10 Fun & Practical Gift Ideas for Grandpa He’ll Really Use

From macaroni necklaces to a new tie for his collection, Grandpa’s seen lots of great gifts over the years, but how about something fun and practical that he’ll really use? Whether it’s Father’s Day, Christmas, Grandparent’s Day or his birthday, these are gifts for Grandpa that he’ll actually reach for, play with, or relax on every day. Wrap one up and you’re sure to see him using it the next time you stop by for a visit. 



Retro-Inspired Table Clocks

Sure, Grandpa has a smartphone and is super tech savvy, but there’s something about a piece of nostalgia that goes straight to the heart. These retro-themed table clocks will bring him back to his glory days and they work like, well, clockwork. Each style, from the 1950’s television set to 1960’s sports car steering wheel to the WWII-era fighter pilot altimeter clock, is handcrafted to mimic vintage mechanics. Amazingly detailed, Grandpa will love having these proudly on display.

Lake Art custom made cribbage board

A Custom Cribbage Board

Commemorate Grandpa’s favorite lake with this customized cribbage board from Lake Art. Choose from more than 6,000 lakes and coastal areas around the world, all with depth dimensions, shorelines, roads, towns and local details crafted from raw cherry wood. Six brass and aluminum plugs are stored inside the game board, kept safe with a cork plug. He’ll enjoy playing a game of cribbage with the grandkids while keeping memories of his favorite spot top of mind.

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Garden Hole Digging Drill Bit

Grandpa loves digging in the garden, but not the aches in his hands from all that strenuous work. With this digging drill bit, he can put some power into it and reap the rewards of a perfectly round, flat-bottomed hole for his flowers and plants. This Made-in-the-USA steel bit compresses the dirt into the sides and bottom of the hole so there’s no mess or extra dirt left over, just a perfectly planted flowerbed.

Chaheati travel heated seat cover

A Portable Heated Seat

Grandpa wants to attend as many events as possible and sometimes they’re pretty chilly. We found the solution in the Chaheati travel heated seat cover. Whether he’s at a soccer game or roasting marshmallows around the campfire, this heated seat cover provides comfort and toasty warmth, and can also provide relief from sore muscles and back pain. Simply charge the Chaheati in the car or at home, then enjoy hours of relaxing warmth. Now Granddad can hang out with the fam longer and stay warm and comfortable the whole time.

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A NASA-Approved Eyeglass Cleaner

If Gramps has a tendency to clean his smudged glasses with his trusty handkerchief, this gift is a must-have. Developed using NASA technology, the Peeps carbon eyeglass cleaner is an efficient way to get sparkling clean glasses. Simply wipe dust away with the natural bristle brush, then the carbon pads sandwich the lens to clean it on both sides. No cleaning spray needed, just a smudge- and oil-free view.

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Brazos ergonomic wooden walking sticks for hiking

An Ergonomic Walking Stick

Back in his day, Grandpa had to walk uphill both ways in the snow to get anywhere. The journey would have been a lot easier with this ergonomic walking stick from Brazos. Each stick is handcrafted in Texas and includes information about the local Waco artisan that worked on it. Constructed from a single piece of sturdy oak, this walking stick’s ergonomic grip offers just the right amount of support on saunters, strolls, walks and those hikes uphill both ways. 

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A Laser Cut Stadium City Map

Designed with the avid sports fan in mind, Stadium Map Art turns Grandad’s favorite stadium into a work of art. From Green Bay to LA, New York to Tuscaloosa, Chicago to Charlotte, choose from the country’s most iconic professional and college stadiums. Each is rendered in 3-D from Baltic birch, complete with surrounding roads, rivers, and buildings. Hand- and laser-cutting bring his favorite games to life, all framed and ready to display.

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Elevating Leg Rest

After a busy day, help Grandpa relax and take a load off in a more beneficial way with a vascular surgeon-designed elevating leg rest. This comfy, Made-in-the-USA cushion puts his legs in the right position to reap the rewards of better circulation. And because grandpas come in all shapes and sizes, you can order different sizes for different heights and even extra-wide, too.

Across the Board wooden tabletop baseball game

A Classic Take on the Nation’s Pastime

Ready for game nights? The wooden tabletop baseball game from Across the Board sets the stage for nostalgic family fun—no batteries required. Roll the dice and score runs on this attractive, well-made wooden board. Handcrafted in Missouri by a family-run business, this tabletop game is the ideal way to bring the family together. Dice, pegs, dry-erase scoreboard and pen are included. 

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eTape16 digital tape measure, measure 2x4s with your smartphone

A Digital Tape Measure

Grandpa always likes to be prepared, and this digital tape measure from eTape16 makes measuring a breeze. It’s easy to use, with a large digital display that measures as you go. The eTape16 even remembers results, converts measurements, and finds midpoints. With 16 feet of play, this handy device will be a welcome addition to Gramp’s toolbox. The eTape16 makes measuring twice, cutting once simple.

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To find even more unique gift ideas for grandpa, browse our full collection of Father’s Day presents.

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  1. Wonderful Ideas which give great happiness and love to everyone.It deserve all appreciation.

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