28 Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriend that She Would Actually Buy Herself
The book “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” was published in 1992, but I believe this classic still highlights a modern truth. When it comes to figuring out the opposite gender, sometimes we might as well be from two different planets.
What do you get the girlfriend who has everything? How do you pick a gift that shows that you care without seeming like you want to get married tomorrow? Or, alternatively, how do you choose a gift that shows her that she is your soulmate?
Being a boyfriend isn’t always easy, we get it! Some of us here at L&L are guilty of dropping the occasional “whatever you want” or “surprise me” when we know full well that we have a specific gift in mind and we’ll be offended if you don’t choose the right one. So, we’ve decided to pull back the curtain and give you a few suggestions.
Here are gifts that we would actually choose for ourselves and be overjoyed to receive from our significant others!
Gifts for Your Girlfriend
1. Weighted Blanket with a Linen Cover
When you can’t be there to wrap your girlfriend up in a bear hug, this blanket can be. Its comforting weight is like a gentle squeeze. You can choose from throw to king-size, weighing from twelve pounds to twenty-five. It provides soft pressure without trapping heat thanks to its breathable cotton construction.
However, these blankets are not the easiest to wash. Don’t set your girlfriend up for failure – include a removable and washable linen duvet cover. That way she won’t have to wash the weighted blanket itself if it gets full of crumbs…because you know sometimes she can’t resist snacking in bed.
2. Unique Bracelet
This mesmerizing bracelet is just as unique as your girlfriend. It’s the perfect complement to her rare beauty, crafted from 10k gold plated brass and colorful woven raffia. It makes a bold statement but is so versatile that she can wear it with any outfit.
We also love the fact that it is ethically handcrafted in Uganda with sustainable materials. Additionally, profits from the sale of each bracelet go towards helping a mom feed and educate her children. It’s a piece of jewelry your girlfriend will be proud to wear!
3. Love You To The Moon Necklace
Never let her forget just how much you love her: enough to stretch 477,710 miles, or, to the moon and back! This gorgeous necklace is a stylish reminder of your sweet sentiment. A moon imprinted on the bar represents the ethereal queen that your girlfriend is. The minimalist gold bar, decorated with scrolled text and a tiny white topaz, is perfect for both casual outfits or dressy ones. She will never have to take this necklace off.
4. Therabox Subscription
We ladies love self-care, but it can be hard to find time for ourselves. If your GF is a hard-working woman, encourage her to slow down for some self-care. A Therabox Subscription delivers “me-time” to her doorstep. This box is packed with goodies, including spa products and wellness activities curated by therapists to reduce stress and help her unwind.
5. Bathtub Caddy
by Wayfair: Belmint
There’s nothing like a long soak in the tub. Unfortunately, bubbly bliss can easily be broken by having to get out of the tub to change the song on your phone, pour another glass of wine, or try to figure out how to prop your book up so you can read it without having to expose your body to the cold air.
This bathtub caddy solves all her problems and more. Adjustable shelves made from beautiful and durable bamboo hold all of her necessities. Position a book, prop up your phone, set down your glass, and even fill one of the trays with snacks. This caddy would also be useful during a steamy and romantic date night!
6. Custom Duffle or Tote Bag
A cute custom duffle or tote lets your girl take everything she needs along with her, and everything you need too (we know you’re always asking for a stick of gum or some chapstick!). It’s the perfect size for Saturday trips to the farmer’s market or visits to the bookstore. Pretty and personalized, this is one gift she will certainly use!
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7. Jewelry Organizer Set
We wouldn’t expect our boyfriends to know how hard it is to travel with jewelry, but we’ll clue you in: it’s HARD. Rings get lost, necklaces get tangled, you often end up with only one earring.
This stunning leather jewelry organizer makes taking her fashion accessories along with her a breeze. There is an easy-access storage spot for absolutely everything. Choose from eleven different leather finishes, each lined with luxurious suede.
Yes, slippers are on our list and no, we don’t think they’re a boring, silly gift idea! Most of us ladies are prone to cold feet, even if it is ninety degrees outside. Plush, warm slippers are always a treat after a long day at work.
But if you really want to spoil her, opt for leather-soled Jimmy Choo shearling slippers embellished with pearls and crystals. These slippers are as trendy as they are toasty warm.
9. Charcuterie Board
by Etsy: RusticFlitch
The art form of preparing charcuterie boards is certainly becoming a popular trend. Whether your girlfriend would love to try her hand at crafting a spread or would simply enjoy sampling whatever you prepare, this board is the way to go. Carefully cut from olive wood with a preserved live edge, this rustic block is a piece of art in and of itself. Choose your size and personalize it with gorgeous text in a scrolled script.
10. Laptop Sleeve
Sometimes it’s the simple things that we’re just too stingy to buy for ourselves. Don’t let her leave the house one more day with a worn-out and blah laptop case. A stunning leather laptop envelope sleeve will show her that you are aware of her needs and you want to spoil her with something special. Available in ten colors, this Italian leather case is sophisticated and chic. Include an embossed monogram for extra appeal.
11. Custom Record
by Etsy: Vintage45Store
It really doesn’t get any sweeter than this. So much thought goes into this sentimental gift, from the record to its sleeve. Choose your two favorite songs and they’ll be added to the vinyl. Then select photos for the front and back cover and the stickers for both sides of the disc.
The result is an extremely personal, sweet, and thoughtful gift that she will cherish forever – we think it’s perfect for an anniversary gift!
12. Meditation Speakers
by Baloo: Solu
Does your girlfriend seem a little stressed? Does she have a hard time making time for meditation?
Help her relax with these chic, no-nonsense speakers. All she needs to do is turn them on for three minutes of meditative tones. Each time the sounds are different, but all are equally as soothing. After three minutes they automatically shut off, and she can resume her day feeling more grounded, relaxed, and centered.
13. Polaroid Camera
Cellphones are great, but we’re often guilty of having hundreds of photos on our phone and none displayed anywhere. Let your girl proudly show off her favorite snaps with this adorable retro polaroid.
Just like the classic, this camera is easy to use but features a few modern additions. Self-timer mode, Bluetooth connectivity, and two lenses let her capture the sweetest moments of your relationship. Then, it instantly prints out the photos so she can hang them on her wall.
14. Gilded Muse Candle
Is your girlfriend your muse, much like Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera? For art lovers, this candle is a perfect gift. A porcelain chalice, fashioned in the likeness of Picasso’s Weeping Woman muse Dora Maar, is eye-catching with its gilded embellishments. The punchy candle within burns clean and fills the air with scents of French cassis, grapefruit, violet leaves, and raspberry. Your girlfriend will love using the candle, and she’ll enjoy displaying flowers in the vase when the wax has burned down.
15. Reed Diffuser
by Nordstrom: Voluspa
If she loves to be enveloped in scent but her apartment or office doesn’t allow candles, a reed diffuser is an excellent alternative. Try this pretty option from Voluspa, filled with the delicate aroma of Saijo Persimmon. The smell is flirty, floral, and sweet, just like her! The sophisticated glass vessel is durable yet pretty and can be reused long after the scent fades.
16. JOMO Journal
We love how this journal asks us to embrace staying in, unplugging, and slowing down, because let’s be honest – sometimes we need to check our priorities. Each page of this vibrant book is filled with prompts or illustrations that provide tips and encouragement on how to opt out of the rat race and choose how she actually wants to spend her precious time. She’ll appreciate this journal that highlights the joy in missing out and as a bonus, the less hectic schedule may help your relationship blossom.
17. Gallery Photo Frame
This gorgeous frame just oozes vintage vibes. It’s romantic, taking us back to days of chivalry and coy glances across the ballroom. If your girlfriend is looking for a more whimsical way to display her photos, this frame is the perfect solution. Move over rustic farmhouse frame, there’s a new beauty in town.
18. Sculpted Wine Glasses
At first glance, it is easy to confuse these eye-catching glasses with a work of art. Their sleek curves and unique shape make it difficult to take your eyes off them. But these artisan pieces are made to be enjoyed! The curvaceous bodies of these wine glasses are actually designed to be comfortable to grip. She’ll enjoy wowing her guests when you guys entertain with these one-of-a-kind hand-blown stemless glasses.
19. Electric Wine Opener
by Wayfair: Cuisinart
Nothing can ruin a good glass of wine like fighting with a stubborn cork. In just seconds, this rechargeable opener can remove the cork from a bottle of wine. Then, it can be used again to vacuum seal unfinished bottles, preserving their flavor and freshness. Compact and chic, it looks perfectly at home on any kitchen counter.
20. Sequin Duster Jacket
This dress is fit for a QUEEN. You can never have enough sparkle in your closet, and this dress is positively encrusted in shining sequins. Its unique length makes it a stand-out piece in her wardrobe (that and the fact that it has literally thousands of sparkling sequins). It can even be worn unbuttoned as a duster jacket, so she can add some glamour to a variety of outfits.
21. Wearable Blanket
by THE COMFY
If she’s in her house, it’s a safe bet that this will be on her body. Sometimes, our partner’s oversized sweatshirts just don’t do the trick – we need extreme cozy comfort. A hooded blanket with sleeves and a quarter zip is just the thing! It’s large enough that we can tuck our legs in and retreat into a cave of complete relaxation, or just wear it around the house sans bra – because we deserve to be comfortable in our own home!
22. Carry On Luggage
Combine this carry-on luggage with a pair of plane tickets and you’re golden! That would truly be the ultimate gift.
But this luggage is just as nice on its own, too – durable, functional, and super cute. It has a convenient stow-away handle that lets her pull it along behind her, or she can use the soft handles for easy lifting. Inside, its split design allows her to effortlessly organize and pack all her travel essentials. Romantic getaway, here you come!
23. Murder Mystery Puzzle Book
For the girl who likes a good thrill minus all the gore and horror, this book is an amazing gift! You can solve classic-style murder mysteries with a modern twist. It’s witty and just may leave you at your wit’s end, trying to solve twenty puzzles using various problem-solving skills. Each one includes a gorgeous gothic-inspired illustration to really help set the stage.
24. Chocolate Treasure Box with Wine
So this is what heaven looks like: tempting treasure chests bursting with chocolate confections. Popcorn, mints, truffles, and more are all feature rich and decadent chocolate. The best part is that this indulgent box comes with a bottle of wine too. It really is a match made in heaven, and it’s an exciting new twist on the typical chocolate gift for Valentine’s Day!
25. Mini Beauty Fridge
Your girlfriend will certainly appreciate this fun and quirky gift. A cooler, masquerading as a vintage refrigerator, helps to keep her jade rollers, creams, and face masks cool. No longer will she have to fret about her serums going bad or her jade warming her face instead of cooling it. This convenient fridge makes keeping up with her beauty routine a piece of cake (which you could also fit in its 10” x 7” x 11” frame!).
26. You’re Amazing Gift Set
by Ulta: Philosophy
That’s ahh-mazing! A sweet gift set includes cult favorites from Philosophy: Amazing Grace shampoo, bath and shower gel, and Amazing Grace whipped body creme. The scent is light and inviting while the product makes her skin touchably soft. Packaged in a ready-to-present gift box, this pick is a no-brainer!
27. Personalized Notebook
For the notetaker, the doodler, or just the obsessive list-maker, a notebook is a practical gift. Yet this pretty spiral-bound book is so much more! Choose from tons of designs and color themes, many of them available for personalization. Include a sweet photo on the front or maybe a favorite saying. At the very least, add her name or initials for a thoughtful customization feature.
She’ll love carrying around this classy book, whether simply to keep her grocery list or to journal her deepest thoughts.
28. Date Night Cards
by Etsy: Year of Dates
We’re not saying your girl doesn’t appreciate you taking her to the local diner, we’re just saying maybe it’s time to spice things up!
Date night cards can bring your romantic hangouts back to life. Each card in this deck of 52 contains a fun and out-of-the-box date idea. Choose the surprise version to try out any date, any night, or opt for the color-coded version laid out by location and price. Follow the instructions and go on one date a week to complete the box in a year or spread them out and leisurely enjoy each other’s love.
A Page From Your Girlfriends Wishlist
We’re so happy that you’re researching gifts for your girlfriend, she deserves it! We love a partner who doesn’t just grab a pre-wrapped gift basket from Bath and Body Works (though those smell amazing and we applaud you for at least remembering the occasion) and actually puts some time and thought into what their girlfriend wants.
Many of the items in this gift guide are gifts we desperately desire but would never buy for ourselves. Be our knight in shining armor and show us it’s okay to indulge once in a while!
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Megan’s wedding experience began over a decade ago when planning her dream ceremony. Since then, three kids have been added to the mix. Megan wholeheartedly embraces all things baby, childhood, and family. When she isn’t writing or chasing little ones you can find her running, hiking, or reading.
Good point. I have bought silk slip dress for my GF, hope she will like it.