Whether you need a 60th birthday present for your mother, sister, grandmother or friend, choose something special to signify this important milestone in her life. The gift does not need to be elaborate or cost a great deal of money, as long as it is heartfelt and meaningful. Find a present that shows how special she is to you and how much you care.
Scrapbook or Framed Photos
Give the special 60-year-old in your life the give of photographs. Collect as many photos as you can of the birthday woman as a baby all the way to present day. Arrange them in chronological order and include as many captions and stories as you can to each picture. You may need some help from other family members and her closest friends to truly articulate the moments you are documenting. If you do not have the time to create a scrapbook, but still have many great photographs, buy fancy picture frames and surprise her with photos that she may have forgotten about through the years --- or even better, ones that she has never seen.
If the woman turning 60 has expressed an interest in always wanting to visit a particular destination, send her there. Solicit help from others if you cannot afford to do this alone and present it to her as a group gift. The trip does not have to be a weeklong getaway or involve extensive travel; it can be as simple as planning a day trip or a long weekend with a companion. If she is the type of woman who enjoys a good pampering, book a day at a local spa and include a manicure, pedicure and massage with the package.
Arrange a dinner party as a surprise for her and invite all of her closest family members and friends. If your budget is limited, ask a restaurant for a special discount and state in the invitations, "A discounted menu will be provided for you to choose from for dinner." Ask everyone to come prepared to tell a special story that involves the birthday woman and have each person take turns sharing their wonderful memories of her --- this will more than likely evoke some good conversation and laughs, as well. It will mean so much to her that everyone she loves was there and took the time to share in her special day.