Gifts for a Dad Turning 70

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When your father is turning 70 years old, it's important that you mark the occasion with a special gift. Consider a sentimental gift that shows him how much you mean to him. You could also choose a gift that goes along with one of his hobbies, or gives him something to do with his spare time.

Music

  • For a music lover who is turning 70 years old, consider a musical gift. For example, maybe he loves classical music or jazz. Buy him a set of CDs and a CD player so that he can listen to his favorite tunes. Records and record players have begun regaining mainstream popularity. Maybe he used to love listening to records back in his younger years. Purchase a new record player with him, along with records by his favorite artists. You can likely find new issues of the recordings, or you can scout thrift stores for originals.

Donation

  • It could seem like many 70-year-olds have just about everything. Some older men can find it difficult to come up with wishlists of what they want. If that's the case for your father, consider making a donation in his name to his favorite charity. If he has been generous over the years with a particular charity, then choosing the nonprofit organization that will receive your donation is easy. Maybe you aren't sure which charity to choose. Think about which causes he might be passionate about. For example, if he was ever in the military, he would likely appreciate a donation made to a nonprofit that helps support military families. Maybe he or his wife has suffered in the past from a disease, such as cancer or diabetes. Make a donation in his name to a nonprofit that does research on treatments.

Collections

  • Some older men enjoy collecting different types of items. If your father is a collector, purchase an item that he doesn't have, or he has been looking for for a while. If he doesn't look for his collectibles online, that can be an easy resource to locate hard-to-find items. Whether he collects baseball cards, stamps or coins, a gift that goes along with his hobby would definitely be appreciated.

Scrapbook

  • Making a scrapbook for your father's 70th birthday is a good way to help him look back over the years of his life and reflect on all the things that have happened. You could create a scrapbook that begins with when he met your mother and continues to the present day. Use pictures, baby announcements, wedding invitations and other items to create the scrapbook. Write passages about memorable events that happened. You could also create a scrapbook about his grandchildren, featuring pictures of them playing sports, spending time with Granddad and other items.

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