Under $50: 19 Stylish Gift Ideas for September Birthdays

Ever notice that you tend to do a lot of birthday present shopping around September? It’s not a coincidence. September’s the most common month for birthdays and today, September 16, is the most popular day of the year for birthdays. We won’t get into the reasoning behind this, but we will give you 19 stellar gift ideas (including a few for the gentlemen) that are affordable to boot. You might even see a few items to add to your birthday wish list!

Scroll down to shop an under-$50 assortment of unique gift ideas!

Zara Wide Brim Felt Hat ($40) in Blue

This wide-brim fedora will flatter most face shapes.

Rebecca Minkoff Pyramid Front Back Stud Earrings ($48) in Silver/Pearl

These earrings are understated yet edgy, making them suitable for a wide variety of sensibilities.  

LEIF Cable Knit Planter ($34) in Pink

Hey, plants can be stylish, too.

Antipast Delicate Fringe Socks ($40) in Charcoal

Finally, a pair of socks you’ll actually want to show off.

Nasty Gal Capsule Ponytail Clip ($18)

This little clip instantly upgrades your ponytail from casual to chic.

Triple C For J.Crew Slim Universal Charger ($40) in Metallic Dark Slate

A handy portable iPhone charger is a great option for the men (or ladies!) on your list.

Christian Louboutin Nail Colour ($50) in Popi

A bottle of nail polish with a $50 price tag is something most people wouldn’t normally splurge on for themselves, which is why it’s the perfect gift. We’re particularly drawn to Christian Louboutin’s vibrant orange shade.

bkr Glass Water Bottle ($30) in Kitten

Staying hydrated just got a little more glamorous, thanks to this stylish water bottle.  

Kate Spade Saturday Mini Polyhedron Necklace ($45) in Rose Gold

We’ve yet to meet a girl who doesn’t love rose gold, and this minimalistic necklace has a place in any jewelry box.

Everlane The Twill Dopp Kit ($35) in Reverse Denim + Brown Leather

This dopp kit might finally convince the man in your life that Ziploc bags are not the answer.

Taschen Kate Moss by Mario Testino Book ($40)

This is a no-brainer gift for any fashion-obsessed friend.

Madewell Crop Tee in Stripe ($38) in True Black

You can’t go wrong with Madewell’s striped shirt, a cool twist on a classic.

Warhorse Workshop Beaded Keychain ($45) in Black/Grey

This keychain has a rugged, handmade feel to it that’s very guy-friendly.

The Object Enthusiast Mint/Gold Ring Dish ($22)

Meet the perfect gift for the girl who’s always misplacing her rings.

Tom Ford Fall 2014 Lip Color ($50) in Twist of Fate

Tom Ford’s latest luxurious lip shade would complement any girl’s skin tone.

J.Crew Silver-Plated Tie Bar ($50) in Silver Plated

This understated tie bar is great for a stylish guy, or one that could use a little more style in his life.

Zara Two-Tone Jacquard Scarf ($50)

A cozy scarf is a perfect timely gift for a September birthday.

A.P.C. Feuille De Figuier Candle ($45)

Everyone loves a candle, and we’re particularly fond of this minimal one by cool-girl-favorite brand A.P.C.

Do you always find yourself shopping for a lot of birthday gifts come September? Which of these gift ideas is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!