80th birthday gifts need to be relevant and meaningful for those who will receive them. Here’s an article where you’ll find tons of ideas on what to get for someone’s 80th birthday celebration…
Birthdays are special, regardless of age. But the celebrations become extra special when it’s someone’s 80th birthday party. Not everyone is blessed with the opportunity of celebrating their parents or grandparents’ birthday. And if your parent or grandparent’s birthday is coming soon, it does call for a grand celebration, doesn’t it? If you are in charge of getting all the invitations out, getting the food ready, reserving a venue, and decorations, let me tell you one thing you’re missing – gifts. Say anything you want, but an 80th birthday has a certain charm to it. You can’t just come to the party with a bouquet of flowers or a box of candies.
The presents need to be thoughtful and clever at the same time. After all, the birthday boy/girl has to be able to make use of them, right? In our article, we will go over various gift ideas for both men and women. So depending on whose birthday it may be – mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, husband, or wife – you will be prepared.
Presents for Women
When I say gifts for women, it could mean a gift for your grandma, mom, sister, or friend. All the presents mentioned below are age appropriate and very, very sentimental.
Get a picture of the birthday girl from her childhood or teen years (a really cute and smiling picture) and get a personalized gift for her. You can add various dates that are worth remembering, like the day she was born, her first day of school, graduation, marriage, having kids, work, etc. All these events can bring wonderful memories back from the past.
If you are searching for some sweet gifts for mom, then how about getting a box full of retro candies. The candies that were popular back in the day can really make the occasion sweet and delicious. Candies like BB Bats, Canada Mints, Candy Buttons, Chuckles, Coconut Bars, Sen-Sen, Long Boys, Sugar Daddy Pops, etc, can really bring back childhood memories and make the birthday special.
A Birthday Book
A detailed diary or book with all the birthdays, anniversaries, and special days can be a wonderful idea. Now this isn’t going to be a plain book with reminders written on them. What this book will hold are pictures and short messages from family and friends whose special days have been entered. A short message is a great way to make this book a super personal gift.
Family Tote Bag
One of the best gifts for a parent is a family tote bag. It’s a wonderful bag with all the family members’ names and cute cartoon figures on it. Every time she goes out shopping with her bag, she will have everyone of you with her to keep her safe.
Family Tree Birthstone Brooch
There are so many ways a family tree has been gifted; in pictures, drawings, photo frames, etc. Now, take a completely unique way to present it to your grandmother, mother, or friend. Depending on the family members and when their birth dates fall, use appropriate birthstones for the brooch. Each birth month will be signified on the brooch and she can proudly wear it everywhere.
Presents for Men
When I say gifts for men, it could mean a gift for your dad, grandpa, brother, or childhood friend. These presents will sure make him want another birthday (just so he can get more thoughtful gifts from you).
If your dad, grandpa, or husband is into fishing, why not give him a new fishing pole for his birthday. You can have the entire family pack a picnic, pick a wonderful spot, and give him his present. It will be a great family trip with the birthday boy enjoying his hobby with everyone around him.
Aid His Hobbies
If he’s into a particular hobby, you can help get more items to give him a bigger collection. For example, he loves gardening, then you can get flowers and vegetables seeds. If he loves to paint model cars or planes, then buy him more models. On the other hand, if he likes to read certain books from a particular genre, then help him finish his collection.
Is he a fan of exotic wines? How about signing him up for a ‘Wine of the Month’ club? For the entire year, each month he will get a different box of fabulous wines delivered to his home. With so many bottles to open, there will always be a reason to celebrate with the big guy.
This idea goes for those people who know him more than anyone else. I am talking about knitting him a sweater, gloves, or even a woven hat. Now the reason I said that you need to “know” him is because what if he dislikes such gifts. You don’t want to spend so much time and effort on your gift and have it go to waste. So if he does enjoy wearing any of these items and you know what his favorite color(s) is, then go ahead.
Has he been looking forward to taking a trip to somewhere? Perhaps around the country or an international tour? How about a road trip or a trip for two to a place of his choice? There are many vacation destinations you can choose from to surprise him. Plan the entire trip for him and all he has to do is enjoy wherever he goes.
Weren’t these some of the thoughtful birthday ideas for gifts? If you have more ideas for 80th birthday gifts, do let us know about them. More gifts definitely means more fun.