Birthday Gift Ideas September 2017 | Buy gifts for him and her

Shopping for presents doesn’t have to be difficult: follow our guide for birthday gift ideas and you might even have some fun yourself!

What better way to show your appreciation for a family member or a friend than with a thoughtful birthday gift? For some of us, the thought of having to buy a birthday gift is nerve wracking. It’s normal. There’s an overwhelming amount of potential gifts out there and, as we know, everyone is different.

So to calm your fears (and relieve you of much present-buying stress), we’ve done the hard work for you for your next gift purchase. Not only have we trawled the Internet’s overwhelming stash of fantastic birthday-worthy presents, but we’ve also suggested potential gifts for the different personalities. And to top that, we’ve also done this by using the popular online retailers we feature, meaning you can also save a bundle using the codes and deals we source, too.

Best stores to find birthday gifts for everyone

Top birthday gifts for September 2017

Sometimes you’ll know exactly which direction you want to head with your gift, and other times, you want to get that special someone something just plain AWESOME. After countless hours online shopping (and much present buying practice) here’s what we’re loving at the moment – which we’re certain they will too.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Urban Outfitters
Slim Grid Portable Power Charger
Urban Outfitters
Fitbit Alta
Walmart
GoPro - HERO5 Black 4K Action Camera
Best Buy
milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
Urban Outfitters
Fossil Emma RFLD Large Zip Clutch Wallet
Macys
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Shopping for birthday gifts for specific people

Women

Rose Gold Large Face Contrast Strap Watch
Missguided
Fossil Emma RFLD Large Zip Clutch Wallet
Macys
Foreo LUNA Play Plus
Urban Outfitters
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
Sephora

Men

Rag & Bone Leather Card Case
Nordstrom
Apple® Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminum Case Sport Band
Target
Audio-Technica Bluetooth AT-LP60 Vinyl Record Player
Urban Outfitters
Epiphone - Les Paul Special-II LTD Electric Guita...
Best Buy
Majestic International Cotton Pajamas
Nordstrom

Teen boy

FIFA 17 - PlayStation 4
Best Buy
Skullcandy S6HSGY-374 Hesh 2 Headphones
Walmart
The Rail Pride T-Shirt
Nordstrom
Grand Theft Auto V - PlayStation 4
Best Buy
Punisher Skateboards Day Of The Dead 40" Longboard
Target

Teen girl

OUAI Wave Spray
Urban Outfitters
Soft Velvet Makeup Bag
ASOS
Apple iPod touch 16GB
Walmart
BDG Boyfriend Low-Rise Denim Short
Urban Outfitters
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Walmart
Urbanista Seattle Wireless Headphones
Urban Outfitters

Children

Frozen Elsa Deluxe Child Halloween Costume
Walmart
LEGO® Star Wars™ Poe's X-Wing Fighter™ 75102
Target
Alice-Miranda at the Palace - Jacqueline Harvey
Target
Cat & Jack Toddler Boys Rain Jacket
Target
Carter's 3-Pc. for Baby Boys & Girls (0-24 Months)
Macys
LEGO Friends 41095 Emma's House
Amazon
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Cheap birthday gifts | Gifts under $50

The above gifts range from moderately priced to expensive, but what about if you only want to spend $50 or below on a birthday gift?

milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
Urban Outfitters
The Oontz Angle Ultra-portable Wireless Bluetooth...
Amazon
Social Tradition 9-Piece Natural Whiskey Soapston...
Amazon
Zuma Selfie Stick Monopod with Removable Bluetooth
Walmart
adidas OG Trefoil Deconstructed Baseball Hat
Urban Outfitters
Whirley-Pop Theater Gift Set with Stovetop Popcor...
Amazon

Finding a gift that someone genuinely wants for their birthday comes with a feeling like no other. Spend an extra 15 minutes the next time you have birthday present to shop for and pick a thoughtful gift and if you use the discount codes and promotions we keep regularly updated you’ll even spend less.

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Top deals today

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30% off shelf stereos and boomboxes

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$30 off select Samsung tablets

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50% off earbuds and earphones

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30% off on-ear headphones

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50% off Cyber Acoustics

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50% off portable audio

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50% off Targus computer accessories

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Up to $50 off simple mobile smartphones

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20% off select HDTVs

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2 years of AppleCare Now: $129 or $7.99/mo

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How to choose the best birthday present

Before you even start browsing, decide what your budget is. This will help you better categorize the type of gift you should look for. If you’re trying to spend less than $50, you may not want to look at big ticket items like a bike, guitar or television, for example. You can then ask the following questions about the person. Some of them may require intimate knowledge of the person. If you’re not that close to the person, try asking their friends or family.

  1. Do they need any necessities? Is the person you’re buying for struggling financially or lacking homeware necessities? This will make your birthday gift buying easy – maybe you can give them cash, a gift voucher or the missing dish drying rack they’ve been complaining about? Just sayin’.
  2. Do they have any pets or children? Someone who enjoys the company of their pets or is a new parent might appreciate a gift which caters to this.
  3. Do they have any hobbies or play any sports? Hobbies are a great way to come up with gift ideas. If the person you’re buying for is an aspiring guitar virtuoso, maybe a set of new effects pedals would be appreciated. If they’re an avid reader, you could buy them an e-book reader to make their collection easier to manage. For the more athletically gifted of us, some new gym gear or the latest jersey of their favorite sports team are ideal gifts.
  4. Do they have any addictions or obsessions? It’s not hard to find the answer to this question if you regularly see the person you’re buying a gift for. Think about their favorite television shows or topics of conversation they always bring up. Then, search for gifts accordingly. If they’re a gym rat for example, the latest supplement may be a good gift idea.
  5. What are your fondest memories of them? Presents, whether they’re birthday, thank you, congratulations or Christmas presents are always made that much better with a personal touch. Think of your relationship with the person you’re buying a present for and what you two love to do together and get them something to suit. Or, think of a memory you share (embarrassing, happy, it doesn’t matter! So long as it’s a good memory in general) and buy them something that reminds you of that memory.
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Left gift buying to the last minute? Buy one of these online gift cards:

UO Gift Card from Urban Outfitters

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Macys Gift Card from Macys

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Walmart Gift Card from Walmart

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Mary Brown

Mary Brown is the Shopping Publisher for finder.com. She enjoys finding ways to save and sharing those tips with others. An avid adventurer, she explores the world in her free time (and is always looking for a good deal).

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