Is your wife’s or girlfriend’s birthday just around the corner and you are tight on cash? No problem, just because it won’t rain with surprise vacations to Barbados and diamonds doesn’t mean that your loved one will be upset. A perfect birthday gift doesn’t have to be expensive, it has to be thoughtful and from the heart. So before freaking out that you won’t be able to pamper her with gifts, take a few moments, relax and think about the special woman in your life, about her hobbies, her wishes and desires. If you put a little thought into it, getting a thoughtful but inexpensive birthday gift for her should be easy.
A three-meal gift may not seem romantic but actually it really is. Wake her up on the morning of her birthday with breakfast in bed. Pack a basket fool of goodies and surprise her at work with a lunch time picnic; go to the nearest park and enjoy the weather, food and company. Plan a romantic dinner; cook her favorite meal and bake a small cake. Set up the mood, if you have a patio or roof top set up the table there with candles, flowers, lights (you can use Christmas lights) and music.
Another great inexpensive birthday gift for her is something made by your own hands. Paint a portrait of her, write her a song, make her a mix tape and decorate the cover with photos of the two of you, make her a photo album, a collage or a scrapbook. Nothing is more romantic than sharing your feelings through a letter; write down your feelings, maybe even add a poem and mail it to her making sure that it will arrive on her birthday.
Show her how dedicated and thoughtful you are by making a memory box. You can get beautiful engraved wooden boxes for under $25 and you can personalize them with a message of your choice. Fill it with memories that are dear to both of you, the first picture of the two of you together, a CD with your song on it, the ticket stubs to the first concert you went to, a little bottle of sand from when you went on vacation and so on. With a little money and little more effort you can really show her how much she means to you and how unique your relationship is.
You don’t have to have a lot of money to cater to your birthday girl’s hobbies and interests. Does she like to cook? Get her a cookbook she always wanted but never got around to buying or a pretty little herb garden. Does she like a specific animal like owls? Get her a handmade pillow with an owl on it. If she likes movies then rent her all time favorite and plan a special movie night in. If she likes jewelry you could get her a birthstone ring or a necklace with a photo locket.
If you are short on cash don’t consider it a limitation, but a chance to be creative and make a loving and heart-warming gift.11