The best gifts are personal. They show you’ve been listening or help solve a problem in the receiver’s day-to-day life. So if your girlfriend isn’t the type to drop a lot of hints, finding the perfect gift for her — whether you’ve been together for three months or ten years — can prove challenging. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 35 gifts for every type of girlfriend with options for every budget and level of relationship seriousness. Scroll down for a mix of Strategist favorites and newbies guaranteed to please, including practical things, things she didn’t know she needed, and even something to match her Instagram feed.
If she’s constantly searching for things at the bottom of her bag
Never underestimate the power of a bag within a bag.
If she’d like to be a girl with a pearl earring
If she listens to productivity podcasts
A colorful new notebook, from Strategist senior writer Karen Adelson’s preferred brand, to help keep her goals on track.
If she treats her plants like family
A brand-new plant baby that comes with its own design-y planter and stand.
If she’s a devoted dog mom
But she could also use some quiet time.
If Fido sheds like crazy
So she can spend her time on more enjoyable things than vacuuming up dog hair.
If her skin-care routine is multifaceted
This balancing toner made Rio’s updated skin-care Google doc.
If she turns everything into a smoothie
The Vitamix is the best blender.
If she’s not that into scented candles
If her Instagram is full of sunsets
Give her one she can build on days when the actual sky is less impressive.
If her coffee is always getting cold
This Hydro Flask will keep her coffee hot all day and show she’s hip to current water-bottle trends.
If she’s more of a tea person
At this price, you might as well get her one for at home and one for her desk at work. Or just throw in a Le Creuset teabag holder.
If her fascia needs massaging
Or if you recently commandeered her old foam roller.
If she’s bummed about her bunions
YogaToes will make her feel better after a day of squeezing into pointy heels.
If her dogs are barking
This Strat-approved best-selling foot massager will help her chill out after a long day.
If she complains about traveling for work
If her bedside table is a clutter of jewelry
If she misses taking “real” photos
If everything she wears is black
Surprise her with a timely pop of color. (For other inexpensive watches we like, click here.)
If she keeps borrowing your favorite T-shirt
If she loves lounging in a flow-y robe
If she has a strict no-shoes-inside policy
These wool slippers were are Strat-approved, and they’ll keep her from slipping on her hardwood floors.
If she’s part of the clog-erati
While these aren’t the exact pair Maya Rudolph wears in the show Forever, they will warm your girlfriend’s heart while supporting her insoles.
If her old corkscrew is made of cheap plastic
Give her a corkscrew she’ll love as much as she loves a fruity red.
If she’s a bit of a wine snob
A book full of obscure wines for her to discover.