30th Birthday Gift Ideas

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The thirties are right in the prime of life when maturity sets in and wild oats start to grow from a more settled ground.

This change in life comes with more responsibilities so it is common to 'go big' on this milestone birthday, celebrating what seems to be the end of the crazy things you can get away with in your 20s.

This is a birthday where you can celebrate with a number of gifts from personal and thoughtful to really fun or humorous!

Here are some ideas for both men and women, followed by gender specific suggestions!

Top 30th Birthday Gift Ideas

* Barware
If they have a home bar, everything from cocktail glasses to bottle stoppers, cocktail shakers, a variety of accessories, and even complete bar sets make really cool gifts.

* Computer and/or Accessories
A computer is an essential item for anyone these days and would be a practical and amazing gift. If they already have one, get them a cool accessory for the computer they already have, like a hip computer bag, lap cushion, or a new flash drive!

* Concert Tickets
Concert tickets to their favorite concert are a great gift that also creates memories they will remember forever.

* Experiential
A really amazing adventure is truly a gift that will stay with them forever. Choose from something relaxing or romantic like brunch on a yacht or a sunset sailing cruise…or something exciting like bungee jumping, sky-diving, river rafting, or kayaking.

* Gag Gifts
There are almost an infinite number of gag gifts and surprises that are all fun 30th birthday gift ideas for a silly celebration of this milestone!

* Gift Baskets
Choose something they would be interested in and get them a gift basket filled with surprises… you can choose everything from beer, food, & wine baskets to spa, golf, or starbucks… and so many more unique items!

* Gift Card
Some people are hard to buy for. A gift card to their favorite clothing or electronics store is a gift you can't go wrong with!

* iPod and/or Accessories
Get them an ipod filled with their favorite music, or if they already have one, cool accessories are also great 30th birthday gift ideas..like an ipod speaker dock.

* Luggage
Luggage is an awesome gift if the special birthday man or woman has a big trip coming up.

* Magazine Subscription
Choose a magazine they love to read and get them a free year subscription!

* Music Subscription or Gift Card
Get them a year subscription to an mp3 downloads site like emusic.com, or an itunes or amazon music gift card. This is also a great surprise item to throw in with an ipod or ipod accessory.

* New Camera
Cameras are always a great gift if the recipient doesn't have a good one yet. Taking photos and recording memories is something they will cherish for life.

* Night Out on the Town
If the birthday person is your spouse, take them out on a romantic date… If they are your friend/family and they have kids, offering a free night of babysitting is an awesome gift they will love.

* Personalized Gifts
A personalized gift can be either a thoughtful and meaningful choice of keepsakes or jewelry… or a humorous and fun 30th birthday gift of t-shirts, coffee mugs, or gag gifts.

* Scrapbook
Compile photos and sentimental items you have saved over the years and create a scrapbook chronicling their life and/or your relationship thus far. Add inspirational quotes and advice or wisdom.

* Sports Gear or Apparel
If he or she plays sports or has a favorite team, sports gear or apparel are 30th birthday gift ideas they will love!

* T-shirt
A fun t-shirt for them to wear on the big day is a perfect gift for this occasion. Put a picture of them from when they were younger on it (maybe from those awkward years before they bloomed into the swan they are today!) or have it personalized for an extra dose of fun!

* Thirty Small Gifts
Giving 30 small gifts is a cool idea! You can do something fun like 30 coupons or a collage of 30 photos… or something really meaningful, like 30 personal letters from their closest friends and family expressing love and appreciation. Get creative and throw in some really cool surprises, like make-up or perfume for a woman, and a video game or sporting event tickets for a guy. If you're on a budget, bake them 30 cupcakes or cookies!

* Thirty Year Old Wine
A cool gift if you can find a bottle aged to perfection the same as the birthday recipient!

* Wallet
A new wallet stuffed with some cash is a unique gift anyone would love!

* Wine Gifts
Wine gifts are always a classy choice. Get them a nice bottle of wine, or a unique wine holder, wine tote, cork screw, wine stoppers, etc. Have the items personalized for an extra touch. Or for the true connoisseur, a Wine Of The Month Club Membership is a priceless present!.

* Wine Class
A wine class is an awesome gift they will remember for years. It is practical and educational and will gift them with some sophisticated knowledge in the world of wine.

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Birthday Gift Ideas
For Women:

* Apparel
Women love fashion. Just be sure you know her tastes if you are going to surprise her. If you're not sure, take her on a shopping day or get her a gift card to a store she loves.

* Birthstone Jewelry
Jewelry dripping with her special birthstone is a beautiful gift for a woman. You can choose from rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, etc.

* Chocolate Gift
A chocolate gift basket or a box of fine chocolate will charm her with sweetness!

* Cosmetics
Women love make-up too. (You can find great make-up sets full of all the essentials) Not to mention, it is a practical gift she will get a lot of use out of. Just be sure you know what she likes. If not, get her a gift certificate!

* Fashion Accessories
Any kind of handbags, purses, jewelry, and so on are great 30th birthday gift ideas for a woman.

* Diamonds
Diamonds are a girl's best friend and a dazzling gift she will adore.

* Jewelry Box
A cool jewelry box is a unique gift. Put a piece of jewelry inside as a nice surprise!

* Spa Set
Every girl, no matter what age, loves to be pampered. Get her a day at the spa, a spa gift basket, or a spa set that will make her feel like a queen for the day!

More Birthday Gift Ideas For Women

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30th Birthday Gift Ideas
For Men:

* Apparel
Guys like clothes too, even though they don't always like to admit it. Again, just be sure you know his tastes if you are going to surprise him. If you're not sure, take him on a shopping day or get him a gift card to a store he likes.

* Birthstone Money Clip
A money clip with his birthstone is a practical gift with extra significance!

* Extreme Sports Experience
Get him an experiential gift where he gets to drive a Nascar racing car or participate in some extreme event. Or get him tickets to an upcoming event he will go nuts over! Experiences like these are 30th birthday gift ideas he will never forget!

* Personalized Drinking Glass or Mug
A fabulous gift that will get a ton of use!

* Plasma Tv
A new plasma TV will make him explode with excitement. If you can't afford one or he already has one, you could instead get him a sports package on cable or Direct TV.

* Shaving Kit
A practical gift for the man turning 30!

* Sports Gear or Apparel
If he plays sports or has a favorite team, sports gear or apparel are 30th birthday gift ideas he will love!

* Stylish Accessories
Everything from cool hats, beanies, and scarves that reflect his personal style to silk neckties and cufflinks dripping with semi-precious stones are great 40th birthday gift ideas for men!

* Video Games
A video game is usually a safe bet for most young guys.

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Inexpensive & Homemade

If you are on a budget, there is no reason this year can't still be special!

Check out these inexpensive birthday gifts and homemade birthday gifts for a unique and creative present that will send a meaningful message without costing a lot of money!

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If they are having a 30th birthday celebration and need birthday party supplies, look into personalized party supplies. They will make him or her feel extra special and make the party extra memorable!

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