It’s so much easier buying a gift for a child, they know exactly what they want and they’re not bashful about letting you know. I still remember going through the Argos catalogue and picking out exactly what I’d like from each person.
But adults are a different kettle of fish. They’re reluctant to ask for anything, especially if it’s something expensive they want. They’re more likely to say ‘don’t worry about it’, which doesn’t help when you’re going to get a gift regardless.
So I’ve listed some potential ideas for inspiration if you’re looking to buy something for a 30 year old.
Fanfare Thameen Cologne
Created by perfumer Bruno Jovanovic, this is a high-end luxurious gift that they will absolutely love. The initial scent of lemon and bergamot is then followed by the juniper berry and patchouli, creating a citrusy and floral aroma.
The time test was incredible with this as well, sprayed in the morning and lasting all the way until the end of the day.
The brand was launched in London in 2013, utilising world renowned perfumers to create their stunning range of fragrances. Purchasing this cologne elixir means you’re helping to support a British business which is now available in Harrods and Selfridges!
Thameen offer free deliveries on all UK orders, arriving in 2-4 working days, while they will also include 2 complimentary samples with your purchase, so you can try some yourself.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million
I genuinely love the smell of Paco Rabanne 1 Million, so does Raquel. In fact, everyone I know that has smelt it highlights how incredible the aroma is. If you want a sure bet, then this is a great option for that 30 year old male in your life.
There are two size options, being 50ml for £56.99 and 100ml for £72.99 from Perfume Direct, so if your budget stretches then the bigger spray is definitely worth it. Either are over £50, meaning you will get free shipping on your order.
There is also something so classy about the packaging, looking like a block of gold, it just looks so much more slick than the majority.
Edifier TWS1 Pro 2 Earbuds
Edifier is a brilliant brand I can’t speak highly enough about. Their headphones and earbuds are of the highest standard and work wonders to block out noise around you.
The TWS1 Pro 2 earbuds have fast charging technology, so you don’t have to worry about being caught out. They even have sweat protection, so you don’t have to worry about that if listening to music while at the gym.
They have tapping technology that activates ambient sound mode. The active noise cancellation earbuds are available in black or white and cost £49.99, including free delivery.
Premium Engraved Milestone Gin
Alcohol is always a great gift for any adult birthday, while gin has become the absolute go-to over the past few years with so many great options available.
But why not add some personalisation and get the bottle engraved so it highlights their 30th birthday. But most importantly, this gin tastes amazing, with botanicals including rooibos, orange, juniper and hazelnut.
The 70cl bottle is 40%, while it comes in a nice brown box, so is perfectly wrapped up from the start for them to open. If you have a bit of spare cash, you could always get some tonic to go with this, so you can both enjoy a glass on the day!
Scottish Lemonade Mockscow Mule Nitro Cans
Finding the right mixer nowadays feels a lot harder than when I was younger. You want something that won’t be overkill on the calories (these cans are 90 calories).
You want a great taste but you also don’t want the overly sweet flavours you enjoyed when you were younger, whereas this lemon peel and fresh ginger works perfectly.
You can keep this innocent and enjoy it on its own, or you can combine it with some gin, which works perfectly. They offer 12 cans for £29.99, which basically works out as £2.50 per can, while they offer free shipping on all orders.
Popcorn Flavour Selection Tin
This is a great gift for those that love to watch a good movie at home and want that cinema experience without leaving the house.
The tin comes with 12 different packs, all with very unique flavours. The different flavours are berry-licious (with dark chocolate), butterscotch, caramel, goat’s cheese, maple bacon, millionaire’s shortbread, pecan pie, pop n choc, red velvet, salted caramel, say cheese (mature cheddar) and which chocolate.
They’re all handcrafted in the UK and the tin can be kept afterwards as a biscuit tin as it looks great. Each bag is under 130 calories, meaning you get a great tasting snack without the guilt.
Renew Hand Cream
A hand cream is pivotal for nourishing the skin and providing much needed protection, so they both feel softer and look younger. This is why it’s bizarre that people don’t do this until they often get a little older, despite the clear benefits.
So whether that 30 something has started yet or is new to hand creams, this is a great option to introduce them to.
It’s a non-greasy formula, so they won’t have ‘wet hands’ after, something you get with many cheaper options. The Never Go Alone hand cream contains hyaluronic acid, which will help improve the skin tone and plumpness.
This formula also includes niacinamide, squalane, rosehip, argan oil, shea oil and jojoba oil, all helping to nourish and replenish the skin.
Clean G Rhubarb
The non-alcohol industry is booming right now, with many people wanting to attend events or enjoy themselves out without having to feel like they’re missing out by not sipping on an alcoholic beverage.
Clean Co have done an amazing job of replicating the taste without any of the booze, so you can trick your mind (plus the people around you if you have friends providing peer pressure).
This rhubarb gin is gorgeously fruity, with the subtle hint of coriander and cinnamon offering a nice twang to it. Perfect combined with tonic and some fresh raspberries from the garden, I also had it with lemonade which I loved.