Dads always say they don’t want anything. Or they insist that anything you buy for them is great. But if they wish to admit it, a nice gift makes them happy. If your dad is turning 75 this year, it’s important to make the day special.
Gifts for dads are tricky, and it’s easy to make mistakes. That’s why we want to give you an abundance of choices and help you find something he’ll enjoy. Therefore, we’ve come up with 50 amazing 75th birthday gift ideas for dad. All you need to do is find one that will put a smile on his face.
1. Alpaca Wool Sweater
Everyone has the right to feel cozy and stylish. That’s why this alpaca wool sweater is one of the best 75th birthday gift ideas for dad. It’s incredibly soft and available in light blue and green colors. Also, alpaca wool fibers are four times warmer than lambswool, so your dad won’t get chilled.
Unique 75th birthday gift ideas for dad don’t come easily. But if your dad loves spending time in the yard, this hammock can make it even more enjoyable. It’s a 100% cotton bed but contains strong nylon arms. Up to three people can be comfortable in it.
3. Blue Yeti USB Microphone
Are you having trouble hearing your dad on a video call? Perhaps this microphone can change that. Also, it’s effortless to set up, so he can start using it right away. If your dad loves great sound quality, this microphone is one of the best 75th birthday gift ideas ever.
4. Meat Thermometer
Some dads start making homemade sausages when they retire. Or they take grilling to a whole new level. In that case, a meat thermometer is a must-have tool. It offers accurate reading, has a large LCD display he can read easily, and comes in several colors.
5. Vintage Radio
Maybe your dad is not into modern gadgets but would prefer something vintage. For example, this old-timey radio may bring up some memories, but will also offer crystal clear sound. It comes with AM/FM functionality, but also has Bluetooth connectivity. The radio is a winner when it comes to great gift ideas for Dad’s 75th birthday.
6. Fitbit Inspire 2
A Fitbit activity tracker might seem like a strange gift at first. But if the doctor instructed 5,000-10,000 steps per day for good health, the Fitbit is a game changer. Besides counting steps, it measures heart rate and hourly activity and shows the time. Moreover, it has excellent battery life.
7. Dog DNA Test
If your dad has a beloved dog but isn’t sure about its breed, this dog DNA test kit is a fantastic gift. The test can check DNA traces of over 350 dog breeds. The report will show the exact percentages of each breed within two or three weeks. Also, you receive a personalized wellness plan for your dog.
8. Video Projector
Maybe you’re thinking about buying your dad a brand-new TV for his 75th birthday. But this HD projector may be a better option. He can use it on any wall at home. Furthermore, it has a built-in DVD player, so your dad can continue using the DVDs he’s collected over the years.
9. Leg Massager
Good blood circulation is essential at any age. That’s why the rechargeable leg massager is one of the most practical 75th birthday gift ideas for dad. This cordless massager stimulates tissue repair, relieves pain, and helps with leg fatigue. It comes with a remote and is super easy to use.
10. Ninja Air Fryer
Cooking with an air fryer is safer, faster, and more fun. On top of that, this food preparation method typically preserves more nutrients. That’s precisely why it’s one of the best 75th birthday gift ideas for Dad. It will make his life easier, and he’ll enjoy tasty, healthier food.
11. Espresso Maker
If Dad loves coffee but doesn’t like going out to cafes, an espresso machine is an excellent birthday present. This item is made from stainless steel and durable plastic and requires an easy setup. The dad can choose the coffee he likes and enjoy it every day from home.
12. Kindle E-Reader
Many people start reading more when they retire. But sometimes flipping pages and leaning towards the reading light is overwhelming. If you need good 75th birthday gift ideas for a dad who loves to read, this waterproof Kindle e-reader is an excellent option. It’s very lightweight, and you can change the font size.
13. Portable Cooler
The outdoorsy dad will appreciate a high-quality portable cooler. The heavy-duty cooler is perfect for fishing trips or having cool drinks for a picnic. It’s rust and UV-resistant and keeps the food and drinks cool for up to five days.
14. Custom Puzzle
Many people enjoy puzzles, especially if they’re custom-made. If your dad enjoys spending time putting together a puzzle, you can create a wonderful surprise. All you need is a high-quality photo he likes, and you’ll receive a puzzle in a matter of days.
15. Leather Toiletry Bag
A monogrammed leather toiletry bag is one of the top 75th birthday gift ideas for dad. You have many color options, and it has a waterproof lining. It’s large enough to store all toiletry essentials, including razors, bottles, and smaller necessities. Furthermore, the bag features industrial-strength zippers and a padded handle for easy carry.
Your dad may need a new waterproof windbreaker. This particular jacket features phenomenal wind and water protection. It keeps the elements out while keeping the body warm. Also, it’s available in so many colors you’ll indeed find one your dad loves. Naturally, the windbreaker also has cozy pockets.
17. Therapy Lamp
If your dad doesn’t get enough sunshine, this LED therapy lamp can be helpful. Full-spectrum light can improve sleep, mood, and focus, and boost energy. It’s an all-natural therapy often recommended for seniors. This therapy lamp comes with a stand and wall mount for effortless use.
18. Electric Pasta and Noodle Maker
Many dads enjoy home cooking but might not have all the best gadgets. The electric pasta and noodle maker with 13 different molds might be one of the best 75th birthday gift ideas for Dad, who loves to cook up the storm. The pasta makes perfect dough. All Dad has to do is add ingredients.
19. Neumel Boot
UGG shoes are not only for teenage girls these days. The company makes 100% leather and dyed sheep fur Neumel boots for men. They’re incredibly comfortable and warm and come in various colors. It’s a fantastic gift idea for the dad who loves walking but wants to stay comfortable.
20. Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
Oral hygiene is imperative at any age. But as we age, keeping up with the perfect routine becomes more difficult. However, this electric toothbrush can help protect your dad’s teeth and gums longer. The battery-powered toothbrush has three different modes and a two-minute timer.
21. Jabra Wireless Earbuds
Is your dad a fan of audiobooks? If so, these wireless earbuds and an Audible subscription plan are the perfect 75th birthday gift ideas for dad. The earbuds are sleek, easy to use, and feature clear sound. He can even use them for phone calls and listening to his favorite tunes.
22. Waterman Fountain Pen
A fountain pen highlights beautiful handwriting. This fountain pen is a thoughtful birthday gift if the dad enjoys handwritten notes or letter writing. It is made in France and features a 23-karat gold trim. Furthermore, it comes in a gorgeous box that also protects the pen.
23. Charcoal Grill
Many dads pick grilling as their favorite hobby. But perhaps your dad needs a medium-sized charcoal grill to sharpen his grilling skills. This grill comes with a dual venting system, an enamel firebox and ash catcher, and a chrome-plated grate. Also, it’s sturdy and easy to clean.
24. Eddie Bauer Puffer Vest
A puffer vest fits everyone, but it’s also the unofficial dad uniform. If your dad needs a new warm and cozy puffer vest, this item made from recycled nylon is an excellent option. It’s entirely machine washable and features secure zip-side pockets. Finally, it’s available in several colors.
25. Fishing Backpack And Tackle Boxes
If your dad is passionate about fishing, then he deserves a top-quality fishing backpack. This excellent tackle backpack comes with four boxes, ample storage, and many pockets. It’s highly durable and features ergonomic and padded straps. It’s an ideal birthday present for an outdoorsy dad.
26. New Balance Walking Shoes
These 100% leather New Balance walking shoes are an amazing gift for the dad who wants to start walking more. The rubber sole and excellent cushioning offer enough support while retaining comfort. Also, the shoes are available in several different styles, so you can ensure to find a pair Dad will love.
27. Whiskey Decanter and Glasses Set
Crystal whiskey decanter and glasses set is the right present for a dad who enjoys the finer things in life. If he doesn’t have a stylish whiskey set, this is the perfect opportunity to change that. The set has diamond-pattern detailing and features excellent shatter resistance.
28. Customized Baseball Gift
Passionate baseball fans deserve a personalized baseball birthday gift. You can have a custom metal sign with LED lights with the dad’s name at the center. You can also choose the size to ensure it fits really well in his home. Finally, you can select the LED light colors that will suit him.
29. Build Your Own Kayak Plans
Perhaps your dad would enjoy a DIY project for his birthday? These PDF plans contain a full size kayak template. This is an amazing gift if he already has the right tools and the love for spending time on the water. The finished kayak is 14 feet long and 30 inches wide. The plans come with technical support via phone or email.
30. Wooden Picture Frame
Birthdays make us sentimental. Consider this beautiful handmade wooden frame for a family photo as a birthday gift idea. This elegant frame is hand-carved making it a unique piece. When it comes to 75th birthday gift ideas, a vintage wooden frame is always a win.
31. Custom Branding Stamp
This branding iron is 100% brass and made in the U.S. It’s a perfect gift for a dad who does woodworking. However, you can also use it to stamp leather and food products. This gift will certainly surprise him if you have the perfect logo or font in mind.
32. Copper Garden Tool
It’s no secret that gardening becomes much more appealing as we age. So, if your dad loves gardening, this PKS copper garden hand rake is a thoughtful gift. The rake is small, easy to hold, lightweight, and durable. Also, it’s super low maintenance.
33. Chess Set
A unique wooden chess set is one of the best 75th birthday gift ideas for Dad. Naturally, the dad must enjoy the game to really appreciate this hand-carved set. The wood originates from the Carpathian mountains and each piece features beautiful details.
34. Brunswick Bowling Ball
A brand new bowling ball for the bowler dad is the perfect gift idea. This bowling ball is made from high-quality materials and is available in many fun colors. It also doesn’t come with holes, thus allowing the dad to customize it for his needs.
35. Wilson Golf Club Package Set
The golfer dad deserves a new golf club package set for this 75th birthday. This amazing package features several size options, making it perfect for beginners and experienced players. Also, the bag comes with comfortable and adjustable shoulder straps.
36. Vortex 10×42 Binoculars
Does your dad enjoy birdwatching? It’s funny how this activity becomes more exciting as we get older. These phenomenal binoculars will make the new hobby even more exciting. They feature 10 times magnification and 42mm objective lenses. Furthermore, the binoculars have adjustable eyecups so he can use them with or without glasses.
37. Multifunctional Retractable Dog Leash
A retractable dog leash might not sound like the most exciting 75th birthday gift idea for dad. However, this particular leash has an integrated LED lamp and an anti-slip handle. If your dad loves walking his pup but needs a leash upgrade, this item is the perfect gift.
38. Seiko Mechanical Watch
A mechanical wristwatch is a classic dad gift. This Seiko watch has a minimalistic black dial and stainless steel case. The bracelet has a release clasp, making it a great choice for anyone who removes the watch frequently. Finally, the watch comes with a three-year warranty from the manufacturer.
39. Samsonite Suitcase
Is your dad planning some travel after his big birthday? If so, then he really should have durable luggage. Therefore, this Samsonite suitcase is an impressive birthday gift. It offers maximal packing power and comes with a 10-year warranty.
40. Artisan Playing Cards
Perhaps the dad loves playing cards, and if that’s the case, these artisan playing cards are a fabulous gift. The card set was released in 2014 by Kings Wild Project, inspired by the American Revolution. The illustrations are unique, and the set belongs to a limited series of 3,000 decks in total.
41. Mini Fridge
A mini fridge the dad can keep in his man cave or garage is a fantastic birthday gift. It’s big enough to hold many drinks and snacks but small enough not to get in the way. Also, it comes with adjustable legs and a reversible door.
42. Bread Maker
This electric bread maker is one of the best 75th birthday gift ideas for a dad who loves baking. Even if he has never baked before but loves bread, this gift can make starting the hobby easier. It has 12 preprogrammed settings and can bake three crust shades.
43 Painting Kit
Painting can help you relax and reduce stress. So, if the dad is looking for a new low-stress hobby and has a creative side, the complete painting kit will set him up for a start. It contains watercolors, acrylic paint, numerous paintbrushes, a tabletop easel, and much more.
44. Sleep Headband Headphones
Sleep problems are common when we get older, but this headband is helpful. The dad can rely on a Bluetooth connection to listen to soothing tunes or meditations that can help him sleep better. Furthermore, it’s so comfortable you can barely feel it on your head.
45. Coffee Table Book About Cars
What are the top 75th birthday gift ideas for dad who loves everything about cars? Perhaps buying him a vintage sports car is too much. But this coffee table book about the cars he loves is an ideal compromise.
46. Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Sun protection is essential for the skin and also the eyes. Choosing sunglasses for Dad can be tricky, but the classic aviator style fits nearly all dads, regardless of their age. They are available in numerous colors, and the polarized lenses and UV protective coating will keep your dad’s eyes safe.
47. Deerskin Leather Gloves
If your dad has old gloves that no longer keep his hands warm, it’s time for a change. His birthday is the perfect opportunity to give him these amazing leather gloves made from genuine leather and faux fur. Also, they have fantastic insulation and are water resistant.
48. Sunbeam Electric Heated Blanket
As parents get older, they may feel colder than before. If your dad is always tampering with the thermostat, perhaps this electric blanket will solve the problem. He can cozy up in front of the TV and rely on the digital controller to find the right temperature.
49. 3D Wooden Puzzle Clock
If a standard puzzle is not enough of a challenge for your dad, this 3D wooden puzzle clock certainly will be. Even the most experienced puzzlers will need some time to finish this fantastic clock, but they’re sure to enjoy it.
Worst Gift Ideas
Your dad would probably like to smile and happily thank you for any gift you purchase. However, a few potential choices could prompt a disappointing reaction.
Here are a few examples:
- Book about aging
- Gift cards
- Cologne (if he never wears it)
- Gym membership
- Unusual artwork
- Nose hair trimmer
Talk to an Expert Shopper
The list above is comprehensive and covers many interests and hobbies. But perhaps your dad or father-in-law needs something different. Do you need more 75th birthday gift ideas for Dad?
That’s not a problem, because I have plenty more excellent suggestions. Picking out a perfect birthday gift for Dad is often tricky, and you can contact me for more advice.