40+ Birthday Gift Ideas for Her That Full of Surprises (2021)

  • BY Editorial Staff
  • March 10, 2021
40+ Birthday Gift Ideas for Her That Full of Surprises (2021)

Finding the perfect blend of unique and creative, yet a practical birthday gift for the women you love isn’t easy. But here are 40+ original gift ideas for your wife, girlfriend, mom, sister (sister in law, too), or best friend to celebrate her special day. Feel free to pick one from our B-day gift guide because the special ladies in your life deserve it!

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happy birthday custom star map art print

Custom Star Map

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Is your special lady the star in your galaxy? What better way to show her that than with a custom star map and personalized title? It can be a favorite quote, her name, your special date, anything really. Perfect for birthdays and other special occasions! Show her how much you care with this custom star map.

It Took Me Years To Look This Good – Happy Birthday Photo Mug

Photo Coffee Mug

If you’re looking for a creative yet affordable birthday gift for your girlfriend, best friend or wife, this mug is it. Customize it with a cute selfie of her to let her know how pretty she looks in a quirky way. There is a fun quote in the middle of the mug to remind her how amazing she is every day. Her coffee breaks will be so much better with this mug!

Floral Pendant Necklaces - Birthday Gift for Her

Floral Pendant Necklace

This is one of the most delicate and cute ideas for your woman. It’s dainty and incredibly chic. Made from 14k gold or sterling silver, your special lady will surely love this necklace. Pick a pendant with her birth flower or favorite flower and watch as she beams with joy as she first opens her gift!

Zodiac Constellation Necklace

Zodiac Constellation Necklace

A piece of customized jewelry is a sure token of love. If your mom, sister, wife, girlfriend, or friend have a special day coming up, why not surprise them with this necklace? It has her zodiac constellation, and it’s a cute gesture of care. All you need is her zodiac sign, and you’re good to go!

raw emerald ring birthday gift for her

Raw Stone Jewelry

Raw crystal jewelry is the most unique and creative gift you can get for your sister. She’ll truly feel special while wearing the earrings, ring, necklace, or bracelet you choose for her. All of these pieces are handcrafted and would look stunning on your special lady. It is a rather pricey gift, but one she will absolutely love!

Custom Zodiac Ring For Women

Custom Zodiac Ring

Show your lady she’s important with this gentle and chic zodiac ring. If the birthday girl is into astrology or just likes wearing zodiac-inspired jewelry, this is the perfect gift for her. You can choose between gold, rose gold, and silver for the material, depending on what she likes to wear more. Hint: you can’t go wrong with rose gold.

Personalized Makeup Bag For Women On Her Birthday

Personalized Makeup Bag

Makeup bags are among the most practical and thoughtful gifts you can get her. This one is handmade using 100% genuine leather and has a chic design. You can add the initials or first name of your special lady to customize the bag. Your search for finding her the perfect gift should be over after finding this gem!

Personalized Ring Dish

Personalized Ring Dish

If you want to impress her with an unusual and unique gift, this ring dish is the answer. Made from beautifully handcrafted clay and painted with watercolor, this is one beautiful ring dish. You can add her name or a special date, or anything significant that she might want. Perfect for anniversaries and engagements!

Michael Kors Slim Runway Three-Hand Watch For Woman

Michael Kors Slim Runway Three-Hand Watch

Not many gifts are as loved as watches. Especially if they are Michael Kors! Show her how much you love and care for her with a chic piece like this one. It is cute, elegant, and basically perfect. The birthday girl won’t be able to contain her joy!

Dainty Gold Customized Bracelet for Women On Birthday

Engraved Bracelet

What girl doesn’t love a piece of jewelry? Be a great gifter and give your sister in law what she wants – a personalized bracelet she can match with all her outfits. Mission impossible? Incorrect, with this engraved bracelet, everything is possible. Add a sweet wish, her birth date, or something meaningful to both of you. This will show her how important she is to you.

Knock Knock Why You're So Awesome Fill in the Love Book Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Journal For Her

Knock Knock Why You’re So Awesome Book

Everyone wants to know they are loved and appreciated. Get your birthday girl a love book and fill in the blanks with details about her. So, you think she’s awesome, right? Great! Let her know through this cute and unique gift. Hint: bring tissues for when she opens it!

birthday present for her: iron flask sports water bottle

Thermo Water Bottle

A great B-day gift should be both thoughtful and practical. Go get your girl this chic water bottle! Made from sturdy stainless steel, this double-walled water bottle will keep her dehydrated next time she runs or hits the gym.

Birthday Milestones Bucket List For Her

Birthday Milestones Bucket List

Talk about unusual gift ideas! Everyone has a bucket list, even if they’re just mental notes. Your girl probably has one, too. This kit is perfect for girls and women of any age. It contains 25 challenging prompts to try out. They cover everyone from their 20s through to their 70s.

Clear Quartz Crystal Air Plant Holder for Girl Friend

Crystal Air Planter

If you have a plant lover in your life who has her birthday coming up, this is the perfect gift for her. It’s a unique gift that she’ll enjoy since it’s easy to maintain and requires little care. There are different plant holders and crystals to choose from which also make it a nice and small present for the woman in your life.

Minimalist Name Necklace Birthday Gift For Her

Minimalist Name Necklace

A necklace that can be worn every day with practically any outfit makes a cute and useful gift for her. It can be customized to include her name, your name, or whatever else you’d like. It’s available in silver, gold, and rose gold and it also has different lengths to choose from based on her style.

Personalized Dream Journal Birthday Gift For Her

Personalized Journal For Her

Engraved Wood Notebook

For girls that enjoy journaling or sketching, this personalized journal would be the perfect gift. It’s a creative gift and one that’s customizable based on her style interests and name. The spiral notebook has a wooden cover that can be engraved. The paper inside is available in lined and blank options.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Happy Birthday Gift Card

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Sephora Gift Card

As an easy and last-minute gift idea for her, you can always play it safe and go for a Sephora gift card so that she can choose her own products at a later date. You can choose from a range of denominations and it also includes a black, dual-mirrored compact that has a Sephora logo on it.

nice birthday gift for women: essential oil diffuser

Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser is an *essential* item for any woman, especially when they need a bit of aromatherapy to unwind. Hesitate no more and get her one for her upcoming B-day! This diffuser comes with various designs, from elegant to cute ones, that will fit any age and decorating style.

Personalized Wine Tumbler

Here comes a nice gift idea for your bestie’s birthday. Available in many colors and font styles, this customized wine tumbler will surely impress your gal. You can say it’s like a cooler version of a regular wine glass, but it also comes with a matching straw. Pretty neat, right?

MICHAEL Michael Kors Women's Jet Set Cross Body Bag

Women’s Jet Set Cross Body Bag

If you have a woman in your life with her special day coming up and they happen to be a fashionista, this bag would make a cute gift. It’s a cross-body bag that can be worn and styled in different ways, especially since it comes in different colors. It’s on the expensive side, but worth the investment.

Letsfit Smart Watch - Birthday Gift For Her

Letsfit Smart Watch

A gift that would make any woman happy is this smart watch that allows users to track their fitness goals and more. The watch is one of the 30th birthday gift ideas you can miss out on and it’s also great for those who want to monitor their calls and message notifications.

Calvin Klein Women's Woven Scarf

Calvin Klein Women’s Woven Scarf

If the girl in your life was born in the winter, you may want to consider a gift that will keep her warm and stylish while outdoors. This Calvin Klein scarf comes in a variety of different colors and it’s made from acrylic material so it’s a cozy gift for her.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

When looking for 40th birthday gifts for her, consider this robot vacuum and help make completing chores around the house easier. It’s a thoughtful and functional gift that can be used for years by the woman in your life. The vacuum is great for pet hair, hard floors, and carpet surfaces.

Slow Cooker From Hamilton Beach - Birthday Gift Ideas For Her

Slow Cooker

Cooking can be easy with the help of a slow cooker and it’s an ideal gift that any home chef would enjoy, especially if they’re fond of easy recipes. It’s got a temperature probe and a lid lock so you can set it and forget it. This ideal gift is perfect for women that enjoy cooking and eating tasty meals that don’t involve much work on their part.

Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker

Coffee Maker

If she is the one who needs a few shots of caffeine to survive the day (we mean, don’t we all do?), then a coffee maker is just the right gift for her. This coffee making machine is easy to fill and to clean, so it will certainly make her day a bit easier.

Audrey Makeup Organizer For Her On Birthday

Audrey Makeup Organizer

If the woman in your life has a bunch of makeup, getting her this makeup organizer for her special day can really help her out. It’s not only appealing to place on any vanity or table, but it also has storage for a lot of her essential makeup items. It’s made from iron, glass, and acrylic and is hand-crafted.

15Pcs Makeup Brush Set

Makeup Brush Set

When on the hunt for a B-day gift for beauty gurus, you may want to check out this makeup brush set. There is a brush for every kind of beauty and makeup product which makes them an essential set to have for beginner and advanced makeup gurus. They’re made of high-quality wood which is also long-lasting.

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

Any wine lover would love to have a gift that consisted of a bottle of tasty wine. This bottle of Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay is from California and it’s an affordable gift. It’s a dry wine with a full body, and a rich and velvety style as it features notes of citrus, tropical fruit, and oak.

Birthstone Wishing Balls For Her On Birthday

Birthstone Wishing Balls

As a more unusual gift for the special woman in your life, you may want to consider a birthstone wishing ball. Choose your woman’s birth month to order the ball with the proper birthstone and she’ll be able to write down one wish each week for a year and fill the inside of the ball. It can be a wish or a hope for gratitude.

Vintage 1986 Shirt 34th Birthday gift for her

Vintage Birth Year T-Shirt

For a 34th birthday gift for her, she’ll likely enjoy this vintage T-shirt with her birth year on it. It’s a casual T-shirt that can be styled in many ways and it’s available in a dark heather gray color along with black. The shirt is handmade from cotton material and it has stylish detailing on the sleeves.

simple birthday gifts for her: personalized tote bag

Personalized Tote Bag

Here is another nice and simple gift idea for your birthday girl, a personalized tote bag! This lovely bag has plenty of space for her to use. It is available in many chic colors and personalizing options as well.

Fragrance Subscription From Scentbird - Birthday Gift For Women

Fragrance Subscription

Shopping for gifts for a woman can be tricky, but giving her a fragrance subscription would be a gift that doesn’t stop giving. Schedule for a new perfume to arrive at her doorstep for 3-,6-, or 12-months based on your selection. Each perfume will be different and they each have a generous supply.

Custom Hug Pillow with Handwritten Letter

Personalized Letter Pillow

Greeting cards are considering a thing from the past. They sure are, but a handwritten wish is personal and unique. Well, this letter pillow changes the way written wishes are perceived. Just write your letter, check for mistakes and order the pillow. It’s great for milestone birthdays such as 21, 30, 50, and why not 65th birthday gift ideas?

luxury organic bath bomb gift set

Luxury Bath Bomb Gift Set

A great way to finish up a grand celebration is by taking a long bath. And the greatest way to do that is in the bathtub with organic bath bombs. These sets are available in 4 and 6 items. Each of the 6oz bombs is cruelty-free and does miracles to the skin. There are vegan options available as well.

Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat: A Cookbook For Her

Cravings Cookbook

If a lady knows her way around the kitchen, chances are she’s a fan of Chrissy Teigen. Even if this is not the case, the 240-page cookbook is a great gift for her. It has easy-to-follow recipes that can literally spice up your everyday cooking.

New York Times Custom Birthday Book For Her

New York Times Custom Birthday Book

Great for anyone born before 1999 (including) as the NYT book has a 20-page minimum. The book will include only pages from the year of the recipient’s birth onward. This is a great way to commemorate a newsworthy birthday with a collection of actual New York Times front pages. You can personalize the book with a name and birth date.

Long Sleeve Chunky Knit Cardigan Sweaters For Women

Chunky Knit Cardigan

Who said that Christmas gifts for her should be limited to ugly sweaters? This long sleeve knitted cardigan is great for chilly winters but also suitable for a spring/fall top. Your girl can wear it at parties, the office, nightclubs, casually, and even at home.

gift for women: blush carry-on suitcase

Carry-On Suitcase

A suitcase like this (especially with the “Blush” color option) makes a cute sweet 16 gift for sure. It’s not your regular carry-on suitcase. This one comes with a removable battery that can charge phones and other mobile devices (up to 4x). The trendy suitcase is TSA approved, built to fit in the overhead bin of the major airlines and also perfect for car and train trips.

Gemstone Facial Rollers

Gemstone Facial Rollers

If you’re looking for beauty gifts but are clueless about makeup, this might be the perfect gift for her. This gemstone facial roller brings back an ancient Chinese practice and namely, a face massage. Modern skin care specialists confirm benefits such as increased circulation and reducing puffiness.

All Roads Yucca Throw Blanket For Women On Birthday

All Roads Yucca Throw Blanket

Every road trip enthusiast should have an “adventure blanket.” Well, this Yucca blanket is a perfect companion to every free spirit-er. Of course, the blanket can be used just as efficiently at home. Its design will compliment any boho-design. Basically, this is the kind of gift that has both aesthetic and practical benefits.

pink gym bag sport bag

Gym Bag

Made out of durable tear-resistant 600D nylon, this duffel bag is a great gift for sportswomen. The bag has a separate shoe compartment and also a wet pocket. Other than having a perfect structural design, the bag looks great on the outside and is made to be carried easily.

Mini Projector - Birthday Gift For Women

Mini Projector

If this is a gift for your wife or girlfriend, you can consider it a gift for both of you. Step up your movie-night-game with this wireless projector. While it’s great for using at home, the Anker Nebula Apollo is portable and easy to use outdoors as well.

Vionic Women's Sadie Mule Slipper

Sadie Mule Slipper

The mule slippers are a very thoughtful present for people that have a no-shoe inside the house policy. The adjustable strap helps provide the perfect feel and fit for the wearer. The slippers are great for hardwood floors as they are soft and minimize noise.

Adult Weighted Blanket As A Birthday Gift For Women

Weighted Blanket

Luna’s innovative and smart concept combines 7 layers into a streamlined design that evenly distributes weight to the body. The blanket can mimic a hug for a soothing and calming effect. It’s designed to evenly distribute its weight, guaranteeing a healthy and comfy sleep experience. It also comes with a patented Coolmax fabric that increases breathability, regardless of all the layers and weight.

Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray For Her Birthday

Wooden Bathtub Caddy Tray

A bathtub is meant for having a good time and relaxing. However, there is a way to increase that comfort. This luxury bathtub caddy tray is perfect for one or two bathers at once. The wood is waterproof and built to last. The tray has extendable slides (up to 43 inches) and its design is compatible with most of the bathtubs.

Happy Birthday Chocolate Covered Strawberries For her

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

A flower bouquet is always a good idea when it comes to birthday gifts for her. However, if you’re looking for something more creative and unusual, these fruit bouquet options are really something worth buying. Who doesn’t like strawberries, especially ones that dripped and drizzled to perfection?

Amazon Gift Card in a Birthday Pop-Up Box For Her

Amazon Gift Card

Gift cards are life saviors when it comes to last-minute gift purchases. What’s even great about them is that anyone has that hard-to-shop-for friend and honestly, a gift card might be the perfect gift for that somebody. Of course, the gift card can be combined with something smaller and symbolic (attached to a flower bouquet, for example).

fun birthday gifts for her: funny card

A Funny Card

Complete the birthday gift set for the lady with one of these quirky birthday card. Printed on high-quality paper and inspired by the nature, these funny-as-heck cards will add a fun touch to your gifts. Plus, they’re an affordable option in case you are on a tight budget. Neat, huh?

A great B-day gift is a personalized one. With the above birthday gifts for her and all their customizable options, you can make a lady happy just with a few mouse clicks. Choose wisely and let the shopping begin!



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