Is someone you know worried about turning 60? Tell them not to worry. It's been statistically proven that birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live!
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, with some 60th birthday humor. On this page, I've made a collection of my favourite 60th birthday gag gifts and 60th birthday jokes & quotes.
Feel free to get creative and use the ideas on this page as a springboard to generate your own great 60th birthday gag gift ideas. If you think of some good ones that you'd like to share, then share them here. I'd love to hear your ideas!
By the way, you might also like to check out my entire collection of homemade gag gift ideas - I'm sure you'll find ways to adapt some of gag gifts from other categories to be gag gifts for 60th birthdays.
Make a funny poster about all the reasons why you know the birthday boy/girl is well-prepared for their 60s.
60 year olds are prone to erratic behaviour. Now at least you can warn people with this handy sign :-)
Sign text says "Caution. 60 Year Old. May make sudden, desperate attempts to appear sexy, youthful, and important. Aproach with caution!"
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 your birthday card, why not suggest these fun party games for over 60's:
Favourite 60th Birthday Party Games:
Put together up a little gift basket with these items
Put some jelly beans in a pill-jar. Instructions: "Under normal circumstances, take one tablet per day. In emergencies like yours, eat them all at once."
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).
"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 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, peanut butter, and mini-marshmallows.
Photo courtesey of stephaniesays.
"As you get older, your cosmetics needs change. Actually, they grow. Exponentially."
This 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".
"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.
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".
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:
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 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
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 1954. These facts are summarised from www.thepeoplehistory.com.
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 these facts 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.
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