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Birthday gift ideas

Finding the perfect gift for a penpal can be tricky. Before deciding on what you buy you can ask yourself these questions:

  • How much money do you want to spend on the gift? Remember that heavy objects are expensive to send…
  • Does your penpal collect anything special?
  • Can you send your penpal something that fits his/her interest?
  • What colours does your penpal like?
  • Do you want to send something that portrays some of your culture/ ethnicity/ nationality?
  • When do you need to send your gift to make it arrive in time for the birthday?

Birthday gift ideas:

  • Stickers
  • Stationary sets
  • Cute post its
  • Book covers made from fabric
  • A book
  • Send a birthday greeting to your local newspaper and send it to your penpal! 
  • Jewelry
  • Tea
  • Candy
  • Things/Tools that your penpal can use to decorate letters with
  • Washi tape ( tape with patterns)
  • A home made book with your favourite recipes
  • Make up
  • Flower seeds
  • A t-shirt with photos of the both of you? 
  • Mittens
  • Scarf
  • A hat/cap
  • Home made crafts
  • Hair decorations