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Saturday, 2 April 2022

Low cost DIY best friend gift ideas

Here are lots of thoughtful gifts for friends, all kinds of fun and creative things to make for your best friend, perfect as long distance best friend gifts or cheap low cost best friend birthday gift ideas! We hope you love these ideas, if you are looking for a touching gift for your best friend or inspiration for gifts to give your best friend for her birthday, you have come to the right place!


1. Create some personalised colouring pages of you both!

Colouring is one of the most soothing and therapeutic activities to try - tailor it to your recipient by creating some colouring pages based on photos of you both together and happy memories you both share!

2. Send them a box of personalised sugar cookies of their face!

Using a personalised face cookie cutter, these are amazing! 

3. Make them a pet portrait

Create a beautiful portrait of their pet, a special gift they are sure to treasure always! You could use any medium or materials for this, even crafting it out of colourful sweets or candy!

4. Create a retro USB mixtape for them

This is an adorable way to show you care! Why not make them a playlist and store it on this adorable USB stick for them!

5. Put together a funny photoshopped picture

Get it printed nice and large and even frame it for your recipient! You could turn everyone in to Avengers by photoshopped her colleagues faces on to superhero bodies - or if she is an animal lover, you could turn all her colleagues in to dogs, cats, or any kind of animal! Picmonkey is amazing to use for this and is much easier than Photoshop to use!

6. Bake them a letterbox brownie

This gift will never not be appreciated and makes for the loveliest surprise, plus it makes for the perfect long distance best friend gift idea as will fit through their letterbox! It's the perfect little pick me up gift you can make with ingredients in your cupboard and you only have to spend on postage!

7. Matching outfits for them and their pet

This gift idea is perfect for a pet lover, you could opt for matching jumpers or even matching costumes they can cosplay in or wear for Halloween! You could also DIY this gift idea if you are handy at knitting, it's bound to be a gift they will never forget!

8. Make them an all purpose salve

This gift is so thoughtful, as well as practical at the same time! Why not make them an all purpose salve or balm for chapped skin - or even a sleep salve.   

9. Make them a friendship bracelet

A really cute DIY gift idea for your best friend that brings all the nostalgia!

10. Make them some shower steamers

These are really fun and easy to make! These are so affordable and you can even DIY them from ingredients such as essential oils, baking soda and constarch. There are so many varieties and scents to choose from and they make your shower smell amazing, the shower equivalent of bath bombs for the busy person on the go!  

11. Make them a custom piece of clothing

Personalise a piece of clothing and make it unique to them - use iron on or sew on patches to adorn a basic piece of clothing, making it in to something totally different and amazing! You can find all kinds of creative iron on/sew on patches, for every franchise, tv series, anime, movie - there are so many to choose from and there are bound to be loads that will match your best friend's personality perfectly! This is such a special gift idea as it will be a unique piece of clothing she can wear, that totally represents her, plus it is homemade too!

12. A novelty shaped candle

A really special and unique gift idea that you can even DIY yourself to tailor to your recipient!

13. Sugar cookies that look like their pet

You could even make a giant life size cookie version of their pet's face! This would be such an adorable DIY gift idea for your best friend, almost too cute to eat!

14. Make them a pretty wreath

They can pop on their door! This is one of the cutest DIY gifts ideas and are perfect for every season or occasion, you could even send them a new one with every changing season, or every upcoming holiday, to make it a cute little tradition! You could use different flowers, leaves and foliage and even add some glitter to finish.

15. A realistic chocolate model

An epic and unusual gift idea to surprise your best friend, a realistic model of something made entirely out of chocolate, but you'd never notice until you went to use said item! This can be the best surprise gift ever, especially if you don't tell your recipient that it isn't what they think it is and keep it a total secret until they find out! The best kind of gift ever.

16. An amazing popup open surprise card

These are amazing and make the best surprise for your recipient! Just because cards are often the best, often an unexpected surprise is extra special, because there is no obligation or expectation behind it, plus your recipient won't be expecting it!

17. A funny novelty pin they can wear

There are so many to choose from online, you can tailor it perfectly to your recipient and anything they are in to! They make a low cost and adorable gift that your recipient will love and treasure always!

18. A memo board filled with cute mementos

A really special sight sense gift for your best friend that they will want to keep forever. A memo board is incredibly practical and you could embed some cute memories on there too, to make your recipient smile and to make the gift extra special. 

19. Create a funny game to play together

This is something fun to DIY for your best friend, that gives the gift of spending time together and creating happy memories! You could make your own version of What Do you Meme, based on funny photos that you have both collected together or found funny in the past, or your own version of Cards Against Humanity, tailored to your best friend's interests!

20. A heat transforming mug

These are pretty low cost but make the most hilarious gift for your best friend! They will get the best ever surprise when they go to use their new mug and it reveals an entirely new message, the best kind of gift that keeps on giving!


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