birth­day gifts

What to give a woman for 60 years?

60 years is a beau­ti­ful, wor­thy date, and if a woman cel­e­brates her six­ti­eth birth­day, such an ele­gant age can and should be empha­sized. There is still in the minds of the towns­folk (for­tu­nate­ly, not all) the asso­ci­a­tion of this beau­ti­ful date with the retire­ment age, which is only suit­able for grand­chil­dren and sum­mer cot­tages. Alas, these cir­cum­stances are often hint­ed at by gifts that are pre­sent­ed to anniver­saries — they are not at all com­ple­men­tary to age.

Features of choice

By and large, the choice of a gift has lit­tle to do with the date. All peo­ple are dif­fer­ent, and one 60-year-old woman sin­cere­ly wants to get a new knit­ting kit, anoth­er wants to receive a new bicy­cle as a gift, and the third will not refuse a cer­tifi­cate to a beau­ty salon.

There­fore, what to give a woman is not a ques­tion of the date, the num­ber writ­ten in the pass­port, but a ques­tion of indi­vid­u­al­i­ty.

A rare birth­day is com­plete with­out flors. And even if a woman shy­ly dis­miss­es bou­quets, there are prac­ti­cal­ly no ladies who are not pleased with flors, and no one will refuse an arm­ful of ros­es or a bou­quet of del­i­cate chrysan­the­mums. Yes, they are expen­sive but this is an invari­able attribute of an anniver­sary gift, with­out which any present looks some­what unfin­ished.

What flors are best.

  • Ros­es are a clas­sic. It is believed that old­er women should be giv­en ros­es in deep dark shades (bur­gundy and red), but this rule can, and some­times needs to be bro­ken. If your hero of the day is a del­i­cate blonde who prefers light out­fits and some airi­ness in her image, dark ros­es will be alien to this mood. Pink, white, tea, nude will suit both my aunt and my girl­friend for 60 years.
  • Tulips. If spring is in the yard, it is dif­fi­cult to find some­thing more rel­e­vant than tulips. Either a chic bou­quet, where there will be more than a dozen of them, or 7 things dilut­ed with gyp­sophi­la — it looks con­vinc­ing, bright, solemn.
  • Chrysan­the­mums. Bud­get, but not a pass-through option. The big­ger the bou­quet, the bet­ter. Don’t be afraid to mix shades rang­ing from white to deep lilac. These flors in large quan­ti­ties do not need spe­cial pack­ag­ing.

  • Ger­beras. It is appro­pri­ate if a mod­est bou­quet of ger­beras is giv­en to a grand­moth­er by grand­chil­dren — it looks more nat­ur­al than the same gift from adults.

  • Assort­ed. A com­plex bou­quet wor­thy of such an ele­gant age as 60 years. Sis­ter or match­mak­er, boss or girl­friend — an inter­est­ing com­po­si­tion will be a com­pli­ment, which is def­i­nite­ly not super­flu­ous.

We start with flors, but don’t end. What if you want to con­grat­u­late a lady, but, for exam­ple, you are not invit­ed to a gala din­ner, and your gift is rather a sign of atten­tion? For exam­ple, the birth­day of your col­league, tutor, moth­er’s friend. Do you remem­ber the best gift — a book? The expres­sion is by no means obso­lete. Yes, there is almost no need to stand in line for books today, but how typo­graph­ic work has changed, what amaz­ing col­lec­tor’s edi­tions can be pur­chased today in a book­store!

If a per­son close to you appre­ci­ates art, you can give him an album with the work of your favorite artist.

Among oth­er unpre­ten­tious gifts, one can recall jel­ry box, key hold­er, busi­ness card hold­er, note­book. If the gift is sym­bol­ic, then do not refuse such plat­i­tudes as choco­late, sets, cof­fee, tea. A cute sign of atten­tion will empha­size that you remem­ber the hol­i­day date and want to please a per­son.

original ideas

Many requests come with the mes­sage “I want to give some­thing orig­i­nal.” An unusu­al gift is always a tough nut to crack for friends and fam­i­ly, but some­times it makes sense to rack your brains to come up with some real­ly inter­est­ing idea.

If you want to present flors in an unusu­al way, this can be floris­tic com­po­si­tion in an enve­lope, a hat, a cylin­der. Some­times it is these flors that should be giv­en to the boss — such a cre­ative form of the gift will not affect sub­or­di­na­tion, but it can remove some ten­sion, exces­sive sever­i­ty.

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It will be more dif­fi­cult with the orig­i­nal per­fume: you always need to be sure that the hero of the day will like the per­fume. There­fore, it is worth­while to con­duct “recon­nais­sance” in advance: casu­al­ly slip the testers, draw con­clu­sions in time and remem­ber. And, of course, if you know that mom is dream­ing about some brand­ed per­fume, but can­not afford such an expen­sive toi­let water, give your moth­er just such a gift. And at 60, dreams should come true!

Yes, per­haps the birth­day girl will say that the spend­ing is crazy and in vain you gave so much mon­ey for ordi­nary per­fumes, but deep down she will be more than sat­is­fied.

A cre­ative gift for a florist can be called aquar­i­um for suc­cu­lents. If your birth­day girl is inter­est­ed in such plants, then she will def­i­nite­ly like to equip a “house” for them. A gift that is both cre­ative and unusu­al, and play­ing along with the lady’s hob­bies.

The wife needs a spe­cial gift. There re so many things in fam­i­ly life — and some events are cap­tured in pho­tos and videos. Give the archives to the mas­ter, com­ment on the images, and he will cre­ate a film that will touch not only the birth­day girl, but also all the guests at the fes­ti­val.

A pho­to book can be con­sid­ered an equal­ly unusu­al gift. From chil­dren, grand­chil­dren — this is appro­pri­ate, it is warm and touch­ing. If you want a com­plete sur­prise, order a fes­tive pho­to­book deliv­ery. In the morn­ing, a mes­sen­ger with a mys­te­ri­ous beau­ti­ful pack­age will come to the birth­day girl (do not for­get to accom­pa­ny the gift with flors, even with one rose). What a great start to your birth­day!

Comic surprises

If you are sure that the hero of the day will appre­ci­ate the jokes, you can think about such a fes­tive pro­gram. Play a scene, shoot a com­ic video greet­ing, order a magi­cian or come­di­an for a hol­i­day — there are a lot of options.

Do you think that the same illu­sion­ist is out of place at such a respectable hol­i­day? In some cas­es, it will be the “icing on the cake” — all guests will be wait­ing for the usu­al toasts, dances and an abun­dance of deli­cious food. And when a magi­cian appears in front of every­one and will per­form mir­a­cles and sur­prise guests with tricks, this will cheer every­one up (and the hero of the day in the first place).

If you want to orga­nize a com­ic sur­prise your­self, try to mount a fun­ny video. Make video cuts of famous peo­ple (from pop artists to pres­i­dents), just remove the orig­i­nal sound, replace it with your own con­grat­u­la­tions to the hero of the day. The voice in the video edit­ing pro­gram can be changed. Cer­tain­ly the birth­day girl will not expect this, and for a fes­tive evening, such a joke will def­i­nite­ly be suc­cess­ful.

The most sin­cere com­ic gifts are from chil­dren. Play a scene, let them sing dit­ties, take part in such a per­for­mance your­self. But remem­ber the appro­pri­ate­ness of jokes: try to avoid the top­ic of age (it is very slip­pery), try not to hint about all the charms of retire­ment, etc.

Jok­ing toasts and con­grat­u­la­tions should not pre­vail at the hol­i­day, yet 60 years is some kind of mile­stone, a beau­ti­ful and strong age, and the hero of the day wants sin­cer­i­ty, warmth, com­pli­ments, and not end­less jokes.

But a rare woman wants a com­ic con­grat­u­la­tion to be the only one. As an addi­tion, the addi­tion to the main gift is great, but still, for 60 years, a woman wants some­thing more sol­id, valu­able. And com­ic gifts (like a frog jump­ing out of a music box) can be com­plete­ly offen­sive to a woman.

See also
What to give your mother-in-law for her birthday?

practical things

If you know that moth­er-in-law, moth­er-in-law, sis­ter-in-law or col­league should not give impres­sions, arm­fuls of ros­es and per­for­mances of artists as a gift, she is prob­a­bly a prac­ti­cal per­son and means it in every pos­si­ble way. And this is her right! Do not try to con­vince the birth­day girl, but please her with what she will def­i­nite­ly appre­ci­ate and be able to put into prac­tice.

  • Cer­tifi­cate for a house­hold appli­ances store. A won­der­ful gift, because the birth­day girl can real­ly use your present in the way she needs. You don’t have to strug­gle with choos­ing the right toast­er or ket­tle, on the oth­er hand, you don’t give mon­ey (by the way, such a gift does not fit into the rules of good man­ners). In the same way, you can pur­chase oth­er cer­tifi­cates — to a cloth­ing store, cos­met­ics, needle­work, bed linen, etc.
  • Cook­ware sets. No, no, this is not a return to the Sovi­et tra­di­tion. But if you are at least a lit­tle versed in this fash­ion (and there is also a fash­ion for dish­es), then you will agree that this gift will be chic. In addi­tion, often women can­not part with their old, bat­tered sets of dish­es, which have long gone out of fash­ion, and do not claim to be vin­tage.

Then your gift will be high­ly appre­ci­at­ed, and it will def­i­nite­ly not gath­er dust on the shelves.

  • Fur­ni­ture. And why not, if you are a close rel­a­tive or friend, and you know what the hero of the day needs? You can choose a chest of drars, a cof­fee table or a bed (what you need) togeth­er with the birth­day girl the day before, and on her birth­day it will be deliv­ered to the address. More than prac­ti­cal, and no need to rack your brains.
  • Gym/pool/dance mem­ber­ship. If you know that the birth­day girl is not averse to tak­ing care of her­self, she wants this for a long time, but her hands don’t reach, you can bring her dream clos­er. Just buy a long-term sub­scrip­tion so that the hero of the day will be car­ried away by the new activ­i­ty in earnest, and she would not be tempt­ed to quit this busi­ness.
  • Bicycle/ski. Active women will not refuse such a gift. Per­haps they them­selves have long dreamed of chang­ing an old bicy­cle for a mod­ern one, “with bells and whis­tles” or buy­ing skis that glide no worse than Darya Domracheva’s skis. All this can be bought today — and if the gift is too expen­sive for one, try to unite with the whole fam­i­ly.

  • Tick­et to the sana­to­ri­um. Such a rest, com­bined with recov­ery, is need­ed not only for peo­ple of age. But a large num­ber of six­ty-year-old women can only afford to relax in the coun­try. You can con­tact the ther­a­pist who treats your rel­a­tive: he will advise which sana­to­ri­um of which pro­file would be the best choice.

And, of course, this gift is unlike­ly to be appro­pri­ate if a lot of things fall on the birth­day girl dur­ing the sana­to­ri­um — help to deal with them, so that the per­son close to you has every oppor­tu­ni­ty to devote a few eks to your beloved.

  • Bank account. For the most prac­ti­cal and this option will be very good. Open a sav­ings bank account at good inter­est, let the start­ing amount be wor­thy for such an under­tak­ing. Many peo­ple in their 60s wor­ry that they don’t have a “safe­ty cush­ion” in the form of finan­cial sav­ings. For a pen­sion­er, such an account is a great help.

Any prac­ti­cal gift may not have the most prac­ti­cal addi­tion. For exam­ple, two tick­ets to the cin­e­ma — like a tri­fle, but it cheers up, dilutes the rou­tine course of every­day life. Take your moth­er to the muse­um (and don’t get off with a tick­et, but keep her com­pa­ny), go to the same cin­e­ma, go shop­ping and buy what her eye “lit up”.

See also
contests and games for boys 4 years old and other ages, ideas for themes of the holiday, the completion of a fun celebration

If your rel­a­tive or friend, for some rea­son, does not want to cel­e­brate her birth­day bright­ly, there are sit­u­a­tions when you take on his mod­est orga­ni­za­tion. If not every­thing is in order with health or not the eas­i­est peri­od in life, a per­son may real­ly not have the strength to cel­e­brate. At the same time, you will cer­tain­ly catch, if the birth­day girl would like a mod­est, but fes­tive din­ner on this day, and loved ones near­by.

If so, book a table in a cafe, call your clos­est ones, and under the pre­text of going to the store or some­where else, spend the birth­day girl for a din­ner in her hon­or. It is bet­ter, of course, to invite your moth­er (friend, col­league, rel­a­tive) to the Phil­har­mon­ic or to the the­ater so that the appear­ance match­es the fes­ti­val.

Care and atten­tion is the most valu­able and warmest gift that every­one needs.

DIY gifts

If your beloved grand­moth­er has a birth­day, grand­chil­dren must def­i­nite­ly take part in the fes­tive prepa­ra­tions. Rehearsed dances and poems, post­cards and draw­ings — this is an impres­sion that grand­moth­er can­not help but appre­ci­ate. Espe­cial­ly if the guys do not work in an impromp­tu pro­gram, but real­ly pre­pared, tried, rehearsed.

If the fam­i­ly has a rhymer, you can ask him to write a verse for the birth­day girl, and the grand­chil­dren will learn it and read it touch­ing­ly.

If the grand­chil­dren are old­er, then a fes­tive table can be a won­der­ful gift for a grand­moth­er from her grand­chil­dren. Teenagers, stu­dents can cope with this if they approach the mat­ter in detail. And while the grand­moth­er is with oth­er rel­a­tives or friends at work (at the the­ater / cin­e­ma), the grand­chil­dren can show their culi­nary skills. Grand­ma will cer­tain­ly appre­ci­ate such a gas­tro-feat!

Grand­moth­ers rejoice hearti­ly at hand­i­crafts, needle­work, and works of vary­ing com­plex­i­ty. Will the birth­day girl refuse to show the guests how won­der­ful­ly her grand­son plays the vio­lin or how tal­ent­ed her grand­daugh­ter draws. Of course, all con­grat­u­la­to­ry num­bers must be rehearsed with par­ents.

And “for dessert” — a script for a fam­i­ly birth­day for the hero of the day, who cel­e­brates her six­ti­eth birth­day. Try to make sure that in the morn­ing (or by morn­ing) you can dec­o­rate the house fes­tive­ly. If the birth­day girl is at work, you can take advan­tage of this time.

If not, think of some pleas­ant busi­ness where she could go.

One part of those par­tic­i­pat­ing in the con­grat­u­la­tions is engaged in the table. If you don’t want to spend the whole day in the kitchen, order cater­ing, every­thing will be done quick­ly, beau­ti­ful­ly and tasty. The oth­er part of those par­tic­i­pat­ing in the con­grat­u­la­tion pre­pares gifts (goes for flors, draws up gift cer­tifi­cates, etc.) As a result, the birth­day girl should come to the dec­o­rat­ed house, to the fes­tive table, her task is to enjoy her birth­day and have time to accept gifts.

Do you think such a sce­nario will not work? And you will offer (moth­er, moth­er-in-law, grand­moth­er) to give up the usu­al trou­bles on this day. We are almost sure that it will not be dif­fi­cult to per­suade if you demon­strate your readi­ness to take on all the attrib­ut­es of the hol­i­day. And don’t for­get to take more pho­tos! Then it’s so great to look at them, smile, remem­ber fun­ny moments, look at all the nuances of the hol­i­day.

Do not give ordi­nary gifts, do not get off with a round sum in an enve­lope, do not say words whose mean­ing has long been deval­ued by fre­quent rep­e­ti­tion. Our loved ones deserve atten­tion, our thoughts, strengths, efforts — as a result, every­one is hap­py and inspired!