Getting older is such a privilege, and it should be celebrated as such, not just by the birthday girl or boy, but by their nearest and dearest, too. Choose a 70th birthday gift that they would never buy for themselves (so not socks, flowers, chocolates…you get the idea), and get something meaningful that they can look at again and again, long after the candles have been blown out.
70 Things to Do When You Turn 70
Help someone live their very best life with a book which is chock full of things – in fact 70 of them – to do when they leave their 60s behind.
70th Birthday Photo Collage Gift
Choose between 15 and 80 special photographs, upload, and receive a digital print of the number 70 made up of all those images, with a couple of lines of text.
Pavilion Gift Company Elements Angel
This angel will watch over the birthday girl when she takes pride of place in her home. With birchwood and pewter detailing, this resin figurine displays a special sentimental message.
Pop Up 70th Birthday Card
This year, choose a card that’s full of life. Folding flat for postage, once removed from the envelope, ‘Happy 70th Birthday’ springs into place from the center of the card.
My Life Story So Far
Give them a gift they will pass down through the generations with the ‘My Life Story – So Far’ journal. Handsomely bound in blue linen with gold foil lettering, the journal is divided into 9 parts and includes prompts to spark memories, as well as space for photos, drawings, and ‘what comes next’.
Hanging Butterfly Oasis
If they enjoy spending time in their garden, give them some company with this attractive butterfly feeder. Bright yellow to attract them in droves, the feeder is shaped like a droplet, and can be filled with a mix of water and nectar powder, and hung in a tree or bush.
Personalized Hand-Written Letter Blanket
Words and sentiment become much more important as we get older, which is why this stunning blanket will make a heartfelt 70th birthday gift. Made from 100% cotton and with attractive fringing all the way around, the throw comes woven with your own personal letter in a sweet handwriting font.
Whiskey and Rum Making Kit
Retirement will give them the time to enjoy some of the finer things in life, and a fine bourbon is one of them. This gift goes one further, though, as it will allow them to actually make their own bourbon, whiskey, and rum, aged to perfection and ready to share (or not).
Growlight Frame Shelf
If they enjoy having greenery around the house as well as in the garden, this Growlight Frame Shelf will make an ideal gift. Fitted with a white LED grow light which can be adjusted to mimic natural light, this frame can be hung on the wall like a living piece of art.
Outdoor Beer Table
Whether they fancy going on romantic picnics or just want to enjoy time in the garden, this Outdoor Beer Table will make it easy. Handmade from Baltic Birch Plywood, this table features a fiberglass spike for securing into the ground, and can hold two drinks, plus snacks in the included stainless steel bowl.
What I Love About You by Me Book
Give them a treasury of wonderful sentiments with the ‘What I Love About You by Me’ book. With one separate prompt on each page, you can fill in the blanks to show them all the things you adore, and because it’s in your handwriting it will mean even more.
Owl Eyeglasses Holder
Make sure their spectacles are kept safe when they take them off with this adorable glasses holder. Handcrafted from a single piece of sheesham wood, this sweet owl features a small hook at the back which holds glasses in place, so they rest on its beak until they’re needed again.
Compact Swivel Cheese & Tapas Board
If they like entertaining, they will love this Compact Swivel Cheese & Tapas Board. Made from bamboo, this clever fold out board comes with three ceramic bowls for olives, nuts, and more, a surface for cheeses, crackers, and fruit, and a hidden drawer that holds three stainless steel cheese knives.
Gardener's Tool Seat
Gardening can be tough on anyone’s back and knees, so this Gardener’s Tool Seat would make an excellent 70th birthday gift. Made from a heavy duty nylon fabric, the folding chair offers a comfy place to sit, while the removable bag has 21 pockets to hold all their tools.
Custom Lake Art Cribbage Board
If one of their hobbies happens to be playing cribbage, this Custom Lake Art Cribbage Board will make the perfect gift. Made from cherry wood, the board is etched with their favorite lake (there are 7500 to choose from), along with topographical details such as the depth of the water, and surrounding landmarks.
My Family Cookbook
Don’t let those precious family recipes get lost to time! The ‘My Family Cookbook’ has space for handwritten recipes along with photos, and also features hints and tips and conversion tables. There is even space for ‘reviews’ to be written, making it a beautiful gift to be passed down through generations.
History by Mail Six-Month Subscription
History buffs will truly appreciate the History by Mail Six Month Subscription. Each month, they will receive replicas of documents relating to some of history’s most important figures, such as Rosa Parks’ police report, or Einstein’s letters to Franklin D. Roosevelt, giving them a glimpse into the past that they’ve probably never seen before.
Birthday Wish Candle
Give them a birthday candle with a difference with this Birthday Magic version. Encrusted with crystals known for their positive properties, such as love, happiness, and abundance, this candle smells just like a delicious vanilla birthday cake, and invites users to set an intention when lighting for the year ahead.
Long Distance Friendship Lamp
If you can’t be close by, let them know you’re thinking of them with a pair of Friendship Lamps. Beautifully designed in wood, when one person touches their lamp, the other person’s will light up as well, providing a glow that warms their heart as well as their home.
Katie Doodle Back-in-1949 Sign
A lot has changed since 1949, and this poster, printed on cardstock ready to be framed, comes with reminders of music, movies, cost of living and more from 70 years ago.
1949 What a Year It Was! Coffee Table Book
Make a present of the past with a book that is crammed with news, views, music and movies from the golden year of 1949 – it’s the stuff memories are made of.
Russian Ring Necklace, 7 Rings for 7 Decades
Made up of 7 interlocking rings, this necklace is a delicate tribute to the past 70 years, as each one represents one decade and hangs on a sterling silver chain.
1949 Birthday Gifts Pack
This birthday pack includes a DVD with news and events from 1949, a CD with 20 chart blockbusters from the same year, and a themed birthday card to complete the set.
70th Birthday Wooden Photo Book
Unusual and rustic-looking, this photo book comes with a choice of black or white pages, and features a truly beautiful wooden cover with ‘70’ and ‘Happy Birthday’ raised on the front.
70th Birthday Signature Framed Gift
Mark 7 decades with a personalized print which comes, via digital download, with your choice of text on 2 lines, and space for handwritten birthday wishes from family and friends.
Seven Gold Rings Bangle
Simple and elegant, this sterling silver bangle makes a beautiful 70th birthday gift, as it comes with seven 14kt hammered goldfill rings to represent her decades on this earth.
1949 Flickback Trivia Playing Cards
With 2 games in one, this deck of cards comes with 52 regular playing cards on one side, and 52 illustrated 1949-related trivia questions on the other – twice the fun!
1949 British Coin Keychain
This keyring features a genuine 1949 half penny with sailing ship on one side and King George VI on the other, along with a hand-stamped number ‘70’ on a leather charm.
70th Birthday Photo Collage
With several delivery options available (digital delivery or pre-printed), this collage uses photos of your choosing to make up the number 70, and is personalized with details of family members underneath.
Diy Quick Bread in a Bottle
Delicious and simple, what more could anyone ask? This DIY birthday gift is made up of layers of ingredients for choc chip oatmeal quick bread, presented in a jar with instructions.
Diy Birthday Cake Box
Not only do these little cake slices look sweet, but they can be filled with small gifts or favorite candies to be enjoyed by the lucky birthday girl or guy.
1949 70th Birthday Whiskey Glass
A classy reminder at the end of a long day, this whiskey tumbler shows that older is better with ‘Aged to Perfection’ imprinted on the side, along with ‘1949’.
Hand-Painted Artisan Wine Glass
This wine glass is beautiful and functional, as it holds 15oz. of their favorite tipple, and is hand-decorated with a birthday greeting, glitter, fancy embellishments, and even a cocktail recipe underneath.
Diy Washer Hand Stamped Jewelry
This lovely little project consists of using different sized washers, and hand-stamping them with a special year and significant word to make a personalized necklace that’s truly unique.
70th Birthday Newspaper
Choose from digital download or already-printed, and give the gift of nostalgia to the septuagenarian with this ‘newspaper’ poster that can be personalized with photo and details for a unique keepsake.
Personalised 70th Birthday Necklace
A touching symbol of love, this love knot comprises 7 intertwined and never-ending silver rings, symbolizing not only 7 decades, but also the eternal love a woman has for her family.
Personalised 70th Birthday Card
You can’t have a birthday without a card, and this one is awesome. With ‘70’ cut out, along with the recipient’s name and lots of stars, it’s understated but definitely eye-catching.
Happy 70th Birthday Cake 3D Pop-up Card
Looking almost good enough to eat, this fun birthday card opens up to reveal a pop-up slice of cake, decorated with ‘candles’ and that all important number 70.
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