Some good 90th birthday gift ideas include gift cards and certificates for various services, a scrapbook with old photos, and a special event to make the day memorable for the individual. Health care products, low-maintenance plants and special recorded messages from family members are also appropriate.
Gift cards and gift certificates for services such as meals delivered to the home, house cleaning, house painting and beauty treatment are highly useful for a nonagenarian who may not be able to go to a salon or perform routine household chores.
An album or a scrapbook containing memorable pictures and messages from the person's friends and family members makes a sentimental gift. To make this book, circulate it among family and friends, and ask them to put down their memories of important events with the individual in the form of stories.
Organizing a special event centered on the individual's personal interests or hobbies makes the person's 90th birthday memorable. Such special events could include tickets to a game, dance, theater performance or music. At these events, have the organizers announce the birthday or arrange for some surprises. Arranging for some weekly classes or fun activities or a trip to the person's favorite destination or a backyard picnic with family members, if possible, is also appropriate.
Other small but useful and memorable gifts include a tin of the person's favorite cookies, body care products and a calendar or mobile with a large font.