What do you get for someone who is 60 years old? Are they thinking about retirement with travel or new hobbies? Are they into fine dining and luxuries? Indulging in new interests and pursuits? Do they like to reminisce?
Comfort and health also become a priority as you get older. Try good quality pillows and cushions, comfortable recliners in the garden. Here are some of Australia’s best online retailers with gifts suitable for 60 year olds.
- A Little Luxury is one of our favourite gift stores with a wide range of unusual and elegant gifts, homewares and customisable gift baskets. All wines from their extensive wine list can be purchased on their own though the Wine & Alcohol Gifts section, or included in any hamper by using the customisation options for the hamper. Based in Sydney, delivery Australia-wide.
Gourmet Hampers and Gift Baskets from A Little Luxury
- Coolthings – you’re never too old to enjoy gadgets and gizmos and brain bending puzzles. Coolthings are based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide, NZ and some international. See these categories for ideas…
- Caricature King – unique gifts made from a photo of the birthday person to mark the occasion. Digital caricatures from under $50, poster print or print and framing options.
Experience vouchers are popular for birthdays, often the V8 drives, but there is a wide range to suit all sorts of tastes – everything from cooking classes, getaways, horseriding, sailing, skydiving, bungy jumping and so on. If you choose an experience in Australia, be careful to choose one in the location of the recipient. Most experiences are in the capital cities.
Experience companies also offer general vouchers so you don’t have to decide what they’d like, and hampers as “experiences” these days for those people who receive an experience voucher but don’t want to do any of the activities in their local area.
- Adrenalin – adventure and experience vouchers for Skydiving, V8 Race Cars, Rally Driving, Hot Air Ballooning, Jet Packs and more. They also have the option of some impressive gift hampers. Delivery Australia-wide.
Another experience option is accommodation for a holiday. Booking.com has the advantage that you can change the dates without penalty (unless you choose one of their special prepay deals). If you are sure of the date, wotif.com has some great deals.
Presence rather than Presents
A gathering with family and/or friends can be the best birthday gift of all so book nearby accommodation and flights for yourself if need be and go to see them.