Best Gifts for Grandma in 2021
Looking for the best gifts for your Grandma? We’ve got you covered with our complete list created in late 2021 for the most up-to-date and relevant gifts. So you are a new mom and you need ideas of how to notify the new grandma of her new grandchild. Of course, a present is one of the ways to do that but what do you get. Perhaps a photo frame with a handprint of the new grandchild will be perfect. Getting married or graduating and want to invite your Nana. You don’t want just the standard invitation, you want something more personalized gifts.
Or are you just wanting to say thank you to your mom for being such a great granny to your baby? Or do you just want to give your gran a fun present for Grandparents day? Something personalized so that they will know it is from you? A photo frame with a photo of you and her together or a photo of the family all together in the photo frame perhaps.
Do you need something practical to help her get around, or be more comfortable in her home, or is safety an issue? Whatever ideas you have whether it is a personalized gift, a funny t-shirt, or a photo frame, or even a more serious item such as recliners, walkers, and safety features for their home. We have it all here for you in this list of best gifts for grandma on Amazon right now.
Gifts for Grandma this 2021
- Grandma Butterfly Suncatcher
- Willow Tree Grandmother Keepsake Box
- What I Love About Grandma Fill in the Love Journal
- Feilaiger Floating Living Memory Lockets
- The Grandparent Gift Life Story Frame
- Comfort Candles Grandmother by Pavilion Tea Light Candle
- Malden International Designs Grandma Picture Frame
- Worlds Greatest Grandma Parking Only Sign
- I Love You, Grandma book
- Memories for My Grandchild Grandparent’s Memory Book
- Grandparents House Rules Mounted Decorative Wall Art Sign
- Baby Child Keepsake Handprint Frame
- Grandma Bracelet Engraved Gift Jewelry
- Light up LED Heart for Grandma
- I Love You to the Moon and Back Suncatcher
- Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set
- Primitives Kathy Box Sign, A Grandmother
- Kitchen Gifts for Grandma’s Kitchen Aprons
- Grandma Sippy Cup
- Lillian Rose Grandma Hankie
- Willow Tree Grandmother
- Scentiments GRANDMA Gift Candle
- Cottage Garden Grandma Petite Rose Music Box
- Burton 9716068 I’m A Grandma Coffee Mug
- Precious Moments, You’re The Greatest Grandma
- Andreannie Grandma Pillow Case Cushion
- Andaz Press Grandma’s Wood Cutting Board
- Grandma Is My Name Spoiling Is My Game T-Shirt
- This Is What An Amazing Grandma Looks Like T-shirt Best Gift Shirt
- Disney Adults Mickey Mouse “Grandma” Fan T-Shirt
Grandma Butterfly SuncatcherCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Give Grandma a unique gift for her home. This beautiful Hanging Heart Charm with real flowers pressed between glass. The perfect for your special grandmother for her birthday or Grandparent’s day. The suction hook cup makes for easy hanging.
Willow Tree Grandmother Keepsake BoxCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Remind her that you love her and are thinking of her by putting a treasured photo into this keepsake box. This 3-inch Willow Tree figurine gift box has an enclosure for a card. The engraving inside will say it all.
What I Love About Grandma Fill in the Love JournalCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Let your baby tell their Grandma how much they love her. A personalized hardcover book with removable plastic jacket for safekeeping. Let them fill in the gaps to describe why she is such a great Grandma. She will love it!
Feilaiger Floating Living Memory LocketsCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A beautiful piece of jewelry that you can have personalized to show how much special she is and how important she is to you and her grand baby. Insert a photo of your baby in it. A lovely keepsake for christenings.
The Grandparent Gift Life Story FrameCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Mark the course of the journey from young girl, to new mother to grandmother with this stunning picture frame for Grandma. It has 3 sections to hold the photos and plaques that you can engrave with a caption.
Comfort Candles Grandmother by Pavilion Tea Light CandleCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Everyone loves candles and this tea light candle on a stand will truly delight Gran. The inspirational message lets her know how much she is part of your family. It is packaged in a lovely gift box too.
Malden International Designs Grandma Picture FrameCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A Grandma is a special person who is truly loved by her family. She is a little of everything to them so let them express it with this stunning photo frame that says it all. Wonderful display for her mantelpiece.
Worlds Greatest Grandma Parking Only SignCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Funny and cute, this parking sign let Grandma know she is special and welcome and her place in your family and heart are reserved for her alone. A wonderful fun Grandparents Day gift or Christmas gift your baby to give.
I Love You, Grandma bookCheck Price on Amazon ➞
The nicest way to give your child a love of reading is to read with them. This lovely children’s book will allow granny to read to her grandchild, letting them know she will always be there for them.
Memories for My Grandchild Grandparent’s Memory BookCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Let your Mom document her life for her grandchildren. This stunning memory book will tell them who she and about her family, from childhood to grandparenthood. A lovely keepsake for future generations to hold on to.
Grandparents House Rules Mounted Decorative Wall Art SignCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Nana loves her grandkids and they love her. The Natural Burlap Print wall art with her grandkids names and birthdates on is a lovely keepsake for Grandma to keep with her always. A wonderful Grandparents Day gift.
Baby Child Keepsake Handprint FrameCheck Price on Amazon ➞
The birth of a grandchild is special. So why not immortalise it with this lovely handprint frame. A great gift to give to a loving granny, whether it be the first grandchild or not she will love it.
Grandma Bracelet Engraved Gift JewelryCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Jewelry has always been the best way to express your love for somebody. Grandma is no different. This stunning chain with lobster claw hook and engraved heart pendant with light-catching crystals will be worn with pride for years to come.
Light up LED Heart for GrandmaCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Let the grandkids show Grandma how much they love her with this battery operated mirrored base Worlds Best Grandma light up glass heart. Stunning gift for Nana to display on her nightstand to remind her how much she is loved.
I Love You to the Moon and Back SuncatcherCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Give Nana a unique gift for her to hand on her patio or window to remind her just how much you love her and think of her. An elegant gift for her on her birthday, Christmas or Mother’s day.
Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift SetCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Everybody likes to pamper themselves and Nana is no different. This all natural gift with hand cream, cuticle cream, hand repair cream and cotton gloves, gives her the perfect tool for keeping her hands soft and smooth. She’ll love it!
Primitives Kathy Box Sign, A GrandmotherCheck Price on Amazon ➞
This lovely wooden sign is made for Nana to show her grandkids that they loved and are the apple of her eye. It can be free standing or place on a table of hung from a wall in her house.
Kitchen Gifts for Grandma’s Kitchen ApronsCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Nothing tastes better than something from Nana’s kitchen and this three piece kitchen apron set is perfect for her on Mother’s Day or her birthday. It has pockets so she can keep her necessities with her when cooking or baking.
Grandma Sippy CupCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A fun gift for Grandma to celebrate any special occasions like Christenings. She will love this multi-purpose tasting glass for red or white wine lovers. A keepsake that will last with a chip resistant rim using the Finedge® Manufacturing Process.
Lillian Rose Grandma HankieCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Hankies are synonymous with Nana’s. This is a hankie she can use on special occasions such as graduations or weddings. The words say it all, let her know how much her being there means on your special day.
Willow Tree GrandmotherCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A Grandma’s love transcends the years, show her how much she inspires you and how much you love her with this Susan Lordi hand carved Willow Tree Figurine. Comes in a gift box with a card enclosure.
Scentiments GRANDMA Gift CandleCheck Price on Amazon ➞
For the Grandma who has everything she needs, this lovely Scentiments candle lets her know how much she is loved and cherished by you. It comes in Mason Jars that is recyclable. Personalise it with using the included gift card.
Cottage Garden Grandma Petite Rose Music BoxCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Let your little ones write personal messages to their Nana and put them in this Petite Rose Music Box. She will cherish not only the box but the messages and memories. A heart-warming and personal Christmas or birthday gift.
Burton 9716068 I’m A Grandma Coffee MugCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Working Grandma’s will appreciate this great mug to use at the office. It is dishwasher safe and can be used in microwaves to make that quick cuppa-soup for lunch. A great fun gift for birthday’s or mother’s day.
Precious Moments, You’re The Greatest GrandmaCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A “just because” gift for a precious Grandmother from her granddaughter. Let her know how much you love and care for her just because she is who she is. This bisque porcelain figurine if perfect for her bookshelf or desk.
Andreannie Grandma Pillow Case CushionCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A lovely gift to give on the birth of a first grandchild. Let your Mom know how much you love her and what a great grandmother she will be. This pillow case is machine washable with an invisible zipper.
Andaz Press Grandma’s Wood Cutting BoardCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Nana’s kitchen is a special place. It is where the family gets together and memories are made. Give your Grandma this stunning Andaz Press cutting board for her birthday, Christmas or even her housewarming, she is sure to love it.
Grandma Is My Name Spoiling Is My Game T-ShirtCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A fun t-shirt for the Grandma who is young at heart. This durable, high quality 100% cotton t-shirt will add a little fun to the family holiday or pick-nick. A lovely novelty gift just because you can.
This Is What An Amazing Grandma Looks Like T-shirt Best Gift ShirtCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A lovely novelty gift for Grandma to wear just for fun at a christening party as the proud Nana. It is really cute and well made. 100% cotton, soft and comfortable Gildan Brand t-shirt that Nana will find really amusing.
Disney Adults Mickey Mouse “Grandma” Fan T-ShirtCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Make that family trip fun with this cute novelty t-shirt for Grandma to wear. This is made from 100% cotton and is officially licensed Disney merchandise. Fun and funky for the young at heart Nana to wear on family vacations.
Keep Calm Grandma Coffee MugCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A lovely Mother’s Day gift for Grandma to have her morning coffee in. It is an 11 ounce white ceramic mug with an easy to grip C-handle. Remind her that you think Grandma can cure all with love and understanding.
What Happens At Grandma’s Stays At Grandma’s Stepping StoneCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Nana is there to spoil and what Mom doesn’t know can’t hurt her. This is a funny novelty stepping stone for Grandma to put in her garden or even inside. A great gift for Grandparent’s day or just for fun.
Luxury Combed Cotton “Bring Me Some Wine” SocksCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Nana works hard and you can show her your appreciation with these lovely one size fits most non-slip comfortable socks. Makes for a lovely party favour or housewarming gift for Grandma to put her feet up in. Cute and fun.
I Am a Grandma and a Nurse Nothing Scares Me T-ShirtCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A fun and cute gift for your Grandma or a retired nurse. A good quality 100% cotton t-shirt printed with echo-friendly ink. Your nursing grandma will love this funky novelty gift for Mother’s Day or Christmas or any other occasion.
Grandma Ever Wood Heart Keychain Key TagCheck Price on Amazon ➞
The perfect Mother’s Day gift for your wonderful Grandma. This lightweight key tag is not too heavy and made with real wood. Easy to open key ring that they can attached to anything including their suitcase when visiting grandkids.
Love Grandmother Forever Yours BraceletCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A stunning beaded bracelet with a heart charm to let your Nana know how much you love and care for her. It comes gift boxed. Includes a card for you to send her a special message for any occasion.
Bluw Racing GranniesCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A great novelty gift for the fun loving Granny in your life. Just wind them up and they will race each other across the table. A party favor for your Nans housewarming or birthday party.
Bath Bomb Gift Set KitCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A soothing bath is just what Nana needs after the grandkids have visited. This lovely Bath Bomb gift set is just the thing to help her relax. All natural and organic with 6 fizzy bombs she will truly appreciate it.
Flameless LED Candles – 3 Mooncandles with Remote ControlCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Get the atmosphere of candles without the possibility of the real danger of naked flames. Light up your bathroom or living room the Flameless LED Candles made from real wax. Perfect to use as nightlights, comes with remote control.
Giftgarden I Love You to the Moon and Back Heart Shaped LED GiftCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Beautifully made heart shaped acrylic mirror with LED light. Ideal to use as a cake top decoration for a birthday and includes an exquisitely crafted polyresin rose base decoration to add to the look. Say “I love you” in style.
Grandma Ever Metal Pendant Keychain Key TagCheck Price on Amazon ➞
The perfect idea for a Mother’s Day gift for Grandma. Attach it to your luggage or use for keys. It has an easy to open keyring and is durable and very cute. Great quality and Nana will love it.
Grandma Best Gigi Ever Gift Coffee MugCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Every time she has coffee or tea she will think of you. This 11 ounce white ceramic coffee mug with an easy to grip C-handle makes a great Mother’s Day present for your Granny. Dishwasher safe, printed on both sides.
Flipper Big Button Universal RemoteCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A senior friendly remote for your Gran to control her TV. Only 6 key buttons, On/off, Channel Up or Down, Volume control and mute button. Compatible with multiple devices. Customizable for content and lock feature to prevent accidental reprogramming.
Grandmother Gifts for Grandma Heart Shaped LEDCheck Price on Amazon ➞
The words “A Grandmother is like and angel that takes you in her heart” etched onto this LED lit acrylic mirror says it all. A cool party decoration or cake topper that can be customised for the occasion.
key2Bme GRANDMA key Flower keychainCheck Price on Amazon ➞
This durable, verified-lead-free metal key holder is lightweight and perfect for you Nana. The inspirational quote will make her smile. The perfect gift idea for any occasion. Tell the world that Grandma holds the key to your heart with this gift.
Art of Appreciation Lavender Renewal Spa Basket Gift SetCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Sooth your aching body with this two piece skin reviving loofah set. It includes a sisal hand mitt, sisal body sponge and scented body lotion and cleansing bath gel. Feel at piece in the bathtub with a relaxing aromatherapy candle.
Enesco Foundations Grandmother Angel Stone Resin FigurineCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Your Nana is your guardian angel, show her how much you love and treasure her with this intricately sculptured Grandmother Angel figurine, holding a flowered wreath. Perfect for the nightstand, bookshelf or desk top. Part of the Enesco Foundations collection.
EZ Off Jar OpenerCheck Price on Amazon ➞
It is so frustrating when you cannot remove the lid of your favorite jelly. The EZ Off Jar Opener will alleviate that frustration. Easy to install and use and will get even the most stubborn lid off effortlessly.
Willow Tree The QuiltCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Another stunning Willow Tree figurine named The Quilt. This is an originally carved Susan Lordi figurine to add to your Nana’s collection. A stunning gift that she can keep on her nightstand or bookshelf to remind her of your love.
Michael Kors Watches Parker Women’s WatchCheck Price on Amazon ➞
High quality rose gold-toned stainless steel bracelet watch. It has a large face with pave dial and bold logo. This has analog display and quartz movement. Water resistant to 100m with a stainless steel band and fold-over clasp.
Kindle Paperwhite E-readerCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Everybody loves to read. Make it easier for Nana with this Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader with built-in adjustable light, high resolution display and a massive selection of titles. No screen glare makes it easy to use even in bright sunlight.
Sunbeam Quilted Fleece Heated BlanketCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Make sitting in front of the TV cosy and comfortable even on those cold winter nights. The Sunbeam Quilted Fleece headed blanket is controlled by the EasySet Pro Controller, has 10 heat settings and 10-hour auto-off function. Machine washable.
Drive Medical Scout Compact Travel Power ScooterCheck Price on Amazon ➞
A lightweight powered scooter that can operate even on rough outdoor terrain. It provides stability and is easy to disassemble. An adjustable padded swivel seat, back and armrests, and delta-shaped steering wheel offers comfort and ease of use. Reaches 2.42MPH.
Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort Adjustable BedCheck Price on Amazon ➞
An adjustable comfort ergonomically designed programmable bed that offers different elevation positions, head and foot massage, USB ports and wireless remote. Mattress retention rail to keep your mattress in place is included. Ideal for relaxing and watching some TV.
Drive Medical Four Wheel WalkerCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Maximum support and comfort even on outdoor or uneven terrain. Features include loop locks for safety, basket for storage, padded seat with backrest and adjustable handle heights. Has four wheels for stability. Fold compactly for storage. Use indoors or outdoors.
Drive Medical Winnie Lite Supreme Aluminum Three Wheel RollatorCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Stunning three wheel rollator. Features a special loop lock and is made from internal aluminum casting. Soft-grip 7.5” casters that are perfect of indoor and outdoor use. Handy carry pouch to put your shopping or other belongings in.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Signature ToteCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Glamourish and stylis Michael Kors tote bag is the ideal gift for your beloved Nan. Tote style with due buckle-adjustable shoulder straps. Side exterior slip pockets and a flat bottom with protective metal feet. Also has a centre zipped pocket.
Vera Bradley ToteCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Stylish and fun with quilted fabric and multi-tone pattern and a solid pink interior. This is a spacious tote with 6 open slip pockets, outside slip pocket and zippered pocket. Features an open top with a loop tortoise toggle closure.
Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell in Satin NickelCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Safety is of great importance. This Wifi enabled video doorbell that works with smartphone or tablet lets you know you have company. Features HD video and motion sensors to detect movement at the door. Easy install with included tool kit.
Coaster Home Furnishings Casual Power Lift ReclinerCheck Price on Amazon ➞
The best way to watch TV or read is cuddled up on a very comfortable plush recliner. Features lift function, thick pillow arms and a remote control for gentle power recline. Pockets for your remote controls and good looks too.
Watseka XP Cargo-Electric BicycleCheck Price on Amazon ➞
Just because Nana is getting older does not mean she can’t be out and about. The Cargo-electric bicycle is perfect for her. 250-Watt motor and long lasting battery life. 6 speed shimano gear set and it reaches up to 14mph.
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Top Gift under $1000
Sitting comfortably in front of your TV set or whilst reading on a lazy Sunday afternoon or just relaxing after a hard day is what the Coaster Furnishings Casual Power Lift Recliner will offer your Nana. This plush recliner offers a lift function to help your Nan out of the chair without her having to put any strain on her knees or back. It also features a recline function that allows for a gentle power recline via remote control you can recline fully, this will be like heaven on earth to your Grandma. The seat is so well padded you will sink into the seat’s embrace and never want to get out again.
Upholstered in velvet with a brown sugar color, it is sure to fit into your Grans living room with ease. Sewn-in pockets give her plenty of space to put remote controls and of knitting needles. The seat is easy to put together even your 80-year-old Gran could do it with ease. If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury gifting ideas that you could offer her to say “thank you” to her for all she does.
Top Present under $500
Safety… is all-important, especially in today’s world. Being sure that your Nana is safe and secure is of paramount importance. So get her something that she will be able to hear, see and speak to anybody that may arrive at her doorstep without having to open the door first. It works with all Smartphones, tablets, or PC. This wonderful piece of equipment will alert you to the face that you have visitors whether they ring the doorbell or just trigger the built-in motion sensors at the door. You can first look to see who it is on in clear HD video before deciding if you want to let them in.
Nighttime is no problem, even if the porch light is blown, the infrared night vision allows you to see in the dark too. You can talk to your visitors to ascertain what they want via two-way audio that features noise cancellation. Even when you are not in the house, or when somebody is alone and you want to make sure nothing untoward is going on you can get streaming video and audio with live view. It is easy to set up and comes with a tool kit and installation guide. Never worry about your aged grandmother again, ensure she will always be safe with the Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell in Satin Nickel. It may not be jewelry but as gifting ideas go it is one of the best for your aging mom or gran and is available on Amazon now.
Top Gift for Grandma under $100
Personalized gifts are so much more rewarding to give and receive. A photo frame holds so much more than a photo. It speaks to new beginnings when it heralds the arrival of a new baby or even just the new beginnings of a graduate on their way to college. You want your gran to be a part of all of the new family happenings as she is one of the most important family members.
It can be personalized with an inscription at the back and a photo of her and you, or her and the family. How better to celebrate than capturing the memory of a photo. The Grandparent Gift Life Story Frame from Amazon allows your gran to document her journey from Child to Grandparent in the form of three photos with inscriptions. From a young girl to a new mom to a new grandmother. It is available now at Amazon.
Best Grandma Gift under $20
The perfect personalized gifts for your gran’s house. It documents the birth of her grandchildren with their names and dates of birth. Made from 100% acid-free natural burlap and printed in high-quality black ink. Put it into a personalized photo frame and she can either hang it proudly on her wall or place it on her desktop at her house. A very cute personalized gift for grandma that won’t break the bank and is available now at Amazon.
Recommend Stocking Filler Gift
Seeing the buttons on the remote is not only a problem that your Gran might experience. The bestselling Flipper Remote is designed for seniors and those that have low or impaired vision. It has large color-coded tactile buttons that allow you to set the volume, channel, and switch on/off. It is compatible with most devices and you can use it on any TV or DTV box. Instead of two remotes you only need this one.
You can customize your content to programming up to 25 favorite channels for easy access. The lock feature prevents you from accidentally reprogramming it when pressing the wrong buttons. One of the best gifting ideas for an elderly Gran or Mom or anybody really. Get one of these gifts on Amazon for under $35.
If you are looking for more gifts for that special someone, you can take a look at our curated list of gifts in our inspiration section. If you’d like us to create a list of brilliant gifts, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What are the Best Gifts for Grandmas for Christmas 2021?
Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate the special bonds between family members, with family gatherings, dinners, outings, and gift-giving. Part of the preparation for Christmas is buying gifts, and deciding what to get for each of your loved ones. So, what do you get for grandma for Christmas 2021?
- Something sentimental & personal. A gift that shows attention to detail and an emotional connection is always a good choice. The Treasured Passages Letter Book is a gift that offers the preservation of memories as well as valuable time spent sharing stories with your grandma. Personalized jewelry makes a lovely gift, such as an engraved bracelet or a locket with pictures of her grandchildren set safely inside. Monogrammed accessories, like a scarf or pair of women’s gloves with her initials embroidered on them, will make her feel special. Similarly, choose gifts that you know she will love, by choosing an item according to her interests. Perhaps she is a bird enthusiast who would enjoy a bird book or a cute new birdhouse (like the Cottage Birdhouse), or a subscription to her favorite magazine.
- Organize an experience. Time spent with your grandma is the most valuable gift of all, so you can organize something special for the two of you to enjoy together, as a unique Christmas gift. An outing to a museum, theatre show, dinner out, or lunch at a botanical garden are all great ways to spend some quality time with your grandma. Make sure that you cover all expenses, especially if your pension or savings don’t quite cover luxury activities! She may insist on contributing financially, but simply be firm and insist that it’s your treat.
- Pamper her with a luxury gift. Your grandma might not buy special things for herself, so why not spoil her with a high-quality, luxury gift such as a silk scarf or pearl earrings? You needn’t go overboard if she doesn’t really like luxury goods, but if she appreciates a good quality accessory or piece of jewelry or necklace, make her day with something special! Make sure you choose something that she likes – for example, you wouldn’t get her a designer handbag if she enjoys collecting beautiful earrings!
- Create a DIY gift for grandma with your kids. If your young children want to give grandma a Christmas gift that they have created themselves, you can help them to make a cute and sentimental gift! The easiest idea is to make a painting or a print, where each grandchild can add a bit of creativity. Some fun prompts include getting the grandchildren to draw themselves with their grandparents, making “art” for grandma, drawing her cats or other pets, or her favorite things. Get each child to sign their names – however, they are able – and put a date on the artwork. You can frame it for her, and the kids can present grandma with the wrapped gift on Christmas.
How do I Choose an Appropriate gift for a Grandma who lives in a Nursing Home?
You may be perplexed when trying to choose a gift for your grandma if she lives in a nursing home, especially seeing as she probably has a smaller personal living space, and limited mobility and cognitive abilities. However, you can still get her a suitable and thoughtful gift, if you take a few things into consideration:
- Do some research. If you’re not sure what the nursing house allows when it comes to safety etc, give them a call and make sure that your gift will be appropriate. For example, they may not allow pets (in case you were thinking about getting her a canary for company!) or some kinds of high-maintenance potted plants. If you are not able to visit your grandma as often as you’d like, and you’re not sure what she needs or what the nursing-home offers, phone a relative who visits your grandma regularly and ask for their advice.
- Make her feel at home. If she has had to sell or move most of her belongings from her previous house, try to get her something the will make her feel more comfortable in her new room/suite. If she used to have comfy old furniture, look into getting her a second-hand, beautifully designed chair for her room, or a lovely new bed quilt that has a similar pattern to her old decor. If she had a large garden before moving that she loved tending to, why not get her a few small, easy-to-care-for potted plants? That way, she can enjoy having flowers and greenery in her room, no matter her mobility or how small her living space is.
- Know her ailments and limits. Getting older and frailer can be extremely difficult for your grandma, so it’s best to be sensitive and conscientious when it comes to gift choices. If she has deteriorating eyesight, a large-print version of her favorite book would be a better choice than a thick novel with fine print. Likewise, fiddly jigsaw puzzles may just frustrate her if her fine motor skills are not as good as they used to be. You want her to feel understood and cared for, so choosing a gift that suits her current abilities is essential.
What kind of Gifts can I get for an Active Grandma?
If you are fortunate enough to have a grandma who is still very healthy, active, and social, then you have a few more different options for gifts available to you! Find out if she wants to try a new hobby, or whether she is interested in getting new tools or materials for an existing hobby, and get her something unique to enhance her leisure time activities! Keeping active is essential for the elderly, and you can help to keep your grandma healthy and happy with a practical and thoughtful set of gifts.
- If your grandma loves gardening but can’t bend over quite as easy to reach her beloved flowerbeds, get her a handy Foldable Garden Kneeler! The supportive foam will cushion her knees, and the device can be turned over to form a sturdy bench. No sorer back from stooping! Gardening together with your grandma is also a wonderful bonding activity, as you can chat and joke in a relaxed setting, whilst enjoying the outdoors. You might even learn a thing or two that you can pass on to your own grandchildren.
- Most grandmas like to keep up with the lives of their children and grandchildren via social media, and you can support her interest by keeping her socially connected. You could get her a new smartphone or tablet if she isn’t able to afford one by herself, or a cozy pair of Pop-Dot Tech Gloves that will let her use her smart devices whilst still keeping her hands warm in winter. You can spend some time with grandma as you teach her to use her new device, and even take a few selfies to mark the occasion! She will love feeling closer to her family, especially if you are separated by living across the country.
- If she’s a fan of cultural events, why not get her a season/yearly pass to the theatre or her favorite museum? You can also set up several fun outings where you can go together and enjoy some cake and coffee afterward. She will enjoy getting out and about and having your company. You could also sign both your grandparents up to a dinner club or a skills class so that they can have fun learning new things together.
In general, it’s good to avoid typical cliched Christmas gifts and to choose personalized, sentimental gifts that are tailored to the personality and circumstances of your grandma. She will adore a gift that shows how much careful thought and love was put into it!
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