For those of us who either never had the opportunity to know our grandmothers or don’t have a close relationship with them, we can only hope those who have a tight bond with Grandma know how special that is. Every grandma is different, of course, but one thing is always true about this particular family member: She’s irreplaceable, and she deserves a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day that lets her know you understand that.
It’s for this reason — and all the others she’s given you throughout your life — that we’ve rounded up 21 great gifts that go beyond the typical keepsakes, framed family photos, throw blankets, or birthstone pendants she gets year after year. It’s time for Mother’s Day gifts that show her you don’t see her as just a nice older lady who sends you a $5 bill on your birthday — though that’s much appreciated, Grandma, thank you — but rather a unique individual you’re so proud to know and love.
And of course, because there’s no one cookie-cutter grandmother (some grandmothers don’t even own a cookie cutter), our gift ideas run the gamut. In this gift guide, you’ll find the best gifts for grandma that make her life a little more comfortable, her skin a little glowier, and her style — and even her body temperature — a little cooler. (Not to mention remind her that you’re one of the best grandkids ever, even if you waited until the last minute to get that perfect gift.)
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