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50+ of the best birthday gift ideas October 2020

Shopping for a birthday present doesn't have to be stressful. We've rounded up the perfect gift ideas for women, men, teens and kids.

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Need to find a birthday gift and have no idea where to start? We're done the hard work for you and browsed through the most popular online retailers, to find the best-selling products that we think make pretty good presents.

Whether you're shopping for women, men, teens or kids, you must check out our favourite birthday gift ideas below. We've also hand-picked a number of affordable options for money-savvy shoppers.




Top birthday gifts for women

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Top birthday gifts for men

100 Things To Do Bucket List Scratch Poster
100 Things To Do Bucket List Scratch Poster

Yellow Octopus

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Top birthday gifts for teen boys

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Top birthday gifts for teen girls

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Top birthday gifts for kids

LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course 71360
LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course 71360

Target Australia

Sunnylife Luxe Tropical Island Pool Ring Float
Sunnylife Luxe Tropical Island Pool Ring Float

Yellow Octopus

L.O.L Surprise! Frontline Hero Doll
L.O.L Surprise! Frontline Hero Doll

Target Australia

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The best gift ideas under $50

Shopping on a budget? It doesn't matter how much you spend on a gift – it's the thought that counts. We've picked out some great affordable gift ideas that they'll be sure to love.

I'm A Dog Person Mug & Dog Bowl Set
I'm A Dog Person Mug & Dog Bowl Set

Yellow Octopus

Campfire Call The Shots Drinking Game
Campfire Call The Shots Drinking Game

Yellow Octopus

Pineapple Inflatable Floating Bar Drinks Cooler & Holder
Pineapple Inflatable Floating Bar Drinks Cooler & Holder

Yellow Octopus

First World Problems - The Card Game
First World Problems - The Card Game

Yellow Octopus

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How to choose the best birthday present

Before you finalise your purchase, it's good to answer a few questions about the gift recipient. 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.

  • Do they need any necessities? Is the person you're buying for struggling financially or lacking homewares 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'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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    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.

    Microsoft is the brand i wanted and found. Just cant find the gift cards and promo code??

    do u guys have them??

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ShirleyMay 27, 2015Staff

      Hi Pandoor,

      Thanks for your question.

      All of our Microsoft deals and coupons can be found on this page.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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