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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 Small Leather Travel 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.
Calming Waters Relaxation Set
The gift of relaxation is one that she'll truly appreciate. This pretty box contains everything she needs for an at-home spa experience, from soothing bath tea and a skin-softening bath bomb to a rose-scented candle to create the ambiance.
The Sill Potted Pilea Plant
This cheerful Pilea plant is perfect for the work wife that could use a little something to liven up her desk. Choose from six modern pots in five color options.
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.
Lord Jones CBD Gumdrops
If she's boarded the CBD train, get her these indulgent berry gumdrops that are a collaboration between Lord Jones and Sigur Rós. Plus, save yourself money on wrapping paper since this packaging is so pretty—it would be a shame to cover it up!
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.
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!
"Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat"
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.
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.
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.
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!