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37 Gift Ideas for a 30th Birthday Bonanza

 by tom on 14 Jan 2016 |
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For many, a 30th birthday is the most important landmark birthday of all. With two already passed and many more landmark birthdays to come, a 30th birthday bash may seem like any other – but turning thirty signifies a major turning point in life today. According to Hallmark trends expert, Marita Wesely-Clough, the 30th birthday is more symbolic than ever in modern times. Just like the 21st birthday once signified growing up, to many it’s now the turn of reaching thirty years of age that marks the day of passing into true adulthood. Here at Tiny Box Company, we’ve been supplying gift boxes and gift packaging to our customers for a number of years now so we understand the importance of getting gifting and gift wrapping for your loved ones, just so. Over the years, we’ve also supplied boxes for presents of every shape, size and weight so when it comes to gift ideas (including the crazy ones and the wacky ones), we’ve seen it all. So if you’re in need of a little gifting inspiration for someone you care about, here are 37 fantastic gift ideas for him and for her.

1| Personalised Champagne
A 30th birthday is a time to celebrate and every woman should have the chance to celebrate in style. Surprise her with a personalised bottle of champagne to make the night extra special – and don’t forget some lovely champagne flutes too if she doesn’t already have some of her own.

2| Diamond Necklace
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend so on this momentous occasion, make your mother/daughter/girlfriend feel loved with her very own diamond jewellery. A necklace is a fantastic alternative to a diamond ring for couples who just aren’t ready for marriage yet. Some great places to shop for diamond jewellery include Tiffany’s, Bvlgari, Harrods and Cartier.

3| Personalised Photobook
Landmark birthdays are not only a time to look forward but they’re also a time of reflection; take a little trip down memory lane with a personalised photobook and include the greatest snaps from your best friend’s travels, university days or other fantastic memories that she’ll want to treasure forever.

4| A 30th Birthday Party Guestbook
If you’re throwing a big bash for someone you love, help them make their memories of this evening last with a personalised 30th birthday guestbook for all the party guests. Make sure everyone signs the book before they leave – she will be so touched with everyone’s personal messages to her on such an important day.

5| Personalised Jewellery
Message rings or other personalised jewellery items are a great gift for landmark birthdays. They have that extra special touch and will create sentimental meaning for the recipient. You can personalise with names/dates or just a sweet message of your own.

6| Photoshoot Day
Whether you organise a photoshoot day for the whole family or just a glamorous photoshoot for her, this is a gift to remember – and one that can be framed for all to see. Photoshoot packages usually come complete with hair and makeup artist as well as a glass of bubbly, making the day extra special for all.

7| Bone China Tableware
Thirty is a popular age for first time home buyers and in modern times, it marks the passing of adulthood. Which is why it’s a great birthday for a gift of some fine china and crockery for the home – a perfect present for someone who likes to entertain and throw dinner parties for friends.

8| Couples Spa Day
Make her feel pampered from head to toe with a romantic spa day. This is a great gift from a caring husband / boyfriend and you can both spend the day relaxing and spending some quality time together.

9| Helicopter Tour of London
If you want to create a magical experience for your wife / girlfriend on her 30th birthday, spend a couple of nights in the capital and take a helicopter tour of London. You can book with various tour charters and experience day companies including London Helicopter Tours Ltd, Virgin Experience Days and London Pleasure Flights.

10| Designer Shoes
Surprise your shoe loving girlfriend with a pair of Jimmy Choos, Manolo Blahniks or Louboutins; because every girl needs at least one pair of designer heels so when better than her 30th birthday bonanza?

11| Vintage Glassware
If you know someone who adores vintage shopping, gift her with some beautiful, high quality vintage glassware – the perfect way to toast on her birthday.

12| Champagne / Dinner at The Shard
Dine out in one of the many restaurants at The Shard or book a champagne tour at London’s highest viewing platform and enjoy the most spectacular views. A great treat for luxury loving best friends, mother and daughter, or for the romantic couple.

13| Glamping Weekend
For couples or groups who are looking for a weekend with a difference, try glamping in one of the UK’s many scenic destinations. Hire a tipi in Wales, a gypsy caravan in the Yorkshire Dales or stay in a yurt in the Lake District and create a 30th birthday bash to remember!

14| Monogamy Board Game
If you know someone who loves to play board games, Monogamy is the perfect gift – especially if they throw couples’ dinner parties regularly. This adult game is set to spice things up and put couples to the challenge.

15|Personalised Rolling Pin
Great bakers should have great tools; a personalised rolling pin (available from Gettingpersonal.co.uk or Prezzy Box) will ensure that your recipient feels like the queen of the kitchen every time she puts on her apron.

16| Girl’s Night In Trivia Game
As we exit our twenties and head into our thirties, wild nights out will start to be replaced with cosy nights in. But when you have best friends to stay in with and a fun game like Girl’s Night In Trivia from The Gift Experience, Saturday nights will never be dull.

17| Indoor Skydiving Experience
A great experience day for a group of friends who love to try new things – so if you’re treating your best friend for her 30th, why not take her to an indoor skydiving centre for a day to remember?

18| Thames Lunch Cruise
Treat your mum / girlfriend / sister to an afternoon of luxury with a Thames Lunch Cruise – a fantastic way to explore the capital and create wonderful memories with someone you love.

19| Personalised Trinket Box / Jewellery Box
Jewellery is a top choice for many gift buyers so an engraved trinket box or jewellery box will make a fantastic gift to help her store all of her favourite pieces.

20| Designer Handbag
Designer handbags are great investments and there are designer collections to suit just about every budget (from around £300 for a Michael Kors to £62,000 for a genuine Hermes Birkin). If you don’t have the cash to stretch to a full handbag, you can always consider shopping vouchers for Selfridges, Harrods or online shopping sites such as Net-a-Porter.

21| Michelin Star Dining
If your wife / girlfriend would prefer a culinary dining experience over a gift, take her to one of the many Michelin star establishments in the UK such as La Gavroche (by Michel Roux Jr.), Marcus (by Marcus Wareing), The Hand and Flowers (By Tom Kerridge) or Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London.

22| Personalised Cheeseboard
Cheeseboards are an essential item for foodies and kitchen connoisseurs. See your husband / boyfriend into his coming years of ‘grownup-hood’ with a refined, high quality cheeseboard.

23| Wine Tasting Experience
If your loved one enjoys his tipple, give him the gift of knowledge by treating him to a wine tasting day. He will learn a lot about his favourite alcohol and be able to share his findings at the next dinner party. A great experience day to be shared between couples, groups or father and son.

24| Photo iPhone Cover
Never let him forget the most important people / things in his life with a personalised photo iPhone cover; be it a photo of his family, his children, his closest pals, or an iconic image from his travels.

25| James Bond Bus Tour in London
If you’re looking for a memorable day out in London for the 007 fanatic, the famous James Bond Bus Tour is not to be missed. Take a trip around real-life spy locations including the MI6 headquarters and get a real insight into what it’s like to be a British spy professional.

26| The Family Photo Calendar
Get a personalised photo calendar from Gettingpersonal.co.uk and turn all of your favourite photos into a practical part of everyday life. The ideal gift for your dad or a wonderful surprise to another close family member.

27| Brewery Tour and Tasting
A fun day out for the beer monster in your life! If you’ve exhausted all other beer gifts year after year, take your man for a brewery tour and tasting experience. It’s a nice change from the pub and he’ll learn a thing or two by the end of the tour (available from Iwantoneofthose.com).

28| Pamper Day For Men
It’s not just women who need to kick back and be pampered from head to toe from time to time; men need to wind down too. The various pamper experience days for men from Virgin Experience include features such as deep tissue massage, a wet shave, a pedicure and pint, and various other spa treatments.

29| Man Comb with Leather Case
The slick and stylish Man Comb from Notonthehighstreet.com comes complete with a luxury leather case. If you know a man who takes care of his appearance and has no qualms about owning a few beauty luxuries, this is the ideal gift.

30| ‘Established in’ Pint Glass
A man should be loud and proud to who off his age. Mark the year he was born with a special ‘Established in….’ pint glass from Findmeagift.co.uk and make every pint he drinks from here on an ode to his special 30th birthday.

31| Designer Watches
Like jewellery, shoes or handbags, the men’s designer watch is a true mark of luxury for the modern man. Prices range from as low as £150 for an Emporio Armani watch up to £42,000 for a customized Rolex Daytona Skeleton.

32| World’s Most Expensive Cigars
Cigars such as Cohiba Esplendido, Cohiba Behike, Gurkha Black Dragon, King of Denmark and Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF are amongst the most expensive cigars in the world – a fantastic treat for smokers and cigar lovers.

33| Crystal Brandy Glasses
Every brandy / whiskey connoisseur should have some luxury glassware for those special occasions. Get some glasses engraved to make them even more special.

34| Homemade Bacon Curing Kit
Turn the classic hangover food into a pastime for your best friend / husband / boyfriend. If he loves his bacon, he will really appreciate the Bacon Curing Kit from Notonthehighstreet.com. This award winning kit contains everything you need to make your own original, sweet or smoky cured bacon. Hangover butties will never be the same again!

35| Personalised Vintage Style Kit Bag
If your loved one is a slave to the gym then having a luxury gym bag is essential. Surprise them with the Personalised Vintage Style Kit Bag (designed with their initials) from Notonthehighstreet.com and you’ll make their day.
36| Designer Leather Wallet
Whilst a designer bag makes the perfect 30th pressie for females, a designer leather wallet is a fantastic gift choice for men. Mark their 30th with an ultra-luxurious, real leather wallet from Coach, Aspinal of London, Gucci, Hermes or Bottega Veneta – a wonderful treat and a practical gift that will last for many years.
37| Customised Trainers
A pair of customised trainers make a truly unique present for someone you love and will really be appreciated by avid trainer / sneaker fans. Customised Nikes start from around £125 or go for something with a luxury price point at around £2,400.
We hope you find our list of 30th gift ideas useful and don’t forget to browse our full range of affordable gift boxes, gift bags and other gift wrapping materials to give your presents the perfect finishing touches. Order online or contact our team on +44 (0)1825 723 832 to find out more about our products. 


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