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25 Original Gifts for 70 Year Old Men

by Zac Martin
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Many older adults, men in particular, don’t want or need gifts. Yet as family and friends, on special occasions, we feel inclined to buy a gift just the same. Here we’re exploring this – what are the gifts for 70 year old men?

“What do you get the guy who already has everything and wants nothing?”

I believe that the answer to this question can be summed up in one word: luxuries.

For the person who already has everything, a thoughtful gift that coincides with the recipient’s interests, yet also wouldn’t be something they may buy of their own accord is the ticket.

So, what are the best gifts for 70 year old men?

I believe you’ll find a good sampling below.

1) A Leather Working Kit

Pingle Leather Carft Punch Tools Kit 18pcs Stitching Carving Working Sewing Saddle Groover Leather Craft DIY Tool
  • All the tools are useful for beginner and professionals. You can start your design work with this sample kit.
  • All the tools are useful for beginner and professionals. You can start your design work with this sample kit.
  • Leather Tools 18pcs Set (Include:Awl, Polish Tool, Skiving Knife, Punch Tool, Chisel, Skiving Tool and so on...)

Is your man a fan of working with his hands and always on the lookout for what to learn next? Then you may want to check into a leather working kit. This will give him a new hobby to delve into as he works his way around the learning curve of learning how to make wallets, belts, holsters, bags, and a host of other leather goods.

craft tools

To round out this gift, I highly recommend purchasing some leather to work with as well. Such would make this gift ready for use right out of the box.

Bourbon Brown Tooling Leather Square 2.0mm Thick Finished Full Grain Cow Hide Leather Crafts Tooling Sewing Hobby Workshop Crafting Leather
  • Bourbon Brown Color Leather Cowhide Full Grain Tooling Leather
  • WEIGHT AND SIZE: 4.5-5oz(1.8-2.omm)/ Multi-Size Optional(Please contact us for any special size requirement)
  • APPLICATION: Great for Arts, Crafts, Tooling, Stamping, Sewing, Carving Properties, Hobby Workshop

2) A Recumbent Bicycle

Mobo Triton Pro Adult Recumbent Trike. Pedal 3-Wheel Bicycle. Adaptive Tricycle for Teens to Seniors
  • 3-Wheel Recumbent Bike – Enjoy the outdoors with this adult tricycle for women and men. Designed for cruising and exercise on flat paved surfaces and gently sloping terrain
  • Low Impact Exercise – Get a cardiovascular workout with minimal stress on your back and knees. Reclined seat provides evenly cushioned support. An outdoor tricycle for seniors and all adults who prefer a more stable, comfortable ride
  • No Balance Required – Low centre of gravity provides maximum stability. Dual-joystick steering offers smooth manoeuvrability with simple hand movements

If your recipient loves spending time outdoors or simply is looking for a way to get more daily exercise, a recumbent bicycle makes a great gift. While there are 2-wheel options available, I highly recommend the trike versions. In fact, three wheel bikes are popular with seniors for safety reasons alone.

These bikes are easy to get on, require zero balance, allow one’s back to be fully supported, and will get one out and exploring once more.

3) Carving Gouges

Schaaf Wood Carving Tools, Set of 12 with Canvas Case - Full Size Gouges and Chisels for Beginners, Hobbyists and Professionals | Sharp, Quality-Tested CR-V 60 Steel Blades
  • Wood Carving Kit for Adult Beginners – This Foundational wood carving chisel set is a great fit for any level carver. We love it for beginners because the wide variety of hand selected profiles will allow you to get started on all kinds of different projects. These are the perfect tools to learn with.
  • 100% Guarantee – If any of the individual tools do not meet expectations, please contact us so we can replace them! This set is a great fit for any level wood carver, whether you're getting started, or just wanting to add a few quality tools to the collection. If you aren't completely satisfied, please contact us immediately for your money back
  • High Quality Material – Each tool is made from alloy chromium vanadium steel and hardened to Rockwell C60 so blades will hold an edge for a long time and won't dull quickly with repeated use; Hardwood ash, European style octagonal handles prevent tools from rolling off your work space. Handles are 14 cm in length

For the handsy woodworker in your family who enjoys spending time piddling in his shop, carving gouges can be a fantastic gift. These will enable the recipient to delve into the world of carving, crafting fine signs, decorations, gifts, and the like.

carpenter tools

There are a number of complete gouge sets out there, but if you’re looking for a few solo tools, may I recommend the Veritas brand. They’re an economical option that are high-quality, built for serious abuse, and are fun to look at as well.

4) Personal Trainer Sessions

If your loved one is looking to improve his health, a personal training session package may be the perfect gift. Here he’ll learn his way around a gym, learn what exercises he should/should not be doing, and get the chance to regularly talk with somebody as well.

senior having personal training session

As somebody who is a former personal trainer, I can attest to the fact that this is often the part people look forward to most.

Is this the most exciting gift? No probably not, but it could be the most beneficial.

5) Coordinates of Where They Proposed Monogrammed

coordinate keychain

A monogrammed item with the coordinates of where the recipient proposed to the love of their life is a great way to give a meaningful source of remembrance to somebody. For example, I recommend checking out this keychain over at Etsy.

6) Framed Topo Map of Where They Grew Up

Who doesn’t love maps? With this thoughtful gift you’ll not only give a masculine present with intonations of adventure, but you’ll also help to draw up old memories of where some of the most important times in that man’s life.

Every time he walks by, he’ll be brought to remember all of the happenings that led to who he is today. You can easily find paper version of such that can be individualized over at Etsy, but for a version with a bit more flair, check out this wood engraved version.

7) Leather Copies of Their Favorite Books

Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Leather-bound Classics)
  • Malory, Thomas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 768 Pages - 10/01/2015 (Publication Date) - Canterbury Classics (Publisher)

For the reader in your life, these make a fantastic gift, and are a great way for him to better enjoy the books he finds himself turning to repeatedly.

Whether you end up picking up a leather copy of Don Quixote or can send an old favorite – such as an old study Bible – to be rebound with a leather cover, there are all kinds of options here to give a gift just about anybody will enjoy.

8) Moleskine Notebooks

Softcover Pocket Notebook Set - 3.5" x 5.5" - 6 Pack - 30 Sheets - 60 Lined Pages - Perfect for the Traveler or Author
  • JOT DOWN IDEAS AND TAKE NOTES ON THE GO This pocket notebook set gives you leave to carry paper around with you to write down ideas when your creativity strikes unexpectedly
  • 60 TOTAL PAGES With 30 sheets of paper, you have 60 total lined pages to work with, so that you never run out of room for note taking or idea documentation
  • FITS IN YOUR PURSE OR POCKET Take notes while you travel, write down things you want to remember or take down that idea you want to write about later--it is all at your fingertips with each pocket notebook for women and men

Is your recipient a big note taker? Perhaps he always enjoys having a notebook in his pocket to better ensure he doesn’t forget important dates, lists, and phone numbers?

If such is the case, why not look into giving a Moleskine notebook? These are a classic within the paper world and are a high-quality notebook anybody will enjoy.

9) Hand-Forged Knife

hand-forged hunting knife
Image Credit: northstarforge.com

Men love weapons of all kinds. As such, it’s hard to go wrong with a quality blade. But anybody can just go to the store and pick up a new pocketknife. You want something with some history behind it. A hand forged Damascus steel blade can fit that need perfectly.

Not only will you be giving a high-quality blade that will make a great family heirloom for generations to come, but hand-forged knives are truly beautiful to behold as well.

10) Fly Rod

taletellers fly rod
Image Credit: taletellersva.com

Fishing is a great way to get out of the house and into nature. It’s relaxing, excitement is involved with the catch, and getting out to one’s favorite stream can serve as a healthy form of exercise. For the man who’s apt to fall asleep just watching a bobber float, fly fishing also requires regular casting motions into the water.

A fly rod can serve as the perfect gift to not only help someone to increase their activity levels, but to decrease their stress as well. Check out some of the offerings from Thomas and Thomas, as they’re known as one of the top brand rods out there.

I recommend shopping Taletellers Fly Shop. They’re easily the best store out there for such gear.

11) A Beehive

POLLIBEE Beehive 10-Frame Bee Hives and Supplies Starter Kit, Honey Bee Hives Includes 1 Deep Bee Box 1 Medium Bee Hive Box with Beehive Frames and Beeswax Coated Foundation Sheet
  • The Beehive Kit Includes Everything You need to Start Your Beekeeping Advanture
  • Beehive is Made of Natural Cerdarwood with Precise Polishing On Both Sides, Durable and Safe
  • Built with A Telescoping Galvanized Metal Roof Top to Maintain The Purity as well as Freshness of Honey

Have a man who enjoys spending all his free time outside? Then consider gifting him a beehive. You can easily buy these as an unassembled kit, giving him something to put together as he ponders over what type of bees he’ll fill the hive with.

apiary bee farm

A beehive requires only about 4 square feet of ground as well, so these can easily fit in to just about any yard out there. While he’ll most certainly need some other equipment to engage in this rewarding hobby, the gift of a beehive may be all the motivation he needs to jump right into the world of beekeeping.

12) A Pocket Watch

LYMFHCH Classic Smooth Vintage Quartz Pocket Watch, Arabic Numerals Scale Mens Womens Watch with Chain Christmas Graduation Birthday Gifts Fathers Day
  • Detachable chain: the package includes a pocket watch and a Black necklace chain with hook; The removable chain is easy to assemble and disassemble
  • Way to open: the quartz pocket watch is simply designed; You can press the crown at the top of watch, and the front plate will be opened Setting time: pull the crown away from the watch base and turn the crown clockwise until reaching the exact time
  • Size: this pocket watch diameter is approximately 4.6 cm/ 1.8 inches, small size for easy carry; The chain is 37 cm/ 14.57 inches in length, long enough to secure the pocket watch easily

Aside from bringing back memories of yesteryear, a pocket watch can easily be engraved to include a special message on the backside of it. Having the ability to tell the time throughout the day is important for knowing when certain tasks need to be performed, and a pocket watch is a thoughtful and stylish way to be able to do so all day long.

13) Universal Socket Tool

Universal Socket Tools Gifts for Men Dad - Socket Set with Power Drill Adapter Cool Stuff, Super Universal Socket Grip Gadgets for Men, Tool for Men Women Husband, Stocking Stuffers for Men(7-19mm)
  • The One Tool Can Replace The Whole Set: Focus on simple and effective concept, HANPURE universal socket can instantly adjust to any size or shape, suitable for standard 1/4” to 3/4” and metric 7mm to 19mm nuts and other various shape and size objects. You won’t need to purchase a bunch of separate tools when working with different types of fasteners. Magic universal socket grip! Super universal socket set unscrew any bolt, meets all your needs and can improve work efficiency
  • Practical Gifts for Men Who Have Everything: Men won't know they need universal socket sets until they have one! This universal socket set is GIFT WRAP AVAILABLE, can be gifted to your loved ones as it reflects a fresh trend with fun and practical. Amazing and Unique tool gifts for men women. The must have stocking stuffers for men, gifts for dad, husband, father, him, guy teens, adult, Boyfriend, son on Birthdays, Christmas, Valentines Day, Fathers Day or anniversary. Perfect Holiday Gift Guide
  • Clever and Useful Tools Ever: Universal socket grip is equipped with power drill adapter, easy connect with most electric drills, electric screwdrivers and manual ratchet set. The brilliant universal socket instantly adjust to grip most metric, wing nuts, broken nuts, stripped nuts, eye bolts, square nuts, hexes and most irregular shape. This magic socket is must have all in one tool for both the professional and the average person. Great addition to your toolbox, cool gift for men and family

Nobody likes having to fiddle around in their socket wrench set for the right size socket. For the tool nut in your life, a universal socket tool could easily be the remedy. This functional gift will not only save the recipient from having to search through his toolbox for the appropriate socket but will also save him from having to lug around the weight of a full socket set.

A tool that saves hassle and weight? Sounds like a win-win to me.

14) Inversion Table

Teeter FitSpine X Inversion Table, Back Pain Relief Kit, FDA-Registered (FitSpine X)
  • X PREMIUM FEATURES: Acupressure Nodes provide trigger-point release while Lumbar Bridge supports and focuses traction on the lower back. Simple arm movements shift your body weight so you can effortlessly invert and return to the upright position. Easily adjusts to any angle with optional lock-out in full inversion.
  • UNMATCHED COMFORT AND SUPPORT: FlexTech Bed with 8-point floating suspension system moves with you for greater range of motion and allows for maximum body slide for better decompression. Grip-and-Stretch Handholds in the bed and frame for added stretching options. Patented wrap-around ankle cups for comfortable, ergonomic fit.
  • TRUST TEETER: UL 3rd-Party Safety Certification; Heavy-gauge steel parts with patented security features; 5-Year Full Warranty; Frustration-Free Assembly with BILT App; Free Teeter Move App; 40+ Year Legacy; 300 lb, 4 ft 8 in- 6 ft 6 in user capacity.

Back pain is incredibly common among older men and any chance to get relief from such is bound to be welcome. Many find such through regular use of an inversion table. As you flip yourself upside down in this piece of equipment, the pressure on the discs of the spine is relieved, helping many to find the pain relief they’ve long been longing for.

15) Travel Mug

A simple yet functional gift that will be used daily, a high-quality travel mug will allow the recipient to keep their coffee right at their fingertips as they head out early for deer season, work in the shop in winter, or head out the door on a road trip.

16) Handcrafted Toolbox

What 70-year-old man doesn’t enjoy fiddling with his tools? For the handyman in your family, it may be time to upgrade from the beat up and rusted old metal box. A great way to do so is with a handcrafted toolbox.

There are several great varieties of such out there, but they all serve as a classy way to work around the house and help the family member in need of a little household maintenance.

17) Handcrafted Chess Board

If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for the older man in your life who enjoys playing chess, why not look into a nice, handcrafted chess board? There are some exquisite examples out there that are absolutely beautiful.


However, some of these boards admittedly are a bit pricey. If cost is an issue, it may be much more economical to simply look at handcrafted chessmen instead. They’ll increase the beauty of any board they’re placed upon and cost significantly less than a handmade board and chessmen together.

18) Leather Journal

Vintage Leather Journal Deckle Edge Rustic Paper, Unlined Pages Book of Shadows, leatherbound Grimoire, Junk Notebook, Fantasy Medieval Gifts, Sketchbook, Scrapbook (Rustic Brown, 7x5)
  • RUSTIC HANDCRAFTED: Our unique unruled leather journal is made with 100% pure buffalo leather that will stand the test of time. The leather is meant to age, developing an even better feel and color. A proprietary oil tanning process is used to give the cover its vintage feel. Since we believe in using only natural leather, our products are truly unique and are destined for compliments.
  • TRULY VERSATILE: The Modest Goods journal is the perfect size for all your drawing, writing, sketching, note taking, traveling and much more. Our customers have been known to use it for Nature journaling, Instagram photo book or scrapbook, Teen journal, Life moments tracker, Vacation scrapbook, Story writing, Hunting Logbook, Poetry Work, Bible Journaling.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY BY NATURE: When we were designing this journal, we were seriously concerned about its environmental effects. So, we decided to use only 240 pages/120 sheets of handmade non-refillable deckle edge paper that is thick enough to withstand any type of pen. Our paper is acid free and no trees were harmed in its making.

For the writer in your family a rustic looking leather journal can be a fun way to keep track of one’s thoughts, memories, and records of the happenings throughout the day. These can serve as a visually and tactile pleasing means of finally putting remembered memoirs and family genealogies to paper as well.

19) A Compass

senior businessman holding a compass

While perhaps not as relative in the world of modern technology as it used to be, there is still something pleasing about holding a heavy, well-crafted compass in one’s hands. For the man who loves going on road trips yet hates having to deal with smartphones or a GPS, this can be a fun way to stay on the right course until the goal is reached.

20) Key Locater

Tile Pro (2020) 1-pack - High Performance Bluetooth Tracker, Keys Finder and Item Locator for Keys, Bags, and More; 400 ft Range, Water Resistance and 1 Year Replaceable Battery
  • FIND KEYS, BAGS & MORE -- Directly attach the powerful Pro to keys, backpacks, purses or anything else you need to keep track of regularly and use our free app on iOS or Android to find them.
  • FIND NEARBY -- Use the Tile app to ring your Pro when it’s within 400 ft. or ask your Smart Home device to find it for you. Tile works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Xfinity, and Siri.
  • FIND FAR AWAY -- When outside of Bluetooth range, use the Tile app to view your Tile’s most recent location or enlist the secure and anonymous help of the Tile Network to aid in your search.

A more practical gift, a key locater will allow the recipient to never have to worry about misplacing his keys again. Should he lay them somewhere and forget about them, all he now has to do is press the alert button on his smartphone. An alarm will then ring until he picks up his now found keys and disengages it with the press of a button.

This is a gift he’ll most certainly appreciate after the first use.

21) Zippo

Black Matte Zippo Outdoor Indoor Windproof Lighter Custom Personalized Engraved Message Engraving on Front
  • Zippo windproof lighters are shipped without lighter fluid.To use your Zippo lighter, fill with Zippo premium lighter fluid.
  • Personalized Free Laser Engraving Custom Message Engrave up to 5 lines.
  • The Engraving color tone will be random depends of base metal color (Gold Brass Tone or Silver Chrome tone) underneath of matte finish surface.

There’s something about the feel of a metal Zippo in your hands that just feels right. The satisfaction one can receive from opening and closing the lid of one of these is like putting the last piece in a puzzle. This is a relatively inexpensive gift that’s not only easily engraved but will be used repeatedly.

22) Hand-forged Hammer


Out of all the tools a man owns, his hammer is the one that’s liable to get the most regular use. Most men out there carry around an old beat-up hammer that’s hanging on by a thread. If you’re going to be regularly using a tool, why not have one that’s enjoyable to use?

That’s where a hand-forged hammer can come into play. Check out some of the following great options from Brent Bailey Forge HERE, HERE, and HERE.

23) Handcrafted Leather Tool Belt

Sometimes carrying a toolbox everywhere is inconvenient. For these circumstances a leather tool belt can allow one to get the task at hand accomplished with much less tool searching, bending over, and lugging around heavy toolboxes.

A leather tool belt serves as a great way to avoid all this hassle. However, anybody can just go out to Lowe’s and pick up a bland tool belt. What you’re searching for is a memorable gift. That’s where Akribis Leather comes in.

Their toolbelts are gorgeous and will cause the recipient to think of you every time he picks up his tools to go to work.

24) Hardwood Planting Dibble

If the man in your life enjoys starting his garden from seed, then check out this hardwood planting dibble from Fisher Blacksmithing. Rather than having to scratch a dip in crusted over dirt with his finger, the recipient can now use the planting dibble to prepare a hole for each individual seed. It can help one to be more uniform in planting seeds at the appropriate depths as well.


This can be a great tool for those who need to avoid infections at all costs yet still want to spend time in the garden.

25) Red Pig Tools Gardening Equipment

For the gardener in your life there are some fantastic tools out there which will greatly aid in weed removal. One of these is the Warren Hoe from Red Pig Tools. Not only will this gift help keep his garden looking great, the tool itself is a joy to look at as well.

Final Thoughts

Getting a gift for an older man can initially seem somewhat daunting, but there are plenty of great, thoughtful gifts out there for even the trickiest of recipients. Hopefully you’ll have found some of the above to serve as a source of inspiration in your own hunt for the perfect gifts for 70 year old men.

Are there other gifts you believe should be added to the list? Have you given any of the above in the past to good effect? Let us know in the comments below!

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