35 of the best Christmas gifts for grandparents 🎁

Not sure what to buy granny and gramps? Here are some of our favourite Christmas present ideas to really impress

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by Lucy Smith |

Christmas is nearly upon us and we've found the best gifts your grandparents will love.

Grandparents are always tricky to shop for - especially when you've exhausted the list of usual gifts such as coffee pots, floral-scented soap and personalised calendars with pics of you and your family looking AWKWARD.

Luckily for you, we've done the hard work and searched far and wide for the best Christmas gifts for grandparents that will make them feel cherished.

Your young-at-heart grandparents will treasure these thoughtful Christmas gifts.

The best Christmas presents for grandad UK 2021

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For the thriller loving grandadIf he loved The Thursday Murder Club then he'll be practically on the edge of his seat waiting to get his hands on this bad boy. Save him the trek to Waterstones and pop this gripping and best selling thriller in his stocking this Christmas.

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CREDIT: Hotel Chocolat

Best for the 'just one more' grandadIf your grandad loves a chocolate box at Christmas this is perfect, filled with all the chocolates you could want plus slabs and selections. You won't be able to peel them away.

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Best for the hamper-loving grandadWant to treat your grandad to some high-quality food, biscuits and treats made right here in Britain? Cartwright & Butler screams luxury and there'll be treats to go around for everyone.

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Best for the 'green thumb' grandadGardening can get a bit hard on the ol' knees as you get older but, with this handy contraption, grandad will be pruning and nurturing his blooms into his 100s. Seriously, it has a foam pad, the pockets are detachable (they can also be used as an apron belt), and it can be used as a stool OR a kneeling pad. It's a real win, win, win.

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Best for the 'down with the kids' grandadDigging your old CDs and records out of the loft is a nightmare, so why not give grandad the gift of unlimited music this Christmas. He'll be jammin' to all his fave tunes in no time and, if he's not so tech savvy, why not pair this gift with an Amazon Echo? That way, all your gramps will have to do is ask Alexa to play the song(s) he wants.

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Best for the 'lazy Sunday' grandadThis dressing gown screams luxury, and that's exactly what your grandad deserves this time of year (tbf, without him, you wouldn't exist). We think the navy cotton looks Wintery and chic, and it's unisex, so you could get a matching one for grandma, too.

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Best for the 'wrap up warm' grandadWith all the lockdowns, your grandad's going to have worn holes in his socks after all the state-mandated walks he's been taking. Soo, give him a set of posh socks this Christmas. We think these ones from Pringle are quite gentlemanly, especially the grey tartan ud83dude0d.

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For the pint o' lager grandadIf he loves a cold one at the end of a long day, then a day trip to the big city can't get much better than this Fuller's brewery tour experience from Virgin. Plus, he can bring a pal or family member, so you might end up lucking out, too!

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Best for the 'hands-free' grandadAs well as being a sleek countertop addition, the new Amazon Echo fourth generation is the perfect gift for grandparents of all tech abilities. After all, once it's set up, all gramps needs to do is ask Alexa what he wants. Plus, you can literally play BBC's Pointless with Alexa - need we say more?

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Best for the stylish grandadMerino wool (oooh) and a quarter zip fit (ahhh)? You've got to be kidding - we're sold. This is a perfect Winter warmer jumper for grandad, and the quarter zip style is everywhere right now. Plus, it's M&S, so it's bound to be a family favourite, if you ask us.

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For the chocoholic grandadEveryone loves a hot choccy on a cold winter's eve, but not everyone's lucky enough to be treated to a choice of FOUR delicious chocolate blends. Whether grandad is a milk, white, dark or even salted caramel fanatic, Whittard have got him covered this Xmas.

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Best for the formal grandadWe love, love, love, this little pocket square. It's got a Hermes-style print for half the price and it's 100 per cent silk. It's a thoughtful gift that grandad won't expect and, hey, just picture him on Christmas day with this tucked into his pocket and tell us you don't want to buy it... Thought so.

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Best for the chef-y grandadThe Hairy Bikers make some great TV and some not-half-bad food, too. Now, in their Veggie Feasts cookbook, they're introducing you to some of the most delicious meals and we think you should get grandad on the bandwagon. From Shepherd's pie to mushroom mini Kievs, there's plenty for your pops to get stuck into.

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Best for the boozy grandadIf your grandad is one for a nightcap after all the evening's shenanigans have ended, then this is the gift for him. Jura's 12-year-old single malt boasts delicious flavours of honey, brown sugar and "a whisper of smoke," and, with two tasting glasses, grandad might even let you in on the action, too.

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For the wine and dine grandadIf a glass of vino in front of The Repair Shop is his jam, then you simply can't go wrong with this luxury hamper from Wriggle. There's a bottle of white AND red, for those of you that can't decide and, with some sea salt choc, olives and moreish parmesan biscuits, grumps won't be moving from the sofa anytime soon...

The best Christmas presents for grandma UK 2021

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For the gin loving grandmaGin is delicious all year round so, upon finding out that we can not only get winter berry gin, but LIGHT UP winter berry gin this Christmas, well, we were overjoyed. It's the perfect treat for any granny this December, and it pairs wonderfully with some tonic and a handful of frozen berries. Bellissimo!

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Best for the home cook grandmaGrandmas' houses always smell like freshly baked goods and this new offering from Mary Berry will ensure that that stays the same for years to come. From berry mousse to warm lamb stew, with this book your Grandma will be cooking up absolute storm come January. And also, who doesn't love a bit o' Mary?

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Best for the 'cosy but stylish' grandmaPure. Cashmere. Enough said. No but genuinely, this jumper from M&S brings a pop of colour into those dark evenings and it's ridiculously soft, so it'll be like grandma's getting hugs even when you're not there. Plus, it's lightweight, so it can be easily layered up for extra warmth.

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For the mince pie grandmaMore often than not, grandmas will try and feed you up when they have you over, so why not upgrade her usual platter with this beautiful Christmas addition from Emma Bridgewater. The berry design is neutral enough to last the January and February months and, what's more, you could even fit a turkey on it, should you need.

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Best for the 'protect the perm' grandmaIt's awfully rainy in dear old Blighty, so protect Grandma's glorious hair this Christmas with the gift of an umbrella. Plus, it's beautiful print will have her turning heads on the high street like nothing else.

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Best for 'I'll have another cuppa' grandmaGrandmas infamously love tea, so this Christmas give her the gift of a luxurious pot just to herself. And, none of that 'mug' nonsense, either. Grandma will be exclusively drinking from her Spoke teacup from now on, thank you.

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Best for family-orientated grandmaIt can be hard being away from grandma because of lockdown restrictions and distancing rules etc. But that doesn't mean you can be there in spirit. So give Grandma a photo of your family this Christmas, it'll make her smile on dreary days and hey, this frame is just gorg.

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Best for the 'pass the biccies' grandmaOk, we cannot get enough of these. Salted. Caramel. In a biscuit. They're absolutely scrummy and your grandma deserves nothing less. You need to give her these this Christmas. You could even pair them with that lovely Spode teapot ud83dudc40.

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Best for the 'off to the shops' grandmaThis is the perfect way to jazz up granny's supermarket bag for life. After all, if we're only allowed to go to the supermarket, we might as well make it a fashion statement. Plus, adding her initials is a thoughtful touch that she'll really appreciate.

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Best for the 'treat herself' grandmaThis is the perfect end of year thank you to your grandma for just being, well, her. She can treat herself with a glass of vino at the end of a long day and the dark chocolate as a treat. Go on, treat yo' granny.

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Best for the 'green thumb' grandmaIf your granny loves a bit of topiary then this is the perfect present. Keep her hands soft and stylish as she prunes, weeds and perfects her garden from dusk till dawn. We love the colour and we love the pattern - we just love it, tbh.

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Best for the misses the spa grandmaWhat with spas being closed and all, grandma won't be getting the TLC she so desperately deserves, so bring the spa to her this Christmas with this jam-packed selection box from Sanctuary.

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For the cake aficionado grandmaIf she loves to bake then you NEED to upgrade her old electric whisk for this breakthrough in the baking field. No more will gran need to fret about getting the butter to room temperature for all her bakes and makes because, with the HeatSoft, the warmed whisks will do all the hard work for her (and get the job done up to 12x faster...) - pretty cool, right?

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For the skincare grandmaFor grandmas with a carefully curated skin routine, a silk pillowcase is the natural next step. The smooth mulberry silk fabric helps to minimise friction on the skin and, the important detail...keep new wrinkles at bay. Plus, it feels luxuriously soft.

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For the ambient lighting grandmaAs the colder nights draw in, lighting candles really sets the cosy mood and, with this deliciously scented set from Arran, gran can do just that and fill her home with warming cinnamon, fresh pine and, our personal favourite, mulled wine...without the hangover! We're sold.

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For the always cold grandmaDon't let grandma go cold this winter (and it is, really, very cold), wrap her up in these cosy slippers from Baylis and Harding. Her tootsies will be toasty, and she can give her skin some TLC in prep for the freezing air, too.

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For the creative grandmaNow THIS will keep her busy. With everything you need to craft a vase, pot or whatever takes your fancy, this is the new way to fill your Saturdays when the weather doesn't hold up and, well, we couldn't think of a better way to spend them. For just £35, you'll get tools, paints, varnishes - you name it and you can even pick what sort of colours she'll want, too.

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For the Slimming World grandmaIt's the book that had slimmers UK wide in a frenzy and rightly so. Whether you're looking for lighter meals for lunches or trying to cut back for health reasons, Pinch of Nom will have a delicious suggestion for you that won't taste like you're eating less indulgently. It's a real winning combo.

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Best for the 'natural look' grandmaIf your grandma loves a bit of glam but doesn't want to be weighed under by a heavy foundation, then this is the gift for her. Erborian's CC creams are famously super sheer and have more of a smoothing effect than a concealing one and, to quote the brand, they feel "magical" on the skin. It's a no-brainer, really. Plus, the red pepper paste mask is a welcome extra and will help grandma to get her TLC on in the evenings ud83euddd6‍♀ufe0f

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For the pamper grandmaTreat her to some body wash and lotion that'll stay smelling nice for hours after and actually keep her skin moisturised in this cold weather. The packaging is gorgeous and the bottles will add a hint of luxury to her bathroom - a perfect treat for nan this Xmas, if you ask us.

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Yes, we've officially got your Christmas SORTED.

You can thank us later - with copious amounts of Baileys and mince pies, of course.

And with gifts this good, you'll want them all for yourself. Sorry, Grandad.

Now that we've done the hard work with finding the BEST presents for your amazing grandparents, why not treat yourself. You know, light a nice candle, put on some new pyjamas and, hey, would you believe it, we've got lists for both of those things.

So kick your feet up, grab a cuppa, pop on some Love Island throwbacks and get browsing, because we've got the best cosy bits comin' right up. Well, the best pyjamas and candles, that is.

Oh, and beauty advent calendars, if you reallly want to splurge.

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