Unique Birthday Gifts

Written by Serena Berger
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Unique birthday gifts show that you care about someone, far more than a generic happy birthday mug or a gift certificate to the local music store. While everybody can use a mug at work, and it's certainly nice to be able to get a CD or DVD that you want, most people would rather have something chosen especially for them by a person who's special to them. But even if you really love your spouse or partner and want to get him or her unique birthday gifts, it can get a bit difficult sometimes to keep thinking of fresh and creative ideas.

Luckily, there are some sources of help available on the Internet. If you just have a vague idea such as getting your partner something to do with chess, for example, you can search for "chess gifts" and you will get everything from nearly inscrutable analyses of the finer points of Kasparov v. Big Blue to beautiful and eclectic chess sets. For the lover of both the color purple and the game of chess, you might find an exquisite chess set made of purple and clear glass.

The Challenge of Finding Unique Birthday Gifts for Men

Women in particular seem to lament that it is difficult to buy presents for men. Guys--you don't end up with socks, ties, and boxers because your girlfriends, wives, and sisters don't love you! It's because you always shrug when we ask what you want for your birthday and say it doesn't matter, or because the only thing you ever say you want is a 52 inch wide screen plasma TV.

If you want really unique birthday gifts, you're going to have to compromise a little and act happy about something between the extremes of pragmatism and techno-gadget insanity. Then we can buy you cool things for your apartment (especially your kitchen, but maybe your bedroom, too), maybe some sports or camping equipment, gadgets for your car, electronics that don't cost more than our annual salary, or whatever else comes to mind. Next time someone asks you what you want for your birthday, just give her a few vague hints, and surely with the help of the Internet, she'll come up with something unique that will (at the very least) always remind you how much she loves you.

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