Birthdays seem to come all at once; May comes around and you’ve got three birthdays to buy for. Problem is, you can’t afford to gift everyone an expensive present all in one month’s paycheck.
What now? First of all, don’t get disheartened, we’ve got some brilliant ideas.
Go for gifts that are less costly but mean more. Gift each person with something that holds significance to your relationship – whatever that be. You’ll find a ton of great gift ideas to get you started below.
The easiest way to turn a standard present into something that has meaning is, of course, to personalise it. Personalised phone cases collaged with their kid’s smile, a photo of their most adored pet on a pillow, a glasses case encrypted with a personal message; you can customise almost anything.
Make a present
Get a little crafty with your gift by making it yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, not all of us are artistic enough to design intricate presents. It really doesn’t have to require a particular skill either.
So, unless you’re fortunate enough to be a master baker or a prodigy painter, you don’t need to get super detailed with a DIY present.
You could simply make up a pamper set and decorate the hamper. Or, try making a simple poster to print with a significant message. Like the image to the right for example.
Take them out for an adventure
Going out doesn’t have to cost loads. Take your friend or family member on an adventure. It may not be a traditional gift but it will give you and the birthday man or woman an experience that they’ll always remember.
Make a picnic and take them to a forest that they’ve never been to before. Take them to an abandoned building – as long as it’s open to the public and safe. You could bring your camera and carry out a fun photoshoot then print out the photos at a later date.
We know, gift vouchers seem a little dull and unthoughtful, however, they can be much more meaningful with a little more thought. For example, if you know your friend loves a specific shop and every product they sell, but you’re not sure what they already have from that shop, a gift voucher is a perfect solution.
Write them a letter
If your friend or family member is a sucker for an emotional poem or hilarious short story then writing to them is the best way to show them just how much you care about them. Taking the time and effort to write them a letter, a poem or even a short story is a lovely way to show your love.
What is the best gift you’ve been given?
Let us know the best gift you’ve ever gotten and we can start up an idea-list for everyone to see! That way we can bring our minds together and come up with the perfect gift ideas for everyone.