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12 Birthstone Gift Ideas for That Special Gem in Your Life (See What We Did There?!)

Your zodiac-themed gift could never.

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Okay, hear me out: Birthstones > zodiac signs. I know, I know, Zodiac-themed everything is all the rage right now, but just wait 'til you see the list of birthstone gift ideas below. From amethyst and aquamarine to emerald and topaz, the rich hues of these gems are just *chef's kiss.* Plus, retailers have refined their options when it comes to birthstone gifts. I meannnn, we're talking chic rings, dainty charms, eyeshadow palettes, and even an ornament (!!). Not the clunky, tacky jewelry of the early aughts.

So whether you're looking for a unique birthstone gift idea or a sophisticated twist on the classic pendant (or ya just need a cutie birthday present for someone you love), we've got an option that'll pique your interest. Keep reading for the best birthstone rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other goodies on the market.

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This rock crystal ring
Birthstone Rock Crystal Ring
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This intricate piece is the perfect everyday ring, and it's so much cooler than a simple gold band. It features five, prong-set oval rock crystals in the color scheme of each birthstone.

These cluster stone earrings
May Emerald Cluster Stone Earrings
Lele Sadoughi

This trendy accessory brand launched an entire collection of birthstone-inspired headbands and earrings including these emerald babies. J'adore!

This flower candle
Birth Month Gemstone & Flower Candle
Uncommon Goods

Finally! A thoughtful and (kind of) personalized candle you'll actually feel good about gifting. It's hand-crafted with a blend of flowers, birthstones, herbs, and fragrant essential oils based on each month.

This bb charm
Birthday Charm

If you can't decide what type of jewelry to buy your bestie, a pretty charm like this one is the way to go. It's the "choose your own adventure" of birthstone gifts.

This simple pendant
Silver & Red Birthstone Circle Necklace
Tom Wood

The minimalist in your life will love this pendant because the tiny gem doesn't scream, "I WAS BORN IN JULY." (Unlike other birthstone necklaces on the market....).

This eyeshadow quad
Stay Jewel Shadow Palette Set
Colour Pop

Jewel-toned eyeshadow palettes: The ~creative~ alternative to birthstone jewelry. These 4-pan cuties from ColourPop feature shimmers, metallics, and creams in color schemes based on each month.

This hand-made ornament
Birthstone Ornament
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Uncommon Goods

Ornaments are a universal crowd-pleaser, and gifting one based on birth month makes it all the more sentimental.

This perfume rollerball
Sapphire Perfume Oil Rollerball
Birthstone Scents

Apparently, a birthstone-inspired perfume exists? Who knew. This Sapphire blend has notes of autumn freesia, melon, and patchouli.

This gold ring
Birthstone Bezel Ring
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Aurate New York

There's also this dainty lil ring with a birthstone set on a gold chain for an ~ethereal~ effect. Oh, and did we mention it's ethically sourced?!

This watercolor print
Watercolour Birthstone Art Print
Ann Marie Hak

Each birthstone has a different meaning—they symbolize different characteristics, have an interesting history, etc.—and these watercolor paintings serve as a pretty reminder.

These stud earrings
Citrine Trinity Studs
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They're subtle but they look expensive AF...all the makings of a perfect stud if you ask me!

This cuff
Birthstone Cuffs
Capsul Jewelry

This infinity-shaped birthstone cuff is available in gold, silver, or rose gold. Style tip: Stack it with a few of your favorite bracelets to create a trendy layered look.

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