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Birthday gift ideas December 2018 | Buy gifts for him and her

Shopping for presents doesn't have to be difficult. Find the perfect gift ideas right here.

Need to find a birthday gift and have no idea where to start? We've browsed through some of the top online shops for gifts and have found these top presents for him or her.

Whether you're shopping for the joker, the cook, the art lover or just about anyone, browse through our favourite birthday gifts below. We've even added some last-minute, quick-shipping options if you've left it too late.

Top birthday gifts for December 2018

Kambrook Citrus XPress Juicer (KJ12)
Kambrook Citrus XPress Juicer (KJ12)

Dick Smith Electronics

Fitbit Charge 2 Wireless Activity Tracker
Fitbit Charge 2 Wireless Activity Tracker

rebel Sport

Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Gift Pack
Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Gift Pack

Dan Murphy's

The Gorgeous Colouring Book for Grown-Ups : Discover Your Inner Creative
The Gorgeous Colouring Book for Grown-Ups : Discover Your Inner Creative

Booktopia

The Cook's Companion: The Complete Book of Ingredients and Recipes for the Australian Kitchen
The Cook's Companion: The Complete Book of Ingredients and Recipes for the Australian Kitchen

Angus & Robertson

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Shopping for birthday gifts for specific people

Women

Sunkissed Medium Glimmer Compact
Sunkissed Medium Glimmer Compact

PrettyLittleThing

MOR Emporium Lychee Flower Reed Diffuser Set 200ml
MOR Emporium Lychee Flower Reed Diffuser Set 200ml

RY.COM.AU

Kylie Rose Wrap Front Crepe Midi Dress
Kylie Rose Wrap Front Crepe Midi Dress

PrettyLittleThing

TOM FORD - Orchid Soleil Eau De Parfum
TOM FORD - Orchid Soleil Eau De Parfum

David Jones

Men

Dallas Cowboys Gambit Watch - Licensed NFL Football Merchandise
Dallas Cowboys Gambit Watch - Licensed NFL Football Merchandise

Amazon US site

Teen boy

Evolve Season Pass CD Key Download for Steam
Evolve Season Pass CD Key Download for Steam

ozgameshop.com

Grand Theft Auto GTA V (Five 5) PS4 Game
Grand Theft Auto GTA V (Five 5) PS4 Game

ozgameshop.com

Sector Nine Tempest Complete Longboards Skateboard - Multi
Sector Nine Tempest Complete Longboards Skateboard - Multi

SurfStitch

Teen girl

Harry Potter - Hermione Wand Ollivanders Box
Harry Potter - Hermione Wand Ollivanders Box

ozgameshop.com

Lip Smacker Roll-It Gloss - Bubble Gum 8 mL
Lip Smacker Roll-It Gloss - Bubble Gum 8 mL

Priceline

Elegant Touch Nude Collection Squoval Gloss Nails
Elegant Touch Nude Collection Squoval Gloss Nails

ASOS

Children

Despicable Me-Deluxe Minion Dave Child Costume Medium
Despicable Me-Deluxe Minion Dave Child Costume Medium

Costumes.com.au

Disney Frozen Deluxe Elsa Toddler/Child Girl's Costume
Disney Frozen Deluxe Elsa Toddler/Child Girl's Costume

Costumes.com.au

PowerUp 3.0 Bluetooth Controlled Paper Airplane
PowerUp 3.0 Bluetooth Controlled Paper Airplane

Yellow Octopus

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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?

Bodum Chambord Tea Pot, 1.5 Litre Lime Green
Bodum Chambord Tea Pot, 1.5 Litre Lime Green

Kitchen Style

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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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.


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Stephanie Yip

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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    PandoorMay 26, 2015

    I went around looking and end up finding the area i want to be in.But it was not there or i am in the wrong place.

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      Hi Pandoor,

      Thanks for your question.

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