Best gifts for grandma

Necklace and personalised knitting bag from Not on the High Street

by Samantha Ball |
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Whether you're looking for a Mother's Day gift for nan, or just some of the best gifts for grandma for another special occasion, there are plenty of wonderful gifts for grandma online.

There's no denying that grandma's are wonderful to have in our lives, and while she might insist that she already has everything she needs, went it comes to gifts for nan we can't help but treat her to something special.

Best gifts for grandma at a glance:

Best book gifts for grandma: I Love Grandma This Much, £24.99
Best afternoon tea gifts for grandma: Afternoon Tea Letterbox, £20
Best personalised gifts for grandma: Grandma's Garden Print, £5.09
Best clothing gifts for grandma: Cashmere Bed Socks, £36

Whether it's a personalised gift from her grandchildren, or something practical she can use every day, we've found the best gifts for grandma for whatever the occasion.

Best book gifts for grandma

I Love Grandma This MuchWonderbly

Story time at Grandma's house will feel even more special with this personalised I Love Grandma This Much book. Create up to four grandchildren characters who's name features throughout this book as their characters go on an adventure to tell Gran how much she's loved.

One customer wrote: "These books are filled with wonder! I loved getting these books from my grandchildren and reading them together. Magical!" Another said: "I am moved to tears as these books mean so much to Grandma!"


  • Great for if gran has several grandchildren
  • Completely personalised


  • Can only choose up to four grandchildren

Best candle gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Santa Rosa Luxury 2 Wick CandleThe White Company

This beautiful Santa Rosa Luxury 2 Wick Candle has the two wicks for an even burn and to maximise the smell. With a floral scent of Tuberose, Orris and Jasmine, it comes in a glass holder that also looks timeless. Perfect for Nan's house!

One customer said: "I absolutely love the look and design of these candles, they’re modern and bold. The two wicks help the candle burn really well, and the size is really good.
The scent is a beautiful tuberose floral, with hints of tropical fruits, jasmine and Californian lilac. It’s perfect for summer, and reminds me of a garden at dusk."


  • Smells beautiful
  • Two-wick candle for even burn and maximum scent


  • No onsite reviews

Best giftset for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Olay Complete Day & Night Moisturiser GiftsetBoots

The Olay Complete Day & Night Moisturiser Giftset not only provides 24 hour hydration for skin, but it also has anti-ageing properties. It's dermatologically tested, so it's suitable for most skin types. It's a lovely little gift set for Gran, as the day cream will hydrate skin seven layers deep and the night cream is enriched with antioxidants for repairing skin.

One customer wrote: "Lovely presentation gift set. The products were exactly as described. Delivery was prompt as promised." Another added: "This is a great gift. A good quality product in nice gift packing and really good value for money."


  • Provides 24 hour hydration
  • Anti-aging day and night cream


  • Doesn't state volume of creams

Best slipper gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Embroidered Mule SlippersMarks & Spencers

With a cosy faux fur lining, the Embroidered Mule Slippers are almost like a cosy retreat for Gran's feet. It features a hidden arch support for maximum comfort, as well as an antibacterial finish to fight odours. It also features some cute star embroidery.

One review said: "These slippers are perfect for my needs, so easy to slip on and very comfortable. Thinking of buying another pair."


  • Cosy
  • Nice design


  • Might not be to grandma's preference

Best personalised gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Grandma's Garden Printlovechloe / Etsy

This lovely Grandma's Garden Print can feature up to 10 flowers (grandchildren), with each flower representing the month they were born. It's such a thoughtful and personal gift for nan. We love how beautiful the illustrations are too.

One customer wrote: "Bought this for my grandparents. They absolutely love it! Would definitely buy again from seller. Fast customer service response too!"


  • Choose up to 10 flowers
  • Proof is available upon request


  • Frames not included

Best gifts for grandma's who knit

Best gifts for grandma Personalised Knitting Wool Storage Tote BagAndrea Fays / Not On The High Street

With the option to add a name or just 'Grandma', this Personalised Knitting Wool Storage Tote Bag makes a wonderful gift for a Gran that likes to knit. You can choose between a short handle on the tote bag, or a longer handle. It's a lovely gift to help keep all Gran's knitting equipment and wool together.

A customer wrote: "Really happy with this knitting bag! The lady who I bought it for was also very happy with it as well. So one happy customer! Thank you, the detail was very good."


  • Can customise the handle length and name on the bag
  • Plenty of room for knitting essentials


  • Can't change the colours of the wool on the bag

Best biscuit gifts for grandma


These gorgeous biscuits are a fun take on a bouquet of flowers. The Biscuit Tin Bouquet has been created by the world-renowned biscuit brand, The Biscuiteers. Each biscuit has been hand-iced to perfection. We love that this can be consumed in one sitting or enjoyed over time. Pair it with your favourite Breakfast tea and enjoy days of happiness.

Mother&Baby Parenting and Lifestyle product writer, Hannah James said: " This is a delicious treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. The biscuits are packaged beautifully to ensure they don't break in the delivery process. I like that the tin can be used once the contents are gone."


  • Beautifully presented
  • Delicious treat


  • We wish there were more biscuits in the tin!

Best afternoon tea gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Afternoon Tea LetterboxMarks & Spencers

This delicious Afternoon Tea Letterbox is full of treats that Grandma will really enjoy. There's a great selection and the great part is the box can fit through the letterbox, so if Nan is out and about she won't miss this special delivery.

One review said: "Lovely assortment of cakes and biscuits and nibbles, Would certainly order again." Another wrote: "A nice treat that is simple but effective good variety and excellent quality."


  • Option to add a gift message
  • Lovely selection of treats


  • Some products will last a minimum of two days on receipt, but it's important to check

Best tote gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Personalised Grandma's Wreath Shopping Canvas BagStickerscape / Etsy
Price: £12.95+

The Personalised Grandma's Wreath Shopping Canvas Bag feautres soft cotton handles to make carrying more comfortable, and the option to personalise with a name of your choice. Made from jute material, this bag is sturdy and Gran will love taking it shopping with her.

One customer wrote: "Amazing quality, bought this for my Gran and she loves it. Thanks so much." Another said: "A gorgeous gift that was very well-received. Nice quality. Definitely recommend. Many thanks."


  • Sturdy design
  • Completely personalised
  • Soft handles for comfort


  • Not available in a bigger size

Best gardening gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma William Morris At Home Garden Lily Glove SetJohn Lewis

Perfect for grans who love to garden, this beautifully pair is lightweight to wear and adjustable to keep them secure. It's designed by William Morris, and arrives in a cute wooden box. The hand cream is also lovely for those post-gardening days.

One review said: "Perfect gift for a green-fingered relative, she loved it."


  • Vegan friendly
  • Light weight and adjustable gloves


  • Can't think of any!

Best scarf gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Personalised Birth Flower ScarfThe Forest & Co - Not On The High Street
Price: £25.20 (was £36)

How beautiful is this Personalised Birth Flower Scarf? With a choice of five different scarf colours, you can personalise it with Nan's initial and even the birth month flower. You can even add a personalised gift bag, so you don't need to worry about wrapping it.

One customer wrote: "Beautiful product extremely soft, comfortable and superbly finished." Another said: "I bought a Birth Flower scarf as a gift for my sisters 70th birthday. She loved it, saying it was beautifully made and cosy to wear."


  • Soft and cosy
  • Beautifully embroidered


  • Delivery can take awhile

Best keyring gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Personalised Metal Photo Keyring With Mint Leather CaseCreate Gift Love / Not On The High Street

The Personalised Metal Photo Keyring With Mint Leather Case is made from cowhide leather with a stainless steel insert. It comes in a mint green colour, and you can choose a photo of your choice for inside, and a name choice for the outer of the keyring.

One person wrote: "Stunning keyring. Beautiful colour and high quality print. Thank you for helping me gift something so special." Another added: "Beautiful leather product, personalised with photo of late mum, always beaming out at me. More than just a key ring. Wow factor when opened, delivered in draw string linen bag. So good, I ordered a second one!"


  • Can add a personalised message
  • Choose a name and photo of your choice


  • Colour and grain might vary slightly from the picture

Best wellness gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Calm Wellness Gift BasketThe White Company

We know Nan is probably always making a fuss over everyone, but with the Calm Wellness Gift Basket, she can finally be persuaded to put her feet up and relax. Perfect for having a moment of calm, the candle boasts scents of juniper berry, clary sage and Ylang Ylang and the mist can be sprayed for boosts of calm. It even comes with a gift basket so you don't have to worry about wrapping.

One person wrote: "Gift well received. Good selection of products with lovely fragrance and storage basket."


  • Hand woven seagrass basket for storage
  • Relaxing products


  • Might not be a preferred fragrance

Best sock gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Cashmere Bed SocksThe White Company

Everyone needs a pair of Cashmere Bed Socks. Available in five colour ways, included grey marl, pink, blue marl, ivory and vintage pink, these socks make a luxuriously cosy accessory. They're super soft too, making them a proper little treat for Nans feet.

A returning customer wrote: "Lovely cosy socks. I have purchased them before and probably will again!" Another said: "Beautiful and soft. Ordered the pink as a present. My friend was thrilled."


  • Cosy and soft
  • A real treat for your feet


  • Only available in one size

Best gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Friends And Family Personalised Locket With PhotographsSilk Purse, Sow's Ear / Not On The High Street

The Friends And Family Personalised Locket With Photographs comes in an exquisite heart shaped locket, and has multiple sections to add Nan's favourite photos. Help her to keep loved ones close, and even choose to personalise it with engraving for the back.

One person wrote: "This was absolutely amazing! They put the photos in for me and they were so clear and much better than me attempting to do them. It was a gift and it went down very well. Would highly recommend."


  • Photos can be added in for you
  • Exquisite design


  • Some mentioned the necklace chain felt a bit feeble

Best knitting needles gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Personalised Knitting Needles With BoxOakdene Designs

Perfect for nans who knit, the Personalised Knitting Needles With Box are made from solid bamboo and are light weight. With a smooth finish, the needles can be personalised with grandma's name, or her nickname. It even comes with a personalised foiled box.

One review said: "What a fantastic gift to give to an avid knitter! Writing a personal message just gives it that added touch and the number of letters given was generous. Absolutely loved how the needles came in a beautiful box with the knitters name on it. Can't get much more personal than that! Every knitter should have a pair of these personalised knitting needles! Definitely value for money!"


  • Can be personalised with any name
  • Lightweight with smooth finish


  • All letters will be uppercase on the needles

Best bookmark gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Toirxarn Metal Feather BookmarkAmazon

Rrp: $12.73

Price: $9.99

The Toirxarn Metal Feather Bookmark makes a gorgeous gift for nans who like to read. The feather bookmark comes with a butterfly pendant, with a dried flower presented in a little bubble. It's beautifully designed with unique detailing.

One customer wrote: "Pretty bookmark, was a gift the person who received it loved it. The packaging was sturdy and attractive."


  • Delicate bookmark design
  • Lovely detail


  • Some mentioned that it feels a bit fragile

Best figurine gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Willow Tree Grandmother FigurineWillow Tree / Amazon
Price: $44.95

The Willow Tree Grandmother Figurine makes a great collectable or a great addition to her collection! It's hand made, and gives the appearance that it's carved from wood. The figure celebrates a grandma and her grandchild.

One grandma wrote: "My son bought me this to add to my collection of willow tree figurines. It stands for me and my grandson and is perfect."


  • Beautiful keepsake
  • Handmade


  • Only features one grandchild

Best gifts for grandma print

Best gifts for grandma Personalised Grandmother Definition Print with PhotoHuesandReflections / Etsy

With the option to choose between a coloured print or black and white, this Personalised Grandmother Definition Print with Photo is also available in five different sizes. You can choose your main word from Grandmother to Granny, and you can send your favourite photo of Nanny with her grandchildren!

One review said: "Lovely gift my mum was moved to tears. Absolutely loved it." Another wrote: "My mum absolutely loved this of her and my daughter. It's so special."


  • Personalised with photo and name of 'nan'
  • Beautiful quality


  • Frames are not included

Best soap gifts for grandma

Best gifts for grandma Seychelles Heart SoapThe White Company

The Seychelles Heart Soap makes a wonderful small gift for grandma. With a divine smell, with notes of bergamot, amber and vanilla, this soap has an aromatic and soothing smell that'll make general hand washing feel like a luxury. It's a simple yet thoughtful gift.

One customer wrote: "Quality product and smells divine." Another added: "I purchased it as a gift, but it looks so pretty in the heart dish and it smells so good."


  • Smells incredible
  • Gentle on skin


  • Some mentioned it seem expensive for soap

Best gifts for grandma afternoon tea hamper

Packed full of sweet treats to make your grandma feel special, the Teatime Delights Hamper, Luxury Food & Afternoon Tea Gift Hampers is full of traditional treats she's bound to love. The hamper includes cake, biscuits, macaroons and more, and arrives beautifully presented,

One customer review said: "My daughter was so pleased, the box looked so inviting and the tea, biscuits and cake were delicious, the family enjoyed them."


  • Full of delicious treats
  • Arrives well presented


  • Some mentioned it was smaller than expected

Best treat hamper for grandma

If gran loves a treat to enjoy for her elevenses then she'll love this collection of treats that includes a choice of both savoury and sweet, perfect for sharing or enjoying all to herself. The box contains 4 mini loaf cakes in the flavours carrot, lemon, chocolate and red velvet, 4 handmade english muffins, 1 jar of jam, 6 famously sticky Chelsea buns, 12 pieces of gooey brownie in the delicious flavours: double chocolate, chocolate cheesecake and chocolate & salted caramel cornflake.


  • Traditional treats
  • A range of flavours


  • Short shelf life

What gift does grandma really want?

At the end of the day, grandma will probably just love being able to see her grandchild, so she will love whatever gift you choose.

Samantha Ball is a Commercial Content Writer and freelanced for the Mother&Baby website for two years before joining the team full-time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

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