Are you in search of unique gifts for an October or Fall birthday? Have you been looking everywhere for gift ideas and coming up short on a meaningful gift? We have a fantastic list of unique October birthday gifts for him or her! We have easy, last minute order online gift ideas, spooky gift ideas, DIY gift ideas and unique experiences to help you plan a special birthday for that October or fall baby in your life!
So why exactly did I decide to write an article about gifts for an October birthday? Well, I have a good friend who has an October birthday. A birthday that falls in October is a little tricky. Do you get them a spooky gift? A plain ole run of the mill birthday gift? Something with a fall theme? I decided to ask the googles for an answer and I couldn’t find a whole lot of unique gift ideas for this unusual birth month. So I put my mind to it and put a list together of October gifts for myself (and anyone else who is on the hunt).
I love thinking up unique gift ideas and making unique gift guides. I’ve actually written a few articles on the subject you might want to check out:
- The Makers Gift Guide (Effortless gift ideas for crafters & creative types)
- The Crazy Plant Lady Gift Guide (gifts for the gardener)
- DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make in Minutes (DIY gift ideas for the Christmas Holidays)
You’ll notice that most of these October birthday gift ideas have that “hygge” feel to them. Warm and comforting….they’ll be things your special birthday baby can enjoy curled up inside!
I’ve gathered quite a few ideas to share with you guys so let’s get to it! First we’ll start with those last minute, easy ship gifts that you can purchase online and then we’ll talk about some really unique DIY gifts you can make at home if you’ve managed to plan ahead!
|Best Last minute Gifts for an October Birthday|
Since I’m sure many of you arrived here desperately searching for unique last minute fall birthday gifts we have some fun ideas that’ll ship to you or your giftee fast (via Amazon). So you know you can lock down some great gifts even if it’s last minute! There is a wide range of items for pretty much every budget. Consider pairing items together so your gift has a fun theme! Let’s see what I found for you guys!
|This Handmade Candle That SMELLS Like the Month of October|
This hand poured, small batch, made in the good ole USA Hello Fall Candle will put your giftee in total hygge bliss (and it’s budget friendly). These talented candle craftsman combine apple, cinnamon and cloves to capture the true fall aroma. Also, check out their Sugar Cookie Candle which smells good enough to eat!
|This Cozy Chunky Cable Knit Throw|
These Chunky Cable Knit Blankets are all the rage and it’s easy to see why. They wrap you with stylish comfort and you’re not completely embarrassed to leave them draped over the sofa when not in use (it’s almost stylish to do so). This hand made item comes in several colors and sizes. This blanket will pair nicely with our next gift idea….
|This Book Lover Must Have- The Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite|
What says “Happy Birthday! And I’m sorry you’ll have to spend the next 6 months indoors” like a Kindle Paperwhite? Your October birthday baby probably won’t even notice they’re stuck indoors because they’ll be enjoying unlimited books and magazines. This model is this sturdiest yet with a hard case, waterproof pledge and twice the storage capacity.
|This KILLER Decanter Set|
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include at least one or two spooky gifts for an October birthday. This skull decanter set will delight just about any guy on your list. Pair this gift with a bottle of his favorite liquor or this gorgeous mixology book.
|This Moscow Mule Mug Set|
These gorgeous, Handmade Copper Moscow Mule Serving Cups are the perfect addition to any at home bar. You can pair these with a bottle of vodka, ginger beer and or lime juice to get the party started right out of the birthday gift box!
|This Sweet Little Bar or Dish Towel|
With pumpkin spice everything taking over the world it’s nice to know that you’re “still the one” with this sweet little bar or dish towel. This October gift idea is super budget friendly and would pair nicely with any of the bar items we previously mentioned.
|This Gourd-geous Lantern|
Okay, one more spooky (but pretty darn elegant) gift mmmmk? This elegant, creamy white pumpkin luminary will look fantastic on the mantle or as a table centerpiece. Your October birthday girl will think fondly on you for such a thoughtful fall decor piece. This gift is budget friendly and pairs nicely with that ‘hello fall’ candle we mentioned at the top of the list.
|These Cozy Slouch Slipper Socks for Women|
I LOVE acorn slippers and there isn’t anything out there that says October coziness like these slouchy slippers. These slippers pair well with that chunky cable knit throw mentioned near the top of the list. This is one of my favorite birthday gift ideas for her! They even have a version for men….
|These Equally Cozy Slippers for Men|
|This Guided Journal For Finding Your Effin’ Happy Place|
Let’s face it…October is the beginning of a very long season indoors. If you’re giftee has a sense of humor (and maybe a bit of a potty mouth)…they’ll probably enjoy some totally absurd self-discovery while holed up this winter. This highly reviewed tongue and cheek guided journal is a budget friendly gift that is bound to put a smile on their face.
|These Adult Board Games|
Since October marks the start of a lot of indoor time consider items that your giftee can partake of indoors. Like adult board games! I personally love Would You Rather? and Cards Against Humanity but there are a ton to choose from HERE.
|This Fall Leaf Tour Guide Book|
Does your October giftee like to travel or prefer experiences over stuff? Why not combine the fall birthday theme with this budget friendly Fall Foliage Tour Book from Lonely Planet. It has tons of fall leafing routes to some of the most beautiful spots & historic towns in the United States. Maybe offer to take him or her on a road trip or romantic weekend as a part of the gift? I think this is one of the most thoughtful fall birthday gift ideas on our list.
|This “Go With Anything” Fall Cashmere-Like Scarf|
Okay, a scarf isn’t exactly my favorite gift idea but it’s that fail safe, unisex, quick and easy gift that will please just about anyone. So if you’ve run through this entire list and have not found something this may be the easy option! But hang around….we have some more DIY gifts you can make at home and that may just be the ticket….
|Best DIY Gift Ideas for an October Birthday|
October conjures up autumnal imagery, spooky scenes, warm scarves and tasty treats. We think your special someone will love receiving any of these unique, easy, DIY gifts you can assemble at home with minimal effort. I think we all know people who don’t want stuff or another item to collect dust around the house. Many of the DIY October gift ideas gifts we have to share with you guys are consumable so they won’t be taking up space. AND because you made them with love and care your giftee will be super impressed with the time you took to make them something special. Don’t worry…we have a few homemade last minute birthday gift ideas too!
|Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup|
Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup is an absolutely delicious and unique treat well suited for the rich flavor of the season. This recipe comes together quickly after a few minutes on the stove and it will change breakfast forever! This recipe comes with a free printable label and lots of packaging ideas that’ll make your gift look super professional.
|Make This Fallen Leaf Trinket Bowl|
This DIY Fall Leaf Trinket Tray can be made in over the weekend with air dry clay and fancy metallic copper spray paint. This is one of those DIY gifts that looks really expensive but are actually quite budget!
|Sew an Easy Infinity Scarf|
This idea comes from our friend Dave over at Happiest Camper. He says “the temperature is starting to cool off. Tell them you love them with a little warmth around their neck!” His easy to sew, DIY infinity scarf comes together in a jiffy. With so many fabric patterns to choose from at your local fabric store you can easily find something that really suits the style and taste of your giftee.
|Easy Apple Pie Moonshine|
If you’re looking for birthday gift ideas for him…this amazing Apple Pie Moonshine recipe comes from our friend Mamma C over at Cooking with Mamma C! She says “This easy Apple Pie Moonshine is always a hit! Just pour five ingredients into a pitcher, stir and let it sit overnight. You’ll make October birthday guys and gals very happy!”. You can easily package up this gift to travel with some fancy blue mason jars.
|Everyone Loves Bacon Jam|
This tasty Bacon Jam DIY gift idea comes from Michelle over at Blackberry Babe. She says “this Bacon Jam is always a hit, and a great homemade gift for the man in your life! It’s sweet, salty and savory with a hint of brown sugar. It’s so versatile, and so yummy! Serve it with cheese and crackers, on a BLT or club sandwich!” I can’t wait to try this recipe and pair it with a quilted glass mason jar. This is one of my TOP birthday gifts for him!
|Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs|
This idea comes from Nicole over at A Smooth Life. She says “Who says pumpkin spice is just for lattes? These DIY pumpkin spice bath bombs deliver all that delicious pumpkin aroma, and without any extra calories! These make an adorable gift for the Fall season!” and we have to agree with her! You can check out her Pumpkin Spice Bath Bomb recipe HERE.
If prefer to watch a video over reading a wall of text we made this short video overview of all of our October birthday ideas that you can check out below:
Well I hope that you enjoyed our curated list of DIY, homemade and store bought gifts for an October birthday (which we think include the BEST gifts for him and her). We think a lot of these gifts work well for September and November birthdays (since they have a definite fall tilt) so keep these gifts in mind for all the fall birthdays. We sure did enjoy putting it together for you!
creative ideas! I have a good friend with an October birthday, so I got a couple ideas.
Lisa | acountrygirlslife.com says
Hi Valli! I’m so glad you found some unique birthday gift ideas. At first I thought it might be hard to come with some ideas but fall is such a magical time of year with a strong theme so there are a lot of cute ideas out there….especially if you’re focused on something like creating an experience. Thanks for stopping by! I love hearing from readers.
I am only now reading the Fall BD gifts. Ordering the copper beer mugs for son whose BD is in July! and definitely making the Bacon jam! Thanks so much!