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    27 Things That Totally Belong On Your Birthday Wish List

    A John Frieda hot air brush, an Instax 70 camera, a mermaid ring, a '90s trivia game, and other cool stuff that'll make you say, "OMG, can I haz?"

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    1. A John Frieda hot air brush for an easy way to get salon-quality blowouts at home. Everyone will be both jealous and amazed at how good your hair looks all the time.,

    Promising review: "This is a total game changer for people like me with wavy hair that always gives me a disheveled appearance or the appearance that I just don't care. I do care, I just do not have the coordination or patience to figure out how to 'do' my hair. I've tried products, brushes, and different styles. This came in the mail today. I showered and washed my hair. I dried my hair for maybe 90 seconds with my hair dryer to get it about 80% dry. (I have medium/shoulder length hair.) I turned this on, and it was magical. My hair dried and finished in a matter of a few minutes. I was so taken aback by the change this made, I called everyone I knew. My 15-year-old niece said it looked like I had just left the salon! Simple old me giving myself a salon quality hairdo. The results held all day. Where has this been all my life? I could never get the hang of the blow dryer and round brush, and it took time. I am not willing to commit time to doing much to my hair. I love this and will be buying one for my sister and niece. Awesome!" —Michelle Fetter

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A miniature door to make people believe that fairies live in your backyard.

    This little door also comes with a bottle of fairy dust and a key.

    Get it from MyFairytaleDoors on Etsy for $24.

    3. A pair of special edition Nike Cortez sneakers you'll want to show off to everyone.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $100 (available in sizes 5–10 and two designs).

    4. An oven mitt that should really be called a microwave mitt because your oven currently doubles as storage, Carrie Bradshaw–style.

    It is made of 100% cotton and machine-washable.

    Get it from ModCloth for $15.

    5. A monthly subscription to 9-in-1 vitamins (designed especially for women) that won't feel like a hassle to take. They're aesthetically pleasing and taste minty to boot.

    Read a BuzzFeed editor's review of Ritual vitamins!

    Get a one-month supply from Ritual for $30.

    6. A gold choker necklace sure to be the star of any outfit.

    Promising review: "This choker is super adorable and cute! It goes with literally everything. It does not tarnish and go green around your neck, which is amazing. If I could get this in real gold to wear every day I would!" —Maya A.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88 (available in five designs).

    7. A retro tea dress you'll want to twirl around in all day long. Plus, it comes in a bunch of colors and patterns!,

    Promising review: "This is my THIRD color of this dress this summer. I have worn all three to weddings, and strangers were stopping me to compliment me on my dress. Classy, fun, and timeless. Don't skip the petticoat, and you'll bring down the house!" —Jessica L Redding

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–4X and 42 patterns).

    8. A set of finger hands that definitely won't creep out your roommate.

    Promising review: "These are the single greatest purchase I have ever made. Entertaining, fashionable, a work of art. The only thing I can criticize is that the color is slightly paler than my skin tone. I would buy these in bulk if there were different skin tones. To anyone on the fence about buying these vs anything else in the world — literally, nothing can beat the pure joy on people's faces when they see your beautiful new hands. You will have to watch out though, everyone is going to want them. You will have to fight off many people to keep your precious hands safe. They're more than finger puppets — they become part of your soul." —Desiree Ann

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $5.98.

    9. A state-shaped cutting board for preparing local dishes from your hometown.

    It's made of bamboo.

    Get it from Homesick Candles for $44.95 (available in 10 states).

    10. A pair of sweatshirts to wear with your BFF while singing the "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" song.,

    Peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat!!!

    Get them from Iconic Duo: the peanut butter sweatshirt or the jelly sweatshirt for $42 (available in sizes S–L)

    11. An Instax Mini 70 — an updated instant camera that'll perform a lot better than the older models. Don't worry, you'll still get that lovely vintage ~feel~.

    It features automatic exposure control (captures dark backgrounds clearly without overexposing faces) and a selfie mode (automatically adjusts focal length and brightness for selfies). It also has a timer so everyone can get in for the group pic.

    Promising review: "This camera is awesome! I upgraded from an old white Instax Mini 7. I debated between the 8/9 and the 70, and I'm SO happy I settled on the 70. First off, it's sooo attractive. The 7/8/9 minis look like toys, while the 70 looks like a real camera. The features were worth paying a little more for — having the option to switch between modes (landscape, macro, lo-fi, and selfie) means that you get a better picture every time. The flash doesn't seem to wash out the subject the way my 7 used to. There's also a TIMER and a TRIPOD MOUNT, which is huge! We traveled abroad with this camera and took tons of photos and had a lot of fun with it. 100% would recommend the Mini 70!" —Amber Boop

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    12. A procrastinator pen set that might achieve the opposite effect because you'll actually want to write things down with them.

    Get a four-pack from ModCloth for $9.

    13. A copy of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook filled with recipes for things like Pumpkin Pasties and Treacle Pudding that both wizards and muggles would enjoy.

    There are a total of 150 recipes.

    Promising review: "So. Much. Fun! You can tell a lot of work went into putting this book together. My husband and I made a meal together, and we had a great time (all whilst listening to the Harry Potter soundtracks). He made the Roast Chicken and I made the Pumpkin Pasties. Both turned out great! We can't wait to try the next dish and dessert from the world of Harry Potter!" —T.H.Ratledge

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A set of watercolor pens so you can sit down and paint right away without the hassle of preparing a palette, brushes, and a cup of water.,

    Each set contains 20 watercolor pens and one refillable water pen for blending.

    Promising review: "The colors are vibrant and work best on watercolor paper. Unlike some other brands, these come with a water pen which is incredibly convenient, and the colors are so pretty. Would definitely buy again." —Erika Barber

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99.

    15. A stuffed sushi bowl would make a ~roll-y~ cute addition to your plushie collection.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $35.

    16. A dainty sterling silver mermaid ring you'll ~sea-riously~ adore.

    Apollo Box

    The band is adjustable.

    Get it from Apollo Box for $19.98.

    17. A '90s trivia game fresher than a Mentos commercial (but not quite as fresh as the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air).


    There are over 1,000 questions!

    Get it from Firebox for $20.49.

    18. An Urban Decay Naked Palette packed with versatile, neutral shades for all your makeup needs. It's being discontinued and it's on sale right now, so grab it before it's gone... forever!

    Promising review: "I love this palette, it is the only eyeshadow I keep on my vanity for everyday use. The colors are very flattering, very pigmented, and last all day. I've been able to do very minimal looks to full blown smokey eyes for the day. I honestly think it's the one palette everyone should have!" —kalhevki

    Get it from Sephora for $27.

    19. A white sailing ship kite to be the mast-er of all kites.

    Promising review: "This flying ship is right out of Peter Pan! My brother and sister-in-law love it and plan to suspend it from the high ceiling in their home. It makes them smile!" —Saird

    Get it from Uncommongoods for $40.

    20. A Batman money clip because it'll be ~Wayne~ cooler than carrying a regular wallet.

    Promising review: "It's a money clip that is in the shape of a batarang... if you even clicked on this, you're a huge nerd like me and just buy the damn thing, it's awesome. Makes me carry cash just to rock it. Don't judge me (okay, you can judge a little). It also holds a Bruce Wayne–size wad of my case, a lot of $1s and $5s wrapped in a $20... totally worth it. It's heavy duty." —Justin Montello

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A pastel enamel pin that might make you crave those sweet, sweet Lucky Charms.

    Get it from Kristin Carder Shop on Tictail for $10.

    22. A soft and cozy plaid scarf for warding off the AC chill in your office. Plus, you'll be able to wear it every day once the weather gets cooler.

    Promising review: "I have about 50 scarves, and this one is by far my favorite. It's incredibly soft and warm, you can use it as a small blanket, too, if you'd like. I travel a lot, and it's perfect! I'll be buying other colors for sure! A cheap scarf that looks and feels like a million dollars! I constantly get compliments from people on it. 🤗" —Megan parker

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A giant bag of gummy bears you definitely won't be sharing with other people. (Okay, maybe a little.)

    Promising review: "They’re crystal clear, really soft, and taste delicious! Better than what you purchase in most stores!" —Lynn

    Get a five-pound bag from Amazon for $12.15.

    24. A pair of sleek wireless speakers, if you're looking to invest in a small but powerful home sound system.

    I went to test these babies out at the Sonos store, and they sounded fantastic — way better than most Bluetooth speakers. (Note: these run on WiFi, not Bluetooth.) You can use them together for surround sound or play different things in different rooms at the same time. A bonus is they're moisture-resistant so they'd work in kitchens and bathrooms, too!

    Promising review: "Apparently you are reading this review because you don't own any Sonos speakers... I feel really bad for you to miss out on the amazing sound of these speakers. Considering their small size, these put out so much sound I have found myself explaining to multiple people that I don't have more speakers that are hidden. They think there must be others that they can't see — these are that loud and still crystal clear. But buyer be warned, once you buy one of these, you'll 'need' another, and another, and well, other speakers just won't be the same. Now if they will only build one that is waterproof and rugged, I'd love to take this outside for yard projects, parties etc." —Marcus

    Get them from Amazon for $298 (available in two colors).

    25. A planner in a cute cactus design so you're not just turning a year older but also a year wiser and more organized.

    This planner covers August 2018 to July 2019.

    Promising review: "This is my first Bloom planner, and I'm so happy I purchased this! I was curious about bullet journaling, but it seemed too involved. With the Bloom planner, I can truly keep track of my appointments and birthdays, but I can also add a dash of color to the planner with colored pencils and cute stickers. My own version of bullet journaling with my own rules. The planner itself is well-made and holds up well to being tossed in my purse all the time. Because it's so pretty, very functional, and allows me to add my own personal flare, it keeps me interested, which also keeps me on track with appointments. I highly recommend this beautiful Bloom daily planner, you'll have a lot of fun with it if you're a creative/artsy person." —Kim C

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    And check out our top picks for the best planners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    26. A panel of curtain string lights to make your bedroom 1000x cozier — you might never want to leave.

    Promising review: "Love these lights. I don’t really like turning on my main light in my room because it’s ugly, lol. These lights make my room feel cozy, along with my tapestries I bought on Amazon! Probably my favorite thing about my room." —Jacey

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99.

    27. A yummy-smelling stress toy others may mistake for an actual cake roll.

    Promising review: "OMG, so great! It feels sooo soft. I've gotten a lot of squishies before, but this is the softest ever. The slow-rising is very nice, and the color was great, I received the pink one. The color placed on it (like the face and the white parts) looks like great material and does not seem like it would wear off soon. I love to smell it! My boss thought it was real at first and wanted a piece, lol." —evangeline

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (random color).

    Definitely treat yourself to some real cake, too!


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

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