Girlfriend Gift For Under $10

Girlfriend Gift For Under $10

Welcome to my first official post of the new year and the first installment of a new feature you will be seeing once a month here.

Stacey of Poofing the Pillows, (isn’t that an adorable name) had a brilliant idea and has graciously invited me to join the fun. Every month on the 10th, you will find 10 bloggers sharing ideas all under $10. Yes, there are still things to be found for under $10.  You just need a little creativity and patience to seek out these elusive deals.

What is a girlfriend gift?

To be honest, this post is really about friendship. You may already know that last year was my first full year as a blogger. I’ve shared here before how blogging is hard and scary sometimes. You need a gaggle of friends who get it because your non-blogging friends really don’t understand.

In the last year, I have been blessed to have made many new friends through blogging but there are two that I truly consider my sister friends. We’ve laughed, discussed, (whined), and celebrated our way through all the many projects. It’s strange and slightly amusing how you can bond with people you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting in real life.

So in order to celebrate our first year of friendship, I decided to create a girlfriend gift. Actually, I created two gifts under $10. Yes, you read that correctly two gifts.

Here’s what I made

I could have just gone to the Target Dollar Spot and found something super cute but I really wanted to make something a little more personal. More like a keepsake.

I found these wooden letters and I chose the first letters of their first names to create an initial ornament.

Girlfriend Gift Under $10.

My friends are big fans of neutral decor, so I decided to go with two coats of white craft paint. I fashioned a hanger using a little jute twine purchased from the Dollar Store.

The total cost for both letters including twine was…$5! You read that correctly friends. Each letter was only $1.97. Truth be told, it will probably cost more than five dollars to ship.

As I was painting, I decided since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner it would be fun to add something heart shaped.

I decided to make a quick book page garland to tuck into their girlfriend gift boxes.

Girlfriend Gift Under $10

I already had a hardback book with slightly aged pages that were perfect for this idea. Please know that this was not a literary classic I removed the pages from. 🙂

I stacked about ten pages together then traced around my heart-shaped cookie cutter. Next, I cut them out, punched two holes at the top, and threaded them onto the leftover jute twine.

I had a couple of blank hearts, so I stamped this friendship quote on them.

Girlfriend Gift Under $10

Girlfriend Gift Under $10

I have decided to send the girlfriend gift every January. My hope is that this small token will bring a smile to their faces and remind them how precious our friendship is.

I hope you enjoyed this $10 gift idea. I am looking forward to seeing what my thrifty friends have to share. Just click on the links below.


At Home with Jemma

Bluesky Kitchen

Cottage at the Crossroads

Garden Up Green

Live from Julie’s House

Patina and Paint

Poofing the Pillows

The Purple Hydrangea

The Queen in Between

White Spray Paint



 Until next time.

Your sister in paint,


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  1. Stacey says:

    Lisa, these are so precious. I love my girlfriends too. In fact, I often wonder how some women make it through life without their girlfriends. These gifts are perfect and they will love them.

    Thank you so much for sharing a great Ten on the 10th idea today. 🙂

  2. Carol@blueskykitchen says:

    Lisa, what a thoughtful way to tell your girlfriends how special they are. we can’t do without our girlfriends, and you are so right that our blogger girlfriends are in a special category. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  3. Red Rose Alley says:

    Hello, I’m coming over from Jemma’s blog. What a cute idea this is. I love the letter S, as that is what my name starts with. : ) A sweet garland of hearts and a delightful quote from Abraham Lincoln. This would be a nice gift for that special someone on Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  4. Tonya says:

    This girlfriend gift is just precious! Im sure your besties will treasure this special handmade gift!! Also I am so happy to be one of your new blogging friends and look forward to being a part another year of learning, support and friendship that our great group provides.

  5. Richella Parham says:

    What a great little gift! I’ve pinned it to my “Gift Ideas” board. Isn’t it fun to make new friends via blogging?

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace!

  6. Debbie says:

    Never too busy for you Lisa! I am back to just say this is truly such a great idea! I think I was on someone else’s in your group yesterday and another wonderful way to thank someone for friendship. Love it.

  7. Wanda says:

    What a fun idea! I really like the letters, but gotta tell ya. Jute and book pages, and hearts, are some of my favorite things. Love the garland. 😀

  8. Melissa Hatcher says:

    Super cute Lisa!!! Love this idea. I am going to have to “borrow” this!! You are so right about blogging. I have met so many new friends. It’s great fun. We really need to set a date to connect. 🙂

  9. Pili says:

    What a sweet gift to your girlfriend! It’s made from the heart and I’m sure she will appreciate it, besides it will look fantastic as home decor.

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