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Spoil Grandma this year (and always!) with these thoughtful gifts that’ll make her feel so special

Find a perfect gift for Grandma on this list.
Vivian Le / TODAY

There’s no relationship quite like the one between grandmother and grandchild. For many of us, Grandma was our first friend and the lady we turned to for sage advice, endless laughter and unconditional support. It's always a great time to reciprocate that love with a thoughtful gift for Grandma.

Wondering what to get Grandma this month, or just because? The best gifts for grandmothers will make her feel loved and understood, and we’ve curated a list of items that’ll do just that. Whether your grandma is a homebody who loves staying cozy, a glamour girl, an amazing home cook or a sentimental matriarch, you’ll find the perfect gift for her on this list.

After all, grandmothers have been spoiling their grandchildren since the dawn of time, and there’s no time like the present to return the favor.

Cozy gifts | Beauty | Foodie gifts | Unique gifts

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Best cozy gifts for grandmas

ShineGlitz Pashmina Shawl

Whether she's going out to dinner or getting cozy during a movie night at home, Grandma will likely adore this lightweight shawl. It's available in 38 colors, so you can choose one in her favorite shade. The soft accessory is even a popular pick in our Gifts We Love collection.

Top It Off Sherry Touch Screen Gloves

News flash: Oprah's Favorites Thing is officially here just in time for peak holiday shopping! The Queen of Gifting compiled over 100 must-haves for every kind of person in your life, including these sleek plaid gloves with touch-friendly fingertips.

Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Women's Plaid Socks

Grandma can never have too many pairs of cozy socks, especially if she's always cold. This Barefoot Dreams pair is made for the grandma who loves to curl up with a good book on a cold winter’s day.

Unisex-Adult Classic Clogs

Emma Stessman, an associate editor at Shop TODAY, says she's gifting her Grandma a comfortable pair of Crocs this holiday season. "I think she’ll love wearing them to work in the garden," Stessman continues. These bestselling, classic Crocs are offered in over 70 color options.

Cuddl Duds Cuddly Long Vest

Whether she’s running errands, taking a morning walk or just relaxing around the house, your busy grandma will appreciate the versatility of this soft sherpa vest, which comes in three stylish colors as well as sizes XS through 2X.

Joy & Grace Large Microwavable Heating Pad

This microwavable neck wrap will ease her aches and pains while providing a warm and calming effect. Weighing five pounds, it's designed to wrap around the shoulders and neck to ease stress, tension and pain, says the brand.

Sunbeam King Size Heating Pad

If she experiences chronic pain or is really just that cold all the time, a heating pad is a gift she’ll appreciate and will want to use immediately. It has six settings and touts “Xpress heat” that will have her feeling it in 30 seconds.

Room Essentials Sherpa Weighted Blanket

Not only do weighted blankets have a lot of great benefits, from better sleep to relieving anxiety, but they also take coziness to the next level. This sherpa option is extra soft and features a removable cover that makes it extremely easy to machine wash.

Minnetonka Cesney Scuff Style Slippers

If Grandma is due for a slipper upgrade, consider this indoor/outdoor pair. They're made of real leather and suede with a sole that cushions the foot.

Softies Marshmallow Crew Neck Lounger

There are few better gifts to give than that of comfort. Grandma won't want to change out of this Oprah-approved long lounger from Softies. It comes in up to five colors and it even has pockets!

Best beauty gifts for grandmas

Lush Hottie Massage Bar

Grandmothers will feel like they're getting a nightly massage with this soap bar from Lush. According to the brand, it features a bumpy surface to help relieve sore muscles and contains rich ingredients such as ginger oil, shea butter, jojoba oil and more.

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

“The gift that keeps on giving” is a phrase that’s tossed around a lot, but in the case of this refreshing face wash, it may just be true. Infused with mint essential oil, it cleanses skin while balancing out dry and oily zones, according to the brand.

Skandinavisk ØY Organic Hand Wash

Grandmas always want the best for their skin, even down to the kind of soap they use on a regular basis. Dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman recently shared on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna that she adores this innovative beauty brand from Denmark that incorporates organic glycerin and Danish spring water to moisturize chapped hands.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment

“For my mamita, she loves a bold lip to match her personality,” senior editor Jess Bender says. She thinks her mamita would love this lip pigment in Starwoman. It boasts a smudge-resistant, carefree wear, according to the brand.

Sutera Hydroluna Pillowcase

In case you haven’t heard, silk pillowcases are a beauty essential. They produce less friction than cotton and can help skin and hair maintain moisture, which is why many beauty experts recommend them. Now that's what we call elevating grandma’s sleep experience.

Manucurist Complete Nail Care Kit

This nail care kit includes the essentials to prep and care for your nails. “Every since I was little, my grandma has always carefully maintained her nails,” Druckman says. “I think she would love this nail care kit that includes a base treatment, cuticle softener, hydrating oil and three tools for shaping.”

Savannah Bee Company Queen Bee Body Butter Gift Set

When she needs a bit of R&R, Grandma will love this set of four hydrating body butters from Savannah Bee Company, which includes rosemary lavender, tupelo honey and chamomile scents. All four are designed to leave skin feeling soft and revitalized.

Best foodie gifts for grandmas

Lotus Reusable Earthtone Produce Bags

“My grandparents have been regulars at their local farmer’s market and love stocking up on fresh produce,” Druckman says. “My grandma would love these reusable produce bags to hold all her organic goodies.” The sustainable baggies come in three sizes and can hold up to 20 pounds of produce per bag.

Pearhead Grandma’s Sippy Cup Wine Glass

Associate editor Allie Wise says, “My 91-year-old grandma likes her vino.” She thinks she would love this silly wine glass that says, “Grandma’s sippy cup.” Whether she’s a wine lover or the queen of hydration, the cup is a practical yet funny gift

Design Imports What's Cookin' Kitchen Towels

One essential item for the grandma who spends all her time in the kitchen? Novelty dish towels that will keep her smiling while she cooks or bakes. These are made of 100% cotton and have loops for easy storage.

Kitchen Herb Kit with 7” Self-Watering Planter

This herb kit will give Grandma all the tools she needs to grow her own basil, peppermint, lavender and dill. The planter is self-watering, so she only has to worry about recipes to make with her fresh herbs. 

Hearth & Hand Wood Recipe Box

If she's the sort to have recipe cards strewn all around her kitchen, give her the gift of organization with this rustic piece of decor from Target's Hearth & Hand.

“The Pioneer Woman Cooks — Dinner’s Ready!”

If your grandmother is a fan of Ree Drummond’s Food Network shows, she’ll love collecting her cookbooks, too. This read for “slightly impatient” culinarians is her latest to be published with 110+ no-fuss recipes for every kind of eater.

Chocolove Assorted Truffles Gift Box

She'll love this gift box from Chocolove if she's known for her sweet tooth. It's a trove of chocolatey goodness with seven decadent truffles.

Burlap & Barrel Nyanza Vanilla Powder

Having a deep arsenal of cookie and dessert recipes is common when you're a grandmother, so surprise her with something that'll take her sweets to the next level. Burlap & Barrel sourced the pods for this ground powder from Tanzania's Lake Victoria area, which is known for their rich soil and consistent climate that produces rich, "intensely flavored" vanilla.

Custom Cookie Cutter

Sometimes, it seems that as hard as you try, Grandma’s cookie recipe only comes out best when she makes it herself. Honor the cookie master with a cookie cutter self portrait designed from your photo of choice. 

Hamilton Beach Poached Egg Bite Maker

For the woman who's always preached about the importance of breakfast, surprise her with this easy to use (and clean) countertop appliance that makes perfectly cooked protein bites or poached eggs in less time than it takes for her to finish her daily Sudoku.

"Modern Comfort Food" by Ina Garten

Who doesn’t love Ina Garten? The Food Network star's cookbook, "Modern Comfort Food," is filled with comforting recipes, many of which are twists on her childhood favorites. It's a great gift for the grandma who loves to cook — and you'll be thankful you bought it for her next time she invites you over for dinner.

Zach & Zoe Raw Wildflower and Blueberry Honey Gift Set

Nothing's sweeter than Grandma's love and affection — except, maybe, these bestselling honey jars from Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm. Another inclusion on this year's Oprah's Favorite Things list, this small business prides themselves on sourcing sustainably straight from their gardens.

Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle

This electric kettle is another Gifts We Love choice, and for good reason. It has built-in presets to help determine the heat of the water (depending on which drink Grandma is planning on making), leaving the guesswork out while preparing tea, coffee and more. It can even stay warm for an hour so she can take her time while sipping.

Small Packages Women in Food Box

Unable to celebrate together during the holidays? She'll love this deliverable food box curated with AAPI women-founded food brands. Alongside a sweet handwritten note with the message of your choice, she can indulge in graham cracker churros, a chocolate hazelnut spread and three varieties of flower tea.

Mrs. Bakewell's Blueberry-Lemon Cream Tea Box

Elevate her afternoon tea time with this delicious gift set. This cream tea box comes with six English scones and jams, teas, clotted cream and more.

Personalized Family Recipe Board

If you love Grandma's homemade pie or other dinner staples, have her famous recipe immortalized on this family recipe prepping board, which makes a great gift that she can pass down through generations. The brand can even etch her actual handwriting into the board.

Best unique gifts for grandmas

You Mean The Wordl To Me Ceramic Mug

“My grandparents are methodical Wordle players,” Druckman says. “Every night, they sit down at the kitchen table for up to an hour, plotting every possible word combination they can guess. Needless to say, they get it every time. I think my grandma would love this Wordle-themed mug.”

The thoughtful mug is microwave- and dishwasher-safe, so she can use it again and again.

Paffenery Car Seat Organizer Storage Box

There's nothing worse than having to search the floor of the car for a fallen phone or wallet. These smart organizers will save Grandma the trouble: They're designed to block the cracks between the front seats and the center console so she can safely store her items on the go.

Benevolence LA Plush Jewelry Organizer Box

Most grandmothers have pretty iconic jewelry collections. Help yours show off her favorite pieces wherever she goes with this chic velvety travel case that was a winner in Shop TODAY's inaugural Travel Gear Awards. Pair it with an inexpensive cleaning pen to keep her accessories sparkling longer.

Homesick "Grandma's Kitchen" Candle

She's known for her legendary desserts, but sometimes she doesn't want to put in the effort to create those delicious aromas. A good hack for her may just be lighting this sweet candle with notes of sugar cookie, butter, cinnamon and clove.

Shutterfly Photo Gallery Wall Calendar

Customize this wall calendar with pictures of the family that will bring a smile to her face at the top of each month. It comes in two sizes and you can choose your starting month all the way up to December 2024.

Nature Anywhere Bird Feeder

Perfect for nature lovers, this minimalist feeder with two feeding compartments and a large viewing window is easy to assemble and fits on any sized window pane. Its durable, all-weather materials and lifetime suction cup guarantee are also wins in our book.

Costa Farms Snake Plant

Nina Bradley, an editor at Shop TODAY, recommends buying Grandma "easy-care indoor plants." Bradley says, "I buy plants from Costa Farms via Amazon all the time," continuing that "they’re affordable and arrive fast in good condition." You can even buy a chic indoor planter for less than $20 to go with the gift.

Custom Crossword Print

Is your grandma the queen of gaming? No, not video games — word games! If she can’t get enough of crossword puzzles, Wordle and scrabble, she’ll love this custom crossword print that connects the names of everyone in your family. The personalized gift is a great addition to any living room, kitchen or bathroom.

Kate Spade New York Trio Prong Studs

Diamonds are said to be a girl’s best friend, but we’d argue that these Kate Spade crystal studs are just as good. This Nordstrom gift is perfect for the grams who likes to add a little extra sparkle to her day, even if she’s just going to the diner.

SpaRoom AromaBliss Ultrasonic Diffuser

The benefits of aromatherapy are myriad, and now you can give them to Grandma with this one-button functional ultrasonic diffuser.

Mint & Lily Statement Initial Necklace

With this necklace (which is a Gift We Love pick), your grandma will be able to flaunt her initial with every outfit. It's made with stainless steel that's plated in 18-karat gold, but there are rose gold and silver options as well.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device

Thinking of her grandma’s love for TV shows, editor Amanda Fama recommends the Amazon Fire TV stick. “The Fire Stick would be a good gift for a grandma who loves TV/ movies but doesn’t have a streaming service,” she says. With the device, she’ll be able to stream more than one million movies and TV episodes.

Uncommon Goods Sewing Station

Does your grandma enjoy sewing? If so, she'll probably use this station a lot. It's handmade with ceramic to look like a spool, and it opens up for storage. Plus, the push-pin top provides a space for sewing needles.

TODAY x Mark & Graham Large Tote Bag

If she wakes up to the TODAY Show every morning (we wouldn't blame her), she's probably aware of the latest limited edition capsule collection to drop from contributor Jill Martin’s Shop The Scenes. Swag options span from unisex hoodies to travel pouches, but we think she'll love to show off her TODAY pride with this roomy water-resistant tote bag that's perfect for beach vacations or leisurely weekend errands.

Brookstone PhotoShare Friends & Family 8" Digital Frame

If you find yourself constantly buying frames and printing photos for the grandma in your life, consider investing in a digital picture frame. Family members can easily share their latest photos and videos with the device via a mobile app so Grandma never misses out on a special moment.

Vionic Sakura Mule Slipper

She can be the dancing queen at any age! Bender’s grandma-in-law loves to bachata in the house “at the tender age of 85.” “I’d love to get her a sturdy house shoe she can feel secure in while dancing,” she says. “I’ve heard really good things about Vionic, so would love for her to give these a spin!”