69 cute gifts for girlfriends, whether it s Valentine s Day or her birthday
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43 best gifts for girlfriends in 2023
43 best girlfriend gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and more.
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Written by Amanda Oliver, Nishka Dhawan, and Jaime Carrillo
Updated October 31, 2023
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Even if your girlfriend says (and means!) that she doesn’t need a gift to be happy, giving gifts is a great love language to have. It never hurts to show up to a given holiday with a sweet, heartfelt gift for your girlfriend that she’ll truly love. And with all the options out there, it can be overwhelming to find that one special thing that will make occasions from her birthday to Valentine’s Day as memorable as possible.
The most romantic gifts for your girlfriend are the ones that tell her that you know her. Supporting her interests, her arts, and her hobbies can mean a lot to the special woman in your life. But sometimes you need a helping hand. That’s why we’ve curated a 40-item list of gift ideas for girlfriends of all kinds.
We’ve gone through our product testing and recommendations, and also scoured the Internet, for great gifts for all occasions. Gift ideas include warm, trendy Ugg slippers, the coziest weighted blanket, and a boozy wine delivery service. From holiday season shopping to “just because you’re special,” here are our favorite gifts for any occasion.
1. Ugg Slippers
For the one who stays cozy
Make your girlfriend as comfortable as possible with a pair of cozy slippers from Ugg. The beloved brand is famous for its super soft sherpa and great quality shoes. Some of the best-selling slipper options for women include the Scuffette and the celebrity-approved Fluff Yeah slide. Both are among our favorite slippers for women.
2. LifeAround2Angels bath bombs
For a luxurious bathtime
Gifts for girlfriend: LifeAround2Angels bath bombs
Girlfriends of all stripes love the comfort of a bubbly bath bomb, and few are as awesome as the ones in this LifeAround2Angels gift set. These bath bombs smell amazing, moisturize skin, and provide some color to bath time without staining your girlfriend’s tub. That’s why they’re our favorite bath bombs around.
3. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer
For the one with perfect hair
Drying, straightening, curling, and spraying hair to perfection takes plenty of effort and a ton of time. Help your girlfriend achieve the silky blowout of her dreams with this cult-favorite hair dryer and volumizer combo. Our beauty editor put it to the test and says it straightened her curly hair in just 30 minutes.
4. Fitbit Charge 5
For the health-conscious
Gifts for girlfriend: Fitbit Charge 5
One of the most thoughtful gifts for girlfriends is a lifestyle tool that makes getting healthy fun and easy. The best fitness tracker we’ve tested, the Fitbit Charge 5, is comfortable and easy to use. It provides insights into everything from heart rate to sleep data, and it just plain looks cool.
5. Aerie Unreal Sweater
For an unbelievably cozy sweater
A cozy sweater that’s great for year-round wear.
The Aerie Unreal Sweater isn’t cashmere, but your girlfriend will swear that it is. It’s comfortable and attractive so she can wear it during the chillier months, but it’s so lightweight that she could also wear it in spring and summer. As far as year-round sweaters go, this one is hard to beat.
6. Kate Spade Initial Pendant Necklace
For understated charm
A great personalized gift for girlfriends is this pretty pendant necklace from Kate Spade. People who have bought it love this dainty necklace for its timeless elegance. Its “one in a million” engraving on the back of the pendant reminds her just how special she really is.
7. Homesick or Anthropologie candles
For Aromatic home decor
Candles might seem like a cliche gift, but the right ones are popular for a reason. The Capri Blue candle’s fantastic fragrances and long-lasting wicks make it popular. Another fine choice is Homesick candles, whose nostalgic scents evoke different states, cities, and even memories.
8. Gilded Agate Cheese Board
For the perfect host
Your girlfriend might as well be a professional party planner—she can arrange a flawless cheese plate, keep guests entertained, and make the perfect martini. Fuel her entertaining addiction with this stunning cheese board.
Hand-crafted and even more beautiful in person, she’ll be dying to break it out for her next party.
9. Gravity Weighted Blanket
For a little extra comfort
If your girlfriend is always stressed out, she might benefit from a weighted blanket. They’re great for relieving stress and anxiety, and even helping people fall asleep faster.
At Reviewed, we’re obsessed with the Gravity Blanket. It provides just the right amount of pressure, and the velvet fabric is incredibly soft and luxurious.
10. Dr. Scholl’s Booties
For boots that are made for walkin’
These sleek western-inspired boots are perfect for both formal and casual affairs, from weekdays at the office to romantic weekend strolls through the park. Its cushioned soles mean your girlfriends’ doggies won’t be barking by the end of the day. They’re also available in brown, black, oyster, and taupe, to suit a wide range of styles.
11. Nintendo Switch Lite
For the one who loves gaming on the go
Gifts for girlfriend: Nintendo Switch Lite
Whether your girlfriend is a competitive pro gamer or prefers cozy casual titles, the Nintendo Switch Lite will surely put a smile on her face. Its stylish and simple design, great battery life, and massive game library make it one of our favorite gaming consoles.
12. Kindle Paperwhite
For the bookworm
She loves to read—but hates lugging around heavy books. The solution? An e-reader like the Kindle Paperwhite, our favorite Amazon Kindle.
The Paperwhite has the brightest, crispest screen display. It also has the most storage, so she can load up on all the books on her must-read list! Bonus: It’s waterproof, and you can use it with Audible to listen to audiobooks, too.
13. Chilling Home Pregnancy Pillow
Gifts for girlfriend: Chilling Home Pregnancy Pillow
You don’t actually need to be expecting to enjoy a pregnancy pillow. This oversized plush is a comfy companion for your girlfriend, whether they’re getting their beauty sleep or just chilling on the couch.
For keeping the wine flowing
You’ve heard about meal kits and beauty boxes—but what about wine delivery services? They exist, and they’re exactly what your vino-loving girlfriend needs to get through yet another long work week.
We like Firstleaf because it’s both convenient and personalized. Your girlfriend can answer a few questions about her tastes, and they’ll ship a box of six delicious wines chosen just for her each month.
15. Moose Munch Premium Popcorn Classic Tin
For romantic nights in
The thing that makes any date with your girlfriend memorable is quality time. This Moose Munch popcorn tin is perfect for popping open during a cozy movie night in. It’s got four delicious kinds of chocolate-covered popcorn including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, and s’mores flavors. All four come packed in a decorative metal tin that she can repurpose when all the popcorn is eaten and the memories are made.
16. “Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence” by Claire Saffitz
For home chefs
Gifts for girlfriend: “Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence” by Claire Saffitz
Few YouTube cooks are as beloved as Claire Saffitz, and her first cookbook is a cute gift that any aspiring baker will love. Not only are these recipes easy to follow, but the delicious photos make this cookbook worthy of a permanent place on any coffee table.
17. lululemon Scuba Hoodie
For the one who’s always stealing your sweatshirt
Get your girlfriend her own sweatshirt to cozy up in so she can stop taking yours. This lululemon hoodie is one of the brand’s best-selling pieces.
It’s lightweight yet warm, so she can wear it all year round. Its ribbed side panels and relaxed fit make it comfortable to move around in, and it even has a zipper pull that doubles as an emergency hair tie.
18. Baked By Melissa cupcakes
For the girlfriend with a sweet tooth
Best gifts for girlfriends: Baked by Melissa
For the girlfriend who considers candy a food group, satisfy her craving for all things sweet with these mini cupcakes from Baked By Melissa. They come in a number of fun flavors like tie-dye, s’mores, and even peanut butter and jelly. We loved them, and if your girlfriend can’t live without chocolate, she’ll love them too.
19. Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
For the girlfriend who loves her iced coffee
Starbucks is basically her second home and her blood is more coffee than water. If she’s addicted to her daily cup of joe, she’ll love this cold brew coffee maker. We chose it as the best cold brew machine because it was made the best-tasting coffee, while also being the easiest to use.
20. The Always Pan 2.0
When her love of cooking is big, but her kitchen is small
Gifts for girlfriend: Always Pan 2.0
The Instagram-famous Always Pan 2.0 can fry, sautee, boil, and even steam. It may just replace every piece of cookware in your girlfriend’s kitchen. Our reviewer loved it because of its undeniable versatility.
21. Apple AirPods Pro
For top-quality sound on the go
Wired headphones are so last century. Instead, get your music-obsessed girlfriend a pair of Apple AirPods Pro.
Our experts ranked these as one of the top wireless earbuds. When tested against some of the most popular options, the iconic white buds performed great in all categories, including sound quality, battery life, and range.
22. Free People Tunic
For cozy layering
Best gifts for girlfriends: Free People tunic
Layers are crucial during the colder months, and this extremely cozy layering shirt from Free People is just what she needs. It comes in nine different colors, and Free People shoppers love it for its undone look and soft material. If you prefer a more tailored fit, consider sizing down.
23. Renpho Eyeris 1
For the girlfriend with stress headaches
Gifts for girlfriend: Renpho Eyeris 1
The perfect gift for self-care, the Renpho Eyeris 1, is so much more than a simple eye mask. It applies gentle heat around the eyes to melt away tension, providing relaxation after a long day at work or right before bed.
24. Feminist Agenda Notebook
For staying organized and taking on the world
Best gifts for girlfriends: Minted
Between making to-do lists and trying to keep track of her busy schedule, your girlfriend is always writing things down. Upgrade her boring notebook (or her Notes app) with this colorful notebook that has “Feminist Agenda” printed on its cover.
The notebook can also be personalized with your recipient’s name, and for an added fee, you can have it made as an address book, monthly planner, or weekly planner!
25. DeWeisn Tri-Fold Lighted Mirror
For the girlfriend who loves a perfect full-face look
Gifts for girlfriend: DeWeisn Tri-Fold Lighted Mirror
For such a low price, the DeWeisn Tri-Fold Lighted Mirror could easily be a showstopping Christmas gift for your girlfriend. It’s one of the best makeup mirrors we’ve tested. It’s a great value for the price, and we love its compact design, multiple magnification options, and adjustable light settings.
26. Parachute Bathrobe
For posh lounging around the house
Your girlfriend works hard, so she definitely deserves a little R&R every now and again. One great idea for that is a spa gift card. But if you want a relaxing gift she can use over and over again, consider this ridiculously comfortable robe.
Made from 100% Turkish cotton, it’s our favorite terry cloth robe for women. Its plush perfection made it one writer’s favorite robe as soon as she put it on.
27. Apple Watch SE
For the girlfriend who loves to stay connected
Gifts for girlfriend: Apple Watch SE
If you’re looking for a memorable anniversary or birthday gift for girlfriends, the Apple Watch SE is useful and sentimental. It’s full of great features including crash detection, iPhone integration, and an unbeatable price.
It’s one of the best smartwatches on the market. (If you’re in love with an Android girlie, consider the Galaxy Watch 5, instead.)
28. Amazon Echo Show 5
For the smart home beginner
Hey Alexa, what’s the best gift to give a girlfriend this year? The Echo Show 5 provides a compact design with the bonus of a screen.
The Show 5 is smaller and more affordable than the full Show, but a step up from the Dot. The small screen makes it easy to see timers, get news updates, and make video calls.
29. Slip Silk Pillowcase
For luxurious rest
If it’s good enough for celebrities like Kim Kardashian, the Slip silk pillowcase is good enough for your girlfriend. Silk pillowcases like this one are popular right now.
The Slip offers luxurious comfort while preventing damage to your girlfriend’s hair while she sleeps. The Slip pillowcase in particular is very trendy, with hundreds of rave reviews at Nordstrom.
30. JBL Flip 6
For partying on the go
Gifts for girlfriend: JBL Flip 6
Whether she’s having a solo dance party in the living room or hitting the pool with her friends, a portable speaker can complete the picture. The JBL Flip 6 is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy. We love its waterproof build, excellent battery life, and superior room-filling audio.
31. Nutribullet Select Personal Blender
For the one who loves a post-workout smoothie
The Nutribullet Select is the best personal blender we’ve tested.
If your girlfriend loves making smoothies or frappes, she’ll love the Nutribullet Select personal blender. It emerged from our latest tests as the best personal blender you can buy. We love its powerful motor, variable settings, and useful accessories.
For learning new skills
Whether she wants to learn cooking skills from Gordon Ramsay or photography from Annie Leibowitz, she can do it all with a subscription to MasterClass. Our editor-in-chief tried it out for himself to see if it was worth the money. He found the classes to be very inspiring and informative, and he likes that you can take them at your own pace.
33. Glossier The Makeup Set
For a great set of cosmetic basics
Gifts for girlfriend: Glossier The Makeup Set
Cosmetics sets don’t come better than this one by Glossier.
This three-piece set features Boy Brow to shape and groom eyebrows, Cloud Paint for glowing cheek color, and Lash Slick, an everyday mascara to lengthen and curl lashes. All three products can be customized to feature your girlfriend’s favorite colors and shades.
34. Away Luggage
For the globetrotting girlfriend
Gifts for girlfriend: Away Travel The Bigger Carry-On
Few accessories are better for travelers than The Bigger Carry-On by Away Luggage. Its extremely durable hardshell is built to last, and its interior compression system lets her overpack it just like Mary Poppins’ bag. You pay for what you get, but this is a great, thoughtful Christmas gift for girlfriends who love traveling.
35. Lodge Enameled Cast-Iron 6-quart Dutch oven
For a reliable kitchen standby
Gifts for girlfriend: Lodge Enameled Cast-Iron 6-quart Dutch oven
Dutch ovens are versatile and gorgeous, but they come with prices that may make even the most generous boyfriend squeal. The Lodge Enameled Cast-Iron 6-quart Dutch oven is not only one of our favorite Dutch ovens, but it’s also well within most budgets. It has much of the cooking prowess of pricier models, with excellent heat retention and easy cleanup.
36. “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy
For a brilliant, darkly funny read
Gifts for girlfriend: “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jenette McCurdy
Millennial girlfriends of the Nickelodeon generation will love this heart-rendering tell-all memoir by iCarly star Jennette McCurdy. She recounts her troublesome childhood as a child star and her complicated relationship with her mother in a biography that’s equal parts tragic and hilarious. It’s a true story of feminine resilience and a New York Times and USA Today bestseller to boot.
37. Reasons I Love You Personalized Wooden Puzzle
For the true romantic
Gifts for girlfriend: Reasons I Love You personalized wooden puzzle
Out of all the romantic gifts for girlfriends out there, this may take the cake. This personalized gift is a puzzle of a wooden heart. Each piece of the puzzle displays reasons why you love her so much. If this doesn’t melt her heart, nothing will.
38. Roku Streaming Stick 4K
For the girlfriend who loves binge-watching
Gifts for girlfriend: Roku Streaming Stick 4K
The couples that stream together, stay together, and the Roku Streaming Stick 4K is one of our favorite streaming devices. We love its intuitive interface and great remote. Plus, it’s fully HDR and Dolby Atmos ready.
It also fits in a pocket, so your girlfriend can take it with her when she’s hanging with friends or visiting her parents.
39. The Manifestation Journal
For setting intentions
Gifts for girlfriend: Manifestation Journal
Setting goals and sticking to them can be a daunting experience. The Manifestation Journal a great sentimental gift for girlfriends who are trying to set goals and intentions. Daily activities, techniques, and guided meditations can help your girlfriend in her journey towards her best life.
40. Therabody Theragun Mini
For the girlfriend with achy muscles
Gifts for girlfriend: Therabody Theragun Mini
One of the most thoughtful gifts for girlfriends is a tool that can relieve stress and tension anywhere and everywhere. The Therabody Theragun Mini is compact and powerful and fits in any backpack or purse. It’s one of our favorite massage guns because of its portability and versatility.
41. Ivation Foot Spa
For taking care of sore feet
Gifts for girlfriend: Ivation Foot Spa
One of our favorite self-care gifts is the Ivation Foot Spa. It’s actually our pick for best foot spa. We love its adjustable heating and excellent massage rollers, which can melt away the stress of even the most arduous days.
42. YETI Rambler 14-oz. mug
For coffee fiends
Gifts for girlfriend: YETI Rambler Mug
If your girlfriend won’t even make eye contact with another human before drinking her coffee, she’ll love the YETI Rambler mug. It’s one of our favorite travel mugs because it keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours. It’s dishwasher safe, and available in 24 different colors.
43. Allcamp Outdoor Gear Picnic Backpack
For the one who loves a romantic hike
Gifts for girlfriend: ALLCAMP OUTDOOR GEAR Picnic Backpack
This great romantic gift for girlfriends may even turn into a date. The Allcamp Outdoor Gear Picnic Backpack is an excellent accessory made specifically for picnic outings.
Its insulated compartments keep treats and drinks cool. It includes dinnerware for two, including a cutting board and salt and pepper shakers. It even comes with a waterproof fleece picnic blanket. It’s great for picnic dates, but equally awesome for couples who love to camp.
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Whether it’s for her birthday, Valentine’s Day, or just because, your girlfriend deserves a thoughtful gift that suits her lifestyle. From a cozy shearling throw blanket for the homebody, to luxury colored glassware for the host, to a mini portable speaker for the audiophile, we’ve come up with 69 gifts for girlfriends of all types.
Whether it’s a stylish accessory she can wear everyday or practical tech she didn’t realize she needed — and whatever your budget or the occasion — these are the best gifts that say to her: You’re the best girlfriend.
A weighted throw blanket for better rest
Bearaby Cotton Napper
Weighted blankets can encourage relaxation and improve sleep, and Bearaby’s Cotton Napper is stylish enough to be thrown over any couch or bed. With multiple colors and weights for the ideal fit for her and her home, it’s one of the best weighted blankets we’ve tested — and it’s machine washable. At $200–300 depending on weight, it’s one of the pricier gifts in this guide; for a more budget-friendly option, we recommend the Luna Weighted Blanket, which is typically under $100 and sometimes goes on sale for less than $50.
Colored glassware for a luxurious cocktail party
Estelle Colored Rocks Glass (Set of 6)
Beauty and function meet in these rocks glasses by Estelle Colored Glass, a Black-owned home decor brand specializing in luxury hand-blown glassware. Blending classic silhouettes with eye-catching contemporary colors, this 6-piece set is perfect for the host who wants her drinkware to wow as much as the drinks. If bubbly is more her style, we also love Estelle Colored Glass’s Champagne Coupe Stemware.
The plushest reversible throw blanket
UGG Bliss Sherpa Throw
With a cuddly, wool-like texture on one side and a smoother microfleece on the other, UGG’s Bliss Sherpa Throw is one of our favorite throw blankets. It’s perfect for curling up in front of the TV, and large enough to share when date night is a movie marathon at home.
A textured foam-roller to massage out any knot
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
Whether your girlfriend is sore from tearing up the gym or simply being on her feet all the time, a foam roller is a great gift for aiding her muscle recovery. The TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller is one of the more practical rollers we’ve tested, due to its lightweight and water-resistant material, packable dimensions, and approachable price point, but we’ve also recommended more intense options — vibration included! — if you’re willing to go above $100.
A versatile styling tool for any hair type
Shark FlexStyle Air Drying and Styling System
The Dyson Airwrap is notoriously hard to obtain, whether because of stock issues or its $600 price tag, so our Style and Beauty team recommends the Shark FlexStyle as the closest multi-styling tool on the market. At half the price of the Airwrap, it’s still more of a splurge, but well worth it for a girlfriend who’s interested in upping her at-home hairstyling game.
An instant camera she can also use with Bluetooth
Polaroid Now+ White (9062) Bluetooth Connected Instant Film Camera
For the girlfriend who loves snapping pics, give her the option of either using the camera or connecting her phone and directly printing from her camera roll. The Polaroid Now+ also comes with five creative lens filters to unlock even more artistic possibilities.
A belt bag suited for festivals, mountains, and more
Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack
Whether she’s looking for a bag that can survive some rough wear or aiming for a trendy dressed-down look, Patagonia’s hip pack can rise to the occasion. It’s one of our favorite belt bags, made from recycled fabric and available in a variety of colors, and with an adjustable strap to suit diverse body types and ways to wear it.
A Bluetooth speaker small enough to fit in her bag
JBL Go 3 Portable Speaker
If she doesn’t like sacrificing space or sound quality, she’ll love the JBL Go 3 Portable Speaker. Available in a variety of colors, the Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, measures 3.4 inches on its longest side, and has a loop that makes it easy to attach to a bag or belt. It’s typically around $50, but keep an eye peeled during shopping holidays, when we’ve seen deals as high as 50% off.
An affordable luxury watch
Breda Esther Square Metal Watch
Breda makes luxury watches that are usually just under or slightly over the $200 price range, and we love how they look for the price. This model comes in an 18K gold-plated case and stainless steel band.
A hot sauce subscription
Fuego Box Subscription
Spice things up with this hot sauce subscription, which delivers one or three hot sauces to your girlfriend’s door every month. There’s even an extra-hot version if her heat tolerance is off the charts.
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