What’s the Best 60th Birthday Gift Idea For Fathers?

60th Birthday Gifts for Dads

Last Updated on June 10, 2022 by Kimberlee Johnson

Getting someone a birthday gift can be stressful at times. But getting your dad a birthday gift for his Diamond year celebration is especially nerve-wracking.

After all, you want THE BEST GIFT, right?

At this point, you probably have two or three gift ideas on your list, or maybe none at all.

But with the help of this gift guide, you can make your dad’s milestone birthday one to remember with the BEST GIFT you can give him!

24 Perfect Gift Ideas for Your Dad’s 60th Birthday

1. Rolex Watch Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41

Rolex Watch Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41

This may be the most expensive item on this list, but if you buy your dad this watch as his 60th birthday gift, there’s no way he wouldn’t love it.

It’s a classic Rolex watch that’s well-loved by the watch community and for good reason. It’s got a simple design with a date window at the 3 o’clock mark that is absolutely timeless.

It’s sleek, stylish, and something your dad would be proud to wear to brag to his friends that his kid gave it to him.

You can get him this watch with a smooth, domed, or fluted bezel, but you can also opt for a bezel that is set with diamonds to add to that classy look.

The only one who might feel like this gift isn’t awesome is you, considering the prices for this certain wristwatch.

2. Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Cook’s Knife

Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Cook’s Knife

Is your dad a cooking enthusiast? Then getting him a razor-sharp kitchen knife is a great gift he’ll surely appreciate.

This German knife is made of quality high-carbon stainless steel that ensures it won’t chip even when dealing with bones.

The balance this knife offers is superb so that cutting even the toughest meats feels like a breeze.

And even if this knife is heavy as per German knife tradition, Wüsthof made the bolster of this knife thinner to cut down the overall weight so your father won’t have to strain his wrist too much while cooking.

It’s also a great plus that you can get a custom engraving on the blade for a personal touch just to make this potential gift even more special for your dad!

3. Hunt A Killer Death at The Dive Bar

Hunt A Killer Death at The Dive Bar

Is your dad those types of fathers who like to have fun with tabletop games?

Then getting him this murder-solving game as part of his birthday gifts for his 60th birthday will excite him with its cool premise.

Your dad gets to solve a murder mystery with all the evidence in the box. He gets to decipher codes, piece clues together, and deduce facts from character profiles and autopsy reports.

With such a fun game to play, this might become one of the most memorable gifts your father will get.

The best thing is there’s no limit to how many people can play this game so if your dad wants to invite the entire family to solve the case within the game, then there’s nothing stopping him!

4. YETI Rambler Mug

YETI Rambler Mug

Does your dad take hours to drink his cup of coffee? Or maybe his cup of hot chocolate? Or any drink?

Then giving him this double-wall-vacuum-insulated mug will be sure to keep his drinks cold or hot for the long hours to come.

This stainless steel mug is a wonderful companion if your pa decides to go on a hiking trip. It could also be handy if your dad is going to travel to a different country and needs something for his drinks.

All in all, this is an amazing gift idea that can’t go wrong to give to your dad!

5. Fossil Men’s Trifold Wallet

Fossil Men's Trifold Wallet

Do you remember the last time your dad bought a new wallet?

Probably not because fathers take their time to replace their wallets. The Fossil Men’s Trifold Wallet could be a great 60th birthday gift for him then!

Fossil’s leather products are made from HIGH-QUALITY LEATHER, ensuring its sturdiness so you can be sure your dad will be using this wallet for years to come.

Aside from that, if your pa is constantly worried about technology stealing his card information (we know we are), Fossil’s Trifold wallet is RFID protected, meaning it’s not possible for people to scan or access your dad’s cards while it’s safely tucked in it.

It’s also small enough that your dad can put it in his back pocket or his front pocket.

With a wallet like this, your dad can use this special gift on a daily basis without having to worry about being stolen from.

6. UGG Men’s Scuff Slipper

UGG Men's Scuff Slipper

Choosing gifts for your dad can be hard especially if your dad is the kind who wants luxury and comfort all at the same time.

If you’re out of gift ideas to give to your pa, then getting him the UGG Men’s Scuff Slippers is your best bet.

It’s an awesome gift if your dad wants to walk around the house feeling like he’s stepping on clouds. It’s made from 100% Suede and has dyed sheep fur inside to keep your dad’s feet warm and toasty.

It’s the perfect gift to celebrate your dad’s 60th birthday and tell him he deserves all the luxury and comfort life can give him.

7. Signature Design Ashley Yandel Power Lift Recliner

Signature Design Ashley Yandel Power Lift Recliner

After a long day of work, there’s nothing better than putting your feet up and lazing the day away, preferably with a cold drink in hand.

There’s no doubt your dad shares that sentiment as well, and what’s better than getting him his very own recliner for his 60th birthday.

This Ashley Yandel recliner was made with comfort in mind.

It has two motors in it to control the reclining of the headrest and footrest. Your dad can control how the chair reclines with a remote which unlocks a whole lot of combinations when reclining.

With its upholstered leather, it also makes for an attractive-looking chair that you can definitely give to your dad on his special day. We think it’s also a perfect gift idea for any man’s 70th birthday!

8. Bormioli Rocco Whiskey Decanter Set

Bormioli Rocco Whiskey Decanter Set

Is your dad the type of guy to collect bottles of whiskey for his collection?

Why not get him a glass Bormioli Rocco Whiskey Decanter set to add a little spice when he shows off his collection to friends or family.

This decanter is made in Italy from fine sands and other quality raw materials with stellar glass craftsmanship that could make Michelangelo cry.

The diamond cuts on the glass decanter itself are a sight to behold once the light hits it, adding to that fancy feeling of the set.

Your dad also gets 6 glasses with this gift set that are pretty solid and heavy so he can get a good grip on them.

Overall, this is a great birthday gift to give your dad on his 60th birthday, so he can take pleasure in the finer things in life.

9. Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

Backaches or pains in your dad’s neck? A massage sounds like heaven.

That’s why this massager makes for one of those great gift ideas your pa will think is AWESOME.

This electric massager can target both your father’s back and neck if he’s ever aching in one of those areas.

The wonderful thing about this gift is that it also has a heating option that will surely send your dad to a state of bliss.

So instead of going to a PROFESSIONAL MASSEUSE all the time, your dad can enjoy a relaxing massage in the comforts of his own home.

10. Adidas Men’s Stan Smith Sneaker

Adidas Men's Stan Smith Sneaker

Is your dad a fan of the good ol’ ’80s? Then getting him a brand new pair of Stan Smith’s would be a great present as an alternative to one of those cool Back to the Future cars.

These sneakers are known for their simplicity which makes them for perennial wear.

Aside from that, because they were originally made to be worn as Tennis shoes, these sneakers can offer your dad a lot of comfort even if he wears them for an extended period of time.

So if you get these sneakers for the birthday boy, he can be thrown back to the peak of these shoes’ popularity in style and in comfort.

11. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

Your dad probably has those moments in life where he just needs to celebrate an event with a glass of whisky in his hand.

Why not include this cool whiskey glass in his upcoming repertoire of birthday gifts?

Glasses from the Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge line are stylishly old-fashioned that comes with a special silicone ice mold that creates a wedge on one side of the whiskey glass.

With an ice wedge like that in his glasses, he won’t have to suffer through watered-down whiskey like he might have done in the past.

So if your dad likes drinking whiskey, this is could be one of your top options in your gift ideas to get your dad.

12. Victrola 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player

Victrola 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player

If your dad loves the aesthetic of vintage items, then this amazing record player will surely be a wonderful birthday treat for him.

This record player isn’t only a device for playing vinyl, but CDs and cassettes as well. You can even play music from a USB and your phone or any other device through a cable connection or Bluetooth.

And if your dad wants to, he can also listen to the radio through this bad boy as well!

This 8-in-1 turntable also has built-in speakers that work exceptionally well, so it’s not like you’ll only enjoy the presence of the features in it.

All in all, this is a pretty cool-looking turntable your dad will surely love to use when he wants to listen to his tunes.

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13. Baloo Weighted Blanket

Baloo Weighted Blanket

This could be a wonderful birthday gift for dads who want to sleep soundly at night with something warm on them.

According to the Sleep Foundation, weighted blankets are blankets with weight added to them so people can feel more secure when sleeping.

This in turn decreases any anxious feelings the user might be feeling before falling asleep.

The Baloo weighted blanket is made from chemical-free cotton that is double stitched to keep the glass beads from leaking out from the inside. It’s also quite easy to wash being machine washable and dryer safe.

And if your dad shares his bed with someone who doesn’t necessarily want a weighted blanket, you can always get him a size smaller blanket.

With a wonderfully comfortable blanket like this, your dad can enjoy his night as snug as a bug.

14. Mounted Magnetic Bottle Opener

Mounted Magnetic Bottle Opener

Want to bring a little spice into your dad’s beer-drinking routine on his 60th birthday?

This Mounted Magnetic Bottle Opener can be one of his fun birthday gifts then.

When your father pops the cap off his beer and catches onto the magnetic surface of this nifty gift, it will make for an INTERESTING part of the furniture.

Not only that, your dad can directly install it on his fridge and won’t have to worry about stray caps rolling around.

That way, he can have a blast while he hosts his friends with this cool bottle opener.

15. NY Threads Luxurious Mens Shawl Collar Fleece Bathrobe

NY Threads Luxurious Mens Shawl Collar Fleece Bathrobe

Life can get tiring at times. Sometimes you just want to hop into a bath, get out, and throw a nifty bathrobe, and lounge in your house all day.

We’re sure your dad feels the same too, especially when he hits that 60th birthday milestone. So why not make him feel like a king in his own house with this bathrobe?

The comfort it provides makes it a hit for both new dads and old dads alike.

It’s insanely soft and fluffy which means your dad can wear this ALL DAY without feeling like he needs to change out of anytime soon.

It’s even got BIG pockets so your dad can put things like pens, money, or even pocketbooks inside it. Or you know, his hands if he needs to warm them up. It’s one thoughtful gift for a 50-year old man, too.  

16. Premium Homebrewing Starter Kit

Premium Homebrewing Starter Kit

Is your dad always raving about the beers he had when he was a stalwart youth that just doesn’t seem to exist anywhere anymore? Or is he the type who likes to do things his way, even when it comes to drinks?

Either way, getting him a craft beer brewing kit is a great birthday gift he can surely enjoy.

This home brewing kit is a great place to start to create beer, and it makes things incredibly easy. It has everything your dad possibly needs to brew like a thermometer, a hydrometer, a 5-gallon kettle, and a transparent 6-gallon fermenter.

The transparent jug is a plus so your dad can view the fermentation process which is always fascinating to see.

Aside from that, it comes with a bottle of industry-standard sanitizer so the equipment can always stay nice and clean which is incredibly important when it comes to brewing beer.

All in all, this is a cool present to give to your dad so he can create his favorite drink at home.

17. Kindle Paperback

Kindle Paperback

Is your dad a bookworm who always claims that he will never read enough books in his life?

Then getting him a Kindle Paperback as part of his birthday gifts will ignite his passion for reading even more books when he reaches his 60th birthday.

The Kindle is a convenient gadget your dad can use to read whatever he wants, whenever he wants.

It can store up to 2000 to 6000 ebooks if you opt for the 8GB Kindle Paperback! There’s a 32GB version that may prove useful if your dad is more of an audiobook listener than a reader.

He can even bring it along to the beach if he ever decides to celebrate a holiday event with the family.  It has an IPX rating of IPX7 meaning that it’s waterproof.

That means your dad doesn’t have to worry about his Kindle breaking if someone splashes water on it. He can even bring it along for a dip in the water since it can handle being submerged in water for up to 3 feet.

18. LEATHERMAN Wave + Multitool

LEATHERMAN Wave + Multitool

Maybe your dad is the type of guy who likes fixing stuff or taking things apart.

If that’s the case, getting him this multitool for his 60th birthday is one of the terrific gift ideas you can get him.

This multitool has an incredibly diverse set of tools that will let your dad do a lot with it. It’s got pliers, cutting tools, screwdrivers, wire tools, spring-action scissors, and even a bottle opener for when your dad wants to pop a cold one open while working on his project.

And it’s not like it’s made of flimsy material either. It’s made of HIGH-QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL [1] that’s secured by threaded fasteners.

With a multitool like this, your dad will surely find tinkering away on his projects to be way easier.

19. Dad Jokes: The Good, The Bad, and The Terrible

Dad Jokes: The Good, The Bad, and The Terrible

It’s time to tickle your dad’s funny bone because you’ll have a bone to pick with him if he gets his hands on this book on his 60th birthday.

If your dad fancies himself a funny kind of guy, then this funny gift will strengthen his power when telling a funny joke.

This book has over 600 dad jokes for your dad to chuckle at while adding them to his personal collection of jokes that will cause the entire family to suffer together.

Although you and the rest of the family may suffer several days of your dad setting up those terrible dad jokes, it’ll be worth it when he laughs and the whole family groans at how stupid they are.

20. Table Top Picture Frame

Table Top Picture Frame

Dads can be so sentimental in their own ways, so why not give your dad a picture frame that he can use in his office as one of his gifts on his special day?

The stand is made of solid wood with acrylic glass panes to hold whatever pictures he chooses to display.

With this picture frame, he can always have a memento of his family. He can put pictures of the day he became a husband on his wedding day, the day he became a father with the birth of his kids or a recent picture of the entire family.

It’s a wonderful gift that can help your pa to look back and think fondly of his life.

21. Parker Sonnet Fountain Pen

Parker Sonnet Fountain Pen

Signing documents can be tiresome, but that doesn’t mean your dad has to do it without a sense of flare.

Getting him a fancy fountain pen will surely brighten his day when he signs his signature at the bottom with this birthday gift!

The Parker Sonnet is a wonderful gift idea to give to your father. With its stainless steel nib and lacquer finished body, your dad will feel elegant as he jots down important notes on his paper.

The best part about this pen is it uses INK CARTRIDGES that can be replaced so that using it isn’t a hassle even if your dad ventures out of his study or office to travel.

Whether his destination is an important business trip or a simple visit to the bank, he can bring this pen to sign any document without a single worry in the world.

22. Trade Coffee Box

Trade Coffee Box

If your dad considers himself somewhat of a coffee connoisseur or just a general coffee enjoyer, then gifting him this box subscription service will allow him to taste even more coffee roasts and types from all over the US.

All he needs to do is take a test on their site that will allow them to curate the coffee box they’ll send to him based on his taste.

After taking the test, he can decide how often they’ll send him his Trade Coffee Box.

All in all, this cool box subscription is WORTH ITS COST if it means your dad can drink and enjoy coffee every morning with a smile on his face starting on his 60th birthday.

23. JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker

If your dad is one who loves dancing to the old classic 80s rock songs or new beats from today, this is your sign to get him the JBL Flip 5 as one of his birthday gifts so he can enjoy his jams whenever he wants to.

The JBL Flip 5 is an awesome birthday gift idea that is waterproof, making it suitable for some fun on the beach or the poolside. He can also sling it on his backpack if he’s the type to go trekking.

The quality of the audio is SUPERB, allowing for the bass to come through, as well as any high pitches.

Even if your dad cranks up the volume to its maximum, the audio won’t sound distorted in any way which is always a great thing with any kind of speaker.

And if your dad is excited to sing along to his favorite hits of whatever decade, he’ll be glad to know that this speaker can last 12 hours so he can enjoy his music to the fullest.

24. Best Dad Ever T-Shirt

Best Dad Ever T-Shirt

If you feel like your gift ideas aren’t really hitting the mark, then you can always get your dad this cool Best Dad Ever t-shirt.

We mean, what screams “best 60th birthday gift!” for your DAD than a Best. Dad. Ever. t-shirt?

It’s a touching present that’ll give your dad the right to brag to his friends that his kids think he’s the best dad ever. Period.

Not only is it a shirt for great dads to show their pride *cough*YOUR DAD*cough* it’s also a shirt that is comfortable and made to be worn without issue.

It’s made of 100% cotton and the iron-pressed letters won’t peel or fade even as the years pass by.

If you want your dad to have fun with his birthday gifts, then this shirt will surely check that box off the list.

Conclusion

While gift guides like this can help you choose amazing 60th birthday gifts for dads, the best gift you can give your dad on his 60th birthday is spending time with him on that special day.

Gifts are great and all, but it might be a better treat for your dad if you show up with all the people he loves.

So be sure to get your birthday gifts ready and throw him a birthday party celebration that will make your dad feel truly special on such a wonderful milestone.

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