Our grandparents are the deepest roots of our family tree. They are the gatekeepers of our history and the bearers of tradition. They share stories that connect us to our ancestors and bridge the gap between the present and the past.

And then there’s the abundance of love they provide to us that never fails to lift our spirits. The kind of love that makes us forget our troubles, smile a little brighter, and believe in a better tomorrow.

To put it simply? Grandparents are amazing. Which begs the question — how do we find a gift that adequately represents our deep respect and appreciation for them?

The Best Gifts for Grandparents

If your search for the perfect grandparent gift has left you stumped, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled an entire list of spectacular and thoughtful gifts for grandparents we’re confident you’ll love.

Sentimental Gifts

These grandparents’ gift ideas are sure to warm hearts.

1. A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Many of the best grandparent gifts focus on experiences rather than material possessions. If you want to give your grandparents a truly special experience, we suggest a custom, one-of-a-kind slideshow. It’s the perfect way to bring your family memories to life with music, transitions, captions, and an overall story arc.

Whether it’s photos from a recent family reunion, historical images that have been tucked away in a keepsake box for years, or a collection of pictures that spans multiple generations — viewing a personalized slideshow is a meaningful and unforgettable experience.


2. A Calendar They’ll Cherish

Instead of mailing family photos to grandparents and leaving them to buy picture frames (or stick them to the refrigerator), why not create a personalized calendar with all your best snapshots?

A calendar is a much more functional use of your pictures and, most importantly, grandparents will look forward to flipping their calendar each month to a new photo of their beloved children and grandchildren.

3. A Warm Welcome (Mat)

There are plenty of personalized welcome mats available online, like this one from Amazon, that add the perfect heartfelt touch to a grandparent’s home. We’re certain the grandparents in your life will light up each time they come home to one of these!

Practical Gifts

Good gifts for grandparents who appreciate both functionality and thoughtfulness.

1. A Special Delivery to Sip and Enjoy

There are few things more comforting than a piping hot cup of tea, which is why we’re adding this tea subscription service to our list of grandparents gifts. You can treat your loved ones to a variety of delicious teas and have them delivered directly to their doorstep each month. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

2. A Way to Watch Wildlife

A deluxe bird feeder is the ideal gift for grandparents who enjoy nature or gardening. Soon their yard will be bustling with new feathered friends, which they can happily watch from the comfort of their home. Plus, birdwatching is a great activity to enjoy with the grandchildren (and can even serve as a learning experience for their curious young minds). Whether you’re looking for a gift for grandpa, grandma, or both — a bird feeder is sure to provide plenty of opportunity for bonding and enjoyment.

3. A Less Strenuous Laundry Experience

If you’re searching for the best gifts for grandparents that are both useful and budget-friendly, we recommend a laundry basket on wheels. It may not be the most glamorous gift, but what it lacks in luxury it certainly makes up for in functionality. 

This particular laundry basket is even capable of maneuvering up and down stairs with relative ease, making it all the more convenient. No more struggling to lift or carry clothes to and from the laundry room!

Gifts for New Grandparents

Presents that capture the significance of first-time grandparenthood.

1. A Celebratory Mug

Becoming a grandparent for the first time is an exciting and momentous occasion deserving of recognition — and this item on our list of best grandparents gifts acknowledges that!

These “Promoted to Grandpa” and “Promoted to Grandma” mugs are a sweet gesture and an excellent way to commemorate the addition of a first grandchild.


2. A Memory to Keep Forever

Grandparents spend so long anticipating the birth of a grandchild only for the day to arrive and pass by in a blur. Filming the day a grandchild is born (as well as the days following and the days leading up to the birth) is an excellent way to ensure these precious moments aren’t forgotten. 

You can have your video professionally edited and made into a DVD your loved ones can watch whenever they please. You can even add voiceovers or eliminate unnecessary footage for a more engaging viewing experience.

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3. A Way to Capture Special Moments

Instant cameras are one of our favorite gift ideas for grandparents, but we think they are especially perfect for new grandparents, as they make it super easy to capture candid moments with their new bundles of joy. 

The photos are printed in just a matter of seconds and are ideal for scrapbooks, refrigerator displays, or crafting projects.

Bring Joy to Your Grandparents This Year

While we believe these are some of the best gifts for grandparents on the market today, we also know that no one knows your family members better than you do. The perfect present is personal, profound, and chosen with intention — and you’ll know it when you see it!

We welcome you to view our selection of photo books, slideshows, edited video services and video transfer service before you go. Each provides an opportunity to create a unique and extraordinary experience your family will remember for years to come.

Here’s what one customer had to say after requesting a digital slideshow for her grandmother:

“It was a beautiful gift for my grandmother to see her father’s photos cared for with the same professionalism and love that he had nearly 70 years ago. Thank you for your work!”

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