Finding the best gift for grandpas can be quite a task. Whether the grandpa for whom you’re shopping during holiday season or birthday season is the one who cradled you as a baby or will soon be a grandpa to your own little baby, there’s a lot of reason to celebrate him. But shopping for gifts for grandfathers isn’t always easy. If there’s one person in your life who says he doesn’t need anything more than your own mother and father, it’s grandpa. Even on Father’s Day he dissuades you from doling out dollars on him!
Luckily, there’s no shortage of grandpa gift ideas out there for every type and interest. From Amazon and Walmart to unique gifts from Etsy — there’s definitely something out there that your pop pop will love. In fact, some of the best gifts for grandpa are really simple as can be, because, at the end of the day, the only presents for grandpa that really matter are the times you spend together.
To inspire you as you shop for that special old man in your life, we’re sharing some of the best gifts for grandpa in 2021.
Best Gifts for Grandpa
Help Grandpa avoid the grocery store and the kitchen stove with four weeks worth of this ready-made meal delivery service. Freshly is a weekly subscription service that delivers fresh (not frozen) chef-cooked meals that grandpa can heat and eat in a matter of minutes.
This NY Threads Robe is super plush and soft making it extra comfortable to wear around the house. Perfect for when Grandpa wants to relax!
Anything personalized is always a nice gift, but especially something you know they’ll use a lot. These customizable socks are a thoughtful gift for Grandpa.
If Gramps is a tea drinker, this is a great set to get him for the holidays. Each variety is a custom and perfectly balanced blend of herbs that are grown sustainably using regenerative agriculture. The brand is even LEED-Platinum certified.
If Grandpa loves to watch shows or catch up on the news on his iPad, this durable case is a great gift. It’s fitted with rubberized edges and corners for extra protection and the back of the case features a unique, clear panel that allows for custom personalization.
For the grandpa who likes to take his coffee with him on the go, this travel mug is a great gift choice. It has a splash free, spinning lid with a silicone grip. The mug itself is completely microwavable, too!
If you’re really at a loss for what to get the grandfather in your life, you can’t go wrong with this three-piece cologne set featuring one of Ralph Lauren’s classic fragrances. It has scents of tobacco, pine, and and more earthy scents.
Let’s face it: The whole family is probably beyond sick of hearing Baby Shark, so this wine glass just feels right for everyone, especially Grandpa.
Grandfathers are notorious for falling asleep just about anywhere, so these socks just feel appropriate. They’ll give everyone the heads up to leave him alone—and be quiet!
We hate to stereotype (not really), but every guy we know loves to grill. All self-professed “grill-masters” there’s something about the meat, the smoke, and being in charge of it all that they really seem to love. Accepting that this is what it is, we found a gift for all the dad figures in our lives— grandpas, uncles, brothers, family friends, and sons whom all see themselves as master of these outdoor domains.
We introduce you to the Grill Master Crate which comes packaged like the gift they’ve always wanted (but never gotten). Inside this wooden box, with a picture of a crowbar for effect, you’ll find everything from a meat tenderizer, to a cast iron smoker box, to wood chips and 4 steak thermometers. Top it off with a couple of BBQ sauces and a spice blend, and you’ll need only supply the actual food to get this summer party started.
There are eight (eight!) deep tissue kneading nodes in this incredible massager. It melts away tension in the neck, shoulder, and back by kneading deeply into muscles and tissue so deserving grandpas will feel relaxed in a matter of minutes. Adding to the luxurious experience is infrared heating that provides comforting warmth, especially on a chilly day.
What’s different about this gardening tool set is that it comes with a collapsible gardening seat! If your grandpa are super into gardening, this is the gift to get. It will protect their knees and back from aches, and it comes with gardening hand tools, digging gloves, and an organizer tote.
If your grandparent already has the tools they need for the garden, check out the Garden Kneeler and Seat by Sunix. It has everything but the tools included.
For all the Grandpas that love music and are always humming their favorite tune from when they were young, a record player is the perfect gift! Find some of their favorite albums on vinyl and add it your present as a bundle.
Sentimental Grandpa Gifts
For the sentimental grandfather who can’t get enough of his grandchildren, this beautiful, hand-sculpted figurine will make a very sweet and commemorative gift.
Add this beautiful cutting board to your grandfather’s kitchen. It’s hand crafted in the U.S.A. and is coated on both sides with non-BPA, food-safe varnish.
Leave a sweet message on the tool that Grandpa uses most! There are hundreds of reviews on Etsy that rave about the quality.
Display this modern wall calendar on grandpa’s wall for a gift he can enjoy all year long. Fill the premium calendar pages with 12 of your preferred personal memories. Even after the year’s over, grandpa can tear out the perforated photos to frame and keep for years to come.
From softback to hardback, this Modern Photo Notebook is made for the grandpas that love writing notes to their loved ones. Choose the best type of lines for your notebook like dotted, lined, or even plain. Along with a precious photo, customize the notebook cover with a special title or funny nickname for good ol’ Pop Pop.
Grandad Birthday Gifts
Other than turning off the lights and closing down appliances, make sure Grandpa also installs Nest Cameras before heading to Florida for the winter. With indoor and outdoor options, he can ensure his house is safe from break-ins or any unusual behavior in any area of the home, even if he’s not there!
The last thing Grandpa should be breaking his back to do is vaccum his house. With this robotic vaccum he won’t have to—it does the hard work for him, picking up 95 percent of particles including pet dander and mold along the way.
This gorgeous stainless steel watch features 3-hand movement and a modern design that’s both functional and rugged looking. It’s water resistant, so Grandpa can still wear it while he does laps in the pool or takes a shower.
This insulated fleece zip-up is just what Grandpa needs to stay warm this winter. It’s water-resistant and features a 360-degree stretch that allows for increased range of motion for whatever activity he’s doing.
For the grandpa who knows he’s American, but is not quite sure where his family immigrated from, shed some light for him with an AncestryDNA kit.
For the grandpa who loves to read, streamline the process for him. No more lugging around heavy books with a sticky pad note stuck in as makeshift bookmark.
What could be sweeter as a gift for Grandpa than a collection of photos featuring his favorite grandchildren shaped in a perfect heart? This can be completely personalized—and even framed!
Let Grandpa slip into something more comfortable by getting him a pair of moccasin slippers that he can wear around the house 24/7 (seeing as that’s probably where he’s spending most of his time these days).
If your grandfather enjoys some bait and tackle, gift him a Mystery Tackle Box, which comes with an expertly curated selection of quality fishing lures along with tips and instructions to learn new tips and tricks.
New Grandpa Gifts (a.k.a. Grandpa-to-Be)
If Grandpa likes to kick it back with a glass of his poison of choice, this glass will come in handy. It has a thick and heavy base to allow for easy gripping and sipping!
Weighted blankets are super in right now, not only because they keep you be snug and comfortable. Research shows that they may help with insomnia and anxiety, which means good ol’ Gramps can get a more peaceful night’s sleep!
If Grandpa does the grilling during your family barbecues, this is a great gift to let everyone know who’s top chef—and who needs some space so he can get grillin’!
Why shouldn’t Grandpa have the most high-tech headphones out there? These wireless headphones not only look cool—they also sound incredible and aren’t difficult to figure out how to use, either.
Looking for more holiday inspiration? Check out our other gift guides for 2020.