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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

60 Father’s Day Gifts

60 Father’s Day Gifts for Seniors
Honor your Father…
Patti Greene

The Bible is specific about how we should honor our parents. Ephesians 6:1-3 says, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother --- which is the first commandment with a promise --- so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Even the Old Testament rings with Godly truth about respecting the aged. Leviticus 19:32 states, “Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord.” While the Bible proclaims that it is not only the old who are wise (Job 32:9), it specifically asks the question in Job 12:12, “Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?” Yes, in most cases, especially when a parent is God-fearing and loves the Lord, wisdom abounds. One day a year, a day is given for us to honor each parent – Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We give cards, calls, and gifts to our parents on those days, but as our parents age, it seems harder and harder to know what we should give them. While time is always a great gift, you will find some ideas designed to give you some ideas for this upcoming Father’s Day.

My DAD thought the plastic jar opener above was the best gift ever!

It is hard in today's world to define the words used to represent our ageing society. Should we call people seniors, senior citizens, or the elderly? The reason it is hard to define is because these terms mean different things in different societies. In some societies, "old age" is considered those who have retired; in other societies they represent grandparents; and in others it represents those unable to care for themselves.

No matter what definition you might choose to use, all "seniors" enjoy gifts from their loved ones. But, depending on their individual stage in life or age, gifts may vary.

So, in no particular order other than alphabetically, you might be able to find a gift idea for your 50 year old AARP aged friend or your assisted-living family members.
1. A reader – Nook or Kindle
2. Adult Bib*
3. Arm rest organizer
4. Audio Bible
5. Bed rail
6. Bird feeder
7. Blanket for their bed
8. Board games
9. Books about hobbies
10. Calendar with birthdays and special family occasions listed
11. Cell phone
12. Cologne/After shave
13. Computer
14. Computer printer
15. Conventional photo album
16. Correspondence box including special occasion cards; stamped of course!
17. Crossword Puzzle Book
18. Deck of cards
19. Dice
20. Digital frame, preloaded
21. Dominoes
22. Eye glass holder
23. Folding cane
24. Foot bath
25. Golf putter set
26. Hair cut/dye appointment
27. Home alarm system
28. iPAD
29. Keepsake box
30. Lap blankets
31. Lap desk
32. Large numerical telephone
33. Large Print Bible 34. Lighted cane
35. Long length brush
36. Lotions
37. Magnifying glass
38. Medical alert jewelry
39. Medical books
40. Music (check what kind of player they have)
41. Pen and pencil cushion
42. Photo book
43. Pill box or containers for pill bottle storage
44. Playing cards, large print
45. Reacher with rotating claw
46. Recliner
47. Restaurant gift cards
48. Robe
49. Rubber jar opener
50. Scarves and gloves
51. Slippers
52. Sport seat
53. Subscription to favorite newspaper or magazine
54. Tabletop card holder
55. Walker
56. Walker bag
57. Walker basket
58. Wallet, for walker, wheelchair, or pocket
59. Wheelchair
60. Wheelchair cup holder

And, if you think you found the perfect gift for your dad, reply and let us know what you found!!! Our readers will love to know.

*Adult Bibs can be purchased at