It’s sad that sometimes birthdays can lose their magic the more of them that we have. Sometimes a person’s special day can be less enjoyable when they have adult complications to think about, such as work and finances. If someone you love is having a birthday, you should do what you can to make it as special as possible, so that the day can be as memorable as childhood birthdays were.
As you’ll discover below, you don’t need to spend a small fortune to make someone’s special day. If, however you ever find yourself a bit short of cash for those unexpected bills that have arrived, you could choose to get a short term loan which may be the best option for you providing you’re in a stable enough financial position to pay this back.
For their special day however, here are some affordable ideas that you might want to try:
Create a Big Surprise
A birthday surprise does not need to be expensive; it just needs to be enjoyable. The surprise you create can be something as simple as arranging a meal at a local restaurant or something as complex as arranging a full-on surprise party.
Write a Simple Note
This is a really straight forward way of making someone feel special on their big day. All you need to do is write a short note to tell them how much they mean to you and place it somewhere they will find it on the day.
Design a Handmade Card
There is something extra special about a handmade card. You do not need to be a fabulous artist to make one. It’s important to remember that it’s the thought and effort that go into making the card that are most important. If you do not want to create a handmade card you may want to think about designing a card digitally online.
Arrange a Big Reveal
An alternative to arranging a surprise party, is to make a big reveal happen. This can be anything from inviting an old school friend of the person who is celebrating to creating a big event where you interview the person whose birthday it is about their life, and introduce secret guests along the way.
Create a Treasure Hunt
We all know how much fun a treasure hunt can be and they are not restricted to kids’ birthdays. You can create a treasure hunt which follows a path through town and involves a few drinks on route.
Give the Gift of Time
You may not think so, but time can be the greatest gift that you ever give. If you have not seen a friend for a while, because you have both been so busy, arrange to meet up with them on their birthday. They are likely to value an hour or two of catch-up time more than an expensive present that they may not even use.
Have an Adventure Together
An adventure does not have to be anything too elaborate. Of course, you may want to take a city break with your friend on their birthday. However, a more affordable option that could be just as much fun is to spend the day revisiting your old haunts and reliving your past adventures.
Make a video
It does not matter if you are not a budding Steven Spielberg, you can still make a great video for a loved one on their birthday. You can simply deliver your own birthday message, or you can interview a full cast of friends and relatives so that they can all send their love.
Bake Up a Treat
There is nothing wrong with a birthday cake that has been bought from a store. But, a cake that you have baked yourself can often be the perfect gift to make a person feel special on their big day.
Make Your Own Gift Vouchers
Gift vouchers can sometimes seem like a dull gift to give to someone on their birthday. After all, it’s pretty much just like giving cash that you can only spend in one store. However, you can make your own gift vouchers which can give the person receiving them a free pass for certain things. For instance, you could give a voucher that provided your services as a chauffeur for the day.
These awesome ideas can help you create an extra special birthday for someone you care about without breaking the bank or having to borrow money.