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    26 Things That Belong On Your Birthday Wish List

    Avocado pool floats, No Face plushies, coffee-scented eyeshadow palettes, adorable sloth ring holders, and other goodies that'll make awesome birthday gifts!

    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. An adorable hedgehog aloe plant that'll get delivered to your home full-grown, potted, and living room–ready.


    Your new plant buddy will come with tips and tricks for expert-level care!

    Get it from Bloomscape for $35.

    2. A gorgeous polka dot wrap dress perfect for rounding out your summer wardrobe.

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I wore it when I went to Mexico with my friends and I received a lot of compliments. It’s constructed as a wrap dress, there is no zipper or button. I did have to retie the dress a few times throughout the day but it wasn’t a hassle. You can make it as tight or as loose depending on your body type." —Alexandra Rivera

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors).

    3. A coffee-scented eyeshadow palette packed with super pigmented neutral shades you'll find yourself reaching for a ~latte~.

    Winky Lux

    I actually own and love this eyeshadow palette! Every single shade is highly wearable — there are enough mattes and shimmers to create both natural day looks and dramatic night looks.

    Promising review: "This is the palette I grab when I travel; the colors are all incredibly blendable and beautiful, and the glittery shades are stunning. I can't recommend this palette enough!" —Mia

    Get it from Winky Lux for $25.

    4. An adorable No Face plushie sure to lift your spirits on a dreary Monday.

    Promising review: "He's portable and adorable. When I'm stressed at work, I put him next to my monitor and imagine him gulping everyone that stresses me out up!" —Susan J. Redding

    Get it from Amazon for $11.25.

    5. A fruit-scented lip balm by Laneige (the brand behind the popular Lip Sleeping Mask) that'll not only provide long-lasting moisture, but also a subtle layer of shine.


    This glossy balm is formulated with murumuru and shea butters to help lock in moisture. I received a tube of this as a gift from my friend, and I have abandoned ALL of my other lip products in favor of this one. It lasts forever (way longer than your average lip balm) and makes my lips look super healthy.

    Promising review: "I have been using this lip balm since it hit the market in Korea. It is EVERYTHING. Moisturizing, glossy, not sticky, and so pleasant to smell/taste. Totally a lifesaver for dry, chapped, and cracked lips as well as a great upkeep product to keep lips healthy. Such a complement to the mask." —midge62680

    Get it from Sephora for $15 (available in four flavors).

    6. An angled curling iron for getting the wavy mermaid hair of your dreams. The design might be unconventional, but it actually helps to take the pressure off your wrists.,

    Read our review of the Hot Tools Professional 24K Gold Curlbar (#24 on the list).

    Promising review: "THIS IRON IS AMAZING. I have very long hair (past my waist) and this curls it with ease, and they last all day long and on to the next day. The shape is so much easier to work with and I will never go back to any other curling device." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in two sizes).

    7. A portable lounge chair you can literally take anywhere with you, from the beach to an outdoor concert. It packs into a tiny bag for transport and inflates magically within seconds.

    Amazon, Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of this inflatable air lounger (#1 on the list).

    Here's an excerpt: "You just spin in a circle with them and suddenly you have a magically inflated chair? Seems unlikely. But now that I've tried them, I can confirm that they're (almost) that easy. It does take a couple of tries to get the hang of it, but pretty much anyone can figure it out in five to ten minutes.

    Seriously, these things are comfortable. Like being cradled in a waterbed taco. Everyone at the beach who tried them felt very relaxed and some people even took a little nap. It's also worth mentioning that they're pretty durable. Some of my friends took turns catapulting each other off it (we're adults) and they didn't burst." —Bek O'Connell

    Get it from Amazon for $25.20+ (available in four colors).

    8. Motivational pens to get you feeling pumped first thing in the morning. One year older, one year more productive!


    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. A hilarious mug listing the three things that'll help you reach perfectenschlag. Fact: coffee tastes better out of this.


    Promising review: "This mug was a huge hit. I purchased this as a gift for a co-worker that loves The Office. The quality was better than expected. I am late to writing this review, but since it has been months, I can say the quality has held up!!" —Charlotte Armstrong

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    10. Hydrating sheet masks for refreshing your skin after a hot and sweaty day outside. These are packed with essence but won't leave behind a sticky residue!


    Promising review: "I am not a fan of sheet masks since I find that they leave a slimy residue on my skin but I came across these and they looked cute so I decided to give them a try. They are easy to open, a little tricky to unfold the mask itself. Plenty of essence and best of all NO STICKY RESIDUE, just a refreshed feeling after I took off the mask. Would definitely buy again." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A small handmade ring holder you'll love a sloth.

    paintmydream / Etsy

    Get it from paintmydream on Etsy for $29.44.

    12. A candle that smells like New Orleans or Las Vegas (or any other location that brings back fun memories) to help satisfy your wanderlust while you plan your next trip.


    These all-natural soy wax candles have a 60–80 hour burn time. In case you're wondering, New Orleans smells like gardenia flowers lining the historic Garden District, sweet cinnamon of King cakes, Bananas Foster, and a hint of allspice and bay leaves. Las Vegas smells like desert sand and midnight air, herbs and spices from the finest restaurants, and hints of cold hard cash.

    Promising review (New Orleans): "This candle was ah-ma-zing! It immediately reminded me of the magnolia-lined streets of New Orleans with a hint of Cafe du Monde!" —Tiffany L.

    Get them from Homesick: the New Orleans or the Las Vegas candle for $29.95

    13. A ~claw-some~ zodiac T-shirt by BuzzFeed that'll make any Cancer say, "Oh, ~crab~! I need this!"


    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed on Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and three colors; or check out other zodiac signs).

    14. Purple sunglasses for the trendiest way to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.


    Promising review: "I’ve never written a review before but these sunglasses deserve one — easily the best quality sunglasses I’ve ever purchased for a price like this, they are well-made and come packaged as if you should be paying several hundred dollars, not $30. Fit is excellent and lenses are perfect. Will be buying another pair soon." —Jordan Harrison

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95 (available in five colors).

    15. A pearl-embellished velvet headband you've probably seen a more expensive version of on Instagram. Luckily, you don't have to shell out $$$ to get the same look!


    Promising review: "This headband is so gorgeous! For the price, it’s such a good value! Wore it out and got so many compliments on it." —Cedema Salgado

    Get it from Amazon for $3.09 (available in seven colors).

    16. Customized pet socks because your furry friend keeps you grounded.


    Get them from Firebox for $25.99.

    17. A pack of tarot cards that combines your two favorite things: fortune telling and food.


    Promising review: "Love the humor presented in this deck — I actually snorted when I read some of the names of the food. The design is brilliant, and the colors all just match really well together. I really liked how despite the tongue-in-cheek humor presented in this deck that they all also have the elements necessary in a tarot deck. One of my favorite cards has to be 'The Duo' which looks exactly like 'The High Priestess' card from a regular Rider-Waite deck. I like the quality of the cards and that it also came with a booklet to help you decipher the cards. This is definitely my new favorite deck!" —Jules

    Get them from Amazon for $11.11.

    18. Ice pop molds for whipping up frozen treats at home (smoothie pops, lemonade pops, sangria pops...the list goes on) — you get full control over the ingredients.

    Each set comes with six ice pop makers, a tray, a funnel, and a cleaning brush. Everything is BPA-free.

    Promising review: "Frozen strawberries, kiwis, spinach, and blueberries blended together then put into these popsicle molds. Love it! I'm terrible at getting my fruits and veggies into each meal in the recommended portions and servings. This makes it so much easier." —VVu

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    19. A totally invisible and scentless SPF 40 sunscreen you won't hate applying. White cast? I don't know her., Sephora

    This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

    Promising review: "Really changes what I believed about a sunscreen. Sunscreens CAN be transparent, sunscreens CAN be lightweight, and sunscreens CAN feel good under makeup. YAS!" —Aloechild

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    20. A watercolor tapestry because if you can't fight the desert-like heat, you might as well embrace it.


    Promising review: "I love this tapestry! It hardly had any creases or wrinkles when I took it out of the wrapping it was in, so I was able to hang it up immediately. This is the perfect wall decor in my room, and it makes me happy every time I walk in and see it. It's not overpowering with colors or brightness. It's relaxing and tranquil. I would definitely recommend if you like cacti and succulents like I do!" —Blaine Dillinger

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in two colors).

    21. A USB fan that'll not only cool you down but will also complain about the weather on your behalf.


    Get it from Firebox for $11.99.

    22. A Mickey Mouse waffle iron so you can feel like you're eating breakfast at Disneyland every morning. Trust me, you'll be smiling ear to ear.

    The cooking plates are non-stick for easy cleanup!

    Promising review: "I honestly love this little waffle iron more than my bigger expensive one! I bought it after we moved our family out of state and the other was lost. Waffles are a fun tradition and I wanted to surprise my family with the Mickey shape. Every waffle popped right out of the pan like a Magic Kingdom dream. So pleased with this product, I'm considering to buy it as a gift for family members!" —Amanda Schinagl

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

    23. A whimsical pool float any hardcore avocado fan would want. The seed even doubles as a beach ball!

    Promising review: "Adorable! Material is thicker and should hold up well. Quickly inflated with air compressor but not so large you couldn't blow up by mouth. If you are looking for a unique pool float that nobody else has, this is it!" —Amanda Austin

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    24. A squishy ball to fidget with when you're ~feline~ stressed.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I really liked the cute tiger design on the stress ball. I like that it keeps its shape even after squeezing and pressing hard on it. My kids love playing with it, too." —evey123

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $5 (random selection).

    25. A gold drawstring bucket bag that definitely belongs in the Cave of Wonders along with other treasures.

    Promising review: "I really like this bag! It's well-made and the perfect shade of gold — goes with everything. The inside is a bright teal and roomy. The detachable genie lamp tag has gold glitter on one side and gives it that perfect touch of magic!" —pixiedustsparkle

    Get it from shopDisney for $34.95.

    26. A stunning blue nail polish so your hands will sparkle like a swimming pool under the sun (which is honestly where you'd rather be right now).

    Promising review: "This color is so beautiful, I can't even describe it. It's a beautiful full-bodied (sounds like I'm describing wine-lol) sky blue with a great shimmer affect. For all the blue and cool-color polish lovers, this is a must have." —KC

    Get it from Amazon for $13.75.

    Actual footage of you at your birthday party:


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

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