65th Birthday Presents

Ideas for 65th Birthday Presents

Finding the perfect 65th birthday presents can be challenging. When someone turns 65, it is a milestone. For many, it means that retirement is right around the corner, and it is a birthday that many people do not live to see.

For those reasons, you want the celebration of such a milestone to be as special as possible. That includes fabulous 65th birthday presents. That does not have to mean the gifts need to be expensive in order to be special.

In fact, there are appropriate 65th birthday presents to fit every budget. Below are a few ideas to help you find the perfect gift no matter how much you have to spend.

Frugal (Less than $100)

When someone turns 65, it is a wonderful gift idea to put together some sort of look back at their life. This could be done in the form of a scrapbook, a short movie or even a book about their life.

If you enjoy writing, consider penning a book about the highlights of birthday person’s life. You could start from their childhood, or you could just write it memoir style, picking important events from various time periods. If possible, interview as many people from the person’s life as you can find. This will add layers and depth to the book, and will make it even more special.

Making a photo montage or video is another inexpensive idea. A chronological telling of the person’s life through photos and/or video can be set to music and will be among the 65th birthday presents that are sure to be treasured for years to come.

Average ($101-$500)

When deciding on 65th birthday presents, the key is to be creative. This is true whether you have a tiny budget, a large budget or something in between.

Try to tailor the gift to match the person’s stage in life and interests.  For example, if retirement is imminent, buy that fisherman a new rod and reel. If someone used to love ballroom dancing, consider giving them some classes in order to rekindle that former hobby.

Flying in a relative from far away is another great idea for 65th birthday presents. The relative’s airfare can be your gift and the honoree is sure to be overwhelmed and surprised to see their loved one.

Extravagant (More than $500)

More extravagant 65th birthday presents could include a trip to a location the person has long wanted to visit or an activity that he or she would like to try.

Consider a ride in a hot air balloon, sky diving, or a white water rafting trip. Perhaps several relatives could chip in and give a 65th birthday present of that Alaskan cruise that he or she has been talking about for years.

When the budget is less of an issue, you will certainly have more leeway when it comes to deciding on the type of 65th birthday presents you would like to give.

Of course, it is the thought that counts when giving 65th birthday presents. Whether you spend a little or a lot, find a way to let the person know just how much they mean to you.