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Choosing the perfect gift for your girlfriend can be tough. No pressure, but, your gift will be a reflection of how much she means to you. With so many options at your fingertips (hello, Amazon), it can be overwhelming to find that one special thing that will really brighten her day.
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Not sure where to begin? Don't worry, we did the heavy lifting for you. We've rounded up more than 40 of the best gifts for girlfriends, including the trendy Ugg slippers that people are obsessed with, the coziest weighted blanket, and a customized wine delivery service. She'll be sure to love—and actually use—any of these popular picks. Best of all, many of them have been tested by our team of experts so you know you're buying her a quality product.
1. For the tech-obsessed girlfriend: Apple Watch
Every girl (and every person, really) could use a smartwatch—especially the Apple Watch Series 7. Not only will your girlfriend love how sleek and stylish it looks on her wrist but it also outperformed every other smartwatch we tested. Whether she wants to send texts, make a phone call, listen to music, or just check her social media notifications, it does it all.
2. For the girlfriend who loves gardening: A customizable harvest basket
Does your girlfriend love spending time in her garden? If so, this is a gift she's sure to use and love to pick the perfect produce season after season. The Gardener's Harvest Basket from Uncommon Goods is a traditional garden basket made from pine wood, hardwood and wire, and can be customized with her name. She'll thank you for picking this perfect present.
3. For the girlfriend who's really into beauty: A makeup mirror
Trying to buy makeup for your girlfriend can be tricky (so many colors! so many brands!). Instead, get her our best value makeup mirror, the DeWeisn Tri-fold Makeup Mirror, which has a touch sensor that will let her control the lighting with a tap of her finger. It also expands into a tri-fold with 1x, 2x, and 3x magnification options so she can apply her makeup with ease.
4. For the girlfriend who spends forever getting ready: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer
Just five more minutes: Famous last words from your girlfriend who is in the bathroom for hours drying, straightening, curling, and spraying her hair to perfection. Make it to your next dinner reservation on time—(and help her achieve the silky blowout of her dreams)—with the cult-favorite Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer. Our beauty editor put it to the test and said it straightened her curly hair in just 30 minutes!
5. For the girlfriend who listens to music 24/7: Apple AirPods Pro
Wired headphones are so 2020. Instead, get your music-obsessed girlfriend a pair of Apple AirPods Pro, which our experts ranked as one of the top wireless earbuds for iPhones. They feature active noise cancelation in addition to a handy transparency mode, plus fast charging capabilities. They're also compatible with Siri so she can easily ask her voice assistant to switch up her music, read her texts and check notifications—all hands-free.
6. For the girlfriend who loves athleisure wear: Athleta leggings
Whether for walking, working out or lounging around, she's going to want a pair of leggings from Athleta. My personal favorite is the Salutation Stash Pocket Tight. Made with pockets deep enough to stash a phone and essentials, the buttery soft fabric, stay-put, high waistband and flattering fit make these a wardrobe staple. We also put the Elation 7/8 Tights to the test and loved their high quality, comfort and compression.
7. For the girlfriend who loves a home-cooked meal: Staub cast iron Dutch oven
If she loves to cook and prefers eating at home, the Staub cast iron Dutch oven is hands down one of the best investments you can make when it comes to cookware. In our testing, the 5.5 quart, round cocotte came out on top for producing a deeply flavorful broth, evenly roasted chicken pieces and the tallest sourdough loaf of the bunch. You may have to do the dishes after your girlfriend makes an amazing meal, but thankfully the nonstick interior of this pot, which is available in a variety of colors, makes it easy.
8. For the homebody girlfriend: Homesick or Anthropologie candles
Candles might seem like a cliché gift but if you get the right one, your girlfriend will definitely adore it. Some of the best you can buy are the Capri Blue candle (which has thousands of reviews thanks to its long-lasting wick and delicious fragrances) and the Homesick candles, which people love because they're made with nostalgic scents from different states, cities and even memories.
9. For the girlfriend who always has a book with her: Kindle Paperwhite
She loves to read—but hates lugging heavy books around. The solution? An e-reader like the Paperwhite, which is our favorite of all the Amazon Kindles. It has the brightest, crispest screen display and the most storage (she can load up on all the books on her must-read list!). Bonus: It's waterproof and can be used with Audible to listen to audiobooks, too.
10. For the wine-drinking girlfriend: Firstleaf
You've heard about meal kits and beauty boxes—but what about wine delivery services? They exist, and they're exactly what your vino-loving girlfriend needs to get through yet another long work week. We like Firstleaf because it's both convenient and personalized. Your girlfriend can answer a few questions about her tastes and she'll get a box of six delicious wines chosen just for her each month.
11. For the girlfriend with a sweet tooth: Baked By Melissa cupcakes
For the girlfriend who considers dessert a food group, satisfy her craving for all things sweet with a box of mini cupcakes that ship nationwide from Baked By Melissa. The best-selling Latest & Greatest sampler pack comes with a mix of deliciously classic and unique flavors like tie-dye, caramel cone, birthday cake and triple chocolate fudge. Gluten-free, nut-free and vegan options are also available to fit any dietary needs. We love them, and if your girlfriend can't live without her sugar fix, she'll love them too.
12. For the girlfriend who loves skincare: The best face moisturizer
If your girlfriend is a beauty buff who's serious about her skincare routine, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is the best face moisturizer we tested. The cream-style moisturizer goes on thick, is easy to spread on skin, suitable for sensitive skin and delivers exactly what it promises: intense hydration. Your girlfriend (and her soft skin) will appreciate this skin-pampering gift.
13. For the girlfriend who loves iced coffee: Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
She loves her iced coffee and you don't want to deal with her in the morning before she's had it, which means she'll love this Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker. We chose it as the best cold brew machine of the year because not only was it the easiest to use, but it also made the best-tasting coffee.
14. For the girlfriend who's always cold: Free People Tunic
Layers are crucial for anyone who is always cold, even during the hot summer, so if this describes your girlfriend, this extremely cozy layering shirt from Free People is just what she needs. It's available in five different colors and shoppers love this shirt for its oversized look and soft material. If you prefer a more tailored fit-through, consider sizing down.
15. For the girlfriend who just wants to relax: Gravity Weighted Blanket
If your girlfriend is always stressed out, she might benefit from a weighted blanket, which are renowned for relieving stress and anxiety and even for helping people fall asleep faster. At Reviewed, we're obsessed with the Gravity Blanket because it provides just the right amount of pressure (not too heavy, not too light) and the velvet fabric is incredibly soft and luxurious.
16. For the girlfriend who loves to cook: The Always Pan
If your girlfriend loves spending time in the kitchen, she needs this powerhouse piece of cookware in her kitchen. The Always Pan by Our Place is not only stunningly gorgeous, but it can replace a number of dishes she already has in her home, including a frying pan, cast iron skillet and steamer.
17. For the girlfriend who likes to treat herself: Parachute Bathrobe
Your girlfriend works hard, so she definitely deserves a little R&R every now and again. You could give her a top-rated Shiatsu neck massager, or if you want to give her a gift she can use over and over again for years to come, consider this ridiculously comfortable robe. Made out of 100 percent Turkish cotton, it's roomy and plush and one of the best robes we tested.
18. For the eco-friendly girlfriend: Organic cotton pajamas
What's better than a comfy pair of pj's? A comfy pair of pj's that's also better for Mother Earth. The All Ease Sleep Set from Pact is made with the softest, 100% certified organic cotton in a fair trade factory. The two-piece set includes a tank top and capri-length pants with a wide elastic waistband for ultimate comfort. The pajamas come in six, solid and striped styles so she can feel free to wear together or mix and match.
19. For the homebody girlfriend: Ugg Slippers
If she loves staying in and getting cozy, she'll love this gift. Make her the most comfortable while she's lounging with a pair of plush slippers from Ugg. The beloved brand is famous for its super soft sherpa and great quality shoes. Some of the best-selling slipper options for women include the classic Scuffette and the trendy Fluff Yeah slide.
20. For the girlfriend who wants to learn something new: MasterClass
Whether she wants to learn cooking skills from Gordon Ramsay or photography from Annie Leibowitz, she can do it all with a subscription to MasterClass. Our editor-in-chief tried it out for himself to see if it was worth the money. His verdict? Yes—he found the classes to be very inspiring and informative and likes that you can take them at your own pace.
21. For the girlfriend who loves to travel: Away Luggage
Whenever your girlfriend isn't heading off on some amazing trip, she's busy planning her next one. She has a serious case of wanderlust—and so she needs luggage that will fit her jet-setting lifestyle, like the Away suitcase that has blown up on social media. We tried it and found that it's as fashionable as it is functional and it holds up surprisingly well during travel.
22. For the girlfriend who likes meaningful jewelry: A medallion necklace
The "Dorothy" Medallion that reads, "You had the power all along my dear," is an empowering reminder and inspirational gift for any gal. The sterling silver medallion can be purchased with or without a chain and can be worn alone, layered or added to a charm bracelet.
23. For the casually chic girlfriend: Cariuma sneakers
What do you get a girl whose uniform is basically leggings, a pullover and sneakers? The answer: better shoes. These casual low-top sneakers from Cariuma are perfect for everyday use, and your girlfriend will be ecstatic when you get her a pair. The company claims to be carbon-neutral and this particular product is said to be constructed entirely out of self-regenerating bamboo and recycled plastics. We especially loved how comfortable they were, our tester went so far as to call them the "most comfortable shoes" she's ever ordered.
24. For the girlfriend who could use a little help: Amazon Echo Show 5 (second-gen)
Hey Alexa, what's the best gift to give a girlfriend this year? Ah yes, an Amazon Echo smart display, of course. The Echo Show 5 (second-gen) provides a compact design with a sleek screen. It's basically a smaller, more affordable version of the full Show and the next level up from the Dot. The small screen makes it easy to see timers, get news updates, and make video calls.
25. For the girlfriend who loves getting flowers: The Bouqs Co.
Nothing will brighten your girlfriend's day (or week) quite like a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, which you can order from a flower delivery service like The Bouqs Co. Not only are there plenty of gorgeous blooms to choose from (including wildflowers, roses and lilies), but you can even gift her a monthly subscription for a gift that truly keeps on giving.
26. For the girlfriend who wants to fly (a drone): Potensic T25 Drone
Most high-quality drones will cost you $500 and up, which can be pricey if you aren’t sure your girlfriend's new hobby is going to last long. The Potensic T25 is our favorite drone under $200, making it an awesome way to practice flying (and crashing), without spending a ton of money. Despite the price, you’re still getting an included 1080p camera and smart features like hovering, decent battery life, and a “Follow Me” mode.
27. For the girlfriend who loves jamming out: JBL Flip 6
Whether she's having a solo dance party in the living room or hitting the pool with her friends, she'll love to carry one of our favorite portable speakers, the JBL Flip 6. We loved its waterproof build, excellent 12-hour battery life and superior room-filling audio. There's even a massive range of fun colors available so you can pick one that suits her style.
28. For the organized girlfriend: Stoney Clover Lane Travel Bag
Stoney Clover Lane is the Instagram-famous brand that's best known for its colorful, embellished bags. While they aren't cheap, thousands of women say they're well worth the splurge. Not only are the bags gorgeous, but your girlfriend will love having a place to stash all of her makeup or accessories.
29. For the girlfriend who needs a massage: Theragun
If she's always asking you to massage her sore muscles, then do yourself a favor and get her the very trendy Theragun, which is backed by thousands of happy shoppers. One of our staff members put the handheld massager to the test and liked that it was powerful (perfect for kneading out knots) and could get to even the hardest-to-reach spots.
30. For the girlfriend you want to impress: Kendra Scott Earrings
When it comes to gifts for your girlfriend, you can't go wrong with jewelry. And more specifically, you can't go wrong with Kendra Scott jewelry. Women love the popular brand because their pieces are timeless, stylish and of high quality. These Elle Filigree Drop earrings, in particular, are praised for being lightweight with just the right amount of bling without looking gaudy
31. For the girlfriend who loves designer handbags: Michael Kors
Stylish ladies who can't resist adding a new handbag to their collection will adore this Ginny crossbody bag from Michael Kors. The pebbled leather, chain accents, compact size and statement tassel make it a perfect choice for every day use. It comes in camel or smokey rose—plus, girlfriends love a monogram, and this bag comes with optional personalization at no extra cost.
32. For the girlfriend who wants rosé all day: Corkcicle Wine Tumbler
Wine glasses are great. Wine glasses you can take on the go are even better—especially for your wine-loving girlfriend. These stylish stemless ones from the beloved water bottle brand Corkcicle are highly rated for being durable (they're made of thick stainless steel) and for keeping drinks—like her favorite chilled rosé—cold for hours. Bonus: It's heat-resistant, too, so she can also use it as a coffee cup in the mornings.
33. For the girlfriend who throws the best dinner parties: A cheese board
Your girlfriend might as well be a professional party planner—she knows how to arrange a flawless charcuterie board, how to keep guests entertained, and how to make the perfect martini. Fuel her entertaining addiction with this stunning cheese board. Hand-crafted and even more beautiful in person (according to the reviews), she'll be dying to put it on display at her next party.
34. For the girlfriend who's also a plant parent: The Sill
If your girlfriend has a green thumb (or wants to get started gardening), this is the gift for them. While you could give her a single pot, a subscription to The Sill will help her enjoy her greenery year-round. One of our editors tried the popular plant delivery service and says not only did her plant of choice arrive in great condition, but it's still happily thriving.
35. For the girlfriend who loves to sparkle: A Diamond Dazzle Stick
Keep your girlfriend's diamonds shining bright with the Diamond Dazzle Stik. If she wears the same diamond earrings and rings every day, they could use a little glow up. Gift her this cool cleaning stick that's made to make gems shine and she'll thank you for making her bling look brand new. It works so well that it's earned more than 43,000 reviews on Amazon and has a 4.6-star rating, plus it costs less than $10!
36. For the stylish girlfriend: Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
The Spanx faux leather leggings sell out often for good reason—these leggings are the ultimate in comfort as well as tummy control. We give Spanx major kudos for the wide variety of sizing options as they run from XS to 3X and also come in short sizes for petite girls. They are versatile enough to be worn to the office with a conservative tunic or styled edgier for a night out, so your girlfriend will love wearing them no matter what the occasion.
37. For the sentimental girlfriend: Artifact Uprising Photo Book
Your girlfriend is a sucker for anything sentimental, so skip the gift cards and make a custom photo album instead. At Artifact Uprising, you can choose from a variety of beautiful styles from hand-stamped, embossed hardcover books to the signature lay flat album. Reviewers love how thick and high-quality the printed pages are, how quick it is to upload your pictures (you can even do it directly from Instagram) and how the drag-and-drop layouts and designs make the whole process super simple.
38. For the active girlfriend: Fitbit Charge 5
We could all use some extra motivation to get out of our seats and go for a walk, and the Fitbit Charge 5 will do just that. It can encourage your sister with daily goals, hourly step challenges, and tons of data to look back at. It's so good that we crowned it our new favorite fitness tracker, dethroning its predecessor, the Charge 4. It'd make a great gift for anyone who is obsessed with crushing new fitness goals.
39. For the girlfriend who walks everywhere: Hunter Rain Boots
Hunter is like the holy grail of women's shoes—it's known for luxury, high-quality products. If your girlfriend is trekking around the rain in beaten-up sneakers or cheap galoshes, upgrade her footwear with a pair of these 100 percent waterproof boots. One of our writers loves that her pair keeps her feet warm and dry and that the rubber is flexible and fast-drying.
40. For the girlfriend who likes to sleep in: Slip Silk Pillowcase
If it's good enough for celebrities like Kim Kardashian, the Slip silk pillowcase is good enough for your girlfriend. Silk pillowcases like this one are popular right now because they're very luxurious and can help prevent damage to your girlfriend's hair while she sleeps. The Slip pillowcase in particular is very trendy, with hundreds of rave reviews.
41. For the girlfriend who's always taking pictures: Instax Mini
Whether it's the 12,394th selfie of the two of you or yet another photo of her pup, your girlfriend probably loves snapping pictures. An instant camera like this Fujifilm Instax Mini is a fun alternative to her smartphone camera. Our favorite is the Mini 90 because it has the most features of all the Instax cameras (from a super-fast shutter speed to a macro mode for capturing close-ups) and includes a rechargeable battery.
42. For the gamer girlfriend: Oculus Quest 2
Sometimes she just needs an escape from it all, and the Oculus Quest 2 can deliver. This VR headset is our favorite VR gaming headset and comes with speedy processors, easy set-up and extremely reactive features to keep your giftee wholly immersed.
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