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Christmas Gifts Under $25 for Grandma and Grandpa

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Whether they're weekend babysitters, world travelers enjoying retirement, or holiday reunion chefs, grandparents will enjoy one of these useful, budget-friendly gifts. Surprise them with something to add cheer to their home, grow their hobbies or interests, or make everyday life more pleasant, all for less than $25. If you have a little extra to spend, check out these 25 Awesome Gift Ideas Under $250.

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Storytelling Game
Amazon

Storytelling Game

$24 from Amazon
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For family gatherings at the grandparents' house, give the Rememory game. Players pick cards that indicate a person, time frame, and a loose prompt, and each player shares an associated memory. Consumers have given it solid reviews.

Looking for more gift ideas for game night? Check out 19 Fun Family Games to Keep You Entertained at Home.

Yeti Rambler Insulated Coffee Mug
Amazon

Yeti Rambler Insulated Mug

$25 from Amazon
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Nothing is worse than a cup going cold before you've had a chance to savor the coffee, team or other hot drink. Never again. This 14-ounce insulated coffee mug keeps liquids piping hot, especially with the travel lid on (maybe too hot, some owners say), and unlike some other brands it's dishwasher-safe. Available in 18 colors.

How to Babysit a Grandma/Grandpa Book
Amazon
Tile Mate
Amazon

Tile Mate Tracker

$25 from Amazon
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Everyone loses their keys (and other things) once in a while. The Tile Mate finds them. Its app is easy to use, and the tile itself is small, with a practical design. Simply attach it to a keychain or anything else your grandparent is prone to lose track of — a four-pack is $60 — and let the app find it for them. There's also a find-your-phone function.

Related: 50 Unique Holiday Gifts for Her Under $50

Megan Carn Dog Playing Cards
Anthropologie

Illustrated Dog Playing Cards

$21 from Anthropologie
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Colorfully illustrated by artist Megan Carn, this 54-piece deck features a cast of furry faces in lieu of traditional court cards and French suits. An open-mouthed husky takes the place of the joker, standard poodles stand in for aces, and spades are swapped out for black labs in a series of charming substitutions that will make even losing players smile.

Related: Charming Gifts for Dog-Obsessed Humans

Nose Eyeglass Holder
Cost Plus World Market

Nose Eyeglass Holder

$6 from Cost Plus World Market
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There's no need for an eyeglass hunt with a quirky, stylish eyeglass holder on a living room side table or bedroom dresser. Handcrafted in India, this design was inspired by the stone statues of Easter Island. Variations are available, such as a rosewood display stand also handcrafted in India ($6 on Amazon).

Related: 25 Weirdest Items Sold on Amazon You'll Still Want

Coffee Subscription Box
Trade Coffee

Coffee Subscription Box

$15 and up from Trade Coffee
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Coffee lovers can sip to their hearts' content via Trade Coffee's relationships with 50 noteworthy roasters such as Cuvee Coffee in Austin, Caffe Vita in Seattle, and PT's Coffee Roasting Co. in Topeka, Kansas.

Related: Perk 'Em Up with These Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Wine Wars
Amazon

Wine Wars: A Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes

$18 from Amazon
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For wine loving grands, the only thing better than bonding over a bottle of vino is to play a round of Wine Wars while they're at it. Online reviewers disagree about whether the questions are easy or difficult, but a sentiment expressed on several occasions was that the game is fun and instructive — so no matter what, you get to label your wine night an educational experience.

Related: 20 Affordable Wine Clubs That Will Satisfy Even the Snobs

Candy Gift
Old Time Candy Company
Sunprint Kit
Amazon
Our Family Recipes Journal
Barnes & Noble
Lighted Stand Magnifier
Amazon

Lighted Stand Magnifier

$14 from Amazon
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This is a practical gift for seniors whose worsening eyesight makes reading a chore. The lighted 3X stand magnifier can be used three ways: hanging around the neck, standing on four folding legs, or lying flat atop reading material. Four LED lights help relieve eye strain.

Pandemic-Appropriate Message Candles
Etsy

Pandemic-Appropriate Message Candles

$25 from Etsy
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Candles make great gifts, but candles with funny messages make even better gifts, especially in 2020. These Baum Design Shop candles say things such as "Spread Love, Not Germs," "Self Isolating Since 1992," and "Stay Calm, Stay Kind, Stay Home," and the store offers a customization option that'll print whatever you want.

Bed Buddy
Bed Bath & Beyond
Mdesign Bedside Organizer
Amazon

Bedside Organizer

$10 from Amazon
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Not everyone has the space for a well-placed nightstand. No worries: They can stash their stuff in a handy organizer right at their bedside — just install it between their bedframe and mattress. It holds the remote, a cellphone, a water bottle, books, and more.

Vintage Succulents Puzzle
Uncommon Goods
Tellicherry Peppercorns
Amazon
Photo Mug
Shutterfly

Photo Mug

$10 from Shutterfly
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What grandparent wouldn’t want to look at their sweet family members’ faces while enjoying their morning hot drink?

Zippo Hand Warmer
Amazon

Zippo Hand Warmer

$14 from Amazon
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Do you have a grandparent who always complains about how their hands are freezing? A Zippo hand warmer will really heat things up. Fill it with lighter fluid, slip it into a pocket, and get up to 12 hours of toasty warmth.

Personalized Pet Pillow
Amazon
Shave Kit
Harry's

Shave Kit

$25 from Harry's
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Grandpas will love this shave kit that includes an aluminum razor, three blades, a travel cover, and foaming shave gel. You can even get the handle engraved for an extra $15.

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Couch Coaster
Bed Bath & Beyond

Couch Coaster

$20 from Bed Bath & Beyond
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There's nothing more annoying than settling onto the couch with a drink, then realizing there's no convenient place to put it. The weighted Couch Coaster solves that problem by easily draping over sofa arms to give drinks the perfect resting spot.

Related: Gifts for Your Favorite Couch Potato

Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit
Amazon

Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit

$18 from Amazon
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Perhaps your grandparents take their personal library seriously enough to make family and friends check books in and out as they used to do in public libraries? This kit comes with 20 return-date slips, 20 self-adhesive pockets, plus a date stamp and ink pad.

Related: Clever and Creative Gifts for Book Lovers

Basu eAlarm
Amazon

Basu Personal Safety Alarm

$29 and up from Amazon
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Give the gift of safety with the BASU eAlarm, a tiny but loud personal alarm that go inside a pocket or hang from a zipper or key ring. The 120-decibel alarm is on par with an ambulance siren, and the included batteries last up to five years.

My Grandpa Book
Crate & Barrel
Smartwool Merino Wool Liner Glove
Amazon

Smartwool Merino Wool Liner Glove

$24 from Amazon
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For those nippy spring mornings and chilly fall evenings, a thin wool glove like this one will keep fingers warm and allow hands to breathe when grandparents are active. They also make great liners for when temperatures turn frigid, reviewers say, and if the grandparents have smartphones of tablets, they’re compatible with touchscreen technology.

Customized Ornaments
Personalized Ornaments For You

Customized Ornaments

Starting at $16 from Personalized Ornaments For You
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Family members' names are painted on ornaments featuring as many as 11 grandchildren for a memorable gift that can used year after year. Each includes a red satin ribbon for hanging on the tree, and perhaps a fireplace or wall after the holidays are over.

Scrapbook
Amazon

Scrapbook

$12 from Amazon
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Buy a scrapbook album and fill it with your favorite memories with grandma and grandpa for a personal gift they’ll love.

'Keep Calm and Papa Will Fix It' T-Shirt
Amazon

'Keep Calm and Papa Will Fix It' T-Shirt

$20 to $26 from Amazon
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This shirt designed by ThisWear suits the grandpa who likes to help, whether it's bandaging a grandkid's boo-boo or repairing faulty furniture. The T-shirt is made of 100% cotton, and nearly all customers report that it fits as expected. It's double-sewn at the collar and sleeves for durability and comes in nine colors.

Herb Scissors
Amazon

Herb Scissors

$11 from Amazon
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Cutting, dicing, and slicing are hard for some, even if hands are limber and knives sharp. These unusual five-blade scissors from RSVP make it easy to chop fresh herbs. More than 4,000 customers give the tool an average of 4.4 stars in reviews. The scissors are dishwasher-safe, and a silicone handle provides a comfortable grip.

Related: 24 Kitchen Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

Writer Playing Cards
Uncommon Goods
Rub-Away Bar
Amazon

Rub-Away Bar

$9 from Amazon
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The smell of garlic, onions, and pungent herbs and spices can stay on the hands long after dinner is cooked. Grandparents who enjoy adventurous cooking and don't shy away from aromatic foods will appreciate this inexpensive remedy from Amco. It rubs away the odor from hands so the cook can enjoy a meal, and whatever comes after, without lingering smells.

Yoga for Grandparents
Amazon

Yoga for Grandparents

$15 from Amazon
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Help grandparents stay limber and active. A "Yoga for Seniors" DVD includes three complete yoga practices, including an introductory 26-minute session performed while seated in a chair. The DVD is designed to help improve balance, flexibility, muscle strength, and mental clarity. Pair it with a new water bottle and make time to practice together.

Resistance Bands
FatCamera/istockphoto
Grandpa Coffee Mug
Etsy
Non-Slip Bath Gear
Home Depot

Non-Slip Bath Gear

$12 from Home Depot
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A quarter of Americans 65 or older take a fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sometimes resulting in serious injuries. Consider a practical gift of a non-slip bath mat such as the Moen Home Care tub tread, which is slip-resistant, highly rated, and easy to use.

'Wild at Home'
Amazon
Glass Bottle Plant Mister
Amazon

Glass Bottle Plant Mister

$23 from Amazon
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Every good plant parent has a mister, but not every plant parent has one this stylish. Purism Style's plant mister will moisten those succulents, orchids, and ferns with flair, and comes in eight different color combinations.

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Amazon

Truffle Oil

$15 from Amazon
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Chances are your grandparents aren't getting out to their favorite restaurants these days, so give them an easy way to eat a little fancier at home. Truffle flavor is incorporated everywhere from pasta and pizza to fries and even high-end sushi. Truffle mushrooms are expensive, because they must be sniffed out by trained hogs or dogs, but truffle oil is a cheaper alternative.

Wall Calendar
Snapfish