Gifts for Grandmothers Who Like the Classics

For Mother's Day, Birthdays and Grandparents Day

Lots of grandmothers have reached that point in their lives when they don't need a lot of things. Still, they should be remembered on birthdays, Mother's Day and Grandparents Day. These gifts for grandmothers are classy, but not stuffy.

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    Throw pillows make good gift for grandmother
    Geometric patterns make these throw pillows timelessly elegant. Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Elegant throw pillows can enhance the decor in any room of the house. Choose classic geometrics that will never go out of style. These from Howarmer in sturdy cotton canvas won't break the bank, either. Pillow inserts sold separately.

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    fragrance for a classic grandmother
    This Givenchy scent is a classy fragrance for a classic grandmother. Courtesy of Amazon.com
    Just released in September of 2014, this fragrance will please those who like floral with additional notes, in this case fruit with sandalwood and patchouli. The bottle is chunky, classy and substantial, with gold trim.
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    hot new cookbook will please grandmother
    Grandmothers will love this cookbook that shows different ways to combine ingredients. Courtesy of Amazon.com

    New York Times foodie Mark Bittman demonstrates a mix-and-match technique that can open up a whole new culinary world. Grandparents who are trying for a healthful diet should know that clean eating is one of Bittman's things, too.

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    picture frame as gift for grandmother
    Grandmothers can't have enough picture frames, especially when they are as pretty as this one. Courtesy of Amazon.com

    If there is anything grandmothers love more than photos of their grandchildren, it's framed photos of their grandchildren. This frame is beautiful, but not fussy, so it won't detract from those adorable faces.

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    blanket scarf for grandmother
    Grandmothers will love this chic oversized scarf. Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Forget infinity scarves. The hot scarf for 2015 is the blanket scarf, and this one is big enough to be stylish but not so large that it's unmanageable. It's acrylic for easy care and soft feel, and the tartan design is classic.

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    cozy fleece robe gift for grandmother
    Grandmothers will love the softness of this fleece robe with kimono styling. Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Can't we all just admit that we're tired of the white, plain-Jane spa robe? This fleece number by Napa is soft microfleece on the outside and cozy Sherpa fleece on the inside. The streamlined kimono styling makes it work. 

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    nana charm for grandmother
    Nana will love a charm with her special grandmother name. Photo © James Avery
    This sterling silver James Avery charm is one of the most artfully designed pieces of grandmother jewelry on the market. Charm bracelets are back in style, you know, but grandmothers can wear this on a dainty chain as well.
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    bath bombs gifts for grandmothers
    Grandmothers will love these fizzy bath bombs infused with essential oils. Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Give a grandmother a gift of luxury that she wouldn't buy for herself. These large size bath bombs will turn any bath into a spa experience. She'll love all six luscious varieties, and each has cocoa butter and shea butter to pamper her skin.

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    Cuisinart knives a gift for grandmother
    These Cuisinart knives are practical and beautiful. Courtesy of Amazon.com

    I love three things about these knives. First, they are color coded so that you know just which one you need to grab. No more fumbling through a drawer of knives that look all the same. Second, they come with blade guards to make them practical to carry. Third, they are by Cuisinart, a trustworthy name in cutlery. 

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    cosmetic bag gift for grandmother
    Classic cosmetic bag is large enough but not too large. Courtesy of Amazon.com

     Making a great cosmetic bag shouldn't be hard, so why are there so many bad ones out there? This is one of the good ones. It has a classic look and is large enough to hold everything. It sits firmly on its flat bottom. And it can be machiine washed and dried when it gets grungy. Available in teal and other lovely colors.

Where grandmother gifts are concerned, it's indisputable that one style does not fit all. If the grandmother you are buying for is a bit more traditional, take a look at gifts for old-fashioned grandmothers. If your grandmother has a touch of boho, check out these gifts for global grandmothers. And if you have a grandmother who is always on the go, look at this list of gifts for active grandmothers.