Here’s a unique list of cool birthday presents that people will actually want! Buy the kids something they won’t throw on a forgotten pile for once.
Have you been to a birthday party where the child unwraps a gift, glances at it for a second, tosses it aside, and runs back to the pile for the next gift as fast as they can? (Yep, sometimes it’s your own kid acting this way. I get it.)
Kids are living in a world of instant gratification and more than enough stuff. But that’s a whole different blog post about the sense of entitlement.
If you’re looking for a gift idea that will make the birthday boy or girl stop for a moment, these cool birthday presents are just what the doctor ordered!
By the way, most of these ideas are good for kids of any age!
Cool Birthday Presents That Will Totally Be Loved
If you’re at all interested in saving or investing money, you’ve probably considered giving a loved one the gift of stock. Then you looked up the price and quickly changed your mind. (Your budget was probably eaten up by the fees alone!)
Well you aren’t the only one who’s ever thought this way. That’s why the smarties at Stockpile decided to make this gift affordable. Rather than giving an entire share of Disney, you can give a child a fraction of a share. That makes it affordable for you and interesting to them.
Here’s how it works:
I love the idea of buying stock in Campbell (who makes Goldfish crackers) for a child and wrapping a bag of Goldfish to help them understand the gift. Then, whenever someone pulls out a bag of Goldfish, the child will remember (and will probably loudly tell everyone that they own part of Goldfish!).
This is a cool birthday present for people of any age. Remember this when you’re trying to buy for the person who has everything.
Related: Find more fun things to do on your birthday!
Yes, clothes is supposed to be the boring gift, but hear me out. You can turn this into a very cool birthday present by choosing carefully.
Older kids love getting name brand clothes, but maybe Mama isn’t willing to spring $30 for a t-shirt. Imagine how excited they’ll be to get the clothing they’ve been wanting since back to school shopping season!
Adults might love a themed t-shirt about their profession or hobbies. Comfy slippers are a luxury.
Little ones love to dress up. My boys used to live in their superhero cap and masks. (By the way, these capes on Etsy are absolutely adorable at a budget friendly price.)
How about a set of tickets for an upcoming game, event, or movie? Take a kid out for some fun one on one time. If you can’t make the time commitment, most parents would rather take their kids to use tickets than add more “stuff” to the house.
For older giftees, see if there are interesting conventions coming to town. Remember that you can often find discounted tickets at grocery stores and credit unions. Look online for discount codes or tickets.
Most people have something they’d like to save up their money to buy. Help them get there a little faster!
Make giving cash even more fun by rolling it into balloons and then blowing them up (so they pop each balloon to get another dollar). You could also fold money into fun shapes. Use it to bookmark pages in a book or stick it in a boring package for added suspense.
Outside Toys or Equipment
Upgrade their sporting equipment. Get them accessories for their bike or an iTunes card so they can listen to music while they run.
Rocket Copters are fun for people of all ages!
Pop Tarts are a special treat around here, so my kids really love having a whole box to themselves. Smiley face cookies from a local bakery or a basket of treats from their hometown are a fun treat for almost anyone. (Beware any food allergies or intolerances!)
These are some cool birthday presents that will give your loved one a happy day!
Plus, not one thing on this list will suddenly turn itself on in the middle of the night and creep you out. So who cares if batteries are included?
Next up, check out the fun things to do on your birthdays (many of them are free!).
What’s the coolest birthday present you’ve ever received?