Most people who lived their childhood in 1950s to 1980s remember that the radio was an essential part of life before PCs iPhones and iPads tablets dominated our life. My mother used to listen to it all day while she's working at home, my father used to carry it to his bed during his nap time to listen to news bulletin. New generation lost the joy of radio. still, it would make the prefect gift for your father, mother parents and senior people. 

short wave radios that could collect the signal across long range areas, FM or medium wave, now waterproofed shower radios for people who would like to listen to radio in shower is a great joy.