knitted slippers would be wonderful if they arent slippery on the bottom. A nice bookmark and a book, If he wears glasses and so on, could make like a kinda scarf with pockets so he would have glasses, pens, tissues, etc all at within reach. A knitted stuffed teddy bear, who wouldnt love one of those? A knitted flower pot cover with a nice plant inside. A heart shaped knitted pillow or any shape for that matter. A knitted little keepsake box filled with hard candy. Oh I can go on and on sometimes.