Ulta's 2023 Free Birthday Gift Options Are The Perfect Way To Treat Yourself On Your Big Day

Birthdays are super exciting. Even if you're not big on aging, many will admit that having all the attention on themselves for one day a year is fun. Different companies have worked to make your big day even more special, giving out free rewards or gifts to help celebrate the occasion.

Starbucks is one of the biggest chains to offer birthday rewards for those who use their app. The infamous birthday reward will grant you a free drink or food item of your choice. In addition to food chains, many other retail brands offer discounts or gifts to their customers, like Target and IKEA, and many others (via U.S. News). 

If you're big on beauty, Sephora offers three different birthday gift choices for members of their reward program each year, per the New York Post. The practice is well-loved by shoppers, and their biggest rival, Ulta, has decided to follow suit. However, they offer a unique twist to birthday celebrations. 

Celebrating in February? Go get your free mascara!

Sephora and Ulta have a competitive rivalry. In a survey conducted by CivicScience, of the 1,986 U.S. residents asked to choose between the two companies, Ulta came out on top as the favorite beauty store for shoppers aged 13 and older. Now, Ulta will surely garner even more customers this year as they launch their 2023 free birthday gift.

While Sephora has four birthday items to choose from, Ulta has switched up the game by offering a different product each month (via Nubelease). If you are an Ultimate Rewards member, make sure you swing by to pick up the gift that is offered during your birth month.

For January birthdays, Ulta offered a travel-sized face mask from Dermalogica. If you're celebrating in February, the store is offering Lancôme Lash Idôle Lash-Lifting & Volumizing Mascara in a deluxe sample size. The product has rave reviews for avoiding smudging and flaking. This mascara retails for $14, but February babies will land it for free.

Here is what will be offered during the rest of 2023

The rest of the year has an impressive list of beauty products available for free as a birthday reward from Ulta. Born in March? You'll snag one of the most beloved hair care items of 2022, Olaplex's No. 3 Hair Perfector (via Nubelease).

Here's what to expect for the rest of the year. April: PEACH & LILY Size Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser; May: Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil; June: Lancôme Advanced Génifique Night Cream; July: Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment Mask for Damaged Hair; August: Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Tubing Mascara; September: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream; October: Tula Skincare The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser; November: IGK Good Behavior 4-in-1 Prep Spray; December: Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator Moisturizer.

While all of this year's Ulta birthday gifts are fun, there are a few highlights. The Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream has been noted as one of the best skincare products at Ulta, per PopSugar. If you're looking for top-notch hair care, Bumble and Bumble's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil won an Allure Best of Beauty award. None of these freebies catching your eye? No worries. Ulta offers double-point rewards during your birthday month, so be sure to swing by the store to celebrate your big day anyway!