Best 30th birthday gifts for 2022 that they'll love and actually use

Our picks of the best 30th birthday gifts, available in the UK and US

Three of the best 30th birthday gifts from Made, Not On The High Street, and Smeg shown side-by-side
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If you're feeling stuck when shopping for the best 30th birthday gifts, you've come to the right place. Get inspired by our curation of brilliant 30th birthday presents suited to all interests and budgets.

Whether you love the idea of memorable experiences or practical gadgets, we've curated a selection of gifts for women and great presents for him that anyone celebrating a milestone birthday will treasure. You can also shop our gifts for couples guide if you want to buy a joint 30th present for a pair.

Where to find the best 30th birthday gifts in the US

To help you shop more easily, we've compiled useful destinations in the US. with a variety of the best gifts for people turning 30, so you can easily find a thoughtful and tasteful gift. If you're based in the UK, keep on scrolling as we've also curated an edit specifically for UK shoppers. 

Our pick of the best 30th birthday gifts in the US

These are the best gifts for 30-year-olds who live in the US, from experience gifts to luxury fragrances and stylish kitchen essentials.

1.  The Smart Garden 9 View at Click & Grow (opens in new tab)

RRP: $199.95 | Delivery: 3-8 working days | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

For the soon-to-be-30 plantspeople, the self-growing Smart Garden 9 maintains the ideal climate for growing fresh herbs all year round. Plus, this low-maintenance garden includes a complimentary set of pre-seeded plant capsules to get started (3x tomato, 3x basil, and 3x lettuce). Overall, one of the best gifts for gardeners (opens in new tab). Available in three colors.

2. Masterclass Yearly Membership View at Masterclass (opens in new tab)

RRP: $180 annually| Delivery:  Immediate | Refundable? Cancel any time

Whether they're into comedy writing or poker, Masterclass can help expand their knowledge into different areas. The platform offers unlimited access to 100+ courses, with new classes added every month. Members can stream lessons at their leisure from any location, and download instructor guides to study whenever.

3. Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: From $166 | Delivery: 5-8 working days | Refundable? 28-day refund policy

As a leader in the luxury fragrance space, Le Labo curates unisex scents that'll transport them into olfactory paradise. This gender-neutral bottle has notes of cardamom, iris, violet, and ambrox, with hints of spice and musk. Every glass Le Labo bottle is refillable, so whether you're buying for the eco-conscious or not, this is a gift with sustainable props to boot. For brownie points, pair this with one of the best Jo Malone fragrances (opens in new tab).


4. OXO 9-Cup Coffee Maker View at OXO (opens in new tab)

RRP: From $209 | Delivery:  5-8 working days | Refundable? 30-day return policy

A coffee maker is a kitchen staple that all homeowners need. This model is easily one of the best coffee machines (opens in new tab), thanks to the fact that the OXO 9-Cup Coffee Maker creates rich, flavorful drinks in under eight minutes. This gadget is designed with practical features, like a silicone mixing tube for blending and a rainmaker head, which evenly disperses water over settling. It also features a timer function that can be programmed up to 24 hours in advance, along with a count-up timer. 

5. Airbnb Gift Card View at Airbnb (opens in new tab)

RRP: From $25 | Delivery: Immediate | Refundable? No

If they are always researching the best places to travel (opens in new tab), or have been dreaming of Christmas in New York (opens in new tab) since they were small, look no further than this gift that can contribute to the vacation of their dreams. Celebrate their birthday with an Airbnb gift card, where they can browse through millions of vacation rentals and day experiences. This gift, which can be sent via text or email, will never expire. But do note that the gift card cannot be resold, reloaded, transferred for value, or redeemed for cash.

6. Shark HyperAIR™ Fast-Drying Hair Blow Dryer View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: from $229.80 | Delivery: 5-10 working days | Refundable? 60-day return policy

Investing in the best hair dryer (opens in new tab) can help bring salon-grade results from home, sans heat damage. Enter Shark HyperAIR, an all-new tool that guarantees rapid drying and styling for all hair types. The dryer comes with two attachments, including a diffuser with extendable prongs that smooth and volumizes strands from root to tip. The result: silky, shiny locks—aka the gift that keeps on giving.

7. Mr & Mrs Smith Gift Card View at Mr & Mrs Smith (opens in new tab)

RRP: from $50 | Delivery: Immediate| Refundable? Yes, should you cancel a reservation

Mr & Mrs Smith boasts a luxe selection of the world’s best boutique and luxury hotels, along with tailored experiences. Your giftee can embark on a weekend away at a posh villa, a spa retreat for two, or plan a trip to some of the most enviable destinations across the globe.

8. SMEG Milk Frother View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $199.95 | Delivery: 5-8 working days| Refundable? 30-day refund policy

If coffee is life for the 29-year-old you know, buy them this milk frother to level up their homemade brew. Made of stainless steel, the SMEG Milk Frother creates foamy hot and cold drinks with ease. Team it with the best travel mug (opens in new tab)if you're feeling extra generous.

9. Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $189.99 | Delivery: 2-5 working days | Refundable? 30-day refund policy

As one of the best eReaders (opens in new tab), Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition boasts the same perks we love in the OG Paperwhite but with 32 GB of storage, an enduring 10-week battery life, and an auto-adjusting front light. With Kindle Unlimited, they'll have access to over two million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and more. 

10. iRobot Roomba 694 View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $274.99 | Delivery: 3-6 working days | Refundable? 30-day refund policy

Celebrate them turning the big 3-0 by gifting one of the best robot vacuums (opens in new tab). Help tidy their abode with the Coredy Robot Cleaner, which operates through voice commands with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The slick device detects dirt, suctions it in mere seconds, and moves seamlessly between surfaces, be it floor to carpet. It also features a controlled water pump ideal for mopping. With the brand's smart app, they can control the vacuum's every move, view its battery status, schedule cleaning, and customize cleaning modes and mopping levels. 

11. Theragun Mini View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $174 | Delivery: 5-8 working days | Refundable? 30-day refund policy

Dubbed as a pocket-sized wellness partner, this portable massage gun alleviates muscle aches and knots. Beyond pain relief, it regulates muscles, stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, releases lactic acid, and accelerates post-workout recovery. Ideal for the active fitness guru or sedentary 30-year-old bound to an office chair.

Where to find the best 30th birthday gifts in the UK

Next up is our curated list for UK shoppers. Here, we've compiled useful destinations in the UK that stock the best 30th birthday gifts. Keep on scrolling for specific products that we think they'll love. 

Our pick of the best 30th birthday gifts in the UK

These are the best gifts for 30-year-olds who live in the UK, from subscription services to stylish wardrobe essentials

1.  Patch Coffee Subscription View at Pact (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £25| Delivery: 5-8 working days | Refundable? Can cancel any time 

Give the gift of great coffee to any caffeine aficionado who is clued up on their beans, blends, and roasts. Your giftee can choose a ground type, their selection of coffee, and their preferred delivery schedule, so they always get the coffee they want, exactly when they want it. Now all they need is to score one of the best Nespresso deals (opens in new tab).

2. Longchamp Custom Travel Bag View at Longchamp (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £225| Delivery: 4-5 weeks | Refundable? No

Purveyors of practical yet stylish bags since the 1940s, Longchamp now offers the opportunity for you to personalize their iconic designs with your initials. Custom design the travel bag to suit any style. Pick the background and lettering color, handles, and 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. It'll serve as one of their best weekend bags (opens in new tab).

3. The Hydrow Rower View at Hydrow (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £2,295| Delivery: 2-3 weeks | Refundable? 30-day return policy

If you're looking to treat a loved one for their 30th birthday, the Hydrow Rower machine would be a great pick for any fitness lovers in your life. Similar to Peloton machines, the Hydrow allows you to exercise from the comfort of your own home - with an interactive screen, set of classes, and more. What's more, it's made to move seamlessly so that it feels like you're actually on the water for a truly immersive exercise experience. 

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4. Missoma Zodiac Constellation Necklace View at Missoma (opens in new tab)

RRP: £125| Delivery: 2-3 working days | Refundable? 60-day return policy

Make their 30th birthday present something special that they can keep long after their big day with this pretty constellation necklace. It's available in 12 different options all of which each signify one of the signs of the zodiac, so you can get it for all of the special friends in your life.

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5. Neom Wellbeing Pod Diffuser View at Neom (opens in new tab)

RRP: £95| Delivery: 5-8 working days | Refundable? 30-day return policy

As a luxury diffuser and humidifier in one, this luxury device emits lovely scents of essential oil blends. Home to the best scented candles (opens in new tab), Neom curates products that'll help you sleep better, de-stress, and relax. In other words, a 30-year-old's dream.

6. Apple TV View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £139| Delivery: 3-7 working days | Refundable? 30-day return policy

An Apple TV box unlocks the potential to stream Netflix, Now TV, Apple TV and other binge-worthy shows across platforms, including the award-winning series, The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Other features include the ability to play YouTube through a TV screen and mirror project an Apple Mac laptop screen on a larger display.

7. Fitbit Inspire 2 View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £89.99| Delivery: 5-7 working days | Refundable? 30-day return policy

Gifting one of the best Fitbits (opens in new tab) will get their 30s off to a flying start. The sleek Fitbit Inspire 2 allows users to track and evaluate their heart rate, calories burned, step count, and overall fitness goals. It also includes a free one-year subscription to Fitbit premium, featuring a range of instructor-led activities. Available in three colors and one standard size. If nothing else, it will encourage them to get their 10,000 daily steps (opens in new tab) in.


8. Personalized Leather Glasses Case View at Not On The High Street (opens in new tab)

RRP: £45 | Delivery: 5-10 working days | Refundable? No

Treat your bespectacled loved one to a chic glasses case, which can be debossed with their initials. Its durable folds protect large-sized and slender specs, with the inside supporting the bridge of your frames. Plus, the case is made of supple brown leather—prepared at one of the last remaining tanneries in the UK. Time to give their best prescription sunglasses (opens in new tab) a new home.

9. Embroidered Year Blue Block Stripe Blanket Scarf View at Not On The High Street (opens in new tab)

RRP: £37 | Delivery: 5-8 working days | Refundable? No

Pair one of their best parkas (opens in new tab) with this plush blanket scarf, decorated with a mix of rich blue shades. Cozy quality aside, this accessory can be embroidered in the bottom corner with their birth year. It'll help them stay warm and trendy against the elements. 

10. Abstract Set of 3 Framed Wall Art Prints View at Zenaps (opens in new tab)

RRP: £145 | Delivery: 3-7 working days | Refundable? 30-day refund policy

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 colors that will suit a wide variety of interior styles. Choose between two print sizes and three frames.

11. Lanson Le Rosé Brut Champagne View at Majestic (opens in new tab)

RRP: £44.99 | Delivery: 2-7 days | Refundable? No

Make their birthday extra special with some pink fizz. This bottle of bubbly boats a delicate flavor and is colored a pretty salmon pink. Bursting with fresh fruits, we're sure they'll enjoy a glass of this on the big day. 

Dominique worked as a shopping writer at Woman & Home and while with the brand she covered products, sales and deals, and market news across categories. Before joining the team, she penned stories as an editorial fellow at Insider Reviews, the affiliate commerce team at Insider Inc./Business Insider. The bespectacled NJ transplant specializes in commerce journalism, women’s lifestyle content, and hoarding makeup—much to her mother’s dismay.

 

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