Birthdays are the times when we celebrate our loved ones for being with us, and the times we rack our minds for the gifts that best fit them. Surely, not just any gifts would do: celebrating the times we share of hope and despair requires attention and care for the tokens we choose for them. Choosing is not an easy task, however. What presents do people actually want on their birthdays, then?
First and foremost is a simple “happy birthday!”. It may not seem much, especially on its own, but saying “happy birthday” means acknowledging their special day and reminding them that they remain in our hearts and minds. Of course, this quote would have its accompaniments, ranging from good wishes, a brief walk down memory lane, singing the birthday song and also, a birthday cake. After all, what’s the easiest way to celebrate a joyous event than with goodwill and a slice of black forest cake?
This may come as a surprise to some, but a cast-iron skillet works wonders as a birthday present! It’s definitely the most adult thing one would want to have, but definitely handy. A good skillet works wonders and a wondrous item makes a joyful gift! Regardless, if they already have a trusty skillet ready, maybe it’s time you take a closer look at the phones they use. They may be old and going faulty and thus, a new phone would surely be appreciated.
One gift that would surely be appreciated is money, especially in this strange, dark time. Gift cards work too, especially if your birthday persons have been eyeing specific costly items. Any little help towards reaching their goal would surely be treasured. If they’re ones with a refined taste for liquor, why not buy them a bottle or two? Inquire them of what liquor (or liqueur) would best fit their palate and plan from there.
Last but not least, a truly wondrous gift would be quality time together well spent. Birthday gifts, after all, is about celebrating the lives of those we cherish because we appreciate them being with us. What truly matters is the thought behind your gifts and how they add values to their life. So, grab your skillet, pan-fry some good steak, pour your friend some Dom Perignon Blanc and enjoy a fine dinner with your birthday person. Life is too short to be celebrated alone anyway