Gifts for Grandpa that you’ve never thought of

We've rounded up our favourite ideas for gifts to buy Grandpa that he'll truly appreciate.


by Sophie Knight |
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From socks to boozy chocolates, books about history to comedy ties, buying gifts for Grandpa can get a bit predictable. If you've run out of inspiration for what to buy Grandad this Father's Day (or what you need to buy him from the kids because they're too young or haven't remembered), help is at hand.

We've scoured the online shops to find some of the most unique and thoughtful gifts that Grandpa will really appreciate this year. Gifts to keep him entertained or presents that make him think of his family and treats to spoil him.

Gifts for Grandpa Shortlist

For the sentimental grandpa: Personalised Grandad Photo Frame
For the forgetful Grandpa: Personalised Oak Glasses Stand
For the tea-drinking Grandpa: Wrendale Dad Stag Mug
For the Grandpa who is a BBQ enthusiast: Viners BBQ Tool Set
For the modern Grandpa: Nixplay 10.1 inch Touch Screen Smart Digital Picture Frame
For the well-groomed Grandpa: Philips OneBlade 360

As well as this, we've chosen our favourite gifts for Grandpa based on presents the Yours Team would like to receive, or gifts we've bought our own loved ones. Not to mention, they all come highly rated, not just by ourselves but also by real customers. Don't forget the Father's Day card.

So, whether this year you want to buy him a new coffee machine, a personalised whiskey tumbler, a mug or a wooden stand for his specs, we've got an inspiring list of presents for you to browse (and we've managed not to include any socks or chocolate!).

For the nostalgic Grandpa

Dear Grandad Memory Journal
Price: $16.55

This Dear Grandad Memory Journal has more than 60 questions, helping the grandchildren to prompt Grandpa into telling his life history. There are questions about his childhood, school life, and how he felt about becoming a grandad. This will create a special bond between Grandpa and his grandchildren, and it's a fun activity for them to enjoy together.

For the gardening grandpa

Grandad’s Garden Shed KeyringPhoto: Not on the High Street

A lovely gift from the grandchildren, personalise this wooden shed keyring with up to 28 characters in total. This beautiful Grandad's Garden Shed Keyring is made from cherry wood by Dust and Things.

For the sentimental grandpa

Personalised Wooden Photo FramePhoto: Amazon

Print off a special photo of Grandpa with his grandchildren and turn this wooden photo frame into a really unique present. Personalise it with whatever phrase you wish. You can choose between three sizes (6x4in, 7x5in or 8x6in) and either portrait or landscape. This Personalised Grandad Photo Frame will look wonderful on the sideboard for years to come.

For the egg-cellent Grandpas

Wooden Egg & Soldiers BoardPhoto: Amazon

Grandad will love eating his eggy soldiers from this engraved wooden board, featuring an egg-cellent pun that he'll appreciate. The perfect way to serve his toast, with built-in egg cups. This engraved wooden board is made from natural wood and we really love the writing style.

For Grandpa always in the kitchen

Is your Grandpa never out the kitchen, or always near the barbecue? This 'Best Grandad Ever' apron from Redbubble is something he can use during his cooking escapades as chef of the kitchen!

For the forgetful Grandpa

Personalised Oak Glasses StandPhoto: Not on the High Street

From MijMoj Design, this is somewhere to keep Grandpa's glasses, which also features a special personalised message to make him think of you every time he puts his frames on. It's free to personalise the front of this Personalised Oak Glasses Stand. Or, choose not to have a message engraved and save £5.

For the avid reader

Has your Dad got a hobby he enjoys and wants to learn more about? Choose from over 30 magazines and give a personal gift that lasts longer than a box of chocolates. Make the most of the Father’s Day special offers available now!

For the Grandpa who loves a beer

We love this low-carb brew from Drink Well. The Lean Brew IPA (12) is packed with notes of fruit with the usual hoppy bitterness, making it an ideal drink for the summer. Why not treat him to some beer? We're sure he'd love it.

For the handy Grandpa

We know Grandpa always has a pack of sweets secreted somewhere about his person, and probably a couple of nuts and bolts in his pockets too, so this cute Personalised Storage Tin Gift gives him somewhere to keep those little essentials. Plus, it can be personalised with a lovely message so he can treasure it forever.

For the stylish Grandpa

Grandad Wash Bag Gift
Price: £18 (was £18.95)

Treat Grandad to a leather-look Grandad Wash Bag Gift to keep all his lotions and potions in, whether to keep the bathroom tidy or to take with him on his travels.

For whiskey-drinking Grandpa

If Grandad is a whiskey drinker, he'll love this Personalised Whiskey Tumbler. It's designed to reflect the oak barrels whisky is aged in. You can personalise with a message on the front for free. It comes with a tin of honey beeswax paste to work into the tumbler for added protection. For a real treat, get him a bottle of whiskey to go with it!

For the tea-drinking Grandpa

Put a smile on Grandpa's face with this Wrendale Dad Stag Mug. With the word 'Dad' written on the inside and a magnificent watercolour image of a stag on the outside. Perfectly packaged for Grandpa, this is a winner.

For the Grandpa who is a BBQ enthusiast

Viners 0302.196 16pc BBQ Set, Stainless Steel
Price: $55.04

Beautifully finished stainless steel tools are just what Grandpa needs to make the family cookout special. If your Grnadad is always seen at the grill, flipping burgers and sipping an ice-cold beer, this gift would light up his day. Strong, durable and suitable for everyday use, we love this Viners BBQ Tool Set - which is 16-piece.

For the coffee-drinking grandpa

If Grandpa likes a good cup of coffee, treat him to a new coffee machine with this De'Longhi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me Starter Kit. Choose one like this which takes capsules or pods, making it a lot simpler and quicker than an espresso machine. This starter kit is ideal as it comes with six boxes of pods. You can make 50 different drinks, from Americano to macchiato and lattes.

For the modern Grandpa

Nixplay smart digital photo frame,Photo: Amazon
Price: $149.99

If your Grandpa isn't too tech-savvy but loves to take a trip down memory lane and look at old photos this would be the perfect gift. With this digital smart frame, you don't have to choose favourites. The frame comes in different sizes, from 10 to 15 inches. All you need to do is share photos and videos from your phone or by email to the Nixplay 10.1 inch Touch Screen Smart Digital Picture Frame.

For the bookworm Grandpa

Metal Photo BookmarkPhoto: Not on the High Street

We're always on the lookout for a bookmark, and it normally ends up being an old receipt or yesterday's post. But Grandpa won't lose his place in his book with this lovely Personalised Special Occasion Metal Photo Bookmark from Studio Hop, made special with four photos of your choice. You can choose from silver or gold-coloured, with five colours of tassel too.

For the Grandpa who loves alfresco dining

Who isn't a fan of pizza? If your Nonno loves to dine outdoors, why not grab this pizza oven from Gozney - just in time for the summer? This Gozney Roccbox is portable, unrivalled and gas or wood fuelled. If you're getting bored of the same old hot dogs and burgers at the family cookout, why not spice things up with this restaurant-quality gift?

For the well-groomed Grandpa

Philips' latest addition is the Philips OneBlade 360. This blade ensures fewer passes and more comfort than ever. It's perfect for reaching those tricky areas as it adjusts to the curves of your face. So, if your Grandpa likes to look smart, why not treat him to this set? It'll make shaving easier, more comfortable and more efficient.

For the DIY Grandpa

Personalised Tape MeasurePhoto: Etsy

From SoBespoke, we've added this cool, personalised tape measure. Choose from nine designs, and customise the text to craft the perfect gift for your Grandpa this Father's Day.


When is Father's Day UK 2023?

Father's Day falls on Sunday 18 June, which means there's still time to buy some great gifts for Grandad. From personalised keepsakes that are sentimental, to novelty gadgets and special mugs that will keep him entertained. There's something to make Grandpa feel really special this Father's Day.


Sophie Knight is the Affiliate Managing Editor for Bauer Media Group.

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