60 Best 70th Birthday Gift Ideas for Him (2023)

If you're having trouble finding 70th birthday gift ideas for your husband, brother, dad or any other man in your life, this is the article for you!
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“What do you get the man who has everything?”, you wonder. You've given him ties and cufflinks. You've given him a thoughtful card and let him know how much you care about him. What else can you give him? If you're having trouble finding 70th birthday gift ideas for your husband, brother, dad, or granddad, then this is the article for you!

Scroll through these 60 unique ideas, compiled into the following categories:

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70th Birthday Ideas for Him

Personalised gifts for his 70th birthday

No doubt, 70th birthday gift ideas have to be different, right? Personalised gifts are unique - and great at making people feel special. Price range: £20.00-£50.00.

1. Personalised birthday newspaper book

This newspaper book includes headlines from the day they were born and every year after up to the present day. You can personalise a message on the title page, and the luxury leather cover and gift box protect the book for years to come.

2. Personalised wooden accessory stand with photo

The perfect place for a phone, watch, jewellery, and more. You can also choose a photo and message to print onto the front of the stand.

3. Personalised leather wallet

A classic wallet, made from high-quality buffalo leather. Personalise with his name or initials.

4. Personalised football team history book

This gift is perfect for lifelong football fans. Select their team and personalise with their name, to make it extra special.

5. Engraved leather bracelet

A woven black leather bracelet, with an engraved polished clasp.

6. Personalised 11-pocket leather tool belt

This gift is perfect for a DIY lover. An adjustable, 6-pocket belt, that’s personalised with his name.

7. Personalised your life in pictures book

A special book that contains world news from every year of their life - starting from birth. Personalise with his name and birth date, and write your own custom message inside.

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Gifts given with love… priceless.

8. Personalised song sound wave print

Print his favourite song on an A3 sound wave print. Personalised with your own message, too.

9. Personalised golf tees

These polished metal golf tees can be etched with your loved one’s name. He’ll think of you every time he’s out on the fairway!

10. Personalised glasses case

A chrome-plated glasses case, etched with your special message.

11. Personalised hammer multi-tool

For DIY experts, this tool includes a: hammer, flat head screw diver, saw blade, bottle opener, wire cutters, pliers, knife blade, file and a Philips screw driver. Engrave with his name for a memorable birthday present.

12. Personalised wooden dominoes set

A personalised wooden dominoes set is a lovely gift for the game-lover in your life.

70th birthday gift ideas - The Experience

Don’t worry, 70th birthday gift ideas don’t have to be expensive, but they should be thoughtful and meaningful—and fun! That’s why we recommend gifting him an experience he can enjoy with his loved ones (or alone, if that’s what he might prefer). Price range: £30.00-£184.00.

13. Tea for two gift box

Enjoy an afternoon of traditional British delights. This experience for two is available at venues across the UK.

13. Two-night break for two

This voucher includes a selection of classic two-night stays for two people. Choose from a wide variety of locations, to make some precious memories together.

14. Dinner and steam train trip on the Spa Valley Railway

Travel back to the bygone era of steam travel for a trip through the High Weald countryside. Journey through the picturesque Kent and Sussex greenery - and explore Eridge, Groombridge, High Rocks or Royal Tunbridge Wells. Includes a £50 shared dinner allowance, too!

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Afternoon tea for two

15. Theatre and dinner for two

This experience includes dinner and two tickets to a West End show in London. There is a wide selection of fantastic shows to choose from.

16. Visit The Beatles Story Exhibition

Take him along to discover the lives and times of the Fab Four. Located at Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, this experience is complete with a multimedia guide narrated by John Lennon’s sister.

17. Hidden vintage cinema experience with cocktail

Treat him to a cult classic. Begin your evening with a cocktail inspired by the film, before taking your vintage reclaimed cinema seats.

18. Winery and brewery tour

Discover how wine, ale and liqueurs are made. Take a tour to learn the ins and outs of grape pressing, fermentation, bottling and labelling. And, of course, you’ll be able to taste some delicious drinks together.

19. 3 hour falconry experience

If the man in your life is a bird lover, he’ll love this gift - where he can get up close and personal with stunning birds of prey. Handle the birds with in-depth guidance from experts.

20. Best of British James Bond driving experience

Is he a James Bond fan? With this experience gift, he’ll be able to drive 3 of the best James Bond cars - finished off with a high-speed passenger ride with Green Stig.

21. Indulgent spa day for two

Invite him to feel relaxed and refreshed with a day at the spa. This indulgent gift is for two people - so, you can treat yourself, too!

22. Relaxing break for two in the country

Go on an adventure to the countryside, with this relaxing break for two. There are multiple locations to choose from; you can stay in a B&B, pod or hotel.

Practical 70th birthday gift ideas for him

These gifts are ideal for the man who loves practicality but doesn’t want anything flashy or elaborate. If you’re searching for a gift that’s useful - and maybe even a bit nostalgic - then this is the ultimate list for you. Price range: £20.00-£110.00.

23. Remote control caddy

How many hours do we spend looking for the remote? Those days are over, with this handy remote control caddy.

24. Gifts to help you see more clearly

From large print scrabble, to page magnifiers. The above guide has 12 gift ideas, perfect for helping him see more clearly. Practical, if not a little tongue-in-cheek.

25. Gadgets and products for those with arthritis

We compiled 10 best gadgets and products for arthritis in hands. Read the guide here.

26. Foot massager

This massager is a great idea if he experiences aches and pains in his feet. It’s portable, easy to control, and has a heating function.

28. Simple music player

This simple, easy-to-use radio is designed for accessibility. It looks classic, too.

29. Nightwear gift set

A dreamy gift set from The White Company, including a classic cotton robe and cashmere bed socks.

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70th birthday gift ideas - A practical man

30. Leather tech organiser

Made of soft cowhide leather and suede, this personalised leather tech roll organiser is perfect for neatly storing all those plugs and cables.

31. Personalised leather bookmark

A handcrafted leather bookmark to add some class to his reading experience.

32. Gadgets to make driving easier

To make driving more comfortable - and getting in and out of the car a little easier - we’ve compiled a nifty selection of mobility aids.

33. Solid oak personalised glasses stand

Is he always misplacing his glasses? This handcrafted, solid oak glasses holder makes a thoughtful gift. You can personalise it with a loving (or funny) message, to make it even more special.

70th birthday gifts for foodies

We've rounded up 9 of our favourite gifts for foodies and home cooks—from kitchen accessories, to nostalgic food. Price range: £18.00-£200.00.

34. Luxury BBQ tool set

If he’s the BBQ cook, this 14 piece set has everything he needs. Each tool is made from stainless steel, and has insulated handles. Stored in a striking aluminium carry case.

35. Personalised apron

Available in red, black, or green, this personalised apron can be printed with a name and message - perfect for the home cook in the family.

36. Retro sweets gift box

This gift box is packed with pick and mix retro sweets from the ‘70s and ‘80s. (There’s plenty to share, too!)

37. Ninja air fryer

Air fryers are becoming increasingly popular - and with good reason. This air fryer does the thinking and timing for you; it’s fast, makes sure your food is ready at the same time, and uses less oil and energy. P.S. We have a beginner’s guide you can refer to, here.

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Ideal gifts for foodies and cooks

38. Indoor smart garden kit

This indoor smart garden allows you to grow your favourite herbs indoors. So, you can enjoy freshly harvested food, grown in your kitchen - no bugs in sight!

39. British letterbox charcuterie

This letterbox hamper includes award-winning artisan British charcuterie. It contains 5 of The Real Cure’s most popular cured meats.

40. How To Cook Everything kitchen print

A perfect kitchen print for keen cooks who just need a little prompt now and then. This print includes information on measures, batter, bread, eggs, curries, and many more!

41. Personalised Yorkshire pudding tin

Who makes the best Yorkshire puddings in the family? If he has an upcoming 70th birthday, treat him to a personalised tin. It makes for a unique - and tasty - present.

42. ‘Man, A Pan, A Plan: 100 Delicious and Nutritious One-Pan Recipes’

If he finds pride and glory in cooking, then a recipe book might just whet his appetite. This cookbook includes 100 recipes that he can whip up in a snap.

Gift ideas for whisky lovers

Every man needs a gift that speaks to his soul. And if the man in your life is serious about whisky, look no further than the following 7 gifts. Price range: £7.99-£116.00.

43. Four-bottle drinks dispenser

This freestanding drinks dispenser is the perfect accessory for your kitchen (or home bar). With leak-proof optics, this gift can hold four bottles of various sizes - and it even gives exact shot measurements.

44. Engraved whiskey glass

A customisable stern whisky glass. This durable tumbler can be engraved with any message over 5 lines.

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70th birthday gifts for whisky lovers

45. Engraved crystal decanter

When he’s splashed out on a vintage bottle of malt, he ought to enjoy it to the fullest. This sophisticated decanter is made from crystal, with a spherical stopper. It’s the perfect gift for a whisky connoisseur.

46. Whiskey glass set with chilling stones

An all-in-one glassware gift box, including: whisky glasses, granite whisky stones, a velvet bag and tongs, and two slate coasters.

47. Custom whiskey gift box set

This beautiful whisky bourbon gift box features a custom gold medallion for initials on the front - and an engraved plate for a personalised message on the back. You can choose to add two engraved glasses and coasters for an added cost.

48. 50 Scottish single malt whiskies - bucket list poster

Just how serious is he, about whisky? From Oban to Wick, this poster allows him to add to his collection - and scratch off the ones he’s tasted.

49. Whiskey knowledge poster

This poster features a history of whisky, a guide on how to drink it (not that he’ll need that), and the production process. A poster that’ll look great in his man cave.

Gardening gifts for his 70th

This category is dedicated to the man who loves his garden, and who loves to garden. If you’re stumped on what to get an avid gardener for his 70th birthday, check out these ideas. Price range: £7.99-£44.95.

50. Bottle opener trowel

A unique and novelty gift. 2 in 1 beer bottle opener trowel, made from stylish stainless steel and wood. The handle reads: “Stop for a Beer, Grandad”.

51. Personalised plant pot

This terracotta flower pot can be engraved with a meaningful number, making it perfect for the 70th milestone birthday. You can also choose from a selection of seeds to be included.

52. Garden tool stool

Providing an ideal place to sit while gardening, this foldable stool and tool bag can be carried with ease. It offers plenty of space for tools, and ensures they’re always at hand when they’re needed.

53. Personalised wooden pot planter

This charming pot holder is perfect for his succulents, herbs, blooms or fruit. Its vintage look and personalised message makes this a lovely idea for a gardener’s 70th birthday.

54. Ceramic shed sign

This handmade ceramic wall/shed sign can be personalised and hung indoors or outdoors.

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Birthday gifts for gardeners

Gifts for men who travel

If travelling is his passion, here are 6 unique ideas for his 70th birthday. Price range: £12.60-£100.00.

55. Personalised leather passport holder

Make sure he’s ready for his next adventure, with this leather passport cover. This gift features a world map, and can be personalised with his initials.

56. Personalised scratch the world travel map

This gift is a perfect, nostalgic gift for travel enthusiasts. Allow him to document his favourite places and wonderful travel memories.

57. Leather hanging wash bag

This handmade, functional bag will help him keep his toiletries organised on his travels. Made from buffalo leather, this bag is handy and neat. Plus, it makes the perfect personalised gift.

58. Leather world map travel journal

A perfect place to store those special travelling memories, this personalised journal makes for a thoughtful gift.

59. Ted Baker holdall bag

Why not treat him to a designer holdall bag? Give him a special gift, to make sure he travels in style.

60. Vintage leather travel document holder

This leather travel wallet has compartments to store a passport, boarding pass and spending money. This personalised accessory is an ideal present for a seasoned traveller.

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Gift ideas for frequent travellers

His 70th birthday present, sorted.

Now, the next step is to plan an unforgettable celebration. For 70 ideas on how to celebrate a 70th birthday, you’ll want to head to this article.

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