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27 Awesome 80th Birthday Gifts For Their Milestone Day

Updated on October 18, 2021 Updated on Oct 18, 2021
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    Reaching your 80th birthday is a milestone and something to be celebrated! You don’t become an octogenarian every day! We have lots of wonderful 80th birthday gift ideas to help celebrate the special occasion.

  1. 1941 Posters
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    These posters show what was happening in 1941, 80 years ago. How much things cost, which sports teams were national champions, the year’s biggest events, popular tv shows, and more. The posters make great decorations for a birthday party, 80th-anniversary party, or class reunion. The posters measure 11 x 14 inches. 

  3. Unexpectedly 80
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    From the New York Times Bestselling Author Judith Viorst, Unexpectedly 80 is a book of poetry. The poems explore the ups and downs of being an 80-year-old, including relationships with family members and other loved ones in a humorous, witty way. This is a great birthday book guaranteed to raise a smile. 

  5. Story of My Life
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    This journal will help record your stories and memories for yourself and for your loved ones and future generations to read and enjoy. The workbook provides prompts that will help you write your story. There are sections on parents, siblings, childhood, and more. There is also a section to help you record information about your family tree. This thoughtful gift will be their favorite and passed down one day to their grandkids. 

  7. Keurig Coffee Maker
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    This Keurig coffee maker is a great 80th birthday gift for a few reasons. It’s very small so won’t take up much room if they’ve downsized homes, it turns off 90 seconds after brewing so there is no danger of it overheating, and it allows them to make just a single 6 or 12 ounce cup of coffee instead of brewing a few cups if they’re living alone. 

  9. T-Shirt
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    To paraphrase Yogi Bera, “It ain’t bragging if it’s true!” This t-shirt comes in a men’s and women’s fit, several sizes, and colors. This is the perfect 80th birthday gift for an octogenarian who can still turn heads! 

  11. Pop Up Birthday Card
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    This is no ordinary greeting card to be discarded once the special day has passed. This is a keepsake! The card automatically bursts into life when it’s removed from the envelope. The birthday card can also become part of the table decorations for the party celebrating this milestone birthday. 

  13. Bracelet
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    This beautiful bracelet is made of lapis lazuli, a stone that symbolizes wisdom, truth, and power, things 80-year-olds have in abundance! The bracelet comes with a lovely card that explains the symbolism of the gift. She’s sure to love it and wear it with pride. It’s a perfect birthday present.

  15. Necklace
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    This necklace is not only beautiful, it’s symbolic. The eight silver circles represent each of the decades of her life. Made of sterling silver, the necklace measures about 20 inches and comes in a gift box.

  17. Gift Basket
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    This fun gift box is for the lady who loves wine! It includes a tumbler wine glass, straw, and cleaning brush, silly socks, and a soy candle. Raise a glass to 80 years and many more! 

  19. Wine Bottle Labels
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    What a great way to wish them a happy 80th birthday! These fun wine label stickers come in a set of six and will fit most standard-sized wine bottles. Made of vinyl with an adhesive back, you just stick the waterproof labels on their favorite bottles of wine.

  21. Personalized Wallet
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    This tri-fold wallet is made of real, supple, cowhide leather and can be personalized with laser engraved initials. The wallets can fit at least six credit cards and an id and even a few family photos. Inside is a bill separator, and the wallet comes in a retro burlap gift bag so it’s ready for giving. 

  23. Coffee Mug and Jewelry Dish
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    This is the perfect 80th birthday gift for the birthday girl who is coy about her age. The number doesn’t matter because she’s not a day over fabulous! That cheeky slogan is emblazoned on this coffee mug and jewelry dish. The set includes a gift card and comes in a lovely box. 

  25. Gardening Apron
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    This is a unique 80th birthday gift that can serve several useful purposes. The apron is made of waxed canvas, fully adjustable, and ergonomically designed. It has 14 pockets to carry gardening tools, cleaning products, art supplies, and more. She’ll have all the things she needs with her as she moves around the house or yard. 

  27. Succulents
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    If they love to garden but live in an apartment, condo, or assisted-living facility, these little succulents will make a great gift. They don’t require much space or a lot of attention but will fill their home with the greenery they might be missing. These are five real, live succulents and soil in small pots. 

  29. Robot Vacuum 
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    There are a lot more fun things to do than vacuum the floor. This robot vacuum will give them extra time to do those things! This vacuum works on both hardwood and carpeted floors and makes about the same amount of noise as a microwave. You get the vacuum, remote with batteries, charging base, power adapter, cleaning tool, extra filters, side brushes, and a 12-month warranty. 

  31. LED Walking Stick
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    This walking stick will help them preserve their mobility while staying safe. It has a built-in LED light to light a dark path or room and an SOS alarm in case of a fall or other emergency. The cane also has a built-in FM radio and the height can be adjusted from 33 to 38 inches. 

  33. Reminisce Magazine Subscription
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    My grandmother had a subscription to Reminisce and I used to love reading it too. The magazine is a nostalgic look back at America from the 1940s to the 1980s shared through reader stories and pictures. The memories touch on everything from old tv shows to food to holidays. A year subscription is seven issues. This is my favorite gift on the list and I think they’ll love it, and you too! 

  35. Non-Slip Floor Mat
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    This mat can be used in the kitchen or bathroom, anywhere you want to reduce the risk of a fall. This low-profile mat is ultra-thin so the edges are less likely to turn up and cause someone to trip and the back is rubber-coated so the mat won’t slide around.

  37. Flameless Candles
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    Candlelight is so lovely but older folks may not feel comfortable using lit candles. There is the risk of forgetting to blow them out before bed or leaving home. These flameless candles are a great solution. You get nine real wax pillar candles of varying heights with LED lights that flicker just like a real flame. The set includes a remote control with a timer so the candles will turn off after 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours. 

  39. Light Therapy Lamp
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    For those impacted by SAD (seasonal affective disorder) the best remedy is to get outside and get some sunlight every day. But for an older person, that may not always be possible. This lamp mimics natural sunlight and its impact on our mood. The UV-free LED light is safe for the eyes and skin. 

  41. Large Day Clock
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    If you’re not going to work five days a week, it’s easy to forget what day of the week it is! This large-read clock not only tells the time but whether it’s AM or PM, the day of the week, and the month, day, and year. It’s an especially nice gift for someone who has memory issues. 

  43. Large-Print Measuring Set
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    For seniors who love to cook and bake, reading the tiny numbers on most measuring cups and spoons can be a challenge. This set will solve that problem. The large print of the measurements is easy to read. The set includes four measuring cups and six measuring spoons. 

  45. Red Night Light
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    Getting a good night’s sleep is important, and so is being able to navigate in the dark safely. Traditional night lights use colors that can disrupt sleep cycles but these red night lights protect melatonin production and melatonin is required for proper sleep. This set includes two lights, and they shut off automatically in the presence of light. 

  47. Sleep Mask
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    This sleep mask is another great way to help them get a good night’s sleep. It’s comfortable to wear, contoured so it won’t interrupt REM while blocking out any sleep-disrupting light. The mask comes with a bag for packing it when traveling. 

  49. Pill Organizer
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    This pill organizer holds a month’s worth of medication so it only needs to be filled 12 times a year rather than every week. It includes an alarm system in the form of a talking alarm clock with a large-read screen showing the time, date, and day of the week so they’ll never miss a dose of medication. 

  51. Plush Pet
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    An animal companion can be a great thing for an older person but they may be living somewhere that doesn’t allow pets or not be able to fully take care of an animal. This plush puppy is the next best thing to a real puppy. The pets have life-like movements and sounds and “barkback” technology that allows the puppy to respond to their owner’s voice! Kitty companions are available too. 

  53. Healthy Frozen Meals
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    Good nutrition is an important part of healthy aging. For those who can’t or don’t like to cook, frozen meals are a good option, but most frozen meals are pretty poor when it comes to nutrition. That’s not true of these meals. The meals contain grass-fed, pastured protein, organic vegetables (those on the dirty dozen list), and are gluten-free. There are five meals, each is 11 ounces, and can be heated in the microwave.