The best gifts for grandparents

Whether you’re on the hunt for a birthday, Christmas, anniversary gift, or simply want to treat your grandparents, here’s a pick of the best presents to make gift giving that extra bit special!

gifts for grandparents

#1 A beautifully crafted photo album

Regardless of whether you choose a book or a tree, a personalised photo album is an amazing gift to reminisce through old family memories, or even new memories from just the other week! Bring your photos to life in a beautifully crafted photo album, or showcase them in a family tree picture frame.

#2 Ceramics with a personal touch

This gift will not just be a wonderful present to receive, but a great day out for the family as well. Take a trip to a ceramics café, paint your very own bowl, plate, or egg and toast plate! Let your creativity flow and get imaginative while creating your very own set of crockery for your grandparents. Let the children create a gift that’s as unique and personal as the relationship they have with their grandparents, find your local ceramic café here.

#3 A family calendar

Start planning for the year ahead with a family-sized wall calendar. Choose the style, colours and patterns then add in everyone’s names to create a calendar that is unique to your family. Add in birthdays, anniversaries and any other planned family activities so your grandparents can start looking forward to the year ahead!

#4 A designer tie or bowtie

A designer tie is a staple gift guaranteed to be treasured by your grandad, a Turnbull & Asser polka dot tie, or a Tom Ford velvet bow tie are the perfect accessory to add to your grandad’s collection. Look out for some Aspinal of London cufflinks or a Hugo Boss tiepin to add an extra element of surprise.

#5 An ultra-soft robe and slippers

Make lounging comfy and luxurious for your grandparents by gifting them with a pair of ultra-soft robes. Treat your grandparents to some indulgence in their home with a comfortable and warm robe! Check out M&S or UGG for the ultimate bathrobe, then pair with some ultra-warm slippers for an unforgettable cosy gift.

#6 Engraved gardening tools

Handpick a set of gardening tools, and personalise them with a message for a perfect present to gift gardening grandparents! Online stores such as notonthehighstreet.com offer a vast range of customisable gardening tools, so you’ll be able to find the best set and personalisation options to suit their gardening style.

#7 Classical cookbook

Whether you’re looking to inspire old memories, encourage new hobbies, or just get the family together, a cookbook is a wonderful gift. For traditional country recipes, check out The Farmhouse Cookbook. To inspire new family recipes, Ina Garten’s The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook includes dishes from all over the world. But to get the grandchildren and grandparents truly baking together, look out for No Bake Makery: More Than 80 Two-Bite Treats Made with Lovin’, Not an Oven for many afternoons of family fun.

#8 Book club subscription

Is there a better gift than one that keeps on giving? Your grandparents will receive one book a month that is completely tailored to their reading preferences. Plus, you will decide on how long the subscription will last, so your grandparents won’t find their bookshelves overloading with fictional classics! The Willoughby Book Club offers a variety of subscriptions so you can find the best suited one to your grandparents.

Finding inspiration for the perfect gift to your grandparents can be a heart-warming experience for you too! These 8 ideas are just a few that will make for a wonderful and unique present for your grandparents, so see which fits the best into your family and get shopping.