The Best Gift for a 70 Year Old Man

This is our best shot at gift ideas for that 70-year-old man who has, or who has had everything at one time or another.

The Best Gift for 70 Year Old Gentleman of 2022

Cordless Drill Set

Is your 70-year-old father the guy that still loves to fix your stuff. My father loved to fix things. It seems like we might have purposely broke stuff just to give him something to do and to help him feel needed. Because he was!  Also, the DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill is an all-around great gift idea for that 70 year old man. He can fix all those things you do not have time for.

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit, 2-Tool (DCK240C2)

Engraved Men’s Billfold

A great way to remind dad or grandpa that they are loved. I love this gift idea for a 70 something man from his grandkids. The Engraved Wallet will be a great birthday gift. Every time he opens it up he will be reminded of you.

Grilling Spice

FreshJax Grill Seasoning Gift Set | 5 Sampler Sized Organic Grilling Spices | Grilling Gifts for Men | BBQ Grill Spices and Seasoning Sets Packed in a Giftable Box

Every man’s dream, a good, seasoned piece of meat on the grill. Grandpa or dad will love getting some delicious spices for their 70th birthday. A great way to spend time with the family in the backyard; preparing and eating a meal. This Grilling Spice Gift Set will get your family at the table together as dad or grandpa cook.

Carhartt Coat

Carhartt Men's Sandstone Active Jacket,Carhartt Brown,X-Large

If your man is an outdoorsman or farms, hunts, or loves ice fishing the Carhartt coats are a gift for that man turning 70 in your life. My husband and sons are farmers and they always buy the Carhartt Men’s Jacket for working outside in the cold. They make a good birthday or Christmas gift.

Magnifying Light

Brightech LightView Pro Flex 2 in 1 Magnifying Desk Lamp, 1.75x Light Magnifier, Adjustable Magnifying Glass with Light for Crafts, Reading, Close Work

No one likes to get old and lose their ability to see well. But, those small tasks become impossible. I know. Vision is a big deal to us over the hill people. We struggle to see and hate to ask for help. The Pro Flex Magnifying Lamp will make reading and hobbies so much easier for the man turning 70 this year.

Personalized Fishing Name Art

The fisherman in your life will love to add this to his man cave! A great gift idea for that hard to buy for 70-year-old fisherman. The Fly Fishing Name Art is really cool for your dad or grandfather as a gift on his birthday or at Christmas.

National Geographic

If your dad is a lover of reading, here is a great gift idea for his 70th birthday. It is never to late to take control and understand our world. This is an excellent read! A great way to spend time and keep up on cool stuff all over the world.  The National Geographic Magazine is a gift that comes every month. A great birthday gift for the 70-year-old.

You’re Only Old Once!

You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children

Do you have someone turning 70 and you love to give them joke gifts? Well, here you go, your welcome. He will find humor in the A Book for Obsolete Children because we are only old once. We had better enjoy it.

Weekend Travel Bag

I love to run away for a quick weekend trip. My regular luggage is too big for just a 2-day getaway. When we get older we love to go visit our children for the weekend or getaway for some fun and relaxation. The Travel Duffel Bag, has the perfect amount of space for just what that 70-year-old needs for his birthday weekend, to head off to the casino or golfing with friends.


70th Birthday Whiskey Glass

The Vintage whiskey glass is a great gift for the whiskey or bourbon drinker turning 70 this year! I love a good glass of aged whiskey or bourbon and so will the 70-year-old man in your life on his birthday! Make sure you add the best bottle of whiskey to go with this 70th Birthday Whiskey Glass.

Travel Notebook

Refillable Handmade Travelers Notebook, Leather Travel Journal Notebook for Men & Women, Perfect for Writing, Gifts, Travelers, Small Size 5.2

My father in law wrote everything down, which is fun now. We get to look back at all his stories and the activities he wrote down 50 years ago. The price of gas or what adventure they took. Do you have a 70-year-old that loves to write down his day or does he like to travel? The Travelers Notebook will help him out. I really like that you can refill it. It is made so sturdy. He will love it on his birthday.

The Bucket List

The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small (Bucket Lists)

We all want to complete our bucket list. But, when we hit our 70’s we can run out of ideas. The The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures will be a fun project to explore and get that 70-year-old out of the house exploring and having adventures.

Suede Slippers Loafers

DREAM PAIRS Men's Fur-Loafer-03 Tan Suede Slippers Loafers Shoes Size 13 M US

Comfort at it’s best. There is nothing worse than cold feet! These awesome loafers will be a great gift for the older man who has everything. The DREAM Fur-Loafer will be the perfect fit and keep that 70-year-old man warm and cozy!

Books on tape-Westerns

Louis L’Amour was a popular writer back in the 1970s and the 70-year-old man in your life remembers reading his books. This is a great birthday gift for the man that hates to read but loves the story, or the man who cannot see. Even the 70-year-old that loves to drive around and listen to books in his car. The Louis L’Amour Westerns CD will keep him entertained for hours.

Air Fryer

Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 5-Quart Capacity and 15 Recipe Book Inspiration Guide, and a High Gloss Finish

After 40 some years of cooking and planning meals us women are tired. A great gift idea for your dad on his 70th birthday is to take those hot cooking days and make them cool, quick, and easy. The food tastes great. I love a good pork chop in the Air Fryer.  Your dad or grandpa can make themselves a quick meal. He will love cooking with theNinja Foodi Air Fryer for himself, if he lives alone or for your mom. Give your dad and mom a break and show them that new appliances do not have to be scary.


Vintage Candy Co. 70th Birthday Retro Candy Gift Basket - 1954 Party Assortment - Unique Care Package for Women and Men Turning 70 Years Old

Who doesn’t love candy! This is a great gift idea for that 70-year-old man who is hard to buy for. The 70TH BIRTHDAY CANDY GIFT BOX  offers a great selection of candies from the 1950’s when your birthday guy was a child. I have given this as a gift many times. Everyone has loved it!

Neon Golf Balls

TaylorMade 2018 Noodle Neon Matte Red Golf Ball (One Dozen)

Now, how fun are these? The avid golfer will love to have some outstanding colorful golf balls. What a great gift idea for that special man turning 70 that loves to golf. The Neon Red Golf Balls  will be easy to see in the grass, when he barely missed the hole. A great conversation starter with his friends.

70th Birthday Etched Glass Beer Mug

Spotted Dog Company Etched 16oz Glass Beer Mug - Happy 70th Birthday - 70 Years Old Gifts

The men in my life love a good beer. What a gift idea. The mug they can grab and pour a cool one into, then go sit out on the deck and watch the cars go by or watch the grandchildren play. The 70th birthday Etched 16oz Glass Beer Mug is a gift worth giving the 70-year-old man in your life!

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Electronics Galaxy-Watch Active 2 44MM BT (Golf Edition), Black - US Version with Warranty (SM-R820NZKGGFU)

The Galaxy Watch is an excellent idea as a gift for the 70-year-old guy. They do not have to be computer savvy to use it. Just link it to a phone and they can use it for so many things. I actually have this watch and love it. It can track my steps and the watch reminds me to get up and move.

I can use it for a phone, text, or if your someone who hates text you can use it as just a watch or a compass when your out hunting or fishing. The Samsung Galaxy Watch will be the gift that 70 year old guy loves.

70th Birthday Mug

The King Kush It Took 70 Years to Look This Good Coffee Mug | 70th Birthday Gift Funny Coffee Mug

For that coffee lover, you cannot beat this coffee mug for that 70-year-old on his birthday. He can sit back in the morning with his new coffee cup and a newspaper to relax. This 70th Birthday Gift Funny Coffee Mug lets him know he is great and great looking!

Spinning Reel

Piscifun Fishing Line Winder Spooler Machine Spinning Reel Spool Spooling Station System Automatic Spools Holder

Oh, look he has gone fishing! And you made it easy to get ready with his new fishing line winder. I do not know how many times I have had to help my grandson with his fishing line. This is a definite must-have. The Fishing Line Spinning Reel will make those messy lines a thing of the past.

Food Dehydrator

Magic Mill Food Dehydrator Machine (10 Stainless Steel Trays) Digital Adjustable Timer | Temperature Control | Keep Warm Function | Dryer for Jerky, Herb, Meat, Beef, Fruit and To Dry Vegetables

Gardens, fruits, and fun snacks. I love my food dehydrator. I use it every year for fruits and vegetables and making beef jerky. My husband uses it just as much. He makes some delicious beef jerky and snacks. A great gift for the 70-year-old man on his birthday.

If your dad loves his garden and to eat healthy the Magic Mill Food Dehydrator Machine is the right birthday gift for him. It is super easy to use and makes great snacks. My grand-kids love the apples I dry for them.

70th Birthday Mug

Kwieema 1953 70th Birthday Mugs for Women and Men Coffee mug Funny 70 Year Old Anniversary Ideas for Grandma, Grandpa,Mom, Dad, Him, Her, Husband or Wife 11OZ Ceramic Mug Tea Cup White

You got to have a sense of humor on your big 70th birthday right! I love this mug and so will the 70-year-old in your life. We never feel our age and this just brings a smile to one’s face. The 70th Birthday Mug will make your dad or grandpa smile on his 70th birthday too. Also makes a great gift for your boss or co-worker! Add some small gifts inside the cup. Some special coffees, coca or how about some chocolate.

Glider Loveseat

I am all about spending time outside. I love to be in the garden and my flower bed, but I love my porch swing the most. It calls my name and it will call the name of the 70-year-old man having a birthday. The 2-Person Outdoor Patio Glider will get that 70-year-old man outside enjoying nature and that glass of bourbon. A great gift idea for the 70-year-old man that is hard to buy for. A great spot to watch birds.

The Echo Dot

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with clock and Alexa - Sandstone

I love my Echo Dot! Alexia takes good care of me. She is amazing at picking out music I love, keeping my grocery list up to date and so much more. This is a great gift for your 70-year-old dad or grandpa. You do not have to be computer savvy to make it work! I use it as a telephone when my hands are busy. My favorite thing to do is call home on it and talk to my grand-kids. They can’t figure out where I am. It is fun to ask silly questions too. The whole family loves our Echo Dot.

Bird Feeder

Window Bird Feeder Easy to Use to Attract Birds, Cool and Unusual for Adults who have Everything, Bird Watching Window Bird Feeders with Strong Suction Cups-Large In Window Viewing for Elderly Parents

Not to be an old lady, but I am close to old age myself. I love watching the birds. I have several feeders for different birds. Your father or grandfather will enjoy watching the birds that gather in his Window Bird Feeder, A fun gift for his 70th birthday. It can also be a great gift for the co-worker or friend.

Men’s Water Shoes

Mishansha Hiking Water Shoes Mens Swim Shoes for Women Quick-Dry Beach Sneakers Barefoot Aqua Shoes for Swimming Pool Diving Surf Walking Yoga Shamrock Green 12.5 Women/11 Men

Stop thinking because he is 70 he has no style. Give him these awesome swim shoes for his birthday. When he goes fishing or out in the boat his feet will stay dry and he won’t slip and fall. The Men Water Shoes are great for walking or any other activity. Stay dry on your 70 birthday fishing trip my friends.

Golf Ball Retriever

Callaway C10400 15th Club Golf Ball Retriever

I know it is not fun getting old, bending over can be a challenge. A great way to retrieve your golf ball without having to ask for help or feel foolish trying to bend down to get it. The Callaway Golf Ball Retriever will help your 70 year old birthday man keep golfing.

70th Birthday Gag Gifts

Ceramic 70th Birthday Mug for Men - Funny Gag Present for Him - Grumpy Old Man Mugs for 70 Year Old Friends Dad Husband Grandpa Coworker

This mug reminds me of the movie Grumpy Old Men. The  Gag Gifts for Men is the best fun gift for that man turning 70 in your life on his birthday. It is hard to buy for older people who have most of what they need and always tell us they do not want anything.

Texas Tees Peepaw

Texas Tees Man Myth Legend Shirt for Peepaw, Shirt for New Grandad, Mens Black Small Shirt

I love these soft classic shirts. A 70-year-old PeePaw can never have to much comfort. If your looking for the perfect gift for the 70 year old PeePaw who has everything I bet he doesn’t have this Texas Tees Man Myth. Better get it!

Men’s Handkerchief

Selected Hanky 100% Cotton Men's Handkerchief 6 Piece Gift Set

I hate to admit it but them ole timers use hanky’s. I cannot keep enough around for my husband. A great usable gift idea for the man in his 70’s.  A great birthday or Christmas gift. Men love things they can use. They are not big on knickknacks. They want value. Substance. The Hanky 6 Piece Gift Set will fit the bill.


Putting Green

Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green (9-feet x 3-feet)

Does the older man in your life love to golf but has a hard time getting out to the golf course. Well, here you go. Firstly, this will feed his need for golf. Secondly, he can do it rain or shine. Thirdly, he will be safe at home. The Par Three Putting Green will fit in your home easily and he will love it on his 70th birthday.

LED Flashlights Gloves

ThxToms LED Flashlight Gloves Gifts for Men,Fathers Day Dad Gifts from Daughter Son Wife,Unique Birthday Gift for Dad Father Husband, Cool Gadgets Tools for Repairing Fishing Camping, 1 Pair Black

Sometimes it can be hard to see what your doing fishing. Baiting that hook or changing to a lead, especially when your in your 70’s. The Gloves for Fishing or Repair will help him see what he is doing. As we age it is hard to give up our freedom and ability to do things ourselves. Give him back his ability to do small jobs.

Golf Bag Cooler

Caddyswag Golf Bag Beer Cooler Sleeve, 6 Can Capacity, Black Polyester

You have to have cold beverages when you golf, may it be pop, beer, or lemonade. This is a great gift idea for that 70-year old that loves to golf but has everything. He and his buddies will thank you as they enjoy a cool one on their way back to the clubhouse. Get him the Golf Bag Cooler as a gift on his 70th.

I’m Retired Shirt

Grandpas love their grandchildren and enjoy spoiling them even more. The I’m Retired Shirt is a gift he will wear. A great Christmas or birthday present on a 70th birthday.

Curved TV

Samsung UN55RU7300FXZA Curved 55-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility (2019 Model)

Oh man, there is nothing better than an amazing, big TV to watch your favorite shows on. The curb makes it so much easier to see for that 70 something man that has a birthday coming up! Want to make dad happy, here you go. Get him something he will never buy himself. The Samsung Curved 55-Inch Smart TV will keep him busy.

Leather Ratchet Belt

Marino Avenue Men’s Genuine Leather Ratchet Dress Belt with Linxx Buckle - Gift Box - Pattern Design - Black - Adjustable from 28

Can you ever have enough belts? It seems like they vanish, just like a sock. Your father or grandfather will appreciate such a no-nonsense gift on his 70th birthday or for Christmas. The Leather Ratchet Dress Belt is the perfect gift for the man who needs a new belt but will not buy himself one.

Engraved Hammer

Want dad to know how amazing he is. Our dads are so important in the building who we become. I love this Engraved Hammer as a birthday gift for that dad turning 70 or a Christmas gift for the grandpa who was always there for you.

Dad’s Ice Cream Plow

Gifts for Dad, Indulge Dad With The Dad's Ice Cream Plow, A Sweet Gift for Dad on Fathers Day, Premium Engraved Spoon Made In Italy, Lovely Dad Gifts Or Stocking Stuffers For Adults Men

My husband is an ice cream lover. He is always digging through the spoons because I guess we have a spoon that works best for ice cream. Who knew. Problem solved! He now can find his Dad’s Ice Cream Plow and I do not have to listen to him get frustrated because the best spoon is not in the drawer.

Men’s Heating Jacket

ORORO Men's Soft Shell Heated Jacket with Detachable Hood and Battery Pack (Black/Blue, XL)

What to get dad for his 70th birthday. He loves to be outside and is always ice fishing and out feeding the cattle! Or maybe he likes to go for walks. I have a great gift idea for you, the ORORO Men’s Heated Jacket to keep him warm no matter what outdoor activity he is doing.


DJI Mavic Air 2 - Drone Quadcopter UAV with 48MP Camera 4K Video 8K Hyperlapse 1/2

Let’s have some fun, even if we are 70 we know how to play. What a great way to check out the view from above. If your dad loves to hunt or explore, the DJI Mavic Ari 2 Drone  will add some excitement to his life. He can check out what is going on in the woods or fly over the neighborhood. A great gift idea for the 70th birthday or Christmas. Give him a gift he did not even know he would love.

Ring Home Security System

In today’s world, one never knows who is outside or knocking on your door. The Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit is a great way to give your dad some safety on his 70th birthday. It is a great unit. Many of my friends have this system and they love it. I guess it works with Alexia also, which is super cool.

Magnetic Wristband

Men love to tinker no matter their age. I just bought this for one of the men in my house. Huge hit. When he is taking stuff apart he no longer looses the screws, because they are on his wristband. Yes! The Magnetic Wristband works and makes all those odd jobs so much easier for the 70-year-old tinkering around your house. A great birthday gift or stocking filler at Christmas.

Fly fishing Pole

The Big Catch Fly Fishing Pole Photo Picture Holder Frame Themed Decor

What a great gift idea for the fly fisher as a birthday gift on his 70th. You can add in the pictures from the family adventures fly fishing. Pretty cool. He will love the The Big Catch fly fishing photo wall art.


Bushnell Falcon 10x50 Wide Angle Binoculars (Black)

Is your dad or grandpa a bird watcher, or maybe he loves to investigate and scout things out. I know we love using ours for watching the forest and animals. I love to find different birds when I sit on the screen porch. A great gift idea for the big 70th is the Bushnell Falcon Binoculars for your favorite guy on his birthday.

Camping Hammock With Bug Net

Sunyear Camping Hammock, Portable Double Hammock with Net, 2 Person Hammock Tent with 2 * 10ft Straps, Best for Outdoor Hiking Survival Travel

I do not know about your 70-year-old but, mine loves to go camping. We have a nice camper but he loves his fancy hammock. Keeps the bugs out, let’s him relax and have a beer. A great napping spot. I find him there often. The Camping Hammock is a awesome gift for the guy who loves to go somewhere and rest. Extra naps coming your way.

Wooden Fishing Box

Tumbler Home Rustic Wooden Keepsake Box - Gift for Fisherman. Dad Gift for Fathers Day, Birthday, Christmas or Anniversary

Now, this is a cool gift for someone that loves to fish. A great place to empty your front pocket after a fishing trip. The Fishing Box will make a great 70th birthday gift for dad!

True Fishing Stories

Incredible--and True!--Fishing Stories: Hilarious Feats of Bravery, Tales of Disaster and Revenge, Shocking Acts of Fish Aggression, Stories of Impossible Victories and Crushing Defeats

The big one got away. It ate my cooler. How many stories have you heard dad tell about big fishing adventures and the one that got away? Well now you can give him some true whopper of stories to tell by giving him the Incredible–and True!–Fishing Stories book for his 70th birthday. He will love all these fishy tails!

Toss Game Set

Rally and Roar UPDATED 2020 VERSION Ladder Ball Toss Game for Adults, Family - Fun Golf Game Set, Six Colored Bolos, Scoreboard, and Carrying Bag - Outdoor Yard Games, Backyard, Tailgating

Does dad still love to play outdoor games with the grandkids? Give him something for his birthday that brings the family closer together. The family that plays together stays together. The Ladder Toss is an easy game your 70 year old can play on his birthday or any other day. Have some fun. Get him active.

FitBit Inspire

Keep that old guy up and moving even after his 70th birthday. The Fitbit Inspire Fitness Tracker is a great way to track your own heart rate and activity during the day. It can help keep him motivated to move and exercise.

For the guy who loves to know what is going on. My husband loves his scanner. Your dad or grandfather will know the weather and emergency warnings immediately. The CB Radio + Digital Warning System Alerts is a great gift for your guy on his 70th birthday. He will like to get all the news and weather alerts.

FAQs About Best Gifts for a 70 Year Old Man

What is a good gift for a 70-year-old man?

Birthday Gifts for a 70-Year Old Man do not have to be boring or something he will not use. Men are hard to buy for in general, but when they hit their 70’s it can feel impossible! We get stuck inside a box of gender and age. Well, think out of the box! Here are some great gift ideas for that man in his 70’s. The LED Flashlights Gloves are a great gift idea for that man who needs a little help seeing small things.

A Fun Gag Gift is the Grumpy Old Man Coffee Mug and it is a hoot. My guy is always needing a new belt, and god forbid he actually buy himself one. He will wear his until it falls off of him so the Men’s Genuine Leather Belt is a must-have and is always a win for a birthday or Christmas.

What can you give someone for their 70th birthday?

A man in their 70’s is a tough guy to buy for unless you know what he loves! Does your dad love to fish, hunt, read, or golf?  If he does then here are some gift ideas for you. The Carhartt Men’s Jacket is a great gift for that 70 year old outside kinda guy! Great value and keeps you warm. I know, my husband and sons wear these!

For that fisherman the Fishing Line Spinning Reel  makes a messed up line not such a big problem. For that golfer that has hit his 70’s and has a hard time bending I love the Callaway Golf Ball Retriever.

What is a great gift for a 75-year-old man?

Think about what they loved all their life. When we get older we cannot always do what we love due to physical limitations. With technology and inventiveness, there are so many cool options out there for the older man that still wants to be active or keep his mind busy. A few suggestions, depending on their personality might be the Vol. 1 – WesternsCD which will keep him entertained for hours. For the golfer, who can’t get to the golf course you might try thePar Three Putting Green to keep him busy golfing right in the house!

What should I get my dad or grandpa for his 70th birthday?

Best 70th Birthday Gift Ideas For Dad, show him that you know him, The Dad’s Ice Cream Plow is a fun idea for that ice cream lover. For that outdoorsman I love the Ororo Heating Jacket as a way to help them keep warm doing what they love. The Samsung Curved TV is an amazing way to watch your favorite flick or the news.

Gifts for Similar Ages

Wrap Up

  • If you’re looking for a unique gift for that 70th birthday, I found some fun stuff for you to give.
  • Birthday Gifts for a 70-Year Old Man. If your 70 year old uses handkerchiefs then the Patterned Handkerchiefs are a great gift.
  • I have given the 70TH BIRTHDAY CANDY GIFT BOX  many times as a gift. Everyone, no matter your age loves this! You can pick the year for the candy and it will bring back all those favorite memories from that era. He will talk about the time he went to the dime store to get his favorite treat. When candy only cost a dime. Get ready for all the fun stories.
  • No one wants to give a generic, boring gift to someone. We tend to think someone in their 70’s should dress a certain way and act a certain way. I believe we need to look at who they were in their life, then give that gift. If they loved to fish, give them fishing stuff. If they were a farmer, give them something a farmer needs. Do not limit your gifts because of their age. Have fun, give them something cool and new! A great idea is the Echo Dot so he can tell Alexia to play Old Country Music, or Rap, or Cajun. Whatever he loves.

Terri Mielitz

I have eleven grandchildren ranging from 2 to 25 years of age. I watch 3 of the toddlers everyday. I am an educator and a firm believer in learning, even with playtime.

I put a lot of thought into gift buying. Gifts tell a story and I want the loved ones in my life to have a positive story of belonging.

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