41 Great 85th Birthday Gift Ideas to Express Your Love & Gratitude

A birthday is an occasion that many people look forward to year after year. It is a time to celebrate life and all of the adventures shared together with family, friends, and loved ones. A big milestone birthday such as an 85th birthday can be very special. So if you’re looking for an extraordinary gift idea for a baby boomer in their 80s, then you have come to the right place. From fun games to sentimental memories, these gifts will bring years of joy for this special birthday celebrant!

1. Luxurious robe and slippers

This bathrobe has the finest quality; it is made of 100% cotton cloth and is really cozy to wear in the winter or summer. It comes with a matching pair of cozy slippers and is guaranteed to last. The slippers are soft and warm, which will make your loved ones feel comfortable and relaxed at every moment when they take a bath or walk on the carpet. The bather robe comes with long sleeves, providing the perfect extra layer to help keep them warm and cozy while they are relaxing on the couch or taking a nice stroll around their neighborhood. The machine-washable fabric makes it ideal for both men and women.

2. Stemless Wine Glass

If you’re celebrating someone’s 85th birthday, and you want to gift them something practical, personal and amusing to commemorate their milestone birthday, this is it. Fashionable and functional, these durable and classy stemless wine glasses feature a delicate imprint made with bright white clear ink. For someone who appreciates wine, this would make a great birthday gift. These glasses can also be used for other drinks like water or juices, so they would make a right fit for anyone.

3. Tumbler Set

Since 85 years is such a milestone year in life, help them celebrate their birthday by giving them this “I am 29 plus” worded tumbler that comes with straws made of silicone and a cleaning brush. It’s made from heavyweight steel and engraved with these sayings at the front making for an unforgettable way to toast the big 8-5. The design features a white and rose color combination to add style to their home while keeping the drinks nice and cool while looking stylish.

4. LED Walking Cane

This folding cane that can support weights of up to 250 pounds has a comfortable grip for one to hold on to and a pivoting quad base for a good balance. The handle is adjustable in height from about 85cm to 1 meter. The included cushion provides a soft touch at the top of each step and on the bottom of each step providing greater comfort. The cane includes a LED light at the top, which provides bright lighting when needed. The cane can be folded for easy storage or travel purposes, it’s completely portable without being too bulky for everyday use.

5. Non-slip Cozy Socks

If you’re looking for a memorable birthday present for someone who just turned 85, look no further than these socks. They have a comfortable, plush design so one can wear them through the day in comfort while also looking good. They also have a soft-grip sole to prevent slipping or skidding on slippery surfaces and still keep your loved one’s feet warm during the colder months of the year. Whether they are into patterns, solids, or stripes- there is something for everyone.

6. Tile Mate Essentials Item Locator

There is no better birthday gift for an 85-year-old than Tile Mate Essentials 4-Pack. The Tile Mate is one of the best inventions for anyone who has trouble keeping track of their items. It is a Bluetooth tracker that you can attach to anything from your keys, wallet, and purse to your TV remote. This ultra-convenient item finder set comes with a Tile app to locate the missing item within the 250-ft range. With this item, your loved ones will not have to worry about forgetting where they placed something important. Grab one today!

7. Automatic Pill Dispenser

The Med-E-Lert™ electronic pill dispenser offers a unique way to keep track of all of your medications. This automatic dispenser is a durable and elegant pill organizer with 28 slots that comes complete with a built-in timer that sets off a loud alarm and flashing light if your loved one forgets their pills at any time of day. The small, lightweight, and portable designs are perfect for traveling so they can keep it in their purse. This is a birthday gift that will afford both of you some extra peace of mind and security in knowing that your loved ones are taking full advantage of modern technology to keep themselves safe and medication organized.

8. Long Grabber Reacher

This 85th birthday present comes with a 2-pack of longhand grippers, helping seniors reach or grab items in hard-to-reach spaces or off high shelves where regular arm strength can’t do the job. The reacher has 32-inch extendable handles and a rotating jaw for better grip, with a comfortable handle that prevents carpal tunnel from gripping too tightly. It’s perfect for elders who need support in their daily living tasks as they age and  preserves their independence for many years to come. Gifting them this grabber is a great way to improve their daily living and better their quality of life.

9. Personal Alarm Keychain

Gift your favorite octogenarian something that will make them feel secure again. This small, portable, and affordable personal security alarm keychain with LED Lights is a powerful device that functions well. It packs two bright LED lights and an ear-piercing 140 dB alarm that can be activated by pulling on the safety pin attached to the keychain. It is ideal for making loud noises intended to scare off attackers during home invasions of all types, from home break-ins through the front door to a carjacking on the street. With this gift, you can make your elderly loved ones feel safe and secure again.

10. Easy-to-Read Measuring Cups

The perfect present for the 85-year-old person in your life who enjoys cooking and baking is this measuring cup set from Chef Craft. Made with a double molded plastic design, this set includes 10 pieces so you have all the measurements you’ll need to whip up anything from cakes to cookies. The size markings on each cup are accurate and easy to read, so they can get a perfect consistency every time. The lightweight design means measuring will be easier than ever before, no more struggling with clunky metal cups that hurt the hand when carrying them around! These cups are also dishwasher safe for easy clean-up after a long day of baking.

11. Bubble Mate Foot Spa

If you are looking for a simple, yet elegant birthday gift for an 85-year-old woman, the HoMedics Bubble Mate Foot Spa is a perfect choice. With a simple, yet ingenious design, it boasts an invigorating bubble system and raised massage nodes that gently manipulate the feet, which is helpful on tired legs. This is just what an 85-year-old needs in order to rejuvenate their tired bones and muscles. The splash-proof design means it’s safe to keep in any room of the house, while there are also removable pumice stones to help manage calluses. This foot spa also comes with toe-touch control, which makes it easier to manage and operate the foot bath while seated on a chair or sofa. 

12. Record Player

If you’re looking for a present that can provide hours of entertainment and endless hours of memories, the Victrola 8-in-1 record player is just the thing! This entertainment system features 8 different functions; it plays vinyl records and CDs. It can also connect to WiFi for wireless music streaming from the internet or through Bluetooth via your device. There are also built-in stereo speakers for an incredibly rich sound experience. Plus, the player also features real wood construction and a mahogany veneer finish that provides visual appeal and an elegant accent piece to any room. Your eighty-year-old loved one will never get bored or run out of things to do with this beautiful gift.

13. Rocking Chair

An 85-year-old is never too old for some loving and this rocking chair is just the right gift idea for any person looking to show some love and appreciation toward their grandparents, or parents on their birthday. It will provide comfort to an elderly person because the fabric-wrapped upholstery is padded and comfy. This chair also comes with a modern high back armchair that is durable, stylish, and most importantly, easy to clean. If your loved one enjoys sitting in front of the TV during their downtime, then this rocker recliner can be paired with a footrest so they can sit comfortably while enjoying their favorite show.

14. Cuisinart CGS-7014 Bamboo Tool Set

In honor of this person’s milestone birthday, give them the Cuisinart CGS-7014 Bamboo Tool Set. This is a thoughtful and beautiful gift for an 85-year-old who loves to cook. It contains thirteen pieces of high-quality, steel construction with bamboo handles that provide comfort while being stylish. Included in this set is a cleaning brush, chef’s spatula, grilling tongs, basting brush made of silicon, cob holders, and 4 stainless skewers. This set also comes with a storage case and all pieces nest within one another for convenient storage in the kitchen drawer or on the countertop when not in use.

15. Robot Vacuum Cleaner

If you are looking for an efficient and fun gift that will make your 85-year-old a happy person, the ILIFE V3s Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner might be the answer. This is a great option for seniors who need help keeping their homes clean. With the robot’s tangle-free suction system and slim shape, it can easily move around furniture.

It has self-charging features as well as automatic sensors that will clean around common obstacles like chairs and under furniture. It also features a daily schedule cleaning mode that reduces the need to go around and manually clean every day so they can enjoy their time more with friends or family members. The vacuum comes with a 1-year warranty.

16. Personalized Leather Wallet

If you’re looking for a birthday gift for your dad or grandpa who is turning the big 85, here’s one idea – a personalized leather wallet. This Bifold wallet purse can carry up to eight credit cards and keep a secure ID in a clear sleeve. It’s great for going out, as the wallet has two pockets for bills to maintain an organized and neat appearance when carrying cash or receipts. Plus, it comes with a pouch for coins. This wallet is made from premium quality leather, so it will last and age well. And with the extensive customization options available, there are really no limits to what can be done!

17. Neck and Back Massager

Here’s a great birthday gift idea for an 85-year-old: the Shiatsu Massage Chair Pad. This portable massage chair combines kneading, compression, Rolling, Kneading, and Rolling functions to provide you with a spa-like massage experience anytime you’d like one. The rolling and kneading action helps promote blood circulation while the compress provides firm pressure to relieve stress & tension and pain in the neck, back, shoulders & legs. This 85th birthday present is a great addition to any home in order to give your loved one an extra level of relaxation.

18. Stylish Hip Flask

This hip flask that comes with three cups and a funnel is the perfect birthday gift for someone who loves to drink. It is made of high-quality stainless steel with a non-slip PU leather wrap around it.  It’s stylish enough to carry anywhere, yet durable enough to last for years. The flask weighs just 8oz so it will slide easily into your pocket making it a perfect travel buddy for any occasion that calls for whisky or champagne! It is 100% leakproof so they won’t have to worry about their clothes getting wet and also comes in 5 elegant colors that will complement any personality. 

19. Personalized Cigar Humidor

This is the gift any serious cigar smoker will love. Top them off with some high-quality cigar cutters and lighter, and you’ll have the perfect present for an 85-year-old. This cigar humidor is the perfect place to store his precious cigars, yet it is attractive enough to display proudly on his desk, bookshelf, or coffee table. 

It can hold up to 50 cigars and is sure to keep them fresh and at their best. This humidor is made of high-quality materials and comes with a hygrometer on the outside. It can be personalized with a name that is about 12 characters long. This beautiful cigar humidor will age gracefully while your loved one enjoys a lifetime of flavorful memories from the cigars he shares within its walls.

20. Cigar Cutter

This sleek and durable cigar cutter offers a V-Cut that creates the perfect mouthpiece for the ultimate smoking experience. The blades are sharply angled to leave no excess tobacco on your puffs, and the built-in cigar punch makes it extra easy to get started. It’s made of high-quality stainless steel and fits conveniently in your pocket or bag, making it perfect both at home or when you’re on the go! This is a gift that will be well received by your beloved ones for sure!

21. Smith & Wesson Folding Knife

Get them this fantastic folding knife with some high-quality features. The blade has an overall length of seven inches and is made from high-quality stainless steel with a cutting edge that is about three inches long. The blade also includes a serrated section at the top. It’s also got an aluminum handle which makes it lightweight and durable to handle any situation. This is a birthday gift for an 85-year-old man/woman that makes cutting meat, opening boxes, or just plain chopping things a breeze. 

22. Customisable Engraved Cufflinks

A good 85th birthday gift might be these elegant and stylishly crafted sets of beautifully designed personal cufflinks and tie clips with a sentimental message. Well-made, solid, and strong, these cufflinks and tie clips will never let them down as they are made of high-quality stainless steel. The handmade design features substantial thickening clasps that won’t lose their grip on the fabric. They are perfect for adding a little personality to his outfits and giving him something cool to show off or remember you by each time he wears it.

23. Cookies Gift Basket

Barnett’s Gourmet cookies gift basket is timeless. With a dozen scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth biscotti in distinctive assorted flavors such as caramel chip, peppermint, raisins, and almond, this gift box is sure to satisfy. Chocolate lovers have their joys in these delectable treats that are made with premium, natural ingredients for a high-quality product. All this goodness comes packaged in an elegant classy gift box for easy gifting.

24. Compass Keepsake

This personalized compass sundial makes a unique 85th birthday gift to a loved one who loves to explore and travel. It is a memento that they can keep with them always.  It’s about 3 inches in diameter and comes in an antique brass finish for a perfect addition to any desk or tabletop.

You can personalize this beautiful piece with a message of your choice of up to 200 characters on one side so that it becomes a one-of-a-kind work of art!  This item comes with its own stunning leather case that is handcrafted to keep it safe and sound. This beautiful compass sundial could be just what you’re looking for to celebrate that special someone’s 85th birthday.

25. Story of My Life: A Workbook

Do you want to honor and preserve their legacy? This journal is designed to help the reader create memories and compile stories about his or her life in a unique way, one that can be archived or shared with future generations. There’s no better way to wrap up their personal legacy than with a memoir-a narrative that showcases everything they have done in their lifetime seasoned with some lessons learned from the process of making progress.  It’s easy to use, and most importantly, it’s something unique. This would make an ideal gift for that 85-year old that wants to write a story about their life and document the journey.

26. Reminder Board + Photo Holder

If you’re looking for a great gift for an 85th birthday, this wooden frame with photo clips might just be for you! This beautiful frame is perfect for hanging on the wall to hold pictures of memorable moments from their past years. The frame is made out of beautiful wood, giving it a classic look that will look stunning in any room while doubling as a décor item too. The clips included with this product allow people to securely attach photos and other small objects onto the front of the frame to create a personalized collage that reflects all your loved one’s favorite moments.

27. Luxurious Watch Box

If your father, grandfather, or man in your life is celebrating his 85th year this year, why not give him a gift that is the perfect mix of masculine and chic? An excellent present for a birthday or any other special occasion, the Glenor Co watch box is a masculine carbon fiber watch holder with an eye-catching textured finish. On the outside, the box measures 362mm long by 203mm wide by 89mm high while the interior compartments are 51mm wide by 89 mm long.

This luxury watch case has slots that are spacious and organized enough to hold up to 12 large watches. Strong hinges keep the box firmly closed and its crystal top provides a clear view of their wristwatch collection. A perfect gift for any man and a bold statement you will be proud of giving this special occasion!

28. Stoneware Decorative Jar

This Demdaco jar is a perfect gift for any special celebratory or milestone occasion for the special somebody in your life like their 85th birthday.  Crafted from high-quality ceramic and mango wood and then hand-painted with a pretty floral design, this unique jar features keepsake-quality details that make it memorable and meaningful as well as practical for storing a variety of items like spices, paper clips, or jewelry. This jar is the perfect addition to any kitchen, bathroom, or home office. It features a hand-lettered design reading “Notes of Love” in brown ink and measures about 4.5 x 4.5 inches.

29. Digital Calendar Alarm Clock

A Digital Calendar Alarm Day Clock is a great gift for your loved one on their 85th birthday. The calendar date with a clock device will keep them informed of the date and time, and it also has a large 8” screen display which is perfect for those who have difficulties seeing. The alarm can be set to sound at any time of day (AM or PM) and it features an auto dimmer function and 5 built-in alarms so they won’t forget important events. The clock product does not require a battery.  This is the perfect gift if you have an elderly relative who needs info to keep track or just needs help organizing their day.

30. Pearl & Diamond Necklace

This Infinite Pearl & Diamond Necklace will make a great gift for her. What makes this one of the best gifts ever is how customizable it is; you can pick out any date meaningful to her to put on the chain tag so she’ll never forget her special day. This elegant design boasts sophistication with 5 diamonds and its center-drilled pear-shaped white freshwater pearl that is 6.5mm in diameter. The  18″ sterling silver chain features a lobster clasp on the back so she can adjust the fit perfectly.

31. Eyeglass Case

The LifeArt eyeglass case is a good gift idea for an 85-year-old on their birthday. It’s lightweight and portable, too – it can be carried in the purse without adding any weight! With its plush velveteen interior lining to keep glasses from scuffing or scratching and metal body with tabbed magnetic closure, it provides a safe home for eyewear while also looking great. They can be used for standard frames and there are also a variety of styles and colors available to suit any personality. This item comes with two free gifts: a microfiber cloth and a testing kit for blue light blocking. This is a perfect gift for anyone with a pair of glasses who cares about what’s stylish, as well as functional!

32. Geometric Decorative Vases

If you’re looking for an elegant and charming gift for someone who loves flowers or décor items, consider these beautiful vases as their 85th birthday present. This set has 3 different sized ceramic vases that measure  3″L x 3″W x 7.5” H, 3″ L x 3″W x 10″H, and  3” L x 3” W x 5” H. They can be used as a decorative item on the mantle, on a table, or used to place something small like flowers over the sink. The set comes in a range of different colors that are perfect for bringing warmth and charm into any space and work well with decorating tastes that range from minimalist to eclectic.

33. Tasseled Cardigan Knitwear

Whether it be your grandmother or mother, this lovely cardigan sweater is likely to please. It has long sleeves and tassel detail along the hemline. The style is casual with a loose fit and a beautiful solid color, so you can wear it anywhere at any time with anything. It has an open front, which makes layering very easy on cold days. It can be layered over any outfit for extra warmth and will be a cold-weather staple to keep them cozy while looking chic! This sweater is not only stylish but also gentle and comfortable to wear. 

34. Spinning Aerating Glasses

This perfect gift for the person who loves to drink. The Stemless Cognac snifter glass is one of those rare gems that doesn’t break the bank but makes a statement. These glasses have been designed to enhance the aroma and flavor of your favorite beverage and are crafted from lead-free glass. They not only feature an elegant stemless design but also come with 2 wood oak coasters. This set is perfect for enjoying cognac, brandy, Scotch whisky, or bourbon in style!

35. Acupressure Massage Set

Do you want to give the perfect and most relaxing present for a special somebody turning the big 8-5? This massage set is your best choice. The set includes a 75cm long massager mat, a pillow, and a cold/hot gel pack. The mat is made of lightweight cotton which provides comfort during use. The acupressure mat provides a deep massage for the neck, back, and head when lying on it to soothe away any muscle tightness. The hot or cold pack can be used for different needs; to reduce swelling in case of injuries, to heal sore muscles, or just to spruce up weary feet after a long day standing up at work.  It is great for physical therapy, relaxation, and pain relief and will be just what that 85-year old in your life needs.

36. RMS Deluxe Sock Aid

The RMS Deluxe sock aid is the perfect gift for a soon to be 85 year old. The sock aid is an ingenious device that removes the need for bending, stretching, and reaching to put on socks. The RMS Deluxe Sock Aid is made of a durable flexible contoured plastic shell that measures 9 ½ inches long by 5 inches wide by 3 inches high, so it will fit most adults’ feet (with or without socks). The foam handle is soft and doesn’t slip so you can get your balance while putting on your socks or slippers. The unique design has adjustable ropes that allow you to secure the sock aid in place while you are seated comfortably in any chair or simply sitting on your bed or couch and it can also be positioned over your knees if need be.

37. Infinity Scarves

If you’re planning an 85th birthday present, you’re in luck with this warm and cozy infinity scarf from Wander Agio. Softly woven from quality wool and generously sized at 83 inches long and 23 inches wide, this stylish scarf can easily be looped around her neck twice or worn loose around her shoulders to keep her snug even on the coldest winter days. Plus, with an included frosted dust bag for protecting your scarf from dust and other particles, you really can’t beat it. Giving these scarves as gifts to someone on their special day will certainly be appreciated and met with a smile.

38. Book Holder

The Book Holder is the perfect solution for anyone over the age of 60 or anyone who reads for extended periods of time, especially in bed! It provides hours of comfortable reading by perfectly positioning your books into an ergonomic position. The page holder consists of perspex beads and is sewn together with high-quality faux-suede fabric and the pages of your book rest on a perspex sheet which allows them to read books without having to hold them all the time. It has a lovely design, comes in nine different colors and the handy pocket means you can store your reading glasses and pen inside. This Book Holder is the perfect solution for people who want to read without effort or strain.

39. Memory Foam Slipper

The memory foam slipper is a great 85th birthday present. The slipper easily slips on and off thanks to the clog style design with a secure heel collar that stays in place. It also has a memory foam insole that is designed to contour the feet perfectly, providing superior comfort for all-day use, making it the perfect birthday gift for an 85-year-old. The rubber sole will provide you with traction to ensure a firm grip on the ground so one can easily navigate different floors. This two-tone shoe is made from 100% vegan materials and is machine washable for easy care and will keep your feet cool and dry all day long.

40. Whiskey Decanter Globe Set

This whiskey decanter globe set is a gentleman’s gift. The set includes two etched whiskey glasses and a handblown decanter exquisitely etched with an antique ship and a globe design. Made of lead-free, high-quality glass, this beautiful decanter is crafted to last for many years. The decanter has the capacity to hold 850ml of liquid and has a gold stopper to make it extra special. The accompanying whiskey glasses are 300ml. The mahogany stained tray ensures that it’s secure on its own. For an 85th birthday celebration, this is sure to be the perfect gift for anyone who loves the finer things in life!

41. Felt Couch Pocket

This adorable caddy can be placed on the side of your bed, nightstand, or by your favorite chair to hold often-used items. The HolikMe felt pouch has a large size which is perfect for large books, magazines, paper, and other reading materials. There are also two small pockets measuring 3.9 inches wide that are great for remote controls, tablets, and reading glasses. The material of this fully handcrafted pouch is high-quality and very lightweight too. The caddy is 10.6 inches high with a width of 9.4 inches. This is the perfect gift for any senior citizen who has limited mobility or just needs easy access to their items next to their bed or couch.