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29 of the most unique gift ideas for awesome grandpas

From bourbon-flavored coffee to personalized socks, this list will make any grandpa smile!
by Chassie Post /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Sunday, September 9, 2018 is Happy National Grandparents Day!

Looking for the perfect gift for grandpa this Grandparents Day? If Pop-pop is the type of man who always says he "has everything," it can be a struggle.

That's why we put together this list of unique gift ideas for men. It'll help you find the perfect grandpa gift for Father's Day (grandpas are dads too), birthdays or anything else! We searched high and low for great and unusual gifts that will show him just how much you care. From bourbon-infused coffee to the perfect sports chair, there's something here for everyone, for every budget.

(If you're looking for presents for grandparents, in general, we've also got a handy list of unique grandma gifts, too!)

TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY does have affiliate relationships. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue.

Knock Knock What I Love About Grandpa journal, $9, Amazon

Best Gifts for Grandparents

Let Grandpa know just how much you love her with this clever "fill-in-the-love" journal. Creating a personalized keepsake has never been so easy or adorable.

Personalized Socks - Set of Five Pairs, $50, Uncommon Goods

Personalized Socks
Uncommon Goods

You can personalize these socks with Grandpa’s initials or a short saying — up to eight characters at the ankle and twenty characters at the toes.

Grandpas Are There to Help Box Sign, $5 (normally $9), Amazon

Best gifts for grandpa: unique gifts for men

This grandpa box sign is perfect for the grandpa in your life who's always getting into a little more trouble than he should be.

Weekender 38mm Green Plaid Strap, $38, Amazon

gift ideas for grandpa

Did we mention we're mad for plaid? Give your granddad this classic Times Weekender with a plaid band; it's old-school cool for a man who will likely appreciate that operating this watch requires no tech skills.

For more watches we love, check out this chic leather Timex Weekender.

The Bacon Crate, $60, Man Crates

best grandpa gifts - bacon crate

Bring home the bacon with this delicious selection of gifts that are perfect for the grandpa who loves to pig out. In this box of goodies, he'll find bacon peanut brittle, savory bacon jam, and sweet-and-spicy bacon jerky.

Harrms Touchscreen Nappa Genuine Leather Gloves, Starting at $16, Amazon

Gloves tech touch texting leather

We don’t want Gramps missing any texts, do we? These leather gloves have a built in touchscreen feature so he doesn’t have to take them off to use his smartphone.

Picnic Time Portable Folding Sports Chair, Red, $71, Amazon

Chair Sports Portable

Grandpa might just be your biggest fan, so it’s on you to make sure he's as comfy as possible when he comes to cheer you (or your kids) on at the next sporting event. This light and portable chair is easy to carry and has not only a side table to rest his favorite beverage but also a handy pouch to stock essentials.

Northwest NFL Flair Hair Adjustable Visor, $23, Amazon

Visor Novelty NFL Hair

Your grandpa will like two things about this visor. One, it will help him display indisputable team spirit, and two, it may provide an assist in the hair department.

Breville Panini Press, $75 (usually $100), Amazon

Panini Press Oprah

Straight off “Oprah’s Favorite Things” list, the Breville Panini Press will take Grandpa’s favorite sandwiches to the next level. It's perfect for paninis, croissant and breakfast sandwiches and more. We can almost smell that gooey grilled cheese right now!

Stud Bucket of Jackie Os Gluten-Free Cookies, $50, Sur la Table

Studmuffin cookies meringue
Sur la Table

Make sure Grandpa knows he's still a stud muffin by giving him a bucket of these gluten-free, chocolate chip meringue delights.

Wooden Domino Set, $34, Uncommon Goods

Wooden Domino Set
Uncommon Goods / Uncommon Goods

Is your grandpa a gamer? Then game on! Plus, it's so good-looking that it would also make a handsome accent on a coffee table.

We are also loving this domino set from Hayneedle that's stored in a sleek, deep blue velvet case for $42.

YETI Rambler 30-oz. Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid, $55, Amazon

Yeti Stainless Steel Tumbler

When in doubt, Yeti never disappoints the guy in your life. And Grandpa will go nuts over this stainless steel vacuum tumbler. “Virtually indestructible," this container keeps your drink “as cold (or hot) as scientifically possible.”

John Hanly Irish Scarf Lambswool, $28, Amazon

Plaid Scarf

What's more classic than a tartan lambswool scarf made in Ireland? While this is a festive plaid, there are lots of tartan options that will keep Grandpa warm in style.

Minnetonka Genuine Shearling Moccasin Slipper, $68, Nordstrom

Minnetonka Moccasins

Expect several high-fives for this gift, because Grandpa won’t want to ever take off these plush, shearling-lined suede moccasins. We also like that they have rubber soles, and so will he.

Single Wine Case with Optional Monogramming, $89, Hayneedle

Wine Case

You know what a wine enthusiast who has everything needs? A monogrammed leather wine carrying case. And boy will it make that prized bottle of wine look important when Grandpa opens it up to present at his wine club.

Cathy's Concepts Personalized Glass Decanter with Wood Stopper Set, $70, Hayneedle

Decanter Whiskey Stopper Glasses

An attractive addition to Grandpa’s bar, this glass decanter and wood stopper also comes with four heavy-bottomed whiskey glasses. Plus, they can all be engraved at no extra cost, even the wood stopper!

Eukein Electric Pepper Grinder or Salt Grinder, $23, Amazon

Electric Pepper Grinder

We are obsessed with this electric pepper (or salt) grinder. With the simple push of a button, freshly ground pepper seasons food to perfection. And there’s even a light at the bottom of the mill so Grandpa can see exactly where his pepper is going.

Gentlemen’s Tools Beard Comb and Brush Set, $14 (usually $30) Amazon

Beard Brush & Comb Kit

Help Grandpa keep his beard in check this holiday season with this beard comb and brush set. It comes with a sandalwood comb and a boar bristle brush that will keep his beard looking its luxurious best.

Tweedmill Throw Blanket, $65, Amazon

best gifts for grandpas - tweedmill blanket

Since we are talking about plaids and tartans, another winning gift is a tartan blanket. It's perfect for keeping Grandpa cozy in his special chair or at the game.

Caroline’s Cakes 7-Layer Bliss, $60, Amazon

Caroline's Cake Seven Layer caramel

Get ready, Grandpa, and save a slice for us! Caroline’s seven-layer caramel cake is about to rock your world. Another one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” this cake is seven layers of fluffy yellow cake caramel awesomeness.

FlyingColors Laguiole Steak Knife Set, $19, Amazon

Steak Knives Laguile

Does your grandpa love a good steak? Then he will also love some high quality (and quite handsome) steak knives to better enjoy his filet mignon. This Laguiole set comes with a handy wood block for storage and your choice of four different finishes for the handles.

Electric Wine Opener with Charger - Wine Accessories Gift Set, $29, Amazon

Wine Opener Electric Kit

You know what your wine-enthusiast grandpa needs? An electric wine opener and accessories set. You will score high marks with this rechargeable corkscrew, charger, foil cutter, wine stopper and more.

PajamaGram Candy Cane Fleece Matching Family Pajamas, $36, Amazon

PajamaGram Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Matching Family Pajamas /

When family pajama-ing, don’t forget to bring Grandpa into the act. These matching PJs are as fun for him as they are for the whole family.

Bourbon-Infused Coffee, $20, Uncommon Goods

Bourbon Coffee
Uncommon Goods

Rich, 100-percent Arabica beans are infused with a splash of Kentucky bourbon to create a coffee so good, Grandpa will instantly name you his favorite.

Knomo Portable Charger, $69, Anthropologie

Portable Charger

We don't know anyone who can't use a portable smartphone charger. This one by Knomo is sleek and comes in an attractive case. Fully juiced, its battery life can handle up to 2 1/2 phone charges and one full tablet charge.

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Handkerchiefs, $36 (usually $49), Nordstrom


A dapper grandpa is guaranteed with these bright, bold and holiday-ready handkerchiefs. We also like that they can be monogrammed with Grandpa’s initial as well as fashioned into a pocket square.

Izola XO Brass Cufflinks, $25, Spring

XO Cufflinks

Sweet and chic! Send Grandpa hugs and kisses in the form of these brass-plated cuff links engraved with an “X” and an “O.”

White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $20, Sur la Table

best gifts for grandpa - olive oil

Truffles don’t have to be left for a special occasion. Enjoy this decadent white truffle-infused, organic olive oil (made in Italy) every day. Drizzle it over pasta, add it to soup or even dip a little bread into this gourmet elixir for a true foodie experience.

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