Homemade 60th Birthday Gag Gifts
& 60th Birthday Humor
Looking for some great ideas for Homemade 60th Birthday Gag Gifts?
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.
60th Birthday Funny Poster
Make a personalized poster to celebrate the momentous occasion of their 60th birthday!
60th Birthday Funny Newspaper
Turning 60 is big news! Give your friend's forthcoming dotage the full recognition it deserves.
60th Birthday Gag Gift Caution Sign
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!"
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.
60th Birthday Party Games
In your birthday card, why not suggest these fun party games for over 60's:
Favourite 60th Birthday Party Games:
- 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
60th Birthday Gag Gift Basket
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
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."
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 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 .
Make-up Applicator for 60+ Year Olds
"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"
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.
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!
Silly 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. And there are more on our 60th birthday wishes, quotes, and messages page too.
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
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 1956. These facts are summarised from www.thepeoplehistory.com .In 1956:
- Elvis Presley breaks into the USA music charts with his first hit single "Heartbreak Hotel". (He would go on to produce another 169 hit singles!)
- Other popular musicians include Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, and Ella Fitzgerald
- Non-stick frying pans produced by Tefal for the first time
- Video tapes and video recorders invented in the USA
- IBM invents the first "hard disk"
- Average cost of a new house $11,700
- Average wage $4,450 / year
- Gas cost 22 cents a gallon
- A new car cost $2,050 on average
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.