We all know that sometimes life can get so hectic that forgetting to buy a birthday present is nothing unusual. Moreover, getting an original birthday gift can be pretty tricky sometimes. But tricky doesn’t automatically mean impossible.
If you are last-minute hunting for a perfect gift, here are some inexpensive yet original last-minute birthday gift ideas.
Make a spa in a jar/box
If you are rolling on a tight budget, know that this birthday gift idea is super affordable. Find or buy a bigger mason jar or a nice box and fill it with different spa related thingies. Whether you fill it with homemade or purchased spa stuff is entirely up to you.
The jar/box can be filled with custom homemade spa pieces and recipes such as homemade soaps, sugar scrubs, bath bombs. Or you can decide to buy stuff like nail varnishes, lip balms, hand cremes and so on. Then decorate the jar or the box with a nice label or a bow, and voila a super creative yet inexpensive last-minute birthday gift.
Make a photo art print
Personalized photo art makes some of the best birthday gift ideas. It is original and sentimental at the same time. Photographs keep some of the best memories forever frozen in a moment. Choose your favourite photos and memories and have them printed on the wood. Or you can have your photos printed out and arranged in a certain shape on a big photo frame. There are many different and interesting ways to display our dear memories. Photo gift ideas are timeless and original no matter the age. Plus, they are pretty affordable and easy to be done last-minute.
Make a nice wall art
Regardless of whether you’re artistic or not, making a nice wall art gift is fairly easy. All you have to do is buy a canvas (any size you want) and paint it with some cheerful colours and add a nice, meaningful quote. If you want something more serious than you can make a nice painting with some pretty nice shapes and patterns. Just google it and you’ll find some prettyamazing DIY wall art ideas. Wall arts are always nice and thoughtful presents, especially if you have made them yourself.
Send flowers with a birthday card
There is nothing more beautiful than receiving an arrangement of fresh flowers with a nice birthday card on your birthday. It means that someone is thinking of you and that they care. Send birthday flowers straight to the address of the person celebrating their birthday and you will make their day no matter what. This is a unique way of showing them that you care about them, and they won’t even know how last-minute your gift actually is!
If you are one of those people who love doing DIYs then making a last-minute birthday gift won’t be a problem for you. Homemade perfumes are an ideal present for anyone. And they are easy to make. You would need water, essential oils, and a perfume bottle. And if you want to add a bit of a twist to your present, add fresh flowers, flower petals or herbs in the bottle too. This will not only make the perfume bottle look nicer, but it will give a fuller scent to your perfume as well.
On the other hand, if you don’t have a DIYing bone in your body, then the only solution is to buy a nice perfume – which is not a bad idea either since perfumes are timeless gifts.
Make a fruit or candy basket
This gift idea is pretty self-explanatory. Find or buy a basket and fill it with all kinds of fruits that you can find at your local market or store. And if the birthday person has a more of a sweet tooth, then instead or fruit fill the basket with all kinds of sweets and candies. This kind of present never let anyone down. Plus, it’s super last-minute ready.
Make DIY soaps
Once again DIYers rejoice! Making nice shaped soaps is a popular thing now. Find moulds and shapes that you want your soap to have and you can have the soap made in 5 minutes. All you need is a couple of ingredients, colouring and essential oils and that’s it. Next thing is to think about nice packaging for your soaps and a nice card next to it. Talk about last-minute birthday gift ideas.
Make a batch of cookies or cupcakes
If you are kitchen and baking savvy, making this present will be a piece of cake (pun intended) for you. Take out your favourite recipe and a baking pan and make some delicious magic. You can bake cookies or make cupcakes, it’s up to you. If you decide to go with cupcakes then make sure to decorate them nicely. And if you decide to make a batch of cookies, then make sure to put them in a nice box with a note or a card.
If, on the other hand, baking is not your thing, you can always buy some nice homemade cookies or cupcakes – it’s the thought that matters!
One can never have enough mugs. Especially personalized mugs. Start by buying a blank mug, take out a sharpie and start the personalization process. You can write some motivational quotes, names, shapes or pictures, depending on your skills. Or you can personalize a mug with vinyl. Another way is to paint them with nice joyful colours. Additionally, you can have professionals do all that for you – just create a custom design for your mug and the rest will be done for you. Personalized mugs are original and inexpensive gifts for just about anyone. And they are simple to be made!