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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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Uncommon Goods

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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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. 

 

Sold by Uncommon Goods

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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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. 

 

Sold by Amazon and Macy’s

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Uncommon Goods

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Uncommon Goods

 

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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. 

 

Sold by Etsy

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Etsy

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Wayfair

 

 

 

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

 

Sold by Etsy

 

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!” 

 

Sold by Macy’s and Amazon 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Buy Buy Baby and Amazon 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Macy’s


 


 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon and Buy Buy Baby

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon and Buy Buy Baby

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Home Depot

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon and Macy’s

 

 

 

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!

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon and Kohl’s

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon and Buy Buy Baby

 

 

 

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. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

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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