birth­day gifts

Birthday Gift Ideas for a Girlfriend

Not every­one can boast of hav­ing true and devot­ed friends, there­fore it is worth keep­ing friend­ship as some­thing very impor­tant and nec­es­sary. If your best friend has a birth­day soon, then you need to think about what gift you should choose — buy it or make it your­self. Each per­son is indi­vid­ual, there­fore it is worth igh­ing ll the spe­cif­ic option that is planned as a present. To sur­prise a friend and make her day unfor­get­table, it is best to come up with some inter­est­ing and orig­i­nal hand­made gift.

Paper craft options

If there is a desire to do some­thing spe­cial for a friend for her birth­day, then you should ini­tial­ly decide on the pos­si­ble options and pref­er­ences of the birth­day girl. On your own you can:

  • sew;
  • to tie;
  • cut and paste;
  • make.

The sim­plest option, avail­able to almost every­one, is paper. The most log­i­cal birth­day present is a post­card, because it is with it that you can start work­ing. For a home­made prod­uct, you need thick dec­o­ra­tive card­board and acces­sories nec­es­sary for dec­o­ra­tion. If you have expe­ri­ence, cre­at­ing such a pre­sen­ta­tion will not take more than an hour, and inex­pe­ri­enced hand mak­ers will have to spend more than one day and use sev­er­al attempts before you get the desired type of fin­ished prod­uct.

The size of the post­card does not play a key role, but when think­ing about any com­po­si­tion, it is worth cal­cu­lat­ing the space need­ed for it so that all the ele­ments are neat­ly and cor­rect­ly posi­tioned. To make the present not only pleas­ant, but also inter­est­ing, it is worth con­sid­er­ing what exact­ly will be on the cov­er of the card and inside it.

The most cor­rect would be to focus on the hob­bies of a friend or her inter­ests.

If a girl loves sports, then the post­card may con­tain sports equip­ment in the form of a step plat­form, a stretch­ing mat, dumb­bells and fit­balls. For an ani­mal lover, you can place a vari­ety of cats and dogs, ham­sters and guinea pigs, every­one who will be pleased to see a friend. For a girl who is fond of grow­ing flors, the most cor­rect thing would be to cre­ate a volu­mi­nous bou­quet on the cov­er of a post­card.

Inside, you should not use an abun­dance of dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments, it is best to frame the con­grat­u­la­to­ry lines with an orig­i­nal frame, and this will be quite enough. As a con­grat­u­la­tion itself, there can be poems, a mini-sto­ry or a stan­dard ver­sion that is found on post­cards. It is best to come up with words on your own, but if you can’t express your thoughts cor­rect­ly, you can look for a hint on the Inter­net.

Anoth­er orig­i­nal option for con­grat­u­lat­ing a friend is to cre­ate a box. It can be either wood­en or card­board. The first option is more dif­fi­cult to make, and the mate­r­i­al is not always avail­able, while a paper prod­uct will be afford­able and fair­ly easy to cre­ate. First of all, it is impor­tant to find the thick­est card­board and beau­ti­ful paper that will dec­o­rate the fin­ished prod­uct. The box can be designed for jel­ry, or you can put sets in it, which will also be very nice.

To make the prod­uct neat, you should try to make it from ordi­nary A4 sheets, check­ing all the cal­cu­la­tions, and cor­rect­ing them if nec­es­sary.

Hav­ing a card and a box is already a great option to give to a friend, but you can please her with anoth­er hand­made item using paper. The final chord could be home­made pho­to frame with a pic­ture inside. To cre­ate, you will also need card­board and dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments. Using two iden­ti­cal rec­tan­gles, the base of the prod­uct is cre­at­ed. A win­dow is cut through in one of them, from which the pho­to will be vis­i­ble.

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The two parts can be glued togeth­er, con­nect­ed with dou­ble-sided tape or sewn with dec­o­ra­tive threads. Vol­u­met­ric flors made of cor­ru­gat­ed paper, all kinds of hearts, beau­ti­ful but­tons, rhine­stones, sparkles and every­thing that would be appro­pri­ate and log­i­cal to com­ple­ment the prod­uct can act as dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments.

With your own hands for a friend, you can also do:

  • flor wreath for a hol­i­day in Hawai­ian style;
  • orig­i­nal note­book;
  • Pho­to album;
  • home­made book and so on.

The choice of a gift for a friend will depend on the avail­abil­i­ty of time for prepa­ra­tion, paper skills and the desire to do some­thing amaz­ing for the birth­day girl.

What can be drawn?

If your best friend is about to have a birth­day, and there is still no gift, it is worth seri­ous­ly pick­ing it up. It is far from always pos­si­ble to find exact­ly what is suit­able for a par­tic­u­lar per­son in a store or on the Inter­net, there­fore some­times it is first nec­es­sary to assess the sit­u­a­tion, think about the hob­bies of a friend — and the desired option will come by itself.

If you have artis­tic tal­ent, you can please with orig­i­nal draw­ings and paint­ings of dear peo­ple for any hol­i­day. A friend will def­i­nite­ly be hap­py to receive a pic­ture with her por­trait as a gift. For a spe­cial charm, you can cre­ate an orig­i­nal image for the birth­day girl: Cleopa­tra, the ancient queen, queen, femme fatale, or any oth­er option that will reveal the girl from a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent side. In this case, the main thing is not to over­do it by choos­ing the image that the birth­day girl dreams of or the one that she loves.

If you want to cre­ate some­thing fun, then a car­toon or car­toon por­trait of a friend would be a great option.

If you don’t want to be pre­dictable, then an inter­est­ing option would be a drawn poster, which can also have a cer­tain plot: girl of the year, lady May, the best ath­lete of the mil­len­ni­um, a world singer, and so on. You can cre­ate a poster in the form of a poster or cal­en­dar, exact­ly recre­at­ing the cal­en­dar for the cur­rent year. The size of such a gift can also vary from an A4 sheet to what­man paper, which will occu­py half the wall of a friend’s room.

As a good home­made gift can be paint­ed prod­ucts, for exam­ple, cas­kets, fig­urines, ceram­ics, and the plot of the draw­ing should be close and under­stand­able to the birth­day girl.

If you have a lot of time, you can cre­ate a whole book, the main char­ac­ter of which will be the best friend. In addi­tion to the orig­i­nal plot, hand-drawn illus­tra­tions for each of the impor­tant scenes of the sto­ry will become a fea­ture of the gift. Drawn presents can be of any size, applied to dif­fer­ent sur­faces, the main thing is that they make a prop­er impres­sion on the birth­day girl and please her.

Preparing useful gifts

A birth­day gift is cho­sen not only from the desire to present some­thing beau­ti­ful or pleas­ant, some pre­fer prac­ti­cal options. If a friend belongs to this type, then you can give her:

  • knit­ted gloves;
  • sewn sum­mer bag;
  • dec­o­rat­ed flor pot;
  • orig­i­nal designed cof­fee cup;
  • hand-sewn eye mask for com­fort­able sleep;
  • Hand­made soap;
  • scent­ed can­dle.

Each hand­made gift should be of some use, be need­ed in every­day life or in oth­er sit­u­a­tions. If a friend loves knit­ted things, you can make a vest for her or a cro­cheted beret.

For a lover of a large num­ber of dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments in the room, you can sew orig­i­nal pil­low­cas­es with or with­out a pat­tern, giv­ing them sep­a­rate­ly or togeth­er with pil­lows.

If you need to pre­pare a gift for an anniver­sary, then you should come up with some­thing spe­cial so that a friend can use the gift every day, remem­ber­ing the giv­er. Among the most com­mon­ly used things that you can do your­self, it is worth high­light­ing dish­es. If you wish, you can take a pot­tery course, or try your hand at home, cre­at­ing an orig­i­nal cup or sim­ply dec­o­rat­ing it. For an anniver­sary, it is worth prepar­ing a larg­er-scale present, so a set of two cups and saucers in the orig­i­nal design will be enough.

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An accept­able prac­ti­cal gift could be knit­ted or sewn bag. The first option can com­bine knit­ting and cro­chet work to make the base and beau­ti­ful pat­terns. For orig­i­nal­i­ty, it is worth using dif­fer­ent col­or com­bi­na­tions to obtain a par­tic­u­lar pat­tern or pat­tern. The sewn prod­uct can be made both on a sewing machine and man­u­al­ly, depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion.

An impor­tant point is the choice of fab­ric for the base, han­dles, as ll as dec­o­ra­tive items that will com­ple­ment the look of the bag.

Can be a good present an apron for work­ing in the kitchen, espe­cial­ly if a friend likes to cook. To tai­lor a prod­uct, you can find a beau­ti­ful pat­tern, buy the right fab­ric and cre­ate an indi­vid­ual thing that no one else will have. A par­tic­u­lar­ly pleas­ant ele­ment will be embroi­dery: “To my beloved friend” or “On my girl­friend’s birth­day.”

And also use­ful and func­tion­al can be con­sid­ered hand­made slip­pers. This is not a very com­pli­cat­ed prod­uct, but it will allow you to take care of your friend and warm her feet in the cold sea­son. For the idea to suc­ceed, it is very impor­tant to know the size of the birth­day girl’s shoes, to choose the right mate­r­i­al so that it is not prick­ly, too dense, very soft. Shoes should keep their shape, look pre­sentable and be com­fort­able.

If you want to make an orig­i­nal, but use­ful gift, you can build cus­tom flash dri­ve using lip­stick and the device itself for this. Lip­stick should be com­plete­ly removed from the case, and inside, instead of it, a flash dri­ve is placed. Such an unex­pect­ed gift will amaze your girl­friend, but you will def­i­nite­ly like it.

A vari­ety of use­ful and nec­es­sary gifts will also depend on the type of activ­i­ty of the birth­day girl, lifestyle and hob­bies, know­ing which you can quick­ly choose the right option.

edible gifts

Depend­ing on the wish­es of the birth­day girl, a gift for her may look like some­thing edi­ble and tasty. Often pur­chased can­dies are used for the hol­i­days, but you can try some­thing more orig­i­nal. One solu­tion might be cre­at­ing sets by hand using nat­ur­al ingre­di­ents that your friend likes.

If a girl takes care of her fig­ure and health, then she will appre­ci­ate such a sign of atten­tion, because home-made sets will be less high-calo­rie and more use­ful. They can be pack­aged in a card­board box, which can be beau­ti­ful­ly dec­o­rat­ed with gift wrap­ping paper.

An orig­i­nal and pleas­ant set sur­prise can be cake with mas­tic, dec­o­rat­ed with flors, fig­urines or a fes­tive inscrip­tion. It will be espe­cial­ly ben­e­fi­cial to look at the pho­to on the cake, which can also be tak­en at home.

If you have no tal­ent for bak­ing cakes, you can try your hand at mak­ing choco­late. It is impor­tant to choose a proven and good recipe, try it sev­er­al times, and only then start work­ing on a hol­i­day gift.

The advan­tage in this case is the abil­i­ty to cre­ate a prod­uct that will def­i­nite­ly please a friend by adding all the appro­pri­ate ingre­di­ents to it.

To make a set present look spec­tac­u­lar, you should come up with and design a wrap­per in which it will be placed. For a cake, you can make a beau­ti­ful box on your own, and for choco­late — a paper wrap­per with a pho­to of the birth­day girl and best wish­es. If cook­ing is not one of your tal­ents, you can do it eas­i­er by buy­ing all the birth­day girl’s favorite sets and cre­at­ing an orig­i­nal and very tasty com­po­si­tion from them, which you can place in a suit­able con­tain­er.

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Any sets that will be pre­sent­ed to a friend will be a pleas­ant sur­prise for her, and most impor­tant­ly, they will give pleas­ant emo­tions and sen­sa­tions, which is very impor­tant for hol­i­days. The com­bi­na­tion of the main gift and sets will be a great option for both a reg­u­lar birth­day and an anniver­sary.

Original DIY Gift Ideas

If you want to sur­prise your beloved friend and present some­thing that she def­i­nite­ly does not expect, it is worth spend­ing some time think­ing. Many girls love to be giv­en flors, but there are those who care about pro­tect­ing plants and ask not to present them with cut bou­quets. This dilem­ma can be solved quite sim­ply, cre­at­ing a bou­quet of arti­fi­cial flors. The sim­plest mate­ri­als can be cor­ru­gat­ed paper and glue, and for more expe­ri­enced crafts­men, fab­ric is also suit­able, satin is best. The prod­uct can look like a stan­dard bou­quet or be dec­o­rat­ed to look like an orig­i­nal pen­dant or fig­urine.

The col­or scheme of such arti­fi­cial bou­quets can be the most diverse — from stan­dard shades inher­ent in liv­ing plants to com­plete­ly mag­i­cal and unprece­dent­ed. The pres­ence of beads, but­ter­flies, bugs and oth­er addi­tion­al ele­ments on the com­po­si­tion will only improve the appear­ance of the work.

It’s worth adding some­thing set to such a gift, and it’s good if you suc­ceed and make it your­self.

Friend­ship is an impor­tant part of the life of any per­son, and there­fore remem­ber­ing pleas­ant moments, men­tal­ly reliv­ing them again, plung­ing into the atmos­phere of that time, is a great hap­pi­ness. To give a friend such an oppor­tu­ni­ty, you should do it your­self an album with pho­tographs of the most impor­tant and sig­nif­i­cant events that took place through­out your friend­ship. If there are few pic­tures, then it is best to cre­ate a pho­to frame that will con­tain the most impor­tant frames and moments of the birth­day girl’s life.

If a friend believes in signs and signs, you can inde­pen­dent­ly make her amulets or use­ful lit­tle things that will always pro­tect her, bring­ing peace and order to her life. The sim­plest option would be aving a bracelet from the evil eye, but you can also make a pen­dant as an addi­tion. If desired, it is pos­si­ble to build a sem­blance of a hare’s foot, which should bring good luck. And for those who like to inter­pret dreams, a dream book and a dream catch­er made espe­cial­ly for a friend will be an excel­lent gift.

There can be a lot of oppor­tu­ni­ties to sur­prise a friend on her birth­day, the main thing is to set your­self a goal and go towards its real­iza­tion. To make a gift, you should not rush to imple­ment it, it is bet­ter to prac­tice a cou­ple of times, make a few sam­ples, in order to end up with an impec­ca­ble fin­ished prod­uct.

It is worth remem­ber­ing that save on mate­ri­als is not worth itfor a beau­ti­ful post­card you need to buy only pro­fes­sion­al paper, for a chic home­made bag it is bet­ter to take a new and suit­able fab­ric, for soap or can­dles you need to buy high-qual­i­ty ingre­di­ents, and so on in every­thing. A good birth­day gift for a friend is anoth­er proof of love for her and strength­en­ing friend­ship for many years.

For infor­ma­tion on how to make DIY gifts for a girl­friend for her birth­day, see the fol­low­ing video.