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5 birthday present gift ideas for your friends and family

We all have those friends and family members who are impossible to buy for. Perhaps they have everything they need, maybe they’re fussy, or they could even just be anti-gifts and prefer that you don’t waste your money. Although you’re never going to get it right every time, we’ve put together some birthday present gift ideas to give you some food for thought.


Who doesn’t like chocolate? You really can’t go too far wrong by treating your loved ones to a box of their favorite chocolates, whether it’s rum and raisin, white chocolate and caramel, or peanut butter flavor. If you’re not sure what they like, consider visiting a chocolatier in your local area and have them make you a variety box of chocolates and candies that your loved one can try out. Hey, if you’re lucky, you might even get to sample a choc or two from them!


Nowadays, in today’s consumer-focused world where we spend so much of our free time looking on eCommerce websites and visiting the mall, it’s nice to offer an alternative to physical items. One of those is experiences, allowing you to make memories with your friend or family member. Perhaps you could organize a paintballing day or even an adventure in the local park? Escape rooms are popular, and wildlife safaris are also at the top of many people’s lists. Book an experience or excursion but choose a flexible date where possible.


Another gift idea is a voucher for a subscription, whether that be to Apple Music, Amazon Prime, or Netflix. If they’re already subscribed to the main entertainment options, then you could consider an offline subscription to a monthly delivery box, for example, where they can receive a bottle of gin every month at their door, or even a HelloFresh meal delivery kit.


If you know your friend or family member inside out and know what they like and don’t like when it comes to interior design, then homeware is another great gift idea to consider. You could shop at the usual places like TJ Maxx and Walmart, or go for something off the beaten track, such as the made in Ireland gifts website, where you’ll find home decor, linen, lamps, candles, blankets, rugs, throws, and drinkware handmade in Ireland and shipped to the US.


Finally, if you love spending time in the kitchen and want to show the birthday boy or girl just how much you care about them, why not scrap the usual gift idea and instead offer to cook for them on their special day? You can invite all of their nearest and dearest and cook their favorite meal, whether that’s a cheeseburger with bacon or salmon en croûte. Add in a bottle of red wine and you’ve got yourself a thoughtful, cost-effective gift that will make them smile.

Which of these are you considering? Join in the conversation in the comments section below and check back soon for more buyer’s guides on the website, right here, every week.

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