Is your dad too old for ties and tool sets? You’ve come to the right place. For retired and senior dads who’ve seen it all, we came up with 18 great gift ideas to make his Father’s Day special.
As dad gets up in years, help preserve knowledge of your family’s history with an ancestry DNA kit. He just needs to spit into a tube, mail it off, and in several weeks he’ll be able to trace your ancestors. A great gift for anyone in your family.
Help inspire a dad who’s seen it all with Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting.
Give your dad a reward for all the diaper changes, baseball camp pickups, bailouts and whatever else he’s ensured to set you on your feet. This one-of-a-kind Godinger whiskey glass has an indentation to allow your dad to sip and smoke.
Let your old man know he’s still a boss, even though he’s old. Will give him a good laugh while thinking of you over his morning coffee.
The Grandfather T-Shirt
A play on the popular series The Godfather, this funny t-shirt is for granddad with a sense of humor. It’s subtle enough some may not notice it at first, which makes it all the more fun to wear. Made with pre-shrunken cotton and available in many color choices.
This attractive handmade soap is has a subtle and clean masculine scent. Beer contains polyphenols which help to soothe tired skin. Imported from France. A classy gift for a refined, mature father.
Is your father enthralled by military history? Does he like to go on about WWII, Vietnam, etc? Help satiate his curiosity with this fantastic DK coffee table book full of rich imagery and descriptions of the “objects of warfare” throughout history.
For dads with some extra time on their hands, consider this Sudoku book with 200 puzzles to keep him entertained and busy for days. If he’s newer to Sudoku, the book includes solutions at the back to help him get going.
If he’s an avid golfer, look no further than this awesome “tee box” gift basket inside a mini golf bag. Comes with a variety of tasty snacks as well as 6 practice golf balls.
“Love you dad” hook – For dad’s who love to fish, this is the perfect way to say how much you love him. Comes in a quality box to present it in.
Give dad the gift of rest and relaxation. Whether he’s on an airplane or just trying to get some peace and quiet at home, the Bose QuietComfort headphones are miracle workers at blocking out noise. They sound amazing too.
A great variety pack of grilling spices for dad! From southwest to citrus, all your father’s grill needs will be satisfied. If he’s getting up in years, this could be a great father-son combined activity.
For a classy dad, consider this attractive pocket watch inscribed with “dad” on the front. Comes in a nice gift box. He’ll love this.
Almonds, pistachios, cashews and four other varieties come in this gift pack for nut lovers. Dad will enjoy these while watching sports or hanging out around the holidays. Comes in a gift box.
These dad jokes will have him rolling in stitches. An especially good idea for more mature dads who have lived through as the subject of these jokes.
This classy decanter set featuring a ship inside a globe is blown by hand. Includes two matching glasses. Makes a great lounge centerpiece that both mom and dad will love.
This classic lawn game is very popular with older men in Italy. Easy and fun to play, it’s a great sport for those who may not be as active as they once were. A fun gift for not only dad, but the whole family.
As you get older, you come to appreciate all the ways dad helped you become who you are today. This creative hammer key chain comes in an attractive box that reads “thank you for helping me build my life.” A nice, touching father’s day gift he’ll love (and use!).
The perfect combined idea for both a dad and grandfather, this t-shirt is a great way to show him how important he is to the family. He’s likely to get many compliments from strangers while wearing this. Made from soft, quality fabric and available in 6 different colors.
Classic Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer – This classic root beer will bring back memories especially for boomer dads. First developed in the 1930s in Chicago, Dad’s become an American icon with its bold blue, red and yellow colors. Still using the original recipe, you can give your dad a sweet taste of his childhood for Father’s Day. Available on Amazon in Big Daddy size. Read more about the history of Dad’s here.