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Our Best Bets for September Birthdays

August 24, 2018

September’s coming, and you know what that means: September birthdays are coming, too. (It is the most popular birth month, if you didn’t know.) Don’t know what to snag your best Virgo—or Libra—pal? Worry not. We’ve got 19 suggestions, each more likely to induce birthday smiles than the last.

1. Fragrant soaps that mimic the look of real birthstones.

Birthstone Mineral Soaps | UncommonGoods

These soaps are so pretty, we wouldn’t begrudge you buying more than one—even if September’s all you really need. Colored completely with veggie-based dyes, they’re loaded with invigorating minerals and soothing vitamin E oil.

Birthstone Mineral Soaps – $20 Buy Now »

 

2. A necklace filled with real nonpareils.

Sprinkles Heart Necklace | UncommonGoods

Handmade in Brooklyn, it’s a great way to pay tribute to your sweetest pal.

Sprinkles Heart Necklace – $52 Buy Now »

 

3. Puzzles that unlock bottles of wine.

Wine Bottle Puzzles | UncommonGoods

Got a friend who likes their liquor with a side of problem-solving? These wooden brainteasers require decoding before they’ll relinquish their precious vino.

Wine Bottle Puzzles – $30 Buy Now »

 

4. Mugs ideal for creative travelers.

Color Map Mugs | UncommonGoods

Each time the birthday girl (or guy) travels to a new place, they color it in on this mug. Once the mug’s baked, the color stays put, creating a polychrome map of the places they’ve been.

Color Map Mugs – $18-24 Buy Now »

 

5. A candle inspired by a time-honored ritual.

Cleansing Ritual Candle | UncommonGoods

Burning sage is a traditional way to cleanse a new home or clear your mind before meditating. For buds with a spiritual side, this soy wax candle celebrates that history.

Cleansing Ritual Candle – $24 Buy Now »

 

6. A desk clock for folks with a passion for cycling.

Time to Ride Desk Clock | UncommonGoods

Rimmed with real recycled bike chain, this bamboo clock is a constant reminder that the trail’s never too far away.

Time to Ride Desk Clock – $34 Buy Now »

 

7. The cutest doorstop… maybe ever.

Sloth Butler Doorstop | UncommonGoods

Just look at that face.

Sloth Butler Doorstop – $32 Buy Now »

 

8. Coasters made from strips of colorful recycled paper.

Recycled Paper Coaster Set | UncommonGoods

Crafted by women artisans in Uganda, these coasters add a welcome pop of color to friends’ coffee tables.

Recycled Paper Coaster Set – $35 Buy Now »

 

9. Four mixers guaranteed to make bomb cocktails.

Essential Cocktail Mixers Set | UncommonGoods

Prickly pear sour and tequila? Spiced honey and bourbon? The possibilities are endless with this suite of cocktail mixers.

Essential Cocktail Mixers Set – $36 Buy Now »

 

10. An oak tumbler for whiskey lovers.

Whiskey-Enhancing Oak Honey Tumbler | UncommonGoods

Lined with special honey wax, this cup’s designed to make whiskey taste its best.

Whiskey-Enhancing Oak Honey Tumbler – $50 Buy Now »

 

11. A game of bingo that’ll have cat ladies going… well, crazy.

Cat Bingo | UncommonGoods

Illustrated with 64 different breeds, it’s a furry new twist on a classic way to pass the time.

Cat Bingo – $29.95 Buy Now »

 

12. A porcelain planter that looks awfully comfy.

Sneaker Hanging Planter | UncommonGoods

Who knew you needed a ceramic sneaker? This one’s even got a hole for drainage, so your buds’ trailing succulents will be super happy.

Sneaker Hanging Planter – $50 Buy Now »

 

13. A handmade bowl that’s well-suited for one fishy snack.

Goldfish Bowl | UncommonGoods

Show us somebody who doesn’t love Goldfish and we’ll show you someone who’s got no sense. This bowl comes equipped with a friendly fishy who won’t judge when your pal chomps down on his baked cheddar brethren.

Goldfish Bowl – $40 Buy Now »

 

14. A kit for green thumbs to celebrate their special month.

Birth Month Flower Grow Kit | UncommonGoods

Let ’em collaborate with Mother Nature to grow a gift that toasts the season of their birth. (September’s flower is the beautiful, delicate aster.)

Birth Month Flower Grow Kit – $34 Buy Now »

 

15. Birthday cake that’s ready in a minute.

Birthday Cake in a Mug | UncommonGoods

With minimal effort (and the power of a microwave), you’ll have cake to go around in no time.

Birthday Cake in a Mug – $15 Buy Now »

 

16. A sturdy bag for on-the-go knitters.

Travel Knitting Bag | UncommonGoods

Made from a blend of organic cotton and recycled bottles, this bag’s got enough room for up to three balls of yarn. It’s just the thing for your friend who can’t stop stitching.

Travel Knitting Bag – $35 Buy Now »

 

17. Bottle stoppers specially colored for their birth month.

Birthston Wine Bottle Stopper | UncommonGoods

Made by fusing bits of crushed colored glass to the clear stuff, then blowing a beautiful globe from the mix, September’s specimen is a striking dark blue.

Birthstone Wine Bottle Stopper – $24 Buy Now »

 

Bonus: A box that hold’s baby’s belongings.

2018 Birth Year Box | UncommonGoods

Know a babe due in September, perhaps? This wooden box (with a sweet felt enclosure) will serve as home to their many petite keepsakes, from teensy booties to best-loved toys.

2018 Birth Year Box – $48 Buy Now »

 

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