Creative bday gift ideas

Birthdays are one of my favorite days to celebrate. It’s a day that revolves only about the birthday’s owner. It’s the responsibility of the rest of the people – friends, family and loved ones – to make that person feel truly special. One way to do so is by having cool gift ideas.

When it comes to looking for appropriate birthday gifts, it can be challenging. To help you with that, I’ve compiled this list of fun and creative birthday gifts.

I’m sure you will find appropriate gifts for both men and women in this list. There’s somegood gift ideas for everybody – for you mom and dad, wife or husband, aunt or uncle etc.

Happy gift hunting!

Personalised necklace


There’s rarely too much jewellery so that’s exactly why they’re good gift ideas. Any girl (or guy) would love to receive a beautiful jewellery piece. Especially if it’s been personalised. Necklaces will never go out of style, because there are so many variations to them. And it’s nice to have options.

What makes this gift even more special, is the personalisation. Whether that’s choosing the style or color of the necklace, or going as far as engraving it with a personalised message or initials – it’s an amazing gift idea.

Ride with a hot air balloon

hot air balloon ride

Now here’s a gift idea that’s appropriate for big celebrations, because it is rather expensive. It can be a good gift for a special birthday when you turn a significant age – 16, 18, 21, 30, 40, 50 etc. A ride with a hot air balloon is an experience of the lifetime that everyone should definitely try at least once.

It’s a beautiful opportunity to fly high in the sky and completely enjoy the moment. No matter where you live, the view will be something extraordinary. Some try flying with a hot air balloon to get over their fear of heights. It’s a somewhat peaceful way to enjoy a flight because the rising is so gradual you barely notice it.

Everyday planner


If you’re looking for a present for someone who’s birthday is at the end of the year or at the very beginning of it, a good gift could be an everyday planner. It’s a useful gift that is appropriate for anyone, since you don’t necessarily have to be a busy person to own a good planner. 

Check out my article Plan your day and be happy to learn more on ways, how a good planner can improve your daily life.

Film camera

film camera

The more digitised our every-day life is, the more it seems we all want to go back in time. Is it just me? Maybe. But I would love nothing more than to get a cool film camera to take a few pictures on! 

Film cameras just seem to give a different vibe to the photos – a little bit grainy, warm toned with daylight, cool toned with flashlight, vintage-looking ect. If you’re looking for a gift for someone who likes taking photographs, this could be a very cool gift idea.

Relaxing SPA day

spa day

SPA centres are the best place where you can get absolute rest for your mind and body. When it comes to choosing a gift – it can be anything from a relaxing massage to facial, from getting a new manicure to a fresh haircut etc. There are so many procedures that leave you feeling good and relaxed.

This is another gift that will make your birthday boy or girl feel really loved and taken care of. It’s so lovely to receive a gift that’s whole purpose is to make you feel calm and relaxed. This is a perfect gift idea for your mom, wife or girlfriend, your closest friends etc.

Sustainable water bottle

water bottle

Daily humans are supposed to drink around 2 litres of water. For some it’s easier, for some harder. One thing that can definitely help, is always having extra water in your sustainable water bottle. My personal favorite is 24Bottles brand – their bottles are lightweight, stylish and high quality. More on this brand check out my article 24Bottles are my favorite.

It is nice to receive a gift that will not only improve your every-day life, but also your health and well being. Therefore a good quality and sustainable water bottle can really be a nice gift to get someone you care about.

Yoga mat

yoga mat

If you’re looking for a present for someone who likes exercising or would only now like to start, a good quality yoga mat is a must. It helps out a lot and makes working out so much more enjoyable. Besides, if the person you’re getting this gift for has talked about getting healthier for a while now, this will serve as great motivation.

I know that I just couldn’t bring myself to exercising for a very long time. The second I got a yoga mat, now it’s always there and I simply do not have an excuse not to do exercise.

Bath bomb set

bath bomb set

If you’re planning to get a gift for a busy person, who rarely has free time, then it’s a good idea to get something for their home. If they’re living a busy life, they could probably use some time off and relaxation. And since they don’t (probably) have enough time for a SPA day, then you can bring SPA to their home. 

A good start is getting a scented bath bomb set. Nothing a warm and relaxing bubble bath can’t fix! It also makes a good gift because there are so many fun bath bombs to try out – and they all are very pretty. Perfect for a gift! 

Ride with a dirt bike

dirt bike

Now there’s an active gift idea that some of your friends or even family members might enjoy! Riding with a dirt bike is somewhat of an extreme adventure that will give you a chance to fully let go and get loose. 

Best way to get this gift is with a gift card, unless you’re planning to go along with the birthday person. It will definitely be a fun time to remember! And you must not worry, because there are always professional instructors that will prepare you for the ride in well made tracks.

Handmade soap

handmade soap

Hand made gift ideas are always more appreciated because you’ve put your time, effort and creativity into making it. One cool idea is to make your own soap – or candle, bath salt or a good scrub. All of these things are fairly easy to make at home and you only need a few ingredients. There are a lot of soap making recipes on the internet.

You can later even personalise this gift with your own chosen colors, scents and decorations. Include a cool message for the birthday girl or boy. Maybe even try out your skills at writing their name on the soap or something creative like that! It will definitely be the coolest soap in their home!

Homemade candle DIY

diy candle gift

Candles are amazing – they fill up the room with light and create such a lovely atmosphere. Especially in the winter when it gets dark so fast in the day. There’s nothing better than watching a fall movie in the candlelit room. What a vibe!

To make a gift more special, it’s always good to create it yourself. For a fun experiment and a good gift idea, create your own candle. I’ve made an article DIY – create your own candle, on steps and ingredients you need to make your own beautiful candle. Hope you try it out!

A fun photoshoot

fun photoshoot

Another fun gift idea could be a photoshoot in a fun location. If your friend or family member feels good infront of the camera, then maybe they would love the chance to get some new photos. Just make sure you find a perfect location that they will love!

Maybe it’s a photoshoot by the beach, in a field of sunflowers or whatever else is in the season at the moment. Make sure you find cool outfits and have a few ideas to let the gift receiver to choose. It will be such a good time well spent together!

Hope you found what you were looking for and these gift ideas were useful! 

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