Holiday Gifting For Your Grandparents: 6 Gifts To Help You Achieve “Favorite Grandchild” Status

girl covering the eyes of her grandmother for their surprise gift
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Grandparents are truly the best at giving. Whether you want a warm blanket, a delicious meal, a great “back in my day” story, or simply an amazing hug, grandma and grandpa will always know how to make you feel loved. These gestures of love are worth more than all the possible gifts for grandparents we could think of.

Gift the amazing love and attention back over their birthdays or the holiday season by setting up a group gift for your grandparents with the rest of the grandkids! They always spread joy and affection, but rarely ask for it in return. Show them how much you care and give them something they will truly enjoy by checking out Presently’s top gift picks for grandparents this holiday or birthday season. (Oh, and I almost forgot… favorite grandchild status is a step closer with these ideas 🙂 )


Because they can’t stop looking through old photos of you

facetime with them is one of the sweetest christmas gifts for grandparents
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Every time I visit my nana’s house, she whips out her iPad and shows me the same set of photos and then we discuss how different I looked in my eighth-grade graduation pictures. Although I will forever cherish the backstory I hear week after week of visiting, I know that she would love to be able to properly display the images that she can’t talk enough about.

The Pix-Star Cloud Digital Photo Frame easily connects to a multitude of platforms (Camera roll, Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, OneDrive, Flickr, Google Drive, Google Photos, 23Snaps) via Wi-Fi. This gadget and tons of photos allow the user to seamlessly stream all the grandchild photos they can think of. Perfect gifts for grandparents who are in the sentimental lane!


When you can’t send your love physically

friend lamps are perfect christmas gifts for grandparents
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We all wish we could get a hug from nana or papa at the snap of a finger. Sometimes it can also be hard to remember to give a quick check-up phone call. Gifting a Long Distance Touch Lamp allows you to stay connected with your grandparents, and a simple tap on the lamp will let them know how much you love and miss them. You can even change the colors to match your mood, making the signal that much more fun and interactive!


To revisit family history

a grandmother and a girl reading a book together
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Every grandparent loves to discuss their origin story. It is truly fascinating to hear about how life was in their day, and the various challenges they faced given the times that they were in. Gift them an experience that almost feels like time travel with a 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service Kit. Allow this gift for grandparents to take a deep dive into their heritage by learning ancestry composition and where in the world their DNA is specifically from across 2000+ regions!


For some relaxation time

gift of relaxation is one of the best christmas gifts for grandparents
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One of the best gifts for grandparents is a nice massage. Give them a spa experience from the comfort of their home with the Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat. It is a powerful deep-kneading massager to relieve tired muscles, plantar fasciitis, neuropathy, chronic pain, and muscle tension all while improving blood flow!

For a better night’s sleep for your elders, a weighted blanket is the way to go. The Luxome Integrated Cover Weighted Blanket is easy to handle, has a refined finish without any bunching or excess heat, and is machine washable, making for a cool, comfortable, and convenient night’s rest.


For the chef who does it all

Spending time in the kitchen will be one of the memorable christmas gifts for grandparents
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I don’t know about your grandparents, but my nana is ALWAYS in the kitchen. Whether she is prepping vegetables for the next meal, or making gravy to simply store in the freezer for the next month, she is always cooking up something.

Food subscriptions, like this from 6-Month Goldbelly, are great gifts for grandparents to give them a break from cooking. Some months will be a savory item, others will be something sweet, making for a delicious surprise! Each month’s box feeds up to four people (sometimes more!), so you can easily sneak a spot at the table and enjoy the goodies yourself. This also makes for some great bonding time!


Giving Back

The elderly have been the most isolated when there are health outbreaks, leading to elevated rates of loneliness around the country. In times like these, it is very important to do our best to aid in the further development of resources for our elders.

One way to do so is by donating to the Alzheimer’s Association, which is involved in advocacy and research support for the disease that affects 1 in 10 people who are over the age of 65. In times of loneliness, everyone needs a companion. Pets can help combat loneliness, so the Pets for the Elderly Foundation helps people 60 and older pay pet adoption fees at participating shelters in 29 states.

When setting up a group gift this holiday season, consider having the extra funds go toward a charity that helps satisfy the needs and wants of the people that do so much for us.


Loved this piece? Check out Presently’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide and 7 Trendy Gifts For Teens Sure To Make You The “Cool Relative”!


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Megan Mallozzi