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
If you want to buy a gift for a 60 year old woman, you have to think about her personality, her interests and even what she would like to do.
Looking towards the future, you can offer a subscription to a gym class, if she is into the healthy life style or even to a course that will teach her certain crafts, languages or anything that you might think she would be interested in.
Looking towards the past, you can create a video tape, CD or DVD, as we are in the 21st century in which you can compile all the thoughts and feelings of the persons that matter the most to that woman. From friends to family members that will reminisce all the important moments in their common life.
As for relaxing, I am sure that every woman, regardless her age, will very much appreciate a two days spa experience. If you are the daughter of the lady that turns 60, maybe you should think about spending those two days with her so you can catch up on things and chill out together.
Other great gifts are: a special ticket to a Broadway musical or, if your pocket can take the blow, you might want to think about offering her the trip of her dreams. Remember if she told you a place or a country that she would have loved to visit, but she did not get the chance.
If you know the woman very well, you can also get a special jewelry that is appropriate for her age and tastes or a perfume. All women love perfumes.
You can also throw her a birthday party and get together all the people she loves and people she has not seen in a while and would love to see them again. This one is a tricky one, because, obviously, not everyone likes surprises; plus, you will have to be very careful regarding the people you invite.11