45 Gift Ideas For People Who Happen To Be Women

45 Gift Ideas For People Who Happen To Be Women
The antidote to generic jewelry, lackluster lingerie, and impersonal perfume.

There’s something about choosing gifts for people — especially if those people are women — that can provoke anxiety in even the savviest, most self-assured guys. So if you’re drawing a blank when it comes to buying holiday presents for the women on your list, take heart. Great gift-givers are made, not born.

At its core, a great gift isn’t the newest, shiniest, or most expensive thing. It’s something that makes the recipient think, “hey, they really get me.” Making someone feel noticed and appreciated doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does require a bit of thought.

It’s usually a safe bet to buy something that will help your recipient pursue her interests, but just getting your girlfriend new sneakers because she’s a runner isn’t necessarily the best move…unless you know her shoe size and favorite brand, and whether she under or overpronates.

A great gift also doesn’t have to be something that she doesn’t already own. Maybe it’s a nicer or upgraded version of something she already has and likes.

A carefully chosen gift that lets friends and loved ones know that you’re thinking of them — especially if you can’t see them in person — will be appreciated long after the initial thrill of unwrapping a gift has faded.

We crowdsourced a variety of gifts that will delight the women on your gift list and/or make their lives easier. Rather than categorize gifts by relationship (e.g., for sister, mom, friend, girlfriend, co-worker, etc.) we organized gifts by interest. So think about what makes the special women you’re shopping for so special, and go from there.


woman laying in a hammock from ENO

Wise Owl Camping Hammock

Amazon, $24

smartwool top layer 150

Smartwool 150 Base Top Layer


various outdoor use items from Wild Women subscription box

Wild Woman Subscription Box

Wild Woman Box, $38/monthly

Subscription box of outdoor gears, snacks, inspiration

image of a woman carrying a grey tote bag

Yeti Utility Tote Bag

Amazon, $240


bottle of white truffle hot sauce

White Truffle Hot Sauce, 6 oz.

Amazon, $31

Truffle infused hot sauce (cult favorite)
wine subscription box

Winc Wine Subscription Box

Winc, $150/3 month subscription (4 bottles per month)

Buy a bottle of wine and include a note about the subscription.

raclette cooking on table

Swissmar Raclette with Grill Plate

Amazon, $150

peppermint bark cake from milk bar desserts

Milk Bar Peppermint Bark Cake

Milk Bar, $56

magnolia table recipe book

Magnolia Table, Volume 2: A Collection Of Recipes For Gathering

Amazon, $14

glboal chef knife

Global 8″ Chef Knife

Amazon, $125

Just For Fun

cameo personlized video service


Cameo, $20-$400

Personalized video from favorite actors, reality stars, and athletes.

Living Room Date Night Dancing

Show Her Off, $67-$87

The perfect at-home date night, made specifically for people who don't dance.


MasterClass, $180-$276 for annual memberships


image of a pewter colored microfiber throw blanketBarefoot Dreams Throw Blanket

Nordstrom, $148

Cult favorite, softest blanket everrobe from barefoot dreams

Barefoot Dream Robe

Nordstrom, $99

Influencer favorite

holiday candle from nest new york

Holiday Candle

Nordstrom, $17-$70

kissing mugs from uncommon goods

The Kissing Mugs

Uncommon Goods, $65

lavender pillow mist

Pacifica Lavender Pillow Mist

Amazon, $10

image of a woman wearing a light green sweaterOversized Alpaca Sweater

Everlane, $100

weighted blanket

Weighted Blanket with Removable Duvet

Amazon, $90

insulated wine glasses

Stainless Steel Wine Tumblers

Amazon, $42

Work From Home

sony noise cancelling headphones

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones

Amazon, $348

fluid balance board with legs standing on it

Fluid Stance Balance Board for Standing Desks

Amazon, $159

monstera duo swiss cheese plant

Planter Duo

The Sill, $115

cold brew coffee maker

Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Amazon, $35

dyson super sonic hair dryer

Dyson Super Sonic Hair Dryer

Best Buy, $400

The Bentley of hair dryers

tea forte set

Tea Forte Fleur Gift Set

Amazon, $50


bowflex adjustable kettlebell

Bowflex Adjustable Kettlebell

Amazon, $149

roller water bottle

Foam Roller Water Bottle with Straw

Amazon, $60

Woman wearing Free People packable jacket

Free People Packable Jacket

Free People, $168

daily harvest subscription box

Daily Harvest Gift Box

Daily Harvest, $75 / pick any 9 items

lulu lemon reversible yoga mat

Lululemon Reversible Yoga Mat

Lululemon, $88


image of a red leather notebook with a wrap

Customized Leather Journal (and write a nice note inside)

Jenni Bick, $37

homesick candles from uncommon goods

Homesick Soy Candles

Uncommon Goods, $34

urban map rocks glass from uncommon goods

Urban Map Rocks Glass

Uncommon Goods, $18

Magnolia table home body book

Homebody: A Guide To Creating Spaces You Never Want To Leave

Amazon, $21



donate food bank women gift guide

Donate to a food bank in your area (ex: NYC/NJ)


diaper bank women gift guide

National Diaper Bank Network


global women gift guide

Edna Adan University Hospital (read the NY Times article)

Rescue.org’s Winter Gift List

Support a cause that is close to your recipient’s heart at Global Giving, Care, and Heifer International

Tech and Tech Accessories

sony bluetooth speaker

Sony Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Amazon, $98

image of a black and yellow leather card pocket case

Phone Card Pocket

Tory Burch, $58

image of a pink leather laptop bag

13″ Laptop Bag

Kate Spade, $298

suitcase turntable with speakers

Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable with Built-In Speakers

Amazon, $130

apple watch series 6

Apple Watch Series 6

Amazon, $261

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Ali grew up in New York and currently lives in Philadelphia, where she works as a copywriter. She enjoys cooking, playing the guitar, and powerlifting, and has a brown belt in Krav Maga. You can find her collected articles on health, fitness, and other lifestyle topics at https://alibzagat.contently.com/ Instagram: @alibzagat