40 Cheerful Birthday Gifts to Brighten Her Day

Send her something to brighten her day at home.

gift ideas
(Image credit: Morgan McMullen/Courtesy)

Under normal circumstances, birthday experiences are the preferred option for celebrating the women in your life. (opens in new tab) A fancy dinner out, a weekend trip, (opens in new tab) or going to a show would be ideal, but for now those are off the table. But even with these options set aside, her birthday doesn't have to be a bummer. Now is the time to show your best gal some major love on her special day! We've rounded up a fabulous group of the most useful, delicious, and thoughtful gifts she'll really appreciate, especially if she's impossible to shop for. From house plant subscriptions (opens in new tab) to bougie olive oil to personalized celebrity greetings, we can guarantee the woman who has everything certainly doesn't have some of these. And she should! So scroll through and treat your birthday girl with little pick-me-ups that will lift her spirits and won't break your bank.

Julia Gall is the former Style Director at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion, as well as styling tips, wardrobe upkeep and sustainability. Check her out at @juliasgall.