Funny 60th Birthday Gifts

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Funny 60th Birthday Gifts
Make it a birthday to remember. (Kathryn Bell/Photodisc/Getty Images)

The big 6-0 is generally one of the last birthdays before retirement, and comes with many options for making it a fun and funny occasion to remember. Gag gifts, either purchased or homemade, goofy T-shirts and funny books are just some of the ways to help celebrate the 60th birthday of someone you love.

Funny T-shirts

Humorous T-shirts and clothing are standards in goofy gift-giving and there are plenty to choose from concerning 60th birthdays. is one online store that sells a variety of funny T-shirts and other outerwear such as "It Took 60 Years To Look This Good," "Kiss Me I'm 60," "I'm Too Sexy To Be 60," "I Can't Be 60, I Need A Flashback," "So You're 60: It Could Be Worse, You Could Look It," "60: The New 40" and "60? I Demand A Recount," among other options. T-shirts with these sayings are often also available in hoodie, tank top, golf shirt and track suit form. Also check out gag stores such as Spencer's Gifts for funny clothing gift options.


Give your favourite almost-60-year-old a book that can help the person feel better about turning 60, should they not be looking forward to it. Check out books such as "When I Grow Up I Want To Be 60" by Wendy Reid Crisp, "Things To Do Now That You're 60" by Graeme Kent, "What You Don't Know About Turning 60: A Funny Birthday Quiz" by Phil Witte, "Suddenly 60 And Other Shocks Of Later Life" by Judith Viorst and the compilation book "Sixty Things To Do When You Turn Sixty." Find these and similar options at your local bookstore or online at

Gag Gifts & Baskets

There are plenty of options in terms of gag gifts for soon-to-be-60-year-olds that you can give as gifts on their own or add to a gag gift basket. Homemade goofy gifts include anti-ageing pills, which can come with instructions that read "Dosage: Under Normal Circumstances Take One Tablet Per Day. In Emergencies (Like Yours) Consume All At Once!" from Other funny homemade gag gift ideas include decorating a traffic cone as an old-school hearing aid, make-up applicators that include a large paint brush or roller brush, gag eye charts and silly items such as wigs, gummy teeth, magnifying glasses, mini walking sticks and bald head wigs. is a company that sells retro candy such as buttons on paper, candy necklaces, wax lips, Fun Dip, Bottle Caps and Pixie Sticks, among others, as well as funny cards and glasses for the almost-60-year-old. They also sell baskets that include nostalgic toys such as Silly Putty, Fuzzy Face, Jax, Pop the Cork, Slinky and Yo-yo.

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