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Birthday Gift Ideas

This weekend I went to a housewarming party, and was talking to some friends about ideas for A Touch of Teal. One that came up was rounding up gift guides for other occasions besides the holidays—so that brings us to today’s guide: birthday gift ideas for her.

Even though it’s no longer early January, there are still 11 months of birthdays to come, so hopefully this helps. I’d also love to know if you have any go-to gifts for the ladies in your life.

1. Naked 2 Palette ($29)—I swear by these Urban Decay eyeshadows since they are great colors for all skin tones, making them a safe gift, and they stay on all day.

2. Macaron Kit ($40)—Forget those make your own beer kits, this is the type of food kit I would want to receive! (Did anyone else love the make your own macaron station at #TheStripeLaunch?)

3. Tequila Mockingbird ($12)—A great gift for all your literary friends who happen to like cocktails. Or really, for your friends who like cocktails.

4. Coordinates Bar Necklace ($58)—We gave this to my boss for her birthday this year with the coordinates of her wedding venue. It was such a hit, I highly recommend it for anyone who has a special place you know they’d like to commemorate.

5. Paris Tabletop Tray ($55)—This is a beautiful accent piece for the francophile in your life.

6. Dogeared Elephant Necklace ($58)—One of the favorite necklaces that I own, it is perfect for layering and has a great meaning.

7. Succulents ($4-6)—The girls at work and I are really into these trendy plants. They’re perfect for your desk at the office, and require very little maintenance.

8. Rifle Paper Co. Notepad ($8)—I don’t know about you, but I use so many pads of paper and it’s a treat to use nice paper as opposed to some I picked up at a random apartment complex.

9. Chatbooks ($6)—I recently discovered these 6” x 6” books which are generated automatically via their app and contain 60 of your favorite Instagrams. Oh yeah, and shipping is free!

10. Ripple Plus Throw ($48)—These. Are. The. Softest. Blankets. Ever!

11.  Nars the Multiple ($39)—One of the best beauty tricks in the book, this baby does it all, whether you use it as a highlighter or blush.

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  1. Mai T. wrote:

    Coordinates Bar Necklace is my favorite to have. What a wonderful piece!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Mai! Mine too :]

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  2. annie lee wrote:

    great ideas! i would want them all 😛

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks girl! x

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  3. Gingi wrote:

    Cute ideas! Love it! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Gingi! x

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  4. Love this gift guide! Someone just gave me a throw for Christmas and it really is the gift that keeps on giving! Loving those cute succulents as well 🙂

    http://www.taffetaandtulips.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Kate! I love throws too :] Stay warm! x

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  5. Emily wrote:

    Such great ideas. I love the instagram book!
    Twenty-Somethings

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  6. Mikkaela wrote:

    Such a great list, love your picks! Those throws looks so comfy!
    xx, Mikkaela

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks girl! x

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  7. Cara wrote:

    This is such a good idea! I have been debating that naked baiscs for a while and just haven’t hit order for some reason!

    xx Cara
    http://www.carascliche.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks! You should do it – and it’s a good starter one before the more expensive regular sized palette! x

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  8. Leah wrote:

    Great collection-so many thoughtful ideas! The Nars Multiple never worked on me, though, I don’t have oily skin, but it just sort of made me greasy and slid off my face. I know a lot of people love it though!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks girl! I have heard that compliant before – I guess there really is no perfect beauty product! x

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  9. Melanie wrote:

    I have been looking at getting that map too! It looks so cool!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      You of all people should get it, Melanie! x

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  10. I have never tried Naked – I only heard good things though and I really want to give it a shot. This is a great compilation (:

    – Deniz
    http://www.dressedupdeniz.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      You should definitely give it a shot! Probably my all-time favorite beauty product. x

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  11. Erica wrote:

    These are all such great gift ideas! Bound to make any girl uber happy 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

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    • Katie wrote:

      Yes! Thanks Erica! x

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  12. Tina wrote:

    Hehe Tequila Mockingbird, that’s a good one. These are all great thoughtful gifts! I’ve seen the world map one at a white elephant and everyone liked it!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      It’s such a fun book! Yes! That map was a hit at my work Secret Santa too! x

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  13. courtney b wrote:

    you seriously can’t go wrong with anything urban decay!!! 🙂

    great picks!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Could not agree more! x

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  14. md kennedy wrote:

    I just had my Birthday – wish I’d had your post then to give to my husband! Love all of these!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Glad they were helpful! xo

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