Gift ideas for someone celebrating a 70th birthday include a CD featuring music popular the year of the celebrant's birth or DVD of a movie popular that year. For readers, there's the humorous book, written for Dr. Seuss's 82nd birthday, entitled "You're Only Old Once! A Book for Obsolete Children."
A coin set from the person's birth year or a framed and mounted photocopy of a famous newspaper's front page from the day of birth make good keepsake gifts. A celebratory scrapbook or DVD, created by family and friends and highlighting each of the person's seven decades of life, is a one-of-a kind gift for a 70-year-old.