A few of my closest friends have birthdays coming up, and as I searched the web for some gift ideas, I thought I’d share a few here. Birthday presents are tough, and I often end up drawing a blank a few days before, then panicking and handing over an apologetic card. BUT it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are nine things I’m definitely bookmarking for future reference. Psst — guys, feel free to take notes!
Ikea sheepskin. You can move it around, hang it over a drab chair, put it by your bed — the options are endless. She’ll treasure it and bring it with her on every move. Unfortunately, you can’t order them online, but they’re usually stocked at every Ikea store. $30
A DIY herb garden kit for her kitchen window, because she wants to work on her green thumb and loves to cook. $26
A pretty one-of-a-kind fabric pouch to hold all of her essential belongings. $36
A classic watch she’ll wear everyday. $32
The cutest pot, for making herself hot chocolate, warming up butter, or heating fudge : ) $28 (Also comes in teal, white, navy, and yellow).
The Dogist book, since she’s obsessed with the Instagram account, $20
Or bake her an Entire. Chocolate Cake. It might sound crazy, but this recipe is easy and fool-proof, and she will love you forever. Just the cost of ingredients (candles optional).
Ilia photo via Softly Sometimes.