Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or some other date of importance, it’s unlikely you will go a whole lifetime without making a mistake once or twice when it comes to finding the best gifts for your wife. This holiday season, put in the work and thrill her with a meaningful gift. We’re giving you a little leg up with our roundup of the best wife gift ideas, but it’s still up to you to pick the present from our list that will put a smile on her face… and arrive in time for Santa to wrap it.
We understand that picking out gifts can be a tougher task than it sounds, which is exactly why this list includes items for all kinds of personalities and all kinds of budgets. From diamond earrings and Kate Spade handbags to a coloring book and scented candles, it’s definitely important to remember that price doesn’t dictate what a gift is worth, nor does it need to be given on a predefined day (why not surprise your wife today?).
For the more forgetful out there, here’s a pro tip. Rather than wait for an important occasion to come around and realize you’ve forgotten, choose one of these gifts, order it and keep it safe for a “rainy day” situation. It may seem like a silly idea now, but when it saves your back, you’ll be thanking us for the safeguard.
1. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker
BEST GIFT FOR THE WIFE WHO TURNS UP THE TUNES
If your wifey gets a kick out of pumping up the volume and dancing (or singing) her heart out, this Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speaker will keep you out of the doghouse for awhile. The portable speaker features watercolor swirls and yeah, it’s waterproof. Even if you’re not into the way it looks, you’ll be glad she has it on the next hiking trip or weekend away. It makes a great, regular outdoor speaker, too. It easily connects right to Bluetooth, so she’ll have total control over the playlist until she’s around 100 feet away.
2. NEST Classic Candle in Moroccan Amber
BEST GIFT FOR THE CANDLE-CRAZED WIFE
If she obsesses over candles 365 days of the year, she deserves to unwrap a NEST candle on Christmas morning. Chances are she’s done her best to save money on candles and it’s likely she doesn’t always spend on luxe versions. NEST is a brand that will make her heart flutter, and the gorgeous Moroccan Amber blend (a classic) will give her butterflies that remind her of you. It’s a soy-based candle, which means it burns clean and won’t release those harmful chemicals in the air.
3. Marc Jacobs Square Sunglasses
BEST GIFT FOR THE DESIGNER-ONLY WIFE
If your wifey wears sunglasses winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is invest in a gorgeous pair of Marc Jacobs sunnies to defrost her heart over the holidays. These black frames will look chic whether she’s wearing a bikini or a chunky kit scarf. The non-polarized glasses feature 100% UV protection.
4. Instant Pot Duo
BEST FOR THE WIFE WHO WEARS A CAPE IN THE KITCHEN
With over 37,000 rave Amazon reviews, it’s no wonder why this Instant Pot will excite her. It speeds up the cooking process and also retains more nutrition thanks to limiting the amount of time food is exposed to heat. Even if she’s a beginner in the kitchen, she’ll gain access to the Instant Pot app which provides over a thousand recipes. But chances are, she’ll know just what to do with it! The multi-use programmable pressure cooker offers seven functions so your leading lady can steam, warm, slow-cook, or sauté her (and let’s be honest, your) meals. It makes yogurt, too.
5. Sweet Water Decor Mrs. Trinket Dish
BEST STOCKING STUFFER
Let this be the sweetest gift Santa leaves in your wife’s stocking. It’s the perfect catchall to remind her that she is yours and you are hers. The metallic gold that glimmers around the edges of the dish and on the “Mrs.” lettering at the center of the dish is so glam. She will use it as a resting spot for her everyday essentials, like keys, or she’ll use it for her rings and bracelets.
6. LUNA Weighted Blanket
BEST WINTER GIFT FOR WIFEY
This blanket features 15 pounds of cuddle power so when you’re out of town or watching sports in the basement, she can keep warm, calm, and snuggled in. This is by far one of the hottest winter gifts of 2019, since anxiety-reducing weighted blankets have skyrocketed in popularity. Let’s put it this way: If she doesn’t have it, she wants it.
7. Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs
BEST GIFT FOR THE ARTS-AND-CRAFTS-LOVING WIFE
Coloring books aren’t just for kids. It turns out that spending time coloring in the lines is actually one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to relax. And so, what better gift to give than the power to relax? Inside this Adult Coloring Book, you’ll find over 50 animal patterns featuring scenes from forests, oceans and deserts. It will provide hours of fun and relaxation for your wife. If you’re lucky, she might even let you color in one or two.
8. Knock Knock What I Love About You Fill-in-the-Blank Journal
BEST SENTIMENTAL GIFT
There’s never a bad time to remind your significant other how much and why you love them. With this Knock Knock What I Love About You Journal, your wife will have a physical reminder of exactly what makes her special. Example fill-in-the-blanks include, “You deserve the ______ award” and “You have the greatest taste in ______.” These pages allow you to use all your wit and charm to deliver lines that remind your partner why they love you, too. The book itself has a hard cover for durability and even includes a plastic jacket for extra protection, allowing your wife to read it over and over without fear.
9. Yinuo Mirror Scented Candles Gift Set
BEST JUST-BECAUSE GIFT
Another great option for a “just because” gift is a scented candle. This Yinuo Mirror Scented Candles Gift Set includes four individual candles, each with their very own scent. These scents include Fresh Spring, Lavender and Lemon and are an ideal way to create an atmosphere for a romantic evening together. As an added bonus, each candle comes in its own beautifully decorated pot with a lid, and the set itself is presented in an equally beautiful gift box.
10. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
BEST GIFT FOR A LAUGH
It’s a pretty safe bet that your wife is a Harry Potter fan (who isn’t?). And so, it’s only logical that a Harry Potter cookbook is going to be well received. Inside this spellbound book, you’ll find over 150 recipes, including some of your soon to be favorites like Treacle Tart (Harry’s favorite dessert), Molly’s Meat Pies (A Mrs. Weasley classic) and Kreacher’s French Onion Soup. As you work through each of the enchanting pages, it’ll let you feel like you and your wife have transported into the wizarding world we all love.
11. Lonxu Womens Silk Satin Pajamas Set
BEST GIFT FOR SPICING THINGS UP
While silk nightwear may set of all kinds sex-related alarms in your head, this isn’t the direction we’re going for. These luxury pajamas are actually built with the wearer’s comfort in mind. That’s not to say they won’t spice things up in the bedroom. However, when your wife puts them on, there’s more of a chance she’ll be asleep in seconds from the extreme comfort. These pajamas are available in eight different color options, including red, blue and black.
12. Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser
BEST GIFT FOR THE STRESSED OUT WIFE
Diffusing essential oils is very trendy these days, and we’re willing to bet your wife would love to add these helpful scents to your home. The Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser has over 1,800 5-star reviews from users. And as much as this is a great gift choice for your wife, you can very much see this as a gift for yourself, too. Not only will your house smell great, essential oils have a range of additional benefits from helping manage allergy symptoms to delivering a more enjoyable night’s sleep.
13. Le Creuset Stoneware French Press
BEST GIFT FOR THE FOODIE WIFE
Sometimes gifting your wife a piece of kitchen equipment may result in more anger than elation. However, when the item’s a French press and it’s made by Le Creuset, you can rest assured there will be nothing but joy. This Le Creuset Stoneware French Press is stunning and can either add to or begin a new collection of Le Creuset’s iconic kitchenware. The press itself is made from high-fired stoneware and features a non-porous, enamel finish with a stainless steel plunger to complete the quality look. Be sure to grab a premium bag of coffee to accompany this gift.
14. BUREI Women’s White Dial Skeleton Watch
BEST SPLURGE GIFT
No matter the occasion, jewelry is always a winner. It’s important to remember, the more important the occasion, the nicer the jewelry should be. This BUREI Women’s White Dial Skeleton Watch is a great option for big occasions. Birthdays, anniversaries and promotions can all be celebrated with one of these beautiful timepieces. Watches are also a great gift from a husband to a wife, because anytime your wife needs to check the time, she’ll be reminded how thoughtful you are. This watch is water resistant up to 165 feet and powers itself from the movement of your arm alone. It’s also available in rose gold and gold options and comes in a stylish storage box.
15. Vir Jewels Certified Diamond Stud Earrings
BEST CLASSICALLY ROMANTIC GIFT
We’ve said it once, but it’s worth repeating. If you aren’t sure what to get your wife, jewelry is always a safe bet. In the case of these Vir Jewels Certified Diamond Stud Earrings, you’ll have a gift worthy of any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or a big, unexpected surprise. These earrings come in a choice of white or yellow gold, and your order will include a gift box for present-worthy presentation. Plus, each pair of these high-quality earrings is crafted in New York.
16. Kate Spade New York Grove Street Millie Purse
BEST GIFT FOR THE PURSE COLLECTOR
As you probably already know, you can never (ever) have too many handbags or shoes. With that in mind, this Kate Spade New York Grove Street Printed Millie Purse is a solid choice for important occasions. It’s available in a range of colors and features beautifully embossed leather as well as gold or silver-toned accents. You’ll find a full length slip pocket on the outside, while the single top zipper opens to the main central pocket and a handy internal pocket. The bag’s versatile design means your partner will be able to get twice as much use out of it, too, as it works as both a day and evening bag.