36 Great Gifts For Grandpa That Will Make Him Smile

Updated on June 13, 2022 Updated on Jun 13, 2022
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    Many of our fondest childhood memories are connected to our grandparents. So, when seeking gifts for grandpa, you want to find the best of the best. So, whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift, birthday gift, or Father’s Day gift, we’ve compiled a gift guide that grandpa loves that’s fun that has thoughtful and pretty darn valuable gifts.

  1. Cell Phone Screen Magnifier 
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    For every grandpa who’s ever said, “How do you see anything on that damn screen?” here’s the gadget he’s been waiting for – a phone screen magnifier for a clear, high-def, Grandpa–friendly picture. It’s friendly for anyone who finds that watching videos on a smartphone takes a real toll on their eyes.

  3. Neck Massager with Heat
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    Finally, not many grandparents would say no to an excellent shiatsu neck massager if all else fails. With eight deep massage nodes that provide comfortable heat (119℉), this lil’ baby has three adjustable speeds and a car adapter cord so he can take it on trips with him. Plus, there’s overheat protection and a 15-minute auto shut-off if Pa falls asleep.

  5. Ugg Slippers
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    What Grandpa doesn’t need a comfy slipper? These Uggs are smartly designed moccasin made with a rich suede outer and rubber traction sole. But the essential part – the soft and cozy 100% wool lining. The perfect holiday gift for keeping his feet toasty while entertaining the family.

  7. Customized Face Socks


    Help him keep afoot of the hippest fad in town with a pair of “face” socks. They’re super comfortable, and the photo printing looks excellent even when stretched over big feet. Upload a photo of your face, and he can gaze adoringly at his fave grandkid all day long.

  9. Grandpa’s Ice Cream Shovel
  10. The best Grandpas deserve ice cream, and Papa’s dessert never looked so stylish with this tablespoon-sized, shovel-style spoon. So maybe if you’re good, Papa will share his ice cream! 

  11. Edison Desk Lamp
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    Bring a little nostalgic steam-punk to Gramp’s space with a vintage Edison light. It’s sophisticated but straightforward; it’s the perfect desk or side-table lamp and requires no assembly. With a convenient dimmer, it’ll fit any standard screw-base Edison bulb (E26 E27) – which is not included. So make sure you grab him some of those bulbs over here.

  13. Digital Photo Frame
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    Do you have a lot of family members and loved ones? The Nixplay Wi-Fi Cloud Photo Frame gives you control over your thousands of family photos and the power to share them where you want. Or gift this picture frame to your loved one and quickly email photos for instant display from anywhere in the world, anytime. Create & update different photo playlists easily, choose which frame displays each playlist, or send multiple playlists. This is an excellent gift for long-distance grandparents.

  15. Spectacle Holder
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    If you’re looking for a unique gift for Grandpa, here’s the ticket. This wooden nose-shaped spectacle and sunglass holder looks cool, but it’s rather useful—the perfect gift for someone who’s always forgetting where they left their glasses. 

  17. Life Story Picture Frame
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    This “life story” frame makes a beautiful family keepsake that can be cherished for generations. The frame comes as an 8 x 12 in classic black and features three spaces for family photos, each with captions that capture his most important milestones. An optional engravable plaque is included if you’d like to engrave your message.

  19. Tile Mate
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    These Tiles can help you keep track of easily misplaced items like keys, wallets, and bags. Attach the Tile to an item, download the free app with iOS or Android and never lose it again! The Tile app will ring when the Tile is within 200 feet. If it’s outside that range, you can see the item’s most recent location on the app. This is a set of four Tiles.

  21. The Grandfather T-Shirt
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    Give grandpa some street cred with this “mafioso” tee while telling the world he’s a proud Grandfather. It is made of 100% cotton and pre-shrunk; it has a tapered neck and shoulders and is a classic cut for a looser fit.

  23. Weighted Blanket
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    Weighted blankets are great for people who are anxious and have trouble sleeping and those who like the feeling of a lot of weight on them but “sleep hot.” A weighted blanket gives you the comfort of that heavy feeling without making you too hot to sleep. Filled with tiny glass beads, the blanket weighs 15 pounds, which is the recommended weight for those weighing 140 or less, and it measures 48 x 72 inches. The blanket is available in several weights, colors, and sizes. This is a thoughtful gift that will help them get a good night’s sleep! 

  25. Bedside Pocket
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    Help him to keep his bedside or couch essentials handy with this convenient felt pouch. Just slide the sturdy flap between your mattress and foundation or under the couch cushion, and the open pocket holds everything from books to remotes. The heather gray shade will complement any decor. 

  27. Whiskey Glass Personalized Gift Set 
  28. gifts-for-grandpa-whiskey-gift-setTreat the coolest patriarch and his favorite vices with a classy “ammo box” whiskey gift set. It includes a personalized ammo box packed with two personalized rocks tumblers, a cigar cutter, and a lighter. A classy, thoughtful, and memorable gift that’ll make all other family members envious.

  29. Magnetic Tool Wristband
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    Save Grandpa’s back and mood while he’s doing his DIY repairs. This little wristband is embedded with 15 super strong magnets for holding screws, nails, bolts, scissors, and small metal tools easily dropped and lost. He’ll doesn’t know how much he’s been missing one of these “newfangled doohickeys” in his life—a practical gift for the handyman.

  31. Engraved Leather Wallet
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    Say, “I love you” every time he opens his wallet. Then, personalize the outside with his name or initials and the inside with a special message in your actual handwriting. A unique and thoughtful gift idea and, he probably hadn’t bought a new wallet since before you were born.

  33. Expedition Watch
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    The Expedition Solar’s technology draws power from any light source, including indoor lighting, to keep on ticking – with a power reserve that lasts for months between charges. It’s well-built for any adventure, but it really just looks great no matter where Grandpa does or doesn’t roam. 

  35. Portable Turntable 
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    Bring back some nostalgia with this modern take on a vintage favorite – so he can dance with Grandma the way he used to. This portable turntable comes in a wooden suitcase design for maximum portability and will play 7″, 10″, and 12″ vinyl records. 

  37. Cozy Robe
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    Gifts for Grandpa are easily sorted with this cozy Scottish tartan robe that instantly warms up cool mornings with ultrasoft cotton flannel and a toasty-warm sherpa fleece lining. All Pop-Pop needs now is a cigar, some whiskey, and a cool armchair.

  39. Personalized Leather Bookmark
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    If Grandpa’s a bookworm, this unique bookmark makes the perfect gift. It can be personalized just for him with a name, date, or short sentence, while leather brings an elegant finish—a useful, clever, and beautiful gift for book lovers.

  41. Snack Box
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    This box has it all, the snack collection of their dreams! It includes 50 different snacks, sweet, savory, salty, crackers, cookies, gummies, candy. Perfect for work, game day, and traveling, this snack pack is great for every occasion. 

  43. Buffalo Leather Toiletry Bag
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    Grandad’s toiletry bag may be as old as the hills. Or a cheap and easy version he snagged from the pharmacy. So, impress him with this gorgeous, full-grain, hand-crafted, buffalo leather toiletry bag. It’s both durable and classy.

  45. Coffee Gift Basket
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    Grab your coffee mug! This coffee gift set is a great way to wake up in the morning. The box contains eight bags of whole bean coffee and a French Press. The coffee is USDA certified organic, and every batch is hand-roasted using Uganda whole coffee beans. A great last-minute gift to send his way during the holiday season.

  47. Engraved Compass
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    This beautiful compass is perfect for the retired and traveling Grandpa – or just one who loves to go out in the backyard and find due North. This personalized compass can be engraved on the front, back, and/or either side of the lid. 

  49. Personalized Hammer 
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    Grandfathers have a special way of making a difference in our lives, so let him know with a personal message, whether he’s Grandfather, Grandpa, Granddaddy, Pop-Pop, or Pa. A perfect gift for the granddad who loves to build and fix things. He’ll feel your love every time he bangs his hammer. Makes a great fathers day gift idea.

  51. Pistachio Pedestal
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    One of those perfect gifts for Grandpas who are hard to please, this two-tiered server is perfectly designed to solve the pistachio nut’s perennial problem: leftover debris that piles up in your hand, pocket, or all over the floor.

  53. Scotch-Infused Toothpicks
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    Now, grandpa can suck on a subtle version of a fine single malt scotch when he picks his teeth. These infused toothpicks feature a barrel-aged, Islay single malt made by a 200-year-old distillery for a distinctively smoky peat flavor. And, they’re made from sustainably forested wood. 

  55. My Life Story Book
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    Sweet gifts for grandpas to inspire a lasting family legacy, this uniquely designed journal is organized into nine sections containing thought-provoking prompts. From first dates, lifelong friendships, meaningful stories to pearls of wisdom gathered along the way. There’s even a section for listing things he hopes to accomplish next.

  57. Mystery Tackle Box


    For the angling Pa, why not get him a fishing tackle mystery box? Inside, he’ll find about $25 worth of the best quality fishing lures around, including hard baits, skirted jigs and spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and terminal tackle. Designed for pro bass fishing, he’ll also get tips and instructions to help him catch more fish—the best gift idea for the fisherman.

  59. Grandpa Magic
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    Guaranteed to make grandparenting even more fun, Grandpa Magic will also “crack up” the grandkids. From the old “pull-a-quarter-from-behind-a-kid’s-ear” trick to various card tricks, stunts for the dinner table, and verbal puzzles, there’s something for everyone. Step-by-step illustrations make them easy to learn. 

  61. Golf Club 7-piece BBQ Set 
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    The 7-piece golfer’s bbq kit includes a golf-club-style barbecue spatula, power grill tongs, grill fork, 2 Golf-Ball Style salt & pepper shakers, silicone basting brush, and a golf storage bag. This makes a great Father’s Day gift for that bbq master and golf lover in your life!

  63. Wallet Light Magnifier
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    The MiniBrite is a 3x the power, compact magnifier with a protective sleeve that slides out to cover the lens when not in use. Each magnifying glass contains a built-in LED light and is extremely versatile for reading books, newspapers, magazines, coupons, labels, stamps, hobby crafts, and more.

  65. Couch Bowl
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    Strategic grandpa snacking! This ergonomic ceramic bowl is all about maximizing couch-eating comfort. It has an indented base for grip and balance and a notch on the side to secure the thumb, leaving the other hand free for crucial remote control maneuvers.  

  67. Book of the Month Club
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    One of the best gifts you can give a bibliophile is a book subscription. Each month he’ll be shown five wow-worthy reads, he’ll pick one he’s interested in, and it’ll be shipped out. Books are selected with an emphasis on early releases, fresh perspectives, and debut authors. Then, if he gets behind, he can skip a month or roll the credits into next month!

  69. Folding Sports Chair
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    This smart chair is made of durable polyester canvas on a folding and lightweight aluminum frame. Perfect whether he loves to camp or sit in the backyard and read. But the features don’t stop there. There’s a padded seat, padded armrests, a fold-out side table, a hanging armrest caddy for holding books, two insulated beverage pockets, and many additional pockets. 

  71. Chess Set


    This etched chess board is made from beech and birch wood, giving it a classic, handmade feel that chess enthusiasts will appreciate. The weighted, felt-bottom chessmen are handmade from hornbeam and sycamore wood, and there’s room inside the board to store each chess piece securely. Game on, Gramps!