Ah, 30. Not that long ago, the prospect of turning 30 spelled doom for your youth, but these days? 30 is this nice sweet spot where you’re still young and (mostly) wrinkle-free, but you’ve learned some life lessons and can appreciate where you are.
That makes turning 30 something to celebrate! If you know someone in your life who’s marking this milestone, here are some birthday gift ideas to help them make it one to remember:
Put together a gift basket
Sometimes the biggest impact is made by lots of small gifts, packaged perfectly together in a fun gift basket. Some of our favorite basket items include fun phone cases, planners, wine corks (paired with a bottle of wine, of course), fancy nail polishes, calendars, baubles, and gorgeously-scented hand creams.
Make it personalized
Nothing says “Thinking of you!” better than a gift with her name or initials on it. From personalized coffee mugs and to-go tumblers (which pair perfectly with a gift card or bag of artisan beans) to monogrammed stationery or note cards, there are plenty of options for a grown-up, personalized gift.
Take a trip
She’s entering a new decade of her life — if anything ever called for a trip together, this is it! Plan a simple road trip to a fun city like Austin, a girls’ getaway to the Bahamas, or a sophisticated stay in Charleston. Of course, no girls’ trip is complete without custom coozies or cups to commemorate the event.
Give her an entertaining essential
Your 20’s may be for going out on the town, but your 30’s are for entertaining at home. Plus, Kate Spade makes plates! Try a personalized cutting board or cocktail napkins, a beautiful set of champagne glasses or mule mugs, or fun serving dishes that match her home’s personality.
Book a class together
Check out a local cooking class or wine + painting class, and bond over your creative (or lack of) skills! If you go for a cooking class, it’s the perfect set-up for a dinner party down the road.