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It’s so sweet to be remembered on your birthday by friends and co-workers. Little surprises make a day special and there are many ways to show a friend that you appreciate them… but without spending a lot of $$$!

I’ve made a list of 16 cheap or free ways to celebrate a friend or co-workers birthday that are fun and would be appreciated.

Number one on the list… give a card! I know, so obvious. But I have a big hint for you: check out the Hallmark $.47 and $.97 cards at Walmart. They’re the best! The prices are so good and the cards are high-quality. At those prices you can afford to stock up and keep them at home and at work to have on hand when needed.

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Here are 15 more fun birthday celebrating ideas that are simple and frugal:

  • Buy a $1 mug and fill it with candy.
  • Bring donuts, bagels, or muffins to work in the morning. Because that is always awesome!
  • Host a birthday potluck at work and ask everyone to bring a snack. You could actually do this monthly to cover everyone’s birthdays.
  • Stop by with their favorite soda or coffee.
  • Buy a small bunch of inexpensive flowers, trim them short, place them in water in a coffee mug and leave them on your co-workers desk.
  • Buy a $1 mug and make a mug cake in a microwave and deliver it fresh to your co-worker.
  • Pick up a $1 box of your friends favorite candy at Walmart (I always see them in big bins at the front of the store).
  • Bake a cake from scratch.
  • Go out to dinner with a group of friends and everyone can chip in to cover the birthday friends dinner.
  • Buy your friend/co-worker a pack of their favorite pens and leave them on their desk with a happy birthday note.
  • Draw or paint a picture (if you’re good at that kind of thing!).
  • Decorate your co-workers desk with crepe paper and balloons before they arrive to work.
  • Gift a $5 coffee shop or fast food restaurant gift card.
  • Buy a big, cheap bowl and fill it with bags of microwave popcorn, some candy, and a free movie rental code.
  • Start a silly tradition, such as the birthday person gets to be king/queen for the day and wear a crown and carry a scepter.

My daughter’s favorite card that I bought at Walmart was the Minion card:

These Minion cards are available at Walmart and would be perfect for a fun-loving adult friend or any child.

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What nice things have your friends and co-workers done for you for your birthday?

Have a wonderful day!

7 Comments on 16 Cheap or Free Ways to Celebrate a Friend or Co-Workers Birthday

  1. HungryForGod (Andi)
    July 8, 2015 at 9:20 am (2 years ago)

    i love things that are free and/or cheap (and all the greeting card deals at CVS, of course 😀 )

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  2. Lindsey @ SongbirdandaNerd.com
    July 8, 2015 at 2:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this list because this is such a funny/awkward thing with people you know but don't want to spend a ton of money on. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Maria Hass
    July 8, 2015 at 4:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I always go to the Bible book store and try to get something thoughtful from there. They usually have a discount bin and you can find really touching stuff for about $5 or less!

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  4. Brandi Davis
    July 9, 2015 at 11:35 pm (2 years ago)

    This is a great list. It will be very handy for my church's "Secret Sister" fellowship. We send encouragement and small gifts to each other anonymously.

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  5. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    July 10, 2015 at 12:35 am (2 years ago)

    I love how easy it is to make someone smile by buying them a card or thoughtful gift, no matter your budget! #client

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  6. Sarah Ann
    July 10, 2015 at 12:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Adorable! I love birthdays and to shower those I love with gifts. Great suggestions!

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  7. Deepanshi
    December 27, 2016 at 7:34 am (11 months ago)

    Thanks for the wonderful Ideas.
    I found one Yt video one cam also do this for their friends

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