13 Birthday Gifts for Her
The lady who loves flowers will flip for this one-of-a-kind bud vase. With space for just one bloom, it’s so much more manageable than your average vase (just clip one blossom from the garden as needed) yet still makes a striking statement on a mantle or side table.
To buy: $20, momastore.org.
Stoneware Irregular Shape Plate
No matter how good those homemade café-style cookies are, this pretty stoneware-serving piece might just steal the show. Thanks to its wavy, irregular shape and hand painted design, the tray feels like an heirloom (but won’t cost nearly as much).
To buy: $34, tuvaluhome.com.
Floral Twill Garden Gloves
For the avid gardener who’s always elbow deep in her vegetable garden, this pretty pair keeps her hands clean and her style points high. The elbow length combined with a buckle and a built-in drawstring keeps dirt from finding its way inside.
To buy: $38, shopterrain.com.
Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses
When that brown longneck bottle simply doesn’t feel fancy enough to bring to the table, let these classier glasses stand in. The gold leaf is fused to the recycled amber glass, so it won’t chip or scratch off—no matter how often they’re used.
To buy: $56 for two, uncommongoods.com.
Diamonds a little out of your price range? Gift a different type of jewels this year. These stunning soaps look like precious stones—labradorite (fresh, light floral), olivine (cucumber melon), amethyst (cucumber ylang garden), and platinum, gold and copper (soothing tropical notes)—but gently cleanse skin. The soothing, moisturizing bars illuminate under water, too.
To buy: $12 each, anthropologie.com.
Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly Flip Flop
The grown-up version of a childhood favorite, these comfortable summer shoes will remind her of days past without looking like she’s living in the 90s. Thanks to the flexible jelly construction, she won’t have to worry about getting caught in an afternoon shower, either.
To buy: $50, nordstrom.com.
Her hair accessory should be every bit as pretty as those baubles on her arm. A savior when she needs a quick (but pretty) fix for that second-day hair, these stunners—in gold, rose gold, or neon pink—are both functional and artful.
To buy: $12 for 26, bando.com.
Kate Spade Graphic Sleep Shirt
Her birthday provides the ultimate excuse to eat cake for breakfast, but what about the other 364 days of the year? Even if she’s not actually having dessert first thing in the morning, this cozy sleep shirt will remind her to indulge just a little bit every day.
To buy: $58, zappos.com.
The Boss Mug
Whether she’s the head honcho at work or running the show at home, this pretty mug lets everyone know who’s in charge. With “The Boss” scrawled on the front, this cup does so much more than provide her caffeine fix—it also reminds her just how thankful you are for her fearless leadership.
To buy: $15, papersource.com.
The Hostess Cutting Board
How many crackers should accompany the cheese? And don’t forget the jam! With this wooden cutting board, crafting the perfect hors d’oeuvres platter doesn’t have to be such a mystery. Crystal clear prompts—the vehicle, cheese, savory, and sweet—ensure she will be party-ready in mere minutes.
To buy: $74, luluandgeorgia.com.
Notebook and Pencil Set
A place for her to-do list or general musings, with a sweet reminder that there’s so much to be grateful for. The notebook is available in three sizes (the mini is just right for tucking inside her purse) and comes with a pencil that’s inscribed with your choice of five gold foil phrases.
To buy: $8, happydappybits.etsy.com.
Futurist Earrings Set
A dainty trio in soft spring hues for the fashion forward woman in your life. The plain gold hexagons are just right for a patterned frock, while the gold dipped pink and emerald geometric studs dress up jeans and a white tee. The more adventurous will love to mix-and-match.
To buy: $38, anthropologie.com.
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Parlor Ice Cream Mixing Set
The whole family doesn’t need to pile in the car to get a decadent scoop. With this tray, she can enjoy her favorite frozen treat whenever a craving strikes. Simply place the marble slab in the freezer for a few hours, dish out some mix-ins, and combine to create the ultimate dessert.
To buy: $70, uncommongoods.com.