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50+ of the best birthday gift ideas August 2022

Shopping for a birthday present doesn't have to be stressful. We've rounded up the perfect gift ideas for women, men, teens and kids.

Need to find birthday gift ideas, but don’t know where to start? We’re done the hard work for you and browsed through the most popular online retailers, to find the best-selling products that we think make pretty good presents.

Whether you’re shopping for women, men, teens or kids, you must check out our favourite birthday gift ideas below. We’ve also hand-picked a number of affordable options for money-savvy shoppers.




Top birthday gift ideas for women

$34.99

Facial Roller

  • Facial roller in clear quartz or rose quarz
  • Enhances your skin's appearance with facial massage
  • Use alone or with facial oils
  • Free shipping over 60
  • Offers Afterpay
  • Accepts PayPal
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Top birthday gift ideas for men

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Top birthday gift ideas for teen boys

$39.99

Luxe Toweling Gown

  • 100% cotton relaxed fit towelling gown
  • Choose from Navy, white, grey or black
  • Size XS-2XL
  • Free shipping over 60
  • Offers Afterpay
  • Accepts PayPal
$285

Ray-Ban Chromance 58

  • Silver narrow fit Ray Bans
  • Polarised dark green classic lens
  • Try them on virtually before you buy
  • Free shipping available
  • 90-day return policy
  • Offers Afterpay
  • Accepts PayPal
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Top birthday gift ideas for teen girls

$183.94

Fjallraven Kanken

  • Spacious, cute, lightweight bag
  • Durable, ergonomic, and resists water and dirt
  • 19 colour shades
  • Free shipping over 50
  • Offers Afterpay
  • Accepts PayPal
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Top birthday gifts for kids

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The best birthday gift ideas under $50

Shopping on a budget? It doesn’t matter how much you spend on a gift – it’s the thought that counts. We’ve picked out some great affordable gift ideas that they’ll be sure to love.

$21.95

Scrabble Travel Board Game

  • Classic board game in travel format
  • Play on planes, trains and cars - wherever!
  • Tiles stay in place as you play
  • Free shipping available
  • Offers Afterpay
  • Accepts PayPal
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How to choose the best birthday present

Before you finalise your purchase, it’s good to answer a few questions about the gift recipient. 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.

  • Do they need any necessities? Is the person you’re buying for struggling financially or lacking homewares 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’.
  • 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.
  • Do they have any hobbies or play any sports? Hobbies are a great way to come up with birthday 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 activewear or the latest jersey of their favourite sports team are ideal gifts.
  • 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 favourite television shows or topics of conversation they always bring up. Then, search for gifts accordingly. If they’re a gym goer, for example, a set of resistance bands may be a good gift idea.
  • 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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