Ah, your 30s—that wondrously weird time in life when it's totally normal to be at one of many different stages of existence. Some will have a full-blown house and kids, while others will have just moved to their dream city solo to start a brand new career. No matter where your 30-something giftee is at, it’s great—it just might make shopping for them a little more tricky. To help you narrow things down from the inevitably wide, wide expanse of needs and hobbies that might apply (Are they into baking? Fashion? Sports? Something else entirely?), we've hunted down some of the best gifts for women in their 30s that they never knew they needed—including a few that will still arrive by Christmas! Read on to finally (finally!) cross 'em off your list.
40 of the Most Incredible Gifts for Women in Their 30s
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The Best Gifts for Women in Their 30s at a Glance
- For the Comfort Aficionado: Rosyclo Pillow Slide Slippers
- For the Wino: Winc Gift Card
- For the Candle Enthusiast: Zippo Rechargeable Candle Lighters
- For the Busy Mom: iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum
- For the Lounge Lizard: Brunette the Label Classic Crew Neck Sweatshirt
- For the Cocktail Connoisseur: Sweets Indeed Gold Edible Glitter
- For the Workout Queen: Lululemon Align High-Rise Pant 28-Inch
- For the Insomniac: Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set
- For the Gal On-the-Go: Kate Spade Spencer Leather Small Slim Bifold Wallet
- For the Perpetually Late: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer
- For the Jewelry Buff: Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stik
- For the Trendsetter: Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant
- For the Starter Chef: Caraway Cookware Set
- For the Design Fanatic: Capri Blue Volcano Capiz Glass Jar Candle
- For the Homebody: Nordstrom Mixed Stitch Throw Blanket
- Best for the Zen Seeker: Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser
- For the One Who's Always Chilly: Everlane Texture Cotton Cardigan
- For the Beauty Queen: Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier
- For the Overpacker: Ted Baker Quinsin Puffer Tote
- For the Health-Conscious Chef: Ninja Foodie SP301 Flip Away Countertop Oven
- For the Mover and Shaker: UGG Ultra Mini Classic Boot
- For the Charcuterie Guru: Anthropologie Agate Cheese Board
- For the Slow Sipper: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
- For the Pain-Riddled: Theragun Mini
- For the Luxury Lover: SKIMS Silk Button-Up Night Dress
- For the Home Cook: Thermoworks Thermapen One
- For the Entertainer: Estelle Hand-Blown Wine Glasses
- For the Overworked: Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts
- For the Yogi Master: Lululemon Reversible Mat
- For the Post-Shower Staller: Victoria's Secret Short Cozy Robe
- For the At-Home Barista: Breville Duo Temp Pro
- For the Perfume Junkie: Sephora Favorite Bestsellers Perfume Discovery Set
- For the Bedhead: Blissy Silk Pillowcase
- For the Bookworm: Kindle Paperwhite
- For the One Who Works From Home: UGG Clifton Backrest Pillow
- For the Great Adventurer: Pop-Up Privacy Tent
- For the Beach Stroller: Corkcicle Stemless Tumbler
- For the Always Anxious: Bearaby Tree Napper
- For the Makeup Maven: Deweisn Folding Travel Mirror
- For the Florist Wannabe: Bouquet Box January Glimmer
For the Comfort Aficionado
While many of us have embraced slippers as our new work-from-home footwear of choice, these slip-resistant rubber slides are even more practical, since your giftee will be able to use them to take out the trash, check the mail or run down to the corner store. They’re ergonomically designed to balance the pressure in her feet, and they've even got little grooves near the acupoints, which the company claims can stimulate blood circulation and relieve stress. They're much easier to clean than their fuzzy counterparts and come in tons of pretty hues, which is good news, since we've got a sneaking suspicion she just may want more than one pair.
2. Winc Gift Card
For the Wino
If your gift recipient always has a bottle of wine on hand, chances are, they’ll love getting four curated blends straight to their door. Using a short quiz about their flavor preferences, Winc will pick the best wines for them, though they'll have full carte blanche to choose their favorites for shipment. You can gift them with a month-long trial for $60, or up the ante with two or three month subscriptions if you’re feeling generous. It will be emailed directly to your recipient, too, so you can still get it to them on time.
For the Candle Enthusiast
Picture this: You’re about to light your favorite candle (say, a light citrus scent that makes your home smell like an Anthropologie store), when you realize your lighter won’t reach the little nub of a wick left at the bottom of the jar. Your cozy night in is ruined. You can avoid this horror for your giftee by giving them this rechargeable lighter. Not only is it long enough to reach the stubbiest of wicks, it can never run out of lighter fluid because it charges via a USB. It's also a godsend for those with faux nails, since its flameless plasma arc beam of light won't singe the tips. Crises, averted!
For the Busy Mom
As we approach 2022 (and a long, cold winter), there's a good chance we'll be spending more and more time indoors. A robot vacuum will help your giftee keep their floors spic and span in between their regularly scheduled deep cleans, and the iRobot Roomba 694 is just the one to do it. Equipped with excellent suction per its fans, this multi-surface wonder can be programmed using the accompanying app, so your favorite busy mom can set it and forget it. Better yet, it has sensors to prevent it from crashing into walls and furniture as it does its dirty work—a feature we're willing to bet she'll appreciate (no scuff marks here!).
5. Brunette The Label Classic Crew Neck Sweatshirt
For the Lounge Lizard
These perfectly oversized crew neck sweatshirts are beloved by celebs like Vanessa Hudgens and Katilyn Bristowe, in addition to our own assigning commerce editor, Nicole Briese—and now your giftee. Made of a polyester/cotton blend, they're super cozy and feature über-cheeky phrases, like this one, which reads "Pinot. Please." If your recipient isn’t a vino aficionado, you can find it in other fun sayings, too, including the brand's classic hair color sweatshirts.
For the Cocktail Connoisseur
Edible glitter is the drink of the future (seriously, just watch this video if you don't believe us). Make sure your favorite cocktail connoisseur has everything they need to zhuzh up their libations with this tasteless, vegan version—you can even get it in time for the perfect stocking stuffer. They can simply, place it in their chalice of choice, pour some champagne over it and voila! Instant cocktail. As an added bonus, they can also use it to dress up desserts ranging from cookies to cakes.
7. Lululemon Align High-rise Pant 28-inch
For the Workout Queen
These leggings literally feel like slipping into a second skin thanks to lulu’s in-house Nulu fabric — they’re that soft. Ideal for stretching (or let's face it, lounging), they come in dozens of pretty hues and have a high waistband that keeps everything tucked in without feeling too restrictive. They come in three different lengths, too, so they'll fit your recipient regardless of how tall (or short!) she may be.
8. Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set
For the Insomniac
There comes a certain time in your life when it’s finally time to upgrade from your scratchy, cheap bedding, and we're here to tell you that your giftee's 30s are it. Brooklinen sheets are just what they'll need to level up. We were blown away by how soft they were—they even beat out competitor Parachute—and your favorite snoozer will be too. Made of 100 percent long-staple cotton, these cozy linens are OEKO-TEX certified for chemical safety, too, so they can sleep free from worry.
9. Kate Spade Spencer Leather Small Slim Bifold Wallet
For the Gal On-the-Go
They'll be no need for your gift recipient to lug around a huge wallet while running errands if you wrap up this cute and functional piece from Kate Spade. With room for six cards, a license, some cash and coins, it will keep things streamlined when they’re traveling or rushing to catch a train. It comes in six pretty hues to best match your giftee's style, plus, the saffiano leather is soft; yet resistant to scratches for longevity.
For the Perpetually Late
If you’re shopping for someone who's always in a rush to get ready in the morning, give them the gift of time. How? With the cult-loved Revlon One Step hair dryer brush, of course! This baby saved our Editor-in-Chief Jillian Quint 20 minutes in the morning with its ability to style as it dries. With innovative air flow vents and a uniquely curved barrel, it adds plenty of volume. It's easy to use, and it even has what the company calls advanced ionic technology to reduce frizz, so your giftee's locks will be silky-smooth.
For the Jewelry Buff
Trust us—it's high time for your loved one to remove those rings they literally never take off and give those earrings a good refresh. This inexpensive jewelry cleaning stick claims to take diamonds to their former glory with its micro-fine cleanser and unique, twist-to-dispense brush, which is designed to get into all those little nooks and crannies. Perfect for those shopping on a budget, it's a cute stocking stuffer they're sure to thank you for.
12. Kate Spade One In A Million Initial Pendant
For the Trendsetter
This simple, timeless keepsake is one that your giftee will be able to wear for years to come. Featuring a personal touch in the form of the initial, the minimalist 12K gold-plated metal can pretty much be worn with anything. It also comes on an 18-inch chain, which will look great with a V-neck top or over a turtleneck sweater.
13. Caraway Cookware Set
For the Starter Chef
They've likely seen the internet-famous Caraway nonstick cookware on their Instagram feed, and for good reason: It has everything they'll need to get started in the kitchen, including a 10.5-inch frying pan, a 6.5-quart Dutch oven, a 4.5-quart sauté pan and a 3-quart sauce pan—there's even a storage setup for it all (lids included). Its seven dreamy color schemes will look absolutely stunning on their stovetop, and it's completely non-toxic, so they can feel good about using it, too. There's a nonstick coating to keep food from sticking, but for any other messes, they can throw them right in the dishwasher.
14. Capri Blue Volcano Mercury Glass Jar Candle
For the Design Fanatic
There are a lot of great-smelling candles out there, but we’re partial to the Capri Blue Volcano candle, which smells like a tropical paradise. It features a light citrusy scent that's complemented by the fresh smell of greens and will have your sister wafting it for hours. More than that, however, she'll appreciate the design of its pretty jar, which will basically double as a piece of art on her mantel long after the candle has been burned.
15. Nordstrom Mixed Stitch Throw Blanket
For the Homebody
Netflix binge-watching nights will be leveled up with the addition of this ultra-cozy oversized knit throw that feels like being wrapped in a big, fluffy cloud. It comes in four eye-catching colorways and is low maintenance, too, as the acrylic material can be thrown into the wash and laid flat to dry.
16. Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser
Best for the Zen Seeker
This might be the most stunning essential oil diffuser we’ve ever seen. The minimalist, ceramic base will blend into pretty much any décor scheme, and will melt your giftee's stress away when used with scents such as lavender, eucalyptus and chamomile. It automatically shuts off after a continuous three hours or an intermittent seven-and-a-half, so she won't have to worry about forgetting to turn it off, either.
17. Everlane Texture Cotton Cardigan
For the One Who's Always Chilly
When it feels like the A/C is blasting in the dead of winter, your giftee will appreciate having this chunky cardigan on hand. Oversized and slightly cropped, its cotton/nylon blend will keep its shape and provide an extra layer where they need it most. Available in four colors, it pretty much goes with any look, and the extra-large buttons add some whimsical flair.
For the Beauty Guru
A sauna can do wonders for pores, as it opens them up to clear all that daily gunk out of them. If your beauty-loving pal has had to cut back on her facials courtesy of COVID-19, she can treat herself to this little mini humidifier. Perfect for those who need a little extra hydration during those long, dry winter months, it's small enough to keep on a desk for a little refresh throughout the day or even to take on-the-go. The company claims it can emit up to eight hours of a cool mist on a single charge, and it's got a little LED light for nighttime use.
19. Ted Baker Quinsin Tote
For the Chronic Overpacker
If your giftee is one who always seems to have tissues, hand sanitizer and an extra sweater hiding in their bag, they’ll appreciate one that can hold it all. The Ted Baker Quinsin tote is an of-the-moment style that's big enough for a work commute or even a weekend getaway. It's made of durable polyester and it comes with a detachable case for their phone to help keep them organized.
20. Ninja Foodie Flip-away Countertop Oven
For the Health-Conscious Chef
Air frying is still as popular as ever, but the one-trick wonder does seem to take up an unnecessarily amount of counter space. If your giftee has been hinting they want one, get them this Ninja Foodi instead. It functions as an air fryer, but they can also use it as a toaster oven, convection oven and more. Better yet, it can flip up when not in use to give them a little more room for prepping meats and veggies.
For the Mover and Shaker
Word on the street is that UGGs are back in style. These ultra-short booties are perfect for anyone who wants something cozy to toss on before a day of errands or chores. The shearling-lined interior is incredibly warm, and your giftee will wonder why they stopped wearing them in the first place.
22. Anthropologie Agate Cheese Board
For the Charcuterie Guru
If your giftee’s The Bachelor viewing parties tend to go hand-in-hand with an expertly arranged charcuterie board, then they need this stunning platter to display their hard word. Cut to look like a gemstone, it will be one-of-a-kind, since no two boards are alike, making it extra special. Plus, cleanup after the festivities will be easy, as they can just wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
For the Slow Sipper
Between that Zoom meeting that just ran way too long and trying to wrangle the kids (or their pandemic puppy), it's no wonder your favorite java lover's coffee always ends up lukewarm—and untouched. You can solve their cold coffee woes with this ingenious self-warming mug, which they can set to maintain their preferred temperature until the very last drop. Plus, the sleek metal finish also makes it a little more attractive than a ceramic mug that says, “Don’t Talk To Me Until I’ve Had My Coffee.”
For the Pain-Riddled
Getting older unfortunately means that you sometimes end up with a random crick in your back or pain in your knee. Whether the 30-year-old in your life is an avid exerciser with sore muscles or just in perpetual pain, they’ll love this tiny version of the popular Theragun that they can take with them on-the-go. While it's not the strongest in the brand’s lineup (it has an amplitude of 12 of pressure, which means it won't go as deep), it’s still powerful enough to target soreness. It has a runtime of up to 150 minutes, too, meaning she won’t have to constantly charge it. Order now to get it by Christmas morning.
25. Skims Silk Button-up Night Dress
For the Luxury Lover
Graduating from wearing old T-shirts to bed to real pajamas is a big deal, and you can think of this SKIMS nightshirt as the ultimate diploma. These luxurious jammies are buttery smooth, thanks to their blend of silk and spandex material. Pick one up for the 30-something who loves the finer things in life for the ultimate present.
26. Thermoworks Thermapen One
For the Home Chef
Every good home cook needs a good meat thermometer. The only problem? They're not exactly cheap. Which is exactly why they'll make for a great gift! This one from Thermoworks is advanced enough to offer up readings in one second or less, with an accuracy spec of plus or minus just .5 degrees Fahrenheit. There's an easy-to-read backlight for duller kitchens, and you can select from between 10 different hues to best match their kitchen.
27. Estelle Hand-blown Wine Glasses
For the Entertainer
A great bottle of wine needs the perfect chalice to sip it from, which is exactly why any entertainer will adore these pretty rose-colored glasses from Estelle. Inspired by the founder’s grandmother, each piece is handblown in Poland to seamlessly elevate any dinner setting. They're available in both stemmed and stemless versions to best fit her preferences, too.
28. Lord Jones high Cbd Formula Bath Salts
For the Overworked
On those nights when your giftee seriously needs to chill, a regular bath won’t do. These CBD-infused bath salts will help to kick things up a notch. Aside from a blend of pink Himalayan salt, Epsom salts and essential oils, each jar contains 340 milligrams of broad-spectrum CBD fpr deep relaxation. It managed to calm our tester down in just two minutes, relaxing her body as she slipped into a state of zen.
29. Lululemon Reversible Mat
For the Yogi Master
From working out at home to attending a steamy hot yoga class, your active gift recipient needs a solid yoga mat that they won't slip and slide around while they're in downward dog. This one from Lululemon is 5 millimeters thick with a polyurethane time layer that will absorb sweat and a natural rubber base to give them a nice, solid grip. It's treated with an antimicrobial treatment to keep germs at bay, and it comes in several pretty marbled patterns. Plus, they can use it on either side, meaning they'll essentially get two presents for the price of one.
30. Victoria's Secret Short Cozy Robe
For the Post-Shower Staller
If your girlfriend is the type to lounge around for ages after getting out of the shower before beginning the tedious work of drying her hair (guilty as charged), this plush robe will be the first thing she reaches for. It's got a fuzzy fabric that will be nice and cozy as she moseys through her morning routine, and it comes in plenty of fun prints besides.
For the At-Home Barista
Sure, this machine is on the pricier side—but so is her Starbucks habit. The espresso chugger in your life will have all the tools she'll need to make her own delicious cuppa each and every morning with this high-end espresso machine from Breville that will make her feel like a real barista. With a sleek, stainless-steel finish, its aesthetic alone is enough to impress, but it also excels at precise espresso extraction and microfoam milk texturizing, so even the fanciest of java beverages won't be beyond her grasp.
32. Sephora Favorite Bestsellers Perfume Discovery Set
For the Perfume Junkie
Give your giftee the gift of a new signature scent with this perfume gift set from Sephora. It features eight travel-sized bottles of some of the most popular scents the store offers from brands like Nest, Replica and Tom Ford. Whether she likes floral scents or something that's a little more musky, there will be something for her in this kit. Best of all, once she chooses which it is, she can take the included scent certificate into the store to redeem it for a full-sized bottle. Note that this one's only available for store pickup—but that also means there's still hope of getting it to her on time.
33. Blissy Silk Pillowcase
For the Bedhead
Elevate your BFF's sleep with a silk pillowcase, which are said to hydrate hair and reduce oils on skin, which, in theory, would lead to fewer breakouts. Blissy's delicate pillowcases come in more than 10 different shades, so you can choose the one that best matches her bedding. We liked it best for fine hair, finding that it left us with volume and has a stronger composition than others on the market (something that's good news if she has a pokey down pillow). Warning: Once she tries it, cotton pillowcases will never be the same.
34. Kindle Paperwhite
For the Bookworm
The avid reader needs a Kindle in their life. Not only does will it give them a seemingly unlimited library, but it’s lightweight and portable, so they can tackle their TBR list with ease. Even better, it’s waterproof with up to 10 weeks of battery life, according to Amazon, and has an adjustable warm light that makes it easier on the eyes than previous models. Even if they claim to be a paperback purist, they just may change their tune once they realize how easy it is to read and download books from anywhere.
35. Ugg Clifton Backrest Pillow
For the One Who Works From Bed
We’ve all been guilty of hunching over our computers in bed or leaning over on an unsupportive couch at one time or another in recent months. Make sure your giftee is nice and comfortable no matter where they choose to work with this husband pillow, which will offer them plenty of extra support for their back. It's made from a cozy faux sherpa and will keep them propped up while reading or scrolling through social media.
For the Great Adventurer
If she loves spending time in the great outdoors, but not the risk of poison ivy every time she needs to do her business, there'll be no greater gift than a pop-up privacy tent. This little beauty can be set up instantly to serve as a changing tent, a private commode or a retreat from the sun in a matter of seconds. It comes with the carrying bag and mounting equipment, and it weights just 4 pounds, so she'll have no trouble toting it to her next camping spot.
For the Beach Stroller
The Corkcicle will be the perfect vessel to tote along a glass of vino or cocktail of choice as your loved one watches the sunset by the sea. The stemless-shaped tumbler holds 12 ounces and is triple-insulated to keep beverages icy cold for up to nine hours. Plus, it comes in loads of fun patterns, including this iridescent gem dubbed "Dragonfly."
38. Bearaby Tree Napper
For the Always Anxious
Weighted blankets don’t have to be ugly. Take, for example, this velvet knitted option from Bearaby. Not only is it stylish enough to elevate any gift recipient's décor, but it also offers that Goldilocks-level pressure they'll need to de-stress, reportedly feeling like a nice bear hug (hence the name). You can choose from eight different luxurious hues and three different weights (15-, 20- or 25-pounds) to find the one that’s just right for them.
For the Makeup Maven
You may not know the exact shade of lipstick best complements their skin tone, but you can give them the gift of effortless makeup application with this lighted makeup mirror. Folding easily for travel and storage, it features three different light colors (white light, warm light and natural light) for the best possible glow. The brightness is adjustable using the touchscreen, and the battery is rechargeable, so they won't have to worry about changing the LED bulbs. It's even small enough to take along on her next big work trip.
40. Bouquet Box January Glimmer
For the Budding Florist
If your relative is always stopping to smell the flowers (literally), bring them to her in an all-new way with the January Glimmer version of Bouquet Box. More than just shipping pre-arranged blossoms, these pre-packed kits comes equipped with everything she'll need to put her own arrangement together, including the vase and tools, plus instructions on exactly how to do it. Do it together for a fun shared activity or send them to her solo for a little project while she's cooped up in quarantine.