You’re scratching your head trying to figure out what to gift her right now. You probably waited until the last minute too (guilty as charged). Well, don’t stress because I’ve chosen some of the coolest gift ideas for any of the women in your life (even the ones who claim to already have everything). Let’s do this!
THE TOP 3 GIFT IDEAS
If you don’t have time to scroll through all our ideas, now you can immediately check out our favorite three ideas perfect for almost any of the women in your life – which includes the most comfortable pajamas ever, a must-have coffee mug that’ll keep her beverage at the perfect temp (whether it’s hot or cold), and the best selling bath bombs online right now!
When it comes to shopping for the special women in your life it can really cover a lot of very important people. We’re talking about your wife, your mother, your girlfriend, favorite aunt, special sister, your total best friend forever and just about anyone in between. So don’t worry, we got something that’ll work for just about every type of woman out there. Speaking of which, through our research we found some common themes for the types of women and what they’re typically into.
COMMON TYPES OF GIFTS FOR WOMEN
The Fashionista: A stylish piece of jewelry is always a winner. If you’re not sure what her taste is, opt for something classic like a pearl necklace or diamond stud earrings. If jewelry is a bit out of your budget (we get it), you can always opt for super comfy leggings, must-wear slippers, or the perfect cashmere sweater (all are listed below).
The Beauty Lover: Does she love trying out the latest makeup and skincare products? Treat her to a luxurious spa day or a basket filled with her favorite things, especially when it comes from super popular makeup brands like Fenty Beauty (shoutout to Rihanna!).
The Homebody: If she loves spending time at home, pamper her with some cozy essentials like a comfy robe, scented candles, a custom photo mug, or even a cozy and soft t-shirt, sherpa throw blanket or at home spa-set.
The Jetsetter: If she’s always on the go, give her a gift that will make her travels more enjoyable. A nice piece of luggage or a travel pillow would be something she’d actually use. If you’re totally last minute, think about a gift card towards the airline she usually flys with or even one for a travel hotel site where she can put part of your gift card towards her next vacation.
SO, WHAT SHOULD YOU GET HER THIS YEAR?
We’ve spent more than 40 hours (yes, for real) researching, testing, and reviewing some of the coolest ideas that are typically geared towards women. We’ve read hundreds of reviews, picked up some of these for the special women in our lives, and consulted with some of the female authorities online like Vogue, Women’s Health, and Glamour Magazine to see which common themes they were encountering this year. Combined with our own internal research and data, parsing through hundreds of the top online retailers (new inventory and tried-and-true favorites), and personal preferences, we feel like we’ve truly come up with the ultimate gift list, whether you’re looking for something unique and special for her birthday, anniversary, Christmas season, or just because.
Of course we do have some of the standard classic options like the most popular perfume of the year, the comfiest pjs, that robe she’s been eyeing, and – of course – a really nice bouquet of flowers. But don’t eye-roll our list quite yet because there are some really fun and unique options too like online classes she can take from her favorite celeb, the most viral cookware this year, a way to make the most delicious mimosa in under 1 minute and so much more!
If you’re not sure what you should be spending on her, don’t sweat it. Just do what you can (and don’t go overboard). According to some recent data, most shoppers are looking to spend less than $100 this year but, don’t worry, there are still a ton of great options out there. And, remember, it’s not about the amount you spend. What matters is that you get her something on time!
FOR THE WOMAN WHO SMELLS AMAZING
1. Coco Chanel ‘Mademoiselle’ Perfume
It’s officially one of the best-selling perfumes of the year! Mademoiselle is a beautiful blend of floral and citrus notes that is both feminine and sophisticated. The top notes of orange blossom and bergamot are fresh and inviting, while the heart of jasmine and rose give it a romantic edge. The base notes of amber and musk add a touch of mystery and depth, making Mademoiselle perfect for an evening out.
Whether you’re a diehard Chanel fan or just looking for a new signature scent, Mademoiselle is definitely worth a try. It’s elegant, timeless, and sure to turn heads. Trust us, once you try it, you’ll be hooked.
Helpful Review: “This is only the second perfume I have loved. It is so soft and bold, people have stopped me and asked what the name of my fragrance is. Perfumes are something you should fall in love with and even spray on bedding, etc. If you care enough about yourself, don’t spend cheaply, spend wisely. It will pay you back in wonderful smells and feelings.” – Jill P
FOR THE WOMAN WHO LOVES TO LEARN
2. The Online Masterclass Gift Subscription
This idea is so cool. Now she can take an online ‘Master Class’ with an actual expert! Even better, you can quickly and easily gift her this! She can choose from over 45 different classes (and experts) based on her interests. Check out a cooking course from Gordon Ramsay, James Patterson teaches writing, Steve Martin teaches comedy, and so much more.
Helpful Review: “I was about to give up on my dreams when I started Hans Zimmer’s class. It was like someone gave me a slap in the face. He said, are you wasting your life or are you not wasting your life? And that’s when I realized I don’t want to waste another minute of it.” – Paul B
FOR THE WOMAN WHO LOVES LOVE
3. Homesick Love Candle
The Homesick Love candle is a beautiful, hand-poured soy wax candle. The scent is light and floral, with notes of jasmine, rose, and citrus. It’s perfect for filling any room with a bit of romance or just overall friendly love. It’s made with 100% natural ingredients, including essential oils. The candles are also vegan and cruelty-free. They come in a beautiful glass jar that can be reused or recycled – so it’s time to get creative!
Helpful Review: “The packaging is very nice and the candle smells wonderful. You could gift this candle in the box it came in if you wanted to; just stick a bow on top or tie a ribbon on it. The fire does burn a bit higher than other candles I’ve used, so play it safe and don’t leave it next to anything that could catch on fire. I think this would go great in a smaller room, as a bigger room takes a bit for you to smell it across the room (if at all). I would definitely buy this again.” – AmiKeto82
FOR THE WOMAN WHO WANTS AN AT-HOME MANI
4. The Olive & June Home Manicure System
Olive & June
Getting a salon-worthy manicure from the comfort of her own home has never been easier or more fun! From the super popular Beverly Hills brand, Olive & June, this kit comes with everything she’ll need to have the best nails ever. And she can even customize it based on color preferences and more. There are a bunch of options to choose from, but this kit comes with:
- The Nail Clipper
- The Nail File
- The Nail Buffer
- The Polish Remover (Acetone Free)
- The Clean-up Brush
- The Cuticle Serum
- The Super Glossy Top Coat
- A Bonus Latte Mug
- 7 Free Nail Polishes of Your Choice
If she’s a bit new to this, Olive & June also offers free bootcamp videos that will show her exactly how to give herself the best manicure ever – and even how to use the tools and more.
FOR THE HOME CHEF
5. The “Always Pan”
For the Kitchen Gadget Lover
It’s the 1 amazing “Always Pan” from the folks at Our Place that will replace up to 8 existing pans. We own this one ourselves and are obsessed. It can fry, saute, boil, broil, sear, braise, and so much more. And, it’s the one you’ve probably seen all over your Instagram feed. A total winner!
Helpful Review: “I had never believed the incredible reviews on this pan, however, the Always Pan is now the only pan I ever want to use. It is incredibly light, and cleans up like a dream. I was hesitant because I like pans that I can put in the oven, but I am a fan. The Always Pan deserves the accolades it receives on a regular basis.” – Cindi C
FOR THE WOMAN ALWAYS AT THE FARMERS MARKET
6. The Ceramic Berry Basket
The perfect little way to proudly display your berries (or other small fruit) whether you want to showcase it on your counter, kitchen table, or in the fridge. This ceramic floral container comes in a few different patterns and colors to choose from, is totally dishwasher and microwave safe, and is really at a perfect price point (only $16).
Helpful Review: “Such a sweet little basket! This is adorable for your counter. It is pretty small, but will fit blueberries perfectly. I bought it as a gift for an office co-worker and it was perfect filled with berries. Delightful little purchase.” – Eminanna
FOR THE FLOWER LOVER
7. The Bouqs Flower Bouquets
The Bouqs Company
These are some of the coolest, most unique, and popular flowers you can get online (and at a really decent price). In fact, you may have even seen this company on Shark Tank in the past!
Bouqs offers fresh flowers that are grown on eco-friendly, sustainable farms. Plus, they work with local florists all over the world to ensure that your flowers (and plants) are made with the utmost care. And if you’re not satisfied with your purchase, they have a hassle-free return policy. For the perfect flower bouquets for her any time of year!
FOR THE PERSONALIZED GIFT
8. Her “Name in a Snowflake” Christmas Ornament
Even when it’s not officially Christmas, she’ll love getting her name designed into a truly unique snowflake that she can eventually hang on her Christmas tree (or even from a doorknob). Totally customizable, her name will be laser-etched into the snowflake which is made of wood and really is one-of-a-kind. The ornament is 5-inches tall by 5-inches wide and can slightly vary in size depending on the length of her name.
FOR THE WOMAN WHO NEEDS A BREAK
9. The LifeAroundAngels Bath Bomb Gift Set
She’s going to totally zen out with these really amazing bath bombs. They’re actually one of the top-sellers on Amazon, currently have 4.9 out of 5 stars, and over 5,000 reviews. So don’t just take our word for it! This comes as a set of 12, are handcrafted, are individually wrapped, and are even made in the United States.
Helpful Review: “I’ve likely gone through 10 boxes myself as well as bought them as gifts for friends and family. They are LOVED by ALL. Great, lasting scents and they don’t break out my sensitive skin, moisturize without feeling oily, and they don’t stain my tub! They are my MUST HAVE treat to myself!” – Meleah Noland-Dennis
FOR THE LONG DISTANCE LOVE
10. The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger Box
Now this is the coolest thing ever! All you do is simply gift someone this small ‘lovebox’ and whenever you use the app to send them a message the heart on the box will spin (alerting them that there’s a new message) and all they have to do is open the box to see the message you’ve just sent them! It’s the perfect way to let that special someone know you’ve been thinking of them. It’s like a new take on that famous ‘long distance touch lamp‘ that basically broke the internet last year!
An update we really like is that they offer the Lovebox now with a color screen that allows you to send and receive color photos too. For an extra $30 you can get the color version.
FOR THE WOMAN WHO LOVES TO BE COZY
11. The SKIMS Knit Robe
For the Trendy, Yet Comfy
It’s the latest from Kim Kardashian’s brand, SKIMS, that everyone is loving. This comfy, yet chic knit robe is something she’ll love to wear all around the house regardless of the time of year. There are a few amazing color choices too.
Helpful Review: “It’s heavenly. I’ve had it for months now. I wear it daily and it’s holding up very well. It runs true to size so if you like an oversized lounge feel I’d suggest sizing up. Love it.” – Sabrina
FOR THE WOMAN WHO LOVES TECH
12. The New Echo Dot Fourth Generation
It’s the brand new and totally redesigned Echo Dot that looks way cooler than all the older versions. You can still ask Alexa millions of questions, play music, play games, have phone calls, and basically control all the smart devices in your home. Plus, it’s super easy to use and at a really good price right now.
Helpful Review: “I like to play music through my Alexa speakers. While I have the Studio in my living room which is awesome, I bought this to upgrade the one in my bedroom from the Echo 1st gen as it was starting to have issues. I am so pleased with how clear the sound is and how much better it sounds from the old one. It is so nice and I have to admit I am amazed at the difference.” – Rae P
FOR FUN CUSTOMIZATION
13. What I Love About You
This is a playful and fun way to show your wife all the cute things you love about her. You’ll have to fill out this personalized book, but it’s simple, quick, and something you can both have a laugh over. She’ll love that you put some extra thought into it.
Helpful Review: “I bought 2 of these books for my husband and I to separately fill out and gift to each other for our anniversary. We both had fun and a lot of laughs exchanging them together and reviewing what the other person wrote. My one complaint would be that a few of the prompts were very leading, so it was hard to really come up with creative answers for some of them. This lead to a couple of pages where we wrote the same exact thing. Which isn’t necessarily the worst thing, but in a book like this it helps to have very open-ended prompts.” – Amy
FOR THE LADY WHO LOVES TO BRUNCH
14. The 1 Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Set
Because she should be able to have the best brunch of her life any day of the week. This trio set allows you to drop a deliciously flavored cube into your champagne glass and within a minute you’ll have a great tasting mimosa like strawberry, peach, or raspberry. Yum!
Helpful Review: “I was the host for my cousin’s bridal shower. She wanted it to be a classy, beautiful event for all the women in the family and friends. The Minute Mimosa allowed me to have amazing beverages (with just a little sign stating the directions) while still carrying out other hosting tasks (answering the door, setting out the food, etc.) My cousin loved it and everyone at the party was talking about how great they tasted and easy the were to use!” – Janelle the Hostess
FOR THE WOMAN WHO LIVES IN LEGGINGS
15. The Lululemon ‘Align’ Best-Selling Yoga Pants
She loves to workout in her yoga pants and, well, she loves to lounge around in her yoga pants. The Lululemon Align yoga pants have quickly become a favorite among yoga enthusiasts and casual wearers alike. With their comfortable fit and flattering silhouette, it’s no wonder why these pants are so popular. But what makes the Align pants really stand out is their construction.
Made with Lululemon’s signature Nulu fabric, the Align pants are designed to stretch and move with your body. This makes them ideal for yoga or any other activity where you need a full range of motion. The Nulu fabric is also incredibly soft, making these pants a pleasure to wear even when you’re not working out.
Another great feature of the Align pants is the hidden waistband pocket. This is perfect for holding your phone or keys while you’re on the go. No more worrying about where to put your things when you’re in downward dog!
Helpful Review: “On the sonic pink, i am loving the double lined. I am usually a size 4 and sized up to a 6 and they fit great. Sonic pink might be my all time fav color Lulu has brought out!” – Skye
FOR THE BIRTHDAY GIRL
16. The Milk Bar Birthday Cake
You may be thinking that a birthday cake (for her birthday) is an odd gift, but trust us – this cake is everything. If there was ever such thing as a “viral” cake, this is it. From the super famous Milk Bar, this three-tier funfetti birthday cake is creamy, crunchy, and can be delivered to pretty much anywhere in the United States.
Right now you can choose a 6-inch cake that’ll serve 8 – 12 people or a 10-inch cake that’ll serve 20 – 30 people, according to the brand. We’ve actually purchased this for our own birthday (yes, really) and as a gift for a variety of other parties and in our experience we felt like the 6-inch cake was kind of small for 8 – 12 people. For a somewhat small group that likes a decent size cake, we recommend going with the 10-inch.
FOR WOMEN WHO PAMPER THEMSELVES
17. The Complete Pampering Gift Set
She could certainly use some “me time” every now and then. This self-pampering kit comes with everything she’ll need to totally zen out, relax, and feel great all at the same time. It comes with a calming lavender body oil, lavender shower steamer (which smells so great), lavender soap, nourishing lip balm, and a pure-wax soy candle. It’s just enough for when she doesn’t have the time for a full-on spa treatment, but could use a quick relaxing pick-me-up.
FOR WOMEN WHO JOURNAL
18. The Five Minute Journal
The Five Minute Journal is a simple, effective way to journal each day. It takes just a few minutes to complete, and can help you focus on the positive aspects of your day. The journal prompts you to reflect on three things that went well, and three things you are grateful for. This helps you to start your day with a positive outlook, and end your day on a positive note. The journal also includes a section for setting goals for the day. This can help you to stay focused and achieve your goals. The Five Minute Journal is an easy, effective way to improve your mood and outlook each day. Give it a try! You may be surprised at how well it works.
Helpful Review: “Life changing! These journals have changed the way I start my day and in turn, changed my life. I now approach my mornings with mindfulness, gratitude, and positivity. I have bought over fifty of these journals for teammates, family members, and friends.” – Drew Beech
FOR THE BEAUTY OBSESSED
19. The Light Therapy Golden LED Mask
Sure this is a definite splurge gift (over $500!), but can really be worth it for her when she really focuses on self care especially when it comes to her skin. While the gold mask can look a little creepy, it does some really amazing things like stimulating collagen and elastin, helps with acne and overall skin balance, helps to reduce sun spots, pigmentation and even broken capillaries, and helps to reduce redness and promote overall skin repair.
Helpful Review: Game changer! I’ve been using this mask 2 yrs and no one believe my age. Less breakouts. Zero wrinkles. Never had Botox. My sisters think I’m aging backwards. I will say the plug that attached the mask has gotten testy and shorts out sometimes. Also it’s rigid and I do hold off my face the majority of the time. – JRTA
FOR ALL DAY PJ WEARING
20. The Eberjey Two-Piece Long Sleeve Pajamas
Named as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, these pjs are super comfy, two-pieces, and come in a variety of colors and patterns like red, purple, pink, navy, black, cream, and more! Eberjey pajamas feature a temperature-regulating knit fabric, so while they’re keep her warm she likely won’t be sweating it out in them especially when she’s under the covers.
FOR THE ANTI-AGING LADY
21. The ‘Slip For Beauty Sleep’ Silk Pillowcase