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About the Birthday Report

The Birthday Trend Report covers a variety of popular birthday-oriented trends, from the quirky birthday invitation and comedic e-cards to extravagant birthday cake creations. In our report, companies will discover that consumers are straying from traditional gift ideas, electing for more cost-effective options like a DIY birthday present, professionally recorded birthday songs, flash mob birthday wishes or a personalized photo album of birthday pictures.

Who It's For

Our research is for advertisers, product innovators and market analysts in pursuit of fresh, creative ideas to expand their brands. Additionally, businesses involved in birthday party supplies and gift retail will also find our data useful, because it will help them identify opportunities and understand what is popular with consumers.

Using our Birthday Trend Report will help companies isolate arising patterns and identify consumer appeal, allowing to better position brands, products and advertising in the market.

The Birthday Trend Report, last published on Oct 29, 2014, includes 91 PRO Trends and 455 examples of birthday market research and birthday consumer trends related to: birthday presents, gifts, celebrations, cakes, invitations and birthday trends.

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Methodology

Our birthday research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced birthday articles and 2,123,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 91 Birthday PRO Trends = 91 Powerpoint Pages Birthday PPT Report
• 455 Birthday Examples

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• 64 Birthday Videos (Online) Birthday Videos
• 2,730 Birthday Images (Online) Birthday Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Alcohol, Champagne, Extreme, Football, Golf, Hockey, Hunting, Party, Bar, Cheese, Juice, Pop, Burgers, Cigarettes, Circus, Bacon, Barbecue, Water, Candy, Chicken, chocolate, Pizza, Milk, Cookies, Dairy, Dinner, Ice Cream, Restaurant, Pants, Sugar and more!



Sample Birthday Pro Trends

Each Birthday PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online birthday articles, videos and images. Examples:

Photographic Play Toys are heightened with personal photographs for familiar appeal Implications - When it comes to distractions, particularly for kids, toys can often deter from more meaningful, family-time activities. Adding an element of familiarity to products like coloring books and kids tech devices, brands are integrating personalized photos and customized imagery for sentimental appeal. This speaks to a shift toward more visually customizable forms of play and entertainment.
Photographic Play
Toys are heightened with personal photographs for familiar appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Customized Crafting Heightening engagement, kids activities are enhanced with personalized touches Implications - Engaging children, particularly those with a short attention span, can be challenging, prompting parents to look for more creatively tailored entertainment options. Offering a more personalized approach to kids products, brands are enhancing toys like coloring books and teddy bears with customizable features, adding methods of artistic expression to classic childhood experiences.
Customized Crafting
Heightening engagement, kids activities are enhanced with personalized touches
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Edible Gore A heightened appreciation for gruesome imagery prompts macabre confectionery treats Implications - As a societal fascination with gore rises, so to does a need to showcase appreciation for dark pop culture references. Using food and confectionery treats as a form of expression, consumers are seeking to pay tribute to TV shows and darker holiday seasons in a more creative way, reflecting an openness to shocking aesthetics.
Edible Gore
A heightened appreciation for gruesome imagery prompts macabre confectionery treats
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Streamlining Nutrition Seeking efficiency, consumers turn to all-in-one health food kits Implications - Despite the health benefits of nutritional meals, extra preparation and costs can often deter consumers tight on time. Making healthy consumption easier, nutritional kits and dinner baskets help make the process of healthy eating much more efficient, particularly for busy parents. This shift speaks to a desire for more customized and individually curated meals.
Streamlining Nutrition
Seeking efficiency, consumers turn to all-in-one health food kits
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Substitute Indulgence Desserts are given a healthy overhaul to maintain a sense of indulgence Implications - Healthy eating can be quite overwhelming, particularly for kids who are drawn to more indulgent everyday goods. Helping to make nutritional consumption more appealing, consumers are reinterpreting traditional desserts with health-conscious alternatives, combining familiar treats and flavors with a healthier ingredients.
Substitute Indulgence
Desserts are given a healthy overhaul to maintain a sense of indulgence
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Informal Invitation Consumers turn to apps and mobile messages for casual peer-to-peer engagement Implications - Seeking to bypass the need for face-to-face interaction, consumers, particularly young people, are turning to apps and mobile messaging to make greetings and invitations less formal. Using customized platforms for flair and individuality, consumers are able to connect with peers in a more easygoing manner, using digital techniques to extend communication in a streamlined way.
Informal Invitation
Consumers turn to apps and mobile messages for casual peer-to-peer engagement
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Integrated Cosplay A desire for subtlety has consumers blending accessories with cosplay features Implications - Seeking a more subtle form of pop culture expression, consumers are integrating cosplay elements into their everyday accessories and clothing designs. Making reference to anime characters and movie icons, these products combine pop culture elements with a desire for more nuanced forms of personal expression.
Integrated Cosplay
A desire for subtlety has consumers blending accessories with cosplay features
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Customized Collectible Consumers alter toys and figurines with DIY touches for personal appeal Implications - Seeking to heighten ordinary merchandise, consumers are turning to DIY techniques to add function and a sense of individuality specifically among toys as part of a series. Turning ordinary figurines into household decor and art displays, consumers are transforming store-bought toys into more pragmatic products, reflecting a shift away from pristine collectibles toward more adaptable and easily customized alternatives.
Customized Collectible
Consumers alter toys and figurines with DIY touches for personal appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 85 more Birthday PRO Trends and 455 examples!



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