65 Useful Gifts for Elderly Men

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Surprise a super senior with one of these awesome gifts that will make him the most popular man in his nursing home!

Are you utterly stumped trying to figure out the best gifts for senior men? Whether you’re shopping for your father, grandparent, or another elderly loved one, finding a unique birthday or Christmas gift could be a tremendous challenge. After all, many older adults already have been accumulating stuff for decades and very particular taste.

Despite the challenge, there are still many useful and popular gifts you can get for older men who have everything! We’ve curated a collection of practical, functional, and fun presents that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your loved one’s face, from hilarious gag gifts like “senior moments” mints to helpful options like memory foam wheelchair cushions.


65 Best Gift Ideas For Senior Men

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3X Large Ultra Bright LED Page Magnifier

  • For The Bookworms

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

This page magnifier might be the perfect gift for senior men, especially those that love to read but can never keep track of their reading glasses. This page magnifier increases the font size 300% and has a 7 inch by 4.5-inch screen with adjustable LED lights. Has your senior father, grandparent, or uncle been using a handheld magnifying glass to read the Sunday newspaper or his favorite novels? In that case, it’s time you take back your childhood science experiment kit and upgrade him to something better.


Timex Men's Easy Reader 35mm Date Watch

  • Time Flies But This Keeps Track Of It!

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

Here is another easy-to-read upgrade for the senior man in your life. This watch face has extra-large Arabic numbers as well as a slot that shows the date while still looking as timeless and classic as his previous watches. This sleek accessory is perfect for the man that isn’t slowing down despite his retirement but might need a little help keeping track of his social calendar.


Dearfoams Men's Papa Bear Slipper

  • Perfect For Winter Hibernation

  • Comfort

Sometimes, it might be nice to remind your older dad that just because he’s a senior doesn’t mean he has graduated from papa bear responsibilities. These cute and cozy slippers could be an excellent way to let your dad know you still value his paternal wisdom and guidance even if you are a full-blown adult now.


Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning Variety Pack

  • It's Always The Season For Seasoning

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

After 65 plus years of regular butter-flavored popcorn, it might be time to mix things up for your senior pals. This variety pack includes six delicious and unique flavors— dill pickle, white cheddar, kettle corn, caramel, sriracha, and cracked pepper asiago— that will add a fun twist to any bag of microwavable popcorn. Pair this seasoning pack with a couple of DIY movie tickets for the two of you to have an at-home movie theater experience! He’ll love the seasoning and the sentiment, plus who doesn’t love movie night?


Bath & Shower Portable Cup Holder Caddy

  • Shower Caddy For Your Senior Daddy

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

We’re 90% positive that the best part of retirement will be the fact that every hour is happy hour, even in the shower! But don’t worry, this shower cup holder is good for more than just storing your dad, uncle, or grandfather’s shower beer; it’s also perfect for last-minute storage of any valuables they forgot to take off before getting in the shower. We’re super guilty of this and shower every day with like six rings on…so who wants to buy us one of these nifty caddies?


YETI Rambler 10 oz Stackable Mug

  • He Was Born A Rambling Man

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Just because you’re shopping for a senior man doesn’t mean he’s a homebody. If your dad, grandparent, or other older man in your life is still just as on-the-go as he was twenty years ago, then he’s sure to love this vacuum-insulated mug. It also has a larger handle that’s easier to grip for those with arthritis or other joint issues.


Everlasting Comfort Gel Memory Foam Wheelchair Seat Cushion

  • Rolling In Comfort

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

In case you haven’t experienced it yourself, wheelchairs just aren’t very comfortable. Just imagine sitting in a crummy office chair, but all the time, and you’ll start to have an idea of what it’s like. However, you could make your favorite senior man’s ride significantly nicer with a memory foam seat cushion. It is sized to fit standard wheelchairs as well as car seats, office chairs, and more, so the recipient can have an extra dose of comfort wherever he goes.


Beat the Boredom Box - Activities with Purpose

  • Keep Them Active

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment

Whether they’re living in a nursing home, assisted living, or dealing with pandemic/medical isolation, this set of activities could help keep them entertained and active. The collection includes an array of coloring books, crossword puzzles, and word searches with an extra-large font size that’s friendly for older eyes.


Amazon Essentials Men's Full-Zip Cotton Sweater

  • Easy And Comfortable

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

This classic layering piece will have all the ladies in the nursing home chasing your dad, grandfather, or other older pal around. This sweater is an easy-to-wear and style piece that comes in a variety of colors to best suit the recipient’s taste. It’s made of 100% cotton and is machine wash-friendly, making it perfect for people who don’t want to trek to the dry cleaners anymore (real talk, does anyone ever want to trek to the dry cleaners?). Pair it with a cozy scarf and button-down for an easy yet pulled-together look that will drive all the ladies wild.


Heating Pad, Electric Heated Foot Warmer

  • Keep His Toes Extra Toasty

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear, Comfort, Homegoods

Is the senior man in your life constantly battling the cold? If no socks are warm enough to keep his toes toasty, you might want to help him out with this electric heated foot warmer. He can use this heating pad on any of his aches and pains, but it has a unique pocket design and an extra-long extension cord that makes it perfect for warming up his toes. It also automatically shuts off after two hours, which makes it perfect for nighttime use.

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WTF Is My Password- Internet Address & Password Log Book

  • They’ll Never Have To Reset Their Password Again

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Do you know an older man that is still tech-savvy enough to stay up to date with social media and other joys of the internet but can’t necessarily keep track of his login information? There is no judgment here; we have to reset our Amazon password every four months. This notebook has alphabet tabs to help keep their login information clearly organized and a larger font to make it easier to read and write. Hopefully, this will help prevent your grandfather or father from frantically calling you to sort out their Netflix account.


Dan the Sausageman's Klondike Gift Box

  • Give A Gift He’ll Love To Eat

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

By the time your father or grandfather reaches senior status, you might be stumped trying to find him the perfect Christmas, birthday, or father’s day gift. After all, he’s been receiving gifts for decades now, so what do you get for the men who have everything already? Our best advice is to get him something edible and delicious! This gift box comes with sweet and savory treats to satisfy all his cravings, from roasted garlic and red pepper sausage to decadent chocolate truffles.


I Remember That! Captivating Stories, Interesting Facts and Fun Trivia for Seniors

  • Game Night For Your Favorite Boomer

  • Entertainment

Generational knowledge can be passed down, or it could be used by your opponent to beat you in a unique game of trivia! This set is designed specifically for boomers and encapsulates the major moments in history, pop culture, and science from the 40 years following World War II. You could help your dad take a walk down memory lane as he (potentially) remembers the answers to questions like: “When did Elvis Presley perform on the Ed Sullivan Show?” and “How and when did the Berlin Wall go up?”


Multifunctional Bottle Opener for Water and Beer Bottle

  • Popping Bottles Made Easy

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

If the senior man in your life is struggling with arthritis or other joint issues that make certain tasks challenging, finding gifts to solve his struggles could make his life easier and show that you care. This multifunctional bottle opener, for example, is designed to assist those with weaker hands or joint issues. The recipient can use it to open plastic bottles, soda cans, beer cans and bottles, canned food, and even ring pull tabs. Cheers to many more years of drinking beers with your favorite older gentleman!


Pyramid Book Holder Stand for Hands Free Reading

  • Not The Pyramid Scheme You Expected

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Unlike some of the alternative book stands on the market, this one is super soft and comfortable to use, making it great for a variety of purposes. Your dad or grandparents can use it for propping up cookbooks, reading books in bed, holding their tablet or eReader, and so much more. It also has a built-in pocket for storing books, notepads, the remote, or anything else that could easily get misplaced.


Grandparent Memory Book: Family Tree Keepsake Journal

  • A Gift For Generations To Come

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Entertainment

Give your father, grandfather, or patriarch of your family a gift that will be cherished for generations to come. This book comes with multiple guiding questions and prompts to help the recipient reflect on their life one story at a time. The book is divided into sections for family, childhood, love, about me, adventures, and advice; users can jump around or fill in the text chronologically. This journal could be an incredible project for you and the older man you’re shopping for to take on together, especially if they might need a little assistance with the writing portion of the project.


Thermal Socks For Men & Women

  • Keep Him Warm All Winter Long

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

For those living in colder states, staying warm throughout the winter might seem like an impossible task. Unfortunately, it seems only to get more challenging with age, as our metabolism slows and it is more difficult for our bodies to generate sufficient heat. Help out your older and colder loved ones with a pair of these super warm thermal socks. These socks are extra thick for intense insulation and designed with tons of padding for comfort. While you’re at it, you might as well get yourself a pair to get you through those rough winter months!


Adaptive Utensils - Weighted Silverware Set for Elderly People

  • Dinner Is Served

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

This silverware set is designed specifically for elderly adults and people with mobility issues such as Parkinson’s, arthritis, hand tremors, and more. The larger handles and unique designs are a wonderful way to promote senior adults’ independence and ability to perform everyday tasks. While it might not be the most exciting gift, it could be incredibly helpful and wonderful to support the recipient’s self-sufficiency.


Sherpa Wearable Blanket with Sleeves Arms

  • Time To Get Cozy

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort, Homegoods

Do you know the worst part about blankets? It has to be that moment that you’re perfectly comfy and warm, but you have to break your cocoon of coziness for some mundane task like changing the channel or taking a sip of your tea. Thankfully, this blanket has the solution to that terrible scenario, thanks to its sleeves that allow the wearer to stay warm and wrapped no matter what tasks they want to accomplish. Plus, it has pockets that would totally fit snacks or the remote, but more importantly, snacks.


Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

  • A Useful At-Home Helper

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

Whether it’s playing his favorite song, turning on the lights, or checking the weather, there are so many ways that an Amazon Echo could assist your senior dad or grandfather. This Wifi-enabled gadget is voice-operated and can perform a wide variety of tasks, making it a particularly useful gift for those individuals with mobility or dexterity issues. While your favorite senior man is adjusting, you might want to help him out with a list of essential commands until he gets the hang of it himself!

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Oh! Nuts Holiday Gift Basket

  • Tis The Season For Snacks

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Finding the perfect gift for a senior man, especially those who have everything they could want already, can be understandably challenging. Instead of getting him another nicknack or trinket that will just clutter up his house, why not give him a scrumptious treat he’ll devour before it can become clutter! This gift basket includes seven varieties of delicious nuts like sweet honey pecans, smoked almonds, jumbo cashews, and more.


Motion Activated Bed Light

  • A Night Light That’s Made For Adults

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

According to The Sleep Foundation, changes in our circadian rhythm as we age can cause older adults to suffer more restless sleep patterns. If your father or grandfather often gets up in the middle of the night, this motion-activated bed light could help prevent any trips or falls in the dark. Plus, it automatically shuts off so the lingering light won’t keep him awake after he’s returned to bed.


Sleep Essential Oil Blend for Diffuser

  • Sniff His Way To Sweet Dreams

  • $$$$$
  • Self-care

Give your tired father or grandfather the gift of counting sheep without heading to a petting zoo. This essential oil is designed to help promote rest and relaxation in order to calm the mind and lead to more restful sleep. You could pair it with an easy-to-use diffuser if you’re buying it for someone inexperienced with essential oils or with the nightlight featured above for a full sleep-themed gift.


Don't Forget My Discount - Funny T-Shirt

  • For The Senior With A Sense of Humor

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort, Novelty

Are you looking for a funny gift to help usher your father or grandfather into senior status? Senior citizens are technically anyone over the age of 60 or 65, but that doesn’t mean every 65 year old you know is heading for the four o’clock dinner special at Cracker Barrel. This t-shirt could be a hilarious gift for the most active and lively senior man you know. If you want to level up your present, you might want to include an AARP membership so they can start rolling in their awesome senior discounts.


Grandparent Talk- Portable, Meaningful Conversation Starters

  • Get The Conversation Started!

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment

Do you want to bridge the conversational gap between your kids who can’t get off Tik Tok and your parents who think tik tock is just the sound that clocks make? This “game” has over 100 creative and thought-provoking questions that can get the ball (and conversation) rolling between the generations. Your parents or grandparents will love the chance to reminisce, while your kids will be shocked to learn about how much the world has changed!


Men's Non-Slip Yoga Socks

  • Non-Slip Socks That Don’t Belong In A Hospital

  • Comfort

We’re probably all familiar with the classic fuzzy and non-slip hospital socks, either from personal experience or from binge-watching hours of House or Greys Anatomy. But let’s be honest with each other here; those socks belong in hospitals, not on your dad’s feet. If the senior man in your life is way too cool for those geriatric-looking socks but could benefit from some non-slip support, then you should check out these yoga socks. Yes, they are designed for helping the wearer hold their poses during yoga or pilates. Still, with their effective non-slip bottoms, they could also be a sleeker alternative for your fashion-conscious dad or grandfather.


History by Mail Six-Month Subscription

  • Fun Mail For Your Favorite Older Male

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment

History Channel who? If the senior man in your life is also a huge history buff, then he’s going to love this monthly subscription package. It includes artist replications of unique historical documents, like Rosa Parks’ police report or Albert Einstein’s letters with Franklin D. Roosevelt. This subscription is an incredible gift that will have him looking forward to his mail for months to come!


Healing Thoughts Throw Blanket

  • Comforting Words On A Cozy Blanket

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort, Homegoods

If you’re looking for a “get well soon” gift for an ailing senior man, this blanket could be the perfect gift. Hospitals or outpatient facilities can be quite cold, and depending on his condition, he could want some extra layers to bundle up with. This super-soft blanket is also decorated with healing messages such as “courage,” “warm hugs,” “healing energy,” and more. Even if you can’t be there in person to assist with your father or grandparent’s recovery, this blanket could be a meaningful way to show you care.


Hanging Basket Hummingbird Feeder

  • Turn His House Into An Avian Hotspot

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Bird watching is a great activity for seniors because it can help keep their minds active, encourage them to reconnect with nature, and they can do it even if they have mobility issues. This hummingbird feeder would be an awesome addition to your senior loved one’s backyard or balcony. It could provide them with hours of entertainment watching all the beautiful hummingbirds come by!


Rechargeable Hand Warmers

  • Leave The Mittens At Home

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

Gloves? We don’t know her. Now that we have these incredible rechargeable hand warmers, nothing will ever be the same. This electric hand warmer is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who is always cold. It will be your father or grandfather’s favorite little gadget to get him through any frosty activities, whether it’s watching your kid’s soccer game or some early morning birding. As a bonus, it also doubles as a portable charger for electronics because no one likes dealing with dead phone batteries.

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Bedside Essentials Pocket

  • Keep Your Enemies Close, And Your Remote Closer

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

This bedside or couch-side pocket could be a useful gift for helping keep essentials on hand for individuals with mobility issues. To be fair, we don’t even want to get up from the couch to get our water bottle or laptop, so we wouldn’t expect our grandfather to want to either. This pocket is durable enough to store books or tablets and comes in standard and large sizes for extra storage capabilities.


Men's Tough As Buck Flannel Shirt Jacket

  • Comfort And Style Combined

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

This flannel is lined with a blanket. Okay, maybe not exactly, but the Berber fleece lining is essentially the same thing. This super warm shirt-jacket is perfect for those men who love the style and comfort of flannels but might be struggling to navigate those ridiculously tiny buttons. In addition to being extra cozy, this flannel has an easy-to-use zipper making it more accessible for those with arthritis or dexterity issues.


Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag

  • An Upgraded Candy Dish For A Unique Man

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods, Novelty

Something about grandparents and candy dishes just goes together like peanut butter and jelly. This unique unzipped glass zipper bag design will easily set your grandfather apart from all the other seniors on his block and cement his status as coolest grandparent ever. Pair the dish with some of the grandkid’s favorite treats for a gift that’s half for him and half for the munchkins.


Safe Sound Personal Alarm

  • Ring The Alarm!

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

There are few better presents than peace of mind, especially when it comes to your elderly loved ones. If your grandparents or parents are still living independently without caregivers, this alarm could be a useful gadget just in case something were to go wrong. The alarm can be heard over 600 feet away and can last for 50 minutes continuously. This gift could provide you and the recipient with a sense of security that your older loved ones will be able to alert for help if an emergency were to occur.


Dog Face Pillow

  • Furry Friends Without The Work

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort, Homegoods

Unfortunately, many older adults are unable to handle the demands of taking care of pets. Whether it’s walking them, cleaning up after them, or taking them to the vet, pets like dogs require a fair amount of work. These dog face pillows, on the other hand, don’t require any work at all. These pillows could be a thoughtful gift for a dog lover that can’t handle the commitment anymore but doesn’t love furry friends any less.


Funny Coffee Mug For Older Men

  • For The Young At Heart

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods, Food & Drinks, Novelty

Is your grandfather or father the biggest little kid you know? Does he still laugh at fart jokes and enjoy pulling pranks on unsuspecting loved ones? If so, then this mug might be the perfect gift for the senior man on your list. It is printed with “I am just a young man who has been living for a very long time” on both the front and back of the cup, so everyone will be able to see it when he takes a sip. Pair the mug with a selection of his favorite drinks, like coffee to keep up his child-like energy or milk and cookies for some nostalgic dunking.


Rings of Celebration Birthday Glass

  • Branch Out From The Usual

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

What do you get for a man who has celebrated more birthdays than you can count? Obviously, a customizable glass to mark the momentous occasion! You can personalize this tree ring-themed glass with the recipient’s birth year for a unique and meaningful gift. Get ready to raise a glass to the patriarch of your family on his special day and thank him for his contributions to your family tree!


Nature's Blossom Bonsai Tree Kit

  • Two Green Thumbs Up

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

As your father or grandfather celebrates more and more birthdays, he might also find it more challenging to keep up with elaborate yard work or gardening. If his green thumb is turning blue from disuse, you could get him this easy indoor bonsai tree kit. This set comes with enough supplies to grow four species of bonsai trees; all your loved one has to do is add water and love!


Custom Message Shortbread Cookies

  • Customize A Gift For Your Cookie Monster

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Did you know that shortbread cookies actually get better with age? They can be stored for about a month, and during that time, the flavors of the luscious buttery cookies deepen. That means your senior father or grandfather isn’t the only thing that’s aging like fine wine. These custom message shortbread cookies are a fun and unique gift idea for senior men with a wicked sweet tooth.


Talking Large Button Alarm Clock

  • Accessible Alternatives For Every Need

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear, Homegoods

To be fair, we thought one of the biggest bonuses of retirement was never having to set an alarm clock ever again, but we might have been wrong about that. This talking alarm clock was designed for individuals with dementia, vision impairments, hearing impairments, and senior citizens in mind. It has just one large button that, when pressed, will make a loud audible announcement of the time and date. Users can also set the alarm with simple verbal commands, making it perfect for those few times your father or grandfather wants to wake up early.

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Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set

  • What A Cool Pick!

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Does the senior man on your shopping list love a good glass of scotch? Then you should surprise him with these scotch-infused toothpicks! These sustainably sourced toothpicks are soaked in a fine single-malt scotch made by a 200-year-old distillery. In all his years, your father or grandfather has probably never seen anything quite like these unique toothpicks!


Large Power Lift Recliner Chair with Massage and Heat

  • A Comfy Chair With A Little Extra Help

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort, Homegoods

Nothing quite compares to watching your favorite team destroy their opponents from the comfort of a recliner so soft you could just sink into it. As we get older, the only problem is that it can be more challenging to stand up from that cushiony goodness. This recliner is one of the more expensive items on our list; however, it could also be a tremendous problem solver for an older man that wants to sit comfortably and maintain independence. It has a simple remote to control the power lift mechanism and recliner settings.

And if that’s not enough, it also has heat and massage capabilities to help relieve aches and pains, dual cup holders, and USB ports for charging electronics. To be fair, your dad or grandfather may never want to get out of this chair again.


Long Distance Friendship Frame

  • A Sentimental Winner

  • Homegoods, Gadgets & Gear, Novelty

Let your elderly father, grandparent, or other loved one know that you’re thinking of them no matter how far apart you are. You can buy a pair of frames— one for you and one for a loved one— and connect them to Wifi networks in their respective locations. Then, give your frame a tap when you want to let your loved one know you’re thinking of them, and both frames will change colors. You could print out a meaningful photo for the recipient’s picture frame to make it the perfect sentimental gift.


Memory Mints for Senior Moments - Fun Gag Gift

  • Great Laughs And Great Breath

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

These “memory mints” could be a hilarious gag gift to welcome your father or grandfather into senior status. This fun little present is definitely intended for someone with a sense of humor; otherwise, you might risk upsetting someone who is a bit sensitive about their increasing age.


Heirloom Custom Video Book

  • Video Sharing For Your Most Tech-Challenged Friends

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

How do you share family videos with your grandfather, who is still holding onto his VCR? You could invest in some vintage camera equipment or send one of these custom video books. It is incredibly straightforward to use, even for your least tech-savvy loved ones. All they have to do is open the book, and your chosen video automatically starts playing; no downloading or Wifi necessary. The book comes with a USB cord for recharging, although you might have to call the recipient to explain how that works.


Hanes Men's Moccasin Slipper House Shoe

  • The Only Shoes He’ll Want To Wear

  • Comfort

Whether the senior man in your life just wants excellent arch support walking around the house or wants to stay cozy for his strolls around the neighborhood, these indoor/outdoor slippers can get the job done. They have a durable sole with non-slip grips to help prevent any unfortunate slips or accidents, as well as advanced odor control to keep the slippers smelling fresh for seasons to come.


Indoor Golf Putting Game

  • A Hole In One Gift

  • Entertainment

Your dad might not be able to hit the links as frequently as he once could, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the game for good. On days when the green is just too far away to manage, he can still work on his short game without having to walk or drive endlessly around the golf course. This indoor putting set is compact enough to be played in his nursing home or any other indoor site.


Dash Rapid Egg Cooker: 6 Egg Capacity Electric Egg Cooker

  • An Egg-cellent Gift

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods, Gadgets & Gear, Food & Drinks

This compact and lightweight kitchen appliance could be the perfect addition to your father or grandfather’s nursing home. Generally, most nursing homes have predetermined mealtimes for residents and few to no cooking supplies in the rooms. This egg-cooker is perfect for making small snacks protein-packed between meals, without the mess or fuss of dealing with pots of boiling water.


The Birder's Checklist Mug

  • Tweet His Way Through His Morning Coffee

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

As we mentioned earlier, birding is an excellent hobby for older adults because they can participate regardless of their mobility level. If your grandparents are big into birding or wildlife, this mug could be a thoughtful and unique gift. This gift allows dedicated or hobby ornithologists to record their exciting sightings, including every state bird, nine endemic species (they only occur within a certain geographic area), and nine other popular species. Your father or grandfather can use the marker (included with the mug) to record the species they’ve seen before and bake the mug in the over to make the marks permanent!


Comfy Brace Arthritis Hand Compression Gloves

  • Leave Joint Pain In The Past

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort, Accessories, Self-care

You could give a senior man a gift that helps him get off the sidelines and back into some of his favorite activities. Or at least make basic tasks like opening jars and doors a bit easier. These compression gloves could help relieve some of the pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis to enable sufferers to enjoy their hobbies again, from playing the piano to working in their garden.

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Aches And Pains Organic Balm

  • A Natural Alternative

  • $$$$$
  • Self-care

Many older adults already take multiple medications to deal with their ailments. However, that doesn’t mean they’re experiencing the pain relief they seek. If your grandfather is tired of his aching joints or tired muscles but doesn’t want to add another medication to his routine, he should give this all-natural balm a try. It is formulated with powerful botanicals— like menthol crystals, arnica, wintergreen, St. John’s wort, and ginger— to help relieve those aches and pains that plague him.


Mask Strap Extender

  • A Problem Solver For Those With Hearing Aids

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Gadgets & Gear

It’s still completely unclear when the world will be able to say goodbye to face masks, so at least for now, it seems like we need to find a way to live with these life-saving accessories. However, for those with hearing aids, putting face masks on and off can pose a challenge and potentially lead to lost or damaged hearing aids. These mask straps are a budget-friendly accessory that could prevent a costly and inconvenient accident (seriously, hearing aids are pretty pricey).


Very Big Hug Throw

  • Wrap Them In Love

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort, Homegoods

Sadly, many of us can’t be there in person for our parents or grandparents every day. But you can give them a very big hug, even if you’re not physically there to hug them. This cozy throw blanket can serve as your replacement until your next visit, and let your grandfather or father know you’re thinking of him and love him no matter how far apart you are.


Extra Large Weekly Pill Organizer

  • Making Medication Fun Again

  • $$$$$
  • Self-care

Say goodbye to those small, inconvenient, and difficult-to-use pill organizers of the past. This extra-large pill organizer is not only big enough to fit some of the larger medicines or supplements your dad or grandfather might use (we’re looking at you, fish oil tablets), but it also has a push-through lid design. That means your senior loved one never has to worry about accidentally knocking over a week’s supply of medication when trying to fill all the compartments because none of the lids have to be open to sort their medication!

It comes with 14 separate containers that could either divide pills into morning and evening doses or organize two weeks’ worth of medications at once. Additionally, these flexible lids are easier to open and close for those with dexterity issues or arthritis.


Decadent Chocolate Fondue

  • For The Chocoholics

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Your and your father could be enjoying luscious chocolate fondue in less than five minutes, no stovetop or luxury restaurant necessary. These stoneware containers come filled with decadent chocolate fondue; all your dad has to do is pop it in the microwave and get some strawberries ready! It is an awesome gift for those with a sweet tooth that won’t settle for anything less than gourmet. These fondues come in four flavors—French sea salt, espresso, raspberry, or peanut butter dark chocolate. We’re not sure how you’ll choose just one, so we suggest trying them all!


Sleep Patch with Melatonin and Natural Ingredients

  • Sweet Dreams Without Any Pills

  • $$$$$
  • Self-care

As we mentioned earlier, some seniors experience a more difficult time falling and staying asleep throughout the night. If your loved one isn’t getting the restful sleep he once did, you might want to give him these sleep-promoting patches. Unlike other sleep aid teas or tablets that wear off after a few hours, these patches allow melatonin, valerian root, GABA, and other calming ingredients to be absorbed through the user’s skin slowly and continuously throughout the night. They are definitely worth a try to help your dad or grandfather get his beauty rest!


Smart Garden Grow Kit

  • Fresh Herbs From Their Window

  • Gadgets & Gear

Suppose your father or grandparents loved to garden and grow fresh produce, but getting down in the dirt has become too challenging as they age. In that case, you could consider giving them this smart garden grow kit. This easy-to-use set enables users to grow fresh herbs, no gardening necessary. It initially comes with three basil pods, and if all goes well, you can also purchase parsley, wild strawberries, and additional basil pods.


Automatic Card Shuffler Battery Operated

  • Every Day He’s Shuffling

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

If your father or grandfather doesn’t want to give up his weekly poker game but is starting to get accused of cheating because his cards never seem to change, then he might need some help shuffling. But don’t worry, you don’t have to crash his game night and sit in the corner playing dealer; we know you have other things to do. Instead, you can get him this automatic card shuffler. It could help keep his friends off his back and keep his game going into the night!


Rollable Chess Board And Game Set

  • Check And Mate

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment

Chess is an awesome game that can help keep the player’s mind sharp and engaged. However, in nursing homes, there is often limited space for personal items. This rollable chess board is perfect for your loved one that enjoys a fun game of whits but doesn’t have the space for his gameboard to remain on display 24/7.


Key Turner Aid Triple Pack

  • This Gift Could Be Key

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

If your parent or grandparent has rheumatoid arthritis, they might not mention all the tasks that have become more challenging. Many of us think of opening jars or medication bottles, but did it ever occur to you that just unlocking their door could be difficult and painful? These key turner aids could make it easier for those with arthritis or dexterity issues to lock and unlock their doors. Additionally, the bright colors could help your loved ones locate their keys in their bags or around their house.

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Southern Bourbon Stout Beer Brewing Kit

  • For The Senior Party Animal

  • Food & Drinks, Entertainment

If making homemade craft beer is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Give your loved one a chance to create their own unique brew with this easy step-by-step kit. The set has everything they need to make a delicious stout beer, including Bulleit Bourbon-soaked wood chips that infuse the beer with unique notes of vanilla and smooth oak. Not to give anyone ideas, but don’t be surprised when your elderly loved one opens a sneaky speak-easy in their nursing home using their home-brewed beer.


100% Waterproof Fleece-Lined Wheelchair Blanket

  • Rolling In Comfort

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

If your older loved one is in a wheelchair, you might already understand that it can be challenging for them to find blankets that don’t get stuck or tangled in their wheels. This blanket is designed specifically for use in wheelchairs, keeping the users warm and keeping their ride rolling. This one, in particular, is fleece lined with a waterproof outer shell, so they’re ready for whatever weather life throws at them.


Squirrel Feeder Unicorn Standard

  • Making Moments Magical

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment, Novelty

To be fair, until we saw this unicorn head-shaped squirrel feeder, we never thought of watching squirrels as a fun activity. Now, we can’t stop watching Youtube videos of them in people’s backyards. Do your loved ones a favor and get them one of these, especially if they already enjoy watching wildlife in their yard.


Men’s Cable Knitted Chunky Cardigan

  • Strong Professor Vibes

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

Excuse me, sir, are you a tenured professor at a prestigious university? Because that sweater might as well serve as your campus ID. This chunky knit cardigan is giving us full-on academia vibes, and if that’s not enough of a selling point, we’re sure your father will love how warm and cozy it is. It’s available in two styles and ten colors, so don’t be afraid to stock up on multiples!


Handwritten Message Money Clip

  • A Personalized Choice For The Sentimental Types

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

Some adults get more sentimental as they age. So, if you’re looking for a great gift for senior men with a soft side, this personalized money clip could be the answer. This sterling silver money clip is not just engraved with your chosen message but also your unique handwriting for an even more personalized gift. You can write a heartfelt note yourself or even try to find a writing sample from one of his deceased loved ones, such as a card from his departed wife or parents, for example. This money clip would be an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, and useful gift for a senior man in your life.


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About the Author

Carly Schwarz

Carly Schwarz is a part-time conservation biologist, part-time creator of funky crafts, and full-time goofball writer for Gift Rabbit. She earned a degree in Environmental Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans and has worked on conservation projects worldwide since. Before she entered the world of online writing, Carly was the Research Coordinator of an elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand.