Let’s be honest, birthday presents don’t always come easily. Whether you’re celebrating a best friend or a distant coworker, it can be overwhelming to find just the right gift – but that doesn’t mean you should just grab something off the shelf, or get a gift card. Check out our guide to 15 great unique gifts under $60, and find the perfect gift for just about anyone in your life.

1. Board Game: Catan

Amazon, $44.99

Board games are the most underrated gift, because people rarely think to buy them for themselves. They’re unique, fun, and every time your friend plays, they’ll think of you. Catan is a fan-favorite for any collection.

2. Wine Save Vacuum Pump

Amazon, $19.99

Get those wine glasses ready! This highly rated wine save vacuum pump keeps wine tasting new for up to a week. Bonus: it’ll come in handy immediately after the birthday party.

3. P.F. Standard Soy Candle

Amazon, $20.00

This long-lasting soy candle not only looks good, but it also smells amazing – check and check! It’s a simple, beautiful, and thoughtful gift for up-leveling anyone’s home.

4. Aromatherapy Diffuser

Amazon, $29.99

Complete with a timer and auto-off switch, this diffuser creates a relaxing atmosphere in any room. Plus, its minimalist design allows it to blend right in any household.

5. Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Amazon, $25.99

Hot or cold, this stainless steel bottle does it all. You’ll never see them again without this practical and portable bottle, great for everything from weekday work to weekend picnics.

6. Daily Planner

Amazon, $19.97

This gift is for your friend who loves to get organized (or needs to). It’s an ideal size to carry on the go, and helps a hustler keep track of their schedule and goals.

7. Minimalist Leather Wallet

Amazon, $12.99

Raise your hand if your wallet is falling apart! Even though most of us can use a new wallet, hardly any of us prioritize purchasing one. This small minimalist design slips easily into a pocket or small bag.

8. Victrola Bluetooth Suitcase Record Player

Amazon, $59.99

Any music lover will be obsessed with this modern, bluetooth record player. It’s adorable suitcase design makes it an eye-catcher in any home.

9. Insulated Lunch Bag

Amazon, $17.99

Make their day to day a little easier with this insulated lunch bag that keeps food cool, and can even double as a cooler when filled with ice.

10. Personalized Wine Shaped Cutting Board

Amazon, $19.99

This unique birthday gift has their name on it – literally. Personalize this wine-shaped cutting board with the recipient’s name or a sweet message, then present it as a special touch for charcuterie or any home event.

11. 3 Piece Ceramic Succulent Planter

Amazon, $15.97

Gift a succulent lover with this adorable set of planters. If they discover they don’t have a green thumb after all, no sweat – they can swap the plants for tea candles!

12. Neck Shoulder Back Massager with Heat

Amazon, $49.99

With soothing infrared heating, this upper body massager is a total game changer for someone who deserves a little relaxation. You might want to purchase one for yourself while you’re at it.

13. Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Amazon, $19.97

Flavored water minus the sugar? Sign us up. Featuring a leak guard and easy-to-clean components, this simple infuser bottle will boost anyone’s daily water intake.

14. Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses

Amazon, $15.99

Made entirely from Himalayan salt, these sleek shot glasses have mineral benefits and are great to break out for special occasions… like birthdays!

15. Book: That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life

Amazon, $25.20

File this under: kitchen must-have. With easy-to-follow illustrations and descriptions, this inspiring book will teach your friend to master the most delicious and photogenic cheese plate (and you’ll reap the benefits).

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