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He’s the best babysitter in the world, the one with all the jokes and the best advice: Yes, we're talking about grandpa (or gramps, granddad, poppy, etc.). So we were thinking, why not show your appreciation for him by choosing a gift he's really going to love this Father's Day, birthday or no reason at all? Is he a cook? Buy him the appliance all the food blogs are talking about. Is he into exercising? This lotion will soothe his aching muscles. Or maybe he likes the History channel, in which case this look back at world history will blow his mind. We could go on and on, but we won't hold you up. Here are the 43 best gifts for grandpa.

The Best Gifts for Grandpas At a Glance

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Home Depot

1. NewAir Beverage Refrigerator

For the Beer Drinker

This mini fridge does an outsized job chilling up to 60 12-ounce beer cans. If you want to be really baller, gift it to grandpa plugged in and fully stocked with beer.

Buy It ($280)

Parachute Home

2. Parachute Home Cotton Robe

For the Lounger

If your grandpa goes from the bed to the kitchen and sofa, then he'll appreciate this robe. It's made of 100 percent Turkish cotton, so it's incredibly cozy, and it has two front pockets for him to put his glasses (because he's constantly losing them) and his phone.

Buy It ($109)

Available in sizes X-Small to 3X


3. Apple Watch SE

For the Sporty Cool Grandpa

This one’s for the fit (or wannabe fit) grandpa on the block. And don't assume he won't be able to figure out how to use it—the Apple Watch is super grandparent-friendly and will allow him to quickly go from answering texts to tracking his heart rate to setting sleep goals.

$279; $249 at Amazon

On Running

4. On Running Cloud 5 Sneaker

For the Morning Walker

Since pop pop never misses his morning walks at the crack of dawn, it makes sense to buy him these soft, lightweight sneakers. Buyers rave that they're comfy enough to wear all day, plus they're sleek and trendy. So really, you'll be taking his shoe game up a notch and giving him another reason to look forward to his walks.

Buy It ($140)

Lord Jones


For the Active Guy

This body lotion has 100 mg of soothing (but non-psychoactive) CBD oil, so it can make everything from a chronically sore lower back to a trick knee calm down.

Buy It ($60)



For the Outdoorsy Grandpa

If he spends all his time in the backyard, fishing, hiking or camping, he needs this YETI cooler in his life. He can use it to store his beers (up to 13, to be exact) and his lunches for hours, thanks to the cooler's incredible insulation.

Buy It ($250)


7. Cuisinart Air Fryer

For the Home Cook

All the fried foods he loves, now prepped in an easier and more healthful way. Win-win.

Buy It ($185; $100)


8. Teva Hudson Sandal

For the Hiker

He'll be able to let his feet breathe, as well as stay upright when he encounters a patch of mud or small stream, with these classic hiker's sandals. As for wearing socks with them...seriously, he's earned the right to whatever fashion statement he likes.

Buy It ($70; $50)


9. Tile Pro Two-Pack Bluetooth Item Locator

For the Forgetful

Stick this on his keychain or in his wallet and he can easily find it using Bluetooth. And there's two in the set—in case one goes missing before it gets set up.

$60; $39 at Amazon


10. AeroGarden Harvest 360 Garden System

For the Green Thumb

If your Nonno has the greenest thumb in the family, this indoor hydroponic garden will give him some seedlings to look after—without risking the backache that comes with outdoor pruning. Plus, he’ll love adding fresh basil to his famous tomato sauce.

Buy It ($165; $130)

Best Buy

11. Facebook 10-Inch Portal with Alexa

For the Tech Challenged

Facebook Portal will help you to stay connected because they're easy to use for video calls (yeah, that means you don’t have to spend hours setting granddad up with Zoom).

Buy It ($180)

Coach Outlet

12. Coach Track Belt Bag

For the Evening Walk Taker

It holds keys, a phone and other essentials while he's clocking his 10,000 steps through the neighborhood. So handy, he'll wonder why he hasn't been using one of these always.

Buy It ($298; $119)

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13. Winc One-Month Wine Subscription

For the Wine Lover

Before your partner's father starts sipping, Winc will have him fill out a six-question quiz that will determine his palate profile. From the results, the experts at Winc recommend four vinos he’s sure to love. From there, he can make swaps or additions based on the assortment. Plus, new wines are added to the site daily, so he can try new pairings every month. And, better yet, he can rate his wines after he sips them, to get the most accurate recommendations. (FYI, here are 19 other wine subscriptions to check out.)

Buy It ($30)

Milk Bar

14. Milk Bar the Little Somethings Set

For the Guy Who Loves Baked Goods

If he’s never had a treat from Milk Bar, now’s the time to introduce him to this NYC-famous bakery. This gift set features six assorted cookies, world-famous birthday truffles and chocolate birthday truffles for the perfect starter pack.

Buy It ($84)

Bed, Bath & Beyond

15. Scrabble Deluxe Giant Edition

For Professor Types

If the two of you used to spend hours competing against each other to see whose vocabulary was better, upgrade his board game setup with this 50 percent larger, ultra-fancy game, which features a large rotating board with a raised-letter grid, mahogany-finish tile racks and more.

Buy it ($158)


16. Resteck Massager for Neck and Back with Heat

For the Massage Lover

His weekly massages are on pause for a little while longer, but this highly-rated neck and back massager will melt away tension and soothe sore muscles just the same. Plus, he doesn’t even have to make an appointment (or leave the couch).

$65 at Amazon

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17. Masterclass

For the Endlessly Curious Fellow

For the grandpa who loves becoming an expert in everything and anything, there’s Masterclass. The star-studded lecture series has been offering a variety of courses taught by successful athletes, actors, scientists, mixologists and more since 2015. Each course is divided into 12 to 20 ten-minute long sessions and covers a variety of topics as the instructor moves through the lessons. Whether your pop wants to learn some acting skills from Natalie Portman or take a beginner cooking lesson from famous Chef Gordon Ramsay, the gift of a one-year membership means they can take unlimited classes.

Buy it ($180)

Urban Outfitters

18. Crosley Radio Voyager Turntable

For the Vinyl Collector

Give him a good excuse to put his impressive record collection to use with this vintage-inspired record player. It’s compatible with 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records, plus it features Bluetooth and radio capabilities for a touch of modern technology.

Buy It ($110)

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19. Atlas Coffee Club Subscription

For the Coffee Drinker

Has grandpa been hinting that he's interested in "experimenting" outside of his beloved Folgers? Help him discover roasts that he wouldn’t be able to find in stores with this monthly subscription service that sends gourmet blends from ethically sourced farms in Costa Rica, Kenya, Ethiopia and beyond.

Buy it (from $60; $55)

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For the Adventurous Eater

Before he gets to the grill, your dad’s going to want to concoct a fancy rub for that steak. Treat him to a nine-piece set of these high-quality spices and watch him go wild. (Then throw away his 10-year-old meat seasoning while he’s not looking.)

Buy it ($62; $53)

Saks Fifth Avenue

21. Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit

For the Bearded Grandpa

An all-over wash, a beard lube to make shaving easier, a special moisturizer—his beard is going to be silky-smooth in no time.

Buy It ($35; $30)



For the Guy Who Deserves Cashmere

Gift granddad with a cozy sweater he can wear on top of anything, or just keep in the car in case he's headed somewhere with the dreaded too-high air conditioning. With more than 300 five-star reviews, it’s clear that this $75 wardrobe staple is worth every penny.

Buy it ($75)

23. Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer by Steven Johnson

For the Policy Nerd

In this fascinating book, author Steven Johnson explains why human life expectancy has doubled in the last 100 years—and the answers might surprise your gramps, who was probably taught in school that heroic discoveries and innovations by scientists were responsible for humanity's biggest advances. Not so, Johnson says: More mundane developments like sanitation, diet, vaccinations and even seat belts are what are keeping humans healthier longer.

$28; $17 at Amazon


24. Gosky Monocular Telescope

For the Birder

Your resident birdwatcher may have a nice pair of binoculars already, but sometimes a scope, which typically has a greater magnification, is best for spotting shorebirds on a distant shore or hawks circling high above.

$140 at Amazon

Home Depot

25. Weber Original Kettle Premium 22-Inch Charcoal Grill

For the Grill Lover

If dear old gramps is still using the same grill he bought in 1988, give him the gift of an upgrade. This classic charcoal option has a large cooking surface for both direct and indirect heat, and a one-touch cleaning system for easy mess removal, post-feast.

Buy it ($139)


26. Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan by Jessica Luther and Kavitha Davidson

For the Sports Fan

Rooting for a favorite team can be a blast. But what about when a football player takes a hit to the head after yet another study has warned of the dangers of CTE; or when a team whose mascot was born in an era of racism and bigotry takes the field; or when a relief pitcher accused of domestic violence saves the game? In this fascinating book, acclaimed sports writers Luther and Davidson explore how we might begin to reconcile our conscience with our fandom.

$27; $23 at Amazon


27. A VRBO Getaway

For the Travel Lover

Surprise grandpa by planning a weekend trip at a time you all can look forward to, just being together. We’re guessing it’ll be the best email he’s received in a while.

Buy it


28. BigCartFamily Custom Pet Portrait

For the Dog Owner

It’s no secret that Spot is his favorite “child” so you might as well embrace it. Send in a photo of your pet and this Etsy seller will create a hand-painted watercolor portrait that Dad will want to frame immediately.

Buy it (from $62)


29. Snapfish Wall Calendar

For the Birthday Forgetter

A calendar featuring photos of their new grandchild might seem pretty obvious. But this one from Snapfish has a bonus: You can personalize specific dates (like Sophie’s birthday) with added text and even tiny photos. Genius!

Buy it (from $25)

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30. An Audible Membership

For the Book Lover

Set gramps up with an Audible membership so he can mix in an audiobook—like Malcom Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers or David Sedaris’s The Best of Me—every now and then. You have the option to gift a membership for one month, three months, six months or one year, and if he already has a membership, you can still send him credits to use for more book purchases.

$15/month at Amazon

Our Place

31. Our Place Always Pan

For the Guy With a Tiny Kitchen

This three-piece pan is designed to replace a traditional eight-piece cooking set for under $150. And while it won’t replace every cooking tool in their kitchen (PureWow’s food editor rotates between this handy non-stick and a cast iron skillet), it’s definitely a great present, if only for the sheer ease of use and storage, plus a simplified clean-up process.

Buy it ($145)


32. Quickwits

For the Sharp-Witted

He loves card games, but sometimes they can be hard to play with a group because there are just too many rules to keep track of. Enter this easy-to-understand and fast-paced game where all players have to do is shout out the first thing that comes to mind in each given category. Here’s how it works: Three or more players take turns drawing cards and flipping them over. When two cards match, players have to shout out an example of someone or something in that particular category (like “rhymes with booze”). No repeats allowed.

$19; $15 at Amazon

Home Depot

33. OVENTE Electric Milk Frother and Steamer

For the Home Barista

If he can’t stop talking about the daily cappuccinos he drank when he vacationed in Italy three years ago, he’d put a milk frother to good use. This at-home coffee tool works like a charm to whip dairy or non-dairy milks into frothy perfection.

Buy it ($59)

Best Buy

34. Samsung 65" Class The Frame Smart TV

Best for the Binge Watcher

He's always wanting to share the new Brit detective drama, classic TV series or sports tournament with you. Splurge on this cult-favorite television, which has high-res clarity and looks like a picture frame when he's not watching it.

Buy It ($1,800; $1,600)


35. The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow

For the History Buff

This book reexamines the foundations of most world histories, which state that there's an evolutionary forward movement from remote ancestors as being either free and equal innocents, or warlike thugs. Here, an activist-anthropologist and an archaeologist re-position our forebears as intelligent political beings that experimented with shifting political systems and alliances, coming away with a hope for creative solutions to today's world crises.

$35; $26 at Amazon


36. Minnetonka Suede Moccasin

For the Guy With Chilly Toes

He won’t admit it, but you know his current slippers need an upgrade. These cozy moccasins will keep him comfy and his feet supported while walking around the house.

Buy It (From $55)

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37. Sun Basket Meal Delivery

For the Guy Who Avoids Grocery Shopping

A weekly meal delivery kit not only saves making frequent trips to the grocery store, but your family can order the same meals as him, and cook together over FaceTime.

Buy It

Bed, Bath & Beyond

38. How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan

For the Grandad With Little Grandkids

Gift this book to Pop and then set up a time so he can read it to the kids. It just might become everyone’s new favorite bedtime tradition.

Buy It ($18)

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39. Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits

For the Extremely Lactose Tolerant

From one of our favorite NYC cheese stores, Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits sampler includes four fan favorites: Gruyère, Manchego, Brie, and Cheddar, plus a handful of crunchy bites and a sweet, spiced jam. Admit it, he’ll love crafting an expertly curated spread to share with the whole family.

Buy it ($95)


40. Nambe Vie Flask

For the Life of the Party

Because you remember him teaching you, as a kid, to "be prepared," you're giving him a little something to do just that. Because camping, hiking and maybe even sports games are ahead, and he wants to be ready. (P.S. Use coupon code FRIEND to unlock the discount price.)

Buy It ($55; $38)

Sleep Number

41. Sleep Number True Temp Sheet Set

For the Light Sleeper

Does gramps complain about waking up in the middle of the night and not getting back to sleep due to overheating? Get him this specially blended cotton sheet set, with touches of polyester and spandex, that will regulate his sleeping temperature. And the fitted sheet has a stay-put strap to keep the sheets aligned.

Buy It ($210)



For the Sentimental Grandpa

With pages for your kids to glue in pictures and prompts like ‘If I had to describe you in one word, it’d be,’ this gift is sure to get him all choked up looking through it again and again.

$12 at Amazon

Best Buy

43. Microsoft Surface Headphones 2

For the Tech Savvy

Not only can you control the noise cancelling level on these new headphones, but you can also adjust the volume by simply twisting the earpiece. Plus, the over-ear portion acts as a track pad that allow you to pause, play, swipe to the next song or go back a song with specific touch commands. That’s not all: Grandpa can use his favorite Amazon Alexa commands to do all of the above.

Buy it ($250)

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