Buying a birthday present it is always difficult when it comes to buying something for your child. Especially girls. The right birthday present can create an amazing daughter-parents bond while the wrong present can literally ruin the relationship. As you probably know, gifts can show how much you the person you are giving it to. Again, when it comes to children, it is very important for them to know that you know them and you accept them as they are.
It really depends on your daughter’s age. If she is between 3 and 10 years old you can go with the classic doll. If she is a tomboy you can decide on something that she really likes. If she likes cars, buy her a toy car or you can order a cake in the shape of something that she likes, a car or a doll for example. You can never go wrong with cakes either. No matter whether it is a boy or a girl, you can’t go wrong with cakes. Well, as long as the design is something that he or she will like.
Meanwhile, for girls between 10 and 14 years old things get more personal. They start to define their interests and their character, personality. If you know your child at least a little you will know what to do in order for him or her to appreciate and make use of the gift.
My daughter is now 17 and this, between age 16 and 19, is the most difficult period of children’s lives as this is when they have to make life choices. This is when they have to decide what college to go to, this is when they might get into the first serious relationship which might lead to their marriage and so on. My daughter is a lot like I used to be when I was her age. She is much more creative than I used to be but then again, you have much more resources now. I believe this is the difference between us. She is a creative, open-minded person. I am open-minded as well but I have always prefer things based on logical matters. While I used to be good at math, she loves literature and creative writing. However, besides this we are much alike. We are both edgy persons and we are the kind of people who stand up for themselves. I always taught her about the importance of being independent and the importance of speaking out.
Now, her birthday is next month and she will turn 18. I was thinking about buying her a perfume but then again after reading this website, this is not really creative. It is her birthday and I should do this her way. At the end of the day, she is the one who must use the gift, not me. Now, the “easiest” gift is a gift card. Give your child a gift card to his or her favorite store (it can be a book store, clothes store, any store really) or just money. Children always appreciate being given money because this way they can buy themselves whatever they want. Gift cards can be tricky. You must know your child’s preferences and favorite stores in order to give her or him a gift card because if you give him or her a gift card for a store they hate it is as if you bought them something they cannot use because, well, they hate it. However, I think you can’t go wrong with flower scented perfumes. Although you need to know your child’s tastes in perfumes, it is easier than other gifts because scents are like signatures. Your child will most likely have the same tastes in perfumes 5 years from now. Not to mention that perfumes are things everyone uses. Even if they use cheap perfumes or expensive ones, they use them. What do you think about this gift? Do you think it is a good gift to buy for my daughter’s 18 anniversary?
All in all, I believe that although it seems a little hard to buy a present for children, especially for teenagers and young adults, as long as you know a thing or two about them you will manage to buy them something they will at least like and use. Although they might not show it, it means a lot to them that you buy them something customized, something personal.