We have all been there before, your best friend's birthday is coming up, and you have no idea what to get him or her...You try and nip to the shops during your lunch hour, but nothing seems original, personal or even remotely interesting.
You kind of know what you want to buy, but just can't find that personal gift.
Well, time to take it easy! Our expert editorial team has put together the best gifts for October and have organised them by age groups, and tailored them for the girls and the boys.
So sit back, check out our hand picked selection, and revel in the fact that you have bought an original, and personal present which will really make the recipient smile.
Buying gifts has never been so easy and fun for once.
Presents for him
Normally searching for a unique gift to give your favourite man for his birthday would require a lot of thought and research. What is he into, what could I possibly buy him for his birthday or Christmas that he hasn't yet received in the last 30 years! Well, our unique team of editors are scouring the magazine, and the online shops to find the most original and unique gifts for him. Time to throw away those socks, and time to check out the most exciting and exilerating gifts and experiences he will treasure forever.
Whether you opt for a rally driving initiation course, or a private helicopter lesson, you are sure to find something for every man out there.
Presents for her
Have you got buyer's block, trying to find a unique birthday present for that special lady in your life? Has your mum got bored of receiving the same gift of fragrances year in and year out? Not quite sure what to get your work colleague, that won't send the wrong messages (or will?).
Relax, and follow our guides, and top lists of the hottest birthday presents to buy this year. From unique massage experiences she will never forget, to special trips to europe that will rekindle the passion in your relationship there is a gift for every occasion and person. Our girls and guys have asked their friends, and put in years of shopping experiences into our top gifts to buy lists, and have found some really unique, and personal gifts which will be sure to touch the recipient of that very special birthday present!
Presents for all ages18th birthday presents
Find out about the most popular and sought after gifts for 18 year olds (and above!), and instantly become the cool guy or girl at the 18th birthday party who gets it! 21st birthday presents
Buying a 21st birthday present is difficult, as this is a transition age, and some 21 year olds are more mature than others. We have found a great selection of 21st presents which are sure hits - Take into consideration what you know about the recipient and you can't go wrong (if you do, most retailers have excellent returns policies!) 30th birthday presents
The 30th birthday is a huge milestone in someones life, make sure you pick a gift which takes this into consideration, and helps the recipient ease into his or her's 30th. 40th birthday presents
A 40th birthday party does not have to be boring - Think outside the box when picking your gift, and don't just go for the firm favourites of a fragrance or chocolates. 50th birthday presents
A 50th birthday should be filled with excitement and as this is a massive milestone in someone's life, make sure you go wild with your chosen gift. Look out for some life changing experience days, and once in a lifetime breaks which will truly be remembered forever. 60th birthday presents
The 60th birthday should remind the recipient that he is still full of energy and drive, and that he or she can still do anything they put their minds to. Forget retirement type stereotypical gifts, and opt for positive experiences to share with friends and family. 70th birthday presents
Put those socks and chocolates away, and instead treat the lucky birthday boy or girl to something special. Whether its tea at the Ritz, or a trip in the Orient Express, there are many unique gifts to be found. 80th birthday presents
Reaching 80 is very special, fifty years ago it was seen as a miracle so make sure you really make this birthday special. This is your opportunity to show gratitude and thanks for the great times you have share with the birthday girl or boy, and a great excuse to organise a once in a lifetime experience you will be able to treasure forever.
Don't know what to buy to the person who has it all? Are you still buying her perfumes year after year on her special day? Not quite sure what to buy your 18 year old nephew, or 21 year old daughter which will still be cool by the time they open their present?
Fear not, check out our top birthday presents for him and her handpicked for October.
Need an age specific present? Check out our gifts for 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, right up to recommended gifts for an 80th birthday!
Christmas is just weeks away, and if you are still struggling to find the perfect gift – We have compiled a list of great gift ideas!
From supercar driving days to the most decadent spa and pampering days, experience days are ideal. Instead of going for the usual perfume gift set, tie, or pair of designer socks, why not give someone a gift they will be talking about for years to come?
Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas outside the box? Check out our favourites by type:
|Health club day
pass for two
|Spa day treat
|Luxury chocolates||Health & beauty
|Go Ape!||Bungee &Paintball||Indoor skydiving||Introductory flying lesson|
|Letter from Santa||Adopt an Animal||Newspaper from your date of birth||Oxfam Unwrapped charity gifts|
|Junior driving||Junior Makeover||Mother &baby||Sweets &Chocolates|
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