Grandads can be tough to buy for. It may seem like they already have everything. Then, you ask if there's anything they want, and they come up with nothing. But, if you really want to treat Grandad this year, you're in the right place.


No matter what your Grandad likes, it's likely you'll be able to find something on this list to put a smile on his face. That's all we want, after all. The gifts we've selected range from small gifts for your kids to give their Grandad to bigger gifts that could come from you.

Coming up with present ideas can be a struggle. That's why we've got a gift-guide for pretty much everyone. For gifting inspiration take a look at best gifts for Grandma, best teacher gifts, best personalised gifts for your baby's first Christmas and best gifts for new mums.

Show how appreciative you are of Grandad, by buying him one of these special gifts.

Best Christmas gifts for Grandad at a glance

Best for an experience gift: Buyagift Treat Him Smartbox Gift Experience, £49.99
Best for whisky lovers: Whisky Tasting Experience Gift, £12
Best for a gift form the kids: Personalised Cheese Board & Knife Set, £24.99
Best for foodies: The M&S Collection Hamper, £55
Best for a useful gift: Arm Chair Caddy, £10
Best for a crafty gift: Spitfire 3D Puzzle, £20
Best for green-fingered grandads: Gardener Of The Year Pot Mug And Shovel Spoon, £16
Best for chef Grandads: Personalised Men's Slogan Apron, £34
Best for a bigger gift: Ralph Lauren World Of Polo Gift Set, £63.35
Best for a cosy gift: Brushed Cotton Checked Pyjama Set, £35

Here are our 10 of the best Christmas gifts for Grandad

1. Buyagift Treat Him Smartbox Gift Experience, £49.99

– Best for an experience gift

Treat Him Experience Box

Has your Grandad already got everything? Why not buy him an experience instead? With the Buyagift Treat Him Smartbox experience, he can choose from more than 1,820 experiences around the UK.

These range from scuba diving, quad biking, taking a helicopter ride to overnight glamping breaks, indulging in a cream tea on a steam train or enjoying a golf lesson. Whatever he’s into, there’s bound to be something to take his fancy.

Available from: Buyagift, John Lewis and Amazon

2. Whisky Tasting Experience Gift, £12

– Best for whisky lovers

Four different mini bottles of whisky

Is Grandad the whisky drinker of the family? If so, he'll be a big fan of this tasting set, including 4 of M&S's finest drams, blended in Scotland.

He can enjoy a mini bottle of: Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, Inverglen blended malt whisky aged 12 years, Kenmore blended Scotch whisky and Speyside single malt whisky. Perfect for grandads who enjoy a little tipple.

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Available from: M&S

3. Personalised Cheese Board & Knife Set, £24.99

– Best for a gift from the kids

A personalised Grandad cheeseboard with knife set

We've found the perfect gift for all the cheese loving grandads out there. This circular wooden cheese board can be personalised with your kids' names, with a punny cheese-themed poem, too.

Grandad will open up the cheese board to find a set of cheese knives too (the gift keeps on giving!). This gift will put a smile on his face, plus you can be sure it'll be used over and over again.

Available from: The Laser Boutique

4. The M&S Collection Hamper, £55

– Best for foodies

A dark wicker hamper hamper including wine, chocolate, crackers and chutney

Treat your Grandad to a luxurious hamper chockfull of M&S winter favourites. All the yummy contents are presented in a rustic dark-stained wicker hamper with a brown faux-leather handle and strap.

The food hamper is packed full of delicious items, including apple and fig chutney, milk chocolate florentines, Cornish all butter biscuits, dark milk chocolate, sourdough crackers and shortbread fingers. If that's not enough, there is also a lovely bottle of Cotes Du Rhone Villages to wash down all the lovely treats.

Available from: M&S

5. Arm Chair Caddy, £10

– Best for a useful gift

An arm chair caddy set up on a red sofa

Do you have a Grandad that loves sitting in his armchair? If so, he will very much appreciate this arm chair caddy. No more losing the remote control down the side of the chair or not having a place to rest his biscuits!

He can simply place the arm chair caddy over the armrest of his chair and keep all his relaxing essentials nearby. There are 5 built-in compartments for him to store glasses, book, remote – anything he likes.

Give Grandad the gift of not having to get up from his armchair this year... you can be pretty sure he will love it!

Available from: Prezzybox

6. Spitfire 3D Puzzle, £20

– Best for a crafty gift

A 3D spitfire puzzle

Grandad can create a Spitfire model with this impressive 3D Spitfire puzzle. There is no glue or tools required, the pieces simply push together. The model plane pieces come pre-painted, too. If he loves arts and crafts, he's guaranteed to enjoy making this excellent Spitfire model, taking approximately 3-4 hours to build.

Once the creation is complete, he'll be left with a 44 x 53 x 18cm Spitfire model to display wherever he likes.

Available from: Menkind

7. Gardener Of The Year Pot Mug And Shovel Spoon, £16

– Best for green-fingered Grandads

Gardener of the year mug and shovel spoon

This is a fun little gift for grandads who love gardening. The plant pot shaped mug with "Gardener of the year" on the front comes with a matching shovel spoon.

This is a perfect gift if your Grandad is 'Gardener of the year'. You can also add a personalised gift card message to go with it, making it extra special.

Available from: Etsy

8. Personalised Men's Slogan Apron, £34

– Best for chef Grandads

Personalised slogan apron

Is Grandad the head chef at Christmas? Or maybe he just loves cooking and baking? If so, this witty personalised apron would make the perfect gift.

The personalised apron is hand pressed and made to order. The light weight denim fabric apron has a waist tie and a sliding adjustable buckle neck strap.

Get your chosen name printed above a funny slogan of your choice. Their examples are "the host with the roast" or "licence to grill", if you're struggling for ideas.

You also get the choice of 3 colours for the apron; black denim, grey denim or blue denim, take your pick.

Available from: Not On The High Street

9. Ralph Lauren World Of Polo Gift Set, £63.35

– Best for a bigger gift

Three different Ralph Lauren perfumes

If you really want to spoil Grandad, a fragrance gift set is always great idea. This Ralph Lauren World of Polo Gift set has 3 fragrances, all capturing a scent that can be used for different occasions.

Grandad can choose from 3 fragrances: Polo Blue is a cool and fresh scent, with a blend of juicy, watery melon, sage and basil verbena; Polo Black is great to use at night, with its fusion of iced mango, silver armoise and patchouli noir; Polo Red is a fiery blend of spicy saffron, red grapefruit and deep redwood.

Available from: Boots and Fragrance Direct

10. Brushed Cotton Checked Pyjama Set, £35

– Best for a cosy gift

A man wearing M&S Brushed Cotton Checked Pyjama Set

Everybody needs a cosy pair of pyjamas, especially in the winter. Treat Grandad to a pair of brushed cotton checked pyjamas to keep him cosy during the colder months.

This is a practical gift that will get lots of use throughout the years. The brushed cotton material makes them extra cosy and the elasticated waist increases comfort.

All the cotton to make these swanky pyjamas is sustainably sourced. If that's not enough, they also come in a variety of 3 colours to choose from. Blue, green, or red – pick whatever you think Grandad will fancy most.

Available from: M&S




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Chloe BrightwellDigital Reviews Writer and Coordinator

Chloe is a Digital Reviews Writer and Coordinator for Immediate Media's Parenting team, specialising in household and trying to help parents save money. She researches and writes articles, recommending the best products, ranging from best cordless vacuums to best playpens. She has a First-Class Honours Psychology degree where she developed a strong interest in child development. During her teenage years she worked as a play worker and Brownie volunteer to support children's play.