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Presents I Heart

I love Birthdays. And not just my own Birthday, everyone’s birthday. I love getting people Balloons. I don’t know why I just do. And planning them is also fun for me. I LOVE planning. I also love picking out the perfect present for whatever the event is.

What I don’t love is getting a bunch of “stuff”. Whether it’s for me or my girls. I am not a fan of traditional birthday presents like toys. Yuck. Because truthfully they will only be played with until they get bored and move on to the next thing. Which just leaves a bunch of untouched toys in their room. So if your like me you will love these next ideas I have.

This year for my girls birthdays we decided to go in on one big present with both sets of grandparents. We are getting a swingset. Yay! It’s something they both can use, it’s going to be outside and not in my house and it’s just one thing.

Here is a list of other Present Ideas if you need some inspiration. These are perfect for kids and adults and you can modify them however you’d like.

1. Movie Gift Cards

Give the gift of a night out at the movies! Load up a movie gift card from Cinemark, Megaplex, AMC or even your local discount theater.

2. Redbox Rental

Did you know that you can give Redbox E-Gift Cards? Or even buy a Promo Code for a one night rental? Add that to a gift basket with popcorn and treats for a movie night in.

3. Massage Day

Go to your nearby spa and purchase a gift card or set up an appointment and pre-pay if they allow it. Give the gift of pampering.

4. Manicure/Pedicure

Same idea as above. Gift Card or pre-pay for the service. OR if you are talented give them a manicure or pedicure. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It’s the thought that counts.

5. Babysitting

You guys this would be huge for your friends or siblings with kids. Offer to babysit while they go out on a date. Perfect Anniversary Present. OR if you don’t feel comfortable babysitting, pay for the babysitter. Either way it’s a win.

6. Gift Cards

You can’t go wrong with Gift Cards. You don’t have to question if they will like your gift. Find out their favorite restaurant, iTunes, Kindle, Favorite Store, Car Wash (detailing service) Grocery Store (free groceries? Now your speaking my language). The ideas are endless!

7. Pay for a Membership

Here locally we have a lot of places that you can buy memberships from: Lagoon, Tree house Museum, Seaquest, Dinosaur Park. Purchase a family membership for birthday present to any local museums, amusement parks, aquariums.

I know some of you are thinking that this could be expensive, and it can be. That is why I always suggest going in on the present with more people. Share the cost to get an awesome present. And they won’t have to the present. Which is a plus in my book.

What are some of your favorite presents?

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