Choosing gifts for your 65-year old dad or grandfather is a real puzzle.
Like me, if you are not sure what he likes, you may have to try your luck and pray. But, after spending “several” Thanksgiving and Christmas together with my dad and grandpa, I can now suggest a few gifts for a 65 year old man to make your search easier.
Great Gift Ideas for Older Men
Decades Candy Gift Box
This cool gift box features 2 lbs of candy that was popular in your loved one’s selected decade packed into a gift box. Decade options include the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and the 1990s.
For the older man who is a true candy lover, there is a 4 lb choice as well as a monthly subscription box option to keep the candy coming on a regular basis.
Orthofeet Asheville Orthopedic Slippers for Men
These Podiatrist-approved slippers for older men feature a roomy and wide toe box with built-in orthotic insoles. Designed to improve the ease of walking and alleviate pain on the heel and ball of the foot from numerous conditions. These are a great choice for older adults who need arch support without sacrificing style.
Manly Indulgence Scented Candles
Candles don’t have to be feminine or use only floral scents. The Manly Indulgence line of candles from Colonial Candle includes more masculine scents like Bachelor Pad, Fresh Shave, 5 O’Clock Shadow, or Mahogany Leather. Choose from their Adventure, Rebel, or Sophisticated Collections.
Unforgettable Senior Moments Desk Calendar
Portable Bluetooth Touch Screen MP3 Player with Clip
This MP3 player offers an easy to use touch screen interface and has built-in speakers – no headphones are required. This multifunction device is also an FM radio receiver, video player, e-book player, and voice recorder.
Men’s Moisture Wicking Pajama Sets
If the older man you are buying for complains about always being hot, check out these moisture-wicking pajamas. They are breathable and temperature regulating to help older men establish a comfortable sleeping environment.
Plus, they are lightweight, low maintenance, and as soft as cotton. Available in separates, with pajama pants, and long sleeve/tank options too.
Heartguide Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor & Watch
The HeartGuide is the first accurate wearable blood pressure monitor. Tracks heart data, activity level, sleep, and more. Accompanying app analyzes data for personal health recommendations.
Audiorange Radio and TV Speaker
This TV Speaker/FM Radio combination is completely wireless, portable and rechargeable. Simple charging by sitting the radio on the included charging dock. Familiar knob-style station dialing with easy to use controls. Also works to boost sound from the TV wirelessly!
Beer of the Month Club | MonthlyClubs.com
World of Puzzles and Games Magazine
Many senior men love working puzzles so why not provide them puzzles to work all year long? Puzzles help keep the mind active and sharp which can improve memory and keep away boredom. 9 Issues per year.
Aria Me Personal Hearing Profile Headphones
The best thing about these headphones is that they customize themselves to give older men the best hearing experience possible – even for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. Plus, they are comfortable and lightweight which makes them easy to wear for hours and hours. Easily adapted for use with TV, Bluetooth devices, computers, and more. Read my full review here.
Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light
This book reading light charges in a USB port so it can be plugged right into a tablet or kindle device while elderly owners are reading or working. There are multiple color modes and brightness levels including a night light setting. The best part is that it slips easily around the neck – no difficult to use clamps to cause pain for arthritic hands.
Tote’s Men’s All Elements 3.0 Touchtip Gloves
These stylish and waterproof gloves do more than just protect and warm the hands of senior men. They also feature touchtip technology, allowing them to be used with touchscreen devices. If someone on your shopping list needs a new pair of gloves, this is an excellent option.
YakTrax Pro Traction Cleats
YakTrax are nifty little gadgets that slip over your existing boots and shoes to improve traction on snow and ice or when hiking on rougher surfaces. Perfect gift for senior men in the northern climates especially!
Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Whole Bean Set
If the older man you are buying for loves dark liquors and coffee, this blend will make them want more of each. I drink this same blend for my Sunday afternoon cup of Joe. The unique taste is outstanding but it doesn’t cost a fortune either.
Ariat Unisex Boot Jack
If your senior loved one has difficulty removing their work boots or snow boots, give them boot jacks. Taking off boots or other footwear can be a pain for older seniors. Boot jacks make this process much easier without them losing their balance.
Craftsman Crate Skill Building Subscription Box
The Craftsman Crate is a great way for seniors to try out new hobbies while keeping their hands active and busy. Each box is a complete project box with complete instructions and even includes the tools needed. Past boxes have included candle-making, mosaics, and soapstone carving.
ProGlide Shield™ Shaving Starter Kit | Gillette®
Did you know you can gift quality Gillette razors and shaving products to seniors? And, you can have them delivered on a schedule that you prefer.
This starter kit includes the Gillette FlexxBall raxor handle, five blade refills and a travel-size sensitive shave gel. Sign up for their subscription service and get refills delivered every month, 3 months, or 6 months.
Ring Video Doorbell
This HD video doorbell makes it possible to see who’s at your door from a phone or tablet. It can also record video footage of your porch.
It’s a great gift for someone that might struggle to answer their door or for anyone that has concerns about how security. If the user authorizes you to use their account, you can also use Ring to check in on them throughout the day.
Mahabis Curve Supportive Slippers for Men
Mahabis Curve slippers feature a flexible and grippy rubber sole with a luxurious Italian wool lining. They are made to be durable and easy to care for. Plus, they have the neoprene heel cup to make sure they say secure on your feet reducing the chance of a fall. Available in multiple colors and men’s and women’s sizing.
Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair
Does the senior guy in your life love to read books while sitting in the backyard? Maybe they come to the ball park frequently to watch the grandkids play.
These foldable chairs are incredibly lightweight and highly durable. The adjustable canopy on top keeps them out of the sun too.
Kanars Crystal Whiskey Glass with Gift Box | Amazon.com
Almost anyone would appreciate a gift pair of stylish whiskey glasses. If your father is aging like fine wine, a couple of whiskey glasses might be the perfect gift. His “on the rocks” evenings will go to the next level as he pours some of the 15-year Glenlivet in these glasses.
Acorn Fleece-Lined Rambler Mule Moccasins for Men
The Acorn Men’s Rambler Mule Slipper combines comfort and support for senior men. The slip resistant indoor/outdoor sole is flexible and supportive. Inside, your bare feet will be comforted by 100% wool fleece. Removable contoured footbed can be traded for your custom insoles. Machine washable too!
XO Cognac Truffles Premium Chocolate Sampler
These handmade treats feature dark chocolate ganache (made with just cream, salt and vanilla) blended with Remy Martin XO Cognac. 5 pieces per box, choose from 2 to 6 boxes.
Garmin vívofit® 4 | Fitness Activity Tracker
Matr Boomie Animal Eyeglass Holders
Forget where your glasses are? Can’t remember where you put them? Then this cat has your back. Hand carved from Indian Rosewood in India. Other designs available if cats aren’t your thing.
Magazine Gift Subscriptions That Seniors Will Love
Magazine subscriptions provide a ton of benefits for older guys: education, entertainment, a way to pass some time. They can also be a great link to the outside world. Look for large print magazines like Reader’s Digest for seniors with vision problems.
Pile Lined Hardsole Moccasin Slippers | Minnetonka Moccasin
These traditional moccasins with indoor-outdoor soles are for more than just the house. Ideal for walking the dog or grabbing coffee, your feet will stay warm on chilly days. Thick pile lining cushions every step.
Dill Pickle Basket | “You’re Kind Of A Big Dill”
This is one of my favorites. I got a collection of pickles in a handmade gift basket for my grandfather one year. You know what? He laughed but ate every single one. Includes: Spitz Big Bag Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds, David Jumbo Dill Pickle Sunflower, Bigs Vlasic Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds, Van Holten Big Papa Dill Pickle, Kettle Dill Pickle Chips, Flavor Mill Creamy Dill Potato Chips and Green re-usable slotted basket
Mrs Prindles Caramel Apple Gift Basket
This unique gift basket consists of 3 petite caramel apples in a rustic wood gift basket. Two flavors are included: Triple Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Walnut plus other assorted chocolate covered goodies.
Personalized M&Ms Candy Bags
Every guy seems to love having snacks and sweet treats on hand. Did you know that personalized M&M candies are a real thing? And, they make a great gift that is truly unique. Choose the message, the color, and even the graphics on the bag.
PopSockets Phone Holders
These simple little attachments make mobile phones easier to hold onto – which means they are less likely to be dropped. Just use the adhesive to apply to the back of your case and go. Note: If you don’t already have a base, make sure you buy a PopGrip for a full set not a PopTop which is the top piece only.
Silver Cuisine Home Delivery by Bistro MD
This senior meal delivery service send chef-prepared meals from doctor-designed diets straight to the door. Simply select your meals from a menu online or via phone and set your delivery schedule. Rest assured knowing your loved one is easting well by providing these simple heat and eat meals.
Teleflora’s Chevy Camaro Plant Garden – Teleflora
Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy
Sadly, when our senior loved ones leave us, their stories and history goes with them. Senior men especially aren’t prone to talk about their past or history. This workbook encourages them to share this history with your and provides a place to record memories through a series of questions and prompts. It will quickly become a treasured heirloom for the family.
Leather Journal in Gift Box with Pen
This stylish and masculine journal is packaged in a gift box and has a unique style and look. It’s been said that journaling helps improve memory and mental processing – and it’s a great way to record memories or private thoughts. Would make a good travel or garden diary too.
A digital photo album is a fun way to load up and display family, vacation, and travel photos. Rather than having space for just one or two happy photos, you can add or change the pictures by uploading them from your phone to the frame when you come to visit. It can also be updated via WiFi too! For fun the senior could even use a camera to take some of the photos themselves.
Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set
Everyone loves Burt’s Bees hand care products – from young to the old. It’s a great gift for senior men who’ve used thier hands their whole life and suffer from dry, cracked, and painful hands including gardeners and travelers. This gift set includes 2 hand creams, a cuticle cream and a set of cotton gloves.
Dynotag SuperAlert Medical ID Tags | Dynotag
With these medical tags, it’s easy for first responders to get essential information about a patient. The tags are laminated and completely weatherproof, which means they’ll be in great shape for years. The set includes both a keychain tag and a wallet card. It’s a wonderful way to protect the people you love most.
Suncountry Music Box Set
Research shows us that music reaps positive benefits. In fact, just listening to music regularly makes people happier, improves health, reduces stress, aids in sleep, reduces depression, and elevates moods when driving or exercising.
Best Grandpa Ever BBQ Grill Multi Tool Accessories
This is a great gift for the dad or grandpa in your life who loves to grill. The unique spin on a multi-tool means this BBQ accessory actually folds up into a small pocket knife. Then, when grilling for the family, it opens to include a spatula, basting brush, bottle opener, corkscrew, and BBQ fork. The pieces detach too so different pieces can be used simultaneously. The wood handle is laser engraved to highlight how great your grandpa really is. It even comes with a storage pouch.
ASUS Chromebook C202 Laptop
For less tech savvy senior men, you might ease the transition into the modern world by getting them a new computer and some basic computer lessons by an instructor who comes to the house. This can teach them how to use things like Skype to reconnect with family and introduce them to senior-friendly programs and apps contingent upon their level of comfort with technology.
PLUSINNO Spinning Rod and Reel Combos
For outdoor-loving 65 year olds who also love to fish, fishing kits like these can be a great gift. Plus, you can even add to this gift by purchasing a fishing or hunting license in their favorite areas for the upcoming seasons. Good for beginners, it has everything one needs including a carrier bag, fishing rod, reel, line, different lures and hooks, and more.
Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Travel Pillow
If the older person in your life travels a lot, a 2-in-1 travel pillow will keep them comfortable during long flights with luxurious fleece and soft cover. It also quickly converts to a more rectangular shape for lumbar support!
American Made Genuine Buffalo Leather Work Gloves
Does your recipient enjoy working with his hand in the landscaping our out in the yard maybe? Does he think himself a gentleman farmer? Then durable work gloves like these that also look great might be the perfect gift.
Smart GPS Tracking Wallet
Ever loose your wallet? Me too! So, the best gift this season will be a smart wallet with a tracker. He only needs to charge the wallet once a month and the built in GPS tracker will always know exactly where his wallet is!
Ancestry® Gift Subscription
As we age, it’s not uncommon to begin wondering where we came from and wanting to learn more about our roots. A gift subscription for Ancestry® can help aging adults begin the journey just by plugging in what they do know about their ancestors. A gift like this can also create an opportunity to spend time together by working on the family history together!
My Top Picks
If I had to pick my favorites from this list, I would probably choose the Orthofeet slippers, the Beer of the Month club, or the Aria Me headphones. Although the whiskey glasses and the Craftsman craft box are interesting ideas too.
Food gifts are always a great choice especially if they are sweet! What older man doesn’t like to eat? What does your grandfather like? Find out, and pick from this list of gifts today.
Tell me some of the best gifts you ever got the senior men in your life in the comments below. Also, please share this guide on your favorite social media!