Giving Ideal Age Related Gifts


Do you have a granddaughter, grandson, nephew, niece, daughter or son who needs a gift but you’re clueless as to what to give them?! Finding the perfect gift is a combination of knowing the personality of the person, their interests, and crucially, their age.

Here are some suggestions to get you started. The article is mainly focused on children’s and teen’s age groups for now but if you have some excellent ideas for older persons, feel free to enhance this article and build these into the body of it as well. And feel free to include additional gift ideas that expand the choices.

Identify the gift recipient’s age group. This is important to help you work out what type of gift will best suit. In addition, the gender and hobbies should be taken into account.

Consider these age-related possibilities for gifts:

  • Ages 1-3: baby-toddler clothes, age-suitable (safe) toys, grooming accessories, cloth books, outdoor toys
  • Ages 3-6: toddler clothes, shoes, socks, educational toys, jigsaw puzzles (large pieces), sandpit toys, tricycles, play tents, stuffed toys, hard cover books, early reader books, sunhat and sunscreen kit, beach toys, DVDs of favorite shows
  • Ages 6-8: clothes, shoes, books, DVDs of favorite shows, dolls, Lego and other blocks, doll house, doll furniture, skipping rope, hoop
  • Ages 8-10: clothes, shoes, clothing voucher, computer/video games, tickets to a game, puzzles, science experiment kits, books, kids’ magazine subscriptions, scooter, sports gear, gardening accessories
  • Ages 10-12: clothes, shoes, jewelry, hair accessories, small amounts of cash, gift vouchers, tickets to games, music, music accessories, puzzles, science experiment kits, rollerblades, larger bike, books, skateboard, sports gear, video games
  • Ages 13-15: clothes, shoes, jewelry, money, gift-cards, room appliances, music, music accessories, tickets to concerts/games, movie vouchers, books
  • Ages 16-19: money, gift-cards, car, make-up, purses, clothes, shoes, clothing vouchers (probably more appreciated that your choice of clothes), music, music accessories, car accessories, tickets to concerts/games, books, donation to savings account, craft supplies, subscription fees to something they love, plane ticket
  • Ages 20+: money, gift-cards, music, music playing devices, household accessories, beauty products, spa vouchers, weekend-away, balloon flight voucher for the daring, books, book vouchers, restaurant/dinner vouchers, massage voucher, garden gear, car accessories, eco-friendly items, jewelry, craft supplies, etc.

Add a balloon and flowers. Balloons are great for every age group and so are flowers. A cake always goes down beautifully too, especially when the person does not have anyone baking a cake for them. This is especially more likely for older people but can also affect children with very busy parents.

Write a card. The message should be very personal. Cards with ages on them are excellent for kids who are proud of keeping a track of their ages. These become less well-received over 40!

Published by knanosky

Our first piece of advice when we bought our Airstream was from friends and fellow campers. They said to make sure you "keep the shiny side up." Something that struck me kind of funny, but so true :)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: