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‘What To Ask For My Birthday’: 30 Cool Gifts For Your Birthday Wishlist

Still can’t answer the question, “what to ask for my birthday”? We can help.

“What do I want for my birthday”? That’s a question that comes to mind the minute our birth months begin. Especially when you’re celebrating a big milestone, like an 18th or 30th birthday, your friends and family will want to gift you with the very best birthday gifts. And unless you already have a specific item or shop in mind, it can be daunting to come up with a wish list!

If your birthday is days away and you’re still lying in bed asking yourself, “what to ask for my birthday?” here is a handy list of the 30 best gift ideas today!

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Best 21st Presents

In the US, the 21st birthday is extra special because it means you’re legally allowed to drink. A lot of 21st birthday ideas in the States involve booze, so if you’re pressed for time and looking for good birthday presents for your 21-year-old friends, consider gifting them a bottle of wine. If your friend isn’t much of a drinker, here are a few other gift recommendations.

Personalised Birthstone Necklace

Price: $AUD120

Recommended age: 21


Leather Wrap Journal

Price: $AUD40

Recommended age: 21


Personalised Beer Mug

Price: $AUD34

Recommended age: 21


VonShelf Metal Wine Rack

Price: $AUD30

Recommended age: 21+

Nespresso Pixie

Price: $AUD175

Recommended age: 18+

Best Gifts For Homebodies

For introverts who like to snuggle up under the covers with a book and a cup of tea, there are a lot of cool gifts you can ask from your friends to make your home even cozier than it is now.

Echo Dot Smart Speaker With Alexa

Price: $AUD71.52

Recommended age: 8+


Glasshouse Scented Candles

Price: $AUD49.95

Recommended age: 12+


AeroGarden Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Garden

Price: $AUD375

Recommended age: 18+


Dyson Pure Cool Me Personal Purifying Fan

Price: $AUD430

Recommended age: 13+


Vankyo Leisure 3 Mini Movie Projector

Price: $AUD200

Recommended age: 13+


Best Gifts For Tech-Heads

If you’re a gearhead who’s still asking himself, “What should I get for my birthday?” here are a few special toys to add to your collection.

Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Noise Canceling Headphones

Price: $AUD500

Recommended age: 13+


Apple iPad Pro

Price: $AUD1300

Recommended age: 13+

Smart Workout Mirror

Price: $AUD2,100

Recommended age: 18+


Swagboard Swagtron Self-Balancing Scooter

Price: $AUD290

Recommended age: 13+

Aura Smart Connected Picture Frame

Price: $AUD436

Recommended age: 13+

Best Gifts For Foodies

Home cooks and aspiring chefs can enhance their skills and have more fun in the kitchen with better tools. Whether you’d like to whip up something fancy or just play around with dessert, here are some fun kitchen items you can add to your wish list.

Omorc 6 Quart Air Fryer

Price: $AUD160

Recommended age: 13+

Chicago Cutlery Fusion 18-Piece Block Knife Set

Price: $AUD195

Recommended age: 16+

Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Pot

Price: $AUD26

Recommended age: 16+


Fullstar Vegetable Chopper, Slicer, And Spiraliser

Price: $AUD28

Recommended age: 16+

Churro Maker

Price: $AUD44

Recommended age: 16+

Best Gifts For Gamers

What’s the best gift for a boy? Video games! But don’t think that video games and consoles are limited to boys and boys alone. If you’re a girl and you love video games, splurge on a Nintendo Switch or a comfy gaming chair – you deserve it just as much!

Nintendo Switch Lite

Price: $AUD299

Recommended age: 6+


Oculus Go VIrtual Reality (VR) Headset

Price: $AUD290

Recommended age: 13+


Toast PlayStation 4 Pro Wood Cover

Price: $AUD86

Recommended age: 13+


Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic Edition

Price: $AUD145

Recommended age: 13+

Nitro Concepts S300 Gaming Chair

Price: $AUD405

Recommended age: 13+

Best Gifts For The Person Who’s Always On-The-Go

Even when you’re spending the night away, you’ll want to be comfy enough to feel like you’re right at home. The best gift for a girl or guy who’s always on the go? Some trusty luggage for all your essentials and something to keep you and your gadgets charged!

Yeti 30 Oz Tumbler

Price: $AUD69.95

Suitable age: Everyone


Fitbit Inspire Fitness Activity Tracker

Price: $AUD144

Recommended age: 13+


Ambor Anti-Theft Laptop Backpack

Price: $AUD35

Recommended age: 13+


Chest Minima Polycarbonate Carry-On Luggage

Price: $AUD270

Recommended age: 13+

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000

Price: $AUD51.14

Recommended age: 13+


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