Buying a gift for an 8 years old is not that difficult at all. However, you do have to think about what she likes to do, if she has any activity she is involved in (like ballet, dancing, swimming, playing an instrument), what color she likes or what her favorite character is. You can find out all this information pretty easily: simply ask her parents; this way you will not go wrong with the present you buy.
The eight years old girls are already starting to be more interested in what older girls wear, do and so on. You can even get her a child make up set that will not harm her in any way and that is very decent; but I would still talk to her parents before choosing such a gift, as some moms and dads may not approve, although the girls would only use it to play pretend. The clothes with Hannah Montana, Hello Kitty or any other fashionable characters are more than welcomed. Again, talk to her parents so you know what size to buy.
However, the 8 years old girls are only kids and they still enjoy playing with dolls. Therefore, the classic Barbie with, maybe a Barbie house, a stuffed animal (dog, bear that speak, sing) are going to be appreciated.
If you want to focus on a more educational side of things, you can offer to go with her and visit a museum you know she would be interested in or an exhibition. You can take her to a ballet show and maybe you can even manage to go backstage; the girl will be ecstatic.
If she loves to move and enjoys sports, you can get her anything from roller skates, a soccer ball, a skateboard, a bicycle to a basket ball, a baseball bat and the special glove and so on.11
We can not say that turning 87 is a milestone; just having this age is a great thing and accomplishment in itself. The 87 year old people need to know that their family, friends cherish them, therefore, I would highly suggest that you organize a small party in your backyard or restaurant and bring all the important people together.
A great thing that you can do is make a DVD with interviews of that person’s closest friends and relatives in which they can express what they feel for that person and even tell funny stories about moments that they spent together. At this party, you can also offer the celebrated person a more special album which contains photos of the most meaningful events in their life; go to a specialized photo store and make the photos a tad larger in order for your grandpa or grandma to see them better.
As for things that you can buy from the store, there are plenty of items from where you can choose: from useful, practical ones to more sentimental ones. For example, an 87 year old woman will surely still appreciate a beautiful classic or vintage jewelry, a scarf or a shawl.
Men will surely appreciate a bathrobe, an armchair that comes with all the comforts that an 87 year old needs: massage and foot rest. For something a tad more special, you can offer him a crystal glass on which you can engrave his name.
For more sentimental gifts, you can take a look at photo frames that come with two parts: one in which a photo you hold dear can be placed and on the other part you can write a special message or even a poem for your 87 year old birthday boy/ girl.
All you have to know is that most 87 years old just love spending quality time with their loved ones, so besides a good gift, also organize something special just for him/ her.11
If you are a grandmother or a grandfather, buying gifts for your grandchildren should be quite easy. You have a lot of options: from personalized presents that you can even do yourself to store gifts.
If you have very young grandchildren, you definitely should think about toys, toys and toys. The kids love them: from educational ones that help develop their skills (puzzles, Lego, wooden blocks), the ones that help develop their imagination (costumes, kitchen set, doctor kit) to the ones that simply scream out fun, like: a bubble gun, which your toddler will definitely love, stuffed animals or dolls that can be accessorized by your granddaughter.
If your grandchildren are a tad older, like 9- 12, you can offer them an ant farm that comes in a blue gel and your grandson will be fascinated by the way ants build their entire colony “infrastructure”. The girls this age are already starting to be interested in fashion: you can even go with them on a shopping spree, but not until you discuss a budget limit, and this way she can buy what she likes and the two of you can spend time together. If you want to go on a more educational side, you can invite your grandchildren at an exhibition you know they will enjoy.
If your grandchildren are teenagers, you can purchase gadgets. Kids love to listen to music wherever they go, therefore an iPod or an MP3 player are great choices. If you are not that tech savvy you can ask your son or daughter to help you a little bit with this one. You definitely know what kind of sport your grandchild loves practicing, so you can buy items that are useful in that particular sport.
Your grandchildren will surely appreciate the personalized gift that you make yourself: you can purchase a regular photo frame, which you can paint yourself and add a picture of you and him/ her or make an album in which you can put the most important pictures of your grandchild’s life. However, if you are not that good at arts and crafts, this site can help you with personalized gifts.11
When you have to buy a present for a 60 years old man, it can be quite tricky because you might think that particular person has almost everything after a life’s work. However, you can offer him gifts that take into account his hobbies, you can introduce him to the new activities or you can purchase the well known gag gifts.
Try to find out what the 60 year old enjoys to do; there are even men at this age that engage in an arts and crafts hobby, like pottery. Of course, they do more “manly” things, but a pottery turntable or pottery utensils will surely be appreciated. Do not laugh at them if they choose such a hobby because the pottery does have the ability of relaxing your nerves.
If he enjoys reading, you have tones of options. The men at this age also appreciate a good wine bottle or a good set of cigarettes; the best advice I can give you is try to go to a specialized store with a person that can direct you to the best products.
One of the greatest presents is the gift certificate. There are many men who on this age take up golf as one of their hobbies or tennis; therefore, you can offer them a gift certificate at clubs that have these activities. If he has not tried on these sports, introduce him to these new activities. It will offer him the chance to loosen up a little bit and why not, socialize with different people.
Also, there are 60 years old men that jog every morning or at least every weekend in order to keep in shape; therefore, a new pair of snickers or a pedometer, might tell him the distance he has traveled, the number of steps and even the calories he has burned.
At this site you can find a variety of gag gifts for a 60th birthday: from mugs with funny messages to gift baskets that contain retro candies and a CD with the most popular music of that person’s youth.11
Five year old children are full of imagination and are eager to learn more and more about the world that surrounds them. Buying a gift for five year olds is not that difficult: you can get them presents that emphasize the educational part of things, their imagination, their motor and conceptual skills or you can simply buy items that are only for fun.
Kids love to combine and build things: both girls and boys. You can purchase a Lego game, a puzzle, a jewelry kit that requires that the girl mixes the beads on her own and makes her own bracelets, necklaces and other things. The Martian Matter Alien Maker Playset- Spaceship pretty much works on the same concept that the aforementioned items do: the child will have the possibility of combining the pieces in all kinds of combinations. It will only cost you 12.69 dollars and the set is appropriate for children with ages between 5 and 8; always look at the age ranges.
If you want to help them enrich their imagination you can buy them a costume of their favorite character; in order to find out what their favorite character is, simply ask their parents. Girls usually love to dress up in princesses, in the popular Hannah Montana and boys love cowboy costumes, Spiderman costumes, Batman costumes and I could go on forever. Once they put on these costumes their imagination starts to work and they imagine different places, situations and so on.
The kids also love books: you can purchase interactive books or even get a pop out book that they will have to draw and write themselves. Now, items for fun: a bicycle is a great gift for a 5 year old. You can offer him the chance of finally giving up his tricycle and move on to a two wheeler. Also, include a helmet for the kid’s safety. If the parents will not have anything bad to say about it, you can even purchase a trampoline that will definitely amuse the child.11
Eight year old girls are very active and smart. In order to get the right gift, it is best that you talk to her parents first, so this way you will not find the task of getting her a present so difficult. Girls this age love games, books, they love to play pretend and dress up in their favorite character, they love to dance and do all kinds of sports; therefore, you have quite a few choices from where you can take your pick.
Some of the girls at this age do have an activity that they do on a regular basis. If she does ballet, you can offer to buy her new point shoes as they wear out pretty fast, a new tutu dress and other items you think she might like. She will definitely appreciate these gifts.
If she loves to read and she wants to know as many things about the world that surrounds her, you can get her books or even take her out at on a museum or exhibition you think she will be interested in. Girls at this age love stories, fairy tales, poetry, legends and so on.
However, we should not forget that we are talking about pretty active kids; therefore sports or play related items are great choices: from roller skates, badminton set to a colorful jump rope.
Also toys are always more than welcomed: from the typical and well known Barbie dolls to dolls that the girl can dress up and accessorize herself. To make things more interesting, there are also sets of “do it yourself” jewelry; the girl will have the possibility of arranging her own necklaces, bracelets and even paint them if you choose a box of ceramic beads.
The best thing you can do is talk to her parents or even to her to find out exactly what she is interested in and if you do that you might as well come up with the perfect gift.11
Turning 16 is quite a big deal: this is the age when a teenager can get his driving license and become more responsible. When you decide to get a birthday gift for a 16 year old boy you have to take into account his hobbies, interests and the best way to find out what these are is to ask his parents or, why not, even him. In this way you will be sure that you purchase the perfect present.
However, there are things that the teenagers like. We have all noticed how kids these days listen to music everywhere they go; therefore, an iPod or an Mp3 player might be great choices for a 16 years old, if he does not already posses these items. The iPods are great because they offer access to games, social networks, music and together with this product you can also get him an Apple iTunes gift card so he can purchase whatever songs he wants to.
Also, the teenagers are into messaging; a smartphone that focuses on this feature set is a good choice, as well. However, make sure that it comes with other features that are important for a teenager, like: instant messaging and social networking.
Skateboarding, nowadays, is very popular and you can choose to purchase a hand drawn skateboard for the kid, of course, if he is into this kind of a sport. If he is not, you can find out what his favorite team is and buy tickets to a game in which that particular team will play.
The music and movies are important for teenagers; you can purchase tickets to his favorite band or solo artist if they are going to have a concert in the area. You can also get a DVD set with his favorite movie series: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and so on.
If you have a bigger budget and you have thought about this day quite a while ago, you can even offer the 16 year old boy a car. This is a great way of teaching him on how to take upon himself more responsibilities.11
The two year old toddlers are full of energy, they are very active and curious about the world that surrounds them. You will notice the fact that they start to imitate the persons in their life or even what certain characters in their favorite cartoons do. Therefore, you can focus on gifts that help develop their imagination, different skills, presents that are educational or simply fun. There is a variety of gifts out there and I assure you that a 2 year old baby will surely appreciate almost anything you give them.
You will also notice that the kids at this age start to express themselves via art: you will see them drawing on almost everything, which can cause some headaches to their parents. In order to help and ease the parents’ pain, you can purchase a drawing pad, watercolors, chalk, crayons, markers and other drawing related items; just make sure that all these products are age appropriate and non toxic.
The kids at this age are also interested about how things are build, that is why the presents like a Lego game, puzzles or the cube puzzles are great for 2 year olds. A great gift is the “assemble it yourself” Potato Man form Toy Story, which the bay will have to accessorize himself and add his eyes, feet, hat and others. Again, you have to make sure that they are age appropriate and that the parts they are made of are not too small and dangerous for the baby.
The two years old children also love to play pretend; therefore, you can give them a cowboy hat and cowboy boots so he can imagine that he is somewhere in the Wild West or a princess dress so the girl can pretend she is part of the Cinderella tale and so on.
The important things that you have to take into account when you buy presents for a 2 year old child are the safety and fun.11
Buying a gift for a 9 year old boy should not be that difficult; however, there are a few things that you have to take into account. The nine year old boys have hobbies, interests, domains in which they activate and so on. For a much simpler way of finding out what the little guy wants, you can simply ask his parents.
If you want to go on a more educational path, you can offer the boy tickets to a great dinosaur or astronomy exhibition; we all know that the boys are crazy about dinosaurs, planets and trains. You can even take him to a train station and ask the people in charge there to take you on a tour.
If the 9 year old loves sports and it is quite impossible for him not to like sports, as kids at this age are very active, you can purchase him roller skates, a bicycle, a skateboard, a soccer ball or a basketball hoop. Again, you have to pay attention or ask his parents what kind of a sport he is interested in.
You will find that they are already taking one domain very seriously; therefore, if the child is interested in music, you can purchase him a violin, an electric guitar or a piano. If he is very interested in painting, you can buy a professional easel and paints and so on. These presents are more expensive, so be aware.
However, the presents they love are toys, but not so simple toys, more complicated and challenging ones. You can get a more difficult Lego game. The boys are very interested in how things are built, so a game of such a type will be much appreciated.
Kids also love electronics: from remote control cars, helicopters to more serious devices, like an iPod that will offer him access to music and games. However, if you opt for the latter, you should talk to his parents before buying it, as some moms and dads might not approve of this gift because of the boy’s small age.11
A 65 year old person is maybe, already retired or thinking about it. Therefore, try to get presents so that particular person will enjoy in their spare time. People at this age tend to want to go and see places they have never seen before, go to different shows, “embark” on new hobbies and interests and so on.
Many women at this age attend arts and crafts courses so they are more creative and they spend their free time this way. If your grandmother or friend has taken a passion on pottery, there are plenty of items you can buy her: from pottery tools, which she will find very useful to clay and books about pottery. If she is drawing, you can buy her an easel or different sized brushes.
If you want to offer her a day of relaxation and pampering, get her a spa gift certificate that includes all the treatments: massaging, manicure, pedicure, facial and other special treatments. While she is away, you can organize a special birthday party where you can gather the entire family and all her friends.
The men also tend to spend much more time doing the things they love. You can either get them tickets to a baseball game in which their favorite team plays or purchase a golf gift card so they can enjoy their hobby at their favorite club. You can also get him a set of golf gloves or, why not, golf shoes.
If your budget is a tad higher and you have prepared for this special moment for quite a while, you can offer the 65 year old the trip of their lifetime. Think about a place they have always talked about going, but they never got the chance due to the time spent at the workplace and offer them two tickets, so that they can bring someone else too.11