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Birthday gifts for life’s major milestones

As our loved ones move through different stages of life, they need a birthday gift to reflect their interests and the unique experiences they’re going through. 

Your young adult friends or family members may be excited about starting their own lives and making their mark on the world, while older adults may be celebrating work achievements, their own children’s achievements or retirement. So what are the best birthday gifts for each of these major milestones?

We’ve put together a guide to help you choose a suitable gift for your loved one based on their major birthday milestones.

Swinging 20s

Twenty-somethings are in the prime of their lives and starting to experience life in new, unexplored ways. Some of these milestones may involve their careers, like graduating from college or getting a new job, which is where our You Deserve It Vegan Gourmet Popcorn makes the perfect gift. 

Our 20s tend to be a decade of life changes, which are often unpredictable. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to finding the best birthday gift for a 20-year-old. It may depend on whether they’re in their early, mid, or late 20s, but we have some great ideas for you. 

Popular ideas for 20-year-olds’ birthday gifts include graduation gifts, housewarming gifts, and supplies related to their interests. Whatever the occasion, consider their interests and buy them something that will remind them of all the great things they have achieved.

20-somethings are often still kids at heart. This means they’ll always appreciate a good pair of Happy Birthday Gift Set Socks, especially when they get to the last pair their washing machine hasn’t swallowed.


Gifts for people in their 30s may vary depending on what they have accomplished or are currently working towards. 30-somethings may be looking to get a new car, others may be trying for a child, while others might be getting ready to buy a home to settle down in. 

However, there are usually some key things that all 30-somethings need and want, such as gifts for home improvement or appliances. These might include cookware, appliances, furniture, ornaments, and home decor. Or give them the chance to personalize their home with our Ocean Waves Embroidery Craft DIY Kit.

If your loved one is a dad, they’ll be grateful for a chance to take a deep soak and relax with our Hero Dad Pamper Kit


People in their 40s are likely to have settled down, found a lifelong partner, and often have more home appliances than they can count. It can be tough to know what to get someone who already has everything. 

For a thoughtful birthday gift for those in their 40s, you could focus on the journey of self-reflection and re-discovery. To encourage them to celebrate themselves, buy gifts that create an experience for them. From tickets to a favorite show or concert, or coupons for a favorite restaurant or store, giving gifts that make memories is the way to go.

Grab a Cork Brew Reusable 12oz Glass Cup to give them, as they’ll need some portable coffee to keep them going through their constant adventures. Or, no matter your loved one’s interests, you can’t go wrong with our Get Up and Glow – Facial in a Box to give them the joy of time, space, and pampering.


50-somethings are well on their way to the journey of self-discovery they started in their 40s. Life is feeling comfortable. They’ve advanced in their career and are focusing on what truly matters to them. 

The simple pleasures of life are important to them, and they’re likely to spend plenty of time on their hobbies. You can never go wrong with a delicious chocolate gift, making our Chocomania Gnaw Chocolate Bars the perfect gift.


As people enter their 60s, they may experience life-altering events such as retiring from work or welcoming grandkids. Give them the joy of remembering loved ones in their life with our Picture Perfect Moments: Asin photo frame. This bold design is guaranteed to make the photo stand out.

Whether they are celebrating their golden years or simply slowing down, give them the gift of a classy retirement with a Vintage Style Etched Whisky Tumbler with Wooden Base


When someone reaches the age of 70, it can be challenging to know what to buy them. And it gets even trickier as they get closer and closer to 80.

70-somethings have seen it all. They’ve lived through countless life-changing experiences and have developed a sense of wisdom that deserves to be passed along. Help them tell their tales by giving them the gift of our Black Classic Hard Cover Ruled Notebook, where they can write down all the things they’ve learnt over seven decades.

Whilst they’re writing away, bring your loved one a sweet reminder of the past with our Chocolate Drop Shortbread Rounds, contained in a tin straight out of the 1950s.

Send cards for life’s major milestones with TouchNote

When it comes to sending birthday cards, TouchNote is the perfect solution. 

Our cards come in various designs, and we also offer a variety of customization options that allow you to personalize your card to match that perfect gift.

Whether you’re looking for something sweet and straightforward or want to go all out with a colorful design, TouchNote has everything you need to ensure your loved one receives the best birthday card possible. So, if you’re looking for something special to give someone on their next birthday, be sure to create a card that truly stands out.

TouchNote / July 2022
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