The Most Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts for Your Grandma
It's a universal truth: There's simply no one like Grandma. She likely played a formidable role in raising you, serving as an extension of your own parents. She taught you about your lineage, how to make that perfected-through-the-ages family recipe (after swearing you to secrecy first!), and shaped you into the person that you are right now. And while you know you don't need an excuse or a particular reason to celebrate her, since every day you get to spend with her is a holiday of sorts, there is one built right into the calendar year: Mother's Day.
It's one of the best parts of the holiday—Mother's Day is your chance to honor all of your family tree's matriarchs, including the one all the way at the top. This holiday, show your grandmother how much she means to you (she did, after all, give you your mom and dad!) with a thoughtful present that she's bound to love. Not sure exactly what to get your grandma for Mother's Day? That's where we come in. From a treat-filled basket curated by Martha herself to a sophisticated fragrance to supplement her signature go-to, there are plenty of gifts on this list that suit her particular tastes.
We thought about her comfort, too, incorporating cozy, silky loungewear sets, cashmere bed socks, and warm wool blankets—and also considered her skill set (just wait until she gets her hands on the crochet blanket project ahead!). Ultimately, there is bound to be a gift or two—at all price points, if you and your siblings are looking to split something—here that will let Grandma know how much you care.
Sure, she has a fragrance that she wears every day—but when's the last time she selected a special, just-because perfume? This one's a winner if she naturally gravitates towards floral notes; one spritz, and she'll be transported to a Venetian garden, full of heady scents like wisteria, jasmine, and honeysuckle.
Shop Now: Diptyque Oelene Eau de Toilette, from $98, shop.nordstrom.com.
It doesn't get more classic than pearl studs, but we love this pair's subtle update. The tiny second pearl is a fresh addition—one your grandma will surely appreciate.
Shop Now: Sarah & Sebastian "Buoy" Silver Pearl Hoops Earrings, $300, modaoperandi.com.
If she can usually be found tending to her flower and vegetable garden, she'll appreciate this trio of sturdy stainless steel tools—the cheerful green coating on the handles makes them even more appealing. Best of all, they'll help her tackle all kinds of tasks, from transplanting bulbs to breaking up piles of compost.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Three-Piece Stainless Steel Gardening Tool Set, $85.05, homedepot.com.
This little cloth-covered book has big impact—especially with Nana. With thick pages, foil embossments, and premium binding, this photo collection tells the story of your family in a meaningful way.
Shop Now: Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book, from $59, artifactuprising.com.
Short Sleeved Puffer Jacket
We love a stylish transitional piece, and chances are, your grandmother does, too. Gift her this short-sleeved puffer jacket from Martha's collection, which is one of our founder's most popular garments.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Quilted Down Short Sleeve Puffer Jacket, $84.25, qvc.com.
Grandma's Kitchen Candle
She's all of those secret family recipe's keeper—which means her kitchen always smells heavenly. Honor her culinary skills by presenting her with this aptly-named candle, with notes that will reminder her of her epic apple crisp recipe (your favorite).
Shop Now: Homesick "Grandma's Kitchen" Candle, $29.95, homesick.com.
This thin wool blanket is an in-between-seasons staple—she'll appreciate the extra layer as winter turns to spring, especially. Have it monogrammed with her initials (or, better yet, all of her grandchildren's!) for a special touch.
Shop Now: Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Solid Blanket, $219 for queen, pendleton-usa.com.
This basket, curated by Martha, is full of your grandmother's favorite things, like mouth-watering cheeses, crackers, fig spread, chocolate, caramels, and tea.
Shop Now: iGourmet x Martha Stewart Mother's Day Basket, $144.99, igourmet.com.
She'll be the most stylish grandmother on the block in this mid-height clog, with a pale nubuck leather exterior.
Shop Now: Bryr "Clementine" Closed Toe Clog in Blush, $272, bryrstudio.com.
There's nothing better than drifting off to sleep in a pair of cashmere bedsocks. Only the best for Grandma, of course.
Shop Now: The White Company Bedsocks with Cashmere, $46, thewhitecompany.com.
Here's a jigsaw puzzle that's pretty enough (it's printed with a Christian LaCroix bird vignette) to leave out on her coffee table. And once she's completed it? She can rescramble and flip: The project is two-sided, for twice the fun.
Shop Now: Christian Lacroix Birds Sinfonia Puzzle, $35, gracioushome.com.