We can not say that turning 87 is a milestone; just having this age is a great thing and accomplishment in itself. The 87 year old people need to know that their family, friends cherish them, therefore, I would highly suggest that you organize a small party in your backyard or restaurant and bring all the important people together.
A great thing that you can do is make a DVD with interviews of that person’s closest friends and relatives in which they can express what they feel for that person and even tell funny stories about moments that they spent together. At this party, you can also offer the celebrated person a more special album which contains photos of the most meaningful events in their life; go to a specialized photo store and make the photos a tad larger in order for your grandpa or grandma to see them better.
As for things that you can buy from the store, there are plenty of items from where you can choose: from useful, practical ones to more sentimental ones. For example, an 87 year old woman will surely still appreciate a beautiful classic or vintage jewelry, a scarf or a shawl.
Men will surely appreciate a bathrobe, an armchair that comes with all the comforts that an 87 year old needs: massage and foot rest. For something a tad more special, you can offer him a crystal glass on which you can engrave his name.
For more sentimental gifts, you can take a look at photo frames that come with two parts: one in which a photo you hold dear can be placed and on the other part you can write a special message or even a poem for your 87 year old birthday boy/ girl.
All you have to know is that most 87 years old just love spending quality time with their loved ones, so besides a good gift, also organize something special just for him/ her.11
If you are a grandmother or a grandfather, buying gifts for your grandchildren should be quite easy. You have a lot of options: from personalized presents that you can even do yourself to store gifts.
If you have very young grandchildren, you definitely should think about toys, toys and toys. The kids love them: from educational ones that help develop their skills (puzzles, Lego, wooden blocks), the ones that help develop their imagination (costumes, kitchen set, doctor kit) to the ones that simply scream out fun, like: a bubble gun, which your toddler will definitely love, stuffed animals or dolls that can be accessorized by your granddaughter.
If your grandchildren are a tad older, like 9- 12, you can offer them an ant farm that comes in a blue gel and your grandson will be fascinated by the way ants build their entire colony “infrastructure”. The girls this age are already starting to be interested in fashion: you can even go with them on a shopping spree, but not until you discuss a budget limit, and this way she can buy what she likes and the two of you can spend time together. If you want to go on a more educational side, you can invite your grandchildren at an exhibition you know they will enjoy.
If your grandchildren are teenagers, you can purchase gadgets. Kids love to listen to music wherever they go, therefore an iPod or an MP3 player are great choices. If you are not that tech savvy you can ask your son or daughter to help you a little bit with this one. You definitely know what kind of sport your grandchild loves practicing, so you can buy items that are useful in that particular sport.
Your grandchildren will surely appreciate the personalized gift that you make yourself: you can purchase a regular photo frame, which you can paint yourself and add a picture of you and him/ her or make an album in which you can put the most important pictures of your grandchild’s life. However, if you are not that good at arts and crafts, this site can help you with personalized gifts.11
When you have to buy a present for a 60 years old man, it can be quite tricky because you might think that particular person has almost everything after a life’s work. However, you can offer him gifts that take into account his hobbies, you can introduce him to the new activities or you can purchase the well known gag gifts.
Try to find out what the 60 year old enjoys to do; there are even men at this age that engage in an arts and crafts hobby, like pottery. Of course, they do more “manly” things, but a pottery turntable or pottery utensils will surely be appreciated. Do not laugh at them if they choose such a hobby because the pottery does have the ability of relaxing your nerves.
If he enjoys reading, you have tones of options. The men at this age also appreciate a good wine bottle or a good set of cigarettes; the best advice I can give you is try to go to a specialized store with a person that can direct you to the best products.
One of the greatest presents is the gift certificate. There are many men who on this age take up golf as one of their hobbies or tennis; therefore, you can offer them a gift certificate at clubs that have these activities. If he has not tried on these sports, introduce him to these new activities. It will offer him the chance to loosen up a little bit and why not, socialize with different people.
Also, there are 60 years old men that jog every morning or at least every weekend in order to keep in shape; therefore, a new pair of snickers or a pedometer, might tell him the distance he has traveled, the number of steps and even the calories he has burned.
At this site you can find a variety of gag gifts for a 60th birthday: from mugs with funny messages to gift baskets that contain retro candies and a CD with the most popular music of that person’s youth.11
Eight year old girls are very active and smart. In order to get the right gift, it is best that you talk to her parents first, so this way you will not find the task of getting her a present so difficult. Girls this age love games, books, they love to play pretend and dress up in their favorite character, they love to dance and do all kinds of sports; therefore, you have quite a few choices from where you can take your pick.
Some of the girls at this age do have an activity that they do on a regular basis. If she does ballet, you can offer to buy her new point shoes as they wear out pretty fast, a new tutu dress and other items you think she might like. She will definitely appreciate these gifts.
If she loves to read and she wants to know as many things about the world that surrounds her, you can get her books or even take her out at on a museum or exhibition you think she will be interested in. Girls at this age love stories, fairy tales, poetry, legends and so on.
However, we should not forget that we are talking about pretty active kids; therefore sports or play related items are great choices: from roller skates, badminton set to a colorful jump rope.
Also toys are always more than welcomed: from the typical and well known Barbie dolls to dolls that the girl can dress up and accessorize herself. To make things more interesting, there are also sets of “do it yourself” jewelry; the girl will have the possibility of arranging her own necklaces, bracelets and even paint them if you choose a box of ceramic beads.
The best thing you can do is talk to her parents or even to her to find out exactly what she is interested in and if you do that you might as well come up with the perfect gift.11
Celebrating a person’s 80th birthday is, indeed, something very special. People this age need to be ensured that the people around them love them, respect them and honor them; therefore, a very good idea is organizing a birthday party where you can invite all the friends and relatives of the birthday boy/ girl.
At this party you can hang old pictures, important pictures that captured the most important moments in that person’s life. You can even hire a professional photographer so this opportunity remain in the 80year old’s photo album. To go even further, you can make a DVD with friends and family in which every person can talk about their experience with the celebrated person. In the end, you can invite people to write in a special guestbook, which the 80 year old can read later.
As for the more physical gifts, you can get funny gifts: t- shirts or mugs that have funny phrases, like: “It took 80 years to look this good” or “New and improved 80 year old- please note that our 79 year old model has been discontinued”. Other gifts that 80 year old may appreciate are: for the ladies, a beautiful shawl, maybe one that has been hand painted and for the gentleman you can get them a bathrobe or even an armchair that does a lot of tricks (like massaging) and is comfortable.
If you want to do something truly special, you can name a star after your loved one. At this site you will find several packages; for example, the standard one costs you 49.95 dollars and it includes a framed certificate, information about the constellation in which the star is found, the name you give to your star and others. Also, you can choose to buy 1 acre of moon land; these gifts are truly special for a special person that has been on this Earth for 80 years.11
When a person reaches the age of 90 years old, there are a few things that he/ she has not seen in this lifetime, not to mention about the different gifts that they have received along their long life. It is very important that in this moment the 90 year old is surrounded by friends and family. Try to get together all the grandsons and great grandsons in order to honor this special person.
If you want to truly mark this event, you can even go to your local newspaper and get them to write a special page on your relative; however, if you plan on doing that, please talk to the people from the newspaper with 2 to 3 months before the happy event. They may well be very interested, as a 90 year old person has a lot to talk about and share his/ her experience.
If you want to go on a more sentimental slope, you can organize an album with the most important photos of that person’s life; try to write little messages as well, from you and from friends and family. Also, going more modern, you can make a special memories DVD in which you can gather all the people that were in the birthday girl’s/ boy’s life and let them talk about their time spent together and even make little jokes.
You can also buy CDs with the best music that person listened to in their youth or even get a DVD with the most important events, news and other information that happened in the year the 90 year old was born.
About the over the hill gifts, I would suggest you go easy on this one, as you have to think that a 90 year old is more fragile, although some of them have an enormous sense of humor. You can get them mugs or t- shirts on which you can find messages, like: “I’m not 90! I’m 18 … with 72 years of experience”.11
Purchasing a gift for your 80 year old father may be quite tricky as we are talking about a person that throughout his life he has received all kinds of presents; therefore, you might ask what can you possibly buy him? You have to take in account his interests, hobbies, health, pragmatic things and comfortable things.
Sentimental gifts that you can make yourself are one of the greatest for any parent, but especially for an 80 year old father. If you know he has a favorite picture, put your hands on that one and frame it in a beautiful handcrafted wooden frame. You can also make an album with the most important pictures and you can add little messages and funny faces to brighten the whole experience.
Family is very important for an 80 year old man, therefore a videophone might be a good idea in order for you to keep in touch much more easily with him. Also, if his grandkids do not find the time to visit him too often, this device is very useful and practical.
Speaking about comfortable things, we all know our dads have their own special chairs. You can purchase your 80 year old dad a great recliner chair that comes with massage and a lot of mobility.
You can also think about buying a CD with his favorite music from when he was young or a set of DVDs with his favorite all time movies. If you are thinking about his health you can purchase him a CVS/ pharmacy gift card from where he can buy medication, vitamins and other health care products.
However, I think that one of the greatest gifts that you can offer to your 80 year old dad is a dinner at his favorite restaurant or at the restaurant where he met your mother; try to bring together the entire family and friends. He will surely have a good time.11
Your mother’s birthday is definitely something special; the whole family gathers around and celebrates this one special person. As for gifts, there are plenty of choices: you can make homemade gifts or you can buy gifts that take in account her hobbies, interests and lifestyle.
One thing that I will like to point out is the fact that you should avoid purchasing for your mother’s birthdays pots, bowls and other items that will only remind her of the house and the responsibilities she has. Try to prove to her that you have paid attention to the things she loves and that you have noticed them.
If you are good at cooking you can easily make your mother’s favorite cookie or cake on which you can write her name, age or other things. If you are not that good at cooking, you can make a special pictures board; choose the most important pictures of your mother with you, your brother and sister and your father.
You can also try a painting; stay calm, it is nothing complicated; it is all about a sentimental gift. Buy a canvas and non toxic paint and then play with it: you and your kids can put your hands in the paint and then leave your imprints on the canvas. I guarantee that your mother will go crazy for this one.
However, if you want a much easier “escape” you can buy ordinary gifts that take in account your mom’s hobbies. If she likes reading, buy her a good book; if you know what her favorite actor is, then take a shot at trying to find a set of DVDs with the best movies with that particular actor.
If you have seen that she is interested in arts and crafts, you can subscribe her to a class where she can have some fun and get away from all the stress back home. If you want to go even further and let her choose her own presents, you can purchase a Walmart gift card or a Pottery Barn gift card.11
Buying a present for a 37 years old man should not be that difficult. All you have to do is be attentive to his hobbies, interests, the things he likes, his lifestyle and so on. This is an opportunity for you to show him that you do know and are aware of the things he is passionate about.
Men in their late 30s seem to have everything; but they just “seem”. There is always something to buy, organize or improve. For example, you can offer him a good time by buying tickets to his favorite music band or solo artist, if they are playing in your local area.
If we are talking about your husband, you can make a special dinner for him, with all the foods he enjoys; put on some good music, turn the lights down low, light up some candles and things will turn out great. If you do not enjoy cooking or you simply do not know how to cook, make reservations to a restaurant that serves specific foods: Italian, Mexican, Chinese and so on.
If he loves sports, you can buy him tickets to a game in which his favorite team will participate or you can even purchase a book about his favorite baseball player, for example. If he likes to exercise as much as he likes to watch sports, then you can buy equipment what he might need: for jogging, snickers, a fitness bicycle, a treadmill or even a heavy bag and boxing gloves, if he likes kickboxing.
Also, men love gadgets. First of all, though, you have to make sure that you do not buy something that he already has. The good thing about gadgets is that they keep on getting better and improving, literally, day by day. If he has a smartphone, you can get him an even better smartphone; as we all know, men hate to ask for directions, so a GPS with voice turn by turn directions might be a good choice.11
Buying a gift for a 75 year old woman might be quite a difficult task. You have to think about the fact that not only the gift itself matters, but also how much thought you have put into it. Besides the usual “from the store” gifts, you can also think about making customized presents yourself. I assure you that those ones will be the most appreciated, especially if the 75 year old lady is your relative: mother or grandmother.
However, if you do not know that woman very well and she is just an acquaintance, there are a few general items that you can buy. For example, books are always great as many 75 year olds have different hobbies, like: reading, crafts, knitting and others. Of course, you will have to talk to someone that knows her better in order to get the right gift.
Medical books or cooking books are general items that fit almost every 75 year old woman; if she is interested in crafts, you can get her clay, pottery tools or watercolors, a drawing pad if she likes to draw. If she likes knitting, you can get her a book on diverse knitting techniques: from simple ones to more advanced ones.
If you know the woman and you know what she likes, what her hobbies or interests are, then your task is much easier. You can get her a perfume, a set of body care items, which all women love no matter their age, jewelry or home decorations. If you would like to get her clothes, 75 year old women can be a little bit picky at this subject, so the best thing to do is buy her a fabric that she would like and then go with her at your local seamstress to decide what she wants.
Taking her out to dinner is also a very good idea. Try to get as many friends and relatives, so she can be surrounded by people she loves.11