Thirty, flirty and thriving! I always get serious Jennifer Garner, 13 Going on 30 vibes when someone turns 30. Peace out 20s! We all go through this rite of passage where we kiss our old sorority t-shirts goodbye, get excited over new Tupperware and we stop going out on the weekends because we’re tired. Yep, the 30s are a fresh breath of air.
For most people, this is a milestone birthday and they usually try to commemorate it in some fantastic way. If a special friend or family member in your life is about to hit the big three-o, you’ll want to make the extra effort to find something especially thoughtful.
The problem is, quarantine plus Amazon Prime pretty much has every millennial covered right now. Smartphones are in constant use, so they’ve seen everything, read everything, bought everything, and can’t think of anything they’d actually want. So, it’s up to you to get creative!
Fortunately, we’re here to back you up. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite gifts for a female turning 30.
Candles are usually known as a pretty generic gift for when you are either really lazy or don’t know the person very well. But this candle is actually cool and something your recipient would enjoy. This one-of-a-kind candle features a unique scent that’s specially curated to match your recipient’s spirit based on the day they were born. The candle’s label offers detailed birthdate-based astrology, numerology, and tarot descriptions that’ll give them insight into their unique personality traits. Not only is it super personalized, it’s extra thoughtful. You can snag this for $38. I almost want to get one for myself, just to see what it smells like!
Your girl is leveling up, so now it’s time for a big girl wallet. “Crafted in Italy from calf leather with matelassé stitching, its envelope shape comes emblazoned with the signature YSL lettering in golden hardware for instant recognition.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. It’s just 5”x3” and it will fit just enough for a sensible adult. Made of Italian calfskin, this wallet is super fancy. And who wouldn’t love to flash the YSL? It’s a luxury item to remind your recipient to aim high. Get your phone ready to snap a photo when you see her face as she opens this! The wallet runs at $395.
- Thirtieth Wine Gift Set – $28.99
Ahhhh snap! An adorable pink tumbler and you can personalize it however you want. The box also includes a vintage 1991 coaster, a wine bottle stopper, and a pair of super fuzzy socks. Your gal can enjoy a nice night in and chill as she recovers from entering the next decade. The stopper because she isn’t finishing a bottle of wine per night anymore. Grown-up goals. The tumbler comes in five different colors and the socks come in three different colors. She’ll probably tear this sucker open the minute she gets some rest and relaxation time. This is priced at $28.99.
- Happy Plugs Air 1 Limited Edition True Wireless In-Ear Headphones –
Turning thirty is the perfect excuse to tune the world out. These adorable marbled, limited edition headphones are only available on a limited basis (ahem, you may want to buy more than one pair). They come in four different color options. Everyone will be asking where she got them and want to know where they kind find them, but by then these specially featured plugs will no longer be available! The leopard print ones are my personal favorite, but the other three colors are marbled. These are originally $89.99, but you can score them now for $33.73.
If she’s like the majority of the population, she’s probably spending a lot of time at home. And maybe only Amazon and Uber Eats are the only knocks on her door, she can still have a little fun with this fantastic customizable floor mat. It’s made with a soft rubber-like material and comes with empty hexagonal spaces that you can fill in with different tiles. If the mat gets dirty, all you have to do is scrub it with dish soap to get it clean. Tiles are flexible, and ready to be placed over and over again for endless custom designs and messages. The 150 tiles come in a mesh cotton bag for storage. It’s tough enough for outdoors but soft enough for barefoot if it is used indoors. The Grommet sells this for $75.00.
- Anthropologie Monogram Agate Coaster – $17.99
Hand-carved agate stone, this 30-year-old can remember how special her birthday celebration was when she opens this letter monogrammed coaster. It takes her home a bit up on the luxury ladder and makes her feel like she can have nice things now every time she takes a sip of her wine. These are sold individually so you can either buy one or perhaps a set would be nice, too! Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, expect slight variation in the appearance and size of each unique piece. The sizing is about 4.5 inches in diameter. A single coaster is $17.99.
If there were ever a popular millennial brand, Glossier is one of them. This cult-favorite, do anything lip balm is hydrating and packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish dry, chafed skin—in original or other fun flavors. The original moonlights as a skin salve and the mint and coconut flavors come on in a clear, shiny sheen. The other flavors such as rose, BIRTHDAY (hint hint), cherry, mango, and berry have just a slightly tinted color. Soothing, moisturizing, conditioning, and cruelty-free, this is a fun gift that looks super expensive but will only cost you $12 per tube. With 4,040 reviews, mostly five stars, this is absolutely a crowd favorite. Many people even use it for their cuticles. It’s a great versatile gift that the birthday honoree will definitely love.
This is an exceptionally out-of-the-box thinking gift that the 30-year-old you know definitely won’t have. At least not one personalized by you! You can personalize this with photos, messages and memories that the two of you share and she can always look back on to reminisce. The easy-to-use website creates a 50-page personalized book and it’s finished within minutes. The Book of Everyone takes the reader on a personal journey through the world they were born into with facts and revelations, like how many tears they’ve shed in a lifetime. This book will be as fun for you to create as it will be for the recipient to receive. This amazing gift is worth every penny of its $40 and will be a lifetime keepsake.
Now that you have a few ideas for your favorite 30-year-old, what are you waiting for? Get shopping and show the love on this special coming of age birthday. She’ll appreciate it more than you know and you’ll give yourself an extra pat on the back for being so creative this year!