Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift or just something to let them know you’re thinking about them, finding the right thing for a grandparent can be just as tricky as shopping for anyone else on your list. Like moms or dads, grandparents (who are also moms and dads) are all unique. Some carry iPhones, others still use landlines. Some love to cook, others love to knit. Some prefer sweating to the oldies; others, a warm cuppa and good crossword puzzle. And although many may tell you the best gift is more time together, a thoughtful present when in-person meetings aren’t possible is a meaningful way to show you care. To help you find the right gift for your grandparent (be it a ma, pa, or both) we’ve put together the below list of 32 items that include something for just about every type there is, whether they cook up a storm, spend every Saturday with a crossword, love to exercise, or are as obsessed with their plants and pets as they are with their grandkids.
For the grandparent who has a photo of you as their phone background
One of the best-rated digital photo frames on Amazon, this frame is also a favorite of Donne Davis, founder of the GaGa Sisterhood — a community for grandmothers who go “gaga” for their grandchildren — and grandmother to three. It’ll let grandparents see a rotating selection of family photos that you can upload via a USB stick.