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Birthday Gift Ideas February 2018 | Buy gifts for him and her February 2018

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.

Top birthday gifts for February 2018

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.

Kodak Instant Photo Printer
Urban Outfitters
KeepCup Brew Glass Reusable 12 oz Coffee Cup
Amazon
Rose Gold Large Face Contrast Strap Watch
Missguided
S'well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Amazon
Calhoun & Co. Good At Naps Woven Throw Blanket
Urban Outfitters
'Idiom - Heart Of Gold' Bangle by Kate Spade
Nordstrom
Google Home
Walmart
Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora
45mm MVMT Leather Strap Watch
Nordstrom
Slay Neon Sign Table Lamp
Urban Outfitters
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Urban Outfitters
Fitbit Alta
Amazon
GoPro - HERO5 Black 4K Action Camera
Best Buy
Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa
Amazon
milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
Urban Outfitters
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Shopping for birthday gifts for specific people

Women

14 Karat White Gold and Emerald Diamond Pendant
Amazon
Terry Kitchen Dish Cloths Set of 6
Amazon
Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte
'Idiom - Heart Of Gold' Bangle by Kate Spade
Nordstrom
S'well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Amazon
Betsey Johnson Kitsch Pumpkin Spice Crossbody Bag
Amazon
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash
Amazon
Clear Plastic Glitter Phonecase iPhone 7
Missguided
Game of Thrones Silver Tumbler Set of 2
ThinkGeek
Rose Gold Large Face Contrast Strap Watch
Missguided
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
Sephora

Men

Leather Journal Case
Amazon
Beardbrand Tree Ranger Beard Oil
Amazon
Grill Master by Williams-Sonoma
Amazon
Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
Amazon
Samsonite Luggage Winfield 2 Fashion HS Spinner 24
Amazon
Rocky Patel Platinum Limited Edition Cigar
JR Cigar
The Manual to Manhood
Amazon
Rag & Bone Leather Card Case
Nordstrom
Homebrewing Craft Beer Making Kit
Amazon
Epiphone - Les Paul Special-II LTD Electric Guita...
Amazon
Majestic International Cotton Pajamas
Nordstrom

Teen boy

Polaroid Zip Mobile Photo Printer
Urban Outfitters
642 Things To Draw: Journal
Amazon
Sky Viper v2400HD Streaming Video Drone
Amazon
Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 Bundle
Amazon
Apple iPad Mini 4
Amazon
Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane
Amazon
$20 PlayStation Store Gift Card
Amazon
Tiny Arcade - Licensed Retro Games
ThinkGeek
FIFA 17 - PlayStation 4
Best Buy
Marvel: Captain America Shield Backpack
Amazon
Grand Theft Auto V - PlayStation 4
Best Buy

Teen girl

'She Believed She Could' Cuff
Nordstrom
Broke Millennial By Erin Lowry
Urban Outfitters
Slay Neon Sign Table Lamp
Urban Outfitters
Calhoun & Co. Good At Naps Woven Throw Blanket
Urban Outfitters
Daniella Floral Comforter Snooze Set
Urban Outfitters
theBalm NUDE 'dude Eyeshadow Palette
Amazon
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Walmart
the sun and her flowers By Rupi Kaur
Urban Outfitters
Narwhal USB Heated Slippers
ThinkGeek
OUAI Wave Spray
Urban Outfitters
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Walmart

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)
Macy's
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?

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Walmart
Space Capsule Tea Infuser
ThinkGeek
Sriracha To-Go Bottle Keychain
Urban Outfitters
the sun and her flowers By Rupi Kaur
Urban Outfitters
Keyboard Necktie
Things You Never Knew Existed
Westminster Butt Face Soap
Amazon
BigMouth Inc The Prescription Coffee Mug
Amazon
Weener Kleener Soap
Things You Never Knew Existed
milk and honey 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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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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