Ideas for 60th birthday souvenirs

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Ideas for 60th birthday souvenirs
Celebrate a 60th birthday in style with a personalised gift. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Sixtieth birthdays are a big milestone in people's lives and are often celebrated with big parties or gatherings. While the birthday girl may get lots of "normal" gifts such as flowers or chocolates, a really nice way to commemorate the big day would be to get a special, 60th-themed present.

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A 60th "This is Your Life" Book

"This is Your Life" was a popular show screened in the USA and England in the 1990s. The show commemorated the lives of the famous in a big, red book called "This is Your Life." It detailed childhood memories such as early pictures and messages from loved ones. So, make your own or buy one specially printed with the name of the birthday boy on the front. Many companies online, including thegiftexperience.co.uk or custombooks.com supply them for around £6. You can then fill the book full of all photos and messages from loved ones and present it on his 60th birthday. Include a special, personal message on the front like "To X, Happy 60th Birthday - This is your Life, Love Y."

A 60th Birthday Photo Frame

Buy a 60th birthday photo frame then add a photograph of the whole family or if it's someone at work, the whole office team. There are many different customised photo frames in stores such at Walmart or online at amazon.com. Choose from specially designed ones in a colour you think would suit the gift receiver. Then add an old family photograph or another photograph of your choice and give to the person on the birthday. If you have a Polaroid camera and are having a birthday party, you could even take a photograph of everyone at the party, on the night, then give it to them once the photograph is developed.

A Commemorative Newspaper

Many companies have started supplying original newspapers as birthday presents, dating back from 100 years ago. Buy the gift receiver a copy of, for example, The New York Times, from the day they were born. Try visiting bygonenews.com and see if it has the date you want. Alternatively, there are many other companies online offering the same service. This would make a great present to commemorate someone's 60th birthday.

60th Birthday Photo Album

If you are planning on having a 60th birthday party or a celebratory meal etc. photograph the whole event and add all the pictures to an album. Many different shops like Walmart sell these kinds of photo albums, as do many companies online. Try overthehillgifts.com if you would like to personalise one yourself. Alternatively, buy your own plain one and decorate it with a 60th theme. Add all the photographs from the party as a souvenir of the 60th birthday party.

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