13 thoughtful birthday presents to send to your friends during quarantine

Julia Webb
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At this point, it looks like everyone will get to experience a quarantine birthday. And while you probably won’t be celebrating with your friends the same way this year, you can still make their day feel special even from afar.

From gifts for the coffee-obsessed to the fitness fanatics to the friends that just really miss restaurants, there are tons of fun gifts to send your BFFs in quarantine. Keep scrolling to check out 13 awesome birthday presents that are thoughtful, unique and all under $100.

For the friend that could use a pick-me-up
Shop: Urban Stems Like You A Latte, $58

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If you have a coffee lover in your life, they’ll love opening up these rise-and-shine-themed chocolates and heart-shaped succulent.

For the friend with a newfound love of fitness
Shop: Ban.do x Bala Weighted Bangles 1 lb, $55

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These weighted bangles are a favorite of both workout pros and novices. And this sunset colorway is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

For the friend that is missing the hair salon
Shop: Coco & Eve That’s a Wrap Bundle, $49.40 (Orig. $72.70)

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Treat your favorite beauty guru to this hair care set that includes a microfiber hair towel, brush and an argan oil hair mask.

For the friend that could use a new hobby
Shop: YolandaCraftGifts Beginner Embroidery Kit, $12.37+

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From puzzles to juggling to painting, there are plenty of hobbies to take up. This floral embroidery kit is ideal for beginners and under $15.

For the friend that you wish you could toast IRL
Shop: BOXFOX Virtual Happy Hour, $98

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If you can’t clink glasses with your friend on their special day this year, this virtual happy hour kit, complete with candy and a candle, is the next best thing.

For the friend that has mastered the at-home facial
Shop: Herbivore Botanicals Self Love Facial Ritual Kit, $58

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Skin care lovers will appreciate this bundle that includes an exfoliant, moisturizing face oil, hydrating face mist and rose quartz Gua Sha tool.

For the friend that never turns down a game of Rummy
Shop: Fredericks and Mae Playing Cards, $16

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A deck of cards is a staple in any home for everything from card games to tricks, and this rainbow gradient deck is a joy to look at.

For the friend that misses going to restaurants
Shop: Seamless Gift Card, $25+

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Give the gift a non-home-cooked meal by gifting your friend a food delivery gift card. This will give them a night away from the stove and (hopefully) leftovers for the next day.

For the friend that is a pro napper
Shop: Free People Anything Goes Slip Set, $60

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Available in five different colors, this lounge set is cute enough to wear when hanging on the couch and comfortable enough to wear to bed.

For the friend that has everything
Shop: Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book, $20

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If you’re looking for a more personal gift, Artifact Uprising has a ton of affordable photo book options to choose from that are so thoughtful.

For the friend that could use a laugh
Shop: DensenDesign Funny Birthday Card, $4.25+

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This cute card works for anyone’s birthday these days. If you want to go the extra step, toss in a gift card to your friend’s favorite store so they can treat themselves.

For the friend that’s working through their “to read” list
Shop: Kindle Paperwhite, $94.99 (Orig. $129.99)

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Bookworms will adore the Kindle Paperwhite. This e-reader is waterproof, has twice the amount of storage as the older version and is on sale right now.

For literally any friend
Shop: Caraa Velvet Face Masks, Pack of 3, $25

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Any friend could most likely use a few fresh face masks. These velvet masks from Caraa have adjustable earloops and a pretty velvet exterior.

If you are looking for more quarantine birthday gift ideas, check out the treats we’re sending our friends.

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