The jolliest month of the year is here, and with so many holidays and events it’s easy to forget about those special people who will also be celebrating their birthdays during this month.
If someone you love and cherish is one of the lucky folks who celebrate their birthday in one of the upcoming days, then this guide might help you get the perfect present for pampering them amidst the Christmas season.
Check out our birthday gift ideas for December 2014!
Birthday gift idea for December 2014 #5: A trip to an exotic place
December is ruled by the astrological sign of Sagittarius. People born under this sign love freedom and adventure, so if you’re looking for a gift that will suit the outdoorsy personality of someone born before December 23, then a trip to an exotic place is your best bet.
If you have some money to spare, then some tickets to a place in another continent or a small Caribbean getaway will be great. If not, then consider a book about a place they love, or exotic items from another country.
Birthday gift idea for December 2014 #4: An appliance they need
The second zodiac sign from December is Capricorn. Unlike the adventurous Sagittarius, Capricorns tend to be more introverted and have a very practical nature. They love to be surrounded by useful things that can help them in their daily task, so if your friend has been talking about a tool or appliance they need or want, then that’s your clue for their gift! The simpler and more useful, the better.
You can also opt for something comfy, like a blanket, a bathrobe, or something that helps them relax while they’re home. Just stay away from impractical gadgets.
Birthday gift idea for December 2014 #3 A statement piece
People born in December tend to be extremely optimistic and also quite confident. They don’t mind being noticed, and they’ll even appreciate it, so you’ll have to find something that can match their indomitable spirit. If your friend loves fashion, then think about a statement piece: a jacket with an eye-catching design, a large necklace, some statement shoes…Anything goes!
Since the winter is just around the corner, you’ll be safe with oversized pieces, since they’re trendy for this season, so don’t worry that much about sizes.
Birthday gift idea for December 2014 #2: Something personalized
Celebrating your birthday in December can be quite tough, what with everyone focused on gift shopping, decorating, planning their holidays, etc. December babies sometimes have to deal with conjoined gifts, or no gifts at all, which can make them feel less important. A great way of reminding them just how much they mean to you is to get them something personalized, like a handmade craft, a portrait, a charm bracelet or something with their name on it.
Consider what they love, and make sure they feel cared for. And remember: stay away from gifts with a Christmas theme!
Birthday gift idea for December 2014 #1: Jewelry with one of the official birthstones
December babies are quite lucky, since this month has not just one birthstone, but four! The official birthstones for December are turquoise, tanzanite, topaz and zircon; and they represent happiness, faithfulness and wisdom. These four gems have different shades which can go from a light blue-green hue, to yellow, red or violet.
By having so many different options to choose from, you get the chance to pick something that goes with your loved one’s personality, like a cute bracelet with turquoise beads for a fashion-loving girl.
However, if you’re looking for something a little more unique, opt for jewelry which incorporates the colors instead of the gemstones. Metallic accessories are “in” this year, so a dome ring with a topaz tone will be a perfect choice.
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