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Jun 9, 2015

10 birthday gift ideas

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington

10 birthday gift ideas Author: Style At Home

Gift Guides
Jun 9, 2015

10 birthday gift ideas

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington


Who doesn’t love a birthday? Especially if you are perennially 28 … we won’t tell! Whether it’s your own, a close friend’s or a work colleague’s, birthdays are a time to raise a glass, toast to the birthday guy or girl and celebrate. But sometimes birthdays can sneak up on you and you can be at a loss for gift ideas that still seem personal at the last minute. You don’t need to fret when you have this handy list of go-to birthday gift ideas in your arsenal. We’ve hunted for the best birthday gifts for just about everyone in your life.


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10 birthday gift ideas

For the daydreamer

A classic journal can be a go-to gift for any occasion but especially for a birthday. Whether it’s for a co-worker, a niece, a boyfriend or girlfriend, a place to jot down ideas, dreams and aspirations is always welcome. Mon Carnet Journal, Anthropologie, $14.

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: Anthropologie Credits: Style at Home

10 birthday gift ideas

For the fun loving friend

Margaritas on a patio in the summer sounds like the perfect way to celebrate one’s birthday, and any party friend will love a festive cocktail. Margarita Gift Set, Williams-Sonoma, $79.95.

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: Williams-Sonoma Credits: Style at Home

10 birthday gift ideas

For the artist

For any woman in your life looking to pretty up her living or workspace, a Garance Dore print brings whimsy and style all at once. "In the Water" Art Print by Garance Doré – 8” x 10”, Indigo, $25.

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: Indigo Credits: Style at Home

10 birthday gift ideas

For the fella

Think your dad, father-in-law, cubicle mate or friend: A personalized monogrammed beer stein is at the top of the list for the guy’s guy on your list. Pub Beer Mug, Pottery Barn, $9.

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: Pottery Barn Credits: Style at Home

10 birthday gift ideas

For the gardener

Keep the green thumbs of your friends and family soft and hydrated with a pretty gift set of lotions, creams and butters, perfect for the avid gardener. Olive Premium Gift Selection, The Body Shop, $45.

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: The Body Shop Credits: Style at Home

10 birthday gift ideas

For the eco-fanatic

Once you switch to these reusable water bottles, you’ll never go back. They keep contents hot or cold for hours, making it ideal for the environment-loving, uber-busy birthday boy or girl. S’well Teakwood Water Bottle – 17 oz., Indigo, $39.50.

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: Indigo Credits: Style at Home

10 birthday gift ideas

For the traveller

Two things that will never go out of style: Weekend getaways and weekend bags. And for the jetsetter on your list, a sturdy weekend holdall will get loads of use (And this colour combo can work for a guy or girl). Jack + Mulligan Weekender, West Elm, $299.

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: West Elm Credits: Style at Home

10 birthday gift ideas

For the urbanite

The Brooklyn Bridge? The Eiffel Tower? A black and white print of their favourite city will surely be appreciated for the city-hopping person in your group. The New York Times Archive - Brooklyn Bridge – 1914, Pottery Barn. $199-$399.

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: Pottery Barn Credits: Style at Home

10 birthday gift ideas

For the co-worker

Sometimes work colleagues can be tricky to buy for, but a simple, elegant vase will never go out of style or be out of place in just about any decor, so it’s a sure-fire win. And they come in a variety of price points to suit your budget. Aegean Clear Glass Vases, Pottery Barn, $19.50-$99.

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: Pottery Barn Credits: Style at Home

10 birthday gift ideas

For the above average cook

A true food lover will appreciate anything for their kitchen, especially a rustic raw wood cutting board that will help them whip up their next great culinary creation. You can even personalize them for an extra personal touch. Raw Wood Boards, West Elm, $39-$89.  

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: West Elm Credits: Style at Home
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