20 Weird Gifts From Grandma That You Really Wish You Were Grateful For

Grandmas are the best. After all, they seem to have an instinct that tells them when you need cheering up, don’t they? And there’s no better way to cheer someone up than sending them a thoughtful, much-needed gift. Unfortunately, however, age can catch up with our grannies, and sometimes – even with the best of intentions – they can fall a little out of touch with the realities of young lives. Here are some of our favorite adorably weird gifts from grandmas, including some crooked crochet…

We feel like we just can’t really mock this one. Yes, he may have wanted the real deal, but this awesome knitted helmet is absolutely superb. Someone give this creative old lady a “Grandma of the Year” award, pronto, and let’s get a bunch of these made!

This is Brody Jonas Dean – B.J.D. He claims that his grandma made an adorable mistake by thinking that this T-shirt was just too good a coincidence. We prefer to think that grandma was simply being a not-too-subtle wingman.

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This guy’s grandma sent him a mind-blowing, homemade starry safari waistcoat through the post. Yes, it’s weird. Yes, he will stand out wherever he goes. And, yes, we would wear this majestic waistcoat to our own wedding.

Grandma: I’m fed up of buying presents, it feels too impersonal. I’m knitting a scarf for all of my grandchildren this year.
Grandson: Thanks, big G, but I didn’t know we’d all have to share it. There are 17 of us…

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Come on grandma… you really must have known what this means. The poor little kid won’t ever be able to enjoy a Happy Meal again now that his own grandma has defiled the golden arches. “Ba da, ba, ba baa! Inappropriate.”

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Dave, here, once made the mistake of telling his grandma that he really likes kittens. All the weird follow-up questions – like “Do you like dungarees?” and “Do you like being incredibly embarrassed in public?” – began to make sense when this gem came through the post.

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It’s nice to know that grandma is watching – and on behalf of the Lord, to boot. She’s always watching. And she definitely saw that. Don’t do that again or you’ll suffer the punishment – even more gifts to put up around the house.

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Dave’s back with his newest gift. This trippy kitty shirt was sent with a card that read, “This is because I know you like cats and I know you like that Punky Floyd band.” Probably.

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When this poor kid’s grandma promised him an Xbox for Christmas he probably couldn’t control his excitement. Bless her. She must have thought she’d landed the stone-cold bargain of the century from Ronny down at the market.

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The time and effort that must have gone into this amazing shark blanket is just astonishing. However, it’s a real shame that Granny didn’t think through the fin placement more carefully. Still, anyone who uses it will at least appear very pleased to see you.

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Maybe it’s not the most “normal” gift, but what’s not to like about this awesome picture? Date-stamped for authenticity? Check. Jaunty lettering? Check. Badass nickname? Check. You might not want this on your bedside table at college, though.

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Girl: Hey Grandma, it’s getting pretty cold. All I want this year is a new set of comfy PJs. Something that says ‘comfy but elegant.’
Grandma: Say no more. I know a guy.

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We’re guessing the unhappy girl in the middle of this picture is in fact Molly. We’re also guessing that granny doesn’t quite have her head around the youth’s lingo. Unless that isn’t Molly, and her whole family are just about to head out to a rave.

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Apparently this kid actually wanted this shirt because he just really likes Subway. Luckily for grandma, the awkwardness is probably lost on her grandson too. You have to wonder, though, who can actually both back up the boast and fit into a shirt this size?

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Mother: Erm, mom… when I said Suzi needs to pad out her arts and crafts box, this isn’t what I had in mind…
Grandma: But the guy at the store said it was the fun kind.
Mother: Yeah… I’m gonna keep hold of this.

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When you just bought the manliest jeep on the market for some serious off-roading, and your grandma really wants to support your new hobby. Just wait until you see the seat-cover collage she made from copies of his baby photos.

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Wow. Just… wow. We really hope that this grandma didn’t understand the highly suggestive message on this shirt. Maybe her grandson likes football, and she knows he can be a bit picky about playing in bad conditions. Please let it be that.

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Nothing makes a grandson feel at home like having some fresh nightwear laid out for him when he arrives. Yes, grandma could have picked out something that was a little more gender neutral, but that’s really not the point. Thumbs up!

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“What’s more Christmassy than a book full of hairy baked potatoes acting out the nativity? Nothing. And that’s the truth. This is, therefore, a perfectly normal gift for any one of your grandchildren and is definitely not weird at all.” – Door to door salesman in a nursing home.

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Poor Grandma. When she went into the clothing department looking for an outfit and told the assistant that her grandson loves brownies and cartoons, she never really stood a chance. He seems so happy though. We wonder why…

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