Buying a birthday present for that impossible-to-shop-for friend is no easy feat. Why? Because no matter what you see in the mall, you realize they already have it (in every color, too). If multiple, unsuccessful trips to the mall have left you feeling like nothing is good (or unique) enough for your loved one on their birthday, it’s time to get creative — and no, we’re not talking about going on a DIY spree.

Fun, unique gifts are all around you, you just have to know where to look! Before you buy the birthday boy or girl yet another gift card, consider buying them:

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Something that will Delight Their Taste Buds

Food is truly one of the few things that you can never have too much of. If your loved one fancies themselves an amateur chef, make sure their refrigerator never runs empty with monthly deliveries of their favorite cuts of meat or seafood. Once their food arrives, ensure they have all of the necessary tools to cook it to perfection.

If their sweet tooth is usually the one dictating their diet, you can’t go wrong with birthday cookies, doughnuts, and pretzels. After all, birthdays are meant for splurging!

Does your loved one need their morning cup of joe or tea before they can start the day? If so, turn their must-do morning activity into somewhat of an art form by offering them a wide selection of coffees and teas to choose from, plus all of the accessories they’ll need for an artisan cup of tea or coffee.


Something Only They Can Have

When something straight off the shelves simply won’t do, it’s time to personalize. Throw blankets and pillows embroidered with their family name make the ideal practical and stylish gift for any homeowner.


Something to Get the Party Started

The celebrations don’t have to end once the clock strikes midnight on their birthday. Ensure your loved one is ready for a celebratory beer or glass of wine whenever the moment strikes, with personalized glasses, growlers, and even an on-the-go wine tool kit.

Something that will Brighten Their Home

There’s no home, apartment, or room that can’t benefit from an elegant floral arrangement. Bring the great outdoors inside with the help of mixed flowers and fun vases. And when it’s finally time to blow out the candles, bring out something truly showstopping, like a floral birthday cake!


Something to Leave Them Feeling Relaxed


Once the birthday celebrations have ended, it’s time to indulge and unwind with the help of a relaxing spa basket. Complete with aromatherapy candles, body wash, and even plush bathrobes, you can help turn your loved one’s bathroom into their own private oasis.

Something Completely Out of Left Field

  • A personalized pub sign: The best new bar in town has just opened up — and it’s right in your loved one’s basement! This fun pub sign brings the luck of the Irish to anyone who receives it.
  • Encouraging socks: Start each day out on the right foot with the help of our Good Day ™ socks. These cool socks are so much more than just cute and comfortable — their uplifting message on the toes of each sock lets the wearer know that today is “Gonna Be a Good Day ™”
  • Artistic scarfs: Perfectly encapsulate her love of art and fashion with a silk scarf that features some of her favorite works of art. If her passions lie more in books than art, than a literary infinity scarf, featuring a passage from the beloved classic, “Pride and Prejudice,” makes the perfect gift.
  • Your best wishes: Skip the birthday card this year and wish your loved one a happy birthday and another joyous year around the sun with a Message in a Bottle®.

Now that you have their gift picked out, do you know how you’ll be celebrating their special day?


Tara Carlson graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Public Relations and loves any and all things creative writing - which is why she is thrilled to be working with Petal Talk. When she's not writing, you can probably find her swimming at the beach, playing soccer, and catching up on the latest movies (she's a big fan of award season)!

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