Gift ideas for a sixty year old man

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Sixty-year-old men are entering a crossroads in their lives. They experience changes as they prepare to retire or, in the case of some, run a business. Many of them look to the future as a chance to do and enjoy many things they couldn't do when they were busy working. A great many gifts available for the older gentleman in your life represent his favourite memories or hobbies he enjoys in the present.

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Stamp and Coin Collections

Many 60-year-old men enjoy the fun and relaxation of collecting stamps and coins. Any contribution to the collection instils appreciation. Buy that missing rare coin he needs or buy him an album in which to put his collection. Gift him with a collection of all the stamps from his birth year until the present with cancelled stamps. That present can help him walk down memory lane and appreciate the thought you put into it.

Walking and Jogging Accessories

Men in all walks of life need the benefit of cardiac activity such as walking and jogging. The gift you give for aiding with this activity has lasting benefits. Buy him running attire for cold or warm weather, a pedometer, or an iPod or MP3 player to listen to while he engages in fitness activities.

Games and Puzzles

Games and puzzles help everyone keep their minds challenged and sharp. Crossword puzzles will provide enjoyment for the 60 year old when he relaxes at home. Buy a board game so the entire family can enjoy a board game together such as chess, Monopoly or Scrabble. Jigsaw puzzles and card decks also make good presents.

Event Tickets and Movies

Buy the sports aficionado 60 year old a ticket to a sporting event or give him a video of an important game. Gift him with a night out at the movies or a set of his favourite TV programs.


Gifts for enjoying the great outdoor activity of fishing are ideas to consider. The 60-year-old fisherman can use the following to prevent the "big one" from getting away: a tackle box, rod and reel, fishing net, scaling knife, fish scales, lures, waders and fancy hat.

Art & Crafts

Many retirees take up passions they never had time to engage in when they worked. Buy art supplies for the recipient to explore his creative side. These might include supplies for sketching, painting, Calligraphy, pottery and woodwork.


The skilled 60-year-old cook can utilise gas or charcoal, aprons, mitts, recipe books, cutlery, condiments, sauces and metal platters to whip up those barbecue masterpieces on the grill.


Space heaters, recliners and rocking chairs provide comfort and leisure for the 60-year-old man to appreciate when he curls up and watches his favourite TV shows.

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