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50 Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Senior Dads (2024)

Sunday – June 16th, 2024 is Father’s Day!

Fathers day with older dads

Father’s Day is a special occasion to honor and appreciate the significant role fathers play in our lives.

As our dads age, finding meaningful ways to celebrate this day becomes increasingly important.

Senior dads, with their rich experiences and memories, deserve gifts that resonate with their current lifestyle, interests, and possibly their health needs.

Father’s Day is an opportunity to make your senior dad feel special and appreciated.

By choosing a gift that aligns with his interests, needs, and lifestyle, you can ensure that this Father’s Day is memorable and meaningful.

Of course – for older men who seem to have everything, or want nothing – there’s always the gift of giving your time by having fun with them to celebrate the day.

Whether it’s through personalized gifts, experiences, or simple acts of love, the most important thing is to show your dad how much you care.

See Our List Of Best Gifts and Gift Ideas For Elderly Parents

Our List Of Father’s Day Gifts For Older Dads

A Cool Tool To Keep Safe

Car Jumper – This smart car jumper is one of those great ideas that you probably never thought of. It’s a great father’s day gift for fathers who love road trips.

Craft Beers

Craft Beers – Is your dad into craft beers? Well – then why not give him his very own craft beer kit! These make great gifts for dads over 60 or older!

Custom Photo Puzzles To Pass The Time

Custom Photo Puzzles – Some wonderful Father’s Day gift ideas for Grandpa could include jigsaw puzzles like these custom photo puzzles. You create your own 504 piece puzzle out of your own family photos!

Large Print Password Organizer – 6″ x 9″ Logbook

Large Print Password Book – Nowadays, we have to remember so many passwords (and they are so complex) that it’s nearly impossible to do so. Give Dad this handy, large print password organizer and he’ll always be able to find the password he needs.

Prepared Meals By Silver Cuisine

Silver Cuisine Meals

Alarm Clock For Senior Dads

Alarm Clock – Family caregivers of an older person know that anyone with mild dementia or vision problems will love this gift. This great alarm clock displays not only the time, but the day, the date and whether it’s morning or afternoon or evening!

For Those Dads With A Sweet Tooth

Old Time Candy – If your Father loves his sweets then what better gift to give on Father’s Day but a gift of sweet treats just like what he used to have when he was younger.

For Those Quiet Types

Dad, I Want To Hear Your Story – If your father is anything like mine was, it was difficult to get a few words out of him. As a result, we never really heard any of his stories of when he was younger or even about last year! We only found out about some of them after he passed away.

Motivational Water Bottle

Water Bottle – Most of us don’t drink enough water and that’s especially true for older adults. So, why not gift him this water bottle that can help to remind him that it’s time to drink up!

Pants To Lounge In

Casual Pantwear – If your older person has limited mobility they may spend a majority of their time in relaxed clothing. Or, your guy may love to just lounge in relaxing pants in his favorite chair! If that’s the case then relaxed casual pants like this may be a great gift for him.

Sports Memorabilia

Sports Memorabilia – I know just a handful of elderly dads who LOVE sports and collect memorabilia from their favorite teams and athletes. Giving your senior dad a gift like this will surely melt his heart!

Keeping It Neat and Tidy

Eyewear Holder – Practical gifts like this are not only unique but useful. In addition to keeping his place neat and tidy (which many men struggle with) this fun little accessory can also help to keep his glasses in the same spot – so maybe he won’t be searching for them as much!

For The Slightly Techie Types

Amazon Fire TabletPresents for older dads who love tech devices can be great fun. If he can handle something more than a kindle but less than a laptop then the Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet may be just the thing for him!

Multipurpose Tool For Emergencies

Crank Radio For Emergencies – It’s a hand crank radio with a built in flashlight. There’s also a USB port that can be used to charge your mobile devices which can truly be a life saver for senior citizens!

For The Handymen Types

Lowe’s Gift Card – If your dad loves to tinker or is handy around the house (lucky you!). A gift card from Lowe’s for a new tool or gadget would be a wonderful Father’s Day gift!

For The Well Groomed Dads

Shaving Kit – Grooming for men begins with skin care and shaving! Make him feel like he’s the king of his castle with these exquisite shaving products from The Art of Shaving.

Get Comfortable With Crocs Shoes

Crocs Footwear – I know, it sounds silly to give someone shoes for Father’s Day! But the truth of the matter is, many older men (and women) deal with foot pain and wearing comfortable shoes can help to alleviate some of that.

For Those History Buffs

Fun History – If your father is a history buff there are wonderful and fun gifts you can give him like this book on the topic of “this day in history”. But you can also have fun with history buff themed t-shirts, history games, coffee mugs, and even puzzles!

Survival Kit For The Adventurer

Emergency Survival Kit – If your father thinks that a great time is being outdoors camping, fishing, hiking then this ultimate Survival Kit may be the perfect present for him.

A Cool Way To Soothe That Aching Body

Neck Massager – This is one of those ultimate type of gadgets, for sure! Wrap it around your neck, shoulder, back, waist, etc for a relaxing Shiatsu massage. It’s basically a great way to get a deep tissue “kneading” of those sore muscles!

For The Cost Conscious Dads

Fun Cap – This fun little gift will help your father to keep getting those senior discounts he so deserves!

For Dads Who Need Late Night Bathroom Visits

Fun and Practical – These little clip on light sources are activated by motion which is so cool! As soon as you get near the toilet the light comes on so it acts like a nightlight without you having to turn on your bathroom light.

Activity Books

Activity Books – If your Dad loves crossword puzzles, Sudoku games and other types of activity books – well then these may be a great choice for him. You can see a whole variety of them here.

If He Has Trouble Getting Up From His Seat

Chair Lift – You may be wondering, why in the world would I be recommending a La-Z-Boy for Father’s Day? It may seem strange but I know a handful of elderly men with limited mobility who could greatly benefit from using a lift chair to help them get up from their recliner or sofa.

For The Dads Who Like To Tinker

Magnetic Wrist Band – Quite a few senior citizens lose fine motor skills making it difficult to handle small items like screws, nuts and bolts. So why not make it easier with this magnetic wristband that can hold all of those little things for him? It’s like having an extra hand to help with his project.

Get To Know Your Past With Living DNA

DNA Testing – Finding out about your family history with the help of kits like Living DNA can be fun, exciting and sometimes surprising!

For The Older Dads Who Live Alone

Easy Breakfast Maker – Most everyone loves a good egg muffin sandwich – but sometimes it’s just not that easy to go out to buy one. So why not make your own? For older fathers who live alone – this great little gadget can help them make that perfect breakfast sandwich!

If He Enjoys Reading But Has Trouble Doing So – Large Print Books

Large Print Books – If reading is his passion but his eyesight isn’t what it used to be, then consider gifting him large print books. But if your dad would prefer to read from a Kindle – then check out the different types of kindles and which one we think is best for older adults.

Coffee Table Books

Coffee Table Books – I have a friend who LOVES coffee table books! The ones that are filled with beautiful photos and stories of places far away. There are many to choose from – click here.

Alexa Can Be Used For Fun, Safety And Making Life Easier

Alexa Devices – Besides the smart speaker shown here – Alexa also offers other devices that are all equipped with the Alexa technology. Check them out here!

Your father will love the games, music, radio, podcasts and audio books that Alexa offers.  In addition, there are several skills that can make life easier and safer for him!

Stay In Touch With Him Using The Amazon Echo Show

Amazon’s Echo Show – I LOVE the Echo Show and honestly I love all the great skills that Alexa can do for seniors! It’s truly amazing. He can use it as a digital photo frame, listen to his favorite music and so much more.

We’re All A Little Forgetful

Tile Mates – We all get wrapped up in doing so much, and as we get older we just tend to forget things more easily! So give him a little help with these small tile mates. Attach them to things like a set of keys and you’ll be able to use an app on your phone (or Alexa) to find where you put those keys!

If Your Father Is A Music Lover

Music To Soothe The Soul – If your senior dad is a music lover and if he loves the music that he grew up with from the 1940’s and the 1950’s then I would encourage you to find some CD disks for him to play.

Also, if he has an Alexa device – you can gift him a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited! That way, he can just ask Alexa to play his favorite artist, or his favorite genre!

If He Loves Old Movies (or all movies)

Comedy Movies – Think about giving your elderly father a gift set of older comedy movies like the one shown here! Or, of course, movies to his liking like action flicks or westerns, etc.

Access To Streaming –

Roku for older television sets
Roku for newer television sets
Fire Stick for all television sets
Fire Stick for older television sets will also need this HDMI to Composite AV Converter

Any of these make great presents for old dads and pretty much dads of any age!

Better yet – give some extra love by getting the whole family to gift a box set of new movies every month so that he can enjoy them throughout the year.

For Single Dads

Roomba To The Rescue – If your senior dad is single or is caring for his wife then he probably isn’t paying much attention to cleaning the house. Why not gift him this amazing iRobot Roomba that can do the work for him?

For Those Couch Potato Dads

Couch Cat Dads – If your older father loves movies then he may be a bit of a couch potato – so why not give him some of his favorite snacks to munch on while he’s watching his shows!

For Dads Who Lose Everything

Armchair Caddy

This great Armchair Caddy can hopefully end the “where’s the remote?” quest that we so often hear! With 6 great pockets, your father can put just about everything he needs right by his favorite chair and make finding them all just a bit easier.

Pickle Ball Is All The Rage

Pickle Ball Paddles

It seems that the sport of Pickle Ball is all the rage these days, especially amongst older adults. So if your senior guy is out on the courts enjoying this game then why not gift him a new pickle ball set? Especially if he’s worn out the old one.

Funny T-Shirts

Funny T-Shirts – There are days where nothing is more comfortable than a T-shirt! And why not have some fun with them and let the world know a little bit about who you are!

These funny T-shirts come in different sizes and a few different colors but they can be fun so check out the large variety available.

Email Him New Photos On This Electronic Photo Frame

Electronic Photo Frame – I love these digital photo frames and personally, I think every father and grandfather should have one in their home.

It’s such a nice way to share photos without asking your elderly loved ones to fiddle with Facebook or a computer (which we all know can be difficult for the older generation).

Custom Photo Art

Custom Photo Art – Take a photo of the grandkids, the family even the old neighborhood your father grew up in and turn it into a 24″ by 36″ canvas wall art! These make wonderful presents for older dads!

You can even put your photos on pillows, blankets, glass cubes and much more! Just check out the list of wonderful things you can do with your photos that will bring a smile to your loving dad.

RFID Blocking Money Clip

Money Clip – This slim, lightweight (1.58 oz) bifold money clip has a stainless steel lining that blocks the 13.56 MHz band to protect against data theft by RFID scanners.

For Those Fathers Who Love Gardening

Raised Garden Bed – If your father enjoys gardening but it has become a bit difficult for him to manage – a raised garden is the solution!  There are many different kinds, as you can see here!

But if he would prefer something indoors – then what about any of the indoor herb garden sets that are available!

For Those BBQ’ing Dads

Engraved Cutting Board – Many men love to BBQ and being outdoors by the grill is just a meditative experience for them! If your father has that passion, then any type of BBQ related gift like this cutting board would be something he would love and use all the time!

For The Wandering Types

Travel Guide – Some men just love to travel and wander across the country or even the world! This book can give your older dad some trips to plan and look forward to!

For Golfers

Golf Balls For Older Golfers – These golf balls are specifically designed for senior golfers. They have a lower compression allowing the ball to go farther.

Golf Practice Net

Golf Practice Net – This golf practice net has targets in the back, including 3 chipping targets and a larger one in the center, so he can practice with all the clubs he has!

Cornhole-Style Chipping Set For Golfers

Chipping Set For Golfers – Great for practicing chipping shots alone or with others, this fun take on the popular Cornhole game is easy to use indoors or out.

Gifts For An Elderly Dad Can Include A Gift Card

Gift Cards – Let him pick and choose what he would like and/or need.

But if you think he might want a gift card from somewhere else besides Amazon – click on this link to get a variety of gift cards from a large assortment of different merchants. Lots of great options.

I hope that our list of gifts for older dads has given you the best way to say “I Love You” to your dad on Father’s Day.

These gift ideas for your older father can be an inspiration for you to get something different and creative for your elderly dad!

Have a wonderful and Happy Father’s Day!

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