Ideas For An Awesome 80th Birthday Present!
80 year olds like to wake early. There’s a beautiful day out there to enjoy. So buy them a cool alarm clock. They’ve reached an age where they cherish every minute. And, as they arise refreshed from a great night’s sleep, they’ll realise it was helped by the warmth of the witty, whacky bed socks you bought them. Nothing beats toasty toes between the sheets. By now the kettles whistling and it’s time for their first coffee of the day. The hilarious coffee mug you gave as an 80th birthday present has them instantly thinking fondly of you. It’s called the coffee connection.
By now they’re up and at ‘em. With breakfast comes the news. 80 year olds love to be informed. To be honest, they’re more up-to-date than most. And they won’t miss anything because they pop in the earbuds you gave them and listen to talkback undisturbed. Fully briefed on the world, it’s time for their walk. And if the breeze is up your knitted beanie gift does the trick.
After a brisk walk and a chat with neighbours, it’s time to relax and rehydrate from the water bottle that was one of your 80th birthday ideas. It’s also perfect for washing down those pesky pills and standing soldier-like at night on the bedside table. Now, keeping the mind active is just as important as keeping the body moving. A jigsaw puzzle that sits challengingly nearby draws attention at least twice a day. As does any puzzle that engages the grey matter. The sudoku and crossword toilet rolls had Grandma in stitches as she called you a “Cheeky devil”.
By the time you’re 80 you have a lot of kitchen stuff. But anything that comes from the grandkids has special meaning. Novelty kitchen gifts from the grandkids is an absolute winner. Egg cups, graters, chopping boards, pepper and salt shakers, banana slicers and ovens mits. The choice is huge and so is the sense of fun. Lunch is a joy because it’s made with the grandkids in mind.
With appetite satisfied and the body fuelled they again get active. The sun’s shining, the garden is warm and welcoming. Planter kits, pots, grow kits, watering cans and weather stations all make wonderful 80th Birthday Gifts. And their passion for gardening creates a great opportunity to show the grandkids their birthday gift at work. Of course, let’s not forget about their constant companion. They’ve been loyally following their mistress around the garden and their reward is dinner and a pat on the porch. Whether it’s a cat or dog, a gift for them is a gift for their doting owner. Bowls, balls, toys, treats or collars. Anything for a furry friend makes a thoughtful 80th birthday present.
As the sun sets on another glorious day, a wine, a whiskey, a sherry or a beer is just what the doctor ordered. Wine glasses, whiskey tumblers, beer glasses, corkscrews and bottle openers. Classy or crafty. Stylish or smilish. 80th Birthday Gifts for the 5 o’clock tipple ensure every day is toasted. And then the last major task for the day. With the sun still warm the BBQ fires up, and out comes the sassy apron and multi BBQ tools you surprised them with.
So with dinner done and dishes washed, on go their new snuggly slippers and sexy socks. The fire’s lit and a good book calls. As they sink comfortably into their armchair, a single thought crosses their mind. Does a day get any better?
But really that’s just a single day. They’re 80. Not old. They still love to travel. To go on picnics. To the theatre and the pictures. Have a hit of golf. They want to stay in touch. They embrace technology. It’s a challenge, not a chore. Their imagination allows no limits. And your presents shouldn’t either.
So here’s how to select the perfect 80th Birthday Gifts. Have a think about their day, their week, their life. What do they do? How do they enjoy themselves? How do they stay the vital, energetic person who fills your life with joy? Once you’ve done that, 80th birthday present ideas will start flowing like a creek in spring. Above is a bird’s eye view of a day of an 80 year old with a passion for life. And their every moment presents you with an opportunity to select the perfect gift.