20 creative gift ideas for your friends!

Personally, I find gift buying quite overwhelming and I feel like most people can relate.

“Are they going to like it?” is one of the most common questions when shopping for gifts, regardless of the holiday. In this article, I’ve included 20 creative gift ideas that I honestly believe every teen would love! I also made sure that all these freebies weren’t too expensive, at $50 and under!

Sunflower grow kit

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I think this gift is so cool! This kit includes everything someone needs to create their own sunflower garden. Better yet, it’s only $12! Six variants of sunflowers and an egg carton are provided to grow these flowers. It’s something you have to have!

Beginner Crystal Set

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Gift two is another kit! If your friend is a crystal lover or wants to get into crystals, this kit is a great place to start. On Etsy, CharleyTaylorArt sells a pack of ten crystals for just $20. Each of the crystals in this kit contain positive affirmations that can significantly affect life. Starter Kit contains Clear Quartz, Citrine, Amethyst, Selenite, Black Tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Carnelian, Green Aventurine, Tiger’s Eye, and Quartz smoke. Additional crystals can be added to this kit if desired!

Terrarium candle

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For the next article, we have Terrarium Candles! Aren’t they adorable? There are two different styles that both have amazing scents. The cactus terrarium is scented with pine and vanilla, and the poppy terrarium is with white tea and jasmine! Who wouldn’t love these?

Succulent Pack (20)

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Personally, this is my favorite gift on this list. Here is a set of 20 succulents. OH MY GOD. Plants will forever add the perfect touch to any room, and this set has all the plants you could possibly need! Twenty might be a bit too much for some, so there are tons of smaller packs to buy too!

aromatherapy set

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Buy Diffuser

Now, this freebie is a little different because it involves two separate purchases. The first item is a gift set of aromatherapy essential oils. For $14, you receive eight individual oils that are cruelty-free, ethically sourced, and 100% natural. This set is wonderful and the scents are phenomenal! My favorite scents are peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus. The second item that coincides with this giveaway is an essential oil diffuser. The diffuser I chose is the number one best seller on Amazon and only costs $15! All in all, it’s a great gift and costs less than $30 in total.

Boba DIY kit

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Personally, I think this boba making kit is a fantastic idea. When purchasing this kit, you can choose between three flavors of tea: Classic Black, Jasmine Green and Wild Thai. Besides the tea, the kit includes uncooked boba, milk tea base, brown sugar, and either six plastic straws or one reusable straw! Making your own boba with this kit will definitely be a fun experience!

Essential hair kit

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At the time of writing this article, we are approaching winter. Most people’s hair becomes extremely dehydrated during this season due to cold, dry air and inclement weather. While this kit is great for winter, it’s suitable all year round, making it a must-have gift. For $38, this kit includes ten products that strengthen and rehydrate all hair types!

Mini Cake Pop Maker

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Next, we have a cake pop machine. Even though your friend may not know how to cook, I feel like this is a perfect gift that anyone would love! Plus, there’s a recipe on the box so you can’t go wrong! This gift is only $18 and is a perfect item for parties or sleepovers!

TikTok cookbook

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Now I have to say that there is a lot of weird content on TikTok, but there is also a lot of good stuff! That being said, the amount of recipes on the app is amazing. This book contains 75 recipes found on TikTok, and let me tell you, these recipes look so delicious, yum!. Even if your friend doesn’t like to cook, he might find this book inspiring. I can’t wait to try all of these recipes.

DIY Botanical Soap Kit

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This next kit is perfect for a day of self-care! Creating your own botanical soap feels so calming to me. When purchasing this DIY soap kit, you have two types to choose from; Lavender + Sage or Rose + Amber! In addition to the dried petals, this kit comes with a soap base, scented oil and a stirring wand.

Velvet scrunchies (60)

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I think this is definitely the most practical gift on the list, provided your friend doesn’t have short hair, haha! For a great price of just $10, this set includes 60 scrunchies in an array of colors. It’s a great buy!

Moon lamp

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A moon lamp is an exceptional decorative piece suitable for any room. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s based on NASA astronomical data. This lamp is remote or touch controlled and has 16 different color options that you can choose from depending on your mood. This moon lamp is a gift you can’t go wrong with and all your friends will love it!

5 Minute Gratitude Journal

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I love the idea of ​​having a five-minute gratitude journal. The author conveys that with the help of this journal, you will begin to feel inspired and notice the little things in life. You will begin to feel grateful for everything that comes your way through insightful prompts, which you complete daily.

DIY candle kit

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Have you ever thought about making your own candles? With this kit, you can make two yourself! What a fun experience! This kit includes everything you’ll need to make the perfect candles, including herbs, crystals, wax, and scented oil to name a few.

Heated Frog Slippers

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Luckily winter is upon us. I don’t think anything is better than these adorable heated frog slippers. These are at the higher end of the budget, but you’ll be giving the coziest gift yet. These slippers heat up when plugged into a USB port! A one-time purchase, and if your friend doesn’t like frogs, they have a corgi style too!

Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

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Although somewhat similar to the Sunflower Kit, this kit allows you to grow your birth month flower. Did you know that there is a different flower representing each month of the year and they have specific meanings? This gift is incredibly thoughtful and most people would love it!

DIY Organic Bath Bomb Kit

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This DIY bath bomb kit is the ultimate gift for a day of relaxation. This kit includes all-natural ingredients and up to 16 bath bombs can be made! When ordering this kit, you receive the essentials such as a mold, oils, petals, etc.

Chamberlain Coffee – Cold Brew Starter Pack

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Emma Chamberlain’s Cold Brew Starter Pack is a great gift idea if your friend is a coffee lover. There’s a cold brew jar, a stainless steel straw, and a ten-pack of coffee in this starter pack. Plus, there are six different flavors to choose from!

Cinema Cart

Next, we have a movie basket. I feel like you can never go wrong with a gift like this because who wouldn’t love a basket full of their favorite treats? If you’ve never made a movie basket, here are some things you could include:

  • A cozy blanket

  • Pop corn

  • A soda

  • Candy or snacks

  • popcorn holder

Letters “Open when”

For the final giveaway, we have “open when” letters. If you don’t know what these types of letters are, they are usually written messages that a person should open when they feel a specific emotion. For example, “open when you are happy” or “open when you are sad”. I really feel like everyone would love them because they are written from the heart of the sender. But be careful, this is not a last minute gift because it can take the sender a considerable amount of time to write all these messages of hope and love.