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30th Birthday Gift Ideas

by Elisa Parry

Help them celebrate a new chapter by ticking an experience off their bucket list.

Are you living through “the year of the 30th birthdays”? When all of your friends decide to have a big birthday bash to farewell their 20s in style? It’s a fun and festive time, but you might be finding it hard to keep comming up with unique gift ideas. Milestone birthdays are a great chance to get a group of friends together and all go in for an exciting present that’s a little bit more extravagant that you might normally gift. Here are a few ideas to get you started, as well as a couple of reviews from RedBalloon customers who nailed it. 

30th birthday gift ideas

Think BIG

Turning 30 is a milestone moment, so it's nice to give a gift worthy of the occasion. You could always go in with friends and help the birthday boy or girl tick an experience off their bucket list. Think a cruise or flight over the Great Barrier Reef or maybe a hot air balloon experience? 

30th birthday gift ideas

Turbo rally drive 17 laps 

"I bought this experience for my boyfriend for his 30th birthday. The team on the day were awesome, informative and instructive. My boyfriend said the instructors inside the car were awesome. The cars were great. There were complimentary snacks and drinks for everyone. It was an awesome morning activity. As a guest I also go to do a hot lap on the day for an extra cost which was cool. I would recommend this experience for sure.” Kirsty, 22/07/18. 

30th birthday gift ideas

Think DELICIOUS

You can't go wrong when you go gourmet. From 24K gold burgers to six-course seafood degustations. Gift them the chance to unleash their inner foodie and share a delicious meal together. 

30th birthday gift ideas

Steakhouse platter for two

This was given to me as a gift for my 30th and it was a really lovely gift. The staff were really helpful and the food was delicious. There was so much we couldn't finish it all.” Amanda, 29/01/2018

30th birthday gift ideas

Think CREATIVE

From floristry or photography workshops to jewellery making classes, we have a range of experiences that are perfect for creative people. Don't be afraid to #GiftDifferent!  

30th birthday gift ideas

Rottnest Island scenic flight for two

“Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. The weather was amazing, and very clear to be up in the air. The flight was a short one to Rotto, and was a smooth flight. We had a great time riding around and exploring the island. Our pilot was amazing, and super informative as we flew over to Rotto. Would hands down recommend this to anyone who wants a new way to get to the Island. Perfect 30th birthday gift for my partner.” Kahlie. 28/04/18.  

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