Don’t get caught up in the line of thinking that there are specific gifts for women you can and can’t buy. Thinking up gift ideas can be tough—whether it’s for Mother’s Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or a birthday gift for your best friend—but the world is vast and the opportunities are endless! From versatile home decor and gadgets to skin care gift sets and cooking projects that will get them working with some new ingredients, there’s something that fits every quirky friend, partner, sister, or loved one—no matter how elusive their wish list may be. A great gift is something they’ll like, but a perfect gift is something you’ve put a lot of thought into—so lean into the special occasion that is celebrating a loved one.
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We guarantee this gift will put a smile on her face if her bathroom counter looks anything like this charming print by Maggie Cowles.
This tufted Frenchie is a thoughtful gift for dog moms. But if she fancies felines, don’t worry—there’s an equally adorable cat option as well.
For an ideal last-minute gift (thanks to Prime shipping), decorate her coffee table with this hardcover on the stylish and elegant Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.
Retro chic with just the right amount of color, this mantle clock is a lovely time keeper to decorate her shelf or desk.
Some people just can’t keep plants alive—and that’s okay! It’s extra okay when there are stained glass pieces like this to make up for a lack of (living) greenery.
You can’t go wrong with flowers. And while there are lots of elaborate floral arrangements to choose from at Urbanstems, there’s something about the quiet elegance of this tulip bouquet that speaks to us.
She’ll need somewhere to keep her new flowers—we think this unique Chinoiserie-inspired vessel is a great option.
If you’re struggling to figure out what to gift your loved one who’s had a tough year, consider the coziest present of all: a weighted blanket that feels like a hug.
With notes of peach, plum, and vanilla, this scented candle from everyone’s favorite brand is inspired by the nostalgic scent of an afternoon spent in a library. It’s a woody vibe that’s all-to-perfect for cool, fall months.
Bluetooth speakers aren’t often the sexiest gifts—but we found a beautiful one. Available in five rich colors, they may even want to display this one front and center instead of hiding it in the corner somewhere.
Inspire never-ending wanderlust for your favorite traveler with this book, which features photos and stories centered around this beyond-special island in the Mediterranean.
Whether you’re looking for an anniversary gift or a housewarming gift, the stitching on this vase adds a playful touch to a classic silhouette.
She can use this serving tray as intended, but we think it would also make a very nice jewelry holder for her various baubles.
She’ll feel like a queen thanks to this Banana Republic sheet set is made from a breezy blend of cashmere, cotton, and silk.
A pair of Matouk hand towels personalized with her initials will instantly give her bathroom a luxury spa-feel.
These hand-painted candles from New York–based Abbode would make a very nice addition to any hostess’ collection. You won’t go wrong with the ditzy floral or pastel sky blue designs, but we’d opt for these charming double cherries.
You can never have too many duvet covers—one for every mood, season, and temperature sleeper. This lattice texture duvet from Parachute brings something new to the table with a structured yet cozy weave combined with Parachute’s signature softness.
Is it a vase? Is it a candle holder? Up to the lucky person receiving this gift! The shapely glass vessel looks just as good showcasing a glowing tapper as it does fresh picked buds.
If you’re looking for a new way to personalize a gift, look no further. These fluffy, 100% cotton hand towels with the letter of your choosing in relief in the middle of the towel are what you need.
Do you know someone who deserves to put their feet up? Encourage rest and relaxation while adding a pop of pattern to a living space with this gorgeous velvet Ottoman from Albany Park.
Beeswax candles are a great gift because you don’t have to guess a scent. This 100% beeswax candle has 40 hours of burn time, not that you’ll want to with such a cool design.
It’s impossible to have too many trays for all your trinkets and jewelry and random pocket gum. Up the ante this year by giving them the gift of an activity that results in a beautiful tray they can display with pride.
Cuzen Matcha’s Matcha Maker is a perfect gift for anyone who starts the day with a cup. With one click, this handy machine grinds tea leaves into powder and whisks up a shot of matcha that you can enjoy with your favorite milk, over ice, or both.
This cookware is always selling out, thanks to its unexpected color options and the fact that it’ll replace a bunch of other tools to help save space. It’s the perfect pick for a friend or sibling who just moved into a new place.
This kit will have your favorite dinner party host scheming all of the fun tasting events they can build around this unique gift. Hey, maybe you’ll score an invite.
Hosting wine parties is easy with Juliet, who offers an elevated take on fridge-friendly boxed wines. Choose from a variety of white or red wines, orange, and this rose.
An adorable hand towel can do wonders for a kitchen—and this joyful print from designer Marianna Fierro is the cutest we’ve ever seen. From citrus to stone fruit, you’ve got options.
Every single kitchen needs at least one oven mitt. We love the classic silhouette of these padded designs paired with fresh color combinations. They’ll just want to wear them around the house, you know, for funsies.
Opening one of BonBon’s candy mixes is always a treat. If she’s got a penchant for sweets (and ABBA), we recommend this assortment of sugar that comes in Wes Anderson-esque pink packaging.
Pamper the tea drinker in your life with this set that lets you take a trip around the world, from Asia to Africa.
The best thing about this eye-catching coffee pot is its size. This can easily be tossed in a carry-on, making it a great option for the friend who loves traveling (and can’t wake up without at least one shot of espresso).
It may be easy for a tea drinker to feel slighted when it comes to all of the gadgets for coffee lovers. But they won’t feel like an afterthought when using this modern, self-heating teapot.
They’re a bit quirky, a bit silly, and a whole lot of fun. These napkins from NYC-based design brand Steak Diane are the definition of conversation pieces.
What started as a small chocolate-making effort in an old Icelandic gas station is now a full-force chocolate empire with some of the more imaginative ingredients out there.
If you know a home cook who doesn’t have a rice cooker, prepare to be the hero. This machine from Zojirushi has a number of settings (so you can use it for things that aren’t rice) and tracks how your food is cooking so it always comes out perfectly.
This ribbed coffee maker by Alessi has a playful little secret: It’s designed to look like a baby chicken’s beak. This all makes more sense after realizing that “pulcina” is the Italian word for “chick.”
If a personalized gift is what you’re after, this workhorse of an apron will fit the bill. Each design can fit 10 characters of text or a monogram, making it a gift they will cherish for years (and kitchen mishaps) to come.
Great for a coworker, dinner party host, or neighbor, these serving utensils recall bright sunny thoughts, no matter what they’re serving up.
For common wine glasses, these wavy little things are downright delightful. Made of an extra-resilient tempered glass, you can even house your morning coffee (or tea) in these cups. Talk about versatile.
Sometimes the best gifts are luxe upgrades on helpful kitchen accessories. If you looked for the exact definition of that in the dictionary, this sleek stainless steel and wood cheese grater would be photographed next to it.
The TikTok trending Stanley cup is the perfect desk accessory for your favorite gal—whether she’s a student or climbing the corporate ladder.
If olive oil is one of her favorite things, pick up this handsome duo from Graza that’s sure to dress up her counter tops.
Perfect for the host with the fully stocked bar or the picnic maven with the secret lemonade recipe, this set of pitcher, mixing spoon, and jigger will take any and all beverages to the next level.
Give the gift of absolutely gorgeous mornings with these egg cups. Even the most staunch night owl will leap out of bed for a breakfast this beautiful.
Beauty & wellness
The next item in our gift guide is this massager from Hyperice that will take care of all her aches and pains. It’s got an ergonomic handle three speed settings, and five interchangeable heads to target varying degrees of knots and joint pain.
Sometimes the gift of self-care comes in a chic tube of moisturizing hand cream. All of Aesop’s scents are heavenly, but this balm will wiggle its way right into their regular skin care routine.
For the gal who loves to read, give her book stack some love with a Book of the Month subscription. Each month she can choose one or more titles from a curated list of options to arrive at her doorstep.
Drinking enough water is key to any skin care or wellness routine, so help them get it done with a chic water bottle. This one comes in several colors and is small enough to pop into a purse or workout bag.
Not only does this diffuser from Vitruvi disperse your favorite essential oils, it’s also a mini lamp that will help illuminate your desktop or provide some light when you’re practicing guided meditation.
This four-piece set tackles skin care from head to toe with an exfoliating bar, body oil wash, a moisturizing cream, and a dry oil mist.
The best beauty gifts work while they sleep, and this best-selling eye mask can be seen on most long-haul flights—and for good reason. The ultra-soft material is great for refreshing your eyes while you snooze and the rose gold color will match just about any travel outfit.
Elevate their skincare routine (or gift them a re-stock) of Waleda’s Skin Food.
If you’re looking to go all out, why not gift the gold standard of hair dryers? The TikTok-beloved Dyson Supersonic is designed to protect hair from extreme heat damage and frizz while leaving locks extra smooth and shinier.
This is the ultimate set for the person who loves trying out new sheet masks. The gift set includes two bestsellers and four Cryo Rubber Face Masks, plus a headband. You’re basically gifting six nights of self-care.
Gifting perfume can be a high-risk situation if you don’t know the giftees signature scent. Avoid potential disaster while opening up a whole new scentscape for them with this Le Labo perfume set. They’ll get to explore four different signature Le Labo scents, perhaps landing on a new favorite.
Don’t get us wrong, the viral tomato candle is still a great gift and tomato girl summer is forever, but this sage candle is more than worthy of a spot on your gift list. 100% vegan and poured into a glass vessel they’ll want to keep forever, it’s a special take on a classic gift.
For the person who always has a great smelling home but is over candles, try these French burning papers. They can be burnt like incense or used to scent drawers.
Accessories & Apparel
These earrings will quickly become their favorite pair of hoops. A luxe take on a classic silhouette, it’s the perfect gift for someone who is always showing up with the best jewelry. Plus, it’d pair perfectly with this minimalist diamond bangle if you’re really looking to spoil someone.
A new work bag is a very thoughtful present if her current pack has seen better days. Cuyana’s splurge-worthy leather design comes in four colors and is versatile enough to go from the workplace to weekend outings—plus, it can be worn as a crossbody bag.
Though, if leather’s not her taste, Graf Lantz’s high-quality merino wool designs are another great option.
New pajamas sets are always appreciated. Your favorite homebody will think of you every time they slip into this loungewear and dig underneath a cozy throw blanket.
Socks are a classic holiday stocking stuffer, but who says you can only give the gift of warm, cozy toes in December? This set is full of fun colors—perfect for the runner in your life.
Hair bows are all the rage right now. This satin design has a gorgeous rosette and you can easily pin it onto the lapel of your favorite jacket for a multi-purpose accessory.
Losing Apple AirPods may be the easiest thing to do in the world, so help them out a bit and gift this fun home for their favorite headphones.
Engrave this 100% recycled solid 14k gold pendant from Catbird with meaningful initials or numbers for your giftee to treasure indefinitely.
This magazine tote is the perfect carrier to transport your laptop or favorite subscription. It’s available in neutral leather options like black and forest green, though we’d go for this fun metallic pink.
Inject some French street style into your wardrobe with this quilt-inspired patchwork jacket from Sézane. Plus, there’s a matching skirt option you’ll definitely want to check out, too.
There’s no other piece of clothing that’s easier to pop on when the temperatures drop than a warm sweater. A supersoft cashmere pullover is not something someone would often splurge on for themselves, so do it for them.
A solid pair of leggings can be hard to come by. Lululemon is loved by athletes and loungers around the world for its comfort, durability, and wide variety of colors. These leggings are great for long flights, weekends on the couch, and sweaty Pilates classes.
A silk robe is an undeniably luxe thing to slip into at the end of the day. Available in four colors, this is the ultimate loungewear essential.
This geometric scarf is the perfect accessory to add interest to any outfit. It’s even large enough to use as a shawl on chilly nights when you don’t want to bring a jacket or sweater.
Maison Miru’s nap earrings—designed with poke-free push pin flat backs—are designed with comfort in mind. Available in a variety of styles, including this jade-and-white-topaz combo, each pair is made from medical grade titanium, meaning they’re safe for sensitive skin.
This Damson Madder tote is reversible—meaning she’ll be getting two bags in one!
Here’s a very cozy Patagonia fleece she can lounge in around the house or take to the slopes for après ski.
Seriously cold weather calls for a seriously warm jacket. The very versatile Super Puff from Aritzia—available in four lengths, ten materials, and too many different colors to count—is the only jacket she’ll need this winter.
An easy addition to any capsule wardrobe, this buttery leather bomber jacket from Buck Mason is something she’ll keep in her closet for years to come
Some of the best gifts to receive are those that fall under the category of ‘far too luxurious to justify buying for yourself.’ We’d argue that this super soft cashmere balaclava fits that bill.