Buying gifts for dads is a unique challenge. They’re usually quick to claim they don’t need anything, or it’s impossible to find something they’ll actually use. If your dad or father-in-law is turning 70 this year, he definitely deserves a fantastic present. But what to do if you’re out of 70th birthday gift ideas for dad?
No worries. I’ve prepared a list of the top 50 fantastic options he might enjoy. Not every gift on the list will be perfect for every dad. But it will bring you closer to finding something to make such a big birthday memorable.
1. Weather Monitor
Is your dad always talking about the weather? If so, this indoor and outdoor wireless weather station is one of the best 70th birthday gift ideas for dad ever. It has an LCD color display showing the weather 12 hours in advance. Your dad can track the heat and humidity index and check the wind speed.
2. Keurig Single-Serving Coffee Maker
Consider this single-serving coffee maker if you’re running out of great gift ideas for your dad’s 70th birthday. It doesn’t take up too much room on the kitchen counter and is super easy to program. Dads who love coffee but don’t have time to run out to Starbucks will appreciate this thoughtful gesture.
3. Induction Cooktop
A portable induction cooktop is a fantastic 70th birthday gift for dads who like to cook one-pot meals. The induction technology doesn’t have a heating element, making it a much safer option. Furthermore, the cooktop is easy to clean and looks great, so it fits in nearly any space.
4. Ring Video Doorbell Bundle
Home safety is a big priority for most people. Therefore, installing a video doorbell can help you and your parents sleep better at night. The video doorbell is especially useful if the dad lives alone. It’s easy to set up, and he’ll receive real-time notifications straight to his smartphone.
5. Brookstone Sleep Sound Machine
Perhaps your dad is having trouble sleeping? That’s why this sleep sound machine is one of the best 70th birthday gift ideas for a dad who struggles with insomnia. Also, the vintage design will likely fit in with the home décor. Finally, the sleep sound machine has eight soothing sounds and an integrated sleep timer.
6. Smart Digital Photo Frame
Smart digital photo frames have been around for a while, but they keep improving. This item requires a Wi-Fi connection and allows effortless photo sharing, even via email. Also, you can pick the size that best works for your dad’s office or living room.
7. iRobot Roomba Vacuum
This 70th birthday, surprise your dad with an iRobot Roomba vacuum. The little robot moves across various surfaces, remove dirt and pet hair and even cleans carpets. It also works with Amazon Alexa and learns the layout of a home to deliver better service.
8. Merino Wool Sweater
Choosing a clothing item for dad is often complicated. But there’s no way he’ll say no to a warm and cozy wool sweater. The dark green sweater is made in Ireland and features a honeycomb Aran stitch. This timelessly stylish wool sweater is one of the best 70th birthday gift ideas for dad, regardless of his taste in clothing.
9. Light Therapy Lamp
If your dad needs something to help him improve his mood, sleep, and energy levels, the light therapy lamp can do wonders. You can customize the settings and choose between three temperature options. Furthermore, a built-in countdown timer makes it easy to set up the lamp in specific increments.
10. Comfortable Walking Shoes
High-quality walking shoes are not easy to find. But this pair by HOKA is one of the most comfortable walking shoes on the market. If your dad avoids walking with you because his feet hurt, these shoes can make a difference. They are, without a doubt, among the best 70th birthday gift ideas for dad.
11. Kobo Libra E-Reader
Are you planning a 70th birthday for dad? Gift ideas might not come easily. But if he enjoys reading, this easy-to-use e-reader is a fantastic option. The glare-free touchscreen makes for effortless page flipping, and you can adjust the brightness in a few taps. Most importantly, it’s fully waterproof.
12. Leg Massager
The leg massager with air compression for improved circulation is at the top of the list of 70th birthday gift ideas for dad. That’s especially true if he’s always complaining about leg fatigue and cold feet. The massager has an adjustable wrap design and will fit most people.
13. Personalized Stamp
If your dad has a library and loves writing letters, a personalized stamp is a fantastic 70th birthday present. The stamp features a handcrafted wooden handle and laser-engraved rubber and comes in a lovely gift box. You can design a small logo or write his name in a particular font and have the stamp ready in a few days.
14. Amazon Echo
Make your dad’s life easier with the original Amazon Echo device. He can request tunes, answer calls, and conduct Google searches without getting up from his chair. It’s one of the best 70th birthday gift ideas for a dad who wants to slow down and have a virtual assistant.
15. Heated Electric Blanket
Of all the great gift ideas for dad’s 70th birthday, the electric blanket will likely win him over. Perhaps he’s struggling to get warm and can’t find the perfect thermostat setting. Indeed, the electric blanket will make sure he stays warm when watching TV or reading.
16. Philps Sparkling Water Maker
Many people enjoy sparkling water but don’t have the time to buy large quantities from the supermarket. With this sparkling water maker, your dad will never run out of sparkling water at home. Furthermore, the device is quite small and will fit any kitchen counter.
17. Beats True Wireless Earbuds
Has your dad started listening to audiobooks lately? They’re very popular among an aging audience, but he still needs high-quality earphones. These wireless earbuds are incredible because they offer noise-canceling features and exceptional sound quality. Also, they have a built-in microphone, making them perfect for phone calls.
18. Fitbit Charge 5 Activity Tracker
As your dad approaches his 70th birthday, he may choose to increase his activity. You can help him achieve specific fitness goals by giving him an activity tracker for his birthday. The tracker offers a daily stress management score and keeps track of the heart rate.
19. Fountain Pen
Some people prefer taking notes by hand instead of using their mobile devices. This minimalistic fountain pen makes note-taking and letter-writing more elegant and enjoyable. The pen features a cartridge system and has a black chrome-plated metal finish.
20. Under-Desk Elliptical
Staying in shape at a certain age becomes more difficult. But with this portable under-desk elliptical machine, fitness levels can increase quickly. Also, it’s the perfect exercise machine for people with chronic pain, and other forms of exercise are impossible.
21. Windbreaker Jacket
A high-quality windbreaker jacket is among the top 70th birthday gift ideas for dad, regardless of his style. This classic navy waterproof coat will protect him when it’s chilly and rainy outside. But it’s also lightweight and perfect for dry weather due to its breathability.
22. Charcoal Grill
If you don’t have any 70th birthday gift ideas for dad, ask yourself whether he loves grilling. Also, does he have a functional charcoal grill? If not, this fantastic grill and smoker combo will likely inspire him to return to his hobby. It’s entirely made from steel and has a two-level adjustable charcoal pan.
23. Gardening Tools
Gardening is a stress-reducing low-impact aerobic exercise. But it also boosts creativity, as long as you have the right tools. This amazing gardening kit is ideal for the dad who is a beginner gardener. Also, it comes in a lovely wooden case, and its compact size allows easy storage.
24. Artist Painting Set
Does your dad have an artistic side and hasn’t had time to explore it? Perhaps this painting kit is the perfect 70th birthday gift to get him started with painting again. The kit contains a tabletop easel, primed canvas panels, acrylic colors, a sketchbook, oil paints, and a phenomenal brush set.
25. Kombucha Brewing Kit
The benefits of kombucha include better digestion, improved cardiovascular health, and antibacterial properties. This kombucha brewing kit is an ideal gift for dads who love this fermented drink. The kit contains everything, from kombucha starters to glass jars and bottles for fermentation and storage.
26. Meat Thermometer
If your dad has been complaining about a misplaced meat thermometer, here’s your chance to save the day. This is not an ordinary thermometer but features Bluetooth connectivity and a dedicated app. Furthermore, it comes with two sensors and a guided cook system. Also, it’s perfectly dishwasher-safe.
27. Crystal Whiskey Glasses
One should always drink whiskey from a stylish crystal glass. Apart from purchasing a high-end whiskey for your dad’s big 70, you can pick up this glass set he can use to make a toast. These are collectible glasses, making them a rare find and worth even more appreciation.
28. Sturdy Backpack
Some dads don’t slow down when they turn 70. But what are some of the best 70th birthday gift ideas for dad who still works? This TIMBUK2 sturdy and elegant business backpack is a fantastic choice. Also, it comes in several neutral colors and has a dedicated laptop sleeve. The handle is ergonomic and allows easy lifting.
29. AeroGarden Hydroponic Indoor Garden
Maybe your dad lives in an apartment and can’t have a garden in the backyard. However, he can grow herbs in his kitchen with AeroGarden, which comes with a seed pod kit. It’s straightforward to use and can track everything on a user-friendly control display. Your dad can grow up to six plants at the same time.
30. Stationary Bike
You might feel tempted to purchase an annual gym membership for your dad if he’s a little out of shape. But perhaps a better solution is a high-quality stationary bike he can put in his bedroom or garage. It’s very safe to use, and the seat is pretty comfortable. Also, the bike comes with an LCD monitor to make exercising more fun.
31. Beach Day Lounger
You might not believe it, but this beach day lounger chair is one of the top 70th birthday gift ideas for dad. There’s no way he won’t love sitting back and having a drink in this super comfy portable chair. The best part is that you can fold the chair into a small wagon and use it for storage.
32. Mechanical Wristwatch
The 70th birthday is a big deal, especially when it’s your dad’s. If he’s a guy who doesn’t like gadgets and isn’t missing anything, perhaps a classic mechanical wristwatch is the perfect gift. This Seiko watch features a minimalistic design and offers durability and precision.
33. Vintage Radio
Some dads long for the radios they used to have when they were younger. This vintage AM/FM radio with walnut finish, veneer finish, and rotary tuning will likely bring back some memories. It’s a simple and effective gift for the dad who loves searching for great tunes.
34. 3D Globe Puzzle
Puzzles are not everyone’s favorite entertainment, but some people are big puzzlers. If that’s your dad, too, consider elevating his game with this 3D mechanical wooden puzzle. Obviously, it’s a project, but your dad might love it.
35. Nikon Binoculars
Is your dad talking about birds and squirrels in his backyard? Perhaps you can ensure he sees what the animal life is up to without coming too close to frightening them. These binoculars are excellent for bird-watching but also for camping and fishing trips.
36. Coleman Portable Cooler
A high-quality portable cooler is an amazing gift for anyone who loves to spend time on the road or on the beach. This cooler is an investment but one your dad will likely appreciate. It features a two-wheel design, T-shaped zippers, and durable side handles.
37. Wireless Charging Tray
You can simplify your dad’s life by gifting him the wireless charging station for his birthday. He won’t have to search for multiple charging cables and always running battery low on his devices. This tray makes charging effortless as he can simply place his phone, tablet, or smartwatch on the tray and leave them for a few hours.
38. Pasta and Noodle Maker
The electric pasta and noodle maker falls into a category of unusual 70th birthday gift ideas for dad. But it makes perfect sense if he enjoys making (and eating) pasta and noodles. It’s an ideal choice for beginners, with various easy settings and modes.
39. Shaving Kit
A custom monogrammed shaving kit in a lovely wooden box is one of the best 70th birthday gift ideas for dad. This shaving kit contains professional cutthroat razors with a wooden handle, strop paste, a shaving brush made in England, and a cowhide leather strop.
Has your dad lost or broken his glasses and hasn’t replaced them yet? With these Aviator classics, he’ll have sufficient sun protection and look great. The glasses are available in several colors and are incredibly durable.
41. Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
No one can resist ice cream, not even dads. But they may prefer to make homemade batches and experiment with the flavors. Therefore, this top-of-the-line ice cream maker will likely inspire him to start creating tasty treats for the family.
If your dad has recently retired, perhaps he wants to travel a bit. Naturally, he’ll need a reliable suitcase that can withstand the challenges of any type of transportation. The Samsonite suitcase is pricey but offers exceptional protection and style. Plus, it comes with a 10-year warranty.
43. Mini Fridge
A mini fridge in the man cave, bedroom, garage, office, or car is what most people would love, including dads. That’s why this is one of the best 70th birthday gift ideas for dads anywhere. This item features digital temperature control and fits into the smallest spaces.
44. Coffee Table Book About Cars
If your dad is a gearhead, this coffee table book about cars will put a smile on his face. It has over 300 pages of beautiful photographs and descriptions of Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Lamborghini, and many other luxury cars manufactured over decades.
45. Hiking Pole Set
Hiking is incredibly healthy and often very exciting. But when you’re almost 70, some assistance comes in handy. These hiking poles offer excellent support and natural cork grips with extra cushioning. Furthermore, the poles feature carbon fiber construction, making them very durable.
46. Personalized Hoodie
Some dads only wear hoodies, so buying them a fancy shirt is pointless. However, a hoodie with custom embroidery based on a familiar photo is one of the top 70th birthday gift ideas for dads. He can carry a lovely memory on the hoodie and stay cozy and comfortable at the same time.
A brand-new workbench is a fantastic birthday gift for the dad who loves tinkering in the garage or shed. Maybe his old workbench is in terrible condition, so this 250-pound capacity workbench with power outlets and light is a perfect surprise. Also, it comes with a hydraulic shop stool.
48. Workbench Plans
On the other hand, some dads would prefer to build their own workbench but need some help getting started. Therefore, you can gift him these downloadable plans for a great-looking workbench that he can turn into an exciting DIY project.
49. Inflatable Kayak
Spending time on the water is good for the body and mind. If your dad enjoys kayaking, this inflatable, damage-resistant kayak is a fantastic birthday gift. It’s very portable, easy to assemble, and stable. Also, it comes with accessories like a detachable phone mount.
50. Leather Gloves
High-quality leather gloves are a timeless choice for a dad’s birthday gift. Like this pair, they’re even more luxurious when they feature cashmere lining. They’re available in many colors; you don’t have to remove them to use your device’s touchscreen.
When buying a gift for your dad’s 70th birthday, there are a few items it’s best to avoid. Basic presents like socks, khakis, basic T-shirts, or baseball hats are suitable for different occasions.
Also, books about aging, retirement, chronic illnesses, or life after death might be well-meaning but are not great gifts.
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The 70th birthday gift ideas for dad discussed above are ideas. The list should offer a direct solution or inspire you to find something your dad will love.
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