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    30 Things You Should Gift To Yourself, Even If It’s Not Your Birthday

    I mean, it's going to be your birthday sometime in the next 365 days, right?

    1. A spicy habanero hot sauce that'll add a yummy kick to everything from avocado toast to Caesars. It's made right here in Canada, and it was featured on Hot Ones, so you know it's legit!

    Avocado toast with hot sauce drizzled on it beside a bottle of hot sauce

    2. A retro-style glittery lava lamp with swirling, sparkly bits inside that’ll add a touch of elegance to any room. Reviewers say it's beautiful to watch it in action and that the light display is super calming.

    A lava lamp on a desk with glitter inside of it

    3. A rose gold pendant necklace with your star sign, whether you’re a believer in the Zodiac system or just enjoy reading your horoscope for fun. It's hypoallergenic, so it won't irritate your skin, and it won't rust or tarnish over time.

    A necklace with the Aries star sign

    4. A teeny-tiny fridge to keep your holy grail skin products chilled, because keeping them cold can help preserve ingredients like probiotics and keep them effective for longer. It can also be switched from cool to warm, so you can heat up your towels or pillowcases when you want to feel extra snuggly.

    5. Some bath bombs shaped like sweet treats, because sometimes there’s nothing better than a fizzy bath treat dissolving and showing off its pretty colour. These are made with cocoa and shea butter that’ll make your skin feel nice and soft after your soak.

    Bath bombs are scattered on a table

    6. A Fujifilm Instax camera that has a selfie mirror, so you can take fun pics of yourself and your friends and have a physical copy in seconds. Reviewers say that it’s super easy to use and makes great pictures to decorate your room with.

    An instant camera on a table with makeup brushes and pictures

    7. A waffle stick maker that’ll make the perfect treat when you want a little snack. It can make four sticks at a time, and you can dip ’em in syrup, chocolate, sprinkles, or really anything that strikes your fancy.

    A waffle stick maker with waffle sticks on a plate some of which have been dipped in chocolate and have sprinkles

    8. A set of copper mugs that'll make your Moscow mules look beautiful enough to be served at a high-class establishment. It comes with a shot glass that you can use to properly measure out your spirits (or just drink them straight).

    A Moscow mule cup on a table with the box that it comes in

    9. A luxurious rainfall shower head that'll wash away all the troubles of your day. The head can be angled after it's installed, so you can target that spot on your back that's been bothering you.

    10. A sheet mask that'll give you 24-hour hydration, so your skin never feels dried out. It’ll soak your face with moisture (the equivalent of half a bottle of serum!) in just 15 minutes.

    11. 52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy by Moorea Seal that'll tickle the heart of any list maker. Weekly prompts will ask you to make a list on exactly what makes you happy on various subjects, which will help you understand and appreciate those things even more.

    The book is lying flat on a table beside a candle

    12. A wine glass that you screw onto the top of your bottle, so you can drink directly from it. You know you're going to finish the entire bottle anyways — might as well drink right out of it!

    13. A massive blanket hoodie that'll keep you surrounded in fleecey comfort when the temperatures start to dip. It has a giant pocket (perfect for carrying around snacks) and it can be thrown in the wash if it starts to smell too much like campfire smoke.

    A person wears a giant hoodie while sitting out by a campfire and having a coffee

    14. A coffee blend that'll add a little sweet kick to your morning cup of caffeine. It's a medium roast that gives off a maple-y aroma, and if you want the scent and flavour to be even more intense, try brewing it in a French press.

    Two cups of coffee on a table beside a package of the coffee

    15. A popsicle-shaped lip tint that looks good enough to eat. Reviewers say it's super hydrating and provides a subtle, natural flush to your lips for when you want a bit of colour, but don't want anything too bold.

    A person holds a lip tint that looks like a popsicle with a tint on their lips

    16. A Nintendo Switch Lite that you can nab to finally get on the Animal Crossing bandwagon. It has a sleek design that's perfect for slipping into your purse or bag for gaming on the go, and it will keep you distracted and entertained for hours and hours.

    The console is put into a bag

    17. A pretty nail polish, because a good mani can make you feel like you're ready to slay dragons. This muted blue colour is the perfect shade for cooler weather and looks gorgeous on all skin colours.

    A hand holds the nail polish with nails painted

    18. A lettering and calligraphy guide that’ll make your penmanship so much better. It’ll teach you different alphabet styles, and the book is filled with lettering projects for you to show off your new skills. You can send someone a pretty handwritten letter that’ll totally make their day!

    19. A holographic purse that's basically magical. It appears dark grey in dim light, but as soon as brighter light hits it, it turns into a crazy kaleidoscope of colours that changes in different brightnesses. It has a detachable strap, which lets you use it either as a handbag or a shoulder bag.

    20. A pair of satin pillowcases, because they seem like the kind of thing a Disney princess would have (but are actually affordable). Satin also helps prevent hair breakage and is a wonder for curly hair, since it won’t damage the curl pattern like cotton cases tend to.

    21. A poutine candle that I truly wish I'd known about sooner, because look at how freaking cute it is. This realistic-looking treat smells like coconut cream, which might make you salivate as it burns.

    A box with a poutine candle on it with a candle that looks like poutine

    22. A pair of pink cat-eye sunglasses that'll keep the sun out of your eyes while making you look seriously badass. It comes with a bag and cleaning cloth that'll get rid of fingerprints and smudge marks.

    A person sitting in a car with cat-eye sunglasses

    23. A wine rack that'll make your place look like an actual adult lives in it, because wine racks are ~fancy~. Stock up on a few of your favourite bottles, because having some of the good stuff on hand is never a bad idea.

    A winerack sits on a table with wine bottles in it and a glass of red wine beside it

    24. A silicone doughnut mould, so you can make your favourite sweet treat without stepping out to Tim Hortons. Just spritz with a little oil, pour in your batter, toss it in the oven, and bam! Homemade doughnuts, just like that.

    25. A pizza stone that’ll give you restaurant-quality crusts and even make frozen pizzas taste more gourmet. It doesn't need any soaking or seasoning, so you can start cooking some yummy pie right away.

    A pizza stone in an oven

    26. A mini wacky, wavy tube guy for your desk that'll make you crack a smile with his flailing, motorized antics. Watch him fill with air and flop around, and maybe try out some of his moves, because sometimes you gotta make your own fun.

    27. A 540-piece 3D puzzle of the planet, because you gotta keep your mind busy somehow. Putting together the ocean is sure to be a challenge (it’s all the same colour!), but imagine how satisfying it’ll be when it’s done. It comes with a rotating metal stand, so once it's complete you can spin it just like a real globe.

    28. A bath caddy that'll hold all your devices, so you can catch up on your fav show while having a long soak. It’s made of pure bamboo and the middle slides open to fit pretty much any bathtub. There’s a spot on the caddy for all of your needs, including a specially-designed wine glass holder.

    A bath caddy with a glass of wine, a tablet, a candle and a phone

    29. Some twinkly fairy lights that'll give your favourite space a warm glow. They come with a long power cord, as well as a remote control that you can use to cycle between eight display patterns from the comfort of your bed.

    Twinkly lights on a wall beside a chair and a table

    30. And lastly, a screaming goat that's a whole damn mood. Just press the tree stump the next time you’re feeling down, and you’ll treat your ears to the hilarious bleats the goat produces. It’s perfect for your desk when the 3 p.m. slump hits.

    A screaming goat on a tree stump

    Happy (pretend) birthday!

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