Traditional Gifts to Please a Grandma

For the Old-Fashioned, Sentimental Grandmother

You know the type. The grandmother who really does bake cookies. The grandmother who wears her status proudly. The grandma who wears aprons and grows geraniums. This is the grandmother that you really don't want to forget on birthdays, Mother's Day and Grandparents Day. Look at this list and find perfect gifts for grandma.

Grandmothers and granddaughters will enjoy their time in the kitchen when they are wearing these adorable aprons. These all-cotton cuties have adjustable ties at neck and waist and two deep pockets. Small version fits kids to age 7. Larger version fits most adults.

Is there anything that says "grandma" more than a cookie jar? And this one is vintage and classic and retro all at the same time. The caption says "Fresh Homemade Cookies," so this is perfect for the grandma who likes to bake. 

Willow Tree makes lovely collectible figurines, and now there are several that honor grandparents. Sculpted by Susan Lordi and then cast in resin, each simply but eloquently suggests the love between a grandparent and a child. The Generations version includes mom.

Grandma bracelets are a favorite way of sharing your grandmother status, but sharing a beautiful bracelet with a granddaughter is an extra bonus. These by Angelstar combine "love" and "forever" elements with sparkly beads and a heart charm. They are strung with elastic for easy fitting.

Memory books make it easy for grandmothers to share their memories and values with their grandchildren. They come in all styles. I have a long list of grandparent journals to choose from. Find the one that's perfect for your grandma.

This gardener's scoot will allow even grandmothers with tricky knees to work in their yards. The handle lets you pull it like a wagon and then locks in place to serve as a hand hold. It rolls easily on hard surfaces, but may be hard to maneuver in soft soil. Tools are not included.

 Know a grandmother who loves needlework but is always short on the time to do it? This Brother embroidery machine just might be the perfect gift for her. Sure, it costs more than the other items on this list, but some grandmothers are worth it. 

These cunning vintage-look serving pieces will delight the grandchildren. Grandma will also love using them when she has friends over. They are perfect for coffee or tea and small snacks. Made of stainless with a bronze patina, these pieces are great conversation starters. 

Grandma will love this patchwork-look throw that is softer than any quilt. It's reversible for versatility and machine washable for easy care. Grandma will enjoy its extra touch of warmth on a chilly night, as long as she can get it away from the grandkids.

These lightweight slippers are good for year-round use. The rubber sole makes them non-slip. The fluffy rosette makes them adorable. Available as shown or in a perky teal shade.