July 29, 2022

Best gifts for new grandparents 2022

By Angela Garretson

When a new baby joins the family, most of the attention is on the baby and parents, naturally. However, even though they may not say it, grandparents want to feel included, too — especially if it’s their first grandchild. Whether it’s giving them a novelty shirt to show off their new status as the best grandparent in history or helping them get their home ready for babysitting duty, a thoughtful gift is sure to make them feel included and loved as they transition into the wonderful world of grandparenthood. 

Best gifts for grandma 

Photo and artwork gifts

Vilight Grandma's Brag Board


This fun photo display board can hold photos of any size, so Grandma can show off her favorite photos of the grandkids. It features a handmade string art heart and cotton line to hang the pictures, giving it a quaint, rustic look. 


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A Grandma Is Born Photo Art


This customizable artwork celebrates the milestone of becoming a grandmother. You can add a photo of the baby and Grandma, the baby’s birth date, and both the child and grandmother’s names. It also features an illustration of the flower that represents the baby’s birth month. 


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Canary Road Grandparent Two State Print


This handcrafted print reminds Grandma that no matter how far away she may be, her grandchild is never out of her heart. You can personalize the print with two states and choose from framed or unframed options.


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Baby Mushroom Baby Handprint and Footprint Keepsake Photo Frame


Grandma will cherish this lovely artwork that displays their grandchild’s handprint and footprint. It includes the clay needed to take the prints and stencils to add the baby’s name and birth date. It also has two photo slots. 


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Grandma keepsake gifts


Greatest Gifts Grandparent Tray


This decorative tray captures the special relationship between a grandmother and her grandkids. It features birds watching over a tree filled with fruit and has space for the names of up to 10 grandchildren. It’s available in natural or burnt wood finishes. 


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Or Something Coir Grandparent Welcome Mat


This 100% natural coir doormat makes it clear that the grandkids are always welcome at Grandma’s place, even if others aren’t. It’s available in two sizes and has a nonslip PVC rubber backing to keep it in place. 


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GLAM Grandma Pillow


This sweet throw pillow is customizable, so you can add all the grandkids’ names and Grandma’s special name, like Nana or Abuela. The cover is removable for easy washing and features a faux burlap look that adds rustic charm to any room. 


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Cedar Crate Market Grandma Ceramic Christmas Ornament


This beautiful ornament is the perfect addition to any new grandmother’s Christmas tree. It features lovely artwork with roses and evergreen boughs and reads, “Grandma est. 2022.” It includes a gold string, so it’s ready for hanging. 


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ButterTree Grandma Gift Blanket


Help Grandma stay warm and cozy with this luxurious throw blanket. It’s made of premium microfleece, so it’s super-soft but still lightweight and breathable. It’s longer than other throws to ensure Grandma’s feet stay warm. It’s available in five colors. 


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  • An adorable bird figurine that declares, “Grandma is another word for love”
  • A decorative dreamcatcher with a special message for Grandma
  • A wooden sign that explains what Grandma means to the family
  • A beautiful hand-painted keepsake box with a sculpted image of a grandmother and baby
  • A cute coffee mug that announces a new grandma’s status

Jewelry gifts

Alex and Ani Women’s Grandma Brass Bangle Bracelet


This adjustable bangle bracelet has a two-sided charm that says “Grandma” on the front and “Wise and warm, her love feels like home” on the back. It has a shiny antique silver finish and is made of a nickel-free brass/copper mix that won’t irritate the skin. 


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AJ’s Collection Personalized My Family Tree Necklace


This pendant necklace features a tree design in the center and can be customized with the names of all the grandchildren. It’s made of high-quality sterling silver and is available in several different chain styles and lengths. 


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IEFLIFE New Grandma Necklace


This necklace features two interlocking circles to represent Grandma and her new grandchild. It has an 18-inch chain that’s adjustable to add another two inches, so the length works on anyone. It’s covered with white gold plating that won’t turn the skin green or make it itchy.


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Family Flower Garden Necklace


This lovely sterling silver necklace is made of a series of up to seven linked flowers. Each represents a grandchild and features the family member’s birthstone in the center. It’s handmade in the United States. 


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Loving Family Heart-Shaped Pendant 


Depicting a grandmother holding up to three grandchildren, this lovely pendant keeps the grandchildren close to her heart. It’s available in sterling silver, yellow gold, or rose gold finishes and has a comfortable 18-inch chain. 


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Activity gifts for Grandma and kids

Grandma and Me in the Kitchen: A Fun Cookbook For Kids


Help Grandma pass on her love of cooking with this fun cookbook. It contains recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks and features colorful illustrations to keep Grandma and the kids entertained. 


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Letters to My Grandchild: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.


This keepsake book helps a new grandmother write 12 letters with words of wisdom to her grandchild. It comes with stickers for sealing the letters, so they can be passed on at a later date to create a cherished family keepsake. 


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Grandparent Pen Pal Set


Encourage Grandma and the grandkids to stay in touch with this fun letter-writing kit. It comes with illustrated correspondence cards, stationery, and envelopes. It even has writing prompts to make composing the letters easier. 


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Best gifts for Grandpa

Novelty gifts for Grandpa

SNMt Design Funpa Definition Shirt


This fun shirt is ideal for the new grandpa. Not only does it announce his new stage in life, it gives him a pretty cool grandpa name as well. And if anyone has a question of what it means, the definition will be right there, emblazoned across Funpa’s chest. 


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A Gift to Treasure Grandpa Grandchild Matching Bibs


Now Grandpa can eat with the unbridled enthusiasm of his favorite person and not worry about getting messy. These matching grandpa and grandchild bibs will not only generate a heartfelt laugh, they make for some excellent family photos as well. 


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Artistic Reflections “Grandpa. So Easy To Operate…” Wood Art


If there’s one thing that Grandpa loves even more than being a grandpa, it’s letting everyone know that’s what he is. With this rustic wooden plaque he can do just that. The beautifully folky farmhouse-friendly sign is made with durable finger-jointed pine that has a keyhole slot on the back for easy hanging. 


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Happy Gift Market Promoted To Grandpa Campfire Mug


Being a grandpa isn’t an entry-level position. It takes a lifetime of dedication, commitment, and caring to achieve the title. Now, Grandpa can let everyone know he’s been promoted from father to grandpa with this high-quality campfire mug


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Books and music for Grandpa

How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan


On one hand, this is a fun book that Grandpa and grandchild will love reading together. It depicts the adventure a couple of good-natured mischief-makers can get into when they spend the day together. On the other hand, when you give this to Grandpa as a gift, it’s a subtle hint that says, “Hey, we can’t wait for you to babysit!” 


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Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Taylor Swift CD


Speaking of babysitting, the toughest task Grandpa will have is getting his grandchild to fall asleep. This CD contains a dozen Taylor Swift songs that have been reenvisioned as twinkling instrumental delights that can help create a soothing atmosphere in the nursery. Just make Grandpa promise he won't fall asleep first. 


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Chartwell Books My Grandfather's Life: Grandpa, I Want to Know Everything About You


Not everything with Grandpa is fun and games. There’s a lot you can learn about life by listening to his stories. This journal for Grandpa is something he can fill out and give back to you as a treasure you’ll hold dear for all your days. 


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I Love You, Grandpa by Jilliam Harker


As Grandpa’s favorite grandchild grows up, the two of them will go on many adventures together. This magical book captures the special times Grandpa Bear has with Little Bear and explores the unique bond that exists between grandfathers and their grandkids. 


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Gifts to help Grandpa prepare for babysitting

LeapFrog Baby Monitor


Sleepovers with grandpa are the best — however, they also have to be safe. Getting Grandpa this baby monitor can help him keep an eye on his young treasure all through the night. This high-definition model has a remote pan, tilt, and zoom, plus it monitors temperature and humidity levels for added safety. 


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Safety 1st Auto-Close Magnetic Latch Gate


It’s been a long time since Grandpa had a curious toddler in his home, so he might not have all the safety accessories you do. This auto-close gate is a much-appreciated tool that keeps dangerous areas such as stairs inaccessible to little ones. 


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Safety 1st Magnetic Locking System


Cabinets and drawers are great places to store all kinds of gadgets, cleaning supplies, medicines, and more. However, when Grandpa has a little visitor, he’ll need to keep those places locked up tight so curious fingers don’t reach in and find an unpleasant surprise. This nine-piece set of safety locks makes a perfect gift that can help him babyproof his home. 


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Gifts Grandpa will love

Miami CarryOn Extra-Soft Microbeads Neck Pillow


Although he won’t admit it, Grandpa can doze off anywhere, but a head loll can cause quite a painful problem after an impromptu nap. If you want Grandpa to be comfortable wherever he falls asleep, even if it’s on the sofa during a big game, this neck pillow is a comfy gift. 


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Jeasona “Best Grandpa Ever” Funny Socks


What better way is there to welcome the new grandpa into this fun stage of life than to announce his elite "Best Grandpa Ever" status to friends and family with these comfy slipper socks? Kicking back and putting his feet up will surely become Grandpa's new favorite afternoon activity!


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Wembley 9-Piece Cotton Hankies


There’s one thing that grandpas have that no one else in the world possesses, and that’s a multifunctional tool more important than Linus’ security blanket. Whether it’s to blow his nose or dry his eyes (from tears of joy), he’ll appreciate this pack of nine cotton hankies. 


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Play-together gifts for Grandpa

Step2 All Around Wagon


As the grandkids grow, a stroller won’t be big enough. This wagon has two seats, drink holders, and a secret compartment for snacks. Whether it's a trip to the park or just a ride around the driveway, Grandpa and grandkids will love this fun outdoor toy. 


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Milestones Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit


This mosaic stepping stone kit is something Grandpa and grandchild can do together. When finished, this eight-inch stepping stone can become a permanent garden keepsake. To make it even more special, give one with a handprint to Grandpa every year so he can have a record of his grandchild's growth. 


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LeapFrog Learning Friends "100 Words" Book


Your kid gets their smarts from Grandpa. This fun educational toy lets Grandpa explore how smart his grandchild is by watching (and helping) them learn to speak a wide variety of words in both English and Spanish. There’s even an effects feature to learn what things sound like. With this toy, Grandpa’s treasure will be the smartest kid in preschool. 


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Regal Games Kids Classic Card Games


Nothing creates lasting memories like shared experiences. With these six classic card games (Old Maid, Crazy 8's, Go Fish, Slapjack, Silly Monster Memory Match, and Snowball Fight), Grandpa will create many special memories with his grandchild and the rest of the family. 


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Other top gifts for Grandpa

  • A touching music box that shows Grandpa just how much you care
  • A magic book so Grandpa can amaze with his astounding tricks
  • An indoor garden so Grandpa and grandchild can grow plants together
  • An Echo Show 5 so Grandpa can store baby pictures and stay in touch with video chat

Best gifts for the new grandparents’ home

Baby care

Nannio Hero2 Video Baby Monitors


This camera is feature-packed with music, night vision, a two-way intercom, and more. The camera has a stand so it doesn’t need to be hung on the wall. Grandparents can purchase additional cameras that work with the monitor when more than one grandchild stays the night.


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Summer Deluxe Baby Bather


This baby bath sling reclines to three different angles and is lightweight. It has a compact fold and a 25-pound weight limit to accommodate older babies. The soft mesh material is machine-washable and comes in a variety of designs.


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Simple Joys by Carter’s Babies’ 8-Piece Towel and Washcloth Set


This cute character baby towel set comes from a trusted baby brand and includes two soft hooded towels, one regular towel, and five washcloths. It’s machine-washable and isn’t bulky, so it’s easy for grandparents to store.


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Aveeno Baby Daily Care Gift Set


Grandparents need baby wash and lotion for the baby’s baths at their home. This set is gentle on baby skin and eyes and free from harmful ingredients. The bottles have a large capacity and convenient pump dispensers.


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Little Remedies New Baby Essentials Kit


Grandparents will feel more comfortable having this natural set of items at home for soothing sick or uncomfortable babies. It comes with a nasal aspirator and the liquids are made without artificial ingredients.


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Baby entertainment



Fisher-Price Rainforest Music & Lights Deluxe Gym


This vibrant play mat will captivate a baby's attention with music and detachable toys on rings. It’s machine-washable and spacious. The music player lights up, reacts to motion, and can be taken off for use on the floor.


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Baby Einstein My First Library 12 Board Book Set


Books are healthy for child development and a great way for grandparents to bond with their grandchildren. This set is educational and packed with sturdy and small books that are easy for little ones to hold.


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Sassy Baby’s First Developmental Gift Set


This is a great starter set for infant toys at a grandparent’s home. It comes with a soft book and toys with different textures, rattles, and eye-catching contrasting colors that engage infants and help with their development and teething.


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Feeding items

Green Sprouts Stay-Dry Baby Bibs


Grandparents should have their own baby bibs at home, especially since they may need to be washed frequently. This machine-washable set of 10 bibs protects the baby’s clothing from dropped food and drool. They’re made of cotton terry material that traps moisture.


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Graco Blossom 6-in-1 Convertible High Chair


This high chair is a great investment that grows with the baby. It can be used by infants and older siblings at the same time with its additional booster seat. The baby seat attaches to the stand or can strap to a chair. The high chair cover is machine-washable.


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Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle Blue Gift Set


Grandparents should have extra bottles to use for the baby. This comprehensive bottle set is a great option and includes pacifiers and a cleaning brush. It includes four- and nine-ounce bottles.


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Gerber Birdseye 3-Ply Prefold Cloth Diapers


These cloth diapers make excellent durable and absorbent burp cloths. They’re more affordable and thicker than many traditional burp cloths and are machine-washable.


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The First Years 2-in-1 Simple Serve Bottle Warmer


Infants like warmed bottles, and this affordable warmer fits most bottle sizes. It warms baby food containers and sanitizes pacifiers. The bottle warmer is easy to use and turns off on its own. It doesn’t take up much space and can be stored easily.


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Transportation and convenience

Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System


This car seat and stroller travel combo is helpful for grandparents who drive their infant grandchildren and want to take them on walks or errands. The car seat clicks right into the stroller. The stroller seat grows with the baby and can be used until the grandchild weighs over 50 pounds.


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Zober 9-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer


This hanging organizer is simple to pack away and unfold. It gives grandparents a place to store and find clothes, toys, books, and other baby essentials. The included drawers keep items secure and concealed for a tidy look.


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Sleep essentials

Graco Pack ‘n Play Simple Solutions Playard 


This portable crib doubles as a play area for the baby and is quick to set up and disassemble. It has a raised mat for newborns to make it easier for grandparents to reach the baby. There’s a diaper changer on top and storage pocket on the side. The playard folds to a more compact size and has a carrying case.


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Yogasleep Hushh Portable White Noise Machine


White noise helps soothe babies to sleep and keep them from waking up due to other noises. This machine is easy to use, compact, and rechargeable. It comes with a kid-friendly clip to attach it to car seats, strollers, and other baby items.


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Other top deals in this space

  • A baby bouncer that’s lightweight and keeps baby entertained
  • A diaper bag with a changing station in case grandparents want their own bag
  • A stylish diaper caddy that can be used for grandparents’ items when baby isn’t visiting
  • A set of baby spoons for when the baby is a bit older and ready for pureed foods
  • A functional and stylish storage bench for the baby’s toys and grandparents’ belongings

Contributing authors: Jennifer Blair, Allen Foster, and Margot Malverty

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