Cheerful Gifts to Celebrate Her Quarantine Birthday (2024)

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By Julia Gall

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Under normal circ*mstances, birthday experiences are the preferred option forcelebrating the women in your life.A fancy dinner out,a weekend trip,or going to a show would be ideal, but for now those are off the table. But even with these options set aside, her birthday doesn't have to be a bummer. Now is the time to show your best gal some major love on her special day! We've rounded up a fabulous group of the most useful, delicious, and thoughtful gifts she'll really appreciate, especially if she's impossible to shop for. Fromhouse plant subscriptionsto bougie olive oil to personalized celebrity greetings, we can guarantee the woman who has everything certainly doesn't have some of these. And she should! So scroll through and treat your birthday girl with little pick-me-ups that will lift her spirits and won't break your bank.

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Polaroid Now i‑Type Instant Camera

To document daily life in quarantine, or friends once the party is started again, equip your pal with instant film like the good ol’ days.

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Daily Harvest 9-Item Gift Box

For $75, your best girl can customize her own 9-piece box of super fresh smoothies, soups, or Daily Harvest’s latest addition, flatbreads, delivered to her door.

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Wolffer Estate Summer in a Bottle White 2019

This is wine that you can ship to your best friend’s house. Don’t think we need to elaborate further than that...

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Mejuri Small Hoops

Tiny stacking hoops are the perfect set-and-forget jewelry right now. Or,use these as a way to encourage her to get another piercing with you when salons open up again.

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Dior Toile de Jouy notebook

For your sister who always tells you about her crazy dreams—now she can write them all down, and in style. This Dior notebook will look stunning on any nightstand.

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Bauble Bar Wide Custom Hair Clip

Spell out her name or a funny word (under six characters) for a little pick-me-up that’s truly her own.

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The Sill Low Light Plants Monthly Subscription

Go in with your sisters or friendsto cover a three-month subscription of plants for thegreen thumb girl in your circle.

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Bala Weighted Bangle Set

Your bestie may already have handheld weights, but to maximize at-home workouts, hook her up with these fashionable wearable ones by Bala.

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Jennifer Fisher Salt Trio

If your friend can’t take off her Jennifer Fisher hoops, then she’s likely to be just as obsessed with the jewelry designer’s line of salts. A little sprinkle of the curry salt takes an avocado toast from basic to baller in a pinch.

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Modern Sprout Smoked Glass Garden Grow Kit

For the lady in your life who loves a fresh herb on a salad or in a co*cktail, teach a man to fish! These stylish kits are $25 a pop, but a group can go in on a full variety set for $100.

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Shopbop @Home Rose Quartz Crystal Straw

If your crystal-obsessed friend has a sturdy collection already, how about one on a reusable straw? It’s easy to remove for cleaning and makes drinking iced coffee that much more elegant.

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Milk Bar Dozen Assorted Cookie Tin

Give your never-not-baking friend a break and hook her up with some cookies even she will be impressed by. Milk Bar, the New York baked goods authority, has a variety tin to sample all flavors.

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Seed Phytonutrients Hand Salve

Her hands haveno doubtbeen rubbed raw by quarantine hand-washing. She'll be able to soothe them with this fan-favorite balm.

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We Are Knitters Nick Blanket Knitting kit

If the birthday girlis the kind who always needs to stay busy, try to slow her down with a productive activity: knitting! This easy blanket kit is an ideal project for beginners.

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Skin Gym Gua Sha Stone

If you just want to send a little something for stress relief, a gua sha stone is incredible for eliminating jaw tension andfor circulation.

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Brightland Arise Olive Oil

For a friend who loves to be in the kitchen and has a strong personal aesthetic, hook her up with this gorgeously packaged lemon olive oil from Brightland.

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HELIAS Sleep Essential Oil Blend

Everyone’s sleep is a little, well, messed up these days. Give the birthday girl someessential oil to help her head get heavy. A good night's rest is the best gift anyone could ask for.

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Bloomist Beach Stone Match Striker

Home décor gifts can be a little complicated if your friend is picky, but this match striker is neutral and chic enough to blend in any room that needs a candle.

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Georg Jensen S/2 Bernadotte Chopsticks, Black/Silver

If she’s a whiz in the kitchen or a has trigger finger for takeout noodles, she'll be eating in styleeither waywith these super chic George Jensen chopsticks.

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ADAMJK Tarot Card Deck

Now is a great time to begin to dabble with tarot–get your friend sorted out with this pretty pink set.

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LEXON MINO Bluetooth® Speaker

Give your buddy the gift of sound–anywhere! No more ol’ “phone in the cup" trick.

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ZitSticka Killa Kit

You’re a true friend to help your bestie with quarantine skin. Zit Sticka is a godsend when it comes to random stress blemishes popping up, but discreet enough to still wear on Zoom chats.

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Minnetonka Limited Edition Thunderbird II

For a new easy shoe that’s not quite a slipper—oneyour pal can wear ondays indoors or easily slip on for daily strolls—these classic Thunderbird moccasins now come in poppy colors to cheer anyone up. Keep in mind thatthey do run a half size large.

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Material Matcha MMU Starter Pack

Is her favorite matcha place closed at the moment? Now she can try to master it at home with a simple starter pack.

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Piggi International Hermès Vintage Scarf Scrunchie

For your fancy but green pal, gift her ascrunchie made for upcycled Hermés scarves for a one-of-a-kind special treat.

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Cast of Stones Sage and Quartz Crystal Pouch

Send your birthday girl some good vibes for the upcoming year. Literally. This little pouch has all the makings for bringing in positive energy!

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Happy Socks Fruit Socks Gift Box

Socks are basically the new shoes these days, so why not help your best gal step up her game. These fruity ones are the 2022 version of an Edible Arrangement.

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Grady's Cold Brew Kit

If you only see your coffee-break buddy on Zoom, send her this DIY kit from Grady's to share an iced coffee remotely.

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Book of the Month 3-Month Subscription

Start a book club for you and the birthday girland treat her to a three-monthsubscription to Book of the Month.

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Philips Sonicare ExpertClean Toothbrush

One of those things that you’d never want to buy yourself, an electric toothbrush is not only useful but very “adulting."

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Cameo Personalized Celebrity Greeting

If the gift receiptis obsessed withThe Real Housewives, send her an unforgettable personalized video greeting from one of the many stars that Cameo has to offer. Keep in mind to do this in advance, as delivery times vary person to person.

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Olive and June The Tool Box

We all have a pedicure buddy, and we all miss them terribly. In the meantime, send her a DIY kit to keep hands and feet looking fresh at home.

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Package Free Zero Waste Market Kit

Since supermarket runs have replaced your brunch-going ways, there's no better time to set the birthday girl up with a zero-waste shopping kit. This way, she won’t have to use those icky plastic bags for bulk or loose produce items again.

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Papier Combed Marble

For a chic alternative to e-mail, nothing says “fancy” like beautiful paper to scrawl a handwritten letter on.

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Top Sellers Collection (Jeni's Essentials)

There is no bad moodthat ice cream can’t fix (trust us, it’s science), especially if it arrives at your doorstep.If your friend has never had Jeni’s, the Top Sellers Collection will be the perfect place to start.

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Crown Affair The Comb No. 001

For a “thinking of you” gift, send your buddy a chic comb that will look pretty on any surface she preps her beauty on.

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Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book

If you can’t plan a birthday trip with her, you can remember one from last year with a physical book, which is much nicer to look back at than an Instagram stories archive.

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Marie Claire Give the Gift of Marie Claire

A tangible magazine is a great gift! Shameless plug on our part, but we have no doubt the recipientwill love all the cool things we have coming up this year.

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Madewell NATIVE UNION™ 120" XL Belt Charging Cable

Everyone loves phone chargers. Period, the end. This extra-long one allows your pal to lay comfortably in bed to scroll Instagram while keeping a charge.

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Julia Gall

Julia Gall is the former Style Director at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion, as well as styling tips, wardrobe upkeep and sustainability. Check her out at @juliasgall.

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