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    29 Things That Belong On Your Birthday Wish List

    Succulent earrings, Glossier Futuredew, holiday Groot Funko Pops, and other goodies that'll make awesome birthday gifts.

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    1. Glossier Futuredew — a long-wearing, non-greasy oil serum hybrid that'll help your skin look fresh and dewy all day long. Seriously, you'll be GLOWING.


    Promising review: "When Futuredew was released, I picked up a bottle at the flagship in NYC. When I got back to the hotel to do my makeup for a ballet, I was shocked at how easily the rest of my makeup (skin tint, concealer, eyeshadow) went on. I don't have incredibly dry skin or anything, but everything glided on and blended in like it never has before. Even under all the makeup I added on top of it, the pure GLOW of this product was unchanged. It feels a tad oily when you first put it on, but it sinks in super quick. Must have. Especially for dry/lifeless/dull skin. But also for everyone who wants to shine bright like a diamond." —Addie B.

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    2. A split pie pan (with a removable divider) so you can bake two different pies at once instead of having to choose between blueberry or apple. Indecisive bakers rejoice!


    This pan has a non-stick coating for easy cleaning. It's also dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure this was going to work so well, but it really did! It was just the two of us for Thanksgiving, so I didn't want to make too many pies. Instead I used this, making half apple, half pumpkin. They were delicious!" —Sabrina C.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    3. A heated huggable turkey (from Friends) that'll definitely make you say "I love you" to the person who picked out this amazing gift.


    Don't worry, it doesn't smell like a real turkey — it smells like soothing lavender. Just pop it into the microwave to warm it up. Also, it's almost time to rewatch "The One with All the Thanksgivings"!

    Get it from Firebox for $25.99.

    4. A holiday Groot Funko Pop, because the only thing cuter than regular Groot is festive Groot.


    Pre-order it from Amazon for $14.93 (released on November 29).

    5. Classic leather Chelsea boots that'll last you through your next birthday and many more after that. They're water-resistant and perfect for unpredictable fall/winter weather.


    Promising review: "When my tried-and-true Chelsea boots were finally beyond repair, I decided to replace them with these and I'm so glad I did! The pointed toe feels sleek and stylish which makes them easy to dress up. I also love the rubber sole since these are my go-to shoe, and I know they will hold up for a long time. I am usually a 7.5 or 8, but I got these in an 8. I probably could have fit in the 7.5, but I like having a little extra room for thick socks since the rain-resistance makes them great shoes for cold, wet weather." —Grace H.

    Get them from Nisolo for $228 (available in sizes 6–10 and four colors).

    PSST... You can also grab 20% off your purchase with the code BUZZFEED20 at checkout when you order them before November 28th!!

    6. A personal heater to keep you toasty warm, because it's somehow always freezing in your office no matter what season it is.

    Promising review: "I have used this exact model for four years now in my office for six to eight hours a day, every single weekday (I'm a cold person — sue me). No issues with tripping the breakers (and we all use heaters).

    This is meant to be by your side or aimed at your hands/feet. This is not going to sit five feet away and keep you warm unless you keep the door closed for an hour or more. This has been the perfect solution to keep my extremities warm without having to heat my entire office up. I even use this in the summer when the rest of the office has the AC set at a low temperature.

    Twenty bucks is well worth the FOUR years I have so far out of this and it is still going strong." —Steph

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. Studio Ghibli–inspired socks you'll ~Totoro-ly~ adore.

    Promising review: "I love these socks. They are super cute and comfortable. I use them often and unlike some others I bought before, those still look brand new after several washes." —BRAVA

    Get four pairs from Amazon for $12.90.

    8. A portable knitting caddy that'll prove to be so ~yarn~ useful. You can even work on that scarf for your niece on the go.


    Promising review: "This is my favorite sock project bag. Socks are always my travel project and this bag is perfect for its compactness and its ease of travel. I've had this bag for over a year and I have not been nice to it and it still looks brand new. I have many sacks but this is my go to. I love it." —Melissa

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $35.

    9. An enameled cast iron Dutch oven in a pretty pistachio hue worth shelling out for. You can use it to cook almost anything, from stews to pasta to bread.


    It's oven-safe up to 500°F.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $100.79.

    10. Long-distance touch bracelets to make time spent away from your bae a little more bearable. Touch one and the other lights up and vibrates, so they know when you're thinking of them and vice versa.


    Download the app that connects the bracelets, and tap your bracelet to send a message to your loved one. Theirs will light up and vibrate, so they'll know you're thinking about them. You can send up to 10 taps in one message. Plus, these bands are waterproof, so you can even wear them while swimming or in the shower.

    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I aren't in an LDR, but we both suffer from anxiety and let me tell you, these bracelets were practically made for our relationship! I get very busy, I don't really use my phone so I don't text a lot. The bracelets really help in those moments when I don't want to text, or when I really need his hugs and support. It's the closest thing I have to feeling his touch. He's going to Peru soon, so for a while we will be LDR! These bracelets will definitely be a lifesaver when that happens." —KittyKen

    Get a set of two from UncommonGoods or Amazon for $98 (available in four additional band colors).

    11. A reversible wool scarf with leopard print on one side and houndstooth print on the other, so it's really like getting two trendy scarves in one cozy package.


    Get it from AllSaints for $218.

    12. A pumpkin patch candle that'll get you in the fall mood even if you have no time (😢) to go to an actual pumpkin patch this year.


    According to the description, it smells like "a cool fall day wafting of hot apple cider, warm cinnamon rolls, and pumpkin spice". The burn time is approximately 60–80 hours.

    Get it from Homesick for $29.95.

    13. ~Pawsome~ makeup brushes as soft as a real kitten's paws. They're almost too precious to use!


    Promising review: "Stop thinking about it and just treat yourself to this super cute brush set! I love it, looks just like photos." —Spiritual_Mommy

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A super soft Dalmatian-print throw blanket to cuddle up in when the weather is ~ruff~ outside.


    Get it from Amazon for Novogratz on $10.59+ (available in seven patterns).

    15. Pusheen slippers so cute and comfy, you'll want to kick your other shoes to the side and throw these on right ~meow~.

    These measure 12 inches in length.

    Promising review: "These slippers are so cute and soft! I have wide feet so I was worried they may not fit well, but they fit wonderfully! The bottom of the slippers have little rubber studs to help prevent slipping and the tops and inside are super soft. The tails and whiskers of the slippers seem attached well. And the embroidered face of Pusheen is super adorable. I highly recommend this product if you are looking for an adorable pair of slippers." —M. Grant

    Get them from Amazon for $23 (one size).

    16. A clever bowl with a spiral slide design that'll keep your cereal from getting soggy too quickly. Where has this been ALL MY LIFE??

    Promising review: "This bowl is so good that I won't eat cereal without it!!! It is made so well that I know it will outlast me. I absolutely HATE soggy cereal, so I had stopped eating cereal...but after discovering the Obol, I eat crunchy, delicious cereal every day. It also has a great grip for holding the bowl, and I love that feature as well. Needless to say, I HIGHLY recommend this bowl, you won't regret it!" —S. Hemphill

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    17. Stackable crystal bracelets, because you could always use some extra arm candy. All five of them are different and can be worn separately.


    Get a five-piece set from BaubleBar for $78.

    18. A grilled cheese sweatshirt from Shop BuzzFeed so you can represent your fave food of all time.

    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $39.99 (available in sizes S–5XL and six colors).

    19. Adorable succulent earrings you'll quickly grow attached to.

    EtenIren / Etsy

    Each earring is handmade out of polymer clay.

    Get them from EtenIren on Etsy for $20.

    20. BuzzFeed's Tasty Dessert: All the Sweet You Can Eat for exploring some new and exciting dessert recipes and getting out of your baking rut. You'll find recipes like confetti birthday soufflé, no-bake 16-layer s’mores cake, and much more.

    Urban Outfitters

    There are vegan-friendly and gluten-free recipes as well!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9 or Amazon for $11.99.

    21. A sherpa-trim gingham robe to lounge around in all day, because why wear regular clothes when you can wear this fluffy cloud?

    Promising review: "I bought these as bridesmaids gifts and holy cow, do we all LOVE them. They are so soft and cozy. All of us can’t get enough. I can’t recommend this product more. I want to sleep in it all the time." —Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–3X and seven colors).

    22. A versatile fleece jacket you'll literally want to wear everyday. It's stylish, warm, and breathable — basically everything you'd want in a fall jacket.

    Hill City

    Promising review: "This has been my go-to jacket ever since I got it, which was almost a year ago when it first released. I love the extra large pockets to store all my everyday carry items since I hate carrying them in pants pockets. It's super soft on the outside and I love the lining on the inside. It feels really nice and really well constructed. I’ve worn it rigorously for almost a year now and it still looks brand new. The fit is perfect, not too slim, not too wide, just enough where I can still layer underneath if I need to. Living in SF, you need a jacket like this that's versatile, stylish, and keeps you warm when you really need it." —dwoo89

    Get it from Hill City for $148 (available in sizes XS–XXL and three colors).

    23. Sparkly fishnet tights that'll instantly make any outfit party-ready. Brb, stocking up for the holidays.


    Promising review: "These are adorable and they feel great! They're softer than all my other fishnet tights, and the rhinestones look great. I've worn them once and gotten a few compliments already." —Nicole Terry

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    24. Watercolor pencils for journaling or filling out those coloring books you got for your last birthday. These come in a convenient wrap so you can easily pop them in your bag.


    Promising review: "The watercolor pencils are excellent for journaling and drawing. They apply smoothly to paper and can blend very well. There is a consistency in the color as you draw. It does not leave a waxy appearance. I love the variety of fun colors that come in the set as well. With the many different colors available in the set, you can easily take your drawings from light pastels to deep jewel tones. I will definitely purchase this brand again." —Janna Knight

    Get a 36-piece set from Amazon for $15.99.

    25. A charming little planter to fall head over heels for.

    Promising review: "This little planter is SO CUTE!!! She’s REALLY small but luckily, I was able to find a teeny succulent that fit and I love her. She has a little silicone plug in the bottom for drainage which is nice. The paint job is great and I get compliments from everyone who sees her!" —The Rented Nest

    Get it from Amazon for $6.86 (available in four designs).

    26. A shimmery tulle skirt you can dress up or down — either way, you feel as majestic as Elsa from Frozen.


    Get it from ModCloth for $79 (available in sizes XXS–4X).

    27. A roomy circular tote perfect for rounding out your bag collection. It also comes with a small circle pouch that can double as a clutch.


    Promising review: "I had a customer come into work with this bag, and I immediately fell in love! She said she had it in three colors and was always receiving compliments on it. I ordered one the next day and it is wonderful! Good quality, well-made, and adorable! I carried it tonight for the first time and it is big enough to be an actual purse." —farm01misty

    Get it from Anthropologie for $88 (available in six colors).

    28. The Secret Language of Birthdays — a fascinating book about astrology, numerology, and personalities that's sure to get everyone talking at your next gathering.


    I have this book and everyone who comes over flips through it at least once! It's thick and the size of a coffee table book.

    Promising review: "Fun read for believers and non-believers. First, I am not really a follower of astrology. I've had my chart done for fun and look at the newspaper's daily horoscope maybe six times a year. Having said that, this book is SPOOKY ACCURATE. I've purchased this for most of my family members who are like me — we know our signs and a few attributes, that's it. They all love it and it becomes fun reading at gatherings of friends and family. If you or someone you know has a casual acquaintance with astrology, it's fun. If y'all are into it, it will blow your minds." —PCD

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    29. A digital finger watch, because it's just so much cooler than a regular ol' wristwatch.

    Urban Outfitters

    And while we're on the subject, pocket watches should make a comeback!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in three colors).

    Now all that's left to do is inhale your cake:


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

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