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    25 Things That Belong On Your Birthday Wish List

    A Baby Yoda puzzle, cloud-shaped bath bombs, a DIY cheese-making kit, and other goodies that'll make awesome birthday gifts.

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    1. A mini DIY kit that'll yield *three* batches of rustic and delicious cheese — you can choose to make yours creamy, firm, sweet, or savory. The end result can vary from ricotta to feta in flavor and texture.

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    In this kit, you'll get instructions with tips and variations, a 100% cotton cheesecloth (also known as Butter Muslin), gluten-free, non-GMO citric acid, and non-iodized flake salt. Plus, you'll get unlimited email support as needed.

    Get it from UrbanCheesecraft on Etsy for $14.

    2. Playing cards featuring famous artists to spice up your weekly poker game (except you'll probably spend more time looking at the cards instead of actually playing).


    Promising review: "These cards are fantastic. The artists' images are beautifully done. I did not know all the artists depicted on the cards, but seeing their portraits will encourage me to learn about each one. Love the playing cards!" —V. Kline

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. A nourishing Amika hair mask (formulated with sea buckthorn berry, jojoba seed oil, and vitamin C) for helping to condition and hydrate your dry, damaged locks. New year, better hair!


    This hair mask is vegetarian-friendly and cruelty-free. It's also safe for color-treated, Brazilian-treated, and keratin-treated hair.

    Promising review: "I have been using this Amika SoulFood Nourishing Mask for more than a year now, and I'll never use another deep conditioner on my hair. It smells amazing. It makes my thick, coarse hair feel super soft. It isn't greasy or oily to the touch. It's also well worth the price tag because a little goes a long way with this stuff. This tub will last AT LEAST six months but probably much longer than that." —Jennifer J

    Get it from Amazon for $28 (available in three sizes).

    4. A tiny but mighty Darth Vader Bluetooth speaker that'll make you say, "The sound is strong with this one."

    Urban Outfitters

    You'll get four hours of playback time per charge.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20 (available in three designs).

    5. A pair of personalized sterling silver earrings, because it's your birthday and even your accessories should be a celebration of YOU!

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    Get them from CaitlynMinimalist on Etsy for $19.87 (available in three finishes).

    6. A blue-footed booby embroidered patch to iron on your denim jacket — it'll definitely spark up a conversation about underrated animals.

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    Get it from NewtonAndTheApple on Etsy for $6.62.

    7. A polar bear mini humidifier that'll not only help soothe your dry sinuses but will also look adorable on your desk.


    Promising review: "I think this is cute. I love the polar bears. This gives just enough humidity to keep the air from being overly dry. It is easy to carry and works well in hotel rooms as well." —Noreen

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    8. A pretty eyeshadow palette perfect for testing out some new makeup looks.


    Promising review: "Really fantastic product. Beautiful sturdy case, different gorgeous finishes of eyeshadow, lovely colors. Highly recommended by eyeshadow junkie." —Pasita

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two color combos).

    9. A freestanding perpetual calendar you can use year after year — just move the colorful contrast magnets to highlight the day and date.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $16.80 (available in two colors).

    10. Cloud-shaped bath bombs that'll release a pretty rainbow stream as it fizzes in the tub. Plus, they contain shea butter and natural oils to help moisturize your skin.

    Promising review: "These bath bombs are so cute. The packaging is very, very pretty, I could imagine these being really fun for kids to get them excited about a bath, or as a great gift for someone who loves unicorns and rainbows! They make a nice stream of rainbow bubbles as soon as placed in the water and fizz for about five minutes or so. All four clouds smell wonderful and the bath made my skin feel very soft from the shea butter. I just rinsed the bathtub after use and these did not leave a mark or stain. I bought few sets for Christmas presents as well, that's how much I liked these." —Rahil Memon

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $17.99.

    11. An English usage chart to refer to whenever an argument arises over hot button topics like the Oxford comma or who vs whom.


    Get it from UncommonGoods for $30.

    12. A star-print tunic sweater for outfits that'll shine as bright as your future.


    Promising review: "This is a really nice sweater. It’s not too heavy or too thin. I wear it both casually and to work. I like that the hem is split on the sides so that it has more of a tunic fit. It can also be layered with a shirt underneath for more warmth and options." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    13. A No Face mug that won't fit endless amounts of food but will fit a generous amount of coffee. The head/lid will also stop dust from falling in your drink.


    Get it from Firebox for $22.99.

    14. A holographic peel-off mask (formulated with ruby and pearl powder, rose water, and hyaluronic acid) so your skin will look positively radiant.


    Promising review: "Favorite current mask! Doesn't irritate my skin. Doesn't hurt to peel off. Skin feels super soft after using this mask." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    15. A Baby Yoda puzzle to put together while you stream shows on Disney+ in the background.

    Promising review: "Great puzzle. My kids and I put it together in a few hours and enjoyed it. Fun to have some Baby Yoda around the house!" —Mommap

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    16. A T-shirt that'll make any introverted K-pop fan cry tears of joy.

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    Get it from littlecuteesstudio on Etsy for $14.99+ (available in various styles, colors, and sizes).

    17. A macrame hanging display for turning old photos and post cards into a cool piece of home decor (instead of storing them in a box under your bed).


    Promising review: "I am in love with this wall photo display. It is perfect, very unique, and a great way to display pictures without taking up too much space and clutter. It is also great quality. It comes with a bunch of those clips so you can clip as many pictures as you like!" —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    18. A buttery soft AllSaints leather jacket worth investing in, because it'll never go out of style and will become one of your wardrobe staples. The stunning pink hue makes this one especially unique.


    Get it from AllSaints for $348 (available in sizes 00–10).

    19. A speckled egg candle that'll reveal a baby unicorn as it melts. Bonus: the wax is rainbow-colored!


    Get it from Firebox for $19.99.

    20. A vibrating rose quartz facial roller to use for a cooling massage or applying serums and oils. It'll be a luxurious addition to your daily beauty routine.


    Promising review: "I love running this cool, smooth stone over my face and neck. It makes me feel pampered. And the option to vibrate the stone is wonderful, too. The smaller piece for doing under the eye is a nice touch, too. I don't know if it makes me LOOK better, it it makes me FEEL better and that's what counts most." —ScotDeerie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88.

    21. An alphabetics book featuring awesome alliterations and illuminating illustrations both kids and adults would adore.

    Here's an example of a sentence you'll find inside: Colossal Cornelius captures his companions with his camera.

    Promising review: "Man, if I could give more than five stars, I would! This might just be my new favorite book (like, of all books). As soon as I discovered this, I immediately knew I needed it, and I don't even have kids yet (it'll be a perfect coffee table book until then!). Aesthetically pleasing it DEFINITELY is, and the vocabulary is top notch — not only unique words choices, but amusing references. Plus, I LOVE the glossary in the back! Wasn't expecting that, so it was an added bonus." —Ali

    Get it from Amazon for $14.92.

    22. A Golden Snitch-inspired fidget spinner that'll never leave your hand.


    Promising review: "This fidget spinner is a hefty little toy! I was expecting a cheap toy for my son but it was so much more! Great quality and spins really well. We have all really enjoyed this spinner!" —Awesterlund87

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    23. A Gudetama-inspired silicone case for giving your AirPods a makeover for 2020. It'll also protect them from shock and scratches.


    Promising review: "I love that it comes apart, that way you can leave the little egg hat on or take it off. It's not too chunky! All around a very cute product." —melasays

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    24. Tiny cactus magnets sure to ~prickle~ your fancy. They are just so darn cute and useful.


    Promising review: "These are freaking adorable. The design is very detailed and one magnet alone can hold up two photos. Very happy with this product!" —Jalena

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    25. A delicious-smelling birthday party candle that might give you intense cake cravings.


    Promising review: "This candle is the most perfect buttery vanilla scent. If you like a light scent that is not to overpowering, this is the scent for you. Yes, and it does smell like that vanilla buttercream cake you just pulled out of the box to put the candles on." —Kelli H.

    Get it from Homesick for $29.95.

    Now, make a wish...


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

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