This History by Mail Subscription Is Seriously the Coolest Gift for Granddads
"Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through these links."
The relationship with a grandfather is such a special one. Always the first to crack a joke when you're feeling down and the loudest person on the sideline of the ball field, grandpas are truly the best. While he might not be here for your entire life, he's sure to leave an impact that'll follow you for the rest of your days. It's no surprise that you want to spoil him! Whether it's for his birthday, Father's Day, or just a little happy to remind him how much you care, a gift will always be welcome—as well as spending time with you, his favorite grandchild.
Our best piece of advice when searching for the perfect present for anyone is to think about what they love, from hobbies to foods to people. And, luckily for you, that should be easy! You could go the sentimental route and get him a framed picture of all the grandkids. If he's a golfer when he's off grandad duty, then a tally tumbler is perfect for him. And if he's a spicy food fanatic, snag him a set of peanuts flavored by spices from around the world.
And if you're shopping last minute, not to worry—we've got you covered. Tons of these gifts are from Amazon and are eligible for 2-day shipping. We even included some with instant delivery!
Whiskey Decanter Set
If he doesn't have a nice decanter in his bar cabinet or cart, then it's time to upgrade him. This option comes in three versions, but we think he'll love this cut-crystal style one.
History by Mail Subscription
He can watch all the documentaries in the world, but nothing will compare to holding replicas of the real historical documents he's heard about for decades. This fun subscription will give him a hands-on peek into history like he's never seen it before by delivering exact replicas of historical documents, like court transcripts, letters, and desk-side sketches, all delivered to his door.
Multitool Carabiner Keychain
He'll be the definition of prepared when he has this multitool on his keychain. It doubles as a Phillips and flathead screwdriver, ruler, bottle opener, wrench, box cutter, wire cutter, and hex wrench.
Stainless Steel Cup
He'll never have to worry about digging out his notebook and pencil again when he has this handy tumbler around. It keeps track of strokes, fairways hit, and greens in regulation.
Father's Day Keychain
Perfect for a new or seasoned grandpa, this keychain features a top disc stamped with his grandfather name, plus another disc that includes that names of all of his grandchildren.
1856 Premium Aged Whiskey
Trust us: if he's a whiskey drinker, there's no way he's going to turn his nose up on a nice new bottle.
I Love Grandad/Grandpa This Much
If his grands are little, then he'll love this personalized book he can read to them. You can add up to four names and personalize the story with his name and a special dedication.
Leave this by his front door or on his nightstand and prepare yourself for him never returning your call hours later because he couldn't find his phone anywhere.
Grill Master Collection
Odds are, you'll reap the benefits of this gift. While he's experimenting with all the different flavors each of these five woods departs on his barbecue, you can taste test to your heart's (and belly's) content.
Personalized Leather Magnetic Money Clip
You could get Grandpa another wallet. Or you could get him this skinny, easy-to-use money clip with additional card slots. On one side, you can engrave a special message to your favorite guy and then put his name or initials on the clip.
Engraved Wood Photo Frame
No doubt about it, he'll love this wood frame filled with a picture of him and his grand(s). We love that it's the perfect blend of classy and masculine without coming off as kitschy.
Wooden Sudoku Board Game
Is staring at that tiny phone or iPad screen to play his favorite game giving him eye aches? We love this good ole fashioned wooden version of sudoku that looks just as good as it plays.
Pickle Ball Paddle
He deserves a paddle that looks just as good as his pickle ball game. It also has some pretty neat technology that makes it great to play with, too!
Monogrammed Vegan Leather Watch Roll
Tuck his favorite timepieces in a classy case made with luxurious leather. This organizer comes in both brown and black vegan leather. Price shown is for monogrammed watch roll
He can officially say goodbye to the days of aching knees the day after he works in the garden. This lightweight stool is easy to tote around and keeps all his tools right within reach.
Oyster Mushroom Log Kit
He may love eating mushrooms, but has he ever tried his hand at growing them? Probably not! This oyster mushroom log will give him everything he needs to start on his new farming adventure all within his own kitchen.
This solid brass compass comes in the most beautiful wooden keepsake box. Not only can you choose the etched design on the top, but you can even add a personalized message inside the box for Gramps.
The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick
Is it just us or are all dads of a certain age obsessed with their history documentaries? This 18 hour DVD set will give him an insider's view of the Vietnam War that he never knew he needed. You can also purchase it as a book.
Around the World Spicy Nut Collection
This delicious collection of nuts is his gateway to tasting spice blends and flavors from around the world. With a neutral palette of peanuts for every blend, he'll really be able to taste the differences in each spice.
Genetic Ethnicity Test
Give Grandpa the gift of insight into his ancestry. This easy-to-use kit (just takes a cheek swab) will give him information on his heritage and family, plus health and genetics. He'll love sharing the findings with the family.
When it's too cold outside to fire up the grill, Grandpa can still get perfect sear marks using his stovetop and this wonderful cast iron cooking tool. One side acts as a grill-top while the other serves as a griddle, so get ready for the best Father's Day brunch you've ever had when he pulls this bad boy out.
World's Best Grandpa Hat
He is the world's best, after all! Let him wear his title with pride by gifting him this cute embroidered cap.
Trekking The National Parks
This fun strategy game will take the whole family to over 63 National Parks in a single game night. Whether he's dreaming of his next park visit already or his hiking days are behind him, he'll have plenty of fun sharing his love of the outdoors with his favorite people playing this game.
Personalized Laser Engraved Wood Handle Hammer
This personalized hammer has a whopping 4.8/5 stars from hundreds of happy customers. Add any message to the wood handle to make a special gift for grandpa.
Long Sleeve Sherpa-Lined Shirt Jacket
This oversize garment is somewhere between a shirt and a jacket. We love that it's sherpa-lined for maximum comfort.
Grandpa will find countless uses for these handy waterproof flashlight gloves, from working around the house to fishing to walking outside after dark.
'What I Love about Grandpa' Fill-In Journal
If you've got kids, let them fill in this sweet journal and gift it to their grandpa (or great-grandpa!) themselves. It's a sweet and incredibly personal option.
Custom Birthday Book
Help Grandpa celebrate a milestone year with this custom book of New York Times front pages showcasing major moments from his lifetime.
Shiatsu Foot Massager
Deep-kneading heat therapy might help relieve your grandpa's foot pain, improve his blood circulation, and generally relax him. This massager happens to boast thousands of great reviews, and it's affordable.
Yellowstone Dutton Ranch T-Shirt
Give Gramps this T-shirt to rep his fandom. It's available in 10 different colors so you can find one that suits his wardrobe.
RELATED: The Best 'Yellowstone' Gifts
Pen Pal Correspondence Kit
Create memories between generations with this thoughtful correspondence kit. Not only will it help you keep in touch with long-distance grandparents, it will give both parties tactile memories to cherish forever.
ThisWorx Car Vacuum Cleaner
No one takes his car cleanliness as serious as Grandpa! This one comes with three different attachments and powers through the 12v aux outlet.
Personalized Family Member Signpost
We just can't get over how cool this is. A perfect gift for any family member who lives far away, this custom artisan-made signpost features the names and "distances" of all relatives. Brilliant! Starting at $155 for three signs; $200 as shown with six signs.
He'll love having an herb garden to tend to, even in the winter. This indoor garden with an LED grow light comes with Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil, and mint seed pods.
Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe
This flannel robe will keep Grandpa warm and cozy while he fetches the morning newspaper without feeling too heavy or bulky.
Safety Cuff Work Glove
If Grandpa loves tinkering in his tool shed or fixing things around the house, these durable work gloves will keep his hands safe as he works.
This handy magnetic wristband will keep him from losing his screws, drill bits, and nails while he's working on his latest project.
You know he wants to watch the new Yellowstone spinoffs but doesn't want to sign up for another streaming service. Give him a Paramount+ subscription so he doesn't miss out on 1883 or the upcoming 1923 and 6666.
Paddlers Cribbage Board
This cribbage board will look so handsome sitting on the porch at Grandpa's lake house.
Lined Hardsole Slipper
This ultra-fluffy shoe with a traditional moccasin design is just perfect for any grandpa—whether for weekend or all-the-time wear! We love the hard sole on this slippers that make them perfect for not just indoor wear, but also the occasional trip to grab the mail or take the dog outside.
This insulated cup will keep Grandpa's morning brew nice and warm as he flips through the paper.
James Patterson Writing Course
Grandpa has endless stories to tell. Help him explore his inner author with a 20-lesson online course with James Patterson, one of the best-selling writers in the world.
Moon Beam Sleep Aid
Grandpa deserves a good night's sleep—this gadget should do the trick!
Grandpa for President Mug
We bet he would get your vote!
My Family Cookbook
Talk about a unique gift for the grandpa who loves to cook! Space for him to fill in 80 recipes, plus photo galleries, sections for "family reviews," and other fun details make this cookbook a winner.
Neck Massage Pillow
Give him the gift of relaxation this year. This neck massage pillow (with heat!) is the next best thing to a real massage chair, and it's affordable, too.
'Grandpa's Ice Cream Plow' Spoon
Here's an idea: Pair this spoon with a carton of his favorite ice cream.
'If You Can Read This' Socks
These comfy socks are downright hilarious. They also happen to be chic enough to be worn with dress shoes—his friends will be none the wiser!
This gift set will ensure every cocktail stays chilled and doesn't get watered down.
Not Old, Just Vintage T-Shirt
If Grandpa has a sense of humor, he'll get a kick out of this tee.
You Might Also Like