In the United Kingdom you get the chance to buy a birthday gift from many companies and sites, almost all of them having a good reputation. A site that we definitely recommend is notonthehighstreet.com. Don't look at the name of this site and at its extension (.com), because this is a site that operates in the United Kingdom. The meaning of this title is that here you can find products that are not found on the high street; which means these are handmade products from artisans, that are normally sold in tiny stores around the corner all over the UK. Notonthehighstreet.com is a place where artisans from all over the world meet their customers.
Here you can find not only birthday gifts, but also products for anniversaries, graduation, wedding, Valentine's Day, Thank You gifts, new baby, Christening and other occasions. In the Birthdays category, for example, we don't have the products arranged according to other categories in which they may be included, but according to the most important events: the 18th birthday, 21st birthday, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th and 70th. On other sites, that sell gifts, you normally see these products arranged something like this: home products, jewelry, watches, purses, fashion, experiences, books, electronics, magazines, kitchenware, furniture and so on. Others, on the other hand, allow you to select the potential gifts according to the personality of your recipient. Thus you can choose from athlete, geek, ecologist, religious, chocolate lover, music lover and others.
Because we speak about notonthehighstreet.com and not about other site, we have selected to present several products included in the 18th birthday gifts category on this site.
And the first one is a personalized vintage rose necklace, sold by Hurley Burley, an artisan located in London. This jewelry is a gorgeous sterling silver, rose quartz and freshwater pearl necklace, that makes a treasured gift for any special occasion. This product is 45 GBP.
Another gift recommended to a lady celebrating her birthday in the United Kingdom is this Lace Detail Sun Dress (55 GBP), made entirely from light organdie cotton and available in white. This dress is made by BlinkBeach from Somerset.
We come back to jewelry and present this personalized friendship bracelet by Lily Belle (49 GBP). This product will be delivered to you from Surrey. Its manufacturer is proud that this friendship bracelet is just like the one you have seen in Vogue Magazine. It is a timeless piece of jewelry, easy to wear and which can be personalized with the initial of your recipient or with any other symbol. It is a sterling silver bracelet, made using silky cord.
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A girl/woman likes personalized gifts, jewelry and watches, eco-friendly gifts, clothes and accessories, garden products, electronics, books, home products, beauty and spa pampering gifts, experience gifts, gift baskets and other inspirational presents, that could brighten her day.
Speaking of inspirational gifts, we will present today several potential presents that a girl/woman could receive from her friends and family on her birthday.
1. And the first inspirational present is this “Believe in Yourself” lumbar pillow, that allows your recipient to get inspired, thanks to a plush, extra long pillow filled and topped with 100% cotton. You can design your bed and make it inspirational for you and friends that see your room. You can find this special present on PBteen. Its price is $34.99.
2. The next product is again a lumbar pillow, only that having a different inspirational quote: “Change the World.”. Just like the previous product, this one too is detailed with crewel embroidery. Obviously, you can buy it from the same PBteen store. However, the price of this pillow is $29.99.
3. And the last product we present coming from this company is the “Follow Your Dreams” pillow. This one has the same price as the first product, is an embroidered artwork, that reverses to white. You can buy as many lumbar pillows as this one to create a unique look in your bedroom.
4. Then we have a coffee table for art lovers, great for its inspirational purposes. Amazon sells this product for the price of $13.59. This coffee table offers a sneak peak into the wildly creative imagination of top illustrators from all over the world.
5. Now how about a boxed stationery set? This is the perfect note to keep you inspired and a stationery-lover’s dream, because it features 24 cards and envelopes, with a large variety of labels and stickers, great for those moments when you lose the inspiration and the power to carry on. Amazon sells this product for $79.90.
6. Because women are attracted to jewelry, as we have said in the first paragraph, I believe the Kate Middleton Engagement Ring would be a great choice for the birthday of a woman. However, if we are talking about your girlfriend, a gift like this might have another signification. So if you're not ready to propose to her or if you don't want to be misunderstood, you should buy her something else. This product comes with one year money back guarantee (100%), and makes a statement that honors Lady Diana's memory and William and Kate’s royal romance. It can be bought from The Bradford Exchange Online and costs $99.
A young girl wants to celebrate her birthday to celebrate with her friends. This means throwing a party for all those friends, buying sweet treats and drinks for them and receiving presents. This is what interests me today, what kind of presents should you buy for a girl when you go to her birthday?
It doesn't matter how young or old the girl is, a girl/woman will be always interested in clothes and fashion, so we strongly recommend to try buying some clothes for the birthday of a girl. This is appropriate if we are talking about your sister or a very good friend, because it is supposed that you know the measures of your sister/friend. If you go to the birthday party of a cousin that you haven't seen in the last 5 years, most likely this gift idea should not be considered. You may exchange photos with your cousin online, but you cannot be sure if the dress or T-shirt you plan to buy for her is going to fit her just fine.
Anyway, if clothes is what you want to buy, here is a Trendy Back Detail Dress, extremely beautiful for a 16, 17 or 18-year-old girl. This dress is $109 and can be found at Urban Outfitters. This dress has a copper color, is included in the Ladakh Glamazon collection of this store and has a short body con silhouette with a wide neck. It is made from a combination of polyester and satin and on the back it has a zipper closure.
Who says that only boys are mad about electronics? Girls are too, especially when these electronics allow them to communicate with boys. Well, in this article we will not present another instant messaging system or another smartphone, but a gadget that allows your girl to listen to music from her iPhone/iPod, without consuming too much the battery. We are talking about the iHome iP1 Studio Series Audio System for iPod/iPhone ($211.41) from Amazon.
This product has a breathtaking design, is simple, yet powerful and delivers the basics in audio entertainment. It works as a docking station for your iPhone or iPod, showing outstanding versatility. It comes with an efficient 4-channel amplifier solution and uses also the Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station technology.
Other thing that girls/women like very much is represented by jewelry. In this category, we believe that the best product a boyfriend can offer to his girlfriend is this Betsey Johnson necklace. This is sweet and sentimental, crafted in antique gold tone mixed metal, having a heart shape. The length of the necklace is of 16 inches. It is available at Macy’s for $16.99.
Categories: Birthday Gifts For Girls Tags: Amazon, amplifier solution, betsey johnson, bongiovi acoustics digital power station technology, electronics, instant messaging system, iPhone, iPod, metal, sdi ip1 speakers, smartphone, studio series audio system, USD
A woman is much more difficult to satisfy when it comes to birthday gifts, this is why for the birthday party of a 40-year-old woman, I want to recommend you this directory of sites from where you can buy gifts: findgift.com, because a single site is not enough for a woman. For them, you can buy jewelry, apparel, intimate products, exercise and wellness products, gift baskets, kitchenware, home decor, arts and crafts, electronics, flowers and plants, garden and yard products, books, office accessories and many more. On this site, you can also find what are the top stores from where you can buy products for women: Szul.com, Harry and David, UncommonGoods, The Body Shop, Zappos.com and Barnes & Noble.
We have selected for today the Arts & Crafts category. A 40-year-old woman must appreciate art, especially if we are talking about a photo montage, that represents her own picture or the image of her child.
1. This is why the first product we will present is the Photo Montage, that is in fact one photograph, that is composed of many others. Don't look at the image of the girl, because most likely she isn't 40; the point is that myDaVinci, the company that creates such montages, can do this with any photo that you send to them. You can preview your artwork online, before it will reach your house. The developer says that they offer 100% satisfaction. This photo montage is $59.85.
2. Another product great for a 40-year-old woman is this personalized oversized metal family tree sculpture. It wants to be a genealogy tree, but you can place in it pictures with your current family. You don't need to know who your great-grandfather was or have his picture to place it in this tree. You can place for example 3 or 4 pictures with your child, 3 or 4 with your own picture and so on. No one limits you from placing whatever pictures you want in this tree. It stands proudly on a metal base and is available from Personal Creations for $49.99.
3. This product can be offered by a woman or man to her/his best female friend. I'm talking about the Best Friend Fine Art Print ($9.95), available from myDaVinci. You can cherish the memories with your best friend, by offering her a stretched canvas or framed print like this, that measures 8 x 10″.
4. This is a Bathsheba Sculpture that represents the DNA. This is an optically perfect crystal that functions as a 3D sculpture. It is available from Edmund Scientifics for $39.95. You can use this gift as a paperweight, educational model or decorative object.
Categories: Birthday Gifts for Women Tags: barnes & noble, david, edmund scientifics, electronics, findgift.com, harry, metal base, mydavinci, oversized metal family tree sculpture, szul.com, USD, wellness products, yard products, zappos.com
A young man is attracted to gadgets, this is why for the 21st birthday of a man is recommended to think of gadgets as gifts. And a very good site where you can find all sorts of gadgets and gizmos is thinkgeek.com. Today I want to recommend you several computer stuff, that are great especially for an Information Technology student. On thinkgeek.com, computer gadgets are divided into many categories, such as USB gadgets, bags and cases, speakers and headsets, storage devices, cool accessories, tech keyboard and mice. From all these, we will select cool accessories and see what are the available gadgets here.
1. We have to begin with this product, because it is one that assassinates dirt and grime, perfect to weaken the body of a 21-year-old person. Teenagers and young adults spend a lot of time on their computers, this is why in some cases, they even eat next to them. I don't have to tell you that this is incorrect. In order to keep a clean desk, you need to stop doing this activity and start using this Cyber Clean Electronics Cleaning Putty, that works fast, easy, is reusable and biodegradable. This product is $8.99. It was specifically designed to clean electronics without damaging them. The tube contains 135 g of this substance that will clean your digital camera, mobile phone, computer keyboard and other products that attract dust and dirt like magnets.
2. We hope that the previous product will be gladly received by your 21-year-old recipient. I'm saying this because he might think that you want him to start cleaning up his desk (which is probably true), so he may receive the cleaning product not that enthusiastically. This is why my recommendation is to offer the previous product along with another one, like this one, which will certainly put a smile on his face: the Joystick-IT iPad Arcade Stick. This product has a price between $8.99 and $15.99 and adds more precision to your gaming skills, as long as you play the games on a tablet computer. This hardware works with thousands of different games and doesn't need wires or batteries.
3. This is a product that I believe your recipient is going to love: the Doctor Who TARDIS 4 Port USB Hub. This is an item designed especially for those that love this TV series and collects all sorts of things related to it. This USB port hub replicates the 1950s Police phonebox TARDIS that appeared in this popular show. There is no software required and is suitable for personal computers and MacBooks alike. It has 11 x 6 x 6 cm.
A man in his 50s most likely knows to receive a gift, even if the gift is not that usual. In this article, we will discuss about gag gifts created for the 50th birthday of a man. Make sure that man has a high sense of humor, otherwise he will not capable of understanding many of the products that I will present here.
1. Because Christmas is approaching, I have selected a gag gift that shows Santa doing a not that orthodox move. The name of the product is “Animated Full Moon Santa” and it is $19.98 on prankplace.com. If your recipient thinks that he was good this year and he waits for the perfect gift, he will have a surprise from this little Santa, that spins around, drop his pants and gives you a full moon. Ho Ho Ho!
2. Here is a top seller. If you say this, related to a product for men, it must be related to alcohol. I mean there is no other option. Joking! Men are also attracted to electronics and video games… Anyway, let's go back to our top seller. This is the Drinking Helmet ($11.89). This beer helmet, although you can use the available locations for juice cans as well, is the ultimate party hat. You can drink from 2 beer cans at the same time, because as you can see in the picture, those are both connected to a hose, which helps you drink. Besides a party, you can use this product when watching television or playing a game. Just make sure your wife agrees with such hat.
3. This is a product that doesn't have any other purpose, then to make you laugh. Come on, where are you going to use these Underpants for Hands? They are $12.98 on prankplace.com and represent the perfect clothing piece to keep your hands warm. They fit most hands and are the cutest thing on the market that can be used on a cold winter day.
4. Don't eat it! It is not food. It only looks like bacon, but it is a soap bacon ($5.58). This is a product dedicated to those that have dreamt of bathing themselves into bacon. Now is your chance for the dream to come true. It is great, because this product doesn't only look like bacon, but also smells like it. Its manufacturers managed to capture the aroma of frying bacon in this bar of soap.
5. Even though this item is named Le Tooter, it is not a French product. It is similar to The Potter and issues a fart sound, outrageous for the people around you.
From the recently discovered site, gadgets.co.uk, I have selected a few products that can be offered as gifts to a man turning 40. We all know how men like electronics and games and in the list we have created, we have included this type of products. Let's see them.
1. For those that have problems waking up in the morning, I believe a clock would be the perfect choice. And the perfect clock is the Oregon Scientific RMR391 slim projection clock (59.95 GBP). As you can see, this clock is capable of projecting the time on the wall. It is a beautifully styled projection clock, that comes with alarm and also has the possibility of changing between GMT and BST automatically. It is radio-controlled for precise time keeping, uses touch control technology and projects time with a 180° flip. If you want to use this all the time, you will have to use it along with a mains adapter, that is included.
2. This product is dedicated only to those that have an iPhone, because it is connected to one of the applications you can download from the App Store. This product is named App Toyz Remote Control iPhone Helicopter and is a remote control toy, great for big boys. It is 59.95 GBP and works also with the iPod Touch. In order to use this product you have to use the D-Pad or accelerometer integrated in the Apple device. It has an 8 m flying range, comes with integrated speaker and amplifier and doesn't require batteries, because the charging is done via USB.
3. At 40, you probably are a dad; if you want to be an embarrassing dad all year long, we recommend the sandal socks (6.95 GBP). These are socks with a sandal design all of them. One size fits all.
4. For easy reading, this really tiny booklight with e-reader adapter (8.95 GBP) is the best thing to use. Obviously, you have already realized that this tiny light is dedicated to e-readers or to those moments when you read an e-book. These objects are getting more and more popular, this is why other products that can enhance their use are created. If you don't have enough time during the day to read the book that you had just bought, most likely you will end up reading it at night. This gadget that allows you to benefit of light when you're reading e-books was created for this specific reader, that reads at night. It is available in gray or white, has a rubber-lined surface to avoid scratching and works also on normal books.
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Will your boyfriend turn 31 this month? If so, you have to prepare yourself with some presents. Several products designed to 31-year-old men will be presented in this article.
1. The first one is the Macally mCup Adjustable Cup Holder for portable devices ($14.78). This product has an adjustable base for perfect fit in car’s cup holder and 3 selectable holder positions. It has 5 x 4 x 4″ and 11.7 ounces. You can place your device in vertical or horizontal positions, without scratching your device when placing it there, thanks to the soft grips and backing.
2. The Silver Diamond Plate Construction Mug ($13.22) designed by Plug is an interesting product to offer to a man that is always on the road. Because the manufacturer thought that you might offer this product as a gift, this mug comes in a gift box. It has a capacity of 16 ounces and it looks like it is made of diamond plate.
3. This is a product that seems created more to to play a prank on someone. However, there are studies that show that even the bald man should use a hair brush, even though this doesn't look exactly as a normal hair brush. This is why at number 3, we present the hair brush for bald men, that is besides a great conversation piece, a tool that you should definitely use, if you are included in the category named earlier. This product costs $11.98.
4. Men are usually attracted to electronics. Don't worry, because I will not recommend you to buy a laptop or something for your 31-year-old friend. Because men want to run as many devices as they can simultaneously and because probably they don't have enough outlets in their house, we give you the Kikkerland UL01 Electro Man 4-Plug Multi-Outlet ($16.40). As you can see, this gadget has legs and arms, that allow you connect more electronic devices at the same time. It is perfect for school, office or home and is a fun alternative to the clunky multi-plug that we all know. It measures 12.5 x 1.5 x 33.5″. For safety, it features grounded plugs and a circuit breaker switch.
5. I have the feeling that people do not read that much anymore. What do you think? Probably because now there is the Internet and every information you need can be discovered on the Web. However, the information presented in the book that I want to recommend cannot be found online. It's about the “101 Things Every Man Should Know How to Do” by WEbook ($10.39).
For the 30th birthday of someone you appreciate, you have to prepare with only great gifts. A person that is now 30 years old, most likely is passionate about computers and uses all sorts of electronic devices. Because we are living in this era, the products presented next are all of them electronics and considered “gadgets” by those that use them already.
1. For a 30-year-old person, a very good gift is the Compact Premier Juicer (159 GBP). This product scored 95/100 in independent tests. It can make a juicer from about everything, including wheat grass, as you can see in the image above. It is great for preparing dishes for your children. This gadget comes with a 52 page a recipe book and has a completely separate mincing attachment. It doesn't destroy enzymes or vitamin content as other juicers, it is amazingly quiet when running, has pasta and noodle maker attachment and doesn't rip or tear the food.
2. The Rise & Shine Alarm Clock (29.95 GBP) allows you to wake up slowly with sounds of nature. This product is not named in vain “Rise and Shine”; it stimulates the rising sun with nature sounds. 30 minutes before the alarm starts to be heard, this clock transforms itself into a light-up like sunrise. It requires 4 AAA batteries or power adapter. Unfortunately, they don't come with this product.
3. Sometimes it is hard to get out of bed, but thanks to product like the previous one, you are ready to rock and roll immediately after seeing that product illuminating your room. But it is even harder in some cases to go to sleep. For this second problem, there has been created a gadget, which makes use of acupressure points and gently massages those specific points in order to make the user relax and drift off into a natural sleep. I am talking about the Dreamate Sleeping Aid (59.95 GBP). This is a great gift for a 30-year-old person that is extremely dynamic and active all day long. Sometimes you are that tired, that you find it impossible to sleep. I believe you know the feeling. This sleeping tool is not magic, but very nearly.
4. Even though we discuss about young adults, they too must be preoccupied with their cholesterol level. So if you want to offer a cholesterol monitoring kit to your 30-year-old friend, you will have to take out of your pocket 89 GBP. This product contains a lancing device, sterile lancets, test strips, a carrying bag and instructions. This is medically approved and it is far more comfortable than waiting in line at a doctor.
Who said that if you are the host of a party, you cannot offer gifts to your guests? If you want to be the most appreciated host in the world, you should be different from the rest of them and surprise your guests with some little products that can be bought online from Amazon, for example. I have selected this site, because it is the company that offers to you almost anything you want to buy in terms of electronics, fitness products, books, home products, garden products, toys, clothing, shoes, jewelry, sports and outdoor products, automotive and industrial items and others.
A birthday party is usually held with your friends and family members; if you will have more than 20 persons coming at your birthday, you have to buy for every one a product that is identical to the rest (you don't want your guests to get upset because of the little product that you buy for them). If all your guests have mobile devices, one of my recommendations is to offer to them a code that will allow them to get a discounted application for that mobile device they have. But taking into consideration that on the market there are so many free apps, probably they will not be so interested in your gift. Nevertheless, it is worth a shot.
If you are interested in a cheap product, you can browse the gifts that are available on Amazon according to their prices. You can select to see only the products that are cheaper than $25, or perhaps those that cost between $25 and $50. The other 2 categories in which the gifts on Amazon are included are: between $50 and $100 and luxury products. Because I believe that you don't have enough money to get $100 products for every guest that you have, I will name only a few gift ideas that are under $25.
And in this category we have all sorts of gadgets, cookbooks, calendars, MP3 albums, board games, small appliances, golf gear, DVDs, umbrellas, picture frames and CD box sets.
I am really interested to see what are the small appliances that you can buy: hot air corn popper ($17.54), quick read thermometer ($12.85), programmable coffeemaker ($20.49), personal blender with travel lid ($15.44), cool wall toaster ($17.99), round manual slow cooker made of stainless steel ($20.13), custom grind hands-free coffee grinder ($19), knife sharpener ($17.95), 6 speed mixer ($20), electric iced tea maker ($22.59), microwave multi-popper ($16.88), electric wine opener with wine chiller ($24.97) and more. The entire list is presented on Amazon.com, the Small Appliances category.