The Gifty Girl

10 “Just Because” girlfriend gifts for under $10



Just Because Girlfriend Gifts!

It’s a great topic because:

1) We’ve all been there…at one time or another we want to show a friend we love them and are thinking about them

2) We all have a limited budget (at least I do!)

I came up with 10 thoughtful and fun gifts that won’t break the bank. These are gifts that you can feel good about giving and that would be so much fun to receive. I’ve made a free printable gift tags for each gift, to make it even easier to give your BFF, woot! Type in your email and I will send you a password so you can access the exclusive Gifty Girl printable library where you can download and print all sorts of fun gift tags!





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Let’s talk girlfriend gifts!

1. Mix-Tape

I think everyone has a soundtrack for their life. Don’t you sometimes hear a song that immediately takes you back to a certain time in your life or reminds you of a specific person?  A fun “Just Because” gift idea would be a soundtrack of your friendship! Songs that remind you of them. Or if your friend needs cheering up, you could do a CD of happy songs!  It is SO so simple. First you need to have the ITunes store downloaded onto a computer with a CD burner. Then you choose “File” then “new” then “Playlist.” You can add songs already in your iTunes library or purchase new songs then click “edit playlist” to add them to the playlist. Once you have all of the songs you want on the CD, then you click on “File” then “Burn Playlist to Disc.” If you’d rather send the songs electronically, iTunes makes it easy to gift songs too. In the iTunes store when you go to buy a song, just select “gift this song” on the download drop menu next to the price. You can only send one song at a time though. What I would do is first send an email or text to my friend explaining that the songs are coming and why they remind me of her. Then I would send some great tunes, wouldn’t that be fun to get?? Print off this fun “You’re my Jam” tag to go along with it!

2. Swig Cookie Mix/Swig Refillable mug

Who doesn’t love a treat? If you are local to Utah you’ve surely heard about Swig, and believe me it is worth the hype! Their cookies are amazing, and they have a ton of delicious soda add-ins (Dirty Diet Coke anyone?)  There are two different Swig options that are under $10. The refillable mug is $6.49. I would fill it up with your girlfiend’s favorite drink attach the tag and deliver it, Mmmmm! It is a gift that keeps on giving too because every time she refills after that she gets $1 off! The new Swig cookie mix is a really fun option too, for $6.99 she can make a treat any time when she needs one!

3. Bath Bombs

 I found a local (to Utah) Etsy seller who makes the most divine bath bombs. These are the perfect way to help your girlfriend feel relaxed and pampered. Her Etsy store is called The Untidy Artist and each bath bomb is $6. She also sells a shower version of the bath bomb called a bath steamer. You put the steamer in the bottom of the shower and it makes such a great smell and makes you feel like you are in a spa. She sells the steamers in 4 variety pack for $6.50 and your girlfriend (and you!) would love them.  These are high quality bath bombs. Attach the “You’re the Bomb” tag with a note that explains why you love your friend!

4. Start where you are Journal

If a friend is having a hard time, journaling can be a great outlet. I love this Start Where You Are Journal because it has gorgeous and inspiring watercolor quotes throughout the book and has different prompts that really make you think and reflect.  I made a bookmark tag for this one that has a quote about journaling on them.

5. QuoteBundle

I thought up QuoteBundles and created an Etsy store a few years ago when I was trying to think of a gift for my sisters. I love inspirational quotes and thought it would be fun to have a frame where you could rotate the quotes each month. On my Etsy store you can do a digital download  that includes twelve 4″ x 6″ quote prints. I like have mine printed through a photo printing place like Costco which costs 17 cents per quote. The cute white picture frame is only 99 cents at IKEA so it is really an inexpensive and thoughtful gift. On my Etsy site QuoteBundles, there are 13 different bundles of quotes you can buy including Maya Angelou quotes, Fitness quotes, LDS quotes, Sister quotes and more. I have a special code for Studio5 viewers that will give you a dollar off each bundle. Just type in STUDIO5 at checkout for your special discount!

6. Personalized memory Chatbook

Ahhh Chatbooks, I just love them! For $8 you can throw together pictures of you and your friend…maybe old high school or college pictures, or trips you took, or a combination of those, add some sweet friendship quotes (in my Gifty Printables library!) put in your girlfriend’s address and BAM! Amazing Girlfriend gift! The friendship quotes are in .jpg form so you just upload them to your Chatbook. Chatbooks has custom photo book options too, if you want to have more than 60 pictures or add a hard cover. If you have more than one friend that you want to send it too, it is easy to send multiple copies!

7. Keychain

This is a fun keychain from a local (to Utah) Etsy store called JewelryEveryday. You can personalize a penny keychain for $8.95. Pick the year that you and your BFF met and then add five personalized letters (I picked BFFs).  I thought this is an especially fun idea because you can add charms to this keychain that remind you of your friend. You could really personalize to this or add to it as the years go by and you do activities or trips with your friend.

8. Fruit infused water bottle

Another gift idea is this fruit infused water bottle. Staying hydrated helps boost your mood and giving your friend a water bottle that makes that more enjoyable is win-win. You add the fruit to the center part then let it infuse in the water for several hours. I made this bottle tag that you can add to this gift that reminds your friend to call you or text you in between hydrating!


For my last two items I thought of things that can give your friend a little escape. Sometimes you just need to get away but can’t!

9. A great book

If you have a friend who is a reader it is fun to pass along a great read. I chose The Enchanted April which is a sweet and light read about four women who rent an Italian castle together. Some other happy and light book options are: The Rosie Project, A Man called Ove, The Storied Life of AJ Fickry, Cold Comfort Farm, Charms for the Easy Life, and Persian Pickle Club. I would personally LOVE a book dropped off at my house!

10. A great movie (and a treat!)

Recently my sister-in-law was having a rough go and my first thought was to send her a funny movie. When life is hard sometimes a couple of hours watching a movie and laughing can do you a lot of good! There are lots of good movies you can buy for under $10…I picked 13 going on 30 and some Razzles to snack while you watch it. (Remember how that is the candy they eat in the movie?!)  Some other fun movie options are: Sixteen Candles,  Say Anything, Clueless, The Proposal, Notting Hill, what other movies would you add? Add the tag, “Because a good movie and a treat can make a bad day better” (because they totally can, am I right?).


So there are my picks for 10 Just Because Girlfriend gifts for $10 or under! Which of these gifts would you want the most?


I’m so glad you found me and hope I can help inspire some creative and fun gifts that you will enjoy giving.


Happy Gifting!



  1. JoDene Roberts

    January 18, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Darling ideas. Loved your segment on Studio 5 today

    1. The Gifty Girl

      January 19, 2017 at 4:45 am

      Thank you so much JoDene!Your comment made my day. 🙂

  2. Dawnette!

    January 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    L♥VE your great creativity and heart…the little extras can really make a big difference! =D Thank you for sharing it!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      January 19, 2017 at 4:45 am

      Aw, thank you so much Dawnette!

  3. Dawnette!

    January 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    L♥VE your Creativity & Heart…sometimes it’s the sweet little extras that can make a really BIG difference! Thank you for sharing! =D

  4. Megan

    January 18, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Love all the ideas!! You’re amazing!!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      January 19, 2017 at 4:46 am

      Thank you Megan!!

  5. Meg Rogers

    January 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    I LOVE these ideas! My love language is gifting….filling these away. Thank you!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      January 19, 2017 at 4:46 am

      Thank you SO MUCH Meg, you are sweet! Lots more gift ideas coming your way, friend!

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  7. Amie

    January 19, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Loved this segments. So many cute ideas. I looked at your printable quotes I’m totally doing the teacher one for my twins preschool teacher gift.
    Thanks again!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      January 19, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Thank you Amie! Which one are you going to do for the teacher? I’m so glad you like them! 🙂

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        January 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

        The teacher quote bundle from the Etsy shop with the IKEA picture frame. I saw it when I was looking up the quote bundle from today’s segment.

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