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27 best sentimental and personalized gifts for grandma in 2021

From a spa tin to a family tree picture frame, this list will help you find something for every type of grandma.
GG REFRESH: 22 of the most unique gift ideas for the best grandmas
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Grandmas are pretty special people and they always seem to know just what to say and do to make their grandchildren smile. Whatever the occasion, there's never a bad time to show the matriarch of your family just how awesome she is with a totally rad gift.

To make it easier to find that perfect grandmother-approved gift, we've rounded up unique gift ideas, and put together this list of the best gifts for the best grandmothers ever.

Whether your grandmother is a fashionista, a homebody, an at-home chef or a frequent traveler, Shop TODAY has the perfect gift to fit any budget.

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Bestselling gifts for grandmas

1. Knock Knock What I Love About Grandma Journal

Let Grandma know just how much you love her with this clever "fill-in-the-love" journal. Creating a personalized keepsake has never been so easy or adorable.

2. Primitives by Kathy Dish Towel

Whether you call her Nana, Grandma, Mimi or Glamma, there's an adorable dish towel that has her name all over it.

3. "How to Babysit a Grandma," by Jean Reagan

This bestselling book on Amazon is a fun way to celebrate the special bond between a grandma and her grandchildren.

4. Farm Fresh Spa Experience Tin

Grandmas need a spa day, too. And now you can help her create one in her very own home. This "farm fresh" gift set is handcrafted in Alabama and features products made with goat's milk, lavender, shea butter and more.

5. Metal Family Tree with Hanging Photo Frames

The perfect way for Grandma to admire her beautiful family, this bronze metal family tree lets you hang photos of her loved ones right on the branches.

Best fashion and beauty gifts for grandmas

1. Longchamp "Le Pliage" Tote

This staple Longchamp bag has over 1,700 raving reviews on Nordstrom for a reason. It's easy to carry, lightweight and incredibly easy to clean.

2. Emu Australia Women's Mayberry Slipper

Grandma will feel like she is walking on sunshine in these sheepskin slippers. A rubber outsole provides support and they come in fabulous colors!

3. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Kit

Got a glam grandma on your hands? Fuel her love for beauty with this velvety lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury. As an added bonus, it comes with a refillable shade so she can mix and match however she pleases.

4. J. Crew Dreamy Long-Sleeve Cotton Pajama Set

Grandma will love getting cozy in these soft button-down pajamas that come in a trio of different colors.

5. Sterling Silver Generations Necklace

The bond between a grandmother, mother and granddaughter is pretty darn special, much like this sweet symbolic necklace.

Best foodie gifts for grandmas

1. Cozy Home Personalized Maple Cutting Board

This engraved cutting board is a thoughtful way to say thank you for all those yummy meals Grandma has cooked for you over the years. Plus, it'll ship on time to land under her tree by Christmas!

2. "100 Cookies," by Sarah Kieffer

Everyone knows the best part about making cookies with Grandma is eating the dough! And with these edible cookie dough recipes, you can whip up tasty dough (and other treats like cake and cookies!) together anytime.

3. Emile Henry Modern Classic Pie Dish

With a charmingly ruffled rim and a cherry red exterior, this pie dish is as sweet as her signature pie.

4. Juvale Recipe Box with Cards and Dividers

Grandma will never have to search around for her favorite recipes again! This rustic recipe box comes complete with 76 double-sided recipe cards, eight recipe card dividers and a measuring card. Plus, it's got three slots along the top to hold her recipes as she cooks.

5. Black + Decker Crisp 'N Bake Air Fry Toaster Oven

Cooking connoisseurs, rejoice! This air fry toaster oven uses hot air to fry your favorite foods without all the excess oil. So that means grandma can whip up french fries, pizza and more.

6. Cheese Lover's Jam Gift Set

She'll love pairing these jams with her favorite gouda, brie or another indulgent cheese. Each set comes with a trio of different spreads: pear kissed with vanilla and nutmeg, an almondy apricot and fig speckled with thyme.

Best home decor gifts for grandmas

1. Langria Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray

This tray provides everything your gran needs to relax while in the tub. If you want to take the gift a step further, pair it with some lavender bubble bath and a bath pillow!

2. Large Yankee Candle

Love how it always smells amazing at Grandma's house? Keep the fragrant atmosphere coming with a large candle that can burn between 110-150 hours.

3. UGG Avalon Reversible Throw Blanket

Give the gift of comfort with this ultra-soft blanket and make sure Grandma is extra cozy this holiday season.

4. Brookstone Shiatsu Plus Air Hand Massager

Give grandma a spa experience in the comfort of her own home with this handy massager that soothes tired hands with a shiatsu massage paired with heat.

5. Atatat Digital Photo Frame

There's only so much space on the wall to hang photos, but with a digital photo frame, your grandmother can keep all her favorite moments on display all the time.

6. Coolife 3-Piece Suitcase Set

Give Grandma an excuse to take a much-needed getaway with Grandpa! This classy luggage set comes with an ergonomic handle, a TSA-approved lock and a lightweight, durable material.

7. The Bouqs Co. Subscription

Why only spend one day giving her gifts when you can shower her with love every month? With a Bouqs subscription, farm-fresh flowers will arrive at her doorstep regularly.

Most unique gifts for grandmas

1. I'm Retired I Can Wine All I Want T-Shirt

This one's for the grandmother who loves to wear her love for wine on her sleeve.

2. Little Blossoms by Pearhead Sonogram Frame

Got a new edition coming soon? Announcing it around a family celebration could be the best gift of all for the grandmother-to-be!

3. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

We're so used to taking photos on our phones, but sometimes, it's nice to have a physical copy, too! And Grandma can stash this adorable mini camera in her purse anytime she wants a retro polaroid photo.

4. Cricut Easy Press Mini

Dealing with a crafty grandma? She's sure to love this mini device that lets her add fun designs and monograms to hats, shoes, stuffed animals and more.

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This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 15, 2017.