Finding the perfect birthday gift can be tough—especially when it comes to the favorite women in your life. Whether you’re looking for something for your sister, your significant other, your bestie, or a work-wife, the number of options can be overwhelming. It's hard to make a good gift-giving decision under a tight timeline, so our advice is to start brainstorming early.
The best present for her can range from something useful that's tailored to her interests—think a cool new wine opener or the newest fitness tracking device—or something whimsical and fun. A personalized present always makes an impression, while things like bath salts or a luxe skincare set will help her unwind and get some must-needed self-care. We've rounded up some of our favorite gifts here that will be sure to please your favorite friend, family member, or co-worker.
Here, the best birthday presents for her.
Cuyana Leather Travel Case Set
Crafted in Argentina out of high-grade leather, this travel set will last forever—and will only get better with time. The small case is perfect for makeup, while the larger one holds all the mini toiletries you need. Choose from 17 vivid colors and add a monogram for a special touch.
Estelle Colored Glass Decanter
The friend that's always hosting girl's night will love this glass decanter, which handblown by artisans in Poland. When the decanter, which holds 26 ounces of liquid, isn't in use it also doubles as a beautiful piece of decor.
Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker
Is she a runner or a gym enthusiast? Treat her to the latest iteration of Fitbit—she'll be able to track exercise goals, monitor heart rate, and even keep on top of sleep patterns. This one is swim resistant (she can even wear it in the shower!) and keeps a charge for up to one week.
TSUNJA Asymmetrical Clay Earrings
For your friend that’s always ahead of the trends (and bucks them whenever she feels like it), these chunky earrings will quickly become her favorites. Dressed up or down, they’ll always make a statement--just like her.
SOI Handbag Illuminator With Charging Power
If she's one of those people who always losing her phone deep inside her bag (and when she finds it, it's on one percent battery), this gift is an absolute must-have. At under 3" wide, it will fit in any size purse and lights up when you touch —and then can be plugged into as a handy charger for extra juice on the go.
Mouth Birthday in a Box
For the friend with a sweet tooth, this fun gift box has all the treats she’ll want on her birthday—from cotton candy popcorn to birthday cake marshmallows and rainbow confetti macaroons.
Semper Florens Design Paper Magnolia Branches
A vase of flowers that will last much longer than a fresh bouquet, these delicate blush-colored branches are hand-crafted from nearly translucent crepe paper. Give them in lieu of a traditional fresh bundle, and get extra points for wrapping them in butcher or tissue paper like you would with fresh blooms. The presentation is everything!
Louis Sherry 12-Piece Chocolate Truffle Tin
This vintage-style tin with twelve delicious chocolates is sure to please any of the women in your life. As a bonus, when she’s eaten all the treats, she’ll have a gorgeous container to use as a trinket box.
Kinto Water Bottle with Silicone Strap
For your workout buddy who’s long overdue for a new water bottle, this lightweight model has a silicone strap for easy carrying and comes in five different translucent colors.
Mark and Graham Oversized Tassel Keychain
Add this playful tassel to your bag or set of keys—it'll bring a pop of bright color to your day. Choose from 7 pretty hues and monogram the attached tag with her initials for an extra touch.
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Whether she's a seasoned home chef, a complete novice, or just a fan of chef Samin Nostrat's engaging Netflix series, this book will steer her in the right direction. Filled with fun, informative facts and tons of useful—and delicious—recipes, it's is destined to become a go-to kitchen resource.
Local Ecletric "We're All Made of Stars" Zodiac Coin Ring
Crafted of gold vermeil-plated sterling silver and cubic zirconium "stars", this statement ring will make her outfit shine. Choose the one that fits with her sign, and include a cute astrology-themed card or book for a themed present.
Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio
If your teenage sister is way cooler than you were at her age (let’s face it, it happens), get her this three-pack of Glossier’s cult classic Balm Dotcom salves. Pick the slightly tinted Cherry for a budding beauty guru or Birthday for the lover of sparkles.
Danielle Kroll Zodiac Bar Soap
With vintage-inspired packaging and soft fragrances—think sandalwood, rose and jasmine—these petite soaps are the perfect gift. Select one that represents her star sign and pair with a cute, coordinating soap dish.
Overose Anthurium Scented Candle
These candles are perfect for the minimalist friend who takes color in small doses and has carefully curated her home to match. Handmade in France, this one features notes of blackcurrants, lychee and rose.
Tata Harper Tata's Daily Essentials Set
Tata Harper's all-natural beauty line has gathered a cult following for its clean ingredient list and beautifying results. This handy set of minis is perfect if she wants to try out some of the brand's top sellers, and it's great for packing in her carryon when she's traveling.
Brightech Light Therapy Lamp with Built-in USB Port
Seasonal Affective Disorder is real. Gift her some mid-winter cheer with a mood therapy light that will help her fight jet lag and add to her overall wellness.
UGG Wrin Slippers
Slippers are the gift that keeps on giving for cozy feet. These shearling UGG versions are not only comfy but also stylish—and will be sure to get her tons of compliments. She’ll love these so much she won’t be able to leave home without them.
Capri Blue Volcano Candle
If you're looking for a quick, no-fail present, you can't go wrong with this candle. With its signature cobalt glass packaging and tropical scent, it's been a fan favorite for years—and for good reason.
ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set
Acupressure is an ancient healing practice that helps relax muscles, stimulates blood flow, and promotes good sleep. Now, she can get the benefits of acupressure from the comfort of her home with this handy mat—it targets closet to 8,000 acupressure points and will help her to relax, wherever she is.
Anthropologie Kismet Salt Soak
For a hardworking woman in your life who could use a little extra relaxation, these bath salts will do just the trick. Upgrade her self care routine and give her some much needed TLC.
Ebergey Gisele PJ Set
These pj's will quickly become her favorite. With a classic navy piping and menswear-inspired button-down top, it's a classic look—and with a stretchy Modal-blend fabric, it's also a comfy one.
Each Jewels Zodiac Barette
Everyone has at least one friend who reads their horoscope top to bottom every day and takes into consideration sign compatibility before dating someone new. These zodiac clips are sure to delight any astrology enthusiast, guaranteed.
GMYLE AirPod Case
Airpods are great but keeping track of them can be a doozy. This case attaches to her keys so she can always have her tunes on hand. Plus, this model has a port for lighting charging so she can charge them without removing them from the case.
Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter
Make her wine Wednesday that much more fun with an electric wine bottle opener that can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge. Keep it on your counter in the handy charging station and be ready for vino on the fly.
Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Bathrobe
If you're looking for a present for your mom or sister that you know they'll love, look no further. This classic bathrobe delivers on all fronts—it's super soft, roomy, and looks great when cinched at the waist.
NPW Drinking Buddies Glass Markers
Your best girlfriends will laugh out loud when they see these whimsical drink markers, each fashioned after a different "muscle man". Each marker has a different colored speedo so everyone will keep track of their cocktail.
Biscuit Home Party Drinks Cocktail Napkins
If she loves to entertain, these cute embroidered napkins will be her go-to for all those summer cocktails and dinner parties she’s sure to throw.
Cooluli Mini Beauty Refrigerator
So many beauty and nutrition products on the market today need to be kept at an optimum temperature for long-lasting effects. This mini fridge does just that—and keeps your creams, serums, and probiotics separate from your groceries.
Just My Style STMT DIY Alphabet Kit
This one is for your bestie who’s forever crafting and also into a bit of kitsch. A jewelry making kit will provide her all the tools and beads she needs to make old school friendship bracelets and necklaces—just like summer camp. Hey, maybe she’ll even make one for your next birthday!
Fredericks and Mae Incense
With eight different scents to choose from, these prettily packaged incense are sure to please even your pickiest friend.
RUGbyGUR Art by Tim Furey Rug
Your modern-art loving friend will be obsessed with this little multi-colored rug that will brighten up her bathroom or kitchen.
Meri Meri Sequin Fruit Mesh Tote Bag
This tote is for the gal who loves playful designs, bright colors, and isn’t afraid of a little shimmer. Perfect for beach days or summer adventures, she’ll use it all summer long.