You don’t always have to empty your wallet when you go gift shopping for birthdays. It’s a different issue if you’ve been saving up to buy a special and rather dear gift. But if you’re down and out and have a friend’s birthday coming up, buying gifts can be quite a difficult experience.
Think about the person for whom you’re buying the gift. What would he or she like? Ensure that if you’re buying a gift, you do it right and don’t hurt your pocket either.
The young and the excited
Generally, youngsters look forward to their birthdays as they’ll be a year older; and the many anticipated gifts also contribute to the excitement. They’ll be happy if you get them what they like and won’t care about the price.
Children who like reading would love story books; any other kind of informative books should be colorfully illustrated. Toys, games and favorite movies are good gifts for the playful kids. Coloring sets and books are ideal for the artistic ones and pretty clothes and ornaments attract the young girls.
If it’s your own child or someone you know well, spend some time finding out what they want the most. If it is too expensive, think of a cheaper alternative.
His and Hers
Whether it’s your special someone or just a friend, you’ll definitely want to give them a birthday gift. Gift baskets make great presents; create your own basket of gifts. These can contain small and inexpensive items that are thoughtful because you picked them out with care.
For men, you can include a wallet, deodorant, snacks and chocolates etc. Sports lovers can be gifted with a sports magazine subscription or a jersey and cap. For women, include perfumes, chocolates, inexpensive jewelry, books, scented candles etc.
For the love of your life, loving thoughts and actions also serve as precious gifts. A romantic candlelight dinner or a special song or poem written just for him or her would be a wonderful gift.
Make someone smile on their birthday and you can keep smiling as well!