Best Father’s Day Gifts For Grandpas 2023
Jun 26, 2023
The best Father’s Day gifts for Grandpa are thoughtful, practical and unique presents that he'd never think to buy for himself. Though Grandpa will probably be thrilled no matter what you get him, the person who has been there for you since day one, sharing constant words of wisdom and showering you with unconditional love, certainly deserves to be delighted. While some of the best Father’s Day gifts are also perfect for grandfathers, sometimes, a little extra thought goes into surprising the family patriarch.
The best Father's Day gifts for Grandpa are thoughtful, surprising and just as cool as he is.
Whether you’re looking to give him something he needs—there’s no better time to replace his go-to hat that’s surely seen better days—or something you think he’d simply enjoy (margaritas, anyone?), you’ll want to choose a gift that will have Grandpa feeling all kinds of special. Perhaps this is the time to splurge on that tech gadget of his dreams, or to indulge him with a box of his favorite delicious treats. We’ve rounded up the best Father’s Day gifts for Grandpa to make sure you find something that really stands out, even if he’s received a lifetime’s worth of amazing presents to date. Just don’t forget to call him or visit on June 18, too—because that kind of quality time is the most cherished gift of all.
We hope Grandpa doesn’t have anywhere else to go on Father’s Day because he’ll want to lounge around the house all day once he gets a hold of these Dearfoams slippers. Featuring soft flannel lining, memory foam insoles and non-skid outsoles, the machine-washable style is a nice reminder of his protective role as the family’s “papa bear.”
By the time Father’s Day rolls around, it’s a bit too hot outside for Grandpa to be rocking his favorite flannel or fluffy robe on repeat. With this relaxed Parachute style featuring four-ply gauze made from Turkish cotton, he’ll be comfortable as he lounges without breaking a sweat.
“I bought these for my dad recently as a house shoe because of the sturdy sole and solid traction—and he loves them,” shares Rose Gordon Sala, our parenting editor. “I see him wearing them whenever we visit, including on trips to the basement to empty the recycling bins or out to the bird feeder. There's also a lighter fleece lining so your feet won't sweat, and I think he appreciates the water-resistant upper. They're ideal for my parents' cold floors during the Northeast winters, too.”
A great choice for the grandpa who feels most at home in nature, this Mission hat will take him everywhere from a fishing trip to a day at the beach. It has built-in UPF 50 sun protection and cooling technology to keep him comfortable in the heat, and even has a hidden stash pocket for his essentials when he’s on the move.
Whether he can’t bend down as well to tie his shoelaces or just, quite frankly, finds them to be a pain, these Kizik sneakers are here to save the day. With their spring-back heel and hands-free technology, he can step right into them without ever retying those pesky laces. They also happen to be quite cushioned and breathable.
Back pain is the worst—and if your grandpa deals with it often, you’ve probably heard quite a few complaints about it. This Father’s Day, tell him to ditch the drugstore heating pad and try something a bit more targeted: Therabody’s hands-free wearable RecoveryTherm device. By providing concentrated heat and vibration, it relieves back and core discomfort, in addition to improving range of motion and recovery time. All he has to do is charge it and slip it on.
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Sure, you could print out one sweet family photo and put it in a nice frame as a gift. But why not give Grandpa a WiFi-enabled frame that can put all of his favorite images on rotation? Aura’s Carver digital landscape frame is sleek, user-friendly and comes with free unlimited cloud storage. And don’t worry if Grandpa isn’t the most tech-savvy; you can send the cutest grandkid pics to the frame for him remotely via the Aura app.
Far from your average puzzle, this gift serves as a fun activity and results in a frame-worthy memento. Choose a date that’s special to him—the day he became a dad or grandpa is a nice touch for Father’s Day, although his birthday would also be a hit—and he’ll receive a 500-piece puzzle of the New York Times’ front page from that very day in history.
An Heirloom video book makes a great gift for any nostalgic grandpa, especially the one who isn’t online to follow his family’s adventures. Choose a pre-designed printed cover (or create a custom design of your own for an extra cost), load it with up to 20 minutes of video, select some background music and add to cart. When the book arrives and Grandpa opens its cover, your footage will play on a five-inch HD screen. Since it’s rechargeable, he can watch on repeat.
The dessert-loving grandpa will go wild for this sampler pack of Magnolia Bakery’s most beloved confections. He’ll get two cups of the New York City staple’s classic vanilla banana pudding, as well as two large soft-baked banana pudding cookies and two double fudge brownies. Lucky him.
This package from New York City’s beloved Russ & Daughters will bring Grandpa all of the essentials for the Big Apple’s finest brunch, no matter where he lives. He might share the spread—which includes bagels, nova smoked salmon, cream cheese, chocolate babka and coffee—if you’re lucky, but he will absolutely be keeping the Russ & Daughters branded ceramic tumbler and baseball cap for himself.
The name of this iGourmet gift basket—The Oldies But Goodies—says it all. Filled with aged but timeless condiments, meats and cheeses including bourbon barrel aged honey, Old Amsterdam Cheese and dry-cured ham, it’ll have Grandpa laughing at its cheekiness as he snacks.
Dylan's Candy Bar
If Grandpa has fond memories of his childhood and a sweet tooth, his face will light up as soon as he sees this vintage-inspired gift bucket from Dylan’s Candy Bar. It’s full of the retro sweets that he loved as a kid, from Razzles and Baby Ruths to Candy Buttons and classic bubble gum. Now that he makes the rules, he might as well overindulge on the sugar.
He may not be searching for his long lost shaker of salt, but the truth is, Grandpa doesn’t even need to be a Parrothead to appreciate this frozen cocktail-making machine from Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand. With its spacious ice reservoir and advanced settings that deliver shaved ice—not crushed—the blender can whip up more than two pitchers of the sweet stuff at a time.
No matter his drink of choice, any grandpa who has taken a keen interest in mixology will appreciate this very elegant Waterford cocktail shaker. Have the crystal design engraved with a personalized message or monogram (for an extra charge) and he’ll be whipping up daiquiris and martinis for the whole fam in no time.
He can store his whiskey, vodka or bourbon in this handblown decanter from Godinger. Featuring an etched globe design—which also appears on the two matching glasses included in the set—and an antique ship in the bottle, it’ll add a touch of old-world class to his nightcap.
Patrón has made history with its latest launch, and Grandpa certainly deserves to find out what all the fuss is about. Gift him a bottle of Patron El Cielo, the first four-times distilled tequila on the market. It’s sure to liven up his next happy hour, whether he sips it over ice with an orange slice or makes himself a summery spritz.
This Polo Ralph Lauren crewneck strikes the perfect balance for any grandpa who’s too cool to rock a classic cardigan but not quite the hoodie type, either. Featuring the brand’s signature Polo Bear decked out in golf gear, the cotton-blend design is whimsical without being too cutesy—and it’s sure to score him plenty of compliments.
We’re willing to bet that Grandpa doesn’t know about Joe Pesci’s line of sunglasses, but if he’s a fan of the movie star, then he should. Pesci designed his own line of shades, called Badazz Glazz, after he received rave reviews about a similar style he wore onscreen in The Irishman. Now, Gramps can wear the casual-cool frames that boast Pesci’s autograph—and have been deemed cool by Pete Davidson, who wears them often both IRL and on his new Peacock show, Bupkis—himself.
No Father’s Day gift guide for Grandpa would feel complete without at least one pair of socks—and with this gift from Uncommon Goods, he’ll get five times that. Available in black and gray, these cotton socks can be personalized in two spots, so you can have them monogrammed with his initials at the ankle and #1 Grandpa spelled out across the toes.
A great wardrobe staple will take Grandpa from the golf course to dinner to vacation. This polo from Under Armour will also keep him cool, thanks to its four-way stretch and sweat-wicking material that pulls heat away from the skin. Not to mention, the graphic palm print practically screams summer.
If the grandpa in your life loves tending to his garden, this bright glass ball is not only an eye-catching addition, but it also serves a life-saving purpose. After it's rained or he's hosed down his plants, it gives bees a shallow spot to take a sip of water so they don't accidentally drown.
If he embraces technology enough to use Bluetooth speakers but misses the vintage aesthetic of a classic AM/FM radio, Marshall’s Action III speaker is for him. Featuring brass control knobs, a wooden frame and vegan brown leather details, it delivers a stylish and immersive listening experience worthy of his favorite tunes.
If your Grandpa is into bird-watching, there's no better way to celebrate him and his favorite hobby than with this nifty bird feeder. Help him install it in a single or double-hung window then fill the base with birdseed and wait for the birds to approach. Reviewers claim it's sturdy and easy to assemble, and some even boast that birds began showing up overnight once they installed the unit.
Whether he’s a first-time grandparent or has had the title for years, this cotton baseball cap is a nice way to remind him that he’s the very best out there. He’ll feel downright special any time he wears the washed denim hat, which comes in black or navy blue and features white embroidery.
If Grandpa loves nothing more than hosting a family BBQ, these recipe cards will delight him. Featuring over 50 recipes for innovative dishes with chicken, beef, seafood and veggies, as well as side dishes and desserts, they’ll inspire a summer’s worth of new meals. Shuffle the deck to find out if you’ll be stopping by for grilled buttermilk chicken, spiced fish tacos or sticky beef short ribs.
If Grandpa can’t start the day without his morning brew, treat him to a new mug that just so happens to remind him of his favorite role in life. This insulated stainless steel tumbler keeps drinks hot or cold for hours and comes with a metal straw and cleaning brush. It’s especially great for any guy on the go.
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He’ll feel like he’s about to step out onto the green whenever he lights this candle from Aced It Co. With notes of rosewood, cedarwood and dark amber, it has a rich leathery scent that’s meant to evoke the memory of checking in at the clubhouse ahead of tee time. The only whiffs he’ll experience here are the good kind.
If he dreams of being beachside year round, Gray Malin’s latest book, Coastal, deserves prime real estate on his coffee table. With stunning aerial photography of beaches across the United States from Maui to Nantucket, as well as international hotspots like Bora Bora and Thailand, he’ll feel like he’s taken a trip to the tropics with each flip of the page.
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