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6 Winter Birthday Gift Ideas to Snuggle Up With 

If you're giving gifts this winter, for a birthday, or just because, wouldn't it be nice to give something to make the birthday person a little cozier during these cold and rather dark months?

winter birthday gift ideas

These six awesome gifts are perfect for anyone who likes to snuggle up and try to hibernate the winter away.

There's something for everyone here, plus a little extra below, so keep reading. We'll give you a hint — it might be some winter birthday party ideas.


6 Winter Birthday Gift Ideas

Let's look at winter birthday gift ideas that will work well during those colder winter months. Here are some gift suggestions to make winter birthdays nice and cozy!

1. Books to Read Under the Covers

When your birthday friend thinks about venturing outside in the cold winter nights, give them a gift that allows them to think of being warm and wrapped up in blankets, and maybe just this once, send that “I think I'll stay in tonight” text. Nothing is better in the winter than staying warm with a good book and something warm to drink.

reading a book gift idea

Here are some lovely winter reads to snuggle up with for that bookworm's birthday or anyone's birthday gift:

  • Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

  • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

  • Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

  • Persuasion by Jane Austen

  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

  • The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

  • The Vacationers by Emma Straub

2. A Homemade Birthday Cake

Who doesn’t love cake? Especially a birthday cake? Making someone a birthday cake is one of the cutest and most delicious things you can do for their birthday. You know their tastes, so pick a birthday cake that you’ll know they’ll love.

a birthday cake

In case you’re stuck on which cake to bake, we’ve come up with a few birthday cakes that would be great for a winter birthday.

3. A Body Pillow Winter Birthday Gift Idea

For the birthday person who can't get comfy in bed, get a body pillow for their birthday gift. It's truly the gift of comfort.

a body pillow gift idea
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A body pillow birthday gift will make them feel like they’re constantly being hugged, and who doesn’t want that? Also, a body pillow is a great way to get all comfortable while falling asleep in bed or taking an afternoon nap during the cold winter.

We love this body pillow as a birthday gift!

4. Subscription Gift Card for a Winter Birthday

This birthday gift is for someone who likes to snuggle up with a good movie. Now, it's time to ensure that their laptop is fully charged because it's about to get a lot of use.

video maker video gift

If your birthday person loves movies and TV shows, consider getting a gift card for their favorite subscription service. This way, their next month or two are on you.

Even better, you and the birthday person can binge-watch something together, so you can spend a little more time with one another.

5. Self Care Gift Box

We all need a little “me” time.

So, for that birthday person who just needs a little more "me" time, think about putting together a self-care gift box for a birthday gift. It's simple to do. Just gather together some self-care things that your birthday person enjoys.

self care birthday gift idea

Some of our favorites are:

  • Sheet masks

  • Bath bombs

  • Tea

What’s even better? You can include a cute message sending your birthday person even more love.

6. Candles as a Winter Birthday Gift Idea

Is it us, or do candles make everything better? Lighten up someone’s birthday with a beautiful candle. Lighting a candle is one of the simplest ways to create a calming and meditative atmosphere at home.

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When it comes to events and celebrations, candles are a great gift. Here are some of our favorites for that winter birthday gift:


5 Winter Birthday Party Ideas

Ice Skating Winter Birthday Idea

An ice skating birthday party is guaranteed fun for all. Plus, it’s easy to set up as many rinks offer a special birthday package, so all you need to do is book a date and time, and everything is ready for you.

Sledding Party Winter Birthday Idea

It’s time to break out those sleds for the birthday party. So head to the nearest hill with some hot cocoa and get ready to have a fun time sledding down the mountain. You can even make a ramp or two to go off of.

Spa Day for a Winter Birthday Idea

A birthday party at the spa might be one of the most relaxing birthday parties. Winter is when we, including our birthday friends, tend to neglect our self-care, making an after-hours spa birthday party a necessity and super fun.

Cross-Country Skiing for a Winter Birthday

Winter is the best time, well, only time, for cross-country skiers. So why don't you combine someone's love for cross-country skiing with their birthday? Get out into the great outdoors with a bunch of friends to celebrate a winter birthday.

Watch a VidDay on a Winter Birthday

Gather together birthday video messages from all their friends and family wishing them the happiest birthday. Then, you can gather everyone together at the birthday party to watch it together. Don't forget the tissues for some tears of joy.


Create a Memorable Winter Birthday Gift

Birthdays are always a time for celebration! Whether your birthday is in the winter, spring, or summer. Birthdays are a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate. It's a time to get together and enjoy some birthday cake, good food, and a group birthday video gift.

watching a vidday video

Bring joy and perhaps a few tears of happiness to the winter birthday party with a meaningful video gift. The best way to say Happy Birthday is with sincere birthday wishes from friends and family in a group video gift. Need a little help with birthday wishes — check out our birthday wishes generator for some inspiration.

“We asked about 200 people to shoot a video for my husband's 80th birthday. The result was a video lasting almost 2 hours that blew him away. He says that it's the best present he ever got.” — Sara Stevens

Why are group birthday videos such a great winter birthday gift?

Great question! With our birthday video maker, you can collect messages from loved ones, friends, family, and colleagues in one surprise birthday video, which means that everyone can join in on the winter birthday celebration, whether from a distance or nearby.

Learn more about creating your winter birthday video with our handy birthday video guide.

Celebrate better together by saying Happy Winter Birthday with a group VidDay video gift. Start one today.


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