60th Birthday Present Ideas

Updated on April 26th, 2021
By Louise
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A milestone birthday is one that we will often want to celebrate with someone by giving them a really great gift. It is not always easy to know what to choose for that gift though. Even people you know well can sometimes be tricky to buy for. This is why we have come up with a selection of ideas, put together in a handy list for you to look through. We have chosen a range of different items so that you will be able to choose the item that you think will suit them the best. The items come at different prices as well so you will be able to find something that will fit in with your budget.

33 Gifts for a 60th Birthday Present

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Games can be a great idea to give someone for their birthday so that they can play it on the day or with people that come to visit them or while having a zoom party. This game is specifically designed to be played on a 60th birthday as it has lots of facts about that age hidden within it. It has all sorts of multiple-choice questions to be read out and the questions range in difficulty.

A keyring can make a great budget gift as it can look good and not only be used with keys but as a bag charm or keepsake. This one has three pendants on it – a red wine glass, birthday cake and circular pendant which says ’60 and fabulous’ on it. They are made from stainless steel and therefore have a silver colour and are shiny. They are also durable and will not rust or tarnish.

A cap is a useful present as it will help to keep the sun off the head and face. This one is a smart navy colour and has ‘not everyone looks this good at 60’ on the front of it. The cap is one size fits most with a size adjuster at the back to change the size of the headband so that it fits better. It is made from 100% cotton and has small holes to provide ventilation.

Charm bracelets can make lovely keepsake presents that can be worn and treasured. This one has a beaded stretch bracelet which is silver in colour and a silver-plated heart-shaped charm on it. It comes in an elegant gift box fixed to a card which says on it ‘You are sixty Happy Birthday’. The jewellery is e-coated so that it will not tarnish and so it will never need to be polished.

Giving a bottle of wine may not always feel like a really good gift for a milestone birthday but putting it inside this engraved box will make all of the difference. The wooden box with a hinged lid is engraved on the top and says ‘1961 vintage year Happy 60th birthday aged to perfection’. It can be a lovely way to give a bottle and to also provide them with a keepsake box.

Scrabble lovers will really like this framed picture. It says on it ‘Sixty’ which is spelt out with actual Scrabble tiles and underneath says ‘sixty is only 15 in Scrabble’. It is written in black and has a white background so it really stands out. It is framed as well, with a white frame and so is all ready to hang up on the wall. It is handmade and locally made by a small business so you know that it is not something that will be found in the shops.

A stemless wine glass can be a great gift for someone as they get older as it is more sturdy and less likely to be knocked over. This one says ‘cheers to 60 years’ on it so will be an apt gift. The writing is in gold too so it really stands out. The glass holds 17oz and is 4.7 x 2.9 inches in size and it can even go in the dishwasher without fading or rubbing off the printing.

Shopping bags are always useful and this tote bag is sturdy as it is made from jute and large as it is 30 x 30 x 19cm. It has a 14-litre capacity so is roomy and it has a 40cm handle as well. It has ‘not everyone looks this good at 60’ printed on it. It would make a very welcome gift and will hopefully bring a smile to the face of the recipient as well as people who see the bag when they are out shopping.

Photos are something which can be really precious and bring back happy memories. This 60th birthday-themed photo album could therefore be a very welcome gift. You could fill it full of pictures before giving it away, or you could choose to leave it empty so that they can put pictures in of their choice. If they have a party then they could take pictures there and put them in the album. It is 19.2 x 18cm in size and takes 6 x 4 inch photos.

If the person that you are buying for likes a pint then this glass tankard will make a really good gift for them. It is really sturdy with a large handle so it is easy to grip. It is engraved with ‘Happy 60th Birthday’ with stars all around it, so it will be extra special for them as well. It is 13.5 x 10.3 x 15.3cm in size. You can choose to have it sent to you so that you can put it in a gift box or bag or have it sent straight to them.

Unicorns are all the rage at the moment and one has even made its way onto this chopping board! The wooden board is 30 x 20 x 1.5cm in size and it has a picture of a unicorn and balloons with a sign saying ‘60’ on it and underneath it says ‘& still believe in unicorns!’ on it. It can be used for chopping food or for serving food on. It is made from sustainably sources hevea wood.

Earrings can make a great gift and these are fun as they both have the number ‘60’ on them. They are on silver plated hooks which means that they are hypoallergenic. They slip easily into the ears and will be fun for wearing on the 60th birthday or at a party. They come in an organza gift bag so they are all ready to give away as a lovely gift.

Cushions can be useful and decorative and this one has been designed especially to give as a 60th birthday gift. It says ‘Happy 60th birthday’ on it in bold writing and has a picture of a cat on it which is made from lots of multi-coloured hearts and the cat is even forming a heart shape with its tail. It is a great item to give to someone who loves cats.

If the 60-year-old that you are buying for is a biker then this hoodie will be a great gift idea for them. It is black in colour and in bright printing says ’60-year-old biker’ with a motorbike picture and other related text. It comes in sizes small – XXL with a regular fit. It is made from 80% cotton and 20% polyester and is heavyweight. It is machine washable so easy to keep clean.

Pens are always useful and this set is fun too. The pens have a black body and at the ends, they are shaped so one looks like a walking stick and the other like a walking cane. They are great fun and they will also be useful to write with. They are 6.3 x 1.4 inches in size so nice and slim to hold. They could be used for all sorts of things such as crosswords or other puzzles, writing lists etc.

A travel mug can be extremely useful for taking out and about with you. This one is white and it has a black lid which can be removed as well as an insulated handle. The body is made from stainless steel which is insulated to keep drinks hot or cool and has ’60 & still believe in unicorns!’ written on it with a picture of a cute unicorn and some balloons.

Some people collect boxes or like a trinket box to keep things in. This one is silver in colour and shiny so looks good. It can also have a message engraved on the lid so you can choose to put something about their birthday or just a nice message or statement. The box has ornate patterns on the lid and sides. The box comes in a velvet gift pouch and then in a presentation box so it does not even need to be wrapped!

If you are giving a bottle of wine as a 60th birthday gift then you might like this wine label to go on it. It is an adhesive label which will stick over the label already on the bottle and it says on it ’60 how the f*ck did that happen’ on it. It will be a great idea for someone that has a really good sense of humour. Should make them smile on their birthday!

Charm bracelets are trendy at the moment and so this charm could be a great gift for someone that has one. This is one that says ‘60’ on it and it also has a heart charm as well. It is made of 825 sterling silver and has cubic zirconia gemstones all over it so it will really sparkle. It fits on most of the big branded charm bracelets or it could be used on a necklace chain as well.

Many surfaces are sensitive to hot and cold and so it is necessary to use coasters under cups and mugs on them. Coasters come in many different designs including this one which celebrates a 60th birthday. It has a glossy surface which can usefully be wiped clean. It also has a wooden back which means that it will last well. It is white with black and pink writing on it.

Slippers are something which a lot of people wear and these are fun because they say ’60 & fabulous’ on them. They are white in colour with a velour material which is soft and comfortable and they are slip on with open toes and back. The writing is formed from diamante rhinestones which are stuck on so it will really sparkle. They are medium width and come in a choice of different sizes.

It can be really nice to have a memento of your birthday. This wooden 60 sign could be a good one. It comes with a pen and you can invite people to write a special message on it or just sign it for you. Then you will have an item which will help you to remember your big day and it will encourage others to leave you messages too. It is free-standing with a pen hole to stand the pen in.

A person with a sense of humour will really like this sign. It is made from PVC and it says on it ‘Caution 60 years old may make sudden desperate attempts to appear sexy, youthful and important.’ It has holes predrilled in it with a cord through so that it can be hung up. It measures 200 x 100 mm in size and will make people smile if they see in when visiting the 60-year-old person.

If the person that you are buying for has a good sense of humour then this t-shirt could appeal to them. It has a sign printed on it which says ‘Route 60 old highway just over the hill’. It comes in a choice of colours and sizes suitable for men or women from small – 3XL. It is lightweight and made from a cotton and polyester mix which means that it is soft to touch and will not stretch out of shape.

Compact mirrors can be a useful thing to have and this one is not only engraved with ‘60th birthday’ but it has a pretty butterfly design which make it look lovely. It is round and is silver in colour and has a high shine. Inside there is a mirror on both sides. It comes in a velvet gift bag so it can be kept safe from scratches and it also looks good when giving it away as a gift.

These cufflinks make a really unusual gift as they have a sixpence on each of them. The coins have been highly polished and are both stuck on the cufflinks, with the tails side facing upwards, which are round and gold in colour as the backs are gold plated with a swivel fitting. They come in a luxury presentation box and will make a unique gift for any occasion including a milestone birthday.

Mugs make great gifts because they are useful but they can also be fun. This mug is yellow in colour and says ‘Happy 60th birthday congratulations’ on it and there are balloons as well. The print is in white and black. The mug is ceramic and holds 10fl oz. It is microwave and dishwasher safe which means that it is very practical. Comes packed in a secure box to prevent damage.

A necklace can make a lovely gift and this one has five silver rings and one gold to symbolise six decades, It comes in a pretty gift box on a card which says ‘Happy 60th birthday’ and explains the significance of the rings on it. It has a chain extender which means that it can be 17 -19 inches in size depending on personal choice. The ring size is 1.5cm so it looks delicate and cute.

Bags can be handy for all sorts of purposes and although this is a makeup bag, it could also be used for collectables, art materials or other items. It is made from 100% cotton canvas and says ’60 and fabulous’ on it with a crown. It is made from durable material which is good quality and so it will last a long time and it measures 7 x 9 x 2.6 inches in size.

A sixpence is considered to be lucky and so giving someone this presentation one could make a great gift. It comes on a card which says ‘This little sixpence is the same age as you, may it bring you good luck in all that you do’. The pack also says ‘on your 60th birthday’ on it. The packet measures 5cm x 5cm and has a card in it explaining the tradition of a sixpence.

Bracelets can make lovely gifts and this one says ‘A little happy 60th birthday this special bracelet is just to say have a very happy 60th birthday’. The bracelet is silver in colour and has a pendant which has a little jewel on it. It looks simple and delicate and would make a great gift for someone that likes wearing jewellery. It is 17.5cm in size and the beads come on an elastic so that the bracelet can stretch to fit any wrist.

If the person that you are buying for likes whiskey then this set with a decanter and glasses could be a good gift for them. It has a decanter with lid and four matching glasses as well as a set of whiskey stones which come with a bag. The set all comes in an elegant gift box which makes it look really special. Whiskey stones can be used as an alternative to ice as they do not dilute the drink.

A photo frame can be a great gift and this one says ‘Happy 60th’ on it and it is silver in colour with a glittery finish so it will sparkle in the light. It takes a 4 x 6 portrait photograph and the frame itself is 22 x 18cm. It has a velvet back with a stand so that it can easily be displayed on a dresser, mantle shelf or sideboard.

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