Gift Ideas : Last Minute Quick Birthday Gifts

No matter where you are, you’ll find yourself facing at least one colleague’s birthday; be it your office co-worker, classmate, relative or neighbor. Of course you’ll be invited to their birthday party. And when that happens, you’re obliged to take along a birthday gift along with you. True we love to plan ahead for buying gifts when it comes to our loved ones, but when it comes to birthdays of everyday casual friends, where you just have to attend the party’s out of politeness, then last minute gift rush is what we get. You’ll find lots of tips for buying presents for that special person, but what about buying presents for everyone other than that special person?

Quick Birthday Gifts

Well, to help you out of your dilemma, we have compiled a list of easy to get, cheap to buy, quite impressive, last minute gifts for you. Quick, skim through the list, run to your nearest store, and buy something for your colleague’s birthday.

Coffee Mug:

These are as cheap as it gets, and fancy too. And most of these come with motivational quotes too. Really resourceful and helpful too for everyone in their everyday chores. It’s guaranteed that it’s not one gift that would have to be kept away in a corner, useless, forever.

Coffee Mug Coffee Mug Coffee Mug

Photo Frames and Album:

Actually, this one is obvious. It comes in variety of sizes, shapes and cost. Everyone can find one that best suits them. And it’s pretty useful too; it can work a photo frame (obviously) or as a show piece too. Some photo frames also come with other features like clock, calendar, pen holder, etc. Or you can just go with a photo album (these would be more appreciated by female friends).

Photo Frames and Album Photo Frames and Album Photo Frames and Album

Wallet or Purse:

If your friend’s a guy, give him a wallet, and if a girl, then a purse. It can’t get any simpler. Girls always love to buy new purses that match their dresses, so a purse is bound to cheer them up. And these days, you can get purses quite cheap too.

Wallet or Purse Wallet or Purse Wallet or Purse

Watch or Clock:

Try buying a gender neutral watch, or you can buy specific one too. These days watches come in lots of variety and sizes, not to mention prices. Try finding one in your budget. A clock would also be a good idea.

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Bracelets or key chains:

Bracelets these days are a fashion icon for both guys and girls. So it shouldn’t be a problem to find something affordable and attractive for your friend. Key chains usually are for guys, but if you find a cute and cuddly one, than that would be totally cool for your girl pals. Guys would prefer leather or metallic types.

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Soft Toys:

These are loved by people of all ages and genders. Buy a cute one and it would make the perfect gift. Also, you may find some soft toys which play music on shaking. These are quite cheap too and really pretty at the same time.

Soft Toys Soft Toys

Perfume and Deodorants:

This is one of the easiest gifts to choose and buy. Just grab any bottle of the shelf (make sure to check the gender label), check its cost, and run off to the counter. Perfumes and deodorants, as everyone knows, come in lots of variety.

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Game CDs or DVDs:

If you know your friend is a games buff than you can buy him games. Some lesser famous titles are available cheaply so it would be a great idea to buy one for your friend.

Game CDs or DVDs

Show piece or holders:

You can always go with the classic show pieces; statutes of animals, beautifully carved plates, pen holders and such. Lots of stuff come under this definition, and you can surely find something for your friend easily right in your budget.

Show piece or holders Show piece or holders


This is so obvious, and an all-time classic. Of course, if you are running really late and don’t have the time to shop for anything, buy a LARGE size chocolate, or a chocolate pack. Everyone loves chocolate, so it’s quite a staple.

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There, that makes an easy-to-buy-last-minute gifts list for you. You many have noticed that nothing exceptionally special is there on the list, that’s because it’s not for someone special, it’s for everyone, for those who you encounter every day. So next time you find yourself in a pinch, go through this list and I’m sure you’ll manage something, no matter where or when.


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