Giving birthday gifts to your significant other can sometimes feel like making your way through a booby-trapped room with a potential priceless treasure to be won at the end. Get it wrong, and you can ruin everything. For example, buying a size 16 when your girlfriend is a 12 is definitely not going to end well. Or buying her gold when she loves silver – rookie mistake. But, by avoiding these potential pitfalls and getting her the right present, you will make your lady happier on her special day and put you in her good book for days, if not months, to come.
There’s no need to stress out about choosing the right gift, as we’re here to help. By putting in the basic ground work and making sure you avoid some big no-nos, gift giving shouldn’t be feared. For starters, subtly finding out key information about your partner if you’re not 100% sure is an important step. For example, find out about clothing sizes, jewelry preferences and any hobbies you may think may come in useful. From there, use the information to make an informed decision about a gift you think she will like. You could also make the gift extra special by combining it with a handmade card, weekend getaway or romantic picnic under the stars.
To help inspire your choice of gift, we’ve put together a list of 10 great birthday present ideas for ladies. Whether she loves music, exercising, flowers or food, there’s something for every preference below.
1. XLEADER Bluetooth Speaker
BEST FOR THE MUSIC LOVER
Whether she loves country, pop or just can’t get enough of heavy metal, gifting your music-loving partner a way to listen to her tunes is always a winning idea. In addition to delivering full, high-definition sound, this XLEADER Bluetooth Speaker has an eye-catching, circular design, which would look great in the home, office or even on the move. It’s available in a range of attractive colors and has an impressive 33-foot range for Bluetooth connectivity. The modern device includes handy, top-mounted touch buttons for easy control and includes an auxiliary port for direct connections.
2. LETSCOM Bluetooth Headphones
BEST FOR THE WORKOUT WOMAN
If your lady loves to start the day with a run or workout, make sure that time has the soundtrack she wants with the LETSCOM Bluetooth Headphones. These wireless, Bluetooth headphones come in a range of colors and connect to a smartphone, computer or other Bluetooth devices for personal listening at home or on the go. They are also IX7 rated, meaning they can withstand heavy rain and sweat without problem. This feature makes them ideal for all weather and long, intensive runs, too.
3. KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Variety Pack
BEST FOR THE FOODIE
If it’s genuinely questionable whether your girlfriend loves you or food more, the KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Variety Pack is a great choice for a gift. Inside the beautiful gift box, you’ll find nine different chocolates, each a delicious sample taken from KOHLER’s original recipe chocolates. The chocolates are all handcrafted and made from Wisconsin dairy cream as well as a premium chocolate. Chocolates include a blueberry rare facet, a caramel brownie chocolate and a dark chocolate heart. Pair this box of chocolates with a bottle of champagne for a simple and delicious gift for her.
4. DIPTYQUE Berries Scented Candle
BEST FOR THE HGTV LOVER
If your partner simply can’t get enough of HGTV or just loves all things French, this beautiful DIPTYQUE Baies Scented Candle will score you some major points. The to-die-for candle features an irresistibly fresh and fruity scent, which creates the perfect environment for relaxing. Even when you aren’t burning the candle, the DIPTYQUE branded glass holder adds an additional air of luxury to your home interiors.
5. Lulu 4 Plus
If your relationship has the right tone, giving a sex toy to your wife or girlfriend can be a fun way to spice up a birthday evening. The Lulu 4 Plus is highly rated on Amazon and allows for play for both men and women. The dual wand is portable and discreet. In addition, it features five powerful speeds and modes. Plus, the included remote control could lead to some kinky 50 Shades of Grey-type fun at dinner (you know the scene we’re talking about).
6. MOROCCANOIL Body Collection Set
BEST FOR THE BEAUTY OBSESSED
Show you care for your partner’s skin and hair by gifting her this MOROCCANOIL Body Collection Set. Inside the hair and body essentials kit, you’ll find everything you need to give your body a luxurious boost. Each part of the kit has been infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and the brand’s signature fragrance. Products include a body buff, hand cream, dry body oil and a Moroccan oil treatment. There’s also a handy and sleek cosmetics pouch for easy storage.
7. The New York Times Custom Birthday Book
For a more personal touch, try this custom book from the New York Times. Inside this beautifully put together book, you’ll get the front page of The New York Times newspaper from each birthday your partner has celebrated since birth. This book is something they’ll be able to keep for ages and offers an interesting snapshot through time, letting you see exactly what else was happening on arguably the most important day of the year.
8. Coach Calfskin Leather Foldover Convertible Clutch
BEST FOR THE FASHIONISTA
Another handbag? Absolutely! This Coach Calfskin Leather Foldover Convertible Clutch is available in black, cerise and saddle and is a great addition to any wardrobe, no matter how big or small. Ideal for grab-and-go moments when you’re heading out of the house, the convertible clutch features a snap-flap closure and has a large main pocket alongside an external slip pocket for storing your smartphone and other going out essentials.
9. DELSEY Paris Luggage Chatelet Carry On Spinner
BEST FOR THE JET SETTER
Got some jet setting adventures on the horizon? Make sure your lady has everything she needs to carry with the DELSEY Paris Luggage Chatelet Carry On Spinner. In addition to providing plenty of space for carry-on travel essentials, the classy case features a number of handy extras, including a telescopic handle, a built-in TSA-approved lock and double spinner wheels for a smooth experience in the terminal. The bag even includes its very own braking system to prevent an unwanted luggage escape.
10. Jane Basch Designs Birthstone Pendant Necklace
If you forgot last year or it’s a big number occasion, you may need to raise your gifting game. If so, bring out the big guns in the form of this Jane Basch Designs Birthstone Pendant Necklace. By matching the gemstone inside lobster clasp closure to her month of birth, you’ll show her that you took a few extra seconds to think about the gift. The surrounding 14-karat gold necklace completes the look. This gift will serve as a forever reminder of how much she means to you.