Celebrating a person’s 80th birthday is, indeed, something very special. People this age need to be ensured that the people around them love them, respect them and honor them; therefore, a very good idea is organizing a birthday party where you can invite all the friends and relatives of the birthday boy/ girl.
At this party you can hang old pictures, important pictures that captured the most important moments in that person’s life. You can even hire a professional photographer so this opportunity remain in the 80year old’s photo album. To go even further, you can make a DVD with friends and family in which every person can talk about their experience with the celebrated person. In the end, you can invite people to write in a special guestbook, which the 80 year old can read later.
As for the more physical gifts, you can get funny gifts: t- shirts or mugs that have funny phrases, like: “It took 80 years to look this good” or “New and improved 80 year old- please note that our 79 year old model has been discontinued”. Other gifts that 80 year old may appreciate are: for the ladies, a beautiful shawl, maybe one that has been hand painted and for the gentleman you can get them a bathrobe or even an armchair that does a lot of tricks (like massaging) and is comfortable.
If you want to do something truly special, you can name a star after your loved one. At this site you will find several packages; for example, the standard one costs you 49.95 dollars and it includes a framed certificate, information about the constellation in which the star is found, the name you give to your star and others. Also, you can choose to buy 1 acre of moon land; these gifts are truly special for a special person that has been on this Earth for 80 years.11
A woman that turns 30 is definitely very busy: she most probably has a career and also a family and all these elements do take a strain on a person. You can purchase gifts that will help her release from all this stress, gifts that are based on her hobbies, interests, funny gifts or general gifts that all women love.
All women love to receive flowers on their birthdays; you can get a normal, traditional bouquet with her favorite flowers or if you are clueless about what kind of flowers she likes, get different flowers from 30 species. However, you can also go on a more unconventional way: purchase her a bouquet of flowers made out of chocolate; she will surely appreciate it.
Women also love jewelry; it is best if you know her style and what she prefers to wear. If she is more classic, you can buy pearls or vintage jewelry, which is very trendy nowadays, if she is more of a free spirit, purchase handmade jewelry or jewelry that is made out of real flowers.
If the 30 year old girl would need some time out from all her responsibilities, try to get her a spa gift certificate, which will allow her to relax through manicure, pedicure, a facial and massage. You can also try other gift certificates: adventure gift certificates- you can take her bungee jumping, scuba diving and so on.
If she is not that into adrenaline activities, then get her a gift certificate that will allow her to shop at her favorite store. Sometimes gift certificates are frowned upon, but let’s be realistic and admit that these cards offer the freedom of choice and instead of offering her clothes, accessories she will not like, it is better to let her decide.
As the age of 30 is an important step in someone’s life, you can even go with funny gifts: t- shirts, mugs with funny messages (“30 isn’t old…depressing, but not old”), a DVD with the most important events and news about what happened in the year she was born and others.11
When a person reaches the age of 90 years old, there are a few things that he/ she has not seen in this lifetime, not to mention about the different gifts that they have received along their long life. It is very important that in this moment the 90 year old is surrounded by friends and family. Try to get together all the grandsons and great grandsons in order to honor this special person.
If you want to truly mark this event, you can even go to your local newspaper and get them to write a special page on your relative; however, if you plan on doing that, please talk to the people from the newspaper with 2 to 3 months before the happy event. They may well be very interested, as a 90 year old person has a lot to talk about and share his/ her experience.
If you want to go on a more sentimental slope, you can organize an album with the most important photos of that person’s life; try to write little messages as well, from you and from friends and family. Also, going more modern, you can make a special memories DVD in which you can gather all the people that were in the birthday girl’s/ boy’s life and let them talk about their time spent together and even make little jokes.
You can also buy CDs with the best music that person listened to in their youth or even get a DVD with the most important events, news and other information that happened in the year the 90 year old was born.
About the over the hill gifts, I would suggest you go easy on this one, as you have to think that a 90 year old is more fragile, although some of them have an enormous sense of humor. You can get them mugs or t- shirts on which you can find messages, like: “I’m not 90! I’m 18 … with 72 years of experience”.11
Seven year old girls are full of energy, imagination and they already have a quite strong personality that definitely shows off every day; therefore, pay attention. You do have to take in consideration her hobbies, interests, but you can also ask her parents what she might like or even go with general things that most kids that age still love.
If you want to emphasize on the more educational side of things, you can get her a puzzle that will put her skills to work, a book or even tickets to see an exhibition. Both girls and boys at this age are already interested in a certain domain; you may hear the girl that she wants to be a doctor or a veterinarian, a teacher and so on.
If she is interested in the world that surrounds her, you ca even make a one year subscription to great and age appropriate magazines like National Geographic or Discovery. These magazines are great because they come with many pictures that will definitely draw her attention.
You can also put an accent on the girl’s imagination. You can purchase dress up dolls that come with several clothes, accessories and other items, kitchen kits, a princess costume or even a bag that she will have to decorate herself.
If you want to go with clothes, try to talk to the parents first so you can find out the girl’s preferences and size. Many seven year olds are crazy about the color pink and about the well known Hello Kitty t- shirts. Also, beautifully adorned headbands or colorful bracelets will be appreciated.
Seven year olds are, by nature, more active and they like to move around and play. You can purchase from the simple, yet fun, jump rope to roller skates or even a bike, if your budget allows you. However, try not to forget about the safety equipment.11
Purchasing a gift for your 80 year old father may be quite tricky as we are talking about a person that throughout his life he has received all kinds of presents; therefore, you might ask what can you possibly buy him? You have to take in account his interests, hobbies, health, pragmatic things and comfortable things.
Sentimental gifts that you can make yourself are one of the greatest for any parent, but especially for an 80 year old father. If you know he has a favorite picture, put your hands on that one and frame it in a beautiful handcrafted wooden frame. You can also make an album with the most important pictures and you can add little messages and funny faces to brighten the whole experience.
Family is very important for an 80 year old man, therefore a videophone might be a good idea in order for you to keep in touch much more easily with him. Also, if his grandkids do not find the time to visit him too often, this device is very useful and practical.
Speaking about comfortable things, we all know our dads have their own special chairs. You can purchase your 80 year old dad a great recliner chair that comes with massage and a lot of mobility.
You can also think about buying a CD with his favorite music from when he was young or a set of DVDs with his favorite all time movies. If you are thinking about his health you can purchase him a CVS/ pharmacy gift card from where he can buy medication, vitamins and other health care products.
However, I think that one of the greatest gifts that you can offer to your 80 year old dad is a dinner at his favorite restaurant or at the restaurant where he met your mother; try to bring together the entire family and friends. He will surely have a good time.11
Buying a gift for a 2 year old should not be so difficult; you have to keep in mind that 2 year olds are already starting to have certain preferences, like a favorite cartoon or story character, and a safe way of knowing what the toddler likes and enjoys is to ask his/ her parents.
Children at this age are very creative, imaginative, active and are interested in the world that surrounds them. You will often see two year olds literally “demolish” cars, trains, dolls and other items just because they are curious about how they were made. To offer them an opportunity of developing their conceptual skills, you can purchase legos, puzzles that are appropriate for their age. Try to get these items in colors that simply pop out and are capable of drawing the 2 year olds attention.
Another thing that you will notice about 2 year olds is the fact that they love arts and crafts; they draw on nearly everything, which can drive their parents crazy, and they love to make small figurines out of plasticine. Therefore, you can purchase non toxic paint, a big drawing pad, markers, crayons or you can purchase plasticine; try to get the latter in as many colors as you can find.
At this age, kids start to imitate grown ups. You will se them trying to wear their parents clothes, shoes; it is all about pretend game and it is great for the imagination. You can purchase a doctor kit or even a farmer outfit. These items will “force” him in a way to think of different situations.
Other great gifts for two year olds may include DVDs with their favorite stories, cartoons, interactive books and if you can find out the toddler’s favorite character, you definitely hit the jackpot. You can purchase an outfit that depicts that character or get crayons, a ball with that character.11
Your mother’s birthday is definitely something special; the whole family gathers around and celebrates this one special person. As for gifts, there are plenty of choices: you can make homemade gifts or you can buy gifts that take in account her hobbies, interests and lifestyle.
One thing that I will like to point out is the fact that you should avoid purchasing for your mother’s birthdays pots, bowls and other items that will only remind her of the house and the responsibilities she has. Try to prove to her that you have paid attention to the things she loves and that you have noticed them.
If you are good at cooking you can easily make your mother’s favorite cookie or cake on which you can write her name, age or other things. If you are not that good at cooking, you can make a special pictures board; choose the most important pictures of your mother with you, your brother and sister and your father.
You can also try a painting; stay calm, it is nothing complicated; it is all about a sentimental gift. Buy a canvas and non toxic paint and then play with it: you and your kids can put your hands in the paint and then leave your imprints on the canvas. I guarantee that your mother will go crazy for this one.
However, if you want a much easier “escape” you can buy ordinary gifts that take in account your mom’s hobbies. If she likes reading, buy her a good book; if you know what her favorite actor is, then take a shot at trying to find a set of DVDs with the best movies with that particular actor.
If you have seen that she is interested in arts and crafts, you can subscribe her to a class where she can have some fun and get away from all the stress back home. If you want to go even further and let her choose her own presents, you can purchase a Walmart gift card or a Pottery Barn gift card.11
After the whole turmoil that his/ her 40th milestone birthday caused last year, you should give the 41 year old a break this year. This time focus on their hobbies, interests, lifestyle and maybe think about what they would want to do: maybe try new experiences or go to a place they have never seen before.
A 41 year old woman is interested in how she looks, in taking care of herself and trying to exercise more. Therefore, you can purchase a spa gift certificate in order to give her a chance to relax by having a manicure, facial, pedicure and even a massage. If you have noticed that she is more into sports nowadays, you can buy her fitness equipment that can easily find its place into her house or even a yoga set.
Of course, if you know her better, a perfume or some jewelry are not bad ideas; however, know what scents she likes and what kind of jewelry she mostly wears.
As for men, it’s kind of the same situation as for women; some of them do start to pay more attention to the way they treat their bodies. Therefore, a boxing bag or some snickers for the jogging lovers could be great ideas. If the 41 year old man is a business guy, try to get him a good suite or a nice tasteful brief case.
There are also gifts that go great for both genders. You can never go wrong with a good book; if the 41 year old is a friend of yours, then you should know what kind of domains he/ she is interested in. Gadgets, everybody loves and needs gadgets nowadays. Especially if you are dealing with very active people that need permanent interaction with their email, social networking and other features, a smartphone will surely come in handy.11
Buying a present for a 37 years old man should not be that difficult. All you have to do is be attentive to his hobbies, interests, the things he likes, his lifestyle and so on. This is an opportunity for you to show him that you do know and are aware of the things he is passionate about.
Men in their late 30s seem to have everything; but they just “seem”. There is always something to buy, organize or improve. For example, you can offer him a good time by buying tickets to his favorite music band or solo artist, if they are playing in your local area.
If we are talking about your husband, you can make a special dinner for him, with all the foods he enjoys; put on some good music, turn the lights down low, light up some candles and things will turn out great. If you do not enjoy cooking or you simply do not know how to cook, make reservations to a restaurant that serves specific foods: Italian, Mexican, Chinese and so on.
If he loves sports, you can buy him tickets to a game in which his favorite team will participate or you can even purchase a book about his favorite baseball player, for example. If he likes to exercise as much as he likes to watch sports, then you can buy equipment what he might need: for jogging, snickers, a fitness bicycle, a treadmill or even a heavy bag and boxing gloves, if he likes kickboxing.
Also, men love gadgets. First of all, though, you have to make sure that you do not buy something that he already has. The good thing about gadgets is that they keep on getting better and improving, literally, day by day. If he has a smartphone, you can get him an even better smartphone; as we all know, men hate to ask for directions, so a GPS with voice turn by turn directions might be a good choice.11
Turning 40 is a very important moment in an adult’s life; this special occasion can bring up some negative feelings, nostalgic feelings, but it can also be an occasion to get together with your best friends and your family. You can choose from several types of gifts: from ordinary, hobby centered gifts to gag gifts or going out gifts.
Celebrating a 40thy birthday should be spent with your closest friends and family. If your friend turns 40, you can organize a barbecue party where he will do nothing and just wait to be pampered. You should take care of all of the grilling and make sure you cook his favorite foods.
If your wife is turning 40, there is a good opportunity of showing her how much you care. Take her out on a special dinner to a classier restaurant, where you can offer her a beautiful jewel or a perfume she loves. After this, you can go and see one of her favorite movies; she will surely appreciate the whole experience.
When people turn 40, they start thinking about eating healthier, exercising more and even relaxing more. Therefore, you can get them a subscription to a healthy cooking class or purchase them a book about healthy eating; you can also give them a one year subscription to a gym class or a spa center.
Ones of the most popular gifts are, of course, the gag gifts. However, be careful, as some people may be a little bit too sensible about that particular day; therefore, make sure that your friend or relative has a good and strong sense of humor. Gag gifts range from mugs, t-shirts to personalized inflatable walker and time capsule gift sets.
Just keep in mind that you have to make the birthday girl/ boy feel better about themselves and not go down a slippery depressing hill. Make their birthday a fun and loving event.11