When it’s time to buy Christmas gifts, it’s absolutely normal to feel like you’re under pressure — especially when it’s a gift for her, the special lady in your life. The holidays are coming up fast, and that means it’s time to find the best gifts for her. Now, don’t get nervous — there are plenty of options out there and plenty of smart gift ideas for every type of woman. First thing’s first — you’ll want to ask yourself what the nature of your relationship is, what type of woman the gift-ee is, and what you’re willing to spend. After answers to those three questions, you’ll at least have gotten closer to a great gift.
Whether the present is for your girlfriend, fiancée, wife, aunt, sister, you name it, we have a foolproof list of gift ideas for her. Every item on our list is sure to impress someone — whether she’s sporty, fashion-oriented, loves adventure or prefers to cuddle up. We’ve got something for everyone, so go with your gut and show up with confidence. The truth is, she’ll appreciate it no matter what it is because it came from you. And don’t worry — you can claim all the credit! We just want to help you get it right.
Don’t wait until the last minute and be the guy who ordered something a week before Christmas, trust us when we say — it’ll show. Get a head start now and save on stress by checking out the best Christmas gifts for her.
1. Drunk Elephant The Littles Bundle
If your girlfriend, mom or sister loves skincare, or even if she doesn’t, Drunk Elephant is a great option for anyone and this bundle includes a mini version of many of their top products for her to try. It includes a hydration serum, cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream and more, all of which is designed to balance out all skin types and restore health. All products are also biocompatible and designed to be layered on top of one another — so if she doesn’t have the patience or want a long skincare routine she can just run all of these products on in any order and will be doing her skin a huge favor. Plus, this pack comes in a cute carrying case and is perfect for travel, so she can easily take it with her anywhere in the future.
2. Function of Beauty Shampoo + Conditioner
Love your partner’s luscious locks? Gift her the beauty of customization with this haircare dynamic duo that comes custom-made for her hair. Function of Beauty is all about hair and body care that fits the individual person, and all of their products are made without sulfates, parabens and other chemicals. Show her you care about every part of her, down to the last hair on her head, with this thoughtful gift.
3. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
If your lady dries her hair every morning or even semi-occasionally, this hair dryer makes a great gift as the gold-standard of luxury hair dryers. This hair dryer is built to protect hair from heat damage, a common concern with frequent hair dryer use, and has fast drying+ and controlled styling built in to increase smoothness by 75%, shine by 132% and decrease flyaways up to 61%. It’s engineered for a variety of hair types so no matter what your girl’s hair is like (or even if you don’t know) this hair dryer is a great pick for taking care of it. It’s also lightweight and balanced for comfortable usage, and the magnetic attachments make switching between modes easy.
4. Gaiam Yoga Mat
Got a girlfriend who’s a yogi? Has she been not-so-subtly complaining about her sweaty, old yoga mat that’s seen better days? Trust us, this is one of the best ones out there for her practice and will last her through years and asanas in the future. This yoga mat from Gaiam is lightweight and thick so her knees and hands will have plenty of support as she shuffles through cat, cow and downward dog. The non-slip textured surface is sticky so even sweaty palms won’t prevent a solid grip and the material is non-toxic making it a healthier choice for her and the planet.
5. INVIKTUS Silver Birds Tree Jewelry Stand Display
She can show off her jewelry in style with this charming bird tree jewelry stand with vintage appeal. Quite the twofer, it makes a pretty decor statement while keeping all her pretty things organized and easily accessible. Necklaces and earrings can hang from the branches, while rings can sit in the dish below. It comes in three colors so you can opt for whatever compliments her style best.
6. True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil
We know you already think your girl is pure radiance, but this oil from True Botanicals is a hot topic product in a beauty space for a reason. It’s a best-selling moisturizer that’s clinically proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and increase the levels of hydration in your skin. It’s made of natural ingredients proven to work on your skin, deeply penetrating and delivering nutrients like Omega-3’s and essential fatty acids your skin needs to retain moisture. It’s formulated for dry and combination skin types, and the whole brand is sustainably made.
7. Courant CATCH:3 Wireless Charging Station
Devices love these Courant CATCH charging stations, and we love them too. The stylish leather covers a sleek tray that holds everything your girl needs to be a boss all day long — and makes sure that everything is charged and ready to keep up with her. It’s a great gift for reorganizing a nightstand or keeping by the front door so she never forgets anything.
8. Rothy’s Grey Camo Sneaker
The problem with sneakers? They get dirty and are a bit complicated to clean, except for Rothy’s. These sneakers are completely machine-washable and cute at the same time, a style unicorn if you ask me (or your girl). These slip-on sneakers are super comfortable and the material is made of recycled water bottles, an environmental plus. This grey camo pattern is super cute and versatile when it comes to accompanying outfits, but there are a ton of other styles and patterns to choose from on their site.
9. Madewell Medium Transport Tote
Whether your girl collects bags like it’s her job or only needs one and rarely switches it out, this purchase is worth it. This bag is made for everything — from schlepping her laptop back and forth from work to a quick weekend getaway where all she needs is a change of clothes and a phone charger. It’s made of two pieces of fine leather and has an exterior and interior pocket for keeping everything a the ready including phone, keys and wallet.
10. Theragun mini
You’ve probably heard of Theragun by Therabody, the top-of-the-line workout recovery guns designed to ease muscle tension and give you a great sports massage anywhere. This mini version is great for not only targeting specific areas of tension on the body but traveling and always having pain relief close by. This massage gun is compact but quite powerful with a QX35 Motor with QuietForce technology that has three different speed settings depending on what you need that day. It’s an impressive device that you’ll probably want to borrow once you gift it to her.
11. Lovely Tote Co. 2-Way Belt Bag
Whether you like it or not, fanny packs are back in a big way and this stylish leather option is a great gift for a practical and stylish woman in your life. This makes her hands-free and able to take on the world while still keeping her wallet, phone and keys safely at arm’s reach. This particular bag can work as both a fanny pack and cross-body bag so she’s got options and is ultra-mobile either way for walking, biking, hiking, etc. It comes in a few different colors and patterns but we love the classic black option as a go-to everyday bag.
12. Daily Harvest Monthly Subscription
Smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, deserts — Daily Harvest has everything your girl could want when it comes to flash frozen, healthy, nutritious meals that only take a quick blend and/or stove-top warm-up to make. They have a variety of weekly and monthly plans to suit any budget or desired cadence, and the meal options are all plant-based, organic and allergy-friendly. She’ll love the convenience and nutritiousness of the food, and you’ll have to resist stealing back parts of her present for yourself.
13. Tealyra Matcha Kit
These matcha kits have become incredibly trendy this year both for their function, making matcha tea the correct way, and for their aesthetic appeal on any kitchen counter. This ceremonial gift set comes with everything she needs to create her morning matcha with style and antioxidants. It comes with a bamboo whisk, the whisk-holder, the tea scoop and a beautiful Tealrya ceramic bowl, made in Japan, for mixing. It’ll make her mornings brighter, her tea better and will look great stashed next to her favorite sauté pan, blender and fruit bowl.
14. Diptyque Paris Baies/Berries Candle
Everyone loves a Diptyque candle, making it one of the best gifts for her. They’re delightfully luxe and always smell just as pretty as they look. This one is fresh, warm and fruity, with notes of a bouquet of roses and blackcurrant leaves.
15. Drunk Elephant NightBright Duo
Talk about beauty sleep! She’ll wake up with brighter skin thanks to this power couple from beloved skincare brand Drunk Elephant. The pair includes their T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. They team up to refine skin texture and tone while delivering deep moisture. Skin will be left glowing by morning. Made in the US, the clean brand is famous for being safe for even the most sensitive skin.
16. Outdoor Voices 3/4 Two-Tone Leggings
Plenty of us are still working out at home, with gyms closed across the country because of coronavirus. Truthfully, that can sometimes make it more challenging to stay motivated, but these workout leggings will jolt her into action with the sculpting shape and mid-weight texture. They’re just heavy enough to be protective while also not weighing her down during intense cardio sessions. The two-tone color combo is a great look and comes in a variety of color combinations for her (you) to choose from, and the durable fabric will last her a while.
17. Kate Spade Charlotte Street North 4-Piece Dish Set
This 4-piece dinnerware setting from Kate Spade is a great gift for your mom looking for something special to spice up her regular kitchen decor. The design is fairly safe when it comes to tastes, and it’s made by Kate Spade so chances are she’ll like it, or at least appreciate the gesture. The plates are made of genuine porcelain and are dishwasher and microwave-safe, as well as chip resistant.
18. Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Water Bottle
Brighten up her desk with one of these water bottles from Hydro Flask. Work 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.
19. Skagen Aaren Ombre Three-Hand Watch
A cute watch is always a great accessory no matter the outfit. The best part about this gift? It works for moms, sisters and girlfriends — a gift unicorn, if you will. The ombre style is hip, trendy and simplistically beautiful in a way that works with a variety of fashion senses. No matter what they each prefer to wear, this watch will most likely match or compliment it in some way. Plus, the brand is high-quality and worth every penny for something they’ll wear on their wrists every day.
20. Modern Witch Tarot Deck
No matter what you think of tarot cards, if your girlfriend or sister is obsessed with them — this is a great gift. This deck includes 56 different cards as well as a book of interpretations. Both the book and the deck of cards is a modern, all-female take on the classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck that celebrates womanhood and the art of fortune-telling. They incorporate diverse characters, symbols from our modern lives and vibrant, fashion-forward looks your gift-ee will certainly love.
21. Dearfoams Women’s Quilted Slipper
These clouds for your feet look so comfortable and are a perfect self-care gift for any woman in your life who needs a little pampering. They’re made of quilted microfiber that wraps gently around the foot and have reinforced padding in the arch and heel so the foot is sufficiently supported. The cushioned insole also has gel-infused memory foam so the slipper gives a little with each step.
22. Drybar The Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush
A gift that’s always welcome is one that makes her life a little easier. This blow-dryer brush by fan favorite Drybar will do just that. It saves her a step by combining a blow-dryer with a round brush, so she can get a blow-out with just one tool and one step. It boasts ionic technology to cut frizz while delivering mega shine, while the clever design maximizes air flow to speed up the entire process. It’s lightweight and ergonomic, so it won’t leave her arms aching.
23. Girlfriend Ecru Classic Jogger
Joggers are a safe bet when it comes to loungewear these days — because you can comfortably wear them out of the house despite them only being a small step above sweatpants. These joggers are from a brand named Girlfriend Collective that makes all of their high-quality, well-fitting clothes out of recycled materials for a lower environmental impact, if that’s something your girlfriend is passionate about. Regardless, their clothes are solid and these relaxed fit joggers are super soft and have an attractive high-waisted fit that comes in a variety of colors.
24. Marble 2021 Planner
A planner is definitely taking the practical gift route, which some women will definitely appreciate. It’s an act of service to let her know you want her to be organized, in order and successful in the new year — which is incredibly thoughtful. Plus, this planner has a great marble granite design on the front that’s colorful and soothing, with little gold flecks of flair here and there. The 6.3 x 8.4 inch size is perfect for a backpack, bag or briefcase and it features monthly and weekly pages so she can plan based on her preference.
25. Mejuri Organic Large Pearl Hoops
These pearl hoop earrings are super elegant and come from cultured pearls carefully selected for each piece. They’re perfect for special occasions but also durable enough to wear daily if she prefers. Also, the price point is nice for a gift but manageable for a high-quality piece of jewelry she’ll have for years to come.
26. MATE The Label Organic Thermal Wide Leg Pant
Loungewear? This brand takes it to the next level with organic cotton pieces made in LA. These pants are super soft and built with a mid-waist, relaxed fit and adjustable drawstring. These pants are completely non-toxic, and made with no chemicals, dyes, or endocrine disruptors of any kind. They come in a wide range of colors, so if she tends to wear bright-ish colors go with this Sedona shade. If not, black or white are also great options.
27. 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.
28. 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.
29. Glossier The Makeup Set
In the makeup world, Glossier is kind of infamous for its high quality, spot-on products and the luxuriousness you’re able to feel using their products at a very reasonable price. This Makeup Set has the essentials many women need who wear makeup on a daily basis. The kit includes three products that are easy to apply and give everyone a fresh face to take on the day — including a brow shaper, gel blush and a mascara. Don’t worry if you’re not totally sure what that means — trust us when we say that this gift is a home run.
30. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 speaker features 360 sound and additional bass so the special gal in your life will never miss a bass drop. This new model from the brand has an outdoor boost button for giving an increase in loudness and clarity outside. It lasts for 13 hours on a single charge, is waterproof, dust proof and floats. You can also buy one for yourself and pair them to work in tandem and group DJ your next get together. It can pair with any smartphone, tablet or other device and the ultra-portability means it’s up for any adventure.
31. 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.
32. OMG — One More Glass Rosé
This isn’t your average rosé. First off, it comes in a 40 bottle which right off the bat differentiates it from your standard rosé experience. It has a refreshing taste and a perfect dry bite so if your lady enjoys a glass of summer water she’ll love enjoying this bottle any time of year.
33. Catbird Yellow Gold Threadbare Ring
This layered gold ring from Catbird is a simple, elegant accessory that’s perfect for wearing everyday. It’s shiny and has a delicate glisten that’ll stand out and blend in on her finger. It’s made of 14k gold and is also worn daily by American turned princess Meghan Markle.
34. Carter Triangle Bracket Wall Shelf
If you’ve got a sister in a new apartment or a cousin who just started college, these simple shelves are trendy, simple and great for decorating a wall and putting everyday items close at hand. They’re made of natural plywood and metal brackets that support the structure, and they’re perfect for displaying her favorite succulents, crystals, plants and trinkets.
35. Birthdate Candle
We know — a candle seems like a boring gift, but this is no ordinary candle. This candle line has a candle for each birthdate that combine the wisdom and magic of astrology, numerology and tarot to create a one-of-a-kind fragrance designed to invigorate her spiritual self. If your lady is a frequent checker of her horoscope, loves candles or is simply a die hard birthday person — this candle is an awesome choice.
36. Quay Ever After
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 tortoise shell pattern on the outside to the just-large-enough-but-not-obnoxiously-so size. Plus, the cat eye shape is flattering for most face shapes and the not-outrageous price tag makes them perfect for always keeping in her purse, the car or by the front door for walks and hikes.
37. Ninja Professional Countertop Blender
If she likes smoothies and loves to blend, this Ninja blender will get the job done right every time. It’s got 1100 watts of power that can grind, mash, blend and purée all sorts of goodness into delicious concoctions you and her can enjoy daily. The pitcher is 72 ounces making it perfect for everyday blends and weekend margarita mixes, and the purchase comes with two 16 oz. Ninja cups with to-go lids so you can take your drinks on the go.
38. Mejuri Satellite Necklace
Instead of buying roses, how about gold vermeil and white sapphire? This simple, elegant necklace is perfect for ever day wear and made with genuine, AAA mineral gemstones. The chain and settings are 18k gold on sterling silver, and the necklace can be easily layered if she’s already got some daily neckwear she sports.
39. Harper + Ari Rosé 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 18 exfoliating cubes are enriched with shea butter and aloe vera and smell like rosé, trust us it’s awesome. 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?
40. 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.
41. 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.
42. 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.
43. Hydroponics Indoor Herb Growing System
Fresh herbs and the ability to grow them is a highly coveted talent these days, and you can give your girlfriend an extra boost towards success with this indoor hydroponic grower that can produce fresh produce any time of year. The 24-watt LED lights simulate the sunlight spectrum and promote genuine photosynthesis on any weather. The system does nearly everything for her and she gets to take all the credit for the delicious cooking she can do with the basil, rosemary, thyme or any other herb she desires.
44. 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.
45. 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.
46. Electric Wine Bottle Corkscrew Opener
This is a must-have counter gadget for wine lovers of all kinds. It seamlessly removes corks in seconds and can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge. All you need to do is press a button to enjoy a bottle, a handy tool to have for after-work debrief sessions or at a dinner party with friends. The charging station won’t take up much room in her kitchen and it’ll look sleek on her counter between uses.
47. 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.
48. 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.
49. 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 up essentail beach reads 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.
50. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
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 Beats headphones will get the job done and look rose-gold-good while doing it. They have 40 hours of battery life on a single charge and the adjustable, cushioned ear cups stay comfortable for hours.
51. Mario Bedescu Seaweed Night Cream
When in doubt, go with a spa-like item and she’ll feel pampered and thought of. This seaweed night cream has awesome ratings on Amazon for its nourishing and hydrating abilities for the skin. It includes all sorts of vitamins and minerals for vitality and is designed for daily use so she can incorporate it into her nightly skincare routine.