Top 75th Birthday Gifts – 50 Sure-to-Please Gift Ideas
It’s not easy finding the just-right 75th birthday gift! At this age, most people have everything they want or need. And you want to find a gift that will help make this milestone event a memorable celebration.
No need to worry – just check out this list of the top 50 75th birthday gifts. These presents should fit the bill for just about any senior citizen.
What Was Life Like in 1939?
A momentous occasion such as this is the perfect time to look back and see how much life and society have changed in 75 years - and this unique personalized plaque is the perfect solution!
The top of the handsome walnut wood plaque is personalized with name and birth date, so the recipient knows that the gift was prepared just for him or her.
The remainder of the plaque are details about what life was like on the day the recipient was born, including cost of living comparisons, the names of the president and vice-president, as well as celebrities who share this birth date.
The plaque also includes the top news stories, sports results, and songs that were the highlight of this day.
The Ultimate Birthday Book by the New York Times
Every Birthday Front Page for 75 Years
- So much has happened over the past 75 years - and this personalized book is the perfect way to commemorate those changes!
The stunning 12" x 15" hardbound book contains a copy of every NY Times front page on the birth date during the person's lifetime.
It also includes 10 extra pages for personal mementos, a 19 page timeline of 20th Century events, a certificate of authenticity, a magnifier, and a special Times coin in a unique gift box.
The gift is further enhanced with the recipient's name on the front in striking gold lettering.
A unique present that displays wonderfully on a coffee table and will spark hours of conversation and remembrances!
Personalized 75th Birthday Photo Frame
Choice of 6 Color Schemes
Looking for a creative way to display a favored photograph from this milestone celebration?
This charming personalized frame is sure to fit the bill!
This cheerful frame is personalized with first and last name. You can include up to optional nicknames if you'd like.
The age is displayed as both a number and printed out, and you can add the birth year as well as the current year.
You have a choice of 6 color schemes, so you can find a frame that matches the decor or picture perfectly.
In a hurry? Use the express shipping option for quick turnaround.
Most seniors take enormous pride and joy in their family. This important occasion is a perfect time to recognize their status as head of the family with a personalized family tree gift.
One of my top picks is this handsome personalized family tree canvas print.
This striking canvas can be personalized with the names of up to 18 family members next to each of the falling leaves - so it's perfect for even the largest family. You can use up to 3 lines for each name, so you can include middle or last names as well.
The 12" x 18" canvas is also customized with the family name at the top, and you can add an optional date on the tree trunk.
There's also space at the bottom of the canvas for a short poem or message - you can write your own or choose from several pre-written verses.
Priced at well under $50, this is a sure-to-please gift idea for almost anyone!
As we get older, we can always use a little more caffeine to give us a little extra energy!
Delight the coffee or tea-lover with a cute personalized coffee mug.
This cheerful mug is adorned with bright confetti and imprinted on the front with 75 Years of Perfection.
You can choose the number of years; so you could send a new mug each year to start a collection.
The reverse side of the mug offers a personalized 3 line message or greeting of your choice followed by a personalized 3 line ending sentiment.
If you've left your shopping until the last minute, this is a great choice - it can arrive in just 2 days if you choose express shipping.
A fun way to brighten any morning!
75 Deserves a Specatular Toast!
If you're going to be in town for the big occasion, stop by a local liquor store and pick up the best bottle of champagne your budget can afford. (You can find a list of top-rated champagnes here).
If you'd like to have a bottle of champagne or a champagne gift basket delivered, my top choice for elegant champagne gifts and gift baskets is GiftTree.
They have a variety of top-notch gift baskets that are sophisticated and classy - and on many of their baskets you can order a ribbon personalized with your unique birthday greeting as well as the recipient's name.
Their offerings vary from less-expensive bottles of bubbly to top-of-the-line vintages such as Dom Perignon, Cristal, and Krug. Prices range from under $50 to over $700, so no matter your budget you'll find a delightful present.
This wooden photo album is a marvelous way to remember all the fun and excitement of the big day!
The 18 page album holds 72 birthday photos (4 pics per page).
You can choose either a birthday cake or birthday balloons design to be engraved on the front of the cedar wood album.
The photo album is stylishly completed with the name and age engraved on the front.
Here's a party tip: bring a permanent marker along and have all the guests sign the photo album. Then you'll have all the photos and autographs together in one handy memento.
A wonderful way to preserve memories of this milestone event!
75th Birthday Gift Baskets
Make a Statement with an Elegant Personalized Ribbon
My top pick for 75th birthday gift baskets is GiftTree.
They specialize in elegant gift baskets that are chock-full of scrumptious snacks.
They also offer a wonderful variety of champagne, wine, coffee, and beer gift baskets.
But my favorite part? You can order a personalized ribbon that's created just for your special occasion!
Many of their baskets come with option to add a 45 character personalized message that is repeated throughout the ribbon - an elegant way to send a special greeting.
A delightful way to celebrate any birthday!
75th Birthday Shirt
Choose from Hundreds of Designs
Important events almost always call for new clothes, and this birthday is no exception!
Deck the birthday gal or girl out in style with a fun 75th birthday shirt.
My top pick for unique shirts is CafePress, where they offer over hundreds of shirts for both men and women.
Most of the designs can be ordered in a variety of styles, including sweatshirts, golf shirts, and long sleeved t shirts.
Many of the shirts are also offered in several colors - just click on the shirt you like for more details.
They also offer a great variety of hats and other 75th birthday clothing items and gifts.
This gorgeous leather-bound journal is the perfect way to preserve a lifetime of precious memories.
This unique book asks 500 questions that range from simple queries about life events to thought-provoking personal reflections.
The recipient will be delighted with the chance to capture their life in writing; future generations will treasure these recollections for generations to come.
The gilt-edged pages also include spaces for a family tree as well as blank pages for photos and mementos.
The front can be embossed with the recipient's name (an extra charge applies).
A gift that will be shared and treasured for generations!
What do you give someone who has everything they already need or want?
Send them good wishes such as love, comfort, fun...this beautiful present includes these wishes 9 more!
This delightful candle set contains 12 beautifully packaged candles in a variety of colors. Each is inscribed with a meaningful wish
Every time the candles are lit, the words are lit-up from within, sending loving wishes as well as providing a soft, beautiful glow.
Custom Photo Gifts
Add Pictures of Family or Places
Create a one-of-a-kind present out of a treasured photo!
This gorgeous customized photo blanket is a unique gift that will be enjoyed any time of year.
Just upload a favorite picture to the Personal Creations website, and they'll create a customized high-quality 38"W x 54"H throw.
The 50% cotton/50% polyester lightweight throw can be used as a light blanket (it's machine-washable) that's wonderful for keeping you warm while watching tv or taking a nap.
It also makes a gorgeous decoration, either displayed on the wall or spread out over the back of a sofa.
The perfect gift for the man or woman with a sense of humor about growing older!
Fun gift set includes 2 realistic-looking prescription bottles filled with Lemon Heads candy.
You'll laugh at the clever warnings, side effects, and directions on the bottle.
Filled at the Fountain of Youth Pharmacy, and prescribed by Dr. Youngblood, the personalized vials are packed in a matching white pharmacy bag - ready for gift giving.
Sure to be a hit and bring quite a few smiles!
Personalized 75th Birthday Bottle of Wine
Go a huge step beyond ordinary and send a personalized bottle of wine.
The present starts with a fine bottle of California Winemaker's Red that is etched in your choice of designs.
You then add your own three line message underneath the design.
The etching is then finished with an metallic paint to create an elegant gift that's sure to be remembered.
Once the wine has been savored, the bottle makes a treasured keepsake that will remind the recipient of their special day.
Who doesn't love candy?
This personalized birthday treat jar is a present that will be enjoyed long after the birthday treats are gone.
Personalize the glass jar with any name and age.
Then comes the fun part - filling the jar!
One of my favorites is to fill the jar with M&Ms that are personalized just for the occasion.
Add the guest of honor's picture on the M&Ms for a truly unique gift.
Another way to fill the jar is to have each of the guests write a birthday greeting or memory on colorful notes and then place the notes in the jar.
The guest of honor can then read the notes aloud at the party.
One of the most fun parts of a Chinese meal is breaking open the fortune cookie and seeing the prediction.
Send the guest of honor a long-lasting wishes for good fortunes with this unique personalized Longevity fortune cookie.
The silver fortune cookie includes a message personalized with any 2 line fortune written in classic Chinese script.
You also add your name and the guest of honor's name to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake.
The cookie arrives in a traditional Chinese take out box with the symbol for "Longevity" printed on the box.
The box is filled with bright red raffia for a fun presentation.
Personalized 75th Birthday Wine Glass
Personalize with Any Age
The perfect gift for someone who's aged to perfection!
This 75th birthday wine glass is sure to be the hit of the party.
The black balloon wine glass features the celebrant's name and age each etched on opposite sides of the glass.
It makes a wonderful stand-alone gift, or you could pair it with a favorite bottle of wine if you want to take it a step further.
You could also fill the wine glass with candies or special treats.
Priced at under $30, this is a classy gift that's both fun and functional.
Personalized Birthday Postcard Glass Block
Write Your Own Birthday Greeting
Your birthday wishes and thoughts can be displayed always when you send this adorable postcard glass block.
Styled to perfectly resemble a postcard, the left side is engraved with your own unique birthday message. You can add up to 8 lines, so there's enough room for a heart-felt sentiment.
The right side offers 3 lines of personalization - just right for saying Happy 75th Birthday.
The crowning touch is a charming birthday cake stamp displayed where a stamp goes on the upper right hand corner.
The recipient will be thrilled to display this loving reminder of your heart-felt birthday wishes long after the cake and candles are gone!
Personalized Travel Destination Map
Map Out Past and Future Travels
Then an elegant personalized travel map is the ideal gift idea!
The handsome map set is available in your choice of beautiful US or word maps.
The mahogany frame is highlighted with a personalized plaque with any 50 character message.
The gift comes complete 40 red pins to mark destinations they’re already traveled to and 10 green pins to mark their dream destinations.
It also includes a blue flag to mark their next planned trip, as well as a yellow flag to mark their favorite location so far.
A wonderful way to spark memories and start conversations!
Convert Old Photos or Movies to Digital
What's more precious than memories?
Anyone who's reached 75 is bound to have loads of memories, but so often those memories are stored on old home movie reels, video tapes or photographs.
Do that person - and their family - a favor and convert those memories into digital format that can be enjoyed today and in the future.
Just ship your old video tapes, photos or movie reels to iMemories, where they'll convert them to digital format and create an account for you to watch and share your memories online.
You can also create your own personalized DVDs.
A wonderful gift for any senior - and you could always play the movies at the party for everyone to enjoy!