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    28 Things That Belong On Your Birthday Wish List

    Instax smartphone printers, an unofficial Friends cookbook, Glossier Skywash, and other goodies that'll make awesome birthday gifts.

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    1. A tube of Glossier Skywash — a liquid-to-powder matte eyeshadow that'll be an absolute breeze to apply when you're running late for work in the morning. The results? Seriously GORGEOUS.


    The shades are inspired by dreamy Southwest landscapes.

    Promising review: "This is just so easy to apply and it's quite hard to mess up. I rarely wear eyeshadow for any reason other than going out and I'm excited that the color I purchased (Valley) is the perfect shade for day wear. I'm at the point in my life where if something isn't quick and easy to put on my face...I just won't wear it. Very excited to try other colors as well." —alana

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in seven shades).

    2. A whimsical dog lamp sure to spark up a conversation and make you feel like you're living in 2030.


    Promising review: "Probably one of the random buys I ever made. And probably one of my favorite. I have him on my desk at work and everyone that walks in loves my dog light who I happily name Edison." —Jennifer Quinto

    Get it from Amazon for $49.90+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A mochi ice cream kit for trying your hand at making the sweet and chewy treat from scratch. You can share the delicious results with your friends and family...or not.


    This kit makes up to 32 pieces and includes sweet rice flour, potato starch, matcha green tea powder, cocoa powder, a dough cutter, and a silicone mochi mold. Sadly, ice cream is not included.

    Promising review: "My daughter and I had a fun time putting these together and they taste just like the mochi you get in a store or restaurant!" —Kim

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $30.

    4. A 2-in-1 straightener and curling iron for an easy way to get a professional-looking hairstyle at home. We stan a styling tool that can pull double duty like a champ.,

    Promising review: "I've used it a couple times now and am very pleased. I love how fast it heats up and that it really IS that hot. The plates are smooth and didn't pull my hair.

    Now the cool part. The rounded design. I'm not very good at curling my hair with a straightener and this just made me a PRO! So simple. And left no weird crimp spots that I normally have.

    Another huge bonus for me: To change the temperature and on/off is very easy and on the OUTSIDE of the unit, unlike others I've owned that are inside near the plates, making it difficult too switch and difficult to see. Not this one!" —Sandi S.

    Get it from Amazon for $64.97.

    5. A Skinfood egg white mask that'll help to dislodge excess sebum and minimize the appearance of pores. It'll also help remove dead skin cells along with blackheads, leaving your face feeling fresh and clean.


    Promising review: "Definitely cleans out your pores. I can see the difference after using my magnifying mirror. A little goes a long way, so be careful when you apply. I use a flat brush to apply. It’s lightly scented, doesn’t really smell like much to me." —Koko Lei

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    6. A leopard print one-piece swimsuit you should take the plunge and buy for your upcoming tropical vacation.

    Promising review: "I got this suit for a bachelorette party in San Diego and got a ton of compliments on it! And I am fairly certain that many of the girls went and purchased the same suit, lol! You can tie this suit many different ways. Depending on how you wrap the ties (which are very long), you may find some tying methods work better than others based on your chest size and how much support you are seeking! I have a long torso and felt completely comfortable without the suit riding up and giving me camel toe! The cut for the back is cheeky, but I like it more cheeky! Overall, so in love with this suit!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 28 designs).

    7. Solar-powered LED wind chimes to brighten up your porch in rain or shine.,

    Promising review: "These are absolutely GORGEOUS! I live in Western Oregon on the northern side of a hill so my property doesn't get a huge amount of sunlight unless it's mid-summer. The little solar panel seems to work great because the lights are still lit even on our September rainy days! I bought one for my sister's birthday and she loves hers, too." —Wickiup

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    8. Fancy-looking hair clips for making it seem like you spent a lot of time on your 'do (when in fact it's just a messy bun plus a couple of these).


    Promising review: "Got these in the mail today and was pleasantly surprised by the look and quality. I wore them right away and loved how firmly it pinned my hair back. I can’t stand weak hair pins so the sturdiness was much appreciated. The colors and designs are seriously so cute and can go with any outfit or mood." —Miss Jamie

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. An Instax smartphone printer that'll let you take as many pictures as you want and pick out the very best ones to print out. Plus, you can print multiple copies of the same picture so everyone can get one. It's perfect for parties!


    Promising review: "This is my new favorite thing! I love how it prints photos quickly and without hassle. You can even edit your photos in the app before printing. I hate lugging around my camera, but love having printed out photos. This is the perfect solution!" —Nicole Coppola

    Get it from Amazon for $97.93+ (available in three colors).

    10. A pair of colorful '90s-inspired Teva sandals, because it's never too early to stock up warm weather shoes.


    Promising review: "Bought two pairs for my trip to Morocco and they were a great investment. Easy to pack and lightweight, they're very friendly to travel with. I also wear them day to day in the summer, they're a great shoe overall. I never had any trouble breaking them in or a problem with the strap rubbing on my toe." —Sydney

    Get them from REI for $50 (available in sizes 6–11 and 17 patterns).

    11. Escape the Crate — a bi-monthly subscription box containing an escape room game you can play anytime, anywhere, and with anyone. It's challenging enough to take at least an hour to solve but not so difficult that you'll feel stumped.


    Each box includes an hour-long game for family game night. Items include ciphers, letters, sleuthing tools, puzzles, and more!

    Promising review: "If you want to have a great activity to do where you solve puzzles and work together — this is really a lot of fun. We started out planning to do it within an hour, two adults and three teens. We chose expert level because we think we are really smart. Three hours later we solved it. You can definitely do this in under an hour because there are hints all along the way so you don’t have to ever stay stuck. This was such fun. We can’t wait for our next crate!" —Amy A.

    Sign up at Cratejoy for $26.50/two months.

    12. A set of dog earrings so cute, they'll make you say, "~Howl~ I live without these?!"


    Get three pairs from ModCloth for $19.

    13. The One with All the Recipes: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Friends for whipping up meals even Monica would approve of. You'll find dishes like "Engagement Ring Lasagna" — the ring is optional, of course.


    Promising review: "My college roommates are all super obsessed with Friends — it was always on the TV when you got home at night and it provided a nice background to our own Friends-like existence. This cookbook was a perfect gift for them — each recipe is easy-to-follow and tasty, the photos are nice and appetizing, and there's a tidbit referencing the recipe's appearance on the show for each of them. I like that the cookbook is divided into sections by meal (appetizers/salads/sides, brunch/lunch, dinner, desserts, drinks) and we're excited to dive into the drinks section at our next roommates' reunion!" —Caroline

    Get it from Amazon for $17.46.

    14. Frozen sheet masks that'll not only make for ~cool~ selfies but will also make your skin feel amazing. Each one has a different formula, and you'll love ~Olaf~ them.


    The Elsa mask is infused with passionfruit to help your skin feel fresh and rejuvenated, the Anna mask is made with pearl powder to make your skin appear brighter, and the Olaf mask contains coconut extract to nourish and hydrate your skin.

    Get the three-pack from Firebox for $18.99.

    15. A Baby Yoda "protect, attack, snack" mug for anyone who also basically shares the same daily routine.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $12.90.

    16. A pair of wedge sneakers you'll get tons of wear out of because they're so darn comfy and sleek.

    Promising review: "Love these shoes! I wear these so much more than I expected to and they are comfortable all day long. Would definitely recommend." —Chelsey

    Get them from Amazon for $20.19+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 16 patterns).

    17. A koozie any Clueless fan will Cher-ish forever.


    Get it from Francesca's for $8.

    18. A hexagon crystal phone grip cap that's like jewelry for your device. Heck, you won't even need to wear rings when you have this in your hand.

    HeartTheSparkle / Etsy

    Get it from HeartTheSparkle on Etsy for $32 (available in six crystals).

    19. A pun-tastic tote bag that'll be a sensible purchase for any Janeite.

    Paper Source

    Get it from Paper Source for $22.95.

    20. A pair of oversized sunnies so you can look incredibly chic while people watching.

    Promising review: "Stunning, stylish, and similar to designer pairs for a great price. I love the size and they also seem to be good quality! Will buy another pair!" —Aubri R.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 12 colors).

    21. An adorable coloring book for anyone whose greatest loves in life are coffee and animals.


    Promising review: "This is a great stress-reliever coloring book. Designs are not too intricate, and it has lots of fun coffee recipes!" —Patricia Hussey

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    22. A BTS enamel pin featuring each member's solo tracks — just because the Love Yourself era is over doesn't mean you can't treat yourself!

    breadcheekpins / Etsy

    Get it from breadcheekpins on Etsy for $13.45 (available in seven songs).

    23. A pack of Harry Potter playing cards both wizards and muggles will ~wand~.


    Promising review: "I love these playing cards. They are so much fun. The pictures are great and it adds a little extra bit of enjoyment to any game that would require just ordinary playing cards. It is especially great if you're a Harry Potter fan!" —John Flanigan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.03.

    24. A classic AllSaints leather jacket, because we are approaching prime leather jacket weather and you'll be wearing this versatile piece non-stop. Plus, it'll never go out of style so you can bring it back out season after season.


    Get it from AllSaints for $498 (available in sizes 00–10).

    25. A DIY bulletin board kit so you can collect all your used wine corks and turn them into a useful and sentimental piece of decor.,

    Promising review: "My fiancé was happily surprised when I gave this to him. He was looking for a basic bulletin board to organize his home office. This does the job but also has a lot of sentimental value reminding us of all the wonderful meals we shared together over time. While we have not yet put it together, collecting all our saved up corks was a trip down memory lane and finally provided a place to keep them stored permanently and beautifully." —HunterCP

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    26. A stunning Cinderella storybook journal with an embossed cover and a golden latch perfect for documenting all your treasured memories.

    Get it from the Disney Store for $29.99.

    27. A floral doormat to let your neighbors (and the UPS person) know that, as far as your household is concerned, winter is over.


    Promising review: "I love this rug! It has just enough of the retro vibe I was going for. It’s been outside on my lanai for a couple weeks and so far has held up just fine and I haven’t noticed any fading." —Emily

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $17.95.

    28. A celebratory candle that smells like champagne or birthday cake to burn throughout your birthday month so every day feels like a party.


    These candles are made of natural soy or coconut wax and have a burn time of 60–80 hours.

    Get them from Homesick: the champagne toast candle or the birthday party candle for $29.95

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

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