37 Gifts for Girlfriends They’ll Love (And Love You for Gifting Them on Valentine's Day)
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Gifts for girlfriends can be a bit of a brain teaser—what’s something she’ll love that she hasn’t already snagged for herself? We nominate something thoughtful, food-based or anything beauty-related to show her that you do, in fact, watch the TikTok videos she sends you all day long. We’ve hunted down an assortment of products based on her hobbies and interests that she's bound to love—and some that will maybe even make her love you more.
Has she been stressed lately? A Zyllion Shiatsu back and neck massager will help her relax. If she's always running errands, she'll want to wear Free People FP Movement's Pippa jacket on repeat. And any girlfriend will heart you for gifting them the Nue Co magnesium ease spray that will help her get some shut-eye on Valentine's Day, her birthday or just because. Without further ado, here are the 37 best gifts for girlfriends to shop in 2023.
The Top 5 Gifts for Girlfriends at a Glance
- Why We Love It: No synthetic ingredients, travel-sized
This line of skincare from designer and lifestyle influencer Jenni Kayne includes a cleanser, mask, balancing mist, restorative face oil and moisturizing balm, all of which are formulated with key ingredients, like sea buckthorn fruit oil and organic honey. Basically, it’s the minimalist traveler’s go-to for rehydrating fatigued skin since it's sized small enough to pop into a carry-on.
- Why We Love It: Affection-inducing, establishes tradition
For each of the ten days leading up to your friendiversary, her birthday or Valentine's Day, one of the two of you will pull a token from a drawstring pouch, then follow the prompt. One day it might be tender (“Give each other the biggest hug ever”); another, thoughtful (“I will bring you our favorite sweet treat to share"). After you complete it, you put the token into the custom-engraved board for her to have forever.
- Why We Love It: Asiatic lilies may arrive in bud form to help them last longer, smells nice, international delivery
When in doubt, send her a flower arrangement featuring beautiful roses and fresh lilies hand-picked by florists. On top of the vibrant pink and red colors of this arrangement, it's truly a sight to see since the Asiatic lilies may arrive in bud form to bloom over the next few days. And while she's waiting, she'll enjoy the sweet smells that fill the room.
- Why We Love It: 100 percent cotton, high waistband
This slouchy cotton French terry hoodie with a handy kangaroo pocket hits the sweet spot between comfort and style; gift it with the relaxed-leg shorts for a whole matchy-matchy look.
- Why We Love It: Personalized, extends 15 to 17 inches
Worn solo or as an anchor in her ever-changing neck stack, this off-kilter 14-karat gold initial necklace is a sweet update of the classic pendant style. Give her her own initial, yours or even her child's.
- Why We Love It: Perfect for last minute, giftees can choose what they like from a wide range of themes like self-care
Does she love snacks and sweets, wellness products and random but useful products? Is she a dog mom? Give her the option to pick her own gift out at Snappy. She'll get to choose the products she wants based on the budget you set. And BTW, items are available for as low as $20, with limits between $25 to $500.
- Why We Love It: Folds into its own pouch, 16 colors
She’ll appreciate you wanting her to stay warm when you give her this jacket, which has PrimaLoft insulation. This lightweight-yet-cozy nylon puffer has a distinctive curved hem and slightly cropped fit, both of which make it way more flattering than standard puffer jackets. And it's water-resistant and machine-washable.
- Why We Love It: Wide, comfy sole, waterproof
Designed for high, performance, this shoe has a gusseted tongue to keep out trail debris and a liner made of 50 percent soybean oil. And the pull tab cradles your Achilles tendon, so putting it on is no great effort.
- Why We Love It: Heated vibration, portable
This massager plugs into your car or a wall outlet to give her a powerful massage. Inside the pillow (which is great to lie back on the floor with), there are 12 rounded heating units that rotate and radiate warmth upward and outward. And for long commutes, popping this baby between her lower back and the driver’s seat? Priceless. Just be sure to check the box below the coupon to snag an additional 15 percent off purchase.
- Why We Love It: Musical excellence, colored vinyl
This monster hit album has topped the charts and won the hearts of just about everyone, so even if she hasn't heard any of the songs yet, she'll probably end up playing them on repeat once she gets this mahogany-pressed vinyl. Pair it with an album frame if you're feeling extra generous.
- Why We Love It: Removable and washable cover, customizable
She can fluff, scrunch, flatten or even remove handfuls of the stuffing from this pillow, which includes three kinds of material—pressure relief, plush comfort and high-density foam formulations. “The ‘loose foam’ filling makes adjusting the pillow for custom comfort regardless of your sleep position very easy,” writes one Tempur-Pedic reviewer.
- Why We Love It: Skin softening mojo, no harmful exfoliants
Made by a Malibu-born woman with an NYU degree in alternative medicine, this scrub uses brown sugar and natural oils to naturally soften skin. Not only is this a skin-soothing pre-bath self-massage opportunity, but her skin won’t even need lotion after a bath, since this scrub should leave skin with a silky feel.
- Why We Love It: Flattering drape, machine washable
This long-sleeve silk blouse has a notched collar and is done up in 19mm silk weight fabric (in seven jewel tones). The main draw here, however, is that there's no dry cleaning required—all she has to do is pop it in the delicate cycle on cold, and line dry.
- Why We Love It: Stylish design, multiple uses
This versatile, battery-powered camping lamp will be useful for hanging from her patio or tent using the detachable hook, meaning she can read her novel long after dark. It can also be converted into a tabletop lamp and even has a flickering candle mode that interplays with the movement of the wind.
- Why We Love It: Dishwasher- and microwave-safe
If she starts her day with a strong cup of coffee, why not gift her a durable 11-ounce ceramic mug that reminds her she's strong, too? Especially since it's easy to clean (ahem, she can put it in the dishwasher) and microwave-safe.
- Why We Love It: Keeps hair and face from tugging on fabric, nine colorways
Silk pillowcases come with a list of benefits, including smoother hair and wrinkle prevention. So if she's struggling with hair frizz or sleep creases, this sham will come to the rescue (plus it'll feel so gosh darn fancy on her face, according to reviewers).
- Why We Love It: Sturdy construction, easy tool transport
This ingenious set will prove useful whether your gal's a veteran gardener or a newbie. It includes a folding garden stool and a detachable canvas bag that holds five tools. Each is made of stainless steel with wood handles, and the weeder and weeding fork alone are worth the price of the whole set.
- Why We Love It: Natural sleep aid, topical application
Before-bed topical magnesium is all the rage among the PureWow staff, and we bet any sleep-deprived girlfriend will appreciate the relaxation it promotes. Additionally, this formula contains anti-inflammatory arnica, so it does double duty as a lightly lavender-scented muscle rub.
- Why We Love It: Fits underneath plane seats, durable
This little wonder comes in seven appealing colors and is sized to fit under most airline seats (it's 16- by 14- by 8.5-inches to be exact), so she'll never have to struggle with heavy overhead compartments ever again. And it's chock-full of extras, such as a TSA-approved lock, a removable inside strap to keep the lid at a 90-degree angle and a zippered interior divider with lots of pockets.
- Why We Love It: Tiny size, doesn’t require an ironing board
This 5.1- by 2.5-inch mini iron is not only great for travel but also a boon for home use since it functions as a steamer and flat iron that doesn’t need an ironing board. And the handle rotates 180 degrees, so she can really get into those tiny wrinkles on collars and cuffs.
- Why We Love It: Additive-free wines, educational
This selection of four natural wines comes courtesy of a woman-run online wine cellar that has clear explanations of all its wines (i.e. no oenophile jargon), making education its mission. This starter kit comes with an orange, red, a pet nat (a wine industry term taken from the French words "pétillant naturel” and meaning "naturally sparkling") and a surprise wine.
• Why We Love It: Sterling silver + authentic pearls, available in 16- and 18-inch length
Pearls are a classic necklace that never goes out of style, and your giftee will appreciate you giving her this piece with a little trendy spin—half the length of the string is made of large-link sterling silver chain. She can wear the necklace with either the pearls, chain or half-pearl/half-chain visible, so really it's like three necklaces in one.
• Why We Love It: T-shirt bra smoothness, racy red colorway
The microfiber thong panty is made of a super-comfy polyamide/spandex fabric, while the bra has a sexy caged back design and light padding to ensure that under T-shirt sleekness. But let's be real—the reason she's really going to love it is because she gets to model it for you.
• Why We Love It: Faint rose, neroli and frankincense scent, reusable bamboo container
She'll set aside her beloved body creams, even luxury ones, once she gets her mitts on this stone-shaped bar of solid lotion that liquifies on contact with skin. All she has to do is rub it against her warm, towel-dried body as she gets out of the bath, and the blend of cocoa butter, sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado and fractionated coconut oils will make her moist, fragrant and happy with no messy lotion pump to deal with.
• Why We Love It: Comes in eight colors, wide straps on tank top
Silk is a known thermoregulator, so this won't make her feel stuffy due to the fabric, nor because of the breezy racerback tank top that's way more comfortable than the tiny straps of so much upscale sleepwear. And since this is washable, she can wear as an every day indulgence.
• Why We Love It: 70 percent linen/30 percent cotton, machine washable
This 20-inch floral pillow cover is sophisticated and looks like it's made of a designer fabric that costs ten times the price. And it's printed on both sides. All that value, and it's machine washable! Just zip off the outside toss it in the wash. (Note: Buy a pillow insert to make the gift complete.)
• Why We Love It: 15 different stems, can be customized for each container
Sure, she loves bouquets of roses. snapdragons, poppies, asters, daisies and grasses—but when she can create her own versions of these flowers out of classic snap-together Lego pieces to make flowers that never wilt, she'll love them even more. The arrangement is endlessly customizable, since she will be able to take leaves and stems from one flower and graft them onto another—or even pare down the selection to fit a bud vase.
• Why We Love It: Center zip laptop compartment, comes in five neutral tones
A roomy tote bag is arguably the look of 2023, after seasons of tiny handbags and shoulder bags made carrying anything more than a key and a credit card out of the question. This roomy 11.6 x 14.3 inch bag, by contrast, is going to fit notes, a cosmetic bag, a laptop, a tablet, a brush—basically everything she could need this side of a long weekend. Protective metal feet on the pebbled leather exterior keep the bottom from getting scuffed, and four interior pockets keep everything organized, chicly.
• Why We Love It: Can be rolled to stash in a bag, 100 percent wool
This hat's medium-wide crown is pinched and has a suede band, all done in neutral earth tones. It's all designed to look good on a wide range of women (which is does) and to stay attractive no matter how many times it's tossed into a back seat, rolled up and stashed in a carryon bag or even flattened into a backpack. (We've done all that, and it's still looking great.)
• Why We Love It: Glass crystal buckle, pebbled leather belt
This belt has the fanciful sparkle of a fancy dress shoe, set in the middle of a length of black leather that looks as right in a denim belt loop as it does around a silk tunic. In a 1.5-inch width, this is a comfortable and versatile size for petites as well as tall women who love a bit of sparkle.
• Why We Love It: Hand-painted, decal-adorned
This watertight vase looks as attractive empty in a cabinet or on a mantel as it does overflowing with whatever flowers and branches she pulls from her yard or arranges from the market. The dimensions—7.5 x 4.5 inches—are perfect for the medium-sized bedside bouquet or tabletop arrangement.
• Why We Love It: Vegan sour cherry flavor, 20 calories per two gummy serving
Ashwagandha is a favorite of PureWow staffers, and these sour cherry gummies are formulated with it, to help manage the stress hormone cortisol, which has been shown to improve the body’s response to stress with continued use. They also contain l-theanine to promote relaxation and help relieve emotional stress. We wager that she'll find these gummies the most delicious response to emotional upset that she's ever tried.
• Why We Love It: Fabric is 70 percent wool / 30 percent cashmere, all-season weight
This scarf's slowing color scheme from deep red to pink to a burnt orange is the first of its charms, which include a Linus-like ability to warm up her neck when coiled around at the top of a winter coat, or draped over a slip dress in the summer breeze. "The material is great in softness, length, and quality," writes one reviewer.
• Why We Love It: Lavender and rosehip scented, keepsake glass bottle
This 33.8-ounce macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil and aloe mixture comes in an elegant glass bottle with printed quotes from antique books on it. The result? Not only is the whole package full of bubbly relaxation, but it’s also a beautiful object to enjoy on a bathroom shelf.
• Why We Love It: Three monthly recipes delivered, all the ingredients except alcohol
Does your girlfriend love to create craft cocktails at home, but not have all the exotic ingredients of the local hotspots serving the latest fashionable drinks? Now she can get a curated box each month with all the ingredients (except alcohol) for three chef-created cocktails. Syrup, bitters, mixers and instructions on how to mix it all together will introduce her to new flavor combos...and she'll make enough to share.
• Why We Love It: 9 x 7 x 10 inches, water resistant interior
She'll love you giving her this compact-yet-roomy drawstring tote that's insulated to keep her lunch fresh. Multiple interior pockets and one exterior pocket keep her napkin dry and her spoon and fork organized. And the nylon, polyethylene and polyester material is tough, for long reuse.
• Why We Love It: Contains trademarked hair-strengthening ingredient, moisturizes significantly after a single use
Vegamour has pioneered treatment-specific formulas of shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments that are as pretty and pleasing to use as they are effective. This shampoo, conditioner and hair mask product trio contains the brand's proprietary vegan keratin alternative, which doesn't rinse away but bonds to hair for a sleeker but not flat result. And the scent? "I immediately noticed that it smells like an expensive flower bouquet, very luxurious," writes one reviewer.
• Why We Love It: Comes in 29 colors, machine washable polyester blend
If she's loving her sweats-and-hoodie comfort but made noises about wanting to refresh her style, ease her into something that looks sleeker but is just as comfy: this two-piece stretch set. Made of 52 percent viscose, 28 percent polyester and 20 percent nylon, the pullover top and wide-leg trousers hang elegantly and move as comfortably on the body as any warmup set...with nary a sport logo to be seen.
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