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 75th birthday gifts. These presents should fit the bill for just about any senior citizen.
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!
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!
The perfect gift for someone who’s aged to perfection!
This 75th birthday wine glass is sure to be the hit of the party.
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.
Heart of Love Personalized Sweatshirt Blanket
Wrap someone special in love and comfort with this super-soft personalized blanket!
Up to 8 family members names are printed in a repeating fashion to make a delightful heart shape.
Family Tree Wall Canvas – up to 15 Names
This colorful family tree print is sure to be a hit!
Each family member’s name is added to colorful ruby red hearts.
The family name is displayed underneath the tree, and you can “carve” any message into the heart on the tree trunk.
Available in 3 sizes.
75th Birthday Hats – Choice of Designs
Perfect for covering up aging hair and preventing the sun from causing any more wrinkles!
CafePress has an extensive selection of birthday hats, so you can find the perfect one to fit the birthday gal or guy’s personality.
Hats would also make great (and useful) party favors.
Personalized Pin Your Journeys Map – World or US Editions
Pin Past and Future Travels
Is the birthday man or woman a traveler?
Then an elegant personalized travel map is the ideal gift idea!
The handsome map set is available in your choice of beautiful US or world maps.
The upscale brown wood frame is highlighted with a personalized plaque with any 30 character message.
The gift comes complete 100 color push pins in 4 colors to mark favorite past and future destinations, as well as the locations of family and friends. (You can order additional push pins if needed).
A wonderful way to spark memories and start conversations!
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.
Fun coffee mug is the perfect gift for the senior with a sense of humor – or denial!
An inexpensive gift (under $20) that makes a great stand-alone gag gift or is a fun base for a little gift basket.
75th Birthday Beer Gift Basket
Your favorite birthday man deserves a nice, cold beer on his special day…and this handsome beer gift basket is the perfect choice!
Your choice of 6 international craft beers or 6 American IPAs is nestled carefully into a keepsake picnic hamper. Carefully chosen pub snacks that will accent the beer flavors round out this gourmet selection.
Add a personalized message to the ribbon for an extra-impressive gift.
Personalized Whole Bottle Wine Glass
Turning 75 calls for a lot of wine – and this fun wine glass is the perfect way to enjoy it!
Oversized glass features a delightful bubble design and can be personalized with any two line message.
Fabulous on its own, or add a favorite bottle of wine!
Birthday Gala Gift Basket with Personalized Ribbon
Surprise your favorite man or woman with a birthday gala gift basket this year!
Keepsake leather-trimmed tray arrives packed to the brim with an impressive assortment of savory and sweet treats designed to satisfy even the pickiest person.
Add a personalized ribbon for an impressive touch.
Around the World Wine Chest – Personalized
This impressive gift basket is one of our best-sellers – and is perfect for any milestone celebration.
Two acclaimed international wines and an unforgettable selection of gourmet treats are packaged in a handsome map-detailed keepsake trunk.
Personalize this stunning gift basket with an engraved plaque for an extra-special touch.
Perfect for the senior with a sense of humor about growing older!
Fun mug features their name and age on the front. The odometer actually specifies the number of days they’ve been alive (and don’t worry, we’ll calculate that for you – no math required on your part).
Add any five line message on the reverse to create a one-of-a-kind gift.
75th Birthday Yard Sign – Choice of Designs
Greet the birthday gal or guy (and all the guests) with a yard sign that lets everyone know about the big milestone birthday!
Flexible vinyl sign is weather-resistant and printed on both sides; metal frame is included.
75th Birthday Wrapping Paper – Choice of Styles
Wrap your presents up in style with wrapping paper especially made for the 75th birthday!
Zazzle has over 130 different 75th birthday wrapping paper designs. You can personalize many of the designs, or choose a favorite color or hobby.
A fun presentation idea that’s sure to impress!
Birthday SOS Letter in a Bottle
Another funny (and inexpensive – just under $15) birthday gift!
Send whimsical birthday wishes in a bottle, complete with trinkets such as sand, seashells and a palm tree.
Write your own message, or choose from pre-written.
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.
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.
75th Birthday Gift Baskets
Make a Statement with an Elegant Personalized Ribbon
Gift baskets are always delightful presents for any age!
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!
A unique gift that’s sure to look great anywhere in the house! Custom-printed reproduction comes with a certificate of authenticity. Choose framed or unframed in your choice of 3 sizes.
Personalized 75th Birthday Bottle of Wine
Obviously an important occasion like this calls for fine 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.
Choice of Colors and Scents
A birthday candle that they can enjoy long after they’ve blown out the candles on their cake!
Choose from 5 delightful scents and 5 color label options, then personalize the 18 oz. candle with their birthday year and age.
Sturdy beer mug is the perfect way to let him know that he’s aged to perfection!
His favorite brew will taste even better when it’s served ice-cold in this personalized beer mug that features his name and birthday. Add your own message at the bottom.
Day You Were Born Personalized Coffee Mug
A fungift that’s perfect for a milestone birthday!
The front of the mug features the recipient’s birthdate.
The back features their name and the leading songs and movies from the year they were born. It also features the names of celebrities who share your birthday.
Starting at under $15, this makes a wonderful stand-alone gift or add coffee and treats to create a little gift basket.
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!
Personalized 75th Birthday Box of Chocolates
Choice of Styles
Ensure that their big day is extra-sweet with a personalized box of chocolates!
The recipient is sure to get a kick out of seeing the personalized box that honors their birthday, and will love digging into the scrumptious Belgian chocolate.
Choose from 20 fun designs..
Personalized The Year You Were Born Trivia Print
Everything you ever wanted to know about what was going on the year you were born – all on one bright and colorful print!
Handsomely framed print is personalized with name and birthdate.
The print highlights the top news stories, entertainment and sports headlines, and price comparisons between today and then.
Wrought Iron Family Tree – Silver or Gold
This unique 3D family tree is sure to be given a place of pride in the recipient’s house!
Add up to 50 family member’s names and birthstones on individual discs – and you can order more discs as your family grows!
Couple’s names are featured on heart shaped discs; children are represented by individual round discs.
A plaque at the bottom is personalized with 3 lines of your choice.
Custom Memory Photo Vase
Color or Black and White
This unique heirloom vase is a fabulous way to display precious photos!
Your vase is hand-made with 24 of your most treasured photos transferred carefully to the vase.
Add your own personalized message to the bottom of the vase, where it will appear along with the artist’s signature and date.
World’s Most Awesome 75 Year Old Pillow
Choice of Styles
Pamper them on their special day with a 75th birthday pillow!
You can choose from over 50 designs ranging from sentimental to funny.
Personalized Crystal Ice Bucket
Personalize Front and Back
An elegant gift that’s sure to impress! This striking crystal ice bucket is personalized on the front with birthday wishes.
Add a quote or poem to the back to create a one-of-a-kind gift that’s a useful remembrance of this special birthday.
“You’re Only Old Once!” Book by Dr. Seuss
Make them laugh out loud with this delightful book by everyone’s favorite author!
This comical look at growing older features Dr. Seuss’s signature illustrations and clever rhymes.
A fun and lighthearted gift for “obsolete children”.
Milestone Birthday Photo Book
Few things are more precious than memories, and a photo book full of treasured memories is a gift that the birthday celebrant will enjoy for years to come.
Shutterfly is my top pick for photo books – their design tools are easy to use, and the books themselves are gorgeous.
They offer several beautiful birthday photo books. For a 75th birthday my favorites are the Forever Young photo book and the Milestone Birthday photo books.
What Was Life Like in 1941?
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.
A unique gift that will bring hours of enjoyment!
Available in 3 sizes, each puzzle is an exact replica of the New York Times front page of the requested date.
Comes complete with a paper reproduction of the front page as a reference point while assembling the puzzle.
75 Deserves a Specatular Toast!
Since ancient times, champagne has always been the drink of choice for any milestone event, and a 75th birthday calls for a bottle or two of the finest bubbly!
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.
Your Special Day Birthday Book
Blue or Burgundy Cover
Unique personalized book features a reprint of The New York Times from the day you were born.
It’s a great conversation-starter that makes a wonderful addition to any library or coffee table.
An elegant way to commemorate this milestone birthday!
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!
New York Times Front Page Marble Clock
An impressive and unique gift for the hard-to-shop-for senior, this striking marble clock features a reproduction of the New York Times front page from the day he or she was born.
The birthday celebrant can take a stroll down the streets of their hometown – without ever leaving home – with this custom-made jigsaw puzzle.
Personalized puzzle features an aerial view of any address you provide – a childhood home, old stomping grounds, or any landmark that you’d like.
Available in 2 sizes (the 1000 piece is especially challenging), the jigsaw puzzle will spark memories and provide hours of enjoyment.
Indulgent Champagne Wishes Gift Basket
Indulge your favorite 75 year old with this decadent champagne gift basket.
Keepsake basket features your choice of champagne paired with a divine selection of gourmet treats.
Add a personalized engraved tag for a special touch.
The recipient will enjoy displaying this handsome personalized wine crate long after they’ve enjoyed the wine!
Sturdy crate is personalized with any birthday year and name, and includes your choice of premium wine.
An impressive gift perfect for any milestone celebration!
Personalized Bottle of Dom Perignon
If you’re ready to celebrate in opulent style, then this unique gift makes the perfect statement!
Your own personal message will be engraved on the bottle in an elegant script. The bottle is then nestled inside a striking lacquered Burlwood keepsake box.
A grand gesture for a milestone celebration!
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.
Happy Birthday Cookie Gift Basket
A cheerful gift bucket that’s perfect for the senior with a sweet tooth!
Bright Happy Birthday bucket is packed with 12 bakery fresh individually wrapped cookies in 4 flavors.
Includes party horns and a hand-tied ribbon- add your own personal message to the ribbon if you’d like.
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!
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!
A sentimental gift that sends a warm message of love to your favorite birthday man or woman!
The candleholder reads, “The Best Things in Life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.“
Includes a tea light that can be easily replaced when worn down.
Champagne and Caviar Picnic Gift Basket
Combine two of life’s delicacies – champagne and caviar – with this delightful gift basket.
They’ll enjoy using the bamboo picnic basket long after the goodies have been savored.
Add a personalized ribbon for a unique touch!