Buying gifts for teens can be difficult at times, but there are a lot of options. First of all, clothes. Teenagers are into fashion, they pay very much attention to what they wear. However, you will have to pay attention to their style of clothing: there are teenagers who just like to keep it in tune with the fashion, there are kids who love punk clothing, emo clothes, hip hop clothing and even gothic clothing.
If you have embraced the teenager’s way of dressing and do not disagree with it, I gave you a few links to several online shops that basically have this range of style clothes. You can also take a teenage magazine, look a little bit at the pictures in it and then try to find your way through a store.
Another good thing that you can do is go on a shopping spree with your teenager and let him/ her choose what he/ she wants and then go to a McDonalds or KFC and eat. This way you will also spend time with him/ her.
Another important thing in the teenagers’ world, today, is technology. You have plenty of options here, as well. From eBooks Reader, if the kid likes reading, to laptops, tablets, MP3 players, iPhones and other smartphones. You can also buy a collection of DVDs with concerts of their favorite music bands or soloist.
Some teenagers have not abandoned sports; therefore, you can get them skateboards, roller skates, a volley ball or a pair of snickers if he/ she loves jogging. Skateboards are the latest trend and to make things more interesting, you can get them special drawn skateboards that are unique.
All in all, you will have to pay attention to the teenager’s personality, interests and hobbies.11
You have literally tones of choices for boy gifts. In this case, we will split the boys in three categories: sport lovers, gadget lovers and studios boys. For sport lovers, you can always buy roller skates, a bike, skateboards, which is the latest trend, snickers for all the running that they do or a sports suite. These gifts, of course, depend on the age of the boy; especially if we are talking about 8- 12 years olds, you should definitely buy safety equipment. The older boys are more independent, so, even if you buy them safety equipment, they will not necessarily wear it. However, be cautious.
For the gadget lovers, well, you can buy anything from a smartphone, iPad, iPod, laptop, MP3 players to Nintendos and games. You have a great variety of devices from where you can choose. I just gave you a few links to take a look at the possibilities; plus, here is a list of the more appropriate gadgets for teenagers.
As for the studious boys, who keep it serious, you can purchase literature books, history encyclopedias; you can even make a one year magazine subscription to National Geographic Magazine, Discover, New Scientist, and Archaeology Magazine. These are great magazines that are appealing to adults, teenagers and kids because they come in quality paper, with great images and sometimes with multimedia content, which is on the liking of a 21st century kid. Of course, you can also buy a selection of DVDs that contain documentaries on the boy’s favorite subject: Egypt, World History and so on.
All in all, there are plenty of options; all you have to do is pay attention to the boy’s personality, interests and hobbies and from here, you should encounter no problems.11
Buying gifts for men can be sometimes quite a pain. If you want to buy gifts for a woman, there are numerous options. Unfortunately, for men it is a little bit more difficult. However, nothing is impossible.
If the man you are planning to buy the gift for is your boyfriend or husband, than the options are much broader. As you know his tastes, you can buy him clothes, a nice t shirt or if he is more elegant, a beautiful white shirt, plus a black narrow tie, the type that Alain Delon used to ware. If he is more of a sportsman, you can get him a nice, practical pair of snickers for his jogging or fitness sessions.
If the man you want to buy presents for is not that close, even here there is more than one option. You can purchase a watch, men love watches. Now, you will decide what kind of watch to buy as it depends very much on your budget limits. Other good choices are: a good book, a bottle of wine, why not, if he smokes you can purchase a fancy lighter and so on.
Now, if the guy you are planning to buy a gift for is a close friend and has a sense of humor these presents will certainly make him laugh. You can buy him a Borat like mankini, which is hilarious, a happy man bottle stopper, which is simply crazy or if this is a little bit too much for you, you can opt for an Alco Hal Bottle Stopper. It’s basically a happy chap bottle stopper that had too many drinks onboard and looks, well, fuzzy.
All in all, buying gifts for man is not that difficult, as I complaint in the beginning, but you do have to make some delimitations in what you can offer, depending on what that particular man means to you.11
Two year old children have mobility now; let’s say also dexterity and they are full of energy. They will play all day, experiment things like gymnastics, so they can understand what their bodies can do.
There are plenty of gift ideas for 2 year old girls. You can purchase clothes and accessories: pretty dresses, a pink t shirt, beautifully adorned headbands with little flowers or ladybugs, colorful bracelets. Remember to take a good look at the materials out of which they are made; make sure that whatever items you choose to buy are non allergic or dangerous for the children.
Of course, toys are a great choice for girls this little. You can get them from sweet teddy bears to kitchen sets. As kids are more mobile at this age, they will be interested in toys that they can drag around, like a little dog with wheels and a simple cord or a frog that bounces as it is dragged by the girl. You can also take a chance and buy a tricycle, which the baby will absolutely love. However, make sure that it is stable and that it is suitable for a baby girl: beautiful, bright color, a little basket on the front.
You can already think at this age about the child’s creativity; you can buy sets of colors that are especially designed for children, as they are not toxic and a drawing pad. The parents will love the crazy little drawings made by their girls at this age. You can also get a set of non toxic plasticine, so the baby can play with it by giving it different forms.
Games like puzzles or construction blocks are very good for the child’s brain activity, no matter if we are talking about a girl or a boy. Also, there are tones of books out there especially manufactured for kids this age: kids especially love books with pop out figurines. For girls, you can buy classics like Cinderella, The beauty and the beast, Snow White and so on. Even though the reading level is higher than their age, they will be mesmerized by the figurines that pop out.11
Turning 40 can be a pain, but the birthday parties can be great due to the much beloved gag gifts. What would we do without them? Although sometimes they can be a little bit too stingy, we have to admit that a 40th birthday party without these kinds of presents is simply boring.
So, you have plenty of options: from a mug that has this text written on it: “How the #@*&)( did I get to be 40” to a mug that has a more optimistic and ironical twist to it: “It took me 40 years to look this good”. Now, this is funny and cool at the same time.
Those two gifts work both for men and for women. There are gag gifts especially thought for the girls. You can buy a crazy talking stuffed animal that at first appears to be cute and nice, but once you push the button, all hell breaks loose. It starts to sing Happy Birthday in a more colorful vocabulary and that will definitely cause some serious laughs. There are presents that are especially dedicated to women by reminding them of the body changes that will occur with time.
Please be sure that the woman whom you are intending to give such gifts has some real sense of humor or else, something bad might happen to you. The highest two gag gifts on our list for women are: hot flash fans; yes, we are talking about menopause when feeling hot is not so hot anymore and over the hill breast suspenders, which we pretty much get it. Just be sure that the lady you are giving the latter did not suffer any “improvements”.
For the boys, you can get an inflatable walker, or you can even take a roll of toilet paper on which you can write Note to self and underneath it “As you get older, your memory deteriorates, so I bought you this helpful memo pad”. The latter two are actually gifts that you can make yourself at home without too much trouble. Please click here in order to view more ideas on homemade gag gifts. Enjoy.11
When you buy a gift for a 16 year old boy, you have to know the boy’s personality: what are his hobbies, what he is interested in, and what kind of clothes he wears and so on. Clothes are the easiest option, but to make them more appealing you can choose t shirts or pants that are drawn on by certain artists. This can be a more special gift and it will not be only clothes, but special clothes. Especially if he is into skateboarding, you can also get him a great drawn skateboard, especially painted for him.
Besides clothes, you have to think about gadgets. This is the world we live and more than others, teenagers are in tune with what’s going on in the gadget world. You can get him from a multimedia phone to an iPad; everyone is going crazy these days over the latter. If he is into music, you can buy him a great pair of headphones like Monster Beats by Dre Studio.
If the kid is into reading, well, you have tones of books that will help him discover the world around him and maybe answer some of the questions he has at this age. 16 year old teenagers love Dostoyevsky or for something that has been on everybody’s mind ever since the movie production: Lord of the rings, of course, written by J.R.R Tolkien. It mostly depends on the boy’s personality.
You can also offer them a pair of snickers and casual things like that. You can also buy DVDs with, I don’t know, his favorite movie or with a concert and backstage images of his favorite band or soloist.
16 year old teenagers are already small people themselves and have their own universe and set of ideas about life, so you can gravitate around this main idea in order to get the perfect gift.11
Girls at this age are already starting to be interested in fashion and how they look. You have to keep in mind that kids today are pretty precocious and they are nothing alike the 80’s or 90’s children.
Girls at this age would love to receive clothes, accessories, perfumes and even small purses. Of course, all of these gifts should, still, be appropriate for their age. You can buy a beautiful dress to make her feel special, combined with a pretty headband. You can also get accessories for hair, bracelets, and necklaces with flowers or funny animals. Another hot trend now is represented by the handmade accessories, which girls just love, mainly because they are unique.
Although, at this age, they already start to care about how they look and want to have pretty clothes, they are still children. Therefore, no girl at this age would refuse toys. You can buy her a pretty teddy bear or, why not, the everlasting Barbie doll. You can even get a secret Barbie journal. Also, a musical box would be a great choice.
As for more technological presents, you can buy MP3 players or iPods as 10 year old girls already have their favorite boy bands or girl bands. If you want to emphasize on the educative part, there are plenty of things from where you can choose: books, encyclopedias, atlases, puzzles and so on. Of course, no one would refuse a great pair of roller skates or a bike; remember to also buy the safety equipment.11
Nine year old kids already have to share their time between school, fun and education. However, most of the nine year olds are full of energy, therefore some gifts like: roller skates, a bike or skateboards would be perfect. Particularly boys go crazy for specially designed skateboards with certain drawings, but girls have also taken on the skateboards in later years. Remember to also buy safety equipment.
If you want to give them something that they can also learn from, you have a lot of options. The market is full with puzzles that are created for specifically age ranges; the puzzle helps the child to keep his mind active in an entertaining way, as well. Also, you can buy books; for example there are special editions with Jules Verne books, which kids that like to read will certainly appreciate.
If your kid is already starting to pay more attention to technology, you can buy him/ her games, but try to avoid 3D games as specialists insist the this technology can harm the child’s eyesight and cause dizziness and headaches, especially when used for longer periods of time. You can also purchase MP3 players, Nintendo or, why not, even a laptop, as they already work with this kind of items at school and need them for homework.
However, let’s not forget that these are kids, still, and they will not refuse toys in any way. You can get for girls, from sweet teddy bears to creativity design fashion studio and boys would definitely love remote control cars, little trains that are more sophisticated and more appropriate for their age. Also, for creativity you can buy a set that consists of polymer clay and a few tools and let them create small figurines or whatever they desire. Creativity is very important, too.11
Buying GIFTS For women is one of the easiest things in the world because you have so many options. Every woman would love to receive clothes, accessories, jewelry, perfumes and beautiful purses. However, you do have to take in consideration the personality of that particular woman in order to buy presents.
If she is elegant, she will definitely be happy to receive a classic skirt or dress, a scarf, a beautiful and graceful necklace or, why not, maybe a vintage purse from the fifties. Vintage clothing and accessories are the must have of today’s fashion, especially for women who like to keep their wardrobe simple, tasteful and classic.
If she is more of a free spirit, you can buy her a lumen candle shadow projector, which is absolutely beautiful and it also creates a romantic atmosphere or you can buy a cherry blossom candle that is very pretty and reminding of spring.
If your girl is very environmental conscious and likes recyclable accessories or bracelets and necklaces that have a message, she will love these gifts. There are a lot of options: recycled bracelets made from the strings of musical instruments. Another great trend that eco friendly women may love is the handmade accessories that are mainly realized from clay and then painted on. Not only that they do not endanger the environment once thrown, but they are unique. So, your girl is going to be one of a kind. Plus, if she gets bored of that particular model, she can ask the artist that made the accessory to paint it differently.
If the woman you are buying the present for is athletic and is an activist for a healthy life, you can buy her good pair of snickers to help her go through her daily jogging much easier.
All in all, it all depends on what the woman is like, what she is interested in and what kind of lifestyle she has embraced.11
Turning fifty can be a little bit overwhelming, but people should embrace this age with humor; and most people do. We have all heard of funny and sometimes even over the top crazy gifts, but I think this is the ideal way of celebrating a friend, relative or parent.
I have thought about some funny items, but also books that, maybe, will help them get pass the big 5- 0 crisis. You can buy a big 50 mug, although we are not quite sure if the person would like to be reminded every day that he/ she turned fifty, although they don’t have to drink from it every day; it’s only a present.
“You Know You’re Fifty When …” is a hilarious book written by the now famous Richard Smith. It contains jokes, like: you know you’re fifty when “you answer your front door in bedroom slippers” or “when your main form of aerobic exercise is getting up to change the channel”. Also, the author celebrates the person that turns 50, because that means that she/ he survived their 40s.
Another good choice can be the book: “Fifty things to do when you turn fifty: Fifty experts on the subject of turning fifty”. The latter has fifty essays or articles to which people like Billy Collins, Rabbi Harold Kushner or Gary Jobson have contributed by giving advises or stating their opinions on how to gracefully pass towards your 50s. This book has a positive and optimistic view on the years to come, so you can take a look at it.
Now, if the person that turns fifty enjoys a good and self ironic laugh you can get them an over the hill walker. This is basically an inflatable walker that even has a panic button; it also has written on it all kinds of funny phrases. This is a great and over the hill fun gift.11