44 Best Gifts for Grandpa That He'll Actually Love (and Use)

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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, whether it's for the holidays, his birthday or just because? 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 little sampling of world history will blow his mind. We could go on and on, but we won't hold you up. Here are the 44 best gifts for grandpa.

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The 82 Best Gifts for Dad That He'll Actually Use (and Won't Abandon in the Garage)

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.

Parachute Home

2. Parachute 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.

Size range: 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.

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.

Lord Jones

5. Lord Jones High Cbd Body Lotion

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.


6. Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Soft Cooler

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.


7. Cuisinart Air Fryer

For the Home Cook

All the fried foods he loves, now prepped in an easier and healthier way. It convection bakes and broils, air-fries, toasts, warms and has a setting specifically for pizza. The compact proportions (15.5 inches wide by 12.5 inches deep) and manageable heft (15 pounds) are countertop-friendly.

8. Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2

For the Tech-Curious

Grandad is in the market for a new laptop, but he's not sure what, exactly, he wants. While we're partial to gathering the kids and splurging collectively on a Surface Laptop Go 2—it's a powerful touchscreen computer that's hard to beat for $500—Microsoft makes it oh so easy to find something that suits his needs perfectly. Surprise Pops with a personal shopping appointment (which is a free video or audio chat, so you don't even have to leave the couch), where a Microsoft employee will ask him about what he wants out of a device, his budget and how he'll use it, then offer customized suggestions of what to get. No buyers remorse here.



9. Teva Hudson Sandal

For the Hiker

He'll be able to let his feet breathe—as well as keep himself upright—thanks to these shoes' rugged rubber high-grip outsole that won't shirk when he encounters a patch of mud or small stream. These classic hiker's sandals are lightweight, so they won't slow him down, and the contoured EVA midsole keeps his arches well supported. As for wearing socks with them...seriously, he's earned the right to whatever fashion statement he likes.


10. 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 within the 400-foot range of its Bluetooth signal. And there's two in the set in case one goes missing.


11. 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. It includes Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint seeds, along with a season's worth of natural nutrients. He’s going to love adding fresh basil to his famous tomato sauce.

Best Buy

12. 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). And the smart camera pans and zooms to keep Gramps in the frame.

Coach Outlet

13. 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.

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14. 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.)

Milk Bar

15. 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.

Bed, Bath & Beyond

16. 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.


17. 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).

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18. 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.

Urban Outfitters

19. 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.

atlas coffee club

20. 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.

burlap & barrel

21. Burlap & Barrel Spice Collection

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.)

Saks Fifth Avenue

22 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.


23. Naadam Cashmere Sweater

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. The finicky PureWow reviewer who tested the women's version of this sweater decreed that this $75 wardrobe staple is worth every penny.

24. The Great Age Reboot by Michael F. Roizen, M.D.

For the Science Guy

In this fascinating book, subtitled Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow, bestselling author Dr. Michael F. Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic joins with two acclaimed economists to examine why human life expectancy has doubled in the last 100 years and how it will change people's bodies, brains and bank accounts. This optimistic book predicts living past 130 will become increasingly common, and includes an action plan for physical and mental wellness in addition to economic health.


25. 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.

Home Depot

26. 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.


27. Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back 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.


28. A Vrbo Getaway

For the Travel Lover

Surprise grandpa by planning a weekend trip for the family. We’re guessing it’ll be the best email he’s received in a while.


29. 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.


30 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!

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31. 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.

Our Place

32 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.


33. 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.

Home Depot

34. 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.

Best Buy

35. 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.

Uncommon Goods

36. Teas of the Boston Tea Party

For the History Buff

He'll appreciate this gift of five looseleaf teas that were thrown overboard into the Boston Harbor by colonists protesting taxation without representation. He'll also get details on how many chests of each tea were destroyed, brewing directions and flavor profiles as well as facts about how early Americans enjoyed tea.


37. 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.

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38 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.

Bed, Bath & Beyond

39. 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.

murray's cheese

40. 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.


41. 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 VIP to unlock the discount price.)

Sleep Number

42. 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.


43. Knock Knock ‘what I Love About Grandpa’ Fill In The Love Journal

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.

Best Buy

44. 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.

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