30 Best Father’s Day Gifts for Grandpa
This Father's Day, show Grandpa how much you appreciate him with one of these gifts picked out especially for him.
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He’s not just a dad. He’s a grand dad.
Grandpas are that extra special kind of dad. Not only did they teach their own kids everything they know, but they then went on to do it again for their kids’ kids. So, even though they also passed down all those corny dad jokes, they deserve to be celebrated in a big way on Father’s Day. We’ve put together a comprehensive Father’s Day Gift Guide and found some great personalized Father’s Day gifts, too.
But, if you really want him to know you understand his passions, we’ve compiled a list of Father’s Day gifts for Grandpa, from books to puzzles to coffee gifts, that will show you’ve been listening. Whether he’s a homebody or an outdoorsman, a cook, a gardener, or a bird watcher, we’ve got the perfect gift for him. It will make him even more proud to be your grandpa.
For the homebody: Staheekum Plush Shearling Lined Slippers
Everyone needs a great pair of slippers, and this fourth-generation, family-owned footwear company makes the coziest ones. Grandpa will love this classic moccasin made of 100 percent suede and lined with super comfy shearling. He’ll never want to take them off and, luckily, he won’t have to, thanks to a sturdy rubber outsole that offers support indoors and outdoors. He’ll feel like he’s walking on clouds.
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For the drinker: Man Crates Personalized Whiskey Making Kit
Okay, after all these years, it’s definitely time for Grandpa to have his own brand of whiskey. After all, he does know a thing or two about the aging process. This unique kit comes with everything he needs to make Tennessee whiskey at home, including an American White Oak barrel personalized with his name. Plus, opening the wooden crate—it comes with its own tool—is a barrel of fun in itself.
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For the music lover: Galison Mixtapes 1,000 Piece Puzzle
If he’s old enough to know what these are, he will so appreciate the nostalgic and colorful image by artist Julie Seabrook Ream. He’ll enjoy putting together the pieces as much as he once enjoyed putting together his own mixtapes. In fact, don’t be surprised if he pulls out his old shoeboxes full of them and you have to teach him how to transform them into Spotify playlists.
For the gardener: Homegrown Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
He’s more likely to eat some veggies if he’s growing them himself, and Homegrown makes that easy with heirloom seeds that have a high germination rate and that can be planted indoors or outdoors. This family-owned company is determined to turn everyone into gardeners, and Grandpa will be impressed to see his own garden blooming with cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and so much more. With no green thumb required, he may want to also try his hand at herbs, flowers, and tea.
For dust bunnies: Shark IQ Self-Empty Robot Vacuum
You can’t blame him for not wanting to vacuum but those dust bunnies multiply fast. Luckily, he can just lie back and watch TV while this smart robot vacuum deep-cleans his home for him – and then cleans itself. Not only does it feature powerful suction for both carpets and floors but it can be programmed through his phone or voice command to schedule cleanings or target a specific room or area to clean right now. It empties itself into a bagless base that holds up to 30 days’ worth of dust, debris, and pet hair, which means he only has to deal with the vacuum once a month. Everything should be this easy.
For those with little aches and pains: Ted’s Pain Cream with Resveratrol
We admit this is an odd gift—and you may just want to add a tube of it to whatever else you were planning to give him—but watch Grandpa’s face after he rubs this almost-miraculous cream on his aches and pains. Developed by a neuroscientist for his own pain, Ted’s is billed as “the first product on the market that doesn’t just numb pain, it outsmarts it on a molecular level.” Grandpa can read about the science behind it but all he will really care about is that his pain is gone and that he can participate in more activities with you again. Could there be a better gift than that?
For the active pop-pop: IBKUL Sun-Protective Icefil Cooling UPF50+ Long Sleeve Mock-Neck Pullover
This is perfect for Grandpa to wear for outdoor activities, whether he’s taking a walk, sightseeing during travel, or playing with the grandkids. It’s got superior UPF 50+ sun protection, it’s fast-drying and moisture-wicking, and its patented Icefil fabric will keep him three to five degrees cooler on hot, humid days. Plus, it looks great.
For those who need a style upgrade: Revtown Sharp Jeans
These popular jeans will up his style game without sending him into shock. A hybrid of jeans and khakis, they come in more than a dozen colors and are celebrated as much for their fit as their comfort, thanks to Revtown’s innovative Digital Tailor. Simply answer five questions to find the right size. Made of premium Italian denim infused with a flexible athletic yarn, these “I can’t believe they’re not sweatpants” jeans are as soft and stretchy as his old favorites – which they will (thankfully) immediately replace.
For writers: Fisher Pen AG7 Original Astronaut Space Pen
If Grandpa always carries a pen in his pocket, he will be awed by this one because it’s the same one that’s accompanied the astronauts on every manned space flight since Apollo 7. The stainless steel pen is precision assembled and will write at any angle, even in Zero Gravity. It won’t leak in his pocket, it’s got a lifetime guarantee, and it comes with the story behind the pen, which is likely to inspire the retelling of his own story of watching that first space mission.
For watchmen: Nixon Sentry Leather Watch
For grandpas who prefer checking the time on their wrist, the old school way, rather than on their phone, Nixon’s got the most stylish solution. This gorgeous watch has a classic elegance that makes it as appropriate for dressy occasions as casual daily wear. Choose from 18 different dial/band combinations of this bestseller, all of which feature stunning details. With their solid stainless steel case, hardened mineral crystal, and waterproof rating of 100m, these watches are—dare we say?—timeless.
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For treasure hunters: Minelab GO-FIND 66 Metal Detector with Carry Bag
If he’s binge-watched Detectorists, he’ll be like a kid with a new toy when he opens this metal detector. Offering a great excuse to get outdoors and explore, Minelab’s GO-FIND series is filled with features to help him discern trash from treasure. It comes with earbuds, a holder for his phone, a digging trowel, two camouflage skins, and a bag to carry the compact, lightweight detector. And just like that, he has a new hobby.
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For lobstermen: Goldbelly McLoons Lobster Shack Maine Lobster Roll Kit
Take Grandpa back to those summer days on the coast—or take him there for the first time—with this mouth-watering kit from award-winning McLoons. The lobster roll from this family-owned business was named the best in Maine, and Goldbelly will deliver it to him as fresh as if he were sitting on the wharf. The kit comes with one pound of lobster meat, four New England style split top rolls, Casco Bay Artisan Sea Salt Butter, mayo, roll sleeves, and an instruction card so—if he’ll share—you can feel like you’re having a seaside outing together, wherever you are.
For the dreamers: Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set
Sleep becomes more challenging with age, so Grandpa will be grateful for this premium sheet set from Cozy Earth, which makes the world’s softest bedding, guaranteed. Made of bamboo-based fabric, the sheets and pillowcases are lightweight and breathable, and they’ll keep him at the ideal temperature all night. They’re hypoallergenic, stain-resistant, and certified free of harmful chemicals. Yes, they’re a splurge but, really, the gift of a good night’s sleep is priceless.
For the car enthusiast: Eurographics American Cars of the 1960s Cruisin’ Classics Jigsaw Puzzle
Vintage car lovers will spend hours poring over this puzzle to make sure they don’t miss a detail —or a piece. They’ll find all the classics here from Chevy, Dodge, Ford, and more, and they’ll have so much fun, they may want to try Eurographics’ entires series of Cruisin’ Classics puzzles.
For the amateur chefs: Made In Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan
Even if the only dishes he really knows how to cook are scrambled eggs and grilled cheese, he will love this pan that’s billed as “the tool chefs swear by.” With more than 3,100 five-star reviews, it’s easy to see why. The perfect hybrid of a cast-iron skillet and a stainless steel frying pan, it’s non-stick and non-chemical, lightweight, and a favorite of foodies everywhere. It just may turn him into a chef yet—especially if you personalize it.
For putting his best foot forward: Reef Discovery LE Skate Shoe
Shh! Don’t tell him they’re skate shoes and he’ll be all over these weathered leather beauties that look like they’ve been his forever. They feature Reef’s signature cushion bounce insole with arch support and heel cupping so they’re super comfortable all day long, and they’re handcrafted so no break-in period is needed. On second thought, congratulate him on being cool enough to pull off skate shoes.
For landscape artists: The Garden: Elements and Styles by Toby Musgrave
Give your gardening Grandpa something to aspire to with this stunning coffee table book filled with pages of the most gorgeous gardens around the world. Garden expert and historian Toby Musgrave defines and describes more than 200 styles, features, types, and ornaments then illustrates them with hundreds of breathtaking photos. Grandpa will get so many innovative ideas for his own little patch—and for places to add to his travel bucket list, from the Baroque gardens of Versailles to Frida Kahlo’s courtyard in Mexico.
For those who long for island vibes: Tommy Bahama Palm Coast IslandZone Polo
It’s a good thing this polo comes in more than 20 colors because it’s likely to become his go-to shirt. Lightweight and breathable, it’s moisture-wicking to keep him cool on even the hottest days. It’s got a nice, relaxed fit but, with its subtle stripe, has a put-together look for casual sophistication.
For those who need help with staying in place: Groove Life Groove Belt
A belt is a grandpa staple so give him one that’s worthy of the honor. He’s probably had the same one forever, making this update especially welcome. Groove Life’s Kickstarter campaign for this belt was fully funded in four hours and is in the top 1 percent of all Kickstarter campaigns ever. Here’s why: the belt only needs to be adjusted once—and that’s it. He’ll never have to adjust it again. It’s fold-proof so it won’t get folded in Grandpa’s belt loops, and its magnetic buckle will stay perfectly in place until he needs to unlatch it, which can be done with one hand. Groove Life even offers a 94-Year No BS warranty to give him peace of mind and enough stretch to give him room for dessert.
For those who tell it like it is: Lavley I’d Rather Be … Socks
Let him speak from the sole with these socks that announce exactly whatever he’d rather be doing right now, whether it’s camping or golfing or watching baseball or fishing or whatever. Fun and comfy, these conversation-piece socks fit well and won’t bunch or slouch. They’ll even hold up when he finally gets to participate in his activity of choice.
For those in need of a good night’s sleep: Pluto Custom Pillow
If finding the right pillow has been a Goldilocks experience for Grandpa—too soft, too hard, too thin, too thick—you can finally get him the one that’s just right. Answer a few questions and Pluto will custom build the perfect pillow for his body stats, sleep style, and personal preferences. There’s even a 100 nights guarantee so he can test his pillow and make sure that, even though he’s a grandfather, he’s sleeping like a baby.
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For the bird watcher: Wool Nest Starter from Uncommon Goods
This gift is totally for the birds—and for the grandpas who love them. Metalwork artist Derek Martin created this beautiful piece of functional art after he noticed birds flying off with the yarn his wife had tied to garden stakes to mark the rows. Grandpa can stuff these steel spiral spheres with bits of wool, cotton, pet fur, and other scraps to help his winged friends furnish their nests in spring and substitute birdseed balls to keep them fed during the winter. His imagination won’t be the only thing taking flight as he gets a kick out of encouraging theft.
For the breakfast lover: Wolferman’s Bakery Deluxe Bakery Gift Basket
Wolferman’s Bakery has been making super-thick English muffins for more than a century and they’re as popular as ever because they’re also super-delicious. Grandpa will love this basket of treats that comes with two packages of the original 1910 recipe, one package of cinnamon raisin, and one package of blueberry. It also includes a classic cinnamon roll with a packet of icing, a blueberry scone, strawberry preserves, triple berry (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries) preserves, and Tiffin blend ground coffee. This is truly a breakfast to make him feel like a king. And if he happens to extend the meal into lunch, well, they’ve conveniently included a branded cotton towel to brush away the telltale crumbs.
For the correspondent: Papier Classic Thin Border Notecard Set
Every man should have his own personalized stationery, and Grandpa will find lots of occasions to use these elegant notecards. Papier offers dozens of styles to choose from but this simple, classic card is likely to have him sending notes to everyone he knows.
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For those who need help staying hydrated: Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle and Free Hydration Tracker App
Rather than nag Grandpa that he’s not drinking enough water, let this smart bottle do it in its own inimitable way. The free app will figure out how much water he should be drinking every day, and send glowing reminders and text notifications to remind him when to take a few more sips. The bottle holds 20 ounces of water and is soft and easy to grip, making it a snap for him to stay hydrated and healthy.
For coffee drinkers: Keurig K-Supreme Single Serve Coffee Maker
Make Grandpa’s morning routine easier than ever with this new, compact Keurig that brews a fresh cup of coffee to his custom preferences in minutes. He can choose from four different cup sizes and hundreds of different pods, all tasting more flavorful than ever, thanks to MultiStream Technology, which more evenly saturates the coffee grounds. It’s so good, he’ll likely want a second cup, which he can do without waiting for the machine to reheat because of its thoughtful back-to-back brewing feature.
For those who like to keep it clean: Skandinavisk SKOG Hand Wash
If you want to encourage him to keep washing his hands, give him this amazing smelling Scandinavian hand wash made in Denmark. “Skog” means forest in Swedish/Norwegian, and scent notes include pine needles and fir cones, birch sap, and woodland lily of the valley designed to invoke the “calm of the boreal forest.” Its recyclable bioplastic bottle is made from sustainably farmed sugarcane and will add a sophisticated touch to his bathroom or kitchen sink.
For the puzzler: Eurographics Puzzle Accessory Combo Kit
Puzzles became a huge pandemic trend and if Grandpa is now hooked, he will really appreciate this set. Six stackable trays help him organize his pieces, the extra-large mat lets him safely roll up and store even a 2000 piece puzzle, and the glue is ready to keep his masterpiece together permanently.
For the game player: Ticket to Ride
Get the grandkids together to play this fun game with Grandpa while he regales them with his own tales of train travel. The idea of the game is to connect cities throughout North America by building train routes, and see who can build the longest continuous railway. This is a great way to take a trip with Grandpa without leaving the kitchen table.
For the outdoorsman: Thermacell MR300F Portable Mosquito Repeller Bundle
Don’t let mosquitoes bug him on his next hike or camping trip. This nature-inspired repellent creates a 15-foot protective zone around him, keeping the mosquitoes away without sprays or chemicals. He can conveniently clip it to his belt loop, and just enjoy his favorite outdoor activities so he can come home without any bites except, of course, the one that got away.