Do you remember those days when you were little, and you were the whole year excited about your birthday? That particular day of the year when you can invite your friends over for a birthday party and especially that part where you get your presents? Somehow I think it was much more anticipated when you were a little kid. During my childhood, I knew precisely every year what I wished for my birthdays because it had always been a new Barbie doll, a Polly Pocket toy or Princess Playmobil/Lego playsets. The funny thing about birthday wishes is that the older you get, the more difficult it is to think of something. I realised this remarkably throughout the last years because whenever my friends are asking me what I would like to have for my birthday, I actually don’t know. I think it also has something to do with the fact that the older you get, you also get more responsible for your life, and therefore you start earning your own money. Due to that, you are also able to treat yourself with presents from time to time. Moreover, it is also related to the fact that when you’re older, your values in life changes and you are more grateful for what you already have in life. Because at the end of the day, the things that make us happy the most are our family and our friends!
For my birthday this year, it was especially more challenging to come up with some birthday wishes because I will be a mid-twenty this year, and somehow I think it is a special birthday. Therefore, I would like something that I can keep forever, but it should also have a personal meaning! Now after hearing this, you probably can imagine how overstrained my friends are feeling with a statement like this. Because of this, I was sitting down and trying to come up with a few ideas for a suitable present as a little help. To be honest, it was much harder than I expected, but here are my favourite picks!
1. JEWELLERY & WATCHES
With jewellery or a watch, you can never go wrong, because those presents definitely come with personal meanings. Why? Read it here.
In my case, I do prefer a new watch or jewellery like rings, bracelets and earrings. A necklace can be beautiful as well, but since I am always wearing my necklace, which I got for my high school graduation, other necklaces are only in my jewellery box.
2. HOUSEHOLD AND BEAUTY APPLIANCES
Now I know that products such as a toaster or a hair curler definitely do not have a significant personal meaning like jewellery, but still, I think they are a good idea as a good present because they come with usage and especially a long one. Due to the fact, that those products have a long lifetime, you don’t need to change them frequently or don’t at all. Besides, the design from these products are so pretty, why would you even want to change it, right? I can already imagine how perfect the SMEG toaster with the glam, sleek and retro design would fit into in my kitchen.
3. MAKE-UP, BOOKS AND OTHER SMALL THINGS
A little key or bag chain would also be a good idea as a present. Or maybe a scarf for example. Since products from luxury brands are extremely expensive, there is also the possibility of buying gift cards as a present.
For all the beauty lovers of your friends, you can never go wrong with buying make-up. Make-up brushes, for example, are good as well. The person who will receive it can keep them longer for instance. But also eyeshadows and especially lipsticks are always a good idea!
How about you? Would you have similar or even the same wishes? Or do you like something completely different? If you are still struggling with finding the right present, then read this guide for how to find the perfect present!