Unfortunately shopping for women in general is not easy, well at least not for most women. Most women have their own sense of style and unique taste. Therefore, unless your girlfriend is the type to tell you exactly what she wants or leaves obvious hints in your path, the struggle is real when trying to purchase the perfect Christmas present. Most women want to be surprised, but also want something that they genuinely like. So if your girl is not like one of the women mentioned above than you better start brainstorming (which probably is what led you to this article- good job!). Within this article there are 10 awesome and unique gift ideas for you girlfriend this Christmas. The list was compiled to reflect different price points and include a range of interests because no, not every girl just wants something expensive from a brand name store.
1. Tiffany & Co.
Most women freak at the site of that robin-egg colored box. Thus, if you are willing to spend a little money on some jewelry, you should probably do it here rather than any other jewelry store. Yes, they have pieces that cost thousands of dollars and in general Tiffany’s is notorious for how expensive they are. However, if you really have no idea what to get your girlfriend this Christmas, Tiffany & Co. also offers a few pieces within the $75-$150 price range that are sure to please. (Below is the standard charm necklace that is $125)
2. The Giving Keys
Now these jewelry pieces have more options when it comes to affordability and will also make your girl swoon over the message they stand for. The company was started in Los Angeles and has a dual purpose, to held end homelessness and to help people pay it forward. Each key comes with a different word, a word that is meant to be embraced by the recipient of the key. Once the owner of the key feels they have been able to fully embrace the inscribed word, they are to give the key to someone else who would benefit from the message. The company also works to help end homelessness by employing people who are down on their luck. Read more about it on their webpage. If you are lucky enough to be dating a girl who cares about other people more than herself than this is a gift she will love. (Not to mention, pieces start at only $30!!!)
Ipsy is one of those $10 a month deals, but in this case it is absolutely worth it. Unfortunately you are not able to purchase this as a gift, however, you can easily create an account and purchase a year subscription (or go month to month). Then you can print off the front page of the website and wrap that or put it in her stocking. After she opens her totally amazing Christmas present she can then go back and retake the quiz/adjust any other settings on the account that she wishes to. The products that come each month are legit and are sure to impress. Plus, she gets a surprise in the mail all year round!
4. Wool & Whiskey
Knitting and other DIY projects have really become popular in the last few years, however, a lot of people in the “real” world don’t actually have time to participate in the ideas of Pinterest. Wool & Whiskey is a Minnesota based company that makes handmade hats, mittens, scarves and other warm outerwear. The colors and wool are everything that your girlfriend will want on a chilly winter night, as they are both warm and fashionable. All items are available on Etsy.
5. Bed & Breakfast Weekend Getaway
This one is pretty self explanatory. If you’re willing to spring for it it’s always going to be a solid choice. Just find a small city or area she wants to visit and book it!
6. Wine Clutch, Electric Wine Opener
If your girlfriend LOVES wine than this is the perfect option for her Christmas present this holiday season. Make her life a little easier by giving her an electric wine opener available online at Amazon by clicking here, shown below. In addition to the electric wine opener, pair it with a wine clutch. The wine clutch is perfect for any event that requires bringing a bottle of wine outside of the home as it serves as a cooler in addition to a fashionable clutch (Think dinner parties, holiday get togethers, birthdays, etc.).
7. Victoria’s Secret NFL Collection
As a woman, it is incredibly TOO hard to find cute pro sports team apparel. Just because someone is a woman does not mean that they want their jersey to have ties, gems and be the color pink. For this reason, Victoria’s Secret is one of the few stores that actually supplies very cute pro sports apparel. Trust that if your girlfriend enjoys sports, she will enjoy any of the items on the Victoria’s Secret website under her team’s name. The collections are listed on the website under th PINK collection. Only college, NFL and MLB options are currently available.
8. Tie Blanket
This is a gift that is both cozy and long-lasting. There are plenty of DIY guides on these blankets all over the internet so this article won’t go in to too much detail in that regard. What this article will tell you is that this is a timeless present for any couple. A lot of women think it’s a plus if their SO doesn’t just go out and buy something, but also puts effort into the gift. The blankets are warm, comfortable and the perfect addition to a movie night on the couch. (Hint: pick felt fabric that reflects her personality or her favorite sport’s team & don’t have your mom make it)
9. Relaxation Basket
This is a basket that is the perfect for the girl who is ready to R-E-L-A-X. A must-have for the basket is a coupon for a massage at the local spa. Books are a great addition to the basket and many deals can be found on Amazon. Candles are another option to include within the basket, especially the brand Seeking Balance. These candles have a variety of fragrences and are AMAZEBALLS. Other goodies that would be good include: cookies, hot chocolate, candy, massage oil, perfume, nail polish, etc. Here are some of the best candles you can buy if you really want to knock her socks off.
10. Teavana Tea Sampler Gift Set
Tea is not only good for the soul and body, but is also a great option for your girlfriend’s present this Christmas. The Teavana Tea Sampler Gift Set is everything a new tea-preneur could want. The tea set comes with four different types of tea, all of which have an incredible aroma and even better taste. This would also be an excellent option paired with #9 listed above. You can buy the Teavana Sampler Kit here!