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    27 Things That Totally Belong On Your Birthday Wish List

    Stop asking "What do I want for my birthday?" and start adding these things to your birthday wish list instead.

    Don't know what you want for your birthday? No fear! We've gathered a bunch of fun and practical ideas to get you feeling a bit more ~inspired~. From cute animal socks to a Bob Ross coloring book to a Vitamix blender, there's something for everyone!

    1. A pack of colorful socks with animal patterns that'll peek out when you wear loafers.

    set of socks in black color

    2. A candle designed to smell like your home state (or city), in case you're far away from family on your birthday.

    3. A beautiful gold loop "Daphne" claw clip inspired by Daphne Bridgerton so you can look and feel like the season's diamond (and hopefully stay out of any Lady Whistledown gossip). 

    Model posing while wearing the gold loop claw clip
    Fib and Fables

    Fib and Fables is a Black woman-owned small business based in Washington, DC, that sells an assortment of mythical hair accessories inspired by stories and folklore. We've also got you covered with some more Black-owned small businesses to shop from, as well a roundup of the best claw clips for your hair!

    Get it from Fib and Fables for $26 (available in four styles). 

    4. An LED shell lamp for anyone who wants to live in Ariel's grotto.

    LED shell lamp

    5. A bottle of holographic nail polish that'll seriously hurt your productivity because you'll be staring at your nails all day.

    holographic nail polish bottle and nails painted with polish

    6. An Animal Crossing video game so you can create your dream island and virtual home (that you hope to recreate for real someday).

    a pink nintendo switch lite with animal crossing on the screen

    7. Teeny tiny ramen earrings for anyone who counts instant noodles as a main food group.

    the tiny ramen earrings

    8. A book filled with words of wisdom by ultimate chill dude Bob Ross to soothe your tired old soul.

    bob ross happy little accidents book

    9. A Kate Spade tote bag covered in classic novels that would be great for - well - carrying your books!

    10. An Instant Pot because you want homecooked meals but hate cooking. Well, this 7-in-1 appliance will do most of the work for you.

    11. A personalized necklace to wear during birthday month because once a year, it's all about YOU.

    personalized necklaces reading gabriela, chelsea, and johnathan in three different metals

    12. An Instax Mini 9 because one of your New Year's resolutions was to start a photo album for your future grandchildren. (Or is that just me?)

    instax camera in white

    13. A set of fine-line pens for starting that bullet journal you've been planning since your last birthday.

    14. A word clock that's way easier to read than anything with Roman numerals. Plus, people will ogle at it every time you have guests over.

    Word clock reading "it is five minutes past eleven)

    15. A quirky print of animal pirates to hang on your wall because you'll never really stop being a child — even if your driver's license says otherwise!

    pirate animals in a bath tub art print

    16. An aesthetically pleasing water bottle that just might get you to start drinking more water. Maybe, we'll ~sea~.

    blue whale water bottle

    17. A pair of heart-shaped sunglasses to match your fave emoji 😍.

    array of heart shaped sunglasses in various colors

    18. A splurge-worthy Vitamix blender you've been eyeing since your last blender died on you mid-smoothie.

    vitamix blender used to make a green smoothie

    19. A bottle of Rock Grace Non-Alcoholic Crystal Elixir so you can enjoy some tasty mocktails and cheers to being another year older (and potentially wiser).

    Rock Grace crystal elixir

    20. A leopard fleece throw blanket that can be styled on your couch or bed for a pop of pattern and for when you're in the mood to watch your favorite movie with a cup of hot tea.

    grey leopard throw blanket

    21. A stylish and useful Béis backpack designed to become your new favorite travel companion. It's got tons of compartments, pockets, hook-able padded straps, and a built-in laptop sleeve, all in one chic design. 

    model wearing the nude backpack while on a bike
    the backpack open showing three interior mesh pockets and a compression strap

    BuzzFeed Shopping Editor Chelsea Stuart says: "I just bought this bag for a five-day cross-country road trip and it came in so clutch. First, I flew with it and was able to stow it under my seat so not only did I not have to check a bag, but I didn't even have to deal with overhead storage. Then, it traveled through 10+ states and various hotels with me. My absolute favorite parts of the bag are the compression straps and the fact that it fully unzips. This makes it *SO* easy to pack, unpack, and take through airport security. I was able to fit ~four pairs of leggings, four T-shirts, two sets of pajamas, two pairs of shorts, two bathing suits, a sweatshirt, a week's worth of undergarments, travel toiletries, an iPad, my wallet, and more odds and ends."

    Get it from Béis for $88 (available in black and beige) or from Nordstrom, also for $88.

    22. An amazing Always Pan by Our Place, the do-it-all kitchen tool you can count on for braising, searing, steaming, straining, sautéing, frying, boiling, serving, and looking downright beautiful, too!

    a pink always pan with a spoon on the spoon rest and the lid closed
    Our Place

    Promising review: "Our daughter bought us an Always Pan for Christmas, we use it at least once every day; and absolutely love this pan! Nothing sticks to this pan, we have burned stuff in this pan, all we have to do is let the pan sit in warm soapy water for a few hours, then use the little scrubber that comes with the pan to wash the pan clean. We are so pleased with the Always Pan, we bought one for our friends as a house warming present this past month. The Always Pan is well worth the money." –Kimberly V.

    Get it from Our Place for $99 (originally $150, available in eight colors). 

    You can read more about this product in our full review of the Always Pan.

    23. A whimsical dog lamp because yes, it's practical as it will illuminate your work space, but it will also light up your life. 🥰

    the dog lamp

    24. A 2-in-1 straightener and curling iron that'll make remixing your hairstyle so. much. EASIER. Also, its extra long cord comes in handy when singing live concerts in the mirror. 🎤

    25. A SKINFOOD egg white mask that helps minimize pores while sloughing off dead skin cells and blackheads. Not only will your face feel ultra-smooth, but it'll be rejuvenated for all those birthday selfies you're destined to take.

    the skinfood egg white mask

    26. An adorable solar-powered LED wind chime that'll add a little personality to your patio. They don't actually chime since they're plastic balls, but their color and light will definitely make your heart sing.

    27. An Instax smartphone printer because all those epic birthday memories shouldn't be trapped in your phone. With this smartphone printer, you can choose your favorites from your library and print them on the spot — you can even print multiples and hand them out as party favors!

    the printer in blue

    It's your bday, you do what you want!