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    28 Things That Totally Belong On Your Birthday Wish List

    Color-changing water bottles, literary candles, Puma x Selena Gomez sneakers, and other goodies that'll make awesome birthday gifts!

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    1. A color-changing water bottle that'll make staying hydrated an exciting task.


    This bottle actually changes color when it's filled with *cold* water.

    Get it from Uncommongoods for $25 (available in three colors).

    2. An Alice in Wonderland-themed candle you'll go absolutely mad for.

    FromthePage / Etsy

    If you're wondering what a mad tea party smells like, it smells like white tea and bergamot. This candle has approximately 40–50 hours of burn time.

    Get it from FromthePage on Etsy for $12.50.

    3. A curling wand with adjustable plates for the easiest way to create waves of any size. Mermaid hair, don't care!


    Promising review: "I recently cut my hair short, and this works great! I never know how to style it, but this takes a couple of minutes, and I love how my hair ends up. You can do little crimps or big beach waves. All of my friends compliment me when I use it." —nicole polsinelli

    Get it from Amazon for $35.82.

    4. A pigmented eyeshadow palette for creating bold, sunset-inspired looks.


    Promising review: "I AM BLOWN AWAY BY THE QUALITY. Almost zero fallout, extremely pigmented colors, blends creamy like butter, and colors are beautiful. This rivals any of my Too Faced palettes. These are the same quality if not better than my Urban Decay. Seriously, not kidding. I rarely review anything but this deserved a review." —Chandra

    Get it from Amazon for $12.57 (available in three color combos).

    5. A corgi diffuser with LED lights that'll have you smiling from ear to ear. (Yes, the mist comes out of his ears!)


    This cute lil' guy can operate continuously for six to eight hours or on a timer mode that can be set to 60 or 120 minutes.

    Get it from ModCloth for $50, Firebox for $52.99, or Urban Outfitters for $60.

    6. A personalized pony enamel pin you're sure to like, ~neigh~, love.

    Bonbi Forest / Etsy

    Get it from Bonbi Forest on Etsy for $10.82 (available in four colors and two finishes).

    7. A papaya shower curtain aka the cutest shower curtain you ever did ~seed~.

    Urban Outfitters

    It measures 72”x72”.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in five designs).

    8. A chunky knit blanket you definitely have saved on both Instagram and Pinterest.


    Get the 60"x60" size from Amazon for $145.88 (available in 13 sizes and colors).

    9. A clever cocktail book that doesn't just contain a bunch of recipes — it can help you find the right one for every occasion.


    Promising review: "Be Your Own Bartender is ideal for anyone looking to tap into their inner mixologist. With easy-to-follow flowcharts and a broad selection of recipes, this handy companion will help you identify the perfect drink for your holiday party, intimate dinner gathering, or just to unwind at the end of the day." —T.J.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.34.

    10. An adorable pair of shark slippers to be the ~chomp-ion~ of all slippers. Everyone will drop their jaws at how cute these are.

    Apollo Box

    Get them from Apollo Box for $29.98 (one size).

    11. Star Wars cookie cutters so your treats not only taste great but also look cool. Just make sure they don't go over to the dark side (aka burnt).


    Get them from ModCloth for $25.

    12. A pretty Sailor Moon backpack, if you also fight evil by moonlight... and go to school by daylight.

    Box Lunch

    Get it from Box Lunch for $64.90.

    13. A pair of cozy socks that Dobby (and Harry Potter fans) will definitely approve of.


    These socks fit women's shoe size 6–10½ and men's shoe size 5–10.

    Promising review: "Very cozy and comfy, I was worried that the words would wash off in time, but they're part of the socks (not ironed on, it's made with white thread). Really love these!" —Beth

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    14. A personal ceramic heater to use in your icebox–I mean, cubicle.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "My work office is beautiful, with 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. However, it can get chilly on blustery Midwest winter days. This heater is just the right size to keep me warm without drying out my skin." —Carrie

    Get it from The Grommet for $26.95. Or, check out another option from Amazon!

    15. An adorable mug so you can sip all your ~probllamas~ away.


    This mug is also safe for the dishwasher and microwave!

    Get it from Amazon for $13.14+ (available in four colors).

    16. A seashell pearl shimmer highlighter — it's an authentic 3D replica of the mermaid shells seen in Disney's Peter Pan!

    Get it from ShopDisney for $38.95 or Besame for $38.

    17. A pack of black bath bombs that'll make your tub look like a science experiment (in a cool way).


    Get a 10-pack from Firebox for $10.99. Or, check out a similar option from Amazon.

    18. A pack of playing cards with a stunning bee motif to get all your guests buzzing.

    Promising review: "If you like a bold, modern aesthetic in your cards, these are a must. Custom pips and royalty in a hexagonal cell motif are just dazzling against the black stock, and the gold ink on the matte tuck lends a nice near-future feel to the design. The cards themselves are pliable yet springy, and the handling is smooth as silk. Highly recommended for design/bee/Breaking Bad fans for play, magic, and cardistry." —Orochi

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    19. A gorgeous whistling kettle for the most aesthetically pleasing way to boil water.


    Plus, it'll give you an excuse to invite people over for tea!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $56.99.

    20. A cotton constellation duvet set you're destined to fall in love with — it's written in the stars.


    Each set comes with two pillow shams and one duvet cover (it has a zipper closure to keep things looking neat).

    Promising review: "A perfect thickness (not too thick, not too thin) and quite soft, in between brushed cotton and jersey cotton minus the elasticity. The pillowcases have an elegant pocket closure giving them a tailored look. Washes/dries great, no weird shapeshifting (lies flat, maintains rectangular shape, seams line up), and I don't feel the need to iron (you could if you wanted an ultra-crisp look)." —lmgra

    Get a queen-size set from Amazon for $58.99 (available in sizes twin–king and 10 patterns).

    21. A pair of sneakers from the new Puma x Selena Gomez collection that'll look fresh AF for spring.

    Get it from Amazon for $120 (available in sizes 5.5–11). Check out the entire Puma x Selena Gomez collection!

    22. A set of universally appealing galaxy knives to be the star of your kitchen.

    Promising review: "I bought these knives for my husband's birthday and he loved them! The knives are very sharp and durable, as well as look exactly as pictured. The colors are bright, and the pictures on them are very clear. The handles are great for good stability while using them. When I bought them, I was worried about the picture scraping off if they needed sharpening, but there is a space between the blade and the picture to prevent the picture from scraping off." —Tamara Jackson

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $49.95.

    23. A 1000-piece puzzle for a relaxing activity the whole family can ~pigeon~ on. Plus, it'll make a delightful piece of wall art once completed.


    Promising review: "This was a very enjoyable puzzle to put together, and the finished product is beautiful. It was also fun to see the progress of each bird as it came together. This would be an excellent selection for a puzzle being assembled by a group." —Dee In L.A.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.46.

    24. A dreamy floral wrap dress you can wear right away — cold weather be damned! Just pair it with tights and boots.


    Get it from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes 0–14 and 12–26).

    25. A really good non-stick cookware set that'll truly be a joy to use. Pots and pans are always something we wish other people bought for us, amirite?


    This set includes a 9.5" fry pan, 2 qt. saucepan with lid, 11" grill pan, 3 qt. saucepan with lid, 4 qt. jumbo cooker with lid and helper handle, 6 qt. Dutch oven with lid, and recipe booklet. Every piece is oven-safe up to 450°F and dishwasher-safe as well!

    Get a 10-piece set from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $214.99.

    26. A pair of sparkly earrings so you can always wish upon a star even when the skies are cloudy.


    Get them from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in four finishes).

    27. A Stegosaurus-shaped bag for a ~dino-mite~ addition to any outfit.


    Get it from Amazon for $17.68 (available in two colors).

    28. A set of No-Face gel pens sure to lift your spirits.


    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    When you're supposed to wait for all the guests to arrive before cutting the cake:


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

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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