Looking for fabulous 80th birthday gift ideas? It can be hard to find a memorable gift for someone who is 80 years old!
You’ll want to find a present that’s unique, thoughtful, and worthy of this milestone celebration. Quickly find just what you’re looking for in our hand-picked collection of the best gifts for the man or woman who is turning 80!
Best Selling 80th Birthday Gifts
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The New York Times Ultimate Birthday Book
Every Birthday Front Page for All 80 Years
Our top-selling gift, this memorable book includes every New York Times birthday front page for all 80 years! Sure to spark memories and conversation, this exclusive personalized book is the perfect 80th birthday gift for the man or woman who has everything.
The 140-page heirloom gift includes a 20 page timeline, 5 pages of newsworthy events from the chosen year and a collection of world-changing headline pages. It's a wonderful walk down memory lane for the hard-to-buy-for senior!
The Day You Were Born History Canvas
Striking personalized canvas features historical events and prices from the day you were born. A fun stroll down memory land - and a clever gift for the hard-to-buy for man or woman!
Need a quick-shipping gift? This can ship out in just 1 day!
Personalized Memoir Book
Choice of Colors
Personalized book is a fabulous way to capture treasured memories. Striking book features over 300 gold-tipped pages that have plenty of room for the recipient to preserve their thoughts.
Your favorite senior will enjoy strolling down memory lane while answering the almost 500 questions...a marvelous way to preserve family history!
New York Times Front Page Jigsaw Puzzle
The recipient will enjoy hours piecing together history as they put together a jigsaw puzzle that features the front page from the day they were born.
Choose from 3 levels of difficulty - a fun gift that they can enjoy with family and friends..
80th Birthday Gift Baskets
Gift baskets are a fabulous idea for any birthday! My top pick for birthday gift baskets is GiftTree. They offer an amazing selection of top-notch gift baskets, towers and crates in loads of different themes.
They also offer personalized ribbons on many of their gifts, which allows you to express your own unique birthday wishes.
Prices range from under $20 for cookie towers to over $300 for extravagant wine gift baskets.
Traditional Gift for 80th Birthday
Traditional birthday gifts such as flowers, jewelry and chocolates are always welcome gifts! Read on to find out how to customize these traditional gifts especially for an eightieth birthday.
80th Birthday Flowers
24k Gold Tipped Real Rose
Choice of 12 Colors
Surprise her with a unique flower that will last forever! Stunning real rose is trimmed in genuine gold to create a birthday flower that she will always treasure.
80th Birthday Flower Vase
By now, she's probably received her fair share of flowers. Make this milestone birthday memorable by giving her birthday flowers in a personalized vase.
Add your own message to this ceramic vase, and then just pop in her favorite flowers (if the blooms are small, consider getting 80 of them!) She'll love using the vase long after her special day is over!
80th Birthday Jewelry
Jewelry is the perfect gift for the stylish 80 year old! Delight him or her with one of these fun jewelry gifts:
8 Rings for 8 Decades Necklace
Beautiful sterling silver necklace is a fabulous symbolic gift for an 80 year old woman's birthday!
8 elegant rings in various sizes symbolize her 8 decades of life. It's a wonderful way to honor this big day without screaming "80"!
80th Birthday Pocket Watch
Go retro with a stylish, old-school pocket watch!
Personalize this striking sterling silver watch with a monogram on front, and a 5 line message on the back. Plenty of room to write a meaningful birthday message that he will treasure!
80th Birthday Chocolates
Shopping for someone with a sweet tooth? Impress them with a personalized box of scrumptious Belgian chocolates!
Choose from over 40 different personalized chocolate box designs - you can even add a picture to some of them. Each box is filled with your choice of 45 assorted chocolates or a 2 lb decorated chocolate bar.
Personalized Candy Jar
Inexpensive 80th Birthday Gift Ideas – Under $25
If you’re looking for gifts under $25, check out the great selection of inexpensive 80th birthday gifts at Zazzle. You can choose from notebooks, t shirts, coffee mugs, memo pads, keychains and more in an almost-overwhelming selection of styles.
80th Birthday Tiara
Looking for an inexpensive gift for an 80 year old woman? Celebrate in style with a glitzy 80th birthday tiara from Amazon!
If you just want a little token, consider getting an 80th birthday button at Zazzle – prices start at around $3, and are fun for the birthday guy or gal to wear on this special day.
Photo Gift Ideas
Anyone who is turning 80 has loads of memories to look back on! Turn some of their favorite photos into a gift he or she will treasure.
Hassle-Free Cloud Digital Photo Frame
Stay in Touch with Family and Friends
Easy-to-use digital photo frame is the perfect gift for the technologically-challenged senior! Family and friends can send photos via email, Facebook or other social media platforms.
The photos are automatically added to the frame so the senior doesn't have to bother with updating the frame themselves.
An ideal gift to connect with family and friends all over the world - available at Amazon.
Personalized Photo Blanket
Choice of 10 Colors
Surround your favorite senior with the faces of those they love the most! Cuddly blanket features up to 6 photos of loved ones...perfect for cuddling up in while watching TV or reading.
Turn precious memories into a gift by adding pictures to a gift such as a coffee mug, blanket, a canvas , Christmas ornament, a keepsake or a pillow.
My top pick for photo gifts is Shutterfly. They’re experts in photo gifts, and are well-known for the quality of their work.
A gift that’s sure to be appreciated by any senior is a photo book, and Shutterfly offers a Milestone Birthday photo book design that’s perfect for showcasing a lifetime of memories.
Their easy-to-use design tool and choice of embellishments makes it fast and easy to create a photo book that’s sure to impress!
Sentimental 80th Birthday Gift Ideas
A special occasion such as this is a wonderful time to let the birthday celebrant know how much he or she means to you and has made a difference in your life.
Personalization Mall is a great site to purchase sentimental gifts – they have jewelry boxes, keepsake plaques, clocks, frames and other gifts that can feature a personalized poem or message.
It’s also a great place to get inspired if you’re stuck on finding the right words – each present features several pre-written poems or messages that can spark ideas for you. Just click on the individual present to see the poem choices.
The Gift of Travel
If the birthday celebrant is healthy enough, consider giving him or her a long-dreamed-of destination. If you can, try to make it a family trip or a trip with friends as well. The birthday guy or gal will treasure the memories of a trip long after it’s over.
The Gift of Time
Many seniors are a bit lonely, and there’s a good chance that what he or she might enjoy the most is spending time with you. Take them out for lunch or dinner, visit a museum, go to a movie or sporting event, or plan a special outing that you know they will enjoy.
Homemade 80th Birthday Gift Ideas
A homemade gift is a gift from the heart! If you’re the crafty sort, consider making a quilt out of their old shirts (see this Pinterest board for inspiration).
You can also make amazing homemade birthday gifts even if you’re lacking the crafty gene. Check out these great family tree thumbprint templates, this adorable bouquet of photo flowers, and this sweet 80 reasons we love you frame.
If you’re in need of a little inspiration, check out Pinterest…there are always loads of homemade birthday gift ideas there!
Q: What is the traditional gift for 80th birthday?
Official gift lists are associated with anniversaries, not birthdays. For an 80th anniversary, the traditional gift is oak, while the modern gift is diamonds or pearls.
The idea of official gift lists doesn’t carry over to milestone birthdays, however, so you can pick any 80th birthday gift you’d like without having to worry about sticking to a tradition.
Read the above article to find some clever ways to customize traditional birthday gifts such as flowers, jewelry and chocolates especially for an 80th birthday!
Q: What do you get someone for their 80th birthday?
You can find loads of ideas on this website! Most of our gift suggestions feature the number 80; however you'll find several ideas that most 80 year olds will enjoy that don't feature their age.
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