40 of the Best Gifts for Your Girlfriend
Is your significant other a home cook? The outdoorsy type? A cat mom? No matter her interests, we've got the perfect Christmas gift for your girlfriend.
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No matter how long you’ve been together, finding Christmas gifts for your girlfriend can be surprisingly difficult. Luckily, we’ve rounded up can’t-beat gift ideas for a wide variety of interests and at several price points. No matter what she loves, we’ll help you find the perfect present.
For the Trendy Entertainer: Meridian Lowball Tumblers
Glassware doesn’t get prettier than these lowball tumblers. The gold rim coupled with the ribbed glass and lowball design is absolutely stunning and makes the best Christmas gift for the girlfriend who’s obsessed with home decor (and her bar cart). Did we mention the glasses are crystal? It’s a high quality and affordable gift for her that’ll put a sparkle in her eyes this holiday.
For the Girlfriend with a Green Thumb: Plant Duo
Sure, the love fern didn’t exactly work out in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, but who’s to say your own love plants won’t thrive? This potted snake plant and monstera duo make the perfect gift for any stage in the relationship.
For Under $25: Memory Foam Slippers
Coziness doesn’t have to cost a lot, and these slippers take comfiness to the extreme. With memory foam insoles and a furry lining, wearing them is like sticking your feet into a warm, toasted marshmallow. They make a great gift for your mom, too. Here are some more unique, budget-friendly gifts under $25.
For the Adventurous Girlfriend: Compass Necklace
This charming silver necklace is handmade, small (at a 1/2-inch circumference) and works with essentially any outfit. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for your girlfriend to show her how much she means to you.
For the Girlfriend Who Loves Coffee: Cold Brew Coffee Maker
If your girlfriend loves starting her morning with a cup of cold brew, she’s not going to let seasonality get in the way. This cold brew coffee maker produces 51 ounces of smooth brew overnight—more than enough for any diehard caffeine connoisseur. Find more coffee gifts.
For the Sentimental Girlfriend: Custom Constellation Map
Forever remember the night you met with this customized constellation map. You add in all of the important details—like the date, location and desired text—then prepare to be amazed. Your girlfriend will be touched by this thoughtful, romantic gift idea.
For the Oenophile: Wine Subscription Box
Bright Cellars pairs your love with bottles that she’ll love. Gifting a wine subscription sends her a digital palate quiz and, once she submits her answers, a box of six wines to try every month. Bonus points if you throw in a gorgeously wrapped wine glass or two.
For the Bookworm: 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die
For girlfriends looking to expand their home library (or just their Goodreads lists), this is the perfect gift. From Cormac McCarthy to Alice Walker, James Mustich’s 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die rounds up the works you can’t miss. This book lovers list includes novels, biographies, children’s books and more, so your partner is sure to find her next favorite read.
For the Girlfriend Who’s Always Hosting: Olivewood Cheese Paddle
Fact: No party is complete without a charcuterie board, and no charcuterie is complete without a proper cheese paddle. Made from beautiful, natural olivewood, this paddle adds rustic charm to any dinner party or girls night in. Plus, it’s totally Instagrammable.
For the Cat Mom: Paw Print Ring
If you have a cat-person girlfriend, you know her kitties are always No. 1. Don’t fight it; embrace the feline love by gifting her a purrfect paw print ring. Just take a print of her fur baby, upload the file, and the piece will be custom-made.
For the Home Cook: Le Creuset Dutch Oven
It’s easier to list the things a Dutch oven can’t do. Whether your girlfriend loves to bake sweet breads or prefers to experiment with spicy chili recipes, this chef-quality Dutch oven helps her roast, fry, bake, braise and so much more. With this gift, she’ll have hundreds of Dutch oven recipes to experiment with.
For the Creative Girlfriend: Punch Needle Kit
Punch needle is the trending, must-try fiber craft, and this kit makes it oh-so-simple. The kit has everything a crafter needs to get started, plus an in-depth digital workshop. By the end of the day, your girlfriend will have a gorgeous floral design she can frame or sew into a pillow. Add this to your Christmas gifts for grandma list, too.
For the Movie Lover: Popcorn Maker
Spoiler alert: You don’t have to go to the cinema to enjoy movie theater popcorn. This popcorn maker pops 16 cups’ worth in minutes—more than enough for a Netflix date night.
For the Dog Mom: Matching Pet Shirts
These stylish shirts not only look great, but they let your girlfriend match her furry BFF, too. The fabric is soft, lightweight and ethically made.
For the Friends Fan: Wine Glass
Oh. My. God. This fun stemless glass holds up to 20 ounces of wine, making it a go-to for sipping from while watching reruns. It’s the perfect Friends gift for telling your girlfriend, “I’ll be there for you.”
For the Nostalgic Girlfriend: Mini Polaroid Camera
With its automatic exposure and customizable features, this portable camera brings polaroids into the 21st century. It’s an ideal gift for everyone from selfie queens to girlfriends who cover their walls in photos of family and friends.
For the Aspiring Author: Faux Leather Spiral Notebook
Is journaling on your girlfriend’s New Year’s Resolution list? Give this spiral notebook just in time for her to start the routine. She’ll love the 160 lined pages and pretty rose gold foil lettering on the cover.
For the Foodie: Colu Cooks: Easy Fancy Food
Help your girlfriend discover her new favorite dinner recipe with this cookbook by New York Times Cooking contributor Colu Henry. The 100 featured recipes in Colu Cooks range from skillet pork chops to scallop chowder. The best part about this collection? How surprisingly easy everything is to make.
For the Knitter: Wooden Yarn Bowl
Every knitter knows that nothing is worse than your yarn winding itself into a tangle. But with this sturdy (and gorgeously rustic!) wooden yarn bowl, your girlfriend will spend less time working out knots and more time stitching. It’s a great present to give a fiber artist even if you have no knitting knowledge of your own.
For the Astrologer: Astrology Wine Glasses
She’s the Cancer to your Scorpio! Show her that, yes, you do care about birth charts by gifting these astrology wine glasses. They’re emblazoned with zodiac symbols, icons and constellations for an out-of-this-world drinking experience.
For the Girlfriend with Wanderlust: Gastro Obscura
While a full-blown travel experience may be out of your budget, Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide is the next best thing. This information-packed tome contains customs, unique ingredients, traditions and foodie facts from around the globe. She’ll enjoy reading about everything from Scotland’s haggis hurling to Bolivia’s volcanic rock soup.
For the Flavor Enthusiast: Indoor Herb Garden
For the gal who loves to cook, few things are better than fresh herbs all year long—and the AeroGarden delivers just that. This smart appliance is small enough to sit on the kitchen counter, yet it delivers incredible growing power. This set includes everything she’ll need to get started, including seed pods for two types of basil, parsley, dill, thyme and mint. Find more gifts for cooks.
For the Girlfriend with a Sweet Tooth: S’mores Maker
Date night just got a little bit sweeter! This handy s’mores maker comes equipped with a roasting chimney, grill top, roasting sticks and ceramic tray for creating ooey-gooey goodness. Take the gift one step further by including homemade graham crackers, marshmallows and her favorite chocolate bars. Food lovers will enjoy these food gifts, too.
For the Girlfriend Who Loves Camping: Sturdy Coffee Mug
Your girl works hard. Treat her to the luxury of hot coffee all day long with this Yeti rambler mug. Available in a variety of colors, this smart gift features double-wall vacuum insulation, an easy-to-grip handle and is dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. We’ve tried this sturdy mug and can attest to its durability and heat retention. Plus, it’s perfect for your next couple’s camping trip!
For the True Crime-Obsessed: Murder Mystery Puzzle Book
A brilliant combo of whodunit mysteries and gorgeous artwork, this murder mystery puzzle book lets your girlfriend embrace her inner Nancy Drew. She can work her way through each of the 20 mysteries in between bingeing episodes of the latest true crime podcast. This is also a great Secret Santa gift under $25.
For the Candle Queen: Love Letters Candle
Just like its namesake, this love letter candle is super sweet. It’s loaded with notes of rose petals, jasmine, sandalwood, peony, lemon and red plum for a romantic scent profile. Pair this candle with the real deal for an over-the-top gift. For something more festive, check out these Christmas candles.
For the Girlfriend Who Can’t Wait for Christmas: Wine Advent Calendar
Twenty-four mini bottles of wine to count down the days until Christmas? Sign us up! This wine Advent calendar is a bit of a splurge, but it guarantees she’ll be thinking about you all month long. It includes a mix of reds, whites and rosés. Take a peek at more amazing wine gifts.
For the Girlfriend Who Studied Abroad: Cheese Plate
Ooh la la! Help her live out those Emily in Paris dreams with this French-inspired “fromage” platter. The bistro tile adds a timeless look to even the most basic cheese plate. Once you set up the cheese plate, you can enjoy a Kir Royale—a drink from the third season of the show—to have a true Emily in Paris meal moment.
For an Indoor Date Night: DIY Food Kit
Think about a favorite memory with your girlfriend—can it be captured in a gift? This sushi-making kit is a sweet nod to dates at a Japanese restaurant, while this make-your-own churros kit has everything you need to reminiscence on a Disneyland date. The options are endless! Find more fun food kits here.
For the Trendy Girlfriend: Wool Shacket
Shackets (aka shirt jackets) are having a moment. But your girlfriend will wear this classic Merino wool topper for years to come. Plus, it will keep her warm and cozy throughout the winter!
For the Home Chef: Personalized Apron
On its own, an apron might be too simple to gift. But when it’s personalized with her name, a pretty design and a cute saying, you can’t go wrong. This customizable floral apron is ideal for girlfriends who like to cook, bake or craft.
For the Girlfriend Who Loves Taco Tuesday: Quirky Margarita Glasses
Let’s be real, bottomless chips and salsa are the best part of dining at a Mexican restaurant. But the margaritas are a close second! These cute cacti glasses help you bring the fiesta home. Just be sure to toss one of our margarita recipes in the box, too.
For the Artist: Watercolor Paint Kit
Cure your girlfriend’s winter boredom with this folk art watercolor paint kit. It includes (almost) everything she needs to create beautiful, nature-inspired designs. Just add a paintbrush set to complete the gift. Find more gifts for crafters.
For the Budding Barista: Fresh-Ground Coffee
Coffee habits are hard to break. But this bestsellers bundle from Partners Coffee will help your girlfriend enjoy cafe-quality java at home. It includes a trio of 12-ounce bags in Brooklyn, Flatiron and El Ramo blends.
For the Girlfriend Who Loves Breakfast: Jam Advent Calendar
Few things are cuter than this jam Advent calendar. Your girlfriend will delight in opening an itty-bitty Bonne Maman jam or honey jar each day of December. Discover exclusive flavors like Mango Raspberry and Lime, Mirabelle Plum with Spice or Orange Yuzu and Grapefruit. Discover more top-rated Advent calendars, too.
For Under $20: 100 Dates Poster
Another movie night? There’s no such thing as a date night rut when this handy poster is hanging on the wall. It features 100 unique date ideas that you’ll enjoy scratching off together.
For the Girlfriend Who Needs Her Beauty Sleep: Silk Sleep Mask
Sleeping just got a whole lot more stylish. This silk sleep mask comes in four beautiful essential colors (plus four limited edition options). It’ll not only help your girlfriend get some shut-eye, but it protects her skin and hair from friction damage as she sleeps, too.
For the Creative Cook: Personalized Recipe Book
If your girlfriend’s constantly making up new recipes or trying the latest TikTok trends, this personalized recipe book is the perfect spot for jotting down her creations. Make it her own by selecting the size, paper color, cover details and more. Your sister would love this gift, too.
For the Indecisive Girlfriend: Boozy Ice Cream
Cocktail or ice cream? Now she doesn’t have to choose! These boozy pints from Tipsy Scoop contain up to 5% alcohol by volume. Choose from flavors like Tequila Mexican Hot Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Bourbon. It makes a yummy Christmas gift for boyfriends, too.