Affordable Birthday Gift Ideas for female friend.

What to Buy for a Friend on Her Birthday | 20 Affordable Birthday Gifts for a Female Friend

The birthdays of your loved ones should be fun moments, but when it comes to female friends, getting a perfect birthday gift for them can be quite a daunting task sometimes. Our quest to make a long lasting impression often fills us with loads of ideas about the kind of gift(s) to buy for her and we mostly end up settling for something that isn’t really presentable or worse still nothing.

If you happen to be one of those plagued with the problem of finding the perfect birthday gifts to present to your female friends, we have just the right medicine to that nagging ‘headache’ of yours. Here, after venturing on a thorough research, we have carefully selected birthday gifts that are most likely to put a smile on the face of just about any girl in the world, and your female friends are definitely no exception.

Beauty Birthday Gifts for Her

Sending beauty products to your female friend on her birthday isn’t a bad idea at all. As a matter of fact, it is one of the coolest things you can do for her on her birthday! The following very useful beauty products will make fantastic birthday gifts for her:

1. L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

Why go for greasy hand creams when you can get this non-greasy best-seller cream for the hand that moisturizes and nourishes your hands to ensure they remain smooth and soft all the time. Enriched with shea butter, honey, coconut oil and almond extracts, this formula is considered by many all over the world to be a “beauty must-have”.   It is no wonder a tube of this highly effective formula is bought every three seconds all over the globe!

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2. Deep Steep Bubble Bath, Lavender Chamomile


You can send the spa to her home on her special day by gifting her this lovely fragranced bubble bath that is enriched with plant extracts and natural essential oils. If you want to turn her normal home-spa ritual into one that is fit for a queen, then this is worth considering.

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3. Bath Bomb Gift Set Kit – 6 Vegan All Natural Essential Oil Lush Fizzies.


Treat her to these wonderfully scented bath bombs that put many other bath bombs on the market to shame! They do this by simply making bath time super enjoyable, relaxing and nourishing. As if all that isn’t enough, these fizzy bath bombs from Rejuvelle leave the skin moisturized and soft – one of the biggest reasons why most teenagers and women of all ages who have tried them can’t seem to get enough of them.

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4. Tree Jewelry Stand


One common problem many ladies face is finding a jewelry organizer that can allow them to properly organize their necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, etc. On her birthday, you can solve this problem for her by gifting her this highly sought-after tree-shaped jewelry stand to ensure that she has a perfect place to organize all her jewelry.

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Funny Birthday Gifts for Her

You can also brighten her Big Day with something she would find funny. Below, we have listed some cool funny birthday gifts that you can gift her that would leave her giggling long after her birthday is over:

5. Cute Felt Fox Sleep Mask

Gift that special lady the gift of sound sleep with the Cute Felt Fox Sleep Mask. Measuring 18.5cm by 9cm and coming with elastic straps that fit perfectly and comfortably around the head, this sleep mask not only blocks out light in order to ensure sound sleep but is also lightweight and comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

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6. Funny Ceramic Mug


A lady with a good sense of humor would surely love this funny ceramic coffee mug with the hilarious slogan “Classy, Sassy And A Bit Bad Assy” inscribed on both sides of it. As if being hilarious isn’t enough, this mug is also high quality and dishwasher friendly.

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7. Flamingo Photo Booth Props Kit


A party ain’t a party unless it features a photo booth! Turn her birthday party into one heck of a fun and memorable one with this lovely flamingo themed photo booth prop kit that features 20 fun photo booth props that include bow ties, glasses, lips, mustaches, a hat, etc. These super fun props, coupled with 20 clear stickers and dowels among others, will give her the opportunity to take some of the most awesome group shots and selfies as her birthday party unfolds.

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8. Hense Funny Kitchen Apron

This very durable and witty apron will make a great accessory for her – especially if she loves to cook, bake, or grill. With this Wonder Woman graphic “one size fits most” apron, she will surely have a heck of a lot of fun in the kitchen while at the same time keeping her clothes clean.

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Home Birthday Gifts for Her

In addition to the above, you can also make her birthday more memorable by giving her some of these wonderful items that she can enjoy in the comfort of her home:

9. Cork box for the Wine enthusiast

Is she a wine enthusiast? If she is, then this wine box will make an excellent gift for her. Measuring just 10.5x 8.5, this cork wine box can be placed on the table or hanged on the wall.

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10. All Natural Reusable Drinking Ice Stones


These whiskey stones make excellent gifts for that woman you know who loves her whiskey at the perfect temperature. These all natural reusable chilling stones, unlike ice, will chill her whiskey or liquor without causing its flavor to become diluted, thereby leaving the taste unchanged.

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11. Bonsai Starter Kit


If she loves growing plants, then she will definitely be transported to cloud nine with this wonderful Bonsai Starter Kit. Coming with 4 bonsai seeds packaged in seed-safe vials, an instruction booklet, 4 growing pots, a bonsai trimmer, among others, this kit has all the necessary ingredients needed for your plant enthusiast friend to grow very healthy indoor bonsai trees.

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12. Bliss Bird Feeder


Is she someone who loves nature and birds? If yes, gifting her this beautifully designed bird feeder is something you should consider because she will definitely appreciate it. This highly durable Butterfly Bliss Bird Feeder comes with a glass construction, and is so versatile it can function as a bird bath as well as a butterfly feeder. And what’s more, when it isn’t performing any of the functions above, it can act as an ornament for the beautification of the garden or backyard.

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Workplace Birthday Gifts for Her

If she finds herself in the corporate world, and you are thinking of sending her a gift that would be useful to her at the workplace, then any of the following items would easily make perfect gifts for her:

13. Coffee Mug Warmer for Office/Home Use



Help her keep her mug of coffee, cocoa or tea hot with this super convenient coffee mug warmer. With this device, which can be conveniently used anywhere (at the office or home) and fits numerous mug sizes, that woman in your life would never need to worry about her hot coffee or tea going cold.

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14. U Brands Binder Clips

Another great gift that can be very useful to her at the workplace, that is if she works in the office, are the very stylish Floral nature themed binder clips from U Brands. These 6 reusable eye-catching binder clips will not only allow her to neatly organize her important sheet of papers in the office but will also make her space extra chick.

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15. Elephant Pencil Holder


This very functional and stylish pencil holder will hold things like her pencils, pens, rulers, etc in an orderly fashion while at the same time keeping her desk well organized and stylish.

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16. Botanicals Notebook


Featuring beautifully foil-stamped covers and vintage themed interiors, these three super pretty and colorful notebooks will fit perfectly into her handbag and can be used for important things such as taking notes or memoranda, writing, scrapbooking, etc.

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Wearable Birthday Gifts for Her

We definitely can’t end this list without showing you some of the cool wearable things you can send to her to make her upcoming birthday more memorable than the last one. Without further ado, here are some of the best wearable birthday gifts for her Big Day:

17. Lightweight Infinity Scarf


Brighten her Big Day with this translucent and lightweight 100% polyester scarf from Scarfand. With a loop circumference of 70″ and a width of 35″, this stylish scarf is something that the average fashionable girl would want to have in her closet since it adds so much flair to almost any outfit you can think of. Somehow we feel that birthday girl is gonna love this!

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18. Blissful Trucker Hat

Coming with a breathable mesh panel at its back, this easily adjustable and highly stylish hat from Jack O’Neill will simultaneously keep her cool on hot days and add some character to her casual wear to make her look even more awesome.

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19. Sparkle Tank Top


Does the birthday girl love to work out? If she does, then this super cute workout tank top from Chip-Up would make a very useful present to her. Featuring the inspirational message ‘I Don’t Sweat I Sparkle’, this tank top is one of the lightest and most comfortable you can get on the market. And what’s more, this super comfy shirt makes working out more fun.

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20. Coffee. Women’s Relaxed T-Shirt


The average fashionable woman might just find it difficult resisting this made in USA T-shirt from Thread Tank thanks to its stylishness, high quality construction, relaxed fit, and comfy design among others. Update your birthday girl’s wardrobe with this tee and leave her looking stylish and feeling comfortable whenever she puts it on.

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Yiannis Kalliantas

Yiannis Kalliantas (He/Him) has worked for more than 15 years in the hotel industry, organizing all kinds of social events like birthday parties and wedding receptions.

He has been one of the top contributors on Birthday Wishes Expert since the launching of the site. Yiannis has curated hundreds of articles and he is committed to the mission of our site to helping people from all around the world find the right birthday wish on every occasion.

He has an MBA in Tourism, and is an avid city photographer. His recent work on street photography in Athens, Greece can be found on his website