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12 (Really Fantastic) Birthday Presents

Written by: Brianna Peters

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Published on: September 13, 2022

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Photo courtesy of Tom Watson/The Licensing Project

The best birthday presents zing the hearts of both giver and getter. Finding the best present, however, can involve some serious legwork. We’ve curated the ultimate list of beauty, home, and wellness birthday gifts—no matter who you’re shopping for, whether it’s your BFF, sister, partner, parent, or coworker—to save you the legwork and reward you with the thrill of giving a truly great gift.

1

Gwyneth’s Morning Skin Routine (the Full Monty)

goop Beauty Gwyneth’s Morning Routine: The Kit, goop, $250.60

Here’s the skin care she uses every day—cleanser, toner, serum, face cream, and eye cream—all in one beautifully priced kit.

2

A Suzani-Inspired Sunburst to Bring Any Room to Life

Emporio Sirenuse Sun Pillow Case, goop, $275

Hand-embroidered in Italy and cut from 100 percent silk, this sunburst pillowcase was dreamed up by the design team at Le Sirenuse, the famous Amalfi Coast hotel. The gorgeous blue, green, and grey pattern works with just about any style, from traditional to minimalist.

3

A Chic Pistachio-Colored Box Full of Good-Hair-Day Bestsellers

Crown Affair The Set, goop, $220

This luxe set contains essentials for any hair type—it comes with a boar-bristle brush, a glossy tortoiseshell wide-tooth comb (a detangling dream), an ultrahydrating hair serum, a genius microfiber towel for drying, and a three-minute hourglass to remind you to take your time brushing your hair.

4

Two Gorgeous Balmy Lip Glosses

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Kit, goop, $65

The cooler-than-cool red box contains two flattering-on-everyone shades of Westman Atelier’s bestselling gloss: a natural, sexy nude and a rich, brick red. Each feels like a balm, shines like a gloss, delivers beautiful pigment, and comes in the sleekest tube.

5

The Nontoxic Nonstick Set That Makes the Kitchen

goop Home 10-Piece Cookware Set, goop, $300

This 10-piece cookware set is all your thrilled recipient will ever need for boiling, frying, sautéing, and more. It’s made with upcycled stainless steel and aluminum—and without the “forever chemicals” in conventional nonstick cookware. And it’s dishwasher-safe and able to withstand heat up to 450°C.

6

The Ultraquiet, Ultracute Vibrator

goop Wellness Viva la Vulva Vibrator, goop, $98

Viva la Vulva works beautifully as a clitoral stimulator or as a deeply satisfying vulva massager. It’s impressively quiet, has 10 vibration modes, travels well, and is perfect for both partner and solo play.

7

A Ribbed-Glass Candle with the Dreamiest Scent

The Maker Spiritus Candle, goop, $80

The thick vintage-inspired glass scatters the light beautifully as the candle inside burns, and the scent—an exquisite forest-meets-crackling-fire blend of eucalyptus, frankincense, vanilla, and ginger—is the signature of the Hudson Valley’s romantic Maker Hotel.

8

A Gigantic, Sleekly Minimalist Shampoo and Conditioner Set

Grown Alchemist Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner Set, goop, $98

Made with a moisturizing blend of botanicals, these two cleanse, detangle, soften, and hydrate, leaving hair bouncy and silky-smooth. The formulas work beautifully for just about every hair type—and the big white pump bottles look so good in the shower.

9

The goopiest Spa-Day Mat

HealthyLine Gemstone Heat Therapy Mat, goop, $1,049

With red and infrared light therapies, pulsed electromagnetic fields, negative ions, and warmed amethyst, tourmaline, and jade gemstones, this mat can relax even the most tightly wound type A operative.

10

The Most Beautifully Wrapped (and Scented) Body and Bath Oil

UMA Pure Calm Bath & Body Oil Gift Set, goop, $165

There’s no prettier package on this earth, and the scent—there’s chamomile, clary sage, and sandalwood, but that doesn’t begin to describe how fantastic it smells—is our all-time favorite. The limited-edition set comes with two oils, one for the bath and one just for skin.

11

The Best-Looking—and Best-Smelling—Bodywash

Sangre de Fruta Garden of Earthly Delights Body Wash, goop, $48

The giant pump bottle makes this nourishing shower gel especially giftable; the enchanting cedar, sandalwood, and bergamot scent feels ultra-indulgent. (Tip: If you’ve got a crush, this all but guarantees that your giftee will think of you when they’re naked in the shower.)

12

The Cutest Lip Balms Ever

goop Beauty GOOPGENES Clean Nourishing Lip Balm Trio, goop, $48

These silky, sheer, pigmented lip balms—one clear, one deep red, and one rose—took three years to perfect (“Worth it,” says Gwyneth). Moisturizing coconut, argan, and jojoba oils combine with pomegranate extract and shea butter to create the most luxurious, cushiony texture.

SHOP ALL BIRTHDAY GIFTS

Note: If you let us know your birthday (enter it here), we’ll have a special gift with purchase for you when it’s time.