38 Great Gifts for Senior Men – DailyCaring (2024)

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By Connie Chow, Founder at DailyCaring
Date published: 2023-11-17

Looking for the perfect gift for a senior man?

To help you find a fantastic gift he’ll love, we’ve rounded up 38 fantastic gifts for senior men.

There are 8 gift categories and dozens of product suggestions.

There are everyday comforts, entertaining activities, daily conveniences, lifestyle updates, helpful mobility aids, tech tools he’ll actually use, and helpful delivery and transportation services.

You’re sure to find a thoughtful gift for the senior men in your life.

Browse 8 categories of gifts for senior men

To make it easier to browse these gift ideas for senior men, click these links below to jump directly to one of the eight categories on this page or keep scrolling to browse the full list.

  • 6 everyday comforts
  • 3 entertaining activities
  • 6 everyday conveniences
  • 4 customized, useful keepsakes
  • 3 everyday luxuries and lifestyle updates
  • 6 helpful mobility aids
  • 7 tech tools they’ll truly enjoy using
  • 3 delivery and transportation services

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6 everyday comforts

1) House slippers
Soft, warm, non-slip house slippers keep seniors comfortable and safe while lounging at home.

2) Comfy slipper/shoe hybrid
For those who enjoy a more substantial slipper, these comfy slipper/shoe hybrids are great.

3) Soft, warm robe
A plush robe makes chilly mornings or days much more pleasant and cozy.

4) Warm blanket/throw
A warm blanket is wonderful in winter and can also be used all year round to make their favorite seat even cozier and more comfortable.

5) Soothing massager
Get a soothing, warm massage anytime to ease aches and pains.

6) Weighted blanket
Weighted blankets have been scientifically proven to relieve distress and anxiety.

They’re especially helpful for people with dementia and also great for anyone who has trouble sleeping, feels anxious, or would just enjoy feeling more relaxed.

Note: We’ve also got DIY weighted blanket instructions here.

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3 entertaining activities

1) Window bird feeders
Get a close up look at beautiful birds from the comfort of an armchair with a simple window-mounted bird feeder.

2) Observe nature
Watch the changing weather with a weather station.

3) Jigsaw puzzles
These fun puzzles are sure to capture your older adult’s attention and are great for individual and group enjoyment.

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6 everyday conveniences

1) Eyeglass chains
Reading glasses can be easy to misplace. These handy eyeglass chains and holder keep glasses close at hand.

2) Couch accessories
Keep necessities like a remote control, mobile or cordless phone, glasses, tissues, etc. within easy reach from his favorite seat.

3) Simple TV Remote
With an easy-to-use remote control, there’s no need to fumble with small buttons or press the wrong one.

4) Walker handle cushions
A walker handle cushion adds extra comfort. Plus, they’re washable, so they improve hygiene as well.

5) Walker caddy
This is a convenient, hands-free way to carry essentials while using a walker or rollator. These caddies are lightweight, water-resistant, washable, and available in a variety of colors/patterns.

6) Rollator covers
These stretchy covers transform standard rollator walkers into personalized accessories. They come in a variety of colors and patterns and are washable, which makes it easier to keep things clean and sanitary.

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4 customized, useful keepsakes

1) Custom photo mugs
Design custom mugs with special photos to make staying hydrated more fun.

2) Create a special photo book so your older adult can reminisce anytime

3) Create a custom photo calendar that shows smiling family faces

4) Create a fun custom photo puzzle
Use family photos or pictures of places with special meaning to create a fun puzzle your older adult can put together again and again.

  • Walmart – from $9, 30 pieces and up, variety of photo layouts
  • Shutterfly – from $20, 30 pieces and up, variety of photo layouts
  • Portrait Puzzles – from $30, comes in a variety of sizes & number of pieces

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3 everyday luxuries and lifestyle updates

We often forget how much joy everyday household items can bring. A few strategic updates (like new sheets or towels) can have a big positive impact on quality of life.

1) Luxurious bedding

2) Bathroom essentials

3) Bidet

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6 helpful mobility aids

For older adults who use mobility aids, a snazzy new cane or walker is a wonderful and practical gift. We especially like the clever design of the Free2Go Rollator.

1) From $30 NOVA Designer Walking Cane with Offset Handle
This cane comes in a variety of great colors and patterns.

2) $30 Hugo Mobility Adjustable Quad Cane, Ebony
A black-colored quad cane that looks elegant and classic.

3) $80 Vive Carbon Fiber Quad Cane Ultra Lightweight Walking Stick
Get the extra stability of a quad cane without the weight.

4) $68 Drive Medical Four Wheel Rollator with Fold Up Removable Back Support
This rollator walker is easy to maneuver, lightweight, and has a handy seat and backrest for rest breaks

5) $211 Drive Medical Nitro Euro-Style 4-Wheel Rollator Walker With Seat
Review from a family caregiver: “This rollator is really nicely made. I’d compare its frame to a decent road bicycle frame in terms of stiffness, welds, finish, etc. It really looks sharp, too. A far cry from the bare aluminum ones that are wobbly and cheap looking, and also a step above the intermediate ones with painted frames but still are kind of spindly. Gary got a TON of compliments on it.”

6) $260 Free2Go Rollator
This innovative rollator restores independence and dignity by combining the benefits of a rollator and raised toilet seat. It allows someone with reduced mobility to safely and independently use any toilet with confidence.

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7 tech tools they’ll truly enjoy using

1) Digital photo frame
A digital photo frame is a wonderful way to view family photos. Many allow family to add photos via email or through a mobile app.

Note: Check the product description to see if the digital photo frame requires a separate, low cost USB stick flash drive or SD memory card to store the photos.

2) Smart digital photo frame with video calling
Another great gift is the ViewClix Smart Frame. It’s a digital photo frame with video calling and an auto-answer mode.

When auto-answer is set up, the older adult doesn’t need to do anything to receive a video call. This is especially helpful for making video calls to someone with dementia or who isn’t able to physically answer a call.

There’s a 10.1-inch screen size ($149, sale price) or 15.6-inch screen size ($219, sale price).

3) Amazon Echo Show “Alexa” voice assistant with video calling
The Amazon Echo Show is an Alexa personal voice assistant with a video screen. It’s similar to the Echo or Echo Dot, with the addition of a video screen.

To make video calls without your older adult needing to take action to accept the call, use the Echo’s “drop in” feature.

There are 4 sizes of these devices at various price points based on release date, screen size, and other features:

  • $40 Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen, 2023 release) – 5.5 inch smart display with Alexa and 2 MP camera
  • $60 Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021 release) – 8 inch HD smart display with Alexa and 13 MP camera
  • $105 Echo Show 8 (3rd Gen, 2023 release) – 8 inch HD smart display with Alexa and 13 MP camera
  • $160 Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) – 10.1″ HD smart display with premium sound, 13 MP camera, motion, and Alexa
  • $280 Echo Show 15 – 15.6″ full HD (1080p) smart display and 5 MP camera with Alexa and Fire TV lets you make video calls, stream music and books, and watch videos, movies, and TV shows

Tip: When choosing a screen size, think about your family member’s vision: is it poor or starting to decline? If so, go with the largest screen size that your budget allows.

4) $55 Amazon Echo (4th Gen) “Alexa” voice assistant with voice calling
This hands-free, voice-controlled device has a spherical design with rich sound, smart home hub, and Alexa.

It makes voice calls, plays music, gives weather reports, reads the news, answers questions, tells jokes, reads audiobooks, checks sports scores, and more.

Set up the “drop in” feature to make voice calls to people who aren’t able to actively answer a call. Find out more about how Echo can help people with dementia.

5) $23 Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release) “Alexa” voice assistant with voice calling
The Echo Dot has vibrant sound and the Alexa voice assistant in a compact smart speaker.

Set up the “drop in” feature to make voice calls to people who aren’t able to actively answer a call. Find out more about how Echo can help people with dementia.

6) Lively Easy-To-Use Mobile Phones
These easy-to-use mobile phones are designed especially with seniors in mind.

The phones have large screens, big buttons, loud speakers and have additional health and safety features like app link for families, 5Star Urgent Response, Urgent Care doctors and nurses, live Personal Operators, and connection to Lyft.

  • Lively Jitterbug Flip2, $49.99 (now 50% off) + monthly phone service – flip-style phone with big, bright buttons, powerful speaker, simple menus, Amazon Alexa, and more.
  • Lively Jitterbug Smart4, $149.99 + monthly phone service – the simple smartphone with large screen, voice typing, powerful speaker, simple menus, mobile internet, camera, and more.

7) GrandPad Simple and Safe Tablet, from $65/month
This simple, secure tablet is perfect for seniors who want to video call with family and friends, safely browse the internet, view photos, listen to music, and more.

The tablet, cellular data, software, and 24/7 customer care are all included in the monthly fee.

Or you can also buy GrandPad on Amazon.

Top features include:

  • Accessible apps for calls, emails, photos, music, news, and games
  • No spam, robocalls, scams, or other unwanted email messages
  • Easy to use with simple navigation, colorful buttons, and large fonts
  • Live support 24/7 to answer questions

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3 delivery and transportation services

1) Grocery delivery services
During the pandemic, many older adults have enjoyed the convenience of grocery delivery services. Gift cards for these services are thoughtful and practical presents.

Grocery delivery is available from a variety of stores, including:

2) Restaurant delivery
Many restaurants have also expanded their delivery services due to the pandemic.

Giving them a gift card to a local restaurant that offers home delivery means they can enjoy their favorite meals without needing to go out.

3) Transportation services
When your older adult needs to leave the house, private transportation is faster and safer than public transportation. Consider these giftcard options:

  • GoGoGrandparent gift card – This is an on-demand ride service that’s perfect for seniors who don’t use smartphones. No mobile apps are needed and a live person is always available to help.
  • Lyft or Uber gift card – On-demand rides are a convenient way for older adults to get where they need to go. Some senior organizations even offer concierge services that help seniors book rides.

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Author: Connie Chow, founder at DailyCaring, was a hands-on caregiver for her grandmother for 20 years – until grandma was 101 years old! Connie has an MBA from the University of Southern California and has been featured on major news outlets, including WJCL22 Savannah (ABC), KRON4 San Francisco, NBC10 Philadelphia, 23ABC Bakersfield, KAGS Texas (NBC), and KVAL13 Oregon (CBS). She has spoken at Institute on Aging, written for Sixty and Me, and been quoted in top publications, including U.S. News & World Report, HuffPost, and Society of Senior Advisors.

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