They say that memories are often a scent. When thinking about our grandmas, most of us remember a specific smell, like freshly baked gingerbread cookies, apple pie, or chicken pot pie. For those excited about giving back something to the women that gave us so much, we’ve put together a list of gifts for grandma!
1. Editor’s Choice: Krezy Case Wooden Cutting Board
This exquisite cutting board is crafted from the finest bamboo wood, which makes it an ideal present for grandmas that love to cook for the family. This board was made with a special engraved message that will surely bring a smile on Nana’s face. The engravings are made using high-tech lasers.
This etched wooden cutting board measures 11.50 x 8.75 inches and is 3/8 inch thick. Since each piece of wood is unique, the engraving colors may vary somewhat from the images seen on the website. That makes every cutting board unique, and it’s surely something that a grandma who loves to cook will appreciate.
- Beautiful heartwarming engraved message.
- Unique pieces of wood for each board.
- Made with quality bamboo wood.
- A little smaller than you’d expect.
2. Runner Up: Primitives by Kathy LOL Made You Smile Dish Towel
And speaking about heartwarming messages, how about a dish towel that says, “Grandmas never run out of kisses or cookies”? Ain’t that the truth…
This beautiful dish towel is made from cotton, so it can absorb liquids pretty fast, feels soft to the touch, and is easy to clean because cotton fabrics are washing machine friendly. That means that if you’re out of ideas when it comes to gifts for grandma, this towel can swoop in to save the day.
The brand itself even has a nice story behind it. The founder, Kathy, was inspired by her passion for unusual and imaginative items to fill her own shelves. What started with a primitive candle box is now a brand that makes gifts with both sassy and adorable messages.
- Soft cotton fabric.
- Easy to clean.
- Looks like new after multiple washes.
- Could be thicker.
3. Best for Baking: Sterling James Co. Laser Engraved “Grandma’s Magic Baking Spoon”
Grandmas exist to be honored. And what better way to honor her than by gifting her a laser-engraved spoon that will always remind her how awesome she is? To ensure the greatest quality, accents and texts are laser printed onto the wooden baking spoon, so there’s no chance of normal wear-and-tear ever making the message less visible.
The brand, The Sterling James Company, is founded by two friends who, unsurprisingly, have held a few parties together, they are focused on making party planning as simple and straightforward as possible. The company takes pride in producing high-quality party supplies that will ensure your event is a success.
If your grandma loves to bake and you’re the one who loves to lick the spoon when she’s done mixing the batter, this is definitely a gift to consider.
- Two lovely messages in one product.
- Quality laser-printing.
- Easy to clean.
- Lighter than pictured.
4. Most Original: Homesick Scented Candle, Grandma’s Kitchen
Close your eyes and tell me what you imagine when you think about the scent of your grandma’s kitchen. If it’s anything close to apple pie, we might have the perfect gift for you.
This Homesick candle called “Grandma’s Kitchen” is designed to bring back sweet memories. It features top notes of cream, apple, and butter, with base notes of vanilla and sugar cookie. This could be an ideal gift for your beloved grandma, or maybe even something you want for yourself, to tap into your memories with something as trivial as a candle.
Made with an all-natural soy wax blend, this candle can burn between 60 to 80 hours, which is basically an average of 70 hours of sweet memories and happiness. It seems like a pretty sweet deal, doesn’t it?
- Long burn time.
- Delicious scent when lit.
- Made with natural soy blend.
- Wick burns too strong if not trimmed.
5. Best for Coffee Lovers: CLASSIC MUGS I Don’t Spoil My Grandkids
Mugs are the kind of gift that you can’t go wrong with because you can use them to drink literally anything. Everyone appreciates a good mug (and they say you can’t ever have too many of them) and when it’s accompanied by such an adorable message, grandma’s heart is sure to melt.
Made of premium robust, high-quality white ceramic glassware drinkware, this mug is professionally packaged in safe packaging and includes a colorful, elegant giftable box. For your convenience, this item is safe to use in the microwave and can easily be cleaned inside the dishwasher. It is washable indefinitely without fading.
It has an 11-ounce capacity, so your grandma can use it to enjoy a cup of joe, some orange juice, a beer, or just sparkling water. It is professionally printed on both sides of the mug to ensure that the awesome graphic is seen by everyone, regardless of whether they are right or left-handed. It also features a C-shaped handle for a secure grip.
- Printed on both sides.
- Microwave and dishwasher safe.
- Made from quality ceramic.
- Should be better packages for shipping.
6. Best Value: Saukore 2 Pack Floral Aprons for Women
If you’re looking for a sweet gift for grandma for the kitchen and you’re looking to get a good value for your money, how about a set of two adorable aprons? You can gift them both to one of your grandmas or give each of your two grandmas one apron. Maybe you can give one to your mom or keep it for yourself.
Aside from the gorgeous design, there is also a lot of functionality to these aprons. They come with large pockets that allow your grandma to hold her kitchen utensils close, although it feels better and safer to just use it for things like the phone or her glasses.
Each apron in the set measures 28.3 W X 31.5 L inches and features an adjustable neck strap and lengthy waist ties (35.4 inches on each side), accommodating sizes up to XL. These soft aprons can be cleaned in the washing machine, so rest assured that your grandma won’t have to make any effort when it comes to washing her new favorite thing to wear in the kitchen.
- Includes 2 aprons.
- Large convenient pocket.
- Adjustable neck strap.
- Questionable long-term durability.
7. Best Spoon Rest: VILIGHT Spoon Rest
Do you have a grandma that spends a lot of time in the kitchen, making the most delicious soups and stews? That means she uses wooden spoons on a regular basis, so a spoon rest might just make the perfect gift.
Vilight spoon rest comes in a pretty box and makes an excellent gift from grandchildren for various occasions throughout the year. It’s an excellent choice for Nana’s kitchen countertop and also looks wonderful on the table.
This would significantly simplify her cooking life. It is large enough to accommodate any size spoon and could also be utilized as a butter dish on the dining room table. It is made from durable ceramic and is dishwasher safe, making cleaning a breeze.
- Versatile use.
- Adorable design.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Could be bigger.
8. Best for Chefs: Jiodux Bamboo Cookbook Holder
Back in the day, cookbooks were mostly notebooks with handwritten recipes passed down from one generation to another. Today, cookbooks are printed, laminated, and filled with pictures that would make anyone drool. If your grandma loves to use a recipe notebook or a book, then this holder is one of the best gifts you can give her.
Suitable for cookbooks and tablets, this holder measures 13.6 x 7.3 inches, and comes with an adjustable backing so that you can tilt the support as much as needed. It’s great for following recipes while still being able to use both hands, and the fact that it’s shaped like a cutting board is pretty cool.
If your grandma gets easily annoyed with kitchen countertop clutter, she’ll be thrilled about how easy it is to fold and store this holder when not in use. Even when she’s not cooking, she could use this as a tablet holder for a quick Skype chat with her favorite grandkids.
It’s made from bamboo and comes with two metal hinges. These hinges have a swivel feature, which is pretty cool because they can hold a book open at just the right page. Overall, this has to be one of the coolest gifts for grandma that we’ve seen so far.
- Highly versatile.
- Portable and easy to store.
- Adjustable angle.
- Not suited for very thick cookbooks.
How to Choose Gifts for Grandma
First, consider the occasion for making this gift. If it’s a Christmas gift, you can choose an item that either has holiday-related messages or colors that are normally associated with the season (like green, red, and white).
Birthday gifts that are not related to any holiday can have more personalized messages. With the multitude of kitchen products available at your disposal, finding something that your grandma would like and that fits the occasion should be pretty easy.
Even if we’re talking about kitchen-related items, they can still be pretty personal when they are focused on your grandma’s interests. For instance, if she enjoys the occasional red wine glass, consider a set of crystal wine glasses or a decanter.
For grandmas that love to make pies, you can focus on oven trays or cookie cutters to bring her baking to a whole new level. Always keep the recipient’s interests in mind when choosing a specific gift for them. It shows that you put a lot of thought into it.
When choosing gifts for grandma, you need to consider her age. For instance, if your grandma is of older age, buying a heavy set of kitchen pots might not be very practical if they are heavy to lift.
Always opt for products that are age-friendly, so that they are easy to use, and your beloved Nana can enjoy them for years to come.
Personalizing different gifts for grandma is pretty easy these days, as most sellers give you the possibility to engrave the gifts with custom messages. Whether we’re talking about a cutting board, an apron, or a set of wooden kitchen cooking utensils, check to see if the seller can customize them.
If not, there are plenty of gift or printing shops that will do this for you, so purchase the gift and turn to such a service if you think your grandma would love a cutting board with her name engraved on it.
Ease of cleaning
It’s important to consider how easy it will be and care for the gift you’re thinking of buying. If your grandma doesn’t have a dishwasher, chances are it will be difficult for her to scrub that large and heavy cooking pot you’ve bought for her.
The Bottom Line
Finding gifts for grandma isn’t always easy because this is the type of gift that you want to pour your heart into. Grandmas are a Godsend so telling them how important they are to us through small gestures of affection and gifts can’t be overlooked. What’s the last gift you gave to your grandma?