Make Her Happy

The 25 Best Gifts to Buy the Women in Your Life

December 17, 2019 Buying Guides By
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Don’t know what to get your girlfriend, your mom or your girlfriend’s mom? Our guide has you covered with picks across style, fitness, home and more. We’ll even let you take all the credit.

Pavé Eternity Band

Price: $999+

Add a little extra sparkle to your holiday season with Couple lab-grown diamonds. These diamond rings are 35 percent bigger than mined diamonds for the same price and are more sustainable as well. So whether you’re shopping for an engagement ring, holiday, or anniversary gift, Couple makes the process easy and stress-free. The best part? Book an appointment with their complimentary Diamond Concierge for one-on-one guidance and to see the diamonds up close before you buy.

1. Flamingo Razor

Price: $9

From the makers behind Harry’s, Flamingo razors feature five blades and a rubber-grip handle that doesn’t just look good but won’t slip in the shower. Throw one in her stocking and maybe she’ll stop stealing your razor.

2. Saltverk Flaky Sea Salt

Price: $11

This flaky sea salt from the Westfjords of Iceland, harvested with a centuries-old method that uses geothermal energy, is that perfect addition to a weeknight salad or once-in-a-while steak dinner for two.

3. ‘How Could She’ by Lauren Mechling

Price: $14

One of the summer’s best books, How Could She is a quick read about three friends in their late 30s trying to navigate new careers, new partners and a new chapter in their friendship with one another. She’ll love it, and so will you.

4. Outdoor Voices Wide-Mouth Water Bottle

Price: $15

This time-tested, glow-in-the-dark Nalgene bottle stands out with exclusive Outdoor Voice badging.

5. Glossier Boy Brow

Price: $16

Throw this perennial best-seller from Glossier in her stocking and she’ll ask how you knew.

Gear Patrol Magazine Subscription

Price: $39

Gear Patrol Magazine is a deep dive into product culture. Inside each issue, you’ll find seasonal buying guides, rich maker profiles and long-form dispatches from the front lines of product design. Get four print magazines — delivered quarterly — with an annual subscription.

6. REI Co-op Membership

Price: $20

Give her a lifetime of discounts and perks with a one-time REI membership purchase. She’ll thank you this time next year.

7. ‘Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over’ by Alison Roman

Price: $20

From Alison Roman, who is best known for deliciously simple and not-too-serious recipes like ‘The Stew,’ comes Nothing Fancy — her second cookbook. It’s perfectly on-brand.

8. Care/of Plant Protein

Price: $28

Named one of our best products of the year, Care/of’s plant-based protein powder delivers 18 grams of protein per serving with ingredients that are easy to pronounce — and digest.

9. Manduka eKO Superlite Yoga Travel Mat

Price: $30

This ultralight yoga mat is easy to fold up and bring to last-minute classes across town. Go ahead and get one for yourself, too.

10. Ritual Essential for Women

Price: $30

Unlike most multivitamins, these dailys deliver nutrients she doesn’t already get from food — like boron, folate and magnesium — in bioavailable forms she can actually use.

11. Wthn Face Roller Kit

Price: $30

Face rollers are growing in popularity thanks to their ability to reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.

12. Leatherman Free T2 Multitool

Price: $40

Everyone needs a good multitool, whether it’s for opening mail or taking on the trail. This one has everything she needs and nothing she doesn’t.

13. Bombas Performance Running Quarter Socks

Price: $48

Who doesn’t like a good pair of workout socks? Nobody, that’s who.

14. Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask

Price: $48

This silk sleep mask doubles as a headband during her nightly beauty routine.

15. Prose The Essentials

Price: $50

Prose makes customized shampoo and conditioner that targets all her hair and scalp needs. After purchase, she’ll receive a digital e-card to unlock a consultation.

16. Aesop Cythera Aromatique Room Spray

Price: $55

Help her liven up the living room with notes of geranium, myrrh and patchouli that never get old.

17. Tracksmith Van Cortlandt Shorts

Price: $60

Whether she’s chasing a PR or simply needs some lightweight shorts to lounge around the house, Tracksmith’s famous Van Cortlandt kit has her covered.

18. Everlane The ’90s Cheeky Straight Jean

Price: $78

Help her channel the ’90s with these affordable jeans made with Japanese denim.

19. Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Sports Bra

Price: $80

Nike used its famous Flyknit material to build a sports bra that’s lighter, airier and more supportive than anything she’s ever worn before.

20. Byredo Burning Rose Scented Candle

Price: $85

This is an $85 candle that smells like it could have cost you double. Just trust us on this one.

21. Helix Sleep Weighted Blanket

Price: $99

From Helix Sleep, an up-and-comer in the boxed mattress category, this fleece-lined weighted blanket comes in three weight options and costs far less than the competition.

22. Mineral Recovery Tincture

Price: $190

This ultra-high-end CBD and CBG tincture promotes better sleep and recovery with a careful blend of terpenes that targets inflammation.

23. Adidas Terrex Free Hiker GTX Hiking Shoes

Price: $225

This urban-friendly hiking shoe utilizes Adidas’s Boost technology fits on the streets but shines on the trails.

24. Away The Expandable Carry-On

Price: $275

Away’s new nylon suitcases expand an extra 1.75 inches, giving her the flexibility to pack whatever the hell she wants to.

25. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Price: $400

Dyson doesn’t just make vacuums. It also makes the best damn hair dryer on the planet, utilizing airflow — not heat — to dry faster, increase shine and temper frizz.

Hook & Albert Women’s Garment Weekender

Price: $640

Functioning much like a traditional garment bag, the Women’s Garment Weekender is designed specifically to house her hanging garments. One stowed, the bag zips into a weekend carryall, offering storage space for additional clothing, shoes and personal items. The Garment Weekender is also approved for carry-on for all major airlines, making this equally functional for a getaway abroad as a casual weekend out of the city.

Jack Seemer

Jack Seemer is the deputy editor at Gear Patrol. Since joining the publication in 2014, he has reported on a wide range of subjects, including menswear, smart home technology, cookware and craft beer.

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