Part 3 of my gift guide series is for Grandparents!
I think I’m doing them in order of hardest to buy for, and although your grandparents may be nice and accepting of whatever you get them, they also often have a lot of things they need already! Personally, my only living grandparent left is my Grandma, and I always want to spoil her with the best and most amazing gift a grand daughter could give her, but anything I could get her she would probably already have something nicer! She’s one of those grandma’s that would think anything I got her was amazing, so I don’t want what I give her to become a hassle and clutter in her home either.
I’ve got a list of my top 10 items which I would give to grandparents, whether its my grandma or my grandma-in-law, and hopefully this will give you a few ideas on what to get them! I feel like grandparents can really appreciate good quality items, and really notice small details.
Lets get started!
1. Jersey Kimono Sleeve Robe – £60
Who doesn’t love a good bath robe for lounging around at home in! This one from The White Company is made from jersey, which is the perfect material for a relaxing night in, or to wear at home after a long day. Their products are always made to a high standard, and this is perfect for giving your grandparents a little bit of pampering.
Who says grandparents can’t be tech-savvy?! This google home smart speaker is perfect for any grandparent whether they’re into tech or not. It’s hands free and easy to use, and can become an essential kitchen feature as well! It can read out recipes step by step, as well as give you news updates, weather and commute information, all without having to touch anything! Its such an easy device to use, so even if your grandparents hate technology, its such a useful little addition to their home, especially if they already have a smart phone anyway. It can also be super fun to have a virtual assistant to help you around the house that you can speak to!
How beautiful is this dusty pink floral scarf?! I want it for myself! Its made from a woollen and silk mix, making it soft to the touch but also warm. I love this kind of accessories because it can often give a much needed pop of colour to a darker winter outfit. This botanical print is so pretty, but subdued enough to go with pretty much anything, making it such a strong addition to any wardrobe!
4. Earl Grey Chatsford 6-Cup Teapot – £50
This gorgeous tea pot is part of the Earl Grey collection of fine bone china designed exclusively for Whittard and handcrafted at the Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent. This tea set comes with a dainty little cup and saucer, an elegant fluted mug and two different sizes of teapot complete with infuser perfect for hosting a party or catching up with a friend, or just having a cuppa for yourself. There are also pretty little plates included which are made little fairy cakes and mini macarons, and the milk and sugar set is a sweet finishing touch. The elegant blue floral pattern is so stunning, and this collection would light up any tea party!
5. Amazon Echo Dot Smart Device – £29.99
Another “tech” gift which would be great for grandparents is the Echo Dot (3rd generation) from Amazon. We got this for my mother-in-law (1st generation version) and it was so fun for the whole family! It is a controlled smart speaker with Alexa making it perfect for any room. You can ask it to play you music, read out the news and more, and also control other compatible smart home devices, all without having to touch anything! Its the amazon version of the google smart speaker from number 2.
6. Voluspa Boxed Candles – £28
How gorgeous is this set of candles?! They are beautifully house in these patterned boxes and tins, and features 3 different scents. The two floral scents are crane flower and mokara, and the fresher scent is Japanese Plum Bloom. The crane flower combines ripened grapefruit with geranium, lavender, and nectar inspired by the Birds of Paradise flower, the Mokara is a orchid, white lily, and spring moss combination and the Japanese Plum Bloom is made up of plum bloom petals and leaves, ripe plum fruit, and crushed currants. This set would be perfect to have in the home (they are easy to store as well) and use them when you want to find down and relax.
Another teapot set, but this time completely different! I think this is such a fun way to mix and serve a cocktail, and the design is also so exciting! The teapot comes with a filter basket, so you can make fruity tea without the lumps and pips. Any spirits (or none!) can be used with it, if gin isn’t your cup of tea (literally!) and give tea parties a bit of a twist.
I’ve recently been really into creating photo memories, and become a big fan of snapfish, the online photo printing service (not an ad I promise!). This photo frame set includes four 6 x 8″(15 x 20cm) frames, two 8 x 10″(20 x 25cm) frames, and one 12 x 16″(30 x 40cm) frame, which can be put up together to create this stunning gallery like wall feature, made up of all your best memories together. I love this idea, and I would print out a couple of photos for each frame, and maybe have them seasonal themed so they can change the photos in them with the season. I love this kind of gift because it adds a personal touch, and remind you of your time with your loved ones as well.
This travel friendly kit from REN has 4 goodies – moroccan rose body wash and lotion, and another duo of Atlantic kelp and magnesium body wash and lotion. My mom is a big fan of the brand REN, and her recommendations are so important to me, mostly because they always turn out amazing! If your grandparent is a traveller and loves a good relaxing pamper session, this kit is perfect for them!
10. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 2019 Diary – £10
This 2019 diary (size A5) has the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens illustrated on its cover, and it is absolutely stunning. The diary has a week-to-view format, which I think is the best kind of diary, as it gives you enough space for notes and appointments, but also an easy over view of what you’ve got coming up in the week. This diary also supports the Kew Bontanical Gardens in London, and if you’re near there I would definitely recommend a visit!
Thank you so much for reading, and please share any gifts you’ve gotten or plan to get for your grandparents! I hope this list has helped you in some way or inspired gift ideas. I’d also love to connect with you on Twitter/Instagram too 🙂 Leave me any comments or suggestions!
See you tomorrow – day 8!
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