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Finding the best gifts for grandpa can be challenging—he likely already owns everything he could possibly want, so how do you even begin searching for the perfect present?
We’ve got your back. We’ve been searching for the best gifts for everyone on your list this year. We combed through our favorite products and found 20 gifts that would be perfect for your grandfather, from cozy moccasins to colorful socks.
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1. For the grandpa who likes to watch his games in peace: Wireless TV headphones
If your grandfather loves watching TV in his favorite chair, consider getting him a set of headphones that can control exactly how loud the volume that hits his ears will be—like the RS 5000 headphones from Sennheiser. These headphones are incredibly user-friendly and comfortable, plus—for the football fan—they feature a crowd noise–reduction button, meaning he can listen to the game announcers without having to sift through the crowd jumble. And for grandparents who have differing volume needs, these headphones can solve the problem.
2. For the grandpa who wants to find his roots: AncestryDNA kit
Does grandpa frequently regale you with tales of how his people have Italian roots? Or how you’re distantly related to George Washington, according to his great-uncle Rodney? Well now’s the time to find out—help him figure his family roots once and for all with an AncestryDNA kit. We tried AncestryDNA and loved how detailed the ethnicity breakdowns were, and thankfully, this kit is on sale until the holidays.
3. For the grandpa who likes to sleep in his chair: Our favorite weighted blanket
Weighted blankets make great gifts this season, and our favorite is the Gravity Blanket. This cozy blanket is perfect for the grandpa who loves sitting on his favorite chair and watching his shows (or, more realistically, falling asleep). This cult-favorite blanket is on sale right now, so take advantage and pick one up for your favorite grandfather.
4. For the grandpa who wants to walk comfortably: A pair of reliable Crocs
Crocs remain popular for a reason—they’re comfy, and they make great shoes for both indoor and outdoor use. Whether grandpa likes to walk around the block or adventure by the creek, Crocs make a great versatile shoe he can put to good use. Plus, there are a bunch of different styles and colors of Crocs, which means you can customize based on your grandfather’s tastes.
5. For the grandpa who can’t get enough ‘Star Wars’: A Disney+ subscription
Grandpa doesn’t need to dust off his VHS copies of the original trilogy to enjoy “Star Wars” in his own home—with a Disney+ subscription, he can not only watch “Star Wars” with the click of a button, but he can turn on just about every Disney movie under the sun. It’s great for him and great for the grandkids—watch him light up as he claims the title of “Best Grandparent of the Year” for turning on “Frozen.”
6. For the grandpa who has a great sock game: Happy Socks
Does your grandpa love his socks? Pick him up a package of Happy Socks, which are exactly what they sound like—socks with colorful patterns that make you feel happy. Happy Socks sells a variety of gift boxes for all types of personalities, so comb through their inventory and find the box that most screams “grandpa” to you.
7. For the grandpa who values coziness: A comfortable new robe
It’s hard to go wrong with gifting a robe. They make timeless presents, especially if you spring for a more high-end option, like this fleece robe from Nordstrom. The fleece itself is incredibly soft, while the faux shearling lining provides warmth—can you think of anything else grandpa would love more?
8. For the grandpa who loves smart tech: Google Nest Hub Max
The Google Nest Home Max makes an incredible gift for the grandpa who lives far away. This smart home device allows grandpa to make video calls, as well as ask questions to Google, play YouTube videos, display the weather, and even watch the news. He can proudly sit it on his bedside table, in the kitchen, or on the coffee table.
9. For the grandpa who loves to read: Our favorite Amazon Kindle
If he loves to read, grandpa needs a Kindle—and our favorite Kindle is the Paperwhite, which you can get on sale at Amazon right now for less than $100. This lightweight Kindle is waterproof, plays Audible books, and comes with a suite of settings that allow the reader to adjust based on their reading styles. Plus, if you pair it with Kindle Unlimited, you can gift grandpa a host of free ebooks, too.
10. For the grandpa who won't give up his hardcovers: A Book of the Month subscription
Grandpa loves to read, but for some reason, he will not try a Kindle, or any other ereader, for that matter. No worries—you can gift him a Book of the Month subscription instead. This service ships one book each month to its subscribers, prompting them via email once a month to pick their next month’s book from a selection of five new releases. Grandpa can log on, find his perfect match, and be treated to a brand new hardcover every month.
11. For the grandpa who loves his houseshoes: This cozy set of moccasins
Much like Crocs, moccasins make great indoor and outdoor shoes—but unlike Crocs, moccasins also double as great slippers, meaning grandpa may never actually take these shoes off. This sturdy pair from L.L. Bean comes highly recommended by reviewers, with users saying they fit true to size and make great shoes for any time of year. The best review comes from Johnnyonelung, who says, “If everyone had a pair the world would be a happier place.”
12. For the grandpa who loves his pajamas: A set of cozy flannel PJs
Speaking of cozy houseware, consider nabbing grandpa a pair of these cult-favorite flannel pajamas from Nordstrom. They come in four patterns, have a drawstring waist, and button down the front. Reviewers say they’re warm and cozy, perfect for the holiday season.
13. For the grandpa who "doesn't want anything": A Masterclass pass
Mention Steve Martin and you’ve got the attention of any grandpa within your vicinity. Make your grandfather smile by letting him learn from the famed comedian with Masterclass. This service contains a host of courses from notable celebrities teaching their crafts, from David Sedaris teaching storytelling to Annie Leibovitz teaching photography. Peruse the course offerings, find your grandfather’s favorite topic or celebrity, and watch how happy it makes him during the holidays.
14. For the grandpa who loves his sports team: A beanie with his favorite team’s colors
If grandpa is a die-hard sports fan, he won’t turn down new gear to display his favorite team’s colors. This beanie from Walmart makes a great stocking stuffer, whether he’s going to a game soon or just needs a good hat to keep his head warm in the winter. This particular hat is for the NFL, but Walmart carries beanies for MLB, NHL, and NCAA teams, too.
15. For the grandpa who likes weekend trips: A Herschel duffel bag
Herschel makes great high-quality bags, from backpacks to duffels. This bag from Nordstrom can be used for a variety of needs, whether grandpa needs a new travel bag, gym bag, or carrying case. Reviewers note that the bag is pretty large and it’s made from sturdy materials, meaning it should last quite a while.
16. For the grandpa who's serious about fitness: Fitbit Charge 3
If your grandfather enjoys being active, a fitness tracker makes a great gift, whether he enjoys biking with the grandkids or walking the dog every day. The Fitbit Charge 3 is our favorite fitness tracker—it pairs with smartphones, comes with a variety of preset exercise settings, and has a built-in GPS.
17. For the grandpa who loves writing: A personalized pen
The Century II 10KT Gold Filled Rollerball Pen is not cheap, but it makes an amazing gift for the grandfather who loves to write. It’s high-quality, gorgeous, and should last a lifetime. Plus, it writes incredibly well, meaning he can both admire and use it on a daily basis.
18. For the grandpa who's always cold: A Patagonia fleece jacket
Patagonia makes great warm sweaters for both men and women, but this fleece jacket makes an incredible gift for grandpa this season. It comes with three zipper pockets, it’s made from a warm fleece, and it’s well-loved among reviewers. Plus, you can get it in eight different colors, so pick the one that best suits your grandfather.
19. For the grandpa who loves his morning reading time: The cult-favorite Squatty Potty
There’s a reason the Squatty Potty has skyrocketed to fame—it works, and it makes an incredible gift for the grandfather who cherishes his … morning reading time. We tested the Squatty Potty and found that it really does make a difference, so if you know this is something grandpa would love and appreciate, we highly recommend it.
20. For the grandpa who's sentimental: The New York Times Special Day Book
If grandpa loves having his heartstrings tugged, the New York Times Special Day Book is a great gift for him. This custom-made book includes all headlines, articles, photos, and ads that appeared in the New York Times on a specific date since 1851. You could pick grandpa’s birthday, his marriage date, or the date of a loved one’s birthday. Either way, expect waterworks.
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