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His toes will be tapping to the sounds of this CD, which is packed with the classic country tunes he grew up with.
Give the man who shared his life stories with you something special this Christmas.
He taught us how to ride a bike and change a tire, and now it’s our turn to gift Grandfather with something he really wants this holiday season. From gifts inspired by the outdoors to the tools he needs to grill up a barbecue dinner, these gifts for grandfathers will have him grinning on Christmas morning. He never asks for anything, and he certainly won’t tell us what he really wants to find under the tree, but these great gifts for grandpas are what he’s secretly asking Santa for this year. Our grandfathers are so many things to us—advisors, friends, mentors, teachers, and comedians. They cook up the best hamburgers and tell the best stories. Whether you call him Pop-Pop, Grandpa, PaPaw, or Papa, he’ll appreciate a gift that shows how much he means to you—something thoughtful, something creative, something like these great gifts for the grandfathers we love so dearly.
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For all of his outdoor adventures, a rainproof, weatherproof jacket (with a surprise stow-away hood) that he’ll take everywhere.
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For the dapper gentleman, a classic navy bow tie that he’ll reach for again and again.
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He’s always working in the yard, and you’ve heard him complain about his old cart more than once, so replace it with this garden wagon that’s as tough as he is.
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Upgrade his decades-old bottle opener with this one-of-a kind shed reindeer horn version—and then crack open a cold one together.
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Because he doesn’t have one—and because he can’t leave the kitchen without adding a few slices of his favorite pepper to whatever’s on the stove.
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Fill it with pictures of the grandkids, and it will become his most prized possession.
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You’ll get a call around June letting you know that he’s worn these comfy, sturdy-soled, shearling-lined slippers every morning since Christmas.
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He’s not a fringe kind of a guy, so gift him a warm, clean-lined scarf that goes with everything.
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A refreshing, softening wash with jojoba and peppermint essential oil that will wake him up and leave his beard looking top notch.
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For the grandpa who loves to mix up a saucy barbecue on the grill, a set of marinades that will spice up any meal.
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The grandpa who’s always game to talk football will love a book that celebrates the most memorable moments captured on the gridiron.
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Cozy attire for padding around the house, reading the paper, and pouring a steaming cup of coffee.
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Because he’s been hinting that he wants a new puffer vest, this olive green one fits the bill.
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He can listen to this thrilling tale of the Wright brothers taking flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina nearly anywhere—in the car, in his workshop, wherever he has a CD player and a free moment.
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When the weather turns crisp, it’s time for a fire; gift him a new gadget to get the fireplace roaring easier and faster.
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These will keep his drink cool—just be sure to pair them with a bottle of Jack. He tells the best stories—and the best stories come out when he’s had a glass of his favorite whiskey, neat.
BUY IT: $75; nordstrom.com
A rugged, understated travel kit for all his journeys near and far.
BUY IT: $99; homedepot.com
He’ll love sitting outside by the fire at dusk, and you’ll love listening to the stories he tells in the flickering glow.
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A playful, streamlined letter opener to remind him of that time he went searching for a gator in the fishpond.