9 Gifts Under $50 To Give Your Best Friend on Her Birthday

A few of my closest friends have birthdays coming up, and as I searched the web for some gift ideas, I thought I’d share a few here. Birthday presents are tough, and I often end up drawing a blank a few days before, then panicking and handing over an apologetic card. BUT it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are nine things I’m definitely bookmarking for future reference. Psst — guys, feel free to take notes!


Ikea sheepskin. You can move it around, hang it over a drab chair, put it by your bed — the options are endless. She’ll treasure it and bring it with her on every move. Unfortunately, you can’t order them online, but they’re usually stocked at every Ikea store. $30



A DIY herb garden kit for her kitchen window, because she wants to work on her green thumb and loves to cook. $26



Tinted lip conditioner from Ilia. Splurge-y enough that she probably doesn’t have one already, but has most likely been eyeing them for months. Also, their shades are spot on. $26



A pretty one-of-a-kind fabric pouch to hold all of her essential belongings. $36



A bouquet of the white ranunculus, her favorite flower. I’ve also heard great things about Farmgirl Flowers. $40


A classic watch she’ll wear everyday. $32



The cutest pot, for making herself hot chocolate, warming up butter, or heating fudge : ) $28 (Also comes in teal, white, navy, and yellow).



The Dogist book, since she’s obsessed with the Instagram account, $20



Or bake her an Entire. Chocolate Cake. It might sound crazy, but this recipe is easy and fool-proof, and she will love you forever. Just the cost of ingredients (candles optional).

More: 9 Small Gifts to Give for No Reason and How to Make Friends in Your 20’s.

Ilia photo via Softly Sometimes

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