

Happy Notes Book Gratitude Journal

This may look like another high-tech fitness watch, but this wearable tech is in a league of its own. The Embr Wave 2 Bracelet cools and warms via one of the most temperature-sensitive parts of the body (the wrist, obviously) to increase comfort. That means warming Grandma up when she’s chilly, cooling her down during stress or hot flashes, and helping her achieve her ideal sleep temp. 

If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift idea that will tug on Grandma’s heartstrings, this pretty little notebook provides a special place for her to jot down all her favorite memories. The Happy Notes Book Gratitude Journal is designed to simplify gratitude journaling into a few short form “happy notes” that make prioritizing mental health an easy daily practice that anyone can stick to.

Featuring plenty of lined pages for free writing, the journal is also sprinkled with short prompts that encourage granny to recount daily moments of joy and upcoming moments they’re excited for. It’s even stocked with a stamped envelope and cute notecard so Grandma can pay that positive energy forward.

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