80th Birthday Gifts For Males

Updated on September 13th, 2021
By Louise
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When someone reaches their 80th birthday then it really is a day to celebrate. This means that you will need to buy a really special gift. However, it can be difficult to know what to get for someone who will have done so much and already have received so many gifts in their life. This is why we have put together a list of items that we feel may go down well with gents of this age. The items vary so there should be something for different tastes and the prices vary too so you can find something that works for the amount of money that you were planning on spending.

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A funny slogan always goes down well with someone with a sense of humour so if the person you are buying for fits this description then they will like this cap. It comes in navy or black and says ‘not everyone looks this good at 80’ on it. The cap has a size adjuster on the back of it so that it can fit most sizes of head. It is made from 100% cotton.

Aprons can be handy when cooking, baking, barbecuing or even when doing arts, crafts or DIY. This one is fun as it says on the front ‘It took me 80 years to look this good’ on it. It is 33 inches long and 23 inches wide and the tie for the waist means that it can fit most sizes. It comes in black, blue, red or pink and is machine washable so easy to clean when needed.

Word art is a fun style of picture and this one is actually a number! The piece has the number ‘80’ and you can then choose to have different words to make up the design of the number. It is printed in A4 iced white card which is 250gsm using quality ink. It makes a lovely gift that you can also frame before giving to them as a birthday keepsake.

Photo frames can be a handy item to have and this one is special because it says ‘Happy 80th Birthday’ on it. It is 5 x 3.5 inches and made by Shudehill Giftware. The photo window will fit a 6 x 4 inch photo and you could choose to put a picture in it or let them choose one of their own. It comes in a gift box so will look great when handed over as a present.

Mugs can be very useful but they can also be special like this one. It is white mug but has ’80 Happy Birthday’ printed on it with stars and bunting in a smart gold colour. It is printed using digital ink on the 11oz mug which is made of durable ceramic. It is dishwasher and microwave safe and the image is on both sides so can be enjoyed by left and right-handed people. It comes in a gift box.

If the 80-year-old that you are buying for likes whisky then you might like to buy this 10 oz crystal glass for them. It can be engraved with a personal message of your choice to make it really special. It comes in a silk lined gift box which will also make it look really precious. It will make a lovely keepsake gift which they can also use if they wish to.

A pocket watch can be a very special gift to give to any man and this one has ‘80’ on it. It is a De Walden watch and comes in a satin lined presentation box. It has a highly polished case and has a quartz movement powered by a battery. It includes a 350mm Albert chain and clip. It can be engraved on the rear as well so you can personalise it if you wish.

A drinks coaster can be useful and this one is interesting as well. It says ‘Happy 80th Birthday’ and then states how many days, hours, minutes and seconds old the person is. It is white with black and blue print on it which really stands out. It has a sturdy MDF back which will protect surfaces from scratches as well as heat and cold and a glossy front which can be wiped clean.

Pairs of socks can make great gifts as they are always useful. This black pair will be and they also have fun printing on them which stands out as it is white. It says ‘not everyone looks this good at 80’ on the outside leg of each sock. They are size 6-11 so should fit most people. They are made of 80% cotton, 18% nylon and 2% lycra so as well as being soft and comfortable they will also have some stretch and stay in place.

Sixpences are considered to be lucky and this once has been cleaned and polished and is presented in a special gift box. It is stuck onto a card which reads ‘Happy 80th Birthday’ and explains that it is traditionally a symbol of good luck. The sixpence itself has ‘good luck always’ engraved on the heads side of it. It makes a unique gift which will be appreciated by a more sentimental gentleman.

Scarves are really useful as they can be worn to keep someone warm in the winter, whether when they are out and about and also around the home. This scarf comes in a choice of two colour options and is striped. It is made of 100% acrylic and is 175 x 25cm in size. It feels really soft and will be really warm to wear when the weather is cold.

Personalised items can be really special and this wood coaster can be engraved with an age, name and year and says ‘Happy Birthday’ with stars at the top with some champagne glasses on it. The coaster is 10cm x 10cm and made from acacia wood and has rounded corners so it looks really stylish. The wood will be durable and will last a long time. It will make for a great keepsake as well as being useful.

A wish jar is a really interesting gift idea. It is a special Kilner jar filled with wooden hearts. The idea is that people write a wish or message on it for the recipient. They are particularly good to be used at a party where the guests can write on them. There are different sizes to choose from and each has a heart on a cord around the neck of the bottle saying ‘add your well wishes and messages to the wish jar’. The lid has a personalised disc with name date and the occasion on it.

If the person that is turning eighty likes a pint or two, then this glass could be a great gift for them. It is a pint glass and you can choose to have it personalised with any message. You can pick the font, wording and even choose some pictures to be put on it so that it makes a really special gift. It comes in a gift box so will look really special.

T-shirts are handy at any age and this one is fun as it says ‘who knew 80 could look this good’ on it. It is short-sleeved and comes in a selection of colours and sizes from small – XXL. It is made from 100% cotton Belcoro yarn which has a really soft feel and so it will be lovely and comfortable to wear. It is machine washable so easy to look after.

Whiskey stones are getting popular and they can be a great alternative to ice as they do not dilute the drink they are in. These come in a very pretty box and they are made from soapstone and granite and so are different shades of grey. They are easy to use as they just need a wash, to be popped in the velvet bag suppled and put in the freezer for at least 4 hours before they can be used

Shopping bags are always useful and this one will not only bring a smile to the face of the person using it but also to people they pass in the street as well. It says on it ‘warning 80 year old grumpy git miserable, moody and full of crap’. It comes in a variety of colours and is made from 100% cotton. It is 38cm wide and 42cm high and has handles that are 58cm long which means that it can be carried on the shoulder.

A lovely pen can make a really welcome gift and this Parker jotter ballpoint looks elegant as well. It has a medium nib and writes with blue ink. It is made from stainless steel and has gold trim and a streamlined finish. It has a retractable design with the nib opening and closing with a satisfying click. It has a Quinkflow refill for smooth writing and is packed in a Parker gift box.

If the 80-year-old that you are buying for has a good sense of humour then they may like this funny pack of past-it notes. They are yellow in colour and have checkboxes on them to ensure things are remembered. There is a column for things that should not be forgotten such as getting up, having a wash and eating and a column for don’t go out without such as coat, money, map and coat.

An elegant clock can make a lovely statement on a mantel shelf and this glass one can be engraved. It means that you will be able to make it special with a sentimental or positive message. It is 100mm x 60mm x 19mm and can have up to 80 characters engraved on it in a font of your choice. It comes in a satin lined presentation box so it will make a really special gift.

A personalised gin glass can make a really welcome gift to give. This one is handmade in Sheffield and it is an elegant stemmed glass with a pewter initial stuck on it. You can choose the initial that you want to be used. The glass is 20cm tall and it has a 520ml capacity. It is placed inside a velvet bag and gift box which makes it look even more special.

Notebooks are always handy and this one is fun as on the front of it is a sum which says ‘looks 35, feels 30, acts 15 that makes me 80′. It has a black cover with white writing which really stands out. The notebook is a handy 6 x 9 inches so it is portable and it has 110 ruled pages in it. Can be used for all sorts of things such as a journal or diary or for keeping general notes or lists.

If the eighty-year-old you are buying for has a good sense of humour then they will enjoy this book – ‘Haynes Explains Pensioners’. It is a workshop style manual like the car ones that they used to produce but it is all about pensioners. The pictures are based on drawings in the original books and include all sorts of funny chapters relevant to older people. Should give them a good laugh.

Scrabble is a game that most people will have heard of and they will therefore like this Scrabble picture. It has letters spelling out the word ‘eighty’ and says ‘eighty is only 13 in Scrabble’ on it. It is a fun gift that will look great hung up on a wall or propped up on a shelf. It is also made by a small company which means that you can feel good when you buy it.

Warm clothes are a must as you get older so this quilted lined winter shirt will go down a treat. It has a tartan pattern in green, blue or red and comes in sizes small – 3xl. It is made from a polyester and cotton mix so it is soft and comfy. It has a button fastening with two breast pockets. It has long sleeves and has a collar to keep the neck warm as well.

Handkerchiefs are always a useful gift and a great alternative to one use tissues. This is a pack of 12 white hankies which are white and 14 inches square. They are made from 100% cotton and have a striped pattern in the weave with a machine-stitched hem. They can withstand being washed at very high temperatures to keep them hygienically clean. There are other sizes available as well if required.

A hip flask can make for a very special present and this one comes with four matching glasses as well as a funnel. It is an 8oz flask which is 100% leak proof. It has a PU leather outside which matches the look of the cups as well and means that they are all non-slip. It also has a stainless steel lid which is attached to the flask so will not get lost.

Opening bottles can get difficult as you get older and so this handy gadget could help. It is magnetic so when the bottle is opened it holds on the lid so it is easy to grab and recycle. It means that the lid is less likely to fall on the floor, which could be difficult to retrieve for an older person. It is made from stainless steel so is durable and lightweight.

It can be tricky to get up in the morning but this special alarm clock can help. It has a special lamp which simulates sunlight to make it easier to wake up naturally ay all times of the year. It will also gradually dim at night to make it easy to sleep. It has two time settings that you can set, perhaps for weekdays and weekends and it has a snooze function as well. It also plays sounds and you can choose sounds of nature, soft music or even a radio to be switched on.

Slippers can really help to keep the feet warm, but some older people get sore feet and so find that they need to pick them very carefully. These slippers have an extra-wide fitting which means that they are more comfortable than some conventional pairs. They also have a Velcro fixing to make them easy to attach firmly to the foot so they are safe. They come in a choice of colours and sizes from 7-12.

It can be harder to see as we get older and this magnifying glass could therefore make a very welcome gift. It is handheld and can fold down when not in use. It has LED lights so that it lights up what is being looked at. It magnifies 2x to make things easier to see such as books, crafts, magazines etc. The lights have different brightness settings which can easily be adjusted. The magnifying part measures 4. 3 x 2.5 inches in size.

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