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    38 Fun Birthday Gift Ideas That Are All Under $20

    Psst, bookmark this list *now* because it's *always* someone's birthday.

    1. An air freshener featuring your lovely face. Hello, there's no better gift than that!

    air freshener featuring someone's face hanging on car mirror

    2. A celestial-inspired journal featuring gorgeous gold-foil detailing for keeping their thoughts, to-do's, and dates in one stunning place.

    3. And! A ticket stub diary to organize the piles and piles of tickets they have stored in a shoebox under their bed. Now they can easily flip through and see all of the things they've done!

    the diary opened to reveal different ticket stubs

    4. A set of Africa stud earrings made of resin and 24K gold flakes for some seriously special charm your jewelry collection will adore.

    5. A mug with a lil' animal figurine at the bottom so once they're finished with their hot beverage, there's a sweet surprise waiting for them.

    stack of mugs with different animals at the bottom of each

    6. And in the theme of hydration, a The Golden Girls water bottle. Let Sophia hold them accountable to keep up their water intake. Thanks, Sophia!

    water bottle with "The Golden Girls'" face and text that says "Golden since '85"

    7. A dainty layered necklace so they always have a go-to, simplistic piece of jewelry to rely on. Honestly, it's so cute they probably don't need to own any other necklaces!

    model wearing the layered necklace

    8. A gorgeous set of tapestries for that person who knows the lunar phases like the back of their hand and swears Mercury is in retrograde.

    tarot tapestries of a star, earth, the moon hung on a wall

    9. Tequila Mockingbird — an incredibly fun cocktail recipe book for the friend who's obsessed with fine literature and even finer cocktails.

    10. And! A white sangria cocktail kit with all of the dried fruits and pretty garnishes they need to create some truly beautiful cocktails. Can...I...come over???

    11. An actually affordable jar humidor to maintain their small cigar collection at peak freshness.

    reviewer image of cigars stored in the jar humidor

    12. Multichrome nail polish that shifts colors based on the angle. In other words, it's the coolest $10 gift out there.

    model holding the nail polish bottle with shiny iridescent blue nails

    13. ChocoVine — a chocolate wine (!!!) that combines the best of both worlds: A full-bodied French cabernet and premium Dutch chocolate, creating possibly the best drink ever. Tell them you're coming over for a glass, duh.

    Bottle of ChocoVine next to a wine glass filled with the chocolate wine drink

    14. A DIY bath bomb kit because the best gifts let them create something really pretty...and then use it to relax.

    15. A tarot card set for beginners that'll give them a fun new hobby to pour their attention into.

    reviewer image of the tarot card set spread out on table

    16. Or if they're more into crafty things, a calligraphy how-to book for newbies. Just think of how pretty their thank you card to you will be!

    cover of "A Beginner's Guide to Lettering and Modern Calligraphy"

    17. If coffee isn't their ~cup of tea~, then an actual loose tea subscription box that'll satisfy any tea-lover's cravings with a variety of new options to try each month.


    18. A set of cutie, hydrocolloid-infused pimple patches sure to become a welcomed addition to the their ever-growing skincare collection. Butterfly-shaped acne patches? YES and PLEASE!

    different fun-shaped patches spread out on table

    19. A pair of darling tie-dye socks that'll take the #1 spot in their sock drawer, no doubt.

    model wearing purple/pink tie-dye socks with heeled sandals

    20. A sparkly eye shadow because birthday stars deserve all the sparkly things. This silky formula glides on to create a glittery sheen and the sets to stay there. No creasing here, folks.

    21. A gemstone pin to match their birthday month *and* add a cool pop of color to their best denim jacket.

    product shot of different pins shaped like gem stones

    22. An absolutely gorgeous eyeshadow palette (what's prettier, the packaging or the colors?!) with 18 super pigmented shimmery and matte shades thats proves you don't need to drop $100 to gift them the perfect palette.

    23. A variety pack of sheet masks that'll hydrate, tighten, and brighten their skin while forcing them to enjoy some dang R & R for once.

    the different masks laid out

    24. AND, a silk eye mask set with a removable gel insert and refillable pouch they can fill with lavender or flax seed.

    reviewer photo of they eye mask and inserts removed

    25. Legendary Ladies — an empowering book filled with GORGEOUS illustrations of 50 legendary goddesses and a brief description of why they are so extraordinary.

    26. A can filled with gummies for the friend who could simply not enough sweet and sour treats if they tried. This is the ~sweetest~ gift you could give them, good job.

    Pucker Up paint can filled with different sour gummies

    27. A stretchy bracelet set with layers of jewels, rhinestones, metallic, and stone beads they can mix and match, or where all of them as is. Basically what I am saying here is they'll have options on options!

    28. A face mask refreshing spray to give their worn-in face mask a scent boost when washing it daily just isn't in the cards for the week.

    person holding spray near a face mask

    29. A non-stick pizza and pastry prep mat, because there is not a soul in the world who doesn't love pizza, and therefore, would not want this mat.

    pizza mat

    30. A neon rainbow light that'll brighten up any rainy day — ok, at least inside the house.

    31. Shake & Shot face masks — their new fun way to enjoy some much needed R&R. These rubbery modeling masks form to the face and deliver a dose of hydration their skin will be thankful for during dry winter months.

    Dr. Jart+ smoothie masks

    32. A large sideways initial necklace they can pair with literally any outfit for a dainty but statement-making accent. I don't know how those two things go so well together, but they do.

    33. A pillow cover based off of The Office they'll love more than bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica combined!

    pillow cover that says "Dwight, you ignorant slut"

    34. A macaroni and cheese sticker, and need I say more? Get this for the pal whose diet only consists of pasta smothered in cheese.

    illustrated mac and cheese box sticker

    35. Home Comforts — a super helpful book that covers practically everything home-related. If they own a home, rent an apartment, or are in the market to buy, then no need to look any further for a suitable gift!

    cover of "Home Comforts"

    36. A deck of encouragement cards so they can leave themselves (or others) sweet life reminders. There's even space on the back for personal messages!

    different cards with illustrations and kind messages laid out

    37. An initial wax stamp for anyone in your life who still loves to send letters — which should be all of us, people! *Chants* bring back the joy of snail mail!

    38. A Rick and Morty card game even cranky Rick would approve of. Game nights just got a whole lot better.

    reviewer image of the Rick and Morty card game

    39. A sweet fill-in-the-blank book that'll straight up tell 'em exactly why you love them! The pages have enough blank space for you to write additional messages and add photos.

    reviewer pic of the fill-in-the-blank book

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    Find the perfect gift for any occasion, from white elephant gift exchanges to gifts for teachers, housewarming gifts to birthday gifts, and even the perfect gift basket if you’re truly stumped. Plus, check out the BuzzFeed gift guide for even more incredible gifting ideas.

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