The 32 Best Birthday Gifts for Her

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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


Courtesy of Cuyana

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

gift set

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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

Potted Pilea Plant

 Courtesy of The Sill

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


Courtesy of Amazon

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

CBD Gumdrops

 Courtesy of Lord Jones

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

purse illuminator

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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

Birthday in a Box

 Courtesy of Mouth

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

Paper Magnolia Branches

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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


 Courtesy of Nordstrom

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 Lightweight Water Bottle

Lightweight Water Bottle

Courtesy of Food52

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


 Courtesy of Mark and Graham

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"

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 Electric "We're All Made of Stars" Zodiac Coin Ring


 Courtesy of Local Electric

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

Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio

 Courtesy of Glossier

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


 courtesy of Anthropologie

With vintage-inspired packaging and exotic 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.

Overrose Anthurium Scented Candle


 Courtesy of Matches Fashion 

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

 Courtesy of Tata Harper

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


Courtesy of Nordstrom

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.

Anthropologie Monogram Agate Coaster


 Courtesy of Anthropologie

This gift is great if you're looking for something that's personalized, without the extra steps of customizing a monogram. The pop of gold will brighten up her desk or bedside table.

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.

Kismet Salt Soak

Bath Salts

 Courtesy of Anthropologie

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


Courtesy of Eberjey

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 Hair Clip

Zodiac Hair Clip

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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

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 Bathrobe


 Courtesy of Parachute 

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 Cocktail 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

Cocktail Napkins

 Courtesy of Biscuit Home

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


 Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

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.

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!

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