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    35 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.

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    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 corgi butt coin purse for stashing some loose change and other bits and bobs.


    Promising review: "My girlfriend honestly loves the product. 10/10. Literally, it’s the cutest e-gift you could give. It’s very fluffy. Highly recommend." —Luis

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four styles).

    2. A lucky cat power bank for those unlucky times when your phone dies and you're not near an outlet.

    person holding lucky cat power bank

    Promising review: "I actually bought a portable charger to use for my travels in Europe. Lots of trains, walking, pictures and such so I figured it would serve as a great test for this device. It held up, allowing me to charge my phone to full 2+ times, and though it has left, it isn't a deal breaker or does it make you remember you have it because your neck is cramping from lugging it around all day. With the dual USB ports, plus the additional port for micro USB, it's pretty useful." —MiLo CoC

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in two styles).

    FYI, we've got you covered with a full roundup of gadgets you may want to give a try this year

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

    set of socks in black color

    These socks are made of 80% cotton, 15% acrylic, and 5% spandex. They're designed to fit women's shoe size 6–11.

    Promising review: "I recently went on an Amazon sock binge where I purchased $100+ of socks. These are by far the best ones I've gotten. They are soft and fit perfectly and hold their shape after many washes. They were also the most well priced out of all the others I've purchased. I've worn these ones the most." —C.A.

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 10 assortments). 

    Be sure to check out our roundup of the best socks you can buy on Amazon!

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


    These candles are made of all-natural soy wax and have a 60-80 hour burn time!

    Promising review: "My mom gave me a Florida homesick candle in Christmas of 2016. I absolutely loved it — it reminded me of home and made me tear up from time to time. I purchased one for my friend's birthday this year — she's from Ohio — and it had the same effect on her. I don't know how they do it, but they manage to capture the very best scents of each state and cram them into a beautiful candle. My friend and I discovered that they smell infinitely more like home if burned outside or during a rainy day. 10/10 would purchase again." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in 51 scents).

    You can find this product, along with some other great options, in our list of the best candles available on Amazon.

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

    LED shell lamp

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this lamp! If you’re looking for something that’s really going to illuminate a room I wouldn’t get this as it doesn’t give off a super bright glow. That being said, if you’re wanting to add a magical ambiance to your living/ sleeping space this is absolutely the lamp for you!! I wish you could choose which color you want the 'pearl' to glow but honestly it feels so elegant and magical and I could definitely see my self repurchasing this if something were to happen to mine. Also for the price it’s absolutely worth every single penny!" –Liam Mehmedovic

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    7. 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

    This polish is fully opaque, so you don't need a base coat.

    Promising review: "Okay, in all seriousness, I don't think I've ever been more satisfied with a nail polish. Not only does it look GORGEOUS in the light — it makes me feel like a unicorn — but I'm on day six, and only three nails have the tiniest of chips. No curing, no waiting, two easy coats (dries super fast), and it's got incredible staying power. I got another color, too, but I don't know that I'll ever try it because I think I'm just gonna wear this one for the rest of my life. Seriously — if it lasts this long on your fingers, imagine how long it'll last on your toes!(FOREVER!)" —Liz Osborn

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    8. A floral print belted dress so you can give the loungewear a break and give this twirl-worthy dress a go. It features flounce sleeves and a tie-able belt.,

    Promising review: "This dress is really so very pretty. I wore it with 4-inch high camel suede boots and gold jewelry and everyone complemented me this will be in my closet for a while" –mary

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 27 styles).

    9. A polka-dot pajama set so you'll have an excuse to host a sleepover with your BFF.

    person wears pajamas in dark blue with green dots

    Promising review: "THESE ARE THE BEST PAJAMAS EVER! I am a person who is very picky when it comes to pajamas; they can't be too clingy, and I can only wear shorts when I sleep because pajama pants are too warm and feel like I'm suffocating my legs in my sleep. I was eyeing these pajamas for a long time before I finally gave in and bought them because I wasn't sure if the price tag was worth it. Boy, was I wrong! Not only are these the softest, most comfortable pajamas I've ever worn, they are not clingy, they came in cute packaging, and they make me feel cute when I'm sleeping! I LOVE THESE PAJAMAS! I came back here just to buy another pair because I like them so much." —Arielle Andelin

    Get them from Amazon for $11.64+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 43 colors/patterns).

    10. 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
    nintendo / Via

    Promising review: "I've personally found games like Animal Crossing and Luigi's Mansion 3 extra calming during this stressful time. When my husband seems overwhelmed I've noticed he gets back into playing Fortnite with his friends and World of Warcraft on his own. There's a nice element of escapism to diving headfirst into a video game for a while." —Heather Braga / BuzzFeed Staff

    Get them from Amazon: A Nintendo Switch Lite for $199.99 (available in five colors) and a digital copy of Animal Crossing New Horizons for $59.99.

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

    tiny ramen earrings
    Amazon Handmade

    These earrings have surgical steel posts.

    Promising review: "These earrings are so cute and I get compliments every time I wear them!" –laclea22

    Get them from Amazon for $15.95.

    12. 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

    "Isn't that fantastic? I knew you could do it." —Exactly what you need to hear rn.

    Promising review: "It's more a picture book, and then on the other page it has a quote from him and his shows. From 'smack the devil out of the paintbrush' to 'happy little trees', all your favorite sayings are in this book. There are some very breathtaking paintings of his as well, and some of them play directly off of the quote that is provided. I would highly suggest this book to any Bob Ross fan, as it would make a great coffee table book or even to use it as a quote a day and just leave the book open to that day's page and quote. The book is a little bit small at about 6"x4", but still I'd say it's worth it." —Leria Draven

    Get it from Amazon for $9.19.

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

    Promising review: "Great bag for books!! Bought this as a birthday gift and it was so nice that now I want one for myself. It’s not too big, but not too small either." –Ms. Sellers

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in six styles).

    14. A miniature MacBook-shaped compact mirror everyone will ask you where you got.


    Promising review: "Very cute and has so much detail! Great for a little gift or for yourself. So slim!!" —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A cleanser formulated with egg whites that may help tighten pores and smooth fine lines. People with oily skin swear by it!

    egg white pore foam

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by this product. I have very oily skin. I’ve literally tried thousands of dollars worth of products over the years; cleansers and masks have not worked even half as well as promised. Same thing with makeup. This product is absolutely amazing! I would have to use blotting papers or powder at least ten times a day. Results of this product are immediate! I now use blotting papers a couple times a day and only apply powder once in the morning. I’m so impressed that I’ve ordered a few more of their products." —D. B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. 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.


    This handy kitchen gadget has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer! Check out our review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in three sizes).

    17. A pair of comfy yet stylish Adidas sneakers you can wear for fashion, not just for the gym.

    adidas cloudfoam shoes in black and grey

    Promising review: "Comfiest shoes I have ever owned and I get so many compliments and questions about them. Great sneaker! Good for running around." —Tsam

    Get them from Amazon for $42.46+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 48 colors).

    You can also find these sneakers in our picks of gifts for people that love to workout.

    18. 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
    CaitlynMinimalist / Etsy

    Each necklace is made of gold-plated sterling silver!

    Get it from Caitlyn Minimalist on Etsy for $25.90 (available in three finishes and nine lengths).

    19. A Peripera Lip Tint that supplies color and moisture with its blend of hyaluronic acid and ceramides. It gives a long-lasting subtle color that's velvety and lightweight. Even after it wears off it'll still leave a pretty stain.


    Promising review: "This has the consistency of a liquid lipstick with a glossy finish. Not too sticky, not too drying. Once I apply a full coat, I leave it on while I apply the rest of my makeup. Once I'm finished, I wipe my lips with a clean tissue and I'm left with a perfectly stained lip. I then apply a coat of clear lip gloss so my lips don't dry out. The stain LASTS forever. I purchased this with the intention of staining my lips rather than a bold full coverage look. It stains my lips pinkish-red, making them look 'alive' and juicy. This staining power is strong. The only product that I've tried that lasts even longer is their Ink Velvet line."K

    Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in three shades).

    20. 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

    Promising review: "What a great product! We bought two cameras for our wedding as a guest book idea. Took a couple pictures as soon as we got them in the mail, and we're totally in love! Growing up with Polaroids as our primary source of photography (that or going to JCPenney for family portraits), my husband and I both were sent back a few years. The quality of the pictures are better than expected, the camera is super easy to use, and we are looking forward to not only using it at our wedding but for future pictures to capture our special moments in a 'vintage' sort of way. Definitely would recommend this camera to anyone and everyone!" —Krista PRuske

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in 12 colors).

    21. A clear umbrella with a Frenchie design to make rainy days a little less dreary.

    frenchie dog clear umbrella

    This umbrella measures 33 inches long and 33 inches in diameter when opened!

    Promising review: "I love this so much! Not only is it the cutest umbrella I've ever seen, but it's durable! I love the dome shape because I have to worry less about my hair and makeup in the rain. So worth the money." —Brianna Willis

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

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


    Promising review: "These are fabulous pens. We got three sets of them, and we love them. The fine point makes them fabulous to use for journaling. They don't bleed through the paper either. The colors are bright and vibrant." —T. Rasmussen

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two color sets).

    And check out other products to help you start a bullet journal!

    23. 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)

    Promising review: "This clock is so unique! I bought it for my son’s birthday and he loves it! He showed it off to all his friends immediately and, as a parent to a teenager will tell you, that’s high praise!" –kristin

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two finishes).

    We also gave this word clock a shoutout in our roundup of gift ideas for people who have everything.

    24. 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

    Get it from Picomodi on Society6 for $21.59+ (available in five sizes).

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

    blue whale water bottle
    The Apollo Box

    This 20.3-ounce water bottle is made of glass with a watertight plastic lid!

    Get it from The Apollo Box for $32.68.

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

    array of heart shaped sunglasses in various colors

    These sunglasses block out UVA and UVB Rays!

    Promising review: "Good points: Exactly as described in pictures. Love, love, love. Downside: Within five minutes of it arriving at my house, it was immediately stolen by a younger sibling. Bright side to the downside: by letting them keep it, I pretty much made their week, and they've been wearing it around everywhere and beaming." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 13 colors). 

    Find out about more stylish sunglasses from Amazon!

    27. 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

    The compact size (48-ounce/1.4-liter jar) also makes it great for small kitchens. To clean the jar, simply mix a drop of dish soap and warm water and blend on highest speed for 60 seconds!

    Promising review: "The Holy Grail blender, y'all. I grew up with a Vitamix (big, tall, classic model), and since being on my own, I have really missed it. I tried food processors (because they're cheaper), less expensive blenders, immersion blenders, etc. Nothing came close to what a Vitamix can do. If you're wondering if it's worth the price, I would give a resounding YES. It's so supportive of a healthy diet (smoothies, soups, scratch-made dips and salsas, nut milks and butters, etc.), and it's stupid easy to use AND clean. I live in an apartment, so my kitchen is small, not a lot of space. It fits easily on one shelf, the pitcher sitting next to the base (NOT stacked, it's too tall for that). I couldn't be happier with it. What sold me ultimately was 1.) the smaller size (the classic ones are larger), and 2.) I thought about how much I spend (or would like to spend) at my local smoothie/juice bar. A 16-ounce smoothie costs a ridiculous $8-9 and a juice at least that much, if not more. If I could afford it, I would have gotten one daily. So, this Vitamix pays for itself in about a month." —lovespuppies

    Get it from Amazon for $289.95+ (available in three colors).

    This is our pick for the best high-end kitchen blender on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    28. 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
    Rock Grace

    I personally love these mocktail "wines." I get crazy headaches from alcoholic beverages (wine in particular), and it always bums me out when I can't enjoy a nice glass with my friends for fear of the oncoming headache that is sure to ensue after I have my first glass. These are so tasty, not overly sugary, and are so refreshing over ice. I drink it in a wine glass to get the full experience and it doesn't disappoint.

    Get it from Rock Grace for $18.

    29. 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

    Promising review: "Currently laying on the couch with this blanket as I type this. I love it! It’s so soft and comfy! I’m super hot natured so I don’t like anything that’s too heavy but this blanket keeps me comfortable without feeling like I’m going to spontaneously combust! LOL! I bought the bigger size because the tiny humans in the house always want me to share #MomLife." —NHawkes

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four sizes and six patterns).

    30. A pair of fuzzy slippers because self-care on your birthday is a must and that means from the toes up.

    Person wears fuzzy slippers in pink

    I'm so obsessed with these slippers and they're perfect (and trendy) for wearing around my home. They have a durable bottom as well if you need to pop out of the house to grab the mail.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 5–13 and 22 colors).

    31. A heart-eyes 😍 worthy nail polish duo so your nails are in pristine condition for any birthday photo ops.


    Set includes a Rose Sheer polish and Heart Attack top coat.

    Get the set from Amazon for $26.

    32. A coffee-themed puzzle full of beautiful illustrations of your favorite thing in the entire world. Whoops, I meant " favorite drink.", Amazon

    Promising review: "Galison  NEVER disappoints! Love this puzzle and glad to add it to my collection!!" –T. Lewis

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    33. A Zodiac mug because it's your birthday and no one is allowed to rain on your astrological parade.

    Five Zodiac mugs
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Cute, solid mug— I’ve gotten many of the signs and the designs/quality never disappoints and they make such affordable gifts for friends/family! :) Definitely recommend!" –noellemar

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 (available in all 12 Zodiac signs).

    34. 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 $78 (available in black and beige) or from Nordstrom, also for $78 (available in beige and black under separate listings).

    35. 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 $145 (available in 11 colors). 

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

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


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