If you’re feeling stuck shopping for the perfect 30th birthday gifts and are looking for inspiration, you’ve come to right place.
Whether you love the idea of handmade 30th birthday gifts or creative birthday gift ideas that will be memorable, we’ve curated a selection of gifts for her and presents for him that anyone celebrating a milestone birthday will treasure.
So, whether you’re shopping for 30th birthday gifts for a husband, wife, sister, daughter, son or best friend, we’ve got ideas for all budgets.
You can also shop our gifts for couples guide – in case you want to buy a joint 30th present for a pair.
What do you get a woman for her 30th birthday?
A gift that can last for generations, such as a piece of really well made, good quality jewellery or something for the home that will remind them of this special birthday whenever they look at it are both good 30th birthday gift ideas for women.
Julie Deane, founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, knows a thing or two about finding the perfect gift thanks to her now-iconic, British bag brand and she also recommends:
“A tried and tested firm favourite is to buy something related to a time you spent together. My daughter and I loved watching Queer Eye, so a cookbook from one of the cast was something I was excited to give her as it brought back happy memories.”
What do you get a man for his 30th birthday?
Get guys a gift which will continue to bring pleasure for years to come. Whether that’s a material gift or the experience of learning a new skill.
Not to stereotype, but men tend to prefer practical gifts. My partner wanted a pair of good quality, top-of-the-range walking boots for his 30th birthday. A keen hiker, he’ll use the boots for years and put their 10 year guarantee to the test.
He also received the opportunity to do a tandem skydive to celebrate his 30th birthday. A gift that personally terrifies me but he was thrilled with it – a once-in-a-lifetime experience that he will never, ever forget.
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