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IT'S 2 HOURS TO PARTY TIME. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR BIRTHDAY GIFTS ARE?

Last-Minute Birthday Gift Tips & Ideas

Whether you’ve got kids on the elementary school birthday party circuit or are a full-grown social butterfly yourself, you’ve probably found yourself in that desperate “I need a gift NOW” panic at least once. Nobody likes scrambling to find the perfect birthday gift, especially when the occasion catches you by surprise--perhaps you forgot (hey, it happens), or got invited to a spontaneous party. When the pressure’s on and you know you can’t show up empty-handed, you risk giving a last-minute gift that misses the mark entirely or makes you doubt your gifting chops.

We have three simple tips to ease your birthday gift woes. Make them part of your gifting strategy and book your social calendar with confidence.

  1. Appeal to their interests: Birthday gift ideas can be tricky because they’re so personal. If you’re on birthday gift giving terms, you probably know enough about your recipient to find a unique present that suits them just right even if you’re not especially close. Maybe they’re a coffee fiend, a nail polish collector, that guy who camps year-round no matter the weather. If their gift aligns with their hobbies and interests, it’s guaranteed to feel thoughtful.
  2. Keep a secret stash: This one takes a little planning to pull off well. If you find yourself attending numerous “present-mandatory” parties, it’s worth keeping several giftable items on hand that you can mix and match as needed. This is a great idea for younger kids’ birthday parties: you can keep various art supplies, toys, and games in your gift stash so you’re always prepared with a fun present.
  3. Call for backup: Here’s where we come in! Whether you need a birthday gift for your mother-in-law, favorite happy hour companion, or twenty-something nephew, STAT, call on us to help you from start to finish. We’ve got inspiration in the form of creative gift sets and unique and wonderful items you can use to create the perfect personalized birthday gift, plus party favors and decorations in case you’re hosting the celebration. To make sure your gift arrives right on time, we offer future ship date scheduling, or Seattle delivery via Postmates.