8 Criteria For Better Birthday Present Ideas

3 05 2008

Do you struggle with birthday present ideas every month? If not, then I bet that you do at least every once in a while. Why is that? Why do we all struggle to come up with great birthday present ideas for the people we care about (and for the people we don’t!). It’s mainly because we don’t know enough about the person. We are so caught up in our own lives that we don’t really know what birthday present ideas are great for our loved ones. But you’re special, if you’re reading this article I’m guessing you care more than the average person 😉

So how do you get around this brain strain and come up with great birthday present ideas? Well firstly you have to ask yourself – “how much do I want to impress this person?” Once you’ve decided that you can decide how much thought you are going to put into the gift. (Obviously the more you care about them the more you thought you put in).

Ok, moving on, the next step is that we have to understand the person we are buying for. Do you really know the person you are buying a birthday present for? Are you getting a gift YOU think they want or need, or are you getting something for them?

1. Health and the preservation of life.

2. Food.

3. Sleep.

4. Money and the things money will buy.

5. Life in the hereafter.

6. Sexual gratification.

7. The well-being of our children.

8. A feeling of importance.

Work through this list and come up with any birthday present ideas that pop into your head. In my experience, most people like gifts that come from category #8: A feeling of importance. The reason for that is because most of the other criteria are things the person can or has already taken care of themselves.

Birthday present ideas like; trophies, certificates (name a star is an example), and gifts that are in their likeness (such as customized caricature figurines) are all personalized and shows them they are important and will be remembered.


Although this list is not exhaustive and the only list for birthday present ideas it will give you a better understanding of the loved ones we are buying for. Use this list of 8 Criteria next time you’re trying to come up with something – it will relieve some of that birthday present buying stress.

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One response

4 05 2008

Yes, importance is a good one.
It doesn’t seem to be very reasonable to get a gift for someone you don’t know very well, and probably results in a lot of confusion in the first place.
Our products each come with a personalized letter of ownership which is either mailed to the recipient later, or sent with it, depending on how it is purchased.
That personal touch seems to put it into a different category.
Thanks for stopping by, enjoyed reading your blog.

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