The 14 Best Gifts for Grandma of 2021

Surprise her with a present that speaks to her interests

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Finding the perfect gift for the woman everyone loves can be quite tough, but not impossible. Grandma surely just wants a present that shows you care, is useful, and extra points if it's sentimental. And you can achieve all of that without blowing your budget.

Below are the best gifts for grandma.

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This is an easy way to create a sentimental photo book someone will have forever.
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For those fashionable, fly grandmas, here's a mug perfect for her.
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The classic combo of pearls and small gold hoops create this pair of earrings that go with practically every outfit.
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This hand-carved piece is great for cat lovers, but it's also functional for anyone who wears glasses.
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These slippers offer fashion and function thanks to its quality materials, comfort, and super soft wool lining.
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This digital frame makes it easy to have a fresh set of photos on display at all times.
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This beginner-friendly guide has fun challenges to create beautiful faux calligraphy, print fonts, and brush lettering.
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This is one gift wine lovers will look forward to receiving and sipping each month.
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The pine basket has a sturdy design and the mesh bottom is great for washing a harvest before entering the house.
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Every cook will appreciate this colorful baking dish that's easy to care for and can be personalized with a short message.
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Chatbooks Photo Book

Chatbooks Photo Book

Grandma probably has a few old school photo albums, but this is one way to take digital photos and turn them into stylish books. Just upload some of her favorite pictures, customize the cover, colors, and captions, and you can create a book she'll adore forever. This is a pretty affordable gift that packs a sentimental punch.

Etsy Glamma Grandma Coffee Mug

Glamma, Grandma Coffee Mug

If she's just too fly to call herself "grandma," there's a perfect, hilarious present you might want to add to cart. The "Glam-Ma" mug comes in 11 or 15 ounces and has "too young, glamorous and fabulous to be called grandma" on the back. The mug has a glossy finish and you can choose between a black or white handle.

Anna Beck Keshi Pearl Charm Twisted Mini Earrings

Anna Beck Keshi Pearl Charm Twisted Mini Earrings

Trends are great, but there's something so timeless about classic jewelry, especially pearls. Gift grandma this small, hand-twisted gold hoop that's accented with a pearl. The earrings measure less than half an inch, so they're dainty, but still make a statement due to the unique design.

Uncommon Goods Cat Eyeglasses Holder

Cat Eyeglasses Holder

Are you tired of helping grandma find her glasses? Give her this kitty to keep by her side, whether that’s near the couch, next to her bed, or by her favorite reading nook. This pretty piece of functional decor has a charming story, too: It’s hand-carved from a single piece of wood by Fair Trade artisans in India.

Comfort is the name of the game with this pair of slippers. The loafer-style shoes are easy to slip on and the wool lining doesn't just provide warmth, but feels great against tired feet. The rubber sole makes for easy walking and the quality of the shoe is impeccable.

"There was a slight break-in period, but all in all, these moccasins are a great choice if you tend to have cold feet and find yourself needing a pair of slippers that will hold up to the occasional trip outside."—Erika Owen, Product Tester

Pix Star 10 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Picture Frame

10 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Picture Frame

This picture frame is a bit more expensive than others, but for good reason. This is a digital frame that's controlled remotely and users can send photos, videos, and even audio to the frame. This is a great way for grandma to see all the latest family pics. Set up is a breeze and the frame is available in 10 or 15 inches.

Hand Lettering for Relaxation: An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art

If grandma’s already made her way through the adult coloring book you gave her last year, up the ante with a skill that’s a little harder to master. This instructional book is an easy-to-understand beginner’s guide to creating beautiful faux calligraphy, print fonts, and brush lettering. The interactive workbook includes 46 unique workshops, each with a fun design challenge.

Amazing Clubs Wine of the Month Club

Wine of the Month Club

One time gifts are cool, but subscriptions are the gifts that keep on giving. The Wine of the Month Club can be sent to a recipient for three, six, or 12 months. Each shipment includes two full size bottles of wine. Choose between two reds, two whites, or one red and one white. This is definitely a gift grandma will look forward to every month.

Uncommon Goods Harvest Basket

Gardeners Harvest Basket

If grandma has a bountiful harvest, or at least wants to, she'll need a basket like this. The pine and hardwood basket is sturdy and has a 16L capacity, or up to 20 pounds. Also, the wire mesh design makes it easy for her to rinse off any fruits and veggies or even tools before entering the house. She'll get tons of use out of this quality product.

Personalization Mall Made With Love Personalized Ceramic Bakeware

Made With Love Personalized Ceramic Bakeware

Every baker has a favorite piece of cookware and if grandma needs to replace hers, this personalized option is a great selection. The casserole dish measures 17 x 10 x 2.75 inches and comes in turquoise, red, or navy. And besides being microwave and dishwasher safe, you can personalize it with one line of text.

All Things Equal Awkward Family Photos Movie Caption Game

Does everyone always gather at grandmas, no matter the holiday? Or maybe grandma regularly takes on babysitting duty? Either way, you’ll want to make sure she has plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. To play this game, players match hilariously awkward family photos with caption cards. The concept is simple—the person who creates the best pair wins—but it’ll have the whole family in stitches.

Vistaprint Custom Puzzles

Vistaprint Custom Puzzle

Grandma probably has a favorite photo, either of herself or the family. This puzzle is the perfect way to take her fave pic and turn it into a customized gift. The 48-piece puzzle measures 8 x 10-inches with the choice of a horizontal or vertical orientation. It even comes in a storage box with the design on the outside.

Teabloom Teapot Gift Set

If she looks forward to a good book and a cup of tea on the porch every afternoon, give grandma this gift set. The green tea leaves are handcrafted to create gorgeous flowers when brewed, and a clear glass teapot ensures she doesn’t miss a thing. It’s the perfect antidote to a routine afternoon, but it’s also a great party trick.

Brain Games Crossword Puzzles

If staying sharp is one of her main priorities, why not gift her a crossword puzzle book that will keep her brain on point. This book has 80 puzzles in a large print so she will have an easy time reading the clues and filling in the boxes. This is meant to be used from the front to the back because the puzzles become progressively more challenging.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. She loves helping her friends and family find unique, thoughtful, and wallet-friendly presents. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.

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