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35 Great Gifts For Grandpa That Will Make Him Smile

Updated on November 30, 2019 Updated on Nov 30, 2019
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    Many of our fondest memories of our childhood are directly connected to our grandparents. So when looking for gifts for grandpa, you want to get the best of the best so gift ideas for grandpa can be tricky. Sometimes is it’s hard to find just the right thing. Whether you are looking for a Christmas gift, a birthday gift or fathers day gift we have a list of the best gifts for grandpa that are fun, thoughtful and will definitely put a smile on his face.

  1. Life Story Photo Frame
  2. A Grandfather’s Life Story Picture Frame makes a beautiful and family keepsake that will be cherished throughout generations. The frame is a classic black and features 3 spaces for photos, each with lovely captions telling a wonderful life story about the most important family milestones during a grandpa’s life. An optional engrave-able plaque for you to engrave with your own special message making it a truly unique gift.

  3. Ugg Slippers
  4. A smartly designed slipper is shaped from rich suede with a rubber traction sole. The soft, cozy lining is made from genuine shearling or plush UGGpure™, a textile made entirely from wool but shaped to feel and wear like genuine shearling. Either version keeps feet warm and comfortable, whatever the weather.

  5. Family Tree
  6. Beautiful, unique Family tree with grandkids names printed on archival paper makes a great keepsake and gift for grandpa. You may select a color from the legend if you would like to change a background, tree leaves, tree trunk, birds and font colors. 

  7. Swiss Army Knife
  8. The original multiuse accessory, this classic huntsman’s knife is a toolbox in your pocket. It can be used as a wood saw scissors, screwdriver and much more. Hardwood handles; the color and grain patterns are each unique in natural beauty. Manual with extensive care instructions is included with each knife.
    Includes Large blade, small blade, corkscrew, can opener with small screwdriver (also for Phillips screws), bottle opener with large screwdriver and wire stripper, reamer, key ring, tweezers, toothpick, scissors, multipurpose hook (parcel carrier), and wood saw.

  9. Grandchild Activity Set
  10. Set of twenty shared activities that will become a treasured keepsake of experiences enjoyed together. Each gets their own set of color-coordinated adventure decks, along with an ID card, to experience a variety of creative and fun activities as a team. They range from joyfully silly to playfully scientific: “One For the Road” revs up road trips with classic license plate spotting and State trivia; “Do, Re, Mi…” invites a reality TV-style talent show; “Bugging Out” coaxes out the naturalist in young and old.

  11. Bedside Pocket
  12. Keep your bedside or couch-cuddling essentials handy with this convenient felt pouch. Slide the sturdy flap between your mattress and foundation or under your couch cushion, and the soft, open pocket holds everything from books to remote controls. The heather gray felt complements any decor. Choose from either small or large.

  13. Spectacle Holder
  14. For someone who is looking for something that is different. This wooden nose shaped spectacle or sunglass holder serves as an essential and useful accessory for a functional stand to keep spectacle/sunglass in a safe place. With this spectacle holder, you will be able to locate your glass with ease. This is also a perfect gift for someone who is always forgetting where they left their glasses. Practical and fun home decor piece. 

  15. Couch Bowl
  16. Strategic snacking. This ergonomic ceramic bowl is specially designed by Thomas Both for maximum couch-eating comfort and convenience: It fits easily in your hand in various holding positions, and an indent in the base gives fingers extra grip and balance. The notch on the side provides a place for your thumb and also stabilizes your spoon, leaving the other hand free for the crucial remote control maneuvers. When settling in for some serious TV watching, always come prepared with the proper snacking equipment. 

  17. Grandpa Spatula
  18. A true multi-purpose barbecue tool that can flip, rotate, pick up and turn all sizes of food on the grill. The Grill-A-Tong by YouTheFan combines the advantages of both grill tongs and turners and includes a built-in bottle opener. Team name is stamped on the brass-riveted hard maple handles while the team logo is laser cut through the heavy-duty stainless steel blades. This is the gift that leads the list in tailgating accessories.

  19. Carnivore Club
  20. Carnivore Club is the world’s first cured meat of the month club featuring artisans from around the world. Our members receive an impressive box filled with 4-6 handcrafted cured meats from top artisans. Like wine, the laborious craft of cured meats is an art form that requires the diligent pursuit of perfection through endless hours of trial and error. Carnivore Club celebrates the individual recipes of each cured meat savant, no two meats are alike even when similar in name.

  21. Chess Set
  22. This board is made from beech and birch wood that gives it a classic, handmade feel that many chess enthusiasts will appreciate. There is room inside the board to securely store each chess piece. These felt bottom, weighted chessmen are handmade from hornbeam and sycamore wood. The elegantly intricate detail of each playing pieces is impressive.

  23. Folding Sports Chair
  24. Sometimes you can’t help but sympathize with all the basic people in their regular camping chairs around the campfire. They’re your friends and all, but they lack the Sports Chair. A Picnic Time brand is a smart travel chair made of durable polyester canvas on a folding and lightweight aluminum frame. Features abound with the padded seat and armrests, a fold-out side table, a hanging armrest caddy for holding books and magazines, two insulated beverage pockets, and a variety of additional pockets. 

  25. Amazon Prime Subscription 
  26. If he doesn’t have a Prime Subscription yet then he need one. Perfect as last-minute gifts or for those who have it all. Some key Prime benefits are free two-day shipping on millions of items, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows and unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists. What more can he ask for?

  27. Gourmet Pretzels 
  28. Does Grandpa have a sweet tooth? These gourmet dipped rods were inspired by the rainbow sprinkle chocolate pretzels their mother baked when they were kids. Now the pair ups the creative candy ante with eight exciting flavors: toffee, sprinkles, sea salt and almond, birthday cake, cookies and cream, coconut, cinnamon sugar, and PB&J. Each package comes with three rods of each flavor for you to crunch, savor, and share with sweets-craving pals. (Or not—we won’t judge).

  29. Book of the Month Club
  30. They find the best new reads—with an emphasis on early releases, fresh perspectives, and debut authors. Then, keep your eye out for that bright blue box in the mail! Behind on your reading list? Skip any month or roll your credits over to the next month, no questions asked.

  31. Wallet Light Magnifier

    The MiniBrite from Carson is a 3x 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. Use the slide-out cover to protect the lens from dust, debris and from scratching when not in use. The Minibrite is extremely versatile and can be used for reading books, newspapers, magazines, coupons, labels, inspection of coins and stamps, jewelry design, model building, hobby, crafts, tasks and more.

  33. The Grandfather T-Shirt
  34. Give grandpa some street cred with this t-shirt. This super nice t-shirt is made of 100% cotton and features double needle sleeves and hems and is pre shrunk.  It has taped neck and shoulders, and the lay of the fabric has been quarter turned to eliminate the center crease. Certain styles also feature tearaway labels. 

  35. Grandpa Magic
  36. Guaranteed to make grandparenting even more fun, Grandpa Magic is sure to entertain—and crack up— the grandkids. From the old pull-a-quarter-from-behind-a-kid’’s-ear trick and “removing your thumb” to card tricks, stunts for the dinner table, and verbal puzzles that surprise and delight, there’s something for everyone. Step-by-step illustrations make them easy to learn. 

  37. Personalized Bookmark
  38. If grandpa us a bookworm this leather bookmark is a perfect gift. The bookmark can be customized; it can be engraved with name, date or short sentence. Useful, clever and beautiful gift for book lovers. The leather creates a feeling of softness and brings elegant finish. A wonderful personluzed gift for the bookworm and makes a great stocking stuffer.

  39. Eyeglass Magnifier
  40. Look Ma, No Squinting. It used to be easy to read a map, a menu, a price tag. Thanks to the ingenious visual pun in its design, this pair of hand-held glass magnifying lenses—one 3x, the other 5x—resemble eyeglasses at first glance. But they have superpowers regular specs do not. Peer through either lens, and all those tiny, blurry things become sharp and clear—no squinting necessary. Solid nickel construction makes these as handsome as they are helpful.

  41. Stag Cocktail Shaker
  42. If grandpa likes his cocktails, this epic cocktail shaker will make an awesome addition to his bar. Styled after traditional barware found in pubs, our cocktail shaker ensures great libations and fabulous parties. 4.5″ diameter, 13.75″ high; 25.3 fluid ounces. Made of stainless steel and aluminum.

  43. Pistachio Pedastel
  44. With a nod to the form and colors of pistachios in the shell, this two-tiered server is perfectly designed to solve the nut’s perennial problem: the leftover debris that piles up in your hand, in your pocket, or in the aftermath of a party. Featuring an organically coordinated, pistachio-green rim, the upper tier holds 8 ounces of whole nuts, while the lower, broader level offers an elegant solution to stash the shells without fumbling for a makeshift discard dish.

  45. Golfers BBQ Set

    Golf and BBQ: separated at birth? Both involve the outdoors, great friends, and knowing in the clearest of terms that you wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. These weekend favorites are combined in this three-piece stainless steel BBQ set with soft insulated handles that look just like golf grips. The tongs, spatula, and fork are perfect for the guy who loves the links, sausage or otherwise.

  47. Foil Kids Art
  48. Turn your and your little one’s line drawing into a piece of art that’s as special as it is beautiful. Simply upload a photo of the drawing, and we’ll transform it into an art print for you. Available foil-pressed, letterpressed, or in standard printing in a variety of vibrant colors.

  49. Personalized Hammer 
  50. Perfect gift for grandpa who loves to build and fix things. He will appreciate the thoughtful gift every time he uses this hammer! Grandfathers have a special way of making a difference in life so tell him with a personal message! Substitute any of the many names for a Grandfather…Grandpa, Granddaddy, Pop-Pop, etc. Engrave your special message to Dad on his own hammer. 

  51. Gentlemen’s Grooming Gift Set
  52. Make the morning routine feel a little more special for a loved one with the gift of a Gentleman’s Hardware Grooming Set. This luxurious shaving kit from Gentlemen’s Hardware comes complete with sandalwood shaving cream, post shave lotion and a shaving brush. Arrives in a gift box.

  53. Home Pillow

    What a charming way to mark his home. This pillow features an address with its longitude and latitude and date as well. Personalized address, established date and latitude and longitude pillow. It will make a special gift for grandpa. Home is where the heart is.

  55. Copy Cat Yoga Mat
  56. This CopyCat yoga mat has outlined for your hands and feet, as well as all the accompanying yoga poses that can be adjusted accordingly, so grandpa can get their daily flexibility in without straining themselves. Great gift for their health and a fun way to learn yoga!

  57. Cell Phone Screen Magnifier 
  58. With the popularity of smartphones, more and more people will use the mobile to watch movies, etc. While the small phone screen makes people feel very uncomfortable to watch for a long time. It also takes great damage to their eyes. Therefore, this product will help them avoid these problems. For every grandpa who’s ever said, “How do you see anything on that damn screen?” there’s this phone screen magnifier, which works alongside tons of smartphones for a clear, high-definition picture that’s friendly on tired eyes.


  59. My Life Story Book
  60. Inspire grandpa to create a lasting family keepsake that will be treasured for generations. Beginning with “The Early Years,” this uniquely designed journal is organized in nine sections, each containing thought-provoking prompts to spark a colorful personal memoir that captures the memories of first dates, lifelong friendships, meaningful stories, and pearls of wisdom gathered along the way. There’s even a section dedicated to listing the things you hope to accomplish next!

  61. Cozy Robe
  62. Comfortable for lounging or the morning routine, our Randall Plaid Robe features a houndstooth print on soft brushed cotton. Pair with the matching Randall Moccasins (sold separately) for the perfect gift for grandpa.The exterior is made of 100% cotton. Yarn dyed for vibrant, lasting color.

  63. Fishermans Friend Kit
  64. All the gear to reel in a big one. A perfect gift for the angler on your holiday list, the Fisherman’s Friend Kit includes everything from tools and lures to floats and worms, so they won’t need to talk about the one that got away. Tackle box includes 11 compartments, eight soft plastic curled worms, swimbait, spinner, four jig heads, 30 sinkers, 15 hooks and ten swivel links. Multi-tool contains knife, file, scissors, screwdriver, ruler, and carabiner belt attachment. Little Angler Fishing Pole and reel made of aluminum, zinc alloy, and fiberglass.

  65. Custom Cribbage Board
  66. This custom-made cribbage board is sure to score big time on your next boating trip or weekend at the lake. As points are gained, you’ll move your markers around a laser-etched map of your favorite lake. There are more than 4,000 lakes to choose from, and they are marked with both topographical rings to show the shifting depths of the water, and details from the surrounding area, such as major roads and cities. The handsome, cherry wood board also has a corked compartment along its front edge for storing the included bronze and aluminum pegs.

  67. Baseball Stadium Tie
  68. No matter which team he roots for, this tie is sure to be a hit with the baseball fan in your life. Sketches of demolished ballparks cover this navy silk tie, including Ebbets Field, The Polo Grounds, Connie Mack Stadium, Forbes Field, Crosley Field, and Comiskey Park. Created by New York designer Josh Bach, each design is printed on fine, imported silk and then hand finished. Made in New York City.