Finding perfect gifts for a 70 year old man might feel like mission impossible. But you don’t have to be Tom Cruise to figure out a special present for your Dad, Grandpa, husband, or another older man. Were here to help you out with this curated list of 50 special, unique, and funny items guaranteed to win you the coveted spot as the favorite child.
Any of these presents make great 70th birthday gifts for men but would also suit any other special occasion such as Christmas or Father’s Day. Ready to find the perfect gift? Let’s check out the choices!
50 Classy Gift Ideas for a 70 Year Old Man
Why waste any more time? Let’s dive into this curated list of gift ideas for 70 year old men and pick out something perfect for your loved one.
Baseball Hall of Fame Legacy Plate
If the older man in your life has been heading to the stadium since hot dogs were 50 cents a pop, he’ll probably love this baseball Hall of Fame Legacy home plate. Choose from 12 distinguished Hall of Famers, like Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles or Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds.
The vintage-inspired wall decor is made of the exact regulation dimensions of a professional home plate. It features beautifully finished wood planks with the name and number of a legendary baseball star. This decor would be a thoughtful gift for a 70 year old man that wistfully reminisces about the good old days of baseball.
Vintage Birth Year Pint Glass - 70th Birthday Gift for Men
Cheers to 70 years! If you know someone turning 70 this year, celebrate their birth year when the world seemed to be a much different place. This pint glass celebrates his birth year and all the exciting events that happened during it. He can take a walk down memory lane as he reads the back of the glass, which is printed with plenty of fun facts from his birth year, including famous songs, popular movies, and sports stats.
New York Times Custom Birthday Book
Does your dad, grandpa, or another distinguished older man in your life still read the newspaper? We don’t mean reading sporadic articles online; we’re referring to getting the physical newspaper still delivered to his home and reading all his favorite sections.
If he is single-handedly keeping print journalism online, he’ll probably love this custom New York Times birthday book. It includes a collection of New York Times front pages from every year since his birth, all beautifully bound into a book with his name and birthdate on the front. This personalized newspaper would be the best gift for guys that enjoy telling stories and reflecting on world events of days passed.
Whiskey Dress Socks (3 Pairs)
Tell your classy older man to put his feet up and relax! And while you’re at it, maybe bring him a nice refreshing glass of whiskey. Hey, don’t blame us; we’re just reading his socks! This three-pack of men’s socks includes two fun patterned pairs and another pair that reads “If you can read this, bring me a whiskey” on the soles of his feet. While shopping for older guys might be challenging, pouring a glass of whiskey is decidedly less complicated!
These socks would pair well with a bottle of his favorite whiskey, bourbon, or scotch, or even a classy tumbler set to enjoy his favorite beverage. After 70 years on his feet, we think he deserves a nice rest and a strong drink.
History by Mail Six-Month Subscription
Let’s be honest with each other here. These days, the History Channel has way more shows about aliens than it does about actual documented history (no offense to any aliens out there). So if your dad or grandpa loves learning new historical fun facts, he might need to find a new source of information.
Thankfully, you could get him a six-month subscription to History by Mail. But they aren’t just sending random historical facts; they mail out digital replicas of actual historical documents, such as Albert Einstein’s letters with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It also comes with any pertinent information to put these documents in the appropriate context. If he enjoys history and monthly surprises, this would be an incredible gift for him.
Wrangler Long Sleeve Sherpa Lined Shirt
We may not be a 70 year old man, but we’re definitely adding this shirt to our Christmas list. It has the same classic flannel style most of us have been rocking for years (or decades), with a fuzzy sherpa lining to keep him warm no matter the weather. If your dad, grandpa, or other older man lives in a cold area, this comfy shirt is just the ticket to warm him up. This is one of our favorite Christmas gift ideas for 70 year old men, especially in one of the red patterned prints.
Baseball Bingo Set of 2
Make his favorite pastime a little more interesting with this baseball bingo set. The bingo board uses game play events, such as foul balls, leftie batters, and strikeouts, instead of calling out numbers. As the game unfolds, baseball bingo players can pop out the corresponding tokens with the goal of connecting five in a row.
This interactive game would make a great gift idea for Father’s Day in particular, as it falls right in the middle of baseball season. Even if his team isn’t heading to the world series, baseball bingo could help invigorate his game-watching routine.
Carnivore Club Gift Box- 5 Italian Meats Sampler
It can seem particularly hard to find gifts for older men, especially wealthy ones, because they presumably already have everything they want or need. If you’re feeling stumped or at a loss, food could be your best bet.
This food sampler box includes five different gourmet types of meat, perfect for the man who loves to devour a charcuterie board or monstrous sandwich. He can up his foodie game with Wagyu Salami, chorizo, pepperoni, and more delicious options. If you don’t know what to get for the 70 year old man who has everything already, we strongly suggest salami.
Aches And Pains Organic Balm
Many of us suffer from some daily aches and pains, but these conditions could become more detrimental as you get older. For those guys suffering from arthritic fingers or sore muscles, this organic balm could help provide some relief.
We know your 70 year old dad, grandpa, uncle, or friend isn’t ready to slow down anytime soon. This balm uses natural ingredients such as menthol crystals, arnica, wintergreen, St. John’s wort, and ginger to help ease his aches and keep him in the game.
Koolaburra Slippers by UGG
Despite movies and media trying to trick us into associating the phrase “slip into something more comfortable” with women donning lingerie, for most of us, it means putting on sweatpants and slippers. Speaking of slippers, we would love to put our feet in these fuzzy pieces of heaven.
Their slip-on design makes it easy for older men to take these on and off (no bending or lace tying necessary) while still looking stylish. The bottoms are thick enough that he can wear them outside to pick up the mail or take out the trash or keep them inside for comfort and warmth. These slippers are definitely one of the comfiest gifts for a 70 year old man.
Rings of Celebration Birthday Glass
Like a stately oak tree or redwood, some things just get better with age. Of course, your favorite 70 year old man is also on that list, so celebrate him with a gift just as classy as he is. This glass celebrates his roots and growth, all 70 some years of it, with a beautiful tree ring design available in black or gold. Customize the glass with the recipient’s birth year and get ready for a celebration for the ages!
Golf Cart Speaker with Clamp Mount Accessories
Whether he wants to blast The Doors or Chopin, this speaker could turn his casual round of golf into a rowdy party with the boys. The speaker comes with a clamp mount to clip onto his golf cart easily, while the superb sound quality keeps the music sounding crystal clear.
The battery lasts up to 20 hours so that he can take it from his round of golf to any other activity on his to-do list. Any golfing man will be excited to bring his tunes with him on the links and show them off to his golfing companions.
Land Shark Golf Ball Marker
You could let everyone on the green know that your dad, grandfather, or any other 70 year old man in your life is a ferocious competitor, thanks to these shark fin-shaped golf ball markers. If you thought his swing was impressive, just wait until he busts out these steely fins. Regular old golf ball markers beware, there is a cold-blooded hunter on the links today.
Lacoste Men's Sport Ultra-Dry Raglan Sleeve Polo
If you’re reading this description, you might already know just the right man to buy this shirt for. Whether he wants to hit the links with his golf buddies, play a round of tennis at the club, or just sip a glass of sweet tea on the porch, he will look dashing in this Lacoste polo shirt. It is available in 13 different colors so that he could go for a round of golf every day for almost two weeks without a single outfit repeat. The boys at the club would never let him live it down if he wore the same polo twice!
Golfers BBQ Set
Okay, this is finally not a golf-related product, but it does still have a cool golf theme! If your man loves a round of golf almost as much as he loves a round of juicy, fresh-off-the-grill burgers, this could be a great gift for him.
The handles on these tools are a bit longer than standard (20 inches versus the typical 16-18), which helps keep his hands away from the heat. The tongs, spatula, and fork each have soft, insulated handles in the style of golf grips to add to the motif. Finally, his two favorite retirement hobbies— barbequing and golf— are combined in a unique and fun way.
Deep Tissue Muscle Massager for Muscle Relaxation
From working in the yard to working up a sweat, just because he’s 70 doesn’t mean he’s slowing down anytime soon. Help him stay in tip-top shape with this easy at-home massage gun. It penetrates muscles deep down to relieve any body stiffness or soreness before or after strenuous activity. This massage gun would be an excellent gift for 70 year old men that are still as active as they were 30 years ago.
Authentic Stadium Seat Cufflinks
Your favorite 70 year old man could bring a touch of America’s pastime with him, even to his fanciest occasions, courtesy of these cufflinks. They are handcrafted from salvaged Major League Baseball stadium seats, set in gorgeous sterling silver. We think these cufflinks will look much nicer with his suit than his Red Sox t-shirt, but we’ll still leave those stylistic choices up to him.
Pit Master Barbecue Crate – The Ultimate BBQ Gift for Men
The world of barbeque is much more complex than just being able to season a steak. If your dad or grandpa loves to grill and is interested in learning the “low and slow” method of barbeque kings, this gift box has everything he needs to get started.
Apart from all the delicious food, he’ll be able to cook you with the included sauces, meat rubs, and tools; the best part of this gift might be watching him try to figure out how to open the crate! Don’t worry, though; a crowbar is included for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
My Life Story - So Far
Do you know an older man that has the craziest collection of personal stories? Did he meet the love of his life at Woodstock in 1969? Has he climbed a mountain barefoot? Hit on national treasure/singing icon Cher at studio 54?
Whatever wild or tame path their life has taken, your parents or grandparents are a treasure trove of wisdom and a gateway to your family history. This journal could help encourage them to document their lives (so far) and create a family heirloom that could be handed down for generations. Even if he wasn’t rubbing shoulders with Princess Diana, we’re sure his memoir will be treasured for generations to come.
A Book of Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes
We’re not sure where the scientific research currently stands on the matter of dad jokes. At what age exactly do men start busting out these terrible puns? Is it a global phenomenon? No matter what the research says, we all know an older gentleman that can’t resist a funny but borderline corny one-liner. But by the time he’s in his 70s, he might have already used up all his good, terrible jokes. Help him out with this book of wonderfully awful dad jokes, guaranteed to have him cracking himself up.
Murder Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle
Does your dad love murder mystery parties or escape rooms? Then he might really enjoy this new twist on the classic jigsaw puzzle! Instead of trying to recreate the image, the user reads the included narrative and uses the clues to assemble the puzzle. By the time the puzzle is complete, he’ll be able to figure out exactly who committed the crime! Each puzzle is 500 pieces, and there are two different themed options to choose from.
Under Armour Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe
He’s not just a regular dad; he’s a cool dad. Can’t you tell by his fresh Under Armour sneakers? No offense to those chunky, formerly white New Balances he can’t seem to ditch, but it might be time for a bit of a fashion refresh. Yes, we know that Gen Zer’s are making dad shoes trendy, but that still doesn’t mean they look cool on actual dads (sorry). These running shoes have plenty of cushioning and support to keep him active and comfortable throughout the day, just with a more streamlined design.
A Dozen Reasons I Love You, Dad
Are you looking for a gift to make even the most stone-cold dad tear up? If you want him to suddenly get something in both his eyes that he needs to take care of privately, this gift is the one to have him sneakily reaching for the tissues on his way to cry it out.
You could choose from over 50 reasons you love him to create a customized seat that reflects your unique relationship with your dad. He’ll receive a beautiful wooden container with a dozen wooden hearts, each with a sentimental reason you love him. You could also customize the text and colors on the top of the container or make it for your uncle or grandfather instead. No matter which 70 year old you get this for, he is sure to love all the reasons you love him.
Personalized Toiletry Bag for Men
If he is taking his seventies as an opportunity to travel the world or the US, you could take it as an opportunity to give him some helpful travel gifts. While he might already own a toiletry bag, with repeated use, those things tend to get pretty gross pretty quickly (we’re speaking from years of nomadic travel life experience here). Not only is this toiletry bag sleek and stylish, but you can also customize it with one of 12 unique design options. It is made from water-resistant materials to help prevent some of the grossness we mentioned earlier. He’ll never want to put his razors in a Ziploc bag again after this gift.
Gardener's Tool Seat
If you’re looking for a gift for 70 year old men that like to spend their Sundays tending to their tomato plants, we found just the one. This lightweight stool has plenty of pockets and storage space to keep all his essential tools at hand while functioning similarly to a folding chair. That means it will be easy for him to fold it up and tuck it away when he’s not using it. But just in case he forgets, the seat cover and pocket section are made of water-resistant nylon. Save his knees and help him organize his garden supplies all in one thoughtful gift.
Upgraded Beard Grooming Kit
No matter how long he has had his luscious facial hair, he is sure to appreciate this impressive collection of grooming supplies. Many bearded men love drawing attention to their beards and other people commenting on them. Indulge his bearded ego with this impressive kit, which contains everything he needs to take great care of his fuzz, including a beard conditioner, shampoo, beard oil, balm, comb, storage bag, and even an e-book for care tips.
Fell Asleep Here Magnetic Bookmark
It happens to the best of us—a warm cup of tea, a cozy spot on the couch, and before you know what hits you, you’re fast asleep in The Da Vinci Code. If your 70 year old is a sleepy reader (we all know one), this fun bookmark could be a helpful gift. The unique magnetic design keeps the bookmark properly in place while he drifts off into dreamland.
Engraved Men’s Wallet Personalized Leather Wallet for Men
What do you get for a wealthy older man who already has everything? How about another place to store his stacks of cash?
Okay, all kidding aside, this leather wallet is a thoughtful choice for any dad or grandfather with a soft side. The inside is laser engraved with a heartwarming message of love and gratitude to your dad or granddad. It also has plenty of pockets and slots for his important belongings, cards, or stacks of cash.
Recycled Record Bottle Opener
Does your dad, grandpa, or uncle enjoy sipping a cold beer while listening to his favorite tunes? Of course, he does! So why not give him a gift that indulges both his interests? These bottle openers are handmade from actual vintage records securely bonded to a stainless steel base. We can’t think of a better way to crack open a cold one.
Personalized Pocket Watch
Even if he wasn’t alive during the days of pocket watches, that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t love this vintage-inspired piece. Your grandfather, dad, or any other older man would enjoy this classy gift. Family heirlooms have to start somewhere, right? You could customize it with his last name and create a gift that will be handed down for generations.
Pistachios are undoubtedly delicious. However, any avid pistachio eater will always complain about the same issue—what are you supposed to do with the shells?
Thankfully, someone finally came up with a solution. Please welcome the pistachio pedestal, a two-tiered contraption that provides an elegant solution to a not-so-classy shell problem. The top tier holds up to eight ounces of nuts, while the broader bottom level offers an easy place to discard the shells. This wooden bowl would make an excellent gift for any older man that loves pistachios or entertaining guests.
Personalized 5 Piece Whiskey Decanter Set
Are you looking for a gift for older guys that view whiskey as an experience, not just as a beverage? This personalized decanter set could elevate his routine to ritual. You could customize the set with one of nine unique designs, the recipient’s name, and a special date. There are four cups included, and since we gave you the idea to get this personalized set, can we come over for a drink with your dad?
Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set
Cleaning his teeth has never been so… delicious? Any scotch drinker would be pleasantly surprised by this unique gift. These generously sized toothpicks are infused with a barrel-aged, Islay single malt scotch from a brewery that’s 200 years old! These toothpicks would be an excellent gift idea for a 70 year old man who enjoys strong liquor and keeping stuff out of his teeth.
Toupons Canvas Travel Duffel Bag
Is the 70 year old man in your life still using the same luggage he bought back in the seventies? In that case, it might be time to put the duct tape down and invest in a new, sleek bag. This one is a wonderful size for long weekends away. It also fits as a carry-on bag by most airline standards. This bag could be the perfect push your dad or grandfather needs to start traveling or a sweet way to say you want him to visit you!
Teas of the Boston Tea Party
Don’t know what to get the older man who owns everything? Give him a taste of history with this set of five teas. He’ll be transported back to colonial times as soon as he gets a taste of these unique brews, all varieties that were thrown overboard by American revolutionaries during the famous Boston Tea Party Protest. As a bonus for history buffs, it includes interesting facts about the protest and the teas involved.
Personalized Cutting Boards for Men
If your Dad doubles as your favorite chef, let him know with an incredible personalized cutting board. You can choose from nine unique designs like “The Grillfather” or “King of The Grill” and customize it with his name. You can also choose to add a stand to your cutting board because he will probably want to display it instead of using it.
Handmade Home State Mugs
In his 70 years on this planet, he may have lived in a lot of places, but few ever compare to the love and nostalgia he might feel for his hometown. You could help him show off his state pride with one of these beautifully handcrafted ceramic mugs. Thanks to their three-dimensional design, the states stand out from the cup and are screen printed to feature iconic landscapes, plants, or landmarks from that state. This gift would pair well with a collection of his favorite teas or gourmet coffee beans.
Steve Madden Stainless Steel Men’s Watch
If you’re looking for a classy gift for a 70 year old man, look no further. This stainless steel watch has a sleek and elegant design that could effortlessly complement any of his outfits. From fancier occasions to just a casual stroll around the park with his wife, he’ll always be ready to answer everyone’s burning question of “What time is it?”
Personalized Crossword Print
Do you know a 70 year old man that loves the Washington Post Sunday crossword puzzle (or any other crossword puzzle, for that matter)? Treat him to a personalized version of his hobby with this custom crossword puzzle. It includes regular brain teaser crossword questions plus six original ones based on what you know about the recipient. It would be a great birthday present for a 70 year old man, especially if you make the custom clues reflect milestone moments in his life.
DIY Gin-Making Alcohol Infusion-Kit
Does your gin-drinking dad need a new hobby now that he’s entered the leisurely world of retirement? Give him the gift of a fancy, impressive new skill and a delicious, alcoholic treat. The kit includes 12 unique botanical blends, glass bottles for his creations, and more useful tools.
Personalized Record Cutting Board
Cut the record— no, we don’t mean turn off the music, grab that awesome record cutting board! It might have been a few years since your dad or grandfather listened to a vinyl record, but now he can use one to prepare his next gourmet meal. Customize the LP-sized cutting board with the band and album name of your choice, and prepare for him to show it off to all his friends.
Fun Facts 70th Birthday Decorations
Are you throwing your dad or grandfather a fantastic 70th birthday party with all his friends and loved ones? Treat them all to this fun walk down memory lane courtesy of this cool party decoration sign. The poster gives viewers a glimpse into the world in the year he was born, from popular movies and musicians to cutting-edge inventions.
50 States Traveled Journal
Some older travel buffs make it their mission to visit all 50 US states. If your 70 year old dad or grandfather has his RV all packed up and ready to hit the road, give him this thoughtfully designed travel journal to help him document his adventures. Each state has two pages of easy prompts to encourage him to write down all of the incredible highlights.
Leather Eyeglass Holder Stands with Soft Plush Lining
Does your dad scratch up his reading glasses faster than he can buy them? Is his glasses case so far gone it’s probably in Fiji by now? Save his glasses from scuff and scratches with this two-pack of leather eyeglass holder stands.
The plush lining helps protect his glasses from dust and scratches, while the open design makes it easy for him to grab his glasses when he needs them and (gently) toss them back into the stand when he’s done. These stands could be a convenient storage solution and a thoughtful yet cheap gift idea for a 70 year old man in your life.
Wine-Infused Dessert Sauce
White wine with a fish course, red wines with steak, and….wine sauce on ice cream? The possibilities are endless with this delicious wine-infused dessert sauce. Now that the 70 year old man you’re shopping for is retired, he could enjoy wine any time of the day or night. So don’t be surprised when he starts to add this sauce to his morning yogurt, his afternoon shortbread cookies, and after-dinner cheesecake. Thankfully, it comes in three varieties—zinfandel and dark cherry, merlot and blackberry, or pinot grigio and mango— so he can mix up the flavors depending on his mood. Don’t worry; it’s non-alcoholic, so he won’t be tipsy at breakfast, or at least not because of the sauce.
Smart Coffee Set Mug Warmer
We’ve all done it before. You get up, make yourself a warm, delicious cup of your favorite daytime beverage, and then promptly forget all about it until it’s ice cold. If you know an older gentleman that tends to be a bit forgetful about his morning cup of coffee or afternoon tea, you might want to introduce him to this spiffy mug warmer.
The warmer automatically turns on when the mug is placed on it and turns off when he picks it up, which makes it perfect for the type of forgetful person that needs their tea re-heated. The set includes a matching ceramic mug, but the warmer is designed to work with any cup he already owns. This warmer would make a great gift for your (slightly forgetful) dad or grandfather on Father’s Day, his birthday, or Christmas.
Choose Your Dog Breed Necktie
Does your dad, grandpa, or uncle’s social calendar look busier than yours? If retirement has only given him more time to party and entertain, then he could require a new spiffy tie for all of his social obligations. These 100% silk ties come in 17 different dog breed options, from beagles to black labs; he could take his favorite pup with him anywhere ties are allowed (even if his dog isn’t).
Portable Bluetooth Vintage Speakers with Powerful Sound
You could give him a gift that reminds him of his childhood, with all the conveniences of the modern era. This Bluetooth speaker is styled like a vintage radio, one that he might have even grown up with in his home. But instead of listening to radio shows, he could connect his smartphone or tablet to listen to his favorite Spotify station or even connect his Amazon Alexa. It would be a great gift idea for a 70 year old man that keeps up with new technology but has a soft spot in his heart full of childhood nostalgia.
Mighty Mountain Bookends
By his 70’s, he might have already amassed a pretty impressive literary collection he wants to show off. What’s the best way to draw attention to his rare and unique finds? Eye-catching bookends, of course. The majestic mountains are sure to catch the attention of any visitors, who are sure to glance over and then see his incredible set of first edition collections of C.S. Lewis classics—or all 12 Captain Underpants books; we won’t judge.
We can already picture your dad, grandfather, or other bibliophile relaxing in his leather recliner, sipping a mug of warm tea and staring off into the mountains, the mountains on his bookshelf, that is. Pick these up for your favorite book or nature nerd, and you’re guaranteed to get a sincere thank you note in return.
Cup Cozy Deluxe Pillow
Keeping your drink, snacks, and remote control all within easy reach while relaxing in your bed or sofa can be one of the biggest first-world problems many of us encounter. This pillow-cup holder hybrid could be the solution you’re looking for. It has five compartments that fit most cup sizes, remote controls, phones, or anything else he doesn’t want falling don’t into the dark abyss between the couch cushions.
70 Year Old Gift FAQs
What Do You Get a 70 Year Old for Father’s Day?
As your dad, stepdad, father-in-law, or grandfather reaches his 70s, it might seem more challenging to come up with unique gifts for Father’s Day. After all, you’ve probably been helping to pick out gifts for decades now! But as he settles into retirement and this stage in his life, he might also be spending more time pursuing new interests or renewed investment in previous hobbies.
Has he been spending more time on the golf course with his buddies? Then consider getting him some sleek golf-club appropriate clothing or even a golf cart speaker for his next round on the green. Has he taken his new free time as an excuse to travel more? You could get him a journal to document his adventures. We suggest going sentimental or edible when in doubt because everyone loves to feel loved and fed!
What is the Traditional Gift for a 70th Birthday?
Unlike 70th anniversaries, there aren’t specific, traditional gifts for 70th birthdays. But that gives you endless possibilities for what to get the birthday boy! Since you aren’t stuck trying to find a gift that fits certain traditions, you can choose a gift that reflects his interests, hobbies, or your relationship with him.
What Are Some Homemade Gift Ideas for a 70 Year Old Dad?
Homemade gifts are a great way to add a personal touch to any present. After all, putting your time and creativity into a handmade present could help show you care! There are plenty of awesome homemade gifts you could make for your 70-year old Dad that he is sure to love and appreciate.
If your Dad is the family grill master, consider making him a personalized apron. You could pick up a plain apron and fabric paint and make him a “King of the Grill” apron. If you struggle with arts and crafts, you could make it easier on yourself with letter stencils or iron-on letters.
Is your father particularly fond of his facial hair? You could make him a homemade beard balm with a few simple ingredients. Just check out this DIY beard balm recipe from the blog Happy Mothering.
Another great option is a decorated picture frame with your favorite picture of the two of you inside. You could pick up old frames from a thrift store or a fresh wooden one from any craft supply shop. A new coat of paint and some stickers, shells, or even patterned scrapbook paper, and that frame will look beautiful!
If crafting isn’t your forte, you could always make a gift basket featuring some of his favorite foods or products. Throw in a homemade snack mix like Puppy Chow or a trail mix loaded with his favorite ingredients, and it will be guaranteed to make him smile between mouthfuls.