21 Best Gifts for Women That Are Perfect for Every Occasion
From fabulous to tasty, these gifts are sure to put a smile on her face. You can thank us later.
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Whether you’re shopping for a foodie or a fashionista, it can be challenging to find just the right gift ideas for her. So we’ve put together a list of perfect presents for every woman in your life at a wide variety of price points to fit any occasion from Christmas and Hanukkah to Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
Looking for gifts for mom? Check. How about gifts for your wife, daughter, sister, grandma, aunt or best friend? No problem. While you’re at it, make sure to bookmark our guide to the best online flower delivery services, because flowers will always put a smile on her face—and they often can be delivered quickly, so they’re a great last-minute gift, too.
For the spa seeker: Cozy Earth Stretch-Knit Bamboo Kimono Robe
Like everything Cozy Earth makes—including the Cozy Earth pajamas our editors love—this bathrobe is super soft and feels like a hug. What’s especially brilliant about this robe is its texture. Woven from breathable, stretch-knit bamboo viscose, it’s cool yet cozy, roomy yet flattering. It feels so much like loungewear, she may never want to take it off, which is why it’s at the top of our list of the best gifts for women.
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For the cashmere queen: Quince Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
This bestselling cashmere sweater is our Executive Shopping Editor’s favorite and will no doubt be hers, too. Comfortable and oh, so soft, she’ll want to wear it all year round—and she can! It’s lightweight, long lasting and available in more than a dozen colors. Plus, she’ll feel good knowing the cashmere is sustainable and ethically sourced. At a value-priced $50, you’ll want to snatch up this Quince cashmere sweater for everyone you know—and treat yourself to one, too.
For the fashionista: La Rue Audree Crossbody Bag
Running errands doesn’t have to feel like such a chore when you accessorize with the La Rue Audree Crossbody Bag from Tous. Available in various sizes and colors, you’re sure to find a style of this synthetic leather bag that she’ll love rocking all year long—but might we point you in the direction of this pretty mauve color? It’s bold enough to spice up an outfit, but soft enough to almost be considered a neutral. The magnetic closure ensures her wallet, keys and purse necessities stay securely in place.
For the home chef: Our Place Always Pan
If she’s been cooking on worn-out pans for far too long, introduce her to her new favorite piece of kitchen equipment: the Our Place Always Pan. This editor-loved pan comes in an assortment of gorgeous colors and replaces eight traditional pieces of cookware; so it’s pretty and practical. It’s one of those gifts for women that she may not buy for herself, but she’ll end up using every day.
For the matriarch: What a Difference a Day Makes Personalized Print
Personalized presents make the best gifts for grandma, and this handmade burlap print will be especially meaningful to her. Not only will it help her remember the birthdays and anniversaries of the people she loves, it’s a conversation piece that will look great hanging on her wall. It’s also one of our favorite Etsy gifts.
For the boss lady: Shattered Glass Ceiling Earrings
These one-of-a-kind earrings are a powerful symbol of her accomplishments—and inspiration to keep reaching for the sky. Handmade from satin-finish sterling silver and manually-cracked glass sandwiched between two solid panes, these empowering pieces represent the highest level of achievement—just like these women CEOs who made history. They’re a very special gift for a boss.
For the stylish sleeper: Lunya The Classic Kit
If she likes to sleep now, you may never get her out of bed once she slips into this super soft pajama set. Even if she has the best sheets and most comfortable mattress, these silky pieces are game-changers, sending her off to dreamland in style. Not only will the thermoregulating silk keep her cool and comfortable, it’s totally machine washable so she can wear these silk pajamas every night. The set also comes with an eye mask to tune out the world and fall asleep.
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For the perfectionist: MasterClass Subscription
Is she determined to be the best at whatever she does? Then give her a subscription to MasterClass to help her reach her goals. With more than 180 video classes at her fingertips, she will learn everything from building a startup to creating her own personal style—all from the leaders in that field. She’ll soak up advice from experts like Margaret Atwood, Wolfgang Puck and Steve Martin and will consider you a master in gift-giving.
For the nature lover: Butterfly Garden Grow Kit
With the help of this all-inclusive kit, she’ll transform any outdoor space into a butterfly garden, even if she has trouble keeping plants alive. It comes with eight varieties of organic seeds that are effective at attracting butterflies, along with garden stakes, pencils for labeling and planting instructions. All of it is housed in a recycled steel carrying case and just may help her create one of the most beautiful gardens in the country.
For the sentimental type: Minted Custom House Portrait Art
Pay tribute to her new home, the house she grew up in or the place you shared as roommates with a custom line drawing created from an uploaded photo. Choose from four sizes, standard or letterpress printing, a variety of lovely colors and frames in either metal or handcarved wood. Displayed in a place of honor, it will stir up feelings of nostalgia for someplace that was meaningful to her.
For your beloved: Sequin Hudson Padlock Necklace
Show her she has a lock on your heart with this statement-making necklace. Handcrafted, it features a chain made from 22K gold-plated brass and a stunning charm made from 22K gold-plated bronze with crystal details. It’s a beautiful gift to add to a Mother’s Day gift basket for your wife.
For the beauty maven: Bluemercury The Spring Makeup Edit
One of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas, this pretty-in-purple pouch comes with everything she needs for the trendiest spring looks. There are glosses and pencils and balms for every part of her face, from lips to brows to cheeks. The fact that they’re from some of the biggest names in beauty—like Nars, Trish McEvoy and Sisley-Paris—elevates the whole collection. She’ll feel like an influencer with all this new confidence.
For the flower girl: Big Bright Blue Skies Bouquet
Show her she’s your blue sky and your sunny day with this vibrant arrangement of yellow roses, white lilies, blue delphinium and purple monte casino. The clear vase lets the colors pop so the bouquet will brighten any space. For You Flowers, which also offers some of the best flowers and plants for Mother’s Day, is one of the best places to buy plants online.
For the beach babe: Brooklinen Beach Towel
She’s already a Brooklinen fan because of their amazing bedding, so just wait until she sees their beach towels. The summery design comes in four brightly-colored hues, including this ocean-inspired Wave Runner. The velour front is super soft for lounging and the terry back is thick and absorbent, making this one of the best beach towels we’ve found. It looks great in a bathroom, too, and will turn any day into a day at the beach.
For the birder: MacKenzie-Childs Flyer’s Folly Birdhouse
Birdwatching has become a huge social media trend and this feeder is as Instagrammable as the most majestic birds themselves. Handcrafted from painted iron and decorated with acrylic jewels, this feeder is too pretty for words. Don’t be surprised if she decides to use it as a decoration inside her home instead.
For the traveler: Monos x Magnolia Carry-On
Cult luggage favorite Monos has partnered with cult dessert favorite Magnolia Bakery for the sweetest collaboration ever. Frequent flyers will be all over this roomy carry-on in Banana Pudding or Purple Icing—colors inspired by signature Magnolia treats. The suitcase features an unbreakable polycarbonate shell, whisper-quiet wheels and a TSA-approved lock to make her travels easier than ever. Prepare her to get lots of compliments as she’s walking through the airport.
For the homebody: Otherland Kindling Candle
It’s almost impossible to choose one scented candle from Otherland’s otherworldly collection, but homebodies will appreciate the warm woodiness of Kindling. With cozy notes of Alaskan cedar, smoky embers and incense, this candle will have her wanting to cuddle up at home. At least for the duration of its 55-hour burn time.
For the woman on the go: Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L
Designed to hold her essentials while she goes about her business, this streamlined yet fashionable bag is versatile enough to wear around her waist or across her body, keeping her hands free to do whatever she needs. Available in a dozen colors and prints, the water-repellent fabric won’t hold her back from enjoying any kind of weather. And, even though it’s compact, it will easily hold her wallet, keys, phone and hand sanitizer.
For the facial fanatic: NuDerma Professional Skin Therapy Wand
Designed to combat everything from age spots and stretch marks to acne and dark circles, this amazing at-home device supercharges the synthesis of ATP (the cells that keep skin young looking) to give her the skin she’s always wanted. Use it on other parts of the body, thanks to six beauty wands that deliver targeted skin therapies. This is a perfect gift for someone who could use a little self care.
For the woman who loves bling: Custom Name Rainbow Tennis Necklace
If affordable jewelry is her thing, she’ll love this initial necklace that is truly made just for her. Not only does it spell out her name or favorite word in gold or silver-plated charms, it shines with a rainbow of dazzling gemstones. It’s a standout piece that’s as sparkly as her personality! This unique gift is likely to become one of her most treasured pieces of jewelry.
For the perfectly coiffed: Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler
If she’s serious about her hair, this splurge gift may be her favorite ever. Dyson’s all-in-one styling tool can do everything from a curly blowout to a sleek side part—all without extreme heat that causes permanent damage. It comes with a variety of attachments and a protective case to store them, so she can have good hair days at home and when she’s traveling. Not sold? Read more from our Dyson Airwrap review.
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