30th Birthday Gift Ideas

Updated on April 26th, 2021
By Louise
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A 30th birthday can be a really special occasion. It is a milestone that many people like to celebrate in style and so you may be looking for a really special gift for someone that is turning thirty. It is not always that easy to know what to get though and that is why we have provided this list of items that we feel will help. We have chosen a range of options so that there is something that will suit every taste and budget. You should be able to get some inspiration to find a gift really suited to the person that you have in mind.

30th Birthday Presents

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Charms can be a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday. The is a special heart-shaped one with ‘30th’ on it. It is made from 925 sterling silver and it fits most popular brands of charm bracelets. It could also be threaded onto a necklace chain. It has a heart-shaped locket design which opens up to reveal a heart inside which is engraved. It measures 11mm x 12mm in size.

If you are thinking of buying a bottle of wine or champagne as a gift then this special wooden wine box can be a great way to present it. It is engraved with ‘1991 vintage year Happy 30th birthday aged to perfection’. It has a hinged lid with a clasp to keep it firmly shut and has a satin lined base so the bottle is presented well. It is 9.5 x 33cm in size and so fits a standard-sized bottle.

A pretty necklace can make anyone feel special and this sterling silver chain has three interlinked rings on it. It says  ‘Happy 30th Birthday 3 circles for three fabulous decades’ in the gift box which has a pretty floral print as well. The necklace is 17 -19 inches in size and can be altered so that it feels comfortable and looks good.  Has a spring-ring clasp which will help to keep it safely in place.

Many people enjoy a glass of wine and having a nice wine glass to drink from will make their drinks even more special. This stemless glass looks great and says ‘Cheers to 30 years’ on it with a crown and dots on it. It is 4.72 x 2.9 inches in size and has 17oz capacity. The gold foil print will not wash off and the glass can safely be washed in a dishwasher.

T-shirts can make great gifts as they are practical and can be fun. This one says ‘Premium original parts (mostly) vintage 100% authentic guaranteed 1991 aged to perfection quality’. The design is printed in a vintage style. It comes in a choice of colours such as black, navy or burgundy and sizes small – XXL. It is made from premium quality and is a heavyweight top so will last well. It is short-sleeved with a classic fit.

Humorous gifts can be great but if it is combined with a practical use then they are even better. This mug does just this as it is printed with a funny meme. It has a picture of a sensible-looking horse and says ‘Other 30-year-olds’ above it. Then there is a unicorn pole dancing which says ‘me’ above it. It is made from ceramic and is 11oz in size.

Makeup bags can be really useful and can be used for holding other things such as toiletries, nail polish or collectables. This bag is special as it says on it ’30 & fabulous’ with a crown picture on it and so is a lovely motivational gift to give. It is made from 100% cotton canvas so is durable and has a sturdy zip as well. It is 9 x 7 x 2.6 inches in size and therefore can hold quite a few items.

It is great to celebrate in style when you have a birthday particularly a milestone one. This champagne glass looks special because it has a rose gold stem and it also has ’30 yay’ printed on it in black and gold. It is 25cm high, 7cm wide and 7cm deep. It comes in a matching gift box which means that it is all ready to give away as a gift and looks really special as well.

If you are looking for a cute gift then this Tatty Teddy will really fit the mark. It is cute and characteristic of the ‘from me to you’ brand as it is grey with a blue nose. It is holding a purple balloon with a bow on the bottom and the number ‘30’ on it. It measures 15cm in size and comes on a cardboard base so you know it is authentic and it is ready to give away as a lovely gift.

Aprons can make really useful gifts but they can also be fun too. This apron comes in black, red, blue or pink and has a fun message on it which reads ‘It took me 30 years to look this good’ with some thumbs pointing upwards. It is one size at 33 inches high and 23 inches wide. It has a tie on the waist so that it can be fitted to most sizes. It is fully machine washable.

Candle’s can look pretty and bring a relaxing atmosphere to any room and so they can make really great gifts. This candle comes in a tin which says ‘Happy 30th Birthday’ on it and so it is even more special. The tin has a pretty pink and foil design to it and is 8cm in diameter and 6.5cm tall. The candle is rose and violet scented and will burn for 35 minutes.

Slippers can make a welcome gift as they are useful and comfortable. This pair is fun as well because printed on them are the words ’30 & flirty’. It is printed on the white slippers with a red sparkling effect so they look really pretty. They are slip-on type and are a medium width that will fit shoe size 3-6. They are made of soft velour with an 8mm sole.

Photos can be so precious and having lovely frames so that they can be displayed can be really special. This photo frame has a silver glitter effect and says ‘Happy 30th’ on it as well. It can hold a 6 x 4 photo. You can pop a photo in it yourself or leave it empty s that recipient can put one it. It is freestanding so can easily be propped on a desk or shelf.

Sometimes having a motivational statement can be really important and the one on this keyring could give the owner a real boost. It has a pendant on it which says ’30 and fabulous’ on it. It also has a wine glass pendant and one with a birthday cake. They are all attached to a large ring which can be attached to keys or even to a zip as a bag charm. It is made of stainless steel which means that it will not tarnish or rust and is durable.

If ornaments are something that the person you are buying a gift for likes, then they are going to enjoy this glass starlight bottle. It is blue in colour and says on it ’30 dazzle, sparkle and shine’ on it. Inside there are LED lights which give a starry effect when they are switched on. It comes with a gift tag on it so that you can write a personal message.

Coasters are something that most people have in their homes and they can be extremely useful to protect the furniture from hot or cold. However, they are not always that interesting. This one, however, will really brighten up any room or surface. It has a fun birthday message on it for a 30th birthday. The front is glossy and can be wiped clean and the back is made from MDF which means that it will last well too.

Gifts that are useful can be really great and so if you know someone that likes a pint or two then this tankard could be a great gift for them. It has a pewter badge on it which says ‘vintage 1991 aged to perfection’ on it. It is 12.7 x 10.2 x 16.5cm and holds a pint. It is supplied in a luxury presentation box so all ready to give away.

It can be handy to have a photo album to display precious photos and memories and this album is particularly special. This is because it has wording on the front to commemorate a 30th birthday and could therefore be used to put in pictures that will be a reminder of the special birthday. It is 18.5 x 18.5cm in size and has a front page with a space to write a personalised message.

A good tote shopping bag can make a great gift as it is so useful and this one also has a funny message on. It has a picture of a person with a glass of wine and a bar of chocolate and says ‘chocolate and wine and I’m just fine for 30 years’. It is made of 100% cotton and is 42 x 38cm in size. It has a long handle to carry on the shoulder and can be folded up to fit in a pocket or bag.

If your son is having his 30th birthday then you may like this jumbo fridge magnet. It has a special poem on it from a parent to a son on his 30th birthday. It is 9cm x 6cm and will be useful to hold items on the fridge as well as for display purposes. The poem explains why the sun is so special and how proud the parent is of them. It is blue with balloons on it.

A good t-shirt makes a great gift as it can be worn lots of times. This one is special as well as it says ‘Level 30 unlocked’ with a picture of a games handset underneath. It is a great 30th birthday present for a gamer. It comes in a big selection of colours and in sizes small – 5XL. It has short sleeves and a round neck. It is made from ring-spun cotton which is ethically sourced and will also be soft and comfortable to wear.

Keepsake gifts can be great to give as presents especially when they have a milestone birthday. This one is also personalised so it will be even more special. It is an A4 sized print which has the name, birthstone, star sign and date of birth of the person and information about things that happened on the day that they were born such as house prices, stamp prices, who was reigning and prime minister.

Notebooks can always be handy as we always have things to write down whether they are lists or notes or even for using as a journal or diary. This notebook has a black cover and says ‘Hello Thirty’ on it. Inside it has 110 pages which are lined so they are easy to write on. It is 8 x 10 inches in size which is a handy size to carry around or store at home.

There are lots of ways to give a personalised gift and this engraved glass is one of them. You can have it engraved with ‘To [name] Happy 30th Birthday with love from [name]. The glass is a crystal whiskey glass so it looks really special. It also comes in a silk lined gift box which means that it will look even more special when you hand it over or send it as a gift.

An engraved gift can be really special and so is something worth considering for a 30th birthday treat. This trinket box is something that could be a really special choice. It is silver plated and you can choose a message to have engraved on the top of the lid inside the floral frame that is already there. The box is lined inside so it will keep any items inside protected from scratches. It comes in an elegant gift box.

Thirtieth birthday-themed items can be a great choice to make a thirtieth birthday really special. These wine glass charms will do just that. Each has different coloured pearlescent beads on and a different charm including a wine glass, cake, wine bottle, number 30, present and cake slice. They come in an elegant black gift box which can also be used to store them in which is 18 x 8 x 2cm in size.

A lightbox can make a really interesting and fun gift for any birthday. These come in different sizes so you can choose the one that you think will work best. Each comes with 100 letters, emojis and symbols and can therefore spell out all sorts of messages including birthday wishes. It can be powered by batteries or by USB. It has bright LED lights which give uniform light coverage and is energy efficient.

If you are looking for an unusual gift then you may have found it here. This is a special bracelet with sterling silver beads which spell out the age 30 in morse code. It comes in a gift box which also says on it ‘Happy 30th Birthday’ with a picture of a cake. The beads are threaded onto a cord chain that is 10.2 inches which can be adjusted to fit different sizes of wrist.

A cap can be a useful item to be given as it will keep you cool and shaded from the sun. This one is black and with bright white text says on it ’30 never looked so good’. It has a mesh back to keep the head aerated and cool. It is one size fits all and has a strap at the back that can be adjusted so that it fits different head sizes. Makes a fun gift.

Looking for a gift that is a bit different? This could be the right thing for you. It is an organza bag full of tiny little gifts. With it comes a laminated card which has an explanation of the significance of each of them. The bag is a bright pink colour and measures 13 x 18 cm in size. Inside there are 12 little gifts many of which are pink to match the bag.

For some people holding a phone can be tricky and this PopSocket can be helpful. It is a special self-adhesive grip which will stick to a mobile device and can help it to be held better. It can be popped out when you want to watch a film or make a video call and used as a stand so it can be easily put down on a desk. The design is in pink and white and says ‘Level 30 complete’.

It can be really handy to have a tumbler which will not spill and this one not only has a non-spill lid but is also insulated so drinks inside are kept warm or cold. It is 12oz in size and comes in either rose gold or blue. On it is printed ’30 not a day over fabulous’. It also comes with a free gift which is an angel charm keyring.

Funky socks can be a really fun gift to give and these are black with orange heel and cuff and blue stars on. They also say ‘simply the best 30 year old’ on them. They are made from 58% cotton, 20% nylon, 14% polyester and 2% elastin. This means that they are soft but also stretchy and so will stay up. They fit feet that are UK shoe size 6-11 and are machine washable.

A photo frame gift can be a great way to share a special memory. This wooden frame says ‘Happy 30th Birthday’ on it with some champagne glasses and also has space for a name and date of birth at the bottom. It comes in a choice of sizes that take either a 4×6, 5×7 or 8×10 sized picture. You can choose to put a special picture in the frame or leave it empty so they can choose one.

If you are looking for a bargain gift then this could be just it! It is a wooden heart sign that can be hung up using the cord on it. It is a cute 10 x 10cm in size and says on it ‘You’re not 30 You’re 3 perfect 10s!’ on it in red with some balloons, stars and streamers. It is a fun item that you can use to pop around the neck of a bottle or to slip in with a card.

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