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“You’re the Silver Lining” Friendship Nail Polish Gift {& 101+ Friend Birthday Gift Ideas!!}

Remember when your birthday was the most exciting day of the year? Or at least it ranked a close second to Christmas?

And then as we get older birthdays start to be less and less exciting. Less important. They fall by the wayside once kid’s birthdays start to take center stage.

I suppose it is a given that we don’t always love to acknowledge that we are getting older…passing our twenties, thirties, forties and beyond. But I think we need to reclaim our birthdays. Be proud of ourselves as we age and gain knowledge, wisdom and understanding about the world.

And celebrate one another.

So that’s what this whole blog hop is about. Celebrating our friends as we age with beautiful and simple acknowledgements of one another’s birthdays. I’m excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Friendship Nail Polish Gift + Printable.

You're My Silver Lining Friendship Nailpolish Gift by The Happy Housie labeled

I’m sharing this Friendship Nailpolish Gift because it is a quick, easy, and thrifty idea that encourages your friends to take a moment for themselves. Adding some fresh nailpolish to my finger or toe nails always makes me feel so much prettier and more put together- and that gives everyone a little more confidence! I also love giving consumable gifts too- things that my friends will USE up over time and get enjoyment out of their use.

To make this you need:

-silver nail polish (I got mine at Dollarama for $3)
– printable gift tags Friends Like You Are the Silver Lining to my Cloudy Days
–  silver paint pen or sharpie (optional)
– hole punch
– scissors
– bakers twine or ribbon


Friendship Nail Polish Gift with Free Printable by The Happy Housie punch hole


I outlined my printables with a silver paint pen so that the lining to the cloud really has a ‘silvery’ edge to it.

Friendship Nail Polish Gift with Free Printable by The Happy Housie outlining


Then I simply punched a little hole in my cut out printable cloud tag and tied it to my nail polish using some pretty bakers twine.

Friendship Nail Polish Gift with Free Printable by The Happy Housie attaching printable


You're My Silver Lining Friendship Nailpolish Gift by The Happy Housie

Here is the printable for you to download yourself…

Friends Like You Are the Silver Lining to my Cloudy Days

Like it? Pin it to remember it!

You're the Silver Lining Friendship Nailpolish Gift with free printable tags collage by The Happy Housie


I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables!

All week long, Kristen is sharing birthday tips and giveaways so be sure to check out her Party.

As for the other creative ideas, a lot of these gifts are versatile for any occasion, and can be a to gift to your friends, family, or even that gal that you’d like to get to know better. Even more fabulous–most gifts are under $5, and have coordinating printables to make it super simple!

101 Birthday Ideas for Friends

 {Blog Hop Birthday designs by C {dot} love

Are you ready for some inspiration? Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on each of links below each collage to see the gift idea and printable closer, along with instructions on how to make them, like mine above. I like to open a bunch of new tabs, and Pin my favorites for later. Don’t forget to follow the Birthday Gift Ideas Pinterest Board as well, to save future great ideas.

>>>>>>>Important info! Blog Hops often have glitches the first day. If the link has an ERROR, simply click on the HOME button for each site, or google the blog name next to the link, and you should see their gift post there. Links will be updated as soon as possible.<<<<<<<<<<<<

free printable blog hop

1. Birthday Balloon Gift + matching free Print by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke / 2. Stamped Cocktail Napkin + Printable by Delineate Your Dwelling / 3. Buckets of Fun gift idea+Free Printable by Craftiness is Not Optional / 4. 7 Candy Bar Love Notes to say “Happy Birthday” by The Dating Divas / 5. Have a Flippin’ Awesome Birthday by Dessert Now Dinner Later / 6. Fishtail Loom Bracelet by I Should Be Mopping the Floor / 7. Lemonade Lip Balm by Pretty Handy Girl / 8. Hair Tie Birthday Gift & Printable Tag by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home / 9. Gift of Sunshine Idea + Free Printable by Sweet Charli / 10. I hope your birthday is a whole “lotto” fun by C.R.A.F.T. / 11. Chicken Spice Rub w/ Printable Tags by Over the Big Moon / 12. Birthday in a Bag Gift Idea by Seven Thirty Three / 13. Quick Note for your Birthday Printable by Liz on Call / 14. Otter Pop Gift with Printable Gift Tag by Somewhat Simple / 15. {you} Series Magnets Printable by Ruffles and Rain Boots / 16. Tea Cup Succulent by Your Homebased Mom / 17. Pretty Pincushion + Printable by Let’s Eat Grandpa / 18. Lemon Bath Salts & Free Printable by See Vanessa Craft / 19. Diet Coke Birthday Kit by Pink Peppermint Prints / 20. Chocolate Filled Insulated Tumbler Gift by The Girl Who Ate Everything

free printables blog hop

21. Easy Funfetti Cake Balls with Printable by Salt and Pepper Moms / 22. Hands Down Best Friend Around by Eighteen25 / 23. Berry Happy Birthday Printable by Stuffed Suitcase / 24. Whisk Birthday Gift with Free Printable by Cupcake Diaries / 25. Paper Plate Gift Idea by Crafting in the Rain / 26. Popcorn Gift Printable by Breezy Bakes / 27. Life Saver: Birthday Gift in a Jar by Here Comes the Sun / 28. Decoupage Wooden Pendant by Twin Dragonfly Designs / 29. Have a coffee on me: Funky Coasters by Funky Junk Interiors / 30. Swanky Black & Gold Cosmetic Bag by A Prudent Life / 31. DIY cocktail napkins by kojodesigns / 32. Nail Polish Gift by Southern Hospitality / 33. Banana Cake by Whats Cooking with Ruthie / 34. Paparazzi – the PERFECT friend gift by Sugar Bee Crafts / 35. “latte” fun birthday gift by Our Thrifty Ideas / 36. Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes + Printable by Tastes Better from Scratch / 37. Pearls are Always Appropriate by Mommy Envy / 38. Girls Just Want to Have Fun Birthday Gift by A Little Tipsy / 39. Manicure Kit Birthday Gift with Printable by Blooming Homestead / 40. Orange you Glad Cup by Artsy Fartsy Mama

free printables

41. Donut Gift Tag by Pretty Providence / 42. Rainbow Inspired Birthday Gift + Printable by Thirty Handmade Days / 43. Drink Topper and Tag by LandeeLu / 44. DIY Bath Salts using Essential Oils by Unskinny Boppy / 45. Friends are Like Chocolate Chips by Delightful Deets / 46. Paint Can Succulent Planters by East Coast Creative / 47. A Bundt Cake Gift & Printable by Dukes and Duchesses / 48. Jam Birthday Gift & Printable by Happiness is Homemade / 49. Jazzed up Frames by House for Five / 50. Favorite Things Gift Ideas by inkhappi / 51. Toe-tally Cool Nail Polish Gift Idea + Free Printable by Simply Designing with Ashley / 52. Quote Book by Reasons to Skip the Housework / 53. Iron On T-Shirt Gift by Becoming Martha / 54. DIY Humorous Girlfriend Gift by Brassy Apple / 55. Tea-riffic Birthday Gift Idea & Printable by Mom Endeavors / 56. Turn Today Into A Celebration by Dolen Diaries / 57. You’re A Lifesaver Printable by Live Laugh Rowe / 58. Happy Birthday Jar {free printable} by Kiki and Company / 59. Mason Jar Flower Vase + Printable by R & R Workshop / 60. Easy $5 Wooden Charm Bracelet by Craftily Ever After


free printables

61. Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase by The Cards We Drew / 62. Free Printable Mini Notes by Confetti Sunshine / 63. Bath Bomb Easy Birthday Gifts by Tried and True / 64. Ball Jar Printable Tags by The Country Chic Cottage / 65. Eat More Cake Birthday Gift Idea and Printable by Play. Party. Pin. / 66. Have a “berry” happy birthday by The Contractor Chronicles / 67. Merci Chocolates + Hey Birthday Girl french girl printable by Handmade in the Heartland / 68. Five Minute Leather Necklace Tutorial + Birthday printables by Delia Creates / 69. Ah-Mason Birthday Gift Idea by Lolly Jane / 70. Simple Dangle Earring Tutorial by Bombshell Bling / 71. Symphony Bar Brownies by Among the Young / 72. Wishing you an E “straw” diary Birthday by Ginger Snap Crafts / 73. DIY Washi Tape Cacti by Fry Sauce and Grits / 74. State Pride Cheese Board by Addicted to DIY / 75. Reusable Monogrammed Solo Cup by Mom 4 Real / 76. go-to gift…EARRINGS! by A Girl and A Glue Gun / 77. Embroidered Mixed Media Bookmarkers by The Creative Goddess / 78. Beyond Measure Birthday Printable by Like Mother Like Daughter / 79. Birthday Facial Kit Gift by The Benson Street / 80. DIY Jewelry Bookmark by Design Dazzle

blog hop free printables

81. Birthday in a Jar – Birthday Printable Tags by A Pumpkin and a Princess / 82. Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Party Cookies by Crazy Little Projects / 83. You are the Bee’s Knees by Love the Day / 84. Birthday Candy Jar by Inside BruCrew Life / 85. Hip Hip Hooray, today is your birthday!” printables by The Crafted Sparrow / 86. Treat Yo Self Printable by Girl Loves Glam  / 87. Chocolate Facial with printable by TidyMom / 88. Happy Birthday Sweets by A Night Owl / 89. Quick & Easy Hydrangea Cake by Sweet C’s Designs / 90. Sweets for the Sweet by Simply Kierste / 91. Citrus Whipped Honey Butter Jars by Sand and Sisal / 92. Diet Coke Gift for a Friend with Printable by Sweet Treats and More / 93. A Latte for Two + printables by One Krieger Chick / 94. Cookie Monster Birthday Gift Tag by I’m Topsy Turvy / 95. Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar by Giggles Galore / 96. Treat Yo’Self Printable Watercoloring Box by Persia Lou / 97. Fruity Body Scrub with Printable by Mad in Crafts / 98. Magnetic Necklace Charm by Sowdering About  /  99. Happy Bee Day with Printable by Just Another Day in Paradise / 100. Manicure in a Jar by That’s What {Che} Said… / 101. UBER lucky to have you in my Life by Maybe I Will / 102. Free Happy Birthday Printable by NoBiggie / 103. DIY Wine Bag & Charms Gift by Sypsie Designs / 104. Crispy Crunch-y Pie with Printable by Just Rhonda / 105. “You’re the Silver Lining” Friendship Nail Polish Gift by The Happy Housie / 106. Tie One On for Your Birthday (Hair Tie Gift Free Printable) by illistyle


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Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!



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  1. My Boyfriend gifted me same stuff, surprised to see the same one . Now I know from where he got this amazing Gift Idea. Btw , thanks for sharing this one.

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