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Unique Fatherís Day Gift Ideas for Your Elderly Father
by Brenda Prevost

Lose the sweaters and books this Fatherís Day. Be original and sincere using these great ideas for gifts. Dad will be impressed with the very unique way you chose to honor him on his special day.

Go on a Road Trip

This Fatherís Day gift idea can be done a few ways. If your Dad canít drive anymore it would be great treat to take him on a scenic ride. Pack a lunch and bring a map so you both can plan a fun trip. Heíll enjoy the change of scenery and youíll both enjoy some quality time together.

If Dad does still drive, this would be a good chance to make sure he is still driving safely. As our parents age, this become an important issue. Let him be the tour guide and observe how well his driving skills are. This Fatherís Day gift idea could be a life saver some day.

Be a Fatherís Day Handyman

Chances are there are probably some tasks needed around the house that he canít do anymore. So dedicate Fatherís Day to helping him fix all those things around the house. This Fatherís Day gift idea gives you great time together and accomplishes some important tasks.

If youíre not the handyman type, there are services available where you can ďrentĒ a person for a day for this purpose.

Either way it will give him piece of mind having all those things done and youíve given him a great Fatherís Day gift too!

Satellite Radio or TV

Does your Dad like sports or other special interests? Some elderly people are a bit intimidated by the overwhelming choices available for subscription TV and radio services. They miss out on some great entertainment.

Order a yearís worth of the service, and help with the installation and programming. Show him the basics on how it works and see how fast heíll come to enjoy watching or listening to his favorite sports games or movie stations. This Fatherís Day gift idea keeps on giving for a full year and you can renew his subscription after that!

Be His Private Chef

Oftentimes, elderly people tend not to eat properly. Especially if they live alone. They donít feel like cooking so they will choose meals that perhaps arenít the healthiest options (like frozen dinners and fast food).

Cook a wide selection of meals, package them individually and freeze them. Now he has wholesome homemade meals that he can easily enjoy. A Fatherís Day gift idea thatís made with love!

How Safe is Dadís House?

This Fatherís Day gift idea is another potential life saver. Injuries from falling pose some serious risks to the elderly. Inspect his house for any safety type issues. Look for trip hazards like loose flooring or slippery rugs. The bathroom should have grab bars in the tub/shower area and a rubber mat in the bottom of the tub. If there are stairs, ensure the railings are sturdy and the stairwell is well lit.

If the laundry is done in a cellar, research the cost to purchase some small stackable washer/dryer sets and have them installed on the main floor of the house somewhere. The expense may seem great, but avoiding the risk of injury from falling down the stairs with a basketful of laundry is well worth the price. If you have siblings, share the cost amongst you for a group Fatherís Day gift.

Searching for the perfect Fatherís Day gift can be challenging enough. If Dad is elderly it can be even more difficult. Chances are they have pretty much everything they want. These great gift ideas for Fatherís Day will go a long way in telling him how special and loved he is.

Brenda Prevost is owner and founder of which sells lights, decorations and costumes for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, July 4th and other holidays.

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