32 Gift Ideas for a 70th Birthday

Updated on April 26th, 2021
By Louise
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A 70th birthday can be a really special occasion and therefore most people will want to find a really good present that will stand out. It could be that they will receive more things for this milestone birthday and so you might be on the lookout for something that will be a bit different or personalised. We have therefore come up with a list of different items that we think someone that has reached this age will really like or find useful. Hopefully, you will enjoy looking at the list and find that there are things on there that you want to buy.

32 Presents for a 70th Birthday

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An apron can be a useful present for a person that cooks, bakes, barbecues or even for wearing for crafts or DIY. This apron is high quality and machine washable so will be up to the job and it has a fun message on as well. It comes in black, blue, pink or red with a message printed in white which says ‘It took me 70 years to look this good’.

Sixpences are thought to lucky and so giving one to someone as a gift can be a nice gesture. This one comes in a special presentation pack which says ‘on your 70th birthday’ on it and ‘a lucky sixpence to bring you good luck in all you do’. The sixpence is dated 1951 meaning that it is also 70 years old. It comes with a card with information about the tradition of the sixpence.

Mugs can be very useful gifts and this one also has a 70th birthday wish printed on it. It is white with silver and gold writing on it. It says thing like ‘wishing you a wonderful day that is perfect in every way’. It is 11cm high and 7.5cm wide. It comes in attractive gift packaging meaning that it can be sent directly or you can hand it over with no need to wrap it up.

Reusable shopping bags are something that we all use a lot more of these days but they can be a bit dull. This one is not though as it has a fun message on it saying ‘vintage 1951 smooth & rare full strength well matured mellow and pleasant with an unexpected kick’. It is a cotton canvas bag which is 33 x 42 x 19cm and has a 60cm long handle to make it easy to carry on the shoulder.

Giving wine or champagne can be lovely, but having a stylish box to put it in can be even better. This hinged wooden box says on it ‘1951 vintage year happy 70th birthday aged to perfection’ on it. It has a hinged lid and fits a standard-sized bottle. It is a great way to make a gift stand out and provide the recipient with a keepsake at the same time.

T-shirts can be a great idea for a gift and this funny one will suit any 70 year old with a good sense of humour. It is short-sleeved and says on it ‘I’m not 70 I’m 28 with 42 years experience’. It comes in sizes small – XXL and in four colour choices. It is made from 100% cotton and so is comfortable and soft to wear and it is printed to a high quality with a vintage finish.

Scented candles can provide a great atmosphere in the home and this one will provide that as well as giving a birthday greeting as it says ‘happy 70th birthday’ on the outside of the tin. The tin is pretty as it is metallic with a smart looking white label with teal text. The candle itself is a Fresh White Linen scent and the tin is 7.6 x 6.5cm in size with a lid.

Birthday socks can be a lot of fun and these are black and says ‘Not everyone looks this good at 70’ on them in bold white lettering on the outside of the leg. They are size 6-11 so should fit most adults. They are 80% cotton so are nice and soft but also have nylon and lycra to give stretch and elasticity. They are machine washable so easy to care for.

If the person that you are buying for likes Scrabble then this picture could be a great gift for them. It has the word ‘seventy’ spelt out in Scrabble letters and says underneath ‘seventy is only 13 in Scrabble’. It comes with a white mount and frame so it is complete and ready to hang up on a wall. It makes a great keepsake gift and one that is fun as well.

Whiskey is something that many people drink and if the 70-year-old that you have in mind does drink it, then they will like this set. It has a crystal whiskey glass, slate coaster and four whiskey stones. The stones come with a velvet bag and tongs. They all come in a wooden gift box and so will look really smart, both when being given but also when they are displayed in the box.

Photos are something that we see less of these days, but it is still really nice to have some in an album to look back over and enjoy memories. This album is designed just for that and it comes with a special 70th birthday message on the front of it as well. It is 18.5 x 18.5cm in size and inside there are spaces to display 4 x 6 inch photos and write by the side information about them.

Cushions can be useful and pretty and therefore make great gifts. This one can be personalised so you can choose to have a name or birthday message put on it. It has a butterfly design which has brightly coloured mosaic wings and the writing is in black which stands out as the cushion itself is white. You can change the font, layout and style as well as colour if you wish to.

Warm hoodies can be a great gift and this one says ‘It took me 70 years to look this good’ on the front of it. It has a kangaroo pouch pocket on the front and drawstring around the hood and is available in navy or black and in sizes small – 3XL. It is made from 90% cotton and 10% polyester so it will be warm and comfortable to wear but will keep its shape well when washed.

Tea towels can be useful gifts and this one has a picture of a glass of red wine and says ‘Happy 70th Birthday’ on it. The text can be changed though so you could choose to put a name on it or change the colour or font or anything else about it. It can be lovely to give a personalised gift as the person will feel that you have really thought about them and want to give them something they will treasure.

Personalised gifts can be a special way to show someone that you are really thinking about them. This tea towel can be personalised with text up to 150 letters so you can add a name, a birthday greeting or both. You can also choose the font and the colour of the text. The towel has a pretty butterfly design on it which is brightly coloured so will look good in any kitchen.

Most people will celebrate their birthday with a cake and so having a cake topper which celebrates a milestone birthday can be very handy. This one says ’70 and fabulous’ on it and it is in a rose gold colour that will really stand out. It is made from glitter cardboard so it will sparkle and it can be reused or kept afterwards as a keepsake. It is 4.5 inches high and 5.9 inches across.

A cap can be a really useful gift as it can help to protect the face and head from the sun. This one is one size fits all and has a strap at the back which can be adjusted to give a secure fit. On the cap, it says ’It took 70 years to look this good’ in black and red writing. It is a fun item that any 70-year-old with a sense of humour will really enjoy.

Many people like to have some ornaments to decorate their home with. This one will help them to remember their 70th birthday as it says ‘Happy Birthday 70’ on it. It is silver in colour and chrome plated. It is circular with the words at the top and the number hanging down in the middle. The number has some Swarovski crystals on it. It is 12 x 10 x 4cm and comes in a gift box.

It can be great to have a fun wall plaque and this one says on it ‘I’m 70 what’s your excuse’ on it. It is wooden and is 10cm x 10cm. It has some holes in with twine threaded through which means that it is easy to hang up anywhere. It is fun and as it is small it could be used as a decoration on a gift or even popped around the neck of a bottle.

Pens are always useful things to have and this boxed one will look really great. It is gold in colour with a black panel at the bottom which says ‘70th birthday’ on it. It comes in a box which measures 7 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches in size which also has ‘on your 70th birthday’ printed on the inside of the lid. It looks really smart but it also will be something that they can use.

If the person you are buying for is a smoker then they may like this tobacco tin. It has ‘70’ on the lid and space to engrave a message of your choice. You could choose their name, a birthday wish or even an inspirational quote. It is nickel-plated so looks silver coloured and shiny. The lid has a special lip to make it easy to open and it is hinged with a holder for papers. It comes in a gift box.

Many people enjoy a pint, even if it is a soft drink or water and therefore they will appreciate this pint glass, It is not an ordinary glass though as it says on it ‘Happy 70th Birthday’ and has some stars underneath all on a silver colour. It comes in a gift box which is silver as well so it will look really good when they receive it as a gift.

A coaster is a very useful item to have and his one has a special 70th birthday message on it. It is made from glass and is 10cm x 10cm in size. It has special feet on it so that it will not scratch the surface that it is on and it will keep the heat or cold of the mug or glass away from the surface. It can be easily wiped clean and the design will not fade or come off over time.

If you know someone turning 70 that has a great sense of humour then this tumbler could be a great gift for them. It says on it ‘This queen makes 70 look fabulous’ on it. It is a rose gold colour with a non-spill lid and is made from stainless steel. It can be used for hot or cold drinks and is unbreakable. It comes with a gift box so all ready to give as a great present.

Giving a bottle of wine can be a great gift but it can be made even more special with these wine labels. There are four labels in the pack and they are 4 x 5 inches and adhesive. They each have a different design, each of which refers to the person being 70 years of age. They say things like ’70 never looked this good’, ’70 age improves with wine’ and ’70 isn’t old if you’re a tree’.

Bracelets can be great gifts and this one is special as it has round and long sterling silver beads which are placed in a way to represent a morse code message. This particular one is for ‘70’ and it comes with a card explaining what the bracelet is with a happy birthday message on it. It comes on a waxed cord which can easily be adjusted to fit different wrist sizes between 16 and 28cm.

A game can be a good choice for a birthday and this is ’70 the game’ which is made especially for a 70th birthday. It is a card game and has all sorts of facts, quotes, trivia and jokes. There is nothing rude which means that it is good family fun for all ages. The idea is to accumulate cards with a total of 70 or more when you add up their numbers. The idea is to also read the interesting facts on the cards while playing.

It can be great to toast a 70th birthday with some champagne and what better way to do it than with this themed glass. The champagne flute has ‘Happy 70th Birthday’ on it and some stars underneath. The print is in silver so it looks really lovely. It has an elegant stem and is 5.5 x 23cm. It would make a great gift alone or accompanies with a bottle of bubbly.

A glossy mug coaster can be useful as it can be wiped clean if anything gets spilt on it. It is white and has ‘Happy 70th Birthday’ printed on it with some stats about it. It has a wood back which will mean that it is rigid and durable and will also give a lot of protection to the surface that it is on. It is 9cm x 9cm in size.

Jewellery can make a welcome and pretty gift and this necklace has a pendant which is seven circles intertwined to represent seven decades. It comes in a pretty gift box which says ‘Happy 70th birthday 70 & fabulous’ on it. It is made from 925 sterling silver and the chain is 19.68 inches with a 1.96-inch extension chain on it. It means that it will be comfortable for everyone to wear.

Many people like having trinket boxes to put things in and some people even collect them. This one is certainly collectable as it is a heart shape with ‘Mum Happy 70th Birthday’ on the lid with a pretty swirl and heart underneath it. The box measures 6.5 x 7 x 3cm and is silver in colour so it is cute and pretty. It comes in a star-patterned gift box.

A photo can make a lovely gift because of the memories associated with it and this photo frame is a great way to give a photo and make it really special. The frame is silver in colour and has ‘Happy 70th Birthday’ on it underneath where the picture is displayed. It has a velvet back and a stand so it can stand up on a shelf or desk. It comes in a gift box so ready to give away.

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