Gifts for Her
Gift-giving has a long, interesting history that goes all the way back to the Ancient Egyptians, one of the first few civilizations to practice this tradition. It was also highly prevalent in the Ancient Greeks and Romans, where gifts were often given to royalty on special occasions.
While the tradition of gift-giving has evolved with time in different cultures and parts of the world, one aspect of it has remained constant – it’s a universal expression of feeling. That feeling could be love, gratitude, respect, care, appreciation, or happiness.
When it comes to gifts for her, the options are endless. There is a unique gift for every occasion, every age, every feeling, and every reason.
Let’s explore the plethora of women’s gifts that will make her day and bring a smile on her face!
Top 10 Gifts for Women
While the list can go on and on, take a look at the 10 best gifts for women, ranging from jewelry to beauty and skincare to shoes and bags.
1/ Pearl Necklace
There’s something so remarkable about pearl necklaces – they are ever so timeless and classic, and make one of the most beautiful gifts for women.
— There is just one piece of jewelry that is equally becoming to everybody, lovely with almost every ensemble, appropriate for almost any occasion, and indispensable in every woman’s wardrobe… long live the pearl necklace, true or false, from our first date until our last breath!” ~ Genevieve Antoine Dariaux
2/ Spa Day
In today’s fast-paced life, one hardly finds the time to relax, unwind, and just be in the moment. A fully-sponsored spa day is one of the most ideal gifts for stressed women, or those who need a small break from the hustle bustle of daily life. From a hot stone body massage to a moisturizing facial to manicures and pedicures, you can combine different spa treatments and gift her a fun spa day.
3/ Statement Earrings
It’s right in the name – statement earrings offer a great way to make a statement, stand out from the crowd, and pull an outfit together. If you are looking for a cool anniversary gift for her, consider large hoop earrings, chunky designer earrings or pearl earrings.
4/ Coffee Machine
This might sound like an unusual gift for women, but if she’s big on coffee and always starts her day with a big dose of caffeine, a coffee machine is perfect. Also, get her a customized coffee mug to go with the machine.
— “We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
5/ A Husband-Free and Children-Free Day
Looking for a present for your wife? There’s probably nothing she’ll appreciate more than a day free from parenting and wife duties where she can do anything she wants, be it basking in the sun at the beach, going drinking with her friends, or sleeping all day to her heart’s content.
6/ A Furry Friend
Nothing says ‘unique gift for women’ better than a pet for someone who loves animals. Perhaps, take a leaf out of Dax Shepherd’s book, the American actor who surprised his wife, Kristen Bell, with a pet sloth on her 31st birthday.
— “I didn’t know how to process that because my entire life had been waiting for this moment where I would get to interact — I’m serious! — with a sloth. … I was sitting on my bed, knowing that my sloth is here, and I start to have a full-fledged panic attack. I don’t know how to compete with all this emotion so I just kind of crawl up on the bed and I’m crying so hard.”
If your wife loves cats, dogs, and all the animals in the world, adopt a furry friend for her and watch how it makes her day!
7/ A New Handbag
In the words of the famous American fashion designer, Kate Spade,
—“A handbag is only one item to be worn with a complete outfit. Add a peony pink leather handbag to a charcoal gray suit, for instance, and the impact is chic with a touch of wit.”
A handbag, as banal as it may be, is one of the best gifts for ladies because, well, one can never have enough of them! Not just that, but a nice handbag completes an outfit, offering a blend of style, function, and versatility.
8/ Skincare or Makeup Set
Some of the most exclusive gifts for women include a luxurious skincare or makeup gift set. For someone who loves taking care of her skin and indulges in hour-long skincare rituals every night, a basket full of her favorite skincare goodies is perfect for her. Or, if she’s big on makeup and the words “I love the confidence that makeup gives me” by the renowned American TV personality, Tyra Banks, resonate with her, get her a designer makeup gift set.
9/ Chocolates and Flowers
Basic yet cute, chocolates and flowers are the perfect duo and a great first date gift for a wife.
Make sure you get her favorite chocolates coupled with her most cherished blooms, which also makes a sweet wedding anniversary gift for women.
10/ Healing Stones and Crystals
If she’s spiritual and would love to receive something unworldly on her birthday or anniversary, healing stones and crystals make the perfect spiritual gifts for women. Different stones and crystals are said to produce benefits for the mind and body, and your spiritual someone will truly cherish this gift.
Gifts for Women By Age
Let’s explore age-appropriate gifts for the women in your lives to help you pick the perfect gift for them, regardless of the occasion.
Whether she’s 20 or 29, some of the most stylish gifts for women in their 20s include jewelry, cute tops, an instant camera, a quality wristlet, a self-care package, or a cool tech-gadget if she’s into that.
A hair styling tool, a new pair of sneakers, a perfume set, a plush long robe, a facial cleansing device or a comfort bath pillow are some ideal gift ideas for women in their 30s.
There are endless options for gifts for women over 30 such as a dainty pendant necklace, a big bouquet of red roses, a classic wristwatch, a wine chiller, a self-care subscription box or gym wear if she’s a fitness fanatic.
When you are in your 50s, perhaps, you are more into gifts that offer a bit of luxury, comfort, and a sense of relaxation, all at the same time. Some great gifts for women over 40 are a back, neck and shoulder massager, a box of moisturizing and hydrating skincare products, a pure silk sleep mask and pillow cover, or a nice home decor item such as a flower vase, a fancy decorative bowl or plate, or a plush throw rug.
This age range calls for gifts that are either sentimental, entertaining, promote self-care, or have to do with food. Gifts for women over 50 can include things like an ergonomic hip and back cushion, orthotic walking shoes or sandals, a luxury travel set, anti-aging skin care products, or a customized family photo frame.
For a woman in her 70s, she’d probably want nothing more than to spend time with her family and loved ones. So, maybe you could arrange a fun, memorable surprise dinner with all her friends, relatives and family members. Other nice gifts for women over 60 can be a cozy robe, leg massager, a memory book, an at-home spa session, or a weekend getaway!
When you think of personalized gifts for women, the first thing that comes to mind is a piece of jewelry with their name, initials, or a special date engraved on it.
While this might sound too conventional or basic, truth be told, jewelry gifts for women will always be timeless. It could be a silver or gold plated chain with initials, heart earrings, or any other personalized jewelry item to express your love for her.
There are different types of gifts, where each variety serves a specific purpose. One such category is feel-good gifts that help make one feel better.
For instance, scented candles make the perfect feel-good gift as they promote relaxation and help one unwind.
There’s esoteric jewelry with symbols and natural stones where each symbol and stone symbolizes something and produces unique effects.
A home-cooked meal is another thoughtful gift that you can give her on her birthday, or any other occasion.
Gifts for the Woman Who Has Everything
If she has everything that you could possibly think of, chances are that seeks something customized or made to order that isn’t just practical, but also goes to show how much she means to you.
Think along the lines of a made-to-order piece of jewelry, which could be anything from earrings to bracelets. Perhaps, you could design it yourself and surprise her with self-designed, specialized jewelry.
Another wonderful gift for the woman who has everything could be something rare and valuable, unlike anything that she already owns. If she’s into precious stones, you could get her a delicate gemstone bracelet according to her zodiac sign. Or, something with ruby, the most passionate of all stones. It screams love, and she would cherish it forever.
Gifts for Occasions
From weddings to birthdays to anniversaries, every occasion calls for a unique, special gift that not only expresses a specific sentiment, but also highlights the occasion at hand.
Birthday gifts for women can be anything from flower bouquets and chocolates to jewelry such as a beautiful tennis necklace to a gift voucher for her favorite store or brand.
Weddings and sentimental go hand in hand so you could go for something like a memorable photo frame, his-and-hers towels or coffee mugs, or a pretty pearl necklace.
Wedding anniversary gift for a wife should be a reflection of the love you have for her and some of the best gifts you can give to your wife is a special gold ring, a mini vacation where the two of you can spend quality time together away from everyone and everything, or fancy, romantic dinner at her favorite restaurant.
Luxury / Expensive Gifts
If you fancy splurging a little and wish to give your wife something expensive and luxurious, here are some of the best luxury gifts for women that are well worth the splurge. 1. Something very rare, valuable, collectible. For example, if she likes some precious stones, you can find a rare and really investment piece for her. 2. Something exclusive in a single copy. We have a selection of such jewelry. 3. A new car like how Travis Scott gave Kylie Jenner a vintage white Rolls-Royce on her 21st birthday. 4. A private jet. 5. A private, personal condo.
Special, Thoughtful, Memorable Gifts
If you wish to gift her something deeply personal and thoughtful, something that’s far from the usual gifts, and takes her down memory lane, consider the following special gifts for women: 1. A wearable love letter – write her a small love letter that you can get engraved on a locket or pendant. It’s something she can always keep close to her heart and it will also act as a reminder of the love you share. 2. Restored jewelry – does she own a beloved piece of jewelry that has now lost all its shine and sparkle? Get the jewelry restored, and bring back the lost shine. 3. Recreate lost jewelry – if she has lost a precious jewelry item that once belonged to her mother or a loved one, and clings onto the hope of finding it one day, show a photograph of it to a jeweler and get the jewelry item recreated.
All gifts are thoughtful, memorable, and unique, as long as they are given from the heart and with good intentions. Make her day with these wonderful gift ideas for women, and give her a reason to smile forever.