51 Gifts for Grandpa He Will Absolutely Adore (and Actually Use)
Show Grandpa just how much you appreciate him with a gift selected especially for him.
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He’s not just a dad. He’s a grand dad.
Grandpas are an extra-special kind of dad. Not only did they teach their own kids everything they know, but they taught their kids’ kids too. And even though they also passed down dozens of corny dad jokes you’ll never hear the end of, they deserve to be celebrated in a big way on Father’s Day, on their birthdays, and on any day of the year. So we’ve compiled a list of the top gifts for Grandpa to show him you’ve been listening to his stories and know what he likes. Whether he’s a homebody or an outdoorsman, a style icon or a sports fan, we’ve got the perfect gift just for him.
How we picked the best gifts for Grandpa
To come up with the best gift ideas for Grandpa, we researched gifts for men, gifts for dad, and even gifts for Grandma! We looked for unique gifts that had high ratings and rave reviews, and we asked the men in our lives what they’d like to get. We even found best-selling Father’s Day gifts that reflect the new hobbies many granddads picked up during the pandemic, like gardening, cooking, and doing puzzles. Whatever you decide on, it will make him even prouder to be your grandpa.
For the relaxed grandpa
Cozy Earth Stretch-Knit Bamboo Lounge Tee
He may already have a drawer full of T-shirts, but he’s likely to want to replace them all with these Cozy Earth softies made from viscose from bamboo and a little spandex for stretch. The relaxed fit ensures he feels good whether he’s staying home, running errands, or going out to dinner. In fact, he’ll be so comfortable, he may end up wearing it as pajamas.
For the best pops
Opopop Discovery Kit
This gourmet popcorn variety pack comes with everything Grandpa needs to make the tastiest popcorn ever. It includes a cheery microwave popcorn popper that also acts as a serving bowl, plus seven pouches of kernels in flavors like Fancy Butter, Cinnalicious, and Vanilla Cake Pop. The kit is one of the best low-budget gifts for Grandpa, and you can even make it an experience: Join him for an at-home movie night (pick one of these films featuring awesome fathers), and tell him you’ll bring the snacks.
For the sporty granddad
TravisMathew Heater Polo
This great-looking polo is packed with performance elements: It’s lightweight and quick drying, and it features enhanced stretch to give Grandpa room to move. Part of TravisMathew’s eco-friendly collection, it’s made from sustainable fabrics and comes in a range of colors. We can’t promise it will improve his game, but it will definitely improve his style. (Psst! This makes a pretty great stepdad gift too.)
For the grandpa with the wisdom of Yoda
Sobel Westex Galaxy Throw
The best throw blankets feel like a hug. This generously sized hand-knit throw from luxury bedding brand Sobel Westex’s Star Wars Home Collection (don’t worry—there’s no branding on the actual blanket) is so soft and cozy, Gramps will want to cuddle up under it to watch TV or enjoy a nap. Thanks to its sturdy canvas wrap, he can travel anywhere with it, even to a galaxy far, far away.
For the sharp dresser
Kenny Flowers Sol Searcher Long Sleeve White Linen Shirt
There’s nothing like a crisp white linen shirt, especially one that has a surprise up its sleeves. This Kenny Flowers slim-fit classic boasts a tropical palmilla-print trim that will have Grandpa confidently rolling up his cuffs. Made in Bali and featuring coconut buttons, this shirt is hot! Looking for more goods for the men in your life? Browse these first Father’s Day gift ideas.
For getting him charged up
Einova Valet Tray
You finally taught him how to use a cell phone, so now make sure he keeps it charged. Einova’s wireless charging tray is a simple way to do that and will look great next to his bed or couch. Generously sized, it has lots of room for him to also store his keys and wallet, and if he’s got other devices, he can charge another one simultaneously via a cable. He’ll thank you for keeping him connected. Check out these other tech gifts for modern grandfathers.
For the coffee drinker
Keurig K-Supreme Coffee Maker
Make Grandpa’s morning routine easier than ever with a 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 technology that more evenly saturates the coffee grounds. It’s so good, he’ll likely want a second cup, which he can make without waiting for the machine to reheat because of its thoughtful back-to-back brewing feature. Here are more great gifts for coffee lovers.
For the cool grandpa
Mizzen and Main ProFlex Quarter Zip
Time to replace Grandpa’s old sweater with Mizzen and Main’s stylish quarter-zip number, which will keep him feeling warm and looking cool. It’s moisture wicking and wrinkle resistant for easy care, and it comes in a fresh lavender heather hue for a modern flair. He can wear it alone or as a layering piece, and he’s likely to get compliments either way. If Grandpa is in dire need of a wardrobe upgrade, add a few more hues (like navy and classic gray) and make this a gift from the whole family. You can really tug at his heartstrings by including some father-son quotes in the card.
For the natural style lover
Indosole Men’s Flip-Flops
If you’re looking for eco-friendly gifts, these flip-flops may just be the most eco-nomical in the world. They’re made with a natural rubber footbed and recycled tire soles. Better still, they’re lightweight and flexible while also being sturdy and long lasting. Choose from 15 different colors, including our favorite, Leaf green.
For the granddad with a furry family member
Yappy Personalized Soft Touch Pillow
If Grandpa’s best friend is his cat or dog, he will love Yappy’s personalized pillow, which reserves a pet’s place of honor next to him on the couch or on his bed. Available in four colors and three sizes, it’s made of soft faux suede and is stuffed with 100 percent allergy-friendly filler. The removable zippered cover is machine washable, making it a pretty purrfect personalized pet gift.
For the easygoing gramps
Kühl Slax Klassik Fit Pants
Give your grandpa a style upgrade with a pair of everyday pants he can wear anywhere. Casual and comfortable, Kühl’s Slax feel like his old favorites, but they look so much better. They’re lightweight and flexible, so they move right along with him, and they come in eight neutral colors, so he can switch between pairs. Plus, they have lots of pockets, making it easy to hold all his essentials. Feeling a little impersonal to get Grandpa clothing? He’ll surely appreciate it, but he’d also love these personalized Father’s Day gifts.
For clearing the air
Smartmi Air Purifier P1
Help him breathe easier—literally—with Smartmi’s small but mighty air purifier, one of the best healthy-living gifts for Grandpa. It’s compact enough to fit on his nightstand or end table but powerful enough to keep the air clean in spaces up to 320 square feet. Designed to detect and absorb impurities like pollen, smoke, and pet dander, it’s perfect for his bedroom, living room, and kitchen—and his health.
For the multitasker
Our Place Walnut Cutting Board
This beautiful piece does double duty as both a cutting board and a serving platter. Made of American black walnut wood, it will keep Grandpa’s knives sharp and working their best, and it’s designed with a thoughtful juice trench to keep messes at bay. With this on hand, he may actually want to have the whole family over to his place for the next special occasion. On the fence about this board? Buy now to reap the spring-savings deal for Father’s Day.
For the granddad seeking island vibes
Tommy Bahama Siesta Key Night Flower IslandZone Shirt
Make every day a vacation for your granddad with an eye-popping button-down that doesn’t sacrifice comfort for fashion. It’s made of performance nylon with enough stretch to keep him moving, and it’s got a shirttail hem to make it look good tucked or untucked. Because it resists wrinkles, wicks away moisture, dries quickly, and provides UPF 30 coverage, it’s ready for travel. That’s a good thing because he just may be inspired to book a trip to the islands.
For stylish soles
Naot Men’s Galaxy
These lightweight knit sneakers are perfect for everyday wear, and they give Grandpa a little style upgrade. Accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, they feature a slip-resistant sole as well as a removable cork and latex footbed to provide all-day comfort. The hand-sewn strobel construction makes these walking shoes strong yet flexible, just like him.
For the golfer
Ghost Golf Dustin Belt
A belt is a grandfather staple, so give him one that’s worthy of the honor. Ghost Golf designs belts with stretch-fit webbing for extra flexibility, both on the course and off. They’re even named after his favorite players, including Tiger, Phil, Jack, Arnold, and Rory. His newfound confidence at being associated with his heroes just may inspire him to play like them.
For the tea drinker
Available in black or white, this beautiful electric kettle will enhance your granddad’s kitchen—and his tea time. Lightweight but roomy enough to hold water for three standard cups or two large mugs, it has an ergonomic handle and a lovely spout to ensure a smooth pour. This tea-lover gift just might earn you a standing invitation to afternoon tea at his house.
For grace under pressure
RYOBI Electric Pressure Washer
A pressure washer may not seem like the most exciting gift to you, but it’s one of the best home-maintenance gifts for Grandpa. RYOBI’s cold water electric pressure washer quickly and effectively cleans driveways, windows, outdoor furniture, and so much more. It even has a long hose to reach hard-to-access areas. Don’t be surprised when Grandpa invites you over to show off his handiwork.
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 men’s slippers of all. Grandpa will love these classic moccasins 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.
For the road warrior
Car and Driver Intellidash
Grandpa’s driving just got safer—and more fun. This dashboard-mounted smart display features a touch screen that integrates his smartphone, giving him instant access to the latest electronics (like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) even if his car predates the Internet. After a simple set-up process, he will be able to navigate, listen to messages, take phone calls, play music, stream SiriusXM radio, and even use Siri or Google Assistant to control the Intellidash using only the sound of his voice.
For luxury he can live in
Unbound Long Sleeve Merino Henley
If pandemic dressing had Granddad wearing his favorite threads over and over, he’ll be thrilled to add this great-looking merino Henley to his tight rotation. Made from ultra-fine merino wool, which is naturally odor and wrinkle resistant, this soft, breathable shirt can be worn for weeks without smelling or feeling dirty. (You read that right.) It also wicks moisture, dries fast, and looks like a million bucks. Environmental bonus: Unbound uses wool that is sustainably sourced from independent, cruelty-free wool farms in Australia. For dozens of additional gift ideas, browse this list of Father’s Day gifts from daughters.
For putting his best foot forward
Sanuk Men’s Rounder Sidewalk Surfers
He’ll be all over these weathered canvas beauties, which look like they’ve been his forever. They feature Sanuk’s signature beach vibe and a premium EVA footbed designed to reduce odor-causing bacteria. Plus, they’re super comfortable to wear all day long.
For the amateur chef
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 Made In’s frying pan, which is 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 stainless-steel frying pan, it’s nonstick and nonchemical, lightweight, and a favorite of foodies everywhere. It just may turn him into a chef yet. Tell Grandma: This makes a stellar Father’s Day gift from a wife who’d like a little help in the kitchen.
For the dreamer
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. Made of bamboo-based fabric, the bed 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 the gift of a good night’s sleep is priceless.
For the active pop-pop
Ibkül Long-Sleeve Mock-Neck Pullover
This is the perfect pullover for Grandpa to wear during outdoor activities, whether he’s taking a walk, sightseeing on vacation, or playing with the little ones. It has superior UPF 50+ sun protection, dries quickly, wicks moisture, and features patented Icefil fabric that’ll keep him three to five degrees cooler on hot, humid days. Plus, it looks great. Side note: This doubles as an A-plus gift for your father-in-law.
For the TV fan
Vizio V-Series 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar
Remember the heart-pounding excitement of hearing dramatic surround sound at the movie theater? Treat Grandpa to that same high-quality audio cinema experience with Vizio’s home theater soundbar, a slim, rectangular speaker that sits in front of his TV, uses Dolby audio and six high-performance speakers, and includes a wireless subwoofer for amazing sound. Even if he’s no longer interested in rocking the house with booming bass, Grandpa will appreciate hearing crystal clear dialogue on his favorite shows without having to turn the volume up to the max.
For the writer
Fisher AG7 Original Astronaut Space Pen
If Grandpa always carries a pen in his pocket, he will be awed by the Fisher AG7 because it’s the same pen that has accompanied 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, has a lifetime guarantee, and comes with the story behind the pen, which is likely to inspire his own retelling of watching the first space mission. While you’re shopping, you might as well pick up an extra pen—it’s a great gift for bosses too.
For the timekeeper
Nixon Sentry Leather Watch
For grandpas who prefer checking the time on their wrist (the old-school way) to checking the clock on their phone, Nixon’s got the most stylish solution. Its gorgeous Sentry leather watch has a classic elegance that makes it as appropriate for dressy occasions as casual daily wear. Choose from 18 different dial-and-band combinations of this best seller, all of which feature stunning details. With their solid stainless-steel case, hardened mineral crystal, and waterproof rating of 100 meters, these watches are—dare we say?—timeless.
For the lobsterman
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 mouthwatering lobster roll kit from the award-winning McLoons Lobster Shack. The lobster roll from this family-owned business was named the best in Maine, and Goldbelly will deliver it to him so it’s 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. Grab a free printable card, add a heartfelt message, and you’re good to go.
For the green grandfather
Vitamix FoodCycler FC-50
If your grandfather’s ideal weekend involves digging in the dirt—planting, pruning, and harvesting in the garden—then he knows the true value of “black gold,” or compost. Making compost can be a multistep process unless you have the FoodCycler FC-50 by Vitamix. He can just scrape table scraps (fruit cores, vegetable peels, dairy, and even chicken bones) into a bucket and press the button; the FoodCycler will break it down into a nutrient-rich fertilizer to add to soil. A carbon filter lid means no worries about odors, so Grandpa can keep this compact gadget right on the kitchen counter.
For the campfire fan
Solo Stove Ranger
More than 1,700 five-star reviews tell you all you need to know about Solo Stove’s Ranger, a portable fire pit that’s about to become your grandpa’s summer obsession. This compact, ultralight fire pit has a cool airflow design that lets him whip up a roaring, smokeless fire in minutes, and it’s backed by a lifetime warranty. If gathering around a roaring fire sounds like the perfect birthday or Father’s Day activity, get ready to hear his favorite campfire stories!
For the man who needs a style upgrade
Revtown Sharp Jeans
These popular jeans will up his style game without sending him into sticker 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 joggers” jeans are as soft and stretchy as his old favorites—which they will (thankfully) immediately replace.
For the gardener
Home Grown Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
He’s more likely to eat some veggies if he’s growing them himself, and Home Grown makes it simple for him to do just that with heirloom seeds that have a high germination rate and can be planted indoors or outdoors. This family-owned company is determined to turn everyone’s thumbs green, and Grandpa will be impressed to see his own garden blooming with cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and so much more. Bonus: Because these are Prime eligible on Amazon, they make a super-easy last-minute Father’s Day, birthday, or Christmas gift.
For the collector of dust bunnies
Shark IQ Self-Emptying 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 Shark’s smart robot vacuum deep cleans his home—and then cleans itself. Not only does it feature powerful suction for both carpets and floors, but it also 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 cleaner once a month. Everything should be this easy.
For the music lover
Galison Mixtapes 1,000-Piece Puzzle
He’s old enough to know what cassette tapes are, so he’ll appreciate the nostalgic and colorful image that artist Julie Seabrook Ream created for Galison’s 1,000-piece puzzle. Your grandfather will enjoy putting together this jigsaw puzzle 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 whiskey lover
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
Granddad’s never tasted whiskey like this before! Though whiskey snobs may initially turn up their noses at the idea of peanut butter–flavored whiskey, one sip of the smooth, nutty whiskey from California-based Skrewball will be enough to get him to open his mind to the possibilities. Who knows, you may even be able to convince him to join TikTok next. Need another reason to add to your cart? Skrewball is a women-owned and Asian American and Pacific Islander–owned business.
For the treasure hunter
MineLab Go-Find 66 Metal Detector
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 for the body, and a bag to carry the compact, lightweight detector. Round out the gift with a Curse of Oak Island book to stoke his interest and a sweet card filled with quotes from treasure hunters of yore. And just like that, he has a new hobby.
For the memory keeper
My Life Story—So Far Journal
Gramps has lived a long life, and he has loads of stories to tell. Give him a place to do that with the My Life Story—So Far journal. Between the sewn, clothbound covers are 106 pages of life prompts that’ll take him down memory lane and inspire him to share his life story. It’s a way for him to pass on his grandfatherly wisdom and a treat for younger generations who can read it to see the world through his eyes. Though it’s not a gratitude journal per se, it’ll certainly inspire gratitude for your grandfather’s long and fascinating life.
For the wine drinker
Josh Cellars Bourbon-Barrel Zinfandel Family Reserve
Give Gramps something to celebrate with a bourbon-barrel-aged Zinfandel from Wine Enthusiast‘s 2021 Winery of the Year. A classic California wine, this medium-bodied award winner is vibrant and spicy, and he’ll love the flavors of licorice and cracked black pepper complemented by notes of vanilla and blackberry. He’ll almost wish you were still too young to drink so he could enjoy the whole bottle himself. Go even bigger with his present by adding on one of these wine gifts.
For an egg-cellent granddad
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
This ingenious little appliance lets grandpa cook his favorite style of eggs quickly and without wasting water. At the push of a button, he can have hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, or even omelets. The number one Amazon best seller has more than 78,000 five-star reviews and is available in seven colors that will brighten up his kitchen and his morning.
For the grandpa who tells it like it is
Lavley “I’d Rather Be” Socks
Let him speak from the sole with Lavley socks that announce exactly what he’d rather be doing right now, whether it’s camping, golfing, watching baseball, fishing, or something else. 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. If you’re in the market for a gag gift or funny Father’s Day gift, look no further.
For the guy in need of a good night’s sleep
Cushion Lab Deep Sleep 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 one that’s just right. The patented design of Cushion Lab’s Deep Sleep Pillow provides full cushioning support and will cradle his head and neck so comfortably that, even though he’s a grandfather, he’ll sleep like a baby.
For the breakfast lover
Wolferman’s Bakery Favorites Tray
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, which comes with one package of the original 1910 recipe, one package of San Francisco–style sourdough, and one package of cinnamon raisin. It also includes a classic cinnamon roll with a packet of icing, a blueberry scone, a pecan kringle, strawberry preserves, and Tiffin blend ground coffee. This is truly a breakfast to make him feel like a king. The gift basket is packaged on a beautiful wooden tray with handles, so don’t be surprised if he expects breakfast in bed.
For the bird watcher
Derek Martin Wool Nest Starter
This gift is totally for the birds—and 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 one of these steel spiral spheres with bits of wool, cotton, pet fur, and other scraps to help his winged friends furnish their nests in spring. During the winter, he can fill it with birdseed balls to keep his feathered friends fed. His imagination won’t be the only thing taking flight as he gets a kick out of encouraging theft.
For the grandfather who needs help staying hydrated
Rather than nag Grandpa about how much H2O he’s drinking (or not drinking), let the HidrateSpark Pro 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 prompt him to take a few more sips. The smart water bottle holds 20 ounces of water and is soft and easy to grip, making staying hydrated and healthy a snap.
For the snacker
Somos Que Rico Chips and Salsa Variety Kit
Spice up his snack time with a flavorful kit that includes two bags of Unusually Thick and Crunchy White Tortilla Chips (that’s their actual name, but it’s also an accurate description) and four jars of made-in-Mexico salsa. There’s a bold Cuatro Chiles Taqueria Salsa, a spicy Roasted Tomatillo Jalapeño Salsa, a mild Roasted Tomatillo Pasilla Salsa, and a garlicky, lime-infused Smoky Chipotle Red Salsa. And all of them are delicioso!
For the DIY distiller
Whiskey and Rum Making Kit
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 Highland malt scotch whiskey, spiced rum, or full-bodied Kentucky bourbon at home, including a handmade American white oak barrel. Creating his own signature whiskey will be a barrel of fun in itself.
For the granddad who likes to keep it clean
Skandinavisk Ro Hand Wash
If you want to encourage him to keep washing his hands, give him this amazing-smelling hand wash made in Denmark. Scent notes include cut grass and fallen leaves, cucumber, and wild violets that will make him understand why people from Scandinavia are the happiest in the world. The recyclable bioplastic bottle is made from sustainably farmed sugarcane and will add a sophisticated touch to his bathroom or kitchen sink.
For the game player
Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride Board Game
Get the grandkids together to play this fun board game with Grandpa while he regales them with his own tales of train travel. The goal of Ticket to Ride is to connect cities throughout North America by building train routes and to build the longest continuous railway. It’s a great way to take a trip with Grandpa without leaving the kitchen table.
For the outdoorsman
Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller
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, then simply enjoy his favorite outdoor activities without getting eaten alive.
For the curious granddad
Reader’s Digest: Word Power Is Brain Power
With more than 100 quizzes and fun facts, the Reader’s Digest: Word Power Is Brain Power book is our pick for keeping Grandpa entertained. Pro tip: If you play the quizzes with him, he’s guaranteed to get a kick out of this knowledge-packed read.
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