Birthdays are an exciting time, but they can also be stressful when you’re stuck thinking of what to get your kids or siblings or friends or colleagues as gifts that they’ll actually like and appreciate. If you need some help with this tricky dilemma, consider these five unique birthday gifts worth giving to your kids, your family, or anyone else in your life who’s celebrating their birthday soon (or really any other special occasion). When we said these birthday gifts are worth giving, we weren’t kidding! Check out these awesome and thoughtful gifts below!
Birthday Gift: The Handmade Card
When you’re looking for a handmade gift, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Even a card that you’ve created yourself will mean something to your child and may have more meaning than store-bought gifts. Handmade is a great way to get creative with nannu says it’s fun for them and helps give their personality and style an outlet as well! Whether they help choose images or colors, each child will be proud of their unique creation!
Birthday Gift: A Personalized Video Message
A personalized video message from their favorite person is always a great gift. But for your kid’s birthday, why not take it to a whole new level? You can make your own video with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker or search on Google for royalty-free videos that you can use. It might be as simple as wishing them a happy birthday and telling them how much they mean to you. Or maybe you want to create an ongoing series about their lives, which could include milestones like the first days of school, funny moments when they were growing up, and whatever else happens in between birthdays!
Birthday Gift: DIY Craft Kit
When your child’s birthday is fast approaching, you might be stuck thinking of a great gift to get them. While traditional toys are fun for Nannusays, it’s easy to forget that what children love most is crafting and creating things on their own. With that in mind, a DIY craft kit makes an excellent birthday gift choice. Here are some of our favorites that all kids would love.
Birthday Gift: Calendar Of Favorite Memories
Family memories are often some of our most precious, so why not create a calendar to store them all in? There’s an entire industry dedicated to building picturesque family memory books. If you want to get even more personal with your family photography, consider creating a customized calendar that contains all of your favorite pictures over the past year. You can use an app like Apple’s iPhoto or Google Photos if you want a free solution. Even if you don’t want to go through all of your old shots, simply looking back at just one day from when your kids were younger will be enough for you to realize how much they’ve grown up since then.
Birthday Gift: Favorite Movie Rental Night
Rather than getting a movie for their birthday, why not rent them all of their favorite movies to watch over a weekend? Try to pick out one or two special favorites and let them re-live some of their old favorites from years past. If you don’t know what they like, have your kids give you a list of movies from their childhood that they loved. This is a great way to go back in time and relive your own favorite movie moments as well!
Birthday Gift: Gaming System Downloaded with Favorites
If you have a child who has a favorite game, download it and place it in an inexpensive gaming system. This will let them enjoy their favorite game while not having to spend hours online playing. Some great games that children can enjoy include Plants vs Zombies, Angry Birds, Word Searches, Sudoku Puzzles, Match-3, and Hidden Object Games.
Birthday Gift: Awesome Club Membership
For their next birthday or for their special day, surprise your kids with a year-long membership to an Awesome Club. Awesome Clubs are membership clubs that deliver a box of awesome stuff each month to members. There are plenty of different types of clubs ranging from ones where you receive cool collectibles and toys to ones where you can get books and learn how to do things like play guitar.
Birthday Gift: Membership to an Exclusive Site or Network
One of our family’s favorite gifts to give is a subscription to an exclusive site or network. Exclusive sites are members-only, which makes them really special because it’s a gift that can only be used by your child—no one else. These sites let your child enjoy premium content (games, ebooks, apps, etc.) and events (i.e., get a sneak peek at upcoming releases) for free for just a little while longer until they turn 13 or 14.
Bonus Idea – Give them their allowance in advance.
If you’re like most parents, you probably give your kids a weekly allowance to cover their candy and toy expenses. Or maybe it’s at the end of each month? But why not switch things up and give them their allowance in advance as a birthday gift? Not only will they have something to look forward to, but they might actually save some of that money in anticipation of your big day.