60th birthday gifts for men

Updated April 17, 2017

A man's 60th birthday marks an important and distinguished time in his life, one which should be celebrated with the perfect gift. This occasion requires something more special or different than the usual gifts, such as sweaters or ties. As of 2010, here are the top gifts for a man's 60th birthday which are based upon various budgets.

Small Budget

Give him the gift of seven decades of history and some of the best photographs ever taken with the hardcover edition of The Life Platinum Anniversary Collection: 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography. This collection from the iconic magazine will take him from his childhood to today and is the perfect gift to honour his 60 years. The collection features such classic images as Dorthea Lange's "Migrant Mother" as well as chapters separated into political figures, Hollywood, culture, sports and more.

The Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator offers rapid decanting for the wine connoisseur. Wine breathes instantly as you hold the aerator over your glass and pour the wine through. With this wine aerator, he will not have to wait to enjoy a glass of his favourite wine at his 60th birthday party.

Medium Budget

The 8-inch high resolution Kodak Easy Share Digital Photo Frame is the perfect way to help him display photos of family and friends. Store up to 4,000 photos directly on the frame's hard drive or use the USB port and memory card slots to add extra snapshots. To personalise this gift for his 60th birthday, include a USB flash drive with family photos spanning from his childhood to today with this photo frame.

The Ace Fully Loaded Grooming Kit For Men is ideal for men turning 60 who are about to retire and travel the world, as it comes with a convenient little black travel case. The Ace Fully Loaded Grooming Kit For Men comes with dual action trimmer, dual action tweezer, nail file pick, comfortflex vent brush, fingernail and toenail clippers, pocket comb, nail brush and safety scissors.

Generous Budget

Ideal for men that love to read, make his life easier and introduce him to a little technology on his 60th birthday by buying him an Amazon Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device. A providing him with a kindle is like giving him a library at his fingertips. The 6 inch display has no glare, so reading in direct sunlight is never a problem and a single battery charge can last up to one month. Personalise this gift by stocking it with his favourite books or all-time literary classics.

With his retirement likely approaching, the Electric Spin Golf Launchpad Golf Simulator will provide the birthday man with a convenient way to practice his golf swing to get in shape for the green. This state-of-the-art golf simulator is the perfect gift for his 60th birthday and can be used either in his home or office. This USB powered gadget is easy to install and allows golfers to play with their own clubs. The Electric Spin Launchpad Golf Simulator is compatible with Windows, Mac, and PlayStation 3.

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Carrieanne Larmore has been a professional writer since 2004, mainly writing marketing studies, business plans and research papers. She has held management and executive positions in multimillion-dollar corporations within the United States and Canada, created the E-Commerce Business Journal, and founded Royal Summit Consulting Inc. Larmore holds a Master of Business Administration in entrepreneurship, plus a bachelor's degree in finance and management.