20 Holiday Gifts Under $25 for Grandparents

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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 for less than $25.

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NOSE EYEGLASS HOLDER

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 sold by Cost Plus World Market ($6) was inspired by the stone statues of Easter Island. Variations are available, such as a rosewood display stand also handcrafted in India, for $7 on Amazon.
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RUB-AWAY BAR

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 ($8 on Amazon). It rubs away the odor from hands so the cook can enjoy a meal, and whatever comes after, without lingering smells.
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YOGA FOR GRANDPARENTS

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


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EXTRA-THICK YOGA MAT

For grandparents who still need a yoga mat, or might enjoy Pilates or body weight workouts on the mat, a quarter-inch yoga mat ($13 on Yoga Direct) 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.
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HERB SCISSORS

Cutting, dicing, and slicing are hard for some, even if hands are limber and knives sharp. These unusual five-blade scissors from RSVP ($10 on Amazon) make it easy to chop fresh herbs. More than 700 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.
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CUSTOMIZED ORNAMENTS

For a memorable gift that can used year after year, try Personalized Ornaments For You (from $6). Family members' names are painted on ornaments featuring as many as 11 grandchildren. Each includes a red satin ribbon for hanging on the tree, and perhaps a fireplace or wall after the holidays are over.
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LIGHTED STAND MAGNIFIER

This is a practical gift for seniors whose worsening eyesight makes reading a chore. The lighted 3X stand magnifier from Miles Kimball ($13) 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.
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COOKBOOK STAND

Grandparents can say goodbye to the days of smudged cookbook covers and awkwardly flipping pages in the kitchen. A portable stand from U.S. Art Supply ($10) holds a cookbook -- or tablet -- for display (it can also serve as an easel for painting). It adjusts to four positions and folds flat for storage.
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FAMILY TREE PICTURE FRAME

For a house decked out in family photos, consider this sweet addition to the collection: a bronze family tree with three photo frames ($20 at Walmart). Tree and frames can also be displayed separately.
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'KEEP CALM AND PAPA WILL FIX IT' T-SHIRT

This shirt designed by ThisWear ($20 to $23 on Amazon) 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.
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MAGNETIC SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS

Upgrade the grandparents' kitchen table this holiday season with a sleek set of magnetic salt and pepper shakers ($15 on Jet). The caps pop out and open automatically when the shakers are removed from the magnetic base -- handy at family meals.
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KEYBOARD WRIST REST AND MOUSE PAD

For grandparents who can't stay off social media, consider a soft, supportive keyboard wrist rest and a mouse pad. A set from CushionCare ($13 on Amazon) is made of premium foam and garners 4.6 stars from more than 500 satisfied customers.
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WILDFLOWER SEEDS KIT

For the grandparent who likes to garden, this wildflower seeds kit from EcoFarms ($22 on Amazon) features more than 50 varieties of seeds to create a small backyard garden, or grow flowers in containers around the house. The kit includes both annuals and perennials.
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REVERSIBLE THROW BLANKET

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 ($16 on Deal Genius) makes for an ideal gift on winter nights. The soft material is machine washable.
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RESISTANCE BANDS

With a resistance band, grandparents can stay active in their spare time. They can tone their core muscles and arms at home with C9 resistance bands ($9 on Target). The gift includes soft, comfort-grip handles, a light- or medium-resistance latex band, and an exercise guide. Resistance-band exercises for seniors can also be found on YouTube.
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LONG DISTANCE MAP

For grandparents who live far away, create and give a custom print featuring grandkids' names and the states where they live ($20 on Etsy). Locations, background color, and design details can be customized upon request. Print the digital copy on your own, or order an 8-by-10 print for $10 more.
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STORYTELLING GAME

For future family gatherings at the grandparents' house, give the Rememory game ($24 on Amazon). 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 on Amazon and Uncommon Goods.
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HERBAL NECK WRAP

Soothe aches and pains away with an herbal neck wrap from Herbal Concepts ($22 on Amazon). The soft wrap is filled with a relaxing blend of herbs, including lavender, white willow, chamomile, spearmint, and rosemary. It can be worn hot or cold. Fifty reviewers have rated it about 4 stars.
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NON-SLIP BATH MAT AND STEP

A quarter of Americans 65 or older take a fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, possibly resulting in serious injuries. Consider a practical gift of a non-slip bath mat and step stool. The Moen Home Care tub tread ($10 at Home Depot) and Drive Medical portable bath step ($19 at Walmart) are both slip-resistant, highly rated, and easy to use.
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PERSONALIZED COFFEE MUG

Add an adorable coffee mug to the grandparents' kitchen cupboard. An Etsy seller offers hand-drawn mugs ($18) that say "This grandma belongs to …" The saying and stick figure drawings can be personalized on request.