Friends come and go, but they come and go a lot quicker when you get them the wrong kinds of gifts on their birthday. To avoid giving off the impression that you totally don’t know your friends at all, here are five easy birthday gift ideas to send your friends. For however long they stay, make their birthdays the best ever with these clever ideas.
- You Can’t Go Wrong with Food
Everyone loves food. Friendship is way less personal than a relationship, so don’t overthink what to get them. Get some basic information down like, do they have any allergies? Okay, avoid the birthday cake with peanut butter frosting. Do they prefer cupcakes or cookies? What is their favorite color? If you’re a halfway decent friend, you’ll know the answers to these fundamental questions. Just kidding! You might not know of your friend’s deadly peanut allergy. Slip these questions into the conversation so that you can plan and be sure to send them the perfect birthday treat.
- Gift Cards Are Great Ways to Settle
If you know that your friend is picky or you know that you’re really terrible at picking out birthday gifts for your friends, stay safe with a gift card. Choose a store or restaurant you know they like and pitch in $25 to show your love. If your friend is into astrology and tattoos, gift them a gift card to their favorite ink studio for their next constellation ink creation. Think of simple ways to send your friends the perfect birthday gifts. Less is more, except don’t be stingy with the dollar amount. More is better there, (always).
- Take Off Your Rose-tinted Glasses
If your guy friend is into green thumb trends, get him these flowers for men for his birthday. He’ll appreciate the gender-neutral approach you put towards your gift and will love that you recognized his love for plants. It’s time we spread the word that everyone loves getting flowers, not just your girlfriend and your mom. Consider the flower arrangement and make it match your friend’s personality and interests as much as possible. If their favorite color is blue, go with blue flowers. You might even find a bouquet wrap with their favorite sports team logo. If your friend was a bunch of flowers, what would they look like? Go with that.
- Throw Them a Virtual Party
Gift your friend with a surprise virtual birthday party. Invite your whole squad and make it a birthday bash to remember. Buy all the death-by-chocolate ice cream cake, mountain dew, and pizza your bodies can handle and turn up the music-from your own homes (we are still in the age of COVID-19). Get a few cool green and blue LED mounts from your local hardware store — or online — and turn your space into a dance club. Your friend will love clicking on the surprise party link and love even more that you took the initiative to organize the whole thing.
- Send A Birthday Greeter
Surprise your friend with an obnoxious display of friendship birthday-greetings. Have someone show up in a bear suit and sing “Happy Birthday” on their front step. They’ll receive tons of balloons and birthday goodies in addition to your undying love. The greeter will make them laugh and they’ll love how ridiculously you chose to send your birthday wishes.
We know that picking out birthday gifts for our friends isn’t easy. The good news is that these birthday gift ideas are awesome and will impress your friends even when they’re in extreme birthday-royalty mode.