Giving presents can be more difficult when it comes to adults, but there are plenty of fun 30th birthday gifts to mark that special day. Here are ten of the best gift ideas for 30-year-olds.
10 A Scrapbook Full of Memories
If you’ve known someone for a long time, you’ll have shared plenty of unforgettable trips, events, and occasions together. Organising a few of these into a scrapbook, using photos, mementos, or words is a great way of preserving your joint history decoratively.
9 Throw a Birthday Party
Why not throw a party. You can choose to go all out with sandwiches, crisps, jelly and ice cream, or just gather friends together for an evening bash. Crack open a few bottles of bubbly, give presents and let the party person enjoy spending quality time with the people they love.
8 Tickets to a Theme Park
Let your friend celebrate like a big kid with plenty of burgers, candy floss, and rides, at a theme park. Get together with other family members or friends, to experience the sheer joy of roller coasters, dodgems, Ferris wheels and ghost trains. The huge loops and drops can be terrifying, but you rarely get that euphoric feeling anywhere else.
7 A Supercar Driving Experience
Whether their passion is for an Audi R8, a Lamborghini, or a Mustang, driving experience days can give people a taste of what it’s like to get behind the wheel of a genuine supercar. You can select the type of vehicle they’d prefer, or let them try out a few different ones. Most tracks also give visitors the chance to train with a professional driver before taking a car out for a solo spin. Many experience day operators offer birthday discounts. Just search for 30th birthday gifts on any one of the many driving experience day operator sites and you are likely to pick up a driving experience at a reasonable price.
6 A Heated Massaging Seat Cover
For office staff or anyone else who spends time working at a desk, this could become the most used present of the year. These soothing covers usually have four or five different settings and can be customised to suit. Portable enough to carry around, heated seat covers are designed to strap onto any chair.
5 Relax on a Spa Day
Give the gift of escape, at a luxury spa day. With a close friend or partner, they can experience a half or full day of pampering, with a relaxing swim, a massage, mud or facial treatment. Most spas now offer cream teas as an indulgent way to round off a trip.
4 A Stunning Bonsai
Bonsai refers to the art of growing miniature trees in decorative containers, and with the right care and attention, the results are stunning. If someone is especially green fingered, then you can buy them a kit which contains everything they need to get started from scratch. This will include seeds, compost, pot, and a growing guide with tips for success.
3 Create an Original Brew
Many local breweries allow people to design their own beer, to mark a special occasion. The birthday girl or boy can do some testing before choosing the bottle and the label, then take some home to share.
2 Your Personal Recipe Book
A free gift that ensures your culinary triumphs are passed on to your friend or family member, a recipe book with your favorite bakes is always a hit, especially if your cookery skills are legendary.
1 Give Something Back
By our thirtieth year, we have achievements to look back on which make us proud, but we’re also aware that there are people who are in a less fortunate position. If your friend has a pet cause, you could help them organize a sponsored bike ride, or walk, or put on a cake sale, then donate the proceeds to the charity they care about.