30th Birthday Ideas

30th Birthday Gift and party ideas for an unforgettable 30th

Make their 30th Birthday one they’ll never forget with our gift, party and decoration ideas. Whether it’s a gift for him or her, or something a little unusual, our 30th birthday ideas will give you some inspiration for a truly special gift and celebration. 

Turning 30 is a big milestone for anyone, so it’s important to get the perfect gift! If you’re looking for 30th birthday gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for a perfect gift, or planning an unforgettable party for your son, daughter, bother, sister or friend, our birthday gift ideas cover all types of gifts to stop you trawling the internet in search of inspiration. From gifts displaying ’30th birthday’ to more subtle gifts, more expensive gifts or gifts personalised with your own message and best wishes, you’re sure to find the right birthday present, along with some fantastic party and decoration ideas that we’ve researched for you. So, if you want to make someone’s 30th birthday extra special, these are some great 30th birthday ideas to get you started!

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    30th Birthday Gift Ideas

    A great idea for an 30th birthday gift is a gift featuring their age milestone. Many of these gifts can be used daily, while other gifts can be stored and cherished for years to come, reminding the recipient of their 30th birthday celebrations. Whether it’s a funny gift to put a smile on their face to something specially personalised with a lovely message, you can be sure to find something to inspire you on your quest for the perfect 30th birthday present. 

    30th Birthday Ideas for her

    Whether she’s your daughter, sister, best friend, or significant other, finding the perfect 30th birthday gift for her needn’t be a chore. We’ve researched and compiled some great gift ideas; from general 30th birthday gift ideas, to fashion and beauty gifts, to tech and alcohol gifts. Whatever she’s into, we’ve some great suggestions to get you started. Browse our 30th birthday ideas for girls below.

    General Birthday ideas

    Take a look at our selection of general gift ideas for her 30th birthday. Whether you want something unique and special, or a voucher for your her to use on what they choose, these options are a great place to start for her 30th Birthday gift. 

    Fashion & Beauty Birthday Ideas

    Os she a style icon, always in tune with the latest fashionable clothing, or beauty  treatments? Or is she into the latest makeup trends? These fashion and beauty gift ideas are perfect for your fashion conscious recipient on her 30th birthday. 

    Tech Birthday Ideas

    Does she love music, need a laptop for work or hobby; or is just a bit of a tech geek? From a small gadget she’ll use everyday to a device she’ll benefit from for years to come, we’ve selected some fantastic tech birthday ideas for her 30th. 

    Age / Milestone Birthday Ideas

    Nothing says special like a dedicated 30th Birthday gift. From jewellery to glassware, or something to use everyday, there’s so many ways to give her a 30th Birthday milestone gift she’ll cherish forever. 

    Funny Birthday Ideas

    Who doesn’t love a funny or novelty gift? If you’re looking for something amusing while not too expensive? These funny gift ideas will put a smile on her face for her 30th Birthday. 

    Book Birthday Ideas

    For the book enthusiast, what better gift than a book for her bookshelf. Perhaps the latest autobiography, a book on travels or a gripping fiction novel. We’ve selected some popular and best selling books which are sure to be a great idea for her 30th Birthday gift. 

    Alcohol Birthday Ideas

    Whether she’s a gin enthusiast, always looking to sample the latest brands and flavours, or she just enjoys the occasional drink, our alcohol birthday ideas offer some great presents for that special birthday milestone. 

    30th Birthday Ideas for him

    Turning 30 is a big deal and deserves to be celebrated with a special gift! Whether he’s a gaming geek, a sports fan, or a music lover, there’s something special out there for him. For the gamer, you might consider the latest generation of gaming consoles, while music lovers would appreciate a bluetooth speaker that they can take anywhere to listen their favourite songs. Whether he’s your brother, son, friend or boyfriend, with a thoughtful gift, you can make his 30th birthday one to remember!

    General Birthday Ideas

    Take a look at our general birthday ideas with a selection of special and interesting gifts to let him know you’re thinking of him on this special Birthday. 

    Fashion & Grooming Birthday Ideas

    Is he into the latest fashion trends, or take pride in a well groomed beard? These 3oth birthday fashion and grooming gift ideas are perfect as gifts to be used everyday. 

    Tech Birthday Ideas

    If you recipient is a tech geek?Whether he enjoys listening to music playlists, or perhaps loves to game on the latest console, these tech gifts are a great way to signify turning 30 with a fun gift he can use daily. 

    Age / Milestone Birthday Ideas

    Make his 30th Birthday gift one to remember with a special age milestone 30th gift. A nice message or year of birth is a great way to send him your Birthday wishes. 

    Book Birthday Ideas

    Does your birthday recipient always have his head in a book? Then a book is certainly a thoughtful gift for his 30th Birthday. From a latest autobiography to a book on his hobby or interest, take a look at these book gift ideas to add to his collection. 

    Funny Birthday Ideas

    Most men tend to appreciate a funny or novelty gift, whether it’s something that can be used frequently, or something to display in his home and amuse friends or family with, these gifts will leave a smile on their face. 

    Alcohol Birthday Ideas

    For the drinker, whether he likes a daily drink, or just the occasional one, these alcoholic gifts are perfect for the birthday boy. From a selection of worlds lagers to a branded alcohol gift set, there’s a option for your recipient, whatever they prefer to drink. 

    Unusual 30th birthday gift ideas

    When it comes to celebrating a 30th birthday, it’s important to find the perfect gift to mark the occasion. But why settle for commonly gifted presents like flowers or chocolate when you can get something truly unique and special? If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary for their 30th birthday, take a look at these unusual 30th birthday gifts. 

    Personalised 30th birthday gift ideas

    To send your own unique and personal message on their 30th birthday, it’s worth considering a personalised gift. Your message can be engraved on metal, glass or wood and personalised gifts are available in many different forms, depending on their interests or gifts they could use daily. 

    30th Birthday Party Ideas

    You only turn 30 once, and with such a special event, a party to remember should be high on the priority list. We’ve researched some of the best ideas, from fun 30th birthday party ideas, to unique 30th birthday party ideas. Take a look at these amazing choices to make your 30th birthday one to be talked about with your friends and family for years to come. 

    Host a Costume Party

    A costume party is a great idea to celebrate a 30th birthday, and the themes are limitless. Here’s a few 30th Birthday party theme ideas to consider. 

    • Movie theme
    • Black & white party
    • TV show theme
    • Glow in the dark costumes
    • Saints and sinners 
    • PVC party
    • Medieval theme
    • Panto theme party
    • Naughties (00’s) theme
    • Murder mystery party
    • Shakespeare party
    • Beach party 
    costume party celebration in various fancy dress costumes

    Extreme Sports Party

    For something totally different, why not take the comfort away from your 30th Birthday celebrations with an extreme sports party! Here some extreme sports ideas to consider. 

    • Bubble football
    • Dodgeball
    • Glow sports
    • Footgolf
    • Paint-balling 
    • Quad biking
    • Laser combat
    • High-rope course
    • Bungee Jumping
    • Skateboarding
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    Host a Dinner Party

    For a more relaxed event for your friends and / or family, a dinner party is a lovely way to celebrate your 30th Birthday. Gather the people you are about for an evening of great food, drinks and laughter. 

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    A Concert or Event

    Gather your music fan friends for a concert by your favourite band or artist. Whether it’s a single evening event or a three day festival, this guarantees to be fun and a little different. 


    30th Birthday Decoration Ideas

    Whether you are hosting a unique costume party, or a small gathering of friends and family, you’ll want to decorate your home or venue for this special birthday. Take a look at these fantastic 30th birthday ideas for decorations, including balloons, banners and inflatables.