Skip To Content

    34 Cool And Random Things That You'll Want To Add To Your Birthday Wish List

    BRB, sending this link to the group chat.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of faux fur slippers that'll keep your feet warm AF while you're working from home. Plus, they have a strap around the back to keep them from falling off.

    A pair of furry slippers on a carpet
    Aldo / Via aldoshoes.com

    Get them from Aldo for $30. Available in sizes S—L and two colours.

    2. A colourful case that'll protect your phone, and look stylish while doing it. It has a cushy raised edge that'll add an extra layer of protection around your screen, so it's less likely to shatter when you drop it.

    A person holding a phone case
    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    I have a Pixel 3, and while I love it very much, I still miss my iPhone days. And it's solely because there are WAY cuter cases for Apple devices. For years, I've been using the same transparent case, but ya girl wanted options. I was over the moon when I found out Society6 does custom cases for literally every and any Android phone and there are dozens of prints to choose from. This case not only protects my phone, but it looks amazing, too. I love how easy it is to install, so I don't need to jaws of life to get it off when I'm ready to swap it out with something new.

    Get it from Society6 for $23.99 (originally $29.99). Available for LG, Samsung, and Google phones.

    3. A Friends cookbook that you'll probably love as much as the TV show. It has a bunch of tasty recipes inspired by some the most memorable parts of the show (like engagement ring lasagna and Thanksgiving turkey for one).

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.74. Also available for Kindle.

    4. A cozy Roots hoodie and a pair of matching sweatpants that will be great for lounging in. They're the perfect combination of casual and sporty, and they're so comfy, you'll feel like you're wearing your favourite PJs.

    Roots / Via roots.com

    Get the sweatshirt from Roots for $82 (available in sizes XS—XXL and seven colours) and the sweatpants for $74 (available in sizes XS—XXL and three colours).

    5. This Naked3 eyeshadow palette that'll help you achieve a subtle, but romantic eye makeup ~lewk~. It's the holy grail of all palettes, because the combination of shimmery pink and brown shades will complement any skin tone.

    A person holding an open eyeshadow palette
    @urbandecaycosmetics / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Urban Decay Canada for $68.

    6. A diffuser that'll release a relaxing blend of essential oils into your space. It'll last up to six hours on a full tank of water and it has an LED light that'll add a candle-like glow to your room.

    A cordless electronic diffuser next to two bottles of essential oils
    @vitruvi / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Indigo for $159. Available in two colours.

    7. This ring light that'll make you shine bright like a diamond. It has three brightness levels and a flexible phone mount, so you'll always have perfect lighting while you video chat, apply makeup, take selfies, and film TikToks.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    There isn't a lot of light in my room, so it's made a world of a difference. I use it in the mornings when it's still dark out to apply my makeup. And now that I'm working from home, I set it up behind my laptop, so I look less like a dungeon troll during my Zoom calls. I don't know why I waited so long to buy this, because I've used it every day since I bought it.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $53.01.

    8. A delicate necklace with a locket pendant that you'll never want to take off. You can keep a picture of a loved one inside and even get it engraved with a short message.

    A person wearing a locket necklaces
    Mejuri / Via mejuri.com

    Get it from Mejuri for $140.

    9. A laptop skin that'll add a little colour and personality to your MacBook. It'll protect your laptop from getting scratched and it won't leave a sticky residue behind when you decide to remove it.

    A person sitting on a couch with their laptop on their legs
    @kasemedesign / Via instagram.com

    It'll fit13-inch MacBooks.

    Get it from Simons for $35. Available in four prints.

    10. A set of small candles that are so cute, you'll never want to burn them. They'll add some colour to your decor and fill your apartment with a mixture of fruity and woodsy fragrances.

    Four square-shaped candles in a row
    Simons / Via simons.ca

    They're part of Simons' Fabrique 1840 collection, which showcases products made by local Canadian artisans.

    Get it from Simons for $78. Available in four colours.

    11. A lil' backpack from Matt & Nat that is too cool for school. It's made of buttery-soft vegan leather and has a top handle, so you can easily convert it into a handbag.

    @mattandnat / Via instagram.com, Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    Get it from Indigo for $135.

    12. This UV lamp that'll help you achieve a salon-quality gel mani at home. Unlike your typical box-shaped lamp, this one has a simple curved design that makes it easy to place over your fingernails or toenails.

    May Ning/BuzzFeed

    "I used to get my nails done all the time (I'm talking like every other week). But with nail salons closed, I decided to start doing my own manicures at home with the help of this UV nail lamp. I'm not a fan of regular polish (mainly because I'm just too impatient to let it dry), and I definitely don't have the skills to even attempt acrylic nails. So I thought gel polish would be a happy medium. I chose this one because it doesn't have a base, meaning I can just pop it over my feet when I'm painting my toenails." —May Ning

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Ceenwes Nail Dryer.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.09.

    13. A mocktail kit that'll have you mixing drinks like a pro. Now you can whip up the perfect birthday beverage and you won't have to worry about dealing with an awful hangover the next morning.

    A large mason jar, citrus juicer and recipe book on a plain background
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    The kit includes two bamboo straws, bamboo tongs, mason jar shaker, juicer, muddler, and mocktail recipe booklet.

    Get it from Indigo for $49.50.

    14. A Nintendo Switch Lite that'll provide a much-needed escape for any video game lover. It has a compact, lightweight design with a huge backlit screen that you can use anytime and anywhere. You can also play the updated versions of classic '90s games like Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, and Legend of Zelda.

    A person's hand holding a Nintendo Switch Lite console
    Sarah Aspler / BuzzFeed

    "I can play games for hours without getting bored, and it can easily fit into my jacket pocket. I actually already owned the original Switch console and really loved it, but found it was a little too bulky and heavy to carry with me every day (plus my hands would get tired holding onto it)."—Sarah Aspler

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Nintendo Switch Lite (#7 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $253.94+. Available in four colours.

    15. A weighted blanket that'll hold you tight and won't let go. The weight of the blanket mimics the pressure you'd feel when someone hugs or holds you, providing an instant calming effect.

    A weighted blanket on the bottom half of a bed
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    It's designed to be around 8-12% of your body weight and are believed to help with insomnia and anxiety.

    Get it from Indigo for $195.

    16. A pair of mini hoop earrings with semi-precious stones that'll remind you of the ocean. The extra hoops make them a little fancier than the huggies you normally wear, but are just as comfortable.

    A pair of small huggie hoop earrings
    Simons / Via simons.ca

    Get them from Simons for $59.

    17. A tub of bath bombs that'll make your time in the tub feel even more luxurious. Each one is packed with a blend of jojoba, safflower, and hemp seed oil to soothe and hydrate your dry skin while you soak.

    A tub of bath bombs floating in soapy water
    @theouai / Via instagram.com

    Get a set of six from Sephora Canada for $40.

    18. An electronic bread maker, because there's nothing like the smell and taste of freshly-baked bread. It has a dozen pre-programmed settings for different types of bread and other baked goods, and it only takes three steps — add ingredients, choose your cycle, and press start!

    A large bread making machine next to a loaf of bread
    Hamilton Beach / Via hamiltonbeach.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $99.99.

    19. A super-thick yoga mat that'll provide extra cushioning for your hands and knees, whether you're in child's pose or downward-facing dog. It also has a textured cork surface to prevent you from slipping, even when you break a sweat.

    A yoga mat with a water bottle and blanket lying on top
    @byoganow / Via instagram.com

    B Yoga is a Canadian company based in Burnaby, British Columbia.

    Get it from Indigo for $92.

    20. A pair of Apple AirPods Pro that'll be practically invisible in your ears. They have silicone tips that'll keep them from falling out and they're noise cancelling, so you won't have to worry about hearing anything but your music.

    A person sitting in a car listening to music with wireless earphones
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $262.

    21. A pack of brush pens that'll make you feel like Vincent van Gogh every time you use them. Now you can create the most beautiful watercolour paintings, without the mess of actual paint.

    Twenty watercolour brush pens placed around a small drawing of a sun setting behind a mountain
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    The set comes with 20 colourful dye pens and a water brush. All you'll need is a little cup of water to dip your pens in, if you want to dilute the ink, and a pad of paper to draw on.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    22. A candle making kit, so you can craft your own collection of ~wicked~ handmade soy candles. It comes with everything you'll need to make four candles, including two fragrances that'll add a fruity or woodsy fragrance to your home.

    Four glass candle jars on a wooden table surrounded by piles of wax, wooden clips, and wicks
    Simons / Via simons.ca

    The kit includes soy wax, two bottles of fragrance (fir and cypress, and fig and ginger), four cotton wicks, four mesh wicks, four jars, four laundry pins, and four mixing sticks.

    Get it from Simons for $60.

    23. A Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush with a vibrating head that'll do most of the work for you, unlike a manual toothbrush. It senses when you’re brushing too hard and will alert you to lighten up, plus it has a built-in timer that’ll encourage you to brush for two minutes.

    Victoria holding up the toothbrush still in the box
    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "It's equipped with four brushing modes, three intensities, and can even sense when you're brushing too hard, so your teeth can look (and feel) their best. It's basically the best investment I ever made in my dental health. Each brush comes with a rechargeable travel case and two replacement brush heads." —Victoria Kuglin

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Philips Sonicare ExpertClean 7500 toothbrush (#22 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $179.79.

    24. A cat carrier backpack, so you can take your pet with you on your next adventure or on a short walk around the neighbourhood. It has a little window in the back, so your pet can enjoy the outdoor views, too. (Don't worry — there are air holes so your kitty can breathe easy.)

    A person putting their cat into a large backpack that a small round window
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $58.87. Available in four colours.

    25. A beautiful jewellery box that'll complement your minimalist decor vibes. It has three large drawers that'll store your most precious baubles or beauty items without taking up too much space.

    A round jewellery box with three drawers and a shelf on top
    Simons / Via simons.ca

    Umbra is based in Toronto, Ontario.

    Get it from Simons for $60. Also available in black.

    26. A pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses that'll look ~spectacular~ with any outfit. The lenses are a subtle nod to the tiny oval sunglasses that were popular in the '70s, making them absolutely timeless.

    A pair of shades next to a glasses case, a small camera, and a notebook
    @clearyca / Via instagram.com

    Get them from Clearly.ca for $225.

    27. A rose gold cinema light box that you can use as stylish piece of home decor or as an Insta-worthy prop in your next social media photo session. It comes with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols, so you can creative with your messages.

    A rectangular cinema light box with the words rosé all day written on it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It also includes built-in letter storage in the back of the light box.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    28. A bottle of Libre perfume by Yves Saint Laurent that'll become your new signature scent. It has notes of lavender, orange blossom, and white tea that create a warm and floral fragrance you won't be able to resist.

    A glass bottle of perfume on a countertop
    @yslbeauty / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $38+. Available in two sizes.

    29. A ceramic mug that'll keep your drink deliciously hot, so you won't have to reheat your cup of coffee after a few hours. You can set it to the perfect temperature using the Ember App on your phone, and it'll last one hour before it needs to be charged.

    A person holding a ceramic mug
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It comes with a charging base that you can leave on your desk or table.

    Get it from Indigo for $145.95 or from Amazon Canada for $199. Available in two colours.

    30. A retro Fujifilm Instax camera, so you can take aesthetically-pleasing instant photos whenever you want. Your selfie game will be on level 💯 with the close-up macro lens adapter and tiny selfie mirror on the front of the camera.

    Three people leaning their heads on top of each other and holding instant cameras
    @fujifilm_instax_northamerica / Via instagram.com

    You'll need a pack of film to print photos that you can get here. Two AA batteries are included with the camera.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $129.99. Available in three colours.

    31. A pair of fresh white kicks that you can wear for any occasion. They have a thick platform like the chunky sneakers that are super popular right now, but aren't nearly as bulky or heavy.

    A person wearing running shoes
    Keds / Via keds.com

    Get them from Keds for $100. Available in sizes 5—11 and two colours.

    32. A cute album where you can stash all ticket stubs from the concerts, plays, and other events you've attended. There's space on the side to jot down a few notes and a pocket in the back to keep larger documents like programs and photographs.

    A photo album with ticket stubs inside
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99+. Also available in hardcover.

    33. A cool beanbag chair that'll be the most comfy piece of furniture in your house. It has a high back, so you can actually recline while you're watching TV.

    A large bean bag chair with a faux leather cover sitting in a living room
    Simons / Via simons.ca

    It also has a handle at the top, so you can easily move it around the room.

    Get it from Simons for $250. Available in six colours.

    34. And finally, a portable Bluetooth speaker that looks like a boombox from the future. It's designed to play music from the front and the back to create a rich and multi-directional music experience.

    @urbanears / Via instagram.com, @urbanears / Via instagram.com

    It has a thick strap, so you can carry it with you, and it lasts up to 20 hours on a single charge. There's also a USB port that'll charge your phone while you listen.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $199.95+. Available in three colours.

    When your birthday month arrives:

    CBC

    Looking for more great Canadian shopping deals? Check out these things we tried that actually mean business, things from Amazon Canada that are worth the hype, and best add-on items you can get from Amazon Canada.