Love / Spend Gift Ideas for the Women We Love Heart-shaped Ceramic Stonewear Etsy: $5 Nesting Doll Measuring Cups Amazon: $8 Reusable Bag Envirosax: $9 3 in 1 Avocado Slicer Amazon: $10 Awkward Family Photos Amazon: $10 13 Piece Cosmetic Brush Set Amazon: $13 Infinity Scarf Amazon: $13 Polish made without harmful ingredients Butter London: $14 Pinch Pour Collapsible Measuring Cups Amazon: $15 Stainless Steel Cheese Knives Amazon: $16 250 Recipes for Every Season and Occasion Amazon: $16 Voluspa Candle with 45 hour burn time Angelas Beauty: $17 Libbey Spice Jars Amazon: $21 Body Butter Hellowmellow: $22 Flowering Tea Set Amazon: $23 Corkcicle Wine Cooler Amazon: $25 Vanilla, Bourbon, & Mandarin Diffuser Nordstrom: $25 Cinderella Work Apron Etsy: $30 Makeup Train Case Amazon: $30 Art iPhone Case Society6: $35 Modern iPhone Case Society6: $35 Leather Luggage Tag Etsy: $38 Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves Nordstrom: $46 Personalized Pet Pillow Red Envelope: $50 Owl Corkscrew Red Envelope: $50 Skagen Watch Amazon: $60 Super Plush Bathrobe Amazon: $60 Nike Flex Zappos: $65 Timex Watch Nordstrom: $65 Cashmere Sweater Nordstrom: $79 Keurig K-Cup Brewer Amazon: $115 Hunter Original Gloss Zappos: $135 Kate Spade Watch Nordstrom: $195 KitchenAid Stand Mixer Amazon: $345 Frye Riding Boots Piperlime: $348 DatingGift GuidesGift ideasGifts for Her ExperiencedGuy Anything that starts out “Women are just like men” is doomed to failure. http://www.primermagazine.com Andrew haha! TW KitchenAid mixers are on sale at Target for $225-$280 (depending on the model). http://www.primermagazine.com Andrew Nice, thank you! They go on sale so much, it’s ridiculous. Matt So you essentially think we should gift our lovely ladies items to help them look prettier, and cook more? Really? I love this blog, but this one misses the mark. http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew Hey Matt, This was actually put together by my girlfriend. These are things that she’d love to have, but hasn’t convinced her checkbook to buy herself. It may miss the mark for the lady in your life, but not all of them. LadiesForPrimer Unless your lady is an avid chef and is constantly oggling the William Sonoma catalog, do not buy her kitchen tools. Same goes for make-up tools, you’ll probably buy the wrong things or sub-quality products she’s just going to have to return. All you’re doing is sending the message “I’d like you to cook better/more often, and look better while you’re doing it.” http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew Absolutely! The gents who read Primer are pretty thoughtful, it goes without saying that if your lady doesn’t like to bake for fun, it would be a crazy bad idea to get her cooking items, same goes for the makeup or fitness things, nor would you buy her a corkcicle or wine opener if she doesn’t drink wine. What things are on your list? Lauren I completely agree with LadiesForPrimer’s comment and would add: if my boyfriend gave me an apron– especially one totally devoid of humor, like the one above– I would be ANGRY. No kitchen or cleaning tools for Christmas!!!!! And please, do not buy those $13 makeup brushes. A good– not great– set of makeup brushes will run you upwards of $150. Things I like about this list: the personalized pet pillow (so cute!), corksicle, Butter polish, and Hunter boots. Fryes are great if you can afford them! http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew Hey Lauren, My girlfriend was instrumental in picking these items out for the guide. Some women like getting kitchen gadgets or a $30 “Cinderella” apron that they wouldn’t pay for themselves. After all, if you already have measuring cups, why pay for a decorative nesting doll set? But that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be cute to have. Same with the makeup brushes – if you’re a woman with a cheap set of brushes that need replaced but aren’t (and your significant other isn’t) in a place to buy the $150 set, do you just stop wearing makeup? The list has a great element of frugality and practicality to it, buying presents for significant others can be incredibly frustrating and anxiety-inducing if you’re just out of college and don’t have the funds to pay for a nice getaway, or jewelry, or another big-ticket item. Thanks for the comment! http://twitter.com/DF7 Alexander Sollie Wowwww this is sexist. SS Ladies- would love to hear what’s on your wish list! Laila A. I think this list is great! It’s got a relatively wide range of items. As a lover of cooking, I would be more than happy to receive any of the cooking items. And as a female who does like to spruce up on a budget, I think the beauty items are a nice choice, as well. Of course, this list isn’t going to suit every gal, but like I said, it has a decent amount of different options, including price wise. So, kudos on the list! Nicole As someone who likes to cook (and contributed to the 2010 guide), I don’t see what the big deal is about aprons or mixers. I’ve gotten both as gifts, and loved them. Makeup brushes too- all those things fall very easily under “cool things that I might not think to get for myself/might not want to shell out for” if you don’t like to cook, or aren’t into makeup, obviously those things are a bad idea (just like giving leather boots to your vegan girlfriend is probably also a bad idea.) These are just suggestions y’all-the most important thing in gift giving is to know your audience. jacobcrim I was considering the tea flower set myself. My girlfriend said she was going to try and drink more tea and cut back on coffee, I wished her all the luck in the world. Along with a “spice of the world” set, she loves her salt. Its easy because we’re both foodies. http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew Nice! That sounds like a great idea. Doug Johnson I gave my sister a nice, high quality sweater a few years back and she’s essentially worn it out. Definitely a good choice to have a quality basic like that can be hard to justify them getting for themselves. Chris Funny thing about this post is my girlfriend just bought herself some hunter boots and an infinity scarf so obviously those ideas are right on point. She loves them both by the way. Scarf is here http://www.nyandcompany.com/nyco/prod/Accessories/Fashion-Scarves/Marled-Cowl-Scarf and has been a big hit as a gift for her sister and my mom actually. Lesstaxes Just wondering how old is your gf that helped compile this list? On my wishlist is always socks, pajamas, starbucks gift cards, amazon cards, dinner certificates, anything sparkly esp earrings or bracelets, ooh and chocolate! http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew She’s 29 😉 https://www.facebook.com/rosestoryUS Cathy Hu The list is great. Just to add one more gift idea if you want to surprise your gf, check out http://www.rosestory.us, their flowers are amazing. Girls will definitely love them.