Handmade Gifts for Grandads

My Grandfathers are both pretty spectacular. One is 97 years old and is highly competitive at Dominoes and the other is an ex-ballroom dancer who I feel I inherit my positive (read silly) mindset from. Recently the latter celebrated his birthday and it got me thinking about handmade gifts for Grandads. Is it just me or are they pretty hard to buy for?!

I had a look on Etsy and Not On The High Street and thought I’d share some of the lovely handmade gift ideas I found. Not his birthday for a while? Bookmark them for later like I do on my Gift Ideas Pinterest board!


Clockwise from top left:

Grandad’s Garden Sign, Winning Works / Personalised Grandad Print, Ali Chappell / Personalised Handmade Hankerchief, Adventures and Tea Parties / Handmade Leather Hip Flask, Brand Iron.


Joanna at Adventures and Tea Parties asked me to review her personalised hankies in a little more detail for you.

Each hankerchief comes beautifully packaged and is made from your choice of fabric. I love the personalised aspect as you can choose any phrase/word to be embroidered in the neatest stitches. Grandad’s love a big hanky don’t they?!


The items from Joanna’s store are beautifully packaged, but I couldn’t help but feel the box was slightly too big for the hanky as it was mostly packaging. But then I had the idea of adding a miniature whisky to the box as my Grandad loves a tipple, so it all worked out nicely!

Do you have any gift ideas for Grandads or the hard to buy for men in your life?




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4 thoughts on “Handmade Gifts for Grandads

  1. Grandads are so tricky to buy for! I think it’s because they already own everything they want (socks, excellent knitwear, and an optional farmer-style hat). I might buy mine a new regular flask for his next birthday, as he prefers tea to whisky. xxx
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