The Best Gifts for a 65-Year-Old Man

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The Best Gifts for a 65-Year-Old Man
Touchscreen technology was designed to be intuitive and easy to use. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Finding gifts for those of a different generation can be challenging. When shopping for an older man, consider the overall nature of the gift rather than the specific, and do not prejudge the man's aptitude with technology. A 65-year-old man is likely to be much more adept with electronics than you give him credit for.

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Helping someone stay healthy is never a bad gift. Whatever your budget, there are always healthy gift options. For as little as £13, at 2011 prices, a pedometer might provide the necessary incentive to get active. A start-up membership at a gym might also be just what he needs to stay fit. A welcome addition to either of these would be a pledge of accompaniment from the giver.

The Best Gifts for a 65-Year-Old Man
Giving the gift of motivation to get healthy is a great option, especially for older men. (Jupiterimages/ Images)


Another great gift is one that can keep on growing. With technology that can hold hours of media in your fingertips, various electronic devices are wonderful gifts. An iPod for music or a Kindle for literature are both great ways to give the ability to acquire a library rather than simply a book or CD. If you are concerned about the technology gap, both of these products are designed with ease of use at the forefront of their inception. You can also help fill the library prior to giving or as time goes on.

The Best Gifts for a 65-Year-Old Man
Think ahead; 8GB is a lot of space for future gifts as well. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)


Never overlook the merit of the gift of an experience. Be it baseball or the theatre, tickets to an event make a great gift. Everyone has some interest that can be enhanced by attending an event. He may be into concerts, football games or the auto show. Whatever it is, do a little research to find when an event will be nearby and buy the tickets. Best of all, this is a gift that you can share with him, to enhance the experience.

The Best Gifts for a 65-Year-Old Man
Tickets to a show are great; just remember to make it his type of activity. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)


People always say, "It's the thought that counts," so put some thought into the process. The fact that you took time to think of it, acquire it, give it and help him enjoy it is the best gift. Some really cool tech doesn't hurt either.

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