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    25 Things That Belong On Your Birthday Wish List

    Corgi heated slippers, crystal-infused zodiac candles, a conspiracy theory board game, and other goodies that'll make awesome birthday gifts.

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    1. An adorable Pikachu AirPod case that'll make you want to say, "I choose you!"


    Promising review: "I bought this immediately after purchasing my AirPods. The pods' case fits perfectly inside and can open fully with the silicone case on. This silicone case comes in three parts — the large base where the AirPods case goes, a smaller topper to put on the lid of your AirPods' case, and a little flexible silicone ring charm to attach to the main body.

    I already feel WAY safer carrying my AirPods around. I love how smooth the silicone is. It’s adorable and nice to hold, as well as thick and protective of your AirPods. I like the charging port hole in the bottom, too." —Em

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in 13 designs).

    2. A crystal-infused zodiac candle, because it's only fair that we celebrate Libra season!

    WitchwoodCandles / Etsy

    These vegan soy candles have a burn time of 30–35 hours. The Libra candle is made with jasmine, geranium, and ylang-ylang fragrance oils. It's also topped with dried jasmine buds and dried rose petals as well as quartz and rose quartz.

    Get it from WitchwoodCandles on Etsy for $12.99+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A DIY bubble tea kit (with wide straws and tapioca pearls) so you can serve your fave drink at your birthday party.,

    Promising review: "Very easy to make and tastes just as great as boba you would get from a shop! If you like your bubbles sweet, I would recommend soaking them in brown sugar water for a bit of time after cooking. If you happen to make too many, refrigerate some overnight, the next day you can heat them up in the microwave for one minutes in a bowl of water, and they are just like new." —KL

    Get a three-pack (plus straws) from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. Blooming lollipops perfect for gardeners with a sweet tooth. You can plant the sticks after finishing the candy!


    Includes one each of:

    - Sage and marshmallow (grow sage)

    - Lavender and lemongrass (grow lavender)

    - Peach and marigold (grow marigold)

    - Strawberry and basil (grow basil)

    - Champagne and roses (grow rosetta cosmo)

    - Rosemary and mint (grow mint)

    - Lemon and thyme (grow thyme)

    - Vanilla and hibiscus (grow baby blue eyes)

    Get an eight-pack from UncommonGoods for $20.

    5. An embroidery kit that won't be overly challenging for novices. It might just become your new favorite hobby!


    Promising review: "Doing this project launched me down the road on a new hobby! I probably undid and redid 30% of the stitches as I re-learned old skills and practiced new ones. The fabric held up wonderfully. " —Summery

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in 28 designs).

    6. A fuzzy multicolored sweater to match the confetti cake you'll be eating very soon.


    Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XXS–4X).

    7. A transparent window birdhouse with a built-in feeder tray so you and (your cats) can observe colorful wild birds from up close.

    Promising review: "Nice window feeder to be able to watch/photograph the birds up close. I have had lots of gold and purple finches, nuthatches, chickadees, etc.

    The feeder is a decent size and the hole is the largest of the choices I found of similar products. The four suction cups hold the feeder securely to the window. They withstood the last couple of nasty storms where we had winds in excess of 45 mph. The feeder tray is a dream to fill as it slides/pulls out completely for filling or cleaning. It is divided in two so you can put two different feeds inside. I have black oil sunflower hearts in one side (which are real popular with all the birds) and safflower seeds in the other side to give a choice and possibly entice some cardinals who are tired of sunflower seeds. LOL." —Timothy D. Kennelly

    Get it from Amazon for $24.90.

    8. Solar system socks worth making space for in your drawers.

    Promising review: "I love these socks!! They are very soft and stretchy but the design doesn’t stretch when the sock does. So the planets still look sharp and round when the sock is being worn." —Emily P.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.

    9. A practical duffle bag that's just the right size for all your workout gear. It's big enough to fit a pair of shoes and more, but not so big that it's awkward to lug around.

    Under Armour

    Promising review: "Besides the main compartment (which is a nice size for workout gear), there are numerous other pockets for smaller accessories (wallet, keys, lock, water bottle, etc). I knew before purchasing that I wouldn't be disappointed, but this was just a bit more than I expected." —RGYLE

    Get it from Under Armour for $35 (available in six colors).

    10. A Central Perk neon light to brighten up your living room, even if you don't happen to live in an unrealistically spacious apartment with purple walls in the village. Could this BE any cooler?


    It's powered by batteries or USB.

    Pre-order it from Firebox for $30.99.

    11. A frighteningly cute T-shirt from BuzzFeed's The Good Advice Cupcake line, if you seriously relate to the song "Sweet but Psycho".

    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $22.90+ (available in sizes S–3XL).

    12. ~Boo-tiful~ pearl drop earrings both humans and ghouls will adore.


    Get them from Baublebar for $42.

    13. A ~gourd-geous~ cotton dish towel that'll bring all the fall vibes to your kitchen. Heck, you might even bake a pumpkin pie.


    Promising review: "When I came across this in the store, I knew that I had to have it. It’s so pretty and has a little shimmer in the fabric. It makes me so happy when I walk into the kitchen. It definitely sparks joy!" —Sophiemish

    Get it from Anthropologie for $20.

    14. A pair of stylish and weather-repellent Allbirds to keep your feet dry when it suddenly starts to drizzle.

    Get them from Allbirds for $115 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and four colors; or check out all the models from the new Mizzle collection).

    15. A pair of corgi heated slippers so squishy and warm, they'll soothe your barking dogs in no time.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Got this gift for my significant other, who is a profound puppy lover. She adored them very much and uses them a lot more than I thought she might. They heat up a lot more than expected and although they are very large, the footbed is as snug as a glove." —heverlybills

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $35 or Amazon for $34.95+ (available as USB-powered or wireless).

    16. A mini beauty refrigerator, because your toners and serums will feel so much more refreshing when they're chilled. It'll also help your products last longer, so win-win!

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I thought this might be a silly addition to my beauty routine until I tried it! I love applying cool drops to my eyes and serum to my face every morning and night. It has plenty of space for six plus beauty products. Highly recommend." —Abbaygrace

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.95 or Amazon for $44.99+ (available in seven colors).

    17. An extremely charming book about owls filled with interesting facts and watercolor illustrations. It'll be an absolute hoot to flip through.

    Amazon, Ten Speed Press

    Promising review: "Absolutely adorable — loved it from cover to cover! This book was fabulous! Matt Sewell goes through all of the owl breeds scattered throughout the world and provides little snippets into their species. His off-the-cuff humor was perfect for this quirky book.

    So many books about owls end up being chock-full of facts that (while interesting) tend to be a bit dry. Thankfully, this was never the case in Sewell's book.

    Each owl described was accompanied by a simplistically beautiful and vibrant watercolor — the way he captured the personality of these birds in just a few strokes of his brush was truly magnificent.

    I loved how he talked about the common myths accompanied with owl breeds — it really made the book fun and exciting! Definitely a fabulous book to pick up for the owl lover in your life!" —Miranda Reads

    Get it from Amazon for $10.73.

    18. An oversized blanket sweatshirt to live in for the rest of the year, basically.,

    Promising review: "My husband bought this for me for my birthday and it has been the best! It’s perfect for curling up to read a book or watch a movie." —Makayla Berry

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 11 colors).

    19. A conspiracy theory game you and your tin-foil-hat-wearing pals will thoroughly enjoy, especially since you swore off Monopoly after it ruined several friendships. You can even scan the game cards to learn more about each theory.


    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband who is a conspiracy theory junkie. He loves it! We have a great time picking it up and playing a few rounds whenever we are sitting around. It's a great conversation starter; we often find ourselves using the QR codes on each card to find out more about theories we had never heard of before. Both of us listen to tons of conspiracy theory podcasts and we can safely say you will find out something new whenever you play. Honestly, I love that someone took the time to make this game. I get the impression it was a labor of love from someone who really loves this stuff as much as we do. The game is both approachable for non-theorists and hard core believers, there is something for everyone!" —Katherine Santa Ana

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    20. A tube of COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream — a hydrating yet lightweight moisturizer that works for pretty much any skin type. It'll not only soothe red, irritated skin but will also help to protect your skin barrier., Amazon

    Promising review: "So far my sensitive, yet combination (aka COMPLEX) skin is LOVING this in place of my usual nighttime moisturizer. It feels great, making my skin feel soft, supple, and smooth while simultaneously calming it AND giving it the moisture it needs — without being greasy or too heavy. It’s the perfect consistency, texture, and weight. Insert heart eyes emoji! And it didn’t break me out. I can see myself using this year round, and I’ll absolutely be repurchasing." —Chelsea Reed

    Get it from Amazon for $25.42.

    21. A birthday matchbox containing a tiny candle and a freshwater pearl as a wonderful alternative to a regular ol' card.

    MarvlingBrosLtd / Etsy

    The genuine 7mm pearl is drilled ready to be threaded onto a chain for a keepsake.

    Get it from MarvlingBrosLtd on Etsy for $6.43.

    22. A non-prickly hedgehog cooling + heating pad to cuddle with, if your dream of adopting a real one hasn't come true yet. Don't worry, you'll get there. Maybe for your next birthday!

    Urban Outfitters

    You can microwave it to keep you warm or even freeze it to cool you off. It's filled with natural buckwheat grains and lavender.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    23. A Golden Snitch clip light so you can finish re-reading that last chapter of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban without disturbing your S.O.


    It's powered by batteries or USB.

    Get it from Firebox for $18.99.

    24. A La Croix–inspired crossbody bag for anyone who's obsessed with the fruit-flavored bubbly water.

    Get it from Betsey Johnson for $39.99 or Amazon for $36.99.

    25. A cozy fleece teddy coat that's the perfect combination of style and comfort. You'll look Instagram-ready but feel like you're wearing pajamas.


    Reviewers recommend sizing up for an oversized look.

    Promising review: "I love the look and feel of this coat! Sooooo soft and snuggly, it's like getting a giant bear hug all day. I picked the camel-colored coat, and it goes great with tan boots and a T-shirt underneath. Pretty much plan on wearing it until spring." —MISum

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and seven colors).

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

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