So you have a mother, sister, friend, or wife with an upcoming birthday. It can be difficult to find the perfect birthday gift for the special lady in your life when she seems to have everything. But with a little creativity, you can be sure to come up with the perfect gift idea that will leave her speechless! Whether you’re looking for funny, practical, sentimental or personalised gift ideas, this list has you covered. Read below to see my list of best birthday gifts for her in the UK!
Give her the spa treatment from home with this excellent birthday gift idea
You know that she works hard every day and deserves to sit back and be taken care of for once. If she spends most of the day on her feet, you know that she could use a break. So help her relax and slow down for a few moments with a foot spa massager! With this relaxing gift she can spoil herself as often as she likes, and you’ll feel good knowing you’re giving her a little peace of mind!
A unique and heartfelt birthday gift idea for her
Add a little magic to her birthday with a birthday wish candle! Filled with flower petals, herbs and stones, a wish candle is meant to bring positive energy to the new year ahead. She’ll love blowing the candle to make a special secret birthday wish, and she’ll love the soothing scent of the candle burning when she wants to take some time to unwind. With a sweet and unique gift like this one, who needs birthday candles on a cake?
Show your love for her with this sentimental birthday gift idea
A bouquet of flowers is an old standby when you need a last-minute gift idea. But if you’re looking for something a bit more unique, consider a flower that she’ll be able to enjoy forever. This rose is made of metal so it will never wilt, just like your love for her will never die. It’s a sweet and sentimental gift that she’ll treasure for years to come, and she’ll think of you every time she sees it!
A funny 40th birthday gift for the woman with a sense of humor
If she’s the type who loves a good laugh, consider a novelty book on a subject that brings a smile to her face. Whether it’s about cats or quotes from a favourite celebrity, she’ll be sure to get a chuckle every time she flips through the pages and thinks of you. There’s no better feeling than getting a gift from someone who knows you best, so be sure to choose one with a subject close to her heart!
5. Zen Garden
An unconventional birthday gift for her
Does she need a little bit of time each day to unwind and relax? Whether she’s got a busy career that takes up most of her energy, or a few kids that run her ragged (or both!), she’s sure to appreciate the gift of a few meditative moments out of her day. With a zen garden sitting on her desk or bedside table, she can unwind and clear her thoughts while she draws patterns through the sand. She’s sure to make it a daily habit!
The best edible gift for her birthday
Can you really ever go wrong with chocolates? Help her celebrate the right way with a box set of champagne and special artisan chocolates! She’ll be grateful that you thought of her with every bite she takes, and the best part is she can decide whether she wants to share! Find a gift set with a variety and she’s sure to enjoy dippin in at work or at home.
Unique 18th birthday gift idea
Does this birthday girl love a good drink? Or is she just turning of age to start? Does she enjoy creating those drinks for herself (or has she always wanted to try?) Get her a striking and beautiful barware set and she’ll enjoy whipping up her signature cocktails for years to come! With everything she needs to create the perfect cocktail, you can get the birthday celebration started on the right foot!
An amazing and luxurious birthday gift idea
Every woman who enjoys makeup knows that it doesn’t matter the quality of your makeup if your brushes aren’t up to par. A good makeup brush can work absolute magic and make her feel glamorous every single day. Treat her to a luxury set and she’ll be thanking you for years! The best sets will include a variety of brushes at different sizes and shapes, as well as a matching carrying case.
Show her you care with this practical birthday gift
There’s nothing worse than a bad hair day. Have you noticed that her hair dryer isn’t working as well as it used to? For many, the hair dryer is the number one staple in their morning routine, and without a reliable, quality hair dryer, she could end up with frizz or damage. Brighten her mood with a quality hair dryer that will get the job done quickly, and styling her hair will become a favorite part of her day!
Best birthday gift for a book lover
If she’s always got a book with her wherever she goes, then you already know what the perfect birthday gift is for her. She’s sure to have a long wish list of upcoming titles, so getting her the newest novel will thrill her to bits. Maybe when she’s done with it, ask to borrow it, and then you both have a new and thrilling conversation topic!
11. Pearl Earrings
A stunning luxury 21st birthday gift idea
Is there anything more classic than a pair or pearl earrings? No matter her personal style, pearls will go with just about anything. She can dress up a casual look or bring an understated glam to a red carpet look, all with this versatile piece of jewelry. Whether they’re studs or drop earrings, you’ll be sure to choose a stylish and sophisticated birthday gift, perfect for a young woman setting out into adulthood!
A sweet and unique birthday gift for her
Looking for that special birthday gift that’s a little more personal to her? Consider a gift revolving around her birth month. From birth flowers to birth stones, they’re a great way to celebrate a birthday in a more personal way. Help her celebrate all month long with a necklace that features her birth month flower pressed into resin. She’ll love this subtle little nod to her birthday and she’ll wear it proudly year round!
The perfect birthday gift for the fitness lover in your life
Does she love working out, or is she just getting started? Whatever her fitness level, support her by getting her a workout tool she’ll use again and again. This adjustable kettlebell is a handy way to amp up her workouts as her fitness routine gets more challenging. She can add or take away weight as much as she likes, while saving space by only having to store one kettlebell – perfect for if she works out at home!
14. Novelty Planter
The best birthday present for plant lovers and gardeners
Whether she’s only just started growing houseplants or her home already looks like a jungle, every plant lover can appreciate a new and unique planter. I love this example because of its bright and colorful design that will work in a variety of different home designs. But what will she love even more than a planter? A planter filled with that new houseplant she’s had her eye on.
Help her take on the world in style
Every woman knows that a good handbag not only makes your outfit, it’s an essential when you’re on the go. A good handbag should have plenty of space, as well as storage compartments to help her organize her belongings. It should also be made of a durable material that will hold up to lots of use. She’ll light up when you give her a new purse and you’ll love seeing her carry it wherever she goes!
A sweet and relaxing gift idea for her in the UK
You can tell with every passing day that the special woman in your life could use a break. Whether it’s a break from the stresses of work, the chaos of kids and housework, or it’s just been a while since she did anything for herself, invite her to take a weekend and relax at a spa. Give her two nights away from the hectic hustle and bustle of everyday life and let her rewind. She’ll be thanking you for months!
A fashionable and elegant birthday gift idea for her
We all carry around our phones all day, and fewer and fewer of us have a wristwatch. But if you know the birthday girl has a polished and put-together sense of style, then you know she’ll love a watch of her own. Watches add a timeless (get it?) elegance to everyday errands, and an air of professionalism at work.
A unique and heartfelt personalised birthday gift idea
There’s nothing more special than a family portrait, but how many of her friends can say that they have a family painting? Commission an artist to transform a family photo into a genuine work of art, and she’ll smile every time she walks into the room where it’s displayed. It’s a unique gift that will last a lifetime (or several!), and sure to be a treasured family heirloom.
The perfect gift for the new mum in your life
While maybe not the most glamorous gift on the list, it may be the most appreciated. If the birthday girl is a new mom, then she might appreciate a practical birthday gift like this one over jewelry and flowers. With this baby food processor, she knows exactly what’s going into her child’s food, and she’s sure to use it every single day. Gift it with a basket of fruits and vegetables and get her started on making quality, natural baby food!
20. Picnic Hamper
A romantic birthday gift idea for both of you
What’s something she’s sure to love more than any romantic picnic outing, just the two of you! Plan a special date night and take her to a beautiful location, along with a hamper filled with champagne, biscuits, cheeses, fruits and other light snacks. She’ll love the chance to have some alone time with you!
Does she prefer sweet over savory? Opt for a prosecco and truffles hamper again and toast her birthday!
21. Air Fryer
A unique and useful birthday gift idea
An air fryer is a versatile piece of cookware that can do just about anything you ask of it, from chips to steaks and everything in between! If she’s looking to downsize her kitchen appliances or just wants to simplify her life, you can’t go wrong with one of the most popular and adaptable appliances out there.
An unexpected 50th birthday gift idea for her
Anyone of any age can enjoy a brand new set of quality pyjamas, but it’s a fantastic idea for a 50th birthday because it’s so unexpected. As a woman gets older she’ll appreciate comfort more and more, and you can’t do better than soft and breathable bamboo. No one will have thought of it, but she’s sure to appreciate a brand new set of sleepwear, and you’ll enjoy knowing she’s resting easy!
A sentimental gift idea for 60th, 70th or 80th birthdays
Diaries are a great birthday gift idea because of the possibilities that lie on the blank pages. Whether she’s ever journaled before or not, she’ll love the look and feel of a quality leather bound diary. She’ll be itching with excitement to fill the pages with whatever her heart desires, but you can make it even more special by asking her to write down her life story to pass on to her kids and grandkids!
The perfect last-minute birthday gift
A bouquet is just about the most classic and well-received gift idea for women, because no girl can pass up a beautiful bunch of flowers and a note that says, “I care”. Choose a unique and decorative bouquet arranged by professional florists and she’s sure to have a “wow” moment as soon as she sees it!
Looking to add more magic to your standard bouquet? Consider a monthly subscription, so she gets flowers once a month for as long as you choose!
An amazing birthday gift idea for a minimalist bookworm
If she loves reading, then you know that she likely has a list a mile long of books she’d love to read. But books are expensive, not to mention the space they take up and the impact that book publishing has on the environment. Help her read in style and comfort with an e-reader. It can hold all the books she’ll ever want to read, and the screen feels and looks like paper, so she’ll never feel like she’s missing out on a traditional book.
Amazing birthday gift experience for her
For many, the experience of quality time with friends and family is much more valuable than a material gift. If the birthday girl prefers a night out rather than another item, take her out for an afternoon tea! She’s sure to adore the chance to go out for tea to a charming restaurant and enjoy the company of good friends.
The best luxurious 30th birthday gift for her
Fragrance sets are a classic and elegant gift for just about any occasion, but for birthdays they can be extra special. Birthdays are the time of year for you to put new energy into reinventing yourself, and the right fragrance can inspire her to feel more confident and capable. Whether she has a signature scent or she loves trying a new perfume every day, she’ll love a fragrance gift set because it says a lot about the person you see her as.
Fragrances can be expensive, so consider an eau de toilette for a more affordable option.
A special birthday gift based on her star sign
Does she love reading her horoscope? Is her go-to conversation starter to ask what for their sign? Then this may be the perfect gift for her. She’ll love cuddling up under a throw blanket featuring her very own star sign, with a whimsical design and simple color scheme to go in any room.
Give her the gift of a relaxing bath
There’s nothing more relaxing than an hour (or two!) spent soaking in a bathtub with a good book and a glass of wine. Help the special lady in your life take some time for self care, away from day-to-day stresses, kids, and work. Give her the gift of a bathtub caddy so she can sit back, light a candle, flip through her favorite page turner and soak away her troubles!
A sentimental luxury gift for her
A piece of fine jewelry is a classic birthday gift that will be treasured forever, and for good reason. Jewelry is timeless, elegant, stylish and sentimental. This beautiful necklace can be personalised by you with a special message or name, and she’s sure to wear it close to her heart.
31. Funny Card Game
The perfect gift for a birthday party celebration
The best part about celebrating your birthday? Celebrating with friends! Get her a novelty party game, especially a fast-paced card game, and she’ll spend the day laughing with friends and making memories. It’s the best gift for a social butterfly who always wants to host a gathering, or if you need an icebreaker at a large birthday event.
Looking for other gifts to make her birthday party something special? If it’s an adult party, why not try a drinking game? Or, if you’re considering something more low key, try a slower-paced board game.