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The 25 best gifts for grandma that she'll cherish on Mother's Day and beyond

What do you get the woman who's spoiled you from day one? One of these unique yet useful gift ideas.

You'll become her favorite grandchild if you show up with one of these picks from L.L.Bean, Sephora and other grandma-approved favorites. (Stanley, L.L. Bean, Mark & Graham)
You'll become her favorite grandchild if you wrap up one of these picks from L.L.Bean, Sephora and more. (Stanley, L.L. Bean, Mark & Graham)

By now, your grandma has seen — and been gifted — it all. So, what do you do when all the classics (think: picture frames, coffee mugs and candles) have been covered? You shop straight from this list of the best gifts for grandma, that's what.

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Here, you'll find out-of-the-box Mother's Day gift ideas for grandmas at any stage, whether she was recently promoted to this coveted position or she's been proudly wearing this title for years. Clichés exist for a reason, so you'll notice that a lot of these gifts for her are geared toward women who appreciate the finer things in life — a towel warmer or silky-soft nightgown, for example. Some of these gifts will solve some of her problems (like a heated hand massager that eases arthritis or carpal tunnel pain), while others will simply brighten her day-to-day. If the latter is what you're looking for, then go with the sunshiny finds that'll bring a little color (and, well, life) to her garden or front porch.

Practical picks may be the way to her heart, but you also can't go wrong with something more sentimental. Help her set up a digital picture frame, then send your favorite family photos to it in the weeks to follow. Or if you have a way with words, then tell her how much she means to you in the pages of this $10 fill-in-the-blank book.

Whatever you choose, all these gift ideas are sure to make your grandma smile (and maybe even shed a few happy tears). You can take my word for it because as Yahoo's gifting editor, it's literally my job to help people find the perfect present for any occasion — and Mother's Day just so happens to be one of my favorites.

Happy feet right this way. L.L. Bean loyalists know all about these wool slip-ons, which have racked up more than 10,000 five-star reviews. “Just as cute in person. I don’t think I realized just how unsupportive my other slippers were until I tried these,” one superfan wrote of the ever-popular scuffs, available in 11 whimsical designs.

$70 at L.L. Bean

If she starts (and ends) her day with a cup of joe, then this gift is a sweet nod to the thing she loves most: coffee, and lots of it. Fill these stoneware coffee mugs with her favorite bean blend, and you've got yourself a gift basket.

$18 at Walmart

When her arthristis or carpal tunnel gets the best of her, she can turn to this heated hand massager for soothing relief. Choose between three intensity levels and massage modes to target palm, finger and wrist pain.

$79 at Amazon

Your baby made her a grandma, and she’s been shouting it from the rooftops since the moment she heard the exciting news. She’s spent the last few months celebrating you, so return the favor by giving her this dainty birth flower bracelet to represent the little one who gave her this new title.

$22 at Amazon

Starting off strong: This fill-in-the-blank book is arguably the most sentimental gift you can give. One by one, work your way through all 50 prompts to spell out all the reasons why you’re thankful for her.

$10 at Amazon

Adult coloring books are a surefire way to exercise an idle mind and hands. This one is filled with a bounty of beautiful blooms — roses, magnolias, hydrangeas and more. Each design is printed on its own page, so she can tear it out and color with ease.

$7 at Amazon

Because there’s no way one photo could sum up your love. Once this 10-inch digital frame is plugged in and connected to WiFi, anyone — you, your grandma or her other grandkids — can send photos to the unique Skylight email address and they’ll be added to the rotation.

$140 at Amazon

Love makes a garden grow — and hers is in full bloom. Personalize this flower pot with the names and birth flowers of her grandkids to symbolize exactly that. Keep in mind that it can only fit up to six grandchildren.

#39.99 at Personalization Mall

We all need a helping hand from time to time. Stick this jar opener under a cabinet with the provided adhesive or mount it with screws, then watch in amazement as your grandma opens every single jar and bottle without a problem. One Amazon shopper said it’s quickly become her mom’s “favorite thing ever.” “It just makes life so much easier, and mom is more independent,” they added.

$15 at Amazon

Wrapping up in a warm towel is the ultimate luxury — and, well, she deserves it. She can pop her towel and bathrobe into this warmer before she hops in the shower, then bask in its warmth once she’s done. She can do the same with her pajamas or blankets during the winter months.

$90 at Amazon

One Zappos shopper said they felt like they were “walking on marshmallows” when they wore these slides. Another shopper with plantar fasciitis called them “magic slippers." It’s no wonder people love them: They’re machine-washable, odor-resistant and even earned a stamp of approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association (which means they’re actually good for your feet).

$60 at Zappos

It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks. With an annual Masterclass membership (starting at $10 a month), she’ll unlock access to hundreds of classes taught by experts in their respective fields, ranging from a four-hour course with the MasterChef himself to a science lesson with Bill Nye.

$10 at Masterclass

At this point, she probably has her skincare routine down to a science. New lotions and creams are always welcome, though. This hand cream trio from L’Occitane features three of their most popular scents: fresh shea butter, warm almond and calming lavender.

$33 at Sephora

Grandma loves a board game, especially if she can easily carry it from the porch to the pool (and everywhere in between). This backgammon board rolls right up into a leather carrying case, which has a zippered pocket to store the wooden pieces and dice. Make it extra special by adding her initials for an additional $12.50.

$99 at Mark & Graham

Suction this acrylic bird feeder to any window to get a close-up of all the action. It’s “very easy to fill with food” and “can actually hold a lot,” according to one five-star reviewer who added it’s also a “great gift for bird lovers or cats.”

$34 at Amazon
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$38 at Wayfair

Your grandma deserves her flowers — all day, every day. OK, that might not be feasible, but a monthly bouquet certainly is. Set her up with a BloomsyBox subscription, so she can get a new arrange of freshly-picked blooms on the same day each month. Take the month-to-month route, or pay for three, six or 12 months upfront.

$60 at BloomsyBox

A daily cup of tea is a non-negotiable for your grandma. The next time she brews a cup, she can swap her typical teabag for one of these 10 pyramid-shaped infusers in fresh flavors like cucumber mint and white ginger pear.

$28 at Amazon
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$28 at Horchow

Give her a place to rest her latest read. This acacia wood valet has also has a designated spot for her trusty pair of glasses and go-to coffee mug.

$50 at Uncommon Goods

Likened to a "hug for your head," this weighted sleep mask applies gentle pressure to calm tired eyes and overactive minds. Plus, its contoured design completely blocks out the light. Pick it up in one of five colors, including a soothing sage and sweet lavender. 

$34 at Amazon
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$34 at Kohl's$34 at Nordstrom

These chunky loafers are built by bio-mechanics and approved by podiatrists, which means one thing: They'll be just as supportive as they are stylish. Choose from an array of leather and suede options — both of which are designed to fold flat, so she can easily pack them in her bag. 

$130 at Vionic

Lake's Peruvian Pima cotton is as soft as it gets. Instead of giving her one of the brand's beloved two-piece sets, go with this short-sleeve sleep dress, which one five-star fan said was "the perfect nightgown" since it's "very soft and the perfect length." No more riding up, no more tight waistbands — just pure comfort. Choose between five striped and floral styles. 

$84 at Lake

This one's for the anthophiles. If she loves puzzles (nearly) as much as she loves flowers, then this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is a match made in heaven. When she finishes it, ask her to name each and every state flower. 

$17 at Amazon

Sun protection has never looked so cool. She'll proudly wear this straw visor in the heat of summer — but once the sun sets, she can just roll it up and throw it into her bag. Get it embroidered with her initials at no added cost. 

$49 at Mark & Graham

Grandma is always snuggled up in something — a plush bathrobe, cozy throw, you get the idea. Sure, throw blankets are a basic gift, but this Anthropologie wonder certainly isn't. Pick a pattern that'll pop in her space, everything from two-tone florals to neon stripes 

$78 at Anthropologie

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Stanley cups aren't going anywhere, anytime soon. And while she may not get the hype yet, she'll fully understand it once she puts this floral beauty to good use. Its double-wall vacuum insulation will keep her drink cold for hours, plus the ergonomic handle makes it comfortable to carry.

$45 at Stanley

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