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27 best gifts for grandparents to show them you care this Christmas

The perfect presents for Christmas!

Shopping for your nearest and dearest? We've selected some of the very best presents to send to your grandparents! Whether you're searching for a Christmas gift, a birthday present or just a thoughtful gift to 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. 

Spa Restore Wellness Basket, £65, The White Company


Self-care is now more important than ever. This Spa Restore Wellness Basket is stocked with all the luxury essentials needed for an at-home pamper session. From a heavenly smelling candle to The White Company's fragrant hand and body balm as well as an exfoliating round body brush, your grandparents will be able to bring the spa home to them whenever they need a little pick me up. 

Festive Afternoon Tea Hamper, £18, Marks & Spencer


M&S has created the ultimate afternoon tea selection for just £18! The hamper includes two Victoria Sandwich,All Butter Milk Viennese Chocolate Dipped Fingers, Luxury Gold Tea Bags, two Chocolate Brownies and two Carrot Cake Walnuts. 

Crystal Heart Earrings, £13, Not On The High Street


When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a timeless pair of earrings, and this heart cut crystal pair will quite literally add a little sparkle to her Christmas. 

Spiced Clementine & Pomegranate Diffuser, £9.60, John Lewis


There's nothing cosier than a festive scented home, and this has an aromatic blend of clementine, pomegranate with spicy edge. 

Personalised Photo Pillow, from £22.99, Funkypigeon


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 over the last two years, your grandparents will appreciate being able to cuddle up to their new favourite pillow.  

 GrandPad, priced at £49.95 per month on a contract with VAT Relief, Amazon


GrandPad is an amazing idea for grandparents who struggle with modern-day tech. It comes pre-set up and comes ready to use straight out of the box! A family member is admin and there's no need for Wifi as it works off 4G - think of it like a mobile phone. 

Waxed Cheese Box, £19.99, Wowcher


If they're cheese fans, they'll be more than happy to receive this bundle in the post. Includes six delicious waxed cheeses from Lymn Bank Farm Cheese Co.

Rumbullion! Spiced Rum, £38.95, Master of Malt


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. 

Merry Christmas Gift Box, £49.99, Red Letter Days


Give them the gift of choice! Red Letter Days has over 2,600 experiences they can choose from within the UK, whether it's an overnight stay at a spa, or a luxurious afternoon tea. What's more, the voucher is valid for 24 months so there's no rush to use it.

Teeling Whiskey with gold presentation box, £37.95, Master of Malt


Treat the grandparents to a bit of Irish luxury with Teeling Whiskey! Teeling Small Batch is a fantastic blend of Irish malt and grain whiskies married together in Central American Rum casks for up to 12 months. The result is a full flavoured whiskey with plenty of fresh fruit, creamy vanilla and lively spice.  The glamorous gold tube makes this gift feel extra special. 

Vinyl Record Player, £49.99, Amazon


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. This vintage suitcase design comes with a one year guarantee, plus it features dynamic full-range stereo speakers and a rear phono connection for connecting the record player to your home stereo. 

Letterfest Personalised Missing You Book, £23, NotOnTheHighStreet


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! 

Wooden Heart Plaque, £3.49, eBay


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 to the neck of a bottle of champagne. 


Personalised Family Names Necklace, £79, Not on the High Street


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. 

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine, £99, Nespresso


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. This coffee maker will create barista-quality brews at the push of a button. What a gorgeous gift!

Beurer Foot Circulation Booster, £41, Argos


They'll be arguing over who can use this circulation boosting foot warmer first! Perfect for cosying up to a Christmas film with.

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


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 to be added to the tree and any other specific arrangement instructions. What better way to celebrate family?

Hand & Foot Print with Ink Pad Frame, £18, Moonpig


This adorable hand and foot print photo frame kit will be a heartwarming gift for any new grandparents. The matte white frame surrounds a 4x6 photo aperture nestled between two windows where you can display the little one’s foot and hand print. The whole piece is further embellished by a crystal encrusted silver-plated teddy bear icon that sparkles in the light, sitting above the central aperture.  

Kindle, £194.99 (WAS £229.99), Amazon 


There's nothing better than kicking back with a good book, and with a Kindle, the sky's the limit. Built with adjustable warm light which allows you to shift screen shade from white to ambre. Your grandparents will be able to build their own electronic library filled with their favourite titles.

Amazon Prime Membership, from £8.99 a month, Amazon


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 £8.99 a month. They'll also have access to films, TV shows, music and more.

Set of 2 mugs, from £14.99, Amazon


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

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


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. 

Dartington Crystal Vase, £49, John Lewis


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 gorgeous crystal vase, suitable for a wide variety of cut flowers and foliage. 

Gold & Glass Double Portrait Photo Frame 6x4", £18, Oliver Bonas


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

Little Moments Photo Book, from £11.99, Photobox


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. 

Personalised whiskey, £30, Moonpig 


What better way to make him feel loved than with his very own limited-edition bottle of an absolutely classic blended Scotch whisky?! Cheers to that!


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