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Top 10 Gifts for Grandfathers

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Having recently crossed the threshold of the half-century mark and being a grandfather myself, I thought I would check with some of my fellow grandpas about great gift ideas just for the older group of fathers and grandfathers. Here are some of the ideas this grandpa group came up with for gifts for grandfathers for events like Christmas, Father's Day and birthdays.

1. Large Button Remote Control

Large Button Remote Control
One of the banes of many grandfathers' lives is the smaller and smaller buttons on remote controls (or is it just failing eyesight)? In any case, this large button remote control for TV, cable box and DVD player will help ease that aggravation. It is still quite full-featured and will be a favorite gift for any grandfather.
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2. The Grandparents' Treasure Chest

Grandparents' Treasure Chest
This is a great book for a grandfather and his grandchildren who want to sit down and talk about grandpa's life. It includes questions intended to stimulate his memory and record his experiences and thoughts about his life. This is a wonderful tool for keeping grandpa's life alive for generations to come.
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3. Posture Rite Lap Desk

Posture Rite Lap Desk
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A lap desk is a great thing to have for grandparents who might either be confined to bed or who spend a lot of time sitting, and the Postu-Rite version is one of the best I have seen. It is comfortable to work at and helps keep your aging parent more upright than many others. It is also large enough for writing, playing games or setting a small laptop computer on.
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4. Life Stories Game

Life Stories Game
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If you want to learn even more about your grandparent's life and times, the Life Stories Game is a great way to get information and experiences out in the open. If you get this game for grandpa and get him to play it with you, turn on your tape recorder or digital voice recorder and get him started reminiscing.
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5. Large Print Crossword Puzzles

New York Times Large Print Crosswords Book
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If your grandfather loves crossword puzzles but hates wearing reading glasses, this may be just the right thing for him. One or more large print crossword puzzle books will give him hours of enjoyment without the hassles of glasses or magnifiers. And games like crossword puzzles can help keep his mind sharp, too.
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6. Great Grandkids Photo Collage

Great Grandkids Photo Collage
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Photo collages are always fun for grandparents. In this one, the cutouts in the frame are designed for grandkid pictures and have a "Great Grandkids" text in the center.  Put some facvorite photos of your family into the frame and watch grandpa's face light up when he opens it.

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7. Photo Tie

Photo Tie
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If your grandpa still "gets" to wear a tie to work or to church, then he will really enjoy a photo tie with the pictures of his grandkids for proud display. This tie can be a great conversation piece and other grandfathers will be instantly jealous!
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8. Custom Birthday Newspaper

Personalized Newspaper
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Some grandpa's seem to appreciate the good old days more than others. In this gift, a newspaper from Grandpa's birth year highlights the events that were going on when he was born. The newspaper is framed for display and is a fun recollection of times gone by.

9. Photo Stamps

Kodak Photo Stamps
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For those of us who still use postage stamps, the idea of getting personalized photos of our loved ones on stamps is a fun idea. Order first class stamps with a photo of each grandchild on them and grandpa will find excuses to mail the bills rather then pay for everything online.

10. Radio Classics: Old Time Radio Shows

Radio Classics: Old Time Radio Shows
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If you have a grandpa in the 65 plus category, you might consider this CD collection with old time radio shows that he will remember from his youth. This collection has some of the best of the best ever played on radio, and you might find that you enjoy them as well while listening with grandpa.

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