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For a lot of families, coming up with Christmas gift ideas for grandad is a yearly struggle.
Most of our granddads have reached the age where they either want for nothing or won't give you a straight answer when asked - so it's really up to you to come up your grandpa gifts all on your own. Whether or not he tells you he'd rather just have a hug, we all know that there really is no better way to show your love and appreciation than with a meaningful, enjoyable, or unique gift that your loved one can treasure.
If you're looking for Christmas presents for grandad inspiration that's more than just the basic pair of socks, box of chocolates, or framed photograph that you end up giving every year - then you're in luck. We've scoured the web to narrow down the top 11 gifts for grandads to suit all different tastes and that will remind him of his grandchildren every time he sees or uses them.
And whilst the gifts on the list below are all aimed specifically at grandpas, if you're also looking for gifts for your grandma, or Christmas presents for both of your grandparents together - we've got plenty to check out!
Our Top Choice
Citizen Eco-Drive Men's Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch - H. Samuel
Watches are a memorable, classic, and elegant gift to give - a timeless accessory that grandpa is sure to love. This Citizen Eco-Drive watch looks fantastic, classy, and rather expensive - though you may be pleased to know that the price tag isn't actually that high. Made with stainless steel, it contrasts beautifully with the blue dial, has hour markers, a date window, and is water-resistant up to 100 metres. It also features award-winning Eco-Drive technology which uses both natural and artificial light for energy to power the watch - meaning you'll never need to buy or replace a battery for as long as you wear it. With a five-year warranty, you really can't go wrong with this watch as a gift. It'll look great on grandpa's wrist and is perfect to add to his collection or to start one if he doesn't already have any.
- Price: £99.99
- 44mm diameter
- Made with stainless steel
Best For Comfort
Suede Slippers With Freshfeet™ - M&S
Available in the colours navy, tan, dark brown, or blue denim - these super comfy and cosy classic grandad slippers are the perfect gift for a pair of tired feet that need a good old (and well-deserved) rest. Lined with faux fur and using an innovative Thermowarmth technology - the slippers are extremely comfortable to wear and you won't have to worry about the footwear getting moist or damp throughout the day. Grandpa won't want to take them off! The slippers also have a memory foam interior, and a gripped sole to keep the wearer stable. They're long-lasting, good quality, and are even made of real-suede. A lovely, thoughtful gift that he's sure to appreciate!
- Price: £29.50
- Available in sizes UK 6-12
- Made with suede
Best For Showing Grandpa You Love Him
Personalised 'Things I Love About Grandad' Print - Not On The Highstreet
When it comes to grandpa gift ideas, it's always a great thing to consider something personalised to add an extra special touch. This 'Things I Love About Grandad' print will do just the trick - and may even bring a tear to his eye when he opens it. You'll be able to personalise the print with any five things that you love about your grandad, and you can even change the name grandad to whatever you call him in your family - be that 'grandpa', 'gramps', 'pops', or anything else. The print will be delivered on a white background on strong matte paper, with a high-quality ink that won't fade over time, and really stands out on the background. We'd recommend that you frame it (this can be purchased alongside the print at an extra cost), put a nice bow on it, and deliver the sentimental Christmas present for grandad to him - one that he's sure to cherish forever.
- Price: £14
- Eco-friendly materials
- H29cm and H42cm prints available
Best For A Personalised Present
Personalised Grandad Book 'Because Of You' - Not On The Highstreet
A beautifully illustrated, heartwarming, and funny book that will be treasured forever - this personalised 'Because Of You' book makes for the perfect gift this festive season and is unique to each family. The book is narrated from the perspective of the child giving it, and you'll be able to personalise it with your grandpa's name, age, the name(s) of the child(ren) that it's coming from (if it's more than one - the number of baby bears on the front cover will increase to that amount and the text will be changed to plural), and fill in his best character traits and passions, along with adding a personalised message - all of which will be printed into the book. Great value for money, the book is available as a low-cost paperback, a premium hardback, or a deluxe cushioned hardback for a more robust copy. The book will really show grandpa just how much you love him and how thankful you are - perfect for Christmas.
- Price: £23
- Eco-friendly materials
- 28 pages
Best For An Outdoor Activity
Funky Veg Kit - Plant Theatre
If your grandpa likes to garden, or simply has a garden that he can take up the hobby in - then he'll love growing the unique vegetables in this 'Funky Veg Kit' as a Christmas gift. The kit has absolutely everything you could need all in one box and is great for beginners and the more experienced alike. It includes five peat biodegradable growing pots, five peat discs, five plant markers, five sachets of seeds, and a booklet of sowing and growing tips to follow. The seeds will grow to turn into delicious purple haze carrots, yellow courgettes, red Brussel sprouts, striped tomatoes, and multi-coloured Swiss chard - all produced in Britain and all sure to be delicious and fresh. A thoughtful gift that will make for a super-fun activity and brighten up his mealtimes, grandpa will love your creative idea - and may even give you some of his veg for you to try yourself!
- Price: £14.99
- Includes 5 starter growing pots
Best For A Book Loving Grandpa
Kindle - Amazon
Does your grandpa like books? If so, then this Kindle is the perfect way to solve the inevitable problem of trying to find space for all of his books around the house - introduce him this amazing piece technology! At a great price point and at a very high quality, this Amazon Kindle will provide grandpa with a lifetime of entertainment all in one place - and is super simple to use. With a black and white screen that reads just like printed paper and causes no damage to the eyes, the screen light is also fully adjustable whether it's day or night, whether you're indoors or outdoors - so you'll never have to put it down. He'll also be able to adjust the text size, highlight passages, look up definitions of words, and more. He'll be thrilled to know that he can choose from literally millions of books and audiobooks available, and can keep thousands at a time on the device to take with him on the go. The battery can last for weeks at a time with just a single charge - so is great for those who might forget and be disappointed. Help grandpa set it up and learn how to use it, and he'll be over the moon!
- Price: £69.99
- 167 PPI glare-free display
- 6" display
Best For Reliving Memories
Digital Photo Frame - Yenock
A gift that keeps you all together and reminds you of your loved ones, no matter how far apart you are - this digital photo frame is a fantastic gift for Christmas. The high-quality 8" display will show photos and videos in a choice of 8 different styles of slideshow, either from a USB or SD card. It also comes with a modern, easy to use remote control, a digital calendar or clock screen that can also be displayed, and even an auto on-and-off function that can be set to a schedule. Choose all of your favourite photos and memories with grandpa, or teach him how to select his own for the photo frame - it'll be a great way to remind him how loved he is each time he's sees them!
- Price: £45.99
- 8" display
- USB and SD card compatible
Best For A Laugh
Comical Grandad Spectacles Glasses Stand
A light-hearted Christmas gift for grandad that's sure to have him laughing, this humorous glasses stand will be a great conversation starter and may actually help him from losing his specs if he's got a habit of it. Based on a polyresin stand with the words 'Grandad's Specs' written on it is a miniature grandad with a big old nose to hold the glasses - a fun idea that's also surprisingly practical and will have everyone giggling. When your grandpa is at the age where he no longer needs or wants anything, this is the perfect small lighthearted gift to let him know you're still thinking of him.
- Price: £15.50
- Made with polyresin
Best For A New Experience
EVERYDAY IPA BEER MAKING KIT - MenKind
If you've got a beer-loving grandpa, then this is the perfect gift for him. A novel activity that he can try alone or with family and friends, this is a great and super-fun way to get him trying his own hand at brewing a pint (or a few). The kit has everything you need with clear instructions to follow and includes the all-grain ingredients that are needed for this delicious IPA. All of his hard work brewing up a drink will make the end-result taste even better, and the equipment can be reused over and over again - you simply need to buy another mix. This gift is a great way to introduce grandpa to a new hobby, and give him something exciting to do. Who knows - he may never drink another shop-bought beer again!
- Price: £45
- Makes 1 gallon
Best For Music Lovers
Bush Classic Retro Portable Case Record Player - Argos
Available in either teal, brown, or black - this retro record player is great for music-loving grandpas who may or may not already have a record collection at home. Nestled inside a portable case with a handle, this can easily be transported anywhere he wants to listen - and will provide endless enjoyable sound to listen to. With built-in speakers, a 1.5m cable, 3-speed adjustable control, 9 watts RMS, a built-in pre-amplifier, a headphone socket, a magnetic cartridge, a replacement stylus, a line out socket to any amplifier, and even an aux lead connection cable to plug into devices - this gift is great value for money and will have grandpa listening to his records instantly. It's super simple to use and looks great, a thoughtful gift that he's sure to love.
- Price: £31.99
- H35, W25.5cm
Best For A Festive Treat
Christmas Treat Sack - John Lewis
All packed up in a festive red sack with the words 'Merry Christmas' printed on it and tied off with a charming string, this Christmas treat sack has lots of delicious snacks to try out and enjoy. If you're struggling with gifts for grandad, we all know that the stomach is the way to a man's heart - and this tasty sack is perfect for those with a sweet tooth. It contains a bottle of prosecco, some cranberry crumble biscuits, a box of chocolate stars, a box of 4 mince pies, and some Christmas nuts - all from various brands of high-quality that are sold at John Lewis. The Christmassy gift is ideal for this time of year, and you know it's all going to be eaten, so it's great value for money. If you're lucky, grandpa may just share some of it with you!
Kidadl Best Buys selects a number of top-rated products available across the web for all kinds of families. If you enjoyed these Christmas presents for grandpa, why not take a look at our best presents for boys or our best presents for brothers this Christmas?
- Price: £35
- 5 items included
Rachel is the mum of two boys aged 2.5 and 8.