80th Birthday Gift Ideas For The Person Who Has Everything

Thoughtful (and funny) gift ideas for your parent, grandparent, or friend for their milestone birthday

80th birthdays are a very special milestone birthday. Turning into a new decade with eighty years of memories full of laughs, cries, warm hugs, and life lessons are behind you and you get to take all of that onto your eighth decade! How incredible is that??

By the time someone turns 80, there’s a really good chance they are retired, living at home, away from the stress of working and living day by day how they want to- (with maybe a few more aches and pains then they’re used to). They may take up new hobbies or try things they haven’t tried in years to take up the day's time. There’s a lot still on the table and you’re just getting started. It’s a cliche, but a cliche that works- “age is just a number” and at 80 years old, you’ve never looked better!

But enough about what’s to come, now’s the time to think about 80th birthday gift ideas perfect for the person in your life turning 80 years young. Whether it’s a parent, grandparent, or friend- we have a list of ideas that they will definitely get a kick out of. 

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One of the biggest things you’ll find as you turn older is the ability to move isn’t quite as easy as you once found it. With turning 80, you might find that getting to the grocery store as frequently might be tougher, but with a DoorDash gift card, you don’t even have to leave your couch to get your next grocery order. DoorDash is an online food ordering and delivery service that is super convenient for those who don’t have the time or capability to leave their home to pick food up, get groceries, or convenient store necessities. 

Stuck inside with a cold? Order cold medicine and a snack to treat yourself from your local pharmacy through the DoorDash website or mobile app. A DoorDash delivery person- (aka “Dasher”) will see what you need and make the trip for you! Then you will get a notification that your package has been delivered at your door. You can do this with take out from your favorite restaurant too! Get yourself a dish from a restaurant delivered fast and enjoy a night in with the family all with DoorDash.

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5 gifts that will make them go “aww” when they open it

Sentimental gifts are a HUGE yes for an 80th birthday celebration!

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Get the whole family involved with a gift idea- just to make it even more special!

There’s something special about a gift with meaning, big or small, a gift that tugs at the heartstrings is always a welcome sight, especially at an 80th birthday celebration!

Surprise Photo Shoot and Photo Album

  • Family is important, no matter what shapes and sizes it takes. And as you grow older you begin to realize how much you love connecting and hearing about your family’s lives, so why not do something so spectacularly special for them like a surprise photo shoot! This could go one of two ways, either:
  1. Get as much as the family as you can all in one place and get photos taken from a professional- (or someone that’s really good with a camera) without telling the person.
  2. Or gather the family together, with the photographer, and take them there and surprise them with an impromptu family reunion/photoshoot. It’s bound to be a barrel of laughs.

Once you have the photos you can make a photo album of that day and present it to them as a gift.

  • Add to the photo album or make another one with photos both old and new as you create an album with Shutterfly. Shutterfly sells a variety of products you can put your photos on like mugs, blankets, posters, framed portraits, and of course, photo albums. Create a beautifully designed album from their many different templates and get the person a gift they will cherish. (You can Purchase a GiftYa Gift Card to Shutterfly here).

Custom Jewelry

  • Can’t go wrong with nice jewelry as a gift, especially of the sentimental variety. This Birthstone Necklace on sale for $26.09+ on Etsy is the perfect gift to get for an 80th birthday. You can choose from a number of options that will let you have both initials and birthstones, or just initials and birthstones separately. Pick between a Gold Plated, Rose Gold Plated, or White Gold (silver) Finish.

Custom Star Map

  • If your parent, grandparent, or friend has been in a long relationship and still talks about them with a great fondness, then they will definitely love this custom star map from The Night Sky. It’s a portrait of the stars from a date you choose, whether that be a wedding date, anniversary, or the date of the night they met- you can have the stars forever ingrained in a print, bracelet, and/or necklace. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate a long love.

The “1944” Book

  • This gift is a bit less sentimental, but will still give that “aww” reaction you’re looking for. With 80 years behind them, it would be cool to look back and find out about everything that happened the year they were born. With the “What Happened in World History 1944 The Year You Were Born” book written by Colorful Peace Universal they can look back and learn about big sporting events, celebrity births & deaths, major world events, famous pop culture moments, movie and music moments, and more all for $16.99 on paperback.

Let’s get creative with these 10 gifts

Getting a little silly at 80 years old is still super fun!

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Gifts are great and all, but it’s the moments we look forward to the most.

Nothing beats a bit of creativity and a bit of silly fun, especially when it comes to someone you love!

Funny “Custom” Wearables

  • At 80, there’s probably a lot of things you already have, but one thing they definitely won’t have is a custom funny shirt displaying your new age like these ones from tee shirt palace:

Get a shirt that says: “Original Parts. Vintage. Aged to Perfection. 1944. 100% Authentic Guaranteed. Premium Quality.” for $19.99 in a variety of different colors and comes in sizes XS to 6XL.

Or this “80 Years. 960 Months. 29,220 days. 701,280 Hours. 42,076,800 Minutes. 2,524,608,000 Seconds. Of Being Awesome” T-Shirt that also comes in a variety of colors and goes from size XS to 6XL.

  • If the person is a big fan of hats they will love this 80th Birthday Vintage Retro Embroidered Hat on sale for $29.99 on Etsy. It comes in a variety of colors and you can even change the year on the hat to reflect the correct year if you happen to be reading this in 2025 and beyond.

Custom Mug

  • Just when we think the custom birthday wears are over, we pull out this MAUAG Funny Birthday Coffee Mug for $9.99 on Amazon that says “It took me 80 years to look this good.” It’s a great little gift that is sure to elicit a chuckle when they open it. 

Art Supplies

Although there is a lot of freedom when you’re 80, one of the things people don’t talk about enough is the boredom that comes with it. Being at home all the time can get repetitive, especially if you’ve already done all the things you wanna do. So that’s why we recommend getting them some art supplies! They don’t have to be particularly good, this is the time to just get creative and make whatever you want! And who knows, maybe with some practice they might have just learned a new skill.

  • And if they end up loving it, get them a Michaels GiftYa Gift Card, where they can go and get the supplies they need whenever they run out of a certain paint or need more supplies.

Can’t go wrong with these 5 gifts

These gifts fall in our “miscellaneous” category, so sit back and dive in!

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Who says turning 80 can’t be fun?

It’s still nice to get presents from someone, even after 80 different birthdays! That’s why we’re going ahead and showing you our picks to round out a this great big birthday:

A Box of their Favorite Coffee and/or Tea

If your parent, grandparent, or friend is a big coffee/tea drinker and they have been for as long as you’ve known them then they will definitely enjoy you getting them a big box of their favorite coffee and tea flavors. Now if you don’t know what they’re favorite is or you think they would enjoy trying something new, then they might like these two packs:

  • The Coffee Trunk of Samplers Gift Basket for $67.95 from Coffee Beanery is a gourmet assortment of 20 “try-me” samples of unique coffee flavors they might not have had before. There’s something for the chocolate lovers, fruit lovers, and cream-flavored lovers out there in this box set. 
  • The Twinings Tea Bags Sampler Assortment Gift for $13.99 on Amazon has 40 different flavors from Chai Spiced Apple to the English Breakfast. Lots of different choices and a great way to start a new day with a different tea! Maybe they will find their new favorite…

Mug Warmer

  • We talked about custom mugs and we just talked about coffee and tea, now's the time to talk about mug warmers. Mug Warmers are these little electronic stands you put your hot drink on throughout the day so it stays the perfect temperature. That means you don’t have to get up and put it in the microwave or brew a new cup. This Mug Warmer for Coffee and Tea is on sale for $19.59 and it’ll make for a great little addition at home.

Back Massager

  • Aches and pains go away with this Snailax Back Massage Seat Cushion for $69.99. No more holding a handheld massage gun for long periods of times, simply sit back and relax with the memory foam massage cushion. Place this seat massager on a chair, plug it in, and they’ll be able to alleviate some of their everyday pains. There’s 5 massage modes and 2 heat settings available on this cushion.

Vinyl Player

  • Bring back a classic and get them this Victrola Nostalgic 6-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player & Multimedia Center on sale for $99.99. Dust off those old vinyls and get up and dance to your favorite albums, who doesn’t love to have music on while they’re doing things around the house? And hey, this gift could go great with some art supplies- music and art, what a combo!

These 80th birthday gift ideas are sure to be a great hit, whether you go with the more sentimental route, the funny route, or a bit of both- they will definitely appreciate them!

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is the shopping expert here at GiftYa. Trae helps people find the best deals and ideas on popular new items to purchase.

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