60th Birthday Gift Ideas for Mom

Posted on March 14, 2014 by Tijon Employee
Turning 60 is a major milestone and one that deserves an extra special gift. If it’s your mom who is celebrating her 60th birthday, finding the perfect gift can be quite a challenge. We have compiled a list of the some of the best 60th birthday gift ideas for mom. 

Sixty Years of Memories
The “Sixty Years of Memories” gift idea was first shared by a thoughtful blogger looking for a 60th birthday gift idea for her dad. This gift will take quite a bit of planning, so try to get started as early as possible. 

The goal here is to reach out to friends, family, co-workers and neighbors who know your mom well. Ask them to send you memories either through email or snail mail.  Collect these memories and place each one in a separate envelope. Stack the envelopes and tie them together with twine or a bow. This is a thoughtful gift idea that your mom will appreciate for years to come. Be prepared for plenty of tears, smiles and laughs as she reads through each one. 

Tip: Try to give them to her at a time when she can really sit down and read through each memory. 

Weekend Getaway
What better way to celebrate your mom’s 60th birthday than a weekend getaway. A relaxing weekend away from her everyday life may just be the ultimate gift. Make it a couple’s weekend and send your dad along with her, or plan for the two of you to go together. 
A weekend getaway doesn’t have to be extravagant. It doesn’t have to be expensive. It doesn’t even have to be far away. Just having a little time to herself is something she will truly appreciate. Ask family and friends for suggestions if you are unsure of where to send her off to. 

Spa Day
A day of relaxation and pampering may be just what she needs. Spas typically offer gift certificates or complete packages that you can purchase for friends or loved ones. Spring for a full day of beauty if you can. These usually come with a massage, makeover, facial, manicure and pedicure. Just make sure to do some shopping around first. This way, you can find a reputable spa in your area.

Surprise Party
Surprise parties may not technically count as a gift, but this is something that most moms will love. We’re not talking about the usual “family get-together” kind of surprise party. We’re talking about the once-in-a-lifetime kind of surprise party. Get a hold of as many friends and co-workers (past or present) as you can. Ring up family and find out if there’s anyone else from your mom’s past that you can invite. Seeing the faces of old friends and loved ones that she hasn’t seen in a while will make her birthday unforgettable. 

Photo Calendar
If you’re looking for a nostalgic gift, a photo calendar is a great choice. Gather photos from your childhood and create a customized calendar. Don’t forget to include grandchildren in the calendar as well. This is a gift your mom will actually use. Plus, each month she will be reminded of wonderful memories and the ones she loves most.

Gift Card
If you don’t know what to give your mom for her birthday, a gift card may just be the best choice. Choose a card from her favorite store or just give her a generic gift card (think Visa or MasterCard) that she can use anywhere. For the undiscerning mom, this can be a thoughtful gift that she will actually use.

Her Favorite Perfume
Does your mom have a favorite scent? Buy her a bottle of her favorite perfume. Local department and beauty stores will probably carry her favorite perfume, but online retailers may offer better prices. Add in a few extra beauty essentials like mascara or spa items to complete the gift. If you’re unsure of what her preferred scent is, try asking your dad, friends of family members for suggestions.

Personalized Gifts
Personalized gifts are always a big hit with moms and her 60th birthday is the perfect occasion to give one. Just about any gift can be personalized in some way from wine bottles to cutting boards, to photo frames and jewelry. 

Household Items
If your mom is an avid cook, she may have a kitchen appliance or two on her wish list. Stand mixers, blenders, panini makers and ice cream makers are all great choices. If you plan early, you may be able to snag some of these appliances on Black Friday when prices are super low. 

A Card and Flowers
Most moms will more than thrilled with a thoughtful card and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. At the end of the day, it’s the thought that counts. Choose her favorite flower or opt for a classic choice like tulips, daisies or roses. When you fill out your card, make sure to write something thoughtful inside that will make her smile.

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