Choose one of these 10 Christmas gift ideas for Grandpa this year, you'll both be glad you did! Whether your grandpa is young and active or a more frail senior, there are plenty of great gifts just waiting to be discovered.
- Novelty tie: Once a guy hits a certain age, he can get away with just about anything. Start with the Stooges or Star Wars, and progress to pin-ups and naughty ladies if needed. You'll have fun shopping, and he'll be able to get away with wearing it.
- Smoking jacket. You won't be able to gift him with a bevy of blondes, but hand over a smoking jacket, and he'll at least resemble Hugh Hefner this Christmas.
- Hobby items: Items to help out with or coordinate with a favorite hobby make a great Christmas gift for Grandpa. Choose custom flies for the fisherman, a new ratchet set for a hobby mechanic or personalized tees for a golfing Grandpa.
- Food treats: Select from one of these delectable Christmas gift ideas for Grandpa this year; look for fine truffles, custom blended coffee or perfectly aged whiskey. any of these gifts is sure to be appreciated.
- Photo gifts: Make a keychain, mug or even a full year calendar featuring family photos and your gift will remind Grandpa of family all year round.
- Do a chore: If there is something Grandpa has been putting off—or something that just needs to be done—finish up a chore for the old guy. Chop wood, change oil or shovel snow … any of these will be as appreciated as an ugly tie.
- Wii: Grandpa might enjoy a basic Wii equipped with a sports or fitness game. Senior Wii groups are springing up all over the country, thanks to the fun, gentle workout that the system provides. This is a great Christmas gift for Grandpa to give from a group of grandkids—the more family members you have, the cheaper it is per person.
- Safety gifts: It's boring, but if grandpa lives alone, consider gifting an elderly alarm system, pill clock or any one of dozens of accessibility items designed for seniors.
- Novelty gifts: You can't go wrong with a "World's Best grandpa" mug, afghan, T-shirt or picture frame.
- Comfort items: Consider a Christmas gift for Grandpa that will make him more comfortable in winter. Look for warm lap quilts, slippers, and fleece jackets to keep him toasty and warm all season long.
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