Best Christmas gifts for grandparents to show them you care

From the thoughtful to the practical, grandparents will love these gifts this festive season

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Grandparents certainly deserve a treat this Christmas especially after the year we’ve had. Self-isolating is hard on everyone but particularly tough on the older generation who may be alone and are unable to give their grandkids a big ol’ squeeze.

So whether your Granny is a keen gardener, or your Grandpa a skilled baker, or you just want to gift them something special they’ll treasure forever, we’ve scoured the shops to find the best Christmas gifts for grandparents.

There’s something for every budget, from stocking fillers to over-the-top treats – you’re guaranteed to find something to suit the ones you love.

Elegant Afternoon Tea Treats Hamper

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Elegant Afternoon Tea Treats Hamper

RRP £100, John Lewis & Partners

This sweet Afternoon Tea themed hamper has everything they need for an elegant 4pm treat. Featuring a bottle of Brut Rose alongside some sweet treats including Laura’s Confectionery Scrumptious Salted Caramel Luxury Fudge and Elizabeth Shaw Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Biscuits, they can give their living room that fancy hotel feeling.

Love the Glove Gardening Gloves

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Love the Glove Gardening Gloves

From £18, Kew Gardens

For green-fingered folk, these gardening gloves not only look pretty but are practical too. Made from soft yet hard-wearing fabric, they feature a 2 way stretch mesh to regulate hand temperature and an adjustable wrist strap for a snug fit. There’s padding in the palm for extra cushioning when using tools too.

William Morris Strawberry Thief Tray

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William Morris Strawberry Thief Tray

RRP £42.50, V&A Museum

Has a tray ever looked so pretty? Grandparents will be able to serve their tea in style with this beautifully illustrated tray. Straight from the stunning V&A museum it features a Strawberry Thief by textile designer William Morris, inspired by the birds in his garden in Oxfordshire.

Fitbit Charge 4, Health and Fitness Tracker

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Fitbit Charge 4, Health and Fitness Tracker

RRP £116, John Lewis

Help them achieve their fitness goals and get those daily steps in with this sleek and smart fitness tracker. Simple to use and a battery that lasts up to 7 days, it has a built-in GPS, sleep tracking and heart rate monitor. The ideal present to help them kick-start a healthier lifestyle.

Autograph Pure Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper

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Autograph Pure Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper

RRP £89, Marks & Spencer

You can’t beat cashmere for that touch of luxury at Christmas and high street heroes M&S have some beautiful pure cashmere jumpers that won’t break the bank. We love this sapphire-hued number which is oh-so-soft. Available in 15 different colours so you’re spoilt for choice!

Personalised Leather Bookmark with Photo

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Personalised Leather Bookmark with Photo

RRP £16, Not on the High Street

For something a bit more personal, they’ll adore this sweet gift. Crafted from leather you can add a favourite photo and personalise with their name. A present they will treasure for years to come and it’s sure to make them smile every time they open their favourite book.

3 Months of Flowers subscription

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3 Months of Flowers subscription

£65, Bloom & Wild

This is a gorgeous treat if you’re unable to see your grandparents this year. Who doesn’t love getting flowers delivered and this subscription brings the blooms straight through the letterbox. You can choose them yourself or let the experts do it as a surprise. Recipients will get flowers through the letterbox every 28 days for three deliveries.

Bush Digital Photo Frame

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Bush Digital Photo Frame

RRP £14.99, Argos

Proud Grandparents will be able to show off pictures of their grandchildren with this digital photo frame. You can import images with a memory card or using the USB port and create a slideshow. It can be popped on a shelf or mounted on a wall. Now the hard part is just choosing your favourite snaps!

The Baker Notebook

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The Baker Notebook

RRP £19.99, Papier

Now you can get your hands on Grandma’s cake recipe with this cute recipe journal. You can personalise the front with their name and the inside features lined paper so they can jot down all their favourite recipes and then hopefully pass them down in the family.

Le Crueset Travel Mug in Volcanic

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Travel Mug in Volcanic

RRP £25, Le Creuset

Stylish and practical, this travel mug is a must-have. Crafted from stainless steel, it’s vacuum sealed to keep your drink hot or cold for longer. Available in Le Creuset's signature colours, we think they’ll love this nifty gift. Perfect for helping reduce the use of paper cups too, pop this one in their stocking.