Celebrating Father’s Day with 17 Gifts and Activities for Seniors

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Senior-friendly fun for celebrating Father’s Day

Sharing a wonderful meal, enjoying a fun activity, or giving a thoughtful gift are wonderful ways to show how much you care about the important men in your life.

Get ready for a meaningful Father’s Day celebration with our roundup of 17 senior-friendly activity and gift ideas to help you plan a great day together.




5 activities for dads who like going out

In addition to celebrating Father’s Day with a meal at a favorite restaurant, many older adults enjoy activities like golfing, fishing, or bowling.

There are also plenty of fun, low-key activities like mini golf, cornhole, horseshoes, bird watching, or lawn bowling. For sports fans, another great option is to enjoy a live game together.

More ideas:

  1. Take a walk through nature – in the park, on an easy hiking trail, or through the neighborhood.
  2. Visit a local museum, photography exhibit, or well-known sightseeing spot.
  3. Attend a local car show – classic cars, muscle cars, or whatever revs their engine!
  4. Treat him to a relaxing massage or an old-fashioned professional shave and haircut.
  5. Stroll through an indoor shopping center. It’s a pleasant, air-conditioned place to chat, people watch, and do a little shopping. Plus, there are plenty of bathrooms, seating areas, and food and drink options.


6 activities for dads who enjoy staying in

It’s not always easy for older adults to leave the house. For those who prefer to stay in, there are a number of fun activities you can enjoy together.

Our suggestions:

  1. Watch their favorite sports on TV with plenty of tasty snacks.
  2. Get family or friends together for a card game. If they enjoy betting, use pennies or play money to keep things lighthearted and fun.
  3. Invite family and friends for a relaxed get together. Have a potluck meal or backyard BBQ!
  4. Bring home a takeout meal from his favorite restaurant.
  5. Watch an old favorite movie or a new blockbuster he’s sure to enjoy.
  6. Play cards or a board game together.


6 thoughtful, senior-friendly Father’s Day gift ideas

It’s always nice to receive a thoughtful gift. Here are some your older adult is sure to love.


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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
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  • Reply June 17, 2020

    Pat Petry

    Why are you proposing Civil War reenactments as something to do????? We need to move past that painful, treasonous and racist part of our history!! Pick some other historical event but not a Civil War reenactment!

    • Reply June 17, 2020


      Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We apologize for not realizing and fixing this sooner.

      We’ve removed that activity suggestion and will soon replace it with a more positive idea.

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