101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends: Birthday Balloon

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I’m excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including the Birthday Balloon + printable gift idea I’ve prepared. It’s my Birthday Celebration Week, and along with over 100 talented bloggers we are sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! If you haven’t seen already I’m sharing birthday tips and giveaways all week long such as Birthday Photo Booth Props, a Yearly Calendar printable to remember important birthdays, and more the rest of the week, so be sure to check out the Party.

Since I love balloons on birthdays, I’m sharing an easy balloon gift idea.  You can plan ahead, and buy a helium tank and balloons to keep on hand at home, or run by a dollar store on your errands when prepping a gift for a friend.

free printable blog hop

As for the other creative ideas, a lot of these gifts are versatile for any occasion, and can be a gift to your friends, family, or even that gal that you’d like to get to know better. Even more fabulous–most gifts are under $5, and have coordinating printables to make it super simple!


101 Birthday Ideas for Friends

I’m sharing a balloon gift because I love balloons, they can make any event turn HAPPY!  This balloon gift tag can be added onto any item such as a box of cookies, pair of earrings, or bag of hummus and celery. The idea is to remember the importance of celebrating your friends, even in a small way.

Here is how I attached the printable and balloon to a box of goodies inside:

gift idea

And here is a little close up of the printable tag:

balloon gift

I’ve got the printables in 4 different colors.

Here is a peek at the designs:

Balloon Page 1


It’s a super easy gift idea, as I mentioned, running by a dollar store, or keeping a helium tank (use a coupon at craft stores) and balloons on hand at home! You can attach the balloon to a treat, or a simple paper weight. Promise, you will bring a smile to your friends face with this simple gift idea.

Now, check out all of the other fabulous ideas from my friends!!!


Are you ready for some inspiration? Join in on the BLOG HOP!  Click on each of links below each collage to see the gift idea and printable closer, along with instructions on how to make them, like mine above. I like to open a bunch of new tabs, and Pin my favorites for later. Don’t forget to follow the Birthday Gift Ideas Pinterest Board as well, to save future great ideas.

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free printable blog hop

1. Birthday Balloon Gift + matching free Print by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
2. Stamped Cocktail Napkin + Printable by Delineate Your Dwelling
3. Buckets of Fun gift idea+Free Printable by Craftiness is Not Optional
4. 7 Candy Bar Love Notes to say “Happy Birthday” by The Dating Divas
5. Have a Flippin’ Awesome Birthday by Dessert Now Dinner Later
6. Fishtail Loom Bracelet by I Should Be Mopping the Floor
7. Lemonade Lip Balm by Pretty Handy Girl
8. Hair Tie Birthday Gift & Printable Tag by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home
9. Gift of Sunshine Idea + Free Printable by Sweet Charli
10. I hope your birthday is a whole “lotto” fun by C.R.A.F.T.
11. Chicken Spice Rub w/ Printable Tags by Over the Big Moon
12. Birthday in a Bag Gift Idea by Seven Thirty Three
13. Quick Note for your Birthday Printable by Liz on Call
14. Otter Pop Gift with Printable Gift Tag by Somewhat Simple
15. {you} Series Magnets Printable by Ruffles and Rain Boots
16. Tea Cup Succulent by Your Homebased Mom
17. Pretty Pincushion + Printable by Let’s Eat Grandpa
18. Lemon Bath Salts and Free Printable by See Vanessa Craft
19. Diet Coke Birthday Kit by Pink Peppermint Prints
20. Chocolate Filled Insulated Tumbler Gift by The Girl Who Ate Everything

free printables blog hop

21. Easy Funfetti Cake Balls with Printable by Salt and Pepper Moms
22. Hands Down Best Friend Around by Eighteen25
23. Berry Happy Birthday Printable by Stuffed Suitcase
24. Whisk Birthday Gift with Free Printable by Cupcake Diaries
25. Paper Plate Gift Idea by Crafting in the Rain
26. Popcorn Gift Printable by Breezy Bakes
27. Life Saver: Birthday Gift in a Jar by Here Comes the Sun
28. Decoupage Wooden Pendant by Twin Dragonfly Designs
29. Have a coffee on me: Funky Coasters by Funky Junk Interiors
30. Swanky Black & Gold Cosmetic Bag by A Prudent Life
31. DIY cocktail napkins by kojodesigns
32. Nail Polish Gift by Southern Hospitality
33. Banana Cake by Whats Cooking with Ruthie
34. Paparazzi – the PERFECT friend gift by Sugar Bee Crafts
35.  “latte” fun birthday gift by Our Thrifty Ideas
36. Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes + Printable by Tastes Better from Scratch
37. Pearls are Always Appropriate by Mommy Envy
38. Girls Just Want to Have Fun Birthday Gift by A Little Tipsy
39. Manicure Kit Birthday Gift with Printable by Blooming Homestead
40. Orange you Glad Cup by Artsy Fartsy Mama

free printables

41. Donut Gift Tag by Pretty Providence
42. Rainbow Inspired Birthday Gift + Printable by Thirty Handmade Days
43. Drink Topper and Tag by LandeeLu
44. DIY Bath Salts using Essential Oils by Unskinny Boppy
45. Friends are Like Chocolate Chips by Delightful Deets
46. Paint Can Succulent Planters by East Coast Creative
47. A Bundt Cake Gift & Printable by Dukes and Duchesses
48. Jam Birthday Gift & Printable by Happiness is Homemade
49. Jazzed up Frames by House for Five
50. Favorite Things Gift Ideas by inkhappi
51. Toe-tally Cool Nail Polish Gift Idea + Free Printable by Simply Designing with Ashley
52. Quote Book by Reasons to Skip the Housework
53. Iron On T-Shirt Gift by Becoming Martha
54. DIY Humorous Girlfriend Gift by Brassy Apple
55. Tea-riffic Birthday Gift Idea & Printable by Mom Endeavors
56. Turn Today Into A Celebration by Dolen Diaries
57. You’re A Lifesaver Printable by Live Laugh Rowe
58. Happy Birthday Jar {free printable} by Kiki and Company
59. Mason Jar Flower Vase + Printable by R & R Workshop
60. Easy $5 Wooden Charm Bracelet by Craftily Ever After


free printables

61. Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase by The Cards We Drew
62. Free Printable Mini Notes by Confetti Sunshine
63. Bath Bomb Easy Birthday Gifts by Tried and True
64. Ball Jar Printable Tags by The Country Chic Cottage
65. Eat More Cake Birthday Gift Idea and Printable by Play. Party. Pin.
66. Have a “berry” happy birthday by The Contractor Chronicles
67. Merci Chocolates + Hey Birthday Girl french girl printable by Handmade in the Heartland
68. Five Minute Leather Necklace Tutorial + Birthday printables by Delia Creates
69. Ah-Mason Birthday Gift Idea by Lolly Jane
70. Simple Dangle Earring Tutorial by Bombshell Bling
71. Symphony Bar Brownies by Among the Young
72. Wishing you an E “straw” diary Birthday by Ginger Snap Crafts
73. DIY Washi Tape Cacti by Fry Sauce and Grits
74. State Pride Cheese Board by Addicted to DIY
75. Reusable Monogrammed Solo Cup by Mom 4 Real
76. go-to gift…EARRINGS! by A Girl and A Glue Gun
77. Embroidered Mixed Media Bookmarkers by The Creative Goddess
78. Beyond Measure Birthday Printable by Like Mother Like Daughter
79. Birthday Facial Kit Gift by The Benson Street
80. DIY Jewelry Bookmark by Design Dazzle

blog hop free printables

81. Birthday in a Jar – Birthday Printable Tags by A Pumpkin and a Princess
82. Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Party Cookies by Crazy Little Projects
83. You are the Bee’s Knees by Love the Day
84. Birthday Candy Jar by Inside BruCrew Life
85. Hip Hip Hooray, today is your birthday!” printables by The Crafted Sparrow
86. Treat Yo Self Printable by Girl Loves Glam
87. Chocolate Facial with printable by TidyMom
88. Happy Birthday Sweets by A Night Owl
89. Quick & Easy Hydrangea Cake by Sweet C’s Designs
90. Sweets for the Sweet by Simply Kierste
91. Citrus Whipped Honey Butter Jars by Sand and Sisal
92. Diet Coke Gift for a Friend with Printable by Sweet Treats and More
93. A Latte for Two + printables by One Krieger Chick
94. Cookie Monster Birthday Gift Tag by I’m Topsy Turvy
95. Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar by Giggles Galore
96. Treat Yo’Self Printable Watercoloring Box by Persia Lou
97. Fruity Body Scrub with Printable by Mad in Crafts
98. Magnetic Necklace Charm by Sowdering About
99. Happy Bee Day with Printable by Just Another Day in Paradise
100. Manicure in a Jar by That’s What {Che} Said…
101. UBER lucky to have you in my Life by Maybe I Will
102. Free Happy Birthday Printable by NoBiggie
103. DIY Wine Bag & Charms Gift by Sypsie Designs
104. Crispy Crunch-y Pie with Printable by Just Rhonda
105. “You’re the Silver Lining” Friendship Nail Polish Gift by The Happy Housie
106. Tie One On for Your Birthday (Hair Tie Gift Free Printable) by illistyle

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  1. Love this, Kristen!! Hope your birthday week has been a fabulous celebration! Hugs.

  2. I absolutely love your printable–such a cute, simple, and inexpensive idea!! I’m so happy to be apart of your birthday celebration week!

  3. SUPER cute!!! Love it! and Happy Birthday!!!!!!

  4. I love this idea! Thanks for putting this round up together!

  5. Talk about inspiration – this is an Epic Blog Hop! Well done! I think balloons make everything happy too. I love all the treats, but I think my favorite is the silver lining printable with the nail polish by Happy Housie

  6. SO MANY IDEAS!!!! Overload!! LOL…thank you for organizing this! LOTS of ideas that simply ROCK! Love the balloon printables! XO

  7. Oh my goodness THANK YOU!! This is fantastic, and perfect for my mom’s upcoming 50th birthday, where we’ve planned to have 50 gifts for her from our family. So many wonderful ideas!! Hope you have been having a very happy birthday week! 😀

  8. This is incredibly cute Kristen! Love the idea and the printable. Thanks for letting me participate in this fun, fun blog hop! Happy Birthday!

  9. Carla+Hundley says:

    What a wonderful blog hop and
    enjoyed seeing all the gift ideas
    and printable! Thank you.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Thank you so much for putting this together Kristen!! I hope that you have an absolutely AWESOME birthday week!! xo

  11. Great idea. Thanks for the freebie and making it available to everyone not just “fans” of social media.

  12. Great roundup! Love this #birthdaygiftidea hop!

  13. Thanks for hosting, Kristen! There were SO many great ideas! And thanks for linking up to The Creative Collection Link Party! Pinned!

  14. Hi kristen,

    Wow…. what a great post…. Really impressed to see such a great list of 101 gift ideas. Really helpful to people who are looking for birthday gift ideas for friends.

  15. What an amazing list…. these ideas are amazing, its like a birthday gift guide for friends.

    Great Work!

  16. Hi, I tried to download the Birthday printables, but the printable is totally different than what is pictured. Am I clicking on something totally wrong? I thought it would be tags but instead it comes up like writing pages, which is great, but really would like the tags too!

  17. Very interesting gift idea Kristen.. Balloons for me, represents the lightness of soul and a free heart. It can bring cheer to any celebration.. Perfect pick ..

  18. I love this idea! Thanks for putting this round up together!

  19. Good ideas. Thanks.

  20. SUPER cute!!! Love it! and Happy Birthday!!!!!! Thank you.

  21. Love the idea and the gifts. Thanks for letting me participate in this fun. all gift idea are really impressive and i definitely try these gifts ideas.

  22. Alison C says:

    Just found this great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  23. The blog is really nice and each and every step is really amazing. I loved this and want to thank you for sharing this blog. You are motivating others and keep doing this work. GREAT SALUTE TO YOU.

  24. Wow~
    Amazing post.
    Thank You so much for sharing.

  25. Yasar Ali says:
  26. Wonderful Post.
    Nice sharing.

  27. Good Ideas Kristen! Hope it will delight everyone.

  28. Nice Ideas.

  29. Lovable 🙂

    Happy Bithday 🙂

    Many many happy returns of the day !

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    Really love the post 🙂

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  31. Thanks For Sharing Great Gift ideas for Friends Birthday!!

  32. Thanks for sharing such an awesome piece of content. Love the way you have writeup the post.

  33. What a thoughtful gifts, I love it! And I love all of your ideas too we want to share ideas on Birthday gift ideas click here Birthday gift ideas


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