Hats - Most men love hats and our guess is that your boyfriend will too. Present him a baseball cap if he plays(or at least loves) the sport, a cowboy hat if he's heavily into John Wayne type action movies, a boater if he frequents to garden parties and so on. Just keep in mind his personality and preferences while you purchase a cap for him. If it suits his style, he'll love it surely.
Cigarette Case - If he smokes, you you might consider buying him a cigarette case. Within smoking culture, these are fashionable accessories. A number of varieties are available - all leather, chrome-plated, aluminium, tin, stainless steel, and what not? Make sure that it goes with his attitude, for things like these are for daily use.
Flowers - Who says flowers are only for women? As a number of surveys reveal, many men love to receive flowers for their birthday or other special occasions. So you can safely gift a nice bouqet to your boyfriend. Roses, daisies, chrysanthemum, poinsettia and holly are the eternal favourites. Carnations are great too. A gift for all occassions, flowers make for an appropriate and thoughtful present that is always appreciated immensely.
iPod - It's one of the biggest gifts for the hip generation. With the power to hold thousands of songs, the super-slim iPod is the ultra-cool gadget that everybody loves. Your boyfriend will love it too.
Personalized greeting cards - A sure thing to accompany any gift that you buy for him. Greeting cards say much in little, and it has now become one of those things that we expect most on our birthdays. Be it an e-greeting or a printed one, your boyfriend will love to hear from you and appreciate the sweet gesture.
Other gifts: - Swiss Knife, Birthday gift baskets, digital camera, handmade gifts, sports shoes etc.
Flowers - Always a big hit with women, flowers are one of the eternal favourites and a common gift to hand over to a girl on her birthday or other such special occasions. A nice bouqet would be just the perfect gift for your girl. Roses, tulips, Gerber dasies, marigold, chrysanthemum, poinsettia and holly are great picks. Carnations are great too. A gift for all occassions, flowers make for heartwarming, thoughtful presents and are always appreciated immensely.
Soft toys - Cute and adorable, soft toys are loved greatly by girls and have become one of the most popular items to gift to them on their birthdays or other special occassions. Hand over a cute panda, a lovely pooch or any other stuffed animal that looks lovely and feels soft. You'll be surprised at how your present brings out the innocent little girl out of her who loves to fondle that cute little teddy. Wanna see it? Just gift her one.
iPod - A nice gift for her if she is and even if she is not into gadgets. The slick iPod is sure to bowl your love over with its abilty to hold and play a thousand songs. Download some of her favourite songs into it and give to her. She'll love it certainly. Just make sure she doesn't have one already.
Silver Jewellery - If you have been dating her for a while, why not gift your girlfriend something that is a little expensive and shows your love and commitment? Silver jewelleries are an excellent way to do so. You can present your lady love with a silver pendant, a silver chain, earrings, bangles or even a ring. If you like and can afford it, gift her an exquisite strand of pearls. Pearls are timeless and a classic gift that any girlfriend will love and appreciate. Take your pick from a wide range of colours - pink, black, cream, blue or iridescent. With a bit of clever talking, you can elicit from her what colour she likes and buy a strand of similar colour accordingly.
Personalized greeting cards - A must for birthdays, greeting cards say much in little, and have now become one of those things that we expect most on our birthdays. Used mainly to accompany a bigger gift these days, greetings stand for a sweet gesture of love that you can adorn with your own words, preferably a poem. Attach your card to the gift that you plan to hand over to your sweetheart. Be it an e-greeting or a printed one, she'll love to hear from you.
Other gifts: - Purse, Birthday gift baskets, digital camera, handmade gifts, chocolates, tickets to an event etc.
Hats - A favourite with most men, hats make for a stylish statement and a great item to gift your hubby
on his birthday. If he's a sports fan present him with a Baseball cap, a Cowboy hat if he's a lover of the old Western classics, a Boater if he's into garden parties and stuff, a Panama for weekends or even a Deerstalker if he's just obsessed with Sherlock Holmes. Just keep in mind his personality, style and preferences before you grab a cap for him. A hat of his style will be an instant hit with him.
Sunglasses - Men like to look good but are often clueless how to go about it. Sunglasses are one item that they rely on heavily for their attitude and as a wife, why not pamper your dear hubby with a cool pair of shades? This is one gift that most men love to get, and birthdays are an excellent occassion to present one to them. Go for a pair of stylish designer sunglasses that will fit his face, complement his hair and skin tone and make him look young and stylish. Make him uber-cool!
Laptops, PDAs, iPods and cellphones - If he's into gadgets and gizmos, you would do well to gift your partner the latest cellphone, PDA or iPod. And if your budget permits you, why not go for the latest sleek laptop that you saw the other day at the mall? It'll make him go crazy.
Romantic spa - If you like, you can also arrange for a nice spa treatment for your man and yourself. Spas are one of the best places for a romantic weekend. Many spas now offer romantic treatments aimed at couples, especially couples massage. A number of spas, especially big resort and hotel spas, have special couples' suites with pedicure chairs, steam showers and lounging beds where you can relax together after your treatments. It's a great way to introduce your man to the pleasures of massage.
Men's perfume - A nice deodorant is also a great gift for your husband. A fragrant after shave or any sweet-scented cologne is a popular birthday gift for hubbies.
Electric Razor - Another perfect gift for the man in your life is to present him with a useful gift such as an electric razor. Men like to be smooth and attractive at all times though many feel quite lazy to shop for themselves. Make sure the razor is of top quality and causes minimum pain. He will thank you for buying such a thoughtful and useful gift.
Ticket to an event - A ticket to a movie, soccer match or any show aimed specifically at men has the potential to be the perfect gift for your hubby. You would do well to go along to provide him with some pleasurable company. That way he will not feel lonely and be guilty of having all the fun alone.
Personalized greeting cards - Last but not the least, it would be great if you send your partner a personalized greetings card. With your words and feelings, a personalized greeting has the power to touch your man like no other gift. If you plan to buy one and send it by yourself, attach it to your present and send it to him. He will be mightily pleased.
Flowers - You can always fall back upon the good ol' bouqet of flowers to wish your life-partner the successful completion of another year of his life. Flowers are the best and the most romantic way to say how happy you are for him.
Other gifts: - Birthday gift baskets, digital camera, handmade gifts, sports shoes etc.
Flowers - One of the nicest gifts to give your wifey dear is a stunning bouqet of flowers. Beautiful, romantic and heartwarming, flowers make for great birthday presents and women just love it. Your wife will too, without a doubt. It'll show how happy you are for her.
Perfume, chocolates and candies - An odorous perfume, a box of chocolates and candies, gift-wrapped, all make for nice birthday gifts. Gift your missus all these and watch her face beam up.
Ticket to an event - A ticket to a movie or a concert can be a great gift for your partner. You would do well to accompany her. Trust us, it will be a throwback for you both to your courtship days and she'll fall in love with you once again.
Romantic spa - Spas are one of the best places for a romantic weekend. If you can afford it, treat your wife to a nice spa massage. These days, many spas offer romantic treatments aimed at couples, especially couples massage. A number of spas, especially big resort and hotel spas, have special couples' suites with pedicure chairs, steam showers and lounging beds where you can relax together after your treatments. It's a great way to give your wife a birthday treat. For you it will be a memorable experience and for her, a feeling that she won't forget in a hurry.
Diamonds - A classic gift for wives have got to be diamonds. If you can afford it, go for it. Buy her a pair of those diamond-studded earrings or diamond pendants and you''ll know just why diamond is said to be a woman's best friend.
Pearls, pendants & other jewellery - If you can't go for diamonds, don't lose heart. Pearls are timeless and a classic gift that any woman loves and appreciates. Gift your missus one. Take your pick from a wide range of colours - pink, black, cream, blue or iridescent. And if you know her favourite colour, it will be a cakewalk for you. Buy one of her favourite colour and see her joy. You can also present her silver jewelleries - a silver pendant, a silver chain, earrings, bangles or even a ring. That's great for her too.
Personalized greeting cards - Whatever you gift her, don't miss out on using personalized greeting cards. And if you can adorn it with your words and feelings, nothing can beat that. If you plan to buy one and send it by yourself, attach it to your present and send it to the woman in your life. She'll love it for sure.
Other Gifts :-
Romantic novels, theme gift basket, Heart-shaped cakes, soft toys, fitness club membership etc.
For any Man
Hats - A male style statement, hats make for a great birthday gift for most men. Try to know the style and preferences of the birthday man before you purchase a hat for him. If he's a sports fan present him with a Baseball cap, a Cowboy hat if he's a lover of the old Western classics, a Boater if he's into garden parties and stuff, a Panama for weekends or even a Deerstalker if he's just obsessed with Sherlock Holmes.
Sunglasses - A nice pair of sunglasses is an excellent gift for any man. However, before you purchase one for him, do keep in mind his facial structure, hair and skin tone. You can get some help from Internet in choosing the perfect glasses. Providing the physical details of the reciever of your present to the salesman and asking for his assistance to pick the right shades for you is also a good idea.
Pen and penstand - A nice penstand with a cool collection of fountain pens can also be a nice gift for any man. These days, pen holders are available in the market in a wide range of styles and designs and are made of wood, leather, plastic, metal and crystal. Foldable Leather Pen Stands that come with Alarm, Thermometer and Calender are a rage nowadays. If the person concerned doesn't possess one, gifting him one will be a nice idea.
Coffee mugs - Coffee mugs or Coffee cups made of ceramic, frosted-glass, light-weight polymer, stainless steel or aluminium are good for gifting purposes. Men like to consume a hot cup of coffee now and again. Hence, Coffee mugs or Coffee cups will be a utility item for your birthday man.
Other Gifts :- Miniature tea set, item related to hobby, sports shoes etc.
For any Woman
Recipe Book - Gifting a nice recipe book as a present is a great gift for any woman. But gift it only if your birthday woman loves cooking; else it will be of little value to her.
Household Items - As women manage the household chores, presenting your birthday woman with household items will be great. You may present her with items that will help her in her daily chores (say a microwave, a vacuum cleaner, a mixer, a grinder etc). Toiletries can also be gifted if she is very particular about her personal hygiene and cleanliness. Personalize these home durables with add ons like a perfume or a bouquet of flowers.
Decor Items - If she is into home decorating give her either something for the house or a gift certificate to any home decor store. The latter will be a good idea as it will let her choose the things she needs.
Other Gifts :- Miniature tea set, items related to hobby, a magazine subscription etc.
Neckties - Who says you should present a necktie to your dad only on Father's Day? Though the necktie is one of the must-buy items for Father's Day, it is also a great birthday gift for dads. You can go in for the classic silk ties that are extremely impressive, come in pretty designs and are within the purchase power of children. The silk ties go well with sophisticated attires and are considered the best accessory to a business suit. To know what to do prior to buying the perfect tie for your pop, click here to go over our splendid article on neckties.
Sunglasses - This is one gift that most men love to get, and birthdays are an excellent occassion to present one to them. A stylish pair of shades that goes with your pop's facial structure and complements his hair and skin tone is what you should go for.
Accessories - Often, if you stop to think, it is accessories such as tie pins, watchbands, penholders, cardholders, or key rings that we require and use the most. Surprise your papa with an accessory item that he likes to have. If you're not sure about his choices, be creative in choosing from a range of gift items.
Hobbies - As his child, you must be knowing about the hobby of your dad or any of his favourite activities. You would do well to present him with an item related to his hobby. If he loves gardening, gift him with a rare species of plant, say a flowering cactus, or an evergreen variety with all-season flowers. You can also present him a gardening robe, a head gear to keep away the sun, or a pair of light footwear. If he loves golf, a stick of his dream brand will make him feel great. If he is a chess buff, gift him a designer variety of a chess set. Click here to check out more gift ideas for your dad.
Dresses - If he loves casual wear, buy for him the type and color and the brand he prefers. Why alone the casual ones, in fact, you can always add to his wardrobe collection. Be it a tuxedo, jeanswear or a leatherwear - your gift can be anything that appeals to him the most, goes with his personality and looks good on him.
Other Gifts :-
Hats, latest gadgets, a ticket to his favourite event, men's perfume etc.
Cards - A greeting card handcrafted specially for the day is a nice gift that your mom will cherish surely. It would go a long way to show your feelings for her.
Flowers & Perfumes - If your mother likes flowers and fragrance, you can add a beautiful rose to your card. A magnificent bouquet of flower basket is a classic birthday gift idea. Flowers are always considered a nice gift for any occassion and birthdays are no exception. You can also buy for your mother some Perfume, or a beautiful atomizer bottle for her use. Perfumes teamed with flowers are an instant hit with ladies of all age.
Dresses - If you plan to buy a new dress for your mummy, look at the colors she wears. These are excellent clues for colors that she prefers and feels comfortable wearing around. Look out for any dress, casual or just formal office wear, that she has plans to purchase, and buy it for her beforehand if you can afford it. You may also buy her any item of formal or casual wear that she needs, such as a good hair clip or a scarf, or accessories like watches, cellphones and handbags, and not necessarily a dress. Do not present her with utility clothes or similar gifts that take a lot of effort to assemble.
Hobbies - It will be a good idea to present her with an item related to her hobby. Say, if your mom has a liking for music, you can gift her a CD of her favorite music Artist. If she enjoys reading, how about gifting her a book by her favorite author/authoress? She is sure to like it. If your mom loves gardening, gifting her with potted plants, garden wires, flower supporters, flower racks and some such gardening items will make another great gift idea.
Jewelleries - If your mom likes jewellery, it would be a nice idea to gift her with a little piece of adornment, such as a ring or a pendant. Women love to have jewellery items and gifting your mom one will make her happy for sure.
Recipe Book - A recipe book is perhaps one of the nicest gift ideas to try on Mother's Day. If your mom loves cooking, giving her a nice cookbook as a present will be a great idea. And it also means, she'll prepare more lip-smacking recipes for you.
Household Items - As your mom manages the household affairs, gifting her with household items make a great birthday gift idea. You may present her with items that will help her in her daily chores (say a vacuum cleaner, a mixer, a washing machine etc). Check out if she is planning to get a new microwave, or that new steam iron, gift it to her if you can afford. Toiletries can also be gifted if your mum is very particular about her personal hygiene and cleanliness. But don't forget to personalize these home durables with add ons like a perfume or a bouquet of flowers.
Other Gifts :- Collectibles, accessories like watches, cellphones and handbags etc.
Cards - A greeting card handcrafted specially for the day is a nice gift that your grandparents will cherish surely. It would go a long way to show your feelings for them.
Flowers - Flowers are always considered a nice gift for any occassion and birthdays are no exception.
A magnificent bouquet of flower basket is a classic birthday gift and your old folks will love it surely.
Golf Cart - As people get older, walking and going around the house become increasingly difficult and sometimes even dangerous. Hence, a golf cart can be a useful gift for your grandparents as it will allow them to get around easier and be safe at the same time. If a new golf cart is not within your budget you can go in for a second hand one, that is more affordable. But whatever you buy, make sure that
it is easily maneuverable and is in proper condition as you cannot afford to compromise on the safety of your grandparents.
Other gifts :- Photo album, new dresses, ticket to a favourite event, CD or DVD featuring their favorite old hits and the like.
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