Grandmothers are often a source of wisdom, the glue that holds a family together and full of funny stories about your parents growing up! But when it comes to Christmas gifts for Grandma, shopping isn’t always easy. How do you show her how much you love and treasure her?
We’ve got a few ideas…
Take a look at our list of gifts that are sure to spoil every grandma in just the right way!
Long-Distance Love Lamp
Light up your grandma’s life with a long-distance friendship lamp. You may not always be able to be together, but these synchronised lamps will help to bridge the gap. Whenever you’re missing one another, simply touch your lamp and it will light up on your grandma’s side.
High Tea at the Ritz
Ah, tea. The nation’s favourite drink – and probably Grandmama’s too! Afternoon teas in the garden have always been a fun way to spend some time with grandma. You’re older now, so why not step it up a notch with Afternoon Tea at the Ritz? This sublime setting oozes elegance and is perfect for a special occasion. You can create memories that will last long after the cucumber sandwiches have been eaten.
Tea Tasting Masterclass
Instead of an afternoon tea, why not send grandma to enjoy a tea tasting masterclass? Teanamu Chaya Tea House shares the history behind Oolong tea with participants while sharing the different varieties available. It’ll broaden her tea horizons far beyond her standard cuppa Early Grey!
Thoughtful gifts go a long way as Christmas gifts for grandma. A beautifully crafted trinket box featuring family photos and a personalised message is the gift that keeps on giving – a safe space to put special items that covered in special memories, priceless!
Few things in life can make everything okay. Grandma’s hugs are undoubtedly the best medicine for a horrible day, but even grandma needs some comforting from time to time too. A beautiful warm blanket from The British Blanket Company might just get the job done.
A Spectacle Perch
A permanent perch to keep her spectacles safe ought to keep them safe from harm and accidental misplacements. We love this quirky owl eyeglass holder which can be placed next to her bed or on a coffee table as it is both attractive and useful. As an added bonus, the handmade rosewood ornament is crafted by underpriviledged artisans in Northern Indian to improve their economic and social standing. Practicality, style and giving back during Christmas time. What’s not to love about this cute gift for Gran?
Star Gazing at the Royal Observatory
Spend the afternoon star gazing at the Royal Observatory, followed by a delicious lunch and Afternoon Tea. The stars tell the story of our past and our future – a powerful, insightful experience for anyone at any age.
Pictures preserve memories of moments that have come and gone. Why not create a memory trove that will invoke all the emotions felt in that exact moment with a beautifully created photo book? You can remind grandma of all the good times you’ve shared and show her just how much she’s influenced your life too.
Buckingham Palace Tour
If your gran is a royalist, head on over to Buckingham Palace for a tour of the Queen’s home featuring the stunning horse-drawn carriages and Rolls Royce collection. The tour is followed by a delicious five-course tasting menu that is just the cherry on top.
There’s nothing sweeter than grandma, right? Well, chocolate is a pretty close second. Let her enjoy a day packed with chocolatey goodness as she samples 13 tasty treats on her tour of Hotel Chocolat’s magical School of Chocolate.
Does she have limited space in her home but is one of the best gardeners you know? A terrarium kit is a wonderful choice of a Christmas gift for grandma as it can be kept indoors and requires plenty of looking after. UK Terrariums has an amazing range of options that will suit every granny with a green thumb!
Retro Record Player
Relive the glory days of some of history’s most famous musicians – all played in their true vinyl glory. We love this 1960’s inspired record player that features 3 speeds and can even play gran’s favourite talk radio station.
A Family Bake-Off
Grandma’s biscuits are everyone’s favourite snack, so what happens when the family comes together to challenge her Biscuit Master title? The great family bake-off. Sign everyone up for a baking competition and enjoy a real bonding experience.
A Eucalyptus Plant
A eucalyptus plant has many benefits. Their aroma is not only soothing, but it also opens the airways. Help grandma say goodbye to a stuffy nose and snoring with her very own Snore Curing Plant.
A personalised pensioner handbook is a funny way to poke fun at old age while giving it a thoughtful touch. For the best pensioner tips and advice, get grandma this book.
A Spa Day
Spend the day getting pampered at the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh. Treat grandma to an indulgent day of pampering featuring neck, back and shoulder massages followed by a facial.
Picnic in the Park
This perfectly thought out picnic hamper has everything you need to enjoy an afternoon in the park. We guess that you could say that it’s a basket of happiness!
British history features age-old traditions and historic buildings and heirlooms. Mark Hill leads the English Heritage antique tour and finishes off the day with afternoon tea at The Langham Hotel. This is a wonderful Christmas gift for grandma if she enjoys culture, history and a decadent tea!
Cheese Making Course
If your grandma is a whizz in the kitchen, we’re sure that a day of cheese inspired discovery will be well received. Wildes Cheese hosts a full day cheese making course featuring delectable tastings to unleash the inner cheesy beast.
A Luxe Hot Water Bottle
Chilly weather can have everyone down in the dumps. This bright pink flamingo is ready to take away the chill with its warm microwaveable design. It’s fun and cheerful, and it’s safe too as it cannot spill out any hot water.
This soy candle making kit contains everything to start a hobby that can keep grandma preoccupied for hours. Everyone loves a beautiful candle, so why not give gran the perfect gift that will let her make her own?
A Fun Card Game
Lighten the mood with a game that will keep the whole family entertained – while taking an oh so gentle jab at grandma of course. Senior Moments is a memory game that will more than likely probe that age is just a number.
Discover Westminster Abbey
Art historian Katie shares the secrets of one of the world’s most famous World heritage sites. Grandma will even get a glimpse of the royal church and find out more about the famous scientists, politicians and poets that have roamed the halls.
The Best Home Spa
Oleum Vera has created a range of sublime home spa kits that contain everything you need for a relaxing bath and a nourishing face mask. If grandma struggles with mobility, why not spoil her with a home spa day?
A Professional Bibliography
Back in the day, word of mouth was the only way to share family history and funny stories. Allow grandma to share her story with the family the way she remembers it by having a professional write her bibliography?
A Vintage Camera
Believe it or not, there was a time when we couldn’t take photos on our phones. We had to use a camera that saved memories on film that would later need to be developed. Classic Cameras are making a comeback and we’re pretty sure that grandma would enjoy the nostalgia.
Candy Making Class
When visiting grandma, you’re guaranteed a sweet treat. So, why not send her on a sweet treat making day of fun to teach her how to make delicious candies from the comfort of her kitchen? She’s sure to love learning from the masters!
Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington Experience
We know there can be few gifts as coveted as a tasting menu at one of Britain’s top Michelin star restaurants. Take The Savoy Grill for example. Set along the banks of the River Thames, the restaurant has been at the top of London’s dining scene since it opened back in 1889.
So it’s little surprise that it now holds two Michelin stars. Treat your grandma to the truly special Beef Wellington experience, straight out of Gordon Ramsay’s recipe book. With some sparkling roseé to boot, it’s fair to presume she will be blown away.
Her Very Own Bespoke Perfume
Yes, you read it right. We can even have your grandma design her very own bespoke, unique fragrance. And this isn’t at your average high street shop. No, sir. We’re talking about the oldest perfumer in Britain, no less. Floris are also Royal Warrant holders.
She will first discuss her preferences with the expert resident perfumer before the two compose the perfect blend for your grandma’s very own unique perfume.
Maison Ladurée is a house of many wonders. Most of which come in the form of colourful bijou gems that melt in the mouth. Yes, it’s the world’s most famous macaron makers. Take your grandma to this high-class destination to enjoy macarons with champagne. A treat and a half.
If you want the full works, you can even enjoy a macaron-inspired afternoon tea. Champagne is included here too, along with patisserie treats, sandwiches and tea or coffee.
Spanish Sherry Getaway
Yeah, we’ve all heard the jokes. Sherry’s your grandma’s favourite tipple. Well, in actual fact, it’s seeing something of a renaissance among younger drinkers, where the popularity of the fortified wine has taken off. There’s even a scientific reason for why it’s just so good.
Because you’re her favourite grandchild, treat her to a sherry-inspired getaway to Spain’s Jerez de la Frontera. She’ll get to drink as much of the stuff as she likes while gaining a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on of a sunny Spanish winery.
If sherry doesn’t happen to be grandma’s favourite tipple after all, there’s always gin tasting instead.
Merry Christmas Grandma!
Finding the perfect Christmas gift for grandma has never been easier. Simply take a look at some of our suggestions or use them as inspiration to decide what you’ll be popping in her stocking!
- 0.1 Long-Distance Love Lamp
- 0.2 High Tea at the Ritz
- 0.3 Tea Tasting Masterclass
- 0.4 Trinket Box
- 0.5 Beautiful Blanket
- 0.6 A Spectacle Perch
- 0.7 Star Gazing at the Royal Observatory
- 0.8 A Photobook
- 0.9 Buckingham Palace Tour
- 0.10 Chocolate Tasting
- 0.11 Terrarium Kit
- 0.12 Retro Record Player
- 0.13 A Family Bake-Off
- 0.14 A Eucalyptus Plant
- 0.15 Pensioners Handbook
- 0.16 A Spa Day
- 0.17 Picnic in the Park
- 0.18 Heritage Tour
- 0.19 Cheese Making Course
- 0.20 A Luxe Hot Water Bottle
- 0.21 Candles
- 0.22 A Fun Card Game
- 0.23 Discover Westminster Abbey
- 0.24 The Best Home Spa
- 0.25 A Professional Bibliography
- 0.26 A Vintage Camera
- 0.27 Candy Making Class
- 0.28 Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington Experience
- 0.29 Her Very Own Bespoke Perfume
- 0.30 Macaron Marvels
- 0.31 Spanish Sherry Getaway
- 1 Merry Christmas Grandma!