Believe it or not, there are a few things a 90-year-old man doesn't already have. The key to giving a meaningful birthday gift he'll appreciate is giving him something he can use. Opt for functional gifts that make life more convenient. From t-shirts to household goods, choose something practical with a hint of luxury that appeals to the senior lifestyle with a sense of masculinity.
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For the man who drinks coffee, set up a coffee station in his bedroom. Locate the station near a water source such as a bathroom or laundry room sink. Include everything he'll need to start the day with a station that makes the morning brew as easy as pushing a button. Set the station near his bed and use a small table or cabinet where coffee and filters can be stored for easy access. Place the coffee maker on top of the table with a vase full of simple flowers. You can also purchase colourful, sturdy mugs to match his bedroom decor. For the ultimate convenience, opt for a coffee maker with a timer for presetting the morning brew to start automatically. Include a waste-paper basket for filter disposal and, if creamer is necessary, purchase a mini-refrigerator and stock it with flavoured creamers.
Baseball cap or t-shirt
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Purchase a baseball cap or t-shirt with a printed quote. Choose a quote with a sense of humour and a touch a class. For example, on his 90th birthday, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr saw an attractive woman and said, "Oh, to be 70 again." You can also use a quote expressing a lighthearted outlook on life such as Jack Benny's - "Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Whatever quote you choose, have it printed in durable, washable letters that can withstand regular washing.
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For the handyman who can never find his torch, give a multipurpose rechargeable torch featuring a tripod stand for projects requiring both hands. Seniors often pride themselves on feeling independent and self-sufficient. A quality rechargeable torch encourages independence and comes in handy during power cuts. You can also purchase a few smaller torches for different areas of the home such as the kitchen, bedroom and garage where multiple outlets provide easy access.