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Unique Gifts for Grandma She’ll Never Expect

Any time you give a gift, you want it to be special, something the recipient will appreciate – and this is especially true when it comes to your grandmother. On the one hand, grandmas are easy to buy for. They love you so much, they adore pretty much anything you give them, including shaky scribbles and sticky kisses. Plus, your grandma has done so much for you through the years, you really want to offer her something that reflects her kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness.

Here’s a bit of trivia that may surprise you, or it may not: research shows that at least one-quarter of all Americans wait until the last minute to buy presents. But since it’s important to get this one right, we’ve compiled a list of fabulous ideas of gifts for grandma covering a wide range of prices and interests. Whether the role is brand-new for her (huge congrats!) or the grandkids are all bigger than she is now, you’re sure to find just the right gift that will show that wonderful woman just how special she is to you.

Gifts for Grandma – The One Who Is Perfect in Every Way

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To thank her for all the pearls of wisdom she’s dispensed to you over the years, genuine pearls make perfect gifts for grandma. If your grandma is already sporting a gorgeous strand of crisp whites, opt for the unexpected and surprise her with a multicolor Freshwater pearl necklace. To complete the set, Freshwater pearl bracelets or classic pearl studs make gorgeous gifts for grandmothers who radiate grace and refinement.

Shop The Pearl Source Freshwater Multicolor Necklace

For the One Who Goes Gaga for Gourmet Goodies

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Providing food is one of the most primal roles of a grandmother, and your grandma has probably prepared more meals than she cares to contemplate. But even (or especially) if she’s an order-in kind of gal, mouth-watering goodie baskets make fabulous gifts for grandmothers. Indeed, food items are the kind of gifts for grandparents everyone can appreciate!

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Shop Mouth-Watering Goodie Baskets

For the Fashion Maven Grandma

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Other heart (and body) warming gifts for grandmother include cashmere travel wraps. Lightweight and available in a rainbow of colors, it’ll be like she’s wearing a hug from you even when you’re not around.

Shop Cashmere Travel Wrap

Shop White South Sea Pearl Earrings

JEWELRY SPOTLIGHT:

What works best with gorgeous cashmere? Pearls! Bring a smile to grandma’s face by pairing your soft pashmina with a matching set of pearl earrings. Designed to match the highest standards, our collection of White South Sea Pearl Earrings brings you an elegant assortment of designs, fit for daily wear, as well as for special occasions.

For the One Who Relishes Relaxation

Even if she’s got more energy than all the grandkids combined, she probably looks forward to winding down now and again. Soothing aromatherapy lavender eye pillows make perfect gifts for grandma and they are as pretty as they are thoughtful.

Shop Earth Tribe Products Lavender Eye Pillow

Gifts for the Chocoholic

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Gourmet truffles make delicious gifts for grandmas who enjoy the finer things in life. There’s something for every taste out there. From decadent dark chocolate to smooth and creamy milk chocolate to heavenly white chocolate, not to mention every flavor in between including sea salt, caramel, coconut and champagne! With so many choices, you’ll find exactly the right gifts for grandmother, uniquely suited to her taste buds.

Shop Pink Marc De Champagne Truffle Heart

For the Woman About Town

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Here’s one for the grandma who spends more time out and about than at home. Practical and stylish gifts for grandmothers-on-the-go include chain wallets. With a slim silhouette, they offer the perfect way for her to tote essentials like ID, credit cards and cash without weighing her down.

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Shop Kate Spade Spencer Leather Chain Wallet

For the Nana That Has Years of Travel Under Her Belt

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Continuing with the footloose and fancy-free theme, one of the really thoughtful gifts for grandma is a personalized world map that shows all the places she and grandpa have visited over the years. This one also makes an excellent 50th anniversary gift!

Shop Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map

Gifts for Grandma That Inspire Her to Get Crafty

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Like baking cookies, knitting may sound like a clichéd grandma hobby, but that doesn’t mean yours doesn’t love it unapologetically. Show your appreciation for all the handmade hats and scarves she’s made over the years with a travel knitting bag. It’s one of those useful yet snazzy gifts for grandma that will delight the avid knitter.

Shop Travel Knitting Bag

Gifts for Grandma – For the One Who Appreciates Aromatherapy

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More gifts for grandmothers that smell as beautiful as they look include floral bouquet diffusers. And you can find absolutely any scent to fill the diffuser, from English country garden to fresh-baked cookies!

Shop Floral Bouquet Diffuser

For the Pro Snuggler

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Some grandmothers are champion knitters, but even if yours isn’t, most grandmas have raised snuggling to an art form, which makes these embellished throws perfect gifts for grandmas. Both she and the grandkids will love the designs, fun fringe, tufts, and other details.

Shop All Roads Yucca Throw Blanket

Gifts for Grandma That Help Her Get Cozy

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Thoughtful and practical, organic fair-trade cotton sheet sets and duvet covers can be exactly the right gifts for grandmas. This cotton bedding is made without harsh chemicals and the workers are paid a fair wage. These also make excellent gifts for grandparents.

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Shop Organic Sheet Set

For the One Who Nurtures Nature

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Got a grandma who enjoys gardening but no longer has the space or inclination to get down and dirty? Indoor gardens make excellent gifts for grandmothers or gifts for grandparents who appreciate fresh herbs and veggies in a convenient countertop container. Even better, they come with their own built-in light, meaning they don’t need to be situated near a window. You can stash them just about anywhere.

Shop AeroGarden Harvest Elite Indoor Hydroponic Garden

For the Ultimate Golden Gal

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Does your grandma have a killer record collection? One of the super-thoughtful gifts for grandmother is an embossed portable turntable so she can enjoy all her vintage vinyl. This one makes a great gift for grandparents in general, and a superlative 50th anniversary gift. Bonus points for including a record they played at their wedding!

Shop Crosley UO Exclusive Debossed Medallion Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player

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PEARL SPOTLIGHT:

Whether you’re shopping for your parents’ anniversary or for grandma’s birthday, you simply can’t go wrong with pearls. And if you are on the lookout for the most lustrous pearls available, make sure to opt for Hanadama Pearls. These ultra-shiny gems of the sea are premium Akoya Pearls, providing endless luster from every angle.


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