Your grandpa is probably one of the first friends you ever made. He has always been there as your biggest supporter through everything you do, and likely gave you plenty of candy when no one else was looking!
This man deserves the world, so finding the best possible gifts for grandpa may seem like an overwhelming task.
Not to worry. We have put together an extensive list of some of the best experiences and gifts that he is sure to cherish forever. Treat your gramps, show him just how much he means to you and how special your bond with him is.
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- Practical Gifts For Grandpa
- Christmas Gifts For Grandpa
- Birthday Gift Ideas For Grandpa
- Father’s Day Gifts For Grandpa
Practical Gifts For Grandpa
Library Card Socks
If there’s any group of people who love socks, it’s grandpas. Socks are high up on our list of practical gifts for grandpa, as we know they’re always happy to receive a high-quality pair that keeps their toes nice and toasty in the winter months.
These library card socks are perfect for the grandpa who loves reading and enjoys his trips to the library. He will undoubtedly get a kick out of wearing these and will be so pleased that his grandchild gave him a gift that is so thoughtful.
A Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular in recent years and have been proven to have numerous benefits, which is exactly why it features on our list of gifts for grandpa. These blankets are super cosy, so they are perfect for the grandfather who tends to doze off in front of the fireplace after Sunday dinner. They are also believed to help people sleep better and have been said to help calm racing minds and to help ease any anxious thoughts.
A DNA Test Kit
Our grandpas are full of stories about what life was like back in the day, who they grew up with and which adventures they were a part of. As we get older, many of us start to think about where we come from and where our roots can be found.
If your grandpa has ever wondered aloud about what his genetic makeup is, why not give him a DNA test kit?
This way, he will be able to find out more about his bloodline and which parts of the world his ancestors were from. The best part is that these test kits are easy to administer at home – all he will need is an inner-mouth swab.
Christmas Gifts For Grandpa
Tea And A Massage At The Mayfair
Your grandpa has probably worked hard his entire life, which is why it is so important for him to take time out to relax now that he is getting older. This Mayfair package includes a 60-minute aromatherapy massage to help ease any tension.
Following the massage, your granddad will be able to enjoy a champagne afternoon tea in the iconic Brown’s English Tea Room. Interestingly, The Mayfair is the location of Alexander Graham Bell’s first telephone call, as well as the hotel in which Rudyard Kipling completed his famous novel, The Jungle Book.
A Whisky Tasting
If your grandpa enjoys a bit of a tipple from time to time, then perhaps a whisky tasting makes for one of the best gifts for grandpa. Take him to Black Rock Whisky Bar, where he will be able to enjoy a whisky tasting flight of premium spirits.
Each of the 250 bottles of whisky stocked at this bar have been carefully selected, and two of them are special house blends that are contained within a 185-year-old oak tree. This unique experience is one that he will undoubtedly love.
As fun as grandpas can be, they are also notoriously difficult to shop for. Most of the time, when you ask them what they would like for Christmas, they will tell you that they don’t want anything at all!
If your grandpa also “doesn’t want anything”, why not consider giving him a Masterclass membership? He will no doubt find it fascinating to learn a bit more about those conducting Masterclasses. The platform features everyone from Samuel L. Jackson to Levar Burton. Grandpa is sure to learn a thing or two from the masters.
A Helicopter Lesson
Give your grandpa the gift of flight for Christmas with this 60-minute helicopter flying lesson. He will be taught the ins and outs of how helicopters work and will have the opportunity to fly a Robinson R22 two-seater whilst being guided by a professional helicopter pilot.
Your granddad will have the opportunity to see London from an entirely new perspective that he is sure to absolutely love. Upon completion, he will be awarded a certificate of achievement.
Birthday Gift Ideas For Grandpa
A Gold-Filled Pen
This gift is perfect for the grandpa who likes to write letters and who still labels everything from leftovers to the nuts and bolts in his toolbox. A gorgeous gold-filled pen with a modern design, your grandpa will absolutely adore this birthday gift. To make it extra special for him, you can have it engraved with his initials and birthday.
Trust us, he will love it and it will soon become one of his most valued possessions.
A Michelin-Starred Three-Course Lunch
We bet that there is nothing that your grandpa loves more than spending time with you, so why not take him out to a delicious Michelin starred lunch? The three-course dining experience at Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill is sure to delight his taste buds.
Savoy Grill’s menu has multiple choices to suit every taste, and each meal is crafted using Best of British produce. This venue will be particularly enjoyable for grandfathers who are history buffs, as it has hosted the likes of James Dean and David Attenborough.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Bisley Camp is located just 30 miles away from London. This world-famous shooting destination is set in 3,000 acres of Surrey’s woodlands and is the largest sporting clay ground in Europe.
You and your grandpa can go on this clay pigeon shooting excursion as a bonding exercise. The two of you will have a one-hour lesson in shooting conducted by an expert instructor. This experience is suitable for all levels of ability, from beginners to those who have plenty of experience with a rifle.
Father’s Day Gifts For Grandpa
A Personalised Family Calendar
Most grandpas will never admit that they are quite sentimental, but deep down, we all know that they are. They are also incredibly proud of their family and love nothing more than to show them off. This is why we think a personalised family calendar is one of the best gifts for grandpa.
You can select a picture of anything for each month of the year. Maybe you choose a sweet memory like one of his birthday parties, or even your high school graduation. Each image will warm his heart and make him so proud.
A Swedish Ice Driving Adventure
If your grandfather is a bit of a daredevil, then this is one of the best grandpa gifts out there. Chip in with your siblings and cousins to get him this luxurious Swedish getaway. Once in Sweden, gramps will be given the opportunity to drive a Porsche with studded tyres over an ice-covered lake. Don’t worry – he will be given first-hand instruction from a world-class driving professional. This is the kind of gift that most people only dream of, but you can turn it into reality for your grandpa.
A Barbershop Experience
Treat your grandpa to a traditional barbershop experience at Alfred Dunhill. Following a full consultation with the barber, your grandad can enjoy a traditional wet shave to keep his face looking and feeling smooth. In addition to the shave, he will be able to enjoy a bespoke haircut and will then round off his experience with a complimentary tea, coffee, whisky, beer or soft drink. This experience will definitely make for one of the most memorable grandfather gifts.
A Visit To Churchill War Rooms
Take your grandfather back in time to explore the Churchill War Rooms. This was the underground bunker that protected all of the staff and secrets of Britain’s government during World War II. The venue boasts beautifully curated exhibits, which are filled with historical value. Following an exploration of these exhibits, your grandpa will be able to indulge in a Chef’s Choice lunch menu served at AW Restaurant. This restaurant is housed in the Westbury Hotel and has been awarded a Michelin star.
A Lesson At Lord’s Cricket Grounds
This is perfect for all the grandpa’s who love cricket. Lord’s Cricket Grounds, also known as ‘the home of cricket’, will welcome him in with open arms for a private cricket lesson at the MCC Cricket Academy. This experience can be either a private session for one, or shared between two, so you can also join in on the fun. Your grandpa will be able to choose between an hour-long batting session or an hour-long bowling session for an experience that will likely bowl him over!
Treat your granddad to any of these gifts and he’s sure to cherish them, or the memories they bring almost as much as he cherishes you!