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60 gifts your girlfriend has probably been hinting about for months

From a luxe sheet set to a heartfelt book, here are the best gifts for every type of girlfriend.
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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 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. Behold, 60 memorable gifts for girlfriends that will secure you a special spot in her heart.

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Best adventure gifts for your girlfriend | Best homebody gifts for your girlfriend | Best foodie gifts for your girlfriend | Best beauty gifts for your girlfriend | Best fashion gifts for your girlfriend

Best adventure gifts for your girlfriend

Yeti 20 oz Rambler

Help her stay hydrated (or caffeinated) in style with an insulated, spill-proof rambler from Yeti, which comes in a rainbow of shades — including this limited-edition Nordic Purple — and can be customized for a personal touch.

Outdoor Voices PrimoFleece Quarter Zip Hoodie

Keep her nice and warm with this beloved hoodie from Outdoor Voices, which features a kangaroo pocket and bungee cinch for convenient storage and a comfy fit. (We’re also fans of the MegaFleece Snap-Up Hoodie for added coverage on cooler days.)

The Girlfriend Collective Luxe Legging

If she lives in leggings, consider expanding her collection with a fresh pair of spandex from none other than Girlfriend Collective. Available in seven shades, this popular pick combines a subtle matte sheen and ultra-soft stretch for a luxurious look that feels like a dream.

Adidas Swift Run Shoes

Support her every move with these sneakers from Adidas, which are designed with a sock-like knit upper and plush footbed for added agility and a cushioned step. Their streamlined silhouette also makes them great for impromptu meetups.

Beats Fit Pro x Kim Kardashian Wireless Earbuds

Help her tune in (or out) with these sporty buds from Beats by Dr. Dre and Kim Kardashian, boasting active noise-canceling, up to 24 hours of listening time and a convenient charging case for juicing up on-the-go. They come in two finishes — a rustic Earth and shimmery Moon — for getting into her element.

Calpak Ambeur Carry-on Luggage

For the travel enthusiast, you can’t go wrong with a durable carry-on that will have her zipping through the airport in record time. The Ambeur from Calpak combines form and function with a sleek exterior, carbon steel bearing wheels, built-in TSA lock and interior compartments for keeping items safe and secure. (There’s also a three-piece set for bigger trips and budgets.)

Welly First Aid Kit

If she's no stranger to an outdoor adventure, she's probably had her fair share of mishaps on the trails. Keep her well prepared for the next inevitable scrape or bruise with this first aid kit from Welly. It has everything she needs to clean up quickly and get moving again from butterfly bandages to antibiotic ointments.

Brondell GoSpa Collapsible Travel Bidet

The avid camper knows there's nothing worse than being stuck in the middle of the woods and running out of toilet paper. No TP? No problem! At just under 5 inches when collapsed, this compact bidet won't take up much space in your bag. But what we love that will undoubtedly make it the MVP of the trip? It expands to be able to hold a whopping 500 milliliters, or 16.9 ounces, of precious water.

Papier Travel Journal

When all is said and done, she'll look forward to detailing her travels in this journal from Papier. The hardback journal, which boasts an elegant silk paper finish, has space for budgets, itineraries, highlights and more. And if you're shipping this as a gift, Papier products come in elegant packaging and give you the (free!) option to add a note inside.

LifeStraw Go Water Bottle

Give them the gift of clean water wherever they are with a LifeStraw water bottle. It has a lab-tested built-in filter that, according to the brand, protects against parasites, bacteria, microplastics, chlorine, dirt, sand and more.

"The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small," by Kath Stathers

"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.

Maps International Scratch the World Travel Map

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 5,000 verified purchasers gave this interactive map poster a perfect five-star rating.

Rifle Paper Co. Bon Voyage Passport Holder

If she has a thing for jet-setting, gift her this adorable, brightly colored passport holder so that she can keep all of her travel documents organized and in one place.

Shoesical Compass

Compasses may not be used as often as they once were, 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 that reads, "Adventure awaits, go find it."

Lululemon Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve 2.0

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. There’s also a cropped version for the regular or virtual marathoner.

Artifact Uprising Scrapbook Album

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 uses thoughtful prompts and sections to place photographs so you can carefully document various milestones.

Brooks Ghost 14 Sneakers

Beloved among runners, Brooks is known for putting a lot of heart and "sole" (more specifically, research and testing) into their shoes. The previous 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 of the Ghost 14 not only boasts reflective elements for more visibility during evening jogs, but also even more cushioning for softer landings, according to the brand.

Fitbit Versa 3

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 homebody gifts for your girlfriend

Lunya Washable Sleep Silk Mask

While you’re at it, throw in this coveted sleep mask from Lunya, which is made of ultra-soft, washable silk and comes in seven dreamy shades. Choose one that matches her bedding for a cohesive feel, or opt for a beautiful neutral like Otium Tan that goes with everything.

Sunday Citizen Ribbed Lightweight Throw

If she’s always cold (or, ahem, likes to steal the covers), she’s sure to make good use of her own cozy throw. This pick from Sunday Citizen is lightweight enough for spring, yet still warm enough for winter, which means she’ll be able to snuggle up to 24/7.

Byredo Burning Rose Candle

She lit a spark in your heart, so why not give her something to remind her of your eternal flame? This Burning Rose candle from Byredo is topped with notes of rose petals, smells like romance and will look ultra-chic in her space.

"Dining In" by Alison Roman

Give the resident chef the gift of endless mealtime inspiration with this page-turner from Alison Roman, which is brimming with recipes to help guide her next masterpiece. (Roman also just announced a new dessert cookbook for all of the sweet tooths out there.)

Eve Coupe Cocktail Glass

Better yet, consider topping the mix master’s shelf with a bougie set of cocktail glasses. These rimmed coupes from CB2 will help her celebrate every day (and serve as a reminder of you when you’re away).

Le Creuset Vancouver Dinnerware Collection

For the true cooking pro, it doesn’t get much better than legendary French cookware maker Le Creuset. We suggest the Enameled Cast Iron Round Oven as a kitchen staple she can use and enjoy for years to come (available in a range of colors and sizes for satiating different palettes).

Wonderbly Ten Reasons I Love You Book

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 on the front of the book.

Dippin' Daisy's Drifter Top

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 Pasea Pant, also $34.

DIY Bath Bomb Workshop and Kit

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.

Chanasya Fuzzy Faux Fur Throw Blanket

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 16,000 5-star ratings from verified customers on Amazon, this gift has even gained quite the cult following.

Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker

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.)

Brooklinen Luxe Sheet Set

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 food gifts for your girlfriend

Friends NYC Flower Serving Friends Utensils

Spice up her serving utensils with these herbal shapes from Friends NYC, designed for Areaware, that reflect her flowery personality. Not only are they fun, but they're also sure to be a conversation starter at your next dinner party.

Great Jones Holy Sheet Duo

There's nothing like a quality baking sheet. And if the home cook in your life knows anything baking, she's sure to appreciate this set that's sure to last a while. The set includes two half-sized sheet pans that are oven-safe, dishwasher-friendly and covered in nonstick ceramic coating that makes for an easy cleanup. Plus, the pans' vibrant Blueberry color makes them great serving trays!

DIY Sushi Kit

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. This all-in-one set includes sushi rice, powdered rice vinegar, nori sheets, sesame seeds, wasabi powder, a bamboo rolling mat and an instruction/recipe manual. Buy this gift confidently knowing it's a Williams Sonoma bestseller.

Wildwonder Mocktail Gift Set

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 three-piece cocktail shaker, a jigger, a muddler and a recipe book.

"People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People," By Julia Child

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.

HeadwallCreative Personalized Cutting Board

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.

Le Creuset Cast Iron Dutch Oven

The holy grail of cookware, this cast iron Dutch oven from Le Creuset — ideal for soups, casseroles, slow-braised meats and beyond — will make her feel like she's in the same league as the pros. Even more, it comes in a range of classic and colorful shades (we suggest going with one that complements her other dishware) and is shock-resistant, making it an investment that will endure over time.

Best beauty gifts for your girlfriend

M.A.C. Kisses and Bows Lip Kit

If she’s known to wear a bright lip, she’s sure to appreciate this limited-edition kit from M.A.C., which includes lipstick, liner and primer in a fun handheld pouch. We recommend opting for the red and sealing it with a kiss.

Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit

Surprise and delight the skin care enthusiast with this small but mighty sampler from Drunk Elephant. The handy neon travel bag opens to reveal seven of the brand’s bestselling products for helping her amplify her natural glow.

Frederic Malle Carnal Flower Perfume

Of course, nothing says carnal pleasure like this perfume from Frederic Malle, in which “dark and spicy notes surrender in turn to ones of milky comfort, enhanced by white musk, to draw out tuberose’s aura of lingering sensuality.” The fresh, yet seductive blend is nothing short of intoxicating.

I Dew Care Let's Get Sheet-Faced Sheet Mask Set

With this set of 14 sheet masks from I Dew Care, she can treat herself to several self-care nights (like she deserves). We love that the masks are made from biodegradable eucalyptus fibers that'll comfortably hug the contours of her face, and that the benefits offered range from calming irritation, tightening pores to deeply moisturizing skin.

MO MI Beauty The Combing Therapy Set

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.

Mario Badescu Essentials Kit

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.

Marc Jacobs Fragrances Perfect Eau de Parfum

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. With its scent marketed as a warm floral, the perfume features notes of rhubarb and daffodil mixed with almond milk, cedarwood and a woody cashmeran for a sweet and sultry scent.

Best fashion gifts for your girlfriend

West Angel The Mini Script Letter Necklace

Initialed jewelry is perfect for the person who prefers customized jewelry but likes a minimalist look. This initialed pendant from West Angel comes in four lengths and has three chain types available: regular, curb and figaro. You can choose between 18K gold- or silver-plated stainless steel.

Birdy Grey Ruched Handbag

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.

Leeada Catena Chain Ring

Stylish without being overbearing, your girlfriend will love wearing this classic chain-link ring every day. It's plated with 14k gold and is available in sizes six, seven and eight.

Madden Girl Tessa Lug Sole Booties

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.

BUTABY Rectangle Sunglasses

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 boast over 15,000 verified five-star ratings on Amazon.

Everlane Felted Merino Waffle-Knit Scarf

Ensure she stays bundled up with this Waffle Knit Scarf from Everlane, which is polished enough for the office, yet casual enough for everyday play. Bonus points if you scoop up the unisex style for yourself in the same or complementary shade.

Jenni Kayne Alpaca Cocoon Crewneck

It’s officially sweater weather, and this warm, yet lightweight alpaca knit from Jenni Kayne is poised to keep her warm (and stylish) all season long. We also love this pick from Quince for a smaller gesture with cozy appeal.

Madewell The Perfect Jean

For the denim queen, you can’t go wrong with these vintage jeans from Madewell, which have a near-perfect rating for their beautiful wash and universally flattering fit. (Covert tip: check the label on her current pair to help guide the size.)

Cuyana System Tote

Impress your leading lady with this sophisticated tote from Cuyana, which adds polish to any look and will keep her office essentials within easy reach. (The Polene Number Six bag is another one of our favorites for shuttling smaller goods in style.)

Mejuri Mini Diamond Studs

There’s just something about a pair of earrings that feels special—especially when gifted by someone special. Opt for these mini diamond studs to add to her sparkle or a small set of hoops for some subtle shine.

Helen Ficalora Alphabet Charm

If she tends to wear more necklaces, consider a charm from Helen Ficalora, which can be customized with her initial or birthstone for a personal touch. Check out this birthstone necklace from Gorjana for a smaller, yet equally sweet gesture.

Monica Vinader Linear Chain Bracelet

This darling, engravable chain bracelet from Monica Vinader is perfect for getting longer messages across. Customize the font, size and phrase—you can even add a motif! The Nura Tiny Fine Chain Bracelet, $135, is another one of our top picks.

Ugg Gertrude Long Teddy Coat

Help her make an entrance with this long teddy from Ugg. Dubbed by the brand as “the season’s ultimate statement piece,” it will ensure that she stays warm and looks her best wherever she may go (for smaller gifts and add-ons, you can’t go wrong with a pair of smart gloves).