Last updated on August 17th, 2023 at 09:45 am
The holiday season will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts for women in your life. Finding the perfect present can be tricky, but this gift guide has you covered with 20 thoughtful ideas she’s sure to love.
In A Hurry? Here Are My Top Picks:
Under $25: Personalized Photo Bracelet
Under $50: Personalized Sunflower Planner
Under $100: Dior J’Adore Perfume
The Sky’s The Limit: WiFi Digital Photo Frame
1. Cozy Blanket
You can’t go wrong gifting coziness during the winter months. Look for a super soft blanket in her favorite color or pattern. Extra points if it’s large enough to curl up and read a book under. A luxurious cashmere or faux fur throw says you care about her comfort.
EDITOR’S PICK: Cherish memories with your favorite person with this custom photo collage blanket. Personalize it by adding any name. Then select up to 15 special photos to be printed in a collage design across the super soft fleece blanket. It’s a one-of-a-kind gift to warm their heart all year long.
2. Scented Candles
What woman doesn’t appreciate a little pampering? Scented candles set a relaxing mood and provide a small daily luxury. Look for festive seasonal scents like balsam fir or frosted cranberry. For an extra special touch, find candles in elegant glass containers or other decorative holders.
EDITOR’S PICK: I can’t get enough of Capri Blue’s Aloha Orchid candles. The stunning purple Mercury glass jars look like they belong in a tropical spa. But it’s the lush jasmine, gardenia, and floral musk scent that really whisks me away to paradise. Lighting one instantly uplifts my mood. The soy wax has a clean burn too. Once the burn time of island vibes are finished, these beautiful vessels get a second life holding flowers or decor. Treat yourself to these little luxuries – your home will thank you!
Slippers make a practical gift that feels indulgent. Find a fun festive pair or one of the ultra-trendy, spa-like styles. She’ll think of your thoughtfulness every time she slips them on her feet. Look for slipper socks or slides in soothing fabrics like velvet or fleece.
EDITOR’S PICK: These fuzzy faux fur slide slippers are my new obsession. I can see myself lounging on the couch eating bonbons in these retro cuties!
4. Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate
Give the gift of cozy beverage breaks with gourmet coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Go for festive flavors like peppermint mocha or rosemary roasted chestnut coffee. Or opt for a variety pack of her favorite tea. Include a new holiday mug and you have a complete ready-to-relax gift set.
EDITOR’S PICK: Not going to lie! I’m a straight-up coffee fiend, so I headed straight for this cute coffee gift basket! The pretty mug caught my eye, then I saw those funny socks! Definitely a must-have for me! LOL
5. Adult Coloring Book
Adult coloring books are ideal for relaxing and creativity. Choose a book with beautiful designs or picturesque winter scenes. Include a pack of coloring pencils. The gift will provide hours of stress relief and fun.
EDITOR’S PICK: Ok… what can I say? The giraffe TOTALLY sucked me into this adult coloring book!
6. Bath Bombs
Treat her to aromatherapy-infused luxury with bath bombs or bath salts. Look for seasonal scents like gingerbread or winter pine. These fizzy bath treats provide serenity-inducing spa time at home. Combine them with candles, lotions and a soft robe or towel for a complete spa set.
EDITOR’S PICK: I’m really digging the color of this lovely bath bomb! Hint: They also have great ones for kids just in case you’re looking for a stocking stuffer!
7. Cozy Socks
You can never have too many pairs of warm, fuzzy socks. Look for fun novelty prints, fair isle patterns, cable knits or knee-highs. Choose super soft fabrics like merino wool or cashmere blends. Pair them with slippers for a double dose of foot coziness.
EDITOR’S PICK: Awww… come on! Cats! Wool! Did you seriously expect me to keep scrolling? Seriously?
8. Luxury Pajamas
Give the gift of a great night’s sleep with silky, luxe pajama sets. Look for styles and prints that fit her personality. Choose from short and long sets in cozy flannel, satin or modal. She may never want to take them off!
EDITOR’S PICK: There’s nothing that feels better against your skin at night than silk! This beautiful nightshirt looks comfy… I really like the length.
Jewelry always makes a lovely gift and pairs nicely with the Christmas season. Look for festive accent pieces like pearl earrings, glittering tree necklaces or charm bracelets. Or choose meaningful birthstone or engraved jewelry.
EDITOR’S PICK: One thing I’ve always been crazy over is charm bracelets! Designed by me, this customizable photo charm bracelet allows you to carry treasured memories and loved ones wherever you go. Choose round or square charms and add multiple to build a bracelet with special meaning. The high-quality charms feature your photo, treated with a UV coating to prevent fading. The perfect personalized gift, each bracelet arrives packaged in a black felt bag.
10. Digital Picture Frame
Gift sweet memories with a digital photo frame loaded with pictures of friends, family, vacations and special moments. Look for one with a motion sensor that triggers a nostalgia-inducing slideshow whenever she enters the room.
EDITOR’S PICK: As a mom with two grown children and a growing batch of grandkids, I struggled to stay connected and share all our family photos. That’s why I was thrilled to discover this easy-to-use WiFi digital photo frame! Photos automatically display in vivid color on the 10-inch touchscreen, which easily holds thousands of photos for continuous display. The handy companion app even lets me remotely upload new pics and videos from my phone anytime. This frame has been the perfect gift to keep my kids up-to-date on our family memories and feel closer to home.
11. Custom Photo Puzzle
For the puzzle lover, create a custom photo puzzle with pictures of loved ones, favorite places, pets, or special memories. Choose a fun shaped puzzle in 30-1014 piece count. Add a heartwarming personal touch by turning favorite images into a unique puzzle she can recreate over and over. It’s a crafty, screen-free activity and a sentimental gift.
EDITOR’S PICK: I started adding puzzles to my shop a few years ago because my mom enjoyed them. Whether it’s a nostalgic family reunion, a breathtaking sunset by the beach, or even a hilarious candid shot, this custom-made puzzle is a heartwarming reminder that love and joy can be pieced together, just like the interlocking fragments of this puzzle. As they spend hours putting the pieces together, they’ll not only revel in the fun challenge but also treasure the heartfelt gesture behind this thoughtful present.
12. Weekender Bag
A stylish bag for overnight trips is a versatile gift. Look for one in leather, suede, or other luxe materials. Pick a color and size she can use year-round for impromptu getaways.
EDITOR’S PICK: A great bag is always appreciated! Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of this pattern… this Vera Wang weekender travel bag comes in 12 different designs.
13. Personalized Tote Bag
A custom embroidered or printed tote bag is a thoughtful gift. Have her name or initials added to a classic canvas tote for a bag she’ll want to carry everywhere.
EDITOR’S PICK: Many women love tote bags! They’re so handy… especially if you have kids. I created this simple black and white bag especially for this list.
14. Cozy Robe
Few things say relaxation like a plush robe. Look for one in super soft textures like fleece, velour, or cashmere. Pick her favorite color and add monogramming for a luxurious personalized touch.
EDITOR’S PICK: One of my favorite winter gifts – a plush robe! Nothing beats slipping into a soft robe and enjoying that spa-like comfort. A great robe cocoons you in coziness, whether you’re relaxing after a shower or curled up by the fire. It’s the ultimate for at-home luxury!
15. Kindle or Tablet
The perfect accompaniment for snuggling up with a blanket, an e-reader or tablet allows her to comfortably read or watch shows anywhere. Load it up with books, videos or music she’ll enjoy.
EDITOR’S PICK: I never thought that I could walk away from physical books, but here I am. I absolutely adore the fact that I can take my entire library with me anywhere I go. If I’m waiting in the doctors office or I’m in line somewhere, I can pull out my Kindle and spend my time reading that latest book I’m into.
16. Designer Purse or Wallet
Splurge on a designer handbag or wallet from her favorite brand like Coach, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, etc. Look for a versatile neutral color in a style she can use for years to come.
EDITOR’S PICK: A word of warning, here… Unless you know her style very well, you might want to go ahead and skip down to number 17. Purses and wallets are highly personal items to a woman. I would absolutely adore this purse below, but my daughter would hate it. You have been warned. LOL
17. Smart Watch
A sleek smart watch that tracks fitness and integrates with her phone is a luxe and practical gift. Look for the latest Apple Watch or options from FitBit, Garmin, and others.
EDITOR’S PICK: I really didn’t think that I would need an Apple Watch, but now that I have one, I can’t imagine going back to a regular watch. This one has so many useful functions to keep my day on track!
18. Noise-Canceling Headphones
For the music lover, treat her to top-quality noise canceling headphones from Bose, Sony or Beats. She’ll appreciate listening to tunes, podcasts, or audiobooks without interruptions.
EDITOR’S PICK: I also own a travel website, so I’m constantly on the go. Noise-canceling headphones make travel so much more enjoyable in noisy situations. I like the Beats wireless headphones, but if you’re looking for a more affordable choice, click here.
Pamper her with an indulgent fragrance from a prestige brand like Dior, Chanel, or Versace.
EDITOR’S PICK: I absolutely love a delicate floral scent, and Dior J’adore is absolutely captivating my heart at the moment. It lasts all day and smells so lovely! If you want to score even more bonus points with the woman in your life, add a few matching items like a mist or lotion.
20. Personalized Planner
Embrace a year of productivity and success with a gift that’s tailored just for her!
EDITOR’S PICK: As much as I love my electronic gadgets, there’s nothing quite like putting pen to paper! Any organized woman will love receiving one of our planners. If you’re not fond of this style, click here to see the rest of our personalized planners!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are common unwanted Christmas gifts that women receive?
According to Magestore, liquor or drinks (40.64%), flowers and plants (36.76%), and health and fitness products (31.70%) are the most unwanted gifts that women receive.
Do women like thoughtful gifts?
Yes, women like thoughtful gifts. Thoughtful presents show that the giver pays attention to who the recipient is as an individual. The time and care put into choosing a meaningful gift makes women feel special, loved, and happy.
With any of these thoughtful gifts, you’re sure to make her holiday extra merry and bright. Find something that fits her style and enjoy the holiday glow.