Finding the best 70th birthday gifts for men and women can be difficult. They already have lots of things and often want to downsize as they settle into retirement. Don’t worry – I’ve written this gift guide to help inspire you.
I’ve curated a list of 20 thoughtful 70th birthday gift ideas – 10 for men and 10 for women. Surprise them with a present based on their interests or needs to make them feel extra special.
Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker
Does your man enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning? The K-Duo machine makes regular filter coffee and barista-style coffee pod brews. He’ll be able to enjoy his favorite blend at the push of a button.
If he likes to plan ahead, the K-Duo can be set to brew coffee automatically up to 24 hours in advance. There’s also a strong brew button for coffee with a kick. This is a great buy for your caffeine-fueled guy.
Many men can’t wait to spend more time in the garden when they retire. This gardening present will make sure he’s comfortable while he works. He can use this folding frame as a cushioned kneeler and stool.
It comes with 2 handy bonus pouches that attach to the frame to keep his tools within reach. People comment that it’s great for anyone with back or knee problems. It’s the ideal gift for green-thumbed 70-year-old men.
Personalized Leather Journal
This premium leather journal is the perfect gift for 70-year-old men who love to write. You can personalize it with his initials to make it uniquely his. The cover liner holds 4 bank cards and a pen, so he can use this present to organize his life as well as his thoughts.
The journal takes standard A5 inserts, and the cover is made from genuine leather, so it’ll last him many years. It’s a personalized gift for a man who’s always scribbling notes.
Decorative Bird Feeder
A bird feeder is a wonderful gift for any man who likes to watch the wildlife in his yard. This decorative model will look great hanging from any tree or garden fixture. It’s easy to fill and automatically refills the feeding trays as the seeds are eaten.
The plastic structure is easy to clean and has a locking lid to make sure seeds are kept safe and dry. This is an excellent buy for nature lovers.
Whiskey Stones Gift Set
Searching for a 70th birthday gift for a man who loves whiskey? This whiskey stones gift set is a great idea for gentlemen who like to savor their evening scotch. Natural granite stones help to keep the drink cool without diluting it like melting ice does.
The stones come in a presentation box complete with 2 glasses and a pair of tongs. Scotch, bourbon, or rye – buy this and a bottle of your man’s favorite whiskey for his special birthday.
Indoor Golf Putting Green
If your man plays golf, this indoor putting green will help him keep his skills sharp. The high-quality playing surface has 3 cups and other hazards to catch wayward balls. The mat rolls away for easy storage and has a non-slip backing to keep it in place.
People say it’s a great way to practice putting when time or weather prevents a proper day of golfing. This is an incredible gift for 70-year-old men who like to play golf.
Wooden Chess Set
Do you know a 70-year-old man who plays chess or wants to start? If so, he’ll love this handcrafted wooden chess set. Chess apps have a place, but nothing beats the feeling of taking your opponent’s piece for real.
This beautiful inlaid walnut board will look great in his home. It folds to form a carry box for the pieces when he wants to play with friends in the park. This is a wonderful gift that will help keep his brain sharp.
Fishing Accessories Kit
This 187 piece fishing accessories kit is the ideal 70th birthday gift for men who love fishing. The set includes all the hooks, wights, and swivels he could ever need. Everything comes in a tackle box with dividers to keep his equipment organized.
Experienced anglers say this set is perfect for novices and pros alike. The durable stainless steel accessories mean he’ll get a lot of use from this present. It’s an excellent buy for any fisherman.
The Art of Shaving Gift Set
Shaving is one of the self-care rituals that many 70-year-old men perform every day. Add a touch of luxury to your man’s shave with this sandalwood shaving kit. The premium products will transform his shaving experience and nourish his skin too.
People love that the products offer a close shave with less irritation and that they smell great too. Give your man the barbershop shave experience every morning with this indulgent gift.
Natural Wood Walking Stick
Are you trying to find the perfect gift for a 70-year-old man who enjoys long walks? A natural wood walking stick will help keep him steady, wherever his adventures lead. This rugged support is hand-carved from weatherproofed Huangtang wood.
There’s a steel tip at the base of the stick for walks that take him off-road. It has a rubber cover for more casual outings. This is an awesome gift for men who love time in the great outdoors.
Digital Photo Frame
A digital photo frame is a lovely gift idea for a 70-year-old woman who don’t use social media. This WiFi-enabled frame automatically displays photos loved ones send via email. She’ll get to see all the latest family photos without lifting a finger.
She can respond to new images by pressing an intuitive like button on the 10” screen. You can preload the frame with her most precious photographs on an SD card to get her started. She'll never miss a family photo again.
Shiatsu Back, Shoulder, and Neck Massager
Do you know a 70-year-old woman who suffers from neck and back pain? Then buy her a gift that will help her feel more comfortable. This Shiatsu massager is lightweight and easy to use, so she can enjoy a massage any time without help.
Variable strength settings will allow her to tailor the experience to her preference. A heat function offers further relief for sore muscles and joints. She’ll never be able to thank you enough for this thoughtful gift.
The Book of Me (Autobiographical Journal)
Memories get fuzzier as we get older, so this guided journal is a great way to ensure they’re never lost. She’ll enjoy a trip down memory lane as she works through the book’s thought-provoking questions.
People say it’s a great way to reflect and consider what happens next. It can be as fun or serious a project as she wants to make it. “The Book of Me” is a fun idea for women who have a story to tell.
Bonsai Tree Starter Kit
A Bonsai tree start kit is a fabulous present for a 70-year-old woman with a green thumb. It includes everything she’ll need to grow and nurture beautiful Bonsai trees. There are seeds for 4 different types of trees.
No gardening experience is required as the step-by-step instructions are easy to follow. People say the set offers a wonderful introduction to keeping Bonsais. She’ll be reminded of you as she enjoys nurturing and caring for her trees for many years to come.
Fleece Wrap Shawl With Pockets
This cozy fleece wrap will keep her warm and comfortable in the colder months. It’s perfect for curling up on the sofa, yet stylish enough she could wear it out of the house. It has two large pockets to help keep her hands warm too.
The one-size-fits-all shawl is available in a variety of beautiful colors. Your special woman will be delighted with this thoughtful gift, no matter which one you choose.
Amazon Echo Show
Looking for a tech gift for a 70-year-old woman? I think the Amazon Echo Show is an excellent option as intuitive voice control makes it really easy to use. She can access a world of entertainment and information by telling the device what she wants to see.
Thanks to the video call feature, she’ll have a new way to contact her favorite people. This is an incredible gift idea for women who want an easy way to get online.
Deluxe Art Supply Set
Novice artists will adore this 162-piece art supply set. The deluxe wooden box houses paints, pencils, crayons, and more. There’s a drawer with cutouts and dividers to keep everything well organized.
She’ll also get sketch pads and papers matched to the various mediums in the set. There’s absolutely everything she needs to get started. This gift is a great way to encourage a 70-year-old lady to pursue her passion for art.
Are you searching for a 70th birthday gift for your grandmother? She would be thrilled to receive this beautiful necklace from a granddaughter. The 3 rings celebrate the infinite bond between 3 generations of women in her family.
The elegant 952 sterling silver necklace comes in a pretty gift box with a special message. “The love between grandmother, mother, & granddaughter is forever.” This is a sentimental gift for a lady who heads up a family of strong women.
Crystal Flower Vase
This crystal flower vase is a fabulous gift for any woman who loves to decorate her home with flowers. This elegant yet strong piece is ideal for showing off her latest bouquet. The classic design will catch the light and brighten up any room.
I recommend buying a bunch of her favorite flowers so that she can put this gift on display right away. It’s a beautiful gift for the special 70-year-old woman in your life.
Luxurious Gift Basket
Instead of trying to pick 1 perfect gift, this luxurious gift basket combines 12 70th birthday gift ideas. She’ll get a journal, bath bombs, comfy socks, and a whole lot more. Everything comes pre-packed in a beautiful gift box that’s ready to give.
People comment how their loved one’s faces lit up when they unpacked all of the goodies in this set. Your special woman will feel extra special as she opens this wonderful gift at her 70th birthday party.