The 50 Best Heartfelt Gifts For Women That She'll Be Thrilled To Receive

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From engagements to anniversaries, birthdays, and, ahem, weddings, there are countless special occasisons to celebrate. And with that comes the need for gifts. Sure, these events aren’t all about presents, but getting your loved one something special to mark the occasion and remind them just how much your care is always appreciated. So, where does one start their search for the best gifts for the women in their life?

Start with what you know about their passions and interests. Are they always talking about their love for cooking? A stunning new piece of cookware is a foolproof option. If they love accessorizing, a pretty pair of earrings or a travel jewelry case makes perfect sense. "The best gifts are thoughtful ones,” says Liz Davis, owner of the online boutique Rose and Root. “I love receiving something that I mentioned in an unrelated conversation. It means the person who gave it to me was really paying attention.”

To help you narrow down your search and find the perfect gifts for the women you love most, we’ve researched countless items for various styles, interests, and budgets–taking materials, practicality, thoughtfulness, and overall quality into consideration. For the beauty gurus, the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Routine Value Set and the Deborah Lippmann Bed of Roses Nail Polish Set are the ultimate addition to their self-care routine. For the woman who loves her wine, you can’t go wrong with gifting her a Winc Subscription.

Meet the Expert

Liz Davis is a fashion industry veteran, buyer, and owner of Rose & Root boutique.

From jewelry pieces to one-of-a-kind and personalized presents, read on for the best gifts for women. 

Uncommon Goods Handmade Botanic Shortbread Cookies

Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods

When in doubt, go with an edible gift. Unless food allergies are involved, chances are it’ll get gobbled up in no time. These handmade cookies couldn’t be any prettier and they’re fit for any occasion. The treats are made from strawberry and vanilla bean shortbread and dark or white chocolate, and decorated with a sprinkling of lovely edible flowers.

Price at time of publish: $48

Bluebella Abigail Shirt and Short Set

Bluebella short set

Shopbop

Everyone can use an extra pair of PJs, especially when they’re chic enough to lounge around in all day long. Made from lightweight charmeuse, this Bluebella matching set comes with both a button-up short-sleeve top and a pair of shorts. Details include classic lapels, contrast piping, patch breast pocket, and a dainty bow.

Price at time of publish: $58

SilkPurseSowsEar Personalized Book Locket

SilkPurseSowsEar Personalized Book Locket

Etsy

There’s something so classic and romantic about lockets. This one in particular is fashioned in the shape of a book, and can be customized with a special photo, memento, or hidden message inside before gifting as a heartfelt surprise.

Price at time of publish: $27

Boy Smells Hypernature Votive Candle Set

Boy Smells set

Nordstrom

Candles are a classic, tried-and-true gift for a reason. They’re useful and feel undeniably luxurious. This set from cult-favorite home fragrance brand Boy Smells comes complete with five votive candles, each with a 16-hour burn time and formulated with a coconut wax and beeswax blend. The intoxicating Boy Smells-signature scents include Fleurshadow, Polyamberouse, Neopêche, Rhubarb Smoke, and Agua De Jardín.

Price at time of publish: $106

Lele Sadoughi Scarf Bow Pearly Hoop Earrings

Lele Sadoughi Scarf Bow Pearly Hoop Earrings

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Gift her an upgraded pair of earrings that she can reach for when she wants to add a bit of sweetness and summery flair to an outfit. Plated in 14-karat gold, these gleaming pearly baubles feature feminine cotton bows that liven up the classic silhouette.

Price at time of publish: $125

Estelle Colored Glass Wine Glasses

Estelle Colored Glass Wine Glasses

Estelle

No matter what kind of celebration you happen to be toasting to, a new set of wine glasses is perfect for the occasion. This particular collection from Estelle Colored Glass feels extra special, thanks to its whimsical candy colors. With six wine glasses in total, the set includes one fuchsia, rose, cobalt blue, coral peach, forest green, and royal blue. Add her favorite bottle of wine to really send this gift over the top. 

Price at time of publish: $185

Adina's Jewels Personalized Block Name Shaker Necklace

Adina's Personalized Necklace

Nordstrom

Choosing a gift that can be personalized is an easy way to make it feel instantly one-of-a-kind. That’s why we love this necklace that can be customized with the recipient’s name. Crafted from sterling silver and plated in 14-karat gold, it features dainty letter charms that dangle from the slim chain.

Price at time of publish: $175

Deborah Lippmann Bed of Roses Nail Polish Set

Deborah Lippmann

Sephora

Whether she’s showing off her new engagement bauble with plenty of ring selfies or just enjoys an at-home mani, she’ll get plenty of use out of this nail polish set. The six-piece gift set comes with both full-coverage and sheer formulas in an array of universally flattering rosy-nude shades—all of which are free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Price at time of publish: $36

Our Place Always Pan Set

Our Place Always Pan Set

Nordstrom

Not only can the Instagram-famous Always Pan take the place of eight traditional pieces of cookware (a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest), but it also makes one great gift. Courtesy of Our Place, it’s offered in a variety of cool colors like a lush berry pink, a vibrant golden yellow, and a rich charcoal. Plus, it features a nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating, and can braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, serve, and store.

Price at time of publish: $145

Lyric Therapeutic Massager

Lyric Therapeutic Massager

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Instead of gifting her a day at a spa, which lasts—well, a day–give the gift of endless massages via this handheld device that can relieve pain, promote relaxation, stimulate the nervous system, and aid in muscle recovery time via vibroacoustic frequencies. The lightweight massage therapy gun comes with four interchangeable head attachments, extension handle (to help hit those hard-to-reach places), and a docking station to recharge–the battery lasts up to an impressive four hours on a single charge.

Price at time of publish: $100

Minted 252 Piece Custom Keepsake Puzzle

Minted 252-Piece Custom Keepsake Puzzle

Minted

For a personalized present, check out this puzzle that can be customized with a photo of your choice. You can choose one from a special moment in the recipient’s life—such as their wedding, a family gathering, an engagement photo, or graduation photo—and it’ll be printed on high-quality matte paper and chipboard to create a unique gift that’ll provide hours of entertainment. The puzzle comes housed in a muslin drawstring pouch and hinged box, so it’s all ready for gifting.

Price at time of publish: $42

Anthropologie Garden Tile Pitcher

Anthropologie Garden Tile Pitcher

Anthropologie

For serving homemade lemonade come summertime, mixing up a batch of cocktails, or simply keeping water cool in the fridge, this pretty pitcher will come in handy. The hand-painted stoneware features botanical, butterfly, and tile detailing with a subtle shimmer for a piece that looks as beautiful as it is useful.

Price at time of publish: $48

Winc Monthly Wine Club

Winc Monthly Wine Club

Winc

Whether she prefers red, white, or rosé, any vino-lover will appreciate a subscription to Winc. With options that range from one to three months, she’ll get to take Winc’s online quiz to be matched with bottles specified to her taste which will then be shipped to her home for a personalized wine tasting experience.

Price at time of publish: $60

Mark & Graham Small Travel Jewelry Case

Mark and Graham Small Travel Jewelry Case, Shadow Print

Mark and Graham

This travel jewelry case is ideal for brides (she can use it when jetting off to her honeymoon), and it also makes a stellar bridesmaid gift, especially if you’re having a destination wedding! Available in an impressive 22 colors and patterns, the petite leather case can be emblazoned with the recipient’s initials, while the interior boasts cushioned storage, multiple compartments, and a mirror.

Price at time of publish: $75

Uncommon Goods Zodiac Rings

Zodiac Rings

Uncommon Goods

Does she check her horoscope every week and has she long since memorized her closest friends’ sun and moon signs? Then it’s practically written in the star that she’ll love this present. With every zodiac sign available, each of these 18-karat gold-plated bronze rings totes an edgy, textured feel and is handcrafted in Miami, Florida.

Price at time of publish: $68

West Elm Eldred Bath Caddy

West Elm Bath Caddy

West Elm

Available in five colors, this sleek bath caddy can hold all she needs for a relaxing soak. Think sweetly scented bath salts, soap, and a body brush or loofah. It’s adjustable to perfectly accommodate different tub sizes. Plus, it can even help save space in small bathroom spaces since it can provide all-the-time storage for bath products and accessories.

Price at time of publish: $85

Vitruvi Stone Essential Oil Diffuser

Diffuser

Vitruvi

This beautifully minimalist diffuser can serve as both a decor piece and a relaxation essential. The matte ceramic finish and organic shape will fit in with a variety of home design aesthetics, and, once essential oil is added to the BPA-free plastic water reservoir, it can fill an impressive 550-square foot space with scent.

Price at time of publish: $120

The Little Market Bath Gift Set

bath gift set

The Little Market

Turn their bathroom into a bonafide spa via this bath gift set from The Little Market. Choose from an array of soaking salt blends (including lavender, rose, peppermint, and vanilla) and sugar scrub formulas (such as chamomile, vanilla, and coconut). The set comes complete with ultra-soft bath and hand towels. Best of all, your purchase will help support global artisans in underserved communities.

Price at time of publish: $60

Shaker and Spoon Cocktail Subscription Box

Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Subscription Box

Shaker & Spoon

If she’s the type of woman who appreciates the art of a good cocktail, then she’ll love a Shaker & Spoon subscription. Starting at a cool $59 and with gifting options that range from one month all the way up to a year, each box comes packed with all the ingredients (minus the alcohol) to make 12 expertly crafted cocktails. We’re talking recipe cards, syrups, bitters, garnishes, mixers, and citrus. Cheers!

Price at time of publish: $59

Olaplex Style & Strengthen Hair Set

Olaplex Style & Strengthen Hair Set

Sephora

Beauty value sets like this make great gifts, since all the work of selecting products is pretty much done for you. Plus, they’ll feel luxurious to the recipient! This Olaplex gift set includes everything they’ll need to repair, style, and enhance the shine in their locks.

Price at time of publish: $42

ESPRO Cold Brew

ESPRO Cold Brew

Williams Sonoma

Does her day not actually start until her first sip of cold brew? This cold brew marker from Espro is practically guaranteed to save her both time and money in the morning. With a stainless steel brewing container and large and sturdy glass growler both included, it can be used to whip up a whole 64 ounces of smooth cold brew coffee that can be stored in the fridge for a whole week’s worth of caffeine fixes.

Price at time of publish: $100

IVV Italian Retro Cocktail Glasses

IVV Italian Retro Cocktail Glasses (Set of 2)

IVV

For a gift that’s just as sweet as she is, present her with a pint of her favorite artisanal ice cream–and these stunning gelato bowls to match! Available in six candy-colored shades, each of these mouth-blown glass bowls is handcrafted in Tuscany. You can also choose between flat and footed silhouettes to fit your tabletop style.

Price at time of publish: $68

Nashi Home Tortoise Shell Resin Cake Stand

Cake Stand

Nashi Home

If she’s famous amongst her friends and family for the desserts and sweets she’s always whipping up, this gorgeous cake stand will give her the perfect place to display her delicious work. Handcrafted from shatter-resistant resin, it features an unexpected tortoiseshell pattern, swirling with black and dark amber hues.

Price at time of publish: $125

Serena & Lily Palma Cotton Throw

Cotton throw blanket

Serena & Lily

Another endlessly useful gift, a throw blanket is something that she’ll constantly find herself reaching for when the weather cools or whenever she wants to get cozy on the couch. Courtesy of Serena & Lily, this hand-crocheted throw is crafted from premium cotton yarns and its chunky texture and fluffy fringe lend it vintage-meets-boho vibes.

Price at time of publish: $268

J.Crew Colorful Floral Hoop Earrings

floral earrings

Courtesy of J.Crew

Perfect for the woman who likes to make a statement with her accessories, this pair of floral earrings will certainly make her smile. They can work for all seasons, especially the warmer months, and are simply stunning to the eye.

Price at time of publish: $65

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

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Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Parachute

Whether she’s stepping out of the shower or lounging around and enjoying a lazy Sunday morning, she’ll be glad to have this incredibly soft and oh-so comfy robe from Parachute. Available in six lovely hues—we’re particularly big fans of the clay shade— it features four-ply gauzy construction (made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton), a waist tie, and two side pockets.

Price at time of publish: $109

Urban Stems Bouquet Subscription

Urban Stems Bouquet Subscription

Urban Stems

Sure, you can give her a single bouquet of flowers on the day of whatever occasion you happen to be celebrating, but you could also give a bouquet subscription from Urban Stems so she’ll have fresh flowers year-round! With several frequency (deliveries can be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) and duration options (including a pay-as-you-go-option), you can customize this subscription to fit your budget.

Price at time of publish: $75

Uncommon Goods Paint Your Own Mug DIY Kit

Uncommon goods paint your own mug

Uncommon Goods

We love an interactive gift, and this one pulls double duty. Not only will she have a fun activity to do, but she’ll also end up with a new mug that’s completely unique and customized! This paint-your-own-mug kit comes complete with a plain ceramic mug, paints, a brush, and decorative stickers. Once finished, just pop it in the oven to set the paint.

Price at time of publish: $20

Monique Lhuillier Coffee Table Book

Coffee Table Book

Anthropologie

A perfect fit for the trend-obsessed fashionista (as well as brides-to-be), this stunning coffee table book will make a lovely statement in her impeccably decorated apartment. Beneath the hardcover, the 304 pages hold richly colored photographs of the work of fashion and bridal designer Monique Lhuillier. From exquisite evening gowns to frothy tulle confections, there’s plenty of eye-candy (and dream wedding dresses!) to be found here.

Price at time of publish: $95

Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Bundle

Silk Bundle

Brooklinen

Sleeping on silk pillowcases can protect skin and hair from friction damage, so give the gift of better beauty rest with this silky set from Brooklinen. It comes with one 100% pure mulberry silk pillowcase (in your choice of eight colors and patterns) that’s naturally breathable and cool to the touch and a luxurious eye mask—again in your choice of shades and prints.

Price at time of publish: $88

Mark & Graham Wood and Marble Appetizer Serving Platter

Mark & Graham Wood and Marble Appetizer Serving Platter

Mark & Graham

To please the hostess with the mostess, gift her a cheese board that she can make use of at all of her dinner parties and gatherings. With the option of three different hues, this one is made from a mix of polished marble and an acacia wood inlay and can be monogrammed with the recipient’s initials. 

Price at time of publish: $139

SHASHI Riviera Bobby Pin Set

Bobby pin set

Shopbop

This pretty pearl bobby pin set feels like such a little luxury! From global accessory brand Shashi, each of these three golden bobby pins is trimmed with a Swarovski pearl for a set of hair accessories that can easily elevate everyday outfits and hairstyles, or complete more formal looks, too. As a bonus for you, this present totes an under-$30 price tag.

Price at time of publish: $28

Collective Home Ceramic Jewelry Tray

Collective Home Ceramic Tray

Amazon

This dainty little trinket dish is the perfect place to house her engagement ring and wedding band, or it can be used to hold keys and other odds and ends if kept by the entryway. The high-quality ceramic features an ombré wash of pastel color and can be personalized with her first initial in a glimmering gold hue.

Price at time of publish: $14

Jonathan Adler I Scream Vase

Jonathan Adler I Scream

Shopbop

How gosh darn adorable is this unique vase? Made from porcelain ceramic, this neutral white vase from Jonathan Adler is smartly fashioned in the form of a hand holding a waffle ice cream cone. Add in a bouquet of bright pink blooms for a strawberry ice cream-inspired, kitschy floral display.

Price at time of publish: $68

Uncommon Goods Instant Colorful Tea Latte Kits

Instant Colorful Tea Latte Kits

Uncommon Goods 

Is there anything more relaxing than curling up with a steaming cup of tea? If she’s someone who prefers to stay in, then this gift will be very much appreciated. Just drop one of these cute little cubes into hot water or milk and it’ll instantly create an aesthetically and taste-bud pleasing tea latte. There are three flavor options to choose from, including Matcha, rose, and vanilla.

Price at time of publish: $30

Crate & Barrel Wood Marble Wine Cooler

Wine Cooler

Crate & Barrel

Featuring a contrasting mix of mango wood and hand-finished white marble, this wine cooler will make a stunning statement sitting out on the dinner or coffee table at the next get-together she hosts. Plus, it’ll serve as an insulator for a chilled bottle of white wine or rosé, keeping it cool for hours.

Price at time of publish: $40

Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book

Hardcover Photo Book

Artifact Uprising

Showcase her favorite memories in this high-quality hardcover printed photo album. The durable cover can be customized with your choice of fabric color, foil lettering, and dust jacket design. Then, upload her most precious photos to be printed inside on premium paper and with curated layout options. Once complete, it makes for an elevated and special coffee table book.

Price at time of publish: $72

Oakdene Designs Personalized Couples Ceramic Face Coaster

Couples coasters

Etsy

Gifts don’t get much more personalized than this! These glossy, thick ceramic coasters can be customized to depict up to two people (either a couple or just the recipient herself) and are finished with a non-slip cork bottom. Specify the hair color and length, skin tone, and details like hats, glasses, or freckles, for a modern and cheeky present.

Price at time of publish: $32

American Personalized Premium Leather Heart Bookmark

Etsy American Personalized Premium Leather Heart Bookmark

Courtesy of Etsy

Ideal for book lovers and fit for all occasions, this budget-friendly gift clocks in at less than $15. It's a cute twist to your typical bookmark, made from genuine leather and shaped in a pretty heart. If you have some extra cash to spend, pair it with a new book from her reading wishlist and personalize it with her name or initials. 

Price at time of publish: $13

Parlovable Women's Cross Band Slippers

Cross Band Slippers

Amazon

Available in an array of cool colors that range from neutral to bold and eye-catching hues, these slippers feature a cross-band and open-toe design. Additional details include the softest, fluffiest fabric, marshmallow-like memory foam, and an anti-skid rubber-sole for a gift that feels like an extravragence—but doesn’t tote an extravegant price tag.

Price at time of publish: $24

Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag

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Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag

Courtesy of Dagne Dover

For weekend getaways, stay-cations, and everything in-between, this Dagne Dover weekender bag truly does carry it all. There is a laptop sleeve, multiple pouches, hidden features and compartments, plus water-resistant fabric to always keep her belongings protected.

Price at time of publish: $215

Beis The Cosmetics Case

4.2
Beis The Cosmetics Case

Beis

This cosmetic case from Béis stows away any cosmetics and other personal items in one safe and roomy compartment. An added plus to the bag is the bonus compact mirror and pocket for make-up brushes.

Price at time of publish: $68

Homesick Premium New York Scented Candle

Homesick Premium New York Scented Candle

Amazon

If she's missing home, a scented candle that reminders her of her roots is the perfect gift. Choose from any state and city, like this New York candle, so she can relive its energy.

Price at time of publish: $38

Cartier Love Bracelet

couple bracelet

Courtesy of Cartier

A classic (and worth the splurge) for a reason, this Cartier Love Bracelet will surely win her heart with its close fit, oval patterns, and locket to always keep the bracelet secure.

Price at time of publish: $6,900

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS

Amazon

An Apple Watch is great if they're into tracking their fitness and health goals, or if they just want a quick access to their messages and music at the touch of their wrist. It is also customizable, too.

Price at time of publish: $285

Weighted Idea Weighted Blanket

woman sleeping with gray weighted blanket

Amazon

There's nothing better than a weighted blanket. Outside of improving sleep quality, they're great for relaxing the body and reducing any anxious and/or stressful feelings.

Price at time of publish: $54

Maison Margiela ’REPLICA’ By the Fireplace

Maison Margiela ’REPLICA’ By the Fireplace

Sephora

The warm smells of firewood crackling are replicated with the delicate scents of vanilla, orange flower, chestnut, and clove oil in this fragrance, and will definitely remind her of the holidays, home, or the feeling of comfort.

Price at time of publish: $144

Sleeper Party Pajama Set With Feathers

Sleeper Party Pajama Set With Feathers in Black

Sleeper

Who doesn't love an adorable pajama set? This one from Sleeper elevates your sleeping attire to the next level with playful feathers at the pant hem.

Price at time of publish: $290

Mejuri Horizontal Engravable Bar Necklace

Mejuri Bar Necklace

Courtesy of Mejuri

Simple and dainty, but full of opportunities to make it unique to her. The necklace is available in 14k solid yellow gold and sterling silver, and can be personalized with her name, initial, or even your anniversary date across the small bar pendant.

Price at time of publish: $300

Apple AirPods Max

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Apple AirPods Max

Amazon

With an excellent noise-canceling feature, spatial audio, memory foam ear cushions, and a seamless design, she'll never not want to take these Apple headphones with her wherever she goes.

Price at time of publish: $549

What to Look For in Gifts For Women

Consider who it's for

First and foremost, always consider the style and interests of the person you’re buying for. “You don’t want to get someone something they can’t use or wouldn’t use,” says Davis. “Think of their lifestyle and something they deserve but wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves.”

Think about the specific occasion

It’s also a good idea to consider any big upcoming life events. Are they getting married, having a baby, hitting a long-term career goal, or celebrating a milestone birthday? Shopping for gifts specific to these special occasions can help you narrow down your options. Bonus points if it’s personalized to them! 

Go for personalized details

Custom touches go a long way! Whether it's a monogram, a handmade note, or even just their favorite color palette, personalized elements will make the recipient feel extra special.

FAQ
  • What are some affordable gift options?

    You don’t have to spend a lot to make an impression! For budget-friendly gifts, think out of the box: Most edible gifts are low-cost and will be gobbled right up. And smaller items like bookmarks and trinket dishes can often be personalized to make them feel one-of-a-kind.

  • What are some romantic gift ideas that women will love?

    Classic romantic gifts like candles, jewelry, and flowers never go out of style. You can put a new spin on these tried-and-true presents by giving a subscription to a flower delivery service like Urban Stems in lieu of a single bouquet, or personalized or trendy jewelry pieces like monogrammed pendants to gold huggie hoops.

  • What are some ways to personalize gifts?

    Personalized gifts feel instantly unique and artisanal. For next-to-no effort personalized options, look to monogrammed jewelry pieces and home products, such as a pendant necklace that features the recipient’s first initial or a customized charcuterie board. And don’t forget that even just choosing a gift that comes in their favorite color can give it a personalized, made-for-them feel!

Why Trust Brides

Brides contributor Jamie Cuccinelli has several years of experience in the wedding and lifestyle industries as both an editor and writer for publications such as Brides, Bustle, and The Zoe Report. Her time as Brides has made her somewhat of a gift-giving pro, (whether it’s bridesmaid gifts, wedding gifts, or anniversary gifts) and an expert in the art of stocking the perfect registry.

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