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Jaw-dropping Birthday Gifts for His 60th

Because you can only give him so many expensive bottles of wine.

Shopping for a 60th birthday gift for that special someone in your life can be tricky, and chances are he swore up and down that he doesn’t want anything at all. Luckily, finding the perfect present doesn’t have to feel like a needle in a haystack. Running the gamut from gentlemen’s essentials to round-the-world delights, this list is full of unique, luxury gifts for the guy who has it all on his 60th birthday – has it all except for these gifts, that is.

The new Mercedes-Benz EQS
The new Mercedes-Benz EQS

If there’s one thing climate change has taught us, it’s that we need to start investing in electric cars fast. Luckily Mercedes-Benz is releasing its first all-electric luxury saloon this autumn, and it comes with a whole host of stylish extras including a 21-inch central touchscreen, a passenger screen with its own sat nav, in-car entertainment controls and a television, so it’s great for family road trips too.

INFO: From £98,000, mercedes-benz.com

Skyline chess luxury bronze London chess set
Skyline Chess Luxury Bronze London Chess Set

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but with this premier chess set you can most certainly try. The architectural jewels of London replace your traditional protagonists and pawns, all of which are meticulously hand-cast in solid bronze using 3D printing and an ancient wax-casting technique. Fancy.

INFO: £3,000 at luxdeco.com

Scenic view of the Douro Valley
A Luxury Holiday to the Douro Valley Wine Region

One of the most underrated wine regions in Europe, we highly recommend whisking him off to the majestic wilderness of Portugal’s Douro Valley. The best place to stay is the luxury Six Senses, which is set on the slopes overlooking the Douro river to the south-west of Peso da Régua. It not only houses the country’s best hotel spa, it also offers a fully immersive experience in the world of Douro wines, with nightly tastings thrown in for good measure.

INFO: Book at Mr & Mrs Smith

Collection of paintings
The Ultimate Art Subscription

You might not know where to start with his taste in art, but a dedicated art curator assigned to him by Saatchi and tasked with sending him a new and original piece each month would. The subscription runs for a whole year and is the perfect way to discover new artists.

INFO: From £21,750, saatchiart.com

Tom Ford Buckley brown leather holdall
Tom Ford Buckley Leather Holdall

Tom Ford took his mastery in high quality leather and applied it to this expertly-crafted overnight bag complete with multiple pockets to keep essentials in place. Looks like a weekend getaway is on the cards.

INFO: £3,990 at farfetch.com

Mr James looking suave in a tweed suit and hat, greyscale.
A Personal Styling Session with Mr James

Whether they need a little assistance stepping up their style game or just want to optimise their outfits for maximum fashion impact, this luxury styling service takes the pressure out of finding those perfect wardrobe staples. Following a brief consultation with the man himself, Mr James will create a focused capsule collection for your partner/dad/friend (you get the gist) to try on at home, and anything they don’t want will be collected. Apparently, he nails it every time.

INFO: mrjamesmarlow.co.uk

Blue motor yacht Solandge
A Luxury Superyacht Charter

Maybe he’s a keen scuba diver, maybe he wants to wake up in a new place each morning, or maybe it simply sits at the top of his bucket list. Whatever the reason, a superyacht charter is the epitome of luxury. With over 1,000 superyachts on their roster, many complete with private chef, cinema, spa and swimming pool (to name a few), Edmiston are your go-to brokers for a leisurely, languid, and absolutely memorable trip.

INFO: Edmiston.com

CLockable box of Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 Humidor Cigars
Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 Humidor Cigars

Nothing embodies the attitude of ‘luxe life’ like a box of premium cigars, and this exclusive humidor includes 20 full strength Habanos made from the finest Cuban leaves that will light up the occasion for the smoker in your life.

INFO: £25,000, available at havanahouse.co.uk

Goodwood Harvard plane flying over the British countryside
Goodwood Harvard Warbird Fly & Dining

Money might not buy happiness, but it will certainly afford a decent dose of adrenalin. One for history buffs, not only will he get to take control of the Goodwood Harvard in the skies where the Battle of Britain was fought, you’ll get to join him for a champagne lunch at Goodwood's private Members' Clubhouse, The Kennels, for a post-flight debrief.

INFO: £600, available at goodwood.com

Vintage Rolex watch from Dawsons
A Vintage Watch from Dawsons 

For a gift that will truly stand the test of time, Dawsons holds its ‘Fine Jewellery, Silver and Watches’ auction once a month, offering up vintage watches with quality, rarity and bragging rights. Auctions are held online meaning you can bid from the comfort of your own home, and there’s plenty of household names on offer too. Last month, this Rolex Submariner set in 18ct white gold went for £6,800, and there’s plenty more where that came from.

INFO: dawsonsauctions.co.uk

Written by Naomi Chadderton

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