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    Just 40 Great Things To Buy Your Grandparents This Year

    Favorite grandchild? Yep — that's you.

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    1. A cleaning pen your grandma can use on her stunning antique jewelry to get it shining like new.,

    This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I've ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they'll nearly blind you. I've used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings. Check out my full review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick.

    Promising review: "The center stone of my ring (an oval white sapphire) has been cloudy since shortly after I got it. I have to use a lot of hand sanitizer at work, which gets under the stone. This product was easy to use. The little brush gets under the stone really well (much better than a toothbrush). My ring looks like new." —FintanCat

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. Classic Nivea cream your grandparents have probably sworn by for years because it doesn't have a strongly perfumed scent and can be used on their face, hands, and body to keep their skin feeling moisturized and soft.


    My grandma used to slather this all over her face and neck every night before bed. It was her biggest piece of advice to me and one me, my sisters, and all of my cousins have taken to heart. She always had super soft skin and I'm sure her constant use of Nivea had something to do with it!

    Promising review: "I love this because in my climate the air is very dry and humidity is very low. I first learned of this product when an exchange student from Denmark used it to replace moisture for his skin that suffered from lack of the humid and rejuvenating ocean environment. This is a luxury that becomes a necessity for aging skin subjected to highly dry, hot, and windy conditions." —Pamela

    Get it from Amazon for $16.44.

    3. A cardinal bangle with a meaningful message that'll have Grandma wiping emotional tears from her eyes and immediately wrapping you up in a hug.

    Luca and Danni

    In my family we always believe that a cardinal appearing is actually a passed loved one visiting you. This bracelet is very special — Grandma will love it.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my mom and I'm sure she's going to love it! Great quality and absolutely beautiful." —Anna L.

    Get it from Luca and Danni for $32.

    4. A DNA testing kit for your grandpa who has been dying to know exactly HOW Irish he really is.

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    Results can take up to eight weeks, depending on processing time.

    Get one Ancestry kit from Amazon or 23andMe for $129.

    5. A subscription to Disney+ that'll let them relive so many wonderful memories. From rewatching classic Mickey cartoons they saw as a child to remembering the first time they took their kiddos to see a Disney Princess film in theaters — there's much magic to be had!


    You better believe I was up before the sun on launch day to download my Disney+ app and start watching ALL the magical content. So far I've made it through the first episode of the Disney+ exclusive show The Imagineering Story and immediately wanted to book a trip to Disneyland. From Disney Princess films and the Star Wars saga to original shows starring the likes of Jeff Goldblum and Kristen Bell, Disney+ is chock full of magical content. Say goodbye to your social life.

    Get it from Disney+ for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year.

    6. A Furbo dog treat camera so they can feed their furry companion from wherever they are — even if that just means the other side of the house.


    The Furbo dog camera is actually life-changing. If you're in a long-distance relationship with your pet (like I am) or you're away for a period of time (or even just the day), it can truly hurt your heart to be away from your furry BFF. Thanks to this gadget, people like you and I can still feel connected to our pet! The camera allows you to see and hear your dog, talk to them, and to toss them a treat! It's amazing. Read our full write-up of the Furbo Dog Camera here.

    Promising review: "I bought this item for my girlfriend who is deployed overseas in Bahrain. She loves her dog more than anything so I knew this would be a perfect gift for her. The first night I had the Furbo I was awoken several times in the middle of the night by high-pitched squealing and giggling of glee from my girlfriend not being able to contain herself. She was so excited to see him, talk to him, and give him treats, and OH BOY does she like giving him treats! By the time she gets back from her deployment I am sure he will be overweight and won't be able to run to her when she gets home. Thanks Furbo, your product is awesome and we all love it!" —maria

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    7. A John Frieda hot brush for any grandma who looooves to get pampered with a blow out but can't actually afford to get one every week.

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    Promising review: "I am not a paid person who writes reviews. In fact I usually don't write them at all. But let me start out by saying holy crap! This is amazing, not only was it so easy and fast... I have a salon blowout that actually looks great...and I never went to the salon! So I can't so my hair at all ever. The best I do is flat iron or messy bun, mkay? But I'm obsessed. When I go to the salon it looks great for two days and then bam I'm crying, 'cause I can't get my hair pretty like she did it, and now I hate it and myself. Sound familiar? Well I'm living proof this is amazing and it truly works. I won't lie I was hesitant because this looks and sound like crap/too good to be true. It's not!!! Happy buying — I'm buying another for my mom for Xmas how awesome!" —tangi raysor

    Check out our full review of the John Frieda hot brush for more info!

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

    8. A handheld knife sharpener they can use to bring their most-used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying their countertop or cutting boards.


    Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product ! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore." —Rodrigo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

    9. A ticket stub memento box that'll be perfect for your grandparents who typically spend all of their time venturing out to movies and plays.


    Promising review: "Oh, the places we've been! I love this shadow box! It is well made, cute, and is going to look nice on the wall. I put stuff in it immediately and my boyfriend thinks it is already full! Might have to buy another one! I think this is a great way to display evidence of all the places we have gone to and remember all the adventures. We are not big on souvenirs or tour T-shirts so this a different and compact alternative." —Maureen

    Get it from Amazon for $32.97.

    10. A set of satin pillowcases to make any recipient feel like they're living a life of luxury while also improving breakage, tangles, and frizz in their hair.


    Promising Review: "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!!!" —shawnellnewberry

    Get them from Amazon for $9.98 (available in three sizes and 16 colors)

    11. A couple's card game your grandparents can play to keep their love alive and continue to learn about each other even if they've been together for over 50 years.


    The box includes 100 unique conversation starters ranging from basic and lighthearted to more serious situations. With questions like, "What was your proudest moment from the last 12 months?" and "What's one dream that you've tucked away for the moment?" they'll be sure to find something they can really connect with.

    Promising review: "This game, if we should call it a game, is so wonderful. We opened the box and just randomly started choosing out cards. Some of the cards were quick and straightforward, while other were more thought provoking. We got some good laughs out of this and it was truly a refreshing change compared to our previous casual conversations. I see this can being very useful for couples who want to get to know each other but also for couples like us, who are so busy in our day-to-day with the work and kids. It gave us something different to talk about outside the typical operational 'how was your day' type of conversations." —Orit

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    12. A car seat gap filler, so they'll never have to fret about dropping their phone or a rogue french fry into a seemingly endless abyss never to be found again.,

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. " —Tessa Forbes

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A tissue box cover that'll make anyone feel right at home even if they have a bad case of the sniffles.


    Promising review: "I first spotted this at a swanky modern hotel room with all-white decor. I love how it hides an unsightly branded tissue box — it practically vanishes! It looks so cute with the tissue-y 'billow' of smoke, and is functional too. Every modern minimalist's dream." —nycgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $5.

    Check out our full review of the Umbra Casa Tissue Box Cover (#6)!

    14. A roll-on migraine stick to help nip their pain in the bud before it gets out of hand and ruins a perfectly good day.

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    I actually did buy this for my best friend when she was starting to get so stressed out about her daily migraines. It helped immensely!

    Promising review: "I can't give this product enough stars! I have suffered from debilitating chronic migraines for years. Prescription medications, while effective, usually make me extremely tired and result in rebound headaches, so I rarely take them. This oil blend is especially great for the days when I have a migraine, but am unable to stay home and rest. This takes the edge off the pain enough that I am still able to go about my day and do everything I need to do. I also love the way it smells. I sometimes roll it on my wrists just to enjoy the energizing fragrance." —Lacey V

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Read our full review on the Migrastil Migraine Stick here.

    15. A supportive travel pillow for your grandparent who has been exploring the globe since they retired and seems to spend more time on a plane or in a car than they do hanging out with the fam.

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    This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews midpriced pick for best travel pillow!

    Promising review: "I must have two dozen travel pillows and not one of them has ever held my head in a position so that I could sleep on a plane. But this pillow was great. I slept all the way from California to Hawaii, during the day. I didn't mind it coiled around my neck. This is weird, but I have a long neck and I'm tall. The overlap on the pillow is perfect. At first I didn't think it would stay in place, but it does. And the back is not super thick, so it's comfy, not counterproductive.

    I'm super happy with this product. Worth the money." —Stinky Bunny

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in seven colors as well as in a child-size version).

    16. And a scratch-off map so they can mark off all the amazing places they've traveled to.


    Promising review: "Got this as a wedding present and we love it!" —Lanie Zobell

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two sizes).

    17. Touch screen leather gloves lined with a cashmere blend that'll have Grandma singing your praises all winter — her friends are going to be SO jealous.


    Promising review: "Like most other reviewers, I am EXTREMELY PLEASED with these gloves. They are as soft as butter and warm to boot! I am so impressed with these that I'm planning on purchasing another pair for my mother-In-law for Christmas." —Liz G.

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 14 colors).

    18. Fleece-lined memory foam slippers to make your loved one feel like they're walking on clouds. Just remind them to maybe change out of them before heading out of the house.,

    Promising review: "I really love these cozy, cute slippers! I read lots of slipper reviews before choosing these, and I'm glad I picked them. They feel really soft and warm on my feet, they stay on well, and they look nice. You might want to order the next size up if you're between sizes. The customer service for this was also excellent — super helpful and quick. If you need slippers, I highly recommend these!" —Elizabeth O'Brien

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes 5—12 and three colors).

    19. A fancy bottle of Greek olive oil they can use to give some of their classic, beloved recipes a new twist the family won't see coming!


    Promising review: "Excellent product, robust flavor. Not your usual grocery store item, worth ordering. Shipping was immediate and I had it in a couple of days." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.90.

    20. A fill-in-the-blank book with 50 prompts you can write in ahead of time and present to your loved one for a heartfelt gift they'll cherish.


    Promising review: "My 22-year-old son got this for his grandma this year Christmas. He enjoyed filling it out, and Grandma absolutely loved reading through it. It brought tears to her eyes. The reaction made my 7-year-old daughter want to get her one too. I will probably purchase one for her to give Grandma next year." —NCJennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.47+ (available in 15 versions).

    21. A hotel for bees your grandpa who has always wanted to be a little more in touch with nature will truly appreciate.


    Promising review: "I have lots of flowering plants, so the idea of a bee house was intriguing to me. I love this product! It is pretty and well made and is a welcome addition to my garden. And, after just a few days, I’ve seen bees buzzing around it. I definitely would recommend this bee house." —BSVicks

    Get it from Amazon for $8.17+ (available in four colors).

    22. A jar of working hands lotion for your poppy who prefers to spend most of his time in the garage tinkering with car parts or chiseling away at his latest wooden project.

    Promising review: "Do you want to know how a lumberjack's hands feel after he's ran his fingers through an angel's hair? USE THIS AND WONDER NO MORE. I've been using this stuff for a few weeks, and it's helped my hands out drastically. I work with weapons and with my hands regularly, and this is the first hand cream that I've used that I like. I'll be buying it again. I've gotten compliments about how soft my hands are from men and women, through handshakes of course (a lot of hand shaking at work)." —Colt

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    23. A Goldbelly gift card they can use to order something special to snack on from their hometown. New York pizza in Florida? Yes, they can!


    I used this awesome service to send my parents some sweet treats from New York's Magnolia Bakery to North Carolina for Thanksgiving. It was reliable, on-time, and delicious! Your grandparents can choose from an array of items from cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and New Orleans, and feed that craving they've been having for years.

    Get it from Goldbelly start at $25.

    24. A heated massager pillow anyone will be happy to have after a no good very bad day.


    Promising review: "I just received this and I LOVE it. It adequately relieved the knots in my neck, the base of my skull, and my legs. I'm going to try my feet also. I've been wanting something like this for quite some time and I'm thrilled with this product. This item definitely delivers. I highly recommend it. The price for this item given the relief provided is wonderful." —Stephanie T.

    Get it from Amazon for $54.95.

    25. Or a massage roller they can use to apply acupressure on the bothersome parts of their feet to make them feel fantastic before heading off to bed. It's so easy to use they can roll away without taking their eyes off of their episode of Murder She Wrote.


    Promising review: "I’ve been having so many issues with my feet the last few years. My feet hurt so bad, it’s made me become a hermit. I’ve had tendinitis in both and now plantar fasciitis. I get foot cramps all the time. After just one day with this under my desk at work, I feel a huge difference. My feet no longer feel tight and painful. They feel tingly — in a good way. I look forward to being able to go for a walk and not have to rest along the way. I know it’s meant for feet but I may try it out on my calves. I also love that it’s small, looks nice and doesn’t slide around. I highly recommended this for anyone, foot issues or not, if you sit a lot. Nice way to keep the blood flowing when stuck at a desk." —Vanessa Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $19.75.

    26. A leather photo album to encourage them to print all the photos they've been snapping on their phones. It's a lost art — I bet they'll agree.


    Promising review: "A great photo album to hold different size photos, the 'magnetic' pages are useful to arrange photos in any shape and amount. And the photo is isolated from the air to prevent oxidation and moisture. Very good design for storing photos and saving good memories. BTW, there will be no bubble at all when I tear the film from the lower left corner following the lines on the page and cover it back in the same way after placing the photos. Great album for its price, Love it!" —Edward

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three colors).

    27. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of their oven from any overflow/oozing and let them continue on pretending they're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry-free.


    Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    28. A squatty potty they might think is a gag gift until they give it a test run and see how amazing it actually is. Just write "thank me later" on the gift tag.


    Promising review: "I cannot recommend this enough. This little shelf has changed my life. I've been having bowel issues since my teenage years — I wish this had come into my life sooner. Every time I step off the toilet now I feel lighter, fresher, and like a new person." —MsNiters

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99, or for a more ~aesthetic~ throne, splurge on the clear one for $78.76.

    29. Cut resistant gloves — a must-have for anyone who isn't super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits.


    You can even pop these in the washing machine for a thorough cleaning.

    Promising review: "After my husband sliced his finger on our mandolin I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up email to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren't happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now we don't have to worry about slicing off our fingers!" —That Author Guy's Wife

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49 (available in sizes S—XL).

    30. A beginner's guide to calligraphy for your grandparent who is always saying they want to pick up a new hobby.


    Promising review: "Recently decided to start a bullet journal, but absolutely hate my handwriting (it looks like a third-grader's scribble!). This book is really great!! It has a great breakdown of how the letters look on the lines and includes practice pages so you can improve your technique. I like to use it as a simple guide to make my writing better while I work on my journal. I think it has helped me improve leaps and bounds from where I started!" —DawnShadow

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    31. A 12-oz bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that'll help anyone take the flavors of their boring weeknight recipes to the next level with just a drizzle.


    I've introduced everyone in my life to this delectable condiment. Mike's Hot Honey is sweet with a kick of heat — you'll want to pour it over everything you eat. I personally love it on chicken cutlets and pepperoni pizza, but do with it what you will!

    Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A delicious!" —Sleeps in Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    32. An ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses they'll need to take a deep breath before deciding what to make with it first., Amazon

    The Duo Plus replaces nine common kitchen appliances. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, sterilize... and oh, it makes cakes too. Read all about why the Instant Pot is changing how we cook in my BuzzFeed coworker's review.

    Promising Review: "Of all of the purchases that I've ever made to add to my kitchen's efficiency and fun, this is the one thing I could not do without. I ordered it after making a decision to cook with fresh ingredients in order to make my meals healthier. It took me awhile to gather data from online forums and various cookbooks and 'how to' resources before I actually opened the box and began my discovery journey. It's been a delicious one, indeed, not to mention how much time I am saving in the process." —Darlene

    Get it from Amazon for $49+ (available in three sizes).

    33. A faux fur throw blanket your grandparent that always claims to be freezing will love snuggling up in during family gatherings.


    Promising review: "Much softer and fuzzier than I expected. I bought this for my Hyggekrog (my cozy nook) where I curl up with a cup of herbal tea and read. It's super plush and luxurious for a throw. Feels like real chinchilla. The underside is a soft fleece that feels like spun air it's so soft and light. My cats love it too. Definitely buying another for a gift." —Andrew Demcak

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in four sizes and 13 colors).

    34. Or a fringe wrap that'll keep Grandma cozy without sacrificing any of her well-curated style.


    Promising review: "This is a lovely mid-weight soft ecru knit with a band of light gray and taupe. Perfectly finished off with faux-suede gray strips of fringe. Wonderful piece to wear with ecru, taupe, gray and more. It is not over-sized and has a closer fit, more to a wrap with length at sides and back. Love the style and soft colors, while the fringed edges just take it all to another level! A great accessory piece and so happy I purchased. Have fun wearing while enjoying the head turns and compliments!" —Chicosgal01

    Get it from Chicos for $109 (available in one-size).

    35. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream to keep their skin so hydrated their friends will ask "You look 20 years younger! What's your secret?" Grandma will never tell.


    Promising review: "I have been using this cream at night for several years, and my face and neck have very few wrinkles (a few lines in my forehead). My skin feels extremely smooth. I think I look younger than my 73 years; a new doctor did a double-take when he looked at me and then down at the paper with my birth date on it. I would never give this cream up." —Dogwood 43

    Get it from Amazon for $20.03.

    36. A subscription to Book of the Month because there are few things as soothing to a bibliophile as cracking open a hardcover book. Mmm I can smell the freshly printed pages already.

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    I was gifted a year of Book of the Month for my birthday one year and to date it is one of the best things I've received. There are few things as satisfying as getting truly lost in the pages of a good book. Each month they'll be permitted to choose one of four books, all of which are different genres. Then the book they selected will be delivered to their door. Magic! Excuse me, I need to re-up my subscription.

    Get three months from Book of the Month for $49.99.

    37. A plush fleece robe with a hood they can keep on a hook in their bathroom and feel like they live a lavish life of luxury all the time — not just when they're on vacation., Amazon

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10/10 stars I would. I’ve been looking for a robe that’s good for after a shower but that’s also a good lounge robe. This thing takes the cake. It’s huge and fluffy but not in a cheap material way. The hood makes me feel like I’m wearing a huge blanket wrapped around me. SO EXCITED TO WEAR THIS DURING THE WINTER!" —Maria C.

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 22 colors).

    38. A memory foam seat cushion to ensure they're comfortable and supported from top to bottom — literally.,

    Promising review: "I put it on my office chair (in the picture). It felt very comfortable and nice, a notable upgrade. But the real difference was felt after I was using it for a couple of days and decided to try taking it off. Wow, what a difference! From super comfy I felt like I was sent back in time to sit on an ancient torture device. If you're like me, sitting in front of a desk for 6–8 hours each day, this is definitely a worthwhile investment in your rear :)" —Coolguy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    39. A microfiber duvet cover set so they can switch up their bedroom's color scheme without overwhelming them with *too much* change at once.


    Promising review: "I suffer from night sweats and our other duvet cover was too heavy and hot for the rising spring temperatures. I hate leaving our down comforter 'naked' though, so I wanted something super lightweight to cover it with. This works great! It's very light, attractive, and easy to put on. It's soft and inviting — it's hard to walk past the bed without flopping down on it for a quick snuggle." —Dracollo

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19+ (available in twin, twin XL, full/queen, and king sizing, and 19 styles).

    40. And a set of socks to keep your their one's toes toasty all winter long — beware, you'll probably want to pick up some for yourself!


    Promising review: "These are wonderful socks. Soft and warm and not itchy at all like socks with such a high percentage of wool can be. They fit perfectly, hugging your foot instead of slipping around like a sloppy mess. Love the muted colors as well. Thinking about getting more in other colors!" —Debra A. Scott

    Get a five-pair pack from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 11 styles).

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