(NewsUSA) – No, you’re not imagining it.
The reason you always seem to be buying September birthday presents is it’s the month when most American babies are born. If you count back nine months, you can figure out why. “The holidays may not be a popular time for birthdays, but they sure are a popular time for conception,” notes Ancestry.com.
Want some more trivia? All 10 of the top birth dates are in September. And September 16 — the most popular birthday of all — also happens to be when both Mickey Rourke and David Copperfield made their debuts into the world (judge for yourself how that worked out).
If you’re into astrology, you know these birthday boys and girls have certain traits — often overlapping — that offer clues into what gifts they might like. Here are some ideas for your shopping list that speak to them:
* Sensual. We could all take a few pointers from the folks who assembled the $160,000 worth of free goodies that top Oscar nominees went home with last March. Among the swag: French Mediterranean sea salt “harvested by man like it has been for 2,000 years.” If its $1,548 price tag seems only-in-Hollywoodish, try one of those beauty boxes-of-the-month subscriptions.
* Intellectual. Clearly, the oeuvre of an Adam Sandler is beyond them, so consider a boxed set of Ken Burns documentaries. With horn-rimmed glasses thrown in for easier viewing.
* Perfectionist. It just so happens that “perfect” is the word the Wall Street Journal used earlier this year to describe Baume & Mercier’s Clifton line of watches for men. The very affordable 10052 model — epitomizing the trend towards timepieces the paper notes “can be operated without a Ph.D.” — screams class with its sun satin-finished silver dial, thick black alligator strap, and elegant blue steel hands that sweep past the hours and seconds.
And since diamonds are considered lucky for anyone born in September, the women’s polished steel Promesse 10178 from the same Swiss watchmaker is also a no-brainer. The diamonds — eight of them — are set in the indexes of the silver “drape guilloche” decor dial, and its shimmery oval bezel is carved from natural white mother-of-pearl. You can shop both watches at the Baume & Mercier e-boutique or by calling 1-800-MERCIER, where free engraving and wrapping are available.
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And, oh, Begley also happens to have been born on September 16.