60th Birthday Gift Ideas: 25 Ways To Fete The Big 6-0

What a milestone!
Birthday cake with burning candles
Birthday cake with burning candles

All birthdays are worth celebrating, but the milestone ones just seem all the more special — and 60 is definitely a landmark year.

Some people might dread this birthday, feeling that hitting 60 makes them officially old. It is, after all, when you might start getting pension cheques from the government and seniors' discounts at your favourite stores.

But making it to 60 is something to be proud of: it means you've got a life filled with rich and meaningful experiences, valued friends and family and the excitement of more great years to come.

Celebrate the 60th birthday of someone you love with a gift that says, "You are valued and deserve something nice" not "You're over the hill." (Or even better, buy a gift for yourself to remind yourself of that!)

Here are 25 60th birthday gift ideas to get the birthday list started.

Personalized Whiskey Barrel
Personalized Whiskey BarrelGet it from Etsy from $68.95
Wild Savannah: Deluxe Edition By Millie MarottaGet it from Amazon for $44.55
Toronto Blue Jays Used Game Uniform WalletGet it at Tokens & Icons for $160.
Personalized Birth Year Newspaper
A personalized poster all about the birth year. Get it from Etsy for $20.71.
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Umbra Multi-Photo Display FrameGet it at Umbra for $30.
Refillable Leather JournalGet it from Rustico for $48.
Rose Gold Japanese Glass ShakerGet it at Cocktail Emporium for $140.
My Life Story—So Far BookGet it at Uncommon Goods for $40.
Linen Hardcover Photo Book Get it at Indigo for $60.
Personalized Family Birthstone BraceletGet it at The Bradford Exchange for $129.
Miranda Kerr Teacup And SaucerGet it from Royal Albert at The Bay for $60.
Maple Leaf Gardens Seat Cuff LinksGet it at Tokens & Icons for $170.