Reaching 80 years of age is a pretty big deal. Searching for the perfect birthday gift for your father who’s about to turn 80 years means that you’ll want to give him something thoughtful, unique, and worthy of this momentous occasion.
Check out this comprehensive list of great gifts that your father will love!
Gift ideas for dad’s 80th birthday
The Gift of Remembering: Malden Personalized Family Memory Album
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much more will hundreds of photos be worth?
This Malden International Designs personalized memory album will let your father fondly look back on all of the memories he has made over the last eight decades.
This album is specifically for memories, however, personalized family themed albums are also available for you to fill with printed pictures of all of your favorite family moments. Celebrate your father’s long life by filling this album with pictures of family members, friends, vacations, and memories from his childhood for a personalized and touching gift.
This quality album comes with a large space on the front where a photograph fits perfectly to create a custom cover.
For Dads With a Sweet Tooth: Vintage Candy Gift Box Circa 1939
Nostalgia can accompany a long and full life.
Why not gift your dad with a sweet trip down memory lane? For fun and historical birthday moments, consider getting this vintage candy gift box.
It’s is a great option for anyone with a long memory and a love for candy. It contains original vintage packaged candies of many different varieties all in a printed childhood keepsake box.
You’ll get a full decade’s worth of 1930’s candy for a delicious trip down memory lane. It also has a 1939 newspaper style insert which will offer a fun look back into the past. This is the perfect gift for any 80-year-old who is still playful and young at heart.
For Memorable and Personalized Family Fun: 1000 Piece Custom Photo Jigsaw Puzzle
This made to order photo puzzle is great for fathers who need an entertaining and fun activity to pass the time.
You can personalize this unique puzzle with a photo of your dad’s favorite pet, a family photo, or an image of anything else that they love. It measures 20×28 inches and comes with a personalized photo box as well.
The image quality is crisp and clear so you’ll get bright colors and a large vivid image. You can also choose to have your photo printed on the puzzle vertically or horizontally.
All you have to do is upload a large enough JPG image and you’re ready to go! Dads who enjoy fun projects will be able to complete this puzzle and be reminded of how much you love them the whole way.
For Dads With Cats: “I Could Pee on This” Humorous Cat Poem Collection
If your father had a cat that he was particularly fond of in his childhood or if he still has a cat or two hanging around, this book is a great gift idea to consider.
This poem book is written from the perspectives of sarcastic and snarky cats who have a thing or two to say on many subjects. Entitled: “I Could Pee on This”, this book is full of hilarious poems and funny images that will make cat lovers chuckle and smile. Poems like “Who Is That on Your Lap?,” “Kneel Before Me,” and “This Is My Chair,” capture the inner spirit of the cat to create a wacky and loveable collection of anecdotes that any slightly exasperated cat lover will appreciate.
Nostalgic Fun for Dad: Campbell’s Alphabet Dice Game
Campbell’s Alphabet Dice Game is a fun and interesting dice-style crossword puzzle alphabet game.
All you have to do is throw the dice and start spelling; it’s simple and easy to play.
You can have fun with friends and family while getting everyone engaged at once. The game dice come in a faux old-fashioned Campbell’s style soup can which adds a classy and nostalgic touch to everything. Campbell’s Alphabet Dice Game lets you create anagrams and words in an easy and entertaining way.
It’s an enjoyable way to pass the time and get everyone participating and laughing at any family gathering.
A Gift for Fathers in Wheelchairs: Heavyweight Wheelchair Blanket
A soft and luxurious gift option, the Heavyweight Wheelchair Blanket lets you help keep your dad warm wherever he goes. It’s made of two layers of fine plush fleece for extra softness.
The top layer has a faux mink finish that makes the perfect place for resting tired hands. It’s great for all seasons and provides exceptional warmth for people in wheelchairs. This blanket can be attached to any wheelchair with an easy to use hook and loop fastener strap system. It’s also very easy to clean since it’s completely machine washable.
If your dad is in a wheelchair and needs a better option for keeping warm when he’s on-the-go, this is a great option to consider.
For Dads Who Appreciate Comfy Footwear: Foamtreads Men’s Extra-Depth Wool Slippers
Has your father been complaining of hurting and tired feet?
These slippers help reduce foot swelling by combining compression and soft wool for a warm and breathable walking solution.
Wearers can adjust the straps on the ankle and heel for a custom comfortable fit. These slippers are easy to put on, can be fastened effortlessly, and stay secure when the wearer is walking. Generous heel and toe padding combined with foam shock absorption gives users lasting cushioned comfort all day long.
These slippers are also very durable; they offer superior odor and water resistance. The rubber sole of these slippers makes them great for getting a better grip on slippery surfaces as well. If your father needs a more comfortable casual footwear option, these durable and well-padded slippers may be worth considering.
For Style Savvy Gentlemen: Hand Carved Fashion Walking Cane
This cane has been crafted of the finest quality beech wood for lightweight strength and flexibility.
It’s robust and versatile, making it a great option for men who desire sophisticated and stylish walking assistance. A hand carved and unique fashion accessory, this is much more than a walking stick; it’s a piece of art. It has a rubber tip on the bottom that protects the wood from getting damaged.
If your father still enjoys walking around but needs something to lean on from time to time, this hand-carved cane may be a great gift idea.
A Gift for Dad’s With a Sense of Humor: You’re Only Old Once! By Dr. Seuss
You can never go wrong giving the perfect book as a gift.
The familiar and unmistakable rhymes used by Dr. Seuss have often been fondly appreciated by the people who grew up reading his books as children. You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children by Dr. Seuss is a book written as an ode to old age.
If your father is a fan of the great Dr. Seuss, he will likely be delighted to receive this book written specifically in humorous celebration of the golden years. This hardcover book comes at a great price and is a great way to help your father look at the lighter side of old age.
For Fathers On a Schedule: American Lifetime Day Clock
Old age and different stages of Alzheimer’s can make it difficult to keep track of the day and the time.
If your father needs a bit of help keeping up with things throughout the day, this clock may be a helpful gift that he’ll truly appreciate. It clearly displays the day, the time, and whether it’s morning or evening.
It also says which month, day, and year that it is boldly at the bottom. The highly contrasting illumination makes this clock very easy to see and read, even from far away.
It’s also battery powered making it easier to maintain. The American Lifetime Day Clock comes with a full 1-year warranty and has been designed for accuracy, reliability, and durability.
For the Family Man: Genealogy Family Tree Chart Poster
If your father is the type of man who values family history, this genealogy chart tree poster may be a great gift for his 80th birthday.
Once framed, this posture is a gorgeous and informational wellspring of family history. The poster comes in multiple custom sizes, so you can choose the size that you believe will fit best in your father’s dwelling. Simply fill in each space with the family members in your genealogical line and see the tree come to life. This family tree chart is a useful and decorative way to record your family’s legacy.
If Your Father Likes Sweet Snacks: Chocolate, Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift Basket
A delicious basket filled with delightful delicacies, this snack box is the perfect gift for dads who like to snack.
It contains decadent white chocolate and caramel drizzled pretzels, indulgent milk chocolate pretzels, two buttery and crisp caramel popcorn bags (with or without chocolate drizzle chocolate drizzled, rich peanut brittle, chocolate covered cashews, chocolate almond bark, three different kinds of Ghirardelli chocolate, and more.
All of this is wrapped in a beautiful bow and comes in a keepsake seagrass basket that can be reused. It’s the perfect gift for fathers who deserve an opportunity to indulge.
Another Great Option for Nostalgic Candy Lovers: Woodstock Candy 1939 80th Birthday Box
Are you looking to give your dad totally sweet and meaningful gift?
Consider this 80th birthday edition Woodstock Candy Box. The box comes filled with sweet treats that your dad will remember from childhood including classic and unusual candies that haven’t been seen in grocery stores or public circulation in years. This box contains Dots, Chuckles, Candy Cigarettes, Sugar Babies, Jawbreakers, Red Hots, a Bubble Gum Cigar, Mary Jane Bars, a Candy Necklace, Charleston Chew minis and more!
For Getting Around Easier: Drive Medical Four Folding Wheel Rollator
If your father’s walker hasn’t been cutting it lately, he may appreciate this newly designed foldable portable four wheel rollator.
It provides the perfect amount of support for elderly people who still want to get around on their own. It works well for uneven outdoor terrain or smooth surfaces indoors. With a deluxe safety loop, non-marking wheels, and a basket for personal belongings, this is one of the best walking assistance devices out there.
It also has hand brakes and folds up easily for storage or travel. When it isn’t rolling along, it has a built-in padded seat that is height adjustable for an easy and convenient place to rest after walking. Its durable steel frame makes it a safe and reliable option for any senior on-the-go.
Give Dad the Gift of Warmth: Sunbeam Heated Throw Blanket
Sometimes, turning up the heat just won’t cut it and fiddling with the thermostat isn’t an option. This heated throw blanket is a great warmth solution.
It has three heat settings for adjustable comfort and is so soft to the touch that it’s great to use even if it is turned off. Choose from four stylish colors that will match any style or decor.
The royal mink upper layer is lavish and beautiful while the thick soft fleece underside provides cushion and warmth. The heated coils are very safe and provide relief for minor aches and pains, arthritis, and more.
Something Funny to Wear: Stylish Vintage 80-Year-Old T-Shirt
This T-Shirt is fun, comfortable, and funny.
It has a vintage theme that highlights your dad’s 80th year. Choose from two different shirts, one that is made of 100% cotton and another that is a 65/35% cotton poly blend. Both shirts are attractive, soft, and breathable. You can also choose from multiple sizes and two different colors: black or heather grey. This is a great gift for those who aren’t sure what they should get for their dad.
For Coffee or Tea Drinkers With a Sense of Humor: Funny 80th Birthday Coffee Mug
A fun and useful coffee mug is a great gift for any coffee or tea drinker.
This mug sports a fun slogan that adds up a few fun figures to get a total of 80, your father’s age. It’s a quality mug that is durable and machine washable. The high-grade white ceramic will handle well, keep coffee or tea nice and warm, and be easy to clean. The eco-friendly materials of this mug are safe and ideal for any hot or cold beverage. It even comes in a gift box so can easily be wrapped and sent to your dad.
So there you have it! Some of the best birthday gift fathers who are celebrating their 80th birthdays. Are there any great gift ideas missing from this list? What birthday gifts does your dad always enjoy receiving? Please feel free to share your comments and feedback!