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47 best gifts for women 2021: Best gift ideas for her

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Finding the perfect gift for any woman in your life can be quite complicated. There’s the question of what they already have and a worry of whether or not they’ll love what you bought. Thankfully, there are a number of trusted choices that will surely impress your mom, grandma, siblings or friends.

From a pair of cozy slippers to a wine subscription, we’ve rounded up gift ideas to wow any woman. Whether she loves to unwind with a good book or snuggle up in a luxuriously soft blanket while she watches Netflix, we’ve got you covered with the best gifts for every woman this holiday season — and beyond.

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Best home gifts for her

Colsen Tabletop Indoor Fireplace

Bring summer bonfires indoors with this small tabletop fireplace. It runs on isopropyl rubbing alcohol (the same kind in your first-aid kit!), so there’s no need to spend money on hard-to-find fancy fuels or fillers, said TODAY contributor and food expert Alejandra Ramos. It's easy to transport, and the minimalist design will look great anywhere in the house. Place it on your dinner table for an eye-catching centerpiece or on the coffee table as you cuddle up with a book and a glass of wine.

Dash Tasti-Crisp Air Fryer

Are microwavable meals her go-to? Upgrade her dinners with this easy-to-use tool. It will bake, roast and air-fry all her favorite foods, with minimal effort required on her part.

Staub Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven

It’s not just its beautiful color choices that make the Staub Dutch Oven the perfect gift. It works like a charm and is bound to get usage from her year after year during any and all special occasions.

iRobot Roomba e5 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum

For the mom, aunt or sister who’s always cleaning, why not spoil her with a robot vacuum that she’ll use every single day? This robot vacuum from iRobot effortlessly picks up pet hair, dirt, dust and other grime and thoroughly cleans their floors, which saves them tons of time and gives them a chance to relax.

Hoya Heart Succulent

Jazz up her desk, vanity table or kitchen counter with this heart-shaped succulent. Since it's low maintenance, it will allow their dreams of becoming a plant mom to finally come true.

Maison Margiela 'Replica' Mini Candle Set

Complete with three delicious smelling scents, ranging from Bubble Bath to Lazy Sunday Morning, this set is a must for anyone looking to unwind after a long day.

Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker

For the woman that runs on iced coffee, this gift is a game changer. Users can make a delicious brew in just four minutes while in the comfort of their own home. Simply add water and coffee grounds to the machine, add ice to the tumbler and start brewing.

Williams Sonoma Pressed Flower Mini Spatulas, Set of Two

This colorful printed spatula is perfect for any home chef or the lady who likes having pretty things in the kitchen. That's right — there's no way she'll hide the Williams Sonoma Spatula in a drawer. It's so beautiful it needs to be hung or, at the very least, stored in a container on the counter.

Hydro Flask

Of course, you can never go wrong with a Hydro Flask. This bestselling water bottle is also stainless steel and vacuum insulated. It comes in more than a dozen colors and makes for a great eco-friendly accessory she'll use on a daily basis.

Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio

Pair these with a bottle of her favorite bubbly and she'll be prepared to host brunch (or at least the beverage portion) on the fly. Choose from the citrus trio if she's a mimosa girl or the peaches and berries trio if Bellinis are more her speed. These also have a neat backstory: They're the brainchild of Allison DeVane, a female entrepreneur who used to sell tea from a bicycle cart in Phoenix.

Cusa Tea Premium Instant Tea

These premium instant tea packets were made for women who love quality tea but are always on the go. Unlike other instant teas, these actually taste good and they make a perfect cup — hot or cold — every time. Oh, and they're sugar-, filler- and preservative-free.

Best cozy gifts for her

Letter To Mom Personalized Tie Blanket

Customized gifts are a great way to show how much you care. This one is perfect for gifting to Mom or Grandma. It'll keep them cozy while giving them a constant reminder of your love. You'll assemble the blanket yourself, by cutting, tying and knotting the blanket, so it'll feel extra special and personal.

Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper

These impossibly soft Ugg slippers feel like sheepskin pillows for your feet, so don’t be surprised if she instantly falls in love with them. Thankfully, their rubber sole can withstand wear in and outside of the house.

Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Robe

If she's always lounging around in her robe, she’ll appreciate an upgrade to this Turkish cotton one from Parachute. It’s something she’ll use and cherish, making it worth every penny.

Chanasya Fuzzy Faux Fur Throw Blanket

You can never go wrong with a cozy blanket, and this faux fur one from Amazon is no exception. Did we also mention that it has the seal of approval from almost 15,000 verified 5-star Amazon reviewers?

Victoria's Secret Satin Long PJ Set

These soft satin pajamas are certain to win you the best gift-giver award. Discover them in a wide range of colors and patterns, perfect for every important gal on your list.

Softies Marshmallow Hooded Scarf

The Softies fabric is said to be "velvety soft" and "like wearing a cloud." It's also available in five different colors and has pockets. A scarf with a hood and pockets? Pure genius.

Sorel Out 'N' About Slide

Happy feet, happy friend (or family member). If that's your motto, get her these super soft yet durable slippers from Sorel. Yes, they can be worn outside!

Naadam Cashmere Sweater

Not all sweaters, even 100% cashmere, are created equally. One of the most affordable cashmere sweaters out there, Naadam's most popular sweater is made with hand-brushed cashmere sourced from goats in Mongolia. It's available in 18 colors and in unisex sizes XXS-XXL, so there really is a sweater for every woman.

C.C Trendy Warm Chunky Soft Stretch Cable Knit Beanie Skully

There's a good chance she already has this hat with a cultlike following (and more than 33,000 reviews). It's one of the go-to beanies celebrities love wearing to look cool and keep their ears warm. But even if she does, it comes in more colors than there are in a Crayola factory, so just get her another to match a different jacket.

Missguided Ultimate Faux Fur Puffer

Give the gift of comfort and style with this faux fur jacket. Unlike other hefty jackets, this one can be thrown in the washing machine.

Dr. Scholl's Fireside Waterproof Block Heel Bootie

Dr. Scholl's is known for their ultra-comfortable shoes, and these heeled booties are definitely on-brand. The boots are cushioned on the inside and waterproof on the out, so she'll be ready for whatever the day throws at her. Not to mention, she'll love the sustainability aspect: The boots are made with recycled materials, and the company donates one tree to Trees for the Future with each purchase.

Best beauty gifts for her

Celestial Nights Pure Silk Sleep Mask & Hair Tie Set

Catching a night full of ZZZs is easy with this kit that contains a luxuriously soft sleep mask and hair tie meant to prevent hair damage and wrinkles.

Pattern On-The-Go Kit

For the gal who aspires to have perfectly coiled curls at all times, opt for this travel kit from Pattern. Its three products are each travel-size, meaning they can be thrown into their bag or suitcase effortlessly for last-minute getaways.

Shark HyperAir Fast-Drying Hair Blow Dryer

Give the gift of the perfect at-home hairstyling, thanks to this incredible hairdryer from Shark. It comes with tons of attachments, like a diffuser, styling brush and concentrator, so creating any style she desires is as simple as can be.

MAC Must Haves Set

This five-piece set contains five of MAC’s must-have products, including the cult-favorite lipstick, Ruby Woo, and their uber-popular Prep and Prime Fix setting spray, making it perfect for any beauty lover.

Olive and June Sheer Nail Polish Set

This limited-edition gift set includes four travel-size nail polishes that are perfect for almost any occasion. Just make sure to follow up with a top coat to ensure your manicure stays fresh for as long as possible!

MAC Throwbacks Lipstick

Another great gift for women from Mac who like getting glammed up is this bestselling lipstick. It has more than 4,000 reviews and comes in six throwback shades she'll remember from the '90s.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil

Brows are an essential part of her makeup routine, and if she doesn't already have this bestselling tool, it's probably on her wish list. The ultrathin pencil creates hairlike strokes to fill in any bare areas. It comes in a range of shades that will match anyone's brows.

Olehenriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask

This detoxifying mask is inspired by the cold plunge part of the Scandinavian sauna ritual. The cooling clay mask detoxifies and controls oil, which makes it perfect for when they want to give their skin some extra TLC.

NanoSteamer 3-in-1 Nano Ionic Facial Steamer

If you can't afford to treat her to a spa day, consider getting her the No. 1 item on Amazon's list of bestselling facial steamers. It has a 4.6-star average rating from more than 20,000 reviews and comes with a stainless-steel instrument kit, which she might appreciate if she's a fan of Dr. Pimple Popper. Perhaps the best part is that it's multifunctional. She can also use it as a room humidifier or to warm towels.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair

If you're going to get any woman wrinkle cream as a gift, it better really work. This popular Neutrogena cream with over 22,000 reviews not only shows results within a week but it's also within most budgets. In other words, she can probably afford to keep using it long after your gift runs out.

BioSilk Silk Therapy Leave-In Treatment

In a group of women there's always at least one who suffers from damaged hair. If she's on your list this year, gift her this leave-in treatment that leaves behind silky hair. If BioSilk Therapy sounds too good to be true, just read the 14,000 reviews — the average rating is 4.8 stars.

Best lifestyle gifts for her

Lagos Luna Pearl Pendant Necklace

Snag this beautiful necklace that she’ll wear for years to come. Its versatile design makes it easy to pair with other jewelry, and it looks way more expensive than it truly is.

Mama Bear Necklace

Everyone knows a mama bear. For that passionate mother, consider this cute necklace with a perfect 5-star rating. And because the lives of mama bears can be messy, she'll appreciate knowing it won't tarnish, rust or fade.

Fjällräven Kånken Water-Resistant Backpack

Easily the most iconic backpack in fashion, Fjällräven's Kånken is something she'll pass on to her daughter or niece. It fits most laptops and is water-resistant, so she'll use it more than she'd use a Birkin bag. The Kånken is available in 46 different colors.

Pura Vida Charity Bracelet

Maybe she's a breast cancer survivor or maybe she lost someone to the disease. Regardless, this simple bracelet is a thoughtful reminder of an important stage in her life. There's also a green Save the Elephants bracelet and a blue Save the Sea Turtles bracelet. The best part? Ten percent of net sales goes to charities.

Beis The Weekender Travel Tote

Does she enjoy weekend getaways? This bag from Beis is just what she needs. It comes in four different color options and is designed to hold everything she could possibly need for a short trip.

Kate Spade Carson Convertible Crossbody

Everyone deserves a convertible crossbody to tote around all their very important items — think everything from keys to a wallet to snacks. This one from Kate Spade comes with an adjustable strap and can be dressed up or down with any outfit.

Mumi Packing Cubes

Whether she travels a lot or simply loves Marie Kondo, she'll find total peace of mind with these high-quality organizers. They make packing a little less daunting and finding things a lot easier.

The Five Minute Journal

How about a gift that’ll allow her to take five minutes for herself? The Five Minute Journal provides a space for her to gather her thoughts so she can take on the day with her intentions set.

Winc Wine Subscription

Wine delivered to her door every month is never a bad idea! After she takes a quiz on their site, it’ll customize the wine that she receives so it’s bound to always be something she loves.

Book of the Month Subscription

If she’s always got her head in a book, she’ll adore a Book of The Month subscription. Each month, she’ll select and receive five titles, most of which are brand new or early releases. A real win-win for book lovers everywhere.

Bala Bangles

For your fitness lover, these weighted bangles are a great addition to any pilates, barre or walking workout.

Fullgren Eyeglass and Mask Chain

Since face masks are still a hot accessory, everyone is looking for ways to turn theirs into a fashion statement. Adding a chain is an easy way to do it. This colorful addition, which easily attaches to glasses or masks is both fashionable and functional. It allows you to keep your mask around your neck when you're eating or drinking, so you won't have to worry about taking it off and placing it on a potentially contaminated surface.

Vie Oli UVC Phone Sanitizer And Wireless Charging Hub

Do you have a friend who is always on her phone? She's sure to appreciate this two-in-one gift. It uses UV-C LED light technology to disinfect her phone as it charges.

Table22 Local Restaurant Subscriptions

For the foodie, this new platform allows anyone to support their favorite local restaurants. Choose from various offerings like virtual cooking classes, meal kits, subscription boxes filled with baked goods or bottled cocktail and wine selections. Sign your loved one up for a membership in their hometown — there are more than 20 U.S. cities to choose from right now. Ramos suggests trying The Home Bundle from Huertas that includes Spanish wine, vermouth, and cheeses or the caviar kits from Saltie Girl. Both ship nationally.

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This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 12, 2017.