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31 Birthday Gifts To Give When You’re Totally Stumped

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Or Mother’s/Father’s Day gifts, anniversary gifts, housewarming gifts, holiday gifts, just because gifts…

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1.

Some custom stickers of their pet (or heck, even their face or your face, lol) they’re sure to put on EVERYTHING.


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Promising review: “I think this might be one of the best things I’ve ever bought on Amazon. I bought one sheet for my mom for Christmas and they just came. She hasn’t seen them but I know they’ll crack her up. They look fantastic. I’ll definitely buy more!” —Claudia Basile

Get a sheet of 21 from Amazon for $15.99.


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Or a pillow of a favorite human or animal face for a gift they’ll want to cuddle up with constantly (even when their cat won’t oblige) and that I can pretty much guarantee they’re not gonna get from anyone else.


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Since these are customized and ship from the UK, you’ll want to order them well in advance of the gifting occasion — they say they typically take 10-18 business days to arrive!

Promising review: “My mother-in-law can now have my toddler son’s giant face with her whenever she’s at home. What more can you ask for as a grandma.” —Firebox customer

Get the human face or pet face pillow for $22.99. If you want to represent the whole squad, you can get two of the people ones for $34.99 or three for $40.99.


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A LOL-worthy screaming goat figure who is honestly a very, very big mood, especially these days. Just press him and he lets out a shriek! I mean, who wouldn’t want him in their life???


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He also comes with a little book of equally delightful goat facts.

Promising review: “This little guy has put a smile on the face of everyone who has met him. Affectionately known in our house as Scruffy, this item was a wonderful gag gift for anyone who loves goats or has a good sense of humor. The book is entertaining and surprisingly well-made and designed. Perfect stocking stuffer or just-because surprise.” —Faith Marlow

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

4.

Affordable and adorable fine-tip kitty cat pens you can be absolutely ~paws~itive they’ll adore, since these don’t sacrifice quality for cuteness.


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Promising review: “These pens are super cute and actually quite nice quality. I bought some for a friend and may buy some for myself. The tip is very small — about .38mm, so it’s great for detail work and automatically makes your notes look neat and tidy. These are great as a gift in themselves or to distribute amongst students or peers. They come packaged in a resealable plastic slip.” —Moggs

Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.99.


5.

Spikeball, a fun and easy outdoor game for both kids and adults that anyone with a yard and some extra free time on their hands will have a ~ball~ with.


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One reviewer said this game (which is described as a combo of volleyball and Four Square) is good for anyone over age 10. In teams of one or two, you spike the ball into the net so that it bounces over to your opponent. I’m not athletic at all, but played this at an outdoor event in college and I remember it being fun and very satisfyingly bouncy. The set comes with three balls, an easy-to-set-up net and frame, and a carrying case.

Promising review: “Great portable game for the whole family, which we play in the backyard, camping, or take to a friend’s house.” —None

Get it from REI for $60. REI is currently offering curbside pickup.


6.

A One Line A Day journal with space for them to jot down a few sentences every day for five years. The best part? Each date lets them record all five entries on the same page, so they can see the changes in their life each year!


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This is a perfect remedy for what I understand to be a universal feeling — the desire to journal, but the lack of patience, dedication, or time. For that very reason, I bought this as a prezzie to myself last fall and have been loving it ever since! I’ve actually stuck with it and look forward to writing a little blurb about my day every night before bed. I’ve already started looking back on old entries but really can’t wait until I’ve had it a full year to start comparing my entries over time. I love having a record of the little, relatively mundane things that happen in my day-to-day life instead of just the big, headline-news-type happenings!

Promising review: “I’ve given out several of these books and they quickly become treasured keepsakes. My husband likes to tell me what happened on this day years ago, and it’s a great way to reminisce. It’s also very manageable because there are only a couple of lines for each day, so you’re not putting that much on yourself to write. The book itself is of good quality, the gold page edges are a nice touch, and the bookmark helps you keep your place. These make really thoughtful gifts.” —Amy P.

Check out another BuzzFeeder’s full review of this journal!

Get it from Amazon for $11.79.


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Glossier’s new hand cream, a fast-absorbing formula that comes in an adorable squeeze bottle and is scented with the It beauty brand’s signature Glossier You fragrance. It’s a luxe treat for anyone, whether they’re a beauty buff or a more low-maintenance pal who’s been washing their hands constantly (same).


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It’s cruelty-free and also free of common allergens like nuts, gluten, soy, and dairy.

Promising review: “I am so pleased with the formula! Great soothing and rich texture, but not an overly oily finish. The subtle smell of Glossier You is what we alllllllll needed! And the packaging…NAILED IT! So fun to use and I love the ribbon effect you get when the cream comes out. This product was launched at the perfect time — my hands are cracked from washing them so much!” —Chantsy

Get it from Glossier for $18.


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A stylish glass etched with a map of their hometown, because if they drink liquids and are from a place, then they’re sure to love one of these.


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Promising review: “I was very pleased with the weight of the glass and the stylish presentation. It was very nice to get a somewhat personalized gift so quickly and easily.” —Megalodon

Get them from UncommonGoods for $16 (available in 21 cities).

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A little book to fill with reasons why you love them, despite the fact that they’re basically impossible to shop for.


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These cuties come in tons of different versions for different occasions or people in your life, but all of them are filled with 50 fill-in-the-blank prompts you can complete about your loved one. I personally think the “Why I Miss You” one would be perfect to send to someone while socially distancing.

Promising review: “This is very little, but a big hit! It’s a bit bigger than the palm of my hand. We used this in place of a birthday card for my dad’s 70th birthday. Everyone (seven adult children, spouse, and grandkids) was able to fill in the blanks and sign their name to each page! The answers that people filled in the blanks with were so special! There were some hilarious responses, some super sweet, and all in all it was a total hit of a little gift! It truly evokes lots of awesome memories and my dad, who is a total alpha male, was choked up with all the love and affirmation that was exemplified through our little sayings. It’s super special and I’m so glad I found this! A gem, for sure!” —zacknabi

Get it from Amazon for $7.26+ (available in 14 themes, from dad to grandpa to teacher).


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An acupressure foot massage roller beloved by over 3,000 Amazon reviewers that anyone’s tired tootsies will appreciate.


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Promising review: “I got this for myself and it’s amazing. I have flat feet and walking a lot in flat shoes gives me arch pain. Immediately after using this for a few minutes, my feet felt better. At first it tickles, but I got used to it, and now I can roll my aches away while I just watch TV. It’s like a permanent fixture in the living room. I had to get one for my daughter who works on her feet. And then of course I gifted one to my bestie. Love this. Best purchase I’ve made in a long time.” —Rhonda C. Elsaesser

Get it from Amazon for $18.75.

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Atlas Coffee Club, a super affordable coffee delivery service with such a cool selection of brews from around the globe, it’ll even satisfy the Lorelai Gilmores of the world.


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Every month, they”ll get a bag of coffee and postcard from a different country, plus tips on how to brew that particular batch. You can choose what size bags you want to gift, if they’ll get it delivered monthly or biweekly, and their preferred roast and grind type (if you’re not sure, you can go for a mix of roast types!). Check out our full post on what three BuzzFeeders thought of Atlas Coffee Club.

Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+/month (available in three sizes, three roast types, and whole bean or ground).


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A minimal-chic adjustable cuff bracelet that’ll become a regular part of their rotation no matter what their style.


Nisolo

The brand, Nisolo, employs independent artists to make their jewelry and focuses on ethical work practices and sustainability.

Promising review: “I have basically worn this every day since I bought it. Goes with everything, adds a touch of class, and makes me feel good knowing it comes from sustainable sources. I’m thinking about ordering a second to provide a stacked look. Highly recommend.” —Beth H.

Get it from Nisolo for $38.

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A super challenging gradient puzzle to ensure they’ll never be bored again — that is, if you think they’re ombré-ve enough to attempt it.


Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “This puzzle is a treat to the senses! It sure came in handy during quarantine, as it is quite a difficult puzzle to complete! Not to mention it looks STUNNING once it’s all put together. The only problem I have with this puzzle is that some of the pieces were harder to fit together. The edges on some of the pieces are not the cleanest I’ve seen. All in all, this is a great purchase and would make a great gift to that artsy friend you have that is hard to shop for. ” —alexpaul

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $25 (available in four colors) or from Amazon for $14.07+ (available in two sizes and in five colors).


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A resplendent birthstone enamel pin in case you’re looking for a gift that’s personal, under $10, and a total ~gem~.

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An amazingly resilient (and affordable) waterproof Bluetooth speaker pretty much anyone will find useful. It simply can’t be ~beat~ for use in the shower, on outdoor adventures, or pretty much anywhere.


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It can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled device and works from up to 33 feet away! I have one of these that I just use when I have people over (or used to, back in the day…) and it’s got great sound and is super easy to pair with my phone (even though I am not at all tech-savvy and rarely use Bluetooth accessories).

Promising review: “I live on the river, and we kayak and tube all the time. We’ve spent lots of money on waterproof products that never work long after getting splashed. I actually dropped this one and submerged it under water accidentally, but we’ve used it four times since — it didn’t phase it. I LOVE IT! It’s very loud and the acoustics are great! It’s so easy to connect, and it has a bag to keep it in. I’ve spent seven times more on others that weren’t nearly as good! Update: Two months later, it still works great, after being dropped and splashed in river and after several trips down the river, tubing, and biking. And we can use it for two days without recharging before battery dies. The BEST EVER!!!!!” —Shine.bright.baby

Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of this speaker (#2)!

Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in three colors).


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The BuzzFeed Pero Like X Spiritú gift box, which is full of cool stuff from sustainable, Latinx-owned brands, from hot sauce to beauty products, so it’s perfect if you’re indecisive about a gift. Plus, each box helps give back to an awesome cause!


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A portion of proceeds go to Freedom For Immigrants, which works to end immigration detention, investigates abuse in detention centers, and provides a hotline for detained immigrants to report abuses they experience.

It includes $155 dollars worth of goodies: earrings, temporary tattoos, a lipstick, a sage bundle, a luxe Lush soap bar, a magnet, a pin, some yummy hot sauce, a bottle of curl-defining cream, and a gorgeous shawl.

Get it from Spiritú for $49.99.


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Even as someone who’s more drawn to larger statement earrings, I love getting delicate studs as a gift because I probably wouldn’t have bought them for myself and they’re an accessory wardrobe staple! They’re especially great for wearing in my extra piercing.

Promising review: “I purchased these earrings for my 15-year-old daughter who hates wearing earrings. She loves them and hasn’t taken them off since the day she took them out of the box. The packaging and box of the earrings are very high quality. The earrings are stunning!!!” —LR

Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 26 letters).


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A beyond fuzzy faux fur throw blanket the intended recipient won’t need any time to warm up to — no matter if they’re a human or a pet.


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It’s machine-washable, so when it gets dirty they can get it clean and back around themselves ASAP.

Promising review: “Un-freaking-believable! My family fights over this blanket. It’s like being wrapped in a silky, feathery, warm cloud! It’s even soft on both sides. I’ve been told to buy more so my family will stop fighting. It’s simply like chicken noodle soup for your body.” —Melinda Deas

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five sizes and 22 colors).


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A pretty terrarium candle that’ll surely be the cutest candle they ever did ~seed~.


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Promising review: “This was a gift for my very dear friend who has eclectic tastes and a quirky sense of style. It was beautifully presented and it is very, very cute.” —The Kiwi

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25 (available in the pine and vanilla-scented cactus shape or the white tea and jasmine-scented poppy shape).


Anthropologie

Promising review: “These notebooks are perfectly simple, yet they are so unique. I love the design, how stylish they are, and the color combo they offer. I even bought another set for my friends to use! I never used to write until I bought these. Now I bring them everywhere with me!” —VAGrace

Get a set of three from Anthropologie for $15 or Amazon for $15+ (available in four styles).


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A custom-carved four across game for a touching gift that any hard-to-shop-for S.O., newlywed, or other loved one ~wood~ love to receive.


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You can add up to four lines of text with seven characters each, and any spaces left blank will be carved as cute hearts!

Promising review: “Fun and unique gift for a young couple! They love it! This is well-made and brings back childhood memories!” —MariusInMD

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $85. You can also get a giant lawn-size version here.

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A monogrammed faux leather jewelry case that’s sweet and compact and basically a practical piece of art they can display on their dresser.


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It ships from the UK and takes three to four weeks to create, so this is a special gift that you’ll want to order well in advance!

Promising review: “Absolutely gorgeous. A perfect gift!” —Barbara Ashton

Get it from LisaAngelLtd on Etsy for $33.60 (available in three colors and with up to two initials).


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A set of gold foil playing cards for an entertaining gift they’ll actually use and that’ll really show you karat about them.


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They’re waterproof!

Promising review: “These cards are awesome! I looked at several types of gold foil cards and decided on this set because of the good reviews and simple-but-beautiful design. They were a Christmas gift for my husband to go with his poker set and he loves them! He collects unique decks of cards and he was totally impressed by these. We like the feel and look of the cards, they’re very eye-catching. They’re made very well and seem durable. Five stars from us :).” —Rani Mierky

Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

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A puffy-sticker making kit that literally any kid or kid at heart will enjoy, because you’re never too old to know that puffy stickers are the best kind of stickers.


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It comes with a sticker-making press, instructions, and the materials to make 60 stickers! Some of the designs are colored in, while others you can color yourself.

Promising review: “I bought this for my 6-year-old niece for her birthday. She’s a planner girl like her mother and I, and I thought she would enjoy being able to add stickers to her planner that she made herself. She went absolutely wild making them as soon as she got it! The process for making the stickers is very easy and she got the hang of it very quickly. The set comes with several sheets of sticker adhesive, puffs, and paper decorations to make the stickers, and the sticker adhesive is pretty quality. Even I had fun making stickers with her. Definitely reminds me of an ’80s toy. So much fun!” —Tamara Nguyen

Get it from Amazon for $14.93.


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Beautiful agate coasters sure to ~rock~ their world (and more importantly, protect their precious coffee table).


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Get an individual one for $10.44 (available in six colors) or a mixed color set of four for $36.54, set of six for $54.54, or set of eight for $64.54, all from RockParadise on Etsy.

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A professional-looking genealogy chart that’ll make a fascinating project for anyone, but especially your fave family member who can fill this in instead of just telling you stories about about your Great-Great-Grandpa Steve for the hundredth time.


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It fits up to nine generations on both sides.

Promising review: “This chart is SO cool! It’s printed on high-quality, aesthetically pleasing paper and it makes it so easy to see your ancestors. You can fill in your ancestry and then frame it. It makes a beautiful conversation piece, and it made for a great family evening at home talking about genealogy.” —susan j. page

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

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A top-rated box of moisturizing bath bombs in 12 different soothing aromas sure to give them a ~scents~ of relaxation.


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They’ve got over 7,000 5-star reviews, and reviewers say they’re great for sensitive skin!

Promising review: “I am basically a bath bomb connoisseur. I have a bathtub addiction, so when I say I’ve tried all the bath bombs Amazon provides, I’m serious. I keep going back to these, not only because of the price but because they actually work well. They don’t have all those annoying glitters and the scent actually sticks to your skin and serves a hydration purpose. I can’t say enough how much I love these over the 10-12 other brands I’ve tried.” —JH

Get a box of 12 from Amazon for $27.85.


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A very complimentary doormat anyone would be happy to have greet them after a long day.


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Promising review: “Super fun welcome mat! I gave this to my mom as a housewarming gift and she gets all the compliments.” —Kashmir Arnold

Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $23.86.

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A sharp-looking waterproof watch that’ll match pretty much anyone’s personal style and that they’ll probably think you spent a ton of money on.


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Promising review: “It’s comfortable, sturdy, and attractive, and it survived surfing in the Atlantic. I have an expensive stainless steel watch, and this $15 watch got more compliments in one week than my pricey one has ever received.” —Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.



Sur La Table

It comes with a rolling pin, ravioli-making tray, four shape stamps, a cutter, a pastry wheel, and of course, instructions!

Promising review: “My mom loves to make homemade everything. This will be something new and interesting for her to try. Great addition to her kitchen collection.” —Alexis Hess

Get it from Sur La Table for $60 or Amazon for $57.20.


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A fun and funky tic-tac-toe set, which’ll make a tasteful addition to any family game room and let you put a big X over the “buy this person a b-day gift” note in your planner.

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Zappos & Faryl Robin Team Up On Size-Inclusive Summer Shoe Collection – Footwear News

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Zappos.com and Faryl Robin today reveal a new partnership that kicks off with a size-inclusive, accessibly-priced summer launch.

The collection, which is called Faryl, features seven sandal styles available in 17 colors — and sizes ranging from 5 to 16.

“Faryl and I share the fundamental belief that every woman has a right to feel self confident regardless of age, body, shape or size,” said Karlyn Mattson, general manager of merchandise strategy for Zappos, who was an executive at Target when she first met the New York-based designer and entrepreneur.

“As women, we have a moral obligation to take care of other women,” added Faryl Robin Morse. “To go to another businesswoman and say, ‘We can do this, let’s take a stand together, [is empowering].” The pair first hatched the idea over lunch in New York and continued the conversation on the phone before they inked the final deal.


The collection retails from $39 to $69.

Morse said offering extended sizes is still atypical for most footwear players because of the extra costs associated with production and distribution. “Historically, it’s not financially favorable for typical brands to do this, so they don’t,” she said, noting that it’s rare to find sizes 11 to 16. “There is an entire community of women no one offers product to. Every woman — or any person who associates as a woman — should have what they need to feel beautiful.”

The price-value equation was also top of mind for both Zappos and Faryl Robin as they hammered out the details of the project. The collection retails from $39 to $69, an accessible price point for many consumers. “There’s a lot of pain in the world right now, but people are starting to pick back up with shopping. We want [our consumer] to give herself permission to buy,” Mattson said.


Size range from 5 to 16.

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Morse — who launched her company in wake of the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks — said that the coronavirus pandemic added additional challenges when it came to getting the collection to the finish line.  “It’s been a learning experience for all of us. Everything was complicated, and everything still happened,” she said, noting that her factory in China was supportive through it all.


Faryl Robin Coronavirus Donations

Faryl Robin is working to donate 2,000 masks per week.

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For Mattson, the initiative embodies the mission of Zappos. “We’re always trying to make choices that [correspond] with our values, and first and foremost with our customer needs,” she said. “The idea of inclusivity aligns with what our [shopper] cares about.”

Moving forward, the companies will roll out monthly drops on Zappos.


Zappos Faryl Rbin Sandals

The collection launches today on Zappos.com

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The Coolest New Watches to Buy Right Now

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This year has been a strange one for the watch industry. As it has for so many other businesses, the coronavirus has shaken things up: the industry’s biggest event went all-digital, and Rolex, Tudor, and Patek Philippe, three of the industry’s heavy hitters, have postponed their big releases. But that doesn’t mean you can’t buy a very sick released-in-2020 watch. You definitely can—and, if you’re like us, you might want to grab more than one. Here are a few of our favorite new releases.

All products featured on GQ are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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Saudi to Host Ad-Diriyah Biennale Foundation Art Event

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Art lovers, we have some exciting news, a massive new art event is coming to Saudi Arabia next year!

Ad Diriyah Biennale Foundation for Contemporary Art will showcase the work of the region’s artists, as well as highlight pieces from artists worldwide.

The biennale will alternate in terms of theme, with an exhibition of contemporary art for the first edition set for 2021, and an Islamic art exhibition to follow in 2022.

The news was announced on Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media twitter account.

#هيئة_الثقافة” تعلن بدء التسجيل للمشاركة في معرض “ثنائيات الدرعية” بالرياض https://t.co/z85G6wY3Un pic.twitter.com/MoNTl5FtU6

— وزارة الإعلام (@media_ksa) May 28, 2018

The announcement comes after it was revealed that the Kingdom’s minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud, had joined the Ad Diriyah Biennale Foundation as board director.

The initiative aims to evolve Saudi Arabia’s contemporary art scene and position Ad Diriyah as a regional and international hub for culture. We, as a collective one, cannot wait to see all of the artwork when the event kicks off next year!

While we wait, here’s a list of several ways that you can explore more of the region’s and the world’s art scene – right now!

Ithra

Saudi Arabia’s award-winning multi-purpose art space has several virtual free art tours, online classes, and workshops to attend. To join in on the art experience, all you have to do is register. Click here to do so.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France

Thanks to the Google Arts & Culture website, you can explore the world-renowned museum that is home to some of the most sought after pieces of art, including Vincent van Gogh’s “Self Portrait.”

The Louvre in Paris, France Virtual Tour

Explore the Galerie d’Apollon and view Egyptian antiques at The Louvre in Paris, France.

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