1. Personalized Address Stamp because they still send you, and now all of their grandchildren, a card for every birthday and holiday–even the 4th of July–and they’ll feel so cool stamping their return address on every one. $24
2. A Sonos Speaker so they can boss Alexa around all day (and sound quality is important.) $179
3. Sold out but here is another fun one! $16
4. Fleece-Lined Flannel Shirt. The ultimate dad shirt–looks cool, real warm. Will definitely wear it every day. $84
5. Wool & Leather Smartphone Gloves that look as good as they function. $74
6. UGG Ascot Slippers for men. The best slippers with thousands of perfect reviews. $109
7. Women’s UGG Slippers. So they can match. $99
8. A collection of the New York Times front pages from each year since their birth, personalized with name and birth date, and preserved in a handsome library binding. $99
9. iRobot Vacuum. Vacuums used to be a little bit of a gamble to gift, but there is no one that wouldn’t want this robot vacuum with great reviews that works with Alexa, too! (see #2) $299
10. Do You Look Like Your Dog Matching Game A hilarious matching game that secretly applies to them. $16
11. Heat Conducting Ice Cream Scoop that makes waiting for their nightly bowl of ice cream to soften a thing of the past. $20
12. A Weighted Blanket that’s so comforting it will be like getting a hug from you every time they curl up in it. $119
13. Waterpik Water Flosser. Literally the only thing on my mom’s Christmas list last year and she still raves about it. $68
14. A Fresh wreath, that smells amazing, because even if they have everything a plant is always welcome–even from thousands of miles away. $88
15. The most stunning reclaimed Wooden Serving Platter with a large glass cloche to put on their table or counter for stunning decoration (or to store their famous homemade scones) $160
16. Cork Travel Pin Board Map because part of their retirement plan has always been traveling the world and putting a pin in new places (or all the places they have been) is gonna be their new job. $109
17. A new, pretty Doormat. $88
18. A Wüsthof Classic Ikon Hollow-Edge Santoku Knife. Chris recommends going with the 7″ and don’t let anyone put it in the dishwasher. $169
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I work at WaterPik, happy to see we made the list!!
So happy to see this, I specifically requested stuff for grandparents! However, I was a little disappointed at the price tags. My family loves to give gifts but we typically don’t spend more than $50 per person (or $100 for a joint gift). Maybe we’re the minority. Love the ideas though. I’d certainly love to receive any of these!
This list is magic! Especially love the New York Times book and personalized stamp-perfect for shaky hands! Thank you!!
LOVE that you included a waterpik, it makes my hygienist heart so happy!! (And I’m glad your mom uses it and loves it!)
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