The Most Unexpected Gifts People Have Received From Their Grandmas

There is nothing like the love that a grandmother has for her grandchildren. Grandmas love to share their wisdom and love with everyone in the family, even if it’s not always in the most conventional way.

While grandmothers often mean well, some have an interesting way of expressing their love, particularly when it comes to gift-giving. If anyone is going to give you a wacky or unexpected gift, it’s probably grandma.

Like Father, Like Son

knitted viking hats from grandma
Photo Credit: Imgur
Photo Credit: Imgur

All you asked for was for Grandma to make you and your son some matching hats, and boy oh boy, did she deliver! This is what happens when you give her full creative control of the project.

There’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of Here

grandma bought grandson a nightgown
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Photo Credit: Imgur

“My 84-year-old grandmother apologized for having to wear her nightgown in front of us. I said it was no problem and that it actually looked very comfortable, so she immediately offered one to me.” How could anyone turn down that kind of gift?

“To Wear To Your Parties”

grandma made fun vest for grandma
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

His 90-year-old grandma made him a vest “to wear to your parties,” so you bet that he’s going to do exactly that. Anyone who wants their own or has an issue can take it up with her.

Snail Mail Picture Message

grandma mailed picture text
Photo Credit: Reddit / misstinkles420
Photo Credit: Reddit / misstinkles420

She got the camera part of her phone working, but she hasn’t quite figured out how the whole texting thing, so she mailed you the photo she took on her flip phone instead.

Leave Room For Jesus

nightgown from grandma
Photo Credit: Reddit / Slackme1
Photo Credit: Reddit / Slackme1

“My traditional grandma found out I moved in with my boyfriend… So this was her Christmas gift.” Just because you’re willing to live in sin does not mean that grandma is going to be your accomplice.

The Perfect Mug For The Office

grandma bought toilet mug for office
Photo Credit: Reddit / mordibala
Photo Credit: Reddit / mordibala

When you said you needed a new mug to take to the office, this wasn’t exactly what you were thinking, but Grandma was so happy about it that you couldn’t hurt her feelings.

Prepared For Battle

knit hat that looks like knight
Photo Credit: Imgur / N3RDSFTW
Photo Credit: Imgur / N3RDSFTW

When it comes to winter in the Northeast, it can feel like you’re heading into a battle every time you go outside, so this hat helps you get into character and keeps your face warm!

Every 24-Year-Old’s Dream

cat blanket for bed for male
Photo Credit: Reddit / sharppunk
Photo Credit: Reddit / sharppunk

As far as bedspreads go, this one is certainly memorable and unique, but it might not be the exact pattern that a twentysomething male wants to display in his bedroom.

No Confidence Issues Here

funny wrapping paper from grandma
Photo Credit: Reddit / anetak
Photo Credit: Reddit / anetak

It’s absolutely not the wrapping paper you thought would be on your gift from Grandma, but it’s certainly one we’d like to have all of our presents wrapped in forever.

She’s Not A Regular Grandma, She’s A Cool G-ma

grandma with a decorate photo case
Photo Credit: Reddit / Bibblefoshizzle
Photo Credit: Reddit / Bibblefoshizzle

This decorated photo frame tells us everything we need to know about G-ma Betty, and all signs point to her being a grandmother we wish we had in our lives.

Are These Not Flowers?

fingerless gloves from grandma with weed leaves
Photo Credit: Reddit / I_Say_I_Say
Photo Credit: Reddit / I_Say_I_Say

You told your mom that your daughter wanted “fingerless gloves with flowers on them” for her birthday, and this is what she brought you… Do you think your daughter will notice?

Grandma Passes The Vibe Check

psychedelic cat on tshirt for grandson
Photo Credit: Reddit / llama1892
Photo Credit: Reddit / llama1892

It’s always nice to know that your grandmother is thinking about you, whether she calls to say hello or sends you a shirt she found that she thought you would look nice in.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

money photo album from grandma
Photo Credit: Imgur / Stephaneko
Photo Credit: Imgur / Stephaneko

As far as unexpected gifts go, this one certainly takes the cake. You nearly tossed out that old photo album grandma sent you, thinking that you wouldn’t ever use it, but you would’ve been throwing out a lot of money.

Are Those Giant Fuzzy Peaches?

bag full of used bars of soap from grandma
Photo Credit: Reddit / hwarner27
Photo Credit: Reddit / hwarner27

What would you do if your grandmother gave you a bag full of used bars of soap for Christmas? On the one hand, it’s thoughtful because she intentionally saved them all for you, but on the other hand, it’s pretty weird (and a little gross?).

The Coolest Kid In School

lunchbox from grandma for adult male
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Photo Credit: Imgur / LongtimeLesbianLurker

“I am ‘middle-aged’. I am ‘a professional’ & I only ‘dine out’ at lunch. G’ma has Alzheimer’s & this lunchbox is my bday gift.” This is grandma’s reminder to not take ourselves too seriously in life.

Howdy, Partner

grandma gives giant belt buckle
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Photo Credit: Imgur

His grandmother didn’t just buy him a belt buckle for Christmas, she bought him a buckle that he could also use as a serving dish. And no, he is not a cowboy, nor does he ride horseback, she just thought it was fun.

It Was For A Baby Shower

cake with cartoon sperm from grandma
Photo Credit: Reddit / ShaylaDoesIt
Photo Credit: Reddit / ShaylaDoesIt

Note to self: let grandma be in charge of buying the cakes for every event in the future, because she crushed this one. She really managed to stick to the theme.

Happy 18th Birthday

18th birthday card
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Photo Credit: Imgur

Your family are supposed to be the people who support you and encourage you to live your best life. In this case, Grandma is encouraging you to push a little harder because you haven’t accomplished enough by your 18th birthday.

Are You Too Chicken To Wear It?

knit turkey hat
Photo Credit: Reddit / ScathanApproves
Photo Credit: Reddit / ScathanApproves

It may not have been the hat you were expecting to receive from your grandma at Thanksgiving dinner, but grandmas always know best, so you have no choice but to wear it with pride.

Crocheted With Love In Every Stitch

crochet cover for jeep
Photo Credit: Reddit / Neeverstillcreations
Photo Credit: Reddit / Neeverstillcreations

Car accessories could cost you a pretty penny, so if grandma is willing to help you out in your efforts to pimp your ride, who are you to turn down a custom tire cover?

“For You To Play Some Video Games”

grandma giving the gift of old tv
Photo Credit: Reddit / ChoclateCoveredBacon
Photo Credit: Reddit / ChoclateCoveredBacon

When it comes to presents from Grandma, you should always temper your expectations, like these kids who were told Grandma had an extra TV she could give them to play video games on.

Grandma’s Here For A Good Time And A Long Time

suggestive santa wrapping paper from grandma
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Photo Credit: Imgur / AlwaysUpvotePugs

You have to assume (or hope) that Grandma simply thought it was a cute box to give her grandson to unwrap, but maybe someone should go shopping with her next year.

Time To Get Grandma’s Eyesight Checked

grandma innapropriate tshirt gift
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Photo Credit: Imgur / MustBeWanderlust

Grandma probably bought this on a day where she had misplaced her reading glasses. To her, she was buying a shirt to commemorate those times she took her grandson for a milkshake!

A Regular Bill Simply Won’t Do

money tied together
Photo Credit: Reddit / Zacirus
Photo Credit: Reddit / Zacirus

Every year, grandma likes to arrange her gifts in a fun way, because just giving a few bills is boring. It’s almost too cute to take apart, but the rent has to be paid somehow.

She Tried Her Best

mismatched sock heights
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Photo Credit: Reddit / JAcobthezombie

This gift is the epitome of “it’s the thought that counts.” Grandma spent hours of her life knitting you those socks, so you can spend your time pretending that they’re the same height. They get the job done, don’t they?

It Just Keeps Going…

super long scarf
Photo Credit: Reddit / smitus
Photo Credit: Reddit / smitus

We’re not sure whether you should be offended by the fact that your grandmother thinks you need a scarf this big, or appreciative that it will keep you extra warm in the winter.

An Early Christmas Gift

guinea pig nativity scene
Photo Credit: Reddit / elyze
Photo Credit: Reddit / elyze

It doesn’t matter what the present actually is, if someone is giving you a spontaneous present, it’s a nice feeling. In this case, it wasn’t Christmas, but the story of the guinea pig nativity still gave the gift of joy.

You Said You Wanted An Xbox

tiny xbox toy
Photo Credit: Reddit / NonsenseCoffee
Photo Credit: Reddit / NonsenseCoffee

Your son asked for a new Xbox for Christmas, but unfortunately, the handheld version that looks like it came in a McDonald’s Happy Meal was not what he was thinking. Thanks for trying, Grandma.

A Different Kind Of Duct Tape

wrong tape of duct tape
Photo Credit: Reddit / LindsayShhhh
Photo Credit: Reddit / LindsayShhhh

When you told your mom that your 12-year-old daughter liked to do crafts with duct tape, you thought it would be an easy gift for Grandma to give her, but it really backfired.

She Made This One Herself

cucumber as gift from grandma
Photo Credit: Reddit / KWhale15
Photo Credit: Reddit / KWhale15

You may not have received the gift of the green thumb gene from your grandmother, but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from her skills! You should feel lucky to receive the first cucumber she grew.