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50 gifts everyone should have on their birthday wish list

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Embrace the thrill of birthday surprises; it’s not an exclusive joy for the young ones. Even as a full-fledged adult, that exhilarating rush remains as you unwrap the very gift that crowned your wish collection. Yet, with the passage of time, conjuring a lineup of ingenious birthday gift notions can prove to be a tad more intricate. No longer can you simply clamor for the latest, trendiest playthings. Of course, if that’s your desire, we’re not here to deter you.

As your special day approaches and you find yourself grappling with gift desires, fret not. We’ve meticulously curated the definitive birthday wishlist exclusively for you, featuring an array of presents spanning the domains of technology, serene spa escapades, and exquisite home accoutrements. Peruse ahead for a dose of birthday inspiration, subtle enough to artfully slip as hints to your companions. And on that note, happiest of birthdays!


Bigger Better Edition – Adult Card Games for Game Night. Be the king or queen of your next game night by asking for What Do You Meme? — a Cards Against Humanity-style game, but with memes. You’re not guaranteed to win, but you will have some good laughs for sure.

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We’re Not Really Strangers Game

Yes, that’s two card games on a single birthday list, but hear us out: there’s a time for memes, and a time for soul-searching and human connection. This “game” (it’s really more of an activity) is the latter. Get uncomfortably personal with family or break the ice on first dates — either way, these red cards will add new dimensions to your relationships (see their popular Instagram page for proof).

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How to play CUPCAKE GAME: Use your arrow keys to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same symbol touch, they get promoted!

A Bluetooth record player

Are your Spotify playlists just not cutting it anymore? Switch it up and go retro with a vinyl music collection. This turntable connects to Bluetooth speakers and headphones if you want to listen that way or you can hook it up to a sound system using cords.

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A smart speaker

If you don’t have a smart speaker by now, it’s time to make a change. The Echo Dot is an affordable voice-controlled companion that’ll keep you in the loop on the weather, current events, and keep track of your most important reminders. Also, they’re great for playing music.

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AirPods Pro

Once again, Apple stepped up its audio game with the AirPods Pro 2, which feature improved sound quality and active noise cancellation.

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Blender for smoothies

Craft your own delicious smoothies effortlessly using the NutriBullet personal blender right in your kitchen. The NutriBullet Nutrient Extractor package includes the 600W motor base, blending blade, a 24-ounce blending cup, travel lid, and lip ring, along with a recipe book for those tired of the usual smoothie routine.

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A Mermaid tail

Make your mermaid and mermaid dreams come true with our swimmable mermaid tails in four special colors. With a range of designs and an included boot fin, you can glide through the water in comfort and style.

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