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Birthday Gift Ideas August 2017 | Buy gifts for him and her

Shopping for presents doesn't have to be difficult: follow our guide for birthday gift ideas and you might even have some fun yourself!

What better way to show your appreciation for a family member or a friend than with a thoughtful birthday gift? I know – for some of us, the thought of having to buy a birthday gift is nerve wracking. It's normal. There's an overwhelming amount of potential gifts out there and, as we know, everyone is different.

So to calm your fears (and relieve you of much present-buying stress), we've done the hard work for you for your next gift purchase. Not only have we trawled the Internet's overwhelming stash of fantastic birthday-worthy presents, but we've also suggested potential gifts for the different personalities. And to top that, we've also done this by using the popular online retailers we feature, meaning you can also save a bundle using the codes and deals we source, too.

Top birthday gifts for August 2017

Sometimes you'll know exactly which direction you want to head with your gift, and other times, you want to get that special someone something just plain AWESOME. After countless hours online shopping (and much present buying practise) here's what we're loving at the moment – which we're certain they will too. 

Pink Minimalist Poster, Modern Decor
Etsy
Pink Scandinavian Art
Etsy
Kambrook Citrus XPress Juicer (KJ12)
Dick Smith Electronics
Marble Boy
The Dairy
Grainy Leather Pouch
Mon Purse
Cards Against Humanity
Amazon
Men's Wash Bag
Mon Purse
Scrabble Fridge Magnets
Yellow Octopus
James Halliday's Wine Companion
Dan Murphy's
Kate Spade new york stripe thermal travel mug
Nordstrom
The Nordic Cookbook
Booktopia
Manhattan
Bockers & Pony
Riedel Decanter Collection
Macy's
My Travel Scratch Map
Yellow Octopus
The Ultimate Travel BBQ Kit
Yellow Octopus
Fitbit Charge 2 Wireless Activity Tracker
Rebel Sport
The Clean Eating Cookbook & Diet
Booktopia
Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Gift Pack
Dan Murphy's
Ca' Bolani Pinot Grigio
Dan Murphy's
The Gorgeous Colouring Book for Grown-Ups : Disco...
Booktopia
Indie Eyewear Straight Edge Sunglasses
City Beach
Macrame Plant Hanger
Etsy
GoPro HERO4 Black Edition
Dick Smith Electronics
Slim Marble Portable Power Charger
Urban Outfitters
The Cook's Companion: The Complete Book of Ingred...
Angus & Robertson
Personalized Craft Beer Growler
Nordstrom
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Shopping for birthday gifts for specific people

Women

Rosie Tote Bag
Forever New
Florence - Wild Peonies & Lily Triple Scented Can...
David Jones
Malika Waterfall Coat
THE ICONIC
Sunkissed Medium Glimmer Compact
PrettyLittleThing
Grainy Leather Bucket Bag
Mon Purse
Hemp Mini Manicure Set
The Body Shop
MOR Emporium Lychee Flower Reed Diffuser Set 200ml
RY.COM.AU
Pampering With Piper Rose
Bockers & Pony
New Look Wide Plastic Choker Necklace
ASOS
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Urban Outfitters
Luxury Women's Robe
Bockers & Pony
Kylie Rose Wrap Front Crepe Midi Dress
PrettyLittleThing
TOM FORD - Orchid Soleil Eau De Parfum
David Jones
6 pack hoop stud set gold
Missguided
Black Choker Knitted Jumper
PrettyLittleThing
Women's Nike Gym Club Bag
THE ICONIC
Fine Stone Station Chain Bracelet
ASOS
Some Type Of Love
Surfstitch

Men

Men's Society Beard Grooming Kit
ASOS
Dallas Cowboys Gambit Watch - Licensed NFL Footba...
Amazon
GOPRO - Hero 5 Session Camera
Surfstitch
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio
Dan Murphy's
BILLABONG - Waves Towel
Surfstitch
Baxter Men's 1.2.3 Shave Kit
RY.COM.AU
Lemon Myrtle And Mint Body Wash
Surfstitch
Men's Wallet in Grainy Tan Leather
Mon Purse
RIP CURL - Surfboard Pencil Case
Surfstitch
Alpha Industries L-2B Flex Bomber Jacket
Urban Outfitters
Bollinger Traveller Case
Bockers & Pony
QUIKSILVER - Fenom Snow Goggles
Surfstitch

Teen boy

Grind Wireless Headphones
Surfstitch
Evolve Season Pass CD Key Download for Steam
ozgameshop.com
Grind Em All Mens Tee
Surfstitch
Grand Theft Auto GTA V (Five 5) PS4 Game
ozgameshop.com
Sector Nine Tempest Complete Longboards Skateboar...
Surfstitch
Fifa 14 PS3/Xbox360
Amazon

Teen girl

i.am+ BUTTONS Bluetooth Wireless Earbud Headphones
Urban Outfitters
Harry Potter - Hermione Wand Ollivanders Box
ozgameshop.com
The Mortal Instruments
Booktopia
New Look Crochet Detail Denim Shorts
ASOS
Lip Smacker Roll-It Gloss - Bubble Gum 8 mL
Priceline
Elegant Touch Nude Collection Squoval Gloss Nails
ASOS

Children

Despicable Me-Deluxe Minion Dave Child Costume Me...
Costumes.com.au
Disney Frozen Deluxe Elsa Toddler/Child Girl's Co...
Costumes.com.au
PowerUp 3.0 Bluetooth Controlled Paper Airplane
Yellow Octopus
Alice-Miranda at the Palace
Booktopia
Anna's Best Friends
Booktopia
LEGO Friends Olivia's House 3315
Amazon
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Cheap birthday gifts | Gifts under $50

The above gifts range from moderately priced to expensive, but what about if you only want to spend $50 or below on a birthday gift?

The Wine Glass Bottle
Yellow Octopus
Clean Living Fast Food
Booktopia
Bodum Chambord Tea Pot, 1.5 Litre Lime Green
Kitchen Style
Pop Case For Iphone 7
Surfstitch
Special Edition Madison Jar
Zanui
Bluetooth Selfie Stick
Yellow Octopus
New Era - Oakland Raiders Snapback Cap
Surfstitch
Havaianas - Top Thong
Surfstitch
Swell - Brighton Beach Towel
Surfstitch

Finding a gift that someone genuinely wants for their birthday comes with a feeling like no other. Spend an extra 15 minutes the next time you have birthday present to shop for and pick a thoughtful gift and if you use the discount codes and promotions we keep regularly updated you'll even spend less.

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Top 5 deals today

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How to choose the best birthday present

Before you even start browsing, decide what your budget is. This will help you better categorise the type of gift you should look for. If you're trying to spend less than $50, you may not want to look at big ticket items like a bike, guitar or television, for example. You can then ask the following questions about the person. Some of them may require intimate knowledge of the person. If you're not that close to the person, try asking their friends or family.

  1. Do they need any necessities? Is the person you're buying for struggling financially or lacking homeware necessities? This will make your birthday gift buying easy – maybe you can give them cash, a gift voucher or the missing dish drying rack they've been complaining about? Just sayin'.
  2. Do they have any pets or children? Someone who enjoys the company of their pets or is a new parent might appreciate a gift which caters to this.
  3. Do they have any hobbies or play any sports?Hobbies are a great way to come up with gift ideas. If the person you're buying for is an aspiring guitar virtuoso, maybe a set of new effects pedals would be appreciated. If they're an avid reader, you could buy them an e-book reader to make their collection easier to manage. For the more athletically gifted of us, some new gym gear or the latest jersey of their favourite sports team are ideal gifts.
  4. Do they have any addictions or obsessions?It's not hard to find the answer to this question if you regularly see the person you're buying a gift for. Think about their favourite television shows or topics of conversation they always bring up. Then, search for gifts accordingly. If they're a gym goer for example, the latest supplement may be a good gift idea.
  5. What are your fondest memories of them? Presents, whether they're birthday, thank you, congratulations or Christmas presents are always made that much better with a personal touch. Think of your relationship with the person you're buying a present for and what you two love to do together and get them something to suit. Or, think of a memory you share (embarrassing, happy, it doesn't matter! So long as it's a good memory in general) and buy them something that reminds you of that memory.
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Top retailers for great birthday gifts

Still stuck for a present? Not only do these sites stock heaps of quality items, they're also fabulously gift worthy and fabulously affordable.

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Expedia - The travel experts have a luxurious birthday present waiting for your special someone

There's nothing not to love about being gifted a holiday. You get relaxation, adventure, a change of scenery, and not a care in the world.


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Flowers for Everyone - Don't know what to buy? Flowers are the answer.

Don't know the birthday girl/boy that well? Or do they just love a sweet gesture and the smell of flowers? Buy them a bunch of flowers, and you'll even get them delivered to their doorstep (or the party's doorstep), too.


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Yellow Octopus - Buy them something they WANT not something they NEED.

No joke: Yellow Octopus is gift central. They've got the coolest and cutest gizmos this side of the pond. Browse their selection of magical remote controlled wands and robotic construction toys if you don't believe us.


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Naked Wines - Alcohol. That is all.

Bearing in mind that your giftee enjoys a good tipple every now and again (at the very least), a boutique wine will not go unwanted. True story. Another true story is that you can get a $50 voucher on any case of wine with our coupon code.


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Vistaprint - For a truly personalised gift: Vistaprint it.

Grab your favourite photo of you and your giftee or design something special and have it printed on all manner of things, including shirts, mugs, pillows, and more.


Left gift buying to the last minute? Buy one of these online gift vouchers:

E-Voucher
General Pants
Etsy Gift Cards
Etsy
Online Gift Cards
Forever New
Dan Murphy's Gift Card
Dan Murphy's
Gift Cards
Peter Alexander
Gift Cards
Apple
Gift voucher
RedBalloon
Gift voucher
ASOS
Purchase Gift Vouchers
Virgin Australia
Amazon.com Gift Cards
Amazon
Women's / Gift Cards
Urban Outfitters
Gift certificate
Booktopia
Kathmandu e-gift card
Kathmandu
Gift cards
Styletread
e Gift cards
Smiggle

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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    PandoorMay 26, 2015

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