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    44 Gifts To Buy Your Friend With A Winter Birthday

    Apologies to your friend for having a birthday so close to the holidays.

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    1. A faux fur throw blanket any homebody would be happy to receive — it's just about that time where it's acceptable to hibernate until the sun comes out again in April.


    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in four sizes and 19 colors).

    2. A Two Minute Mornings journal complete with gratitude prompts they can use to start the day off on a positive note (even BEFORE coffee, can you imagine!?).


    Promising review: "I am a grad student in a very strenuous program and I like staying busy that way. But on breaks, when I have too much time, I sink into nothingness. I didn't expect this book to do much, especially since I thought 'mindfulness' was some BS. Even if it's the same prompts every day, it's what you make out of the book. I like mentally checking off the three small accomplishments I held myself accountable for in ink, somehow the book is better than my Post-it note to-do lists. And the main reason for the five stars, it helps with my depression." —KellBell

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    3. A mug warmer, because every day is a little bit brighter when it includes a hot cup of coffee rather than a lukewarm one.


    We've all been there — making our coffee or tea only to set it down and forget about until it's cooled down completely. Thanks to this mug warmer none of us ever have to suffer through another cold cup of caffeine again! It has received over 4K five-star reviews on Amazon, so you know it's a big freakin' deal.

    Promising review: "I'm a chronic coffee forgetter. I can't drink it straight from the brewer (too hot for me) so I set my mug down to cool slightly and often get distracted. Of course I then come back to my coffee to find it's already cold. I've currently got the warmer at my office and it's working great. I can sip my coffee leisurely over the course of an hour and it's still nice and warm." —Elle

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    4. BuzzFeed x Birchbox's splurge-worthy box complete with items to take their beauty routine to the next level without having to venture out to a store in the bitter cold.


    This specially curated box comes with $200 worth of beauty products including some of our favorites like a First Aid Beauty Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask and a GLAMGLOW® BUBBLESHEET™ Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask – you can read more about it here.

    Get it from Birchbox for $62.

    5. National Parks–themed Monopoly they can play with a group of friends on a Friday night for competitive gathering that'll also leave everyone feeling a touch closer to nature. Win-win!


    Promising review: "Stuck indoors due to that storm rolling in...

    No money to fill up your gas tank for that road trip to the great outdoors...

    Nursing an injury from your previous expedition...

    If you are an avid outdoor enthusiast and want to get a long game night in with some of your camping and adventure buddies, look no further! This board has all the famous National Parks/Monuments you ever dreamed of visiting along with some educational tidbit of information." —Chris Rod

    Get it from Amazon for $38.93.

    6. A supportive bath pillow they'll love having on the coldest day of the year while they warm-up with a nice, hot bath.


    Promising review: "My husband bought this for me because I LOVE taking baths; it's a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day, but I've recently had some health problems which has caused me to lose a lot of weight and taking baths has become excruciating. Due to the lack of extra cushion back there now, lying back on the porcelain tub was extremely painful on my spine/bones, and I had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be taking baths anymore. But, GOOD NEWS, this pillow is a dream come true. I wish I had always had this pillow. It's soooo comfortable! I could almost nap in the tub (but don't!)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 .

    7. A set of five nail polishes and a top coat so they can create one of those trendy ombré manicures without having to head out during a snowy day. Stay in bed instead!

    Olive and June

    I recently tried Olive and June's nail polish and was quite impressed. It went on very smoothly and didn't chip even after a week! I personally love this "Pink Sweater" set and how the colors will work all year long. This brand is also proudly 7-free, which means it doesn't contain harmful chemicals that most polishes do.

    Get it from Olive and June for $40 (available in six styles).

    8. A striped pullover that'll keep 'em feeling cozy while looking as stylish as ever.,

    Promising review: "This is an absolute adorable sweater! I love the combination of colors and the quality of the material is great. The fit is flattering and it runs true to size. Would highly recommend this sweater as a gift or an addition to your fall/winter wardrobe." —Amanda Greer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 15 styles).

    9. A cleaning pen, so all the fabulous new rings their parents gifted them for their special day will stay so sparkly they'll continue to be showered in compliments for the next year.,

    This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I've ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they'll nearly blind you. I've used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings. Check out my full review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick.

    Promising review: "The center stone of my ring (an oval white sapphire) has been cloudy since shortly after I got it. I have to use a lot of hand sanitizer at work, which gets under the stone. This product was easy to use. The little brush gets under the stone really well (much better than a toothbrush). My ring looks like new." —FintanCat

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    10. A BuzzFeed Tasty daily box calendar they can leave on their kitchen counter and tear a sheet away to reveal cooking inspiration every day since, IMO, winter is the best time to stay home and test out new recipes.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.69.

    11. An inexpensive cold brew maker — a must-have for your BFF who prefers to drink iced coffee even when it's below 30 degrees outside (AKA, my kinda person).

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Thanks to this amazing iced cold brew maker from Takeya, anyone can easily sip on their favorite drink without breaking the bank. Almost 2.5K hyped-up amazon reviewers gave this gadget five stars — so you know it's gotta be good.

    Check out our full review of the Tayeka cold brew maker here!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    12. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that'll ~bring the heat~ to their dinner table even if there's absolutely none to be found outdoors.


    I've introduced everyone in my life to this delectable condiment. Mike's Hot Honey is sweet with a kick of heat — you'll want to pour it over everything you eat. I personally love it on chicken cutlets and pepperoni pizza, but do with it what you will!

    Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A delicious!" —Sleeps in Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    13. A stunning constellation pendant to celebrate the Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces in your life. They'll have stars in their eyes upon opening it, that's for sure.

    setandstones / Via

    Get it from Nordstrom for $68 (available in all 12 zodiac signs and in gold or silver).

    14. A fancy top complete with bishop sleeves they'd probably never think to buy for themselves but will look so elegant in no matter what they pair it with.


    Promising review: "I loved this top! it's super soft and feels like a T-shirt but fits like a blouse. And the sleeves are so unique. Fits true to size. Please make this in more colors, as I would buy so many of them." —Ashli

    Get it from ModCloth for $34.99 (available in sizes 2XS–XL, 1X–4X, and seven styles).

    15. A Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush to remove any unnecessary stress from their morning routine and make those cold winter mornings a little more bearable.


    So many of my friends have bought this brush and it was all my mom requested for Mother's Day this year. It's becoming a must-have for anyone who loves a blowout but doesn't have the patience to go get one or lacks the skills to get it done nicely themselves — seriously it has over 7K five-star reviews on Amazon! I'm currently waiting for mine to arrive because, OBVIOUSLY, I had to get one for myself!

    Promising review: "For background: I do not have hairstyling experience, neither have I blown dried my hair, and my hair looks like I went to the hair salon. Like many people I read the comments before buying, however after trying it, the comments honestly don’t give this product enough justice. I have curly hair and I’ve seen professional mess up when blow drying my hair, but with this product I was shocked! I wish I took a before picture but I added one with my curly hair for comparison." —Elizabet

    Get it from Amazon for $30.05+ (available in four styles).

    16. A half-zip pullover with a chevron design and some carefully placed camouflage so they'll happily blend right into their surroundings and not speak to anyone until the winter snow melts.


    Promising review: "Obsessed in an understatement. This pullover sweater is sooooo soft. I’m 5’4”, 135 lbs., and wearing a medium. I love the camo detail and this is sooo warm. You’ll want this pullover for fall and winter!!!" —lfcostello

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S–L and two styles).

    17. A mini plushie filled with lavender and buckwheat grain your friend will be able to heat up for warmth and relaxation or pop in the freezer if they need to cool off. And it's so darn cute!

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this little guy. I basically should start collecting UO heating pads now. This is a perfect size to keep my hands warm AND to help my headaches. It smells amazing. Only supposed to heat it up for 35-45 seconds. SO WARM" —anathema

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14 ( available in five styles).

    18. A massage roller they can use to apply acupressure on the bothersome parts of their feet to make them feel fantastic before heading off to bed. It's so easy to use they can roll away without taking your eyes off of the latest episode of The Great British Baking Show., Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve been having so many issues with my feet the last few years. My feet hurt so bad, it’s made me become a hermit. I’ve had tendinitis in both and now plantar fasciitis. I get foot cramps all the time. After just one day with this under my desk at work, I feel a huge difference. My feet no longer feel tight and painful. They feel tingly — in a good way. I look forward to being able to go for a walk and not have to rest along the way. I know it’s meant for feet but I may try it out on my calves. I also love that it’s small, looks nice and doesn’t slide around. I highly recommended this for anyone, foot issues or not, if you sit a lot. Nice way to keep the blood flowing when stuck at a desk." —Vanessa Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $19.85.

    19. A seemingly basic zip-up that'll quickly become their favorite winter accessory thanks to its super snuggly sherpa lining.


    Promising review: "I love this sherpa-lined hoodie! My boyfriend got it for me for my birthday and it was the perfect gift! Just the right amount of padding for the hoodie to be a bit thicker than your average hoodie. I recommend it to anyone looking for a great, soft, and comfortable hoodie!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $37.97+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and five colors).

    20. A pair of waterproof booties that'll look fabulous with both jeans or dresses, great for your friend who takes forever to get ready since they're fretting over whether it'll rain or not.

    Hush Puppies

    These ankle boots come in so many styles your pal may just end up buying multiples! Consider this a gift for yourself as well since they'll likely become her go-to, thus helping you guys FINALLY arrive on time for things.

    Get them from Hush Puppies for $109.95 (available in sizes 5–12, medium or wide widths, and 22 styles).

    21. Classic Nivea cream their grandparents have probably sworn by for years because it doesn't have a strongly perfumed scent and can be used on anyone's face, hands, and body to keep their skin feeling moisturized and soft.


    My grandma used to slather this all over her face and neck every night before bed. It was her biggest piece of advice to me and one me, my sisters, and all of my cousins have taken to heart. She always had super soft skin and I'm sure her constant use of Nivea had something to do with it!

    Promising review: "I love this because in my climate the air is very dry and humidity is very low. I first learned of this product when an exchange student from Denmark used it to replace moisture for his skin that suffered from lack of the humid and rejuvenating ocean environment. This is a luxury that becomes a necessity for aging skin subjected to highly dry, hot, and windy conditions." —Pamela

    Get it from Amazon for $16.44.

    22. A purple faux fur beauty they can keep on hand for the cold nights your squad insists on going out. No need to plan an outfit or freeze — this jacket will have their back.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $48 (available in sizes 0–6).

    23. A throw pillow case cover to make them giggle and keep them company while they re-watch The Office all winter.


    Note: this is only for the pillow case, so be sure to also pick up a filler pillow here :)

    Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. The material was thicker than I originally thought it would be, you cannot see the pillow through the case (I used a dark brown pillow). The sewing is well done and the invisible zipper on the bottom seems secure. It fit perfectly over a standard throw pillow. It seems like it will be pretty durable considering it's for decoration. Highly recommend." —Ashley Romano

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. A 500-piece puzzle depicting a snuggly situation for anyone who prefers to spend their winter birthday curled up on the couch with dinner from Seamless and a fun activity.


    Promising review: "Looking at this picture, I couldn't believe they made a first person point-of-view puzzle. How cool is that? Not only do I love this puzzle, but I WANT this room! All the little details are so perfect: the manicured nails, the hot coffee and novel, a cat AND a puppy, the chess board, the stack of puzzles in the corner of the room — it goes on and on. It's like they made a puzzle of me sitting in my dream room. This one gets 10 stars! I just wish it was 1000 pieces so I could spend more time on it. If you're considering getting this puzzle, go for it!" —M

    Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

    25. A collapsible Stojo cup they can use to bring their fave hot beverage on their commute then simply squish it down and pop it into their bag without a worry it won't be able to fit.


    I have one of these cool cups and have been really impressed with it. I recently used it early one morning when I was craving a cup of hot tea but had to run some errands. It pops open really easily, feels very durable, and keeps my drink hot.

    Promising review: "Love this cup. I was originally turned off to it due to the size of the top section, however it's not as big as it looks online and it's the perfect size. It will fit most purses but not likely women's pant pockets. After filling it with water I shook the cup and there was no leaking. Even after I finished my latte and collapsed the cup there was no residue leakage at all. The cup didn't get excessively hot either. The cup also had mL markers on the inside which is wonderful. I highly recommend this product!" —HR

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four sizes and 23 styles).

    26. A subscription to Book of the Month because there are few things as soothing to a bibliophile as cracking open a hardcover book. Mmm I can smell the freshly printed pages already.

    Book of the Month

    I was gifted a year of Book of the Month for my birthday one year and to date it is one of the best things I've received. There are few things as satisfying as getting truly lost in the pages of a good book — and it'll provide for a great distraction for your mind if you've recently been watching something super scary. Each month you'll be permitted to choose one of four books, all of which are different genres. Then the book you selected will be delivered to your door. Magic! Excuse me, I need to re-up my subscription.

    Get three months from Book of the Month for $49.99.

    27. A fuzzy fleece open-front coat they can indulge in on slightly warmer days when they don't want to sweat through their clothes but still want to embrace the fact it's sweater weather.


    Promising review: "GUYS omg this jacket is definitely a hidden gem. It's so soft and makes you look so sophisticated!! It does shed a little at first, so definitely wash this before you wear it unless you want little specks all over your clothes — I learned the hard way LOL. However, I wore this outfit pictured in 50 degree Fahrenheit weather and it kept me warm! This is definitely one of those 'blanket- but make it fashion pieces' HAHA I love it so much." —@Kathy_Vu

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and six colors).

    28. A "Weather Droplet" filled with a liquid that predicts weather conditions. Your pal will love keeping an eye on it as a snowstorm approach — it's pretty magical.

    Weather Droplet

    Not only will this gadget help them prep for the following day, but it'll serve as a gorgeous piece of art!

    Get it from Weather Droplet for $24.99.

    29. An Amazon Firestick so whether they want to watch the new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or sync up their Disney+ account they won't have to leave their room until the sun shines again.


    Promising review: "We have been getting steady increases in our cable TV bill with no increases in services. So we thought we would cut the cord and this device became the focal point for making that transition. We are very pleased with the performance of this device. It is easy to set up with prompts provided as you power it up. We then added our favorite apps, (also very easy), and have never looked back at the cable TV being gone. We now save over $100 a month without those charges for cable TV. If you are thinking of making the leap into cord cutting, this is the way to go." —Stephen H. Jenkins

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    30. "What Do You Meme?" — a card game that'll be fun for their whole household so they won't be at each other's throats while they're snowed in.


    This game is a great for a variety of ages. It comes with 270 cards total, an easel, and a set of bonus rules. It's a very simple game that encourages players to compete to create the funniest meme — even grandma can play, despite not being familiar with the recesses of the internet!

    Promising review: "Had our neighbors over for a quick game while my toddler napped. We literally couldn’t stop playing and didn’t end up quitting until we had exhausted every single meme in the stack, 2.5 hours later. There were many times the judge couldn’t finish reading a card because we couldn’t breathe from laughing so hard! Definitely recommend." —RRNMCW

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    31. A blanket scarf they can wrap around their neck for warmth or unfold and use as a makeshift blanket on a whim.


    Promising review: "I bought this scarf because I am an everyday scarf-wearer in the cooler weather. I think this scarf compliments every outfit I put it with. It is not small, it is thick, the colors look exactly like the picture. I like that I can use it as a shawl and not just a scarf. I've received many compliments wearing this scarf. I'm actually wearing it today because it was snowing! It is long enough where I can tie it in different ways and doesn't look or feel cheap. The scarf does not scratch at my neck. If you are looking for a quality scarf, I would recommend. I will be purchasing another!" —Jennifer Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 12 styles).

    32. A set of flannel pajamas from Victoria's Secret that'll make them feel like an Angel even when they inevitably catch a winter's cold and are surrounded by snotty tissues.

    Victoria's Secret

    I have one of these sets and just love 'em! They were a great addition to my cute holiday pajama line-up, but I'll definitely be wearing them deep into March thanks to how comfy they are.

    Promising review: "These flannel PJs are exactly what I expected, perfect length and size. Very pleased and would buy again." —MacBe

    Get them from Victoria's Secret for $35.70 (available in sizes XS–XL, in short, regular, and long lengths and seven styles).

    33. Or an oversized blanket/hoodie combination you'd find next to the definition of "cozy" in the dictionary.

    Well, this fluffy sweatshirt is going to change your pal's snuggle game forever. It's lined with blanket fabric, so it's extremely warm and comfy. Everyone should have one!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I have ever bought myself. The material is amazing. I would recommend this particular one over the cheaper ones. It is thick and made wonderfully." —Nicole Bani

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99 (available in five colors).

    34. A metal flying saucer sled that'll let them relive their childhood as they slip and slide across the snow with their buddies. Best. Birthday. EVER!


    Promising review: "This steel snow saucer is absolutely awesome. I have purchased several of the plastic versions over the years and each and every one of them cracked after a few uses mainly due to the plastic freezing from contact with the snow and then being cracked by the jarring from riding down a slope. This saucer is thick steel and will not crack. It's a little pricey, but not when you consider they use you will get out of it. Additionally, because it is steel it holds its shape and therefore flies down the slopes at crazy speeds. Well worth the money and you will get seasons of use and enjoyment out of this product." —GodReigns

    Get it from Amazon for $40.98.

    35. Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free moisturizer they can count on to smell fantastic and leave their face feeling refreshed after the first application.


    I've been using this product for the last month and it has quickly become one of my favorites. It's a brightening and lightweight moisturizer that really works! I like to use it in the morning for a fresh start to my day. The pretty pink hue and glass bottle also just looks gorgeous on my counter — no complaints!

    Promising review: "Amazing! I haven’t been able to use a moisturizer for a couple of years without a breakout until I tried this. I had very dry sensitive skin a few years ago, and then all of a sudden I had oily, acne-prone skin. I started using this because my skin was suffering without moisturizer and I was hopeful. It has not caused one breakout! It has helped heal the breakouts I had when I started using the product. This sits well under makeup, and causes no excess oil throughout the day." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $39.

    36. Over-the-top furry slippers because at the end of the day we both know your friend is a glamorous diva and their at-home footwear should reflect that.


    Promising review: "I wanted something that was comfortable, cute with an opened toe, yet still feel like they’re warm and cozy. The thick non-skid rubber soles stay 'quiet' when walking on bare floors which is most important for apt living. These were everything I was hoping they’d be! They’re also well made and a good value for the price. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy them again." —Karen W.

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in sizes 6–10 and seven styles).

    37. A pastel mug featuring a friendly friend in the bottom that'll make their morning Cup O' Joe that much sweeter.


    Promising review: "This is possibly my GF's favorite thing I've ever bought for her. Every morning she laughs about the little panda in her cup. SO CUTE." —KevinS

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight styles).

    38. A Sips By tea subscription that'll deliver a variety of delicious tea to their home to give them one more reason not to leave their house during a snowstorm.

    Sips By

    Each subscription box will come with 4 premium teas (there are over 100 to choose from!) in addition to reusable and biodegradable filters, steeping guidelines, and tasting notes.

    Get a 3-month subscription from Sips By for $45.

    39. A Love Your Melon beanie so soft they'll never want to wear another hat again.


    An added bonus to your head feeling nice 'n' toasty? 50% off all profits made by Love Your Melon are donated to fight cancer. My sisters and I love our winter hats from this company — I even wear mine indoors on extra cold days.

    Promising review: "What can you say about a Love Your Melon Beanie except that they are fabulous! Very well made, look great on every person, and fits well." —denise j mazza

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

    40. An exfoliating lip brush to remove any dry skin from their precious pout before applying lipstick. Sorry Winter, you won't win this round.


    Promising review: "Great lip brush! My lips feel so silky and smooth after using this. Normally after a long day of wearing makeup, my lips feeling gunky from all the lipsticks and glosses I’ve been using all day. However after using the brush they feel plump and smooth." —Janey Cakes

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    41. And a luxurious red matte lip kit from Kylie Cosmetics that'll look even more flawless on their freshly scrubbed lips.

    kyliecosmetics / Via, Ulta

    I personally have Mary Jo and can attest to the fact it's a PERFECT red lip with an everlasting formula you won't need to reapply all day.

    Promising review: "Since I discovered Mary Jo kit it is the ONLY red lipstick I wear! Lasts all day and I love how it pairs with the lip pencil." —Gris L.

    Get it from Ulta for $29.

    42. An "Old Soul" scented candle any winter baby who looooves to spend the season hibernating will definitely appreciate. It's made of amber, ebony, and a touch of vanilla — so soothing.

    evilqueen / Via

    I have this specific candle (as well as many, MANY Evil Queen candles) and it's one of my favorites. I had to splurge on the double wick in hopes it'll last longer because it's the perfect accompaniment to a cozy winter day at home.

    Get it from Evil Queen for $28.

    43. A lil' hot chocolate and marshmallow pin, so cute 'n' cozy they'll want to wear it on their jacket all season.

    katnippillustrations / Etsy

    Get it from katnippillustrations on Etsy for $10.18.

    44. And a tropical-themed coloring book they can color-in while daydreaming about a warmer season/taking a fabulous summer vacation.


    Promising review: "Millie Marotta's illustrations are stunning! Colorizing them is satisfying and relaxing. There are 86 pages, and each page takes several hours to complete, which means the cost per hour of enjoyment is about 3¢. Can you say bargain? I only wish that the text instructions that appear occasionally throughout the book were left out. We're adults. We don't need to be told how to color. But I really really love this book and would recommend it to any adult, teen, or precocious child, male or female." —Blingus

    Get it from Amazon for $12.54.

    You can get 'em a great gift, but you can't prevent their existential crisis over getting older.


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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