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Birthday Gift Ideas for Her: 10 Gifts She Actually Wants

Shopping for the perfect birthday gift for a woman can be a tricky task. You want to make sure you’re giving something special—and you don’t want to risk giving something she already has or that she won’t absolutely love. What to do? Here are some thoughtful birthday gift ideas that are sure to delight your wife, girlfriend or mom.

1. INC Ajae Flap Swirl Purse

INC Ajae Flap Swirl Handbag

For women who love fashion and function, a quality purse is always a stylish birthday gift. This Ajae Flap Swirl Handbag from INC is sophisticated and striking. The interior is big enough to hold all her on-the-go staples without being clunky, and the adjustable strap accommodates wear as a cross-body or a handbag. Whether she dresses it up for date night or uses it as her new day-to-day bag, she’ll love this modern and practical purse.

2. Kopari Organic Coconut Melt

kopari organic coconut melt

If she is a beauty junkie, she knows the wonders that coconut oil can do for her skin and hair. Not all coconut oils are created equally though. This Kopari Coconut Melt is revered because it is pure, organic and unrefined coconut oil sustainably sourced from farm-fresh fruit. This product’s texture, absorption and aroma is not like the coconut oil you get at the grocery store. The oil can be used on eczema-prone skin, as a hair mask and even as a makeup remover. Melt a dollop in your hands and slather from head to toe for lavish skin and hair.

For more gifts for beauty junkies, check out our gift guide for makeup lovers who don’t need another stinkin’ palette.

3. Happy Birthday Gift Card

Choice Gift Card - Happy Birthday

If you can’t pick just one gift, you can give the birthday girl the gift of choice with the Happy Birthday Gift Card. She can shop at popular brands like The Cheesecake Factory, GAP, Ulta Beauty and other favorites, making it a great option for the beauty junkie or fashion enthusiast in your life. Plus, the gift funds can be used for online shopping so she doesn’t even have to go to the store!

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4. Essential Oil Diffuser

sparoom mysto oil diffuser

An oil diffuser can turn any room into an aromatic sanctuary for the birthday girl. Help her unwind with this SpaRoom Mysto Oil Diffuser.  The contemporary marble look and compact design add a sleek touch to any space. Just add a few drops of essential oils to the reservoir and bask in the therapeutic atmosphere. If she is new to essential oils, help her get started with this handy recipe book and some of her favorite scents. We recommend lavender for relaxation or lemon for a crisp, energizing boost.

Simple but personal gifts like this are great for last-minute gifts since these items are available at most large retailers. If you’re running out of time to shop, our judgement-free guide for last-minute birthday gifts has even more items that can be picked up on your way to the party.

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5. Kiehl’s Brighten Up Bundle

Kiehls Since 1851 Brighten Up Bundle

Great skin is always in, which means the Kiehl’s Brighten Up Bundle is perpetually a great gift idea. The set contains everything she needs to achieve bright, clear and healthy skin. Included are deluxe travel sizes of the brand’s beloved Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream and Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. Used together, these products will help her look lively even on those bleary-eyed early mornings!

6. Hooded Cardigan

style & co hooded cardigan green

Give the gift of cozy. And nothing says cozy like a soft cardigan. This hooded cardigan from Style & Co comes in black, sandcastle beige, heather grey and tree green. Whether she wears it lounging around the house or styles it for a casual night out, she is going to love wrapping up in this comfy cardigan. The best part of all: it has pockets!

7. NuWaveAir Fryer

nuwave brio digital air fryer blue

Air fryers are the new must-have appliance for people of any culinary skill level. The NuWave Brio Digital Air Fryer has hundreds of five-star reviews, many of which remark how easy cooking has become thanks to this handy tool. Air fryers forego the use of oil to cook crisp, succulent meals and sides, making it a healthier form of food prep than traditional frying. The NuWave Brio also has a digital timer and self-shutoff function, so there is no chance for overcooking. She’ll love cooking something tasty with her new air fryer!

From appliances to gadgets and everything in between, find more tasty gift ideas in our gift guide for foodies.

8. Lavender Grow Kit

back to the roots organic lavender grow kit

Even if the birthday girl is botanically challenged, grow kits are a foolproof way to start an indoor garden. No green thumb required! The Back to the Roots Organic Lavender Grow Kit has everything needed to bloom beautiful lavender flowers: a glass mason jar, organic seeds, organic soil blend, fertilizer and a planting guide. Just add sunshine and water and she will have her own fragrant sprouts in a few weeks. As an added bonus, she can post a picture of her lavender on any social media platform using the hashtag #GrowOneGiveOne and Back to the Roots will donate a grow kit and curriculum to the school of her choice. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

9. Burberry Sunglasses

Burberry Womens Sunglasses

A great pair of sunnies makes everything look a little bit better. You can expect all kinds of magic, courtesy of these Burberry Sunglasses. With a soft violet-meets-pink hue, these lightly colorful shades are eye-catching at a glance. More importantly, they’re constructed with enduring quality in mind. Developed by the iconic English fashion house, they feature the legendary nova check pattern along the sides. The chic shape is a fun touch that gives them a contemporary edge.

10. NABLA Secret Palette

NABLA Secret Palette
NABLA Secret Palette

It’s impossible to decide what’s more appealing: the colors in the NABLA Secret Palette or the exquisitely designed compact. The exterior features beautifully embossed floral workmanship, along with little gemstones that brighten the façade and lend it an air of immediate elegance. Inside are 15 breathtaking hues that range from light and airy to rich and dramatic. The palette offers countless ways to bring different looks to life.

If the women you’re shopping for already has every palette imaginable, check out our makeup gift guide for people who don’t need another palette.

There are so many options for birthday gifts for the woman in your life. Consider one of the ideas listed here or a gift card. Either way, she’ll be delighted to know that you thought of her on her special day!

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