35 Best Gifts for 90 Year Old Men and Women

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Reaching the age of 90 is a big milestone and deserves to be celebrated. Choosing the right gift for a senior citizen can be tricky because they have everything they need and they may be limited on some activities due to mobility issues.

Choosing the right gift for a 90 year old is important whether they are celebrating a birthday, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day. Even if you are buying a gift just because, you want to spend money on something an elderly person will love and use.

We’ve made this list of gifts that are useful, fun and easy to use. Whether you are buying gifts for 90 year old man or gifts for 90 year old woman you are sure to find several ideas that they will love.

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Gifts for 90 Year Old Men and Women

To make shopping for your special occasion easier, we’ve sorted our list of gift ideas into sections. Below you’ll find:

  • The best 90th birthday gift ideas
  • Christmas gift ideas
  • Other great gift ideas for any occasion

Not every ideal present is one that can be bought and wrapped… so we have included plenty of special gift options that are “outside of the box” so to speak. We’ve listed some ideas for experience gifts, subscriptions, and sentimental gifts that are sure to bring fond memories.

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Unique 90th Birthday Gifts

Imagine all the changes and experiences one witnesses over nine decades! From world events to personal memories, turning 90 is a journey through history itself. Every wrinkle, every story, and every laugh line is a testament to their unique journey.

Here are some great 90th birthday gift ideas that we think they will love!

90th Birthday Newspaper Poster

Would you like a unique 90th birthday gift idea that has beautiful meaning? Well, how about a newspaper page that will immortalize this special day for her/him?

You can print this "digital product", which is delivered with its classic look and different size options, in any size and with high quality from anywhere you want.

Easily frame it with a mat so it can hang on their wall. This special and wonderful birthday gift is the perfect way for them to reminisce about their birth year and their life!

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90th Birthday Milestone Bracelet

Celebrate the magnificence of nine decades with this beautiful milestone bracelet. Handcrafted with love and meticulous attention to detail, this bracelet isn't just a piece of jewelry; it's a symbol of timeless elegance and life's cherished moments. The birthday girl will love the beautiful blue Lapis Lazuli beads, the delicate silver heart charm, and the meaningful message card that is included within the gift box.

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90th Birthday Gift Basket

Gift boxes are always an excellent choice, and this beautiful gift box set is the perfect 90th birthday gift! This personalized box comes with a custom mug, a colorful note for her, an 8 oz. scented soy candle, soap, and an inspirational magnet. This personalized mug is simply beautiful with soft yellow and indigo flowers and is wonderful for drinking her morning coffee or evening tea. The beautiful graphic and custom name will never fade and will stay colorful for years to come. She will remember this special 90-year milestone every time she uses it!

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90 Years Funny Birthday Coffee Mug

Is it even a happy birthday if they aren't drinking out of their 90th birthday mug

Perfect for coffee, tea or any beverage, a funny coffee mug is a great present for 90 year old women or men that have everything. They will enjoy a laugh while they enjoy their morning coffee - or maybe they drink their favorite adult beverage during their 90th birthday celebration!

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Related: Ridiculously Funny Coffee Mugs You Need Right Now

Christmas gift ideas for 90 year olds

90th Birthday Christmas Ornament

Whether you're looking for a unique holiday decoration or a heartfelt birthday gift, this personalized Christmas Ornament beautifully bridges the gap between the joy of the holiday season and the celebration of 90 incredible years. Made of ceramic, this 3-inch ornament displays their name, age, and photo for a personal touch. Can be customized for any birthday - not just their 90th! Includes a gold cord and gift box, ready for giving.

Lovingly handcrafted, this bespoke ornament elevates any Christmas tree into a gallery of cherished memories, making it an unforgettable keepsake for your loved one's milestone birthday celebration.

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Vince Womens Boiled Cashmere Clean Edge Knit Scarf

Wrap her up in unparalleled luxury with this exceptionally soft cashmere scarf. Crafted from the finest boiled cashmere, this scarf offers a sumptuous feel and timeless elegance. Its clean-edge design ensures it pairs effortlessly with any outfit, making it the ultimate accessory for both style and warmth.

Comes in a range of chic, versatile colors to match any wardrobe. Made in the USA, it's a fabulous gift for the winter season!

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Electric Power Lift Linen Recliner Massage Chair

Gift the epitome of relaxation and accessibility with this electric recliner from Best Choice Products. Tailored for the ultimate comfort experience, this chair combines power lift and recline functions with soothing massage features.

Crafted in premium linen upholstery (warmer for their bodies than leather would be), it's not just a chair—it's a sanctuary for rest and rejuvenation.

My grandmother was gifted a similar chair with a power lift to make it easier for her to get up and down - but with the massage and heat features, this chair is even better!!

Perfect for seniors, it offers easy mobility, luxurious comfort, and a touch of elegance to any living space.

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Heated Jacket with Detachable Hood

Sometimes a regular jacket just isn't enough. For someone who wishes they had their own personal mug warmer for their body, this soft shell heated jacket is a fantastic gift.

Includes 3 heat zones and a battery pack to keep the warmth flowing for up to 10 hours. It's machine washable too!

(You may be skeptical of this one like we were at first, so be sure to check out the positive reviews!)

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Sunbeam Heated Throw Blanket

A heated throw blanket is a useful present for almost any family member, especially older people who have difficulty staying warm in the winter. This electric throw blanket comes in different colors and has a controller with 4 heat settings and a 4 hour auto shut-off timer for safety. With one super soft minky side and ultra warm sherpa on the reverse side, it will be a great way to stay cozy in bed or while lounging on the sofa.

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UGG Men's Tasman Slippers

The best thing you can get someone who has everything is a practical gift that you know they can use. You really can't ever go wrong with a pair of slippers, especially a high quality pair like these UGG men's slippers.

Whether you're shopping for your elderly parents or a young man, this is an excellent gift idea that is sure to get a lot of use.

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Men’s Patterned Cashmere Scarf

A cashmere scarf is warm and soft and perfect for colder months. They come in a variety of patterns to fit any style and look classy as well.

This 100% cashmere scarf for men is a great idea for a Christmas gift or a birthday gift in the winter.

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Other great gift ideas for any occasion

Nixplay Smart Digital Photo Frame

A photo album is wonderful for a trip down memory lane but they can be difficult to keep up to date. A digital picture frame like this one by Nixplay is a useful gift for older adults, especially those who have family members living far away. It is a wonderful way to keep dad or grandpa in touch with what's happening now.

Easily send photos to this digital photo frame with email or by using an app on your phone so that your favorite family member can easily see updated photos and daily life of their family and friends. Available in multiple frame sizes, and display on a shelf or easily wall mount in minutes.

We actually gifted this picture frame to my mother-in-law last Christmas, and it has been really easy to email new photos of the grandchildren so she can see current pictures instantly!

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Digital Weather Center

Older generations seem to always want to be on top of the weather forecast, and the best way to do so is with a digital weather center. This neat gadget will get a lot of use as they can easily keep up with indoor and outdoor temps, humidity, and the daily weather.

Easy to install with customizable alerts. A wonderful gift for elderly people (and honestly I want one too!).

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Wood Family Tree Chart

This may be the most perfect birthday gift ever, and would be a fantastic way to celebrate your favorite senior citizen's special day. Any grandparent likely has a beautiful family legacy. Help them to visualize it with a custom personalized family tree that shows their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren all in one place. You can choose from two to six generations and customize the wood finish and size.

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Luxury Whiskey Glass Set

A set of old fashioned whiskey glasses and ice stones is the perfect present for the special man in your life, especially older men who enjoy the finer things.

He can toast to good health and share a drink with his best friend (or a special lady) without his favorite beverage getting watered down.

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Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager

Trust me when I say that a massager is one of the best gifts ever. This massage chair utilizes innovative 2D/3D finger pressure shiatsu, rolling, compression, vibration and heat functions to provide a super comfortable massage that will feel like the spa. Just place this massager on any chair or sofa, and it's ready to go!

(We have a different type of massage chair, but it is incredible! It's been one of the best Christmas gifts my husband has received.)

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FIT KING Leg Air Massager

Elevate their relaxation game with this leg massager! Designed for ultimate comfort, this state-of-the-art device uses air compression technology to relieve leg pain, improve circulation, and reduce stress. With multiple intensity settings and a user-friendly interface, it's your go-to solution for targeted leg therapy. A good gift idea for athletes, seniors, or anyone in need of some high-quality pampering. 

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Window Bird Feeder

Nature lovers can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without even leaving their home. A window bird feeder brings the outdoors close and it's the perfect gift for anyone who loves bird watching over their morning coffee.

Include a bird identification book and some birdseed for a unique gift that they will enjoy all year long.

(We have this exact bird feeder, and love seeing our feathered friends snacking at our kitchen window. Our cat loves watching them too!)

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Related: The Best Gifts for Bird Lovers

Charles Dickens: Four Novels (Leather-bound Classics)

A good book is an easy way to pass the time, and is the ideal gift for any book loving birthday person. Books offer an escape from life's stresses and can be read in a chair or bed --- reading is the perfect activity to do just about anywhere!

Consider picking up a book about a hobby or a historical guide or a nice leather-bound version of a classic favorite. This set contains 4 of Charles Dickens' most popular works - The Adventures of Oliver TwistA Christmas CarolA Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations - in an elegant, leather-bound, keepsake edition.

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500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

A puzzle is a great activity for anyone who likes to pass the time without relying on screens. Not only will jigsaw puzzles provide a fun activity, it stimulates brain function and keeps cognitive skills sharp. This special gift can be worked on alone or with friends or family members.

This 500 piece puzzle of a country store is a fun one, but be sure to check out all of the scenes with various puzzle difficulty too!

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Raised Garden Bed

For anyone who loves flowers, gardening, or just learning a new skill, this raised garden bed makes the best gift! Perfect for growing plants on a balcony, patio, or even in the backyard, this planter makes it easy without having to bend down.

Sturdy wood construction and plenty of space for a variety of plants -- but other sizes are available too.

If you want to build a raised planter box yourself (and make this more of a sentimental gift), check out this DIY raised garden bed tutorial!

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Device Tracker

This is a great present idea, and one that I just recently bought for myself! Keeping up with keys and other small items is difficult for everybody but becomes increasingly more difficult as we age. This device tracker is perfect for finding the lost remote control, car keys, wallet, and even a cell phone.

(Makes a thoughtful gift for senior citizens who aren't keen on using more complex tracking devices like Air Tags.)

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Related: Gifts for Grandpa He’s Sure to Love

Subscriptions and Digital Gifts

In a world where the digital sphere is becoming more significant, gifting something that exists in the cloud or online has its own charm and practicality. Subscription and digital gifts are wonderful for those who love staying updated or entertained through the click of a button. Plus, they’re gifts that keep on giving, often month after month. 

Here are some excellent digital and subscription gifts perfect for a 90th birthday celebration.

Magazine or Newspaper Subscriptions

Nostalgic Magazines: What better way to evoke memories than a subscription to a nostalgic magazine like Good Old Days magazine? These publications, which often feature articles, pictures, and pop culture references from yesteryears, can offer a sentimental journey through time. It’s like a monthly dose of good old days delivered right to their doorstep.

Monthly Crossword Puzzles: For the crossword enthusiast, you could arrange for a monthly delivery of challenging puzzles. These puzzles can be specifically chosen to match their skill level, and some services even allow you to add personalized clues or themes. Not only is this a fun activity, but it’s also a great way to keep the mind sharp.

Streaming Services

Netflix Subscription: If your 90-year-old is a movie or series buff, Netflix has a wealth of options tailored to all sorts of tastes. From classic films to modern hits and Netflix originals, the platform offers endless hours of quality entertainment. Plus, with the option for multiple user profiles, they can share the gift with family members too!

Spotify for Music Lovers: For someone who loves their tunes, Spotify is an inexhaustible resource. A premium subscription lets them listen ad-free, download their favorite tracks, and explore playlists curated just for them. It’s a beautiful way to rediscover beloved songs from their past or even discover new genres and artists.

Digital Memory Libraries

Explore Family History: If they’re interested in genealogy, a subscription to Ancestry or MyHeritage can be a window to the past. With access to countless historical records, they can piece together their family tree, discover long-lost relatives, and even find out what traits have been passed down through generations.

Digital Photo Storage like Google Photos: The modern world offers new ways to cherish memories. By gifting a subscription to a service like Google Photos, they can securely store and easily access decades of photos. Even better, family members can contribute to shared albums, creating an ever-expanding digital scrapbook.

Remember, the beauty of digital and subscription gifts lies in their flexibility and the sustained joy they bring. They’re gifts that don’t collect dust but rather offer a continually refreshing experience.

Experience Gifts

Experience gifts are all about creating lasting memories rather than giving tangible items. They focus on time spent, new adventures, or rekindling old memories. For someone who’s seen as much of life as a 90-year-old has, these gifts can be profoundly meaningful.

Memory-driven experiences

Organize a Heartwarming Family Reunion: Gathering the whole family from all corners is the perfect way to walk down memory lane. Pick their favorite local park, maybe a spot they’ve often reminisced about or where they spent many weekends with family. To make it even more special, recreate some of their favorite old-time picnic recipes or play music from their younger years.

Surprise Video Tribute: In today’s digital age, distance doesn’t need to keep loved ones apart. If family and friends are scattered worldwide, use platforms like WeTransfer or Dropbox to gather short video messages. These can then be compiled into a heartwarming video montage. Platforms like Animoto or Filmora can help make the editing process a breeze. Maybe include snippets from their favorite songs or incorporate old family footage for an extra nostalgic touch.

Spend the Day Together: It may not seem like a big deal, but one of the best gifts you can give is your time and attention! Sit in the living room and have a chat, drink some tea, look through old family photos, or ask them to tell you their life story. If they want to, you might look up people that they used to know – old classmates, coworkers, or friends – to see if those people have photos on social media or obituaries listed. It may seem sad, but it could be a great way for them to reminisce and connect with their younger days.

Letters and Testimonials: Encourage the younger generation to write letters or stories. These could be their favorite memories, a special message about good times together, or best wishes for the next year of life. These hand-written notes, brimming with love, could be the best gift they receive.

Relaxation and Leisure

Spa Day Retreat: Everyone, irrespective of age, loves a little pampering. Book them a spa day at your local day spa or wellness center. Think beyond the basic massages—how about a gentle mud bath, aromatherapy sessions, or even a soothing facial tailored for mature skin?

Theatre Night Out: The arts have a timeless appeal. Secure tickets to their favorite classic play, musical, or other performance. If mobility is a concern, consider premium seats with extra legroom or even box seats. And why stop at the play? Maybe arrange for a lovely pre-theatre dinner at a nearby restaurant they’ve always loved or wanted to try.

New Experiences

Museum Adventure: While they might have 90 years of personal history, there’s always something new to learn. If there’s a museum or historical site nearby they’ve never visited, plan a day out. Many establishments offer guided tours, providing a rich, immersive experience.

Creative Workshops: Is there a craft or skill they’ve shown interest in but never pursued? Local community centers or art schools often host short-term pottery classes, painting workshops, or even dance lessons tailored for seniors. It’s not just about the skill but the joy of trying something new and meeting fellow enthusiasts.

Remember, the key to experience gifts is not just the activity itself but the thoughtful planning and personal touch you add to it. Making them feel cherished is the best gift of all!


The 90th birthday isn’t just about marking another year. It’s about celebrating love, memories, and shared experiences. While these gifts are all thoughtful, remember, it’s the emotion and the memories behind them that truly count.

Phew! That was quite a list, wasn’t it? Here’s hoping you find the perfect choice to make their day truly memorable. Cheers to 90 years and many more memories to come!

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Amanda is a mom of four kids, two dogs, some chickens, and a few hundred composting worms. As a former teacher and fitness instructor, and the oldest of a houseful of kids, she has quite a bit of experience educating others – which she now does via writing! Gift giving isn’t her main love language, but she loves shopping for the perfect gifts for others.

You can find her on her main blog at amandaseghetti.com and on all social media @amandaseghetti <3

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