What to buy for 60th birthday presents: our ultimate guide

Buying a present for a milestone birthday fills many shoppers with dread.

While a scented candle and simple card may suffice, on other occasions hitting another decade represents a special moment in the lives of your loved ones, and only a meaningful gift will do.

If you are on the hunt for 60th birthday presents, the hints and tips below will help you find a present that will be treasured for years to come.

60th birthday gifts – what should I consider?

With so much choice available both online and on the high street it can be difficult to narrow your options down. A good starting point is thinking about your friend of family members’ interests and choosing a unique gift that reflects this.

If they’re a fan of musicals why not treat them to some theatre vouchers? Wine buffs will raise a glass to an English wine tasting at some of the UK’s best vineyards and those who love a bit of R & R won’t fail to be impressed by a day of head-to-treatments at a luxurious day spa.

If your budget is more limited but you still want a gift with the wow factor, why not create a gorgeous photo album of your best moments together using apps such as Free Prints?

Alternatively you could create a sumptuous, but cost-effective three-course meal at home selecting three of their favourite dishes from throughout their lives and accompanying it with a bespoke menu that explains the significance of each dish. Sites such as Canva have a whole host of menu templates you can adapt to suit your needs.

Traditional 60th birthday gift vs a modern birthday gift

While a gift of silver or gold jewelry engraved with a special message is a great choice to mark 60 years, why not make it a little different by choosing an unusual stone in their favourite colour? Sites such as Gemporia are a treasure trove of low-cost, high-quality jewelry and have regular flash sales.

You may also want to combine a touch of traditional with something new. Why not try afternoon tea at London’s fan museum? Or host a private dinner at HighClere Castle (aka the set of Downton Abbey) for 12 of your closest friends?

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Whatever you choose to do, the old adage of ‘it’s the thought that counts’ still applies, and your loved ones are bound to appreciate any effort you make.