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Birthdays and gift-giving?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
jumpingbean asked:

It’s my 20 birthday this weekend and of my close circle of friends, I remember all of their birthdays and give gifts, because I love picking out individualized gifts they’ll enjoy. It’s just a way of saying I appreciate them on their special day once a year. So, my close friends have this week given me gifts or wished me happy birthday, except for the one who is my very best friend! She knows it’s my birthday, but we’ll be apart over the weekend, so I won’t see her again until next week, after my birthday, but she never wished me happy birthday or gave me a gift. I feel foolish because I truly do value her friendship and I absolutely didn’t give her a birthday gift with the obligation of her giving me one back, but still, I feel hurt. But at the same time, I feel petty – she is a wonderful friend and has given me many intangible gifts through our friendship. I don’t know why a material gift is so important, but somehow receiving it is meaningful to me. Is it wrong that I feel this way?

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What Makes the Perfect Birthday Gift?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Gina D. Shaffer asked:

I remember a time when I was about five or six when birthdays were just the best day of the year. I would wait for months and months to have all my friends come over for a big party with lots of junk food, videos and games. And of course there were the presents!

Skip about three decades since then and birthdays are probably now just about the most dreaded day of the year. I do not need a reminder that I am getting older. Every year though, my husband insists that we celebrate, together with friends and family around. Unfortunately, I just do not have that same excitement and anticipation I did when I was a kid. Even most of the gifts are more of a let down than anything else.

There are probably two reasons that I am always a bit disappointed when it comes to gifts on my birthday. Number one is that now that I am older, I can actually go out and buy myself whatever I feel I need or want. I am earning my own money, unlike when I was six and had to rely on my parents.  If there is a gorgeous new sweater I saw in the shops or that latest CD that just came out, I make sure I put money aside to buy it.

The second reason why birthdays are always an anticlimax is probably the biggest. For all my 34 years in existence one would think that my nearest and dearest know me well enough to buy me “the perfect birthday present”. 

I understand that coming up with an unusual gift idea is not so simple. So what makes the “perfect birthday present”?

Remember, the best gifts do not have to be the most expensive

Unique birthday gifts require time and thought

Add an element of surprise to birthdays. It is always encouraging (and takes away from moping about your age)

Incorporate presents that express one’s love and gratitude

Choose a gift that can be cherished for years to come

I must admit that not all the presents my loved ones have given me over the years were disappointing. One of the most unusual birthday gifts I ever received was a gift called The Friendship Stone. This is a stone I hold onto at all times and carry it with me in my purse. It was given to me by my best friend of 30 years, on my birthday prior to her immigrating with her husband. It is a semi-precious Tiger’s Eye gemstone originating from Western South Africa. Whenever I miss her (and I do very often), I look at this Friendship Stone. It reminds me of those precious childhood moments and I realize that even though she is far away, I carry our bond of friendship all the time. This is truly one of those “perfect presents”.  It is like being given an engagement ring by your fiancé although this is for friends or family, and costs a hell of a lot less money.

Since I was given the Friendship Stone, I realize that the true beauty of birthdays lies more in just being able to celebrate it with my nearest and dearest, than the presents themselves. With all my frustration at the years slipping by, the bonds created from a lifetime together are worth more than any actual gift they could buy me.  I am hoping for many more birthdays ahead!

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Birthday Gift Ideas

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Prasad Cheruvannur asked:

Importance of Birthday:

 Now we are living in society where regularly we have to attend birthdays. Our friend and relative will be conducting birthdays for their kids. Most of the time they celebrate the first Birthday in a grand style. Some of them hire halls or hire a restaurant itself for conducting the birthday. Other birthdays normally people will be conducting in their home.

 As the kid grow up the venue of birthday will be shifted to McDonalds and play zones. In addition, the type of guests also will start change. For first birthday, we can see only parent’s friends, where as for 10th birthday the most of guests will be of the child’s.

 Any way the birthday is has become one of the important event in our daily life. And it gives lot of business to local restaurants and bakery.

Birthday gifts:

 While attending the birthdays we have to buy birthday gifts. I used to follow certain rules to select a birthday gift.

Budget for Birthday Gift:- I always will think about the relationship with the family who is conducting the birthday. Also I take a close consideration about the money I am prepared to spend for this function. Another matter I used to think is that how much that family might have spend if invited them for a same type of function. Also I will take the venue and the type of part they are conducting for the particular birthday.

Status of the family:-I never give any attention to status of the family who is inviting me. I always think the status will not help me in any way as it will help them only. The only consideration I give is their relationship and love to my family.

I always consider the *** of the birthday child. Normally small Girl child likes dolls with soft feelings. This I understood by my daughter’s behavior. She use to sleep with her soft doll up to the age of 7 . So selecting a doll as your birthday gift is a very good if the birthday is for a girl. Even if I am Selecting some other gift since I want to make big gifts to the particular family, I will buy another doll along with it. We will get a special satisfaction when we see the kid is walking with the doll we have presented. For Boys I used to select car or toys where they can show their creativity and spend energy.

Birthday Cards:- Normally I used to keep one birthday card with the gifts. Nowadays I used to ask my daughter to make a birthday card herself as I think the self made card is far better than bought out card to express our feelings. Otherwise  I used to print birthday card at 365greetings.com. This way I can write the message and print it on  preview. This will make our message also get printed instead of hand writing.

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Birthday Gifts That Fulfils Your Loved Ones Wish & Makes Birthdays Special

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
ayush asked:

To wish someone on birthday without gifts is not feeling good. Because of time limit peoples in India have don’t get parties or being a part of celebration and also don’t give wishes to your near or dear ones. So, now you have the option to wish or send gifts to your loved ones with the help of online services. There are numerous online sites which offering egifts, ewishes, eflowers on various occasions like birthday, anniversary, mother’s day, & much other.

Occasion like Birthday is a special event to celebrate and carry implication in a person’s life. People celebrate their birthday in different ways with his near or dear ones. On such an occasion, presenting a birthday gift would make the birthday person feel special and a feasible way to detain the moment eternally and gives an occasion a memorable one. In addition, birthday gifts also add enjoyment and excitement to birthday celebration party. So, you should be knowledge while purchasing birthday gifts through online. What kinds of gifts present to your friends, relative, grandparents or others you can choose as per your choice; all are available on respective sites of birthday wishes & gifts.

If you have by now determined to purchase a Birthday gifts India to loved ones that you admire and respect, then here are some satisfying ways to find the perfect gifts. You have to think first the age of the recipient; hobbies and interest; relationship with you. Such considerate concerns will guide you to a fantastic birthday gift. However, it is also commendable to know the features of a gift while purchasing it online. Birthday wishes India are sure to make the date tremendous and make feel the recipient someone special. The exceptional and wonderful gifts promise to bring smiles on the birthday person face. You can easily find such attractive and impressive birthday gift, Birthday flowers India & more ideas in internet. Online shopping facilitates you to shop according to your financial ability and needs or choices.

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Birthday Gifts for Birthday People

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
John Smith asked:

The population of the UK grows by over 300,000 a year, and as far as birthdays are concerned, it can sometimes seem that all these newcomers are related to you. Throw in the friends, partners, colleagues and other acquaintances and you end up with a lot of birthday gifts to buy over the course of a year. It’s no wonder you start to run out of ideas.

They say you are never more than 50 feet away from a rat, which may or may not be true. But I can state with all the authority of … well, me, that you are also never more than 12 days from a birthday. On average. If you count your own. And those of people you don’t know. What I’m trying to say it that they just seem to come round pretty regularly, don’t they? If you consider that you’ve probably got about 15 close family members and there are only 365 days in the year, that’s more than one a month, and occupying the gaps are those non-relatives who have already bought you something in that endless chicken and egg cycle that is birthday gift buying.

If I sound cynical, it’s purely for dramatic effect, you understand. I love my ever-growing family (in both senses of the phrase) as well as my ever-decreasing register of friends (in hindsight, keeping a register wasn’t such a good idea), and relish the chance to shower them with gifts to celebrate the rhythmic beat of their advancing years. And I’m sure most people think exactly the same way.

The trouble is, you really have to be on the ball to get the presents that mean a lot to their recipients; especially when they’re young recipients, when you just know that their tastes change on a weekly basis and that something that was perfect last year will be perfectly ridiculous this year.

What about a personalised birthday gift?

There’s a company that specialises in making sure your gifts are unique, as extravagant as you want and, above all, focused in on the person who’s celebrating. It’s called GettingPersonal.co.uk, and it could end up being your single stop when you’re hunting for your birthday gifts. To make your choice simpler from the start, gift ideas are divided into age groups, relationships and sex, but even when you’re within a specific category, the choice is still breathtaking.

Just for starters, there are calendars, ornaments and pictures that can have the stamp of personalisation put on them, whether it’s a special message or simply their name. But personalisation is about much more than that; it’s also about coming up with a birthday gift that tells them that you know exactly what makes them tick. Take a scroll through the pages and you’ll see pampering days, sporting experiences, gadgets and fun stuff that you’ll take one look at and think “John!” or “Grandma!”

Got an arty niece? How about a custom made Lichtenstein print (with your own thought bubble)? Adrenaline junkie brother? Maybe a day off-roading in a 4×4. Know someone who loves a practical joke? Well, take your pick.

Suddenly, your birthday gifts don’t seem all that daunting. A few clicks on gettingpersonal.co.uk can make anyone’s birthday a day to remember.

We all have a list of birthdays to deal with as the calendar flips from month to month, but there’s no reason to fret about it when you’ve got a site like gettingpersonal.co.uk on your side. Whatever the recipient’s quirks and hobbies, there will be a custom made birthday gift for them.

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Birthday Gift Ideas

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Prasad Cheruvannur asked:

Importance of Birthday:

 Now we are living in society where regularly we have to attend birthdays. Our friend and relative will be conducting birthdays for their kids. Most of the time they celebrate the first Birthday in a grand style. Some of them hire halls or hire a restaurant itself for conducting the birthday. Other birthdays normally people will be conducting in their home.

 As the kid grow up the venue of birthday will be shifted to McDonalds and play zones. In addition, the type of guests also will start change. For first birthday, we can see only parent’s friends, where as for 10th birthday the most of guests will be of the child’s.

 Any way the birthday is has become one of the important event in our daily life. And it gives lot of business to local restaurants and bakery.

Birthday gifts:

 While attending the birthdays we have to buy birthday gifts. I used to follow certain rules to select a birthday gift.

Budget for Birthday Gift:- I always will think about the relationship with the family who is conducting the birthday. Also I take a close consideration about the money I am prepared to spend for this function. Another matter I used to think is that how much that family might have spend if invited them for a same type of function. Also I will take the venue and the type of part they are conducting for the particular birthday.

Status of the family:-I never give any attention to status of the family who is inviting me. I always think the status will not help me in any way as it will help them only. The only consideration I give is their relationship and love to my family.

I always consider the *** of the birthday child. Normally small Girl child likes dolls with soft feelings. This I understood by my daughter’s behavior. She use to sleep with her soft doll up to the age of 7 . So selecting a doll as your birthday gift is a very good if the birthday is for a girl. Even if I am Selecting some other gift since I want to make big gifts to the particular family, I will buy another doll along with it. We will get a special satisfaction when we see the kid is walking with the doll we have presented. For Boys I used to select car or toys where they can show their creativity and spend energy.

Birthday Cards:- Normally I used to keep one birthday card with the gifts. Nowadays I used to ask my daughter to make a birthday card herself as I think the self made card is far better than bought out card to express our feelings. Otherwise  I used to print birthday card at 365greetings.com. This way I can write the message and print it on  preview. This will make our message also get printed instead of hand writing.

gifts for dad

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Birthday Gifts for Birthday People

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
John Smith asked:

The population of the UK grows by over 300,000 a year, and as far as birthdays are concerned, it can sometimes seem that all these newcomers are related to you. Throw in the friends, partners, colleagues and other acquaintances and you end up with a lot of birthday gifts to buy over the course of a year. It’s no wonder you start to run out of ideas.

They say you are never more than 50 feet away from a rat, which may or may not be true. But I can state with all the authority of … well, me, that you are also never more than 12 days from a birthday. On average. If you count your own. And those of people you don’t know. What I’m trying to say it that they just seem to come round pretty regularly, don’t they? If you consider that you’ve probably got about 15 close family members and there are only 365 days in the year, that’s more than one a month, and occupying the gaps are those non-relatives who have already bought you something in that endless chicken and egg cycle that is birthday gift buying.

If I sound cynical, it’s purely for dramatic effect, you understand. I love my ever-growing family (in both senses of the phrase) as well as my ever-decreasing register of friends (in hindsight, keeping a register wasn’t such a good idea), and relish the chance to shower them with gifts to celebrate the rhythmic beat of their advancing years. And I’m sure most people think exactly the same way.

The trouble is, you really have to be on the ball to get the presents that mean a lot to their recipients; especially when they’re young recipients, when you just know that their tastes change on a weekly basis and that something that was perfect last year will be perfectly ridiculous this year.

What about a personalised birthday gift?

There’s a company that specialises in making sure your gifts are unique, as extravagant as you want and, above all, focused in on the person who’s celebrating. It’s called GettingPersonal.co.uk, and it could end up being your single stop when you’re hunting for your birthday gifts. To make your choice simpler from the start, gift ideas are divided into age groups, relationships and sex, but even when you’re within a specific category, the choice is still breathtaking.

Just for starters, there are calendars, ornaments and pictures that can have the stamp of personalisation put on them, whether it’s a special message or simply their name. But personalisation is about much more than that; it’s also about coming up with a birthday gift that tells them that you know exactly what makes them tick. Take a scroll through the pages and you’ll see pampering days, sporting experiences, gadgets and fun stuff that you’ll take one look at and think “John!” or “Grandma!”

Got an arty niece? How about a custom made Lichtenstein print (with your own thought bubble)? Adrenaline junkie brother? Maybe a day off-roading in a 4×4. Know someone who loves a practical joke? Well, take your pick.

Suddenly, your birthday gifts don’t seem all that daunting. A few clicks on gettingpersonal.co.uk can make anyone’s birthday a day to remember.

We all have a list of birthdays to deal with as the calendar flips from month to month, but there’s no reason to fret about it when you’ve got a site like gettingpersonal.co.uk on your side. Whatever the recipient’s quirks and hobbies, there will be a custom made birthday gift for them.

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Should I get my ex boyfriend a birthday gift?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Nicole S asked:

So my ex and I are friends. His birthday is coming up and I wasn’t planning to get him anything until I saw something he would really like. It’s a Disturbed vinyl album because he loves Disturbed. I still kinda like him so do you think it would make him like me again? Would it be too creepy if I gave him something? Keep in mind, I’m 14 years old and I usually don’t get my friends gifts for their birthdays unless they have a party or something.

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