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Holiday Gift Guide for the Modern Grandma, Travelers and Active Retirees, 2021

Updated: Aug 19, 2023

Who is the Modern Grandmother? We are at the age where our children are blessing us with grandchildren or simply an empty nest. We are enjoying the gift of time in retirement, or at least planning for it. What are the best gifts for this vibrant, active generation of women? Many of us want to see and experience the world. While 2020/2021 may have clipped our wings, we have been exploring our local areas deeper and we have high hopes for 2022. We believe firmly in the phase, "if you don't use it, you will lose it" both physically and mentally. We are staying physically active and exploring new hobbies. We love socializing with our family and friends. We want our homes to be comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The Modern Grandma Gift Guide: a list full of fun, interactive and homey items that will delight the Modern Grandma this holiday season and all year long.


Hopefully 2022 finds us traveling again. Whether we are traveling afar or being a tourist in our own hometown, we love to learn from locals in the know. Here are four ideas for safe, socially distanced activities that a Modern Grandmother or any Travel Lover would enjoy. If your city is not listed, click on any link and put your city in Viator's search bar to see options for you locally.

Active Lifestyle Gifts


Do you have Hikers on your Christmas Shopping List? This is my go-to hiking ensemble: Merrill Hiking Shoes, Bomba Socks ( they are so worth the money), IBKul Long Sleeve Shirt, Packable Wide Brim Hat and Columbia Hiking Shorts, Colorful Day Pack (it folds up for easy packing). For cooler hiking days, I add a Down Vest and Hiking Pants,

To see all my favorite Hiking products,

check out my Amazon Store or my LiketoKNOWit Page.

I am obsessed with the IBKul brand. They provide sun protection clothing in styles that are appropriate for golf, tennis, hiking, boating and beach. They inserted mesh to the underside of their sleeves making them cool to even in the hottest temperatures. They come in great colors and styles. To the left, is my favorite golf outfit. I wear the shirt and skirt for tennis as well: Wide Brim Visor, IBKul Shirt, IBKul Skirt and Bomba Socks.

In colder weather, I love these lightweight Joggers and this super soft Turtleneck. I add a Fleece Vest if it is especially cold.

To see all my favorite Golf Gear, check out my Amazon Store or my LiketoKNOWit Page

At Home Luxury Gifts

Charcuterie Boards are a fun way upgrade your cheese and crackers. At our house we call that "Chip Time." I love this one because it has a place for everything and it is all stored together. Charcuterie Board. Sometimes it's fun to watch a movie or a football game and have snacks or homemade pizza for dinner.

Another fun way to elevate your cocktail game is to add some fun glasses to your crystal collection. I am loving the Coupe Glass and Champagne Flute right now. The cocktail picks add a touch of elegance to your at home cocktails. It's always fun to try a new cocktail. Captk has been whipping up some of the classics. My post Quarantine Cocktails. gives you recipes of some of our favorites including a White Christmas Martini. Drink them sparingly, they pack quite a punch.

All these great gifts are featured on my LIKEtoKNOWit Page.

Self Care Gifts

Self care is such an important part of aging well. Whether it is snuggling up in a cozy blanket and reading a good book or taking a long shower or bath, before we can take care of others we have to take care of ourselves. Pictured are some of my favorite self care products:


You can find all these gifts on my Amazon Store and my LIKEtoKNOWit Page.

Travel Must Haves

Travel lovers will appreciate all of these gifts, including the beautifully scented hand sanitizer and the $100 Tumi Backpack. Find these gifts at LIKEtoKNOWit.

Travel gear that is budget friendly is available through multiple retailers. Amazon has a large selection. Find these gifts at LIKEtoKNOWit or Amazon.

Macy's is running an expanded Black Friday Sale. They have lots of fun gifts for the Travel Lover including the roll up, suede Backgammon Board. Check out my LIKEtoKNOWit page for these Traveler pleasers.

I love all these colorful options from Target including this Vera Bradley Tote Bag. Check out my Traveler favorites on LIKEtoKNOWit.

Travel Minis

Pro Tip for traveling: Buy beauty gift sets, break them up to make beauty gift bags as hostess gifts and to fill your cosmetic bag for travel. Find all these gifts at LIKEtoKNOWit.

Looking for more gift ideas, check out my

Another Gift Giving Resource is last year's Gift Guides

From my family to your family,

we wish you a joyous holiday season and a very happy 2022.


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