Have you ever given someone a gift and watched their face change from excited anticipation to deflated disappointment the moment they opened it? It's not a great feeling; in fact, it can even lead to hurt feelings and (worst case scenario) a strained relationship. Luckily, we're here to help you avoid that whole mess with this list of 15 gifts for the special women in your life.
From a vacuum-insulated tumbler to a pair of chunky gold-plated hoops to cozy slippers beloved by none other than Oprah Winfrey, this list is chock-full of finds that definitely won't end up at next year's White Elephant party.
This tumbler from cult-favorite brand Stanley is called the "quencher," and with a 40-ounce capacity, we'd say that's pretty fitting. It features a vacuum-insulated design that keeps liquid cold for up to nine hours, iced for up to 40 hours, and hot for up to five hours. The stainless steel construction makes it basically indestructible, and the FlowState lid gives you several different sipping options.
If it’s good enough for Oprah Winfrey’s list of “Favorite Things,” it’s good enough for your lucky giftee, and these Dearfoams bootie slippers are the perfect way to pamper someone you love. They feature indoor/outdoor non-slip rubber bottoms, temperature-regulating technology that prevents sweaty feet, memory foam insoles, and plush teddy lining for supreme warmth and softness.
Formulated with a luxurious blend of macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, and aloe, this bubble bath is the perfect gift for anyone who could use a little pampering but doesn’t have time for a trip to the spa. Notes of green tea and willow create a relaxing fragrance that isn’t overpowering, and the gorgeous keepsake bottle features handwritten passages from antique books.
If your giftee could use some “me” time but can’t afford to sacrifice a large chunk of their day, this five-minute journal has their name on it. It helps them start their morning off on a reflective note with thoughtful prompts such as “I am grateful for…” and “What would make today great?” as well as a spot for daily affirmations. And with each page only requiring a few minutes to complete, it’s a gift that anyone could fit into their schedule.
Not only do these ice globes from MonétBeauty deliver a spa-level massage that instantly melts away stress and soothes tension, but they also provide a host of beauty benefits such as lightening dark spots and hyperpigmentation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, shrinking pores, tightening skin, and reducing facial swelling. They're also a drug-free way to relieve headache symptoms, making them a great choice for someone who suffers from frequent migraines.
Giving someone jewelry as a gift can be risky. You don’t want to give them something too elaborate that might not be their taste, but you also don’t want to choose something too basic and risk them already having it. That’s where these chunky gold hoops come in. The classic gold color and shape look good with every outfit, while the thicker width adds a unique spin that makes them stand out from other ho-hum hoops.
Cleaning your makeup brushes can be such a pain that many people just avoid it completely. But with this makeup brush cleaner and dryer machine, your giftee might even look forward to the chore that she used to put off for months at a time. To use, just add cleaning solution to the bowl, attach the end of your brush to the motorized spinning device, and place your brush into the solution. Then, press the button to wash and spin-dry your brush until it looks brand-new.
Give her the gift of soft, dewy skin with this Besties Set from LANEIGE. The five-piece set includes the Water Bank blue hyaluronic cream moisturizer, serum, and cleansing foam, as well as the best-selling lip sleeping mask in Berry and the water sleeping mask. The set is formulated to deliver multi-faceted hydration and combat dry, irritated skin, making it an especially thoughtful gift during the dry winter months.
Although socks may be a bit of a basic gift, the patterns on these wool crew socks are anything but. Each pair features an eclectic mix of colors and designs, and the blend of cotton, polyester, and soft wool provides the perfect combo of warmth, stretch, and durability. The five-pair set gives her an instant sock drawer upgrade, which means she can finally throw out all the pairs with holes in them.
Give a gift as special as the person you’re gifting it to with this IMAGE3D RetroViewer. The vintage-inspired viewfinder offers a whole new way to enjoy photos, and the custom design makes it an especially thoughtful and unique gift. The two-piece set comes with a RetroViewer and a coupon for one free reel. Photos can be uploaded right from your phone into an app, so you can choose the photos you want before gifting.
This 14-day mask set has it all: vegan ingredients that are free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, skin-perfecting benefits like brightening, firming, pore-tightening, and hydrating, a eucalyptus fiber construction that makes them gentle enough for everyday use, and a hilariously punny name that will delight the funny lady in your life.
Just in time for sparkling New Year’s Eve toasts, these multicolored wine glasses are the perfect combo of fun style and quality craftsmanship. The set of six comes in a variety of jewel-tone colors, and the hand-blown construction has a sturdy base as well as a long and elegant stem. And if she’s not into colorful stemware, the set also comes in a stunning amber hue.
Ordinary picture frames are so yesterday. Bring your giftee into the future with this digital frame. The wifi-enabled picture frame displays photos and videos via the free and easy-to-use app, and the unlimited-user design allows friends and family to instantly share photos from all over the world. It’s also compatible with Alexa and comes with 16GB of built-in storage.
This Echo Show 5 has so many helpful features that your giftee will be constantly discovering new ways to use it. The calendar helps her manage her schedule, the built-in camera with improved audio makes video calls a breeze, and the built-in Alexa allows her to play music, watch shows, and control her smart devices just by saying the word.
Give the gift of s’mores on demand with this tabletop fire pit with s’mores maker kit. The flame is large enough for roasting marshmallows, cooking hot dogs, or keeping warm on chilly fall and winter days but still small enough to easily light and distinguish. Tempered glass panels add safety, and the four-pound design makes it perfectly portable.