Fathers are never easy to buy for, and the older they get the harder it often seems to be to find something special for them. When it comes to holidays, we are often asked for gift ideas for our residents. To help make it easier for you this Father’s Day, we have come up with some gift ideas that we’d like to share.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Senior Dad In Your Life

Reading Material:
Think about subscribing dad to a publication and if dad’s vision isn’t as good as it used to be, buy him large-print reading materials. Many magazines and books are published in large print editions.

Make Life Easier:
If dad still lives on his own and has a yard to maintain, arrange to have his yard receive professional landscaping services in honor of Father’s Day. Another alternative if you live close by is to do his landscaping yourself instead of hiring a professional. Conversely if he needs help inside the home, hire a maid service to come in and assist with clean up.

Many dads have shared their hobbies with their kids, often teaching them the craft. If dad likes fishing, don’t just surprise him with a new rod but tell him that you have made plans to spend time fishing with him. If it’s cars he loves, visit an antique car show – you get the idea.

You don’t have to go high tech to help make life easier with technology. Consider a pocket magnifier, or large display alarm clock. Of course there is always the option as well to invest in a notebook, many seniors today are engaging with new technologies and enjoying it.

Men of all ages love a good meal. Make dad a homemade meal filled with his favorite items. Or if dad doesn’t live close, fill a basket with his favorite jams, cookies, and condiments to make his next meal a bit more special.

Sporting Events:
When you think back, dad was often the one who took you out to a baseball game or event around town. Get your father tickets to an n event he will enjoy. Gift certificates to movie theaters are another good choice. And better yet, tell him you are going with him!

Fathers of any age appreciate time with their children. Spend some time with your father playing cards, going through family photos, eating a meal or taking him out for a drive.


“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” — Charles Wadsworth

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

“It’s only when you grow up and step back from him – or leave him for your own home – it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.” – Margaret Truman

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” – Yiddish Proverb