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What Are Good Gifts ?

Updated on November 30, 2011

What are good gifts ?

Do you spend hours trying to work out what are good gifts to buy for family or friends every year and put it off till it's almost to late ?

Are you sick of trying to guess what will suit each age group of children as the extended family grows bigger with each passing year ?

Good gifts are ones that are really appreciated by the reciever . It could be a cookbook that your mum has wanted or a game of golf your dad has longed to play rather than yet .. another tie or pair of socks to go with the other 99 in the cupboard.

Sometimes rather than everyone buy children seperate gifts so they end up with loads of new toys why not pool your money together to buy one good present that they will really love like a bike or a kayak / paddle pool all depending on where you live .

If you have family going on a holiday or a honeymoon why not help them save a fortune buying them a years travel club membership ?

Here are some ideas for gifts for the elderly &

everyone you can think of as there are good gift ideas for everyone out there .

Check local markets for toys
Check local markets for toys

Presents for a baby & small children

When buying presents for a baby it is worth checking with the parents to see what is needed as they will only wear so many clothes in the short time they are under 1 .

There is only so much room in the cot for baby + soft toys

However if you want to buy toys make sure they are SAFE for the age group you are choosing them for .

Buy bright colourful toys that will help their development as well as books !


Jigsaw Puzzles

A bright ball

Water toys

cooking sets

Good gifts for girls

I always found girls easy to buy for at every age & I have 3 + a granddaughter !

Girls love

Dolls + accessories- pram, clothes ,bed ,

Jewellery - Necklace -bracelet- earings

Better still a beading kit so they can make their own.

Bags of every shape & colour for going out, school

Make up of every type and colour

Accessories for hair !

Clothing - Once a teenager a voucher for a clothes shop is usually safer !

A journal / book vouchers

What do girls enjoying doing with their friends when older ? What are they passionate about ?

Other ideas for presents could be

A horseriding lesson

Makeup session

Movie passes

Voucher for CD"S

Driving lesson

Snorkeling gear

Cooking lessons !

Swimming with a dolphin

Travel Gift Ideas

There are many travel gift ideas such as

A travel club membership to save a fortune on resort stays, cruises - car hire and more/

Currency converter

Travel Journal

Backpack or suitcase with wheels

A secret money belt with some foreign money already inside !

Tickets for a show /concert / theme park

Gifts for Boys

Boys I admit are harder to buy for however if you find out their interests there are things you will find to make them happy .

Ideas include things like

A fishing rod N tackle

Tool kit

Driving lessons

Cd vouchers

Sports gear

Movie passes

Camping gear

Entry to the speedway or a show they want to see.

Gifts for elderly people

Often it looks like the elderly have everything they need so they get overlooked .

However there are many good ideas for gifts for elderly people such as

Stamped envelopes ready to go.

A take away meal delivered to their door occasionally

Small packaged frozen vegies enough for 1 meal at a time - easily done while you are preparing your own meals

A jar opener

Personal alarm

A voucher for coffee once a week at a favourite cafe.

A voucher for the hairdresser

Movie passes for 2 so they can go with a friend

A gift basket with a few of their favourite foods & drink + voucher

A weekend away if they are able to travel or even a one day bus tour to a new destination

A membership to that free thing so they can get free items ( link below )

Present for a disabled person

A beach buggy is a great gift for a disabled person & family
A beach buggy is a great gift for a disabled person & family

Hot Air Balloon Ride

A novel gift !
A novel gift !


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    • momster profile image

      momster 5 years ago

      This is a great hub. I always shop at the last minutes. I actually hate shopping for gifts. Seems like you never know what to get and if it will be used. Gift cards and vouchers are great gifts. Sometimes I get gifts months ahead, than I store them. This helps me out when I have no clue to get something for someone. I like getting gifts that fit a persons lifestyle so shopping months ahead of time, I can usually find the right gift. Shared and voted up.

    • freecampingaussie profile image

      freecampingaussie 6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks ! Everyone is wanting to buy presents at some stage and travel is always popular !

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      rentatimeshare 6 years ago

      Great pub! I showed a friend of mine your pub, she really enjoyed it.

    • freecampingaussie profile image

      freecampingaussie 6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks . I always found boys hard to shop for . Great wedding present idea here as well !

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      Dora Weithers 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing! Good research. Gifts for boys are always my problem. Voted useful.