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Best Christmas Gifts for Grandparents in 2023

Best Christmas Gifts for Grandparents in 2023

Buying Christmas presents for elderly parents and relatives can be tricky finding something interesting, useful, a bit of a treat. We have compiled the best Christmas gifts for grandparents for 2023 to give you some inspiration.  

Something for everyone we hope whether you’re buying for grandparents, parents or relatives. Happy shopping!

The best Christmas gifts for Granny (or Mum or Aunt)

1. Gift a Subscription to Famileo

A family newspaper sent to Granny.  This is a wonderful idea and a great way for families to keep in touch.

Whether by app or on the website, family members can upload photos with captions to a newspaper/gazette.  This is then posted to elderly parents and relatives. Buy a subscription for Christmas and keep in touch all year round. 

Who it’s great for? Families who perhaps live far apart, but like to keep in touch.

A Family newspaper - perfect Christmas gift for grandparents

2. iPhone Strap Case, Little Everyday Things

Giving ‘hands-free’ a whole new meaning, this strap necklace case frees up your hands, pockets, and vital handbag space and is the perfect gift for those prone to misplacing their phone. 

We like these soft cases by Little Everyday Things, that have raised bevel edges, to protect your screen and camera in case of a fall. They come in all iPhone sizes and a great range of colours. 

Who it’s best for? Someone with a smart phone who likes to keep their hands free. 

iphone lanyard for christmas gift

3. Say it with Flowers

Who doesn’t love to receive a bouquet of flowers?  It’s a wonderful gift at any time of year, so why not set up a regular subscription delivery?

Perhaps the grandchildren could club together for this one?  We’ve selected Freddie’s Flowers here, but there are a range of providers. 

Who is it best for?  Flower lovers!

Christmas gifts for granny

Subscription services start at £25 per delivery, and you can choose the frequency and for how long you want the subscription to last.

4. Handbag Straps, Oliver Bonas

The days of lugging large handbags around seem to have disappeared – in no small part due to the fantastic array of straps available for the “cross body” bag. 

These smaller bags are so useful keeping all the necessities together – and your hands free.

Oliver Bonas has a wide selection in colours and prints to complement any bag, and any outfit. 

Best christmas gifts for grandma bag straps from Oliver Bonas

5. Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream gift set

Created in 1930 by Elizabeth Arden as the ultimate moisturizing cream, it is still a best seller, and a real treat. 

It has soothing qualities and ingredients – including Vitamin D.  It will moisturise for – as it says – upto 8 hours. 

You can buy this lovely set of three – hand cream, face cream and lip balm, all in a lovely box. 

Christmas gifts for Granny - Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream

6. Super-Stylish Reading Glasses

If you have a parent/grandparent who likes a stylish pair of reading specs, this brand has cleverly created a huge range of designs in every colour for only £15. At that price you can wear a different pair for every occasion, or day of the week. 

Plus, we love the names which include Brainy, Moley, Naughty and Nifty – helping you match the right pair to the right personality. All you need to know is the lens strength and you’re good to shop.

Best Christmas gifts for grandma stylish glasses

7. Cashmere/Wool mix fingerless gloves

We love Chinti & Parker’s fingerless gloves. In three colours – pink, grey and navy, these will be a luxurious way to keep warm this winter.  

These fingerless gloves available from Marks & Spencer, are made from cashmere-rich fabric with wool for premium comfort. They have a long shape for extra coverage and are ribbed for a snug fit.

And so practical – keeping fingers free for whatever the task may be. 

Cashmere fingerless gloves christmas gifts

8. Snappy Snaps personalised calendars & photo gifts

Snappy Snaps have done such a brilliant job at reinventing themselves since the days of taking in the rolls of holiday film. 

We love (and have done ourselves) making a yearly calendar using photos from across the family – a different photo for each month. Or how about a pet calendar, mug/cushion/ phone cover with a lovely memory from the year?  Photo books from a family gathering?  So many options available – buy in-store on online. 

Best Christmas gifts - personalised photos Snappy Snaps

9. Snuggly weighted blanket

A super warm blanket, good for sleep quality, relaxation and reducing anxiety, creating a gentle pressure around you when you sleep.

The blanket moulds to your body shape using anti-rustle glass quartz pellets. Perfect for a daytime snooze or at night.  And it will keep you warm and cosy. 

It comes in 2 sizes, both in a charcoal grey. 

Best Christmas gifts for granny Mela weighted blanket

9. Jigsaw Board/ Organiser, Coopers of Stortford

This is a wonderful gift for any puzzlers.  A puzzle organiser! 

Made in wood, this is an organiser and storage unit with four slide 0ut drawers.  You can sort pieces by size, shade, colour and edges.  It has a super smooth surface to slot pieces together easily, and the edging frame keeps everything together. Genius! 

Best Christmas Gifts for Grandpa (or Dad or Uncle)

10. Hands-free magnifier

This might look a bit odd, but a hands-free magnifier is absolutely genius for anyone who loves to read a newspaper, do a crossword or wordle for example – but struggles to see the smallprint.

This may seem a bit of a dull gift, but it really is a game-changer.  Free-standing or round the neck, it also comes with a light for darker days. 

Best christmas gifts for grandpas - LED magnifier

11. Holiday photo album

A wonderful way to share and keep memories of a holiday.  If grandpa isn’t so tech savvy himself, then a great idea for the grandchildren to upload photos and add captions to create a beautiful book. 

It doesn’t need to be just a holiday either: how about “A year in the garden”, or “A dogs life”.  So many options.

A digital photo album is a wonderful way to capture great memories this Christmas.

12. Magnificent mouchoirs

A handkerchief really is never out of fashion.  These lovely handkerchiefs from the House of Bruar are in bright colours, 100% cotton and in packs of three. 

A great stocking filler, or the main event.  

Handkerchief collection from House of Bruar, perfect gift idea for Dad this Christmas.

13. Packing Cubes for a great escape

For weekends away or long holidays, these packing cubes are brilliant. 

No more rummaging in the suitcase for spare socks, or muddling up shoes with shirts. Instead, pack different items into their own cube.  Some sets also expand to pack even more. 

Different colours, different combinations of cubes – shoe bags, shirt cubes, there is a set for everyone. 

Packing cubes, ideal for short or long holidays and a great Christmas gift for elderly parents.

14. The gift of a family tree

A wonderful gift for all the family – the family tree.  A subscription to Ancestry.com enables you to search through records to find family members to create your family tree.  

A fascinating project to undertake – look up old records, make contact with distant relatives, and pass on the gift of family to the next generations. 

Family Tree Christmas gift idea for Grandpa.

15. Tri-folding seat stick

This folding seat also works as a walking stick.  Stylish and practical for anyone who likes to be out and about but might benefit from a short stop now and again.

Available from our friends at Grannygetsagrip this is a great Christmas present for Grandpa (and Granny). 

Practical and stylish folding seat/walking stick Gift idea for grandpa - folding seat and walking stick

We hope you’ve been able to find something for that special someone within our list. If you would like to browse some more products that might help someone of the older generation have a browse through our very own Age Space Shop!