8 Nike Gift Ideas for Grandfathers
Surprise grandfathers with thoughtful presents, inspired by their favourite activities.
Whether your grandfather loves the outdoors, keeps up with his golf game, is a lifelong fan of a certain sports team or just loves to hang out with family, there's a gift in this guide to help show your grandpa how much you appreciate him.
Read on to find the ultimate gift for your grandpa—from everyday Nike clothing and accessories to supportive footwear.
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8 Nike Gift Ideas for Grandpas
1. For Grandpas Who Love Watching Sports: Nike Fan Gear
If your grandpa loves to rep his alma mater or favourite professional sports team, pick out a piece of new Nike fan gear. From hoodies to T-shirts to hats, there are plenty of options to fuel his team pride. For a smaller gift, go with a baseball cap or beanie adorned with a team logo. Or, if you want to go bigger, opt for a team jersey or cosy pullover hoodie.
2. For Outdoorsy Grandpas: Nike All Conditions Gear (ACG)
If you have the type of grandpa who loves the great outdoors—maybe you have memories of hiking or camping together—check out the Nike ACG collection to help outfit him for his next adventure.
You'll find durable ACG hiking shoes to support his feet on the trails—some are available with a weather-proof GORE-TEX lining to keep out the rain and mud. Or, if your grandfather already has a favourite pair of hiking shoes, opt for a practical piece of hiking apparel, like ACG cargo trousers or a lightweight, insulated jacket.
3. For Hanging With Grandpa at Home: Nike Fleece Trousers
Help your grandfather chill at home in style. Give him some warm, stretchy and soft Nike fleece trousers for relaxed mornings. Nike Club Fleece tracksuit bottoms and joggers feature brushed-back fleece fabric that's soft and smooth, and they come in a wide range of colours. The elastic waistband with an adjustable drawcord will let him personalise the fit.
4. For Grandpas Who Golf: Nike Golf Trousers
Keep your grandfather looking and feeling his best on the golf course with a new piece of golf gear. Nike golf trousers are designed to provide a well-fitting, tailored look—and they're crafted with sweat-wicking materials to help him keep cool and dry on hot days. The flexible, high-performance fabrics are built to move, so they won't feel restrictive on the course.
Nike golf trousers are available in slim and standard cuts. You can find neutral colours, bolder hues and unique prints, so you can pick out the style that best matches your grandpa's personality.
5. For Tech-Savvy Grandpas: Nike Blue-Light Glasses
If your grandpa spends a lot of time working or reading on his computer, tablet or smartphone, consider getting him a pair of blue-light glasses. The Nike Blue Light Collection features a premium lens coating that helps reduce blue-light exposure from digital devices.
6. For Grandpas Who Love Running or Walking: Nike Running Jackets
Runners, walkers and other outdoor exercisers of all ages can use a light, breathable outer layer for brisk, windy or wet days. Nike running jackets are made from durable fabrics that protect against the elements, while still being lightweight enough not to weigh athletes down.
Some styles feature strategic vents that help promote airflow to keep wearers cool once the body starts to heat up. They're packable, easy to clean and have lots of zip pockets for keys, a phone and anything else your grandfather might need on the go.
7. For Giving Grandpa Some TLC: Nike Slides
To give your grandfather's feet some rest and relaxation—especially if he spends a lot of time on his feet—treat him to a plush pair of slides or slippers. Nike slides are pillowy and easy to slip on for running errands or lounging around the house. For a warm and soft option, go for a proper pair of Nike slippers lined with fluffy fabric.
8. For Any Grandpa, Any Day: Nike Polos
If your grandpa likes to keep his wardrobe relatively simple, with tried-and-true outfit staples like crisp polos and neutral trousers, consider buying him a new polo to add to his rotation.
You can choose from slim-, standard- and loose-fitting styles, depending on how he likes his clothes to fit. Many styles are made with Nike Dri-FIT Technology, so he can wear them on active outings and keep cool.
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Words by Greg Presto