50 Birthday Gifts for Her

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite birthday gifts for her. Each gift is best served a la mode with a glass of bubbly and a handwritten card.

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This stunning and dynamic collection is by poet Amanda Gorman, whose “powerful and historic poem” was read at President Biden’s inauguration. This special gift edition is a keepsake celebrating the promise of the future and affirms the power of poetry.

Keep it classic, keep it simple. This is our favorite red nail polish, and we’ve tried them all. If you’re looking for a sweet detail to accompany your birthday gift for her, this is a no-fail choice. Plus, she’ll be reminded of you each time she paints her toes.

A spritz of this Chanel perfume will have her feeling elegant and divine, something everyone should feel on their birthday. One of our classic favorites, this scent elevates the room. It’s no wonder that it’s been a best-seller since it became available on the market over 20 years ago. It features top notes of orange, mandarin orange, orange blossom, and bergamot, and middle notes of mimosa, jasmine, Turkish rose, and ylang-ylang.

It’s no secret: we love these bags. We come back to this brand time and time again, for their quality materials, functionality, durability, affordability, and well, they have the most adorable prints. These versatile bags can be used for nearly anything: traveling, home organization, makeup, art supplies, holding her favorite rocks, portable sewing kit, stashing her tea, safeguarding her tarot cards, her countless charging cables, the list goes on. You probably will want some for yourself, too.

Skagen Minimalist Watch
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This Danish watch embodies a special kind of energy: modern, minimalist, and playful. We love the elegant versatility of this watch, it can be dressed up or down, an essential for day-to-day wear.

The perfect necklace to pair with anything. If you’re looking for a birthday gift that will make her feel celebrated, look no further. This has been a staple in our jewellry box for years.

Rose Quartz Face Roller
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We use our Rose Quartz facial roller nearly every day. Cool to the touch, it leaves skin feeling rejuvenated and loved. This roller comes in in a cute floral gift box, ideal for a birthday gift for her. It’s a trend we’re full incorporated into our daily skincare routine, and we’ve not once looked back.

Women Who Run with the Wolves

Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph. D.

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“Women Who Run with the Wolves isn’t just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love. An oracle from one who knows.”

– Alice Walker

Within every woman is a powerful, wild force with passionate creativity, timeless knowledge, and deep intuition. For her birthday, give her the gift of empowerment with this essential book that should be part of every woman’s personal library.

This highly-rated terrarium kit is designed for a layered, moody, forest feel with many shades and textures. Made by a small woman-owned business from Florida, this kit comes with everything she needs to build and maintain her indoor garden.

A book that should be read by everyone, this collection of essays and speeches by piorneering feminist and poet Audre Lorde. This eye-opener illuminates generational truths that “still cut deep into the darkened soul of America” (Essence). Coming in a beautiful hardback special edition, it is as must-have for her bookshelf.

KitchenAid 1.25-Liter Electric Kettle

Stainless steel design with a removable lid for easy filling, aluminum handle, rotating base and removable lime scale filter in pouring spout.

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We have this kettle, and love it with our whole heart. We have given it as a gift multiple times. A staple for any kitchen, and an essential for tea enthusiasts. It boils water quickly, it’s pretty, and it’s made to last. Easy to pour and fill up, we give this electric kettle a 10/10.

Does she love bubble baths? And roses? Handmade by a small women-owned business in California, this is the best-smelling bath collection we’ve come across. We first tried the Rose & Coconut Bath Soak a few years ago, and we’ve been loyal customers ever since. Give her something that she may not indulge in for herself, the gift of total relaxation and smelling like Aphrodite.

Simplicity with a statement. These handmade earrings from a small woman-owned business feature stunning Baroque freshwater pearls that are completely unique to each pair.

Lamy Fountain Pen
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A timelessly modern pen, with a long-lasting design and pleasant ink flow. Featuring great writing comfort, it has an ergonomic design for easy grip so your hand doesn’t get tired after long periods of time. A thoughtful and sustainable (goodbye disposable pens!) birthday gift for anyone.

This best-selling, lightweight, waterproof, and dirt-resistant picnic blanket is ideal for the beach, an afternoon at the park, or camping. Handmade by a small woman-owned business in California, each blanket is unique and travel-friendly.

Give the gift of good vibes and great sound quality. We love Bose speakers because they pack bold sound and long battery life into a small device. This speaker is portable, has a built-in mic for speakerphone calls, and has over 8 hours of battery life.

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

– Anne Frank

We love this beautifully illuminated manuscript by poet, priest, and National Book Award nominee Spencer Reece. Each painting mirrors a quote from an acclaimed writer or spokesperson that has inspired him, including Emily Dickinson, James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bishop, Katharine Hepburn, and Janis Joplin. The perfect birthday gift, All the Beauty Still Left “is a delight whose evocative images and memorable accompanying texts are sure to provoke contemplation and reflection for readers of all faiths” (Bookshop.org).

This instant camera gift bundle is the ideal present for the sentimental souls out there. She can capture memories to share on Instagram or for the privileged spot on the fridge. Plus, these cameras have autofocus and other digital features that mean you won’t have to waste a ton of film to get the right shot.

Large Amber & Moss Candle from P.F. Candle Co.
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This hand-poured candle smells like a weekend in the redwoods, sun gleaming through the canopy. With notes of sage, moss, and lavender, it is the perfect accompaniment for her desk, nightstand, bathtub counter, basically anywhere. Plus, you’ll be supporting a small business based out of California.

This iconic dutch oven is a must-have in any kitchen and one of the best birthday gifts out there. It comes in a variety of colors that are so pretty, she won’t want to put it away. This gift will be used for years and years, with many people passing them down to their adult children as a family heirloom.

Drunk Elephant Renew Facial Duo

T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. Lala Retro Whipped Cream Facial Moisturizer.

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If she’s into skincare, look no further because this is the holy grail of at-home facials. We love this best-selling clean beauty brand because it’s cruelty-free and vegan, and this face mask is one of the most luxurious ones out there. You might want to try it, too.

For the woman on the go, a tote bag is always necessary. A classic design with a timely message, this well-made tote is sure to be appreciated, and you’ll be supporting a Black-owned and woman-owned business.

Hydro Flask Wine Tumbler

10 oz stainless steel and vacuum insulated.

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For a birthday she’ll remember for years to come, get two of these, her favorite bottle of wine, a picnic blanket (we have a good rec above!), and a stunning sunset view. What more do you need?

Chances are she’s already been eyeing one of these cotton knit sweaters for a while now, as this brand is one of the cult favorites for sustainable and vegan clothing on Instagram. The cotton is harvested, spun, and dyed locally and ethically in Spain, these all-natural and soft cardigans are made to last for life. The hardest part: choosing which color. But really, you can’t go wrong.

100% Pure Silk Pillowcase
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Not only are these like sleeping on the cloud, but they also will make her hair and skin glow. These best-selling pillowcases have rave reviews for a reason, and we have a feeling she’s going to agree.

23andMe Ancestry + Traits

Discover what your DNA has to say about your well-being and how it can influence certain lifestyle choices.

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Who isn’t curious about where they come from? This DNA kit can be done from home and mailed straight to the lab, no contact necessary. She can discover other DNA relatives from around the world, share reports with family and friends, and learn more about her family history. We’ve tried this kit and loved it. It was easy, fast, and we learned multitudes we didn’t know about our family tree.

Real Red Lipstick: True Red by ILIA

A richly pigmented vegan lipstick to be long-wearing, truly hydrating and provide full coverage in just one swipe. 

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Every woman needs a perfect red lip in her makeup bag, no matter what age. This lipstick is a timeless neutral red that flatters any skin tone. What’s great about this clean beauty brand is that its products are cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan. This buttery lipstick is made with apricot seed oil and mango seed butter, a luxurious and richly pigmented gift that will surely inspire a smile.

This healing crystal gift set comes with an Amythyst, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Labradorite, and Tigers Eye. Great for home and office decoration, crystal collecting, or for those who are beginning to experiment with healing crystals.

This kitchen tool is a lifesaver and is beloved by all who own one. A multi-use pressure cooker that sterilizes, is a slow cooker, cooks rice, steams, sautes, makes yogurt, and warms up food. Getting breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the table just got a whole lot easier, and faster.

A deck of 64 affirmation cards to help her find strength and inner peace. These positive affirmations by Lousie L. Hay are widely used by people across the globe, and are well-loved for their kind, thoughtful messages and meditations. Each vibrant and uniquely illustrated card contains a powerful affirmation on one side and a visualization on the other to enlighten and inspire.

Custom Pet Portrait Original Watercolor
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Bring her some joy with a personalized portrait of her fur baby. Simply mail a photo to this Etsy seller, and they’ll paint a customized portrait that she can frame and hang in her house.

If she loves to be outside in the sunshine, this retro-inspired hammock is the perfect gift. It can hold up to two people and is great for camping trips or to hang in the backyard.

A no-fail gift she’ll love: cute personalized stationery. This woman-owned small business operates out of Kansas and will ship the handmade stationery right to her door.

“A lyrical work of self-discovery that’s shockingly intimate and insistently universal…Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanently stunning.” –Ron Charles, The Washington Post
This novel is a breathtaking work exploring coming of age, first love, family history, and the redemptive power of storytelling. One of the best novels we read in the last year.

Get her something to enjoy at home. Pair this best-selling record player with a few of her favorite albums, or introduce her to one of your most-loved vinyl records.

For the jet-setter, this personalized birthday gift is something she’ll hold onto forever. This handmade leather passport cover is simple, elegant, and perfect for keeping her passport and travel documents safe.

38. Devotions by Mary Oliver

A book we return to time and time again. Chosen as one of Oprah’s Books That Help Me Through for Oprah’s Book Club, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver personally selected her best work in this timeless collection that spans over five decades of her celebrated literary career. Give the gift of inspiration and brilliantly crafted verse for her birthday. Order one for yourself, too.

Our absolute favorite travel backpack. It carries it all, and will last. We’ve taken this bag across the globe, and it never disappoints. Big enough to carry a trip’s worth of gear, small enough to be a carry-on. Made by a small company out of Washington, this is a great gift for anyone who loves to travel efficiently and comfortably.

For the kid at heart, this gift will put a smile on her face. It can be played in both handheld mode or hooked up to the TV, so she can get some me-time in at home. We recommend getting her Untitled Goose Game to go along with it (this you won’t regret).

Kala Satin Mahogany Soprano Ukulele

With Gig Bag, Tuner, Strap, Fender Play, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth.

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Is she musically inclined? Or would she like to be? This bundle includes everything she needs to start playing – get ready for your backyard BBQs to take on a Hawaiian tone.

The Muncher Titanium Multi Utensil

Multitool for camping, travel, backpacking gear.

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For the outdoorsy folks, this lightweight titanium multitool is a great zero-waste eco-friendly tool for camping, picnics, parties, hiking trips, road trips, traveling, fishing, the list goes on. She’ll never have to use a cheap plastic spork again!

If she loves fantasy, this novel is for her. One of the most celebrated books of 2019, it has been called the “African Games of Thrones.” In this gripping read, James combines mythology and history in the story of a skilled mercenary searching for a missing child.

If she seems like the type that keeps a journal, you don’t know her that well, or you’re looking for a nice detail to round out the gift, this is a no-fail choice. We’re big fans of Moleskine notebooks, one is never far from reach. The paper is high quality and feels like writing on butter. This notebook is “sleek, mature, and usable, making it a great present for writers and non-writers alike.”

MeiLiang Watercolor Paint Set

36 vivid colors in pocket box with metal ring and watercolor brush. Perfect for students, kids, and beginners.

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Birthday party paint night? Bring out her creative side with this best-selling watercolor paint set. A great activity to do together (or not).

First thing’s first: coffee. If she’s a coffee-lover, she’ll appreciate this quality cold brew coffee pot that creates a smooth and rich taste.

These eco-friendly and zero-waste makeup remover pads can help her replace those disposable cotton rounds for a more sustainable choice. Made out of organic cotton, they even come with their own laundry bag for easy washing.

Rose Gold Kitchen Utensils

Sturdy copper utensils set includes: copper ladle, copper spoon, skimmer, and turner.

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Style meets function with these sophisticated kitchen utensils. If she loves to cook, this unique, vintage-inspired birthday gift is right up her alley.

You know it, I know it: whales are magical. If she’s into the mystery of nature, she’ll dive right into this book. This awe-inspiring work explores mankind’s relationship with whales, infusing natural history, philosophy, and science, and creating a sense of wonder for any type of reader.

A great gift for yoga lovers, this bag (that comes in many color options!) will help her keep her yoga mat clean and in good shape.

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