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No-Fail Gifts for Women at Every Price Point

Our fave gifts for women
Design: theSkimm | Photos: Grommet, Baublebar
April 7, 2022

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Who run the world? It’s no shocker that we cherish any occasion to treat the women in our lives to something special. Whether it’s your sister (or sister-in-law), your bestie who’s basically family, your mom, your co-worker, or your grandma, there’s nothing better than gifting your people items you know they’ll love and use for years to come. So we rounded up our foolproof, go-to gifts for all the women in your life — at every price point. If you’re looking to splurge for their birthday or just want to send your grandma an ‘I’m thinking of you’ package, we gotcha covered. 

Oh, and if you’re looking for a cool way to wrap your gifts up, we love this reusable fabric option. Goodbye, single-use paper; hello, eco-friendly present vibes.


A fun candle that doubles as a decor piece…

Cool candles for the win. This unscented cotton-wicked one will burn for about two hours once lit. If she wants to keep it on display forever and never light it up or use it to set the mood for a night in, either way she can’t lose. ($40, Grommet)

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Baublebar blanket

A cozy blanket with a personal touch…

This soft acrylic knit throw is the extra-special piece her couch has been missing. You can pick the first letter of her name to appear all over it, and it comes in three colorways. We’re not saying that all her other friends will be jealous but…all her other friends will be jealous. Sorry not sorry. ($88, BaubleBar)

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Beyond Yoga pants
Beyond Yoga

Super-soft (and we mean super-soft) yoga pants…

Once you buy one of these for your mom, grandma, or bestie, you’re gonna want one (read: a million) for yourself. They’re that good — these pairs are high-waisted and feel like actual buttery heaven. The four-way stretch makes it easy to move around in. Plus, the material is moisture-wicking and has UV protection, and they’ve got a wide-leg opening that’s ultra flattering. ($99, Beyond Yoga)

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Everything I Know About Love
Everything I Know About Love

An essential book about love and friendship in your 20s…

We’re not being dramatic when we say every millennial needs to read this. Alderton is the modern-day Carrie Bradshaw who writes about love, work, body image, and trying to figure life out. She’s heartfelt, funny, open, relatable, and oh-so real about her trials and tribulations about dating in her 20s. But more than writing about love, the relationships she has with her girlfriends are just as moving (arguably more so) than the romantic ones she writes about in her memoir. ($12.99+ Amazon)

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Psst…here are the rest of our recs for the 25 books every millennial woman should read.

Mejuri hoops

Solid-gold hoops to level up her earring game…

*Snooki voice* (ear) party’s here. These classically designed, minimalist hoops for the win. They look good with just about anything and everything. So whether she’s running errands, Zooming into an important work call or heading out for a night on the town with her gals, these super-versatile earrings are perfect. They’re handcrafted in hollowed 14K solid gold so they’re ultra-lightweight. The fit and style on these are pretty timeless — just like the women in your life. Aw. ($78, Mejuri)

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Olive & June nail polish set
Olive & June

A nail polish gift set that’ll give her salon-like results at home (for real)...

Beginners are truly welcome. Mean it. This Olive & June kit comes with a paint bottle helper that’ll make it easy for even the shakiest of hands to paint their nails. It has all the essentials she needs for an at-home manicure: a cuticle serum, a polish remover, a cleanup brush to fix all those little mistakes, a buffer to smooth away ridges, a clipper and file, a glossy top coat, and a nail polish color of her choice. Psst: The polishes are vegan and cruelty-free. And if she’s more of a press-on kind of gal, we rec these cuties. A gift she’ll use again and again? Nailed it. ($55+, Olive & June)

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The Sill plant parent set
The Sill

The ultimate plant parent set…

Indoor jungles have entered the chat. You’ll choose three, five, or seven houseplants (in a variety in different shapes and sizes) that’ll come in nursery grow pots. It’s the perfect gift for an experienced plant expert looking to spruce up a windowsill or a beginner who just wants to get started in the green game. Win win. ($52+, The Sill)

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Uncommon Goods essential oil shower steamers
Uncommon Goods

Essential oil shower steamers…

If she loves a spa day more than anything or simply considers her shower her sacred place, then we’ve found the perfect gift. These aromatherapy steamers will open her pores and ring in the calming vibes. All she’ll have to do is hold it (or place it on the floor of her shower), allow the water to hit, and it’ll gently start to fizz and release a scent. Ahhh. ($15/3 pack, Uncommon Goods)

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Traditional harvest basket
Uncommon Goods

A traditional harvest basket for the gardenista…

Have space, will garden. This basket is not only functional (it has wire mesh so she can hose off her goodies before bringing them inside) but also looks great. It’s made of sturdy pine and hardwood and can comfortably hold up to 20 pounds. Plus, it’s built to last. The wood’s treated to withstand the elements, and after years of use, it can be recoated with oil to get it back to tip-top shape. ($52, Uncommon Goods)

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Droplette device

NASA-backed tech that’s breaking (skin) barriers…

Droplette’s got skincare down to a science. Literally. Their physics-powered, award-winning device transforms derm-approved ingredients like collagen and retinol into tiny, fast-moving droplets that penetrate through your skin and do their thing. So she can get fast results. Oh and the best part? Skimm’rs get 20% off today with code (SKIMMDEEP). (Droplette, $299)*

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Quilted Marc Jacobs tote
Saks OFF 5TH

A quilted tote she can use all day, every day…

Friends don’t let friends use bags that hurt their backs and look bad on the gram. It’s just a rule. This bag’s got a signature Marc Jacobs logo and diamond-quilted soft shell fabric that’ll make carrying it comfy. It’s got a zip closure, two interior slip pockets, two inside zip pockets, and gold-toned hardware, and can be easily folded and packed. Dress it up or down. Versatility…we love to see it. ($129.99, Saks OFF 5TH)

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Book puzzle

A 1,000-piece puzzle for the book lover in your life…

If her favorite form of social media is Goodreads, she’ll probably love this. And since puzzles are like books (aka the limit doesn’t exist), we think it’s the perfect gift to give to all your MVPs. Do it. ($14.15, Amazon)

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Cooling facial globe
Thirteen Lune

A cooling facial globe if she’s obsessed with her skincare regime…

Want to make her feel like a million bucks? Scoop this up. The facial tool is designed to soothe inflamed skin, shrink pores, and depuff. It’s hand-blown with high-quality glass and filled with biodegradable gel. All she’ll have to do is pop it in the fridge overnight (for optimal cooling effects) and massage it gently over her face in an upward motion. She can even roll over a face mask if she wants to get a double-duty thing going. ($14, Thirteen Lune)

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Grommet hair clips

The cutest hair clips of all time…

Not to be dramatic, but have you seen anything more adorable? These handmade mini babes have ‘teeth’ on them for extra gripping so they’ll actually stay in place. Each one’s shaped, decorated, and polished by hand in Poland. And when she uses them, she’ll never be able to have a bad hair day again. Hair for it. ($15.95+, Grommet)

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Glossier set

A mini skincare gift set full of cult-fave products…

Who doesn’t want goodies from Glossier? No one. And this essentials kit has it all. She’ll get mini versions of: the brand’s milky jelly cleanser, ultra-hydrating serum, moisturizer, soothing lip balm, an oil-serum hybrid that’ll make her look dewy, and a pink, nylon-spandex headband to use when she washes her face. All the products are dermatologist tested. Plus, the kit comes in a molded, recycled-paper case that makes it easy to wrap up nicely. Glow get it. ($50, Glossier)

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Five-minute journal

A five-minute journal with simple, short prompts…

If she’s talked to you about feeling overwhelmed or short on time to reflect, then this is a great gift. It requires only a few minutes of her time and won’t be an energy suck. The journal comes with prompts — so it’s ideal for anyone who feels intimidated by the idea of freewriting. It’s great for women at any age and can make the sometimes daunting task of journaling and habit-forming easy. Nothing says self-care like self-reflection, baby. ($28.99, Amazon)

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Make-your-own-matcha kit

A make-your-own-matcha kit she’ll want to use daily…

At-home matcha perfection, coming right up. Whether it’s for her AM ritual or her afternoon pick-me-up, this kit from Golde is a no-brainer gift for anyone who looks forward to their daily tea time. It comes with matcha and a bamboo whisk, so all she’ll have to do is add her fave milk (and or ice) for the latte of her dreams. Even if she doesn’t have barista-level talent, she’ll still be able to whip up the perfect drink easily. Sip sip. ($48, Golde)

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Spa-themed hair gift set

A spa-themed hair gift set that’ll make them feel special…

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones she wouldn’t think to buy herself. That’s why we love gifting this palm-leaf, microfiber hair trio set. She’ll get an absorbent scrunchie, a hair towel, and an adjustable headband that comes in handy for face washing. The pattern’s too cute not to take a selfie in, so if you give this to your sis or friends, expect some pics in return. Just saying. ($33.99, Amazon)

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Peanut butter sampler
Uncommon Goods

A peanut butter sampler for the peanut-holic in your life…

Peanut hive, rise up. The only thing better than eating PB straight from the jar is sampling six crunchy, small-batch peanut butters straight from the jar. It’s the thing of culinary dreams, tbh. She’ll get a pack of sweet and salty mixes that she can spread on bread, eat with apples, or, of course, scoop up while standing over the counter. ($40, Uncommon Goods)

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Look kit

A loom kit so she can get her arts and crafts on…

Your grandma who loves a project? Your co-worker who’s looking for a creative outlet? Your bestie who wants to disconnect from her phone? Check, check, aaand check: This loop kit to the rescue. It comes with everything she’ll need to create multiple colorful potholders (that’ll be machine washable). Loop, there it is. ($28.95+, Grommet)

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NYTimes Cookbook

A new timeless cookbook to add to her collection…

Cookbooks are like shoes: You can never have too many of them. This one is written by Amanda Hesser, a former New York Times food editor, and the co-founder and CEO of Food52. The recipes are super precise and easy to follow, so even if they’re a beginner-level home chef, they won’t be overwhelmed. Psst: Need more cookbook recs? We also love this classic by Julia Child and this modern classic by Samin Nosrat. ($26.12+, Amazon)

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