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10 Top Birthday Gifts for 80 Year Old Men

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What are good gift ideas for 80th birthday celebrations?

Not sure what to get the 80 year old who seems to have everything and not want anything? It’s tough to find a unique and useful gift for someone at this stage of life. That’s why we put together some ideas for you!


Below is a list of wonderful gifts for 80 year old men that make life easier, safer and/or more fun. These gifts, vetted by older folks in our 50Plus community, won’t just take up space and get in the way – you will find most appreciate these items very much.

Peak of the season fruit at its best – with amazing artisan cheeses!  The first shipment of three includes a gift announcement detailing contents and delivery months with your personal message. Orders are processed immediately. Your 80 year old guy will love this gift package and look forward to the next one every month for three months! There are plenty of other types of fruit of the month gifts available as well – find one that works best for your 80 year old loved one!

Large Screen Digital Clock with Time, Day and Date  

It becomes increasingly more difficult to keep track of days, dates and times as people age. Your loved one may need to keep track of medications, appointments, or perhaps just a busy social calendar. This digital clock with its large display is an ideal gift  because it has an easy to read face that clearly spells out the time, the day, the date and whether or not it’s morning or evening. Though helpful for anyone, this clock is particular beneficial for those with dementia or macular degeneration. With lots of frame options to choose from, you can easily match it to the decor. I bought this clock recently for my parents. They put in on a shelf in the kitchen and look at it all the time – it’s very helpful!

Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Soothing Heat – Deep Tissue 3D Kneading Massage for Shoulder, Leg, Body Muscle Pain Relief, 

This Shiatsu neck massage shawl eases neck and back pain, and relieves muscle soreness with infrared heating. Warm gentle heat helps improve blood circulation. The 3 speed strength levels allow you to find the right amount of pressure for your pain. The 4D rotating kneading enables your neck, shoulder, back and legs to deeply relax. Made from premium breathable mesh and PU leather for maximum comfort.

Sherpa Fleece 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Minky Weighted Blanket 

Sleep gets more elusive as we age – Ask anyone over age 50! Why is that? It may be due to aching muscles or restless legs. Or, sometimes older adults simply like the comfort, warmth and weight from extra blankets on their bed. I know I do. Whatever the issue, this cozy reversible weighted blanket could be the perfect solution! Weighted blankets help relax the nervous system, which in turn reduces stress and anxiety, and makes it easier to fall asleep. This minky soft blanket can be gently washed, though to make it easier to stay clean, order a washable duvet cover  too.

Duxtop 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner

If your favorite 80 year old still likes to cook, you may worry he can burn his fingers or hands. This awesome induction stove from Secura plugs into any outlook and simply sits on the countertop. Induction cooking uses technology that not only heats up quickly, but also allows the pan and food to heat up while the burner stays cool. An added bonus is it’s easy to clean, One catch, he will need some induction compatible cookware to go with it. Chip in with other family members for the complete package!

Ring Video Doorbell

This WiFi enabled video doorbell allows your favorite 80 year old to see, hear and speak to visitors from their phone, tablet or computer. If he has an Echo  or Echo Dot , the doorbell can be programmed to work with Alexa. Easy to install anywhere, Ring works both with or without existing doorbell wires. This technology is something an 80 year old generally won’t buy for himself, but will love it once installed! And you can rest more easily if you know he has this great item that prevents them from accidentally opening the door to an unwelcome stranger.

Square Root of 6400: 80th Birthday 80 Eighty Years Old Mug

LOL! This 11 oz coffee mug is perfect for the numbers guy in your life turning 80. Great birthday gift for your lovable nerd! My dad loves numbers, always have. He says this mug makes him smile every morning.


Flipper Big Button TV Remote – Universal Simple to Read

With only three (3) key functions, on/off, channel and volume, this awesome remote is the only one you will need. Easy to operate, the large color tactile buttons can be set to deliver the content most often watched. Less frustration equals less stress for our loved ones (and their caregivers!).


The Birthday Chronicle 11×14 Inch, 1/1/1900 to 12/31/2016, Customized with Optional Frame

For the man who has everything – A look back in time…a blast from the past…
The Birthday Chronicle, customized for each individual, shows nostalgia, historical events, celebrities born on the same day, music, acadamy awards, World series status and more!
LARGER Art Backgrounds are Professionally Printed on 11″ x14″ Acid-Free, Archival Quality, 65lb PAPER. Your 80 year old loved one will enjoy this birthday gift!

Brain Games – Sudoku Large Print (Red)

Easy large print suduko puzzles help keep your brain sharp!  This great  book of brain games to helps with concentration, focus and attention to detail. And If your elderly loved one suffers from memory loss, anxiety or cognitive decline, these puzzles can help them avoid deteriorating further. This book comes with instructions and the level of difficulty of the puzzles cater to the capabilities of older adults to avoid frustrating them. 


Do you have other ideas for a gift for 80th birthday celebrations? We’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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