26 Gifts for Her That Aren’t Flowers or Chocolate

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Shopping for gifts for her is rarely easy. You want to find the perfect gift, whether it’s for Christmas, her birthday or a special anniversary. Is it too romantic? Not romantic enough? Fortunately, you can relax, because we’re taking care of the gift ideas for you.

If you’re looking for a present for the lady in your life, whether it’s your girlfriend, fiancee, wife, aunt, sister, you name it, we have a foolproof list of gift ideas for you. Every item on our list is sure to impress. She’ll wonder how you even know what exfoliating sugar cubes are — or that she really wanted a new lip gloss (what woman doesn’t!?). And don’t worry — you can claim all the credit! We just want to help you get it right this V-Day.

So as the clock counts down and you scramble to finish all your shopping, here are the best gifts for her for any occasion. Under the wire? Shop flower deliveries you can order up until the last minute.


1. FOREO LUNA mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush

If you want to gift her a luxury beauty item she hasn’t bothered to buy herself — this is it. The FOREO LUNA facial cleansing brush is magic. If she’s the type of woman who can never go to bed without washing her face, she’s bound to appreciate this travel-sized cleansing tool. Beauty mavens swear by this beauty device, which reaches deep beneath the surface to remove any impurities and unclog pores. For all these reasons, this colorful facial cleansing brush is one of the top gifts for her in 2020.

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2. Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette

If she’s all about astrology, it might put some fear in her when mercury is in retrograde — but this pretty palette by Huda Beauty will be sure to balance things out. There’s a color for every season and mood. It contains 18 shades, including nine mattes, six metallics, a glitter powder with silver sparkles and two sheer reflective shadows. Ranging from neutrals to statement hues, she can create endless makeup looks with this single palette.

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3. Genuine Diamond 14K Rose Gold Over Silver Bolo Bracelet


Your lady is already glowing, now help her shine with this jaw-dropping and gorgeous bracelet from JCPenney. Featuring 17 genuine diamonds and a 14K rose-gold-over-silver bracelet, this elegant piece will add a touch of class to any outfit she’s wearing. The bolo-style clasp is not only easy to adjust, it also looks great when paired with just about anything, and will surely stand out among her jewelry collection. Normally $200, this bracelet is presently 65% off, putting it at the absurdly affordable price of just $69.99. We couldn’t believe it either, which is why we rushed to add it to our list.

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4. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speaker features watercolor swirls and is totally waterproof! It’s perfect to take on the next weekend away and it makes for a great, regular outdoor speaker, too. It connects to Bluetooth in a pinch, so it’s easy to have total control over the playlist until around 100 feet away. If she’s the known party host of her friend group, she’ll love the fact that this speaker will still stream the tunes even if her BFF spills a mimosa on it. Plus, if your gal loves to sing in the shower, then the Wonderboom waterproof speaker is a dream come true.

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5. Gucci Guilty Love Edition Eau de Parfum For Her

Romance will literally be in the air after she spritzes the latest scent from Gucci. The limited-edition perfume is an exotic floral-fruity chypre that pays homage to the Narcissus flower. The blend of bergamot, grapefruit, violet, jasmine sambac and musks make a head-turner of a perfume, and the retro pink glass bottle is the perfect adornment for her vanity.

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6. Savage x Fenty Down the Aisle Teddy 


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Nothing screams sex appeal more than red lingerie, are we right? This red lace teddy from Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty line is a treat to anyone who gets to wear it (or see it). The heart mesh fabric and ruffle lace trim cue the romance — and not just on February 14th. If you want to make the special woman in your life feel not only loved, but super sexy, this teddy is just the gift.


7. Bev Rosé 8pk

Instead of roses, get some rosé. We think it should be the official beverage of Galentine’s Day. To make it even more fun, this one comes in a can. On the dry side, it has just the right amount of fizz, plus strawberry and raspberry with a white peach finish. If you’re buying this for your boo, it might work best as an add-on to a larger present like jewelry or a home-cooked meal.

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8. Quay Come Thru

She can never have enough sunnies, and these are sure to be a standout in her collection. There’s so much to love about them, from the festive pink hue for V-day to the distinctive cat-eye shape to the invisible frame. She’ll be on-trend every time she slips on this pair — and she’ll be thinking of you.

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9. Diptyque Paris en Fleur Candle

Go ahead and name a city more romantic than Paris. We’ll wait. When you can’t whisk your best girl there for a whirlwind getaway, this limited-edition candle is the next best thing. And everyone loves a Diptyque candle. It’s inspired by the city of light, which just so happens to be the birthplace of Diptyque. The fresh rose chypre scent, rounded out with patchouli, smells just as pretty as it looks.

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10. Astrid & Miyu Mystic Star Necklace

Instead of buying roses, how about rose gold. This dainty necklace features a sparkling star charm on a delicate chain. It’s ideal for wearing on its own or layered as part of a sexy date night outfit.

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11. Harper + Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cubes

You can’t put a price on self-care, which every busy woman needs more of. These sugar cubes will help her get that much-deserved R&R. These six exfoliating cubes are enriched with shea butter and aloe vera. They soften in water so as she’s rinsing off she can run these fresh-smelling cubes along her arms and legs to soften up dry spots and leave her smelling absolutely amazing. Who needs a trip to the spa when you have these?

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12. Renpho Shiatsu Foot Massager With Heat

Give her an excuse to unwind with this electric foot massager by Renpho. She can slip her toes right in and select the length of time, kneed intensity, air intensity, and the best part… heat. This specific massaging machine has thousands of rave reviews on Amazon, and chances are the lady in your life will love it, too.

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13. Lele Sadoughi Crystal Knotted Headband

Headbands are hotter than ever and Lele Sadoughi’s are especially on fire. This one hits all the trends: velvet, multicolor crystals and that signature knot. This headband is one-size-fits-all which eliminates the need for returns, and instantly elevates any OOTD.


14. Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Lip Stain Color

Choose one of the sixteen shades (which work on all skin tones) and gift to the lady who wouldn’t mind throwing a fresh coat of fabulous to her pout. The glossy lip stain offers the wear time of a normal lip stain, but the lacquered shine of a high gloss. Yves Saint Laurent is one of the most interesting fashion houses to watch right now, and their beauty products are a fantastic gift idea for the fashionista in your life.

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15. Nespresso by De’Longhi

Fulfill her coffee and espresso needs with this Nespresso by De’Longhi Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle. Whether she wants an espresso or alto, she’ll have it all right at the press of a button. Her favorite part will be the fact that it heats up in under 15 seconds and has a container that holds up to 17 used capsules. Plus, the bundle includes a milk frother to apply the correct finish to lattes and cappuccinos.

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16. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe

What feels better than snuggling up in a plushy bathrobe after a hot shower or bath? It’s like giving yourself a warm hug. This super-soft bathrobe by Brooklinen features Turkish spa-like material that will turn any regular bathroom into a zen haven. Your favorite gal will feel like she’s lounging in luxury every morning, and she’ll never forget that you were the one who made it possible.

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17. Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Water Bottle

Brighten up her desk with one of these water bottles from Hydro Flask. The office can be draining — and dehydrating — so this will help her stay hydrated and happy while toiling away. All her coworkers will be wanting one of these for themselves. For work, for the gym, and for everywhere she goes, this water bottle will go with her.

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18. Long Distance Wooden Friendship Lamp

This is the sweetest gift to give to a woman in your life who lives far away. This smartly designed friendship lamp helps you stay in touch with siblings and old friends. Whether she’s a few towns over or taking up a new life in a different country, these wooden friendship lamps make it possible to let her know she’s on your mind any time. Tap your lamp and hers will light up! When she receives the message, she can tap her lamp to send you the return signal.

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19. Birdies Cheetah Flats

Trust us when we say we live in these, and the woman in your life will, too. There are endless patterns to pick from depending on her persona. Does she live in leopard print? Or is she more of an olive green gal? You can’t go wrong with any of these colors or prints, but we’re particularly partial to the animal prints that are trending this season. Every woman needs some good flats in her closet, and that’s why these are some of the best gifts for her this year.

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20. Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama

Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama made the cut of Oprah’s list of favorite things in 2019 and it’s still going strong. It’s a perfect gift for any lady in your life who could use a little woman-to-woman inspiration.

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21. Kate Spade New York Marmalade Studs

These glistening marmalade stud earrings are a versatile piece of jewelry she can wear with any look. The studs also come packed in a cute carrying pouch, so the wrapping job is basically already done for you. She’ll probably start wearing her hair back more so she can show them off at the office or on a night out. Kate Spade always has gorgeous earrings that make perfect gifts, and you can’t go wrong with these sparkly studs.

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22. Kindle Paperwhite

Of all the gifts we’ve been given in the past, this is probably the one we use the most. She can load new best-selling books and her favorite magazines, or browse new releases so she’s never stuck without a good read on her next commute or vacay. For an even more thoughtful gift, gift her an Audible credit as well so she can pick out a few books right when she receives her new Paperwhite.

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23. Sagaform Wine Carafe With Oak Stopper

The Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper is perfect for keeping any kind of wine fresh thanks to its eye-catching oak stopper. In addition to wine, it can be used for water, juice, and other drinks. The hand-blown wine carafe is dishwasher safe and lead-free.

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24. Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3

She doesn’t need to be a total tech nerd to appreciate a killer pair of noise-cancelling headphones. Whether she travels a lot and could use these for the plane or simply enjoys streaming her favorite podcast at home on the couch without distraction, these Sony headphones are best in class. They offer unrivaled noise cancelling, side panel touch controls, a fast-charging battery with a long lifespan, and even include built-in Alexa functionality, too.

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25. Adorable Stuffed Sloth

For a Valentine’s Day, anniversary or birthday gift that’s sure to get a laugh, you can’t go wrong with this adorable little sloth. The laconic mammal likes to spend its time napping and relaxing, which makes it one of the most relatable animals in the animal kingdom. This stuffed sloth comes bearing a tongue-in-cheek message that will make her smile. While you might want to combine this gift with something else on this list, it will make the perfect surprise.

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26. Rolling Stones 6-Pack Gift Set of Socks

One can never have too many socks. Liven up her sock drawer with this limited-edition set of Rolling Stones socks in celebration of 50 years of the band. We know vintage band tees are all the rage right now, but this will take her love of music to a new level and spark all kinds of conversation in her next board meeting. If she’s not a Rolling Stones fan, don’t worry. Happy Socks has tons of smart designs for her to enjoy.

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