17 Fun & Meaningful 60th Birthday Gift Ideas
“After a man passes 60, his mischief is mainly in his head.”
Sorry, Washington Irving, we must disagree with you. If the behavior of some of our favorite 60-year-olds is any indication, the mischief is just beginning. And we’re all about it.
In that spirit, the best 60th birthday gifts should have a perfect balance of sentimentality and fun. Commitment to loved ones paired with sass and independence. Mature, but with a childish streak.
That’s our opinion, anyway. So when we went shopping for the best birthday gift ideas for someone (mom or dad) turning 60, that’s what we looked for and we think we found some pretty cool stuff. Have a look and see if a milestone 60th birthday gift idea catches your eye!
60th Birthday Gift Ideas They’ll Love
6 Rings for 6 Decades Necklace
- A classic piece that can be dressed up or down
- Multiple lengths to choose from
- Pair with a set of earrings for a complete look
Personalized Memory Lane Birthday Book
- Every detail is personalized
- Great conversation piece
- Perfect coffee table book
Happy 60th Toilet Paper
- Great for a laugh
- Doubles as party decor
- Something they'll actually use (because you can never have enough TP)
Cheers to 60 Years Socks
- Just the gift for someone who's always chilly
- 10 saying options to choose from
- Cotton construction is extra cozy
New York Times Custom Puzzle
- A gift you can do together
- Unique way to immortalize their day of birth
- Can be used multiple times
Personalized Beer Labels
- Lots of personalization options
- Print at home option for a quick gift
- Custom label and their favorite beer combine for an extra thoughtful gift
Handwritten Note Blanket
- Multiple sizes and fabrics to choose from
- A truly one-of-a-kind gift
- A keepsake they can cherish forever
Modern Heart Snapshot Art
- Choose up to thirty photos
- Simple design fits with any aesthetic
- Comes framed and ready to display
Handcrafted Jewelry Box
- Over 150+ tunes to choose from
- Handcrafted in Italy
- Wood inlay compliments every decor style
60 Years of Being Awesome T-Shirt
- Unisex option fits anyone
- 100% cotton construction
- Multiple colors and styles to choose from
Epic Legend Birthday Hoodie
- A comfy choice for colder climates
- Multiple style options if hoodies aren't their thing
- Perfect for loungewear
Wall Art LP Record
- Framed and ready to display
- Great for music lovers
- Perfect to display in an office
Birthday Gift Basket
- Great option for minimalists
- Variety of snacks and drinks included
- A gift you can both enjoy (if they share!)
Custom Wall Art Star Map
- Uses dates and coordinates to recreate the exact sky
- Multiple sizes and materials available
- Simple design perfect for any decor
Four-tier Stylish Accessory Box
- Four-tiers for organization
- Great for minimalist style
- Swivel tiers allow viewing of all contents at once
Gold Glitter Extra Large Jumbo Card
- Ships with novelty stamp and envelope
- Three sizes to choose from
- Doubles as a party guestbook
This beautiful, eye-catching silver necklace is sure to be one of her all-time favorites! Appropriate for every occasion, she can dress it up or down, day or night. Six intertwined rings represent six amazing decades full of love, laughter, and family. (And a sprinkling of tears if she’s like most of us.)
It’s available in plenty of lengths, so she can wear it alone as a signature piece, or layered with other necklaces.
This is such a great idea for any age, but especially if you’ve been walking the planet for 60 years. With that many years to account for, it’s bound to be full of fun, fascinating, and hilarious stuff about the birthday girl’s (or boy’s) life.
This trip down memory land is packed with world news, financial info, and pop culture trends that were happening when they were born. It also delivers some interesting facts like how many times their heart has beaten so far, the average number of hours they’ve spent eating, how much time they've spent in the bathroom, and a lot more!
Entirely personalized down to the last detail, it’s a great gift for someone who’s made it through 60 awesome years!
A great gag gift for a co-worker or best friend! Why get a card for their 60th birthday, when you can just give them a novelty gift roll of toilet paper expressing your feelings on the subject? Way funnier.
We’re fans of specialty socks around here, and we thought these were so cute! With your choice of 9 celebratory sayings or your own personalized message printed on the bottom, they’ll definitely elicit a smile!
What was on the front page of the Times on the day they were born? Order one of these cool puzzles to commemorate the occasion and find out! We recommend bringing over a bottle of wine, gathering around the table with close friends and family, and assembling this 500-piece puzzle together. You’ll have a blast learning about the news of the day, and probably making jokes about how old they are.
Whether you’re throwing a 60th birthday celebration, or just want to present them with a six-pack of their favorite beer, these labels are a neat touch. Order the quantity, select your favorite design, then apply the stickers to the bottles for a truly personalized gift for the beer lover.
Take a handwritten and turn it into something she can snuggle up with on chilly days. Old recipes passed from generation to generation, letters from when the kids were little, or a meaningful letter penned by yourself - if it's on paper, it can be transformed into a cozy keepsake she’ll treasure.
The independent artists at Minted make it easy to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art that’s sure to become a family heirloom. Simply send them the best photos of family gatherings, bucket-list trips, and other memorable moments, and they’ll work their Minted magic. And, yes, this is another unique gift that may elicit some tears, but they’ll be good ones, I promise.
There's nothing quite as elegant as a jewelry box. Maybe you've been getting your wife jewelry for her birthdays over the years, and she needs a place to store the pieces. Or maybe the birthday girl just has a collection of their own. Whatever the case, this jewelry box is elegant and the perfect addition to any dresser.
You can never go wrong with a t-shirt for a gift. This fun shirt highlights just how long — down to the seconds — the birthday guy or gal has been being awesome. And when it's put that was, it's hard not to be happy to be a part of their life.
Do you need a gift for someone legendary? This hoodie is just the thing. Customize the front with the year they were born and show the birthday guy/gal that they truly are an epic legend to you.
They might not have ever topped any charts, but that doesn't mean their not an award winner in your eyes. This custom wall art is just the way to show them they've broken all the records in your eyes. And with up to five songs listed on the front, you can choose tunes to walk down memory lane or highlight what they mean to you.
Biscuits and nibbles and teas, oh my!
Here we have your classic birthday gift basket featuring a little bit of everything from cheese to cookies to chocolate.
Or, level up with this pretty wicker hamper from renowned Fortnum & Mason is a thoughtful gift full of amazing goodies. Each hamper includes classic Earl Grey tea, your choice of macadamia nut or pistachio clotted cream biscuits, sea salted caramel truffles, and more. Yum!
Enjoy at teatime, breakfast, or any time your favorite 60-year-old fancies (ahem, with birthday cake please). We're fans of the midnight snack ourselves, but we realize it's not for everyone.
Your universe changed for the better the day they were born, so why not gift them a recreation of the night sky that day. Not only does this art include the night sky, but you can include a sweet saying — personally, I vote song lyrics — to make it truly one of a kind.
So, this gift isn't specifically a 60th birthday gift, but it's so beautiful in its simplicity that I had to include it. As an alternative for the jewelry box listed above, this classic white accessory box is an excellent alternative for those who aren't into the traditional jewelry box. The tiers swivel out for easy access and create a clean aesthetic when all closed up.
Birthday star have a personality that's bigger than life? Then they definitely deserve this oversized card. It's just like a normal card, only bigger — and better! Add two photos to the front, and they won't be able to stop smiling.
By 60 years of age, most folks have learned a lot about themselves and know what they want out of life. Hopefully, the gift you choose for their 60th birthday reflects their well-established taste and style.
If you’re celebrating your 60th birthday, here’s a birthday wish for best one yet! May your 6th decade see you responsible enough to handle any new adventures thrown your way, but not too responsible that you won’t savor every minute of them.
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