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Gifts For Mixed Age Group

Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by shravs3, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. shravs3

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    Hi,
    I am looking for gift ideas for aunts, uncles, cousins, teens and kids. My budget is $5 - $10.

    Apart from perfumes, creams, chocolates looking for something interesting and useful.

    I have checked Ikea too. Short listed few of kitchen items.

    For cousins I’m thinking either Lipstick or nail polish.

    For teens I’m confused as they are boys not sure what to buy. One is in school and other one in college.
     
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    @Shravs I guess your India trip is nearing. :hearteyes::hearteyes:

    Honestly thinking of gifts for everyone is such a pain. When I was in the US I went bonkers trying to shop for all. :neutral::neutral: since you stay there there's a lot of expectation that you'll buy them something.

    For teen girls those small perfumes and body lotion works really well from bath and body works.
    But you say boys- did u check key chains, Fridge magnets of specific places? Like I took a lot of them from New York. They all loved it. For the teens I meant.
    I purchased few watches too . They were okay not every expensive ones. But worth considering for teen boys. T shirts for boys..
    If handbags are expensive try some make up pouches for aunts .
    Shall share more if I remember
     
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    Sweat shirts are good . End of season so you can get them at cheaper price . For teen boys stuck to clothes or electronics .
     
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    Thanks @Anusha2917 for the response.

    So true. Buying gifts is sooo tiring and wondering if they like or not is even more headache.

    Bath and body works is my favourite place. I was thinking of buying creams, lotions, deos etc.

    Key chains and Fridge Magnets for teens is a good idea. I myself a huge fan of them :hearteyes:
     
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    Thanks for the response.

    What kind of electronics do you suggest for teens. My budget is within 10$
     
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    The only thing you get with that budget is headphones or portable speakers. A battery pack is a cool gift for anyone.

    T-shirts are my go to. Guys will use them, one way or another. Especially if it’s a branded item, like under armor or Nike.
    https://www.costco.com/adidas-men’s-graphic-tee.product.100493918.html
     
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    Hanayama puzzles They comes in levels 1-6 and nice enough looking box. Cost ranges from $8 to $12 or so. I only looked in Amazon, might be available for less elsewhere. Good quality puzzles and will keep the pre-teens and teens engaged for quite some time. But like most other items, it is available in amazon.in too. : )

    Personal fans. I took these one year and they were a hit with the older generation (70+) and college age kids. Different ones. For the older gen, I took this Amazon.com: O2COOL 5" Portable Fan Battery Powered, 1 Unit, Grey: Home & Kitchen. They like to take it along when they go to each other's houses for religious functions or other gatherings. Also convenient when there is a power cut or just to use as a personal fan. I included the required D batteries.

    For the kids, I took this kind of fans: Amazon.com: Aluan Handheld Fan Mini Portable Fan Powerful Small Personal Fans Speed Adjustable Rechargeable Battery Operated Eyelash Fan for Kids Women Men Indoor Outdoor Travel Cooling with Lanyard, Light Green: Home & Kitchen

    A cool item for older aunts and uncles is a document magnifier.
    Amazon.com: Mighty Bright 88019 Rigid Page Magnifier: Arts, Crafts & Sewing
    Amazon.com: MagniPros Premium 3X (300%) Page Magnifying Lens with 3 Bonus Bookmark Magnifiers for Reading Small Prints, Low Vision Aids & Solar Projects: Health & Personal Care

    I also like to give fun desktop toys. Top in this category is any "decision maker" toy. Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Wooden-Decision-Spinning-Top-Maker/dp/B07ZN74R6J/ Suitable for an aunt struggling to find a good girl for her son. : )

    https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Dec...eywords=decision+maker&qid=1583082870&sr=8-32
     
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    For my teenage nieces and nephews we bought trendy backpacks..gifted sling bags to girls
     
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    Self adhesive photo sleeves
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    We get a lot of flat fridge magnets in the mailbox -- from various vendors, and service people like plumbers, contractors, etc.. I recycle them by putting them inside plastic sleeves under a photo that I want to display on the fridge doors. Usually children's photos.

    These photo sleeves are very useful things. The 4x6" size can be cut into 2 for use in encasing wallet card size things.
     
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    I took ~20 pop sockets and Tile (Tile Pro, available at Amazon) each to India during my trip in June. These were extra things for when I don’t know what to buy. All my sisters, nephews, and niece wanted those because these were new and weren’t available in India easily.

    Teenage girls in my family like Katy Perry lipsticks... covergirl/ Katy perry...can find at CVS. For boys (and girls) fitness trackers are quite popular.

    Paint by stickers books are great for younger kids (under 12). For my friends’ kids I usually ask what they are interested in and buy paperback.

    katy perry lipstick - Google Search
     
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