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Show him that gift giving runs in the family! 35 gifts for grandpas — starting at $5

From comfortable pajamas to sports memorabilia, he'll love these picks!
Kara Birnbaum / TODAY

Grandpas are great at spoiling their grandchildren on a regular basis. As selfless individuals, grandfathers often give endlessly to their offspring — even if it’s just some spare change to get ice cream or one-on-one time outside tossing the football around. When the holidays roll around, though, they deserve some special treatment, too. This is why finding the best gift for grandfathers is at the top of many to-do lists during this time of year.

Most grandpas have a hard time accepting gifts, so when asked, he’ll likely say he doesn’t want or need anything, which makes buying the right gift for your grandfather that much more important. Although he may resist at first, he’ll certainly appreciate the heartfelt gesture when he opens your thoughtful present.

If you’re on the hunt for the best gifts for grandpa in 2023, you’ve come to the right place. This gift guide has got you covered with all of the top options, no matter your grandpa’s interests or hobbies. 

Whether he’s a car guru, a foodie, or a sports addict, we’ve found the perfect gifts for grandpa to fit your budget and put a smile on his face.

Click the links below to shop by category or scroll through to view the entire list of best gifts for grandpa.

Under $25 | Under $50 | Under $100 | Worth the splurge

Gifts for Grandpa under $25

365 Sports Facts Calendar

Sure, he already knows tons of cool facts about sports, but this cool calendar might just teach Grandpa a little extra thing or two.

SwitchMe Retro Pocket Watch

Grandpa can tell time with an affordable watch that reminds him just how awesome you think he is.

“50 States, 5,000 Ideas” Book

Grandpa can check off every spot on his bucket list and find a bit more inspiration with this book from the travel experts at National Geographic.

Hanes Long Sleeve Pajama Gift Set

Grandpa will definitely want to sleep in while wearing these comfy, classic jammies that come in several colors.

Custom Playing Cards

Commerce editor and producer Julie Ricevuto is planning to gift her fiancé's grandpa this deck of personalized playing cards. You can customize the deck with up to 64 of your favorite photos. Plus, "they’re great for family game nights," Ricevuto says.

Oster Electric Wine Opener

Gifts for Grandpa under $50

"Making It So: A Memoir," By Patrick Stewart

For the grandpa who's a bookworm, gift him with this memoir from actor Patrick Stewart whose career has spanned over 35 years. In this novel, he discusses his journey from England to the big screens in Hollywood in movies such as "Dune," the "Star Trek" series and more.

Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle

Get Grandpa on the Stanley train with this insulated water bottle, that might be more up his alley than their other, more viral options. With an additional easy-to-grip handle, this striped water bottle promises to keep drinks cold for up to 35 hours, iced for up to six days and warm for up to 40 hours.

See’s Candies Sugar-Free Treat Collection

If he’s the one you get your sweet tooth from, gift him with this sugar-free set from See’s Candies, a candy brand that has been loved for generations. Included within this set are butterscotch lollipops, peanut brittle bars, as well as an assortment of chocolate bars.

POLIGO Golf-Club Style Grill Set

Combine two of Grandpa's greatest passions — golfing and eating — with a fun barbecue tool set he can show off to all his friends.

Barnett's Sandwich Cookies Gift Box

Fuel your grandfather's sweet tooth with a box of tasty chocolate-covered cookies with a range of delicious toppings.

Stainless Steel Bottle Holder

This insulated bottle holder helps keep beers colder and comes complete with a handy bottle opener. In other words, it’ll be Grandpa’s new best friend.

NFL Team Logo Moccasin Slippers

Does your grandfather eat, breathe and sleep football? He’ll love kicking back and relaxing with these comfy slippers featuring his favorite team’s logo.

Golf Ball Display Case

Associate commerce editor Emma Stessman is gifting this to her grandpa this year, who lives behind a golf course and has an "obscene amount" of golf balls.

"I thought it would be cute this year to get him a display case so he could show off his favorites, [or] any special ones," she says of this case that can be hung on the wall and secured with the included fastener.

Poliviar 2.7-Quart Tea Kettle

Fama's grandpa also loves a cup of tea — and who doesn't? She recommends gifting this tea kettle because it "has a cool handle coated in silicone to help prevent it from getting too hot."

Gifts for Grandpa under $100

Aerogarden Tabletop Grow Light

Does Grandpa have a green thumb? Help him keep plants alive during the winter season with this tabletop light, designed specifically to help them thrive.

Not only can he control the light via settings in the Aerogarden app, but he can alternate between four different modes, from warm, cool, white and full-spectrum lighting.

Herschel Novel Duffle

Grandad has worked hard and he deserves to take a well-earned vacation! Encourage him to get away for a bit with this roomy, durable travel bag.

Quince Cashmere Baseball Cap

Whether or not grandpa still has a full head of hair, he'll need to keep his head warm this winter. Allow your grandpa to step up his hat game with this cashmere baseball cap that will protect his eyes from the sun and block cold gusts of wind.

REI Co-op Trailsmith Fleece Jacket

Help him stay warm this winter with a fleece jacket that won’t break the bank! With 10 colors to choose from, this jacket includes three pockets to store essentials such as phone, wallet and keys.

Made with recycled polyester and Polartec microfleece, the brand promises that this jacket is fast-drying and breathable.

AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity Test

The holidays are all about family, so gifting Grandpa with a ticket to discover his family tree seems like a total no brainer.

New York Times Front Page Puzzle

Piece together an important date — whether it's an anniversary, his birthday or another monumental day — with this New York Times puzzle that highlights the front page from that day.

Choose any date from 1851 through the year 2023, and choose from 500- or 1,000-piece options.

The Ridge Wallet and Money Clip

Fashion and function? This wallet has it all! The slim design holds up to 12 cards and protects them from RFID chip readers thanks to its metal body. Plus, it comes with a cool money clip!

Uncommon Goods Custom Map Coaster Set

If he misses his hometown or is always talking about where he and your grandma got married, get him a custom set of coasters with a map of one of his favorite spots. Grandpa is sure to smile every time he places his coffee mug down on these.

Purple TwinCloud Pillow

Pillows are one of those items that you never think to buy for yourself, especially a high-quality one such as this. With a patented "TwinCloud" cover embedded with gel fibers, this pillow helps them rest peacefully each and every night.

There's no need to fuss with fluffing it up either for maximum support and comfort. The double-sided cover ensures that you can rearrange it a number of times without sacrificing the structure or amount of support. Flip it inside out, zip the cover back on and you have a fresh pillow.

Gogogo Sport Rangefinder

Whether Grandpa prefers to hunt or golf, this range finder can help him spot items from up to 650 yards away. With up to 6X magnification, don't worry about fiddling with many buttons, as this one only includes two of them.

The two buttons power the device on and off, or switch between three modes: Golf Mode, Speed Mode and Normally Scan Mode.

Shop The Scenes 1923 Insignia Cheese Board

Perfect for “Yellowstone” and Dutton family fans, Shop the Scenes has a plethora of branded items to shop. From flasks that bear the show’s logo and leather belts to bags and other accessories, he'll love these items that remind him of the show with each use.

This cheese board is part of the Live Like Dutton collection. Made of acacia wood, the board has a hidden drawer that holds three titanium-coated stainless steel cheese tools.

Naadam Original Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere sweaters are a classic gifting option that never disappoints. This 100% cashmere sweater is less than $100 and comes in nearly 20 different colors, meaning it checks all the boxes.

Gift for Grandpa over $100

Skagan Leather Watch

Upgrade Grandpa's watch game with this leather one from Skagen, a company based in Denmark. With options to add a custom engraving, you can choose to personalize it with their initials, birthday or anniversary.

Marley Stir It Up Turntable

Blow the dust off of his record collection and put them to good use with this turntable that also comes two speakers for increased sound quality. Crafted with bamboo and recycled materials, this minimalist-style record style won't occupy too much room in his entertainment center.

MLB Game Used Baseball Bat Bottle Openers

If your grandpa is a baseball fanatic, he's sure to appreciate this gift. The unique bottle opener is made from authentic game-day bats used in the MLB. Get one from his favorite team.

Lake Pajamas Flannel Set

He'll feel all the comfy and cozy vibes with this set from Lake Pajamas, who are known for their soft and cooling sets. Although this one is flannel, he won't feel overheated over the course of the night. Available in a solid green or gingham pattern, this set features a long sleeve and pant combo that also includes an elastic waist.

Amazon Fire Tablet

Sure, we love to get on our grandparents for not being tech-savvy, but help them become more comfortable with it via this Amazon Fire tablet.

From ESPN to NYT Crosswords, he can stream sports or complete the Wordle in record time. He can also remain hands-free thanks to Alexa, Amazon’s live assistant.

Cornhole Board Set

He’ll love getting this classic cornhole set, especially since the whole family can join in on the fun and start some friendly competition.

Sharper Image Video Camera Bird Feeder by Sharper Image

If the grandpa you're shopping for is a bird watcher, this bird feeder is the gift for him. When birds perch on the device, the bird feeder can detect and identify the type of bird that it is. Then, it will send the owner alerts and photos right to their smartphone.

Google Nest Hub Max

Looking for a group gift so you can really spoil your grandfather? With this new home device, Grandpa can make video calls, monitor his home with a built-in Nest Cam, watch YouTube TV and keep his calendar organized.