Father's Day is nearly here and we understand how hard it can be to find presents that your father will like - especially for elderly dads! There's no need to panic, though, as today Carelink24 gives you some top ideas for gifts.
No matter what interests your father has we believe that we have most bases covered with our little guide and hopefully we can give you some inspiration ahead of Father's Day, which is this Sunday!
Here are our tips:
Elderly people love a challenging puzzle to complete. This could be in the form of a jigsaw, or it could be book-based such as word-searches, crosswords or Sudoku. There are plenty of special books that you can order either online or buy from your town centre.
As for jigsaws, there are plenty of designs and sizes to choose from. It can be a cartoon image or a famous landscape or TV programme. For a personal touch, why not get a jigsaw of a family photo.
There are plenty of DVDs and CDs that your elderly father would appreciate this Father's Day. Just take a few minutes to think what genres your dad is a fan of and you will soon be spoilt for choice. It could be his favourite TV series or his favourite movie franchise - the options are truly endless and best of all DVDs and CDs can be picked up for cheap nowadays.
A good war movie or Wild West cowboy film would be ideal from this writer's past experiences! Or, if your father is more of an action movie lover, then you should go for The Expendables film franchise. It features legends of the genre such as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Randy Couture. These movies feature all-out action scenes with fighting, guns, explosions and chase scenes.
CDs also depend on your father's preference but we would suggest some classic rock from the 70s and 80s - or maybe some Elvis. Everybody loves Elvis, don't they?
Why not go all out and treat your elderly father to a trip-out to watch his favourite football team or to another event of his choosing? Ideas that spring to mind include the Horse Racing at Ascot or the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
If your father is into motorsport then the British Superbike and Touring Car Championships tour around the country throughout the year, visiting tracks such as Thruxton, Knockhill, Donington and Cadwell Park.
Go with something that he has had a long-term interest in; it doesn't have to be sports related. It could be to a classic car show during the summer or it could be to a West End Show in the winter. The options are endless and there are plenty of websites dedicated to events and excursions like these.
Take your father down memory lane or give a photograph of his children and grandchildren. There are so many options now when it comes to storing memories and photographs. You can buy photo frames which can hold around 9 photographs or you can by photo books to store your memories.
It's a bit late into the year but you can even customise your very own calendars to contain family photographs. Grandparents love having photos of their grandchildren around their house so this is the option we would go for in this category.
DIY / Gardening
Every man likes to keep his tool box up-to-date and his garden looking neat and tidy. We are sure that your elderly father would love to receive some new gardening equipment ahead of the summer months.
Or maybe he needs a new drill for some interior work. If you aren't too knowledgeable on DIY products then you can always purchase a gift card for stores such as B&Q or Homebase and he can then order exactly what he is currently looking for.
What could be better than buying your elderly father a gift which could end up saving his life for Father's Day this year? That's exactly what an alarm from Carelink24 is: a plug & play system which is easy and simple to use.
All you need to do is plug the unit into your telephone socket and a power socket. Plug the telephone adaptor into the unit, before plugging your telephone into the adaptor. All it takes is one quick test call and you are all set-up and covered!
If the user has a fall or feels unwell all they need to do is to press the red button on the MyAmie Pendent, which will be worn around their neck or wrist. The monitoring team will be notified and will take action - by calling the user's emergency contacts and the emergency services if they are required.
You can find out more by reading the Carelink Guide on our website or by giving us a call on 0800 0076 247.
Editor's Note: This article was updated on 13th June 2022 to reflect current information.