Best 60th birthday gifts for her and him in 2022

From traditional 60th birthday gifts to practical presents and sentimental treasures, these are the most memorable gifts to mark this special milestone in 2022

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Shopping for 60th birthday gifts comes with a certain amount of pressure–after all, it's an important milestone and you only turn 60 once.

Gifting for a special birthday tends to take a little bit of extra thought compared to other years, as it's an age where you really want to show some appreciation for your loved one. 

From luxury 60th birthday gifts for her to unusual 60th birthday gifts him, our carefully curated pick of best 60th birthday gifts to give in 2022 is full of inspiration for anyone marking this special milestone this year, whether you're looking for special jewellery pieces from the best jewelry brands or something personalised that they'll cherish forever. 

The top 10 60th birthday gifts of 2022

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Cut down your research time and go straight for the best with our pick of the top 10 60th birthday gifts for 2022 that can work for everyone. Or, scroll down to discover further gift ideas for him and her.

  1. Roberts Revival Uno smart radio: View at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
  2. Moleskin Traveller's Passion Journal: View at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
  3. Fortnum & Mason The Fortmason Hamper: View at Fortnum & Mason (opens in new tab)
  4. Monogrammed Deep Thistle Wool Scarf: View at Not On The High Street (opens in new tab)
  5. Cire Trudon Salta scented candle: View at Net-A-Porter (opens in new tab)
  6. Vera Wang for Wedgwood 'With Love' Frame: View at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
  7. Shades of Cool London Golden Fern Hand Block Printed Quilt: View at Shades of Cool London (opens in new tab)
  8. Papier photo book: View at Papier (opens in new tab)
  9. Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Wellbeing 10-Piece Bath & Shower Oil Collection: View at Liberty London (opens in new tab)
  10. Virgin Experience Days gift card: View at Virgin Experience Days (opens in new tab)

60th birthday gifts for her

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1. Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Cologne

RRP: From £54 for 30ml

The best perfumes for women are always a good choice for special occasion gifts—and Jo Malone London is a reliable for unique elegant blends that never fail to make an impression.

As one of the best Jo Malone fragrances, Pomegranate Noir is a great choice for anyone new to the brand. It's a favourite among loyal customers for its dark fruity notes with a touch of spice—and it even comes in several home fragrance formats if you'd like to pair it with one of the best Jo Malone candles too.

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2. The White Company Long Lightweight Waffle Robe

RRP: £60

If you want to give her a practical gift that she can make use of everyday but still want to make it that little bit extra special for the occasion, a luxury dressing gown would be a great idea.

This soft waffle number from The White Company is one of the best bath robes for women who want to cosy up in something pretty but comfortable too. It comes in three gorgeous colours—white, light grey and a new cloud pink launch for the spring and summer months.

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3. Cire Trudon Salta candle

RRP: From £38 for 270g

A fancy candle is always a welcome gift for any special occasion and this Cire Trudon showstopper is one of the best scented candles for making an impression.

It's packed with addictive citrus notes like Calabrese mandarin essential oil and softly sharp grapefruit that blend with a warming golden mimosa for a mediterranean feel. The luxury jar also feels fitting for marking a special occasion.

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4. Dartington Crystal Rhumba Barrel Vase

RRP: From £49

For a special birthday, it's often a nice idea to gift a token that can be kept and admired over the years. This impressive vase will do just that, without making too much of a dent in your bank account. The Dartington Crystal has had pretty swirls carved into it and is decorated with a Swarovski crystal finish.

And for a gift that keeps on giving, you could even pair this vase with a subscription from one of the UK's best flower delivery services.

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5. Vera Wang for Wedgwood 'With Love' Frame

RRP: From £65

A sentimental token always make for a meaningful special occasion gift and something from the Vera Wang homeware collection will make it extra memorable.

This unique design would look elegant in any home and comes with the option for either a silver or a pearl border. With the interlocking ring design on the edge it could even make for one of the best engagement gifts or best wedding gifts for couples too.

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6. Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Wellbeing 10-Piece Bath & Shower Oil Collection

RRP: £65

If you can't quite afford to send them on one of the best spa breaks in the UK, this wellbeing collection could make a lovely alternative for any loved ones you want to treat to a little bit of indulgent relaxation.

It comes with 10 bottles of Aromatherapy Associates bath and shower oils which they can include in their at-home pampering routine. Each bottle features a different signature scent from the cult wellbeing brand, but we love Deep Relax as it's one of the best sleep aids for winding down before bed.

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7. Liberty London Iphis Portland Cross-Body Bag

RRP: £425

The best designer bags always make for a much-appreciated birthday gift and this Liberty London pick is a perfect 60th birthday treat. With a pretty print and neutral colours, this can be worn with any capsule wardrobe staples and the crossbody style make it convenient for taking out and about during the day or wearing off the shoulder in the evening.

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8. Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the Yard pendant in sterling silver

RRP: £465

Diamonds are the traditional gift for a 60th wedding anniversary, so why not use this occasion to treat them to a special diamond token. Tiffany & Co are known for having some of the best jewellery gifts around—especially as they come in those iconic little blue boxes for an extra touch of excitement.

This necklace is simple enough to wear everyday but elegant enough to wear on an evening out, making it one of the best necklaces for women who prefer an understated jewellery look.

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9. Shades of Cool London Golden Fern Hand Block Printed Quilt

RRP: £185

Unique homeware pieces are always a good idea for special occasions, so this impressive quilt would make a lovely 60th birthday gift. Shades of Cool London uses traditional prints and materials that are usually used in India to make their impressive pieces and add a touch of the east to your home.

This bright print is a new addition to their collection and can be used to drape over the sofa, finish off their bedding or even cuddle up into on cold days. It would also make one of the best gifts for couples who are just moving in together and want to spruce up their new place a bit.

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10. Papier The Minimalist Hardback Photo Book

RRP: From £35

For a meaningful and memorable gift that doesn't blow the budget, a Papier photo book is a great option. It can be fully personalised so that you can decide what shape you want, what colour theme to go for and how many pages you want to include.

You then upload all of your photos and you can choose between different page layouts and add your own messages to each page. Plus, delivery is generally pretty quick so it's ticks all the boxes on convenience.

60th birthday gifts for him

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1. Barbour Ashby corduroy-trimmed waxed cotton jacket

RRP: £210

If he enjoys the outdoors (or just likes to make a fashion statement in the cold), this Barbour jacket will be a much-appreciated gift. It comes with a waxed exterior to protect from wet weather, but a corduroy collar for a touch of style.

It also has a range of pockets for convenience and a cosy inner lining for warmth. This particular does come in a few different colours too so that you can match this to their wardrobe.

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2. Roberts Revival Uno smart radio

RRP: From £149.99

With a vintage look but modern functionality, this smart radio would make any 60-year-old smile. It comes with bluetooth so that they connect their smartphone to it to stream their favourite music and also comes with DAB, DAB+ and FM radio stations.

There are even two alarm options and a sleep timer so that it can help them with sleep and bedtime routine and it's available in a wide range of different colours.

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3. Moleskin Traveller's Passion Journal

RRP: From £26.99

If they like to travel then help them record their adventures with this exciting journal. It comes with pages for planning their trips and recording any memories that made an impression on their travels.

You could even make them up a traveller's packaged for their special birthday and pair this with one of the best travel pillows or the best suitcases for travelling.

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4. Rotary Mens Limited Edition Prostate Cancer UK Chronograph Watch

RRP: £199

Rotary are known for doing some of the best watches for women at affordable prices, so of course their men's offering is pretty impressive too.

This Limited Edition design is not only a stylish wear with its calf leather strap and striking blue colour scheme, but it also raises awareness for an important cause as for each watch purchased a 10% donation will go to Prostate Cancer UK. Plus the little man icon on the chronograph might even remind him to keep up with those all-important check-ups.

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5. The Forest & Co Monogrammed Deep Thistle Wool Scarf

RRP: £31

If you want to give something meaningful and memorable, this customised scarf would make a great personalised gift for him. The cosy wool material can be embroidered with up to 10 characters—so you can add his name, his initials, his birthday or even a meaningful word or message to the scarf.

With six different colour designs available and three different shade options for the embroidery, you can match this to this wardrobe staples or signature style.

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6. Tom Dixon Black Tank Whiskey Decanter

RRP: £100

If he likes a drab of whiskey in the evening, this chic decanter would make for a lovely gift. It comes with a stopper to keep the drink fresh and the unique shape is super stylish.

The smokey design speaks to the nature of the golden nectar inside and would make a sophisticated addition to any monochrome interior setting.

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7. Montblanc Pix Ballpoint pen

RRP: £190

A fancy pen is a go-to for most big birthdays and while this Montblanc pick is on the more affordable end the brand's pen collection, it still has everything you would expect from a Montblanc pen.

With a slightly more streamlined design that some other options, this simple ballpoint is comfortable to hold and use. It also comes in range of different colours so you can choose whichever suits his style best.

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8. Dalmore Scotch

RRP: From £49.95

You can't go wrong with a nice bottle of scotch and Dalmore is a great brand to go for when gifting for a special occasion. They have a whole range of different bottles to choose from that come in at a wide spectrum of prices so you can decide which fits your budget best.

But despite having some more affordable options available, all of their bottles look sophisticated and impressive making them great stellar options.

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9. The Fortmason Hamper

RRP: £130

Everyone loves a hamper so if you're going to opt for a basket of goodies we'd go big with the iconic Fortnum & Mason one. Housed in their signature F&M-emblazoned hamper are a whole selection of treats, including savoury eats like pate, chutney and cheese bites along with a bottle of wine.

There are also sweet treats like biscuits, florentines, marmalades and preserves as well as a box of quality loose-leaf tea. An impressive collection that would also make a great 40th birthday gift idea or 50th birthday gift idea too.

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10. Virgin Experience Days gift card

RRP: From £25

If you really can't decide what to get them, a gift card is a great way to take the pressure off you but at the same time give them something that they will most likely be able to make good use out of.

 Virgin Experience Days has a huge selection of varied offerings—from hotel stays and spa treatments, to thrill adventure activities and unique experiences. This will definitely make for a gift that they'll remember.

What symbolises a 60th birthday?

While there aren't specific symbols for most milestone birthdays, many people like to use the same symbols that are traditionally used as gifts to mark wedding anniversaries. The traditional gift for a 60th wedding anniversary would be diamond, so gifting something with a diamond in it or a present themed around diamonds could be a nice nod to this.

Our Tiffany & Co diamond necklace pick would make a lovely option if you wanted to go down the traditional route as it boasts a simple design that can be worn everyday—and it won't break the bank like most diamond pieces either.

Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.