Nothing makes us happier than hearing these four magical words: But wait, there’s more! At least when it comes to presents (and puppies, but that’s a different blog post). Go the extra birthday mile by adding any of these small but mighty thoughtful gifts to their birthday bundle.
1. Shot glasses they can eat for dessert.
It’s like an ice cream cone and a candy bar had a baby. Fill the chocolate- or cookies and cream-dipped mini cups with ice cream, espresso, or—if the mood is right—a little liqueur.
2. An adorable llama pouch to carry essentials.
Tote change, keys, makeup, and candy across the Bolivian Altiplano, or just through the produce section, in this colorful carryall made in India.
3. Bottle stoppers that rep their birth month.
Help them party like it’s their birthday every time they open a (second) bottle. Jill Henrietta Davis hand blows these colorful glass globes inspired by birthstones.
4. Sharpen their foodie cred.
Whether they’re making a farmer’s market list or taking notes for their food blog, these playful pencils are just their taste.
5. A bag-holding bird that prefers tea leaves to seeds.
Deborah Chapman’s handmade feathered friend holds your drippy tea sachets in its wings. Three chirps for chai!
6. Socks that let them wear their pup on their dogs.
Now they can pull on these super-soft socks and let it be known just how much they adore their pooch.
7. A glass to toast to their favorite town.
An intricate city map, street names, and city coordinates are all etched into this glass for some serious celebration of their stomping grounds.
8. A bottle opener that fetches caps.
This adorable beech wood and stainless steel pooch holds caps obediently in his magnetic mouth. He’ll sit patiently until good humans earn another IPA treat.
9. Give them an army of ohm.
This troop’s mission? To keep inner peace. They come packaged in a mini “studio” with a bamboo floor, and serve as a reminder to soldier through basic (yoga) training.
10. A science kit that goes for the goo and the glow.
Little slimemasters can explore the cool chemistry of gels, polymers, and glow-in-the-dark stuff with this set of 15 experiments that’ll create everything from glowing gel to fizzing eco-foam.
11. A candle that turns any time into happy hour.
This candle’s scent is as complex as its signature drink—citrus mixed with steeped juniper berries, black currant, and musk. On the back is a bit of tippling trivia to get them in the, ahem, spirit.
12. Earrings that give good vibes.
Christine Schmidt crafts these playful mismatched studs to look like tiny illustrated hands making the signs for “peace” and “love.” Groovy.
13. Trivets with a colorful past.
Just like the vibrant saris they’re made from, these trivets are made to celebrate—even if it’s just dinner on a Tuesday.