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Gifts for grandparents to show them you care

The perfect presents when you can't be there in person

Megan Bull

Now that restrictions are easing and we can finally see our loved ones, we've selected some of the very best presents to send to your grandparents! Whether you're searching for a birthday present or a special something just because, show them just how much they mean to you. From luxurious hampers and stylish homeware to personalised presents and sentimental one-of-a-kind gifts, these are the best buys from John Lewis, Fortnum & Mason, Not on the High Street and more. 

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spa-gift-box

The pandemic has brought with it a lot of new challenges and self-care is now more important than ever. This spa gift box is stocked with all the luxury essentials needed for an at-home pamper session. From bath bombs to collage eye masks, exfoliating body scrubs to moisturising creams and handmade candles, your nearest and dearest will be able to bring the spa home to them whenever they need a little pick me up. 

Personalised Spa Gift Box, £15.95, Etsy

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ms-afternoon-tea

M&S has created the ultimate afternoon tea selection for just £20! This hamper includes a Victoria sandwich cake, Viennese raspberry creams, chocolate brownie mini bites, charry bakewell tarts, a strawberry and clotted cream sponge roll and more. 

Ultimate Afternoon Tea Selection, £20, Marks & Spencer

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The Facebook Portal is a great way for everyone to stay in touch via video calls and feel like you're all together. It's so easy to use, your grandparents will love it! There are various sizing options to choose from, including a TV version too.

The Portal (10inch screen), £169, Facebook

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tea-selection

Sometimes there's nothing better than sitting on the sofa with a cup of tea. Treat your grandparents to Fortnum & Mason's famous tea bag selection which includes a variety of indulgent flavours. The Royal Blend, Breakfast Blend, Afternoon Blend, Queen Anne Blend, Earl Grey Classic and Smoky Earl Grey blend are included. 

Fortnum's Famous Tea Bag Selection, £14.95, Fortnum & Mason

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tea-set

Throw in Fortnum's tea for two set and they'll have the ultimate tea party. The St James range is made from fine bone china and decorated with a pretty 18th-century-inspired Chinoiserie design in Eau de Nil and gold. 

Fortnum's St James Tea for Two Set, £360, Fortnum & Mason

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cushion

It can be difficult not getting to hug our loved ones, so this personalised pillow can function as a temporary solution. An extra special gift, all you'll need to do is upload your favourite photos and Funkypigeon takes care of the rest. With so much time spent indoors, your grandparents will appreciate being able to cuddle up to their new favourite pillow.  

Personalised Photo Pillow, from £19.99, Funkypigeon

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picadilly-hamper

This hamper is a real treat! Inside they'll find a sumptuous selection of breakfast teas, coffees, tipples, marmalades, preserves, condiments, biscuits and chocolates. 

The Picadilly Hamper, £100, Fortnum & Mason

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Ableforths-Rumbullion

Rumbullion!, £34.90, Master of Malt

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Transport them to the Caribbean with this warming spiced rum, which has notes of creamy Madagascan vanilla and zesty orange peel. Beautifully gift wrapped in crinkled brown paper, wound with twine and sealed with black wax, the bottle proudly flaunts its maritime inspiration with a label that bears a hand-drawn illustration of a Navy grog tub. 

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Personalise a Yankee Candle with your favourite family photos! 

Personalised Candle, £25.99, Yankee Candle

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record-player

Do your grandparents have a seriously impressive vinyl collection? Take them on a trip down memory lane and play their favourite tunes on this portable record player from Amazon. Priced at £49.99, this vintage suitcase design comes with a 24-month guarantee and each player has been hand-tuned by an audio expert to ensure the best possible performance!

Vinyl record player, £49.99, Amazon

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fei-lu-jewellery

Fei Lui Jewellery has plenty of gorgeous designs and one of our favourite pieces is this Carpe Diem Large Flower Burst Pendant which retails at £120. A luxurious gift to be sure, it features an ombre Swarovski Zirconia Pentagon Star set in white rhodium plate on sterling silver. 

Carpe Diem Large Flower Burst Pendant, £120, Fei Lui Jewellery

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personalised-missing-you-book

Tell your grandparents why you miss them with this personalised storybook written by the children. Sure to put a smile on their faces, it's available in hard and soft cover and features gorgeous illustrations of woodland creatures plus 10 reasons why they are important to you. All you need to do is enter your chosen text into a form and Letterfest does the rest! 

Letterfest Personalised Missing You Book, £23, NotOnTheHighStreet

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wooden-heart

Beautifully crafted, this handmade wooden heart plaque makes for the most thoughtful gift. You can slip it into a card, use it as a gift tag on a present, or attach it on to the neck of a bottle of champagne. 

Wooden Heart Plaque, £3.49, eBay

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personalised-necklaces

Designed to keep your loved ones close to your heart - even when they might be far away - these personalised family name necklaces are available in 925 sterling silver, 18ct yellow gold plating, and 18ct rose gold plating. Simply add the names of three family members you'd like hand-stamped onto the rings, and the rest is easy. 

Personalised Family Names Necklace, £75, Not on the High Street

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coffee-machine

It’s often the small things in life that can make the biggest impact - and starting the day with a freshly-brewed cappuccino is no different. Offering a single-serve system, this easy to use model will create barista-quality coffees at the push of a button. 

Nespresso Lattissima One Coffee Machine White, £189, John Lewis

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family-tree

These personalised family tree prints are the perfect way to show your grandparents just how much they mean to you. Available in A3, A4 and A5, just advise the seller which names you want added to the tree, and any other specific arrangement instructions. What better way to celebrate family?

Family Tree Personalised Gifting Keepsake Print, from £7.50, Etsy

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It's been a stressful time and this beautifully scented gift set (including two candles and a luxury box of matches) has been created to promote a sense of calm; both of the scents have been scientifically proven to ease stress and anxiety. We could all do with a bit of that! 

Stress less gift set, £42.50, Cosy Candle Co

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warner-gin

It doesn't matter what age you are; a good gin goes down a treat! Your grandparents are sure to love this gorgeous gin, which is bursting with floral flavours reminiscent of the English countryside at springtime. With hints of rose, elderflower and raspberry, it's perfect with tonic and a slice of grapefruit.

Warner's Spring Blossom gin, £34.85, Master of Malt

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kindle

There's nothing better than kicking back with a good book, and with a Kindle, the sky's the limit. Built with a glare-free screen that reads like printed paper, your grandparents will be able to build their own electronic library filled with their favourite titles.

Kindle, £69.99, Amazon 

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Want to go the extra mile? Prime members read for free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles, so your grandparents will be able to get the most out of their new Kindle. Gift them with a membership for either £79.00 a year or £7.99 a month. They'll also have access to films, TV shows, music and more.

Amazon Prime Membership, from £7.99 a month, Amazon

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amazon-crown-mugs

Put a smile on their faces with this sweet mug set. 

Set of 2 mugs, £8.25, Amazon

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sodoku

A great way to pass the time, with over 1,000 sudoku puzzles ranging from easy to hard, your grandparents will have plenty to do during lockdown. 

Funster 1,000+ Sudoku Puzzles Easy to Hard, £9.57, Amazon

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grandparents-flowers

A subscription is the perfect gift, particularly if it can be posted through the letterbox like the flowers from Bloom & Wild. They’ll get a new bunch every month, and they can arrange them themselves once they arrive. 

Flower subscription, from £20 per month, Bloom & Wild

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As well as buying a bouquet of flowers for your grandparents, why not go one step further and surprise them with a beautiful vase for their new blooms? John Lewis is selling this LSA International Flower Mini Vase Gift Set, suitable for a wide variety of cut flowers and foliage. 

International Flower Mini Vase Gift Set, £30, John Lewis

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whiskey

Just like the bottle says, it's 'a blend of incredible whiskies from planet Earth', and perfect for mixing. So if grandma or grandpa love a touch of whisky as a nightcap, this will do the trick. Although it can be enjoyed with coke, ginger ale, soda water, tonic, coconut water or even green tea, it's also marvellous served neat. 

World Whisky Blend from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, £32.95, masterofmalt.com

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photoframe

Send them a frame and add a picture of you and your family inside. They’ll treasure it. 

Photo frame, £18, Oliver Bonas

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photobook

This is the perfect sentimental gift for grandparents on lockdown - a little moments photo book. Find all your favourite photos and create a long-lasting memory book. 

Little Moments Photo Book, £14.99, Photobox

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Premium-Rum-Lifestyle

This premium rum collection is set up like an advent calendar. Peek behind each of the twelve windows and you'll find a different 30ml wax-sealed dram of rum, made by some of the best producers around the globe. 

Drinks by the Dram 12 Dram Premium Rum Collection, £45, Master of Malt

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Packed with stay-at-home hacks, HELLO! magazine provides some much-needed relief from isolation. Treat your grandparents to a subscription delivered straight to their door. 

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