60th birthday gifts and present ideas for him and her 2020

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  • Welcome to our ultimate guide on buying 60th birthday gifts, featuring present ideas for him and her that will help mark a truly special moment and milestone birthday.

    While a scented candle and simple card may suffice, there’s something so thoughtful about finding an unusual 60th birthday gift for a close friend or family member. A luxurious, bespoke or maybe even handmade 60th birthday gift that really represents the person you are buying for and this special moment in their life.

    If you are on the hunt for 60th birthday gifts, the hints and tips below will help you find a present that will be treasured for years to come. Or, scroll down and browse our gallery of 60th birthday gift ideas with plenty of present suggestions for him and her.

    What should I consider when buying 60th birthday gifts?

    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 gift 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? There are so many great apps out there that make it quick and simple. We love Papier photo albums for their quality and luxurious finish.

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

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    Turn your cooking talents into a thoughtful 60th birthday gift.

    Traditional birthday gifts vs modern birthday gifts

    While a gift of engraved jewellery is a great choice to mark 60 years, why not make it a little different? Choose a semi-precious stone for an unusual 60th birthday gift. We have some birthday gift ideas below that feature semi-precious stones such a moonstone.

    You may also want to combine a touch of traditional with something new. Why not try a champagne afternoon tea? Scroll down for our pick of the best afternoon tea experience in the UK. Or, for something truly decadent, why not host a private dinner at Highclere Castle (aka the set of Downton Abbey)? A truly one-of-a-kind experience they will never forget.

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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.

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