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Giving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know your partner: What they love, what rituals they enjoy, what small daily annoyances you could possibly solve with a thoughtful gift. You also know how much they’ll appreciate the gift when it comes from you.

Odds are you want to give them something wonderful — whatever your price range is. All most of us need is a little direction and a few great options to pick from, so we put together a list of our favorite gift ideas for girlfriends of all personalities and interests to help guide you.

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This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Build-A-Bear. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*

The best Apple Watch we’ve triedApple Watch Series 7


Apple Watch Series 7, available on Amazon and Apple, from $379

If you’re looking for a great gift and not concerned about staying in an under-$200 budget, we’d recommend the Apple Watch Series 7.

Currently, we think it’s the best Apple Watch. The Series 7 can charge up to 80% in 45 minutes, and it’s the most advanced version with features such as blood oxygen saturation measuring and an electrocardiogram scanner to detect abnormalities in the heart’s rhythm. 

Earrings made with her birthstoneWoman with Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs in her ear.


Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs, available on Mejuri, $180

If your girlfriend wears jewelry, birthstone earrings that she can keep forever are a thoughtful, personalized gift she’ll wear often.  

A cozy stuffed animal that understands her love of pizzaa stuffed hippo from build-a-bear holding a slice of heart-shaped pizza


Heartwarming Hippo, available at Build-A-Bear, $31.25

Build-A-Bear isn’t just for kids; the legendary stuffed animal manufacturer also makes a selection of sweet and sassy stuffies for adults, including this pizza-loving hippo. You can add sounds (including a recording of your choosing) or even scents to your stuffed creature (though sadly no pizza scent just yet). Pizza not her thing? We also love this seltzer-fiend doggo or this friendly frog.

*Sponsored by Build-A-Bear

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Milk Bar Treats, from $22

If your girlfriend has a sweet tooth, send her Milk Bar — the company delivers its iconic and decadent cakes, cookies, and truffles to her doorstep.

A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classesThe Classpass app showcasing at-home workouts.


ClassPass Gift Card, from $15

Boutique fitness classes are expensive, which can make trying new workouts — either for variety or to figure out what we like — less appealing. 

ClassPass solves both issues. It’s relatively affordable, and members can access a neverending catalog of great workouts with small class sizes. If your partner is getting back into fitness after over a year of at-home workouts, we’d highly recommend a gift card here for whenever they’re ready to use it.

A disposable camera that doesn’t take you out of the momentA green disposable Fujifilm camera.

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Disposable camera, $42.49

Interested in preserving memories without taking yourself out of them? A good disposable camera or a film camera can take the pressure away from perfection so you and your girlfriend can focus on just savoring experiences together.

The best electric toothbrushThree Hum Electric Toothbrushes on a red background


Electric toothbrush, $39.99

If your girlfriend is more interested in gifts she needs as well as wants, an electric toothbrush is a good option. We’ve tested our fair share of electric toothbrushes, and we think Colgate’s Hum is the best value. It cleans thoroughly and offers advanced features and modern design for $70 — which is considerably more affordable than options with fancy features you may not use enough. 

A planned trip for the two of you to take togetherAn Airbnb glass house with a man inside, set in a snowy landscape.


Airbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25

If you want to gift an experience you and your girlfriend can enjoy together, grab a card, a gift card to Airbnb, and come up with a few location ideas to choose from. 

You can also book a hotel in your city on or Expedia for a sweet staycation. 

*This gift can be saved and used at a later date.

A versatile Exercise DressWoman wearing the outdoor voices exercise dress in black

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The Exercise Dress, available on Outdoor Voices, $100

Given the popularity of the Exercise Dress, we wouldn’t be surprised if this was on your girlfriend’s wish list. The Exercise Dress is comfortable, versatile, and cute — which has made it a cult-favorite item. If she’s a fan of dresses, outdoor voices, or clothes she can wear all day long, this may be a good option. 

Her favorite specialty food straight from the sourceA stacked roast beef sandwich from Goldbelly.


Order her favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $28

Goldbelly makes it possible to satisfy your girlfriend’s most specific and nostalgic cravings no matter where they live in the US — a cheesecake from Junior’s, deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati, and more. Browse the iconic gifts section for inspiration. 

A streaming bundle that checks off all the boxesThe Disney+ bundle showing logos for Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+


Hulu, Disney+ ESPN+ Bundle, available at Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, from $13.99 per month

If canceled sporting events or trips to Disney have you feeling down, you can gift Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu together to ensure the next few months include plenty of entertainment options. If your partner is not too fond of ads, this bundle can also be purchased with the ad-free version of Hulu.

A small skincare tool that removes 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup residueThe foreo luna facial brush in blue


Foreo Luna Play Plus 2, available at Foreo, $59

In the category of things your girlfriend may love but hasn’t asked for yet: Foreo facial brushes. Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleansing devices. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so your partner can maintain their skincare routine while traveling. 

A thoughtful book she’ll lovered book cover of cheryl strayed's tiny beautiful things book


“Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar” by Cheryl Strayed, available on Amazon, $12.42

Pick up one of your all-time favorite books that you think she’d like, or browse some of the books we love to gift. This collection of Dear Sugar advice columns is a heartfelt favorite. Its topics are diverse, its letters to Dear Sugar are intimate and relatable, and Cheryl Strayed’s responses are both witty and extraordinarily compassionate.

A membership to a huge outdoor co-opWoman outdoors in a helmet on a bike petting a white dog


REI Co-Op Lifetime Membership, $20, available at REI

An REI membership offers a lifetime of benefits for a one-time purchase. That includes 10%-back dividends, special offers, access to in-store REI Garage sales, and special pricing on REI classes and events. If your girlfriend loves the outdoors, this is an option she can enjoy solo and with you. 

A Dutch oven to elevate their bread gameRed Enameled Dutch Oven

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Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, available at Walmart, $79.90

Did your girlfriend get into baking bread and, miraculously, stay committed to it? If so, a really nice Dutch oven can help elevate her experience. You can get something great for under $100, or you can splurge on a beautiful Le Creuset. Other meaningful upgrades include a cooling rack, according to the famous baker Apollonia Poilâne.

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Atlas Tea Club 6 Month Subscription, available on Atlas Tea Club, $94

This subscription sends your girlfriend single-origin teas from the best tea-growing regions in the world for six months. She’ll get two delicious options sent to her home each month.

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Matching Underwear, available at MeUndies, $42

Get yourself and your girlfriend festive matching underwear — which also happen to be some of the most comfortable pairs we’ve ever found. MeUndies gives you the options to create your own personalized set — two styles listed for women, two styles listed for men, a mix, and whichever length or cut you and your partner prefer. 

A standing desk for a home office upgradeGifts for girlfriend Jarvis Standing Desk


Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, available at Fully, from $569

If she’s working from home, your girlfriend might love a home office upgrade the most. We ranked the Fully Jarvis the best standing desk; it provides the right blend of features and reliable performance. Its customizations for style, height, and accessories make it adaptable to pretty much any need. 

A framed keepsake of a favorite memoryFramebridge sale


Framed photo, available at Framebridge, from $45

Gift Card, available at Framebridge, from $25

Framebridge makes custom framing a bit more affordable. You can print or paint something on your own and have it framed, or have them print and frame it, and you can take advantage of the team of designers for help deciding what frame to get. 

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Bombas Women’s Performance Running Ankle Sock 3-Pack, $49.50

Bombas makes the best socks we’ve ever tried, and they’re a gift we find ourselves giving every year to loved ones. They’re lightweight, moisture-wicking, and built to circumvent annoyances like uncomfortable seams and heel slipping.

A powerful, customizable massage gunTheragun


Theragun PRO, available at Therabody, $599

This is the best massage gun we’ve tested — though it’s also on the higher end of what you would expect to pay. We loved it in part due to its two-year warranty, adjustable massage arm, customizable speeds, 60 lbs of no-stall force, six different heads, an extra battery, and how easy it is to use. If you can’t give your girlfriend an unlimited pass to professional massages, this is a nice in-between option. 

A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklaceMejuri, $80


Aquarius Necklace, available at Mejuri, $395

Mejuri is a Canadian startup created in 2015 to make fine jewelry affordable to buy — and it has racked up waitlists with more than 40,000 people before. Their popular Zodiac Necklace is cool, minimalist, and something she can wear every day. It’s made in gold vermeil with AAA quality white sapphires. Mejuri’s affordable pricing means the estimated traditional retail price of the same necklace elsewhere would be closer to $235.  

The best bathrobe that money can buyGifts for girlfriend Snowe bathrobe


Bathrobe, available at Snowe, $100

Snowe’s unisex bathrobe has been called the best and most absorbent terry robe on the market, and I’m just one more fervent believer. The cotton fiber traps air for extra absorbency and is soft and plush, and the unisex sizing means it will feel like a blanket-turned-robe. Perfect functionality, and extra points for coziness.

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Tile Pro, available at Amazon, $34.99

When your girlfriend can’t find her phone, all she has to do is click the Tile button to make her phone ring, even if it’s on silent. We’ve found them especially useful lately. 

A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startupcuyana, $115


Leather Jewelry Case, available at Cuyana, $85 (+ $15 for monogram)

Keeping track of tiny and delicate jewelry is difficult — but jewelry cases are a pretty and useful solution. This is a thoughtful and personalized gift, especially if you’ve gotten your girlfriend jewelry in the past, or plan to in the future. It’s made from premium leather, comes in many colors, and can be monogrammed with her initials. Cuyana is a cool leather bag startup she may have already heard of. 

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Faraday Glasses, available at Felix Gray, from $95

If she’s ever complained about strain from constant screens, you can help mitigate it with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. They might even help with sleep.

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Apple AirPods, available at Best Buy, $119.99

When it comes to convenience, truly wireless earbuds are the best. And Apple’s AirPods are very popular with iPhone and Android users alike. They look subtle compared to other bigger options, and they’re easy to use. For the latest option, you can pick up AirPods Pro for $189.99. 

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Art 101 215-Piece Wood Art Set, available at Amazon, $49.34

If your girlfriend loves to create art, this 215-Piece art kit includes everything she’ll need for projects: crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, fine line markers, watercolor cakes, and acrylic paint.

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Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $180/year

If your dinner table conversations often include talk of photography, or tennis, or screenwriting, or another passion, consider getting your girlfriend a gift that helps her spend time with her hobbies. We love MasterClass because it kind of feels like entertainment. Classes are short, there’s no homework, and she can listen to the audio like its a podcast or watch the videos. 

The site hosts classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders — from Neil deGrasse Tyson teaching Scientific Thinking and Communication to Malcolm Gladwell on Writing, Shonda Rhimes on Writing for Television, and Bob Iger on Business Strategy and Leadership. You can read our full review here.

A one-size-fits-all lid that instantly declutters the cabinetsMade In frying pan lid

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Silicone Universal Lid Kit, available at Made In, $59

This was one of the gifts that professional chefs recommended to us for avid home cooks. If your girlfriend loves to cook and has a plethora of differently sized pots and pans with all the corresponding lids, having one universal lid can declutter and streamline their space in one move. 

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PhoneSoap 3 Smartphone UV Sanitizer, available at PhoneSoap, $79.95

This small, easy-to-use device uses UV-C light to sanitize a phone, killing 99.9% of common household germs.

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McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Wine, starting at $19.99

As the largest black-owned wine company in the United States, the McBride Sisters Collection is the perfect place to find a wine gift for your girlfriend. The Black Girl Magic collection in particular is inspired by the resilience of black women and includes varieties from Rosé to Merlot. 

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Sonos Move, available at Best Buy, $399.99

The Sonos Move is one of the best speakers on the market. It’s powerful, can be controlled by voice or an app, and has Amazon Alexa built-in so on WiFi you can play music, check the news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, without much effort.

A stylish, savvy carry-on with an external battery packAway Luggage Monogram


Carry-On, available at Away, from $225

Away’s hyper-popular suitcases deserve their hype. Their hard shell is lightweight but durable, their 360° spinner wheels make for seamless traveling, and the external (and ejectable and TSA-compliant) battery pack included can charge a smartphone five times over so she never has to sit behind a trash can at the airport for access to an outlet again. It’s also guaranteed for life by Away. Find our full review here.

16 highly-rated sheet masksGifts for girlfriend Dermal


Sheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $22.99

Grab 39 sheet masks to make it easier for your girlfriend to have a frequent and well-deserved “treat yourself” day. These are highly-rated and have both vitamin E and collagen included for healthy, happy skin.   

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YnM Weighted Blanket, available at YnM, from $49.80

Weighted blankets help create more restful sleep by “grounding” the body, and YnM makes some of the most popular and affordable weighted blankets on the internet. There are multiple sizes and weights for the ideal fit and width (they recommend picking whichever is about 10% of your body weight), and the segmented design allows you to move around without displacing all the weighted beads inside. 

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Mini Multitool Knife 12 in 1, available on Amazon, $9.99

This lightweight multitool has a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, and a bottle opener — so it’s nine times as many opportunities for being useful as your average gift. 

A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoringGift for friend Fitbit Inspire 2


Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Best Buy, $69.95

Fitbit’s affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to keep someone informed about their physical activity — tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones.

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Always Pan, available at Our Place, $145

If you’re spending more time at home cooking together — or re-organizing the kitchen — she may appreciate a good 8-in-1 cookware hack.

The Always Pan from startup Our Place is a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest in the space of a single pan. In other words, a clever generalist that’s extremely convenient for small spaces or minimalist cooks. You can read our review here.

A video message from someone she loves almost as much as youGifts for girlfriend Cameo; gifts for dad


Cameo Video Messages, available at Cameo, from $15

Whether it’s your girlfriend’s favorite actor, comedian, or athlete, you’re likely to find someone she admires on Cameo. Cameo allows celebrities to send custom video messages to recipients for nearly any occasion, and a personalized video is a gift that she’ll never forget. 

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Personalized Family Mugs, available at Uncommon Goods, from $30

These cute mugs can be personalized for what you’re like as a couple, making for a special weekend morning coffee routine or just a nice reminder in the kitchen cabinet. On the back, you can add a family name and the year the couple was established if you’d like. 

Silky, breathable leggingsEverlane Performance Leggings


Everlane Leggings, $68

Everlane’s Perform Leggings are some of our all-time favorites — they’re breathable and silky, like a slightly less expensive version of Alo leggings. You can read a full review of the Everlane Perform Leggings and see pictures of them here.

Beautiful candles from a cool startupGifts for girlfriend Otherland


Otherland Candles, available at Otherland, $36

Otherland is a candle company started by Abigail Cook Stone, a former art buyer for Ralph Lauren. If you want to give your girlfriend a candle that burns for 55 hours, looks beautiful, and comes from a startup that she’s probably seen (or coveted) before, this is a great option. Find our full review here.

The last weekend bag you’ll ever need to buy herRothy's The Weekender Bag


Rothy’s The Weekender, available at Rothy’s, $550

With its large, padded top handles and roomy interior, Rothy’s The Weekender might be the last overnight bag your partner ever needs. It’s got multiple pockets and a sturdy insert that helps it maintain its shape. You’ll be shocked by how much you can fit in this bag — definitely enough for a long weekend. It’s made of recycled plastic pulled from the ocean and is machine washable.  

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Women’s Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $98

The classic Wool Runners make a great gift for the uninitiated, though we’d also highly recommend the brand’s casual cup sole Wool Piper for everyday wear if that’s more your partner’s style. You can find our full review of the Runners here, and the Wool Pipers here.

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Custom Map Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49

Grafomap lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — like the first place you met, the best trip you ever took together, or the hometown she couldn’t wait to show you. It’s unique, thoughtful, and pretty inexpensive.  You can find our full review here.

A gift card to a popular wine subscription clubWinc, from $60


Gift Card, available at Winc, from $29.95

Winc is a personalized wine club — and we think it’s the best one you can belong to overall. Members take a wine palate profile quiz and then choose from the personalized wine suggestions. Each bottle has extensive tasting notes and serving recommendations online, and makes it easy to discover similar bottles. 

Gift her a Winc gift card, and she can take a wine palate profile quiz and get started with her own customized suggestions. 

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Commercial S22i Studio Cycle, available at NordicTrack, $1,499

If money is of no object and your partner is trying to figure out how to exercise while staying indoors, an exercise bike is a particularly thoughtful and useful gift right now. 

We like the NordicTrack option the most overall, but we also like and recommend options that are under $200. 

A large print on fine art paper of a favorite memoryGifts for girlfriend Artifact Uprising

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Large Format Prints, available at Artifact Uprising, from $22

Artifact Uprising makes luxury prints at accessible prices — and they make especially thoughtful gifts that look like they should cost much more. Get one of their favorite photos printed on archival fine art paper for $20 and up, or thoughtful cards for as little as $1 per custom card. You can also make a color series photo book for $22, a set of prints for $9, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $30.

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Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask Mug, 12 oz, available at Hydro Flask, from $24.95

This mug is a common desk companion for the Insider Reviews team. The 12-ounce coffee mug has the company’s proprietary TempShield insulation that made its water bottles famous. This mug will keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to 24 hours. Read our full review of it here.

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Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $50

Daily Harvest is a food startup that makes it possible to eat healthy, delicious meals for less than $10 each even if you only have 30 seconds to spare for prep time. Meals are pre-portioned, delicious, and designed by both a chef and a nutritionist to make sure they’re tasty and good for you. It addressed most of my healthy eating roadblocks. 

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Dyson Blow Dryer, available at Ulta, $399.99

This gift may seem inexplicably expensive, but the Dyson blow dryer is lauded as the best one ever invented, making it a cult favorite. It prevents hair damage by measuring air temperature 20 times per second, has a specially designed Dyson motor for fast drying, and reduces static, breakage, and makes hair look smooth and shiny.

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Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, available at Brooklinen, from $240

Brooklinen is one of our favorite companies, point-blank. We think they make the best high-end sheets at the best price on the market, and most of the Insider Reviews team uses Brooklinen on their own beds.

The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes in plenty of colors and patterns, and you can mix and match them to suit your taste. Grab a gift card if you want to give her more freedom. If you opt for a sheet bundle, she’ll receive a core sheet set (fitted, flat, two pillowcases), duvet cover, and two extra pillowcases in soft, smooth 480-thread-count weave.

This cozy loungewear set that she’ll never want to take offKnix Cozzzy Track Suit


Knix Cozzzy Track Pants, available at Knix, $46.75

Cozy and warm, the Cozzzy Track Pants from Knix are comfortable enough to wear around the house while also being cute enough to wear to the market. The ultra-soft fabric feels like the softest terry cloth washcloth you’ve ever used, and its slouchy fit is modern and luxe. She’ll love the joggers with cuffed legs that are sleek without being overly tight. Comes in cream and gray.

The internet’s favorite olive oilGifts for girlfriend Brightland


Awake Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37

Brightland’s olive oils make great gifts for cooks and anyone else who loves to entertain. The white bottles protect the EVOO from light damage and look nice displayed on a countertop. Find a full review here. 

A high-tech towel that keeps her from slipping around during yoga classesGifts for girlfriend Manduka


Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, from $42.50

Manduka is known for making the best yoga products, and their Yogitoes towel is one of the most loved. It has tiny 100% silicone nubs on one side that grab yoga mats and keep yogis from slipping around during the exercise. Having a good towel can make a big difference. 

It also comes in 19 great colors and gets eco-friendly points. Each Yogitoes towel is made from eight recycled plastic water bottles, and made with dyes free of azo, lead, or heavy metal. 

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Urban Outfitters

We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game, available at Urban Outfitters, $30

This card game, from the popular Instagram account We’re Not Really Strangers, is designed to enhance connections between people with different levels: perceptions, connection, and reflection. Not only is it a card game you haven’t played before, but it’s also a thoughtful activity you can enjoy with your girlfriend.

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Gift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50

With a Cozymeal class, you and your girlfriend can learn how to make anything from fresh pasta to Argentinian staple dishes from the nation’s top chefs. In addition to cooking classes, Cozymeal offers food tours in various cities (when it’s safe to do so). 

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Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $36

Most people with naturally curly hair avoid wearing hats to reduce frizz, but Kink and Coil’s satin-lined beanie solves that issue. Just like a silk pillowcase or a bonnet, the inside of the beanie is designed to protect your hair from frizz and damage. On top of that, the pom-pom can be removed, if she’d prefer to wear the hat without it.

We spoke with a trichologist to learn more about how satin- and silk-lined beanies can benefit anyone with curly or high-porosity hair. 

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Fenty Beauty

Fenty Skin Start’rs Full-Size Bundle, $75

Rihanna’s bestselling skincare bundle from her brand Fenty includes everything she’ll need to maintain healthy skin. The kit includes a facial cleanser, toner, and two-in-one sunscreen moisturizer. Read our full review of the Fenty skincare set here.

A cashmere crew from Everlane that she’ll own foreverWoman wearing cashmere crewneck sweater in "blue lagoon" color.


The Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, from $120

For a closet staple she’ll own for years to come, Everlane’s $120 Cashmere Crew (available in various colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has plenty of great gifts (you can find the Everlane basics we wear repeatedly here), so you can’t really go wrong. 

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Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, available at Walmart, $34.99

This small cold brew maker (available in 1-liter and 1.5-liter options) makes coffee’s less acidic, smoother cousin cold brew in 12 hours in the fridge, so there’s minimal hassle and always a treat ready in the morning on your girlfriend’s way out the door to work. 

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Hunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $40

Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women’s handbag companies to know, and its toiletry pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size holds a handful of go-to toiletries, and the large should have enough space for all of the grooming essentials.

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Better Sweater, available at Patagonia, from $139

Patagonia makes our favorite athleisure options overall, and that definitely includes the Better Sweater. It works in pretty much any environment — in the office, at home, on a hike, or on a casual night out — and has zippered pockets to keep hands warm in the cold months. We’re also big fans of the 1/4 Zip option.

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Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $129.99

If your girlfriend is a reader, we’d suggest looking at Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite; it’s the company’s thinnest and lightest yet, with double the storage. Perhaps the best features are that it’s waterproof and has a built-in adjustable light for the perfect reading environment indoors or outdoors, day or night. If she loves a nice, relaxing bath, pair this with a caddy, bath bombs, and a glass of wine for a relaxing night in that you’ve already taken care of.

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Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Towel, available at Anthropologie, from $30

Aquis’ cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes for her hair to dry in half — a claim we’re happy to report holds up. The proprietary fabric also means there’s less damage to wet hair while it dries. 

A fun, unique local dateGifts under $10 Airbnb Experiences


Airbnb Experiences, available at Airbnb, from $10

Airbnb started offering experience programming online. You can book from thousands of experiences that range from workouts with Olympic athletes over Zoom to cooking classes with chefs you’d normally have to hop on a flight to meet. We tested a a tango class and a Moroccan cooking class.

It’s also an under-utilized part of Airbnb, making it a thoughtful and unusual gift — and one you may keep using with your girlfriend for out-of-the-box date nights in the future. 

As states and countries slowly begin reopening, Airbnb listings and in-person activities are becoming options again, but you can still participate in online activities from home if you’re not ready to travel yet or just want a fun activity. 

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Leon & George

Silver Evergreen, available at Leon & George, from $149

Leon & George is a San Francisco startup that will send beautiful plants — potted in stylish, minimalist pots — to your girlfriend’s door. All she has to do is to occasionally add water. Flowers are wonderful, but houseplants have a much longer shelf life, and most of Leon & George’s options are very easy to care for. 

We’d also recommend checking out Bloomscape for small plant trios under $70.  

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Sparkle Diamond Cluster Huggies, available at Stone and Strand, $395

They’re solid gold, conflict-free, and made locally. Plus, the style is versatile enough that your girlfriend can wear them every day.

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Birchbox Gift Subscription, available at Birchbox, from $45

Birchbox is a skincare and makeup subscription that sends tons of samples of new and cult-favorite products to subscribers so they can find products they love without much commitment or cost upfront. Makeup and skincare products can be expensive, so this is a particularly helpful service. 

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You Take My Breath Away, available at Etsy, from $4.09

You can pick up a card from Walgreens on your way to exchange gifts, but it’ll mean more if you think just a few days ahead. Etsy has great options for cheap, unique, handmade gifts that are cool and thoughtful. This one is perfect for a couple who appreciates a “The Office” deep cut. 

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Roku Streaming Stick +, available at Best Buy, $44.99

Roku’s Streaming Stick+ is exceptional for its 4K, HDR, and HD streaming, and long-range wireless receiver. Installing it is an easy process and starts by plugging the stick into his TV.

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Vibrating Pliability Roller, available on TB12, $160

If your girlfriend is very physically active, a foam roller is a nice gift to aid in her workout recovery and soreness. This one is our favorite because it has four levels of vibration, a pattern that targets muscle groups, and a durable exterior. But, if your budget doesn’t fit a $160 foam roller, never fear — we like some under-$20 options too. 

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3-Month Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $49.99

If she’s a bookworm, Book of the Month is an especially thoughtful and unique gift — it’s a book club that has been around since 1926, and it’s credited with discovering some of the most beloved books of all time (“Gone with the Wind” and “Catcher in the Rye” to name a couple). 

If you gift her a subscription, she’ll receive a hardcover book delivered to her door once a month. Books are selected by a team of experts and celebrity guest judges.

If she’s really more into audiobooks or e-reading now rather than hardcovers, check out a gift subscription to Scribd (full review here).

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Amish Popcorn Gift Set, available at Williams Sonoma, $29.95

Make a reservation at a nice outdoor restaurant, stock up on your girlfriend’s favorite movie candy and some fun drinks ahead of time (wrap them for an extra wow-factor), and create your own in-house cinema experience. Or, perhaps even better, order a bunch of take-out from your favorite local restaurants.

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Bath Bomb Gift Set, available at Walmart, $34.53

This bath bomb gift set comes with 12 handcrafted bath bombs that range from mango-papaya to lavender in scent, and some of which include flower petals. They’re a great addition to a long bath, as is a bamboo bathtub tray. 

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3-Month Subscription, available at Driftaway Coffee, from $75

If your girlfriend loves coffee, she’ll probably love to try Driftaway. It’s a gourmet coffee subscription that gets smarter the longer you use it, remembering your preferences and steering you towards increasingly accurate brews for your specific tastes. The first shipment will be a tasting kit with four coffee profiles, which she’ll rate online or in the app to start getting personalized options.

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Love Letters of Great Men, available at Amazon, $13.95

It can be hard to do yourself justice in words — whether they’re spoken or written in a card. This compilation of love letters written by great men can help you say it without actually technically saying it. Bonus points if you write your own, or mark the ones in the book that most closely resemble your own feelings.  

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Diamond Bezel Necklace, available at AUrate, from $320

A diamond necklace doesn’t have to be thousands of dollars, as fine jewelry startups like AUrate are proving. This necklace is something she can keep and wear forever, and both the solid gold and conflict-free diamonds are of the highest quality. 

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Necessaire — The Body Wash, available at Sephora, $25

New startup Necessaire formulates its body care products with nourishing vitamins and clean ingredients. The subtly scented Body Wash will leave her skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished. 

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Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $9

Many of us are using hand sanitizer a lot these days. Why not pick one they’d enjoy using? This version from Touchland is a little moisturizing and doesn’t smell like alcohol or make hands sticky. Read our full review here.

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Caraa Studio Tote Large, available at Caraa, $250

Caraa Sport makes some of the most functional and best-looking gym bags on the market. This one can transition from tote to backpack by adding straps. It also has a hidden shoe compartment and a waterproof and antimicrobial lining.

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Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, available at Sephora, $80

This is an award-winning mask with a big following in the beauty and skincare community. It’s $80, but it’s an at-home pro-quality facial your girlfriend can use anytime — which is a fraction of the price required for regular facials.

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Wine Pairing Towel, available at Wolf & Badger, $19

If your girlfriend loves having a nice glass of wine and/or cooking, she’ll appreciate the thought behind this unique wine pairing towel. Grab a bottle and some corresponding ingredients for a fun night in for the two of you.

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