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11 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandmas

by Leona Small

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and most people have more than just one person to shop for. Each May we celebrate our moms, step-moms, and mothers-in-law, but finding a gift for Grandma may be the most important of all.

Our mothers help shape us into the people we are today, but grandmothers are the ones that helped shape them. Their constant love and support keep families happy and thriving, so it’s only right that we treat them to something great on their special day.

But with endless options across the internet, finding the perfect gift grandma will love can feel impossible and overwhelming. So instead of leaving you to wade through thousands of options, we’ve rounded up the best Mother’s Day gifts for grandma. Whether you’re looking to go all out or are on a strict budget, you’re sure to find a gift or two that will show Grandma how much you love and appreciate her from our options below. Additionally, check out our list of unique gift ideas for older adults if you’re still struggling after looking through the options below, although we think that’ll be highly unlikely!

mothers day gifts for grandmas feature image of grandchildren showering a gradmother with gifts and love to celebrate her

Sentimental Gifts for Grandmas

Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to show your grandma just how much she means to you. Sentimental gifts are often unique and customized, making them extra special for you and your family. If your grandma has a soft spot for cute and meaningful things, these gifts might just be perfect for her.

Sign with Photos

Mothers Day Gifts for Grandma Grandpa from Granddaughter Grandson - Grandkids Picture Frame for Grandmother Grandfather Grandparent for Christmas Fathers Day Grandparents Day Birthday Thanksgiving
  • GIFTS FOR GRANDMA: The picture frame is made of high quality wood, finished with handmade sweet string heart - made with cotton lines, pretty art words design - side by side or miles apart Grandkids are always close to the heart, perfect gift for grandma grandpa grandkids to show how much you love them.
  • EASY TO USE: This photo frame measures about 13.5"x5.5", come with 6 wooden clips and 2 jute ropes, easy to hang on the wall. Suit 4x6" and any smaller size photos! It is not only a great grandparent gift, but also a home decor sign to record the sweet story between you and your beloved grandma and grandpa.

This decorative sign also doubles as a sweet way to give Grandma your favorite photos. Add photos of you and grandma together, your most up-to-date shots from picture day, some fun throwbacks, or even ultrasound pictures for the grandmas-to-be. She’ll be reminded of your love every time she looks at this sign on her wall and sees your smiling faces.

Photo Blanket

TinyName Personalized Gifts for Mom, Custom Blankets with Photos Text Customized Flannel Picture Blanket for Mom Grandma Christmas Mother Day Birthday Gifts
  • Customized Blankets with Photos: Personalized blankets with your own photos and text, go pick out your favorite family photos with your family/grandma/grandpa/mother/father/kids/pets/baby and click "Customize Now" to upload it. This unique personalized picture blanket will be amazing personalized mom Christmas gifts for mom/grandma.
  • Personalized Gifts: Do you want your birthday, mothers day or Christmas gifts for mom, grandma, dad, grandpa to be personal, unique and memorable? this is it. Custom picture blankets are perfect customized gifts for Mothers day, Fathers day, Anniversary, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Birthday.

If your grandma just can’t get enough of you, why not give her a way to keep you around all the time? This customizable photo blanket allows you to choose your favorite size and color and then add up to eight photos. Watch the look on Grandma’s face when she sees her family’s (or even her friends) faces blown up to blanket size!

a granddaughter giving her nana a hug as a sweet message and sign of love

Fill-in-the-Blank Book

This fill-in-the-blank book can be as sentimental as you want it to be. With prompts like “I love it when we…” and “The funniest thing you do is…”, you can customize it with all your favorite things about Grandma. Include memories, inside jokes, or thoughtful, personalized words to remind her how loved she is. This is a book she’ll definitely want to read more than once.

Practical Gifts for Grandmas

If your grandma’s favorite gifts are the ones she’ll use every day, consider getting her something practical for Mother’s Day. If she hasn’t mentioned anything lately that she’s in need of, she’ll be sure to love one of these universally useful items.

a granddaughter hugging her grandma after giving her a jacket she'll wear and love for a long time

Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB) – Now with a larger display, adjustable warm light, increased battery life, and faster page turns – Black
  • Kindle Paperwhite – Now with a 6.8” display and thinner borders, adjustable warm light, up to 10 weeks of battery life, and 20% faster page turns.
  • Purpose-built for reading – With a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.

If your grandma is always the first to read the latest best-seller, she’ll love being able to get them instantly on her brand-new Kindle Paperwhite, without having to wait! The glare-free display mimics the pages of a regular book, and the battery life can last up to ten weeks on a single charge. Whether she’s at home or on the go, Grandma will always have access to all her favorite titles and think of you every time she turns a page.

Heated Blanket

SUNNY HEAT Electric Blanket Heated Throw, 72"x84" Reversible Flannel for Full Body, with 10 Hours Auto-Off & 4 Heating Levels and ETL Certification, Home Office Use & Machine Washable, Dark Grey
  • Keeps You Warm All Night: Four heating levels and 10 hours automatic shutdown save you the trouble of turnning on the device in the middle of the night; The heat is stable and evenly distributed, so you don't need to cover a heavy quilt; You can choose the temperature you like between 86°F and 107°F, suitable for different people need.
  • Better Quality Double-sided Flannel: Our electric blankets are super soft, lightweight, breathable, textured and better thermal insulation. Let you not only warm, and comfortable in the cold night. Generous and elegant color is suitable for all kinds of bedding.

Blankets always make great and useful gifts, but a heated blanket is perfect for anyone who can never seem to get warm enough. With four heat settings to choose from, this blanket will be perfect for the winter months, and likely will come in handy year-round. Grandparents will love reading a good book or watching their favorite shows while toasty warm in this thoughtful and practical gift.

Couch Drink Holder

Couch Cup Holder Tray, Elimiko Silicone Couch Drink Holder, Strong and Weighted Phone/Remote Sofa Cup Holder, Gifts for Mom, Dad, Husband (Griege)
  • ✅CONVENIENCE AT YOUR COUCH — Are you someone who spends a lot of time on your couch? Do you find it hard to keep your drinks, cell phone, and remote all in one place rather than find them spread all over, causing clutter? Introducing, Silicone Cup Holder for Couch – a practical solution for you to have everything you need within reach while you enjoy watching TV – get lazy, stay organized, and live smart.
  • ✅UNIQUE FUNCTIONAL DESIGN — Our sofa cup holder is designed to fit sofas with armrests measuring at least 6 inches wide. Features a couch arm cup holder that can hold a coffee cup, soda can, beer pint, or any cup that is up to 3.5 inches wide; this drink holder for couch has a large tray that can easily accommodate your phone, earbuds, remote or snacks.

This nifty gadget will let Grandma keep all of her items within arms reach while lounging on the couch. The cup holder keeps drinks close and prevents spills, and there’s even an area to hold her phone, remote, or other items. This is a great gift idea for the grandma who has everything, but it’s also sure to make her life a little easier – and she’ll be grateful for that.

Humorous Gifts for Grandmas

When sentimental and practical gifts just aren’t calling your grandma’s name, you can always get her a gift that will make her laugh. Some are decorative, some are actually useful, but they’re all sure to make Grandma smile every time she uses them.

sterling silver gardening shears being held by an older woman happily working in the garden

Garden Stone

Carson Home Accents Beadworks Grandchildren Welcome Garden Stone ,Resin(10154)
  • Stone measures 9.5"H x 9.5"W
  • Made With High Quality Resin

This garden stone will look great in front of Grandma’s house and is sure to get a laugh out of anyone who sees it. Although it’s meant to be a humorous gift, either of these two designs will still make a beautiful addition to her outdoor decorations. If you’re looking for something funny yet thoughtful, this may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Coffee Mug

MyCozyCups Grandma, At Least You Don't Have Ugly Grandchildren 11 Ounce Novelty Coffee Mug
  • This single pack includes 1 grandma, at least you don't have ugly grandchildren white 11 ounce ceramic, microwave and dishwasher safe coffee mug
  • The design is displayed on both sides of the mug using full color sublimation ink for a vibrant, long lasting, and lead-free design next the durable c-style grip handle

This is for the grandma who enjoys a laugh with her morning coffee or tea. This mug features a hilarious phrase that will ensure she’ll never forget where the gift came from. Grandma will love this funny yet useful gift that she can get some use out of every morning, and it’s sure to get a chuckle out of any guests who visit in the morning as well.

Decorative Towel

Honey Dew Gifts, What Happens at Grandma's Stays at Grandma's, Cotton Flour Sack Towels, 27 inch by 27 Inch, Made in USA, Grandma Kitchen Towel, Granny Gigi Nana Gifts, Grandparents Day Gift
  • Funny Message: Spice up your kitchen space with some grandma love, with this Honey Dew Gifts, “What Happens At Grandma's Stays At Grandma's” funny kitchen towels. These cotton dish towels are a perfect adorable touch to your kitchen, dining, or pantry.
  • Dimension: These grandma kitchen towels measure 27 inches x 27 inches, guaranteed to draw the attention of every mother or grandma. Add a little twist to your daily home chores with farmhouse kitchen towels-- a fun statement piece for your home and kitchen that can uplift your mood!

This decorative towel will look perfect in Grandma’s kitchen. It’s the perfect reminder that Grandma’s house is a special place, and the dash of humor makes the message even greater. She’ll smile every time she sees it in addition to remembering her favorite grandchildren who gifted it to her!

Group Gifts for Grandmas

If you have siblings or cousins who are also searching for the perfect gift for Grandma, sometimes it’s best to combine your resources and get her something in the next price range. Get a group together and go all out for one of these larger group gifts!

Ancestry DNA Kit

AncestryDNA Genetic Test Kit + 3-Month Ancestry World Explorer Membership: DNA Ethnicity Test, Find Relatives, Family History, Complete DNA Test, Ancestry Reports, Origins & Ethnicities, 1 Kit
  • TOP-SELLING CONSUMER DNA TEST: From your origins in over 2,600 global regions to the most connections to living relatives, no other DNA test kit delivers an experience as unique and interactive as AncestryDNA.
  • FAMILY HISTORY MEMBERSHIP: The 3-month “World Explorer” membership gives you access to billions of family history records. The membership is redeemable during the AncestryDNA activation process only by the person activating the AncestryDNA test. The person redeeming the membership may choose to convert to an auto-renewing membership by submitting valid billing information.

Help your grandma discover the history that brought your family here with an Ancestry DNA kit. After sending in a DNA sample, she’ll have access to endless amounts of data to tell her story. In addition to where her (and your!) ancestors originated from, she’ll also have the opportunity to connect with distant relatives and learn more about her complete family tree – something she’ll surely find fascinating!

Foot Massager

Breo Foot Massager Machine with Heat, Shiatsu Deep Tissue Kneading, Rolling Massage for Relax, Fits Feet Up to Men Size 12
  • Breo foot massager comes with deep kneading, compression, scraping, rolling, heating function. This reflexology massager can help relax sore & tired foot after all day working or standing.
  • Compression Massage: Three options of compression intensity integrated with various massage modes allow you to enjoy an extreme relaxing foot massage with breo foot massager. The adjustable intensity combined with deep-kneading rolling and tapping & strapping massage help relax fatigued muscles & tiredness of your whole body effectively.

Everyone loves to be pampered, and this foot massager is one of the best ways to give Grandma a spa day whenever she feels like it. Help her relax after a long day or relieve the muscle pain that often comes with age by using state-of-the-art massaging technology and soothing heat. This massager is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

The Significance of Mother’s Day

'mom' balloons - an idea for mother's day gifts that are generic enough to please anyone

Mother’s Day was conceptualized in the early 1900s as a way to recognize and honor the sacrifices mothers make for their children. But in addition to the childcare and homemaking that often fall on women, moms are also often considered the family organizers. They ensure the house is cleaned, the parties are planned, and the appointments are scheduled and attended. Without them, families couldn’t function.

Grandmothers take these responsibilities one step further by managing their immediate family’s families as well. They get everyone together for birthdays and holidays while maintaining the family photo albums, favorite recipes, and histories for generations. They’re the default babysitter and child transportation when parents already have too much going on. In addition to their own kids’ birthdays to remember, they also have a whole host of grandchildren to keep track of – and they do it without ever missing a beat.

As Mother’s Day approaches, remember that your grandma works tirelessly not just as a mom but also as a grandmother. And although their own kids are sure to honor them, they deserve some extra love for all the work they’ve done for their extended family as well.

Other Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Grandma

If you’re looking for even more out of the box ways to honor your grandma this Mother’s Day and create some wonderful memories, look no further. In addition to finding the best mother’s day gifts for grandma, we’ve also compiled a few ideas to make this holiday even more special for you and your family.

all the grandmas and their loved ones getting together for a shared meal

Host a Get-Together

There’s nothing a grandmother loves more than having her entire family together. Get all of the aunts, uncles, cousins, and kids together to celebrate the woman who brought you all here today. If you want to make the get-together even more special, round up some old home movies and let everyone enjoy a healthy dose of nostalgia.

Share a Meal

Food is always a universally enjoyable experience. Take Grandma out to her favorite restaurant as a way to thank her for all she’s done for you. If she’s more of a home-cooked meal kind of gal, opt to make a few of her favorites instead.

If she likes to cook, you could even turn this into a fun activity to do together – just make sure the utensils used are dishwasher safe for a quick and easy clean-up on her special day! Cooking together and sharing a warm meal is guaranteed to be a personalized Mother’s Day she’ll never forget.

Spend Quality Time Together

When all else fails, the one thing that’s sure to make a nana happiest is when she’s spending time with her grandkids. Whether you decide to go somewhere or simply stay home watching movies, she’ll love the chance to catch up with you and share an experience together. After all, the relationship we have with our mothers and grandmothers is really what the holiday is all about. Cherish this time, and you’ll have the memories with you for the rest of your life.

a grandson giving his grandmother a hug and some flowers - the perfect way to show love and appreciation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Mother’s Day for Grandma?

Mother’s Day can absolutely be celebrated for grandmothers in addition to mothers. While the holiday traditionally honors mothers, many families also choose to extend the celebration to include grandmothers.

Grandmothers often play a significant role in the lives of their grandchildren, offering love, wisdom, and support. Recognizing and appreciating their contributions on Mother’s Day can be a meaningful way to express gratitude and strengthen family bonds. Whether it’s with a heartfelt card, a thoughtful gift, or spending quality time together, honoring grandmothers on Mother’s Day is a cherished tradition for many families.

a granddaughter giving grandma mother's day gifts specially picked out for her - sterling silver jewelry wrapped in a box and some flowers

What to make Grandma for Mother’s Day?

Casting Keepsakes Luna Bean Baby Handprint & Footprint Kit - DIY Ornament Baby Keepsake Kit for Boys & Girls, Newborn Gift, Baby's First Christmas, New Mom Gifts, Baby Shower Registry, Holiday
  • LUNA BEAN HANDPRINT AND FOOTPRINT IMPRESSION KIT: Includes 2 packs of clay for footprint or hand mold, (makes 2 keepsakes of 4" diameter, or 1 larger keepsake), 2 Plastic Cutting Rings of 4" diameter, Letter Stamps, Glaze Finish (seals, protects, and shows off fine details), and Brush, 2 Black Plastic Easels, Plastic Straw Hole Punch, Ribbons in Red, Green, Pink & Light Blue, Written Directions.
  • BABY KEEPSAKE: Our baby foot printing kit for hands, feet, and paws is the perfect keepsake to remember your little one's most precious moments. Capture every detail in their hand or footprint before you blink and they're all grown-up.

If you have a little one that isn’t yet old enough to make their own crafts for grandma, a keepsake handprint or footprint kit is a great way for your child to ‘make’ something for grandma that they’ll cherish forever.

Paint & Plant Gardening Flower Stoneware Kit - Kids Arts & Crafts Birthday Gift, Project Science Gifts for Boys & Girls Ages 4-8 - STEM Activity for Age 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11 & 12 Year Old Girl
  • Paint & plant your own stoneware garden: Paint the 3 stoneware pots, the stoneware tray, and plant markers, and sow the Marigold, Cosmos, and Zinnia flowers - with vibrant colors and pleasant scents. Follow along with the included step-by-step instructions.
  • Kit includes: 3 stoneware pots, 1 stoneware tray, soil, 3 seed packets, 12-color paint strip, 2 paintbrushes, paint palette, 3 wooden plant markers, shovel, watering bottle, and beautiful instruction booklet.

If you have toddlers and are hoping to find something they can ‘make’ as a gift for grandma, this is it! This sweet paint and plant gardening kit comes with everything your child needs to paint adorable vessels to then plant flowers with grandma and watch them grow!

Romi's Way 2-Pack Make Your Own Wind Chime Kit - Larger Bells, Stencils and Beads, Arts and Crafts for Kids Ages 8-12, 4-8 - DIY Craft Kit for Girls & Boys - Unique Art Gifts for Christmas, Birthday
  • Bigger, Better and Improved! We heard your requests and created a better version of the DIY wind chime kit. The big craft kit for kids combines the science of wind power with arts & crafts. Our art kit includes: 4 big Terra Cotta Pots – each 3*3 Inches, 8 Wind Chime Tubes, 2 Suspension Platforms, 4 cord lines, 12 paints, 2 brushes, 10 ceramic beads, 4 stencil sticker sheets and a detailed instruction booklet and instruction video.
  • We Take You By The Hand To Success – In our amazing Craft kits for kids is everything you need to create your “make your own wind chime set ”. This kids crafts set comes with a step by step and easy to follow instruction guide and instruction video. Your boy or girl will love the chance to make something which is truly theirs. Kids arts and crafts have never been so rewarding and this much fun!

This is an excellent craft kit for your older children who want to get creative and do a hands-on craft project for grandma. This make-your-own wind chime kit will utilize their artistic skills, as well as building skills, to produce a final product Grandma is sure to love!

How much should I spend on a Mother’s Day gift for Grandma?

When deciding how much to spend on a Mother’s Day gift for Grandma, consider factors such as your budget, the nature of your relationship, and the sentiment behind the gift. There’s no set amount you must spend; instead, focus on selecting a gift that is meaningful and reflects your appreciation for her. It could be something as simple as a homemade card or a heartfelt letter expressing your love and gratitude. Alternatively, you might choose to purchase a gift that aligns with her interests or hobbies.

The most important thing is to show Grandma that you care and that you’ve put thought into selecting a gift that will bring her joy on Mother’s Day. Ultimately, it’s the sentiment behind the gesture that matters most, rather than the price tag.

What are some other thoughtful yet easy-to-purchase gifts for grandma?

While it’s true that grandparents tend to love and appreciate quality time over most else, if you’re set on getting your grandma a gift, you can shift your mindset to that of a friend. What would her friend purchase for her on a special occasion? Some ideas to consider are a favorite book, a fancy tea gift set or bento box of loose leaf tea, jewelry that made you think of her, a dishwasher safe glass for her to enjoy her favorite beverage, funky new rose gold reading glasses, or a special book to store all of her favorite recipes that will hopefully be passed down to future generations!

Final Thoughts

Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift for Grandma is about celebrating her love, wisdom, and the special bond you share. Whether it’s a personalized keepsake, a thoughtful homemade creation, or a creative gift that aligns with her interests and hobbies, the most meaningful gifts are the ones that come from the heart.

a mother's day gift of pink tulips being given from one woman to another

As we honor the matriarchs in our lives on Mother’s Day, let’s not forget to express our gratitude to the grandmothers who have enriched our lives with their love and guidance. With these thoughtful gift ideas, we can show Grandma just how much she means to us and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

About the Author

Leona Small is a freelance writer and former caregiver. She has experience working with people with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias and has spent years working alongside both patients and caregivers in Hospice. Additionally, she’s worked as a Professional Organizer helping people and families to purge, organize, manage, and prepare for various life transitions such as moving, downsizing, and the passing of loved ones. Her passions include writing about healthy aging, innovative resources to help older adults and caregivers, and traveling.

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