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41 Best Birthday Gifts for Friends 2022

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They say your friends are your chosen family. There’s no one else who knows you quite as well as they do. Show them that you know them just as much with the perfect birthday gift! But if you can’t seem to find the perfect birthday gift for friends of differing personalities and likes or dislikes, Giftano has the ultimate list for you. Here is a list of birthday gift ideas for friends who are foodies, adventurous, creative, fashionable, sentimental, workaholics, sporty and for those who are well-groomed. 

Birthday Gifts for Friends Who Are Foodies

Let your foodie friends dive into a world of mystery at NOX – Dine in the Dark! Seated in a pitch-black room, they will be treated to an array of mystery dishes served and guided by blind or visually-impaired staff. Using only their sense of touch, taste, smell and hearing, they will embark on a culinary journey while trying to figure out what the dishes are. 

 

NOX – Dine in the Dark is sure to provide your friends with a memorable dining experience with its unique concept. Send your friends a dining experience from NOX – Dine in the Dark, the perfect birthday gift idea for foodies who wish for something new.

Housed in an aesthetic vintage shophouse along Keong Saik Road, CURE Restaurant will bring your friends on a gastronomic journey of exploration. CURE Restaurant serves a playful take on traditional Irish cuisine with a sense of modernity. 


With the NUA IRISH Experience Menu Lunch or the NUA IRISH Experience Menu Dinner with Wine Pairing, your friends can treat their taste buds to the world of contemporary Irish cuisine right here in Singapore. The perfect dining experience birthday gift for foodie friends who want to expand their horizons with tantalising Irish delicacies!

Know a friend who is a foodie but has never set foot in a Michelin Star restaurant before? Make their gourmet dreams come true with a dining experience from Alma by Juan Amador! Alma by Juan Amador is a renowned Eurasian restaurant in Singapore that offers intricate fusion dishes using only the freshest produce. Together with an extensive selection of wines from around the world, this is the perfect dining venue for fulfilling and soulful dishes that will delight their taste buds.

 

Send a DECOUVERTE 6-Course Dinner or splurge on the PRESTIGE VOYAGE 9-Course Dinner as a birthday gift for friends who are foodies and let them indulge in the finest, most luxurious dining experience ever. There’s also a vegetarian menu for friends with any vegetarian dietary requirements.

Not a vegetarian? Then they’ll love digging into the most tender steaks at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse!


Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse offers the most premium cuts with a high marble score and rich flavours. These steaks are seared over a wood-fired grill for the most delightful smoky flavour with the right amount of tenderness and texture. A steak lover haven, Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse’s Degustation Menu or the Weekday 3-Course Gourmet Set Lunch makes the perfect birthday gift for friends who love eating to their hearts’ content.

Bringing signature Greek dishes with both traditional and contemporary flavours, Blu Kouzina is a top favourite for those who seek an authentic Greek dining experience. Even the restaurants are designed to emulate a trip to Greece with the blue and white interior and decorative Meander patterns.


The perfect spot to indulge in Mediterranean dishes, Blu Kouzina Gift Cards will make any foodie jump at the chance to explore a new cuisine.

The White Label is an upscale halal restaurant that whips up a variety of classic French dishes infused with Malayan flavours. Boasting elegant interiors with chandeliers, gold cutlery and marbled tables, The White Label recreates a cosy yet classy dining experience in Paris.

 

Send the perfect birthday gift to friends with The White Label Gift Cards and let them fill their bellies with top-quality French cuisine!

Birthday Gifts for Friends Who Are Adventurous

When was the last time your best friend did something for the first time? If they’re someone who loves trying out new things, then why not give them an adventure of a lifetime? My Fishing Frenzy brings anglers to the hidden gems of Singapore for a fun day of fishing. Let them explore secret fishing spots at lesser-known remote islands that they cannot usually access on foot!

 

My Fishing Frenzy offers a variety of courses to suit anyone’s level of expertise with Beginner Angler’s Course up till the Advance Angler’s Course. If you think that they might enjoy the company of other like-minded individuals, perhaps the Party Fishing at Southern Islands experience might be a better pick. The perfect birthday gift for friends looking for a new hobby!

Know someone who loves to fish? Or perhaps you know someone who would love to try kayaking. Combine the fun of paddling a kayak and the thrill of catching fish with a kayak fishing experience from Kayak Fishing Fever

 

Let them speed through the water on leg-powered Hobie kayaks to the best fishing locations in Singapore. Dropping their bait into the gentle waters of East Coast or the Southern Islands, they can expect to catch bottom fishes like groupers and snappers. A thrilling way to fish and enjoy the sun and sea, this kayak fishing experience is one of the best gifts you can give a friend on their birthday!

Are they true daredevils who never cower in fear? Give them the most exhilarating experience in Singapore with a Giant Swing Experience from AJ Hackett Sentosa

 

Strapped face-down 40m above ground, your fearless friends are treated to a magnificent view of Sentosa’s Siloso Beach before hurtling down at a speed of 120km/h. Providing plenty of screams and laughter, this thrilling experience is sure to be an unforgettable memory for your best friends. This experience also comes in packages that include photos and videos of the experience so that they can forever immortalise the moment! An awesome idea for a birthday gift to friends that they will definitely enjoy!

Axe Factor offers a one-of-a-kind axe-throwing experience with Individual or Group sessions that last 60-minutes. If you’re looking for a unique birthday gift for friends, then this is it!

Let your friends feel the adrenaline rushing through their veins as they hurl their axes at a target board nearly 14 feet away. Whether it’s a way for them to release all their stress and frustration or a chance to try something new, we’re sure that this experience is one of the best birthday gift ideas you can give to a friend.

Can’t travel, no problem! Give your friends the chance to be their own pilots with Flight Experience! Offering an immersive experience in a real-size Boeing 737-800 cockpit, Flight Experience provides a realistic simulation experience of what it’s like to fly a commercial plane. Using the latest technology used by flight schools and airlines for actual pilot training, this is the closest thing your friends can get to flying the real thing.

 

Let your friends take off from any airport of their choice and navigate the plane through any weather condition with a 30-minute Boeing 737 Experience or a VR Experience. Send this outstanding birthday gift to friends and let them enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Birthday Gifts for Friends Who Are Creative

Out of birthday gift ideas for an artistic friend? If they’re always on the lookout for a new craft or hobby, gift them a workshop experience from Concrete Everything!


Let them explore a different medium for their art – concrete! Guided by trained instructors, your friends will learn the necessary skills of casting, creating and designing their very own unique concrete masterpiece from scratch. Concrete Everything offers a variety of workshops that cater to all skill levels including the Marbled Coaster Dish Workshop, Geometric Stationery Holder Workshop or Green Planter Workshop. Allow them to open up their artistic horizons with this great birthday gift for friends!

If you know a friend who loves getting crafty, the Kimi Phone Bag Workshop from Crafune will broaden their creative minds! 

 

In this 3-hour leather crafting workshop, they will get to create a leather phone bag with multiple leather colours to choose from. They will acquire the basic knowledge of leather including the types of leather, leather crafting tools, stitching and more. They’ll even get to bring home their creations for their everyday use. A great birthday gift idea for friends to enjoy an interactive hands-on workshop experience while learning all about the fundamentals of leather crafting!

The Mini Potter’s Experience from Terra & Ember is the perfect birthday gift for friends who have been wanting to try their hand at pottery-making! Let them channel their curiosity and explore the world of pottery-making through this adorable and therapeutic workshop experience!

With trained instructors, they will learn how to wheel-throw little clay vessels and experiment with different shapes on a tiny pottery wheel. They’ll even get to bring home up to 3 miniature ceramic pots that will look great as home decor. Give your friends an artistic outlet with this workshop experience, one of the best birthday gift ideas in Singapore!

If creating a miniature landscape in a glass jar sounds like a dream come true for your friend, then the Open Terrarium Workshop from The Green Capsule is the perfect birthday gift for them! 

 

In this 1-2 hour long workshop, they’ll learn all about the art of terrarium making and plant care. Suitable for anyone of all skill levels, this workshop is a great way for them to hone their green thumbs. A unique birthday gift for friends to enjoy making their own little fantasy garden while appreciating the greenery it will provide to their homes!

Let your friends expand their creativity with a Gel Wax Candle-Making Class from Sally’s Room. In this 6-hour workshop, they’ll learn how to create a beautiful gel candle holder, a gemstone pillar candle and a beverage candle using proper candle-making techniques taught by the instructors.

 

A fantastic way of putting their creative minds to work, this is a great birthday gift for friends who love lighting up scented candles and art! What’s more, they get to bring home their creations to set the mood in their homes. 

 

Birthday Gifts for Friends Who Are Fashionable

What birthday gift should you get for a fashionable guy? A bespoke shirt, exclusively tailored to his personality & preference! 


The Prefecture offers a Bespoke Tropical Shirt package that would be perfect for Singapore’s sunny weather. Let him choose between 3 signature bespoke tropical shirts from The Sentosa Beach Lounger to The Jaipur Kurta and The Tropical Safari Shirt. One of the best birthday gift ideas for any well-dressed friend.

Offering a wide selection of fashion apparel, accessories and footwear from local and international brands for men and women, ZALORA is one of the hottest and fastest-growing online fashion shopping destinations in Singapore. 


Let them shop for their favourite fashion styles with ZALORA Gift Cards, the best birthday gift you can send to friends!

No street-wear outfit is complete without the perfect pair of sneakers to match! Foot Locker’s curated selection offers a variety of premium brands such as Nike, Adidas, Puma and more. Perfect for fashion lovers or sneakerheads, send Foot Locker Gift Cards as a birthday gift to friends and let them rock some new kicks.

Know a fashion-forward friend who loves dressing up for the occasion? Gift them Benjamin Barker Gift Cards to celebrate their birthday!


Benjamin Barker is a lifestyle retailer that offers luxurious tailor suits, shirts, casual wear and accessories. A great birthday gift idea for the modern gentleman, Benjamin Barker is sure to level up their wardrobe with the best apparel.

Perfect for a night out, the “Milton” Mini Crossbody Clutch from Gnome & Bow is sure to complete a stylish friend’s outfit! Combining both the features of a clutch with the timeless versatility of a crossbody bag, this reversible bag makes it easy for them to switch it up and complement any outfit. 

 

The ideal birthday gift for a fashionable friend who hates being tied down to one design!

 

Birthday Gifts for Friends Who Are Sentimental

“A photograph is like a recipe – the memory is the finished dish.” – Carrie Latet

 

Looking for a meaningful gift that a sentimental friend will appreciate? Gift them the Studio Photography experience from Firefly Photography and let them take unlimited shots with their friends or family! 

 

This photography package includes 40 edited shots that will be delivered to them in high-resolution on a downloadable link within 6-8 weeks. A fun activity that they can enjoy with their loved ones while keeping their memories close.

If you are looking for a gift with great sentimental value, the Custom Portrait from Westside Prints is the perfect one! Have them send over a picture that they love most, whether it’s with their partner, friends, pet or family and let Westside Prints work their magic! 

 

With the picture reference, Westside Prints will carve the image onto a linoleum block and stamp it on premium A5 cotton paper. As this portrait is hand-drawn upon order, they can be sure that no two portraits are the same. Send this personalised portrait as a birthday gift to friends, we’re sure they’ll cherish it for years to come.

Give the gift of new memories to the friends you love with a unique dining experience from Royal Albatross!

 

Royal Albatross is the one and only Tall Ship in Singapore that offers a stunning view of Singapore’s city skyline and a mouth-watering 3-course meal. As the sun sets over the horizon, your friends will be treated to a view that they can’t get anywhere else. With that picture-perfect moment, the Sunset Dinner Cruise is a great birthday gift that friends will definitely enjoy!

Scent, emotion and memories are so closely intertwined, that’s why some scents can trigger sweet memories. For the scent-imental friend, why not gift a Perfume Workshop to let them create new memories with their very own signature scent? 

 

This perfume-making workshop from Nenä allows them to create and design their own unique essential oil fragrance to bring home. The perfect birthday gift for friends who love holding onto precious memories.

Most sentimental people love creating memories with those closest to them. Give them a luxurious experience aboard a private yacht to enjoy with friends and family! 

 

White Sails offers a Weekend 4-hour Yacht Sailing Cruise with plenty of amenities such as bedrooms, a trampoline net and sports equipment like kayaks, snorkelling kits and fishing rods. A wonderful way to splurge on your best friend, this sailing cruise will provide them with hours of fun and excitement in the sun!

 

Birthday Gifts for Friends Who Are Workaholics

Send a uniquely personalised Cardholder & Keychain Bundle as a birthday gift to friends who are working professionals! This gift bundle from THEIMPRINT includes a slim and sleek cardholder with the capacity to hold up to 4 cards and a slot for notes and coins. The elegant keychain helps keep their keys organised and easy to spot in bags. 

 

Only available on Giftano, this is the perfect birthday gift for working friends or colleagues you care for!

Has your friend been working a little too hard lately? If they’ve been complaining about neck aches from constantly slouching at their desk, the Necksaviour Mini from Interstellar Goods is the most thoughtful birthday gift you can give them!

 

This portable device helps to relieve stiff necks, neck pains and tension headaches. All they have to do is bend it, relax on it and feel the stretch. Your friend will really thank you for this amazing birthday gift!

Reward a workaholic friend with a self-pampering day at the spa! Let their stress and worries melt away with a 60-minute Aroma Rich Massage from Aramsa the Garden Spa


This spa treatment fuses eastern meridian and western classical massage techniques with medium pressure. Perfect for calming, soothing and resting both the body and the mind, send this birthday gift to friends and let them restore their bodies back to optimal health!

Cracking your head trying to look for a birthday gift for friends who are always on the go? The Leather Tablet & Notebook Folder from The Shirt Bar is a gift you should consider! Crafted from top-grain leather, this folder is just the right size for storing any tablet device like the iPad and notebooks. 

 

A functional and practical birthday gift for friends to carry their office essentials in style!

If your friend spends way too much time staring at their computer screens at work, the Eye Touch Pro is a thoughtful birthday gift that will show them you care. This airbag eye massager from OGAWA massages the ocular region to relieve fatigue and strained eyes with heat, acupressure and vibration features. 

 

Portable and lightweight, this massager also helps to improve eye health, reduce dark circles and eyebags on the go. A great birthday gift idea for friends who stay up late at night. 

Birthday Gifts for Friends Who Are Sporty

Want to give your sporty friends something that they’ll truly enjoy? If they’re looking for a new sport to pick up, why not tennis? Singapore Tennis School offers a variety of tennis lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. With professional trainers dedicated to coaching, your friends will become expert tennis players in no time.

 

Available in 1, 3, 5 and 10 sessions, these 60-minute tennis lessons are a great birthday gift for friends who want a healthy workout while experiencing the fun of tennis!

Participating in sports can take up a lot of energy. Give sports enthusiasts a way to recover with Antidote’s Active Cleanse

 

Made for the active individual, this cleansing juice pack contains a high amount of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help aid the body in repairing itself and enhancing sports performance. It also helps achieve enhanced metabolism, better recovery and increased energy, just what every aspiring athlete needs. A great birthday gift for friends who are active, this juice pack will help them power through their days!

If you want to provide relief to a sporty friend who always undergoes intense workout sessions, the 60-minute Inner Respite Massage is sure to do the trick! Catered to highly active individuals, this massage treatment helps to refresh, stimulate and energise the body by focusing on the deeper layers of muscle tissues. Using hard and intense pressure with slow and deep strokes, the massage aids in promoting faster healing of the body. 

 

A great way to show your support to your sports enthusiast friends, this massage from Aramsa the Garden Spa is a birthday gift that they’ll surely appreciate.

 

Help your friends improve their sports performance with a metabolic efficiency test from Coached Singapore! The Fat Burn Testing helps to determine fuel utilisation, identify the fatmax, the exercise point at which fat burning parks, crossover point and where it transitions from burning primarily fat to carbohydrate. 

 

A useful test for aspiring athletes or someone who wishes to optimise their training, diet and lifestyle, this is the best birthday gift for friends who are sporty.

Exercise on water? Yes, it’s possible! If you know a friend who practices yoga or enjoys HIIT, why not challenge their limit by gifting them a FloatFit HIIT/Yoga on Water experience from Skyline Aqua

 

Let them enjoy the beautiful view of the Singapore Flyer while toning core muscles and improving both body and mental balance. The FloatFit HIIT/Yoga on Water class is a 30-minute workout on water using a floating exercise mat that includes HIIT exercises like burpees, lunges and squats or yoga exercises that focus on breathing and movement to strengthen the body and mind. A unique and refreshing way to exercise, it’s sure to get their blood pumping!

 

Birthday Gifts for Friends Who Are Well-Groomed

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Let your friend rock a new hair colour with a rejuvenating session at J’s Salon! The Dye Hair Service includes colouring, washing and styling blow dry by J’s Salon’s professional hair stylists. 

 

With a beautiful interior, this luxurious salon offers the most holistic and relaxing self-pampering session. Boost their confidence with a trendy new look that they’ll never want to stop snapping photos for the gram. The perfect birthday gift for friends who are always switching up their hairdo!

Removing dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin is a necessity for clear, healthy skin. Give a well-groomed friend a pampering treat at Spa Infinity to cleanse their skin. 


The 60-minute Classic Facial combines traditional healing with modern spa luxury to battle skin concerns. This facial treatment helps exfoliate and nourish the skin, promoting a clear-well-hydrated complexion. The perfect birthday treat for friends to relax and indulge on their special day. 

Guys who rock a beard usually take a lot of pride in grooming. The “Percy Nobleman” Complete Beard Care Kit from WhatHeWants is the ideal personal grooming gift set to keep their beard looking full and healthy. 

 

This beard care kit includes a conditioning oil, beard wash, beard balm moisturiser and a folding comb. With all the tools he needs to care for this face and beard, what’s not to love? This is truly one of the best birthday gift ideas for men!

If your friend is very particular about their image, they’ll surely love the EZ Wave Lite from OGAWA. This handy tool helps to tone and slim the body while enhancing body metabolism to increase the rate of calorie burn by delivering high-frequency vibrational signals through the body. 

 

Let them step up the EZ Wave Lite to tone abs, shape thighs and firm glute muscles for a slimmer and toned physique. 

Back acne is a real pain to deal with because it’s so hard to reach. For the well-groomed friend who wants nothing more than to get rid of any sebum, dead skin cells, blackheads or back acne, the 60-minute Signature Salt Room Customised Back Facial from Pablo Blau is the best birthday gift you can give.

 

This customised treatment gently exfoliates and hydrates the skin for a smooth finish, free of any toxin. Set in a salt room from floor to ceiling to emulate a salt cave, this salt room treatment also helps to strengthen the immune system and cleanse the airways. A pampering birthday gift for friends to treat themselves to.

With that, we hope that this list of birthday gift ideas from Giftano has helped you with your hunt for the perfect birthday gift for your friends. From thoughtful gifts that show you care to fun and exciting experiences that will get them jumping for joy, all these gifts are available on Giftano.com digitally and instantly via email or WhatsApp. 

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