Written in collaboration with Jess B.
A good friend is a friend that should be celebrated. A great time to celebrate your friend is on his or her birthday. A perfect birthday gift goes a long way in conveying your good wishes and love. However, it can be an overwhelming experience to find that perfect gift for a friend. With so many options to choose from, it is easy to reach decision fatigue. Here are a few fun birthday gifts for friends that will show how much you care.
Fun Birthday Gifts for Friends
Luxury Gift Baskets
The best birthday gifts are those that pleasantly surprise the recipients. Imagine the look on their faces as they open up a luxury birthday gift basket overflowing with divine chocolates and savory foods. If the special day belongs to one of your lady friends, go for a gift of relaxation – opt for gift baskets designed for unmatched relaxation, that are brimming with enchanting scented candles, silky skin care products or plush bathrobes for that spa-like feel at home. If you happen to be in Sydney, then the best thing to do is to visit Pearsons Gifting for specially designed luxury birthday gift baskets with same day delivery. These baskets typically come with a gorgeous potted plant along with other indulgent gifts like hi-end drinks, gourmet foods or spa-inspired, decadent skin care products.
Gift an “Experience”
Unwrapping birthday presents is fun. Receiving an experience as a gift is also exciting. These gifts add that dash of adventure in the lives of your friends.
From tandem skydiving to ziplining to a helicopter ride… the ideas are endless if your friend is open to adventure. For epicures, go for a cooking class or food fetival. Is your birthday person looking for some pampering? Gift them a luxurious 60-minute massage in an upscale spa. Your friend is sure to smile when they see the thought you put into their gift.
Pair an experience gift with a great journal for even more wow factor.
Chic Leather Bags or Jewelry
For a special friend, a birthday is a great time to give a gift of chic leather bag or an elegant piece of jewelry. A fashionable wallet may be more budget friendly, and is sure to be well received. Monogrammed bags are a great statement piece and loved by men and women. An overnight leather bag with a personalized monogram is a great gift idea for both men and women. They'll think of you every time they use it for a short trip.
Flowers and Chocolate Still Work
Yes, flowers and chocolate still work. Keeping it as simple as a bouquet of flowers or their favorite chocolate bars still shows you care. Birthday cookies are also a fun treat!
If you're running short on time, or short on ideas, a gift certificate or gift card is a great gift for a friend. You can get a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant or a gift card to their favorite store. Typically, you can choose the denomination of the gift, so you can go big or keep it within a budget. A gift certificate or gift card allows the recipient to pick something they truly want. Pair the gift certificate or gift card with some flowers or their favorite candy.
Birthdays are a fun time to make your friends feel special and loved. A fun gift is a great way of letting them know how much you value their friendship.
Be sure to check out all of my Gift Guides for even more fun gifting ideas for everyone you love!