Does someone have a birthday coming up? Someone special in your life is turning 30 soon and you are so excited to celebrate with family and friends at their birthday bash. Since you’re all caught up in the excitement of party preparations, keep in mind you still need to get that person something. What do you get someone that’s turning 30? It can be hard coming up with something especially if the birthday man or woman will not give you any clues as to what they want. Don’t worry about a thing because there are several suggestions listed below you can go with that would be perfect for either a man or a woman.
1. Gift Cards
No matter how old you get everyone loves gift cards. People love going shopping to get something for themselves. You may want to get something from their favorite stores. There may be some complications with that theory. You may be unaware of where they shop. Another complication may be that there are too many stores they shop at for you to narrow your choices down. If you experience either of these complications, get them a generic gift card. A generic gift card would be any place where they sell just about anything. Some examples include:
2. Wine Glasses
If they drink alcohol, then one gift would be wine glasses. You can even have it personalized to make the gift even more special. If they don’t drink but you thought they did, don’t worry they can use wine glasses for other things, such as non-alcoholic drinks. Sparkling cider would be a great drink to put in wine glasses. Remember, it’s the thought that counts.
3. Gag Gifts
If this special someone has a sense of humor, then you can get them a gag gift. An example of a gag gift would be something that will make them feel old. When someone turns 30, they often feel as though they’re old now that their partying days are over. Getting them shirts that would say something along the lines of old as dirt would be a great gift. If you are going to get them a gag gift, get them a real gift that will make them feel better about themselves. It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive.
4. Perfume and Cologne
There are many men and many women that love cologne and perfume. They like to wear it out on date nights. Sometimes people even put it on if they forget to put deodorant on. If you’re not sure what kind they use, ask someone close to them. If you are the significant other of the person that’s turning 30, then sneak in the bathroom when they’re not looking to get the name of what they use. If they don’t use perfume or cologne, then move on to the next idea.
You can get them a gift based on what they love to do. As their 30th birthday approaches, hang on to their every word to see if they will unwillingly drop clues. Also, watch what they do.
If they like to watch television, get them a DVD of their favorite show.
If they like scrapbooking, get them a scrapbook with arts and crafts included.
If they like to do puzzles, purchase a puzzle that’s a bit more challenging than the ones they already have.
Another hobby may be reading. Get them a few of their favorite genre of books they like to read.
Be careful when purchasing gift ideas based on their hobbies because they could have outgrown the things they used to love to do so pay attention.
Snacks are a great gift idea because the birthday man or woman may eat snacks at their desk while they’re working. Get them a few things you know they will love. Some examples of snack choices include:
Gummy worms – No matter how old you get, you can never get enough gummy worms.
If you’re not 100 percent sure what they like, then get them candy. Everyone loves chocolates, and the candy will brighten up their day.
Women love getting candles for their birthdays and men do too, depending on what scent you get for them. Before you purchase candles for this special person in your life, be sure they are not allergic to anything. Without asking about what they are allergic to, drop hints. Bring up the subject of candles and say how much you love this scent and see what they say. Once you have figured out whether or not they like candles, then think about choosing one or two of the popular scents below. The scent you may be thinking about getting may not be on this list but don’t worry. There are thousands of candle scents on the market and any one of them will smell great.
Cinnamon – Everyone loves the smell of cinnamon, and it’s a neutral scent so it would be great for a man or a woman.
Cupcakes – This scent is a sweet tooth’s dream. Everyone loves coming into a house when it smells like freshly baked cupcakes.
A popular scent that women love is vanilla.
A popular scent that men love is a firewood-type scent.
Don’t stop with the scents. You can also personalize candles to make them even more special. A few examples of personalization include:
One fact you love most about that person
Something they said that has a special meaning to you.
A motivational phrase.
8. Things for the Kitchen
30-year-olds start feeling old when they get excited about receiving things for their kitchen. This is the time in their life when they have moved into a house of their own or they’re renting an apartment. Either way, they will need things for their kitchen. Kitchen items don’t last forever, and they may already have some things that are falling apart and they need some new ones. A few of those items include:
Pots and Pans
When someone turns 30, they’re moving to the next decade so 30 is considered a milestone birthday for most people. One gift you can give them doesn’t have to be something they can open, but it can be a gift from the heart. By giving someone a surprise party, you are showing how much time and effort you have spent on this person.
A 30-year-olds birthday party isn’t like a typical birthday party for a child. A 30-year-old would want to have alcohol and maybe even have a drinking game or two. A party can also be sentimental and you can have a slideshow of the birthday man or woman as they’re growing up through the years.
Another item you can purchase for this person if they don’t have one already is a watch. There are a few different types of watches you can purchase for a man or a woman.
Technology has advanced tremendously. Stores sell fit watches either online or in the store. Fit watches will keep track to see how many steps you’re doing each day. It will also track your heart rate and your sleep patterns. You can also use these watches to tell time so they will never be late for an appointment again.
Another style of watch is a digital watch, which will only show the numbers so you don’t have to tell the time.
You could also get a watch that has all the numbers and a second hand.
Another style of watch is only the 12, 3, 6, and 9 numbers are showing and there are ticks in place of the rest of the numbers.
11. Housing Decor
You could get them something that would liven their place up a bit. There are a few ideas you can purchase in the housing decor category.
Throw pillows for their couches or chairs.
Coasters to lay all over their house hoping someone would take a hint and put their drink on that item.
Paintings to add some color to their walls.
One special gift you can give someone you love is a picture frame. There are several ideas you can do with that picture frame to surprise them.
You can place a picture of the two of you from a special event.
Some 30-year-olds have families. You can take a picture of their family and put it in the picture frame before you wrap it up. If you’re part of the family, whether immediate or distant, pick out your favorite picture to describe how happy you all make them.
If you’re crafty, you may want to decorate the picture frame yourself to make it more personable.
Whatever you end up purchasing for this special person in your life, they will appreciate it. Don’t stress about it too much and look over these gift ideas listed above. At least one of these ideas will catch your attention. You should feel 100 percent about your decision before you purchase anything.