What do you get for the man who has everything? Choosing Father’s Day gifts can be especially challenging for senior dads, considering that you’ve already had decades of similar gift-giving occasions.
You’ve likely already used many gift ideas, and it can be challenging to come up with something new. If you need some gift ideas of what to get for senior dads on Father’s Day, check out our list and see what appeals to you.
Electronic Photo Frame
Your dad probably has tons of photos of loved ones in the house. He may not have a lot of room for more, but he would love to see them. You can get an electronic photo album that you can even remotely control by adding photos directly from your cell phone. You can also control the speed of display or make it motion-controlled so that pictures change when he walks by.
Make Cleaning Easier
Cleaning can be a challenge for some seniors. You could get your dad a robotic vacuum like a Roomba, which not only cleans but is also fun to watch. It doesn’t matter what type of flooring he has: the auto cleaner works on carpet, laminate, wood, or tile flooring. It’s not the cheapest gift, so you might want to split the cost with other family members.
If your budget doesn’t allow for the admittedly expensive cost of a Roomba, you can still help your dad with the cleaning. Help out with some of the chores he used to do but may find too difficult now, like yard work, clearing the gutters, or cleaning the garage. He probably won’t ever ask for help, but he’ll be grateful for it. For even more help around the house, consider hiring an Assisted Caregiver to help with daily chores, self-care or other activities of daily living.
Large-Screen Handheld Games
Whether he’s waiting for a long time for appointments or just trying to pass the time, large-screen handheld games are an inexpensive and fun diversion. You can choose from games like solitaire or Sudoku that will let him have some fun.
An Afternoon Together
What types of activities does your dad enjoy doing? Think back to fun times you may have had together in childhood or things like he liked to do when he was younger. If he enjoys baseball, you can take him out to the ball game. Take him fishing if that’s what he enjoys. Or you can simpling take him out for a nice dinner together.
Something to Read
If your dad enjoys reading, you may want to take him to the bookstore or buy him a gift card to Amazon. He may enjoy even having an e-reader, such as a Kindle. Electronic reading devices like this can be adjusted for large print if he has low vision.
Get Him Involved
Seniors can tend to get lonely and isolated, especially after retirement. But numerous studies show the benefits of regular social interaction throughout our lives. You could sign up your dad for a class or a membership at your local senior center.
Most senior centers offer a variety of activities, one of which is bound to appeal to your dad. Whether it’s a regular card game, fitness program, or educational class, your dad will feel better when he gets to spend time around others.