Whenever there’s a zero involved, that means a birthday is a big deal. That’s especially true of turning 30. Suddenly, the pressure to succeed — be it at work, in marriage, or in becoming a parent — suddenly gets amped up. This is also the time many men and women start noticing the early signs of aging. More gray hairs appear, and those fine lines start looking more and more like wrinkles.
But it’s not all bad! Your thirties are also a great time to travel and enjoy the fruits of adulthood. Such a momentous occasion calls for the perfect present. So, what are the best birthday gifts for her 30th birthday? Well, that depends on the recipient, of course. Whether she’s a jet-setter, skincare fanatic or fashionista, there’s a perfect gift idea for everyone turning the big 3-0.
When she’s ready to blow out the candles, give her one of these stellar birthday gifts for her 30th.
Eberjey Gisele Sleepshirt
Luxe pajamas always make for a perfect present and you’ll sleep better too knowing that she’ll be comfy and cozy all night long. This sleep shirt is classic yet contemporary at the same time, with the contrast piping adding the perfect amount of detail. The jersey fabric is as soft as a dream and will help her drift off to sleep every evening.
Umbra Trigg Desktop Planter Vase & Geometric Container
A sure sign of adulting is becoming a plant mom. Help her do just that with this planter vase and container duo. The architectural edges makes them sleek and sophisticated, perfect for dressing up her space. They’re designed to work with indoor plants such as succulents, air plants, mini cactus, faux succulents or other small plants or flowers, plus they’re equally chic as wall or desk décor. They’re available in a range of color combinations, so choose the hues that suit her style best.
Birando Wave Wine Rack
Say cheers to her 30th with a wine rack that will have her raising her glass for years to come. Practical yet pretty, the Wave Wine Rack has a contemporary design that’s ideally sized to fit on a kitchen counter or home bar. It can store up to 12 bottles at a time. Super easy to assemble, you don’t have to worry about stressing her out over setting it up.
Totally Bamboo Pineapple Shaped Bamboo Serving and Cutting Board
There’s something about turning 30 that makes you want to play hostess. This practical pineapple will be the star of the party, as it doubles as a cutting board and serving platter to save on space. The charming pineapple shape will be a standout in any kitchen. It has a hanging hole and tie, so it’ll even work as wall art, too. It’s made from moso bamboo, an eco-friendly, strong material that’s a renewable resource that grows quickly and doesn’t need pesticides. Lightweight and durable, it’s easy to clean with a damp cloth or hand washing.
Kate Spade New York Lunch Tote
For the eco-minded lady who loves to bring a boxed lunch, this adorable Kate Spade New York Lunch Tote will carry her meal in style. The polka dot print on a coated linen cloth exterior and “out to lunch” saying add a dash of whimsy. On the inside, the bag has a white insulated interior to keep food cool and fresh. The gold bow zipper keeps everything safe and secure, plus its handle across the top allows for convenient carrying.
Michael Kors Slim Runway Three-Hand Watch
What time is it? It’s time for a watch worthy of a woman in her 30s, and this one will do just the trick. The Michael Kors timepiece gives off major boss lady vibes. The 42mm case is the right size and the classic face with a multi-link bracelet are timeless — no pun intended. It will work with everything. Plus, it has quartz movement and is water-resistant.
Ray-Ban Rb4165 Justin Rectangular Sunglasses
Her birthday is looking bright so surprise her with stellar sunnies! There’s a lot to love about this classic pair, like the chic silhouette and tortoiseshell frame. They’ll add a dash of effortless cool to any look while keeping her peepers safe with 100% UV protection.
AWAYTR Velvet Padded Rhinestone Baroque Headband
Get the queen in your life the crown she deserves! Ideal for topping off her birthday look and every day after, this bejewelled headband is an instant outfit maker. Completely sewn by hand without using glue, it features a variety of rhinestones on velvet braided fabric. The padded velvet keeps her comfy — no headband headaches here!
Rebecca Minkoff Megan Tote Bag
Fact: She can always use a sleek black leather tote. The versatile style easily goes from work to weekend and the classic cut will never go out of style. Its clasp makes for interesting hardware and gives it a unique touch. Made from 100% leather, the tote is convenient to use thanks to its magnetic snap closure as well as an exterior back slip pocket and an interior pocket to keep everything organized.
Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour
A new decade is a great excuse to splurge and this luxe lipstick is a fun way to drop some cash since it’s actually a twofer. It comes with an organza ribbon so that it can be worn as a necklace, and the gilded lipstick case is certainly a jewel to be treasured. Every shade is infused with natural oils and seed butters to pamper her pucker.
Dagne Dover Landon Carryall
Stuffing everything you need for a weekend getaway into a backpack is not a way to travel in style — but this Dagne Dover weekender bag is. Big enough to carry all the essentials but small enough to work as carry-on luggage, it’s made from durable Neoprene. It’s designed to keep things organized with a padded laptop carrier, air mesh pouch for essentials, water bottle pocket, stretch key leash, shoe duster and extra interior pockets. In case you pick up a few souvenirs, it unsnaps at the side to expand.
Multicolor Ombre Stemless Wine Glass Set
It’s practically mandatory to toast the birthday girl, so say cheers with these anything but basic wine glasses. They’re mouth-blown by Mexican artisans from recycled glass, giving them an eco-friendly touch. The set includes six stemless glasses in an array of striking ombré shades.
Tory Burch Robinson Leather Card Case
Your career really tends to take off in your 30s, so set her on the right path with this chic leather card case. It will ensure she’ll always have her business cards handy. Plus, with four card slots and a center slip pocket, there’s plenty of room for other necessities, too.
Birth Month Mini Dish
Instead of getting her jewelry with her birthstone, get her a jewelry dish with that hue in stained glass. Each bowl is handmade in California from stained glass in a color of the 12 traditional birthstone gems and adorned with beads and crystals threaded along copper wire. It’ll be a welcome home to display her favorite itty bitty treasures.
Catbird Sweet Nothing Bracelet
Simple yet sophisticated, she’ll never want to take off this bracelet — and she’ll never have to. Designed to catch the light, it’s made in Catbird’s Brooklyn studio from solid 14k yellow gold. It comes in three sizes (6″, 6.5″ and 7″) so you can opt for the one that’ll fit her just right.