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
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
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
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
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
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
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
When you think about a 27 year old young adult you think about the fact that he/ she is already taking things a little bit more seriously: they are starting a career, maybe a family and true responsibilities start to weigh down.
Thinking about the more career focused young adults, you can get them useful gadgets. For example, if they are always on the road, but they have to be permanently in touch with their company and even make Power Point presentations along the road, you can purchase them a business centric smartphone that allows him/ her to edit and create new documents.
However, business shouldn’t be everything; find a smartphone that also comes with decent multimedia features, so that the birthday person can also listen to their favorite music and even watch Youtube videos. Other products that fall in this category are: laptops and PC tablets, which are much easier to carry around and they also are the latest trend.
If you want to offer your friend a good time, you can purchase tickets to whatever shows he/ she likes. If he is a sports fan, get him tickets to a baseball game or a boxing match; if he loves music and you hear that one of his favorite bands are playing near your town, get him tickets to that particular show. He/ she will surely appreciate this type of a gift.
To help the person relax and really have fun with his/ her friends and family, you can organize a party with different themes or plan a girl’s/ boy’s night out. You are also free to joke a little; for example, if the 27 year old man has a little bit of an obsession with Superman or Batman that he has not outgrown yet, organize a birthday party with this theme. For women, an elegant cocktail party would be a good idea because it will offer her the opportunity to wear her best dress.11