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Get inspired: The best gifts for her this holiday season

Some of the best gift ideas for the women in your life: Wife, mom, sister, girlfriend, daughter, and beyond

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With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start shopping for the best holiday gifts for everyone special in your life. Some might be easier to shop for than others, maybe because you already have some great ideas? What about the special woman in your life? Not sure what to get her? Don’t you fret, because this curated gift guide will help you find the best gifts for her, whether she’s your girlfriend, wife, mother, grandma, sister, best friend, or boss. All these gift ideas have been selected by The Manual and are sure to wow the recipient.

Even if you don’t pick one of the items on this list, there are plenty of ideas here that you can use for inspiration. You should definitely make sure you’re giving a thoughtful gift that she’ll love and actually use. From luxe gifts like fragrances to practical items like comfy socks for the winter, below is our list of the best gifts for her.

For the One Committed to Skincare

Dieux Skin Forever Eye Mask

Dieux Skin Forever Eye Mask on white background.
Dieux Skin Forever Eye Mask.

Face masks and eye masks are great for skincare and relaxation but, over time, generate waste. The Dieux Forever Eye Mask is a solution to that. Not only is it a reusable eye mask, but it is versatile (wear it three different ways) and really absorbs your eye creams for full hydration and dewy skin.

For the Astrologer

Homesick Astrology Collection

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Homesick partnered with the AstroTwins to create 12 cosmically curated fragrances with scents that unlock each sign’s unique personality. They are made of long-lasting natural soy wax and come in a reusable glass jar.

For the Beauty Product Enthusiast

New Beauty Luxury Review Box

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This incredible box from New Beauty has it all — skin care, hair products, cosmetics, and beauty tools. Bursting with 38 pretty primping products, the Luxury Review Box is the ideal gift for the woman who loves to keep herself always ready for that close-up. Plus, if you use the code “DT30” when you check out, you can get a 10% discount.

For the Napper

Bearaby Tree Napper

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A weighted blanket is a perfect gift for all nappers but what sets Bearaby’s weighted blankets apart is that you can stay cool under them. Some weighted blankets will quickly get too stuffy underneath. Bearaby’s Tree Napper is made of layers of Tencel Lyocell, a plant-based fiber manufactured from tree pulp that is a lot more breathable than cotton.

For the Light Sleeper

Down Perfect Pillow

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Everyone could use a good night’s rest, and comfortable bedding is at the top of the list for making that happen. Light sleepers certainly might need some help, especially if your special someone has an older pillow, and you can’t go wrong with the Down Perfect Pillow from Canadian Down & Feather. The outer shell is a crisp 255-thread-count cotton so it’s already cozy, and it’s filled with a feather core (about 90% of the total fill weight) and 575 loft goose down. The result is a relatively firm pillow for resting your head that’s still plenty sinky thanks to the down. Canadian Down & Feather also has a variety of pillows with different support types, so if this one isn’t quite right, they can help find a better match.

For the One Who Takes Hydration Seriously

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth with Straw Lid

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This 32-ounce insulated water bottle by Hydro Flask is one of the reasons so many people are committed to drinking more water. It keeps your cold drink cold and hot drinks hot (forget lukewarm drinks) for hours upon hours, thanks to its TempShield insulation.

For the DIY-er

Cricut Maker

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Cricut’s machines are the best gift for the do-it-yourself crafter. Cricut helps you personalize gifts from holiday cards to shirts and mugs with its easy-to-use machine.

For the Craft Hero

Sculpd Air Dry Filament Lamp Pottery Kit

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Sculpd brings the pottery class to your home with its easy-to-use kits. With the filament lamp kit, not only can you create your own lamp design, but you can add a beautiful home decor piece to your space with its modern design. The vintage Edison bulb is dimmable to set the perfect warm tone too. Aside from the filament lamp, there are also other kits, such as the succulent plant pots shown above.

For the Collager

Polaroid Now+ Starter Set

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There are so many great ways to use instant pictures to make DIY collages. Whether it’s for sophisticated wall art or to spice up a dorm room, nothing beats capturing special moments. The Polaroid Now+ Starter Set camera comes with five lens filters and can connect to your smartphone for extra filter options.

For the Manicure Lover

ManiMe Expresso Mama Stick On Gel Nails

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ManiMe is a nail tech company that offers custom-fit stick-on gel nails. You simply choose the nail art, take pictures of your nails at different angles, and your 3D custom fit will be delivered to you. It’s made with toxin and cruelty-free Korean gel and lasts for up to 10 days.

For the Plant Lady

Bloomscape House Plants

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Liven up your workspace with Bloomscape plants. With so many working from home, the addition of houseplants is a nice and healthy way to bring a bit of greenery to daily routines.

Bloomscape is a plant delivery service that ships home-ready houseplants from their greenhouses directly to your door. From low-maintenance plants such as large snake plants to small succulents, its selection of plants will turn your space into an oasis. They also provide plant tips and offer free shipping over $75 with a 30-day guarantee.

Shop at Bloomscape

Read More: Best Indoor Plants

For the Homebody

Southport Patio Egg Chair by Opalhouse

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This deep-seated egg chair is perfect for creating a cozy nook in the corner of your living space or on your patio. Just sink in and relax with a blanket and a good book.

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For the Traveler

The Continental Backpack

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With Roam Luggage, you can customize your own luggage and backpacks. The luggage brand offers 31 million variations and its products are all made of sustainable fabrics and materials. This backpack is the last backpack you’ll need because it offers practicality with its many sizable and convenient pockets and also lasting style. Any design you choose will have a classic look to it.

Customize at Roam Luggage

For the Bookworm

Personalized Book Embosser

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This personalized gift is great for the bookworm in your life and their growing stack of books.

Read More: Best Gifts for Book Lovers

For the Home Owner

Zippo Rose Gold Rechargeable Candle Lighter

Zippo Rechargeable Rose Gold Candle Lighter on a white background.
Zippo Rechargeable Rose Gold Candle Lighter.

No more looking for matches or worrying about open flames. Zippo’s rechargeable lighter for candles is heavy on your hand, durable, and nice to look at.

For the One Who Likes to Smell Good

Byredo Bal d’Afrique Eau de Parfum

Byredo Bal Dafrique Fragrance on a white background.
Byredo Bal Dafrique Fragrance.

Byredo’s popular and best-selling scent is an amber and wood fragrance with light citrus. It’s a light scent but can still last for hours into the day.

For the Cozy Person

Brother Vellies Cloud Socks

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It’s socks and sweats weather and if you’re looking for comfy socks that will last all winter. Brother Vellies crafts sustainable pieces and donates to food distribution initiatives in Kenya. These cotton socks are just what the cozy person in your life needs in their closet.

The Best Gift Ideas for Her: A Full Guide

Beyond what’s listed here, it always helps to have a quick reference to fall back on. Maybe you don’t like the gifts discussed here, or maybe you just have additional questions. We have you covered with this quick Q&A.

What Makes a Thoughtful Gift for Her?

Finding just the right gift might seem complicated, but in most cases, the difficulty is really a non-issue. People tend to love thoughtful gifts the most, which simply means putting a little extra thought and consideration into your choice. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to craft a handy gift from scratch or pick something that’s going to last forever, like a diamond.

Instead, just consider who you’re giving it to by factoring in their personality, their likes — and dislikes — their hobbies, and what kinds of things they’ve been doing recently. Maybe someone has been going to the gym a lot more? They might like a fitness-related gift unless you know them well enough to know they’d hate it. Whatever the case, putting that extra thought behind the choice is what matters most.

Luxury Gifts for Her — What Does It Mean?

Typically, the term “luxury gift” refers to an item, product, or service that is more expensive, and that isn’t necessarily practical, but instead more for convenience, style, or just to have. Jewelry is an excellent example, but other notable examples include expensive kitchenware, clothing, accessories, electronics, and just about anything someone might splurge on if they had extra funds.

What Do You Get the Woman Who Has Everything?

It is extremely tough trying to pick out a gift for someone that seemingly has everything, but the best way to approach this challenge is to find something truly unique. Some of the best gifts for Men who have everything, for instance, avoid common tropes. From a zero-waste milk maker to a homebrewing starter kit, or a powerful telescope to a remote starter set for your vehicle, there are a lot of options if you know where to look.

When choosing for her, whether girlfriend, wife, Mom, sister or other, take a moment to think outside the box and don’t be afraid to get adventurous. Of course, you’ll still want to keep in mind some of her likes, dislikes, and traits!

Jenifer Calle
Former Digital Trends Contributor

Jenifer was a Commerce Editor, updating readers on the best deal and products to shop on the internet. Formerly a writer for Latina Magazine, she has spent a lot of time delivering content on lifestyle and entertainment that millennials love. Please reach out to The Manual editorial staff with any questions or comments about Jenifer’s work.

Briley Kenney

Briley has been writing about consumer electronics and technology for over a decade. When he's not writing about deals for Digital Trends or The Manual, he's writing how-to content and guides for other online publications. He's also a ghostwriter for more than one confidential SEO marketing agency. In his downtime, he's either spending time with his family, playing games, or enjoying a good ol' stogie.

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