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The Best 30th Birthday Gifts For Her

Feel inspired by our creative and personalised 30th birthday gift ideas for her - guaranteed to be loved.


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Our top gift ideas for her 30th birthday

Here at Giant Bears, we definitely believe that your 30s are your new 20s! But regardless of whether or not the lady in your life is thrilled or sad to see the back of the binge-drinking, house-sharing era, one thing is for sure - it’s definitely time for a huge celebration! And with special celebrations come super special gifts…


Luckily, when it comes to 30th birthday gift ideas for her, we’ve got you covered (as always!) Gift ideas for 30th birthdays can come in many different shapes, sizes and budgets - and we think there’s something in here that will hit the right notes for the lady in your life when it comes to tracking down some unique 30th birthday gift ideas for her.


A quick round-up of our top five 30th gift ideas:


A multicoloured bear sculpture

1.A sculpture from Giant Bears

When it comes to 30th birthday gift ideas for her, we believe you’re never too old to enjoy the company of a giant bear from Giant Bears! In fact, we think that this should be top of the list of your 30th gift ideas. Sometimes the big 3-0 can have us all worrying that we’re getting a little long in the tooth… But by gifting her a gorgeous big bear, you’ll be reminding her just how it feels to be a big kid again. As far as gift ideas for 30th birthdays go, this one is sure to make her feel super comforted, loved and youthful!








2 pearl earrings

2. Pearl earrings

When we think of gift ideas for 30th birthdays, we often head straight to the jewellery store for instant inspiration. These beautiful pearl earrings from Monica Vinader are definitely one of the more boujee and expensive 30th birthday gift ideas for her, but their quality and preciousness make them worth every penny. If necklaces are more her thing, then you can also check out the pearl pendant options and browse their range of one-off pieces that will make for some truly unique 30th birthday gift ideas for her.



a terracotta colour frying pan with lid

3. The perfect pan

As we hit our thirties it’s officially time to do away with the battered old IKEA pots and pans you inherited from your old uni house share and step-up your kitchen game. And this iconic and Instagram- famous Our Place pan is one of those 30th gift ideas for her that’s the perfect present for a friend that loves chef’ing in the kitchen. Birthday gift ideas for her 30th also don’t get more Millennials than this piece of kitchenware! In fact, it’s even been described as a ‘cult Millennial classic gift’. For an even more creative 30th birthday gift idea for her, you could put together a foodie hamper full of ingredients to make her favourite comfort food meal to accompany the pan too. What better way to cure that post birthday party hangover than rustling up her favourite dinner? Let’s face it, the best gift ideas for 30th birthdays are ones that revolve around food, right?



a pack of 30 things to do at 30 cards

4. 30 things to do at 30 cards

This makes for a great birthday gift idea for her 30th if your friend loves a bit of adventure and spontaneity. It’s also one of those 30th gift ideas that’s sure to keep the celebrations going all year round. These ‘30 Things To Do At 30’ cards include fun activities to do with your family and friends and are the perfect 30th gift idea to create new memories. So if you’re searching for 30th gift ideas for her that include day trips, nights out and a whole lot of exploring - this is the perfect present to give your friend some fun inspiration and promise to inject a real zest for life straight into their third decade.



white roller skates with red flowers

5. Roller skates

Your thirties are the perfect time for new hobbies and trying new things. So what better way to get the good times rolling than with some actual roller skates? With this 30th birthday gift idea for her, you’ll allow your pal to relive her youth with a brand new set of wheels. This is definitely one of the best birthday gift ideas for her 30th if you have a friend who’s still young at heart! Plus, these ones from Oliver Bonas are super cute and stylish to boot! (Literally…)



black and white newspaper cuttings

6. Birthday newspaper clipping

Not got the budget for a weekend away or big day out? Well, this gift idea for 30th birthdays will only set you back around £35! Ever wondered what the headline was on your birthday? For those turning 30 soon, 1992 was full of some super interesting news stories. Bill Clinton became president, the Olympics came to Barcelona and there was even a computer virus on the loose called Michelangelo! So if your friend likes her history, this is one of the greatest 30th birthday gift ideas for her that you can give, as she’ll be able to flick through the newspaper and read up on all of the crazy events going on around the time she was born. This is definitely one of the more creative 30th birthday gift ideas for her and will also bring a sense of nostalgia to her parents too, as they’ll be able to hark back to the good old 90s and see how much of the news they can remember!​



a brown scrapbook with 30 years of being amazing on the front

7. 30th birthday scrapbook

This is one of those 30th gift ideas for her that’s sure to bring a tear to her eye and is also one of the most creative 30th birthday gift ideas for her on our list. Simply order a scrapbook, just like this pretty example from Etsy, and fill it with pictures from the big milestones of her last 30 years. This is the perfect way for her to be able to look back and see all the amazing places she’s been, people she’s met, milestones she’s reached and goals she’s achieved. Because what could be a better birthday gift idea for her 30th than the gift of celebrating her entire life so far? It’ll also be a beautiful keepsake for her to look back on in another 30 years!



a woman sitting in a cream chair with a cake and 30 years balloons

8. A fabulous at 30 photo shoot

Another one of our boujee birthday gift ideas for her 30th! How about speaking to a local photographer and setting up a ‘fabulous at 30’ photoshoot for her? The theme could be anything from capturing her in her favourite place to setting up a birthday background and posing like the birthday princess she is. You could even set up a photo shoot with her new Giant Bear! When it comes to gift ideas for 30th birthdays, we think the key is to get something memorable - and nothing is more memorable than taking beautiful photographs that she can frame for a lifetime. And also, think about all the likes they’ll get on the gram! This is definitely one of the best 30th gift ideas for your diva friends who love to pose and unleash their inner Gigi Hadid…​




the front cover of a journal with a yellow background and a grey bucket

9. A 30’s bucket list diary

Listen, sometimes turning the big 3-0 can feel overwhelming, and not everybody looks forward to the first year of leaving their twenties behind. Sometimes we can feel as if we haven’t achieved everything we’d like to, and some dreams can feel like they’re still unfulfilled. But with this 30th gift idea for her, she’ll be able to document her hopes, ambitions and dreams for the future in this cute bucket list journal. This is one of the best birthday gift ideas for her 30th if the lady in your life loves to plan for the future. As far as 30th gift ideas go, this one is sure to get her excited for the next decade of life’s adventures…



So there you have it! Our list of thoughtful and unique 30th birthday gift ideas for her that are sure to get the big 3-0 off to a flying start. When it comes to 30th gift ideas, our advice is to have a real think about how to make this present a little extra special. This isn’t just any birthday after all - it’s a pretty big deal! So this is really time to think of some birthday gift ideas for her 30th that stand out from the other pressies you might have given in the past (no socks, slippers or boring candles this year!)


We think our life-size bear sculptures make perfect unique 30th birthday gift ideas for her, which is why we’ve made it easy to find a companion that she’ll love by showcasing them in every size and colour in our online store. Browse our bears today.


For more gift-giving inspo for the lady in your life, check out our blog on 8 of the best gift ideas for her. And it’s not just the ladies who love our bears - check out why a Giant Bear actually makes the perfect, timeless gift for absolutely anyone. ​

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