Your loved one has reached an awesome 80 years of age, and it’s time to celebrate!
In the realm of wedding anniversaries, oak is the traditional gift for the 80th year of marriage in the UK. Diamonds and pearls are the modern gifts. While we’re not necessarily suggesting gifts of oak, pearls, or diamonds (OK, maybe diamonds), we do think your 80th birthday gift should be something fitting for a person you love and respect.
Our gift ideas include items and experiences that will bring a touch of luxury to the occasion.
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- Unisex 80th Birthday Gift Ideas
80th Birthday Gifts For Him
Make sure he has an incredible 80th birthday. Take a look at our exciting suggestions.
Private Belgian Beer Tasting
Belgium is known for producing some of the finest beer in the world. Give him the chance to sample a few of the country’s best beers at a private tasting at the Dovetail. The experience at the European restaurant in Clerkenwell’s Jerusalem Passage includes four dishes that have been paired with the beers he’ll taste. It’ll take the birthday pub lunch to the next level.
Luxury Birthday Hamper
If he has just about everything he could wish for, consider spoiling him with a hamper of delicious treats. One of our favourites is Fortnum and Mason’s birthday hamper. The gorgeous basket is packed with a musical birthday tin, a mini birthday fruit cake, loose leaf tea, preserves, and more. He’s sure to love this 80th birthday gift idea, whether he feasts with friends or keeps it all to himself.
Silk Pocket Square
Does he still enjoy looking his best at 80? If he wears blazers, jackets, or suits regularly, consider surprising him with a silk pocket square. Folded and tucked into the breast pocket, it’ll add a genteel element that will complete his look. We love Gucci’s bee-printed pocket square in ivory silk, although you can also find it in midnight blue.
Overnight Break In Bray
Looking for 80th birthday gift ideas that get him out and about? Whisk him off to the picturesque Berkshire village of Bray for an overnight stay. He can enjoy a short stroll along its streets or spend a few moments in quiet peace on the bank of the Thames. The village is a foodie’s heaven, so the highlight of his stay undoubtedly will be mouth-watering Michelin-starred dining.
A Pocket Watch
Surprise him with a beautiful pocket watch on his 80th birthday. It’s a great alternative to a wristwatch that he may find easier to use. Take a look at a model such a Tissot’s Lepine, which has a vintage look with thoroughly modern workings.
Golf With Nasser Hussain
Is he still a keen golfer? Spoil him with the chance to make a new golfing buddy on his 80th birthday. He and two friends or family members can join former England cricket captain Nasser Hussain for 18 holes of four-ball at one of the UK’s best golf courses, namely Thorndon Park Golf Club in Essex. It’ll be a memory-making experience.
80th Birthday Gifts For Her
Make her 80th birthday a beautiful one. Our suggestions can help you do just that.
Nails And Lunch
A luxury nails and lunch experience for two is a gorgeous 80th birthday gift idea, whether the treat is for your grandmother, mother, or partner. A package that the birthday girl’s sure to appreciate sees her head to the Dorchester Spa for 5-star pampering. From there, she’ll go to the St James’ Hotel and Club’s fabulous boutique restaurant for a Michelin-starred lunch.
A Bespoke Locket
Does she appreciate jewellery with character? Spoil her with a bespoke locket when she celebrates 80 years of life. London-based Loquet lets you customise gold lockets with various charms for a piece that’s utterly unique. Let her choose the charms herself or create a special locket for her.
Chocolate Truffle Masterclass
If she has a sweet tooth and a flair for being creative in the kitchen, give her the chance to have some tasty fun for her birthday. She’s bound to love the opportunity to create her own chocolate truffles under the guidance of Melange’s master chocolatiers at a masterclass the Chocolate Museum in Brixton.
Feeling inspired by the diamond theme of the 80th anniversary in your hunt for a birthday gift? Consider picking out a piece of exquisite diamond jewellery for the birthday girl. If you’re looking for something traditional, browse the collections of jewellers such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and De Beers. Alternatively, check out Wolf and Badger for something decidedly different by some of Britain’s best young talent. We adore this diamond slice necklace by Kamaria.
Whisk her away to the Cotswolds for an 80th birthday getaway. She’ll have the chance to enjoy a tour of Highgrove’s famous garden, which will be followed by a delicious champagne afternoon tea at the Orchard Restaurant. She can relax in the elegant setting of the Kings Head boutique hotel in Cirencester after a glorious day out.
Unisex 80th Birthday Gift Ideas
The following unisex 80th birthday gift ideas are perfect whether the recipient’s male or female. Be inspired by our suggestions.
Personalised Gin And Balloon Glasses
A bottle of top-quality gin engraved with a personal message, as well as a personalised balloon glass is a glorious 80th birthday gift idea for the soon-to-be octogenarian who enjoys a G&T. We recommend the Keepr’s Classic London Dry Gin, which is infused with natural honey from British Honey’s hives. For a more traditional approach to the spirit, choose the Lakes Gin, which is distilled with Cumbrian juniper and 14 other botanicals. Looking for a balloon glass? Check out the Dartington Copa.
Cocktails, French Food, And Pétanque
For a delightfully different 80th birthday gift idea, treat them to a French-inspired afternoon at Baranis in Chancery Lane, City of London. They can sip on superb cocktails, enjoy a platter of nibbles inspired by the south of France, and play a game of pétanque at the only indoor court for the game in the UK.
There you go! We hope we’ve made picking out the perfect 80th birthday gift a whole lot easier.