Whether you have a father, partner, family member, or friend who is turning 60, you might be perplexed as to what gifts he may value or need. After all, by now he’s proven that he knows what he wants in life.
Despite his certainties, there are tons of personalized, funny, and meaningful gifts for a 60-year-old man that you can choose from and still manage to pleasantly surprise him.
Have a look ahead at these 60th birthday gifts which will allow the man you know to feel both young at heart and appreciated by those he cares about.
50 Unique Gift Ideas for a 60 Year Old Man
When age is just a number, but that number happens to be 60, you can achieve gift-giving success with 50 of the coolest gift ideas for 60-year-old men.
Teas of the Boston Tea Party
Do you know a 60-year-old history buff who has everything? Why not give him a sampler pack of some of the famous teas tossed into the harbor during the Boston Tea Party? This quirky gift set includes flavor profiles and facts surrounding that historical event that will keep him sipping and studying history until his next birthday.
York Laptop Table
When a man gets to a certain age, he can appreciate taking care of business without giving up comfort. Amongst the best gift ideas for 60 year old men, this laptop table will allow him to work at a standing desk, on the go, or even in bed. It is adjustable and even able to be raised to meet eye level for the perfect video communication. Allow him to keep in touch with loved ones and get work done whenever and wherever he sees fit.
2D Photo Crystal Keychain
Nothing feels so personal to a man on his 60th birthday as a thoughtful gift that stays with him. Something so simple as a 2D photo crystal keychain lets him know that you took that extra step in order to create a good memory. Any photo of your choice can be added to this keychain, a long-lasting reminder of those who care the most.
2-Tier Round Butler Serving Cart
An awesome gift idea for a 60-year-old man, this serving cart is ideal for any man who loves to entertain at home. The two-tier cart is stylish and contemporary, while the tiers themselves are removable for more serving options. He will be sending invites to his next party soon, so look out for yours.
Vintage 1961 T-Shirt
There’s no need to beat around the bush when looking for 60th birthday gifts for men. His Vintage 1961 t-shirt is an ideal and funny way to let him know how cool you think he really is. The style is classic and colorful. He can wear it while relaxing at home, away for the weekend, or fixing up a new motorcycle!
Travel Laptop Backpack
Whether the 60-year-old man you know travels for work or for pleasure, he will thank you for this astounding backpack. Not only does it safely hold a laptop and a tablet, but it is equipped with ports for charging and for headphones, and a safety lock. There is no messing around with this backpack and he’ll be ready for any work or play anywhere he goes.
Tissot Chronograph Watch
For the 60-year-old man who has a penchant for luxury, he’ll be amazed when you give him a Tissot Chronograph watch. Swiss made of stainless steel, the watch employs a quartz movement and is even waterproof to 100 meters so his next stage of life can be full of well-timed adventure.
Diamond Cigar Sampler
Diamonds are considered a traditional gift for both a 60th wedding anniversary and a 60th birthday. When a man turns 60, you can give him four great reasons to live it up with this Diamond cigar sampler, including premium cigars from the Dominican Republic. He’s come this far and deserves a meaningful way to mark his 60th birthday.
Car Trunk Organizer
Gifts for a 60-year-old man include the fun and the practical. This car trunk organizer falls into both categories. The multiple compartments and heavy-duty construction serve to store any number of road trip items in perfect harmony. The organizer can double in length and has a strap to hold it in place when he zips into all the destinations he’s got in mind.
Whiskey Globe Decanter
A man who is turning 60 has achieved a certain distinguished stature. He can’t just drink whiskey from a bottle anymore. You can literally give him the world with this whiskey globe decanter, which has an antique ship floating inside. The airtight globe keeps the best spirits fresh and its visual appeal will keep his bar fresh as well.
Prank Toilet Paper
There is no way you can search through gift ideas for 60-year-old men without finding some choice gag gifts. This prank toilet paper will bring a boyish smile to his face and perhaps some good humor to his bathroom toiletries collection. The funny gift can also be used to playfully decorate a birthday party celebration.
Sugarwish Large Popcorn
Give a guy a treat already, it’s his 60th birthday! This deluxe popcorn selection from Sugarwish includes a bevy of festive, unique flavors like cornfetti, bacon ranch, and caramel cashew. A great way to add a little color (and flavor) to any 60th birthday party.
12 Angry Men Art Print
Does the 60-year-old man you know need something timeless for his home? This beautiful art print (various sizes available) of the classic film 12 Angry Men beams with style and would add to the already distinguished home of a man in his sixth decade. Made with a natural matte background on cotton paper, the piece makes for a lovely 60th birthday gift for men.
Tool Belt Wristband
If you know a man about to turn 60 with years of fix-it experience under his belt, why not get him a tool belt for his wrist? This tool belt wristband does it all with magnets‒keeping screws, nails, drill bits, etc., all close-at-hand so your handy 60-year-old can keep fixing the world up one project at a time.
Commandos Emergency Underpants
There are gag gifts and then there are gag gifts for the man turning 60 who has everything. Emergency underpants are the most hilarious of funny gifts when a man is rounding the corner to senior citizenville. Better yet, these emergency underpants in a can might really come in handy when he least expects it.
Wood Phone Docking Station
Turning 60 is no time to be disorganized with phones, keys, and other small tech items. You can give this docking station to a friend or loved one as an effective way to store a smartphone, watch/Apple watch, keys, headphones, wallet, and more. You can even tell him that you got him the docking station because you’re worried about his memory waning. He’ll still love the gift!
Password Keeper Diary
In a world where you can amass hundreds of websites and passwords by adulthood, a man who has reached the age of 60 has just too many to keep track of. You can offer him the best place to store all of his passwords in this password diary. A perfect, small size, the diary can stay close to him when needed and protect his digital passwords the old-fashioned way‒on paper.
Birthday Fruit & Sweets Gift Basket
Give the 60th Birthday Boy a gift basket worth keeping. This massive gift basket is chock full of a variety of fruit, chocolate, savory treats, snacks, and more. By the time he makes his way through the mountain of delicious gifts, it will likely be time for his 61st birthday party.
59 Plus Coffee Mug
In case you are at a loss when it comes to gift ideas for 60-year-old men, you can always find success with a sarcastic mug. This delightfully funny mug featuring the words “I am 59 + [middle finger gesture]” will keep his family and co-workers laughing every morning. A great sense of humor only deepens with age and the perfect funny mug.
Keurig Drinkworks Home Bar
Getting older is about stopping to enjoy some luxury once in a while (or all the time). This Keurig Home Bar is pure luxury for any 60-year-old man who loves craft cocktails. The machine works with the same pod system as the Keurig coffee maker and produces single-serve premium cocktails. The set even includes Co2 cartridges for a little bubble.
Bamboo Cheese Board
When going to a 60th birthday party, you can always score big by giving the gift of a gorgeous and practical cheese board. Not only does it look attractive, but it also houses a secret drawer for a variety of cheese tools and features a trough for crackers to call home. What 60-year-old could want anything more?
Portable Neck Fan
Cool air can be the greatest gift of all, especially when at an outdoor event in the heat of summertime. Create some comfort between the ears of a man turning 60 with this portable neck fan. With three speeds and 360 degrees of rotation, the neck fan will keep him cool throughout endless outdoor escapades.
Cooper’s Cask Coffee Gift Set
After 60 years of life, any guy has had more than his fair share of coffee. Why not awaken his senses to a whole new world of coffee made with top-quality, small-batch spirits? This coffee gift set includes blends made with artisanal beans originating from Sumatra, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. He will be highly caffeinated and super excited to greet each new day.
Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest
Give a meaningful gift for a man turning 60 with this beautiful bonsai forest kit. Everything he needs to cultivate both a meditative forest and meditative mind is within his reach. He has learned patience and fortitude in his life and now he can work on the next phase with a calm mind and a joyful heart.
Customized Case of Wine
If the 60-year-old man in your life is a lover of wine, then he doesn’t need just one bottle. He needs a customized case of wine, including a minimum of six bottles of wine from regions all over the world of quality, often organic or biodynamic wines. A connoisseur of vino will appreciate your thinking of his six decades with good taste.
ViriliTea for Men
Getting older isn’t easy, but if you know a 60-year-old guy who needs some vim and vigor (and you have an honest friendship), he may really appreciate getting this ViriliTea. It helps with male vitality and wellness by way of ginger, sarsaparilla, ginseng, and much more. He can enjoy a few cups of hot or cold tea and stay in the young man’s lane for a long time to come.
Multi Tool Pen
This multitool pen does it all and will help any 60-year-old man continue to do it all successfully. The pen works as a ruler, a level, a stylus tip, has 2 types of screwdrivers, and, of course, a pen. He can utilize this tool at work or at home, in the boardroom, or in the garage. Make his projects more efficient and powerful with this equally as powerful super pen.
60th Birthday Candy Gift Box
A cool and sweet gift for your 60-year-old man, whether a dad or a husband, is this gift of vintage candy. This 60th birthday gift box is chock full of 30 vintage candy bars and candies from 60 years ago. He will turn into a kid again when he is guided down memory lane by the sweet taste of the old-fashioned candy that he may remember well.
Cuisinart® Tabletop Gas Grill
Once a grill aficionado, always a grill aficionado. You can score big points at the next cookout with this tabletop grill. Its strengths overtake its size when it comes to grilling meats, vegetables, and more. This grill with a large cooking surface and foldable legs will have any man of 60 ready for a fun and tasty camping trip.
Camping Journal & RV Travel Logbook
If the 60-year-old man in your life has decided to travel the land in a camper or RV, armed only with the sense of adventure that a seasoned life provides, help him record his journey every step of the way with this camping and RV logbook. The thoughtful book serves both as a journal of meaningful experiences and as a logbook full of helpful details that will make any return trip that much easier.
Row Boat Serving Bowl
Add a fun, quirky 60th birthday gift for men to the gift table with this serving bowl shaped like a rowboat. Any lover of kitchenware will appreciate this aluminum row boat complete with a set of wooden oars as serving utensils. A whimsical way to serve fruit, salad, or vegetables and get a conversation started at the same time.
Leather Notebook with Pen Set
A man turning 60 has a lot of stories to tell. What better way to give his thoughts a voice than with this handsome notebook and pen set? With 200 impermeable pages and a golden pen to get him started, this notebook with a beautiful embossed design acts as the ultimate journal for a man on his newest journey.
Golfer Gift Pack
It’s no lie that older men tend to enjoy a good game of golf. A wonderful, lighthearted gift idea for 60-year-old men, this double golf ball gift pack wishes him a happy birthday and the uplifting message “60 And Still Swinging.” He can enjoy taking his birthday gift to the course and getting as many holes in one as possible.
Longchamp Toiletry Case
By the time he gets to 60, he has hopefully learned that quality is of utmost importance, especially when it comes to where he keeps his toiletries. If he hasn’t figured it out, you can figure it out for him with this leather trim toiletry case. Roomy, sturdy, and even containing a cell phone pocket, this case will be the ideal place for all the grooming supplies he’s amassed.
60th Birthday Wine Bottle Labels
Party favors for a 60th birthday party are great, but celebrating the milestone with personalized wine labels may be an even better time. This set of eight wine labels each contains a different birthday message in the guise of an artisanal wine brand, like “60 Isn’t Old If You’re A Tree” and “60 Aged To Protection.” He will love drinking his birthday wine from a bottle labeled with words meant to celebrate him.
60th Birthday Whiskey Glass and Stones
The next drink he enjoys could be a personal milestone if you give him this whiskey glass and stones as the best gift ideas for a 60-year-old man. With this personalized glass and gift set, he can chill his spirits in the most effective way possible and celebrate his 60 years of being awesome.
3K Tripod W/Ball Head Kit
Now that he has more time to be a photographer and videographer, you can ensure that his photos and videos are as professional as possible with this tripod kit. The flexibility of the ball mount and legs allows for shooting in the most uneven of places, along with the durability of its build. You can enjoy his precise and focused photos and videos even more than ever.
Official US Military Compass
When he turns 60, he may consider his trips into the wilderness as serious business. There’s nothing that serious business needs more than a serious military compass. Military specification means long-life illumination, durability, shock resistance, and more. A great 60th birthday gift, this official compass will turn any hiking, camping, or hunting trip into an immensely accurate good time.
Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster
There is no way that the 60-year-old man in your life will ever guess that he’s getting a fishing pole campfire roaster under the Christmas tree this year. This quirky, fun gift is great for seasoned campers and outdoorsmen (and fishermen). They can “fish” for hot dogs, marshmallows, smores, and more with this well-built way to roast treats over an open fire like a true fisherman.
60th Birthday Flask Gift Set
You can just cut right to the chase for the ultimate in gift ideas for 60-year-old men. This 60th birthday flask set is great for the man who has everything. An impressive, round flask made from stainless steel, along with two shot glasses and a funnel, will have him celebrating his 60th birthday in a stylish, jovial way. A lovely keepsake to show him how much you appreciate him.
Life is a puzzle and we live it one piece at a time. If someone you care about is having a 60th birthday, offer him a gift that he can enjoy as an activity and as a keeper of memories. This custom puzzle from Minted is personalized with a photograph of your choice (the man himself, his family, his beloved pooch!), which offers hours of fun and a lifetime of remembering.
Old Lives Matter Tumbler
Sometimes you’ve got to bring laughter to the party, especially when the party is being thrown for a man turning 60-years-old. This 20 oz tumbler reads “Old Lives Matter” and keeps any older guy’s drinks cold or warm. What better way to laugh it up with a functional and hilarious gag gift than by providing this funny birthday gift to a dad or husband?
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoe
When skaters turn 60, they might need a new classic to keep their feet moving forward. These timeless Vans skate shoes look as awesome as they ever did but have been reworked to provide a deeper sense of comfort, cushioning, and longevity. Any skater will tell you that it’s all about longevity. He’ll be looking for the nearest skate park in no time, even if he decides to drive himself there.
Smoke Odor Eliminator Candle
An older man understands how important a comfortable home can be. If he’s been cooking or smoking, he may need a little assistance in recreating a pleasurably scented abode. This odor eliminator candle burns for 30 hours in a luscious Moroccan Night scent. A great many gifts for a 60-year-old man can celebrate him, but this gift celebrates the sanctuary that he calls home.
Magnetic Pickup Tool
If the man you know has been fixing things for 60 years, make his work a little easier on him with this magnetic tool that picks up screws, nails, and anything of the sort that litters the ground beneath him. Less bending over and more fixing will be in his future with a friend like you. Sometimes practical wins the race.
Every little boy dreams of having a telescope. Every 60-year-old man dreams of seeing the world with his telescope in hand. This handheld, monocular telescope is a great way for a leisurely man to watch and study wildlife, get a better look at the beauty of the outside world, or simply spy on his neighbors. Whatever he does best, he’ll see with precise clarity, thanks to you.
Beef Jerky Bundle
The palate of a man turning 60 can be more sophisticated than the palate of a younger man. Still, who’s to say all any 60-year-old wants for his birthday isn’t a great beef jerky collection? This jerky gift set includes eight bags of beef jerky made with natural ingredients and bold flavors. Let him turn the page onto a new chapter in beef jerky appreciation.
Therapedic® Men's Slide Slipper
The typical gag gift ideas for a 60-year-old man always involve slippers. However, what man of 60 wouldn’t love getting a pair of slide-on slippers made with memory foam? Yes, he may slip less from the grip and enjoy slipping them on and off (or living in them), but a pair of slippers that help act as a therapeutic aid will only climb to the top of his gift list before you know it.
Used Baseball Bat Bottle Openers
The Baseball Hall of Fame has nothing on these 60-year-old guys. You can be guaranteed that no other bottle opener gift plays as well as these bottle openers made from official game-day baseball bats. Any seasoned sports guy will love this small gift with a big impact. Just wait‒he’ll think he’s hit a home run every time he opens a new bottle of beer.
1961 Beer Pint Glass And Board Set
A great display piece and even greater gift idea for 60-year-old men, this pint glass and board set showcases the birth year of your favorite 60-year-old man. The glass wishes him a happy 60th birthday and the board of random birthday year facts comes with its own stand for party presentation. He will be sure to never forget this birthday.
60 Year Old Gift FAQs
What is the Traditional Gift for a 60th Birthday?
According to Truly, the traditional gift for a 60th birthday, like the traditional gift for a 60th wedding anniversary, is a diamond. The idea is that enough life has been lived to achieve the top gemstone around. Typically, a 60th birthday gift doesn’t have to include an actual diamond but can be inspired by the diamond theme. Examples include top level tech, experiences (spa, travel, culinary), or top anything (the very best whiskey is a great example). He has earned an extravagant gift and you can help him celebrate (1).
What to Buy a 60 Year Old Man Who Has Everything?
New York Magazine tells us that the 60-year-old man who has “everything” is always in need of something different, including a new experience. They recommend surprising the birthday boy with various annual memberships and in-person or online classes‒revolving around food, drink, and all things creative, always being a great angle. Any gift that speaks to the stage of life when he is able to reflect, relax, and enjoy works wonders, including a good book, some comfortable clothing, or a luxurious accessory, will all be appreciated and valued (2).
What Can I Do for My Husband’s 60th Birthday?
The website eHow includes birthday celebration ideas for a husband marking his 60th birthday. Using the number 60 theme, you can decorate with 60 balloons or have 60 tiny gifts for him. You can throw a 1960’s theme party or even create a list of 60 things you love about him. You can oversee a treasure hunt (for, of course, 60 treasures) or celebrate his 60 years with a “This is Your Life” theme party. There are so many ways to let him know how much he means to you and everyone in his life on his 60th birthday (3).