25 Holiday Gifts Under $25 for Grandparents
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.
Price: Starting at $5 | Buy it at Personalized Ornaments For You
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.
Price: $6 | Buy it at Cost Plus World Market
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).
Price: $7.50 | Buy it on Amazon
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.
Price: $9 | Buy it on Amazon
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 800 customers give the tool an average of 4.2 stars in reviews. The scissors are dishwasher-safe, and a silicone handle provides a comfortable grip.
Price: $9 | Buy it at Home Depot
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. The Drive Medical portable bath step ($20 at Walmart) could help as well.
Price: Starting at $11 | Buy it at Walmart
For grandparents who still need a yoga mat, or might enjoy Pilates or body weight workouts on one, a half-inch mat would be a great gift. It offers extra cushion, a non-slip textured surface, and an overall larger size. Amplify the gift by showing a grandparent how to find senior workout videos on YouTube.
Price: $13 | Buy it at Miles Kimball
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.
Price: $15 | Buy it on Amazon
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.
Price: $15 | Buy it at Dick's Sporting Goods
With a resistance band, grandparents can stay active in their spare time. They can tone their core muscles and arms at home with the Gaiam Strength and Flexibility Kit, which contains three bands ranging from light to heavy, plus an exercise guide. Resistance-band exercises for seniors can also be found on YouTube.
Price: $19 | Buy it on Amazon
For elderly grandparents whose feet or legs tend to get cold when they're sitting and reading a book or watching TV, a reversible sherpa throw blanket -- micro mink fleece on one side, plush super soft lambswool sherpa fleece on the other -- makes for an ideal gift on winter nights.
Price: $19 | Buy it on Amazon
For the grandparent who likes to garden, this Psychedelic Salad Kit from Plant Theatre includes everything needed for growing colorful and unique salad vegetables in one box. It's also a fun activity to do with the grandkids. The set includes peat growing biodegradable pots, peat disks, plant markers, and seed cachets.
Price: $20 to $23 | Buy it on Amazon
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 percent 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.