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10 of the best Christmas gifts for nan

Treat grandma with our pick of the best presents this Christmas, including a luxury scarf, indulgent liqueur, high-quality radio and more

Best Christmas gifts for Nan

2020 has been a tough year for everyone and many grandparents have been unable to spend time with their much-loved little ones as often as they would have liked.


However you’re spending the festive season this year, a thoughtful Christmas gift for Nan from the grandchildren should go down a treat.

We’ve rounded up a list of some of the best Christmas gifts for nans, grannies, grandmas and everything in between. Whether you’re looking for a hobby-based present around baking, sewing and gardening or something a little luxurious as a real treat, we’ve got an idea for your below.

If it’s kids that you’re looking for more ideas for, we’ve also found personalised baby’s first Christmas gifts as well as clothing for the big day, with the best kids’ Christmas jumpers and best Christmas outfits for kids, too.

10 of the best Christmas gifts for Nan

1. Satin Floral Print Pyjama Set, £35

These vintage-inspired satin pyjamas were designed as part of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s collection for M&S. The elegant two piece set consists of a blouse-style button up top and coordinating bottoms in the same floral print.

Reviewers on the M&S website appeared to be particularly taken with this set describing them as “beautiful”, “gorgeous on” and even “too good to wear to bed.” Previous buyers also said that the pyjama set “washes well and dries quickly with no creases” and “fit very well”.

Available from: M&S

2. V&A Tea Infuser Set, £27.50

There are few things which can beat a proper cup of tea and this infuser set by the V&A Museum elevates it to the next level.

The set includes four loose leaf tea blends created by an English master tea blender. The varieties are; English Garden, Lemongrass and Ginger, Mint and also Earl Grey.

A gold-plated tea infuser will allow any grandparent to feel like royalty as they strain their favourite new blend of tea from real leaves.

Available from: John Lewis

3. Chocolat Cream Liqueur, £22

Lots of adults like a Christmas tipple and this chocolate liqueur should make an indulgent treat for any nana. The drink was the winner at the Best British Cream Liqueur Awards last year and it went down just as smoothly with previous buyers.

Reviewers who left their opinions on the Hotel Chocolat website gave high praise to the liqueur, describing it as having a “rich chocolatey taste” and being a “gorgeous, smooth drink.” Another reviewers agreed, saying it was “very smooth, sweetness just right, like hot chocolate with a kick.”

Available from: Hotel Chocolat

4. William Morris Strawberry Thief Print Victorian Sewing Box, £24.95

This would make an ideal gift for nans who are handy with a sewing needle. The stylish storage cube is designed with a William Morris Strawberry print on a classic, Victorian style box.

The removable lid doubles as a pin cushion and includes sewing essentials inside.

Sewing scissors, a thimble, threads, pins and more are just some of the items within the box, so it could also be a gift for grandparents looking at taking up a new hobby, as well as those who are accomplished sewers already.

Available from: John Lewis

5. RHS Gift Gloves British Meadow, £17.95

Gardening gloves are a practical gift for any green-fingered granny. This floral pair are just as stylish as they are functional, thanks to the vibrant print which also makes them pretty enough for Christmas gifting.

The gloves are made by established gardening brand Burgon and Ball in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), so they have the official seal of approval from the experts.

Available from: Amazon

6. Personalised Russian Ring Necklace, £79

This Russian ring necklace would add a personal touch from the grandchildren. The necklace is handmade in Brighton and can be personalised with stamped lettering to spell out the names of family members.

The necklace is available in sterling silver, 18ct rose gold plating or 18 ct yellow gold plating. You can also have 2, 3 or 4 rings on the necklace, depending on how many names you want to add.

Previous reviewers were impressed with the quality and engraving of the necklace. It was described as “excellent and engraved very well” with a “pretty size of rings and great engraving.” Another buyer who bought the necklace as a gift added that, “the quality and craftsmanship of the necklace were exemplary.”

Available from: Not on the High Street

7. Sara Miller Fig Leaf, Cardamom and Vetiver Hand Cream, £14

This Sara Miller hand cream comes in beautiful, gift-worthy packaging and is fragranced with fig leaves, grapefruit and cardamom so it should smell just as a good as it looks.

The hand cream features ingredients such as vitamin E, antioxidant meadowfoam seed oil and shea for a rich and hydrating lotion. Better yet, this product is made from vegan ingredients and is cruelty free.

Available from: Next

8. Mason Cash Traditional Mixing Bowl, £12

You may have spied these traditional mixing bowls in the tent of the Great British Bake Off and only the best is good enough for Nan. The Mason Cash bowl is heavier than other bowls to help keep it stable when mixing.

The bowl is made from hard-wearing ceramic and is dishwasher friendly so it’s also easy to keep clean.

Previous buyers described this product as “a solid bowl” which is “perfect for kneading as it does not move around like less solid bowls do.” Other added that it was “a very good size” which still “fits into the kitchen cupboard.”

Available from: Dunelm

9. Roberts Revival iStream Radio, £199.99

This smart radio tunes in DAB and FM frequencies as well has the ability to connect to Spotify and other streaming services. The retro exterior will also look cool in any kitchen with colour options of white, pastel cream, duck egg blue, midnight blue and black – a style to suit every gran’s tastes..

This model averaged 4.7 out of 5 stars overall from over 500 reviews. Previous buyers praised the value and sound quality of the radio as well as saying that it was easy to use.

“The overall build quality is just excellent” said one reviewer while another added that “Roberts have done wonders with the sound quality on this model.”

Available from: Amazon

10. Personalised Cashmere Blend Ombre Scarf, £28

This scarf is available in a choice of 6 merging “ombre” colour combinations and is made from a cashmere blend for a soft, quality cover up.

Each scarf is hand-finished by the independent seller with chosen initials in one of four different coloured threads or with hot pressed fabric ink.

Previous buyers were impressed by the service of the maker as well as with the final product. It was described as “lovely quality and reasonably priced” which is “a smooth blend of modal and cashmere and so soft to the touch.”

Available from: Not on the High Street


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