Teenagers are often kind and generous without having the budget to be so. My teen often wants to celebrate her friends birthdays in style but has to be creative with their presents. My teen gets £10 a week and it has to pay for her social life, daily chocolate fix, Costa’s on a Saturday and presents for friends.
I have been really impressed with how she manges her money so far. Here are some of the presents she has given and recieved that are relatively cheap but very cool.
Firstly photo frames that have been filled with a special image. Most teens have a phone these days which means there are many images and instagrams of their friends. It is nice to buy a frame and pop in a favourite snap. I buy nice frames when I see them reduced so often she is able to snaffle the frame from me!
Secondly personalising slate hearts. This was a great idea and very cheap, the heary is only £1 and then they are decorated with craft things we have in the house. these would also make ideal teacher gifts come the end of term.
Thirdly Going back to the theme of phones, it is really cheap (often under £10) to have a personalised phone case made. Again this is a great gift idea for a teen.
Vouchers are usually appreciated by teens and Chloe has especially appreciated a Costa card. Again you don’t have to put much on it but teens will use this and if you register the card you get £1 added to it. Therefore a six pound card costs five pounds.
Pound shops are also a great place to stock up on presents for school friends. Bubble bath, chocolates, hair stuff it is all there and just what teens like. Pop it is a pretty bag or box and add a ribbon and it immediately looks more expensive. Again I always stock up on ribbons, bows and pretty things when I see them massively reduced. Sometimes you can reuse the ones that are on gifts given to you!
These are just a few of the things my teenage daughter likes to give and recieve at birthday times. What is your teen friendly budget buy for a friends birthday?