“What To Ask For On My Birthday?”
Thankfully, we’re here to help. We’ve created a list of good birthday presents for teens, uni students, young professionals and new parents.
If You’re A Fun-Loving Teen
This is the best time for you to indulge in your hobbies – purchase something that lets you do things you love, like listening to music, playing games or travelling.
Headphones are cool, but nothing beats the excitement of being able to blast music on the beach or by the pool. That’s precisely what this portable Bluetooth speaker lets you do. Bring this with you wherever you go this summer.
If you spend hours playing Minecraft or Counter-Strike, we probably don’t need to tell you that a Razer Gaming Keyboard will come in handy. Make sure to thank whoever gives you this present once you start kicking ass online!
Can you say, “Buon giorno”? When you’re a teenager, you have a lot of time to spare. Make the most out of it by learning a new language. Who knows? You might end up finding yourself studying or living abroad.
Price: $AUD54.56 (Paperback)
If You’re A Uni Student
If you’re in university and asking yourself, “What should I get for my birthday?” the answers should be simple – buy inexpensive but functional items that’ll make studying and attending classes less overwhelming.
Everyone’s wishing they’re drinking more water – but nobody’s doing it. Buy a bottle that helps remind you that you need your daily dose of H2O. Trust us – it’ll make your #selfcare routine easier.
For A Boy: Classic Messenger Bag
Any boy who’s in uni needs a stylish leather bag. This one’s ideal for carrying schoolbooks, a laptop or everyday essentials. It’s also one of the best 21st presents a young man can receive.
For A Girl: Tea Forté Kati Cup Ceramic Tea Infuser Cup
Uni can get a little tiring, but it’s easy to stop and relax if you have this tea infuser cup. The best part? It comes in a gorgeous, Instagram-worthy design!
Printing term papers and scanning documents don’t need to be a hassle for a Uni student. Ask your friends or family for an all-in-one printer, copier and scanner.
If You’re A 20- Or 30-Something
Put your quarter-life crisis on hold – you’re not asking yourself what you want out of life; you’re just asking yourself, “What do I want for my birthday?” While this age can be full of uncertainty, you don’t have to be unsure about the present that’ll make the next year better.
People in their 20s or 30s need as much guidance as they can get. No wonder self-help books are so popular for this age group! But why ask for one book if you can have an entire library? That’s where Blinkist comes in. This app gives you unlimited access to thousands of self-help books, conveniently summarised into 15-minute pieces.
Price: $USD89.99 (or $AUD130.22)
Don’t you hate it when you receive a gift basket but soon realise that you don’t like half the items included? Well, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. Ask someone special to order a personalised gift basket so you can ensure each item is something that fulfils a wish.
Okay, let’s say, you’re absolutely unsure about wanting anything specific. But that doesn’t mean your friends can get away with giving you a generic greeting card. Ask for an Amazon gift card so you can shop for whatever you want later.
If You Have A Baby Or A Toddler
Having a newborn can easily drain your bank account. Don’t think twice about asking your friends and family for gifts that your little ones can use – you won’t regret it. As a tip, the best birthday gifts you can ask for are those that are gender-neutral. These will make great hand-me-downs if you choose to have a second or third child.
Babies and toddlers spend a lot of time on the floor. But parents shouldn’t let them sit on hard, possibly dirty tiles. Ask your friends for a soft plush mat that’ll keep them comfortable as they play.
This is one of the more premium choices on this list, but it can be a godsend to parents with babies who are 3 months old. At this age, babies begin to gain the strength to break out of a swaddle (also known as the “baby burrito”), potentially disrupting their sleep. This suit can help 3-month-old babies feel the comfort of being held so they can sleep the night away without waking their folks.
Give your kids the ability to express themselves through music! The Fisher-Price light-up piano produces real musical notes as well as duck and cow sounds. It’s light and easy-to-carry, ideal for keeping kids entertained wherever they go. Note that this is best for babies and toddlers from six to 36 months.
It Pays To Be Picky When Brainstorming Birthday Ideas
Your birthday is the day you celebrate your life – you deserve to splurge on something that’s going to make your next year better. Or, at least, a lot more bearable.
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