Great Gifts for Grandma: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, do you have an idea of what you’re going to do for the moms in your life – specifically the grandmothers? Grandmas are extremely special. They have endless amounts of patience, incredible cooking skills that no one can beat, and they always light up when you stop by or call. Your grandma (and your kid’s grandma) certainly deserve something special for Mother’s Day — we’ve pulled together a few ideas including surprising grandma with dinner and a family visit, to a handful of gift options you can purchase.


The best gifts are often simple gestures to show how much you love and care for someone special in your life. Check out our ideas below to help make grandma feel special this Mother’s Day!

Make Dinner

Take over the kitchen so grandma can relax this Mother’s Day OR cook with her and learn how to make one of grandma’s coveted family recipes. If being with grandma isn’t an option, order food for her from her favorite restaurant to be delivered!

Box of Notes

Get the whole family involved to write heartfelt notes and encourage even the youngest kids to join in with drawings. Each person can write down their favorite memory with grandma and send all his or her love, even if he or she lives far away.

Spa Day

This one might seem obvious, but it’s a classic. Give grandma a day at the spa so she can get her hair done, a massage, a mani/pedi, and/or a facial. You can even purchase a spa kit from a local business or on Etsy to gift grandma with a spa day right in the comfort of her own home.



Spend time with your grandma doing things she likes whether she loves to dance, crochet, garden, browse antique stores, or paint pottery. If you live far from grandma or can’t make it to her house right now, set-up a Zoom or Facetime call with her so you can virtually craft!


Plan a day for hiking with your grandma so you can both enjoy nature and each other’s company. Even if you’re not able to plan this one on one time with her just yet, set-up a future date where you can explore and be together outside.

Eco-Friendly Gifts

1. Recycled Hammock

This colorful hammock is made with a recycled cotton and polyester blend. It’s designed for one person, but can hold up to 300 lbs so grandma can relax by herself or cuddle up with the grandkids! 

2. Beneficial Insect House

If your grandma is a gardener, she’ll love this because this cute little house brings in the spiders, ladybugs, mason bees, and related critters to protect her plants from pests (no need to use harsh pesticides).

3. Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Create or purchase an at-home spa kit and include these zero-waste makeup remover pads in a pattern that mom or grandma will love.

4. Bamboo Cooking Utensils

This set of cooking utensils is made from organic bamboo so your grandma can be good to the environment and not scratch her pots and pans.

5. Cultivate Kindness – Eco Tee

This fashionable and comfortable t-shirt not only looks good, but it’s good for the environment as it’s made from organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles!

Create an Outdoor Retreat

While it may not be your first thought, outdoor furniture is the perfect gift that grandma can both relax in by herself and enjoy with family. Creating an outdoor retreat right on the front porch provides the ideal spot to create lasting memories — reading a book to the grandkids, rocking grandbabies to sleep, enjoying a morning coffee, or spending time catching up with you.

Estate Rocking Chair

The Estate Rocking Chair is a classic design that can pair with any home style.

Plantation Rocking Chair
Estate Rocking Chair

Vineyard Porch Rocking Chair

The Vineyard Porch Rocking Chair offers a timeless design with a bit of a contemporary look.

Vineyard 3-Piece Rocking Set
Vineyard 3-Piece Rocking Set

Vineyard Adirondack Rocking Chair

Vineyard Adirondack Rocking Chair
Vineyard Adirondack Rocking Chair

The Vineyard Adirondack Rocking Chair is the best of an Adirondack chair and a rocker combined.

The best gift we can give the grandmothers in our lives is our time — time to look back on old memories and time to make new ones. We hope this list helps spark ideas on how you can send a little love to grandma this Mother’s Day.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there from the POLYWOOD team!

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