Looking for the perfect gift for your special someone doesn’t have to be expensive. Remember that embroidered shirt as your verjaardagscadeau oma to you? Or the homemade brownies your mother made for you on your 7th birthday? They are simple and inexpensive gifts but because of the effort and the creativity incorporated on them, you appreciated them more than any other presents. It only shows that finding creative birthday gift ideas that suit your budget doesn’t have to be stressful. You can choose from a wide range of option from personalized to do it your own birthday gifts. Here are some of the examples of the best birthday presents for your special someone.


Let your creativity shine and make him or her mugs for the two of you. You can choose from variety of designs and styles depending on his or her interests. From your pictures together printed on the mugs to his or her favorite photograph taken.

‘Open When’..Letters

This is a more ideal gift for your special someone who travels a lot. You can write some messages and put them inside the envelopes. Each envelope contains thoughtful or encouraging messages. You can also put some trivia or funny stuffs about yourself. In addition, you can share your experiences with him or her that yiu haven’t told him or her yet.

Personalized Basket

You can also give your special someone a relaxing kit in a basket with anything he or she needs in relaxation. Put in a basket your special someone’s favorite stuffs, or relaxing materials like beauty masks, massage oil, lotion, or a stress ball. Additionally, you can also put his favorites biscuits, candies or chips. Make sure you put designs on the basket making it more personal.

DIY Mousepad

This gift is ideal for someone who works in an office setting, a gamer, or someone who always uses his or her laptop or personal computer everyday. Just find a design and pattern that works best for their style and easily make them a mouse pad they will use everyday and you’re all set! 

Personalized Notepad

Certainly, whatever kind of work your special someone is doing, he or she will need a paper to take notes for his / her tasks. That is why a personalized notepad or notebook is also a good birthday gift idea. You can choose the design that fits your special someone’s interests, and you can even make it more personalized with their name or initials on it.

Sometimes, our love ones appreciate the things that are especially made for them than those expensive materials we can just buy from shopping malls. Making our gifts more personalized only shows that we really value our relationship with them and we appreciate their existence in our lives. Making a special someone happy doesn’t need to be difficult and inexpensive at the same time. It only takes creativity and surely we can have the best perfect gift for him or her.


Chris Harrison is a content writer and editor from New Caledonia. He is currently managing Oneunionone which is based in North Carolino. Before founding the website, he was a full time editor in New York USA.