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Birthday Gift Guide: Ideas for Him and Her

2023 Birthday Gift Guide: 10 Ideas for Him & Her

We all have that one person in life that is really hard to buy for when Christmas and their birthday rolls around.

Whether it’s your boyfriend, mom or best friend, we have lots of gift ideas that they’re sure to appreciate.

Read on for 10 unique birthday gift ideas for him, her, plus a few healthy options

Birthday Gift Ideas for Her

1. Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Add a spa-like touch to her shower

If you’re shopping for a busy woman, then gift her a new way to relax on her birthday.

No matter how much we need to unwind, you know that sometimes it’s hard to find the time.

For example, you know your body would really benefit from a long and luxurious bath but you only have time for a shower.

With these aromatherapy steamers she can place one in her shower and get all the relaxation of a bath while enjoying a quick morning rinse.

Blended with essential oils, including lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint and grapefruit, the steamer fizzes in the corner of the shower, releasing beautiful scents.

She’ll get a selection of six shower steamers that ship in beautiful gift packaging and by all reports they smell great!

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2. The Self Care Bucket List Card Deck

Swap a greeting card for a self-care card

Making time for self-care is hard, and knowing exactly what to do with that time is even harder.

Give her lots of ways to unwind by wrapping up this deck of self-care bucket list cards.

The beautifully designed box contains 100 cards with prompts that promote mindful living, such as “Call someone you love and give them your undivided attention” or “Go for a walk in the rain”.

Each of the self-care activities is color coded — choose a yellow card for a challenge, red for loving yourself and others, and green for a reminder to enjoy life’s journey.

You then get a handy little tab system so you can organise the tasks into things you need to do, those you’ve done and the ones you’re planning on doing right now.

Many gifted the Self Care Card Deck to someone who needed to de-stress, or just bought it as a treat for themselves!

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3. Manduka Pro Yoga Mat

A yoga mat that ticks all the boxes!

Manduka believe that choosing a professional quality yoga mat can make all the difference to your practice.

Whether you’re searching for a gift for a fully fledged yogi or a complete beginner, their Pro Yoga Mat ticks all the boxes.

The mat has a closed-cell surface meaning that sweat can’t seep into it, plus the high-density cushioning provides serious support for her joints.

Those who own the mat rave about how it has helped to improve their balance, leaving them feeling like they’d finally found the perfect yoga mat.

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4. The Meditation Sidekick Journal

Encourage her to practice daily reflection

The Meditation Sidekick Journal includes guided meditations to help both beginners and experienced meditators enjoy the benefits of the practice.

Inside are many meditation journal prompts, encouraging the writer to reflect on ways to improve their inner dialogue, prepare for hurdles and plan their meditation time.

It’s designed to help clear the mind, express gratitude and discover ways to live more mindfully.

Plus writing in a journal is scientifically proven to make you happier!

Journal writers felt they meditated so much more than they would have done without it, making it the ideal meditation gift.

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Birthday Gift Ideas for Him

1. iReliev Relaxable Eye Massager with Heat

Soothe and relax his busy mind

Help the man in your life relax after a busy day at work by treating him to the iReliev Relaxable Eye Massager with Heat.

All he needs to do is place the massager on his eyes, and allow air compression and vibration to deliver a satisfying and relaxing treatment.

Heat adds to the indulgent experience, acting as a heat pad to soothe and relax the mind.

Made from soft vegan leather, it is gentle on the skin and offers five therapy modes, including one to help with sleep.

It’s a clever gadget that’s perfect for those struggling with anxiety, or those that simply need to unwind after a long day working at home.

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2. PlayMakar MVPmini Percussion Massager

A small but powerful massage tool

Percussion therapy is a unique type of massage, effective for relaxing muscles and a real treat for those with back pain — the MVPmini is the tool to introduce anyone to it!

Despite weighing less than one pound, this tool doesn’t compromise on power delivering 3000 percussions per minute.

Yet what sets PlayMakar’s MVPmini apart from the massage gun competition is their ProTip attachments.

Made from a responsive silica material, the ProTips allow the body to better absorb and reverberate each percussion.

You get four massage heads, including the AcuTrigger that works well to relieve knots and tension.

Buy the PlayMakar MVPmini right now and you get a FREE HeatTip attachment!

Their heated flat head accessory is great for warming up your back and increasing blood flow quickly to improve movement.

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3. Adventure Essentials Survival Kit

Everything he needs to stay safe

Shopping for an outdoorsman? You never know what he might encounter in the wilderness!

Slip this survival kit in his bag and you can be sure he has a few key essentials.

It might look like a simple LED flashlight (and it is!) but unscrew the bottom and you’ll quickly see it offers so much more for someone who loves exploring the great outdoors.

There’s a compass, reflective trail markers, a water bag and purification tablets, even a bamboo cloth.

Perfectly portable and compact, it’s ideal for a daily walker or an avid hiker who finds themselves in a tricky situation.

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4. Zyllion Shiatsu Cordless Rechargeable Massage Pillow

Massage therapy for his next rest stop

If you’re searching for a birthday present for someone who lives behind the wheel, then take a look at this massage cushion.

This Zyllion Rechargeable Massage Pillow allows him to enjoy relaxing shiatsu therapy when he takes a comfort break.

Slip the massage cushion into his lower back and deep-kneading massage nodes will work to relieve painful and tired muscles.

When fully charged it will last for two hours, so he has plenty of power plus some in reserve for his next road trip.

It’s important to mention that it can’t be used while driving, it’s a massage gift to help him relax when he takes a break or gets home after a tiring day on the road.

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Healthy Birthday Gifts

1. Depuravita Collagen Chocolate

Gift skin-boosting chocolate

Chocolate might not seem like the best gift for a health nut, but this is no ordinary chocolate.

Made from premium raw cocoa combined with ceramosides these vegan chocolates have a secret power.

The magical combination has been created to help retain skin moisture by restoring vital lipids.

Lipids are your skin’s natural fats, protecting your skin from damage and aiding its natural repair process.

It’s recommended that you eat four chocolates daily — shouldn’t be a problem!

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2. Fitness Dice

Add a little fun to their fitness routine

If you’re looking for a fun fitness gift then purchase this set of Fitness Dice.

There are six dice in the set, with different exercises on each one. You then roll the final dice to determine the time and number of repetitions.

Included in the box is also an instruction booklet, to walk the recipient through each challenge, as well as 45,000 unique routines to keep their interest.

Those who purchased the dice found them to be great for people who love working out, as they added fun to their fitness routine.

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Still not sure you’ve found the perfect gift?

We have more health gifts for women, ideas for keen travelers and cosy treats for people who are always cold.

Laura Smith


Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.