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12 Gift Ideas for an Older Dad You Should Consider

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With Father’s Day coming up on June 19, many people are shopping for last minute gifts for their dads. If your dad is getting on in years, but is still young at heart, then consider these gift ideas for older dads — from men’s adaptive clothing to a cooler backpack:

Insulated tumbler

Everyone needs a quality stainless steel double-walled tumbler that can fit in the cupholders of their car, so if your dad doesn’t already have one, this is an awesome Father’s Day gift. Lids come in all different styles, from straws to flip-tops, so choose the one that your dad will like most. 

Cooler backpack

Say goodbye to clunky tote bag style coolers with a cooler backpack! These coolers are designed to be transported hands-free, transferring the weight evenly across your back and shoulders. Your dad will never have to think twice about bringing cold beers and sandwiches on your next outing.

Grill accessories

If your dad loves to play grill master, he’s sure to appreciate an upgraded set of grilling tools. Try to personalize them if you can. An engraved grill brush or embroidered apron will be a gift that he treasures for years.

Personal fire pit

If your parents love to build fires, but don’t have a fireplace in their home, then spoil them with an outdoor firepit. These freestanding units make it safe and easy to light a self-contained fire on the porch or patio, making those long summer nights extra memorable.

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Travel luggage or accessories

If your dad is about to retire and plans to do a lot of traveling, then you can’t go wrong with a nice set of luggage. If that’s out of your budget, or he already owns suitcases, then consider smaller travel accessories such as packing cube sets, neck pillows and tech organizers.

Hammock

For the dad who loves napping outside, consider getting him a hammock so he can rest in the ultimate comfort. If a real hammock is too hard for him to get in and out of, then you can compromise with a hammock chair, which still provides the swinging motion but is easier for people with bad knees to sit in.

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Adaptive clothing

If your dad is struggling to dress himself as he ages, consider giving him some men’s adaptive clothing to make the process easier. While he may be resistant to the idea of “fashion for old people,” most shirts and pants actually look like “normal” garments — they’re just easier to put on!

Nice binoculars

This present is more of a splurge, but it’s the perfect group gift for an older dad who’s been getting into bird watching or astronomy in his retirement years and doesn’t yet own a nice pair of binoculars. If you’re not sure what model to get for him, a gift certificate is a great option!

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Outdoor speaker

Bluetooth speakers can be used outdoors or indoor, so get your dad a rugged, water-resistant model that can offer the most utility. Consider pairing this gift with a carrying case so that he can throw it in a bag or car without having to worry about it getting dinged up.

Foam roller

Help your dad roll out his aches and pains with a portable foam roller. These hard foam cylinders apply pressure to tight spots to help the muscles release — no massage appointment necessary.

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Heated pad

If foam rolling is not your dad’s cup of tea, then consider getting him a heated pad instead. These electric heating pads soothe tight muscles and come in designs meant for the shoulders, lower back, knees and more.

Beverage subscription

Whether your dad is a big fan of wine, beer, coffee or tea, he is sure to appreciate a subscription that delivers a new variety of his favorite beverage of choice straight to his door once a month. Pair this with the backpack cooler idea (above) for the ultimate gift for older dads!

We hope that this gift guide helped you find the perfect gift for older dads for Father’s Day! If you plan to order some adaptive clothing from Silverts for him, such as men’s elastic waist pants, don’t be afraid to stock up since U.S. orders over $20 ship free!

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