40 Gifts for 30-Year-Olds

Our Best 3 Picks

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TheraGun Electric Deep Tissue Massager

It has 3 speed settings and provides advanced deep pressure massage.

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SOMA Double-Wall Glass Brew Bottle

12 oz capacity with a patent-pending stainless steel filter.

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Good on a Budget

Personalized Any Birthday Weekly Bucket List Gift

You can personalize the recipient's bucket-list items, age, and name.

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Birthday Gifts for 30-Year-Olds

DeLonghi Coffee & Espresso Maker, Advanced Frother

It features a 24-hour programmable digital timer and touchscreen.

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Tabletop Concrete Planter Trough

Available in 4 colors and finished to expose aggregates and silica.

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Personalized Any Birthday Weekly Bucket List Gift

You can personalize the recipient's bucket-list items, age, and name.

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The Dust Company Duffel Bag

It's made of 100% vintage cotton and vegetable tanned leather

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Milestone Bright Thirty Birthday Necklace

It's made of nylon, brass, and glass beads with an 18 inch extender.

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Apothecary Ultimate Set

Includes a diffuser with two refills, candles, an oil burner and more.

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Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow

The pressure-relieving TEMPUR material adapts to your body.

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SunnyLife Underwater Camera

Requires a 35 mm roll negative film and has a waterproof casing.

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Cool Gifts for 30-Year-Olds

TheraGun Electric Deep Tissue Massager

It has 3 speed settings and provides advanced deep pressure massage.

Buy Now for $179.99 ($179.99 / Count)

Cuisinart Smart Stick® Variable Speed Hand Blender

Has a comfort-grip handle with push-button and slide speed control.

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Frost Handcrafted Bathroom Accessories

It's made of high quality ABS+PP material, and is highly durable.

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Calpak Baye Mini

It's durable and water resistant and covered by a 1-year warranty.

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Black+Decker Cordless Handheld Vacuum

It has a dustbowl capacity of 15 ounces and uses lithium technology.

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Nelson Ball Lotus Table Lamp

It features a plastic polymer shade with a steel infrastructure.

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Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

It offers over 20 hours of portable playtime on a single charge.

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Fluted Acrylic Pitcher

It has a 64 ounce fluid capacity and measures 7.9" (W) x 8.7" (H).

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Fun Gifts for 30-Year-Olds

Play On Table Tennis – Smiley

It comes with a retractable net that attaches to most table surfaces.

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Cocktail Drink Bombs

Each pack contains 6 flavors including margarita and mojito.

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Shot Glass Wooden Basketball Game

This game features built-in score tracker rings in black and white.

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Flow & Freeze Yoga Game & Mat Set

It's made from paper and PVC, and also features a guide card deck.

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Speks Geode Magnetic Fidget Sphere

Use magnetic pentagons to create over 100 different designs.

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Roxant Falcon Monocular Telescope

Features a retractable eyepiece and military grade optical glass.

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Nibs and Sips: Chocolate & Coffee Tasting

Contains expert secrets on how to pair coffee and chocolate.

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Rainbow Socks – Sushi

They're made of 80% cotton, 17% polyamide, and 3% elastane.

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Personalized Gifts for 30-Year-Olds

Personalized 30 Things for 30th-Year Planner Notebook

Select your own colors with 2 personalized message lines.

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Personalized Engraved Compass

It's made of brass and measures approximately 2 inches in diameter.

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Royce New York Leather Crossbody Camera Bag

Made from pebbled leather, with a removable crossbody strap.

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On Repeat Blanket

A varsity letter-inspired print, created with luxe, colored yarn.

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Carved Solutions Personalized Original Soap Trio

100% vegetable based and infused with aqua mineral.

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Personalized Printed Ribbon

It measures 15 mm in total and is made of polyester and satin.

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Rustic Wreath Embroidered Napkins

It's made of 100% hand-embroidered linen and can be customized.

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Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand

It has 3 1/4" thick block letters, with a 12" handle.

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Mizu Stream Heated Towel Rail

It's made from stainless steel (Grade 304) and measures 450 mm.

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SOMA Double-Wall Glass Brew Bottle

12 oz capacity with a patent-pending stainless steel filter.

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Aera Home Fragrance Electric Diffuser

With an adjustable scent effect and no-fade hypoallergenic fragrance.

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SolaWave Advanced Skin Care Wand

This microcurrent facial device protects against the effects of aging.

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Anker PowerWave 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station

It has temperature control, foreign object detection, and more.

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Slip Sleep Mist

It contains notes of lavender, honeysuckle and citronella.

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Pete & Pedro The Stubble Buddy

It won't scratch countertops, sinks or floors and is USB rechargeable.

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Allsaints Dren Leather Biker Jacket

Made of 100% sheep leather, with a 100% cotton body lining.

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While some people might welcome turning 30 with open arms, others regard it as a daunting moment in their life. After experiencing the whirlwind life in their twenties comes the pressure of being 30 — whether it is to be a certain way or to have achieved a specific set of goals by that time. Whatever feeling they are going through, becoming 30 calls for a bells-and-whistles blowout. If someone special in your life is approaching their big 3-0, help them celebrate this incredible milestone by giving them something memorable and thoughtful. Naturally, gifts let them know you think about them and care about their needs and happiness. We have compiled a guide for the best presents which are delightful and practical to give friends and family marking their third decade.

Choosing the best gifts for 30-year-olds

30 is an interesting age. The impulses that come with being in your twenties slowly start to fade away and tastes become more refined. Long-term goals replace the short-term focus associated with being in your twenties, with the thought of solidifying your future coming to the forefront.

Perspective becomes clearer and the idea of what you want your life to look like becomes more important. It’s also a time when there’s likely to be a more stable and predictable financial income, and growing a home might be on the to-do list. There’s an increasing sense of self, and routine becomes the norm.

The gifts we choose should reflect this. While a toilet paper gag gift might’ve been fun at the age of 21, now it would seem slightly immature. When choosing gifts for 30-year-olds, consider items that add value to their lives in the area they’re focusing on, be it expanding and growing their home, advancing their career, or starting a family. As their tastes become more refined and stable, so should your gifts. 

How we identified the best gifts for 30-year-olds

When we evaluated the best gifts for 30-year-olds, we focused on items that would be most useful. Of course, that’s not to say 30-year-olds can’t have fun gifts. But if the gift happens to be useful as well as fun, then that’s even better. Our gifts were tailored to what 30-year-olds find important at that stage in their lives. 

There’s a greater need for self-care in the form of skin routines and mental wellness. We included skin sets to help even the most stressed-out 30-year-old find it easy to slot into their wellness routine, as well as terrariums and calming gifts for when they need that moment of quiet after a busy day.

We also kept in mind the need for useful and practical items for those who are busy with work or travel such as our stylish and practical Dust Company Duffel Bag. Our personalized gifts cater to any lifestyle and add a sentimental touch. For those with a more refined style, we included chic items guaranteed to brighten any home, bathroom, bedroom, or nightstand. We even included gadgets to make their busy lives just a little bit easier while they’re off at their job, starting a family, or simply focusing on what needs to be done daily. Above all, the gifts we included celebrate their milestone age. Turning 30 is a big deal, and our gifts convey that.

Tips for buying the best gifts for 30-year-olds

  1. Add value
    Whatever gift you choose, ensure that it adds value to their lives. Think of what’s important to them right now, what boosts productivity, and the ways you can contribute to making that easier or enhancing it. If you’re not sure, ask questions.
  2. Avoid gag gifts if possible
    Gag gifts are often a fun way to mark a milestone, however, those are usually left for a 21st or 60th for a reason. That’s not to say you can’t get a gift that’s humorous, just use your own discretion when choosing one. At the age of 30, items of necessity and value take precedence.
  3. Adhere to their personal style
    By now they know what they like and dislike and have most likely settled in on their own personal style. Take note of what that is and choose accordingly. If the gift you’re looking at is wildly different from something they would choose for themselves, then it may be safer to go with another option. When in doubt, always ask yourself what they would choose if they were to buy it for themselves.