By Charlie Bell
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
£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
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
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.
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.
Charlie is the Acting Deputy Fashion Editor across multiple women’s magazines and also a freelance fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor.
She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Woman & Home, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.
With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys. You can follow her on Instagram @fashionabell_
Learn how to apply eye cream to get the most from your routine
Wondering how to apply eye cream for best results? Check out this guide
By Ayesha Muttucumaru •
The best winter coats for women will see you through a cold spell in style
Our round-up of the best winter coats has got all styles covered, from timeless trench coats to cosy puffers
By Jess Beech •
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle listed as Time's Most Influential People 2021
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are joined on the coveted list by people including Simone Biles and Shonda Rhimes
By Rylee Johnston •
Britney Spears worries fans as she takes social media break soon after announcing engagement
Britney Spears fans are concerned as the star has deactivated her Instagram days after announcing her engagement
By Laura Harman •
Lilibet's christening plans causing 'mayhem' for the Queen, says royal expert
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly hoping to christen their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana, at Windsor Castle
By Emma Dooney •
Kate Middleton stuns in Reiss blazer at event close to Prince William's heart—her first appearance in over 2 months
Kate Middleton's first public appearance in months sees the royal in an incredibly chic and versatile must have blazer
By Aoife Hanna •
The best candle advent calendars 2021: new launches by Yankee Candle, Jo Malone, and more
Discover the best candle advent calendars for 2021 - what's currently on the shelves versus what's coming soon
By Dominique McIntee •
Shamima Begum pleads for forgiveness after joining ISIS—'I did not know it was a death cult'
Shamima Begum has apologized to the British public for joining ISIS as a teenager
By Emma Dooney •
Where does Princess Beatrice live with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi?
Princess Beatrice and her husband Edo are due to welcome their first baby in autumn 2021—so where will the nursery be?
By Amy Hunt •
Maid Netflix—all you need to know about the Stephanie Land drama starring Andie MacDowell and her real-life daughter
The new Maid Netflix drama is packed with emotion, determination and fresh starts...
By Emma Shacklock •