Sunday – June 21st, 2020 is Father’s Day!
Father’s Day gifts for elderly fathers (including grandfathers) can sometimes be difficult. After all, most men in this group either don’t want anything (or so they think) or they already have everything!
So here we’re going to list some unique Father’s Day gifts and we hope that you find that one special something that will give your dad (or granddad) a great big smile!
I do hope you like them and find something special to give to your very special senior father!
Our List Of Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Elderly Dad
Here is our list of some of the best Father’s Day gifts that we could find for older fathers and grandfathers.
But, I will say that alot of these gifts can also be very appropriate for fathers of all ages.
There are so many different ways to say “I Love You” to your elderly dad, some are fun, some are practical and some are personal. So, take a look at what we’ve come up with and I’m sure you’ll find something here that your father will adore!
I absolutely LOVE these cards and have been giving them to my family and friends for many years and guess what, they LOVE them too!
These are intricately laser cut cards that Pop Up when you open them. They come in a large variety of designs for men that includes things like super heroes, The Beatles, icons, toolbox, beer and much more. You’ll have a hard time deciding which card to choose – I know I always do.
For The Outdoorsy Dads
I have known a few men in my life who think of Bass Pro Shops as their second home! So, if your father or grandfather are one of those then check out this link where you can save up to 50% on some of their selected items for Father’s Day!
Custom Photo Puzzles To Pass The Time
If your Dad loves to do puzzles then these custom photo puzzles can be such a great idea! You create your own 504 piece puzzle out of your own photo! How cool is that! I would say that once the puzzle is done, you need to glue it and frame it up!
Prepared Meals By Silver Cuisine
If your elderly father or grandfather is living alone, then why not gift him a month or two (or more if you like) of prepared meals from Silver Cuisine which are delivered right to his door!
Silver Cuisine pays special attention to dietary restrictions and they offer over 150 meal options.
There’s no contract and no minimum orders.
For Those Dads With A Sweet Tooth
Candy like Bun, bubble gum cigars and candy cigarettes, Bazooka and more.
What a great way to spend some time reminiscing with your dad about his childhood!
For Those Quiet Types
If you 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 when he was younger. We only found out about them after he passed away.
It would have been great to get those stories directly from him!
Here’s a journal that can help your family prompt those stories out of him! It’s a great and inexpensive Father’s Day gift.
For The Handymen Types
Get Comfortable With Crocs Shoes
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.
Check out Crocs for comfort – your dad may never go back to wearing any other type of shoe!
They truly are extremely comfortable so think about giving your elderly dad the gift of comfort with Crocs shoes.
Survival Kit For The Adventurer
If your father still loves to camp, hike and be outdoors then this ultimate Survival Kit may be just the right thing for him.
It’s also a good thing to have in case of an emergency, so not a bad idea to keep something like this in the house and/or car.
A Cool Way To Soothe That Aching Body
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!
Best thing is your father can do this anytime in his own home!
For The Cost Conscious Dads
This fun little gift will help your father to keep getting those senior discounts he so deserves!
Just a great way to remind others of those great cost cutting savings that so many seniors are eligible for.
An Assortment Of Gifts From Gift Tree
I’ve used GiftTree.com for the past few years not only for Father’s Day but for many other occasions. I love that they have a nice large variety of products to choose from.
The majority of their products are gift baskets, but they do have a few gifts and flowers as well. I’ve mostly used them for gift baskets and I have always gotten such great compliments about them when they were received.
For Dads Who Need Late Night Bathroom Visits
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.
Just another fun (and practical) little gift for Father’s Day.
If He Has Trouble Getting Up From His Seat
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 who could greatly benefit from using a lift chair to help them get up from their recliner or sofa.
So, if your older dad is having trouble getting up from a seating position – consider getting him a lift chair!
Not sure if you should buy your aging father a lift chair? Check out our article here.
Get To Know Your Past With Living DNA
My own family is from Sicily and most everyone except my immediate siblings all still live in Sicily and have for many generations. So, I KNOW my family history quite well.
Because of this though, I never realized how many Americans don’t know their history since the great majority of them came from immigrants that traveled here so many moons ago!
Finding out about your family history with the help of kits like Living DNA can be fun, exciting and sometimes surprising!
They offer both an ancestry kit and an ancestry and well being kit as well.
Staying Healthy With GNC Vitamins and Supplements
If your father is into healthy eating (including supplements and vitamins) then a gift from GNC might be just the right kind of gift for him.
A gift of his favorite vitamins and supplements would be wonderful. After all, they can be quite expensive so why not give him something that he uses?
You can combine a few things together to make your own “gift basket” for him! What a great way to show him that you love him.
If He Enjoys Reading But Has Trouble Doing So – Large Print Books
My late father-in-law loved to read. He read everything! Newspapers, books, magazines. In his late 80’s and early 90’s he would spend hours reading blogs and publications on the Internet.
But as he grew older, he battled with macular degeneration and as a result had great difficulty reading. But even so, he kept on with large print books, his kindle and of course his laptop computer.
You can get many large print books, like the one above from Amazon – check out their large variety here!
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.
Alexa Can Be Used For Fun, Safety And Making Life Easier
I absolutely love all the great things that Alexa does – especially for families and older adults. Check out the 25 skills that I think are perfect to make life easier and safer for seniors!
Besides the tower 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 Her Using The 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.
I’ve written several articles about Alexa and the Echo Show – so if you aren’t too familiar with them check out my articles and I’m sure you will be surprised at all the wonderful things they can do.
I always recommend the larger Echo Show that’s shown here for older adults because it’s easier to see and manage. But do know that there are smaller screen products as well.
The greatest benefit of the Echo Show (in my opinion) is that if your elderly father lives alone – he can use this product to visually communicate with you very easily (as long as you have an Echo Show as well). It’s a great way to “see” each other without him having to mess with going to a computer, signing in, etc.
Your father will LOVE the Echo Show!
Get All The Info On The Internet Through Google Home
Now, I do love all the skills that Alexa products offer (that’s true). But, the one thing that Alexa does not do well is to give me accurate and up to date information when I ask it a question. The reason is that Alexa is tied to the Bing.com search engine. Which is a good search engine but no where near as good as Google!
The Google Home product is very similar to Alexa devices but it does not have as many skills as Alexa BUT it answers 98% if my questions to it with great accuracy.
There are still some great skills that Google Home can do for seniors – and I would say to check out my article on Google Home For Seniors to find out what those skills are. If it’s a good fit for your elderly father then I say choose Google Home – especially if he’s going to ask it lots of questions!
We’re All A Little Forgetful
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 She’s A Music Lover
Music does 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, 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)
This year, 2020, Father’s Day is going to be just a bit different. With the Covid-19 pandemic in full swing worldwide, everyone could use a little bit of comedy in their lives!
So 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.
Of course, you can also him him up with Roku or Fire Stick so he can access all kinds of movies and shows whenever he wants to.
Email Him New Photos On This 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).
If you take lots of photos and you want to share them with your father – consider an Electronic Photo Frame like this one! I’m sure he will love it!
For Those Fathers Who Love Gardening
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 I love the one shown above because it takes up little space and for seniors who may only have a patio or balcony to garden in – these are a perfect size!
For Those BBQ’ing Dads
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!
I hope that these products on my list have inspired you to get something different and creative for your elderly father!
Have a wonderful and Happy Father’s Day!