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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.
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Est. Price: Starting at $13 | Buy it from 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.
NOSE EYEGLASS HOLDER
Est. Price: $6 | Buy it from 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 ($6.50 on Amazon).
Est. Price: $20 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
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.
Est. Price: $9 | 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.
MY GRANDMA BOOK
Est. Price: $8.50 | Buy it from Crate & Kids
Give the kids a chance to learn more about grandma with this keepsake book that contains questions to help document some of grandma's greatest memories and stories.
OUR FAMILY RECIPES JOURNAL
Est. Price: $8 | Buy it from Barnes & Noble
A perfect way to preserve and organize family recipes so they can be passed down easily from generation to generation. This journal includes pages broken down by appetizers, side dishes, main courses, desserts, and more.
Est. Price: $10 | 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 900 customers give the tool an average of 4 stars in reviews. The scissors are dishwasher-safe, and a silicone handle provides a comfortable grip.
NON-SLIP BATH GEAR
Est. Price: $9 | Buy it from 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.
EXTRA-THICK YOGA MAT
Est. Price: Starting at $15 | Buy it from 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.
LIGHTED STAND MAGNIFIER
Est. Price: $13 | Buy it from 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.
YOGA FOR GRANDPARENTS
Est. 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.
Est. Price: $15 | Buy it from 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.
FAMILY TREE PICTURE FRAME
Est. Price: $17 | Buy it from Walmart
For a house decked out in family photos, consider this sweet addition to the collection: a bronze family tree with three photo frames. Tree and frames can also be displayed separately.
'HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA/GRANDPA' BOOK
Est. Price: $17 | Buy it from Buy Buy Baby
Give this cute story to keep at grandma and grandpa's house as a fun book to read when the little ones visit.
PERSONALIZED COFFEE MUG
Est. Price: $15 | Buy it on Etsy
Add an adorable coffee mug to the grandparents' kitchen cupboard. An online seller offers hand-drawn mugs that say "This grandpa belongs to …" with sayings and stick figure drawings personalized on request.
FLEECE BED THROW AND TV BLANKET
Est. Price: $20 | 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.
Est. 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.
'KEEP CALM AND PAPA WILL FIX IT' T-SHIRT
Est. Price: $18 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.
Est. Price: $22 | Buy it from Bed, Bath & Beyond
Soothe aches and pains away with a shoulder wrap from Spa Comforts, which molds to the neck and shoulders, hot or cold, and contains a blend of soothing lavender and peppermint.
Est. Price: $24 | Buy it on Amazon
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.
Est. Price: $9 | Buy it from Shutterfly
What grandparent wouldn’t want to look at their sweet family members’ faces while enjoying their morning hot drink?
Est. Price: Starting at $20 | Buy it from Snapfish
Make them a personalized calendar of all your favorite family moments.
Est. Price:$10 | Buy it from Michaels
Buy a scrapbook album and fill it with your favorite memories with grandma and grandpa for a personal gift they’ll love.
BASU PERSONAL SAFETY ALARM
Est. Price: $16 | Buy it from Target
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.
ZIPPO HAND WARMER
Est. Price: $19 | Buy it on Amazon
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.
MDESIGN BEDSIDE ORGANIZER
Est. Price: $12 | Buy it on Amazon
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.
Est. Price: $12 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
Soothe their aches and pains with the Bed Buddy, which provides hot or cold therapy wherever they need it. It’s filled with grains, herbs, and flowers, so it’s safe and easy to use in bed.
Est. Price: $25 | Buy it from Harry's
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.
TILE MATE TRACKER
Est. Price: $25 | Buy it from Tile
Everyone loses their keys (and other things) once in awhile. 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 $70, and eight go for $130 — and let the app find it for them. There's also a find-your-phone function.