80th Birthday

80 years young! “To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.” ~Bernard Baruch

  • 80 is the atomic number for mercury (aka: quicksilver). The most common and well known use for mercury is in thermometers. So obviously thermometers (outdoor, pediatric, meat, etc) are perfect gifts but also consider gifts that are associated with specific temperatures (eg: iced tea, hot chocolate, a fan for hot days).
  • Traditional 80th anniversary gifts include oak and rubies. These could be incorporated into your theme.
  • Pick your giftee up a bookmovie or artwork from the 1980’s.


  • Check out our general birthday theme for more ideas around gifts, wrapping and presentation.