Celebrating the big 3-0 means you've conquered your 20s, which really is a gift unto itself. You're going places with your career, and you've learned many valuable lessons - like steer clear of cocktails that look like Kool-Aid, and coffee is no substitute for sleep. So when a friend, family member, or your significant other turns 30, you want to find the perfect present for her or him. Here are practical and playful 30th birthday gift ideas to ring in this landmark birthday.
Help the memory hoarder
Turning 30 means she likely has a backlog of never-been-printed photos spanning a decade. Give an instant printer or photo printer to help your snap-happy 30-year-old commemorate her photos fast.
Give something with her name on it
Look to personalized 30th birthday gift ideas to show her you didn't pick up any old last-minute gift. From a wine box to a frame, make it a one-of-a-kind keepsake when it's sealed with her monogram.
Think getaway adventure
Look for 30th birthday gift ideas to channel that eternal wanderlust. It's now easier than ever to plan a quick birthday getaway, from a sunset cruise to a foodie tour around a city.
Look for mindless fun
There's work, the new baby, grocery lists, climate change, and more on the brain - so give a fun distraction that doesn't involve any thinking. Look for 30th birthday gift ideas from an adult coloring book to a game of darts as a break from it all (including social media).
Dirty rhymes with 30
Another way to celebrate 30 is with a Dirty 30 party, which ushers in the big birthday with a bit of debauchery. Take the racy route for this birthday - think chocolate body paint and a sexy activity book for you and your love.
Indulge the sweet tooth
Birthdays are for breaking rules. Go for the sweetest 30th birthday gift ideas, from birthday pie to a monthly ice cream club. Or set up a festive dessert table of treats under a photo collage that spells out the number 30.