Usually when we give birthday presents outside of our own four kids we set a budget of $10 - $20 per gift, depending on how elastic our budget is for that week. This week it was $10.
Throughout the year I store up gift wrapping supplies. I have a drawer full of ribbon that I've salvaged from gifts I've received as well as garage sales and thrift stores.
I also collect tins and pretty containers or unique boxes. And under my bed I have two boxes that store gift bags of all sizes and shapes, tissue paper, bows and curling ribbon from gifts I've received.
Today's gift was for my daughters friend who is turning 13. (Vangie if your reading this just look away, girl!) Lately she's into nail polish so we picked four colors that we though she'd like, a bottle of remover, a cute little container of cotton remover pads, a chocolate bar and her favorite candy...sour patch kids.
I used a cute little green pail that someone had given to me, added some brown tissue paper because Camouflage is one of her favorite patterns, and put the gifts inside. We finished it off with a green ribbon and Ta Da!
An adorable birthday gift for $10.