39 Gifts To Buy *Now* For When You Forget A Birthday *Later*

39 Gifts To Buy *Now* For When You Forget A Birthday *Later*

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A funny book on friendship you can give to anyone in your girl gang.


Get it from Amazon for $9.34.


A Darth Vader light clapper that’ll make turning to the dark side at bedtime a snap, well, clap for any Star Wars fan on your friends list.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or from Urban Outfitters for $30.


A tiny cheese board that’s such a ~mice~ gift, you’re gonna wonder if you actually accidentally bought it to celebrate your *own* birthday.


Get it from Anthropologie for $29.95.


A delicate necklace sure to be the sweetest (hand) gesture.


Get it from GLDN for $31 (available in four metals and 14 styles) and if you’re not in the mood to give them a hand, grab this solid circle on Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four colors).


A box of chocolate truffles — a guaranteed way to make sure any birthday that sneaks up on you is still gonna be ~sweet.~


Got a birthday this month you don’t want to forget about? No problem! Godiva chocolates stay fresh for three weeks without refrigeration!

Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in two sizes).


A pair of headphones that are so popular on Amazon, it’s clear anyone would really love them. Which is great, because you forget just about everyone’s birthdays.


Seriously, this product has almost 15,000 five-star reviews! I’m sold.

Promising review: “These are the most badass pair of headphones. The sound quality is awesome. They fit over my ear, so they effectively cancel out noise. They come with an AUX cord, charging cable, and a pretty sweet carrying case! No complaints whatsoever.” —Sarah

Get them from Amazon for $38.99.

And check out our picks for the best wireless headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!


A trinket dish filled with the gift of good vibes — something anyone (except maybe your glum-ass cat) is gonna love.


Get it from Amazon for $9.25.


A Vogue coffee table book including covers of each issue. After giving this, you can confidently (cat) walk over to any party and know your gift is top of the line.


Get it from Amazon for $33.68.


A crystal candle with an actual crystal hidden in the wax, which is gonna surprise *them* as much as their birthday being this week surprised *you*.

Yoga Hero

Get it from Yoga Hero on Amazon for $15+ (available in three sizes).


Or a Homesick candle that’ll work for literally anyone who lives in your state.


Check out all the state candles and find the right one for you!

Get it from Homesick for $29.95.


A darling card game you could easily give to anyone you know. Although there is that one birthday boy who might think it’s ~fishy~… just how well you know him.


This game incudes 108 cards and is intended for two to five players, ages eight and up. Each round lasts about fifteen minutes. To play, trade your cards for dishes with higher points, or save up the same dish and use wasabi to boost your points. Be sure to save room for dessert, because your score gets even better when you put down some pudding!

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.


A lip balm that’ll be the bomb on their birthday, even though you’ve had it hidden in your sock drawer the last three weeks.


Promising review: “This product is AMAZING! I can’t say enough about this lip balm. I tell all of my friends and family about it because that is how much I love it. There are soo many benefits! It is hydrating, smells amazing, and it’s not sticky at all! I am 100% going to try out another flavor as well. Well done, Glossier.” — Sophia

Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in seven scents).


A wall decal sure to make them think you’ve been ~cooking~ up something extra special for them all this time.


Promising review: “This is awesome and funny. My uncle and I have a tradition of weird gifts and these things take the cake. They’re very well made and stick well. I love putting them in weird places and freaking people out.” —Kyle Stone

Get it from Amazon for $27.15.


Or a sweetbread stuffed friend so great, they’re gonna sandwish you’d forget their birthday and give them a random gift every year.


Get it from Firebox for $16.99 (available in three styles).


A chakra room and body spray that promises to keep them balanced without you having to balance your checkbook over an expensive last-minute gift.


A PyroPet that’ll be the puurfect way to keep the spark alive when you forget your boo’s big day.


Get it from Amazon for $34+ (available in four colors).


A liquid lipstick that’s bright, moisturizing, and inexpensive. You can buy them all and simply pick out a color each time a fashion-savvy friend’s birthday manages to slip your mind.


Get it from Sephora for $8 (available in 40 colors).


An Aladdin’s lamp teapot, because wishing on a magic lamp is far more effective than wishing on a birthday cake. At least, as long as they wish to have a hot cup of camomile.

Think Geek

Get it from Think Geek for $24.99.


A stone paper notebook that’ll let their pen slide across the paper as easily as you slide this into a random birthday bag.


Promising review: “I use this as a bullet journal and it is great. The pages are strong and work really well with erasable pens. I’ve heated the pages with a blow dryer to erase the pens and they held up perfectly. I also love that it has dot and grid pages which are perfect for my bullet journal. The pocket on the back cover is also a very nice touch. I would definitely buy this again.” —VMS

Get it from Amazon for $26 (available in two colors).

And check out our picks for the best planners on BuzzFeed Reviews!


A massive gummy bear because you won’t be able to ~bear~ the look on your nephew’s face if you forget to get him a present, again, this year.


Get it from Amazon for $29.95.


A heating and cooling pad — an ~egg-celent~ gift to keep on hand so you won’t feel ~fried~ trying to find something special last-minute.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.


A stunning bar of crystal soap that’ll impress everyone at the party — helping you ~clean out~ the competition when it comes to gift giving.

Crystal Bar Soap


A tea infuser water bottle — a calming gift anyone would love, and it’s gonna keep *you* calm knowing you have it in your pantry waiting on the next friend’s special day.


Promising review: “I was really Impressed with this product when it arrived. The packaging is awesome! It comes in a stunning box that makes it perfect as a gift. It doesn’t leak and I loved that the glass design means you can see exactly how full the flask is when you’re pouring hot water into it to make tea. So no accidents! I used a tea bag in the infuser and it worked really well. It is easy to clean and can be used again and again. The sleeve that comes with the flask protects it and makes it easy to carry. I bought this for myself but I would definitely buy more as gifts. I’m delighted with this purchase!” —Simon Pollock

Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in three styles).


A poster of The Devil Wears Prada for any movie lover who doesn’t already have enough Meryl Streep art in their home.

Film Freak Design

You can never have enough Meryl Streep art in your home.

Get it from Film Freak Design on Etsy for $19+ (available in six sizes).

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Get the pool noodle for $9.98+ (available in four styles) and the rosé float for $49.99, both from Amazon.


A pair of dainty threader chains they can thread through one or multiple piercings for a gift that’s ~sew~ effortlessly cool.


Promising review: “These are a great value on a trendy product. I first saw threader earrings and I was intrigued, but a pair cost $180 so I had to pass. I was thrilled to find this very similar pair for an affordable price. I love that I can thread them through multiple piercings in different configurations for a customized look. I love that there are no backings to lose, and no rigid parts to poke me. They are so comfortable that I forget I’m wearing them, and so attractive! I love them so much I bought additional pairs for gifts and I am sure the recipients will love them too.” —A. Baker

Get them from Amazon for $19.95.


A stoneware decanter that’ll be an elegant gift any home would look lovely with.


Promising review: “I love the design and colors of this and the other two decanters. I’m using them as accent pieces on a gray and white bookcase and they add a fantastic pop of color. I think the quality is just what I would expect for the great price.” —Jill E Adler

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three colors).


A rainbow doormat because you take ~pride~ in your relationship (and your birthday gift skills).


Get it from Amazon for $26.90.


A 3D dollhouse puzzle kit so that you don’t show up without a gift and have them ~puzzled~ over why you two are friends.


Just kidding, they would absolutely love you even without a gift. Just, you know, a little less.

Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in two styles).


A T-shirt that clearly knows the birthday girl, even if you don’t actually know which birthday girl this’ll even go to.

Active Family

Get it from Active Family on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in eight styles, 10 colors, and sizes S–4XL) or get a similar one from Amazon for $19.99.


A pair of chic sunglasses are gonna have you covered no matter whose birthday it is. No chance the birthday kid is gonna throw any ~shade~ your way now!


Promising review: “These make me feel like a fashion model. They are so simple but they definitely make a statement and improve any outfit. love how they look. The packaging was great and I love the case.” —Alexandra Daniel

Get them from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 10 colors).


A stone face roller to help soak in serums and relax stressed out facial muscles with a soothing self massage. Giving the gift of self care, ahem, ~rocks.~

Free People

Promising review: “I have been looking everywhere for a crystal facial roller and after a lot of research I went with this. I am so happy I did! I would recommend this beauty roller as a way of treating yourself to a facial-at-home. I put mine in the fridge and have been using it in the evening and the morning and definitely see a difference in my skin. It feels so good in the morning to de-puff under my eyes. This is the perfect addition to my beauty routine.” —allig

Get it from Free People for $32 or grab this similar one from Amazon for $13.98.


A Nicolas Cage sleep mask — anyone who gets this will consider it a national treasure, cross my heart.


I recently used this while getting a tattoo. I was lying down and they threw this over my eyes so that their overhead lights wouldn’t bother me… I didn’t know until after they took a picture just how great this eye mask really was. It’s comfortable, works well, and makes for some fantasticly terrifying photos.

Get it from Amazon for $4.95 (available in 35 styles).


A botanical tapestry that they’ll plant on their wall the minute they get it (and you can plant under your bed until the big day).

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (available in two styles).


A library candle that’s sure to be a unique and appreciated gift, even if your schedule is so ~booked~ you don’t have time to find a personalized present.


Get it from Homesick for $29.95.


A celestial decorative pillow that’s gonna have both night owls and morning people covered.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69.


A dino night light that’ll make their heart dino-soar… even if they’ve never mentioned an interest in paleontology before.


Get it from Firebox for $16.99 (available in three styles).


A long sleeved T-shirt for anyone who wouldn’t mind some unsolicited advice from a wise baked good on their birthday.


Get it from the BuzzFeed merch shop on Amazon for $26.99 (available in four colors and sizes S–2XL).


And finally, a funny wall clock you can give someone even if you miss their actual birthday. The gift of a good laugh (and a great clock) is the best gift anyway.


Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

When that random thing you bought ends up being accidentally perfect:

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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