45 Gifts for Grandpa That Will Be a Hit

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Grandpas may outwardly insist on no gifts from their grandkids, but we all know they enjoy opening presents like everyone else—especially if it’s something thoughtful. That’s where this gift guide comes in. Discover 45 affordable gifts for Grandpa with something for every type of guy, from the gruff outdoorsman or garage-bound tinkerer to the dapper dresser or jovial baker.

In this guide
1. For the nostalgic grandpa
$ 35.99

Creative Mechanical Pocket Watch

Smartwatches can never replace the timeless appeal of a mechanical pocket watch. This ornate watch with exposed gears keeps perfect time and comes with a chain and winding key.

$ 21.54

Fascinations Metal Earth Titanic Ship 3D Metal Model Kit

Your grandpa’s fine motor skills will be put to the test as he gently folds and slots together thin steel sheets to create an intricate metal model of the most famous ship ever put to sea.

$ 14.99

Champs Express Leather Money Clip

As long as paper money is a thing, money clips will be cool. If he’s a fan of carrying cold, hard cash (and hates a bulky wallet in his back pocket), then he’ll love this black, soft-touch leather clip.

$ 23.98

Off the Record

Canadian treasure Peter Mansbridge shares his life and work (as chief correspondent of CBC News and anchor of The National) in Off the Record, a series of stories about his most important moments—from reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11 to interviewing prime ministers from John Diefenbaker to Justin Trudeau.

$ 29.99

Vintage Compass Wax Seal Stamp

Anyone can secure an envelope with a lick, but a wax seal shows appreciation for the finer things. With its wooden handle and brass compass head, this stamp is a classy way to conclude any letter.

$ 123.86

Victrola Retro Wood Bluetooth FM/AM Radio with Rotary Dial

The lost art of analog radio design makes a return in this beautifully crafted wooden AM/FM radio with a classic metal rotary dial. It’s a perfect complement to any home office or living room.

$ 63.97

Mainstreet Classics Classic 18" Backgammon Set

No matter how old your grandpa gets, he can’t help but feel young in comparison to a 5,000-year-old game. This ornate backgammon set has a gorgeously stitched cloth board, leatherette case and ivory-like pieces.

2. For the dapper grandpa
$ 13.97

Wild Willies Beard Butter

Does your pop-pop sport a chin full of fur? If so, consider giving him this tin of beard butter made with all-natural ingredients to moisturize both his whiskers and the skin beneath.

$ 14.97

Fruit of the Loom Men's Crew Socks, 8 Pack

Socks—every man needs them. And the older the man, the more he appreciates the sort of high-quality breathable hosiery that provides a bit of support—like the black crews in this practical eight-pack from Fruit of the Loom.

$ 24.96

Philips Sonicare DailyClean 2100 Electric Toothbrush

The Philips Sonicare DailyClean 2100 comes to the rescue of grandpas with delicate gums and sensitive choppers, gently but thoroughly cleaning teeth and the tissue they sit in.

$ 49.42

Eyeglasses Storage Box

The older you get, the more glasses you have. Prescription glasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and more. This stylish leather case holds up to six pairs and rolls up for easy transport and storage.

$ 19.97

Canadiana Men's Joey Suede Leather Slipper

Young or old, everyone’s tootsies sometimes get a little cold. These suede leather moccasin-style slippers with a grippy, lightweight outer sole are perfect for getting around the house in comfort.

$ 89.96

Philips Electric Shaver Series 3000

If your gramps likes a clean shave, this Philips shaver is the ticket. Its trio of pivoting heads gets the job done and the rubber grip ensures a steady grasp, even when wet. Bonus: The pop-up trimmer is aces for mustache and sideburn work.

3. For the sporty grandpa
$ 24.94

Scorers Versus Goalies

Featuring every Hockey Hall of Fame player to score more than 500 goals—and the goalies that faced them—this book is loaded with the sort of trivia that’ll let Grandpa shut down hockey arguments before they get started.

$ 74.97

HoMedics Shiatsu Select Foot Massager with Heat

Older bodies tend to get a little creaky and sore—especially the feet. This foot massager with four rotational heads, 12 massage notes and soothing heat helps knead away everything from arch pain and tension.

$ 43.29

ProActive Sports Grassroots Par Three Putting Green

Help your grandpa beat back the winter blues felt by all Canadian golfers with this three-metre putting green, featuring three holes, two “sand traps” and lifelike grass.

$ 33.20

Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir

Written when he was just 24, Lou Gehrig’s memoir has been published in book form for the first time. It’s a fascinating look into the life of a baseball legend, long before he was diagnosed with the disease that now bears his name.

$ 16.97

The Sports Vault Toronto Raptors Rocks Glass Set, 2 Pack

A pair of ten-ounce Toronto Raptors tumblers is bound to get plenty of use from a basketball-loving grandpappy. The team’s logo is mechanically etched onto each, ensuring a long-lasting finish.

$ 49.97

Rawlings Canada Rawlings 14" Left Hand Baseball Glove

Who doesn’t want to play catch with their grandpa? This quality Rawlings glove has a basket web, a Velcro cinch and a full leather palm and finger pad to protect his paw.

4. For the handy grandpa
$ 8.27

Visland Grandpa Tool Keychain

Help your grandpa show the world his passion for DIY projects with a keychain sporting a trio of pendants in the shape of a hammer, wrench and a ruler engraved with his family title.

$ 8.67

PVCS Magnetic Telescopic Pickup Tool with Flashlight

Retrieving a screw dropped deep into an engine or a battery that’s fallen between car cushions can be a chore. This telescoping magnetic grabber reaches into places hands can’t fit while illuminating them with a built-in flashlight head.

$ 33.79

Smart Sensor Digital LCD Handheld Infrared Thermometer

This thermometer is the gadget your grandpa probably didn’t know he needed. Useful for measuring the temperature of car engines, wall surfaces, ventilation ducts and even food, it makes for a great surprise present.

$ 118.88

Bissell SpotClean ProHeat Advanced Portable Cleaner

This powerful spot cleaner shampoos small and hard-to-reach stains on rugs, car interiors, furniture and more. Just fill the tank with water and cleaning solution, plug it in and start spraying and sucking.

$ 169

Schumacher Electric 6-in-1 Jump Starter

Every car needs a jump starter in an emergency. It can jumpstart dead batteries, fill a flat tire, charge a phone and do it all while brightening the night with its built-in light.

5. For the foodie grandpa
$ 35.97

Vacu Vin Stainless Steel Champagne Bottle Opener

Your grandad will look like a professional bartender when he whips out his new champagne bottle opener, which removes foil, wire and cork in one quick-and-snazzy motion.

$ 69.99

Homemaxs Charcuterie Cheese Board with Cutlery Set

Want some tasty hors d’oeuvres when you see Grandpa? Give him this wooden charcuterie board with cutlery and, on your next visit, you’ll be eating cheese and meat till your heart’s content.

$ 53.26

KitchenArt Auto-Measure Spice Carousel

This rotating spice rack looks great on counters and takes the guesswork out of measuring by precisely dispensing ¼ teaspoon of flavour with each click of a bottle handle.

$ 29.89

Mihiba Oil and Vinegar Dispensers

Oil and vinegar are a match made in heaven, and they’ve never looked better together than they do in these luxe stainless steel dispensers. Plus, their long, narrow spouts keep messes to a minimum.

$ 59.88

Kalorik Compact Air Fryer

A perfect gift for grandpas who’ve been forced off traditional fried foods for health reasons, Kalorik’s compact air fryer cuts out the oil and grease while keeping all the flavour.

$ 47.97

Outset Leather Grill Apron

Every guy, no matter his age, needs a good grill apron—and what’s more masculine than leather? Outset’s brown suede apron with deep front pockets is practical, durable and looks fantastic.

$ 199.98

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Barbecues make great steaks, but nothing can match the tenderness—or simplicity—of a slab of sous-vide meat. Give it a quick 30-second grill to finish and your guests will never know you cooked it in warm water.

6. For the outdoorsy grandpa
$ 16.98

Wrangler Men's Leather Gloves

Quality gloves never go unappreciated in Canada. These plaid-and-leather, fleece-lined work gloves are ideal for everything from long walks to shovelling snow—and they look great, to boot.

$ 28.63

Rapala Panfish Tool Combo

Cut lines and retrieve lures from game fish in seconds with this handy set of tools, which includes pliers, scissors and a hook remover. It’s a perfect gift for any amateur angler.

$ 24.97

Field & Stream: Best of Total Outdoorsman Survival Handbook

Whether your grandpa likes to fish, hunt or simply explore the outdoors, this collection of 501 tips—from pitching a tent in the snow to finding shelter in a pile of leaves—should prove compelling reading.

$ 49.94

Zippo 12 Hour Hand Warmer

Those cold morning hunting treks and fishing expeditions get a little more bearable with this high-quality hand warmer, guaranteed to help keep fingers and palms toasty for up to 12 hours.

$ 98.99

Apala High Contrast Digital Scale

This compact, precise digital scale will let your granddad take the guesswork out of weighing his next catch. It even keeps a running trip tally to ensure he stays within fishing regulation limits.

$ 34.98

Thermacell Patio Shield Repeller

Ditch the spray, smoke, and scent of traditional mosquito repellents with this compact, powerful bug-beater. It creates an invisible 4.5-metre no-fly zone, keeping campsites skeeter-free for up to 12 hours.

$ 159.98

Outland Fire Bowl Portable Propane Fire Pit

Fires made from flint and tinder can be satisfying, but sometimes you want an instant flame. Enter the Outland portable fire bowl, a propane-powered burner with a long-lasting enamel finish. It’s car camping made easy.

7. For the tech-savvy grandpa
$ 13.98

Merkury Smart Wi-Fi Plug

This smart power outlet has almost infinite uses. Wake up to a hot carafe of coffee or turn on the lights while you’re away. Just about any electronic that you can plug into an outlet will work with this device, and you’ll gain the power to turn the item on or off from just about anywhere.

$ 69

Google Nest Mini Smart Speaker

Technology doesn’t have to be intimidating. Once paired with a computer or phone, the Google Nest Mini smart speaker will do anything you tell it. Just speak a command like “play some Johnny Cash” and it will dutifully obey.

$ 69.98

Google Chromecast with Google TV

Give gramps the gift of entertainment with Google’s easy-to-use TV streamer. Just plug it in and connect to Wi-Fi to start streaming shows from pretty much any service you can think of.

$ 79.98

Anker Soundcore Life Dot2 Bluetooth Earbuds

If your pop-pop likes walks and runs, a good pair of wireless earbuds is a must. Anker’s Soundcore Life Dot2 buds pair quickly and easily, then provide 100 hours of playtime for music, podcasts, audiobooks and more.

$ 171.51

Apple AirTag

Does your grandpa tend to misplace things? Apple’s AirTags are the answer. Attach them to keys, wallets and bags, then find these items instantly with just a couple of taps in the app.

$ 199.98

Fitbit Charge 5

Daily activity becomes much more engaging with a Fitbit smartwatch. Use it to track progress towards fitness goals, monitor your heart rate, analyze sleep patterns and even manage stress.

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Chad Sapieha has been writing about video games and technology for more than two decades, with thousands of stories appearing in national publications including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and appearances on CTV News, Global News, and CBC radio. He has also written about parenting in the digital age for Today's Parent, Parenting.com, and Common Sense Media. Chad lives in Southern Ontario with his wife, daughter, and a criminally adorable dog named Ron Swanson.

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