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The 19 Best Gifts for Grandpa He Will Absolutely Adore (and Actually Use)

Show the patriarch of the family just how much you appreciate him with gifts for grandpa selected just for him.

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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, they deserve to be celebrated in a big way on Father’s Day, their birthdays and, honestly, any day of the year. So we’ve compiled a list of the best 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 found the right gift just for him.

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 have, like gardening, cooking and doing puzzles. Whatever you decide on, it will make him even prouder to be your grandpa.

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Cozy Earth Stretch Knit Bamboo Lounge Teevia merchant

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 this bamboo lounge tee made from viscose, 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 that he may end up throwing on his favorite Cozy Earth joggers and wearing the whole thing as pajamas, making this one of the coziest gifts for grandpa yet.

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My Life Story—so Far Journalvia merchant

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 just that with this meaningful 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 allow younger generations 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.

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Sprinkles Favorites Dozen Boxvia merchant

For the sweet tooth enthusiast: Sprinkles Favorites Dozen Box

Granddad will be so excited to get this delivery from the best of the best cupcake makers—Sprinkles. Because cupcakes are better by the dozen, this box of top sellers includes three each of their most popular flavors: red velvet, vanilla, dark chocolate and sprinkle. This would also make a yummy gift for teens or a best friend.

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Opopop Discovery Kitvia merchant

For the movie night buff: Popcorn Variety 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 doubles 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 make it a whole 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.

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Beautiful One Touch Electric Tea Kettle By Drew Barrymorevia merchant

For the tea drinker: Electric Tea Kettle

This electric tea kettle is such a thoughtful gift for tea lovers, because it makes the process so easy and the result so tasty. It boils 7 cups of water in less than seven minutes, and features four one-touch preset programs for white, green, oolong and black teas so each cup brews to perfection. The kettle, which is from the brand Beautiful by Drew Barrymore, keeps the water temperature perfect, and the auto shut-off will keep grandpa safe if he forgets to turn it off. Plus, it’s available in a variety of colors that will look stunning on his kitchen counter.

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For the grandpa far away: Lovebox for Grandparents

Emails and texts are hard to navigate for tech-challenged granddads, so here’s an easy and meaningful way to communicate. Lovebox is a fantastic gift for grandparents because it sends family photos, drawings from the kids, messages and stickers, and grandpa will be notified by the spinning heart on the wooden box. He’ll look inside and smile, knowing you thought of him. Consider buying the set of two so he’ll return the love.

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Unbound Long Sleeve Merino Crewvia merchant

For the always-cold grandpa: Unbound Long-Sleeve Merino Crew

If granddad tends to wear his favorite threads over and over, he’ll be thrilled to add this sharp-looking long-sleeve crew to his 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. It also wicks moisture, dries fast and looks like a million bucks. Environmental bonus: Unbound uses wool sustainably sourced from independent, cruelty-free wool farms in Australia.

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Tivoli Audio Model One Am Fm Table Radio Generation 2via merchant

For the music lover: Tivoli Audio Table Radio

This vintage-inspired radio features a rich, walnut finish that offers a nostalgic look into childhood music memories—but with far more modern capabilities. It streams internet radio and Spotify, easily connects to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and has built-in AirPlay2 and Chromecast. You may have to explain to granddad what a smart radio is, but he’ll just be glad to listen to the best history podcasts or political podcasts the way he once listened to his favorite serials.

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True Classic Comfort Chino Pantsvia merchant

For the easygoing gramps: Classic Chino Pants

Give grandpa a style upgrade with a pair of everyday pants he’ll wear anywhere. Casual and comfortable, these chinos feel as comfortable as his old favorites—but they look so much better. They’re lightweight and flexible, so they move right along with him, and come in five neutral colors to switch between pairs. Plus, they have lots of pockets, making it easy to hold all his essentials. He’ll surely appreciate you elevating his look, but he’d also love these personalized Father’s Day gifts.

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Viewsonic Va1655 Portable Monitorvia merchant

For the techie: Portable Monitor

A portable monitor is a unique tech gift, and grandpa will be glad to have this one when he comes to visit—or babysit. He won’t have to drag along his big one, because the ViewSonic VA 1655 is 15.6 inches and supports laptops (both PCs and Apple), Mac operating systems and more with mini HDMI and USB-C inputs. This portable monitor is compact enough to travel with, yet fully equipped to stay on top of things anywhere, and it has a built-in stand for both portrait and landscape modes.

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Keurig K Supreme Coffee Makervia merchant

For the coffee drinker: Keurig K-Supreme Coffee Maker

Make a coffee lover‘s morning routine easier than ever with a compact Keurig that brews a fresh cup of coffee to his custom preferences in minutes. 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 that he’ll likely want a second cup, which he can make without waiting for the machine to reheat, due to its thoughtful back-to-back brewing feature.

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C & E Craft Co. Sports Win Candlesvia merchant

For the sports fan: Sports Win Candles

Whatever team he’s rooting for, lighting this lucky candle may become his new game day tradition. Choose the scent and his favorite football or baseball team, then strike a match and let the superstitions begin. Whatever the outcome, this is one of those gifts for grandpa that has the smell of victory.

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Tommy Bahama Champion's Chairvia merchant

For the spectator: Tommy Bahama Champion’s Chair

Grandpa is so supportive and comes to all the grandkids’ games, acting as a cheerleader and sharing inspiring sports quotes. Show him some support with this luxe chair designed for travel. Lightweight enough to toss in the trunk, it boasts a tall back with a mesh insert for breathability and lots of thoughtful features, including padded arms, a side pouch and an oversized cup holder.

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Carl Friedrik The Carry Onvia merchant

For the traveler: Carry-On Suitcase

If he refuses to check a bag but wants something as sophisticated as it is practical, he’ll love this lightweight carry-on. The roomy suitcase from Carl Friedrik features a durable polycarbonate hard shell, leather detailing and smooth, silent spinner wheels for easy maneuverability. It comes with two sets of compression straps and a removable compression pad to help grandpa keep everything organized. This high-quality luggage makes packing so simple that he’ll want to visit more often—or maybe even plan a family cruise.

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Galison Mixtapes 1,000 Piece Puzzlevia merchant

For the puzzle master: 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.

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Fab Slabs Camphor Wood Laurel Cutting Boardvia merchant

For the chef: Wooden Cutting Board

Made from sustainable Camphor Laurel trees in Australia, this unique cutting board is an eco-friendly gift that’s naturally antibacterial and visually stunning. Grandpa will find lots of uses for it, from meal prep to presentation, because it also serves as a conversation piece charcuterie board. Let it replace his old, questionably hygienic cutting board and start him on the path to sustainable living.

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Fisher Ag7 Original Astronaut Space Penvia merchant

For the writer: Astronaut Space Pen

If grandpa always carries a pen in his pocket, he’ll be in awe of 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 comes precision assembled and writes 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.

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Staheekum Plush Shearling Lined Slippersvia merchant

For the homebody: Shearling-Lined Slippers

Everyone needs a high-quality 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% 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.

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Vizio V Series 5.1 Home Theater Sound Barvia merchant

For the streamer: Home Theater Soundbar

You know that 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 or history documentaries without having to turn the volume up to the max.

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Lois Alter Mark
Lois Alter Mark is an award-winning travel, lifestyle, shopping and entertainment writer for Reader's Digest, Forbes and USA Today 10Best. Her work has taken her to all seven continents and introduced her to new people, food and—her latest obsession—pickleball! An avid cruiser, she loves introducing readers to the joys of travel.