A 70th birthday is a big one!
They've taken 70 trips around the sun. This is no mean feat. It certainly deserves to be commemorated. That's why when someone you know is turning 70, they should be celebrated.
70 is a true milestone. Turning 70 means that you're still young enough to go out and explore the world around us but old enough that everyone leaves you alone while you nap through dinner.
When your special someone is turning 70, what do you give them? It is their platinum jubilee, after all. So we've got some great ideas for the perfect 70th birthday gift.
What's the Perfect Gift For a 70th Birthday?
There always comes a time for that big birthday dilemma — what do I get them for their birthday? The birthday dilemma is even more pressing for someone turning 70 years old.
Like, what do they need that they don't already have?! Is there anything that they'd be surprised by that they haven't already seen in the past 70 years?
Finding that perfect gift is one of the greatest feelings in the world.
What’s the Perfect Gift?
The perfect gift must meet many criteria, especially if you want to impress someone turning 70 years old.
However, ideally, the perfect 70th birthday gift must be NICE:
Novel: not yet owned by the receiver
Individualized: tailored to the receiver’s likes and wants
Convenient: easy to buy, easy to post, easy to wrap
Everlasting: to last a lifetime of memories
In this case, we have the perfect gift, plus the 70th birthday person will probably have never received one of these experience gifts before.
What is it? Find out below.
Create a Surprise 70th Birthday Video Gift
Is someone that you know turning 70 this year? We know that you're looking for a gift to make this milestone memorable and unique for that 70th birthday party. So, why not think of something that goes beyond what they'd expect?
Think of a gift that will be incredibly memorable and something that they will keep close to the heart. Create unforgettable memories with a VidDay 70th Birthday video gift.
You can capture the birthday person's life story and legacy in a video gift just for them. It's easy to get started. All you need to do is create an account, then start gathering all of their photos throughout the past 70 years and any video clips you can find. Then, drag and drop them in chronological order to watch their life throughout the years.
But wait! Invite all their friends and family to submit a video message wishing them a happy 70th birthday.
They will be crying tears of joy over this beautiful gift.
Eco-Friendly Gift for the 70th Birthday!
Make this the best birthday yet with these fantastic 70th birthday gift ideas. We all know that choosing a 70th birthday gift for a special person in your life is tough.
The 70th birthday person probably has everything they could ever want. So try getting something that's a little more personal and something that says, “I'm thinking of you.”
Give Experiences, Not Things
When you're about to turn 70, you start to learn to value experiences over things in life. You've had enough material gifts and appreciate the value of experiences and being surrounded by those you love.
This can make it much easier to figure out what kind of gift to get someone who is turning 70. An experience is a perfect gift to get someone. Whether you're planning in advance or looking for a last-minute birthday gift, an experience gift can be easy to arrange. Not only are experiences more thoughtful, but they are rewarding for both the receiver and giver.
What is an example of an experience gift? Well, a VidDay 70th Birthday video. Then think of experiences that the 70th birthday person has always wanted to do. For example, do they have a bucket list they are trying to complete? Or maybe they would love something simple like going to the movies, taking a painting class, making pottery, or a homemade “spa day.” These are priceless memories or skills that last a lifetime.
“The seventieth birthday. It is the time of life when you arrive at a new and awful dignity; when you may throw aside the decent reserves which have oppressed you for a generation and stand unafraid and unabashed upon your seven-terraced summit and look down and teach — unrebuked.” — Mark Twain
Give a Gift for Good
What does giving someone a gift for good mean? It's simple. It means giving someone a gift that will give back to the recipient and others. It's the kind of gift that keeps on giving. What are some 70th birthday gifts that are given back?
Think about donating in their name to one of these causes:
Children in need
Mental health services
LGBTQIA+ youth, to name a few.
Think about what is near and dear to their heart and make a meaningful donation. Or you can make a difference with your wallet by supporting companies that give back to the world and their communities.
The most meaningful gifts have one thing in common — they give back.
Plant a Tree
What better way to honor someone for their 70th birthday than planting a tree on their behalf? Planting a tree is like a living tribute to them and their everlasting legacy. Not only is planting a tree something special for their 70th birthday, but it also helps to create clean air, drinking water, and natural habitat for wildlife to thrive.
Thankfully with VidDay, you can get a two-in-one gift because, with every video sold, a portion of VidDays profits goes to planting trees. So far, we've planted over 100,000 trees, all thanks to you. So think about giving a VidDay 70th Birthday gift as a two-for-one — a video gift and a tree planted.
Say Happy 70th Birthday in a Video Gift
A 70th birthday is a special time to be celebrated with family and friends.
So what can you say to them that they haven't already heard before? Speaking from the heart never fails. Tell the birthday person how much they have meant to you and how special they are. If the person celebrating their 70th birthday is a little more of a jokester, tell them an inside joke, or poke fun at them for their big 70th birthday. Lastly, you can compliment them because who doesn't love a compliment?
Here are some message ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Happy 70th birthday. I hope today is full of everything and everyone you love.
Have a terrific 70th birthday. You'll never be this young again.
Happy birthday! When you're 70, the problem is not the fact that you've slowed down — it's that everyone else hasn't.
Happy birthday! 70 may not be the new 50, but it's definitely flirting with 60 (in more ways than one). Now that's something to celebrate!
I hope all 24 hours of your 70th birthday are as memorable as the last 70 years have been for you.
There are so many different ways to wish someone a 70th birthday. We've got loads of resources to find the best way to express ourselves. Check out our tips on what to say here or our brilliant birthday idea wish generator.
For more ideas, checks out this fun video with some 70th birthday wishes and quotes:
Create a Memorable 70th Birthday Gift
Birthdays are always a time for celebration. Especially when it comes to the 70th birthday. A 70th birthday is a time to celebrate with friends and family. It's a time to get together and enjoy some birthday cake, good food, and of course, a group birthday video gift.
Bring some joy and perhaps a few tears of happiness to the 70th birthday party with a meaningful video gift. The best way to say Happy 70th Birthday. With sincere birthday wishes from your friends and family in a group video gift. Why are group birthday videos such a fantastic 70th birthday gift?
“VidDay was so easy to use and made a keepsake for my mom's 70th birthday. Several people from various generations and from all over the world were able to upload a video or pictures easily.” — Maggie Hansen
Great question. With our birthday video maker, you can collect messages from loved ones, friends, family, colleagues all in one surprise 70th birthday video, which means that everyone can join in on the 70th birthday celebration, whether celebrating from a distance or nearby. Learn more about creating your birthday video with our handy birthday video guide.
Celebrate better together by saying Happy 70th Birthday with a group VidDay video gift. Start one today.