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At a time when social isolation is keeping everyone home and away from loved ones, grandparents may feel especially lonely. Because if you can FaceTime or Zoom with them great, but, um, some people’s grandparents don’t exactly know how to do much more than turn on a computer. True story.
Why not cheer up grandma or grandpa with a gift that helps them feel more connected to you and their grandkids? Putting a smile on a grandparent’s face will make you feel better, too.
With that in mind, we rounded up personal and unique grandparent gift ideas for all of the special seniors in your life. From sentimental to practical, read on for the best gifts for grandparents during social isolation and beyond.
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Best Green Gift for Grandparents
Low-Light Potted Plants
Give the gift of life with a potted plant that’s easy to care for, even if a grandparent lives in an apartment or assisted living facility. These lovelies do well in low light and are easy to care for, so you’re not adding a burden, but rather beauty to your loved one’s daily routine.
3 plants including Ponytail Palm, Samurai Sansevieria, and Golden Hahnii Sansevieria
5 - 8 inches with pot
Most Sentimental Gift for Grandparents
My Life Story So Far
This journal invites grandparents to share their life story and makes the perfect gift during social isolation. Not only does the sweet sentiment offer older generations something to keep them busy, but retelling family stories will lift their spirits and help them feel more connected.
9 x 6 inches
Photo pages included
Best Self-Care Gift for Grandparents
Hot and Cold Therapy Neck Wrap
Spoil any grandparent with a hot and cold therapy neck wrap to help them destress and relax during this worrisome time. All they have to do is place the lentil-filled soft wrap in the microwave for heat relief, or freeze it to chill out.
4 x 28 inches
Best Gift for Grandma
Personalized Love Necklace
Add grandkids’ names to this charming sterling silver bar necklace that features a bronze heart. What a perfect gift to remind grandma even if you can’t be together, you still are.
1-5/8 x 1/4 x 1/8 inches
Best Gift for Grandpa
Help grandpa feel warm and cozy with these UGG slippers that will hug his feet when you can’t deliver a hug in person. Can’t you just see your sweet grandfather shuffling along in this quality footwear for years to come? And um, you or the kids can borrow ‘em when you finally get to visit.
Sizes 7 - 18
Genuine shearling and suede
Best Gift for Wineophiles
Red and White Wine Collection
Is there a better gift for, well, anyone than wine? Show grandparents how much you really, truly, seriously care by sending red and white wine their way. This delectable set includes zinfandel and chardonnay, among others. Cheers to grandparents!
Most Personal Gift for Grandparents
Frame a photo of a loving grandchild and send it along in this classic and lovely hand painted Mackenzie Childs frame. It’s a personal sentiment sure to make any grandparent smile again and again.
2.5 x 3 inches
Most Nurturing Gift for Grandparents
Daily Harvest Food Box
Give grandparents a much-needed night off from cooking during coronavirus social isolation with a gift box full of delicious, healthy food. Daily Harvest nurtures hungry folks with smoothies, flatbreads and bowls that are sure to satisfy.
Best Keep-Busy Gift for Grandparents
Language Learning With Babbel
If you sense you’re dealing with a bored grandparent, send the gift of learning a new language their way. Grandma or grandpa will be speaking French, Italian or Turkish by the time this quarantine is over.
6 month package
More options available
Sweetest Gift From Grandkids
Framed Art Print
Turn a cute kid drawing into a framed art print a grandparent will cherish now and forever. A grandma or grandpa who misses his littlest loved ones is sure to be greatly cheered up upon receiving this thoughtful and soon-to-be treasured piece of wall decor.
7 x 5 inches
Various sizes available