Grandmas (or the grandma figures in your life) are extra special. After all, they've likely spoiled you since birth, sneaking you snacks and presents when your parents weren't looking, sending you care packages throughout college, and more.
They've shown their love for you in all sorts of ways over the years that getting them perfect holiday (it's never too early!) or birthday gift is the least you can do to show how much you care and how well you know them.
Of course, finding the right present isn't exactly easy. The homemade macaroni art you used to give her was, at one point, adorable and much appreciated. But, the time has come for you to really personalize your gift by thinking about what she'll actually like and use. (Just as she's done for you over the years!) You've grown up—and so should your gifts for grandma.
So, without further ado, see below for the 45 best holiday gifts for grandma in 2022.
Flameless candles have to be the best thing since sliced bread—it's all of the ambience with zero risk. Grandma will love you for gifting her these premium candles that she doesn't have to worry about blowing them out every time she goes out with friends or to sleep (tbh, I'd like some for myself, too).
You know that beloved family cookie recipe she has packed away in her kitchen? Why not make it in to some cute and custom home decor? Seeing a family recipe sign on her countertop every day will remind her of the love passed down from generation to generation.
If you gift your nan this gorgeous handmade Turkish tea kettle, she'll be asking you to come over for tea and to spill the tea every Sunday. If you're lucky, maybe she'll even bake some warm cookies to go with that piping hot family goss.
Complete with a relaxing comforter/pillow mist, lavender roll-on oil, and essential oil (get her a diffuser if she doesn't already have one), this goes out to those grandmas who often complain about a lack of sleep. It works for pretty much any sleepy person on your gift list, honestly.
Listen, you know Gram has been using that silly old hand mixer since the '80s. This Kitchenaid Stand Mixer will totally up her baking game. It might be a bit of a splurge, but you and the other grandkids can all chip in towards the ultimate gift.
Both our editorial assistant Addison Aloian and assistant editor Naydeline Mejia say slippers are a grandma gift you can't go wrong with, but these aren't her typical house slippers she'll wear one season and throw out the next. UGG's cozy slippers have anti-slip grips on the bottom that make them perfect for both indoor and outdoor activities.
With notes of butter, apple, cream, cinnamon, sugar cookie, and vanilla, this might just be the world's most delicious-smelling candle. But if G-ma isn't into that scent, Homesick has tons of special candles to remind her of her home state, favorite vaca spot, and more.
Sending grandma a beautiful bouquet is sweet, no matter the occasion. But what's even sweeter? Showing her your continuous love for months to come. This monthly flower delivery service will be something she looks forward to every month. It's pricey, so this is a good one to go in on with a sibling or parent.
Okay, so maybe you can’t trick anyone into believing you actually knit this throw blanket yourself. (Not everyone can have your grandma’s skills, after all.) Still, this heartfelt gift will warm her from the inside out, and the cable knit fabric will keep her from getting claustrophobic.
Bring in the Iris Apfel vibes with a set of eccentric statement earrings that are sure to wow the heck out of all the neighbors. Since they're pretty inexpensive, go ahead and buy yourself a matching pair, too!
For our deputy editor of content strategy, Amanda Lucci, Artifact Uprising's personalized gifts are a go-to for wowing the grandparents. This custom photo book is bound to be a home run, but Lucci loves their custom framed pictures and calendars, too.
Practical grandmas who just want a gift they'll actually use often are going to love this gift. Lucci says it's the best gift she's ever given her Italian grandmother, because it allows her to make sauce super easily. It opens cans with the push of a button!
Reversible and made of vegan leather, this tote bag is totally Mary Poppins-worthy. Or, your grandmother can grab the wristlet it comes with for just her essentials whenever she’s walking the dog or to run some errands.
It could be an urban myth that all grandmothers enjoy a cup of tea, but if it’s true for yours, treat her to a new twist on her favorite way to unwind. Each of these drops contains a tea and spice blend that turns a mug of hot water into a blissful occasion. Yup, literally drop the packed leaves in to hot water—no bag or strainer required. It's great for the traveling, tea-loving grandma!
Remember all those times you stressed your grandma out back in the day? Okay, you probably don't—but, she definitely does. Pay her back by helping set a ~tranquil~ mood with this easy-to-use (and beautiful!) essential oil diffuser. Oh, and don’t forget to start her off with relaxing essential oils like lavender or lemongrass.
There's nothing worse than getting all settled in to bed only to realize you left a light on in another room. Save your grandma the trip downstairs with smart lights that connect with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. (Do her a solid and set it up for her.)
Gathering around food makes for some of the most treasured family memories IMO—and, no one knows that better than your grandma. With this book, she can pen her favorite dinner parties and family celebrations (including what was served, of course).
If your grandma hasn't replaced her oven mitts since... no one knows when, she definitely needs a new pair. And, if she has a good sense of humor, she'll love these ones printed with your (or her) face.
There's nothing like buying your grandmother something that you can enjoy together. While you're working on this puzzle of the World Map with her, maybe she'll tell you stories of what it was like to be a woman living through different decades or of her travels.
Idk about you, but I still love writing everything by hand. There's just something about it! If your grandmother's the same way, she'll seriously appreciate this stylish stationary set from Kate Spade New York. It already comes pre-packaged in a gift-ready box, too!
There's nothing like gifting your grandmother an experience, which is why our associate news editor, Currie Engel, loves getting her grandparents tickets to a show they can go to together. If you want to add an actual, physical gift to the mix, get them a record of the artist you go to see and pair it with this cool record player that features bluetooth capability and built-in speakers.
If grandma lives alone, purchase this accessible home security camera to make sure she is always protected. This DIY home security system will make you, and grandma, feel safe without breaking the bank. Help grandma set up the Canary app on her phone and sleep peacefully knowing you will receive constant info on how the house is doing, all from your phone.
Because grandmas are cold no matter what season it is, I love giving my grandma a cute sweater (and occasionally stealing it from her, too). In this chunky knitted cardigan, grandma will feel warm and stylish whether she's wearing it out with friends or just at home.
Oh hello, lovely glass cake stand that will fit perfectly on her kitchen table. She'll be baking like crazy trying to keep something delish on this stand, and we're sure you (and the rest of the family) can't wait to eat it.
Grandma works so hard, so when it's sleep time, she and her pretty eyes deserve some beauty sleep. My personal favorite, this silk sleeping mask blocks out light, reduces puffiness and dry eyes, and is perfect to travel in, too.
If Gran's morning and night routines includes a lot of bougie skincare, she'll seriously appreciate some essentials from cult-favorite beauty brand La Mer. Hey, maybe she'll even share when you spend the night.
For the backyard bird lover, this modern glass bird house looks chic and makes it easy to check out every tweetie that stops by. It's perfect for your grandmother to embrace spring time and the warmer weather.
Grandma has a lot of style, and this reversible scarf is seriously going to impress her. Designed as a reminder of the goddess inside all of us, she'll love the Greek-inspired design and meaning behind it.