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Birthday gift ideas for everyone 2020

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

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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.[/fin_read_more]

Top birthday gifts for September 2020

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.

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MiNT InstantFlex TL70 Instant Camera

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S'well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
S'well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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Calhoun & Co. Good At Naps Woven Throw Blanket
Calhoun & Co. Good At Naps Woven Throw Blanket

Urban Outfitters

'Idiom - Heart Of Gold' Bangle by Kate Spade
'Idiom - Heart Of Gold' Bangle by Kate Spade

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Shopping for birthday gifts for specific people

Women

14 Karat White Gold and Emerald Diamond Pendant
14 Karat White Gold and Emerald Diamond Pendant

Amazon

'Idiom - Heart Of Gold' Bangle by Kate Spade
'Idiom - Heart Of Gold' Bangle by Kate Spade

Nordstrom

S'well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
S'well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Amazon

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash

Amazon

Men

SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker Bundle
SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker Bundle

Amazon

Koofin Gear Performance Fishing + Sun Protection Shirt
Koofin Gear Performance Fishing + Sun Protection Shirt

Amazon

Samsonite Luggage Winfield 2 Fashion HS Spinner 24
Samsonite Luggage Winfield 2 Fashion HS Spinner 24

Amazon

Epiphone - Les Paul Special-II LTD Electric Guitar Player Pack
Epiphone - Les Paul Special-II LTD Electric Guitar Player Pack

Amazon

Teen boy

Teen girl

Calhoun & Co. Good At Naps Woven Throw Blanket
Calhoun & Co. Good At Naps Woven Throw Blanket

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the sun and her flowers By Rupi Kaur
the sun and her flowers By Rupi Kaur

Urban Outfitters

Children

Lego Star Wars: Resistance A-Wing Starfighter
Lego Star Wars: Resistance A-Wing Starfighter

Target

Alice-Miranda at the Palace - Jacqueline Harvey
Alice-Miranda at the Palace - Jacqueline Harvey

Target

Therm girls rain jacket, lightweight raincoat with magic pattern
Therm girls rain jacket, lightweight raincoat with magic pattern

Amazon

Carter's 3-Pc. for Baby Boys & Girls (0-24 Months)
Carter's 3-Pc. for Baby Boys & Girls (0-24 Months)

Macy's

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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?

the sun and her flowers By Rupi Kaur
the sun and her flowers By Rupi Kaur

Urban Outfitters

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 a 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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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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