Don’t forget that grandma deserves just as much love and attention as mom on Mother’s Day. But what do you buy for the woman who has it all? Although it may seem daunting to choose the best Mother’s Day gift, the fact is that your grandma will cherish any token or gesture that you give from your heart. Let’s take a look at 10 of the best Mother’s Day gifts that a grandma is sure to adore.
1. A Sweet Personalized Gift
Nothing says thoughtful like personalized Mother’s Day gifts. Grandmothers love personalized gifts, from plaques with special messages to custom picture frames and everyday totes to sentimental garden stones. There are many lovely ways to personalize such gifts. You can add a special message, share a sentimental quote, add a grandma’s name or include grandchildren’s names. Either way, a personalized gift shows the recipient how special they are to you.
2. A Cute Shirt
Another great way to honor grandma is with a T-shirt evoking a heartfelt message. Whether you add a sentimental message, customize it with her moniker or add adorable family pictures, grandma will be proud to wear a cute T-shirt that’s personalized just for her. Choose a T-shirt in grandma’s favorite color and fit to show her you truly know her style. Mother’s Day shirts are a cute outfit option for a holiday brunch or everyday wear.
3. A Cozy Blanket
Your grandma will love to snuggle up with a cozy Mother’s Day blanket. If you’re crafty, a hand-knitted blanket would certainly thrill your grandma. However, you can skip the crafting and buy a soft fleece throw blanket or a fluffy sherpa. Consider adding personal touches such as corner-positioned monograms or custom word art. Another cute way to customize a blanket is with a photo or one-of-a-kind photo collages. Grandma will love to cuddle up with pictures of her grandchildren enveloping her.
4. A Journal
A journal is a great keepsake that will inspire grandma to commit her thoughts, memories and life story to paper. Besides being a therapeutic outlet for her musings, a journal can be passed down as a family history. Journal covers can be personalized just for grandma, with blank pages for her to write her story. Other journal styles include prompts that allow your grandma to reflect on significant events of yesteryear.
5. Keepsake Jewelry
You can’t go wrong with jewelry for Mother’s Day. Some much-loved suggestions include charm bracelets or necklaces that can be added on year after year. Other current trends in jewelry are name and initial necklaces.
Just like moms love dainty medallions donning children’s names, initials or birthdays, grandmas love these too. You could also choose a piece of jewelry that incorporates all the grandchildren’s birthstones. Or skip customized jewelry and buy your grandma a piece from her favorite collection or jeweler.
6. A Monthly Subscription Box
Monthly subscription boxes are the gifts that keep giving. Subscriptions are available for every interest, hobby, taste and need. From meat subscriptions to cosmetic boxes and wine-of-the-month clubs to craft crates, these subscription boxes are a unique way to surprise your grandma. Is grandma an ice cream lover? There’s a subscription for that. How about avid gardening? There’s one for that too. Best of all, many of these allow you to curate a subscription from three months to many years, whatever works best for your budget.
7. A Photo Gift
Photo gifts are always a win on Mother’s Day. You can simply print and frame family or school pictures or take it one step further for a truly thoughtful gift. For instance, photo gifts such as coasters, mouse pads, phone cases and canvas prints make great gifts. Another fantastic option is a digital picture frame. The new trends in digital frames allow you to pre-load hundreds of pictures. They also let you digitally share photos from connected devices. You can constantly add to your grandma’s album with the most updated family photos.
8. Homemade Art
Nothing is sweeter than a grandchild’s homemade artwork. There are lots of great ways to make grandma feel special with a child’s artwork. The sky’s the limit with project ideas, from a finger-painted canvas to a homemade card. Other fun ideas include craft projects such as popsicle stick picture frames, paper flowers, a Mother’s Day banner, pom-pom bouquets and painted rocks.
Whether you’re a confident crafter or a bit reticent in this department, there are cute project ideas for every crafting and artistic ability. Nothing says “I love you” like a homemade gift on Mother’s Day.
9. A Self-Care Gift
What mom or grandma doesn’t love a good self-care gift? Thoughtful gifts such as a basket of bath essentials, a spa gift, an appointment for a manicure and pedicure or essential oils will help your grandma to unwind in her own special way. Another great idea is to book an appointment for your grandma and you to have a special self-care day together. Massages, facials and yoga with your grandma will make for sweet memories.
10. Flowers or a Plant
Sure, flowers are a beautiful gesture on Mother’s Day, but it’s important to be thoughtful about your bouquet. Choose a bouquet that features your grandma’s favorite blooms and colors, or make a special bouquet from your garden or handpicked wildflowers. Arrange flowers in a lovely vase, add a bow and a card, and voila! Consider a houseplant or seasonal hanging plant if you want a gift that will last a bit longer than a bouquet.
Celebrate Grandma With Something Special
No matter your budget or your grandma’s style and interests, there’s something for every grandma. Celebrating your mom on Mother’s Day is obvious, but remember to also make your grandma feel like the queen she is. Shower her with a thoughtful, sentimental or personalized gift that shows her how much you love her this Mother’s Day.