How to Choose the Best Birthday Gift
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How to Choose the Best Birthday Gift

Here are some Birthday Gifts that you may have never considered before. Gifts with special meaning, something special.

A gift of wine is an excellent expression of how you feel. Now, at many wine online merchants, you can have wine bottles personalized to show how much you care. It doesn't matter whether this  is your friend's first time experiencing the wonders of the fruit of the vine, or if he is a serious collector with a large wine cellar. Or, consider a personalized engraved bottle of champagne and toasting glasses.

For the music lover. Here's one that will top the list of best friend birthday gift ideas:

Make up a CD of #1 songs from the year they were born up to now, you can even theme it: #1 Heavy Metal Songs, etc. Add in a gift certificate to an online music downloading site, and they're sure to be excited or maybe do a little dance!

Create your own coupon booklet offering your services to help out the one that's always been there for you. Include "a day of gardening", "baby-sit the kids", "clean the house" and "organize the closets". Use your imagination and fit the coupons to the needs of your friend. This thoughtful gesture will be considered by the recipient as one of the best friend birthday gift idea ever! For the person who never has any time to herself.

For the golfer. Reserve a tee time at a country club that's hard to get into and make a foursome of it by inviting a couple of friends. Start the birthday off right and treat them to a special breakfast at their favorite restaurant.

For the animal lover. Forget about getting a gift designed for your friend; instead get a gift for their pet. There are many fantastic things available online for all types of pets from jeweled dog collars to fancy bird cages and everything in between. If your friend really loves his or her pet, this could quite possibly rank at the very top of the best friend birthday gift list. Of course, you could get your friend a super duper pooper scooper to make the job of cleaning up after Fido much easier. This, too, you can find at the many online sites featuring pet supplies.

For the movie buff. Get a year's free subscription to Netflix so they'll be able to have DVD's delivered right to their door. All they'll have to do is supply their own popcorn. Or, you can do that too by ordering (online, of course) a selection of premium gournmet popcorn.

For the art lover. Looking for something unusual for those folks who have everything? Instead of jumping in the car and heading for the mall. Keep your computer powered up and let your fingers do the shopping at the online stores of American museums and other sites that specialize in replicas of ancient and modern art.

For the sentimentalist. Look back into your photo albums and take copies of all your memories over the years. Create a "Memory Lane" scrapbook highlighting your friendship and events you've attended together. As an added touch, get other friends to write special birthday messages throughout the book.

For the nurtruer. Who doesn't deserve a day at the spa? Purchase a sturdy cosmetic bag and add all the fixings for a do-it-yourself spa: hand cream, body lotion, scented oils, face mask, manicure set. Make a relaxing CD to put inside and top it off with a gift certificate at the local spa for a massage on you!

For the nature-lover. Make a day of it and go for a hike at your nearest conservation area; bring along a blanket and a picnic basket and you're set an afternoon of fun and reminiscing.

For the saver. Buy a share of an up and coming stock in your friend's name. You never know maybe in a few years you'll be getting thanks for starting someone on the road to their first million.

For the sports fan. Buy a pair of tickets to a local sporting event in your area (perhaps when your friend's favorite team is playing) and spend an afternoon or evening together.

For the nature-lover. Make a day of it and go for a hike at your nearest conservation area; bring along a blanket and a picnic basket and you're set an afternoon of fun and reminiscing.

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Comments (5)

You have helped me with birthday gift selections with your thoughtful article. well done voted up.

All great ones! A vote up for you!

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Great article! My son made me a CD, and I really like the selections he chose. It showed a lot of thought on his part.

These are excellent ideas. Enjoyed reading this. Voted up.


You're missing a great gift for music lovers on your list that I just got: it's a journal made out of an old record. My gf got it for me and it's awesome. Just google vintage vinyl journals.