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Gift ideas for my 70 year old dad please! Gets more difficult every year!

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OrangeCrunch · 07/12/2021 11:50


So my dad doesn't really have hobbies. Is very 'blokey bloke', so no skin care etc. I suppose his only hobbies are beer, wine and rugby. He doesn't want to go to a live match, so that's out. Prefers to watch from home.

I usually get him clothes, puzzles, books. - that kind of thing. He's had flying experiences in the past, which he enjoyed.

I'm just completely thrown. Any ideas?..


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Proudboomer · 07/12/2021 11:58

A case of wine

Innocenta · 07/12/2021 12:08

Beer subscription? My wife got my dad that, last year, and he loved it!

controve · 07/12/2021 12:11

My dads the same age. This year I'v got him a nice scarf as he does enjoy going out for walks etc. I'm going to put that with some alcohol and nice mugs too.

I'v got him molton brown shower gels in the past which he's really liked too.

PerseverancePays · 07/12/2021 12:13

National trust plant five trees ( or more) in his name for their new forests that they are planting. At 70 he probably doesn’t need any more stuff, so drinks plus trees should cover it.

heregoes74 · 07/12/2021 12:16

just posted this on another thread but my dad the same - he loves the garden though and watching birds so have got him this - its really beautiful and will look lovely against the sky

pinkksugarmouse · 07/12/2021 14:16

The best present I bought DH who is in his 70’s was a pair of binoculars but we do regularly go for walks so that might not work for your Dad. Something to do with his Rugby team. Some sort of subscription a magazine subscription maybe?

OrangeCrunch · 07/12/2021 17:19

Thanks for the suggestions so far.

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Malibuismysecrethome · 07/12/2021 17:25

I know it’s a cliché but does he like aftershave. Many men who don’t do products still like to smell nice.

Soontobe60 · 07/12/2021 17:27

My dds get me a calendar every year with photos of the family from the year gone by. I think Photobox and other online stores do these. I absolutely love it because it means I can always see pictures of them.

AluckyEllie · 07/12/2021 18:35

Magazine subscription? Especially if there’s a rugby one he enjoys, or readly on the kindle. My dad got furry lined tracksuit bottoms for walking the dog, Velcro trainers (starting to struggle with laces) and some jigsaws. Oh and some fudge. And a Rupert bear calendar 😂

CoffeeChocolateWine · 07/12/2021 18:53

@heregoes74, I’ve bought one of these for my Dad too! I think they’re beautiful. He’s late 70s and loves birds and nature. My parents moved house earlier this year into a new build with new garden so I’m hoping he’ll like this little addition!

heregoes74 · 07/12/2021 20:16

@CoffeeChocolateWine hope your dad likes it, I'm coveting one myself now 😁

PeggyGa · 07/12/2021 20:33

Readily subscription all magazines and newspapers?

MintyCedric · 08/12/2021 08:07

I used to make mine a food hamper. He was much more adventurous with food than mum.

Ginger biscuits
Dark chocolate
Eccles cakes/fruitcake
Spicy nuts
Interesting stir fry/curry sauces
Pickled chillies
Bottle of wind or a selection of real ales

He also liked DVDs of old movies...Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Westerns and classic musicals, anything about planes, trains, travel, jazz or wildlife.

I'm really missing shopping for him this year. Mum is much harder to buy for!

MintyCedric · 08/12/2021 08:09

Bottle of wine obviously Grin

MeredithMae · 08/12/2021 10:57

I'm making mine some fudge. chocolate orange flavour!

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