like the idea of the talking books jolou. Lemonice, good idea but I think he a bit posh for that(in a nice way). It's hard enough buying presents for men in the first place let alone older ones who aren't related to you.
is he into whiskey?? because i can't point you in the direction of a perfect present if he is. a top notch single malt that can't be bought in the shops, about £35 with delivery and guaranteed to make a single malt fan's eye's bulge out of head when he opens it.