The best gifts for Grandad that he’s sure to love


by Adejumoke Ilori |
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Looking for ways to celebrate that special grandad in your life? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Whether they’re the first to turn up at family gatherings, the ones always there to catch those special moments on camera, or the one to put the kettle on (just in time for their favourite TV show), there are presents from photo frames to mugs, that will help put a smile on their face.

Let’s be honest, gifts for grandparents mean a lot, due to the years of compassion, love, hard work, attention and encouragement that have been shared in the upbringings of our families. Although grandparents are cheeriest with the gift of their grandkids’ coming over to the house and telling them some funny stories, a little something special would surely be appreciated too.

Best at a glance:

The best overall gift for Grandads: Juliana Grandad Mirrored Words Photo Frame 
The best gift for Grandas for price: Cockney Spaniel Best Grandad Ever socks 
The best gift for Grandads for memory: Merclix Grandad Puzzle-Shaped Acrylic Plaque

As a thank you for still pampering us rotten at every imaginable chance that they get, just like matching festive pyjamas, Christmas gifting is also the perfect time to give something really special to Grandad.

So, we’ve found the best gifts your grandad will cherish forever, whether they’re nature lovers, aspiring chefs, love a brew, or like making things, take them down a memorable lane with emotional gift ideas, or indulge their hobby with planting accessories, new instrument (which hopefully won’t disturb grandma’s sleep) or even a mini foot massage.

Best creative gift for Grandads

Perfect for the warm and cold breezy days, these colourful socks can be worn for special activities and occasions, from visiting friends, to playing sports, these socks will have grandad stepping out in style and looking the best. 

Review: "Great socks, good colours, but actually have Grandpa written on them not Grandad! Which is fine if you are called Grandpa."

Pros

  • Box of 3 pairs of socks
  • Bright colours and funky designs

Cons

  • Only sizes available: UK 6-11, EUR 39-46, US 6½-11½

Best tabletop gift for Grandads

Grandad merlix piece
Price: $41.86

 
Grandads are always that special piece in our life, and with this grandad block puzzle printed with touching words, “Grandad. Thank you for being such an important piece of my life. I love you forever”, this will help you remember Grandad forever. Made from acrylic, this sturdy and strong material will show Grandad how important he is to you. 

Review: "This item was delivered on time, I wasn’t expecting it to be plastic-like, but that’s my fault for not reading it properly, the quality doesn't feel too bad either, especially for the price and my grandad loved this gift. The size wasn’t too bad either, I thought it would've been smaller but it’s a decent size too!"

Pros

  • Cute and delicate
  • Can stand stably on any surface

Cons

  • Not many colours to choose from

Best mug gift for Grandads

favourite mug
Price: $9.99

Does Grandad love his tea, coffee or even a brew? then this makes the perfect gift. 100% pure white ceramic and with a cheeky little slogan, this will be sure to make them laugh. With a cute little love heart to go with it, this plain yet classy mug will be cherished forever.

Review: "I've been trying to find a mug like this for a while that was visually pleasing and this checks all the boxes. Absolutely perfect. Decent size and I’m sure my grandma is going to love it."

Pros

  • Holds 11 ounces of your favorite coffee, tea or beverage
  • Funny quote to make you laugh

Cons

  • Text only comes in one colour

Best chocolate gift for Grandads

Chocolates make the perfect high-end gift without having the break the bank. This eye catching hamper gift, whatever your budget, will have your grandad in awe. You also be able to add a cute little message of your own and make it feel extra special and important.

Review: "It is going to be my daughter's first Christmas, with my dad, who is here Grandad. He always sems to spoil her and I just wanted to get him something to feel appreciated too and to also feel loved. He has always spent time with us and this Christmas we have also booked him a holiday away, and these chocolates will come in handy!"

Pros

  • Loads of chocolates to nibble on
  • Can add a personalised message

Cons

  • Not ideal for those with nut allergies

Best BBQ set for Grandads

Does Grandad love flipping those burgers and getting the family ready for a delicious get-together? This personalised BBQ Tool set and cotton bag makes a great gift for the BBQ boss in your household. Great for the summer holidays and will go down well for a mini-party.

Reviews: "The BBQ tool set was absolutely gorgeous and shipping time worked incredibly fast! I needed the BBQ set by a certain day and it arrived 3 hours before I left for the wedding. Customer service and grandad absolutely loved it! amazing!!"

Pros

  • Each tool is engraved with your choice of name, date or short message
  • Designed to be used and each one is made from rust free stainless steel

Cons

  • Don't recommend that you dishwasher the tools

Best opener for Grandads

Let’s be honest, when our grandparents can’t seem to find a bottle opener, they tend to sue their teeth (well, some of them). With this bottle opener, you won’t have to anymore, as this will save Grandad from checking every drawer for something to open his favourite drink with. Once the bottle is opened, the cap is neatly collected in the bottom storage basket.

Review: "Visually, it is nice but not suitable as a bottle opener"

Another review said: "The skull is pretty but not able to open a bottle cap!"

Pros

  • This bottle opener can be installed not only indoors, but also outside
  • Light weight

Cons

  • For those who like to drink beer or bottled drinks

Best memory photo frame for Grandads

photo frame
Price: $23.97

What better way to store the most memorable days in one photo frame? This will make the perfect gift for Grandad, and with its beautiful patterns and mirrored letters embedded into it, the words are brown and black which also give it a cooler look. 

Review: "My dad really loved the frame it was perfect for the picture I had in mind for it. My dad said it was the best gift he got for his birthday."

Another review said: "The photo doesn't do it justice. Such a lovely frame, and such brilliant value for money. Also was delivered well before the due date."

Pros

  • Holds a 6" x 4" photo and is freestanding
  • Comes securely packed for transit

Cons

  • Only comes in silver colour

Best gardening gift box for Grandads

gardening gift set

Rrp: $34.99

Price: $29.99

This amazing set includes a trowel, weeder, fork, and pruning shears, making Grandad’s gardening experience one to remember. Whether he is new to this, or wants to pick it up as a hobby, these are the kinds of essentials that will get him started in the gardening world. From planting to snipping, this kit will make your gardening experience enjoyable and a breeze.

Pros

  • Packed with premium-quality tools
  • Crafted for sharpness and durability

Cons

  • Ideal for those that love nature

Best pyjamas set for Grandads

If your little one is a fan of Peppa Pig and loves watching it with Grandad, then this is for you. Get Grandad in character with this attractive and cosy-looking pyjamas set, and make them feel a part of your favourite TV show.

Review: "Our granddaughter was very impressed with her Grandad's pj's. Good quality and true to size."

Another review said: "Gift for my dad from my little one but great quality."

Pros

  • This Peppa Pig Short Pyjamas Set is a great gift for any TV fan. 
  • Perfect whilst at home or out & about, this will make a fantastic present.

Cons

  • Machine wash only

Best hair trimmer for Grandads

Create a mini barbershop for Grandad in the comfort from his own home. This powerful Phillips trimmer contains a multigroom handle, trimmer, nose & ear trimmer, 2 beard combs, 2 stubble combs, 1 hair comb, a cleaning brush, and a storage pouch, making Grandad's day super fun.

Review: "Having a well-groomed appearance is a necessity in today's fast-paced world, and the Philips 7-in-1 All-In-One Trimmer, Series 3000 Grooming Kit has swiftly become my trusty companion in this endeavour. As someone who values efficiency and versatility in personal grooming tools, I was quickly taken by the array of features and user-friendly nature of this trimmer. To start, the 7 different attachments cover almost all grooming needs. Whether you're tidying up a thick beard, subtly trimming stubble, adjusting the hairline, or even dealing with those pesky nose and ear hairs, this kit is up for the task. Having used various grooming sets in the past, I found this one particularly adept at handling my thick beard hair, where others have simply surrendered."

Pros

  • Skin-friendly blades for a perfect trim
  • Up to 60 minutes of cordless use per charge.

Cons

  • Battery Powered

Remember, most people think that giving someone a gift links to the festive holidays, birthday celebrations, graduations, baby showers, passing your driving test, starting a new job – the list goes on. But there are many reasons behind it.

Giving gifts builds a sturdier connection, makes you feel remembered and appreciated, brightens your day, and improves your overall mental and physical health, and sometimes the most heartfelt gifts are the ones that are given to you just because and without a reason.

And, when thinking about the kinds of gifts to give to others, you are also showing an act of kindness no matter how small it may be, it is always the thought that counts.

_Mummy to a little girl, Adejumoke Ilori is Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby. With a BA hon in Creative Writing, she has worked for digital platforms, where she has empowered women from the inside and out, by sharing real life stories based on relationships, loving yourself and mum_myhood.

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