HomeFamily15 Original Birthday Present Ideas That Will Cheer Up Your Friend!

15 Original Birthday Present Ideas That Will Cheer Up Your Friend!

If you’re stuck for present ideas or are having to buy for that person that seems to have everything, then look no further. Here we have put together a list of 15 original birthday present ideas.

A Mug

A mug is a classic gift, but can also be made very thoughtful and one of  a kind. There is so many options, such as getting a personal picture on it or picking a minimal and fashionable mug that reflects their character.

Courtesy of thebigredtomatocompany.com
via alwaysintrend.com
via alwaysintrend.com

Wish Jars

These wish jars are made with paper origami stars, that can have kind words or act as wishes. This is very simple to make yourself or source and buy for your loved ones. This jar is a perfect original gift that would work well for any occasion.

Courtesy of Pinterest.com

Memory Book/Box

When buying for someone close to you, often after years of birthdays and Christmases you realise there are only so many pairs of socks you can buy for one person! Why not step it up this time and create a memory book plastered with pictures, quotes, old tickets and receipts to really capture your friendship or fill a nice box with memorabilia from the good times.

mem book
Courtesy of photoboothboise.com

Personalised Food/Drink

A lot of big brands are evolving to cater for cool gifts and this involves making their much loved products personalised. Recently Pepsi and Heinz did a promotion to have your image or text written across their products. This is cool and unique.

Courtesy of Pinterest.com

Scratch Map

This is a super cool looking and fun to do present. This wall map does as the title suggests, when you visit a country you can scratch it off your map and eventually you’ll be left with a colourful poster and reminder of the amazing travelling you’ve done.

scratch map
Courtesy of notonthehighstreet.com

Scrabble Frame

This present requires some thought if you’re making it yourself or is easy to buy online, but either way looks great. This modern looking piece of art is effectively framed scrabble pieces to make up names, hobbies, favourite things and so on. This is personal and very thoughtful.

Courtesy of notonthehighstreet.com
Courtesy of notonthehighstreet.com

Grow Your Own Cocktail Garden

If you’re buying for someone that loves partying or is newly turning 18 but do  not want buy a cliché bottle of drink, then why not buy them a Grow Your Own Cocktail. This creative kit helps you grow the essentials to classic cocktails or mocktail for non drinkers such as mint leaves for a mojito.

Courtesy of notonthehighstreet.com

Drink Tubes

If you’re buying for a lot of people and want to create a home made gift that is very original, then why not make some home made drink tubes. You can make all varieties of drinks buy adding powders, marshmallows, choc chips, caramel pieces, honeycomb or whatever tickles your fancy!

Courtesy of cloudfront.et
Courtesy of cloudfront.net


The ‘mix-tape’ is so underrated and has slipped into the past, but why stop putting everyone’s favourite tunes in one place for them? Often car still have CD players or make the mix-tape into a personal playlist. This is brilliant if you’re on a budget and still want to create something thoughtful.

Courtesy of alyourfavs.com
Courtesy of alyourfavs.com

Pack Of Cards

This is something that is perfect for making some feel very special and loved. Simply thread a pack of cards onto a loop and write on each card a reason you love them, they make you laugh, why you’ll miss them, memories you’ve shared etc. This can be made to suit you and will be something someone can keep forever.

Courtesy of indulgy.com

Cakepops/Macaroon Kits

Cake pops and macaroons are the new fashion in the world of confectionary and baking! So if you’re buying for someone that loves to bake, then why not equip them will all they’ll need to join the craze. Plus you have the added bonus of being a guinea pig for when they do make the treats!

Courtesy of notonthehighstreet.com
Courtesy of notonthehighstreet.com

Phone, Tablet, E-Book Case

These days nearly everybody will have a smart phone, tablet or e-book, so why not buy them a case for this. There are millions to choose from whether they’re characters from a favourite film, fashionable, classic leather or something they’d love.

Courtesy of stromcarson.com
Courtesy of stromcarson.com

Lottery Ticket

If you want a token gift, then why not slip a lottery ticket into a card. This could be a life changing present but is also a nice simple gift that will add a little excitement to receiving a card.

Courtesy of Guardian.com
Courtesy of Guardian.com

Classic DVD’s Marathon

In a world where we can find everything online, why not take things back to basics, bag a load of bargain DVD’s and organise a snuggly movie marathon. This will create memories at the same time as being a sweet thing to do.

Courtesy of dvdspecialonline.com
Courtesy of dvdspecialonline.com

Polaroid Camera

Retro is the new modern, and a polaroid camera is a really cool gift to buy. They are a great way to capture memories and take a selfie on the go. This is a gift that can be enjoyed by all age ranges and will be completely original to the norm plain old presents.

Courtesy of occasionsniagara.com
Courtesy of occasionsniagara.com


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here