by Staff Writer
This year, show Grandma your love with gifts she'll cherish. The best Mother's Day gifts for your grandmother will reflect her interests and make her life a little better. No matter how Grandma spends her time, you can find the perfect gift to make her happy and show her how much you care. After all, she's a special woman who deserves something nice!
If she loves gardening: For many grandmothers, there's nothing better than spending a sunny morning in the garden. If that sounds like your grandmother, start shopping for gardening gifts, like seed starter kits, hand tools, or pretty planters. And if she loves her garden, she probably loves all flowers, so you can't go wrong getting her a bouquet of fresh flowers or even a potted plant that she can enjoy tending to long after the holiday is over.
If her grandchildren are her world: For many grandmothers, their grandchildren are the center of their lives, and they would love a gift that celebrates their favorite people. Photo frames and albums or even digital photo frames are perfect for her. You could take new photos just for the gift and compile them in an album. Or you could print a collection of cherished family photos of several generations in black and white or sepia, and group them in a collage frame.
If she loves to be in the kitchen: If Grandma is happiest when she's cooking up something in the kitchen, look for gifts that she can use in there. Kitchen items that are functional as well as decorative make good gifts, like pretty wine racks or even paper towel holders. If she has all the tools she needs, give her a gourmet food gift basket filled with ingredients she can use.
If she's a grandma on-the-go: If your grandma is spending her golden years traveling the world, get her a gift that's fit for a globetrotter. Her trips could be even more enjoyable with the right travel accessories, like packing tools or new luggage tags. If she prefers going out on the town, surprise Grandma with jewelry that suits her style. Pearl jewelry is classic, especially cultured freshwater pearl strands and bracelets, and diamond jewelry is always stunning.
If she likes to take it easy: She has a number of years behind her, and if your grandmother wants to spend her time relaxing and indulging in her hobbies, she has earned it. Look for spa gift baskets filled with her favorite body washes, lotions, soaps, and candles. Surprise a craft lover enthusiast with a basket that includes thread, needles, fabric squares, scissors, and quilting patterns. You could also put together a gift basket with an aromatherapy candle, a cozy throw blanket, and a classic novel.
Published April 29, 2010
Updated March 2, 2015