Is your friend’s birthday coming up? If so, you are probably trying to think of a great birthday present. Birthdays are really not complete without presents; they show the celebrant that you value them enough to spend time and energy to get them something they will love.
The great thing is that it’s possible to get a birthday present for your friend no matter what your budget is. Here are four presents you can get for your friend’s birthday, on a budget.
Sometimes, the best birthday present for your friend is the gift of choice. Going to a shop and searching until you find the perfect gift is lovely, but how about letting your friend choose what to get for their birthday?
It does not take the thoughtfulness out of the gift; instead, it shows your friend that you are interested in them getting something that makes them happy.
You can use gift cards to show your friends how special they are, especially on their birthday. Choose something you know they will love. If your friend loves to read, a gift card to a local bookstore will make your friend happy.
Flowers are always a great gift for a friend, and a flower gift card is a great idea if you are not sure what your friend loves. You can even present the card in a special vase to display the flowers. Many flower shops even have cheap flower delivery services, so they can opt to have the flowers delivered, if they prefer.
Good memories are meant to be cherished forever. That is why people have photos of important events or moments in their lives on display in their homes.
From graduation ceremonies to birthdays, photos allow you to keep memorable events in your heart. You and your friend have likely shared a lot of lovely moments, so a framed photo is the perfect way to remind them of such memories.
Perhaps you have photos from your first vacation together, or your first field trip as high school students. If there are too many to choose from, you can make a collage of all your special memories together and frame it as a birthday gift.
Personalized Coffee Mug
Another inexpensive birthday present you can get for your friend is a coffee mug. You can make it more special by having their name or a favorite quote printed on the mug. Some online services also allow you to add a photo to the mug, which ties into the idea of reminding them of your favorite memories together.
Whenever they take the mug out for some coffee or tea, they will surely be thinking of you. To make it extra fun, you can personalize the mug with their favorite joke. This will cheer them up on days when they wake up on the wrong side of the bed.
If your budget allows, you can also pick up some specialty coffee or quality coffee beans to put inside the mug. If your friend is not a coffee drinker, adding a selection of teas or hot chocolate is another great idea.
A Box of Chocolates
Chocolates are perfect for every season, and there is never a bad time to give a friend some chocolate. Chocolates come in a wide variety of types and price ranges, so there are many options that fall within your budget. Specialty shops often have prepackaged boxes to choose from, or you can visit a store in-person and put together a special selection your friend will love.
Pinterest also has many ideas on how you can make a personalized box to package chocolates. Apart from the fact that it will be a fun activity for you, it adds more value to the gift because of the time and energy it took to make.
Under every individual chocolate, you can place little folded cards with special messages for your friend. So whenever your friend picks one out, they will also get to read how special they are to you.
Getting that perfect gift for your friend’s birthday does not have to cost a fortune. On the contrary, there are many gifts that are thoughtful and don’t break the bank. You give birthday gifts to your friends because you love them and want them to know it. So, it is important to remember that it is not always about how expensive a gift is, it is the thought that matters.
You shouldn’t go beyond your budget just because you want to impress your friend. Consider how much you are willing to spend and decide on a gift that your friend will appreciate and stick to it.