26 Gift Ideas 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 Hannukah to Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
Looking for gifts for mom? Check. How about gifts for your wife, your daughter, your sister, your grandma, your aunt or your 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 spa seekers: Cozy Earth Waffle Bathrobe
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 dual-sided texture. Ultra-absorbent waffle weave looks great on the outside and plush terry feels luxurious on the inside. 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.
For popcorn fans: Opopop Popcorn Discovery Kit
If she goes to the movies mainly for popcorn, this Opopop popcorn kit will be her favorite gift. Not only are the flavors out of this world—think: Cinnalicious, Maui Heat and Salted Umami, among others—but the popcorn is also so much fun to make. It comes with clever collapsible microwave popper and lid that make it safe and easy to use.
In just a few minutes, she’ll have her favorite snack ready to eat in its own sunshiny bowl while she watches one of the best Christmas movies. The kit comes with seven flavors and a brilliant test launch pouch that gives her a practice round to find the right microwave setting. If you’re buying this for the holidays, consider the Holiday Discovery Kit that comes with Fancy Butter, Salty Caramel and Mint Cocoa popcorn. Yum.
Best for festive types: 1-800-Flowers Christmas Cactus
If she loves all things holiday, this inviting Christmas Cactus from 1-800-Flowers is sure to impress. It comes beautifully wrapped in a seasonally printed, drum-style planter, and the small size comes with a bonus holiday candle. The crisp, green plant arrives at her door just days away from a hearty bloom, giving her something to look forward to even after she receives it. Better yet, with regular watering and care, Christmas cacti make some of the best long-lasting house plants. Choose to send it with Godiva chocolate for an extra special touch.
For beach babes: Go to Your Happy Place Ocean Earrings
If you can’t actually take her to the beach, these breezy earrings are the next best thing. They’re handmade in Hawaii—where they know a thing or two about the sea—and feature a photo preserved in resin depicting waves lapping onto the shore. Jewelry designer Morgan Lane Tanner has created a piece of wearable art that makes gift giving a day at the beach. They’re great gifts for women who could use a little vacation, every day.
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 is designed to replace 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 it every day.
For the Anglophile: The Duchess Necklace
Any mom who’s also an eagle-eyed royal family fan will likely recognize the Duchess necklace. That’s because it was worn by none other than Kate Middleton when exiting the hospital with her new bundle of joy, Prince George. Make this necklace a personalized gift with name engraving, child-shaped charms and more.
For the festive woman: Rifle Paper Co. Holiday Village Porcelain Mug
Made of porcelain and embellished with metallic silver accents, this festive mug will put her in the holiday spirit any time of the year. As she sips her coffee or tea, she’ll imagine herself in this winter village with its Christmas trees, skaters and reindeer. This is the kind of white elephant gift people will fight over, and one of the gifts for women she’ll love to use while watching her favorite Hallmark Christmas movie.
For expectant mothers: Maternity Long-Long Set
Call it loungewear or call it pajamas; she’ll just call it her new favorite. Made of 100% pima cotton, this cute maternity pajama set from the softies at Lake has sass—and stretch—so she can still be comfortable and stylish even if she’s about to pop. Plus, the nursing-friendly snaps mean she can keep wearing it after she gives birth. Here are some more gifts for new moms.
For facial fanatics: At-Home Facial Device
Created by a world-class electrical esthetician, this amazing at-home facial device uses waveform technology to give her the skin she’s always wanted. It’s used by A-listers and will make her feel like one herself—all without having to step foot into the spa. This is a perfect gift for people who are impossible to shop for.
For insomniacs: Memory Foam Bed Pillow
Ostrichpillow, the creator of essential travel accessories and soothing self-care gifts, has finally introduced a bed pillow—and this news is meant to put insomniacs to sleep. The pillow’s ergonomic design will align her body for optimal comfort so she can just relax. If sleep is a gift, this may be the best present she ever gets.
For the wordsmith: Little Words Project Bracelet
She knows that words matter, and now you can give her an inspirational bracelet with the word that matters most to her. What makes this gift really special, though, is that it’s meant to be shared. After wearing the bracelet and internalizing the word, she passes it on to someone who needs it more, spreading the word—and the love.
For the nature lover: Wax Buffalo Into the Woods Candle
Even when she can’t go for a walk in the woods, she can get a whiff of it through one of Wax Buffalo’s signature scents. This candle features notes of cedar, sandalwood, pine, sweet grass, beet root, santal and oak sap—so authentic, she’ll swear she’s outdoors. Here are some more 100% soy candles she may like.
For women on the go: Scout Original Deano Tote Bag
Every woman needs a great tote, and Scout makes them in dozens of styles and colors. Don’t know which one to get? The Original Deano is a good choice because it’s super roomy and can hold everything, whether she’s going to work or using it as a beach bag. It has a sophisticated look but can easily be machine-washed.
For women who like their beauty sleep: Celestial Silk Pillowcase
Proof that sleep can be rejuvenating for both mind and body, this 100% mulberry silk pillowcase is a beauty tool unto itself. Not only do silk pillowcases feel luxurious, they tame frizz, reduce puffiness and promote moisture retention, resulting in hair and skin that’s, well, silkier. Our Health Editor tested a mulberry silk pillowcase and found that it’s the stuff dreams are made of.
For a stocking stuffer: Levain Bakery Signature Cookie Assortment
These Levain cookies are arguably the best in the world—the hour plus wait times at their stores proves it—and they’ll make her happy as soon as she sees them. The Chocolate Chip Walnut cookie is the one that started it all and remains the best seller, but this assortment also lets her enjoy Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip and Oatmeal Raisin.
If you want a chance of getting a bite, do both of you a favor and buy her the eight (or 12) pack. This makes a great gift for a boss you’re trying to impress or a gift for a nurse you want to thank, too.
For techies: Breo Box
It can be challenging to find tech gifts for women who are already up on the latest inventions, but this carefully curated tech box will surprise them with delightful gadgets they didn’t know they needed. Each package contains four to eight items, and you can choose to gift one box or a quarterly subscription. She’ll be so excited to unbox each delivery.
For caffeinated colleagues: Digital Coffee Maker
We all have that friend or work colleague who can’t start—or get through—her day without numerous cups of coffee. Do everyone a favor and get her this highly-rated coffee maker that comes with a conical burr grinder and thermal carafe to keep coffee nice and hot. She can program it for her personal preferences and brew up to 10 cups so you can have one, too. It’s a great gift for any coffee lover.
For plant ladies: The Bouqs Co Mother Earth
As wild and natural as she is, this dracaena—also known as a dragon plant—breathes life into any room. And how cute is its planter? This is a great conversation piece that requires very little care. The Bouqs Co, which also offers floral bouquets and subscriptions, is one of the best places to buy plants online.
For homebodies: Lemon Cabin Cute Boot Slipper Socks
She’ll never want to take off these adorable knit slipper socks. Luckily, she won’t have to because the solid sole makes it easy to run outside to pick up the mail or take out the trash. Beloved for their dedication to coziness, Lemon has even lined these slippers for more plushness and warmth. Soft and comfy, these gifts for women will feel like they were made just for her.
For puzzlers: Goodfit Taco Truck Puzzle
If, like so many people, she picked up a jigsaw puzzle habit during the pandemic, she’ll love putting together the pieces of this stylish piece of puzzle art. Goodfit puzzles are created with illustrations by real artists, and each puzzle sold means a 10% donation to a cause that’s important to the artist, so it’s also a gift that gives back. As a bonus, each puzzle is made using recycled cardboard. For advanced puzzlers, here are some of the most challenging jigsaw puzzles.
For pickleball players: Pickleball Necklace
If she’s been practicing her dinking and trying to stay out of the kitchen, she’ll be delighted with this beautiful necklace—especially when she realizes the charm is a pickleball! Whether you choose gold, silver or rose gold, she’ll feel like she scored.
For eco-conscious women: Pela Phone Case
She can always use a new phone case, especially when it’s as pretty as this one. Beyond its sunny daisy pattern, this case is good for the environment, making it one of the best eco-friendly gifts. It’s made from ingredients including flax straw in a facility with a low carbon footprint, and when she’s ready to swap for a new case, she can toss it into her home compost.
For trendsetters: Merino Wool Shoes
Made from Australian merino wool, these attractive wool sneakers are soft, lightweight, breathable and temperature regulating. They’re also biodegradable, better for the environment and a great alternative to fast fashion. In other words, they’re likely to become her new favorites. She’ll love that they’re comfy and odor resistant, she can go sockless and just toss them in the washing machine to keep them looking new. We call these some of the best walking shoes for women.
For crafters: The Woobles Crochet Kits
Whether or not she has ever picked up a crochet hook, she’ll fall in love with these adorable Woobles kits. Beginner kits are pre-started and come with everything she needs to make the cutest penguin, chick, bunny or peas in a pod before graduating to the hippo, bear and so many more. The step-by-step video tutorials are easy to follow, and she will feel so accomplished when she’s completed one of these little creatures. These gifts for women also make great gifts for tween girls or college students in need of a relaxing hobby.
For women with classic style: The Elena Grande Tote
The handcrafted Elena tote is a customer favorite, and M. Gemi is now offering it in special edition colors. With naturally tumbled calf leather on the outside and a suede interior of the same color, this tote is a beauty. Order it for her in Jewel Green and watch her friends turn green with envy. It also makes a special gift for a lawyer.
For the astrologer: Zodiac Notebook
If the first thing she does every day is check her horoscope, she’ll love one of these gifts for women: beautiful notebooks featuring her zodiac sign. These hardcover beauties come in color palettes inspired by earth, air, fire and water and pay homage to the symbolism of each sign. She’ll find it empowering, whether she fills the high-quality paper with deep thoughts, doodles or her to-do list.
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