Tips & Tricks

The Best Birthday Gifts For Every Age

Finding a gift that is suitable for everyone, no matter their age, can be a challenge. True versatility is hard to come by, but it does exist – here are a few ideas for birthday gifts that are suitable for everyone.

Gift cards

Gift cards are a versatile and convenient gift that can be used at a wide range of shops and restaurants. You can find gift cards for a variety of different establishments, and you can often purchase them online and print them out at home for a convenient gift buying experience. 

Experience based gifts

Experience gifts, such as concert tickets, a spa day, or a quick weekend holiday, are a great way to celebrate a birthday and create lasting memories. These types of gifts are suitable for people of all ages, and can be tailored to their specific interests and preferences.


While not everyone thinks they love reading, even for those of us who don’t consider ourselves a bookworm, there’s a perfect book out there somewhere. Books make great gifts for people of all ages, and there are many options to choose from, including fiction, non-fiction, and magazines on a variety of topics. You just need to find a subject that the recipient is passionate about, and the perfect publication will show itself soon after.

Food and drink

Food and drink make great gifts for people of all ages, and you can choose from a wide range of options, depending on their taste. This includes food hampers and wine, small production tea or coffee, and special extra tasty snacks.

Home decor

Home decor items, such as throw pillows, candles, or wall art, are a great gift for anyone who loves to decorate their home. You can choose items that match their personal preferences, making it perfect for literally anyone – cat themed pillow cases for your cat loving friend, or skateboarding posters for your skating-obsessed niece.

Personalised gifts

Personalised gifts, such as a custom-made piece of jewellery or a photo album filled with special memories, are a thoughtful and unique way to celebrate a birthday. You can customise the gift with a special message or design, and by using sites with special sections like 30th birthday gift ideas and Valentine’s gifts, you can make the process of finding the right item so much easier.

While it’s obviously nice to get a gift that the recipient likes, don’t stress about it too much. What really matters is that you choose something that shows you’ve put thought into the process, spending time and energy on that show you care about them. 

A gift that is suitable for everyone is sure to be appreciated, and will make their birthday celebration extra special. With the tips listed above, you should have more than enough inspiration to find something that’s just right, no matter the age or preferences of the person you’re giving it to.

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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