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Birthday Presents For Boys

Updated on January 27, 2013

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Birthday Presents for Boys

Throughout the years birthdays are sure to come and go. If you are a parent of an 8 or 9-year old child then you know this all too well. In fact, you may be thinking that your birthday parties for your son or daughter always turn out to be real fun for both your and your child. Additionally, you may be reminiscing about the fun times that you've had with your little boy or girl on his or her birthday. However, you may also be at a loss for what to get your son for his eighth or ninth birthday. Last year you may have gotten him a construction set or a huge set of legos and possibly everything else imaginable, so what else should you get for your son this year? There are literally millions of suggestions that any parent should think about when it comes to birthday gifts for their eight or nine-year-old son and there are creative ways to gift a gift also.

Birthday Boy Gift Suggestion #1: Tickets!

Is your son too old to go to a sporting event with his father? If you are trying to decide what to get for your son then you may take into consideration buying him tickets to an event that he can go see with his father. For example, what about a football game that he's been dying to see for the past year? Or perhaps he loves baseball games or basketball games? No matter which sport it is then chances are that you can make your son's day by not only giving him a day out with his dad, but making that day a big hit by giving them tickets to a sports event! A birthday event like that can also be coupled with a set of sports items, like a basketball if you are going to see a basketball game and the same goes with football or baseball!

Birthday Boy Gift Suggestion #2: Action Figures Galore!

There are always going to be some sort of action figure out on the market that are just perfect for boys to play with. Small action figures like G.I Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as other small boy toys can make a great gift for your son! Think about filling an entire small toy box or bucket with many of these favorite action figures. You can give it to your son, along with model toy cars and whatever else you can fit into the package birthday deal!

Of course, if you son is of the inquisitive type then there are always educational toys that are available in stores. For that matter, educational toys are a great way to introduce new things to your son for his birthday. For example, a telescope kit is a perfect way for you and him to check out the universe and sky together. A couple other educational and learning-type gifts include chemistry sets, electric kits, as well as model airplane birthday sets. There are all sorts of fun ways to experience educational lessons and your son's birthday is one of the perfect times to introduce such things!

As you can see, there are all sorts of interesting toys and things that you can do for your boy's birthday! If you get your son something one year then switch it up the next year by taking into consideration one of these fun, excited, and awesome birthday gifts for your son to enjoy!

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Gifts for your Teenager's 18th Birthday

There are thousands of parents all across the world who take part in celebrating their teenager's 18th birthday party! It's not indisputable that a kid's 18th birthday is an important milestone in their life, which is why it needs to be celebrated. In America, there are plenty of birthday traditions that go along with an 18th birthday party. For many, turning 18 means that they'll soon graduate from high school and move out of the house and possibly go on to college or a university. For others, turning 18 means that they'll soon be free from their parents' rule. Whatever the case, though, your son or daughter's 18th birthday is definitely important enough to go shopping for an important birthday present.

A New Car

Even though this is something that some parents get for their child for their 16th birthday, usually first cars are done with by the time they reach the end of high school. A brand new car is a perfect 18th birthday gift because it really shows how much parents care for their children! There are some high school teenagers that complain an awful lot about not having a new car, which is why there is no better time to buy your child a new car than on his or her 18th birthday!

A Blank Check

Even though you literally shouldn't give your soon-to-be-graduate a blank check written out to him or her unless you are rich, a perfect 18th birthday gift is to give your son or daughter a large check written out to them. Many parents actually start saving money when their child is young so that they can be surprised on their 18th birthday when they hand them over a personal check! This is also an excellent way for your son or your daughter to step out into the new world, live on his or her own, and experience real life events. Sometimes the money that is saved is used for a college education, but a better thing to do would be to leave it up to your son or daughter what he or she wants to do with it! There's no doubt that they'll definitely appreciate it!

A Hug & Kiss

There certainly is nothing better than receiving your parent's approval for the things that you do in life. Even though it's not always possible to give your son or daughter two really expensive gifts as mentioned above, a great gift to give to your child on their 18th birthday is your love and approval. Let's face it: most teenagers who turn 18 will more than likely leave the nest egg soon, so what better time to spend with him or her than on their 18th birthday? This, of course, can be coupled with other inexpensive or expensive gifts.

All of these things are awesome gifts to give to your teenager on his or her 18th birthday! Just remember: a child's 18th birthday is an important milestone in his life, and celebrating it by giving him or her something very special is an excellent way to go!

Special Birthday Traditions

Everyone in the world certainly has some special birthday tradition that they hold dear and that they've practiced in their family for as long as they can remember. In the United States, birthdays are certainly a special occasion and are made so even more by the family and friends that we celebrate them with. Youngsters always have special birthday blowout parties, while older adults find themselves doing something special on their birthday as well.

However, have you ever wondered about some of the birthday traditions and how they got started? Why do people get "spanked" on their birthday, for example? What's the significance of the birthday cake and how did it get started? There are actually many things that we do on our birthdays, especially in America, which we may be totally clueless as to how the tradition started. Well, if you are wondering why we get "spanked" and how the birthday cake became popular then keep reading as we will debunk these mysteries as well as tell you about some of the other interesting facts about birthdays.

Why do we get "Spanked" on our Birthday?

Children are the ones that typically get spanked on their birthdays as adults are much too old for this kind of ritual. However, if you have ever wondered why children get the number of spanks as they are for each year they've turned, you may be interested to know that this tradition started a long time ago with some early folklore. Children would typically get spanked on their birthdays because people were actually afraid of death. People believed that spanking would toughen your body up so that you wouldn't die. Now how's that for an interesting story?

How did the Birthday Cake originate?

The birthday cake did not originate in America as most people would have thought. In fact, most people don't even give a second thought to the people who actually started this tradition. As it turns out, in the early times Greeks made round cakes (which later became called "Birthday Cakes") to symbolize the moon and the candles on the cake would symbolize the moon's brightness. Even more interesting, though, is that they were actually praying to the goddess of the moon when they did all of this on their birthdays. So Americans can thank the early Greeks for contributing to the tradition of the Birthday Cake.

Another interesting Birthday Tradition

Religious traditions are always interesting to read about, but one of the most interesting of all traditions comes from the Pagans. Paganistic individuals actually celebrated people's birthdays but not for the sole purpose of having a good time. These people thought that parties full of celebration and laughter kept evil spirits away, which is why they celebrated birthdays!

All of these little known facts are pretty interesting stories about birthday traditions and folklore. So the next time you celebrate your birthday just think about all the small traditions that you continue to do and how they actually got started.

What Are Your Favourite Boys Birthday Gifts?

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      SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Nice gift suggestions as always :).