Birthday Present Ideas That Show You Care

17 04 2008

Long gone are the days where you could just give a last minute gift voucher or card. Nowadays with the internet in its stride, people are buying into birthday present ideas that offer customisation and personalisation. This is happening in leaps and bounds.

A news article online (I can’t exactly remember where), had stated that in 2007, of all gift purchases made online – more than 50% were in the form of personalised gifts. I’m not too sure about that statistic but if big companies like Walmart, Starbucks, and Macy’s are offering personalized gift vouchers than the rest of us better pay attention.

Some birthday present ideas that I have come across include, although not exclusive to:

  • Custom t-shirts
  • Custom sneakers
  • Personalized jigsaw puzzles
  • Custom chocolates
  • Personalized plates
  • Caricature drawings
  • Build your own book – story, or scrapbook
  • Custom toys
  • Custom figurines – these look just like your caricature in 3D

There are plenty more out there, these are just the birthday present ideas off the top of my head. With the internet offering such a wide variety of services, why would you choose boring old birthday present ideas when you have ideas like these at your disposal?

Mark Choy


7 Great Personalized Birthday Present Ideas

17 04 2008

Are you stuck for good birthday present ideas? This happens all the time because we never know what the person has or hasn’t got already. Here are seven (7) great birthday present ideas that you can be pretty sure they probably don’t have:

  1. Digital picture frames. These have only been recently been introduced in the last year or so and are starting to gain in popularity. You can download the pictures for them and all of their family and friends so they are on it already when you give. If you are at a party, take some pictures then and put them on. Great way to personalize them.
  2. Personalized plates. This one is more for the younger person (or older person). Your own one of a kind present with your choice of background, font, font colour & symbol in the middle if one is desired. Kids seem to really appreciate this one as it gives them a sense of ownership.
  3. Custom Jigsaw puzzles. They are made from your own snapshots, personalized holiday greetings, children’s name puzzles and more! As one of our birthday gift ideas, this one is interactive and keep the gift receiver busy for a while.

  4. Have you ever heard of anyone getting a star named after them? There are Star Registries that sells gift packages that sell certificates for the person you are dedicating them to by date and telescopic coordinates of the star. One of the more romantic birthday present ideas.

  5. Customised toys – this is the way of the future in toys. Toys like; Styled by Me Barbie, Create Your Own Steiff Bear, Elmo Knows Your Name and Make Your Own Maclaren stroller. For all these toys you can personalize just the way you like.
  6. Personalised sneakers – you can design and personalize more than 100 shoes by choosing from hundreds of colours and styles for laces, soles, thread and shoe fabric combinations. You can even put your own name or saying on the back of the shoe. One of the most popular sites to do this on is Nike.
  7. Custom Figurines – as birthday present ideas these are great. Using your photo for reference, a professional sculpture will create a custom caricature figurine in your likeness. The figurines are about 5 inches tall and are made of a fine polymer clay resin that are sculpted with tiny tools. They are then hand painted with expert finesse to make them look like you. One of the really fun birthday present ideas.

Hopefully one of these birthday present ideas will inspire you to find something that’s suited to the person you’re buying for. If not, you can always resort to a cheesy gift voucher – oh wait, you can get those customised too!

Mark Choy