Christmas 2021 gift guide: What to buy your grandparents this year

19 November 2021, 14:37 | Updated: 20 January 2022, 10:07

Here's what to get your grandparents for Christmas
Here's what to get your grandparents for Christmas. Picture: Alexandra Kay/ Ramsbury gin/Amazon/Avon/ Flutterby Jewellery

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What can I get my grandparents for Christmas? Everything from flowers to photo calendars.

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It’s finally Christmas, which means plenty of tinsel, mince pies and mulled wine.

But it also means we need to start thinking about what to get our loved ones for the big day.

That said, we’ve come up with the ultimate gift guide for all the Nans, Grandads, Grannies and Grandpas out there.

Check out our favourite present ideas for your grandparents this Christmas.

Pearl Drop Earrings

Pearl Drop Earrings
Pearl Drop Earrings. Picture: Flutterby Jewellery

Give your Grandma the gift of elegance this year with a pair of Pearl Drop Earrings from Flutterby Jewellery.

The simple design means they go with every outfit and can be worn over and over again.

Buy now from Flutterby Jewellery

Tronsmart Studio Bluetooth Speaker

Tronsmart Bluetooth Speaker
Tronsmart Bluetooth Speaker. Picture: Tronsmart

The Tronsmart Studio Bluetooth speaker wireless boasts an elegant design that complements any decor, suitable for indoor or outdoor.

It is also very compact and portable! You can take it anywhere with you whether walking or traveling, it can be your music companion at any time!

Buy now: £49.99 on Amazon


Dartington Crystal vase
Dartington Crystal vase. Picture: Dartington Crystal

If your grandparents always have a house full of flowers, this is the perfect gift for them.

Inspired by the beauty of nature, here are seven vases in the collection, each offering a different shape to compliment a range of bouquets and floral styles. 

Buy now: From £27 from Dartington Crystal

Ring Video Doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell
Ring Video Doorbell. Picture: Amazon

Ring Video Doorbell Wired will allow your grandparents to receive alerts when a visitor presses their doorbell, or triggers the motion sensors.

They can also customise their motion settings to detect only in your chosen area, allowing them to focus on the alerts they care about most.

Buy now: £34 from Amazon

Ceramic diffuser

Ceramic diffuser
Ceramic diffuser. Picture: Alexandra Kay

The new Alexandra Kay Time to Breathe Ceramic Diffuser will look beautiful in your grandparents' home.

It emits a fresh, fine mist of essential oil blend at the touch of a button and also has a soft LED light features gently glows to add ambience to any room.

10% net profit is donated to The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK charity with every purchase of this product. 

Buy now: £75 from Green People

Bunch of flowers

Gingerbread Dream flowers by Serenata Flowers
Gingerbread Dream flowers by Serenata Flowers. Picture: Serenata

What says Happy Christmas better than a beautiful bunch of festive flowers?

The Gingerbread Dream by Serenata is an enchanting bouquet of ginger roses and fluffy marshmallow lilies with white stocks and golden berries with glittering gold pinecones.

Buy now: £39.99 from Serenata Flowers


Discovery Gin
Discovery Gin. Picture: Cooper King Distillery

This is England's first carbon negative gin born from a collaboration between the Natural History Museum and Cooper King Distillery.

Hand distilled, bottled and labelled at the distillery, it uses 100% renewable energy and £1 from every bottle sold is donated to tree-planting charity, the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.

Buy now: £39 from the Natural History Museum

Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice. Picture: Amazon

If your grandparents love to sit down and watch the TV with a cup of tea, look no further than the Fire TV Stick.

The Alexa Voice Remote also lets you use your voice to search and launch programmes from across different apps.

Buy now: £19.99 from Amazon

Hotel stay

Hotel stay gift
Hotel stay gift. Picture: Hotel Gift

Give Grandparents the gift of a night away with a personalised hotel gift voucher.

From Hotelgift, these can be redeemed for a stay at over 270,000 international hotels and in 140+ countries worldwide.

For every Hotelgift purchased, 1000 litres of water are donated to support local communities in places that need it most through its partnership with Made Blue.

Buy now from Hotelgift

Experience at The Shard

Experience at The Shard
Experience at The Shard. Picture: Red Letter Days

Treat your grandparents to an incredible experience for two in London with entrance to The View from The Shard.

They will travel in two high-speed lifts before preparing to enjoy the views, which stretch up to 40 miles on a clear day.

The package also comes with a refreshing cocktail each.

Buy now: £78 from Red Letter Days

Fire 7 Tablet

Fire 7 Tablet
Fire 7 Tablet. Picture: Amazon

Fire 7 is Amazon's best-selling tablet and now has 2X the storage, faster quad-core processor and hands free with Alexa.

Your grandparents can complete tasks, enjoy films, browse recipes or ask Alexa for the weather.

Buy now: £29.99 from Amazon

An ode to decorations of Christmas past


Stripe design mug
Stripe design mug. Picture: Emma Alington

Everyone loves a mug, and this striped & gold collection from Emma Alington is gorgeous.

Perfect for everyday use; these handcrafted bone china mugs and cups have a simple and functional finish making them timeless and durable. 

Buy now: From £32 from Emma Alington

Ezra Brooks Bourbon Whiskey

Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Picture: Ezra Brooks/Ocado

Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled at Lux Row Distillers located at the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. 

Offering buttery corn and hints of vanilla pod on the nose, followed by a delicious flavour profile of honey, mocha and maple syrup on the palate, this easy-drinking bourbon has a peppery, warming finish. 

Buy now: £29 from Ocado

Folding Pot Shelf

Norfolk Leisure Florenity Verdi Folding Pot Shelf
Norfolk Leisure Florenity Verdi Folding Pot Shelf. Picture: Hayes Garden World

This solid hardwood pot shelf will look amazing in your grandparents' garden or conservatory.

It allows you to display plants of differing heights whilst making sure they all get sufficient light and is made from Eucalyptus hardwood.

Buy now: £85 from Hayes Garden World

Commentary Chart

Commentary Charts
Commentary Charts. Picture: Commentary Charts

These are prints of legendary football commentator, Clive Tyldesley’s authentic match notes for some of the world’s biggest football games. 

A unique memento of some of the most memorable matches of the modern era, these authentic prints are compiled and handwritten by the most recognisable voice in football.

Buy now: From £20 from Commentary Charts

Personalised notebook

Foil Fabric Hardback Notebook
Foil Fabric Hardback Notebook. Picture: Atelier Rosemood

This luxury notebook is timeless and elegant, perfect for your grandparents.

Handcrafted by Atelier Rosemood, the hardback notebooks come in a range of colours and can be personalised.

Buy now: From £22.50 from Atelier Rosemood

Filter Coffee Machine

Filter Coffee Machine with Insulated Jug
Filter Coffee Machine with Insulated Jug. Picture: Amazon

Your grandparents can wake up to a delicious hot drink with this coffee machine.

With the programmable timer, they can set the brewing time up to 24 hours in advance, saving time and simplifying their morning routine.

Buy now: £43.99 from Amazon

Photo calendar

Photo calendar from Cewe
Photo calendar from Cewe. Picture: Cewe

For a gift that they can appreciate all year round, give your grandparents a personalised photo calendar.

With every month, they’ll be reminded of a happy memory with the family, their favourite places or beloved pets.

Choose the size and style that will suit them, from kitchen calendars to A5 calendars and year planners. 

Buy now: From £3.49 from CEWE

Christmas hamper

The Christmas Taster Gift Box
The Christmas Taster Gift Box. Picture: Whittard

The Christmas Taster Gift Box by Whittard has everything your grandparents could want for an afternoon tea.

Spice-rich Christmas Tea, hazelnut flavoured Christmas Coffee and a tower of three classic, creamy hot chocolates, as well as Christmas Pudding biscuits.

Buy now: £49 from Whittard

Paint pallet

Paint pallet by MFPA
Paint pallet by MFPA. Picture: MFPA

For the artistic grandparent in your life, this painting palette is the ultimate Christmas stocking filer.

Your nan or grandad can paint the hours away in relaxation with this set.

Buy now: £10 from MFPA

Rose wine

Soho House’s Lady A Rosé
Soho House’s Lady A Rosé. Picture: Soho House

As the cold nights draw in, your grandparents will love a delicious winter Rosé so why not try Lady A Rosé?

The pale and elegant rosé made at Château la Coste, was curated by the world’s youngest ever Master Sommelier, Vincent Gasnier.

Buy now: £14.95 from 31Dover


Ramsbury Gin
Ramsbury Gin. Picture: Ramsbury

If your grandparents love a Christmas tipple, The Ramsbury Single Estate Gin is perfect.

A crisp, full-bodied London Dry Gin combined with quince grown on the estate, classic juniper, citrus, woody angelica and spicy cinnamon.

Buy now: £33.50 from Waitrose

Bamboo golf tees

Bamboo golf tees
Bamboo golf tees. Picture: Oceantee/American Golf

The perfect stocking filler for your golf fan grandparents, this Bamboo Golf Tee set from OCEANTEE is 100% sustainable.

They are also durable, flexible and longer lasting than the usual wooden tee.

Buy now: £3.99 from American Golf

Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker
Pressure Cooker. Picture: Amazon

Your grandma and grandad can make delicious, mouthwatering homemade meals with help from this pressure cooker.

It's steam, heat, and pressure, traps in nutrients, moisture, and flavour for great-tasting results.

Buy now: £33.99 from Amazon

Champagne flutes

Searcys signature champagne flutes
Searcys signature champagne flutes. Picture: Searcys

Searcys signature champagne flutes are the perfect gift for your nan and grandad.

As a signature at Searcys’ Champagne Bars, the iconic glass flutes are slightly rounded for optimum taste and bubbles. 

Buy now: £29 per pair

Personalised Marmite

Personalised Marmite
Personalised Marmite. Picture: Marmite

Your grandparents will either love it or hate it...

This Personalised Marmite Jar is ideal if your granny or grandad shares a food cupboard with family or friends who pretend to hate Marmite, but actually love it.


Perfume from Avon
Perfume from Avon. Picture: Avon

Look no further than the Maxime & Maxima Icon Eau du Parfums for the ideal Christmas gift for fragrance lovers.

Maxime Icon has notes of rich cardamom, powerful olive wood and leather accord while Maxima Icon is packed with vibrant mandarin, Hippolyta flower and leather accord.

Buy now: £20 from Avon

Bridgestone Golf Tour B XS Tiger Woods Edition

Bridgestone Golf Tour B XS Tiger Woods Edition 12 Ball Pack
Bridgestone Golf Tour B XS Tiger Woods Edition 12 Ball Pack. Picture: Bridgestone/American Golf

These top-level golf balls offer a distinct advantage over other competitors. So much so that this is the golf ball Tiger Woods uses on Tour, and even has his stamp (TIGER) on the cover.

Buy now: £38.99 from American Golf

Hydroponics grande bulb vase

Hydroponics grande bulb vase
Hydroponics grande bulb vase. Picture: The Urban Botanist

Hydroponics are a unique alternative to flowers they provide a centre piece, suitable as a home or office companion.

These indoor plants grow in water in a glass vessel and is about 25 to 35cm high including the cork.

Buy now: £54.95 from The Urban Botanist

Sock box

The Traditional Set, 6-Pair Sock Box
The Traditional Set, 6-Pair Sock Box. Picture: London Sock Company

This six-pair sock set is for the traditional grandparent in your family.

The sophisticated style is timeless and features understated colours, perfect for adding some polish.

Buy now: £72 from The London Sock Company

Easy Time Slow Cooker From Morphy Richards

The pressure cooker comes in two sizes
The pressure cooker comes in two sizes. Picture: Morphy Richards

This countertop appliance is great for making casseroles and other hot meals.

You can select your desired cooking time and the appliance then automatically adjusts the heat setting, removing the guesswork, so your meal is ready when you are!

Once finished, it automatically switches to a ‘keep warm’ function for up to two hours, keeping your food at its best, and has a timer for up to 12 hours meaning dinner or lunch can be ready as soon as nan or grandad get in from the shops or their errands.

  • 6.5L Easy Time Slow Cooker, from £59
  • 3.5L Easy Time Slow Cooker, from £49

Buy now: Amazon

Aura digital photo frame

Your grandparents can admire all their favourite photos in this trendy frame
Your grandparents can admire all their favourite photos in this trendy frame. Picture: Aura

Perfect for older, less tech-savvy relatives, the new Aura Mason Luxe can be preloaded with precious memories by you and other family and friends.

Once the frame is connected to WiFi, they will see your personalised message and photos, and you can even pre–enter WiFi information so all they have to do is plug in and reminisce!

Buy now: Amazon, £229

Pillow and duvet set

Premier Inn’s complete set of bedding
Premier Inn’s complete set of bedding. Picture: Premier Inn

Treat your loved ones to the gift of a good night's sleep with Premier Inn's single, double, kingsize and super kingsize bedding sets.

The new pillows are filled with super-fine polyester threads to offer you hotel-quality comfort at home, providing comfort you can count on.

Buy now: From £30 from Premier Inn

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