Hilarious, Sweet, and Practical Gift Ideas for a Man on His 70th Birthday

Over the hill? More like ready to roll! By 70, a man is geared up for one of the best times, and potentially most exciting times in his life. He’s been retired for a few years, his children are all grown up, he may even have a few grandkids!

70 is the first really big birthday after retirement, so help the 70 years old man in your life be prepared for the next chapter of his life in style and comfort with these fun and thoughtful gifts.

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Timex Mens Weekender Watch

Another practical and stylish gift idea is this timeless Timex watch design. With its leather wristband, large and legible numbers, and classic analog face, you can be confident he’ll carry your gift with him at all times.

Retro Candy Collection

Give the gift of sweet memories with this vintage candy collection. All of these candies were available in 1949, 70 years ago! Although some are still made today, this nostalgic gift set features the original wrappers your favorite 70 year old will remember from his childhood. Sure to be a real treat!

Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Who wouldn’t want this thoughtful and practical cooking gift? It makes eating gourmet breakfast sandwiches as simple as adding the ingredients and cooking for five minutes. Once the egg is done, simply slide out the plate, lift the lid, and voila! A perfectly cooked breakfast sandwich. You might want to get one for yourself!

Senior Driver Car Magnet

It’s OK to tease someone a bit when they turn 70. This window magnet will poke a little fun without hurting anyone’s feelings. Featuring cute silhouettes of an elderly couple crossing the street, this silly gift is sure to get a laugh when he unwraps it surrounded by friends and family.

Custom BBQ Branding Iron

There’s plenty of time to grill once a man turns 70. In this class, monogrammed branding iron will ensure everyone knows when this silver-haired chef is on the line. Customizable with up to three letter initials, it’s another unique gift that will be used over and over again. Also available in a specialized gift box or hanging plate to keep it ready whenever the griddle gets hot!

Vintage Leather Journal & Pen

Make sure the 70-year-old man in your life can keep track of his thoughts, record his memories, and have a place to sketch with this stunning leather journal and pen combo. There’s a lot of time for reflection in retired life, and journaling is a great hobby to keep anyone young at heart. With a well-crafted journal like this one, you can be sure he always has you in his thoughts.

Hanging Leather Toiletry Bag

The daily grind is behind him. At 70 years old and beyond, it’s time to travel! Make sure the old man still looks stylish with this thoughtful, hanging travel kit to store his toiletries, medicine, and other important accessories. He will surely carry it wherever life takes him!

Bonsai Tree Starter Kit

He’s going to need a hobby to keep busy with all this new free time. Keeping a bonsai tree keeps him active and makes sure his hands stay strong and dexterous! Bonsai is a great way to nurture another life without much pressure, and a very rewarding hobby. Perfect for any age, really, this gift comes complete with everything you need to get started, including seeds for four different trees, an instructional ebook, and even a pruning tool!

Heavy Duty Waxed Apron

If you’re looking for a 70th birthday gift from any of the other important men that he will use every day, look no further than this amazing, heavy-duty shop apron. It’s made of high-quality, waxed canvas that will hold up for years, but comes at a very affordable price. Perfect for the shop, kitchen, or outside grilling!

Magnetic Wristband for Holding Tools

Another great little shop accessory is this handy magnetic wristband. It will hold small tools, screws, nails, bolts, drill bits, nuts, or any other tiny metal objects. Very handy when working under a car or in any tight space, where he’ll be able to simply attach a tool to his wrist and grab it when needed.

Handheld Metal Magnifying Glass

Show the old man that you care, and want to encourage him to keep up with his hobbies, with this handheld bronze magnifying class. The classic look will make him feel like a detective no matter the task. Useful not only for reading or to get a clear view of enlarged objects but this magnifying glass is also ideal for any project requiring closer inspection. A great, stylish gift for the 70-year-old man in your life, and once he is sure to appreciate.

Wooden Beer Mug

Whether he still likes to drink the occasional brew or has given it up for his health, this wooden mug is a great gift. The intricately crafted woodwork, flip-top lid, and weathered design make it seem like a tankard used to celebrate Viking feasts! Best of all, the inner lining is coated in metal for easy cleaning, and to make the mug useful for both hot AND cold drinks. Cheers!

Dual Foot Massager Roll

Staying active is important as a man gets older, and walking is a great way to keep moving. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and a fresh perspective, but it can be hard on the ol’ feet. This dual foot massager roll is guaranteed to be a permanent fixture in front of his favorite easy chair or at his bedside, as he’ll want to keep those feet relaxed and strong for those daily walks. It’s waterproof too, so it can easily be set in a tub of warm water for a relaxing foot bath.

The Clapper Plus Sound Activated Light Switch

Remember these commercials from the 90s? Now that the old man is heading into his 70s, he’ll find the simple ‘clap on, clap off’ function of these sound-activated light switches perfect for switching the lights without jumping up and down all the time. They’re a great way to ensure a nice relaxing time with his loved ones.

“Senior Moments” Memory Game

Show the 70-year-old man in your life you want to keep him sharp with this hilarious “senior moments” memory game. Contains hundreds of zany memory lists, and several sets of lost keys you need to find before testing your memory. You can’t remember the last time you had this much fun!

CASE XX WR Pocket Knife Amber Bone, Made in the USA

Take him back to his scouting days with this gorgeously constructed, limited edition pocketknife from WR Case & Sons Cutlery Co. Made with saw cut amber bone handles and featuring a bullet inlay, he’ll happily whittle away his retirement with this classic knife.

Vintage Turntable with Radio, CD Player, and Cassette

Help your favorite 70-year-old man take a trip down memory lane with this combination turntable, radio, CD, and cassette player! Perfect for playing his favorite tunes from any era of his life, and designed to look like a classic jukebox, it’s beautiful enough to be a central fixture in his living room. It’s also Bluetooth and AUX ready too, so even if the old man has gone digital he’ll still be able to rock his favorite music from his phone or MP3 player.

Thermos Stainless King Beverage Bottle

Another super practical, classic gift is this solidly built stainless steel Thermos brand beverage bottle. Made with an insulation design, it’s perfect to hold any hot or cold beverage – even soup! – at the right temp for hours.

Fitness Tracker & Blood Pressure Monitor


Do your part to keep him healthy and fit with this multi-use fitness tracker, heart rate, and blood pressure monitor with smartphone sync capabilities. He will have fun balancing his exercise and making sure his vitals are on track, and it’s a great way to interact with your phone without carrying it in your hand all the time. Another nice accessory to support an active senior lifestyle, this digital watch shows you care and you’re looking out for him for a long time.

Digital Picture Frame

Remind the 70-year-old in your life that you’re always there for him with this high-resolution digital picture frame. On its own, it will hold up to 10,000 photos, or a mixture of photos, HD video, and MP3 music. Fully expandable with USB drives or memory cards, this gift is set up to be a virtual archive of as many memories as he wants. With its sleek, unobtrusive design, it’s a perfect accessory to keep in the living room, next to his bed, or wherever he’d like to be reminded of these favorite memories.

Last update on 2022-05-17 at 00:41 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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