Top 10 Gifts for a 30th Birthday
Best 30th Birthday Gift Ideas:
Buy a round:
A round of birthday drinks can quickly add up to a hefty bar tab. An easy way to avoid this is to give the gift of barware, so the birthday celebrator can become an at-home mixologist. A stainless steel martini shaker or a crystal whiskey decanter would be a sophisticated gift.
Wine and dine:
A bottle of wine is a reliable birthday gift idea. However, if you want to pair the bottle with something unexpected, give it with a complementary gift. A cheeseboard set is perfect for exploring new wine pairings. You could also pair a bottle of wine with a gourmet food basket for a truly epicurean gift.
If the 30-year-old you’re shopping for loves to spend time in the great outdoors, wrap some camping gear with a note about turning “dirty 30” and getting dirty out in the woods. Hammocks, air mattresses, and camp chairs are the most popular outdoor gifts.
Blast from the past:
Thirty years have passed since their birth, and a lot has changed in pop culture. Put together a time capsule gift full of DVDs and CDs of movies and albums that came out the same year they were born. Look for quality classics as well as a few funny reminders of how much tastes have changed.
The latest and greatest:
People turning 30 have grown up with technology and are savvy at using it, so they’ll love electronics gifts. Shop for cell phone accessories if you’re on a budget or for tablets if you’re planning to splurge.
The new 20:
Some 30-year-olds just don’t feel like they’re as old as their birth certificate says they are. If you’re shopping for someone who doesn’t feel a day over 21, look for trendy accessories, like a floral-print watch, a stylish hat, or a chic scarf.
Feeling their age:
There’s something about the milestone that makes some people feel like they need to start taking care of themselves better. A yoga mat, skin care products, or a spa gift basket would help pamper a 30-year-old who is suddenly feeling like they’re not as young as they used to be.
A piece of jewelry is a great way to mark the official beginning of adulthood. A simple strand of pearls, a handsome set of cuff links, or a pair of diamond stud earrings will become wardrobe staples.
A little luxury:
If you really want to spoil the 30-year-old, give them something they wouldn’t buy for themselves. Designer accessories — like a gold watch, a handbag, or a wallet — would be an indulgent way to celebrate turning 30.
Gift cards are the perfect, customizable gifts for any occasion, and a 30th birthday is no exception. Load it with $30 to recognize the milestone and wrap it up with a bottle of sparkling wine or a bouquet of flowers.
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