You should know that birthday gift ideas are different
A gift can be special in two ways. Either you spend good money on the gift or you spend time. Basically you need both for a very special gift for someone close. People at 70 are very specific and know what they need in life. So, the best thing is giving them something they love. Most people love travelling the whole world and have some special places where they would love to go, so you can get them tickets for the place where the person can visit with family.
Some other special gifts include designer perfumes as they are cheap and unique. There are many brands which make designer perfumes and there are many perfume outlets where you can get heavy discount. When gifting a perfume you should be sure that its their preference. Most people at 70 also want to be fit but cannot go to gym and do other harsh exercise. Therefore, you can gift them something special like Wii Fit. This would help them to remain fit and enjoy their workouts.
People also like reading, so you can gift a set of novels and also religious books the person is fond of reading. This way you can gift some special items and make them feel special.
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