Gift Ideas for Milestone Birthdays

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Giving the perfect gift can be difficult, especially when it comes to milestone birthdays. After all, you want to show the recipient exactly how much you mean to them. However, that’s sometimes easier said than done. 

That’s why we have compiled a list of gift ideas for different milestone birthdays to make it easier and more fun to celebrate another year with the people you hold near and dear. Here’s a look at some gift ideas for those turning 40, 50, 60, or 70 years old.

40th Birthday Gift Ideas

Turning 40 is a big deal, as it marks another decade of adulthood — and likely parenthood. Take a look at some of the best gift ideas for someone turning the big 4-0:

  • Air fryer: An air fryer can cook food faster, and it’s a healthier alternative to deep-frying.
  • Indoor searing grill or tabletop grill: Know someone who’s always craving something hot off the grill? Then know this gift will allow them to cook up burgers, hot dogs, chicken, and more year-round.
  • Tabletop glass fireplace: Perfect for holiday flexin’, a tabletop glass fireplace is perfect for your relatives who aren’t afraid to show off.
  • A set of mason jar canisters: Because we all need something in which to put our herbs and condiments, you can’t go wrong with this practical gift that offers many uses.

50th Birthday Gift Ideas

There’s even more reason to celebrate someone turning 50, as they have been alive an entire half-century. If that’s not worth celebrating, then what is? Here are some gift ideas to get you started:

  • Jewelry: Pick out a birthday bracelet or necklace for the guest of honor. Indeed, half a century of living should be celebrated in style and without limitations.
  • Funny birthday mug: If your loved one has a sense of humor, get them a mug that puts a grin on their mug.
  • Portable phone and tablet charger: Essential at any age, a portable phone and tablet charger just makes life a bit easier.
  • Carseat gap filler: No one likes digging around for their phone that seems to always go missing, so get mom or grandma this contraption to avoid straining themselves. 

60th Birthday Gift Ideas

For someone ringing in their 60th birthday, presenting them with heartfelt, personalized gifts is the way to go. There are tons of options from which to choose, but here are a handful of worthwhile ideas:

  • Stainless steel stemless wine tumbler: Relaxing in retirement just became a bit easier for the wine connoisseur in your life.
  • iRobot vacuum cleaner: Help your friend or relative take a load off and have one less thing to worry about with this gift.
  • Wireless speaker: Who doesn’t love to move to the beat of their favorite songs? Give someone the gift of happiness for the holidays.
  • Neck and back massager: Help your loved one tackle those aches and pains with a top-of-the-line neck and back massager.

70th Birthday Gift Ideas

A 70th birthday is truly something to celebrate, so if your family member or friend made it to this milestone birthday, you need to find a gift that shows how much you appreciate them. Take a look at some gift ideas for a 70th birthday.

  • Memory mints (for senior moments): A gag gift for the humorous senior in your life, memory mints are a great way to get a chuckle out of the birthday guy or gal.
  • Digital calendar clock: Get your loved one a digital calendar clock so they never miss an important appointment (or soap opera) again.
  • Hand therapy set: Great for those suffering from arthritis, a hand therapy set will help give someone gorgeous, glowing hands.
  • Their favorite album on record: Because they love to reminisce about the “good old days,” this gift idea is great for those wanting to remember the past.

Choosing the Right Gift

Finding the perfect gift for a loved one’s milestone birthday doesn’t have to be overly challenging and should be a breeze no matter what interests them. No matter what you decide, you’ll be sure to find a gift that helps celebrate your loved one’s milestone birthday in a big way.