60th Birthday Gag Gifts & Humor
On this page you'll find lots of 60th Birthday Gag Gifts and pranks to help you celebrate such a significant birthday.
I think that one of the best ways to help someone deal with the frightening prospect of entering their "golden years" is to give them the gift of a good laugh.
Firstly, tell them not to worry. It's been statistically proven that birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live!
Here are some of our favourite 60th birthday gag gifts, pranks, jokes & quotes.
60th Birthday "Year Born" Poster
Make a personalized poster to celebrate the momentous occasion of their 60th birthday! And reminisce over how times have changed since their youth.
We've researched all the interesting and funny facts from the year they were born, and our poster maker formats it all beautifully for you. You can personalize the poster with their name, choose your color palette, and add anything else you want about them.
60th Birthday Funny Newspaper
Turning 60 is big news! Give your friend's forthcoming dotage the full recognition it deserves with a write-up in the newspaper!
It can be a bit daunting setting out to write a newspaper article, so we've drafted a funny article about going to a 60th birthday party for you to personalize further. You can change as little or as much as you like.
Our newspaper generator formats it beautifully, and you can upload a photo too.
60th Birthday Party Games
These silly "Party Games for over 60's" are perfect for writing in a birthday card or including in a birthday speech. Just to let the person know how much fun they can have now they're entering their sixties!
- Sag! You're It!
- Pin the Toupee on the Bald Guy
- 20 Questions Shouted in Your Good Ear
- Kick the Bucket
- Red Rover, Red Rover, the Nurse Says Bend Over
- Doc, Doc, Goose
- Simon Says Something Incoherent
- Musical Recliners
- Spin the Bottle of Mylanta
- Hide and Go Pee
Just mentioning these ideas is funny enough, but you could take it further and write up some instructions. I'll leave that creative writing task to you ;)
60th Birthday Gag Gift Basket
Everyone loves getting a gift-basket on their birthday, but this one is going to be extra "useful" as they enter their sixties.
Put together up a little gift basket with these items:
- Marbles - for when you lose yours
- Gummy Teeth - for when you lose yours
- Magnifying glass - to help you see the fine print now that your eyesight isn't what it used to be
- Balloon - to hold the hot air you're full of
- Paperclip - because sometimes it's hard to hold it all together as you get older
- Mints - so that you can remember all the things you're "mint" to do
You could add little gift tags to each item explaining its purpose. A very silly 60th birthday prank that is great for friends or colleagues.
We all know that the clock can't be turned back, but it's fun to pretend. And let's be honest, if there was a pill we could take then most of us would take it!
To make your anti-aging pills, put some jelly beans or other sweets in a pill-jar.
Instructions: "Under normal circumstances, take one tablet per day. In emergencies like yours, eat them all at once."
Gag Eye Chart
A 60 year old once explained to me that as you get older, there are chemical changes that happen in your body. And when the chemical changes in your body meet the chemicals in the atmosphere, what it does is destroy the strength of your spectacles!
I just nodded and smiled ;-)
In any case, it's important to regularly check your eyes as you get older. Just print of this handy eye-chart for the birthday boy/girl (old codger / old bag).
Old-School Hearing Aid
"New fangled technology is okay, but old-school technologies have their benefits. Fred, Sally, and I chipped in to buy you this old-school hearing aid. It's strong as a rock, hard to lose, never runs out of batteries, and one size fits all. You should get good use out of it."
Actual 60th birthday gag gift is an old traffic cone to be used as an ear-horn. Or, just make a cone out of a big piece of card.
Dentures you can chew with your real teeth... if you have any! These tasty treats are the perfect snack food to serve at a 60th birthday party! To make them, all you need is apple slices (sprinkled with lemon juice to stop them going brown), peanut butter, and mini-marshmallows.
Photo courtesey of stephaniesays .
Make-up Applicator for 60+ Year Olds
"As you get older, your cosmetics needs change. Actually, they grow. Exponentially."
This 60th birthday gag gift is to help your 60 year old friend get started in the not-so-delicate art of make-up for oldies. Get a large paint brush or paint roller and package it as a cosmetics applicator. Include some instructions to
"use even strokes for maximum coverage"
Extra Strength Wrinkle Remedy
"When you're young, you can buy products to smooth out your wrinkles. As you get older, your wrinkles get deeper, and the best strategy is simply to fill them in."
Actual "gift" is some crack-filler and a caulking gun from the hardware store.
Just a warning, I'd advise that this 60th birthday gag gift is only suitable for those ladies with a big sense of humor, not the overly sensitive types!
Birthday Cake with 60 candles
Putting candles on your cake is something people grow out of. But they say that old age is like returning to infancy, so why not revive the tradition? Put 60 candles on their cake! When they've recovered from their astonishment, you can tell them:
"Don't count. Just enjoy the glow"
60th Birthday Gag Gift Badges
Make a badge that your 60 year old friend will be proud to wear. Here are some ideas for things to write on the badge:
- I'm not 60. I'm 18, with 42 years of experience!
- I'm not 60. I'm only $59.95, plus tax!
- In dog years, I'd be dead.
That makes me 60!
If you don't have a badge-maker, you could print out a silly birthday quote onto a sticker (like those ones used for addressing mail).
Funny 60th Birthday Card Quotes
Here is some 60th Birthday Humor to accompany your 60th Birthday Gag Gifts. These little quotes make great birthday card messages.
If things get better with age then you're approaching magnificent. - Anon
When I have a birthday I take the day off. But when my wife has a birthday, she takes a year or two off. - Anon
The tragedy of getting old: So many candles... so little cake. - Anon
You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. - John Grier
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. - Chili Davis
I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now. - Anon
I'm sixty years of age. That's 16 in degrees Celsius. - George Carlin
I'm fat and you're old...but at least I can diet! - Anon
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live! - Anon
Printable Funny Caution Signs
60 year olds are prone to erratic behaviour. Now at least you can warn people with this handy sign! It's a silly 60th birthday gag gift you could put up at their birthday party.
Sign text says "Caution. 60 Year Old. May make sudden, desperate attempts to appear sexy, youthful, and important. Aproach with caution!"
"Certified Oldie" AwardMaking it to 60 is an achievement. With this 60th birthday gag gift, you can formally recognize that achievement.
Text says "Certified Oldie Award. If things get better with age, then you're approaching magnificent. Congratulations on your 60th Birthday!" .
Download the certificate in Microsoft Word format
. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate name and date, and print it out.
In the year you were born...
One of the nicest things you can do on someone's 60th birthday is to think of ways to really bring home just how old they are. After all, what are friends for?
To that end, here are some facts about the world in the year 1957. These facts are summarised from The People History .In 1957
- Dr Seuss publishes "The Cat in the Hat"
- Elvis Presley stars in the film Jailhouse Rock
- Sputnick I, the first satellite to orbit the earth, is launched by the Soviet Union
- From Russia with Love, the James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, is published
- Ultrasound scanning pioneered by Scottish physician Ian Donald
- Average cost of a new house $12,220
- Average wage $4,550 / year
- Gas cost 24 cents a gallon
- Eggs cost about 2 cents each, or 28 cents for a dozen
Most of these facts pertain the USA, so you'll have to dig around and find your own facts relevant to your own country if you live outside the USA.
To make a really neat gift, turn some facts from their birth year into a poster-gift like this:
I hope you enjoyed these 60th Birthday Gag Gift Ideas! Remember to let me know if you have some other ideas for 60th birthday gag gifts that you'd like to share. Also, if you're looking for more ideas, do check out my homemade gag gifts page.