31 Best Gift Ideas for Women (2021)

We all know women can be the hardest people to shop for. We know what we like, and we can be picky about what we like too. So whether you’re shopping for your mom, wife or best friend, what do you buy them?

I’ve scoured the Internet, talked to women in my own life and am sharing the best gifts for Christmas, their birthday or any other special day. Because really, do we need a holiday to give a gift? I don’t think so.

Check out what's in this post!

Gift Guide for Women 2021

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There’s two ways to use this guide. You can either shop the links directly below the collage if you spot something you know you want right away or you can keep scrolling to read more about each item.

Either way I hope you find the perfect gift for the women on your list!

1. Ember 14oz Mug, Ember // 2. Photo Printer, HP // 3. The Pioneer Woman Cookbook, Pioneer Woman // 4. Budda Bangles, BuDhaGirl // 5. Tile Trackers, Tile // 6. Initial Necklace, Gold Hill Jewelry // 7. Robe, Anthropologie // 8. Mamuye Tote Bag, Able // 9. KitchenAid Mixer, KitchenAid // 10. Jewelry Stand, Etsy // 11.. Frother, Amazon // 12. Wine Rack, Amazon // 13. Daily Overview Notepad, Anthropologie // 14. Snake Plant, Sill // 15. Retro Change Purse, Amazon // 16. Minnetonka Moccasin Juniper Boot Minnetonka Moccasin // 17. Moonlight Pajamas, Nordstrom // 18. Turtle Planter, Anthropologie // 19. Darn Tough Socks, Darn Tough // 20. Lip Sleeping Mask, Laneige // 21. Cubic Zirconia Earrings, Nordstrom // 22. Handpainted Vase Set, Anthropologie // 23. Marble and Brass Round Cheese Board, West Elm // 24. Dried Pampas Grass Bunch, Etsy // 25. Electric Throw Blanket, Amazon // 26. Slippers, UGG // 27. Roller Blades, Impala Rollerblades // 28. Candle, Illume // 29. Shea Butter Hand Cream, L’Occittane // 30. Hatch Restore, Hatch // 31. Olive & June

1. For the Busy Coffee Lover: Ember 14oz Mug

The Ember Mug is a busy woman’s best friend. Is your wife always complaining about reheating her coffee five times a day? Or maybe your best friend just had a baby and could use warm coffee to get her through the newborn phase.

The Ember Mug solves every shoot-my-coffee-is-cold situation! It allows you to set your precise drinking temperature on your favorite drink and keeps it that temperature for 80 minutes if you’re on-the-go (by using the battery) or all day if you use the coaster.

They have a new 14oz size, perfect for the coffee lovers on your list!

Ember coffee mug

Ember Mug

  • 80 min. battery life
  • Temp range: 120-145 degrees
  • Auto sleep
  • LED indicator light

2. For Your Personal Paparazzo: Photo Printer

You know there are hundreds of great pictures just stuck on her phone. Make it easy to print out all those framers so she can display them proudly around the house! This printer connects to her smartphone so she can instantly print high-quality 4×6 photos from her photo library or social media.

Wrap it up with a beautiful frame and some extra photo paper for a perfect present!

HP Sprocket Studio Photo Printer

HP Sprocket Studio Photo Printer

  • Comes with ink cartridge and 10 sheets of photo paper
  • Designed for use with HP Sprocket app and Bluetooth
  • Optional portable battery
  • Edit and embellish photos with app

3. For the New Cook: The Pioneer Woman Cookbook

Know someone who loves to cook? The Pioneer Woman cookbook is for them. Do you know someone who hates to cook? Again, this cookbook’s for them!

My sister is a great cook and it comes natural to her. (Lucky her.) I didn’t get the cooking gene, unfortunately. So when my sister bought me this cookbook for my birthday I’ll admit I wasn’t super thrilled…to start.

But when I followed the step-by-step photos – I need very clear instructions, anyone else? – I was able to make a delicious meal, and I even loved the process of doing it!

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier. 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating

The Pioneer Woman Cookbook

  • Features 112 step-by-step recipes that bring fresh, exciting elements into your everyday meals
  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • Great for cooks and non-cooks alike

4. For the Arm Candy Crusher: Budda Bangles

Looking for a set of bracelets that won’t interrupt your daily life with all the clanging? Whether you’re carrying babies or running a board meeting, these bangles will bring your style game up to the next level.

Stack of Budda Bangles

Budda Bangles

  • Weightless, soundless, waterproof and TSA friendly
  • Each of the nine bangles in the set is meant to represent an intention for your day
  • Made of flexible polyvinyl carbonate rings that are hand-filled with gold leaf and sealed with a BuDhaGirl Serenity Prayer bead

5. For the One Who Always Loses Her Keys: Tile Trackers

If you’ve got a woman in your life who always loses her keys, you know it! She’s always running late or frantically calling to ask if you’ve seen them! The Tile trackers take the stress out of the equation.

They can help find her keys or purse (or whatever she wants to attach it to) within 400 feet and can help find a lost phone even when it’s on silent. 

2 Tile Trackers in black and white

Tile Trackers

  • Buy 1, 2, or 4
  • Batteries included
  • Rings within 400 feet
  • Can tell you the most recent location when outside of Bluetooth range

6. For the One Who Can’t Have Too Many Necklaces: Initial Necklace

Initial necklaces gives you the opportunity to display something personal and meaningful close to your heart – literally.

The mom in your life would love the first letters of their children’s names. Or how about a mantra, name of your home state or a meaningful word? And, of course, an initial is always a lovely option. Best yet, this beautiful Initial Necklace is made in the USA.

Gold necklace with two initials on the chain

Initial Necklace

  • Handmade
  • Comes in gold, rose gold, silver and white gold
  • Cable chain
  • Adjustable length
  • Can be personalized
  • Made to order

7. For the Lounging Lady: Robe

This reminds me of something they have at chic boutique hotels (and I’m tempted to purchase each time)! A gorgeous but comfy robe is great for getting ready, hanging out in bed and around the house, or as a swimsuit coverup in the summer months. And there’s no tricky sizing issues to deal with ?

Give her this robe and a vacation or girls weekend to wear it at, and you’ll absolutely win the holidays!

Woman in long-sleeved robe

Emmanuelle Robe

  • Modal
  • Removable belt
  • Machine washable
  • Available in petite and plus sizes

8. For the Fair Trade Fashionista: Able Mamuye Tote Bag

I know first-hand how practical this tote is: I own two different colors of Able’s Mamuye Tote Bag and I bought one for my own mother last Christmas!

This beautiful bag is ethically made in both Ethiopia and Mexico and helps creates sustainable business for women. It’s a simple design, with two straps and one interior pocket. I’ve had mine for years and it wears so well, but you could use leather conditioner on it.

Leather tote bag

Able Mamuye Tote Bag

  • Handcrafted in Ethiopia and Mexico
  • 100% distressed leather
  • Tote measures 14″ H x 16″ W x 6″ D
  • Comfortable, durable straps (straps have a 10.5″ drop)
  • Interior pocket

9. For the Baker: KitchenAid Mixer

Does a lady on your list love to bake? Or cook? KitchenAid Mixers are every girl’s dream item whether they know it or not! They’re an investment, for sure, but worth it since they last decades.

There’s a reason KitchenAid Mixers been a kitchen staple for generations. They’re small enough to not take up too much precious counter space but powerful enough to mix most everything.

Pink Kitchenaid mixer

KitchenAid Mixer

  • Ten speeds range from very slow stirring to very high beating
  • Head tilts for easy removal of work bowl and beaters.
  • Power hub for use with optional attachments
  • 5-qt. stainless steel bowl locks to base
  • Includes flat beater, dough hook, wire whip and pouring shield

10. For the Sparkle Lover: Jewelry Stand

Give her a head start on her New Year’s Resolution of getting organized with this pretty jewelry stand. She can keep all her favorite pieces out where she can see them but ensure they don’t get tangled up. 

This stand holds necklaces, bracelets, and dangly earrings on the top and has spots for rings and other earrings in the base. You can even have a custom message engraved on the bottom!

Jewelry hanging on jewelry stand with wood base and 3 brass bars

Jewelry Stand

  • Brass and solid wood
  • Choose from 7 types of wood and 9 finishes
  • Base size: 8″x4″x1″
  • Brass bars: 4″, 8″, 12″

11. For the Wannabe Latte Artist: Frother +Heater

Every coffee-loving girl needs a good milk frother. This milk frother not only creates foam, but it heats milk while it’s at it. That means it’s perfect for everything from lattes to hot chocolate and everything in between.

Bodum milk frother

Milk Frother + Heater

  • 10 oz. capacity
  • Auto shut off
  • Non-stick interior, stainless steel body
  • Makes thick, creamy, long-lasting foam

12. For the Wine Lover: Wine Rack

Every wine-loving lady needs a wine rack to keep her Cab Sauvs and Chenin Blancs organized! This wine rack is cute enough for your counter or slim and sleek enough to place inside a cabinet. Add a few bottles of wine to it and you have the perfect gift.

Wine rack with hexagonal openings

Wine Rack

  • Fits nine bottles (seven storage slots and two on top)
  • Use on counter, table or anywhere with a flat surface
  • Comes in a variety of colors

13. For the List-Maker: Daily Overview Notepad

What can make her feel less stressed in her everyday life? A simple daily planner for all her to-do’s as well as goals, gratitude and intentions. Bonus for how gorgeous and minimalistic it is!

She can keep it on her desk at work or the counter at home and never wonder again what she’s forgetting to do (OK, she’ll still forget, but now she has a perfect place to write it down when she remembers!).

Pen and notepad with daily overview

Daily Overview Notepad

  • 50 pages
  • Made in the US
  • 8.5″x11″

14. For the Plant Newbie: Snake Plant

Yes, I do have entire gift guide for plant lovers but even if she isn’t plant obsessed, an easy to care for plant is always a thoughtful gift. I recommend a snake plant because it’s incredibly easy to grow, can survive a bit of neglect and also cleans the air!

Pick up one of these, send along this snake plant care post and instruct her to put it in her bedroom because it produces a lot of oxygen at night. Not only will she be thrilled with her gift but impressed with your planty knowledge.

Snake plant in cream color pot

Snake Plant

  • Easy to care for
  • Great with low light and minimal watering
  • Cleans the air
  • Adds oxygen at night

15. For the Young at Heart: Retro Change Purse

Do you remember these cute plastic change purses from when you were growing up? They make me nostalgic!

These vintage-inspired containers are great for anyone who appreciates retro design and can be used for coins, cash or even band-aids. Pair it with a gift card or just stick a sweet note inside to tell the recipient how much they mean to you!

Plastic change holder with monstera plant on it

Retro Change Purse

  • Durable plastic
  • Squeeze to open
  • 6 designs
  • Doubles as a keychain

16. For the Cold Weather Lady: Minnetonka Moccasin Juniper Boot

If you live in a land of the cold your lady would love these! Even if she already owns five other pair of boots, you can never go wrong with upgrading her boot collection with a pair of stylish boots that will keep her feet ]


And let’s be real, you may want to gift this to yourself. No more complaining about cold toes – these are a win/win/win!

Brown Minnetonka moccasin boot

Minnetonka Moccasin Juniper Boot 

  • Water resistant
  • Sheepskin Lined
  • Lace-up style
  • Padded insole

17. For the Homebody: Moonlight Pajamas from Nordstrom

No more sweats and ratty t-shirts! Everyone needs a sleek, chic set of pajamas. Even if not many people will see them, you’ll feel like a million dollars while drifting off to sleep, which is so worth it.

Pick up something soft and cozy, like these Moonlight pajamas which have received over 1,000 great reviews.

Black women's pajama set - button-up collared top and pants

Moonlight Pajamas

  • Top has front button closure, notched collar and long sleeves
  • Pants have elastic/drawstring waist
  • 95% modal, 5% spandex
  • Machine wash, tumble dry
  • This garment was made in a factory that supports women worker empowerment through HERproject, which creates partnerships to enable workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

18. For the Whimsical Decorator: Turtle Planter

You know I recommend more plants for everyone, but why not more planters too? There are so many cute and unique options out there, no matter the decorating style.

This gold turtle planter is a little unexpected and a lot chic. Plant lovers can use it for their plant babies, and black thumbs can use it for a fake plant!

Gold turtle planter with tall green plant inside

Turtle Planter

  • Aluminum
  • Gold color
  • 6″H, 8.25″L, 7.25″W

19. For the One With Cold Feet: Darn Tough Socks

When it comes to socks, all the women in my family are extremely picky. And seeing as though we live in Minnesota, where it’s freezing cold half of the year, we hate cold feet!

We discovered Darn Tough socks a few years ago. They’re made in Vermont and have a 100% guarantee behind them. Once we started buying them, we haven’t stopped.

One of my pairs got a hole in them, so I sent them back and, per their promise, they sent me a replacement pair within a couple weeks.

Blue socks

Darn Tough Socks

  • Made in the USA
  • Guaranteed for life
  • Tons of different styles and colors
  • Don’t slip, bunch or cause blisters

20. For the One Who Loves Her Lips: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

I picked up a jar of Laneige’s lip sleeping mask a few months ago and don’t know how I ever slept without it! It’s a super hydrating leave-on mask that both soothes and moisturizes your lips overnight.

This is the perfect stocking stuffer for your wife or a sweet little add on for your favorite babysitter.

Pink jar of Laneige lip sleeping mask

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

  • Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients
  • Allure Best of Beauty award winner
  • Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Free from parabens and phytalates

21. For the One Who Always Loses Her Earrings: Cubic Zirconia Earrings

It’s OK if you can’t afford diamonds — cubic zirconia means you can get more glitter for your gold, and she can wear them everywhere without worrying about losing them! These are great everyday earrings that can be dressed up or down.

Woman wearing cubic zirconia stud earrings

Cubic Zirconia Earrings

  • 1/4″ diameter
  • 2 carat total weight
  • Post back
  • Choose between sterling silver with platinum, 14k-gold or rose-gold plate

*Find more cubic zirconia earrings here!

22. For the Flower Child: Handpainted Vase Set

Have a friend who always has fresh flowers in her home? This beautiful set of vases will add some class to their florals all year round.

We own this set and I love using it for farmer’s market flowers in the summer, greenery from our Christmas tree in the winter and even just empty on our shelves to add some beautiful elements of decor. We’ve owned these for years and they still love them.

3 vases of different sizes with painted patterns

Handpainted Vase Set

  • Set of three
  • Handpainted stoneware
  • Small: 4.5” H , 3.25” diameter
  • Medium: 5.5” H, 4” diameter
  • Large: 7” H, 4.75” diameter

23. For the Charcuterie Expert: Marble and Brass Round Cheese Board

We all know that one gal who has the magic touch when it comes to charcuterie. Every board is the perfect balance of artistry and flavor. 

This marble and brass board is great as part of a display for a big party or perfect for date night. Grab her favorite bottle of wine or wedge of cheese to go with it!

Circular marble tray with brass handles with cheese and crackers

Marble and Brass Round Cheese Board

  • Solid marble
  • Steel handles with brass finish
  • 14″ diameter, 4″ height
  • Hand wash

24. For the One Who’s Always On Trend: Dried Pampas Grass Bunch

Pampas grass is one of the most beautiful on trend items right now. For good reason: they add a gorgeous texture, look and feel to any room!

Pick up this bunch whether or not the woman on your list has pampas grass already. If they do, I guarantee they’ll want some more (and in these pretty hues) and if not, it’s a great way to introduce them to such a fun, feathery bouquet!

Off-white pampas grass in paper bag

Dried Pampas Grass Bunch

  • 35″ tall
  • Add dimension and texture to tables and arrangements
  • Natural specimen, so it will vary in size and color

25. For The One Who’s Always Cold: Electric Throw Blanket

My sister is the queen of electric throw blankets and let me tell you, if you know someone who is constantly curling up with a blanket or complaining about being too cold, you need to get this for them.

It’s a reversible throw with five different heat settings for total and complete comfort!

Gray electric throw blanket

Electric Throw Blanket

  • Reversible electric heated throw with white sherpa lining
  • Easy to use controller has five heat settings to maintain your own perfect comfort level
  • Conveniently machine washable; 3-year manufacture’s warranty
  • A generous 50″x 60″

26. For the Woman Who Loves Stylish Comfort: UGG Slippers

Trust me when I say that you can’t go wrong with a pair of UGG Slippers. I got a pair before my first baby (who is now 5!) was born and I still wear and love them.

They’re super durable, incredibly cozy and have over 3,000 amazing reviews. They come in a variety of colors and fit true to size. (Whole sizes only, so size up if you’re in between sizes.)

Black Ugg loafer slippers with leather tie

UGG Slippers

  • Flexible rubber sole
  • Indoor/outdoor versatility
  • Warm and comfy
  • Variety of colors

27. For the One Who Likes to Move Her Body: Roller Blades

If you’ve got a woman in your life that’s looking for a hobby, an excuse for some time alone, or fun ways to get some exercise, roller blades will be a great surprise. It might just take her all the way back to the roller rink birthday parties of her childhood.

Impala has the cutest colors and matching safety gear, so she’ll look great even if she hasn’t gotten the hang of skating just yet!

Pastel colored Impala roller blade

Roller Blades

  • Easy-entry buckle and lace combo
  • Optional heel brake
  • Padded boot liner
  • PETA approved vegan product

28. For the Host with the Most: Illume Candle

One of my go-to scents this year has been Illume’s Vetiver Sage candle. It’s a beautiful, refreshing scent that I have yet to get sick of.

Illume is a Minnesota-based company that believes in making products that bring beauty to life. They have a ton of beautiful scents in gorgeous holders.

White candle and packaging

Illume Candle

  • Bergamot, clary sage, vetiver
  • 100% all-natural with no artificial or synthetic fragrance or color
  • A blend of pure essential oils and all-natural elements
  • Burn time: 60 Hours
  • Fill weight: 11.5 oz.

29. For the One Loves Everyday Luxury: L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

This amazing Shea Butter Hand Cream is sold every two seconds around the world! That tells you how amazing it is. It’s enriched with 20% organic shea butter to protect, nourish and moisturize your hands.

I’ve been using this for years and absolutely love it. It’s the perfect gift for teachers, neighbors or your BFF.

Silver tube of hand cream

Shea Butter Hand Cream

  • Great for a winter gift
  • Nourishes and softens hands
  • 20% Shea Butter
  • Fair Trade certified

30. For the One Who Hates Her Alarm: Hatch Restore

I finally bought this and it truly is all that’s its cracked up to be! 😉 We’ve have a Hatch Rest for our kids for years and we love them so I finally splurged on the Hatch Restore for myself.

The Hatch Restore is a sound machine, smart light, personal sleep routine, bedside reading light, wind down machine and sunrise alarm clock all in one!

For anyone who hates waking up abruptly to an alarm clock, this gentle wake up will make their mornings so much better.

Pink Hatch Restore

Hatch Restore

  • Personalize sleep/wake routine
  • White noise machine
  • Control via app or touch
  • Sleek, simple touch design

31. For the Beauty Queen: Olive & June

If you follow me on Instagram you know my love for O&J. Their manicure system is what every girl needs in their life for the perfect at home mani.

Splurge and gift her the mani system with a full set of colors or just get her started with a few basics, I promise she will LOVE this gift!

Use code Jenb20 for 20% off a full system!

For anyone who hates waking up abruptly to an alarm clock, this gentle wake up will make their mornings so much better.

Colorful array of a bunch of Olive and June nail polish bottles

Nail Polish

  • Mani-perfecting clean up brush 
  • Acetone-free polish remover pot
  • Straight-edge nail clipper 
  • Dual-grit nail file
  • Salon-quality nail buffer 
  • Patented bottle handle, the Poppy
  • Super glossy top coat
  • Award-winning cuticle serum
  • Plus 7-free Polish of your choice

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About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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