Ultimate Birthday Gift Guide By Age

Gift Ideas By Age For Children And Teens

Celebrating a birthday is a milestone for any individual, whatever their age may be. So the birthday gifts you decide to give to your friends and loved ones have to be meaningful and something they will love. You can make a loved one’s special birthday even more memorable with the right gift.


If you’re shopping for a birthday gift for the child who has everything, we know how difficult it is to find ideas for something to surprise them. Every year, we help solve that big question—what birthday present should I buy for the boy or girl who has everything they could possibly want? Whether you are shopping for your own child's birthday, or you've been invited to party and don't know what to get the birthday boy or girl, we have ideas for unique gifts they'll love.


Here is our birthday gift guide by age to help you choose the perfect birthday gifts for toddler to teens and every age in between. We include suggestions that are practical as well as fun gifts for kids, babies and difficult teenagers. You’ll find inspiration for the best non-toy gifts for a child’s birthday at every age, and most popular gifts for those hard to buy for teens and young adults. Get inspiration from our list of best-selling birthday gifts for boys and girls. 


Kids Birthday Gift Guide For Every Age

1st birthday gifts for a baby girl or boy should be extra special. These are keepsake gifts both baby and parents will love to look back on. Wedgwood make a range of gorgeous birthday gifts for a 1 year old with their range of Peter Rabbit baby plate and mug sets.

Plate and Bowl Set for 1st birthday gift

2nd birthday gift ideas for a baby boy or girl include fun bath toys or cuddly plush teddies. Soft baby books also make great gifts for a 2 year old. But for the biggest smiles, our top pick for both boys and girls is the adorable Bashful Beige Bunny.


Plush toy for 2 year old birthday gift


3rd birthday gift ideas for girls and boys include toys that provide opportunities to explore and imaginative play. Toddlers at this age love construction toys, dolls, and creative play. One of our most popular gifts for a 3 year old girl include the sweet Rag Doll Luna. For the best gift for a 3 year old boy who loves animals we recommend the Childrens Zoo In A Tin.

Birthday gift for 3 year old

A 4th birthday is the perfect time to give kids books or puzzles. The Dinosaurs: Usborne Book And Jigsaw is a fun combination activity book and puzzle gift set perfect for kids who love dinosaurs. For a big gift for a 4 year old son or daughter we love The Iconic Home Architecture Kit By 3Dux Design for a great colouring and construction activity set.

Imaginative Play for 4 year old


5th birthday gift ideas are lots of fun. This is the age where kids really start to show their own specific interests. Some of the most popular ideas are a dinosaur themed birthday gift for a 5 year old boy or animal gifts for a 5 year old girl. A great birthday gift idea any 5 year old will love is the family friendly Mudpuppy Charades Board Game to encourage physical activity and acting.

Birthday gift for 5 year old

6th birthday gift ideas include simple family board games to encourage more social and group play. Gifts Australia has a huge range of fun board games and quick-play family card games to choose from. This is the perfect age for team work and cooperative games. Our top pick for a birthday gift for a 6 year old is the Peaceable Kingdom Catch! Board Game.


Birthday gift for 6 year old

7th birthday gift ideas include outdoor activity and adventure toys. Choose the Giant Bubble Stix for a popular birthday gift for 7 year old boy. Good gifts for a 7 year old girl include the range of Where's Wally Colouring Book or activity sets, or arts and crafts kits.  


Birthday gift for 7 year old


8th birthday gifts can be a little tricky as kids get a bit harder to buy for. Winning birthday gifts for 8 years old girl include anything Disney themed. Cool birthday gifts for 8 year old boys are hands-on DIY kits or engineering activities. The GoldieBlox & The Spinning Machine Building Game is a solo play story-based building game any 8 year old would love.


birthday gift for 8 year old


9th birthday gift ideas are all about activities to share, or games to play with friends. The Avo-Catch-O Game is a fun new take on the old-school velcro ball catch game, and would make a fun birthday gift for a 9 year old boy. A gorgeous birthday gift for 9 years old girl is the Spellbound Magic Wand Kit that comes with everything she needs to make 3 magical wands - perfect for a magic or Harry Potter themed birthday party.

birthday gift idea for 9 year old

10th birthday gift is often a little extra special being a child's first double-digit birthday. Fun ideas for a birthday gift for a 10 year old boy include the FAO Toy Laser Tag Game with laser tag guns and chest plates to play at home. Jewellery is a special birthday gift for a 10 years old girl, and the Disney Junior Mickey Mouse White Gold Stud Earrings gift set is popular for pre-teens.

Cool birthday gift for 10 year old

11th birthday gift ideas might include tech gifts for kids who are showing an interest in coding or who enjoy hands-on STEM kits. Wacky science kits are also popular for both 11 year old girls and boys. Choose from the fun Bath Bomb Factory kit or the gross Zombie Blood & Guts FX Lab.  


Science gifts for 11 year old


Cute 12th birthday gift ideas for a girl include the range of unicorn plush toys or the popular Pusheen With Donut Plush. If she prefers tech gifts, the Harry Potter Powerbank is a best-seller for girls of this age. Birthday gifts for a 12 year old boy include magic sets, slime making kits, and creator kits like the Planetarium Astronomy Creator Kit.


gift for 12th birthday


A 13th birthday is a big celebration worthy of an extra special present for the new teen. Something from the NASA range makes a great birthday gift for a 13 year old boy, like the NASA Rocket Construction Kit. For a birthday gift for a 13 year old girl, spoil her with a necklace or earring gift set. The Golden Firefly Set With Swarovski® Crystals is a stunning milestone birthday present.


jewellery gift for 13 year old girl

14th birthday present ideas include tech accessories and games. For a teen who loves board games with friends, the Ridleys Selfish "Zombie Edition" Card Game is lots of fun. If they spend a bit of time on their tablets or devices, the iPad Bed is a practical gift for a 14 year old.


gift for 14 year old


15th birthdays are a time when teens are hoping for a slightly more grown-up gift but they still like to have fun. A Remote Control Mini Quadcopter is a super fun birthday gift for any teenager. For a standout gift for a 15 year old boy, give him the Augmented Reality Virtual Archer bow that works with his mobile phone. A nice birthday gift for a 15 year old girl is a gorgeous Happy Space Aromatherapy Scented Candle.


birthday gift for 15 year old boy


16th birthdays are all about expressing their individuality. Fun gifts for teens at this age include portable speakers, Marvel or comic themed gifts, or novelty items for a laugh. For a special gift for a 16 year old son, an adult watch makes a great gift. The range of OOZOO leather watches, like the Sporty Tan Suede Watch, will suit any style. The beautiful Ayla Bangle With Swarovski® Crystals is perfect as a gift for a 16 year old daughter.


birthday gift for 16 year old boy

A 17th birthday is the last big one before they are officially an adult. For a nice birthday gift for a 17 year old boy, splurge a little and give him a Leather Wallet With Monogram. Personalised gifts are also lovely for a 17 year old girl. A monogramed Leather Notebook Holder is sure to impress. If they have recently got their driver’s licence, a personalised leather keyring is also a great gift for a 17 year old.


Personalised birthday gift for 17 year old


Any birthday gift you choose should really match their personality. Our kids gift categories will help you find inspiration for every child from crafty kids who love to create, outdoor gifts for sporty kids, construction gifts for kids of all ages who love to tinker, games, jewellery, and even more. Shop our range of kids gifts to find something for everyone in the family for their next birthday.




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