60th Birthday Gift Ideas

best 60th birthday gift ideas

Are you looking for the 60th birthday gift ideas? We got you covered! 60th birthday gifts need to be personalized, creative and thoughtful. We will be happy to provide you with 60th birthday gift ideas for a mom, dad, friend, man and woman. Whoever you want.

60th birthday is very special. In many cultures, a 60th year old has completed a full cycle of life, which calls for a grand celebration. Therefore, your gift for the 60th birthday calls for grand celebration. Our top picks will be focused on personalized and traditional gift ideas for the 60th birthday. You may want to explore our other guides, such as 50th Golden Anniversary gifts, and Gifts for a Bossthe gifts for parents’ 30th wedding anniversary40th anniversary gifts for parents,  we will happily provide you with some insights on the best 60th birthday gifts!

Thoughtful 60th Birthday Gift Ideas

What are some good 60th birthday gift ideas? Should I go for a personalized 60th birthday gift?  You have a lot of options. You may as well go to Macy’s to get something quasi-personalized. In the end, the choice is yours.
In our experience, we have found that individuals who celebrate their 60th birthday appreciate gifts and souvenirs with certain characteristics, such as: a) timelessness, b) personalization, c) sophistiacted and traditional, d) value, and e) mature.

If you do have some time before the day of the celebration, I would highly encourage you to start thinking about the 60th birthday gift ideas and preparing the gift as soon as possible. Our recommendation is that the birthday gift idea not only truly reflects your relationship with the birthday person, but transcends time and place so it can remain a vivid memory.

I do hope that what follows will provide you with some useful 60th birthday gift ideas.

TOP PICK 🏆 #1. A custom portrait painting to honor the celebrant’s 60th birthday 

Our all time favorite pick is a custom portrait painting. This 60th birthday gift idea transcends time, making a beautiful emotional gift. It will always evoke positive feelings.

Among other 60th birthday gift ideas, a custom portrait painting is timeless, valuable, sophisticated yet traditional. You should think about the theme of a painting, and let the professionals create a wonderful work of art. A custom portrait painting will be a pleasant surprise that will remain on a celebrant’s mind for a long time.

This intimate 60th birthday gift idea will surely make a celebrant feel special, surrounded by love, care and appreciation.

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What are the best 60th birthday gift ideas? If you are getting a gift for a close family member, friend or colleague, a custom portrait painting will make an elegant and timeless choice.

If you would like to invest in a portrait painting as a 60th birthday gift idea, we have prepared a few pieces of useful advice:

  • Find a reliable and good artist. It is vastly important to find a solid artist who will be able to capture personality on canvas. I am happy to serve with our expertise in portrait paintings, please contact us for more information.
  • Decide on the medium. To make the 60th birthday gift special, I encourage you to think about completing a portrait in a tasteful medium. Premium oil and acrylic yield the most elegant and intimate results. Pastel and pencil can make wonderful gifts to admire every day.
  • Allow at least 4 weeks for the painting. Please do remember that premium oil takes about 8 weeks to complete (drying time is quite long for the best effects). However, other media such as pencil or acrylic are much shorter. I can guarantee a hairloom quality of our work, but we need to follow practices of a reliable and good artist 🙂
  • Have some photos ready. We can complete a portrait painting from the photo. If you send us a couple of pictures of the celebrant (either the current ones or from years back), we will be able to deliver the most personalized gift for the 60th birthday.

Our portrait artists have mastered unique skills in portrait painting and drawing. If you have decided to give portrait as the 60th birthday gift, Contact us. Our artists will be beyond honored to create such a meaningful souvenir.

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An oil painting will yield the most impressive results as the 60th birthday gift. Do you want to stun her?

#2. An antique phonograph to immerse in the music of the 70s

60 years is a good chunk on time. The chances are, your celebrant likely looks upon phonographs with fondness. After all, he or she spent most of their childhoods and early adulthood life listening to the music coming out from the vinyl discs. They laughed to it. They danced to it. (Do you remember watching Dirty Dancing? Swing was a big thing in the 70s.) They cried to it. In many ways, phonographs shaped their music tastes and flavors, which last for lifetime.

An antique phonograph from the 50s or 60s would make a good 60th birthday gift. I do encourage you to spend some time shopping around and visiting local antique stores. Antique phonographs have much better sound quality that the newly released phonographs. While both do the job, antique phonographs do a much superior job.

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Does your celebrant enjoy music? An antique phonograph is a great 60th birthday gift. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

#3. A photo collage to capture the memories of the past 60 years

One of my gift picks for the 60th birthday has consistently been a photo collage. It is an affordable 60th birthday gift idea. Photos can capture some of the most important experiences. Whenever your birthday man or birthday woman looks back at them, they smile, even at their 60th birthday celebration.

Therefore, a framed photo collage is among the most unique 60th birthday gift ideas. I do encourage you to do through some of the family albums and make photocopies of the most meaningful and memorable moments. It will make the gift extra special.

Since there is a wide range of collages to choose from, you will find something matching your birthday person’s liking. It will also serve as a nice decoration for their house.

#4. A family vacation to rekindle family bonds

40 to 50 years ago, people spent a lot of time together. Going on a vacation was a real thing. Therefore, as another gift idea for the 60th birthday, I suggest a weekend at a SPA resort (or in the wilderness). For his or her 60th birthday, your celebrant may enjoy some quiet and peaceful time in a a resort.

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Another 60th birthday gift idea is to take a birthday man or birthday woman on a short vacation to a SPA resort. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

5. Favorite alcohol

A glass of our favorite whiskey in the end of a busy day… It makes us relaxed and pleased. Every birthday person has some type of alcohol they really love: whiskey, wine, cognac, wine or vodka. Therefore, a bottle of favorite alcohol is on our List of Great 60th Birthday Gift Ideas. It is a great opportunity to present a luxurious, specially selected version or the most desirable brand in this type of alcohol. If your celebrant enjoys different beer gourmets, you also have wide range of options to choose from. Since you are able to find a lot of attractive options in the shops, it could be your perfect 60th birthday gift idea.

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What will be your selection of alcohol for the 60th birthday?


The Summary of 60th Birthday Gift Ideas

Among all 60th birthday gift ideas, a custom portrait painting is a definite winner. With its character and endurance, it will transcend time. This delightful gift for the 60th birthday will touch a heart and soul of the receiver.

I will be honored to prepare a painting for the upcoming birthday. Feel free to Contact us and be sure that your gift idea will transform into a beautiful portrait the 60th birthday.

Do you have some other suggestions for our list? Write it down in the comment section! Make sure we have not forgotten about any 60th birthday gift ideas!


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