50 Amazing Birthday Gift Ideas for Friends

Is your friend’s birthday coming up and you have no idea what present to buy? For their birthdays, some people want lots of gifts, others may want a big surprise party, and still, others prefer just to eat cake and ice cream, staying up all night playing board games with their buds. There are many different ways to make someone feel special on their birthday. When your friend has their time coming up, and you want to let them know how much you care, there is no “one answer” that will work for everybody. It can take time to think about what will be the most meaningful wish to give your friend, and it takes getting to know your friend and what they care about. Here are 50 gift ideas to spark your creativity in what you can get your best friend for their happy birthday.Gift Ideas for Friends

  • Merchandise of Favorite Media. Do they love Duck Dynasty or Legend of Zelda? Find merchandise that declares their obsession!
  • Favorite TV Show Seasons. Find out their show obsessions and start their collection by buying them the first season.
  • Coupon for Favorite Outing. Do they love bowling or mini-golf? Give them a voucher for their favorite activity!
  • Bubble Bath Kit. A basket of lotions, soaps and sprays gives the best friend a chance to pamper themselves.
  • What Makes Them Laugh? When you spot something that would make your friend laugh, don’t hesitate to get it.
  • Spa Day. Nothing makes one feel quite as pampered as having hours of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.
  • Choreograph a Dance. If you have talent, choreograph a dance in their honor to perform on their birthday.
  • Whether it’s a hunting magazine or several months of Netflix, this is a long-lasting gift.
  • Christmas Tree Decorations. Help them fill out their tree by giving them sweet or funny decorations.
  • Favorite Music. Watch out for when that album from their favorite band comes out for their birthday.
  • Snacks Forever! How about a mass supply of their favorite treat, like Monsters, YooHoo or Twizzlers?

 

  • Favorite Video Game. Add to their collection with a new release or an old favorite they don’t have.
  • Goody Basket. Who doesn’t love a decorated basket full of cookies, candy, fudge, coffee or popcorn?
  • Restaurant Gift Card. Find their favorite restaurant and give them a gift card for their next date.
  • Homemade Gift. If you can crochet, draw or make videos, use your skills to make a meaningful gift.
  • A Meaningful Letter. The written word can be very moving, so put your message of love on paper.
  • Day Out With Friends. Plan a day for all of their favorite people to get together and have fun.
  • Journals and Pencils. Every writer enjoys getting fresh utensils and a new notebook or journal.
  • Silly Things. Who doesn’t laugh at getting a glowing sword, a silly hat or massive stuffed banana?
  • Fuzzy Socks. A favorite with girls, socks are a delightful gift that can elicit squeals of delight.
  • Tickets to an Event. Sports, theater or concert tickets are sure to please the right person.
  • Treat Them. Treat them to a meal or dessert at their favorite restaurant or ice cream shack.

 

  • Write a Song. Whether it’s silly or serious, a song or parody about them is a creative idea.
  • Pet Gifts. Pampering the beloved pet of your friend is another way to care for the friend.
  • A good camera to help their photography fetish can be both practical and caring.
  • A Favorite Movie. Get them their favorite movie that you know they still don’t have yet.
  • Magic Set. If they are interested in tricks and magic, give them something to work with.
  • Art Supplies. If they love to draw, update their supplies and get them a new sketchpad.
  • Picture Frames. Something to hang on their wall to always remember you as their friend.
  • Everyone can use another pair of shoes: high heels, flip flops or even slippers.
  • A watch, a necklace, a friendship bracelet or earrings are extraordinary and fancy.
  • Put together a collage of you two as a way to capture the memories forever.
  • iTunes Gift Card. Let them pick out their own music by paying for $5, %10, $20 worth!
  • Purse or Wallet. Their old one getting shabby? Give them a chic personal item holder.
  • Cell Phone Plan. For the friend with the phone but without finances on an excellent plan.

 

  • Video Game Console. Get them that Kinect or PS3 that they clamor about all the time.
  • Board Game. These gifts last for a lifetime and bring about laughter and community.
  • A Pet. Pick out someone for them to love, whether it’s a puppy, kitten or hamster.
  • Cell Phone. If you’ve got the money, update their old phone or get them a new one.
  • Kindle or Nook. This lovely gift opens up a world of opportunity for the book lover.
  • A Funny Card. Take the time to find just the right card for their sense of humor.
  • A Favorite Book. This gift can be stored on a shelf and enjoyed again and again.
  • Deck of Cards. They always get lost, so every card shark could always use more!
  • Paintball or Laser Tag. Having fun in a competition can be a great memory maker.
  • A new sweater, a dress, or a fancy coat can make your friend’s day.
  • Instrument/Supplies. New piano music or a fancier violin can make their day.
  • Being able to send messages and do work on a new laptop is excellent.
  • Everybody wishes for up-to-date devices to hold their favorite music!
  • Perfume or Cologne. A lovely gift like this is generally much appreciated.
  • Take Them Shopping. They choose a day, you both shop and you pay for it.

 

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