Buying gifts for a 70-year-old man is never an easy task. We’re generalising here, but they usually already have everything they need.
Or if they don’t, then more often than not they’ll tell you not to “make a fuss” and insist you don’t spend any of your money on them.
But of course, we want to treat the special people in our lives. Everybody deserves lovely gifts, and seventy-year-olds are no exception to that rule.
So whether you’re buying presents for Christmas, their birthday, an anniversary, easter, or any other occasion – we’ve gathered some of our favourite gifts to buy for a seventy-year-old man.
Keep reading to discover some more generic yet effective gift ideas, as well as some more meaningful suggestions for very special occasions.
And, we’ve finished off this grandad-themed gift guide with some funny gifts for the prankster in your life.
What To Buy a 70 Year Old
Gift Ideas For a 70 Year Old Man
Time is one thing seventy-year-olds have plenty of. Most likely a few years into their retirement, they’ve probably picked up quite a few hobbies and pass-times to fill their days.
The gift of an electric pottery wheel gives them a chance to get creative, learn a new skill, and embrace their inner child by getting a bit messy.
To make this gift extra special, you can also gift them some clay and tools to get started with. And, you can include a gift voucher for a pottery course so they can practice their new favourite hobby while spending time with a group of like-minded people!
Gardeners are often bent up into awkward positions on top of cold hard surfaces, which doesn’t do any favours for their joints.
We think that this Garden Kneeler, Chair and hoist-yourself-upper is a gamechanger for male gardeners – or anyone who’s a fan of the soily stuff.
The Garden Kneeler comes with side pockets to store those handy tools or refreshments.
It’s also such a great price!
Say goodbye to sore knees or say hello to your new favourite portable garden bench.
For more gifts for gardeners, take a look at our list of the Top 10 Gardening Gifts For Him.
Give him the gift of hassle-free mixing!
This HESKA Professional Electric Stand Mixer allows you to stand back and let the mixer do all the work.
As we get older baking and cooking become slightly more difficult. This mixer will take care of all their preparation without making a mess.
Whether they’re into baking cakes, bread, pastries or puddings – ‘elbow-grease’ has never been easier!
Is the man you’re shopping for a keen baker? Take a look at our list of the 22 Best Quirky Baking Gifts For The Star Baker In Your Life.
Is there anything better than a massage? What about having a massage whenever you want, as many times as you want?
This shiatsu back massager uses heat and deep kneading back massage nodes that travel up and down the seat.
You can choose between a full back massage, upper back massage, or lower back massage and concentrate your massage on sore areas for pin-point relaxation.
We have to say, we are definitely tempted to get ourselves one of these based on the good reviews!
Poker night anyone?!
Whether they’ve never played before or are a regular at poker night with their friends, this poker set is sure to be a winner.
It’s a great social game and is fun for all the family.
The set comes with everything they’ll need to play, including a handy briefcase to carry it all in.
For most of us, record players make us think of nostalgia and listening to the classics from the 70s and 80.
Although this turntable does play those golden oldies on vinyl, there’s also a lot more it can do.
This record player comes with all manner of nifty features, including Bluetooth input, USB input, RCA OUT, AUX IN, and a headphone jack.
Its wooden, nostalgic design makes it the perfect gift for him.
Got a seventy-year-old that loves his gadgets and gizmos? Then look no further.
The best way to explain the Echo Show 8 is as an Alexa with a screen and a camera.
If you want to stay in touch with the 70-year-old in your life, the 8″ HD touchscreen, 13 MP camera. and stereo speakers bring video calls to life. All they have to do is ask Alexa to call a name in their contacts.
As well as staying in contact with loved ones, they can also use their Echo Show 8 to make their lives easier.
See their calendars and reminders, set timers, update lists, read the news, weather, traffic updates and so much more!
You can also use the device to stream TV and movies in HD with all the usual streaming platforms.
Another lovely feature is that you can turn your home screen into a digital photo frame to display their favourite memories.
We won’t insult you by going into too much detail about what this toothbrush does as it’s pretty self-explanatory.
We just thought that it would be a nice gift for someone in their seventies!
Meaningful 70th Birthday Gifts
We absolutely love this lovely sea green and off white ceramic tea light holder featuring a large house.
The tea light holder creates a magical warm glowing ambience when lit, and even when it’s not in use it’s a beautiful decoration for the home.
Crafted and hand-finished by artisans for a truly unique gift and it’s supplied in a box so is easy to wrap and give as a present.
The details: It measures 16 cm wide x 10 cm deep x 27 cm high approximately and has an opening at the back to place tea lights.
Looking for gifts for a seasoned crafter?
This miniature greenhouse is not for the faint-hearted, and will probably take a few months of hard work to complete.
But, if you know someone who enjoys crafts and miniatures, this might just be the perfect gift.
It comes complete with flowers and plants to fill the lovely greenhouse, as well as a functioning light that makes the whole thing glow once it’s complete.
This beautifully handcrafted wooden chess set is a wonderful gift for him.
It’s made with a foldable magnetic board and features internal storage for all of the lovely pieces.
The board is well suited for both beginners and experienced chess players.
We particularly love the rich, warm colours of the wood chess pieces and the board.
The chessboard is so well made that it looks lovely on display as a home décor item in the living room.
If your old man’s got some style, he’ll love this DIESEL watch available on Amazon.
This watch comes with a dark brown genuine leather strap and a DIESEL gift box.
Funny Presents for 70-Year-Old Man
It wouldn’t be a gift guide without a funny mug, would it!
Check out the store for their other gifts too, as they have loads of other funny designs on mugs and on T-shirts.
Although not particularly practical, these funny slippers make a great gift for the cold winter months.
And, due to the ridiculous amount of padding – they will keep his toes extra cosy!
This inflatable walking stick and zimmer frame make a great gag gift for a birthday party.
Some people have complained about the quality not lasting very long, so we recommend doing a test run before the big reveal so that you can have the best reaction possible!
Gifts for 70 Year Old Man FAQs
What to buy a man who is 70?
The best gifts for a seventy-year-old usually fall under the following categories: sentimental, useful, funny or entertaining. For example, a sentimental gift could be something handmade or decorative. A useful gift could be a hand mixer or back massager. A funny gift will be something hilarious about how old they are. An entertaining gift is something that will keep them occupied for hours, such as a new craft or record player.
Gifts For a 70 Year Old Man – Best and Most Meaningful
When it comes to buying Gifts For a 70 Year Old Man, it’s not exactly a walk in the park.
Men in their seventies tend to be quite particular about what they like and don’t like.
And more often than not, they already have everything they could ever want and need.
But having said that, we think we’ve come up with a pretty great list of possible gifts for the old man in your life.
And as always, we try to include a wide variety of gifts with many different price points, so we can help out as many of our lovely readers as possible.
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