The next family birthday is always just around the corner. As soon as Christmas is over there are even more reasons to spend money on people. With all these birthdays coming at you from all angles, it can be hard to know what to buy next. There are only so many times you can give your dad a new pair of stripey socks.
To give you a helping hand, here are some gift ideas for all your family, enjoy!
It can be pretty difficult to come up with unique mens gift ideas, they are notoriously difficult creatures to buy gifts for. So, when they get to a certain age, you have to start thinking outside the box and come up with something weird and wonderful.
If it’s a special birthday like your husband’s 40th, it can be a great idea to give them an experience gift rather than an ordinary one. You could get them plane flying lessons or the chance to drive around the track of a racecourse. It’s the kind of present they’ll never forget!
Mother’s are great at buying gifts for you, so the pressure is always on you to find something great to give them in return! You don’t want to be outshined in the gift buying department, but don’t let the pressure get to you.
In my opinion, the best idea for a mother’s gift is a relaxing spa break. It gives them the opportunity to get away for a while and relax. They can stay overnight and enjoy a whole weekend at a nice resort.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed this too, but I’ve realized that my Dad seems to become more interested in technology and gadgets as he gets older. I now know that some kind of weird gadget or electronic gizmo is a great present for him. It keeps him busy for a couple of weeks at least!
If your father isn’t interested in technology though, he surely will be interested in alcohol. This is the fallback gift for a lot of people. You can’t go far wrong with a bottle of good quality whiskey!
Children have enough gadgets and new technology at their fingertips, so why not make their birthdays the time to give them something a bit different? When I was younger, I knew a kid whose dad built him a treehouse in his back garden for his birthday. Back then, I thought this was the coolest thing in the world.
You can buy gifts that inspire creativity and adventure. Don’t buy something boring like a new smartphone, however much they might think they need one!
Your Best Friend
Although she’s not part of the family, your best friend can feel like she is at times! The best gift you can get for her is something that you both can do together. You could get tickets to a concert or the theatre.
Alternatively you could buy her a personal shopper experience. You can go along with her and have fun together.