Gifts for a 90 Year Old Man

Being fortunate enough to live to 90 years old is an accomplishment for any man. It can, however, be challenge to find the right gift for someone who by that age possibly has everything he needs. Find practical gifts he can enjoy and that will make his life easier. Here is a list of gift ideas for a 90-year-old man.

Telephone with Large Buttons

A 90-year-old man has likely made many friends throughout his life and has several generations of relatives. Allow him to keep in touch with his loved ones easily without having to remember or search for telephone numbers. There are telephones specially designed for the elderly with large, easy-to-read buttons. Some also make it possible to insert photographs. Save your name and number on the telephone so he can thank you with a telephone call. Also, save the telephone numbers of his doctor, the nearest hospital, the fire station and the police station in case of emergency.

Home-Delivered Meals

If he is bedridden or disabled, giving the gift of home-delivered meals can be like bringing the restaurant experience to his door. You can also give him or his caregiver a break from cooking. Fresh, healthy, delivered meals are usually hot and ready to eat or can be heated in the microwave. Home-delivered meal services often carry gourmet choices. Look for meals made especially for seniors or request meals that are soft, nutritious and easy to chew.

Music CD

Find out when the 90-year-old man was in high school or college. What songs and artists would help him remember his youth and first sweetheart? Allow him to take a trip down memory lane with a musical CD. This can be purchased as a collection, or if you can take time to interview him and do your own research, you can make a CD on your own computer, customised just for him.

Chess Set

Elderly people need games and activities to keep their minds working. Chess is a popular game of skill that is beneficial to senior citizens' mental health. Look for chess pieces that are larger and easy to hold. Help him exercise his mind and keep him alert with a chess set, then schedule a regular date when the two of you can play a match.