Friday, August 21, 2009
Summer Birthday? Terrific Gift Ide
Are you looking for the ideal birthday gift for a friend or a child with a summer birthday? Summertime opens up all sorts of unique gift ideas for birthdays and other occasions. Here are some suggestions for great summertime birthday gifts.High End GiftsSummertime is a great time to get a spectacular deal on high end high-tech gifts. With everyone on the move and enjoying the great outdoors, retailers go to great lengths to bring in buyers, and discounting the good stuff is a sure draw. If you've got a school-age kid getting ready to go off to college (or back to college) in the fall, you have two great times to pick up a new laptop at bargain prices - end of school sales and back to school sales. The May/June laptop sales are likely to be deep discounts on this school year's most wanted computers - as retailers and manufacturers clear the deck for the upcoming year's next-gen in tech. That laptop that had your techie kid drooling at the start of the school year is probably high on the ‘must have' list - and chances are you can get it at up to 25% cheaper than you could in September.Digital cameras are another high-end summer birthday gift that's sure to please - but you don't have to go high end to make someone happy. You can set your pre-teen on the road to a spectacular summer with an inexpensive digital video camera. These items are some the hottest summer birthday gift items going. Give your summer birthday gift recipient the gift of summer memories. Digital video cameras are also great bon voyage gifts for summertime travelers. They're point and shoot simple, and it's just as easy to upload to your camera for emailing and posting to blogs. Reasonably Priced GiftsThere are plenty of gift ideas that won't break the bank. These days, everyone has so many electronic gadgets that the accessory business is exploding. A great gift that someone is sure to enjoy is an accessory for their new gadget. Whether it is an mp3 player or a cell phone, there are numerous add-ons available which will only enhance the enjoyment of using their gadget of choice.Summer Birthday Gifts for KidsSummer time is a great time for kid birthday parties. All you need to do is hit the seasonal toy aisle and fill a basket. Some of the best picks for summertime birthday gifts for kids include:Fill a beach pail with an assortment of penny candy and inexpensive summertime toys from the dollar store or toy aisle. Be sure to include:A bottle of bubbles and blowing wandsAt least one inexpensive water pistol. Include two for even more funThrow and catch with Velcro paddles or glovesA paddleballA whiffle ball and bat or other outdoor sporting goods. Summertime is the time for the great outdoors and birthday gifts that encourage activity are ideal summertime birthday gifts for kids. For the serious Little Leaguer, this is the time to invest in a new glove, ball or bat - and include a promise to hit some flies for practice a few evenings a week.- Swim toys are great summertime gifts for the 7-10 year old set, but don't get them for the younger kids. Inflatable rafts, swim rings and water games are a great summertime birthday gift, especially if the family has a swimming pool. Do be careful about buying swim toys for toddlers and preschoolers, though. They could be a safety hazard.Summertime Gifts the Whole Family Can EnjoyYour birthday gift from the summertime birthday boy or girl can be fun for the whole family. Here are a few suggestions for summertime birthday gifts that are fun for the whole family.- Lawn GamesBadminton, croquet, horseshoes and other lawn games are perennial favorites. Give one as a birthday gift, and you'll be providing the whole family with hours of summertime togetherness. - A trip to the water parkAsk any kid where they want to go this summer, and they'll all tell you the same thing - the lure of the water park gets them all. Guarantee your spot as everybody's favorite auntie with a family pack of tickets to the local water, theme or amusement park. - A trip to the mini-golf courseMost towns in the United States have at least one miniature golf course. This is a great gift the entire family can enjoy. Everyone can spend time together outside, enjoying a "friendly" game of mini-golf.