80th birthday gifts present the unique opportunity to honor a loved one with a fabulous gift that fits the occasion. Take the time to find out what the recipient has been wanting or would really enjoy. If you have no idea, consider nostalgic gifts from days gone by. The 80th birthday theme within itself inspires focus and creative gift-buying. There is something very satisfying about finding the perfect 80th birthday present and anticipating the joyful reaction to come. Whether you prefer a sentimental, useful, or something just plain silly, 80th birthday gifts are the perfect way to indulge someone special.
Remember the old saying poor planning results in poor performance. Don't wait until the last minute. Shop early while there is no rush and plenty of time for shipping. To put off buying a gift that seems perfect is risky, since it may or may not be there when you go back for it.
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The sooner the selection is made, the more time you have to spend on the presentation. Gift bags, wrapping paper, tissue paper, ribbons, and bows can make all the difference in bringing the 80th birthday theme to life in the smallest of party details. Make sure your 80th birthday present is just as wonderful!
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Commemorate this milestone event with a keepsake gift. These meaningful gifts will be treasured always. Our picks to help highlight your Honoree's sense of style.
Home Video DVD
Home video DVD's make great 80th birthday gifts. . .
Lights! Camera! Action! A home video DVD gives your Honoree the birthday gift of stardom. Gather eighty years of memories and create a DVD that captures all the special moments of your Honoree's life.
How do I get started? Get everyone involved. Contact family members and close friends, and ask them to choose their favorite photographs. After all the pictures are collected, go through and select pictures that best tell the story of your Honoree's life. You may want to start them at a young age and progress through the years. Choose pictures that evoke all emotions--guests will laugh and cry as the pictures are put to motion. Include pictures of the guests as well, so that everyone gets into the action.
Adding music is an excellent way to set the mood of your video DVD. Consider songs that match your Honoree's life. Does your Honoree have a favorite song or artist? Include those special songs to bring the photographs to life.
Lastly, upload your photos and place your order. The work is done. Now, let the professionals do the rest. Remember to order extra copies for family members or to use as party favors.
Magazine Gift Subscriptions
Magazine subscriptions make great 80th birthday gifts. . .
Why magazine gift subscriptions? Whether you are looking to broaden your horizons or just relax and enjoy pictures of a far away place, magazines are a great escape at any age.
For people with limited means, magazines give a window to the whole world. One can sit in the privacy and comfort of their own home and see the world through the eyes of others. Compare magazine subscriptions and choose the one that your special someone would appreciate most.
Photo Memory Books
Photo memory books make great 80th birthday gifts. . .
Photo memory books are an enjoyable way to transform your Honoree's photographs into a treasured custom book. Some prefer a book about a specific time or event in life such as a graduation, holiday, memorable vacation or wedding. Or, you may want to begin with the oldest picture and proceed to the most recent to recount the journey of your Honoree's life.
Ready to get started? First, get everyone involved. Contact family members and close friends and ask them to provide their favorite photographs. After all the pictures are collected, sort and select pictures. There are step-by-step guides to teach you how to upload your photos. Whatever design choices you make, the result will be a professional memory book that your Honoree will treasure.
The process of decisions includes:
- Size of book
- Hardcover or softcover
- Color or cover
- Text or no text
- Number of pages
- Pre-made templates or make your own
Pets are part of the family too. Feature a photograph of the pet and the pet's owner on the front cover. Any pet lover would be thrilled with this special gift selection.
We found Blurb to be an excellent memory book resource. We designed a book for our mother and were very pleased with the result which is still a family treasure.
Movies make great 80th birthday gifts. . .
Pop the popcorn and pop in one of the best movies of all time. Contributing to your Honoree's motion picture library is a thoughtful way to provide an enjoyable evening at home.
Don't know which DVD to purchase? Take all the stress away with a movie gift card and allow your Honoree to choose. Selections are available in the categories of action, animation, comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, musicals, fitness or family.
Blasts from the past never get old. Choose a boxed set from your Honoree's favorite TV series. Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, Bonanza or Father Knows Best are popular choices.
Timeless classic movies make great 80th birthday gifts. Their appeal has bonded generations and stood the test of time. Some of the great classics of all time include Gone With The Wind, Casablanca, To Kill A Mockingbird and the Wizard Of Oz.
Most elderly people enjoy staying at home and spending time with family more than anything. Make family time a top priority with theater night. Choose a DVD of the Week and get ready for a family adventure.
Custom Photo Calendars
Custom photo calendars make great 80th birthday gifts. . .
The great thing about custom photo calendars is that it's a gift idea that captures time in a creative way. Day after day, month after month, make every day shine with a constant reminder of special family and friends--including pets is always a big hit. The hardest part will be limiting which photographs to use.
As a family grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to remember all the special dates that a family celebrates. Create a photo calendar that takes out all the guesswork with personal reminders of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, and other important events. For example, if a child or grandchild has a birthday in January, display his or her picture on their date of birth along with a birthday symbol as a reminder.
Matching pictures to the season of the year keeps things visually appealing. If there is a great picture of someone at the beach it would be a good thing to place that picture on a summer month. Snow skiing photos would look best on a winter month and so forth.
Easy to design and order, photo calendars make fun, unique and affordable 80th birthday gifts. Everyone in the family will want one, so consider ordering extras.
Large Remote Control
Large remote controls make great 80th birthday gifts. . .
A large button remote control can definitely be the one gift idea that would make a difference in the life of your 80th birthday Honoree. Being eighty does not necessarily mean having to live without life's conveniences. These user friendly remotes allow many hours of entertainment without having to depend on someone else.
Designed specifically for older TV fans, they are equipped with a lighted keypad and easy to read characters with large buttons. These features are a must for those with vision problems. They are easily programmed, battery operated and can be moved from room to room.
Depending on the model you choose, this device could possibly replace all other controls. In most cases, they can be used with any combination of TV's, VCR's, cable boxes, satellite dishes as well as DVD players. Check the model you buy and make sure you have chosen the large button TV remote control with all the features you need.
Music cds make excellent 80th birthday gifts. . .
Have you ever been riding in your car, and a favorite song began to play? Ever notice the difference in the way you feel? Perhaps you were just going the motions of an ordinary day. A special tune can take you back to a joyous time in your life that changes your whole perspective. We are all influenced greatly by the music we hear.
With that sentiment in mind, give the gift of music that was special to the Honoree in their day. Choose by artist or time specific to find just the right selection that brings back unforgettable happy memories.
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Audio books are perfect 80th birthday gifts.
Indulge your special someone by supplying many hours of relaxing entertainment through listening. Recorded online books and books on CD are easy gift selections made from the comfort of home.
How about an ipod or MP3 player? Use technology to download talking books to make personal favorites come to life--a popular way for older book enthusiasts to "read."
Always keep in mind that your choice should be all about the recipient--consider their likes and dislikes. Choose their favorite author, hobby, sport or a passionate topic.
For the spiritual one.
The audio Bible is an excellent choice. Repetitive listening makes it easy for one to enjoy the word of God and learn scriptures.
For the conservative.
Glenn Beck's "Arguing With Idiots: How To Stop Small Minds And Big Government"
Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue: An American Life"
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr's., "The Founding Fathers: American Presidents Series" makes an excellent gift for the history buff.
For the romantic.
Try New York Times #1 best selling author, Nora Roberts.
Personalized Photo Mugs
Personalized photo mugs make great 80th birthday gifts. . .
Do you want a gift that is both unique and inexpensive for the person who has everything? If your answer is yes, then you may want to consider a one-of-a-kind birthday mug. They make great containers to fill with retro candies, flavored coffee, coffee beans, tea, hot cocoa or most anything that your heart desires. Choose from personalized ceramic mugs, acrylic or stainless steel.
Personalized photo mugs offer an ideal place to honor a great picture of your Honoree, grandchild, pet or favorite place. Start each day knowing that family is never too far away.
How about a birthday gift mug made just for Grandmother? Let Grandmother know who loves her with the names of either her grandchildren or great grandchildren or both. With enough design space to hold up to 30 names, there's plenty of room for everyone.
How about a birthday mug made just for Grandfather? A mug with a special caption such as Best Grandpa We Ever Saw or Grandpa's Golf Buddies and their names would be unique. As with the mug for Grandma, you can purchase a birthday mug personalized for Grandpa with the names of either his grandchildren or great grandchildren or both.
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