60th Birthday Gifts Ideas For Mom and Dad

As we get older those milestones get bigger and bigger, so each one should be celebrated in its own right. Old people often say, “Please don’t buy me a gift. I don’t need any more stuff!” The truth is that everyone, especially people over 60, secretly love to receive thoughtful surprises and gifts. The key word is “thoughtful.” Whether you’re going for all the fun or all the feels, a little thought will go a long way.

Old people usually won’t get excited about cash or a gift card. But, if your present shows how much you care about them, or brings utility or beauty to their lives, they will cherish it for a long time.  The simplest things sometimes have the most meaning. So, if you’re stuck for 60th birthday gift ideas, here are a few to consider. 

1. beautiful and personalized necklace or jewelry 

The top one gift choice for your mother is something that can last for a long time and something she can wear every day. No matter it is silver, gold or a necklace with a diamond, there is one thing you should do—customization. A meaningful present should be something unique, and it is the chance for you to write and engrave her name and maybe one sentence you want to say to her.

2. Unique experiences

60th Birthday Gifts Ideas For Mom

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Almost everyone has a bucket list, and old people care a lot less about material things than those places to go and experiences to have. So, it’s quite a unique 60th birthday gift to present to your mom, dad or spouse a chance to fulfill one of their long-desired dreams.

As long as you pay attention to what they said about things they’ve always wanted to do or see, and you’ll have a starting point. There are companies today that provide experience-based gifts, and they range from spa visits, helicopter rides, glassblowing, chocolate factory tours, art classes, dance lessons, beauty makeovers, music lessons, baking school classes, wine tours, and exotic trips.

If you have lots of budgets, going on a trip to another country with your parents will be a very relaxing and enjoyable idea. Don’t worry if you don’t have that much budget, your parents care more about your love to them. Just take them to a nearby place they want to go and they would be very happy! 

3. Birthday cake made by yourself 

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How come a birthday cannot have a birthday cake! We believe most people will like the time and effort you spent learning and making a birthday cake by yourself. Make sure the cake you make has less sugar because old people cannot eat too much sugar, and a healthy birthday cake can also express your love and show your care to the person who is having the birthday.

A healthier chocolate cake is a very good choice! A lot of people love chocolate, so it is definitely a safe choice. No added sugar, butter or oil, but there is chocolate! This moist, rich cake gets its crowd-pleasing taste from chocolate chips, bananas, Greek yogurt, honey, peanut butter, and cocoa powder.


4. a handmade scrapbook

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By the age of 60, people have accumulated tons of memories and a lovely option is to use the power of pictures to generate nostalgia. You can bring all the memories in one place and make a handmade scrapbook with a choice of pictures, quotes, and tickets. It will strike a chord with your loved one and bring back all the great moments of their lives. 

5. Pay attention to the conversation in daily life

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In fact, the best gift for your loved one is something they truly like. So, it is very important to pay attention to the conversation between you and your loved one in daily life. If she or he simply likes flowers, buying their favorite flowers with a designed arrangement can be a good idea.

If you know that your loved one has a charitable heart and supports a certain charity, making a donation on their behalf can be an immensely meaningful gift. Or maybe if he or she has some hobbies like fishing or playing golf, a fishing setup or golfing gear are perfect. The key is to know the interest of the person who is having the birthday, and you can seize the opportunity to surprise them!

If you’re on the hunt for a perfect 60th birthday gift, hopefully, these tips and ideas will help you find something that will be appreciated and treasured in the years to come.


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