Birthday gifts on a budget
It's your bff’s birthday but you’ve spent all your money on clothes and music – for you! Don’t worry, a cool, meaningful present needn’t cost the earth. Try these ideas for starters…
Design and make your own necklace, bracelet or earrings. Charms for mobiles are easy to make too. Take a look at jewellery in magazines and the kind of things your friends wearing for inspiration, and be creative!
A lot of the materials don’t cost much and are easy to find. You’ll usually find everything you need in a craft or sewing shop. For example, you can stick badge pins to the back of cool objects and voila – a cool and funky present!
Get a plain white t-shirt, some fabric paints and pens and get drawing or scribbling! Write a personal message or draw some shapes and make your bff the best T-shirt in the world!
Go through all your photos of you and your bff and once you’ve found the best one, get it printed onto a mug or a calendar. Then each time she has a hot chocolate or puts a date in her calendar, she’ll be reminded of you
With a bit of effort, you can give your bff a really personal pressie that she'll cherish for a long time, and not blow your budget!