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    Jun 3, 2019

    27 Things That Belong On Your Birthday Wish List

    Pokémon bath bombs, miniature cacti, wireless photo printers, Bob Ross coloring books, and other goodies that'll make awesome birthday gifts!

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    1. A soft and cozy travel scarf with a hidden pocket for valuables like your passport and cash. Stylish *and* practical? Sign me up.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing was amazing. I just went on a trip to Germany, and I am paranoid about being separated from my wallet while traveling. I tend to be pretty forgetful and lose things easily. I got this as a backup, but I have worn it every day since I got here. It is very roomy and easy to work with, the material is comfortable, and the pouch is a lot bigger than I expected. It is definitely well hidden, so much so that I had to add a little pin by the zipper so I could easily find it. I've been keeping all of my cash and bank cards in there, and it would easily fit a passport as well. It is definitely warm but not too bulky. This was the best purchase I could have made for my trip." —Capri P.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 24 patterns).

    2. Sparkly ballpoint pens your co-workers will definitely want to steal off your desk (but can't because you'll see them right away).

    Amazon

    These pens come with four refills.

    Promising review: "Everyone who sees me write with these pens loves them!! I will most likely buy more and save for work gifts. They write smoothly and don’t smudge." —Amazon Customer

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. A portable 2-in-1 cold brew maker that dispenses coffee directly into a vacuum insulated carafe after brewing so you can take it to go.

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    Simply add coarse-ground coffee in the stainless steel mesh filter (in the top brewing container), pour in water, close the lid, let it brew for 12–24 hours, then hit the release button in the middle to transfer all the delish coffee into the insulated carafe.

    Promising review: "I have five-plus years experience as a barista and I have been looking for a portable cold brew maker that I could use at home, and this product is hands down the best on the market. The filter is well-made and it is easy to clean. I love it! —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.88+ (available in three colors).

    4. A dandelion seed necklace (yup, it's a real seed) to ensure all your birthday wishes come true.

    Amazon

    The chain is made of sterling silver.

    Promising review: "This pendant is magical in its simplicity. As a gardener, it is the first time I have appreciated a dandelion seed!" —Annakatinka

    Get it from Amazon Handmade for $16.99.

    5. A pocket-sized wireless photo printer perfect for starting that wall collage you've been planning.

    Amazon

    Just connect a smart phone or tablet via Wi-Fi and you can print out all your digital pictures! The printer doesn't use any ink cartridges — instead, the 2x3ʺ sticky peel-back ZINK paper (that have dye crystals embedded in them) will be activated and create colorful pictures. They're water-resistant, tear-resistant, smudge-proof, and dry to the touch.

    Promising review: "After struggling to find a birthday gift for my girlfriend as she is a minimalist and has everything she needs, I came across this and knew it would be perfect! The size is convenient and makes it easy to bring with you anywhere. It's very simple to use and the picture quality is impressive. Ordering another one for myself and my mother! Would definitely recommend, especially for anyone who scrapbooks or journals." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $87.99+ (available in four colors).

    6. An easy breezy off-the-shoulder sundress you're ~shirr~ to wear on repeat all summer long.

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    Promising review: "Super cute and comfortable! Chest is a super stretchy scrunch material so it can fit all bust types. Not supportive, so you may need to pair with strapless bra depending on bust size. Can dress it down and look adorable with cowboy boots or sandals or dress it up and wear heels. Perfect summer dress, lightweight material that breathes." —Nicole M

    Get it from Amazon for $16.33+ (available in sizes 0–14 and five colors).

    7. Reusable straws with adorable little sloths attached that'll remind you to sip on your homemade cocktails a little slower.

    BoxLunch

    Get a two-pack from BoxLunch for $7.12 or Amazon for $5.

    8. A teeny tiny (real) cactus and mini planter to put a giant grin on your face every time you see it. Be prepared to hear "awwww" all the time.

    TierraSolStudio / Etsy

    Get it from TierraSolStudio on Etsy for $17.

    9. An official Baby Shark song cube for bringing you endless joy and your roommate endless agony.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My daughter loves this song and walks around singing it constantly! Although it makes me crazy, I couldn’t pass this up. To my pleasant surprise, the volume is perfect. It is the perfect volume for her to love on and play with and not drive my husband and I bonkers. Great gift!" —Lisa Tiblier

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

    10. Faux suede leopard print heels you should treat yourself to right away. No need to ~mule~ it over.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $22 (available in sizes 6.5–10).

    11. Poké ball bath bombs with little Pokémon toys hidden inside that are truly the very best. Plus, they smell like fruit-flavored cereal.

    HeavenScentBox / Etsy

    These are made with epsom salts to relax the muscles and sweet almond oil to hydrate the skin. They won't stain your tub!

    Get a four-pack from HeavenScentBox on Etsy for $32.99.

    12. A savage mug to help you start off the day on a high note.

    Amazon

    This 11-ounce mug is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in a 15-ounce size).

    13. A campfire beer caramelizer for adding rich, frothy texture and a sweet, smoky taste to your booze. Heck, it just might motivate you to actually go camping.

    UncommonGoods

    It's basically a stainless steel rod that you heat up in the fire and stick into your beer. The heat caramelizes the alcohol’s natural sugars and changes the flavor. It has a wood handle for safe gripping.

    Promising review: "Got it for my father for Christmas, best gift I've ever given him. He frequently loves to have guests over for BBQ and showing this off is always a must. Adds a bit of luxury to life." —Nemo the Fish

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $35.

    14. A rechargeable misting fan so you can brave 90 degree weather and hour-long lines at your favorite theme park. You'll probably get some jealous stares from both kids and adults.

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    This lil' fan comes with a charging cable. It takes about three hours to get a full charge, and it can operate for two to six hours, depending on usage. There are three fan speeds and two modes of spraying.

    Promising review: "Great product! Worked amazingly on a hot day waiting in lines at Disneyland! I had to share the air with all my friends, haha. The color is true to the photos so it's pretty to look at. It functions great with its multiple wind settings and the mist comes out nicely, uniform, and strong. The water container on top where the mist comes from seals pretty tight so even when jostling around in my backpack, it never leaked. It's a bit bulkier than your traditional mobile mister/fan but that's the price you pay for more air and more mist. It fit nicely in my mini backpack I took to Disneyland. And it's easy to hold. It's also very light. I recommend!" —Allen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    15. Banned books socks any bibliophile would go absolutely cuckoo for.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these socks! They fit super well and are very comfortable, and they're just perfect for us book lovers. I love when people ask me about them! I've had them for a few months now and have worn and washed them very often and they have definitely held up." —Kasey

    Get them from Amazon for $12 (available in two sizes).

    16. Abstract earrings that'll become your favorite accessories, hands down.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These earrings are absolutely stunning! They came exactly as pictured and are super lightweight. Great quality for the price." —Nicole Fernhout

    Get three pairs from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A minimalist faux leather bag to add a pop of color to your neutral outfits. It also folds flat completely so you can easily pack it for a trip.

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    Promising review: "This purse is too cute! I wish I would have found it earlier in the spring or summer, but the color, quality, shape, and structure are amazing! There's nothing wrong with a cheerful yellow in the fall...I see myself getting a lot of good use out of this bag. It is also the perfect size. I have a feeling a friend, sister, or my mom will be asking to borrow it often. Love love love." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $17.90 (available in nine colors).

    18. A shea butter–infused hair mask (disguised as a bottle of mayo) so you can get the soft and sleek locks of your dreams. And don't worry, it doesn't actually smell like mayo — it smells like vanilla and macadamia nuts.

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    Just don't accidentally spread this on your sandwich! 😂

    Promising review: "I purchased this after reading the reviews on here. I recently had my already double processed and highlighted hair highlighted again and the colorist way over-processed (colorist did a terrible job) bleached blonde and it was so damaged and dry. I was practically crying. I was looking online to find a mask to help my poor hair recover. I have to say I've used so many different products and none have given instant results the way this has. I used a clarifying shampoo to try to get rid of some of the leftover color and then used this hair pack. I thought is smelled lovely, like vanilla! Left it on for five minutes and my hair was so much better. I tried it again a week later and my hair keeps getting softer and more manageable. I would highly recommend this if you have damaged dry hair." —GP

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    19. A bubble tea AirPod case almost as sweet as the actual drink.

    The Apollo Box

    It even comes with a bubble tea ring for easier transportation.

    Get it from The Apollo Box for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    20. An airport-inspired doormat that'll make a trip to the grocery store feel like a mini voyage.

    UncommonGoods

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $32.

    21. Harry Potter coil hair ties to have on hand for every ~snitch-uation~. They won't leave a crease in your hair and will look cute on your wrist, too!

    BoxLunch

    This set comes with a red coil with a Deathly Hallows charm, a white coil with a Golden Snitch charm, and a navy blue coil with a Hogwarts sigil charm.

    Get a three-pack from BoxLunch for $7.12.

    22. A dumpling-shaped light so cute, you could just eat it right up — but don't! Save your appetite for real dumplings.

    Urban Outfitters

    It runs on three AAA batteries.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in four designs).

    23. A Bob Ross coloring book that'll actually help calm you down instead of stressing you out with a ton of details.

    Amazon

    It comes with reference pages with Bob's original works as well.

    Promising review: "Great pictures and quotes from Bob. Pictures are not so complex that they take an eternity to finish; they’re just right. I bought two more as gifts, and the recipients really enjoyed them as well and say their friends also want one." —Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.71.

    24. A Star Wars and Beatles mashup T-shirt because wonderful things happen when your two favorite fandoms come together.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am very happy with the quality of this t-shirt. The weight of the fabric is perfect — not too thick or too thin. I would gladly recommend this shirt to any die-hard Star Wars fan." —AF

    Get it from Amazon for $17.94+ (available in sizes S–3XL and six colors).

    25. A vinyl sticker to remind you to power through those hellish days where everything seems to go wrong. Not today, Satan!!!

    Amazon

    It's printed on weatherproof vinyl.

    Get it from Amazon Handmade for $4.50.

    26. Palm leaf nail wraps so you can get a 'gram-worthy manicure for your birthday without shelling out $$$.

    SoGloss / Etsy

    Get a 24-pack from SoGloss on Etsy for $8.

    27. A little book of dad jokes because terrible puns and cheesy humor should be celebrated — and not just in June!

    BoxLunch

    For a little preview, check out the Instagram page @dadsaysjokes.

    Get it from BoxLunch for $10.39 or Amazon for $9.33.

    When you have no intention of sharing your cake:

    Discovery Family

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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