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    38 Gifts Anyone With A Summer Birthday Will Adore

    Unicorn pool floats, stylish sunglasses, and more gifts anyone with a summer birthday will adore.

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    1. A handwoven circle bag, so they can have a chic carrier for small essentials. They can take this Insta-worthy accessory to the beach, brunch, and everything in between.

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    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my sister for our planned vacation to Mexico and it was perfect! The bag is exactly as pictured with really pretty fabric lining in the inside and came in a little tote that she even used to cart sunscreen and a book to the beach on her trip. So cute that I almost didn't want to gift it, and definitely borrowed it on the trip. I'm sure it will only be a matter of time until I buy myself one too!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.88 (also available in white).

    2. A set of cactus shot glasses that make amazing barware decorations *and* serve as great convo starter for your friend's virtual happy hours.

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    Promising review: "I got these as a little secret Santa gift for a family event. I was a little worried about how the quality would be because they were such a good price. I was pleasantly surprised when I received them how durable they seemed and how cute they were! My friend really enjoyed them as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. A neon ice cream light, so they can ~melt with joy~ every time they want to illuminate their living space.

    An neon white, pink, and yellow ice cream light on a brick wall
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wanted a neon light for my apartment, and I love ice cream. So I bought this. I wasn't sure what to expect or how great this would be, but it's perfect, works so well, and looks so fabulous! Perfect brightness, perfect size. Highly recommend!" —Shelby Woodby

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    4. Glossier's Balm Dotcom that'll moisturize their parched lips and double up as a skin moisturizer. Say goodbye to drying, peeling, and cracking during the summer.

    Glossier

    Promising review: "Amazingly moisturizing! Although I have generally oily skin, some areas can get extremely dry. I use this on my lips, elbows, cuticles, and anywhere that just needs a little extra moisturizing." —Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in eight scents).

    5. A unicorn float for ~magical~ pool days: It's comfortable, colorful, and really fun to relax in. They'll probably not want to get out of the water while they're sitting in this inflatable gem.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my niece, it has since become the whole family's favorite float. Comfortable for anyone to lounge in, colorful, and most importantly very durable! We usually go through many rips and tears in floats each summer but this unicorn has remained in one piece despite lots of use and play. Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.30.

    6. And a set of flamingo drink floaters so you both can sip on cold drinks and not spill 'em while you're chillin' in the pool.

    A group of reviewers poses with pink flamingo drink floaters in a pool
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these! They work great, no tipping issues at all. These little guys just float around the pool on their own like an inflatable bartender. I found cups and cans fit perfectly snug (even with a Koozie). I leave my Koozie on my bottles for a secure fit and have never had a problem." —Beth M.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $12.17.

    7. A pretty tassel bikini that'll look so stylish on them when they go to the beach, pool, or lake. Adjustable straps, breathable fabric, and a comfy high-rise bottom make this swim staple a keeper.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    BuzzFeed editor Heather Braga adores this bikini and said: "I got this suit for my birthday and was pleasantly surprised by how secure I feel wearing it. The pom-poms are a delightful touch, but its coverage and support is where this product really shines." Read more of her tassel bikini review (it's #18).

    Promising review: "I have to admit that I was not expecting a swimsuit from Amazon to end up being a huge success! I have larger athletic thighs and have a heavy chest. This swimsuit fit perfectly! I ordered a size 10 after reading a review of a woman who wrote a review with my similar body type. The bottoms have good coverage while still maintaining a little cheek. I also usually have the issue of the leg holes being too tight, but I did not have this issue. The top fit perfectly as well. One of my favorite swimsuits for the summer!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and 12 styles).

    8. A Birthdate Book so they can learn about their astrological birth chart and more horoscope insights. Yes to to a fun (and personalized) deep reading while lounging on a hot day!

    hands open Birthdate Co. Birthdate Book to a page that says "Sagittarius"
    Birthdate Co.

    Birthdate Co. is a small business specializing in astrology, numerology and tarot. They also sell pretty candles designed for each birth date during the year.

    Promising review: "I got this as a birthday gift for my daughter who has always wanted to have 'her stars read.' It was a highly personal gift, and I knew it was being custom made. What I did not expect was how gorgeous it would be. Lush rich colors, glossy paper, and a sturdy heirloom cover. Can’t wait to see her face lights up when I hand it to her in May!" —Birthdate Co. Customer

    Get it from Birthdate Co. for $95.

    9. A tie-dye yoga mat for days when they want to practice yoga in their living room or backyard. It absorbs sweat and helps prevent slipping, so they'll be able to easily move from pose to pose.

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    Promising review: "I received a Yoga Mate Towel as a gift from a friend who knows who badly I sweat when I workout. I don't glow, I drip. No, I create rivers! This towel helps keep my mat dry and I can use it to wipe off too. Nobody wants slimy hands when lifting kettle bells! It doesn't get sopping wet and it's super soft. Love the colors too. So, I bought one for my sister who plays tennis and works out with me sometimes." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available in seven colors).

    10. A pair of retro-inspired sunglasses, so they can accessorize like their favorite fashion model and protect their peepers from the sun.

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    Promising review: "I have always love fashion and dressing up, so these glasses were the perfect addition to my accessories. They perfectly hug your face, and for the cost, they are extremely well made. I wore them to a friend's birthday, and everyone was shocked to hear how inexpensive these are." —katherine

    Get a 2-pack from Amazon for $15.95 (available in 22 color combinations).

    11. A rollable bar cart that'll be there when they want to enjoy a refreshing drink outdoors. It has two levels that'll easily fit a pitcher, glasses, fruit, magazines, and whatever else they need to have a chill happy hour.

    yellow bar cart with drinks on top
    The Novogratz

    Get it from The Novogratz for $119 (available in four colors).

    12. And a sampler of mixers from Avec for making the cocktail or mocktail of their dreams! If they're looking to expand their bar cart and sip on something delightful when it's happy hour, each mixer is made with natural botanics and real juice that'll give their fave drink a flavor upgrade.

    the sampler in a box and some colorful avec cans on a bar cart with fruit and a cocktail
    Avec

    Avec is a woman-founded business known for their delicious mixers that are made with natural botanicals and real juice. The sampler above contains three of each of the flavors Jalapeño and Lime, Ginger, Hibiscus and Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Pomelo, and Yuzu and Lime.

    BuzzFeed writer Kit Stone loves making drinks with Avec mixers and said: “The way my life is set up, the very day I want a good cocktail is the very day I have no ingredients to make it happen. To be honest, I’ve never been much of the bartender, and when it comes to cocktails, I need something tasty that drowns out an overpowering spirit. So anything that came ready-to-go where I only had to add my spirit of choice, was already a win for me. After tasting, I was sold. The Avec mixers take all the guesswork out of what to put in and how much. And, you can even drink them by themselves over ice without adding any alcohol at all." Read more deets in her Avec mixers review (it's number 23).

    Get the 15-pack sampler from Avec for $45.

    13. A bocce ball set that'll give them hours of backyard play with the fam on sunny days. They'll also get a killer arm and wrist workout. Adoro le bocce!

    A model plays with a colorful bocce set in their yard
    Amazon

    It even comes with a carrying case and measuring rope for games!

    Promising review: "This bocce set is awesome! The balls are sturdy and very colorful and the jack is large and bright and so easy to see even in taller grass. We like this set so much, we bought two more sets as gifts :)" —Elizabeth Ellis

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (also available in a light up LED ball set and soft rubber ball set).

    14. A personalized outdoor sign, so they can let everyone know that the balcony, deck, or porch *is* their relaxation spot packed with blooming flowers, a soft rug, and the comfiest seats.

    rectangle blue sign that says "Aubrey's Oasis" with painted flowers
    The Birdhouse Of Orange/Etsy

    The Birdhouse Of Orange is a small business based in California that sells hand-painted home decor, including cute personalized signs for gardens, decks, and so much more.

    Get it from The Birdhouse Of Orange on Etsy for $38+ (available in 30 primary colors and 17 different dimensions).

    15. A milk frother that'll help them whip up amazing Dalgona coffees or iced matcha lattes at home. This handy gadget is super easy to use and is *chef's kiss* perfect for iced caffeinated drinks, especially when it's hot outside.

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    Promising review: "The Zulay milk frother is very easy to use and only takes about 15 seconds to froth milk. We use ours everyday for lattes and frothy hot chocolate. The sleek design makes it easy to hold while using. It comes with a stand so it's easy to store on top of your kitchen counter or anywhere. This is a great gift and you can't beat the price! You won't be disappointed!" —Bono

    Get it from Amazon for $12.57+ (available in 30 colors).

    16. And a Cold Brew DIY Kit so they can bring the coffee shop to their kitchen and craft an iced masterpiece in minutes. They'll appreciate not waiting in line or spending money every time they want a cold caffeinated beverage.

    the DIY Cold Brew kit with coffee blend, dripper, iridescent spoon, and filters
    Bean & Bean

    It comes with Bean & Bean's 12-ounce Downtown Blend (Cold Brew Grind), a Mr. Clever Dripper and #4 filter (100 count), a gorgeous Umeshiso Spoon, and colorable instructions on how to make a cold brew! 

    Promising review: "Really cool and fun kit to make my own cold brew at home. It's got me hooked. Downtown Blend is perfect for cold brew because it's bold nutty and smooth. I'll be gifting one to my friend as well." — Bean & Bean Customer

    Get it from Bean & Bean for $65.

    17. Fizzy aromatherapy bath bombs because they can treat themselves to DIY spa time all summer long. These relaxing treats contain essential oils, like lavender, orange, and peppermint, and smell so good when dropped in a tub.

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    Need more goods for your self-care routine? Bubbly Belle on Amazon Handmade has a bunch of essential oils and more fizzy bath bombs (including ones with surprise rings inside) to help you have a relaxing bath.

    Promising review: "I have been using bath bombs for years. I've used cheap brands, drugstore brands, luxury brands (Lush, YL) and more. This box gives all bath bombs I've tried a run for the money! The packaging was super cute and totally giftable. I was really impressed at the quality of the bath bomb itself too (I used Heal tonight) and I love that this uses natural essential oils. During this COVID-19 outbreak, I have had a lot of stress and anxiety and have enjoyed a bath nearly every night for the past week. This bomb gave me the most serene experience and they are HUGE! At least double the size of ones I've used before. Comparable to the size of Lush bombs. I will definitely purchase this box again when I run out and honestly it's a great price at a little more than $2 apiece. You really can't beat it!" —Heather H

    Get a 24-pack from Bubbly Belle on Amazon Handmade for $49.97.

    18. Ceramic circles they'll want to place above their favorite seating nook. This dreamy four-piece wall art set will look so stunning, thanks to a vibrant design that'll add a touch of calm to the space they use for lounging, working, and dining.

    four-piece ceramic wall hanging set nestled in an orange nook
    Jungalow

    Jungalow is a Black woman-owned business that sells colorful home decor, furniture, and gifts. From throw pillows to candle holders, you'll find gorgeous products that'll brighten up your living space.

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed! It fits perfectly with my gallery wall, and I am thrilled that it’s part of my home." —Jungalow Customer

    Get it from Jungalow for $79.

    19. A Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver if they want gorgeous, beachy waves without spending hours at the salon. They'll boost shine and keep strands frizz-free with this great styling tool.

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    Promising review: "Okay, I love this thing so much. My hair is down to my chest and I love to curl it, but have zero patience to do so. This is very easy to use and makes my hair look great, as well as cuts curling time in half. I've already had two friends ask me what I used to curl my hair and one ordered it for herself and I gifted one to my other friend." —Marianne R. Fezza

    Get it from Amazon for $28.93+ (available in two colors).

    20. Art prints so they can daydream about serene scenery while they WFH at their desk, get dressed in their room, or relax on the couch. Each print comes is downloadable, so all they have to do is print it out and put it in a frame for an easy home decor upgrade!

    one framed print of a sunset and one of clothes hanging on a clothesline
    Genevieve Scarano / BuzzFeed

    Nonily Studio is small Etsy shop based in California that specializes in printable wall art.

    Apartment living inspires you to get creative with home decor, and I've fallen seriously in love with wall art. Nonily Studio has gorgeous prints that'll turn your small living space into a chill oasis. I adore both prints I bought above (swimsuits on a clothesline and a sunny canyon) and they make me feel more relaxed while I WFH.

    Get the sunny canyon print on the left or the clothesline print on the right for $4.99 each from Nonily Studio on Etsy.

    21. A tropical set of pins just begging to be added to their favorite tote bag or jean jacket. Even if they're not on an island getaway, these cuties will add a pop of color to whatever they're wearing.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought this set of six pins as a gift for my daughter, she is a collector of pins and is always on the lookout for fun new ones. She absolutely loves them! They are so cute and colorful! Perfect size for backpacks or purses. Great quality too, a good weighted pin not a flimsy little plastic piece but thicker enamel type lacquer color over metal with secure back closure piece." —Julie Richardson Small

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.85.

    22. A fun coloring book because it'll let them end their summer work day with happy hour animals. Each coloring page has drink recipes, so they can sip on a spritzer or cosmo while they color their heart out indoors.

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    Promising review: "I got this as a birthday gift for my daughter-in-law along with some of the makings. She loved the idea of the coloring book. The animals are hysterical! I tried a couple of the recipes myself before I gave it to her (shhh!), and they were really good. I'd love a sequel!" —Carol

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    23. Chili sauce that's a flavorful combo of spicy, savory, and sweet with a touch of garlic, so they can ~heat up~ grilled veggies, meat, and seafood when they're having a barbecue.

    the jar of chili sauce
    Me's Way / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Me's Way for $25.95+ (available in two sizes).

    24. A pair of stylish tie-dye socks because they'll remind them of cotton candy and add a pop of color to open-toe shoes. They'll look fab with block-heel sandals, mules, and slides.

    model wearing purple/pink tie-dye socks with heeled sandals
    Masha Apparel/Amazon Handmade

    Want more tie-dye goods for your wardrobe? Check out Masha Apparel on Amazon Handmade for more colorful socks, hats hoodies, and sweatshirts.

    Promising review: "I love these socks. The tie-dye pattern and colors are pleasant to the eye. But it is the quality of the sock itself that is really superb. If they ever decide to make a pillowcase from the same material, I'm buying!" —M. Brock

    Get them from Masha Apparel on Amazon Handmade for $13 (available in eight colors).

    25. Printed bike shorts so perfect for hiking, running, and walking, they'll love wearing them all the time. They come in fun patterns (like the leopard-print one below) and have moisture-wicking fabric that'll help them stay dry when they exercise outdoors.

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    Promising review: "These were a birthday gift to my fiance and she couldn't be happier! She loves the camouflage pattern and she says they are one of the most comfortable pair of shorts she owns. She really likes high waisted shorts and these are perfect." —Rich

    Get them from Amazon for $16.50+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 17 colors and patterns).

    26. A giant 4 Connect game, because they'll get to spend time together with their fam and friends *and* create big blue and red lines in the backyard.

    Models play with a giant 4 Connect game in their backyard
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This game has provided many hours of fun for family. The first day I received this, my son and husband played for four hours straight. It is a super competition and makes you think several moves ahead. Best money I have spent in a long time. The game is constructed well." —D McCormick

    Get it from Amazon for $56.99+ (available in two sizes).

    27. A zodiac throw pillow that'll be a comfy addition to their bed or couch. Its gorgeous design will be perfect for your fave Cancerian who loves home decor.

    Valfré

    You can also get a matching woven blanket to complete the look! And, if your special someone is a Gemini, Leo, or Virgo, Valfré has more Zodiac merch here.

    Get it from Valfré for $32.

    28. A picnic backpack so handy for eating and drinking al fresco. It has an insulated food and drink compartment, a tableware compartment with four sets of stainless-steel flatware, plates, plastic wineglasses, napkins, and a cutting board, a water bottle holder, *and* a detachable picnic blanket. Now all they need is a park to make their cute picnic come to life!

    the gray and blue picnic backpack on a checked blanket in a grassy area
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve researched four-person picnic backpacks. This one seemed to be brilliantly designed and appears to be well-crafted. Everything was individually packaged. The spacious insulated back section keeps our food nice and chilled! I also like the picnic mat which has a waterproof side, which is super helpful, especially when you lay it on the wet lawn. I immediately used the backpack for a picnic at a park last weekend. I got many compliments on it from people who saw me with this picnic set." —Henry

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in six colors).

    29. Light saber chopsticks, because they can enjoy takeout ~in a galaxy far, far away~ (aka the kitchen). These babies glow and grip well on sushi and noodles, making their next lunch break a super fun and mess-free experience.

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    My colleague Emma Lord owns these and said: "I love them to pieces, TBH, I use them as decor every bit as much as I use them to eat." Read more of her lightsaber chopsticks review (it's #14).

    Promising review: "Bought these for a white elephant and everyone loved them! My friends are huge Star Wars fans and absolutely love these chopsticks. Great color quality and great LED light quality. They're well made, easy to clean, and a nice weight! Would recommend for sure, very fun and cute gift!" —Nik

    Get them from Amazon for $10.97+ (available in seven colors).

    30. A colorful hair clip that's chic, customizable, and will help them keep their hair up on hot days. They'll love wearing this beautiful accessory with all their summer outfits.

    Baublebar

    Get it from Baublebar for $32 (available in 16 base color and 16 nameplate color combinations). 

    31. An avocado toast palette with matte and shimmery eyeshadows that scream "it's summer, baby!" From rosé pink to avocado toast green, there are so many shades that'll get them excited for warmer days ahead.

    the palette with various yellow, green, and pink tones next to sliced avocado
    BH Cosmetics

    Promising review: "This palette is amazing in color, pigmentation, and it's long lasting. The mattes are highly pigmented and blend well together. The metallics are nice. This line of palettes are great quality for the price. Don’t sleep on this, especially if you love green tones." —BH Cosmetics Customer

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $13.50.

    32. A copy of From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen by Snoop Dogg that'll help them whip up delicious meals, including "Baby Got Ribs," and "Mack and Cheese," solo or with you. If they're in the mood for soul food, this cookbook will take their dinner game to the next level.

    the book cover
    Chronicle Books

    Promising review: "This book is full of really good recipes accompanied by beautiful photography and easy-to-understand directions. It's also entertaining and fun to read. How can you not like Snoop Dogg?" —Barnes & Noble Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in Kindle and hardcover versions), Barnes & Noble for $11.99+ (available in Nook and hardcover versions), or Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $22.95.

    33. An embroidered baseball hat for anyone who basically lives in athleisure. The strap is completely adjustable too, in case they want to wear their hair up. All they need is an oversized hoodie, bike shorts, and a cap with a cute pineapple or "As If" patch to complete the look.

    Pink, black, and green baseball caps with different patches on the front
    WildflowerandCompany/Etsy

    Love other accessories like berets and fanny packs? This Brooklyn-based business also has you (and everyone else on your list) covered with their cute products.

    Promising review: "I ordered the charcoal hat with the Great Wave patch, and it's absolutely gorgeous! Love the fact that the hat is adjustable. "One-size-fits-all" hats ironically NEVER fit me, LOL. But with a bit of adjusting (the strap in the back can be made longer or shorter), this hat fit me perfectly! Super happy with this purchase, and definitely planning on buying more." —Etsy Customer

    Get it from WildflowerandCompany on Etsy for $20 (available in 10 colors and 79 patch options).

    34. A set of photo clip string lights, so they can make their wall space twinkle and display their fave postcards and pictures from camping trips and beach vacations.

    A set of photo clip string lights on a bedroom wall
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this for my girlfriend because she has been wanting some for a while. She absolutely loves it. It was easy to set up and use. The only problem she has with it was deciding which of her hundreds of pictures to hang up on the clips. I might have to buy her some more." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    35. A colorful bralette with breathable fabric that'll keep them comfy and less sweaty while they're walking on the boardwalk, taking a park yoga class, or just relaxing outside.

    tropical-print bralette with red, green, and blue tones
    MeUndies

    Promising review: "My boobs thank you for the incredibly soft, well-made pillow hammocks. I lived in this bra for more days than I will admit in this review before coming to the realization that I would in fact have to buy more bras, possibly in more adorable patterns or branch out to new styles, but believe me when I say that wearing this bra is a treat." —MeUndies Customer

    Get it from MeUndies for $32 (available in sizes XS–4XL and in various solid colors and prints).

    36. A set of pretty anklets they'll want to show off with jeans, shorts, or maxi dresses. They can wear one solo or layer them for a chill-by-the-beach look.

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    Promising review: "I love these lightweight anklets! Having three in the order gives me so many different ways I can wear them. They match all my outfits and they are securely made. I can adjust them to fit how I want to wear them. The extra chain length does not bother or tickle my ankle. I feel confident wearing them and I definitely recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five color combinations).

    37. A pair of braided mules just begging to be worn with a breezy dress, wide leg pants, or a romper: They'll slide right into these babies and never want to take them off. Plus, they're the perfect baby blue shade for the summer season.

    model wears wooden mules with puffy blue leather straps
    Anthropologie

    Get them from Anthropologie for $170 (available in sizes 36–41 and in three colors).

    38. And a blob mirror that's an affordable dupe for all the cool wave-shaped decor they've been spotting on Instagram. Zhuzh up a dresser with this beauty that'll also be so useful when they need to apply makeup.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "If wavy mirrors have been occupying rent-free space in your head but you don't possess the funds to cop one, then here's an under-$100 MVP for you! I very quickly carted this $20 Amazon find after going on a hunt for affordable blob mirrors (spoiler alert: there aren't many) and was not disappointed. Although it's small and not very hefty it serves its vibey purpose." —Tim Monaghan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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