10 Best Gifts for an 80th Birthday

24 June 2020 • Celebrating Life

Best Gifts for an 80th Birthday

Every birthday is special, but celebrating 80 years of life is even more worthy of commemoration. A birthday is a celebration of life and what a wonderful life it's been so far. Think about all of the experiences, memories, joys, and lessons one accumulates in eight decades. They are not only worth cherishing, but sharing with others as well. 

If your friend or family member is celebrating their 80th birthday soon, you should gift them something special and just as memorable as the occasion itself. Don't just opt for something mundane or something they can buy from the store themselves. Make their present as unique as their life story and personality. Don't know where to begin? No worries! We curated a list of 10 gift ideas for his or her birthday. 

10 gift ideas for an 80th birthday

1. Memories Page

A Memories page is a great idea birthday gift idea for anyone of any age, but it's practically perfect for someone who is celebrating eight decades of their life. Imagine all of the photos, videos, and memories they publish in a Memories page. It's also a practical gift, especially if the birthday celebrant enjoys scrapbooking. Think of a Memories page as a digital scrapbook, but has more benefits like being able to share them with family and friends across the globe. Another advantage it has over a traditional physical scrapbook is that a Memories page has multimedia features.

A Memories page is the perfect option to host digitized photos. Other features include data protection, customizable privacy settings, and a user-friendly design editor. Now, their friends and family can look back on the amazing life they've lived. It will remind them the importance of creating memories with family, friends, and colleagues, and that the celebration of life is worth sharing with others.

2. Memory Shadow Box Frame

If your birthday celebrant prefers an old-fashioned memory box rather than a digital scrapbook, this wall-mounted frame is the perfect gift. They can pin photos, postcards from travels, and other paper items in this classy shadow box frame. The shadow box is built from a solid wood frame, woven fabric interior with 4 stick pins, and features a magnetic door with a polished glass window that will protect their display of eclectic memorabilia. Inside the frame is a linen cloth with pins so they can arrange a personalized collage with photos, cards, concert tickets, medals, dried flower and handicrafts, etc. It's a stylish way to share their most cherished memories. This memory box will look lovely in any home. 

3. Digital Photo Frame

This digital photo frame in a wood style will be the perfect companion piece for a Memories page. While the Memories page is best for sharing photos and videos with loved ones around the world, this digital photo frame will give house guests a photography exhibition of your birthday celebrant's fondest memories. 

All photos are displayed in a high-definition LED touchscreen, which brings photos to life with striking color and brilliance. It's a dual orientation frame, so you can choose between landscape and portrait style photos. This picture frame is made of wood with black finish. Multiple photos may be sent directly to up to 10 frames at once with free the PhotoShare Frame app (available for both iOS and Android). The app will work in conjunction with photo apps such as Google Photos to enable people to quickly and easily locate the photos they want within their massive photo libraries. It also features an auto-dim function with built-in light sensor feature that automatically adjusts screen brightness to match lighting in room. The generous internal memory will hold over 5,000 high-resolution photos. It also accepts both SD Cards and USB sticks for extended memory. 

4. Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

This gift says, "I care about your health." Make sure your birthday celebrant will remain strong and healthy to tackle the next phase of their life with this fruit infuser water bottle. As someone who owns this product, I can tell you that he or she will use it a lot, especially if they like to exercise or spend time in the outdoors. They didn't reach 80 years old solely due to luck or good genes. Most likely than not, they've always had a healthy lifestyle and diet. This water bottle will encourage them to maintain that habit and keep on living life to the fullest. 

5. Air Fryer 

This air fryer is a great gift idea if you truly care about your gift recipient's health. An air fryer is healthier than using old-fashioned oil and pan. It will not only help your birthday celebrant save money on cooking and other typical frying ingredients, it will motivate them to follow a healthy lifestyle. This air fryer is built with a uniquely designed cooking chamber. Super-heated air is circulated all around the food, cooking it from all sides at the same time. Whether they're air frying a basket of chicken wings, roasting vegetables or grilling sandwiches, it will cook your food from all angles, resulting in evenly cooked meals that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Eating healthy is the key to living for many more years to come. 

Best gifts for an 80th birthday

6. "80 Things to Do When You Turn 80 - 80 Achievers on How To Make the Most of Your 80th Milestone Birthday" by Mark Evan Chimsky

If your birthday celebrant loves to read, this book will make the perfect gift. Turning 80 years old can be the beginning of a new chapter in your life as the notable contributors to 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80 will tell you. In this page-turning and inspiring collection of 80 essays, such illustrious achievers as Donald Hall, Pat Boone, Tab Hunter, Ruta Lee, Dr. Ruth Heidrich, David Black, and Caroll Spinney, among others, reveal how they are having meaningful, dynamic lives at 80 and beyond.

In addition, such distinguished experts in the field of aging as Stephen Johnston, Sally Abrahms, Dorian Mintzer, and Andrew Carle provide invaluable advice on getting the most out of later life. A special essay by the late, renowned neurologist and best-selling author Dr. Oliver Sacks is also included. Thanks to the generosity of the contributing authors, all of whom provided essays on a pro-bono basis, the royalties generated from the sale of this book will be donated to nonprofit organizations dedicated to preventing and curing cancer.

7. Monogrammed Bathrobe

This is the perfect gift for your parents or grandparents. These bathrobes are comfortable and durable, and can be worn for every day use while feeling like royalty. Don't just give them any bathrobe, give them the option of embroidering their initials on it. Your birthday celebrant is going to feel like they're staying at a five-star luxury hotel even if they're just in the comforts of her own home. 

8. Whole Foods Market Gift Card

Whether they shop regularly at Whole Foods or not, this gift card will be much appreciated by the recipients. The best way to help them reach their next major birthday is to motivate them to eat healthier. Simply go to the product page on Amazon by clicking the link above and load the amount you desire. 

9. Tea Sampler Box

Tea is associated with relaxation. It's the opposite of coffee. Help your octogenarian loved one de-stress with this tea sampler box. More importantly, it'll give you an excuse to visit them more often to share a cup with them while watching the sunset, or having a meaningful conversation. They'll love both the tea and your time. 

10. Apple Watch 

An Apple watch is not only a great companion piece to their phone, but it will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are many health apps pre-installed in the Apple watch that monitors vital signs and other health indicators. Additionally, the Apple watch can also function as an S.O.S. distress caller to emergency services, which is a better and less-expensive alternative to other medical emergency buttons. For instance, an Apple watch can detect falls. This is helpful when a person might be unconscious and cannot send a medical emergency signal manually. 

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