The 25 Best 75th Birthday Gift Ideas
Reaching three-quarters of a century is an incredible achievement. Halfway between their notable 70th birthday and 80th birthdays, they’ve done and seen so much, but they still have so much to do now that everyone is all grown up and they’re living their best retirement life.
If you’ve been lucky enough to have someone you’ve known for your entire life turning 75, you need the perfect gift to show that you appreciate them being there for you – however it is that you want to show it. At that age, they likely have all they need so you might be struggling to the perfect 75th birthday gift. We're here for you. Everyone has a different relationship with their parents and grandparents, so we’ve assembled a list of sweet, funny, and sarcastic 75th birthday gift ideas that will put a smile on their face.
The Best 75th Birthday Ideas for Your Loved One
A monumental milestone like turning 75 deserves a gift worthy of the occasion, so make new memories with one of our 75th birthday gift ideas that span from wearables to keepsakes to sentimental gifts that bring a tear to their eye.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by INK-redible | 28 colors
Life is a journey, filled with plenty of opportunities for exploration and adventure. Now that he’s free of all restraints, he’s going to enjoy the ride. For him, life is just starting now at speed limit 75. Just don’t let the cops catch him if he speeds a little.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by Magic Spread | 28 colors
Some may say “life is short” and to “enjoy it while you can.” Dad’s still going strong at 75 and spending every day like it’s his last, proving you can enjoy the pleasures of life long past the glory days. Help him express himself with this sarcastic tee.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by Horisondesignz | 20 colors
It’s his special day, and 75 is a major milestone worth celebrating. With all he’s paid for over the years, why should he pay for his birthday drinks? Besides, you’re the one who took him out, so this playful t-shirt’s statement makes a good point.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by Comic Dzyns | 21 colors
After decades of watching the world change and children grow ruder, he’s become a bit of a cynic. You may not agree, but we believe he’s earned the right to be a grumpy old man. And he’ll wear that title across his chest with pride in this cozy tee.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by JustBeSatisfied | 20 colors
If the kids are gonna ask her age, she’s gonna make them work for it. Who just knows the square root of 5625 off the top of their head? This clever design leaves Grandma’s age a mystery to the grandkids— at least for a few minutes.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by BetterManufaktur | 28 colors
When Grandpa tells you stories from his youth, you almost can’t believe everything he’s accomplished throughout his life. In your eyes, he’s practically a living legend. Make his 75th the best birthday he’s ever had with this snazzy tee that features your sentiments emblazoned across his chest.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by Jazael65 | 20 colors
With decades behind him and years of freedom before him, the world is his oyster. What’s that? Oh, he prefers freshwater fish. Calling the world his catfish doesn’t have the same ring, but it is his birthday, and he’s been keepin’ it reel for 75 years, so why not?
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by LeviArtRecords | 28 colors
Everyone either loves or hates being the center of attention. Luckily for you, your loved one absolutely loves it. As you’re getting ready to go out for their birthday dinner, give them this flashy tee to wear to ensure they receive compliments and birthday wishes all night long.
Mug | TeePublic | by Pride Elite
Why do we have to call getting older “aging”? Why not treat turning one year older like upgrading your phone to the next-generation model? Dad’s not aging when he turns 75, he’s just upgrading to a newer version of himself, per this clever birthday mug.
Sweatshirt | TeePublic | by nicolejanes | 7 colors
75 is a huge milestone and deserves to be treated as such. They’re now three-quarters of the way to a century, and how many people can say that? Giant candles are the perfect choice for a giant celebration, and this minimalistic sweatshirt’s penguin waiter adds some subtle elegance.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by ErikBowmanDesigns | 19 colors
You should know by now not to ask Grandma her age if you don’t want to be flipped the middle finger. She is not happy about aging, but if she has a good sense of humor, she’ll enjoy this cheeky ‘74 Plus 1’ tee that flips the bird for her.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by TeesForThee | 20 colors
While all the evidence — their ID, passport, and birth certificate — points to them being 75, they’re still a child at heart. The difference is, though, that now they don’t need adult supervision, as this funny t-shirt states slightly less eloquently. They are the adult supervision.
Sweatshirt | TeePublic | by LoveEveryWear | 8 colors
She’s not like other Grandmas, she’s a cool grandma. Whether it’s the things you do together or the stories of her exploits that she shares, she’s hands-down the coolest lady you know – and everyone else deserves to know it, too. Now they can, with this comfortable and cool sweatshirt.
Sticker | TeePublic | by River
His memory may not be what it was, but he’s still still mostly got it. He just needs a little extra time. If he’s the type to poke fun at himself, he’ll enjoy this playful sticker that reminds others he’s still playing with a full deck, just shuffling slower.
Mug | RANSALEX | 2 styles
While other 75-year-olds are sitting at home watching game show reruns or playing canasta, your mom is too busy being the life of the party. Whether she still wears fun makeup or is just keeping active (physically and socially), she’s like a unicorn among horses, per this silly mug.
Mug | Walmart | by 3dRose | 5 styles
You’d probably classify 75 as old, right? So would most people, including your grandma. But what if we told you that turning 75 (in Fahrenheit) is like turning 24 in Celsius? Whether she looks it or not, this humorous mug will make her feel young again.
Magnet | Zazzle | by SuperCards | 2 sizes
It’s been proven that crossword puzzles keep your brain sharp, and Mom is living proof of that. Unfortunately, creating a whole book of birthday-themed crosswords would be time-consuming. At least this clever crossword-themed magnet still offers a small, fun challenge despite being filled in for her.
T-Shirt | Redbubble | by thepixelgarden | 19 colors
75, already?! No way! She doesn't look a day over 60, and she’s got the energy of a 30-year-old. Sorry, Grandma’s demanding a recount — there’s no way she’s that old, and we believe her. If you’re on her side, express your love and support with this jokey tee.
Hooded Blanket | Tee Shirt Palace | by Judy M Guenther | 3 colors
For someone who’s turning 75, your loved one is surprisingly youthful. We don’t know how they’ve stayed so young, but we’re jealous. Maybe it’s because they know the secret to getting older that this snuggly wearable blanket reveals: if they haven’t grown up by now, they don’t have to.
Clock | Zazzle | by Beverly Claire Vintage Love | 6 styles
This gift requires a bit of stealth on your part, but it’ll be worth it, we promise. This then-and-now clock proclaims your loved one to be the world’s most awesome 75-year-old, with a picture of them as a baby and one from recent years to add a special personalized touch.
Necklace | Honey Willow | 12 birthstone options
When you think of jewelry that reflects 75 years of a woman’s life, you probably think of timeless elegance, right? This sophisticated hand-made necklace features seven links to represent each decade of her life and five of her birthstones for the other five fabulous years she’s shared with the world.
Candle | Etsy | by BellaAndOakGifts | 9 scent options
She doesn’t mean to brag, but she’s been told she looks great for her age and we’re inclined to agree. Pay your favorite friend or family member the best compliment she could ask for with this clever candle that tells everyone how good she is at aging.
Blanket | Amazon | by Yufrtck
Obviously, your grandparent is one of the greatest stars born in 1949 – at least in your heart. With this warm, cozy blanket, they can reminisce on the other movie stars born that year, major sporting events and their winners, popular movies, and the music they grew up with.
Moon Print | Positive Prints
For all your life, your grandpa has told you that he loves you to the moon and back. Now, on his birthday, you can return the sentiment in the most special way — with a thoughtful print that shows the moon in the night sky on the day he was born.
Poster | Tee Shirt Palace | by Sew Lovely | 23 colors & 8 sizes
For generations, father-son fishing trips have been a generation in your family. Your dad has been fishing for longer than he can remember, and it’s become a passion. With that knowledge, you can’t go wrong with fishing-themed decor. As an added bonus, this fun poster calls him a legend.
Celebrate Your Senior’s 75th in Style With a Special Gift
Whether it’s a midlife crisis at 50, retirement age at 66, or three-quarters of a century, time seems to pass faster every day. Your favorite senior has been lucky enough to achieve all three (hopefully without blowing their retirement on a sports car at 50) and still have plenty left in the tank, so use one of our 75th birthday gift ideas to make their milestone memorable.
From cheeky tees that poke fun at them being old or proudly display their age to people who can’t believe they’re a day over 60 to heartfelt gifts that they’ll cherish for years to come, give them the gift of love and appreciation in whatever form feels right.