Birthdays are special days. They celebrate our existence. They are the mileposts of our lives. Birthdays act as markers to pause and look back at far we’ve come on our individual journey of life and reconsider where we’d like to go.
We have other milestones too – graduations, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, moving on, retirement, and other celebrations that we mark with parties and gifts.
So as well as themes for parties, we have suggestions for gifts from reputable online stores. Many gift stores will wrap the gift and deliver with a birthday card to you or direct to the recipient.
- Activity Superstore – Original and exclusive gift experiences – from full throttle Ferrari Driving, to adrenaline fuelled White Water Rafting and Extreme Aerobatics in an Extra 300 aircraft to total indulgence at a luxury health spa
- All Jigsaw Puzzles Choose from over 1350 popular & hard-to-find jigsaw puzzles. Jigsaws for beginner to expert – up to 18,000 piece challenges. You can get personalised jigsaw based on maps and aerial views of of your home, children's jigsaws with their name on, jigsaws of newspapers of your chosen date and lots more to mark an occasion or match their interests. Based in Surrey – delivers worldwide.
- Firebox have a huge range of the weirdest and most wonderful gadgets. Quirky, bizarre and downright fun gifts for all ages.
- Great Days Out have all sorts of experience gifts for Ireland. Prices are in Euros.
- GreatMagazines – magazine subscriptions are a popular gift that lasts all year. Choose one that matches their current interests or try to inspire a new interest or hobby.
- Hamleys – Famous UK toy store that has an international reputation for choice, quality and innovation. Shop by age, brand, category and price.
- Hampergifts.co.uk is a family-run business established in 2005. They create beautiful, hand-made hampers & gift baskets.Hampers contain premium, award-winning food & drink. Choose your delivery date and add a personal message.
- I Want One Of Those – One of the top online gift sites, with more toys and gadgets than you can shake a stick at. Toys and games, office gadgets, kitsch and retro toys and so much more! Delivery to the UK, US and some European destinations.
- Majestic Wine – The UK's biggest mixed case wine retailer. Mix and match fine wines, champagne, fortified wines, beer, spirits and soft drinks
- Orchira – Contemporary jewellery hand made with natural freshwater cultured pearls, gems, solid silver and solid gold. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and pendants. Free gift wrapping and free worldwide shipping.
- PhotoBox have a great range of gifts including photobooks, stationery, clothing, mugs, snowglobes, calendars and diaries that you can personalise with your own photos. You could make a photobook of your party for lasting memories.
- Plain Lazy – Quality t-shirts with that distinctive cheeky branding. T-shirts, hoodies, shorts, hats and more with funny slogans that may leave the gift recipient wondering whether you're laughing with them or at them.
- Scottsdale Golf – The best prices on golf equipment including drivers, fairway woods, irons, wedges, putters, balls, bags and shoes to trolleys, accessories and clothing.
- Simply Swim – Swimwear and accessories for infants, toddlers, children and adults. International delivery.
- Simply Beach – Beachwear and bikinis, sun protection, kaftans and sarongs and more. Based in Kent with shipping UK wide and international.
- Sock Shop – 100s of styles of socks & leg wear. These are not your average boring socks. You'll find novelty, patterned, chunky and slipper socks plus personalised socks and charity & fair-trade cotton socks. UK and international delivery.
- The Toy Shop have decades of experience in the toy world. They cater for all ages and interests with the largest range you'll find anywhere online.
- Thorntons is THE place for fabulous chocolate. A brand synonymous with indulgence that everyone knows and trusts. Huge variety of delicious flavours and beautifully presented. Delivers worldwide.
- Toffs – The Old Fashioned Football Shirt Co – The largest manufacturer and retailer of authentic retro football shirts. The range covers the period from 1885 to the early 1990's and includes shirts from teams from all over the world.
- Green! Tree2mydoor.com beautiful trees to make a unique and lasting gift. Their tree gifts are delivered individually boxed with your own personalised greetings card on the date you choose. UK and Ireland delivery.
- UKSoccershop.com – The largest range of football merchandise on the internet – stocking over 3000 official team products from all over the world. Delivery worldwide.
- Vintage Wine Gifts – Single bottles of top quality vintage wine, port, whisky, Armagnac and champagne. All bottles are beautifully packaged with a gift message and tasting and storage notes. You could even buy them a bottle to match their age or anniversary: see 21st, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th and 70th birthday gifts.
- Walktall – Everything for the big footed man including large trainers, big work wear boots, large dancing shoes.
- The Whisky Exchange – 1300 different Single Malt Whiskies, over 100 Bourbons/American Whiskies and a vast range of other whiskies from around the world. The website had special offers, gift packs, and whisky associated items such as hip flasks and books.