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
If your 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.
If you have an older male relative who likes to look smart and feel fresh, then this is a great box for them.
This subscription box includes ties, socks, sunglasses, cufflinks, aftershave, creams and other small personal grooming items fit for a real gentleman.
There are two tiers of subscription. The standard box is nice and quite luxurious.
Plus, there is a premium version that steps it up again with some stunning items in it that would make great gifts individually, let alone in a subscription.
Bespoke Post is the gift box service for people who are passionate about “something.” The service includes lots of different options, including mixology, travel, fashion, cooking, and more. If you’re looking to give an elderly relative something that matches their lifelong hobby, this is a brilliant option.
These boxes do cost a little more than most other subscriptions, but they are filled with small batch gifts that will delight the geek or enthusiast in you. If you want to rest easy knowing that you’re buying quality gifts from manufacturers that care as much as you do, then this is a great choice.
This cool gift box features 2 lbs of candy that was popular in your selected decade packed into a gift box. Decade options include the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and the 1990s.
For the 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.
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.
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.
Many wheelchair users need to wear gloves to protect their hands. These stylish men's gloves aren't just waterproof. 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.
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 lovely 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.
These Podiatrist-approved slippers for men and women 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.
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!
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.
Does the senior 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.
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.
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!
The vivofit 4 fitness tracker is a great choice for active seniors who work hard on their health. Track steps, distance, and calories burned. The always-on color display features large, easy to read numbers. It is easy to operate too!
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 subscriptions provide a ton of benefits for seniors: 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.
Get hand-crafted beers shopped each month curated from more than 10,000 US and international breweries. Beers are selected by a panel of brewmasters. Includes a personalized gift message.
Many seniors 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.
The Mikasa Saturn collection features an elegant but traditional pattern. This candy dish features a festive ruby red color and is perfect for offering your guests (or grandkids!) candy and other sweet treats. Measures 6-1/4 inch diameter x 5-1/2 inch high (with lid). Available in clear too.
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. Available in Men's and Women's styles.
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
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.
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.
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
Storyboards are a great way to keep seniors updated with photos of their family and your lives. Simply upload photos and they will be converted to 8X8 photo boards that can be stuck to the wall. The best part? They don't leave any marks on the wall when removed so they should be nursing home or assisted living approved!
This planter is bursting with easy to care for succulents in a keepsake Chevy Camaro. Ford Mustang and Pick-ups are also available.
Sadly, when our senior loved ones leave us, their stories and history goes with them. 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.
This stylish 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.
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.
Everyone loves Burt's Bees hand care products - from young to the old. It's a great gift for senior men and women who 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.
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.
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.
For less tech savvy seniors, 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.
For outdoor-loving seniors 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.
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!
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.
My Top Picks
If I had to pick the best one from these ten, I would probably choose the portable folding sports chair. But, my close second and third choice will be the whiskey glasses and the GPS wallet respectively.
Food gifts are always good too. What older man doesn’t like to eat? What does your grandfather like? Find out, and pick from this list of gifts today.
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