Great Gifts for Grandfathers
He taught us how to ride a bike and change a tire, and now it’s our turn to gift grandpa 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 grandpa 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.
Classic Country Gold CD Set
BUY IT: $12.99; amazon.com
His toes will be tapping to the sounds of this CD, which is packed with the classic country tunes he grew up with.
Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set
BUY IT: $35.95, uncommongoods.com
His favorite single malt in toothpick form. He'll love them.
Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest
BUY IT: $50, uncommongoods.com
Gift him this redwood bonsai forest and Uncommon Goods will dontate $5 to American Forests on Wildlands for Wildlife, an initiative to save endangered species and critical ecosystems.
Columbia Men’s Dr. Downpour Jacket
BUY IT: $99.99; columbia.com
For all of his outdoor adventures, a rainproof, weatherproof jacket (with a surprise stow-away hood) that he’ll take everywhere.
Geo Key Bow Tie
BUY IT: $19; thetiebar.com
For the dapper gentleman, a classic navy bow tie that he’ll reach for again and again.
Gorilla Carts 600 lb. Poly Garden Dump Cart
BUY IT: $69.97; homedepot.com
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.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Burnished Leather Slim Billfold Wallet
BUY IT: $40; macys.com
Fill it with pictures of the grandkids, and it will become his most prized possession.
Men’s Wicked Good Moccasins
BUY IT: $69; llbean.com
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.
Peppermint Beard Wash
BUY IT: $18; theartofshaving.com
A refreshing, softening wash with jojoba and peppermint essential oil that will wake him up and leave his beard looking top notch.
The Golden Age of Football by Neil Leifer
BUY IT: $46.59; amazon.com
The grandpa who’s always game to talk football will love a book that celebrates the most memorable moments captured on the gridiron.
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Audiobook
BUY IT: $20.34; amazon.com
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.
Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
BUY IT: $14.99; crateandbarrel.com
When the weather turns crisp, it’s time for a fire; gift him a new gadget to get the fireplace roaring easier and faster.
Whiskey Chilling Stones
BUY IT: $25.90; amazon.com
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.
Filson Travel Kit
BUY IT: $55; nordstrom.com
A rugged, understated travel kit for all his journeys near and far.
Woodspire 30 in. Square Slate Steel Fire Pit
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.