The one celebrating their birthday loves the attention and acknowledgement that today’s the day we celebrate YOU! It’s meaningful to the one honored, but also friends and family take great delight in commemorating this day.
Gifts should not only be age appropriate, but relationship suitable too. That means if you’re wishing a co-worker’s child a happy birthday you can opt for something fun, whimsical, and likely something the parent may not have bought for the child. Close relatives often get practical items simply because they know the person and family better.
Buying gifts for colleagues takes another direction—here items suitable for work, or even gift cards for an ‘experience’ are always appreciated. Experience gift cards can mean a cooking class, or even tickets to an event you know they love.
Loved ones can be easier to buy for if you know they love jewelry because there are so many options, and you may know they don’t often treat themselves. Here’s where you come in. He won’t buy himself new cuff-links, but you could. She may adore an initial pendant but wouldn’t buy one for herself. Here’s your chance. And while we’re speaking about initials, birthdays are a great time to shop for a monogrammed gift or one with a personal inscription.