Finding the perfect gift for a special friend’s birthday can be tricky. You’ll want to give her something unexpected that she’ll actually like, and there’s always bonus points available if you can find something quirky that she’s never seen before!

Gift giving isn’t easy, but with a little thought it is possible to find a gift you will both be proud of. Here are our top gift ideas sure to impress and delight even the pickiest friends, no matter what your budget:

Perfect Birthday Gift Ideas for a Special Friend

Willow Tree Ornaments

Willow Tree ornaments are cast in resin from original carvings are have a rustic charm that makes them the perfect addition for any home. They make a great gift for a close friend because they can be chosen to create a visual representation of your relationship. Choose a figurine that best demonstrates their mood (such as ‘happiness’) or other personality traits, and you will have a gift that both shows how well you know your friend, as well as showcasing just how much you care.

The best thing about choosing a collectible as a gift for a friend, is that you can keep adding to the collection for subsequent occasions, meaning that you never have to struggle to find the perfect gift again.

Wireless Headphones

If your friend loves music, technology, or is a keen runner, then wireless headphones are a must. Whether you’re jogging to the end of the road or dancing around the kitchen, being able to listen to your favourite tunes without being tethered to your device is an absolute game changer.

Choose wireless headphones in a vibrant colour and look for versions with extra comfort padding and long battery life for the ultimate indulgence. A practical gift that she will use every day, this is a no nonsense present sure to make even the pickiest friend say thank you!

A Jewellery Tray

Is your friend always losing her earrings or getting her necklaces in a tangle? Whilst picking out jewellery for a friend can be tricky, a jewellery tray makes a great gift. These delicate porcelain trays come in a wide array of shapes and designs, meaning its easy to tailor your choice to her interests and tastes. A jewellery tray will make a welcome, and sophisticated addition to any dressing table or chest of drawers, and is a great gift for fashionistas of all ages.

Cookie Cutters

Looking for a gift that is a little quirky for a friend that loves to cook, bake or eat cake? Cookie cutters may seem a little left of centre, but they can be a lot of fun! You can now find cookie cutters in a wide variety of shapes and designs: from delicate flowers to favourite cartoon characters. This is a great way to show that you know your friends interests and you could even take the time to head to the kitchen and bake some cookies together.  

If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift on a small budget then this is a great choice.

A Spa Weekend

If you want to blow the budget then what better gift than spending the whole weekend together and living in the lap of luxury? A luxurious spa weekend will be a great bonding opportunity for you to both enjoy together and is a wonderful treat that neither of you will forget in a hurry. Gossip in the jacuzzi, enjoy a shared massage, and let all the stress and pressure of your everyday lives melt away. Not only will this be a gift for your friend, it will also be a great gift for you too: what’s not to like?

A Luxury Candle

Finally, if you’re friend has a busy life and is always rushing around then why not encourage her to slow down and enjoy some ‘me time’ with the gift of a luxury scented candle. Perfect for lighting whilst you take a long soak in the bath, or whilst you listen to some relaxing music in your living room, designer candles are a decadent treat that will make your whole home smell delightful.

This is the perfect gift for the woman who has everything: after all, you can never have too many candles, so it doesn’t matter if she already has the one you pick!