If you've never before tried to buy a holiday, birthday or special occasion gift for someone in their 60s, you may be surprised by how challenging it is to find that perfect present that won't be tossed into a drawer the moment you leave. Below you'll find my recommendations.
But I have to say that the number one gift they will most likely absolutely LOVE is bedding they remember from their childhood. And nobody else will think of it, and you'll look like a really awesome gift giver. :) The thing is that back in the day, you could find crisp cotton bedding like this all the time, but they don't make them like this anymore. If you know what size beds they have, then check them out - they're Peruvian cotton sheets.
But if that doesn't work for you then try the ideas on these pages:
Book Gifts for 60 Year Old
- 60th Birthday Books for Women or Men
- Winter Holiday Gift Books (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve)
- Retirement Gift Books
Christmas, Hanukkah or Thanksgiving books are just as wonderful at age sixty as at age ten. From books about the holidays to cooking to home-themed holiday books to nostalgic books from childhood, they're very appropriate for a wide range of personalities. And they're inexpensive without being cheap or chintzy looking.
Gift Baskets for 60 Year Olds - Easiest Choice
As simple as they are, gift baskets fit all the requirements of a good gift. They're great for food lovers - and who isn't one? They have a personal feel, and they're memorable, even if the goodies don't last long. And some even have touches of humor.
They're perfect for the health conscious or those with food intolerances. If your sixty-year-old recipient is on a special diet, then a gift basket with an assortment of sweet and savory foods is a very nice catch-all. Healthy choices for people 60 years of age include those with dried fruit, smoked salmon, roasted nuts, and, depending on their restrictions, gluten-free or sugar-free foods.
Unusual and Creative Gifts for People in Their 60s
Gag Gifts for an Older Man or Woman With a Sense of Humor
A joke or "gag" gift is a great ice-breaker at parties, since it brings laughter to awkward or sometimes stressful occasions (and for some folks, a 60th birthday is exactly that). And best of all, gag gifts are usually cheap!
Wine Gifts for Someone In Their 60s
- Wine Gift Sets
- Anniversary Wine Gifts
- Valentine's Day Wine Gifts
Home Decor Presents for a 60 Year Old Guy or Lady
- Crystal Gifts
- Wind Chimes
- Kitchen and Dining Themed Gifts
- Other Home Decor Gifts
Gadget Gifts Work, Too - At Slightly More Expense
There are so many cool gadgets on the market right now that a mature person would like - GPS systems, personal care items like a new electric shaver, outdoor barbecue and kitchen gadgets, and some truly unusual items you'd never have thought existed....
If they're not already a techie, or they just don't have one yet, a man or woman 60 years of age might be thrilled with a gift like the Kindle ebook reader, something they might not get for themselves but really love once they try it out - especially if they have a sense of adventure!