18 best 30th birthday gifts for her and for him

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If you're feeling stuck shopping for the perfect 30th birthday gifts and are looking for inspiration, you've come to right place.

Whether you love the idea of handmade 30th birthday gifts or creative birthday gift ideas that will be memorable, we've curated a selection of gifts for her and presents for him that anyone celebrating a milestone birthday will treasure.

So, whether you're shopping for 30th birthday gifts for a husband, wife, sister, daughter, son or best friend, we've got ideas for all budgets.

You can also shop our gifts for couples guide – in case you want to buy a joint 30th present for a pair.

What do you get a woman for her 30th birthday?

A gift that can last for generations, such as a piece of really well made, good quality jewellery or something for the home that will remind them of this special birthday whenever they look at it are both good 30th birthday gift ideas for women.

Julie Deane, founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, knows a thing or two about finding the perfect gift thanks to her now-iconic, British bag brand and she also recommends:

"A tried and tested firm favourite is to buy something related to a time you spent together. My daughter and I loved watching Queer Eye, so a cookbook from one of the cast was something I was excited to give her as it brought back happy memories."

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What do you get a man for his 30th birthday?

Get guys a gift which will continue to bring pleasure for years to come. Whether that's a material gift or the experience of learning a new skill.

Not to stereotype, but men tend to prefer practical gifts. My partner wanted a pair of good quality, top-of-the-range walking boots for his 30th birthday. A keen hiker, he'll use the boots for years and put their 10 year guarantee to the test.

He also received the opportunity to do a tandem skydive to celebrate his 30th birthday. A gift that personally terrifies me but he was thrilled with it – a once-in-a-lifetime experience that he will never, ever forget.

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Coffee subscription, from £25

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Coffee subscription, from £25

Give the gift of great coffee to any caffeine aficionado who is clued up on their beans, blends and roasts. They choose a grind type, which coffees they get and their preferred delivery schedule - so they always get the coffee they want, exactly when they want it.

Custom travel bag, from £225, Longchamp

Custom travel bag, from £225, Longchamp

Purveyors of practical yet stylish bags since the 1940s, Longchamp are now offering the opportunity for you to personalise their iconic designs with the initials. Custom design the travel bag to suit any style. Pick the background and lettering colour, handles, fastenings and choose what initials you'd like. You can even choose what you'd like stamped on the leather, be it a date or the year the recipient turned 30.

The Little Botanical Green Plant Gang, £50

The Little Botanical Green Plant Gang, £50

Bring joy into anyone's home by gifting them a gorgeous plant (or three). Place on a bookshelf, desk, table, cabinet, windowsill or more to add style and a sense of calm to any space and keep your fingers crossed that the recipient keeps the green gifts alive for long enough to really enjoy and benefit from them!

Pablo Picasso - 'Head, 1946' Framed Print, £199

Pablo Picasso - 'Head, 1946' Framed Print, £199

Between May and June 1946, Picasso created a series of paintings and lithographs of fellow painter (and the mother of two of his children) Françoise Gilot. This whimsical piece is a print of one of Picasso's drawings, thought perhaps to be Gilot with flowers in her hair.

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum, £127

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum, £127

Le Labo is a brand known for it's supreme scents and understand luxury fragrances. This unisex scent has notes of cardamom, iris, violet and ambrox, with a hint of spice and musk. Every glass Le Labo bottle is refillable, so whether you're buying for the eco-conscious or not, this a gift with sustainable props to boot.

Accent armchair, £399

Accent armchair, £399

Help someone furnishing their first home make a statement with a on-trend accent chair. Available in five colours from blush pink to twilight blue, this is a piece that will add style to any space.

Abstract Set of 3 Framed Wall Art Prints, £145

Abstract Set of 3 Framed Wall Art Prints, £145

Like a starter set for anyone thinking of adding some art to their walls, this set of three abstract prints features a dreamy blend of colours that will suit a wide variety of interior styles.

Gold Shuga Pavé Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings, £995

Gold Shuga Pavé Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings, £995

These diamond huggie hoop earrings are the perfect accessory for a special occasion but are also understated enough to be worn during the day to add a touch of sparkle and elegance to any outfit. Designed by British brand Dinny Hall, this is a truly exceptional gift for a very special milestone birthday.

Tandem skydive, £299

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Tandem skydive, £299

Not a gift for the faint-hearted, this a present for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies who are looking for a once in a life time experience.

Personalised Polka Dot Ceramic Serving Bowl, £62

Personalised Polka Dot Ceramic Serving Bowl, £62

A useful serving bowl with an eye-catching design and embellished with gold, this exceptional piece of crockery can be personalised with a name, date or special saying to mark a milestone birthday. Made from white stoneware clay, this unique piece is handmade and hand painted to the highest quality.

Shepherd Hut Two Night Stay And Garden Oven Supper, £335

Shepherd Hut Two Night Stay And Garden Oven Supper, £335

Dimpsey Glamping is a luxurious glamping retreat based in a shepherd's hut on an idyllic small farm in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, Somerset. Alongside a luxurious two night stay, visitors receive a welcome basket and dinner for two cooked with fresh, local produce.

SMEG milk frother, £149

SMEG milk frother, £149

If coffee is life for the 29 year old you know, buy them this milk frother to level up their homemade coffee game and make the ultimate coffee in their own kitchen.

Rare Birds book club subscription, from £42

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Rare Birds book club subscription, from £42

A monthly book subscription that comes with a digital book club, this is a letterbox gift with a charming twist. Gift an avid reader a three, six or twelve month subscription to Rare Birds Book Club and they will receive a specially selected fiction novel through the post every month. Once they've read the book, they'll have access to exclusive online forums to share thoughts on the books they've read with a friendly, like-minded community. On top of all of that, each book is beautifully wrapped and arrives with a limited-edition postcard, so it's like a gift that keeps on giving.

Gucci Stainless Steel Bee Motif Watch, £850

Gucci Stainless Steel Bee Motif Watch, £850

Featuring the distinctive bee motif, this stainless stell watch by Gucci is a timeless piece intended to be worn for decades. Practical, playful and made to an exceptional standard this is no ordinary timepiece for no ordinary birthday.

Apple TV, £149

Aside from providing access to Apple's relatively new streaming service and award-winning TV series such as The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, an Apple TV box also unlocks the potential to stream Netflix, Now TV and other streaming platforms through your TV. Other features include the ability to play Youtube through a TV screen and mirror project an Apple Mac laptop screen on a larger television screen.

Pyjama set, £95

Pyjama set, £95

It can't be just us that covets a pair of ridiculous soft and luxuriously comfy pyjamas, so you can't really go wrong with this cute, striped cotton set. Oversized but super flattering, this matching set is by stylist Barbara McMillan and her brand Honna – designed to be timeless and ultra-soft.

Weekend bag, £165

Weekend bag, £165

Weekends away with family and friends, weekly trips to the gym, a steady stream of stag dos – any guy turning 30 is going to have a lot of different uses for their durable yet smart weekend bag. Choose from four different colour ways or switch up the strap for a woven material to customise the bag specifically for the recipient.

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Coffee Machine by Magimix in Black, £169

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Coffee Machine by Magimix in Black, £169

Transform someone's work from home daily routine (or save them a ton of money on takeaway coffees) by gifting a Nespresso coffee machine. With a three year guarantee included and a starter pack of capsules, the only thing standing between the birthday girl or boy and endless cups of pro-level coffee is the decision of where to plug it in.