What to buy my girlfriend for her birthday

August 25
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What can I get my girlfriend for her 30th birthday that isn't cheesy? She already has everything she wants and I only have a budget of $100.

5 Answers:

Gigala avatar

Since the soon-to-be-30-year-old female you know is gearing up for what the next 10 years will bring, your 30th birthday gift to them should be something special. But if you're stuck on what to get your friend who's been around the planet for three decades, this guide to the best 30th birthday gift ideas can help.

While there are certainly thousands of budget-friendly gifts on the market, one of the best parts about buying a gift for a loved one is getting the chance to spoil them with a splurge item they might never buy themselves. Whether you’re shopping for your best friend, wife, mom, sister, or another loved one there are lots of interesting gifts you could give them.

However, there are birthday gifts that are cheesy but presentable. In that case, you can go for any combination of the beautiful gift items here. Personally, I would have preferred to give her a pair of sneakers or posh slippers!

hazellevy2 avatar

For someone that seems to have everything they want you can try to come up with creating an experience she'll never forget. And I don't mean blowing up your savings for some grand gesture. No one knows your girl like you do so grab a paper and pen and start brainstorming what she likes to do or what she's always talking about (if you need some help here's a great resource on brainstorming gift ideas). Check out this list of non-materialistic gifts! For example, if she's always wanted to learn how to play an instrument you can purchase a course for her. Other things include concert tickets, a yoga membership, an escape room, or art classes. 

$100 is plenty to work with, can gift her a spa day, manicure/pedicure, or pay for a day out with her closest friends. If you live near the beach or a cute outdoor area you can orchestrate someone to set up an elaborate picnic. Whatever you decide, you can't go wrong with something creative and meaningful. 


It can be challenging to find a gift for someone who already has everything they want, but there are still plenty of options that are thoughtful and meaningful. Here are a few ideas that might work:

A personalized gift: Something that is tailored to your girlfriend's interests or tastes can be a special and unique gift. This could be something as simple as a customized piece of jewelry or a gift basket filled with her favorite things.

An experience: Instead of a physical object, consider giving your girlfriend an experience she'll remember. This could be tickets to a concert or show, a gift certificate for a special dinner or cooking class, or a weekend getaway to a nearby town or city.

A donation: If your girlfriend is someone who values giving back to others, consider making a donation in her name to a cause that is meaningful to her.

A subscription: A subscription to a magazine or service that she'll enjoy for the next year can be a thoughtful and practical gift.

I hope these ideas give you some inspiration!

Limalucatto avatar

I'm always in favor of experiences rather than a consumer gift.
100 dollars, what experience could you have together to make the moment eternal? it depends a lot if your girlfriend is romantic, a picnic in the park with food she likes, champagne, is a nice surprise. but it depends a lot on her style if she is romantic or not.


When it comes to selecting a present for your girlfriend, you should always give some thought to the things she likes to do as well as her personality. The following are some suggestions that could be of assistance:

  1. Personalized present: You might want to think about purchasing her a present that is personalized in some way, such as a piece of jewelry engraved with her initials or a personalized phone cover featuring the two of you. This demonstrates that you have put some thought and effort into the present that you are giving.
  2. Consider giving her an experience rather than a tangible present; for example, you could sign her up for a cooking lesson, take her wine tasting, or treat her to a day at the spa. She will be able to develop new memories and have an enjoyable experience as a result of this.
  3. A subscription box: There are many companies that offer subscription box services, and these services cater to a wide variety of interests, such as those related to food, books, and cosmetics. If you select a subscription box for her that caters to her preferences and is within her price range, she will have a pleasant surprise delivered to her mailbox each month.
  4. Donation in her name: If your girlfriend is enthusiastic about a certain issue, you might want to consider making a donation in her name to a charity or organization that works toward the same goal. This demonstrates that you share her ideals and encourage her passions.
  5. A considerate action: There are times when the most important presents are the ones that indicate how much you care about the recipient. You might want to make her favorite dish or schedule a picnic in the park for her to enjoy. Often, the greatest impact can be made by the smallest, most considerate actions.

Keep in mind that the most essential thing you can do for your girlfriend is to communicate to her that you love and value her. Even a straightforward and sincere letter or card might go a very long way. Good luck!

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