8 spectacular 30th birthday gift ideas

Meet the milestone moment with these timeless gifts


We all have mixed feelings about our 30th birthday - excited to start a new chapter, and yet sad to fill out the last pages of our 20s. How did it all go by so fast? Did I do everything I wanted to do? Am I ready for this? With all of these emotions, it only makes sense to capture those feelings and celebrate the special event that turning 30 really is. These gift ideas perfectly celebrate what was, what is and what could be, so that your 30th birthday loved one will feel excited, and ready to take on the next decade with gratitude, hope and wonder.

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1. Growing through the ages

Life can feel like it goes by in a flash, but there is so much love and joy in those passing years. Create a beautiful reminder with the classic photo book to showcase a gorgeous moment from each year of life. This beautiful photo book example from our creative community will get you started.

 

2. 30 things I love about you

Everyone needs the odd reminder of how wonderful they are and what unique talents they bring to the world. Why not encapsulate these incredible qualities in a premium photo book, adding images and text that displays just how special they are?

 

3. Treasure hunt reveal

Plan a scavenger hunt with cute rhyming clues that match the occasion, each one getting the birthday boy or girl closer to the big reveal - a classic photo album filled with the best lifetime memories to hold onto as they step into an exciting new decade. Need inspiration? Check out this example of a spectacular 30th birthday album from our creative community.

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4. Book of dreams

Milestone birthdays are not just for looking back - but looking forward to a beautifully imagined future. Give your 30th birthday honoree the gift of inspiration with a personalized custom notebook filled with photos they love, personalized prompts, and space for writing.

 

5. It takes a village

Reach out to all the important people in your loved one’s life to get a meaningful photo and personal message to add to a gorgeous Moleskine Photo Book. A compilation of loving words and happy memories is the ultimate keepsake, as this incredible custom example shows.

 

6. ​30 pieces of wisdom

Get in touch with those your loved one most admires to gather a collection of 30 inspirational gems to carry with them into the next decade. A softcover photo book with magnificent photos matched with pearls of wisdom will show them just how much you care.

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7. Obscure memories

It’s not always easy to pinpoint why we love someone or why we’re friends. But everyone can think of at least one cherished memory. Gather those special memories from loved ones and print them next to beautiful images in a custom photo book. In this fun collaborative example from our creative community, artistic images and drawings showcase the birthday girl’s unique essence.

 

8. On this day

Life as it is today will be very different tomorrow, which is why it is so important to celebrate and document milestone events. Capture the joy and love shared on your loved one’s 30th birthday and present it to them in a beautiful photo album a couple of weeks later, when all the cake has been eaten and the decorations are taken down.

 

Giving a thoughtful, personal present is the best way to mark a milestone, and these 30th birthday gift ideas make it easy for you to do just that. Long lasting and from the heart, customized photo books and photo albums are a classy, caring and stylish way to honor your loved one on their special day.

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