Perhaps it's just me, but it always seems like October is filled with birthday parties. It can be easy to forget one that's quickly approaching, which can lead to a last-minute scramble and a less-than-perfect gift. Since it's a fresh new month, take the time now to go through your calendar and take care of all of your gift-giving obligations in one fell swoop. Whether it's a sister you want to splurge on with the latest must-have fashion item or a small treat for a co-worker who's becoming a friend, we have stylish options to meet your needs. Since fall is finally in full swing, we made a point to curate an assortment of gift ideas that are perfect for the early days of the season (e.g., a little velvet, naturally). So pull up your calendar and take birthday-gift shopping off of your plate now; that way you can focus on what to wear to all of these parties instead.