Why Buy A Birthday Gift When You Can Make One?

Create digital art

From Spark to Photoshop and Illustrator, Adobe has plenty of apps where you can make creative birthday gifts for friends and family.

Wondering what to get your friends for their birthdays? If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for creative birthday gifts, you’ve come to the right place. With Adobe’s apps, DIY birthday gift ideas come naturally. Here are a few ways to show your family and friends how much you love them on their special day.

Social media post

Why Buy A Birthday Gift When You Can Make One Social media posts are a fun way to celebrate birthdays with your friends!


One way to celebrate birthdays with your friends is through social media. While there are plenty of filters and stickers already on social media apps, you can also use Spark to create the perfect birthday shout-out. Just upload your favorite pictures or start off with a gorgeous template. Then, add some text or icons and graphics. Spark has templates for Instagram posts, Instagram stories and Facebook posts.

Photo collage

Why Buy A Birthday Gift When You Can Make One Creative birthday gift ideas include photo collages.


Photo collages are a great way to display all the memories and adventures you’ve had with friends or family members. You can make photo collages with Spark or Photoshop. Add text, colors and borders to make your collage extra-special.

Original artwork

Why Buy A Birthday Gift When You Can Make One Create art for your friend’s birthday with Illustrator.


Feeling extra artistic? If you’re looking for DIY birthday gift ideas that will really surprise your friends, create some art using Illustrator. For example, portraits make great presents, and you can play around with colors and themes to make your artwork stand out.

Keep your presents simple with a social media post or homemade card or go all out by making a masterpiece. This list is just the start; there’s so much you can do with Creative Cloud. Use your imagination to make a fantastic birthday present, then get ready to celebrate!

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