Skip To Content

    28 Things That Belong On Your Birthday Wish List

    Banana earrings, a Game of Thrones cookbook, Iron Man Funko Pops, flamingo bucket bags, 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. Fine point rollerball pens with pretty flower caps perfect for starting a bullet journal.


    Promising review: "I really wasn't expecting much from these pens...but wow! They are very pretty and write amazingly well. The point is ultra fine and the ink is ultra smooth. They come in a very nice plastic case. I recommend these wholeheartedly! I am a total pen fanatic — everything from rollerballs to Sheaffer fountain pens — and really, really like these. It's great to get something much nicer than expected! Definitely recommend to fellow pen enthusiasts." —Sunshine stater

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. An ultra luxe leather crossbody bag that'll work for any occasion, from sightseeing to a night out. It comes with both a delicate chain strap and a leather strap!, Erik Ekroth / Via Senreve

    This crossbody bag is made in Italy from scratch- and water-resistant leather. It has a supple, stain-resistant micro-suede interior. In addition to the two chains, it comes with a removable bracelet pouch. You can also wear it as a clutch!

    Get it from Senreve for $575 (available in 18 colors/patterns).

    3. An ~ink-credibly~ cute reversible octopus plushie sure to ~tentacle~ your fancy.


    Promising review: "Look at it. You know you want one." —MAlbert

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in 14 colors).

    4. A scallop-neck one-piece swimsuit so gorgeous, you might abandon bikinis forever.

    River Island

    Get them from River Island: the solid one (available in two colors) or the floral one for $68

    5. An adorable silicone case for your precious AirPods which, by some miracle, you haven't lost yet.

    The Apollo Box

    Get it from The Apollo Box for $5.98 (available in six styles).

    6. A water-tracking bottle that (unfortunately) won't fill itself up magically but will still do a great job of encouraging Potterheads to stay hydrated.

    These bottles are BPA-free.

    Promising review: "I love this water bottle! It is bigger than the average water bottle so you don’t have to constantly refill and I love the little features. It comes with a carry strap (YES) and it is velvety to the touch. The lid even has a catch for the ice so you don’t have the frozen-teeth-of-doom thing. And best of all, as a Harry Potter nerd, the Aguamenti graphic makes me almost as happy as the tiny wands that mark the times on the other side. Excellent bottle!" —Cristy Trevino

    Get it from Amazon for $17.84.

    7. A little astronaut USB light to keep you company during late night binge-watch sessions.


    Promising review: "My computer doesn't have a lit keyboard and it made night work impossible. However, this guy is adorable and when you flip his helmet back, he turns on. It totally does the job!" —Melissa Cassell

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. A one-step dryer and styler — a practical gift that keeps on the form of good hair.


    Just run this heat brush through your hair like a regular brush to get sleek, frizz-free tresses in no time.

    Promising review: "Don't think, just buy lol. I typically blow out my natural 4b hair maybe three times a year. I usually use the tension method, which is okay but it just doesn't get my hair straight enough. I used the Revlon paddle dryer on the low setting and was shook at how stretched my hair was! I didn't blow dry it on soaking wet hair but washed my hair the night before, let it air dry in four sections, then blow dried it the next morning. I'm so happy I bought this! P.S. my curls reverted back just fine, I didn't have any heat damage." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.11+ (available in two colors).

    9. An Edgar Allan Poe adult coloring book for anyone obsessed with all things macabre and mysterious.


    Each image is accompanied by a short, atmospheric excerpt from the story.

    Promising review: "Beautifully done book. Thin lines, unlike some that are thick black lines. White background instead of the beige. Very well drawn. An absolute buy!" —ELLE

    Get it from Amazon for $7.47.

    10. Crystal-embellished banana earrings that are very ~a-peel-ing~ indeed.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $20.

    11. A portable projector to transform your living room into a home theater. You can play movies directly from a smartphone!


    It connects directly to iPhones (or any iOS device) and through an app for Android devices.

    Promising review: "To be honest, I was not expecting a lot for a $99 projector. However, I set the projector up in my girls' room with a 120" screen and the picture quality was much better than I was expecting. I hooked up external computer speakers and it was like being at the movie theater! We have watched two movies so far and are very happy with the product. Setup was easy and the controls are very user friendly." —Jimmie

    Get it from Amazon for $99.97.

    12. And a silicone air popper so you can abandon store-bought packets and enjoy fresh, movie theater–quality popcorn.


    Promising review: "This is awesome! I love popcorn. I worked at a movie theatre as a teen and loved perfecting the popcorn, oil, salt ratio. But now that I'm grown and I don't have access to a commercial popcorn machine, I am always sad I can't have yummy popcorn. My sweet husband bought this for my birthday and I love, love, love it!!! I will be buying this for all future gifts until all of my family members have one. It's just that awesome. No need for a bulky popcorn maker, and the box will tell you how to make the popcorn. I used a bit of melted butter instead of oil and some Flavocal for the salt. So good! And the box has a link for more recipes for yummy popcorn. This is one happy girl now that my popcorn drought is over. It's just so nice to find a cool product that is actually legit and not some gimmick that doesn't even work. If you're thinking about buying it, do it!" —Drake Chappell

    Get it from Amazon for $16.49 (available in eight colors).

    13. A Tony Stark/Iron Man Funko Pop (from the Avengers: Endgame collection) for repping everyone's favorite genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Oh, and let's not forget that he's a superhero, too.


    Promising review: "I love this 3000." —Ruben M

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    14. Animal-themed reusable shopping bags that'll put a smile on your face whenever you're at the grocery store.

    Promising review: "I love that these bags are machine washable! The ripstop fabric is very durable and the colors are vibrant. The bags offer plenty of space without being too big and awkward. I take these bags on all my shopping trips." —J. White

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $16.99.

    15. A "100 women in movies" scratch off poster because we stan a strong female lead.


    You'll find Frida Kahlo from Frida, Eilis Lacey from Brooklyn, Effie White from Dreamgirls, and more!

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $29.

    16. A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook, if you're thinking about hosting a themed viewing party for the series finale.


    The recipes are divided by regions!

    Promising review: "We have been cooking our way through this cookbook for Game of Thrones final season. Our group has tried many of the recipes and have been focusing on a region per show. Every recipe has been lovely. Great fun and good food." —Roberta Braum

    Get it from Amazon for $23.79.

    17. Exfoliating pads formulated with red wine and lactic acid that'll help clear pores and give you a smooth and glowing complexion. New skin, who dis?


    Promising review: "The smell is wonderful, but most importantly: the way that these pads combat texture overnight is nothing short of a miracle. Sometimes I get these fine bumps on my face — particularly on my chin, above my nose, and between my eyebrows — and exfoliating with these pads wipes them away like magic! When I use it after cleansing at night, I wake up the next morning with smooth skin. I'd say I have combo/oily skin (mostly depends on the time of the year), but this makes my skin smooth and bright." —kim

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $16.29.

    18. A breathable cotton tank dress comfortable enough to lounge around in but also cute enough to wear to a party (like your own birthday party, for example).,

    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful dress and well worth the money! I bought it to have something to wear around the house on warm days that was comfortable cotton. However, the dress is so lovely that now I feel like it is too pretty to risk getting household stains on...I am going to wear this one when I meet up with friends!" —Leigh Park

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 34 patterns).

    19. A full-body pillow approved by mamas-to-be — you'll sleep like the baby you're about to have.


    Even if you're not expecting, this pillow will give your back the support it needs for a good night's rest.

    Promising review: "This pillow is awesome! I have a lot of back pain since becoming pregnant and it’s the only thing that seems to help. I consider it one of the best investments I’ve made. My husband even tries to steal my pillow from me." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90 (available in five colors).

    20. An avocado toast tee and cereal recipe sweatshirt by BuzzFeed Tasty if you wish every meal was breakfast. As Leslie Knope once asked, "Why does anybody in the world ever eat anything but breakfast food?"


    Good question, Leslie!

    Get them from Shop BuzzFeed on Amazon: the long-sleeve avocado tee for $26.99 (available in sizes S–2XL and five colors) and the cereal recipe sweatshirt for $36.99 (available in sizes S–2XL)

    21. A pair of shining, shimmering, splendid sequin-topped pool slides Jasmine would approve of.

    Disney Store

    There's a Jasmine silhouette on one sole and ''A sky full of possibilities'' on the other.

    Get them from the Disney Store for $22.95 (available in sizes 5–10).

    22. Velvet scrunchies because ponytail season (aka too-hot-to-leave-hair-down season) is upon us. These will also add a nice pop of color to your outfit.


    Promising review: "It was a dark, mundane life until bands of color rained upon me. I didn't know what to expect, I didn't know my life would change forever. But as I wrapped the scrunchie in my hair, I knew every day from this point on would be different. I went back to high school a changed person. My acne was cleared, my crops were thriving, anxiety was down, grades were up. Overall, my life just improved. I was the Heather Chandler of my school. I was a God. I was SCRUNCHIED." —Michele D. Bronson

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $7.95.

    23. Mean Girls magnets that are totally fetch. They also come with a mini Burn Book filled with iconic quotes and images from the film.

    Urban Outfitters

    This set comes with 10 magnets.

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $9.95.

    24. A flamingo bucket bag to give your summer style a leg up.

    The Apollo Box

    Get it from The Apollo Box for $35.99 (available in two colors).

    25. Sailor Moon Monopoly so you can win love and hopefully the game, too.


    Promising review: "OMG, my inner '90s kid is screaming with joy over the beauty of this amazing Monopoly game. Lovers of SM will appreciate the game. The details are just as cheesy and beautiful as the anime/ manga." —Stephanie Rojas

    Get it from Amazon for $37.63.

    26. A Homesick candle and a matching tote because you love your home state and you're not afraid to show it!


    What does NorCal smell like? Bold wines (Napa Valley!) and redwood forests with a very light hint of pears, apples, cloves, and cinnamon, plus sweet accents of baked vanilla. These have a burn time of 60–80 hours.

    Get the candle from Homesick or Amazon for $29.95 (available in 50 states) and the tote bag from Homesick for $5.

    27. A pair of long-distance friendship lamps for connecting with your BFF who lives halfway across the world. They light up simultaneously when touched!


    Promising review: "This is by far the best purchase I have ever made. My friend in Arizona all the way to myself in Chicago can enjoy knowing we're thinking of each other just with a flick of a light. We have so much fun with it as do our friends." —Kathie

    Get them from Amazon Handmade for $180.

    28. A GoT doormat that'll make you sob before you even have a chance to find your keys. 😭


    Get it from Firebox for $26.99.

    All that's left to do is enjoy your cake and have a delightful birthday!


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

    Want more? Check out our posts on last-minute birthday gifts, gifts for best friends, and gifts for people who have everything.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form