Giving a gift is a key part of celebrating a friend’s birthday. But even if you have a clear idea of what they like, it’s not always easy to find the perfect gift that also suits your budget.
If you’re struggling to find the right gift for a friend, edible treats are always a nice option – especially if the friend in question has a sweet tooth. It’s relatively easy to find a product that matches your budget, and you can personalise it to suit their tastes and provide a lovely indulgent gift.
If you’d like some inspiration on gifts for those with a sweet tooth, these five ideas are a great place to start.
Who doesn’t love cupcakes? They’re a pretty way to give an edible gift, and can even be used to spell out a birthday message.
For a really personal present, you could make your own cupcakes. This allows you to make cakes in your friend’s favourite flavours, and decorate them in their favourite colours and toppings. If the idea of making gift-worthy cupcakes sounds a little daunting, there are lots of great tutorial videos on YouTube to help and inspire you.
If you’d prefer to buy your cupcakes, it’s worth checking out your local independent bakeries. Many of these are able to customise their cakes to suit your preferences and budget.
Cakes are the go-to indulgence for those with a sweet tooth. Choose a cake that tells a story, and you’re well on the way to a unique gift.
Storytelling cakes are becoming increasingly popular, and are a great way to really personalise an edible gift. They are usually decorated with fondant icing to create a pictorial representation of a memorable scene or favourite thing from the recipient’s life. As you can imagine, storytelling cakes are very popular for milestone birthdays and anniversaries.
When choosing your story, think about your friend’s favourite memories, their hobbies and pets, and memorable events in their life. Another nice idea is to focus on a fun experience that you shared together.
Instead of a bouquet of flowers, how about a chocolate bouquet?
An ideal choice for a fan of sweet treats, a sweet bouquet takes their favourite chocolates and arranges them into a unique edible gift.
Quirky and original, this is guaranteed to be a present that becomes a talking point. Like a real flower bouquet, it won’t last forever, but it will be thoroughly enjoyed while it lasts!
Dessert from a favourite restaurant
Everyone has favourite restaurant that they love to visit. Why not take the sweet treats to them by having their favourite dessert delivered?
If you know which dessert your friend loves the most, you could go for that. If not, think about the flavours they like, and match them with an option from the menu. A quick call to the restaurant staff can help here, and they may also be able to add a little something extra to make the experience even more special.
Ice cream bucket
Not all dessert lovers are fond of ice cream. But if your friend is an ice cream fan, then an indulgent ice cream bucket will go down very well.
To make this a unique gift, contact your local ice cream parlour or dessert café. They should have a wide assortment of flavours, which means you can create a personalised combination of your friend’s favourites. You can also add some fun toppings for extra impact.
Hopefully these birthday gift ideas for those with a sweet tooth give you lots of inspiration, and help you find a unique present for your friend. Which sweet treat would you love to receive as a gift?