11 Brilliant Gifts for the Women in Your Life
Having a hard time shopping for your girlfriend, cousin, or mother-in-law? We’ve got you covered. Present the women in your life with these 11 options.
1. MONOGRAM PENDANT NECKLACE; $38
You may not know your sister’s taste in jewelry, but you definitely know her name. While the necklace's pendant is oversized, the design is clean and minimal. So no matter what other jewelry is in her daily rotation, this will fit right in.
Find it: Anthropologie
2. JOHN COLTRANE'S A LOVE SUPREME; $30
For the girl you just started dating, this CD set is thoughtful without being too much. In high school you made mix tapes, upgrade your sentiment with this 50th anniversary “Super Deluxe” edition of John Coltrane’s seminal album.
Find it: Amazon
3. BEDSIDE SMARTPHONE VASE; $32
Help your hardworking and stylish friend keep her phone close with this dock that doubles as a vase. And next time she’s having a hard week, pick up some flowers for her; you know she has somewhere to store them.
Find it: Uncommon Goods
4. STYLE CORDZ; $30
So you got your teenage cousin in the family gift swap and you’re sure everything you think is cool is completely out of date. Well, that’s probably true. But here's one thing she definitely loves: her phone. Get her something she’ll actually use—a stylish phone charger available in gold, denim, mesh, leather, and snake print.
Find it: Triple C
5. THE BATHORY; $30
Ensure your wife can kick back and relax with these essential oils or bath salts. A custom-made solution from The Bathory—with ingredients you selected based on her needs and lifestyle—will show that you care and that you pay attention.
Find it: The Bathory
6. THE MOST OF NORA EPHRON; $21
We don’t want to generalize but Nora Ephron just gets women. Pick up this book for you and your sister to enjoy a mini book club full of bonding, commiserating, and laughing along. The hardcover, 550 page collection from one of America’s best female voices includes many of Ephron’s essays, along with her novel Heartburn, the screenplay for When Harry Met Sally, a commencement speech, and even some recipes.
Find it: Amazon
7. LIVE EDGE CUTTING BOARD; $55
You could get your mother-in-law the usual bottle of wine or you could get her this one-of-a-kind, olive wood cutting board that she can appreciate for years to come—just like your presence.
Find it: Jayson Home
8. CUSTOM PORTRAIT STATIONARY; $211 AND UP
If your mom—a stickler for thank you notes and a lover of snail mail—claims she has everything she needs, why not splurge on something a little frivolous? Pick your favorite photo of her and have these custom cards made up in her likeness for an unforgettable gift.
Find it: Rifle Paper Co.
9. GOLDIEBLOX AND THE SPINNING MACHINE; $30
Your daughter might grow up to be an engineer—or she might not. Either way, introducing her to spatial skills early and in an engaging way is a valuable gift. Created by a female engineer from Stanford University, GoldieBlox is specifically designed to encourage problem-solving confidence in young girls.
Find it: Amazon
10. REWINED CANDLE; $28
Whether it’s a coworker or a new sister-in-law, there's probably someone on your list who you don’t know very well. These large, recycled-bottle candles feature spot-on scents that evoke specific wines and are a luxurious gift for almost any household.
Find it: Rewined
11. RING CONE; $34
Get your fiancé a sweet little ring stand to be sure she never loses her new bling. These ceramic cones are handmade from earthenware clay for a charmingly imperfect look.
Find it: Etsy