What makes gift-giving so exciting is that it presents an additional (or at least tangible) opportunity to demonstrate just how much you understand and care for someone. What can make it slightly intimidating is ensuring that gift is on par with their personality and outwardly professed or mutually perceived level of commitment.
While every relationship and giftee is different, there are some things you can do to score an advantage (such as paying attention to their passions and the kinds of goods and brands they typically gravitate toward). And when in doubt, opt for some popular — yet still personal — crowd-pleasers that have managed to stand the test of time.
We've rounded up 30 great gifts that are sure to impress her. To quickly jump to the category you're looking for, click on the links below or keep scrolling to see them all.
- Best gifts for the adventurer girlfriend
- Best gifts for the homebody girlfriend
- Best gifts for the foodie girlfriend
- Best gifts for the beauty-obsessed girlfriend
- Best gifts for the fashionista girlfriend
Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!
Best gifts for the adventurer girlfriend
"The Bucket List" takes coffee table books to the next level. The adventurer will love feeling inspired and brainstorming her next trip as she flips through 1,000 different travel ideas.
Give them a place to track their travels that also doubles as beautiful wall art. This scratch-off map is thoughtful and loved by Amazon shoppers, too: More than 3,500 people gave this interactive map poster 5 out of 5 stars.
If she has a thing for jet-setting, gift her this adorable passport holder so that she can keep all of her travel documents organized and in one place.
Compasses may not be used as often as they once where, but they do make a really unique gift. This gorgeous brass compass can be personalized with whatever message you'd like, but we do love the example which reads, "Adventure awaits, go find it."
Lululemon’s popular "Swiftly" gets a sleek update in this seamless long-sleeve shirt, especially useful when it comes to combating chafing during cold-weather runs when there’s layering involved. Scoop up one or a few of the 11 shades and patterns. There’s also a cropped version for the regular or virtual marathoner.
Give them a space to record memories and tokens from their adventures with this stunning scrapbook album from Artifact Uprising. Entitled "The Stories We Tell," this book prompts you to document various milestones.
Beloved among runners, Brooks is known for putting a lot of heart and "sole" (more specifically, research and testing) into their shoes. The latest iteration of one of their bestsellers — the Ghost 13 — promises the smoothest ride yet, complete with a special DNA Loft technology for optimal cushioning and comfort. The new design boasts reflective elements for more visibility during evening jogs.
This quick-charging, long-lasting and voice-activated innovation from Fitbit is like a watch, fitness coach and health tracker in one. Great for the girl on the go, it will also help monitor her heart, sleep, and even her menstrual cycle for more mindful exercising and living.
Best gifts for the homebody girlfriend
She'll love curling up with this super-thoughtful, personalized book with a heartwarming storyline about why you love her. Wonderbly gives you the option to personalize the story and add a heartfelt dedication at the front of the book.
Plans? Cancel them. She's never going to want to take this organic cotton long-sleeve top off. Get her the full matching lounge set with Dippin Daisy's Out and About Pant.
Nothing screams getting cozy at home like a hot bath. This interactive gift has all of the items she'll need to create 16 miniature bath bombs from scratch, including a 60-minute instructed class walking her through each and every step.
This impossibly soft blanket is officially an essential, especially if your girlfriend runs cold. The faux fur looks expensive and is perfect to cuddle up in during the winter months. With over 10,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, this gift has even gained quite the cult following.
Give the busy girl or social butterfly in your life the gift of hands-free entertainment with this smart speaker from Google. It has voice-activated controls for easy access to music, information and loved ones, along with privacy settings for ensuring her '80s playlists and personal convos are secure. (Bonus points if you throw in a Google Photo Book showcasing your favorite moments together.)
Give the sheet hog in your life something to feel smug (er, smile) about with this 480-thread count set from Brooklinen. Made with Mother Earth in mind, they come in a range of shades and textures (this silky-soft finish oozes sophistication), along with a lifetime warranty for added comfort.
Best gifts for the foodie girlfriend
If ordering takeout sushi is her go-to, you've got to get her this sushi kit so she can try making it herself at home. Buy this gift confidently knowing it's a Williams Sonoma bestseller.
Whether she's into mocktails or cocktails, this kit gives her everything she needs to start whipping up some new drinks in the kitchen. It includes four of Wildwonder's sparkling drinks, a 3-piece cocktail shaker, jigger, muddler and a recipe book.
If they haven't already started curating elegant glassware, these are a great start. This trendy design is available as a wineglass, aperitif glass or coupe glass.
As with her meals, this book from culinary legend Julia Child is a true labor of love, brimming with words of wisdom, life lessons and, of course, food — the perfect companion for the cooking enthusiast and a great accessory on her countertop.
Cheeseboards are having a serious moment right now. Help her serve up her latest arrangements in style with this beautiful personalized cutting board. It's handmade and on Etsy's bestseller list.
As the holy grail of cookware, this cast iron pot from Le Creuset — ideal for soups, casseroles, slow-braised meats and beyond — will put her in a league with the pros. Even more, it comes in a range of classic and colorful shades (we suggest going with one that complements her other dishes) and is shock-resistant, making it an investment that will endure over time.
Best gifts for the beauty-obsessed girlfriend
It's sometimes difficult to gift someone makeup due to varying skin textures, hues and general preferences. Instead, opt for lip gloss, something neutral that she's sure to wear all the time.
If haircare is her thing, get her a gift to nourish those perfect locks. This set from MO MI Beauty features a scalp comb designed with the relaxing properties of gua sha in mind and a hydrating scalp essence to go with.
This award-winning essentials kit is great for women who are serious about their morning routine, or anyone who wants to try out the cult-favorite brand. The kit includes a facial spray, cleansing gel, face mask and lotion, as well as a powder that targets blackheads.
These high-end brushes have been used by so many celebs, and now your girlfriend can put herself in the spotlight. This four-piece set comes with a powder brush, a blush brush, a foundation brush and a fluff brush.
Purchasing a perfume can — and should — be extremely personal, which is why we love this bright but not overbearing (read: universally flattering) addition to the Marc Jacobs fragrance collection. Described as a warm floral, it features notes of rhubarb and daffodil mixed with almond milk, cedarwood and cashmeran for a sweet and sultry scent.
Best gifts for the fashionista girlfriend
Stylish without being overbearing, your girlfriend will love wearing this chain-link ring every day. It's plated with 14k gold and is available in sizes six, seven and eight.
Chunky shoes are in — and these boots are an affordable pair to give as a gift this year. They're available in light pink, black and beige.
Small bags (like baguette purses, for example) are all the rage this year — so make sure your girlfriend is on trend with one of them. This faux leather option features an adjustable shoulder strap and magnetic closure.
You are sure to impress her with your fashion skills when she receives these stylish sunglasses. They come in 33 different color and pattern options and boasts over 9,700 5-star reviews on Amazon.
Puffer coats are also having a moment this year, and this super-cute Old Navy pick does not disappoint. For $80 you can gift her a high-quality, water-resistant puffer jacket to wear all winter long.
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