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TOP best DIY birthday gifts for your grandfather. Photo: Thefiftypluslife

Think out of the box with this list of birthday gifts for Grandpa, so that instead of old clichéd items, you can check out fun t-shirts, mugs, stunning hampers of fruits and chocolates, or terrific keepsakes that help the senior of the family pass his experiences on to his grandkids.

1. Photo Calender

Photo: Christianbook
Photo: Christianbook

Check out your favorite photo printing store for this one. Most of them have sales around this time of year and it’s simple to add your digital photos to a calendar. Gather photos of all the grandkids from the past year, and don’t forget to put everyone’s birthday on the calendar!

For school age kids, sit them down at the computer and have them choose photos. This is often a time-consuming and difficult job for me, but my kids love any opportunity to get computer time, so they actually enjoy it!

2. Homemade Snowglobe

Photo: Pinterest
Photo: Pinterest

It’s a simple gift, but a great activity for kids. We make one every year, and normally stop by Goodwill or Dollar Store to pick out what goes inside. It’s always interesting to see what each kid chooses . . . Grandpa will smile at the individuality too! And I LOVE how this tutorial uses photos of the kids – awesome idea, according to Therealisticmama.

3. Grandpa Hand Stamped Lure

Photo: Etsy
Photo: Etsy

Speak to your gramps in a language he understands with this special fishing lure that tells him how you really feel. Made from stainless steel and silver plated, this is not only a practical present, but also endearing, which makes it the ideal birthday gift for a grandpa.

4. Papa Life Mug

Photo: Etsy
Photo: Etsy

Remind him everyday of that wonderful stage of life he’s in by giving him this fun mug with its cheeky logo. With a sublimation print to guarantee a pattern that remains, this 11oz mug will be a joy for Grandad’s morning coffee, encouraging him to cherish his loved ones around him.

5. Grandpa’s Sweet Stash Jar

Photo: Etsy
Photo: Etsy

Let your kids connect with their grandpa by gifting him this personalized sweet jar that he can then stock up and share with his grandchildren. There’s chosen wording on the front and back and a sticker on the top of the jar, to make this simple vessel something deeply special to him.

6. Grandparent Pen Pal Set

Photo: Wee Bee Box
Photo: Wee Bee Box

In an age of electronics, engage your grandad in a way he understands with this set that inspires your kids to write old style letters but in fun and amusing ways. A pen pal kit unlike any other, this set even has cheery envelopes and playful illustrations to prompt your children into writing action, Dodoburd noted.

7. Clothes & Accessories

Photo: Theuneektrendz
Photo: Theuneektrendz

Tuck his favorite timepieces in a classy case made with luxurious leather. Emboss it with his monogram for a truly personal touch. Or customized socks can feature your grandpa's initial at the ankle for an extraordinarily different, fun take on a classic gift. A vintage-inspired compass engraved with a design or name of your choice is a good choice, too, Countryliving expressed.

READ MORE: Top 14 Brilliant Hand-Made Birthday Gifts

8. Willow Tree Hand-Painted Sculpted Figure

Photo:Willow Tree
Photo:Willow Tree

This heartfelt carving is the perfect birthday gift for Grandpa, letting him know the appreciative love you have for all that he does. The 6 inch hand painted, resin figure comes in a fitted box ready to give, and is cast from the artist’s original hand carved work.

9. Papa & Kid Shirt

Photo: Pinterest
Photo: Pinterest

Spoil your grampy with this cool fishing t-shirt which is custom made just for him. Made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton, it has a double needle sleeve and a bottom hem and is styled in loose fit for comfort. With a humorous motif, this is one t-shirt that is bound to reel him in.

10. My Life Story So Far

Photo: Findmeagift
Photo: Findmeagift

Give the gift that gives back with this inspiring journal to be passed onto the generations to come. Organized into 9 easy sections with writing prompts to create terrific personal memoirs, this sewn, clothbound journal will quickly become a family heirloom that will become a personal record for those that follow

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