Gifts for grandparents that show how much you care


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Grandparents are amazing. Not only have they raised their own children, but now they are helping out with their grandkids. These gifts for grandparents are a great way to show them how grateful you are.

One of the biggest challenges when buying for grandparents is that quite often they don’t need a lot of extra stuff. So finding gift ideas that are personal to them, like photo frames or coffee mugs are great.

Another great strategy is to think of ways to make their lives a bit easier. Whether it’s a foot massager or a robot vacuum cleaner, these gift ideas will give them the kind of rest and relaxation they deserve.

The BTTR list of top gifts for grandparents for 2023

If budget is tight, you could consider our guides to the best gifts under $20 and gifts under $50 for more ideas, or if all else fails, get them a gift card.

What to consider when buying gifts for grandparents

Grandparents have already lived a life of raising children. Even though they are there to help with their children’s children, they also need to make sure they slow down and enjoy themselves.

That means it’s important to think about gifts that allow them to do more, or unwind more easily.

What that looks like will vary from person to person, but here are some starting thoughts for choosing gifts for grandparents.

What are their interests?

No matter who the gift is for, you should always spend time thinking about what they are interested in to help choose the best gift.

If your Nanna loves jigsaw puzzles, then buying them a good quality puzzle will go down well. Or if your Pop hates gardening, buying him a gardening isn’t a great idea.

If that doesn’t help, try and think of ideas that can be appreciated by anybody. Products like a Kindle, which lets people increase font size so it’s easier to read, could be a good option.

Or a robot vacuum, that could keep the house clean for your grandparents without really requiring manual intervention.

The reason for the gift

Think about why you’re buying the gift. Is it for a seasonal event like Christmas? Or a thank you gift for taking the kids for a a few days during school holidays so you can get some quiet time?

You can use this information to help you choose the right present. A nice hamper is a great way to say thank you, in a way that an indoor herb garden may not be.


  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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