It can be a difficult decision trying to come up with original gift ideas to send to friends and relatives. Have you thought about sending a helium balloon? These are great fun and kids love them. At any children's party I have attended it is always the balloons that the kids go for. I had to end many a car journey with balloons bouncing around in the back.
There are quite a few websites now where you can order helium balloons and get them sent to the recipient. And not just for birthdays. You can send balloons or balloon bouquets (which is a collection of balloons) for many special occasions such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Easter and to convey special messages such as get well soon or congratulations. And most of these websites will offer free chocolates (2 gifts in one) and other gift packages. You can also select the date you want the balloons to be delivered so they arrive bang on the special day. Some companies offer free delivery, especially if you're not worried about the day the balloons turn up.
For children's birthday you can get designs featuring kids' favorite characters such as Sponge Bob, Ben 10, High School Musical, Thomas the Tank Engine, Scooby Doo and various Disney Characters. And they are not just for children you can get balloons for adults too, some with a witty message or just to celebrate a significant milestone (the dreaded 40th birthday for example).
I think these helium balloons are a great gift idea and will brighten up anyone's day.