Our Editors' Favorite Gifts for Women

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Composite image of glasses, mejuri earrings, and papier planner
Photo: Courtesy of Mejuri, Papier, and Food52

Here's the thing about shopping for the women in your life: No single gift truly fits them all. That's why we took a nuanced approach to curating presents for your mom, sister, daughter, significant other, and best friend. One unifying idea? Whether you're looking for a Valentine's Day or birthday gift, all of our suggestions feels polished and inspired, as opposed to same-old, same-old.

While your wife might light up while unwrapping an ultra-plush robe in a sweet stripe print, your childhood best friend might prefer a vintage-inspired signet ring with her initial or a fresh pair of sneakers that not everyone has (yet). The point? Your leading ladies have different interests—some majorly prioritize skin care (if so, bookmark the Nécessaire The Body Ritual Self-Care Kit ahead!), while others take their list-making seriously (she'll love the gingham planner!).

Whatever her interests, we've thoroughly covered them all with the following must-have gifts, curated by our editors.

Vanessa Ungvarsky Custom Nail Polish DIY Kit

Vanessa Ungvarsky Custom Nail Polish DIY Kit
Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

She'll skip the weekly manicure if you gift her this DIY nail polish kit, so she can make her own formulas and colors. This collection is vegan and 10-free (sans formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates, and animal ingredients). Plus, it makes red, orange, yellow, pink, and purple polishes.

Daniel Wellington Quadro Melrose Mesh Strap Watch

Daniel Wellington Quadro Melrose Mesh Strap Watch
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Help her keep track of time in style with this watch, featuring a dark green dial inspired by malachite's natural colors and patterns. The face's glossy plate and rectangular shape make this timepiece a chic addition to her daily accessory rotation.

Brown Girl Jane Warm Cashmere Perfumed Candle

Brown Girl Jane Warm Cashmere Perfumed Candle
Courtesy of Nordstrom

This candle's relaxing scent has a mix of citrus, floral, and musk notes, ranging from mandarin and clary sage to freesia and amber. When combined, these fragrances smell like spring.

Martha Stewart Cashmere Blend Sweater Crew Neck in Washed Taupe

Luxe Cashmere Blend Sweater Crew Neck
Courtesy of Martha.com

For the woman in your life that owns every iteration of a gray sweater, this one—with its voluminous sleeves and ultra-soft feel—will stand out. And for that extra special woman? Complete the look with the matching wide-leg pants.

Johnstons of Elgin Ribbed Cashmere Fingerless Gloves

Johnstons of Elgin Ribbed Cashmere Fingerless Gloves
Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

These cashmere gloves will keep her wrists and hands warm, but leave her fingers free for texting, typing, emailing, and scrolling. You might as well get yourself a pair, too.

Food52 Vintage-Inspired Etched Goblet, Set of 4

Food52 Vintage-Inspired Etched Goblet, Set of 4
Courtesy of Food52

Give her bar cart an upgrade with these stunning cocktail glasses. Ideal for the woman in your life that appreciates all things vintage, the dainty flower-etched sippers will elevate every meal or at-home happy hour.

Nécessaire The Body Ritual Self-Care Kit

Nécessaire The Body Ritual Self-Care Kit
Courtesy of Sephora

If she has sensitive skin, she'll love this body care kit. The collection includes exfoliators and cleansers packed with replenishing nutrients (namely vitamin B3) that are all hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free.

Sophie Buhai Small Mollusc Oval Barrette

Small Mollusc Oval Barrette
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Many women would appreciate any chic clip that keeps their hair out of their face, but this mother of pearl piece created by jewelry designer Sophie Buhai will stand the test of time in your special someone's accessories arsenal.

Saltaire Body Wash in Santal Bloom

Saltaire Body Wash in Santal Bloom
Courtesy of Amazon

With notes of rose, jasmine, and creamy sandalwood, this body wash will make her skin feel soft and deeply nourished—plus it has a vegan, paraben-free formula and comes in a 100 percent recyclable aluminum bottle.

Starling Birth Flower Charm

birth flower charm
Courtesy of Starling

Here's a new take on a birthstone jewelry gift: These charms highlight the flower associated with the month she was born. A simple diamond stud hovers over the bas relief buds. It's a piece she'll treasure forever—especially if she's an avid gardener.

Cuyana System Tote in Black

System Tote in Black 16-inch
Courtesy of CUYANA

Designed for work, this gorgeous bag made of pebbled leather is roomy enough for a laptop, but works for travel essentials, too.

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil
Courtesy of Sephora

Help keep her strands lush with this lauded hair oil. Infused with sustainably sourced Mirsalehi honey, the product promises to deeply nourish, moisturize, soften, and smooth hair.

Sleepy Jones Marina Pajama Set in Navy Breton Stripe

Marina Pajama Set
Courtesy of Sleepy Jones

You can't go wrong with this classically chic set—she can wear it inside or outside the bedroom.

Purl Soho Poppy Embroidery Kit

Poppy Garden Embroidery Kit
Courtesy of PURL SOHO

Is she constantly looking for a new hobby? Tap into her creative side with this poppy garden embroidery kit. It's equipped with all the materials and instructions she needs to make these stunning floral samplers.

Papier Gingham Days 2023 Planner

Papier Planner 2023
Courtesy of Papier

The perfect gift for someone with a Type A personality, this cheerful planner will get her excited to plan out her hopes, goals, and tasks for the coming year—plus, you can personalize it at no extra cost.

Furtuna Skin Custom Discovery Set

MINI COLLEZIONE Custom Discovery Set
Courtesy of Furtuna Skin

Impress the beauty buff in your life with this under-the-radar skincare brand's custom discovery set—choose the four products you think she'll love best.

Mejuri Dôme Hoops

Dôme Hoops
Courtesy of Mejuri

Subtle and understated, these ultra-lightweight hoops are perfect to wear every day.

Ilse Jacobsen Rub Boot

Ilse Jacobsen "Rub" Boot
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Give her old wellies a break with this versatile lace-up style—they are cool enough to wear when it's not raining, too.

Dyson Hairwrap

Dyson Airwrap™ multi-styler Complete Long
Courtesy of Dyson

This luxury styling tool is one that both experts and everyday novices agree is totally worth the splurge.

Herbivore Jade De-Puffing Face Roller

Herbivore Jade De-Puffing Face Roller
Courtesy of Sephora

Perfect for those puffy-eyed mornings, tell her to store it in her fridge for an added cooling effect.

Les Indiennes "Francis" Red Bandana

Francis Red Bandanna
Courtesy of Les Indiennes

Great as an ascot or head scarf, this luxe bandana features a stunning block print. Plus, it's 100% organic cotton, so it's super soft.

Skin Kyoto Velour Slide Slippers

Skin Kyoto Velour Slide Slippers
Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

She'll appreciate a chic pair of slippers that will keep her feet cozy—but not overheated—any time of year.

Eugenia Kim Rafaela Ruffled Satin Headband

Eugenia Kim Rafaela Ruffled Satin Headband in Red
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

You just found her new go-to headband. The ruffle design is unique, but the black hue ensures it goes with everything.

Mented Balms Away Coconut Lip Treatment

Balms Away Coconut Lip Treatment
Courtesy of Ulta Beauty

This long-lasting lip treatment has a subtle shine she'll love—and thanks to shea butter and castor seed oil, it's ultra-hydrating, too.

Catbird Grand Cygnet Ring in Yellow Gold

Courtesy of Catbird

Here's a fresh take on the classic signet ring that still has tons of Old-World style—get her initial engraved for a truly personalized touch.

Martha Stewart Puffer Vest

MARTHA STEWART Women’s Puffer Vest, Lightweight Water-Resistant Down Vest, Women’s Outerwear Vests
Courtesy of Amazon

Martha's down vest has fleece-lined pockets that will keep her hands nice and warm, no matter how low the temps get.

Crown Affair The Oil

Courtesy of Violet Grey

This lightweight oil naturally protects hair from heat thanks to meadowfoam seed oil—its clean formula features no sulfates, parabens, or cyclic silicones.

The Harmonist Yin Transformation Eau de Parfum

The Harmonist Yin Transformation Perfume
Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

With notes of bergamot, mandarin, and the floral and aquatic Calypso orchid, this special scent will transport her to another place.

Lake Pima Short Robe

Pima Short Robe in Hydrangea
Courtesy of LAKE

Never underestimate the gift of comfort. This robe is made from 100 percent Pima cotton and features long sleeves, a sewn-in belt, and side pockets.

Hermès Hermesistible Infused Lip Care Oil

Hermès Hermesistible Infused Lip Care Oil
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Featuring nourishing plant oils and a fruity fragrance, this hydrating lip treatment is the definition of luxury.

Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation

Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation
Courtesy of Sephora

Her foundation will serve double duty when you gift her this tinted sunscreen, which is available in 14 shades.

New Balance 327 Sneakers

New Balance - 327
Courtesy of New Balance

She'll feel ultra chic in these supportive, yet trendy sneakers. The design was inspired by 1970s running footwear—it blends classic design elements with a modern outlook.

Monos Carry-On

Monos Carry-On in Rose Quartz
Courtesy of Monos

Everyone can benefit from a quality carry-on suitcase. This award-winning option will fit in the overhead bin of almost any flight and has a solid build that can withstand the stress of travel.

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