Six decades of life are a true milestone, so your 60th birthday gifts should be all about spoiling the person. The event is someone’s personal diamond jubilee, which makes it a time for decadence and extravagance.
If they haven’t yet retired, that moment is probably somewhere on the horizon. By the age of 60, they have made all sorts of contributions to the world. What’s more, they probably have most, if not all, of what they need. The 60th birthday gift you choose should delight them and make them want to shine bright like a diamond.
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- What Is The Traditional 60th Birthday Gift?
- What Do You Get A Woman For Her 60th Birthday?
- What Do You Get A Man For His 60th Birthday?
What Is The Traditional 60th Birthday Gift?
Like the wedding anniversary gift usually given on after six decades of marriage, the traditional 60th birthday gift is diamond. Not everyone can afford – or wants – real diamonds, so it’s perfectly acceptable to give your loved one something inspired by the valuable stone.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with breaking with tradition, especially if you know that your partner or parent would appreciate something else entirely. If they’d enjoy a splurge holiday more than a shiny rock, rather spend the money on the trip of a lifetime.
Our suggested birthday gift ideas include options inspired by tradition, as well as other ways to make him or her feel special on their 60th!
What Do You Get A Woman For Her 60th Birthday?
People are staying younger for longer these days as our approach to ageing changes. When it comes to 60th birthday gifts for women, there are many incredible options beyond diamond jewellery – although diamonds are a girl’s best friend!
Why give her a birthday gift that will make her feel like she’s on cloud nine when you can put her on luxurious Cloud 12? Give her a package for a day of treatments and lunch the renowned spa that blends Western and Asian approaches to beauty and wellness in Notting Hill, London.
Decadent Diamond Jewellery
Nothing says extravagance quite like diamond jewellery. And that’s why some dazzling bling-bing simply has to be included in our list of 60th anniversary gifts for her.
If the woman in question has a flair for fashion, the Paloma Picasso olive leaf band ring in white gold with diamond leaves from Tiffany & Co. could be the perfect gift. If you know she’d prefer softer, sleeker lines, she’s likely to fall in love with the Infinity half pavé band in white gold from De Beers. For something with a bit more bling for her 60th birthday, consider this diamond and emerald ring in 18k yellow gold from the Diamond Store. As you can see there’s something for everyone, no matter her taste.
Gin and Tonic Masterclass
What’s a 60th birthday without a G&T? If she enjoys an afternoon or evening tipple, a gin and tonic masterclass could be a fabulous 60th birthday gift idea. Treat her to pure indulgence and learn a little more about this legendary drink at the same time.
A Luscious Lunch
If you would like to take her to lunch on her 60th birthday, why not enjoy a meal that’s a real treat? There are a wealth of wonderful restaurants that offer truly decadent dining experiences, and you can select the one that really suits her personality. From dining in sumptuous surroundings to relaxing al fresco and soaking up verdant views, there are so many options.
If you know her well enough, you can give her a fragrance that complements her personality and sense of style. For a gloriously feminine scent, consider Gorgeous Gardenia from Gucci’s Flora collection. It’s a feast of red berries, white gardenia, patchouli and brown sugar.
For a scent that’s fresh and crisp, opt for Chanel No. 19 Poudre. If a hint of citrus in the form of orange blossom is what’s needed, L’interdit Givenchy could be what’s called for. If you want to move away from florals and citrus, the perfume you could include in the gift box for her 60th birthday is Tom Ford’s Santal Blush. This divine eau de parfum is all about exotic sandalwood and spices.
A luxurious hamper could be the perfect gift for a woman who wants to treat herself and a few friends to various edible and drinkable delights in the comfort of her own home.
Fortnum & Mason of London have a brilliant selection of hampers, and the store offers you the chance to customise one of your own. A great choice from among the available options is the Marylebone Hamper. She’ll get all manner of luxuries packed neatly in a gorgeous wicker basket.
The Best Scented Candles
If you’re looking for 60th birthday gift ideas for something small you can add to her gift box, consider a scented candle. Choose from Diptyque’s incredible selection, or pick something out from Harrods’ Baobab range. We can recommend Black Pearls, which will fill her home with the scent of rose and ginger.
Smart Tech Gift
Smart tech’s not just for the kids! If you know she’ll love a piece of smart tech that will bring a little bit of magic to her day, consider choosing an indoor smart garden for her 60th birthday gift. The Click And Grow Smart Garden 9 will do all the hard work for her. Thanks to automatic water, lighting and other smart features she’ll enjoy an abundance of fresh herbs and flowers all year round.
A Wow-Factor Holiday
One of the most luxurious 60th birthday gift ideas you could opt for is taking her on an unforgettable getaway. And where more exciting than Tokyo, Japan? She’ll have the chance to explore one of the most fascinating cities on the planet, and to discover some of its most sacred – and delicious – traditions. From discovering the ancient art of the Japanese tea ceremony to getting a taste for modern Tokyo’s Michelin-starred dining, this is one 60th birthday gift for her she’ll cherish forever.
What Do You Get A Man For His 60th Birthday?
There’s no need to struggle with trying to find a high-end gift for the man who’s celebrating his 60th birthday. Choose from among our suggestions or let them inspire you to find something that you know will thrill him to bits.
A Lobster and Steak Feast
Put the glam on surf and turf with a sumptuous lobster and steak lunch or dinner for his 60th birthday. If you’re looking for the best in London, head to Mac & Wild in Spitalfields or Fitzrovia, London. Let him experience the restaurant that food critic Giles Coren said was the best in the world.
Marvellous Men’s Grooming Session
A men’s grooming package is the perfect gift to make him feel like a nobleman on his 60th birthday. You can find a vast selection of packages that offer various treatments and a few treats along the way. From hot shaves to haircuts, he’ll feel the years roll back.
Personalised Whisky and Tumblers
If he’s a man who enjoys his Scotch, he’ll be bowled over by a personalised bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. It’s one of the most prestigious whiskies on the planet, and a bottle with a label wishing him well on his 60th birthday will make it all the more wonderful. Throw in a couple of Norlan tumblers to allow him to truly appreciate the drink, and you’re all set to make his day.
A Hamper of Indulgent Savouries
Take his gift box to new heights by making it a wicker basket brimming with culinary wonders. There isn’t a sweet treat in sight. Instead, the Savoury Selection hamper offers him a flavour-filled adventure with moreish traditional marvels from no less than Fortnum and Mason.
A Deluxe Game Compendium
A compendium of games makes a wonderful birthday gift for the 60-year-old man who enjoy classics such as Chess, Checkers and Dominoes. Take it up a notch with the Grosvenor triple games box from Smythson. Made using materials of the highest quality, it will help make his special day one to remember.
A Premium Rum Tasting
If he’s a gentleman who enjoys the sugar and spice of a decent rum, indulge him in an experience of his favourite tipple that he will never forget. Enjoy an ultra-premium rum tasting and discuss the different tipples he’s tasted over the years.
A Monaco Getaway
Premium 60th birthday gift ideas for him are not complete without a getaway that offers him chances to make incredible memories. Why not take him to one of the world’s playgrounds of the rich and famous? Enjoy a couple of glamorous nights and sunny days in Monaco. The tiny principality on the French Riviera is home to the iconic Monte Carlo casino, one of the most popular Formula 1 Grand Prix, and has a rich historical culture. It’s a beautiful part of the world and he’s bound to be mesmerised by its charms from the luxury of a private yacht.
Forget about boring gifts – these 60th birthday ideas really spoil the man or woman who’s celebrating!