Every birthday is special. From the smash cake for your one-year-old to that collaborative memory book you put together for your grandmother’s 85th, each year is an opportunity to celebrate. But every so often, our loved ones reach a milestone birthday that deserves a little extra attention—and a gift that wows! The 60th birthday is one of those milestones, so it’s natural to wonder what gift conveys the right combination of fun, appreciation, and sweet sentimentality. Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered with our list of 20+ fabulous 60th birthday gift ideas for your favorite soon-to-be 60-year-old. Check out our top choices to find that perfect gift.
Things To Consider Before Buying A 60th Birthday Gift
“Thirty, flirty, and thriving” is the saying for turning 30, so what marks six decades of this adventure we call life? Sixty, nifty, and fabulous? Or maybe sixty, sassy, and sensible? Whatever sums up your loved one, finding the perfect 60th birthday gift starts with a bit of creative insight.
Consider their favorite activities and interests, or even that one thing they always put off. Surprise them with reservations and a gift card to that new restaurant they keep talking about. Or collaborate with friends and family to give them a weekend at their favorite spa, resort, or golf course.
The perfect 60th birthday gift doesn’t have to be expensive or require massive planning. Sometimes, the most memorable gifts are the ones that make us laugh, remind us of the things we love, or mark those special moments.
We believe that 60 is an opportunity to surprise your loved one with some fun, thoughtful, and slightly cheeky gifts. With that in mind, these 20+ 60th birthday gifts are ones we would gladly give that adventurous, hilarious, and sometimes serious 60-year-old in our lives.
20 Best 60th Birthday Gifts Ideas For Men And Women
We write from experience when we say that finding the right 60th birthday gift should be fun! These 20 ideas (plus two bonus ideas) will help inspire you with creative, thoughtful, and humorous gifts for both men and women. Let the shopping begin!
Handwritten Note Blanket
This is the absolute perfect 60th birthday gift if words are how you best convey your love for others. The handwritten note blanket from FirandNeedle combines a soft, cozy blanket with your personalized words. It works just like a photo blanket: you send the seller a picture of a handwritten note that they print onto the blanket style of your choice. Blankets come in four different fabrics/textures and three different sizes.
If your family member loves to cozy up with a blanket and an excellent book, imagine their delight when their new blanket includes a special note from you. Simply find an old postcard or letter, or sit down and write a note (this is an excellent activity for kids!). It is the gift that keeps on giving.
6 Rings For 6 Decades Necklace
For the jewelry lover in your life, this necklace is a sweet reminder of the past 60 wonderful years. Necklaces are available from multiple sellers on Etsy, all with their unique spin on the concept. Some come stacked together like a wreath, while others have six clearly defined rings looped across the necklace. If your favorite 60-year-old is more of a gem or bracelet fan, consider six gems for six decades. These are available in necklaces, bracelets, and more! Bonus tip: this necklace also makes a great anniversary gift for those celebrating several decades of marriage.
Birthday Memory Book
We may be slightly biased, but the collaborative memory book is one of our favorite 60th birthday gifts. Here’s why: not only does it combine memories with photos, personal notes, and fun memorabilia, but it is collaborative as well, meaning other family members, friends, and even co-workers can add their memories to the book!
Memory books are easy to put together. Start by creating a personalized online collection page and then share a link with other participants. Everyone uploads their own stories, photos, collages, and memories. You can edit and rearrange the content as much or as little as you want. Once finished, your memory book is available as a PDF download, or you can print a hardcover keepsake. Either way, you’ll be giving a 60th birthday gift that is sure to make your loved one laugh, cry, and cherish every memory.
Happy 60th B-day Toilet Paper
When a 60th birthday celebration calls for some humor, look no further than this hilarious gag gift. It may not be the best gift for your grandma, but this 60th birthday toilet paper makes a great office gift for your co-worker or that good-humored friend in your life. Not only that, but it is the gift that keeps them laughing as they work through the entire roll printed with this hilarious message.
Engraved Beer Mug
This is the 60th birthday gift for all beer lovers: their name and birth year engraved on their very own beer mug. The design suits men or women, making it an all-around memorable gift for any beer-loving 60-year-old. Is your recipient more of a whiskey or wine fan? Consider gifting these perfect personalized drinking glasses, tumblers, and decanters for anything from cocktails to tea.
Scuddles Garden Tools Set
Turning 60 sometimes means more opportunities for the hobbies and activities we love. This Scuddles Garden Tool Set is a sweet way to encourage a longtime passion or help them dig in with their newfound hobby. The set is available in several styles, making it excellent for both men and women. Each set includes some combination of gardening gloves, trowels, rakes, and more—with a variety of storage options from a heavy-duty case to a foldable bucket or organizer.
Funny 60th Birthday Mug For Her
For the special lady in your life—or that co-worker with a fun sense of humor—we recommend this funny birthday mug. Not everyone is thrilled at the idea of turning 60, so why not give a 60th birthday gift that brings on the laughter? If this isn’t your style, there are plenty of funny birthday mugs for women available to keep you, your loved one, and your friends laughing and having a good time.
Amazing 3D Photo Crystal
Make your gift memorable with this 3D photo crystal. Here, you get a favorite photo etched into a crystal, making a delightful tabletop 3D gift! Crystals come in many shapes and sizes, from rectangular to a classic arc. This 60th birthday gift puts a spin on the photograph by providing a holographic image of a favorite moment.
Birthday Box Of Nostalgic Candy
Birthdays are the perfect time for self-indulgence, and nothing combines indulgence with nostalgia quite like this retro candy gift box from Vintage Candy Co. Help feed your loved one’s sweet tooth and give them something to laugh about as they dig through this box of candy straight from their childhood. Vintage Candy Co. does the hard work of collecting all the fun vintage candy from years ago while you get the joy of giving them a trip down memory lane. The box includes over 63 different candy types from the 1960s that are bound to give your birthday “girl” or “boy” a fun surprise.
Personalized Wine & Beer Labels For 60th Birthday
Whether you’re throwing a 60th birthday party or giving the gift of a good brew or vintage wine, these personalized wine and beer labels are well worth it. Spice up your friend’s favorite 6-pack with some fun (and funny) 60th birthday humor. Or, if you’re the host of the party, add fun labels to party beverages. The wine lover in your life will love seeing this classy personalized wine label. It’s a fun way to get a bottle of wine that can age for a later date. The label serves as a thoughtful reminder of the special occasion (and date) they received the wine.
New York Times Custom Puzzle
Calling all puzzle fans! This custom puzzle from the New York Times combines a challenge with a touch of nostalgia. Choose your loved one’s date of birth and give them a puzzle featuring the front page of the New York Times from the day they were born! Not only do they learn what happened in the world on that day, but they also get to enjoy a fun-loving gift time and time again.
Surprise Them With 60-Years-Old Socks
Okay, socks may be the classic “mom” gift (remember all those socks you used to get for Christmas?), but now is your chance to give the gift of cozy and funny all in one. These 60th birthday socks offer a variety of messages, from snarky to sweet, to match the humor of your favorite 60-year-old. We love them because they will make your friend or family member smile, and they pair well with a bottle of wine, a book, or spa gift card.
A New Watch with Their Favorite Color Band Or Style
Customization is the secret to a great 60th birthday gift because it communicates how much thought you put into it. That is why we love this 60th birthday gift idea. A watch is a classic and stylish gift that shows you care, and a custom color or style of band makes it a truly custom gift. One of our favorite options is the Apple Watch Series 6, which lets you choose any style and color of case and band.
Tickets To A Show Or Concert
Sometimes, experiences are the most treasured gift of all. If your friend or family member is a theater lover or avid concert-goer, we highly recommend getting them tickets to a local event. If you need some inspiration, check out Ticketmaster and browse their event listings for show or concert ideas. If you know of a great local venue, look up upcoming events and snag some great seats for a 60th birthday gift that is sure to surprise.
Classy 60th Birthday Whisky Decanter
For the whisky lovers out there, this classy decanter with whisky tumblers is a fun addition to anyone’s collection. Both decanter and glasses come customized with your recipient’s name and birthdate, making this gift extra special. Add in their favorite bottle of whisky or scotch, and you’ve got a 60th birthday gift that truly is “aged to perfection”!
A Jar Full Of Meaningful Notes
This sentimental gift doesn’t require any shopping, just a little time and consideration! You and other friends or family can fill a jar full of encouraging, loving, and cherished notes. This thoughtful 60th birthday gift keeps on giving each time your loved one opens one of their special notes! If you are short on time, consider a pre-filled jar of friendship notes as a sweet gift to a treasured friend.
Echo Dot Smart Speaker With Clock
Sometimes, the gift that will make day-to-day life easier (and more enjoyable) is the perfect way to say happy birthday. The Echo Dot smart speaker and clock is a low-profile home assistant, speaker, and clock all in one. Say happy 60th to your friend or family member with a gift they can use around the home for music, playing podcasts while they cook, making shopping lists, and so much more.
Stylish And Rust-Resistant Flask Gift Set
For a gift that is both stylish and classic, you can’t go wrong with this rust-resistant flask gift set. The flask comes with a funnel and two shot glasses (all made from rust-resistant stainless steel), so your friend or family member can enjoy every last drop of that favorite beverage. The engraved 60th birthday message makes the flask a memorable gift for your favorite 60-year-old.
Funny Mug With Age 60 Witty Sayings
Wit and wisdom go hand in hand, which is why these witty birthday mugs make a great gift for any 60-year-old. Choose from a selection of funny (and sometimes scandalous) sayings or customize the mug. Either way, your recipient gets a good laugh each day with their new birthday mug.
Massage Gun For Deep Tissue Massage
Give the gift of a deep tissue massage with this massage gun. Instead of a single-use gift certificate for a spa, this massage gun is the perfect addition to your loved one’s home spa. They will enjoy the benefit of a deep tissue massage any time they want, relieving everyday muscle stiffness and soreness.
Sentimental 60th Birthday Photo Banner [Bonus]
We’re all about going big for the 60th birthday, which is why we couldn’t resist this birthday gift bonus! Add a little nostalgia and fun to any 60th birthday party with this sentimental photo banner. You can include photos of the birthday boy or girl from across the years, or make it a family photo album with pictures of your birthday recipient and loved ones. This also makes a wonderful gift from a distance. Simply mail it to a family member who can hang it as a surprise on your loved one’s birthday.
Travel Leather Homemade Scrapbook [Bonus]
Our final bonus 60th birthday gift idea truly is the gift that keeps on giving. For those who love to travel (or plan to travel more in their 60s!), this beautiful leather scrapbook provides everything they need to capture their fun travel memories. Add in some scrapbooking tools and pens for a perfect DIY gift. If your loved one isn’t much of a scrapbooker, fill the book with photos and memories for a 60th birthday gift they’ll never forget.
Birthdays are all about celebrating loved ones, sharing recollections, and making memories. Finding the right 60th birthday gift for your loved one could be as simple as capturing some favorite times from the past six decades in a gorgeous keepsake memory book. Whether you choose to celebrate with sentimental, thoughtful or hilarious gifts, your loved one will feel extra special on his or her 60th birthday!