Birthday gifts are not very hard to choose. You can walk into a major store, look around, consider your budget, the age of the recipient and the relationship you have, and you can pick just about anything that catches your attention. It only gets difficult when you have to choose a nice birthday gift, not one that is a run of the mill product. Everything works as birthday gifts, from a flower vase to a mobile phone, from a pendant to a boat. There are thousands of options for you.
If you are in need of some creative birthday gifts, then you have to think differently. You cannot walk into a store and wish to bump across a wonderful gift that will shock the birthday boy or girl and surprise everyone attending the party. If you wish to have that shock and awe effect, then you need to put your heart, mind and efforts into the birthday gifts.
Here are some suggestions for creative birthday gifts.
A Poem / Song
A poem or a song is an amazing birthday gift. A poem or a song doesn’t imply you pick an anthology of the recipient’s favorite poet or an album of his or her favorite artist. You should pen down a poem or a song yourself. You don’t have to be a wordsmith to write a poem. You don’t need to come up with an iambic pentameter or stanzas ending with palindromes. You can write a poem dedicated to the experiences that you have shared with the person, it can be a walk down the memory lane, it can be a praise letter of what you like about that person and what you don’t like or it could be a poem of wishes for the person. Same goes for the song. It doesn’t have to be a ballad. It can just be a song, even void of rhyming couplets. If you can play an instrument or get someone to play one, then the gift can be presented wonderfully as well.
Collage / Painting / A Movie
You can always make a collage with all the pictures that you have of the person, which may or may not have you in all of them. You can paint a picture or a moment from memory or come up with a random painting that you like yourself. You may also make a movie of the birthday party and give it as a gift.
Then there are thoughtful gift ideas that can be uniquely relevant. For instance, if your friend is trying to lose weight and you know it, you can buy a pair of jeans that is of the waist size that your friend is trying to achieve. There can be dozens of such ideas.