The Ultimate Gift Guide For Her: 50+ Ideas She Will Adore
When I was younger, my sister said something that has stuck with me my whole life. “When you’re giving a gift, it’s nice to think about what the person would want, but sometimes wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves.” We’ve grown to stress over giving the perfect gift – whether they’ll like it, whether they’ll use it, etc. But we’ve lost a bit of the magic that comes with gift giving – the opportunity to brighten someone’s day with something meaningful. Hence, the Ultimate Gift Guide for Her was born!
Giving a gift to someone is an act of love and friendship, and signifies we are thinking of them. I created the Ultimate Gift Guide for Her to be able to spoil that special someone, whether it’s their Birthday, Christmas, Mother’s day etc. This is the complete list for every kind of woman in your life, and how you can let them know you’re thinking of them!
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Reminders Before You Browse The Ultimate Gift Guide for Her
From the Heart
At the end of the day, don’t let yourself get caught up in the gift-giving whirlwind. In my experience in both giving and receiving gifts, there is an overwhelming sense of appreciation from the act of receiving a gift. The Ultimate Gift Guide for Her is meant to inspire you to give her something she’ll love, no matter where her interests lie.This year, ditch the part where you over-analyze whether the gift is ‘good enough’, and spend time focusing on how this will make the recipient feel.
No Wrong Way to Gift
My personal gifting style is to treat someone to something they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves. An indulgent kind of gift, if you will. However, there is nothing wrong with gifting practical gifts, or gifting something the person specifically asks for etc. However you decide to gift, know that it’s your style, and that’s okay! Again, focus on the part where the recipient is happily receiving your gift.
you don’t have to blow the budget
Gift giving is a lovely privilege to be able to have, but that doesn’t mean go outside of your means to do so. Gift giving within your means creates an energy exchange that is matched and appreciated. Wherever your budget lies, know that gift giving doesn’t always have to be of monetary value – acts of kindness hold weight as well.
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Her
Below, I’ve broken it down by categories for the type of gift you might be looking for (because let’s face it, not everyone is interested in the same thing!). In the Ultimate Gift Guide For Her, you will find something for every kind of woman in your life!
For the Wine lovers
Does she love wine? (Give me her contact info because we may as well be best friends!). Now What kind of a gift guide for her would it be if we forgot the wine? Below are a list of gift ideas for the wine lover in your life, and how you can brighten their day!
You can’t go wrong with wine
Actual Wine: Yes. Actual wine. A wine lover’s dream! You cannot go wrong with giving a wine-lover a bottle of their favourite wine.
Wine Subscription: There are so many options when it comes to selecting a wine subscription. Essentially, you’re allowing wine to magically show up at someone’s door – and again, who wouldn’t love that?
WINC: you can shop for 1, 2 or 3 month subscriptions!
BRIGHT CELLARS: gift a wine subscription – you can either email or send the gift card in person, or you can play around with their website and create a box you think they’ll love!
WINE.COM: if you’re looking to take it one step further, Wine.com has an abundance of wine packages and gift baskets stocked with goodies! The perfect way to go wine tasting on the couch!
One of my favourite sweaters to wear is from BBxCo. and it says ‘Wine & Mascara’ (shop here). A comfy crew neck to lounge around in, that also incorporates wine? how can you go wrong! Check out a few more cute wine themed clothes below:
practical wine gifts.
These are your wine essentials! From wine stoppers, to glasses, to racks for storing wine, if you need something to aid in your wine drinking (that also happens to be aesthetically pleasing) – look no further!
For the active ones
the gym goer
The Gift of Membership: Give them a little break on their membership this year. Or, if they are looking to try a new class or studio, purchase them a class pack so they can try it out! Many local studios offer the option to pay for a single class, or class bundles (ideal for people who want to try something new!)
Gym Bag: Is their old one falling apart? Gift them a new gym bag! Something as simple as adding a new bag or piece of clothing to bring to the gym can inspire and motivate the heck out of some people!
the one looking to create a home gym
The pandemic has changed the way a lot of people view their homes, especially since they’re spending more time in them! Creating a home gym may be something she’s looking to do, or has started to do! Here are a complete list of ideas for creating your own home gym:
Smart Watch: smart watches like FitBit & Apple watches can track steps, record exercises and set reminders and goals to help you reach your fitness goals. If you’re looking for something more, Garmin also has a great selection of watches that are famous for tracking exercise and outdoor activity.
Foam Rolling: stretching out after a workout is key to helping with sore muscles the next day. Check out this Two-in-One foam roller from LuluLemon (I have the same one in pink!)
Stretch Bands: stretch bands are a great way to increase and lengthen your stretch, which is great for any post workout routine!
For the Sentimental one
Mapiful: Is there a moment in time she wants to remember? A special place or time? Grab her a custom print of that special day! Check out Mapiful – you can grab a print of any map or star map for any day/location!
Photo Puzzle: Take her favourite photo, or a photo of you two together, and create a custom puzzle! Check out Shutterfly – the site that allows you to customize a puzzle with your own photos!
Quote: have her favourite quote printed & framed by Minted – there are so many options to completely customize a special quote, poem or wedding vow!
Digitize Old Family Photos: keep all of your family photos in the same place, easily accessible and easy to view! Have your family photos literally at your fingertips! Check out Legacy Box.
Digital Photo Frame: Have a photo frame that has your favourite family photos on repeat, simply by emailing them right to the frame! Check out Skylight.
Photo Book: put together a custom photo book for your loved one! Artifact Uprising allows you to create a custom, hardcover photo book that just screams sentimental. It’s the coffee table book that will actually spark conversation!
Instant Prints: instantly print your favourite photos with this Canon SELPHY Square QX10 Compact Photo Printer! Have your photos in your hands in seconds.
For the yogi
Comfy, quality yoga gear is a must! You can never go wrong with getting the yogi in your life clothes that will aid in their practice!
Gear isn’t just limited to clothing:
a zen environment
Whether they have a small corner in their home, a dedicated space or simply a yoga mat they roll out and back up, creating that zen place gives them a place to escape to!
for the beginner
For the woman who wants to get into yoga, and enhance her practice – you’re covered. Here are a couple of great ideas to get the beginner yogi started off right!
STEAL: Lululemon isn’t necessarily known for ‘sales’, however this ‘yoga kit’ is a steal for the newbie yogi! For $98 you can snag a reversible mat, yoga block & small towel – all amazing products at such a steal for a price!
Foolproof: Yoga gear is a foolproof gift for any Yogi. Shop: ALO | LULULEMON | SPIRITUAL GANGSTER | YOGA CLUB BOX
For the book lover
The Gift OF Books
Books: Ask the reader in your life what’s on their ‘read next’ list! Or simply snag them a gift card and they can purchase the books themselves! Either or is a win win for the book lover in your life!
Book Subscription Box: Okay, who seriously doesn’t love a subscription box? Check out Sweet Reads Box, a curated subscription or gift box that delivers a best selling novel, tasty treats and cozy accessories!
Useful gifts for the avid reader:
to curl up and read
Get her something that will allow her to curl up, be cozy and indulge in every page of her book!
Is she book obsessed? Here are a few quirky gifts she may love!
For the ones who need a break
Preservation: Give her a gift that will help restore her mental and physical well-being. Check into local spa packages, massages, and other indulgent services local to you. Give the gift of relaxing and restoring her inner peace!
Meditation: Calm.com is a subscription worth gifting – you’re giving the gift of meditation and better sleep!
Beauty: treat her to a facial, skin treatment or mani pedi. Feeling like your best self goes a long way, and sometimes pampering yourself does the trick! Check out local salons and spas that offer these services and gift away!
At Home Spa: gift her something that will remind her to make time for herself, treat herself and indulge in a little ‘me time’! Check out some ideas below:
She deserves it. Or she needs it. Whatever the case may be, sometimes we just need to give someone something a little extra indulgent. Here are a few ideas if you want to completely spoil her (and make her feel like a queen!):
For the beauty lover
Skin Care essentials
If she loves skincare, you can’t go wrong with some important skin care essentials! From products to gadgets, these are skin care must haves!
For the true beauty queen who spares no expense, these indulgent beauty treats are perfect gifts for the beauty queen in your life!
Beauty Queen Essentials
Makeup must haves! Whether she needs to organize her collection or spice up her colour palettes, these are all treats a beauty queen would love.
FUN IDEA: get her a subscription to a beauty box! There are so many fun monthly subscription boxes that send trial and full size products for the beauty lover in your life. Shop: GLOSSYBOX | BIRCH BOX
For the new homeowner
If she just moved out, there are some items she’ll likely need!
Unique Home Additions
Personalize It: make her feel at home with a personalized sign or doormat. You can check out Etsy – a majority of their products are handmade and customizable!
Photos: frame a photo she would find special! Nothing says ‘I’m home’ like your own personal collection of photos to remember all of the happy times!
Plants: whether she is plant obsessed or new to the plant life, a plant is a great gift for any new home!
Decor: Home decor makes the perfect housewarming gift, especially if you know their style! Shop: PIER 1 | ALABAMA SAWYER | SUNDAY MORNING HOME
Make it a Treat
Find the perfect gift for the new homeowner who might not be willing to splurge on herself, but is in serious need of a housewarming gift!
For the jet setter
You can never go wrong with getting her stuff she’ll actually need and use! Travel essentials can be a great idea for the new traveller looking to start jet-setting!
For the BEACH GOER
Bathing Suits: a no brainer! Shop: CUPSHE | VITAMIN A | 437 | BILLABONG | ZAFUL | ADORE ME for some swim-spiraton!
Sand Cloud: grab her a gorgeous towel for her next beach adventure! Sand Cloud donates 10% of proceeds to help marine life!
Hammock: how can you go wrong with a hammock? Nothing says beach vibes more than this Macrame Hammock from Amazon!
travel in style
Beauty doesn’t have to take the backseat when she travels! These travel beauty essentials are great stocking stuffers, or gift basket type gift ideas for the traveller in your life!
Clean Water: clean drinking water is a must, no matter what vacation you go on! Check out the Life Straw water bottle or Larq, two water purification bottles that allow filtration on the go!
GoPro: allow her to track her adventures with a GoPro, a durable waterproof camera that was made for adventure!
Merrell: for the hiker in your life! Hiking boots come in handy when travelling over rugged terrain. Make sure she’s adventuring comfortably in Merrell Hiking Boots.
For the one who has it all
Undeniably the hardest person to shop for, the one who has it all can be a tricky person to buy for! Don’t worry, we have a little gift guide for her too. If she already has it all, here are a few ways you can think outside of the box and gift something meaningful:
Something Unforgettable: choose to let her live in the moment and gift her an experience as opposed to a physical gift! Some ideas include wine tasting, tickets to a local event, spontaneous weekend getaway, skydiving and more. (Pro tip: check out Groupon! They always have experience options listed at a discount – I’ve actually scored concert tickets for $30 a piece!)
Gift of Learning: gift her the opportunity to learn something new! Some ideas include a cooking class, new exercise class, painting class etc. Give her the opportunity to experience something she may have mentioned wanting to try!
Name a Star: both a unique and adorable gift idea – name a star after her! Check out Star Registry or Star Name Registry.
Adopt a Wild Animal: Adopt a wild animal in her name and help contribute to WWF all at the same time! There are several animals to choose from and they come with an adoption card and optional plush of that animal!
Create Your Own Gift Vouchers: good for one massage! Good for one movie night of your choosing! Get creative and make a personalized deck of cards that act as vouchers she can redeem at any time!
For the front line worker
Naturally, besides the indulgent gift guide, this is one of my favourites! I geared this list towards health care professionals, and thought I’d include a few helpful things I personally use, love and enjoy (that make my life and shift work just that much easier)! This guide is perfect for the nurse/nursing student you have to shop for!
Gear: we’re talking uniforms, shoes, and of course, everything else that makes you be able to get up and go to work! Check out the carousel below for my top picks for comfy shoes, uniforms, and and survival essentials for those 12 hour shifts!
Didn’t make it onto the carousel, but still important: I added the Crocs I use and love above, but also want to mention the Vessi shoes I wear at work (I alternate between the two depending on how I’m feeling). The Vessi’s I’m linking here are the ones I wear the most, during my day shifts! They’re waterproof and comfortable, I also opted for a no-lace option so I wouldn’t be tying my shoes while I’m at work. Let me tell you – the waterproof feature is a lifesaver!
Pamper: you can’t go wrong with getting a healthcare professional a voucher for a massage or a day at the spa. Giving the gift of pampering is a nice way for them to make sure they’re making time for themselves!
Work Safe Rings: With the amount of handwashing she’s about to do, her rings may need to sit this shift out. Check out Enso rings – a ring many healthcare workers wear in place of a wedding band!
From the heart/quirky: sometimes, a hilarious little pick me up gift is all you need to make a nurse smile! Linked below are some of those gifts that will make her smile!
Off The Clock
Shift work can truthfully be draining, and it’s important to use the time off to refresh and restore! Give her the gift of something that will make her life easier, make her feel good or simply add joy!
Meal Subscription Boxes: Let’s face it, she probably doesn’t want to cook in between shifts or even go to the store! Meal subscription boxes can be a great way to ensure she’s eating well without the extra effort! Check out Hello Fresh, Good Food or Purple Carrot!
Experiences Over Gifts: take her to do something fun! Most shift workers want to make the most of their days off, why not give her the gift of an experience over something material? Find out what she likes to do (ie. wine tasting, movie goer, cocktail queen etc.) and make it into a gift she can enjoy on her days off!
For the one who loves pink
Now it wouldn’t be a gift guide for her if we forgot the pink! We all have that friend (and if you don’t, then you are that friend). Take comfort in knowing that I am also that friend, and have collected a list of must have pink things for the pink lover in your life!
For the minimalist
If she is into a more minimalist look, she likely prefers neutral tones and things that serve a purpose. These items ideally won’t take up much space, and she’ll reach for them every day!
Things that Won’t hang Around Long
Consumables: give the gourmet gift this year! Gifting things like wines, cheeses, meats and sweets are a great way to give a thoughtful gift, without worrying about them lasting too long!
Donation in Their Honour: Donate to their favourite charity or non-profit in their name. This is the gift that keeps on giving!
Bath Treats: bath bombs don’t hang around too long, which makes them the perfect gift for minimalists! Grab her some luxurious bath essentials to enjoy!
For the hostest with the mostest
She is the party! This portion of the gift guide for her is for the one who loves serving, hosting and is always willing to throw a party!
For the one who loves hosting, gift her something she can use over and over again!
a Hostess Gift
Wine: You can never go wrong with bringing the hostess a new bottle of wine! Pick something she absolutely loves or go with something she’s never tried before!
Offer to Make Something: Sometimes, taking a bit of pressure off the hostess is a great way to help her out! Offer to pick up desert or ask her if there’s anything she needs you to bring! Foolproof gift – flowers are always a perfect addition if she swears there’s nothing you can bring!
Start The Party
THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR HER: Reminders
No matter what you gift her, as long as it comes from the heart and a place of happiness, I guarantee she’ll love it. The Ultimate Gift Guide for Her was created to help you out of the gift giving rut, and to give her something that was meaningful, fun and perhaps indulgent. Comment below the best gift you’ve ever received, or something from this gift guide for her that you want to add to your list!!
I love to do experience gifts – it’s a great way to spend time with the person and to make sure that you don’t end up giving them something that’s just going to sit in a closet. Classes are a great idea! I’d never thought of that, but it would be so fun. I’m definitely going to keep that in mind around Christmastime! Thanks for the great ideas!
What an incredible post, girl! You have given me so many ideas that I would have never thought of. I especially love the idea of gift cards, creating your own gift box and coupons.
Much love always,