Create a special gift of memories for a 75th birthday by incorporating the things that the recipient loves doing or seeing the most. They include going platinum, recording greetings for the birthday person, giving a creative gift basket, making a collage or scrapbook to touch the heart his or her heart, considering the celebrant’s hobbies and interest, surprising the celebrant with a ticket for two to an extraordinary vacation destination, and framing a portrait, painting, or a poem.
It’s always a tough job of figuring out what to give to someone you love who will celebrate his or her birthday. It is nice to get special birthday gifts for someone turning 75. Here are some gift ideas that will help you with your search for the perfect gift especially for someone celebrating such a milestone:
Give platinum gift
With the 75th birthday being the platinum birthday, make sure you get a platinum gift to properly commemorate this important occasion! Excellent choices for presents are home decor, picture frames and jewelry made of platinum. If you find platinum items quite expensive then you can choose platinum coated presents to give as gifts. Engrave the name of the celebrant and the date of celebration on the gift item to make your gift more special and memorable.
Record greetings to the birthday person
The birthday celebration will be more meaningful if you visit the celebrant, his family and relatives rather than just participating in the dinner. Record audio or video greetings they have for the celebrant and save it to a disk. Surprise the celebrant during the party and play the recording as part of the program. The person who received the gift will surely appreciate the gift for years to come. Using a social networking tool, you can easily collect video greetings from everyone involved.
A unique gift basket is an ideal present
Irrespective of age, the best birthday gift that can be presented to a birthday celebrant is the birthday gift basket. The celebrant can get lots of exciting stuff in one package. In celebrating someone’s 75th birthday, plans can be made to create retro styled treats, good books, tickets to plays, a personalized birthday shirt, or even a page from a magazine or newspaper released on the birth date of the individual.
Make a collage or scrapbook
People often get more sentimental as they age. Make a collage of pictures or a scrapbook to touch someone’s heart. It is necessary to include the photos of the celebrant in the scrapbook taken at different stages of his life. Look for memorable moments in the person’s life such as pictures from a baptism, school days, graduation, first job, wedding, first family picture and other moments. If you decide on making a scrapbook, include photos of the celebrant’s favorite stars, sports team, favorite movies, and even favorite food. Post lines of favorite songs, poems, quotes, and other stuff that will truly touch the celebrant. To make the surprise more sentimental, the celebrant’s grandchildren, kids-in-laws and other close friends should send greetings.
Think about what the celebrant enjoys doing
A gift that is bound to delight someone who is celebrating his or her 75th birthday would be to give him or her something that relates to his or her hobby or interest. Gifts that add to an existing collection, or support a favorite past time, will make a great gift. You can also opt for the ancient coins, stamps, and other collectible items if you think that the celebrant’s has some interest in those of the items. If the celebrant loves to cook, give a humorous, customized apron and a cookbook. You can gift a brand new set of equipments in the celebrant’s favorite color to make the same more lovely in case gardening is the favorite hobby of the celebrant.
Surprise the celebrant with a ticket for two to an extraordinary vacation destination
If you have the budget, you can surprise the celebrant with a plane ticket for two to a special vacation destination. Take the celebrant’s age into account, along with other factors, and decide if traveling would be a good idea for him or her. Choose a destination that is not too far and that the celebrant really loves to make your gift more memorable.
Get sentimental by framing a portrait, painting, or a poem
If you would like to give a sentimental gift, you could consider framing a poem, a painting or even a portrait. You should choose to frame one of the celebrant’s favorite items. As a friend or family member, you can request that the children tell you about a favorite picture, scene, or poetry. Going with a platinum birthday theme or platinum-coated frame is usually what older people love.
To complete the gift, wrap it creatively and include a heartfelt dedication, meant especially for the 75th birthday boy/girl. You can give a gift that is both memorable and touching.
[…] The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions […]
— Quote by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892)
Rome, Italy (January, 2008)