A true birthday milestone — turning 80!
An 80th birthday is honestly an outstanding achievement, living eight decades on this earth. Wow! Imagine all of the experiences they've been through that have shaped them into the person they are today.
You want to celebrate them and show your warmth and appreciation for their 80th birthday but aren't exactly sure how? Don't worry — we've got you covered.
We have the secret to a happy and vibrant old age. Not really, but we do have the secret to finding the perfect 80th birthday gift. So let's get into it.
What's the Perfect Gift For an 80th Birthday?
The big birthday dilemma always hits — what do I get them for their birthday? This birthday dilemma is even more complicated when it's a gift for someone turning 80 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 80 years?
It is one of the greatest feelings when you find that perfect gift. But, what is that perfect gift?
What's the Perfect Gift?
The perfect gift has to meet many criteria, especially if you want to impress someone turning 80 years old. However, ideally, the perfect 80th 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
We have something that falls into this category, plus an 80th birthday person will probably have never received one of these gifts before. What is it? Find out below.
Create a Surprise 80th Birthday Video Gift
Is someone that you know turning 80 this year? We know that you're looking for a gift to make this milestone memorable and special for that 80th birthday party. So, why not think beyond getting them a scarf or the latest gadget? Think of a gift that will move them deeply. Create unforgettable memories with a VidDay 80th Birthday video gift.
You can capture their life story and legacy in a video gift just for them. First, gather together all of their photos throughout their lives and any video clips you can find. Then, put 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 80th birthday.
They will be crying tears of joy over this beautiful gift.
An Eco-Friendly Gift for an 80th Birthday
Choosing an 80th birthday gift for a special person in your life is tough. You'll usually get this response when you ask what they want for their birthday:
“Please don’t buy me a gift. I don’t need any more stuff!”
The truth is, they probably have everything that they could ever want, and probably a little more. So, think of an eco-friendly give that says, "I'm thinking of you."
Give Experiences, Not Things
When you get to a certain age, such as turning 80, you learn to value experiences over things in life.
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 are these magical experiences over gifts that we're talking about? Well, you could start by giving them a VidDay 80th Birthday video. Then think of experiences that an 80th birthday person has always spoken about. Perhaps they have a bucket list that they are trying to complete. Think of going to the movies, taking a painting class, making pottery, or simply receiving a homemade "spa day." These are priceless memories or skills that last a lifetime.
“At eighty things do not occur; they recur.” — Alan Bennett
Give a Gift for Good
What does giving a gift for good mean? Well, it means giving back. It's a fantastic feeling to give someone a gift that keeps on giving. Whether that means giving them a donation in their name or something else, there are such great gifts from brands out there that go the extra mile and donate a portion of their proceeds to important causes: the environment, animals, children in need, mental health services, LGBTQIA+ youth, to name a few.
What is close to the birthday person's heart? Is there a cause they have been fighting for over the past 80 years? Then, find a gift that will give back to that cause. 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
Honor the birthday person by having a tree planted for their 80th birthday. It's a living tribute to them and their everlasting legacy. Planting a tree for someone is a precious gift that does good for the planet by helping to create clean air, drinking water, and habitat for wildlife.
Did you know that with each video you make with VidDay a portion of the profits goes to help plant trees? So far, we've planted over 100,000 trees, all thanks to people like you. So think about giving a VidDay 80th Birthday gift as a two-for-one — a video gift and a tree planted.
Say Happy Birthday in an 80th Birthday Video Gift
Celebrating the 80th birthday is a big deal. But, unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to celebrate the 80th birthday, so you want to make sure that you say the right thing to the special 80th birthday person.
By the time that someone reaches the age of 80, a person acquires so much wisdom, knowledge, and other valuable life lessons that can enrich the quality of anyone's life if imparted in the right manner.
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 80th birthday is a little more of a jokester, tell them an inside joke, or poke fun at them for their big 80th birthday. Lastly, you can compliment them because who doesn't love a compliment?
Here are some fun ideas to get your juices flowing:
Happy 80th Birthday to you! Here's to another year of laughing at our own jokes and keeping each other sane!
May your 80th birthday be filled with magic moments and lots of merlot.
I'm not saying that you're old — but your candles were more expensive than your birthday cake! Happy 80th Birthday.
Happy 80th Birthday to someone who is forever young!
Lucky for you, vintage is in. Happy 80th Birthday!
There are so many different ways to wish someone the 80th birthday. We've got loads of resources to find the best way to express yourselves. Check out our tips on what to say here or our birthday idea wish generator.
For more ideas, checks out this fantastic video with some 80th birthday wishes and quotes:
Create a Memorable 80th Birthday Gift
Birthdays are always a time for celebration. Especially when it comes to the 80th birthday. An 80th 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 an 80th birthday party with a meaningful video gift. The best way to say Happy 80th Birthday! With sincere birthday wishes from your friends and family in a group video gift.
“Was a great and easy way to have a family send messages for a special lady’s 80th birthday. Made a very special video. Worked great and will be used again.” — Louise Gladman
Why are group birthday videos such a fantastic 80th birthday gift?
With our birthday video maker, you can collect messages from loved ones, friends, family, colleagues all in one surprise 80th birthday video, which means that everyone can join in on an 80th 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 80th Birthday with a group VidDay video gift. Start one today.