In all of my previous articles I have honed in on one important gift-giving technique: tailoring your gift to the recipient’s interests. This is an excellent means of finding an appropriate gift, as it utilizes their existing interests and hobbies and helps you choose a gift that you know they’ll love. It also lets them know that you’ve noticed what they enjoy and have bothered to buy them something meaningful to them.

While this is a helpful tip, there are certainly no rules when it comes to gift giving. Sometimes considering the individual’s interests can actually serve to put your mind in a box regarding their upcoming birthday and leave you without too many options!

For the guy who has everything and who really doesn’t seem to have many interests, what are the options? You don’t even have to know the guy particularly well for the category of gifts we’ll be discussing in this article.

Gizmos and gadgets make fantastic gifts, and there are plenty of benefits, as we’ll soon discover.

1. Gizmos and Gadgets Break the Ice
If you’re taking birthday gifts to a party, you can either choose to go the “serious gift giving route”, or you can give something light and fun. Especially if he opens it at the party, if it’s something a little wacky and out there everyone will want to try the new gadget and it will give everyone a great laugh. To give you an example of some popular gadgets on the market at the moment, some of the great party gifts are the flying monkey, the self-stirring coffee mug, and the BBQ branding iron. These will all arouse the curiosity of fellow party goers and make a great atmosphere.

2. Gizmos and Gadgets Occupy and Entertain
So you open the presents, have a birthday dinner, and blow out the candles on the cake. But after the party is over, what does one do to celebrate the rest of the day? It’s always nice to have at least one gift be something he can do, particularly in a group setting. Some of the best memories of birthdays for me are just hanging around with the family, chatting and enjoying each others’ company. This time can be enhanced if someone has given him a gadget that people can fiddle with throughout the day and play around with. Whether it’s the antics of the repeat parrot, or the pranks that the echo bot plays on an unsuspecting friend, gizmos and gadgets are a great way to stimulate conversation and laughter.

3. Gizmos and Gadgets Stimulate the Mind
Gadgets in the form of mind challenge puzzles can be very educational while still being a lot of fun! Group games, mind challenge puzzles, and logic problems (for example Sudoku and crossword puzzles) are all excellent ways to develop one’s mind and have a great time to boot!

So are you convinced yet that gizmos and gadgets can make great birthday gifts? Not only are they stacks of fun, but they enhance the fun of the entire group, providing social interaction and good laughs. And if you choose carefully, you can also provide them with a brain workout in the form of a fun puzzle!

So for your next birthday gifts, consider what place gizmos and gadgets could have in your gift giving, and have fun!

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