Last Minute Birthday Gifts for Her That Make You Look Good

I know why you’re here. You need birthday gifts for her big day, and you need them now! But let’s face it. Last-minute gifts don’t give you much time to be thoughtful. So let me do you a favor and give you my list of last minute birthday gifts for her.

It’s the least I can do to help you save face at the birthday party. 😉

last minute birthday gifts for her

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Last Minute Birthday Gifts for Her


Bedazzled Keyboard

Have you seen those? I love them! I want a matching mouse and stapler too (a set is always a good idea). If she’s a techy like me, or a workaholic, or just loves her desktop computer, a keyboard covered in rhinestones is a really fun way to brighten up her workspace.

A Live Plant

Live plants are SO nice to have indoors. They just add such feeling of freshness to the room. If she likes to cook, herbs are a great idea. They are small, usable, and easy to care for. Mint always smells nice (and it grows like a weed). Another thoughtful idea is to get some greenery for her porch or garden.

A word of caution

Before you buy a plant, make sure she has a green thumb (or at least doesn’t kill everything she touches). You want to get gifts that celebrate her, not remind her of what talent she lacks.

Step It Up A Notch

To make your present look less last minute, make your gift a set.

All you have to do is get something small to coordinate with the big gift and wrap it up together!

Table Hanger For Her Purse

I love mine! It rescues my purse from a fate worse than death (sitting on the dirty floor under the restaurant table or getting stolen off the back of my chair). When it’s on the purse hanger, my handbag is right where I need it – within reach, but still out of the way.

Cute Clutch

Save her shoulder. Get the clutch. Besides, those birthday gifts for her evening out are more fun to receive.

Sassy Scarf

You can choose to give her a thick, cozy knitted scarf she’ll use in the winter or a lovely, lightweight scarf to accessorize with on any day. For a woman with classic taste, go for a scarf in the black and white (or gray) color scheme. For someone with a spunky personality, go for a bold color or vibrant pattern.

More last-minute birthday gifts for her.

You’re welcome.

Remember if you like these ideas, please pay it back (and help me keep these free ideas coming) by buying them through my links. But if you can’t use my links because your party is tonight and you need the present in-hand asap, I totally understand. And if you haven’t seen it yet, check out these birthday gifts for that special someone who sews. You know who I’m talking about.

Pretty Stationery

A set of note cards, a personalized notepad, or letter paper is always useful. I keep a notepad in my purse for times when I need to remember something important or to leave a message on my friend’s door when I missed her at home.

You can always buy stationery sets online, or you can download some to print off from home.

Light Weight Cardigan

How many times have you heard a woman complain at dinner because she was sitting under the air conditioning vent? If she’s like me, she can’t escape the cold. My husband likes to keep our air nice and chilly at home so I wear my cardigans and shrugs nearly every day.

There is this cute and fast DIY cardigan you can make – it’s actually the one my mom made for my birthday (tutorial to come!). Or you can just buy one already made.

Organize My Jewelry

Jewelry can get dangerous as a last-minute gift. You have to make sure you remember her tastes and what she already has while you’re in the middle of a shopping frenzy. She may end up returning it (or worse – regifting it)!
Get her a jewelry hanger or organizer instead. It’s always nice to have more space for those extra bangles and “sparklies”.


Make It Look More Thoughtful

If you buy coordinating pieces of jewelry as a set instead of buying a prepackaged set, it looks like you put more thought into it.

More Jewelry Please!

Yes, like shoes, a woman can never have too much jewelry.

And yes, I did just say this was dangerous.
And it really is if you don’t know her style or you can’t remember if she already has a set of pearl studs, or whatever jewelry you’re thinking of buying. It’s also dangerous if you buy a cheap piece of junk that will turn her skin green.

But if you’re sure she doesn’t have it and it would fit her taste, go ahead and get it. Necklaces, earrings, and bracelets really do make excellent last-minute birthday gifts for her.

Zippy Bags For This And That

Alright, girls. This last minute birthday gifts for her idea is entirely practical. Who doesn’t need another zipper pouch every now and again? I keep one in the car and one in each purse (and I have a bazillion purses like most women). I use one every time I travel for my cards, make-up, coins, feminine hygiene, and a million other reasons.

Just throw in a nice set of lip gloss to finish off your present.

If you’re handy with a sewing machine, it’s an easy and fast DIY gift too.


As a woman and a hopeless Givaholic, I’m completely qualified to recommend these gifts. I wouldn’t mind getting some of these gifts for my own birthday. When it comes to last minute birthday gifts for her, a little clever ingenuity can go a long way.

Actually, somebody already gave me about half of these – that’s how I know that they make great presents!

Consider your last minute birthday gifts for her in the bag! (Needing more ideas for last minute gifts for her? Check out this guide.)

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