The 50th birthday is very important, probably because many people believe this is the middle of their life, not thinking also of the fact that they might not live 100 years. 50 is usual a number that signifies a middle of something; we use 50% in order to emphasize a half of a certain thing.
To make a good impression on the birthday party of a person celebrating 50 years of existence, first of all you have to think of your relationship with that person and second of all, of your budget.
1. If the person that throws that birthday party is your mother, a good recommendation is this Double Delight Cookie Tower ($19.95) from GiftTree. This gift is doubly fun to open and enjoy and contains cookies, that are baked to perfection using natural sea salt and other exquisite ingredients, such as Guittard chocolate.
2. If we are talking about your mother again or an aunt, this Brookstone massaging bed rest is great. Massages are recommended on a daily basis, but because we are so occupied with our other tasks, we forget some important activities, that we should perform every day.
And massages and physical exercises are among them. With this massaging bed rest, you can treat yourself to luxurious support, anytime you desire. These pillows you will receive, because these are actually pillows, are covered in an ultra-plush material, designed to eliminate stress and to relax muscles. A stimulating vibration massage is included in the little brain of these pillows, that work together in order to invigorate you. You can use this Brookstone massage chair, while you are reading, writing or watching TV. It is $99.99.
3. Although the above products seem more like medallions, they are in fact vases, perfect for holding the favorite flowers of your recipient. As you probably suspect by now, simply by looking at the shape of these heart vases, these are handmade products. These vases are great for someone special. If we discuss about the birthday party of a 50-year-old woman, it would be recommended for that woman to receive such presents from her husband, because they capture perfectly that enchantment of romance we all know. They can be found on UncommonGoods ($25).
4. It is amazing how a great smell can make us fall in love. This works both with people and foods. And for this article, we have considered a mini gift basket, which is a big hit. It is $59.95, can be bought from Mrs. Prindable’s Handmade Confections and is a gourmet gift basket, that contains 2 caramel and chocolate dipped pretzels, one milk chocolate, one triple chocolate Petite Apple, vanilla caramels and others.
If homemade products is what you search on the Internet, let me recommend you a site that will put a big smile on your face: notonthehighstreet.com. As the name says, here you will find products that are not found in shopping centers, but more in boutiques.
You have to take into account that these handmade products are not similar one to another and they may have imperfections, which give uniqueness to the products. You should not treat an object that has a slightly different shape from the one presented on the site as a different object; they are both the same, are made from the same materials and by the same person, only that their shape differs a little bit. Once again, the handmade feature is what makes a product unique.
When you buy a product for someone, you must have that person or something in your mind. From the producers that present their merchandise on this site, you can buy products for everyone, including your pets.
Let's imagine that you want to buy some unique birthday gifts for your mother or grandmother. You can consider some bracelets, earrings, charms and jewelry, necklaces and pendants, pins and brooches, watches, rings, bags, purses, corsages, belts, handbag essentials, hats, luggage, scarves and gloves, and many others. If you want to buy a birthday gift for your dad, for example, you can also buy handmade belts, luggage, hats, scarves, everyday essentials, ties, wallet and money clips, bracelets, rings, watches, collar studs and stiffeners and many others.
Those interested in the prices of these products sold on notonthehighstreet.com can find out that they are not cheap, because they are handmade. In general, a handmade product is expensive and these products are no exception. For example, a personalized vintage linen notebook is 19 GBP, personalized silver letter tile cufflinks, 75 GBP, a kew footed bowl, 40.99 GBP and a personalized initial coin purse, 12 GBP.
Of all the products mentioned in the previous paragraph, we recommend the kew footed bowl, which works for any recipient, regardless your relationship to him/her. This is a beautiful terracotta footed bowl painted in lavender or light mocha, depending on the flowers planted in this bowl. They can be narcissus, hyacinths or cyclamen. This bowl comes in 2 versions: small (13 x 22.5 cm) and large (18.5 x 30 cm). It can be placed outside or in your recipient’s house.
Before buying a product from here, besides the product details, you also have to read the customer reviews and the delivery and return policies.
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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The 40th birthday of a person should be a moment of celebration. Because at the age of 40, a person is still not overwhelmed by the problems of seniorhood, we recommend some products that you could buy for a 30-year-old person as well, even if your target is a 40-year-old woman, let's say. These products can be used by men and women alike, with slight differences. We will present a teapot, a magazine, cookies, candies and chocolate.
We start with the Teaposy Blooming Teas ($29.87), that is a very interesting gift that comes with a traditional teapot. This can be considered as a gadget as well, because it allows you to experience the beauty of teas that bloom as you brew. It includes 8 assorted flowering tea buds, from which you can form about 3 tea cups. This teapot comes with an infuser basket and is great for enjoying the beauty and purity of natural glass and also of actually seeing the benefits of tea.
A woman is in general more attracted to home improvement than a man, so we recommend this Martha Stewart Living Magazine more to a lady. This is edited for discerning, quality-conscience readers and is $25. It is available from Magazineline. If you have ever bought one of these magazines, you know that this price is already 58% lower when compared to newsstand price. This product celebrates the simple things people do in their everyday life, like cooking, renovating, gardening, creating handmade products and entertaining others through their work.
The personalized M&Ms with birthday gift box is a perfect gift for a lady or man passionate about these little, colorful and fun candies. Birthdays may happen only once a year, but a gift box like this one will leave an impression long after the big day is gone. This product is sold by MY M&Ms for $39.99.
And now, a romantic chocolate idea, that makes anyone salivate. They are the gourmet dipped strawberries that allow you to share your love for the recipient of this product with some dipped fresh strawberries enhanced with coconut, dark chocolate chips, peanut bits and dark and white chocolate. This product can be found at Figi’s. In order to receive it, you will have to wait from 7 to 10 days after your order is accepted. An elegant treat like this should be shared only with a special person. The price of these strawberries is of $24.99.
If the previous 2 products are not enough, here is another sweet recommendation: the birthday cookies found at Cheryls.com ($39.99). This product is completed with music generated by the movement of the tin’s lid.
Those living in the United Kingdom can buy beautiful gifts from notonthehighstreet.com. I have discussed with you about this site before and I have told you that here you can find handmade products, designed by manufacturers all across the UK. For a dad, you can buy products included in the Bags and Luggage category, in Belts, Everyday Essentials, Ties, Cufflinks, Rings, Watches, Shaving and Skincare Products and more. Because Everyday Essentials is a category that contains some products included in other categories as well, I have selected this one for today.
1. And I will start with a personalized item. It is a phone sleeve, that works with many phones present on the market now. This sleeve is designed by Polkadots & Blooms and costs 17.50 GBP. This is a flip cover for a phone or MP3, made from vintage linen and hand stamped with coordinates of your choice. Obviously, a product like this can be imprinted with any design, only that this manufacturer, located in London, wanted to make this their own signature. This is why they name the family of these sleeves Coordinates. Due to the vintage nature of the material from which this product is made, it may have small imperfections. When you order the product, you admit that you have read the description and you agree to receive a product that may have imperfections. However, you should not let yourself influenced by this in a negative manner, because those little imperfections will add something special to the character of the item, not mentioning that they will ensure you that here we are talking about genuine linen, not artificial linen.
2. After you have taken care of the most precious item of your dad, which is his phone, it's now time to show him your feelings. I have selected this item, because, as you can see in the above picture, it shows your dad what you feel about him. This is the so-called “Love You…” key ring, a product designed by Kutuu. It is 38 GBP and can be offered to your mother as well, sister, friend, you name it. In fact, if you buy this product for your dad, it would be preferable to buy one for your mother as well or at least buy her a bouquet of roses or something. You know that women are very emotional and she might get upset for not receiving anything from you, even if we discuss about the birthday or anniversary of your father.
If you have liked these products, I invite you to enter the site to experience more. I have to warn you that you will be amazed.
On notonthehighstreet.com, there can be found plenty of articles for babies and children. I particularly like this site, because here you can find handmade products, that are usually not found in shopping centers. Even though they are not cheap, they have a very high value. You will see more in the next paragraphs, thanks to the products we have decided to present. Related to children, on this site we can find bodysuits and all-in-ones, Christening wear, footwear, dresses and skirts for the little girls, knitwear, nightwear, sets and outfits, swim and beachwear, T-shirts and tops, hair accessories, children's jewelry, bags, purses and wallets for the little ones, gloves, hats, scarves and so on.
1. The first product is one that is more than personalized. Look at the above image and you will realize. It is named Your Child's Drawing Key Ring and is designed by Touch on Silver. Because it is so unique and made from silver, it is also expensive: 135 GBP. This is made to order and unfortunately, it is no longer available for Christmas delivery. Estimated delivery is around 21 days, so if you order it now, on December 21, 2011, you will receive it somewhere in the middle of January. You have the possibility of choosing the shape of the charm, besides the fact that the child’s drawing will be engraved on your charm. The available shapes are: rectangle, oval and round. Ordering this product is easy. You have to send the drawing directly to the designer using the e-mail system or by post. Tell him what alterations you need him to make and wait for your product. He will contact you before the key ring is commissioned. Also, if there is something else that you need to discuss with the designer, you should do this at this time, because further modifications cannot be made.
2. This is a collage for the little ones, designed by Crafts4Kids, a manufacturer located in Notts, Great Britain. This is an ideal gift for a very young kid with a creative streak. This product which has a French influence contains 4 pre-printed illustrations and many quality collage pieces, ready to be used by your little one. We recommend your child to be supervised when he/she plays with a kit like this.
3. The 100 Year Diary, created by Found Home Store (42 GBP) is a product that will be at the beginning used by you, the parents. This product is designed to record the event of a lifetime. It helps you to not forget the special moments in your child's life. This diary may contain the story of your life, so treasure it always.
The products that I recommend you to buy for one of your family member on his or her birthday all of them come from the same site: uncommongoods.com. In my previous article, I have spoken about the products that are included in the Glasswear category on this site, but today I will speak about the products that are included in the Office category. They can be offered to a woman and also to a man, although in my opinion they are more recommended for a man.
For example you can buy some albums and frames, clocks, pens and pencils, paperweights, organizers, jewels and stationary, desk accessories, photo and keepsake albums, picture frames, handmade products, alarm clocks, desk clocks, wall clocks, banks and sculptures, desk lamps, gadgets and tools, recycled products, cards and notepads, journals made of organic materials, inspirational paperweights, decorative paperweights, pen holders and pencil cups, handmade pens and more.
I have presented an article where I have written about the inspirational paperweights that you can buy for your friends, only that those products came from Amazon. This is why today I will present some other paperweights, only that coming from another site. One of the paperweights says something like this: “If you're going through hell, keep going” (Winston Churchill). This paperweight has a price of $35. Another one says “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”
This one has a price of $35 as well. A round paperweight says that you should be the change that you want to see the world. I recommend this paperweight, not only because it is cheap, only $35, just like the previous ones, but also because it can be very easily handled, taking into consideration that it is round.
You can't receive also a paperweight that has the shape of a human face, just like you are looking to a person’s profile, only that you cannot see the eyes, the mouth just like you see on a regular person, but only the silhouette of the face. Plus, in the location where the brain is, you can see the actual brain with its neural connections. And where the face is, to be more precise in the locations where you normally meet the eyes of the man, the mouth, the cheeks towards the neck you can see the next inspirational message: “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions”. This product has a higher price of $40.
More product are encountered on uncommongoods.com. If you don't know what to buy for your family members, just enter this site.