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?
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.