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38 Great Gifts for Senior Men


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.

Elderly men will enjoy warm cozy gifts

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.

  1. $24 Hug Bud Weighted Blanket – 5 lbs, 36 x 48 inches

  2. $45 Hug Bud Weighted Blanket – 12 lbs, 60 x 80 inches

  3. $26 ZZZhen Weighted Blanket – 15 lbs, 48 x 72 inches

  4. $35 YnM Weighted Blanket – 15 lbs, 48 x 72 inches

  5. $40 Weighted Idea Cooling Weighted Blanket – 15 lbs, 48 x 78 inches

  6. $40 Hypnoser Adult Weighted Blanket – 20 lbs, 60 x 80 inches

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

Gift an elderly man with a fun jigsaw puzzle

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.

  1. $9 Rocky Cliff Lighthouse – 300 large pieces, stone lighthouse perched on a rocky cliff against a beautiful sunset

  2. $17 Hero Worship by Charles Wysocki – 300 large pieces, celebrate early flight outside of a Liberty Airport hanger with a U.S. Mail truck and Mail Express motorcycle bringing letters and packages to be delivered by a U.S. Mail plane

  3. $17 Morning Magic by Darrell Bush – 300 large pieces, a picturesque morning at the edge of a dock overlooking the lake

  4. $17 Creative Birding – 300 large pieces, a bird enthusiast’s drawings and supplies

  5. $18 Follow Your Nose – 300 large pieces, 16 portraits of sweet dogs

  6. $23 Apres All Day – 500 large pieces, a cozy snowy ski lodge scene

  7. $40 Gamenote Jigsaw Puzzle Board with Cover Mat – Portable Large Puzzle Table with Drawers – a great gift for a jigsaw puzzle lover

A couch caddy makes a wonderful gift for an elderly man

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.

Give the gift of special memories to elderly men with custom photo items

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

  1. From $9 – Walmart

  2. From $13 – Shutterfly

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

  1. From $14 – Walmart

  2. From $20 – Shutterfly

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.

  1. Walmart – from $9, 30 pieces and up, variety of photo layouts

  2. Shutterfly – from $20, 30 pieces and up, variety of photo layouts

  3. Portrait Puzzles – from $30, comes in a variety of sizes & number of pieces

Luxury comfortable home gifts that senior men will actually want to use

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

  1. $39 Luxe Bidet Neo 120 – With a bidet, your older adult won’t have to bend and twist to wipe after using the toilet. It’s hygienic and gentle on their delicate skin.

  2. $240 SmartBidet SB-1000 Electric Bidet Seat for Elongated or Round Toilets – This bidet with heated seat, warm air dryer, and temperature controlled wash gives a truly luxurious toileting experience.

Mobility aids like a cane make a wonderful gift for an elderly man

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.

Technology gifts that senior men will actually want to use

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.

  1. $50 Aluratek 8″ LCD Digital Picture Frame with 4GB Built-In Memory, Built-In Clock, & Calendar – 800 x 600 resolution, also supports SD/SDHC card (up to 32 GB) or USB flash drive (no WiFi)

  2. $87 Atatat 10 Inch Digital Photo Frame with 1920×1080 IPS Screen – has music and video playback, supports USB flash drive and up to 128GB SD card, and comes with a clock and calendar (no WiFi)

  3. $80 BSIMB 32GB 10.1 Inch WiFi Smart Digital Photo Frame with 1280×800 IPS Touch Screen – send photos for instant display via app, email, social media

  4. $149 Aura Carver 10.1 Inch HD Smart Digital Picture Frame with WiFi and Free Unlimited Storage – 1280 x 800 HD display, free unlimited cloud storage holds all your photos, safely add photos from anywhere through the secure mobile app

  5. $190 Nixplay 10.1” Digital Photo Frame – HD IPS display, create a secure photo-sharing network for your family to share photos and short videos from their smartphone or by email

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:

  1. $40 Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen, 2023 release) – 5.5 inch smart display with Alexa and 2 MP camera

  2. $60 Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021 release) – 8 inch HD smart display with Alexa and 13 MP camera

  3. $105 Echo Show 8 (3rd Gen, 2023 release) – 8 inch HD smart display with Alexa and 13 MP camera

  4. $160 Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) – 10.1″ HD smart display with premium sound, 13 MP camera, motion, and Alexa

  5. $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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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:

  1. Accessible apps for calls, emails, photos, music, news, and games

  2. No spam, robocalls, scams, or other unwanted email messages

  3. Easy to use with simple navigation, colorful buttons, and large fonts

  4. Live support 24/7 to answer questions

Ensuring that senior men have access to reliable transportation is a wonderful gift

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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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