When it comes to gift-giving, we all like to get a little something special. Birthdays are a great time for us to show our loved ones just how much we care about them and give them the best gifts possible. However, what if you don’t know what people in your life born in August want? A survey shows that 60% of people always struggle to find the perfect gift. So, it’s okay if you’re one of them.
We’ve rounded up some fun ideas that anyone born in August would love to receive on their birthday or anniversary. So, whether you’re buying for your brother, friend, partner, or parent, you’ll be able to find something they’ll love here.
Did you know that 73% of Americans appreciate receiving flowers as gifts? Flowers are a great way to say thank you, happy birthday, or congratulations. While it’s true that some people may be allergic to flowers, they can also symbolize the beauty and diversity of the natural world. If flower allergies are an issue for your loved one, consider a plant or cactus instead.
In terms of choosing the right blossoms for their personality type, there are many options. Roses signify love, daisies represent innocence, and tulips mean eternal happiness. The key is knowing what kind of message you want to send with your choice.
2. Peridot Pendant Necklace or Earrings
Peridot and sardonyx are birthstones for August. Out of the two, you can opt for a piece of peridot jewelry. Peridot gemstones come in several different shades, from light green to deep yellow-green. A popular choice for jewelry makers, peridot has been around since ancient times but is most commonly associated with Hawaii.
With its fine colors, a peridot pendant necklace or pair of earrings would make the perfect gift. Not only are these gemstones beautiful, but they are also associated with August, your gift recipient’s birth month.
3. Personalized Gift Set
Personalized gift sets are the perfect way to make someone feel special. They’re also a great way for you to show off your own sense of style, whether it’s through a monogrammed set or one with a more contemporary design. If you want to add some extra flair, try making your own themed gifts by adding items like candles and mugs.
4. Personalized Champagne Flutes
If you’re looking for a birthday gift that is a little more traditional, personalized champagne flutes are a great choice. They make for an excellent wedding or anniversary gift and can be used for other types of occasions, including birthdays.
These glasses also make great decorations if you don’t plan on using them as often as other options would allow. They’re beautiful enough to display on their own without needing any bells or whistles added in.
The glasses don’t have to be limited to bubbly drinks. Champagne makes an excellent accompaniment when serving fine wines like Bordeaux (especially reds). However, these glasses work just as well when holding non-alcoholic beverages such as orange juice or apple cider during holiday celebrations.
5. Dark or Milk Chocolates
While dark chocolate is known to be good for your heart and brain, milk chocolate can help improve skin health. And even though it doesn’t contain as many cocoa solids as dark chocolate does, it still has a lot of nutritional value that makes it a good choice when trying to find a gift that’s both delicious and healthy.
Most importantly, chocolates are not hard to find. Of course, you would want to give them something special, which is why you can also make chocolate bars yourself. That will make the gift even more special to them.
6. Potted Plants
If you’re looking for a gift that is both thoughtful and eco-conscious, potted plants might be your best bet. Potted plants are not only beautiful, but they can also help keep their owners healthy and happy.
There are many different types of potted plants. However, for August babies, look for specific varieties that thrive in the heat, like cacti, succulents (aloe vera and jade plant), and air plants (tillandsia amaranthus) or mosses.
Showpieces are a great option as birthday gifts. Showpieces are small items that are meant to be displayed, such as figurines or decorative boxes. You can choose showpieces that fit into your friend’s decor and add some visual interest to their surroundings.
Showpieces can be used to decorate a desk, shelf, window sill, or mirror by making them the focal point of the space. It’s also possible to display showpieces in glass cabinets, so they’re protected while still being visible at eye level.
Giving gifts brings joy, but thinking of what to give someone can be exhausting. However, with these ideas, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for any August baby.