The best 90th birthday gifts do nothing less than dazzle the recipient. Turning 90 years old is an occasion for thanksgiving and celebration. It’s an honour to know someone, whether they’re family or friend, who has nine decades’ worth of stories, jokes, wit, and wisdom to share.
Where do you begin to look for a gift that expresses your love and admiration for the nonagenarian in your life? Right here, as we’ve got a few dazzling 90th birthday gift ideas for you!
What do You Buy a Woman for Her 90th Birthday?
Nine decades of life is a privilege, so make her 90th birthday one of the best birthdays she’s ever had. Use our suggestions to find a fabulous gift.
Crystal Rose Bouquet
Looking for a 90th birthday gift to dazzle her? Consider a decorative item in cut crystal, such as one of Swarovski’s gorgeous ornaments. We love the Austrian glass producer’s flowers, and we think the bouquet of three crystal roses in a gradient of pinks would make a glorious present. The piece has 451 facets, and it comes with a bell jar under which she can display it. She’ll remember you every time its sparkles catch her eye.
Holistic Spa Day
Celebrate her 90th birthday by taking her to the private suite at the exquisite Akasha spa in Regent Street’s Hotel Café Royal. She’ll be pampered with an array of treatments that balance body, mind, and soul. It’s a truly indulgent gift that she’s sure to love.
Tea For Two Set
If she looks forward to tea-time, give her a birthday gift that adds a touch of elegance. We recommend a tea for two set that will take her breath away. Fortnum & Mason’s St James set, which includes a teapot, cups, saucers, a sugar bowl, and a milk jug, is just the thing. The eau de nil and gold Chinoiserie design was inspired by an 18th-century pattern. Upsize your gift with the addition of a caddy of Victoria Grey loose leaf tea.
Not many women have the chance to create a unique signature scent, so if she likes to smell amazing, a perfume-making experience is the 90th birthday gift for her. She can join a stylist at the Perfume Studio, where she can learn about fragrance, sample exclusive blends, and create her very own scent. It’s a gift that will delight her.
Luxury Box Of Chocolates
A box of luxury chocolates makes a wonderful birthday gift, whatever the age. Treat her to celebrated chocolatier Pierre Marcolini’s Signature three-drawer gift box. It includes the Malline Découverte, Pralinés Anciens d”Aujourd”hui, and Grand Crus collections. It’s a present that’s as sweet as she is.
What do You Buy a Man for His 90th Birthday?
His 90th birthday is an opportunity to indulge him. Spoil him with an item or an experience that will make him feel truly special.
Decanter And Glasses
Whether he drinks whisky, cognac, or cola tonic, he’ll enjoy it all the more when he pours it from a gorgeous glass decanter into a stylish new glass. You can take it a step further by taking the decanter to an engraver and adding a personal message or his name.
As for decanters, we adore Baccarat’s Heritage Paraison set, which is a re-issue of a modernist set created in 1931. It includes a decanter and four glasses.
Beer & Cheese Pairing
If he’s up for something rich and tasty, celebrate his 90th birthday by taking him to a beer and cheese pairing at the Chesterfield Mayfair’s renowned Terrace Bar. He’ll have the chance to savour selected farmhouse cheeses paired with IPAs, stouts, and other beers. The experience takes going out for a birthday beer to the next level.
A Good Cognac
A bottle of good cognac is a great 90th birthday gift idea for the man who still enjoys an after-dinner brandy. The occasion calls for something truly special, and you won’t get better than Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII cognac. It’s a blend of immaculate Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie aged between 40 and 100 years, and it comes in a gorgeous Baccarat crystal bottle.
Mail Rail Ride And Michelin Dining
You’re never too old to explore, not even at 90. Let your gift for his 90th birthday give him the chance to explore a part of London seldom seen by the public. At the Postal Museum, he’ll descend 70 feet below street level and whizz along the 100-year-old Post Office railway network.
He’ll return to ground level at the last stop and continue his birthday celebration over a seven-course lunch at the Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle. He’s bound to enjoy every minute of it.
London Helicopter Tour
90’s not too old to develop a new appreciation of London and its world-famous landmarks. Give him the chance to do it by taking him on a private helicopter tour of the city. The views are incredible, the experience is exhilarating, and there’s a bottle of bubbly and a box of chocolates for you to share.
More Special 90th Birthday Gifts
Looking for more 90th birthday gift ideas? Check out these possibilities.
A Book Of Memories
The birthday boy or girl has 90 years of memories. Let your gift give them the chance to preserve those memories and share their story with future generations. They can meet with a professional writer from Story Terrace, who will interview them and turn their words in a book. It’s a gift that says, “I appreciate you” like no other.
A Floral Arrangement
Sometimes the best way to say, “Happy birthday!” is to say it with flowers. Of course, you can always ramp up your gift of a floral arrangement with a bottle of champagne, a luxury scented candle, or another small item. Choose a bouquet or an arrangement from one of the top florists in London.
A Seaside Getaway
Take them to celebrate their 90th birthday at the seaside. Head down to Cornwall for a getaway that’s fit for a gourmand. They’ll love the comfortable accommodation in Rick Stein’s St Edmunds House and the delectable dishes served at his iconic Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. When not dining on locally sourced seafood, you can explore one of the county’s loveliest towns.
And there you have it! Use our 90th birthday gift ideas to find something gorgeous for someone special. Have a look at all of our birthday gifts for even more fabulous ideas.