Birthday Gift Ideas For A Small Budget
Many people enjoy giving birthday gifts, but must work within a limited budget. This can be frustrating, as one may want to show his or her affection and mark the occasion, but can't afford to get a gift with lots of bells and whistles. However, there are many birthday gift ideas that do not have to cost a bundle. What really matters is that you put some thought into the gift, and make it as personal as possible. A true friend understands when you can't buy a glamorous or extravagant gift. Most are satisfied with any birthday gift idea you come up with, as long as it is obvious that you gave the matter some thought. It is important to consider what your friend would enjoy, or what would be useful. This will guide you as you decide what to get for your friend. There are many inexpensive and thoughtful birthday gift ideas. If your friend is a writer, chances are that he or she likes to take notes, or wants a place to jot down ideas. This is also true of many business people. A small notebook and a comfortable ergonomically shaped pen make a great gift for under ten dollars. Along the same lines, an appointment book is also an inexpensive birthday gift idea, especially if the friend's birthday takes place near the beginning of a new year. Many people also appreciate a small, simply decorated journal. These are birthday gift ideas that are thoughtful and unique. Other inexpensive birthday gift ideas include trinkets. Many people enjoy small, ornate boxes and little figurines of wood or glass. Many of these small objects are quite affordable. Likewise, it is possible to find sterling silver charms for charm bracelets for less than ten dollars. A new picture insert for a wallet, or a tie tack, are good small birthday gift ideas for men. Manicures and pedicures make great gifts for anyone that can use a little sprucing up and personal time. More useful and inexpensive gifts include things like socks, bottle openers, corkscrews and letter openers. Often, for a small fee, some of these things can be ordered with a personalized engraving to add a more elegant and personal touch, without costing a whole lot. Of course, it is also possible to make your own birthday gift from ideas you have. It is possible to make a picture frame, allowing you to take a nice picture of the two of you and frame it with a personal feeling. Another birthday gift idea is to offer your time. Many people have heard of the coupon books that include "free hugs" and other such items. You can make a similar book for your friend, offering a listening ear over a drink, a lesson in something you know how to do but maybe he or she does not, or even a rain check for lunch sometime later in the year. These are touching offers of your time that can mean more than any inanimate object. No matter your budget, there are plenty of birthday gift ideas that can fit within it. It takes a little creativity, and some careful thought, but it is possible to give heart felt and sincere birthday gifts on a tight budget.