Chances are your girlfriend has already started dropping subtle hints about the gifts she’s hoping to unwrap this year. But if her hints were too subtle or have simply slipped your mind, don’t feel bad. 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. We’ve even found something for the girlfriend who says she doesn’t need a present. Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.
If she’s constantly searching for things at the bottom of her bag
This handy zip pouch can be carried on its own or stashed inside her giant tote.
If she’s a design nerd who never knows what day it is
An extra-extra-large wall calendar for her studio or home office.
If she’s a devoted dog mom
She may not want a gift for herself, but she’ll love that you thought about her dog and Fido will love the treat-tossing function.
If Fido sheds like crazy
So she can spend her time on more enjoyable things than vacuuming.
If she has chronically cold hands
These luxurious yet affordable shearling mittens would make anyone feel like a snow queen.
If she has maximalist taste in jewelry
If her skin-care routine is multifaceted
Impress her with your knowledge of snail mucin.
If she turns everything into a smoothie
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.
If her hot drinks are always getting cold
The Ember mug can be programmed to any temperature from her phone, keeping her coffee or tea hot for hours on end.
If she rolls daily
If she complains about her bunions
If she complains about traveling for work
This sling for her feet will help her relax on one of her many work trips.
If her bedside table is a clutter of jewelry
If she misses taking “real” photos
Perfect for taking couple selfies.
If everything she wears is black
A desert pink purse to add some color to her wardrobe.
If she loves lounging in a flow-y robe
Pair it with waffles and coffee for extra boyfriend points.
If she keeps borrowing your big parka
A satisfying mix of chic and really, really warm.
If she’s part of the clog-erati
If she’s an animal lover
Or a lover of rosé.
If she’s into workwear
If she’s a yogi with an old mat
If she’s serious about tchotchkes
These balancing blocks from Areaware come in a bunch of different colors and double as a stress-relief toy.
If she hates name tags but hates when people forget her name even more
A subtle way to make sure everyone remembers her name from now on.
If the sun makes her sneeze
Who says you can’t wear sunglasses in winter? Protect her eyes from sun and harsh wind with these Jackie O.-inspired shades.
If she’s a burgeoning day-hiker
If she runs, climbs, lifts, or pliés
If she already has a jade face roller
A fancy comb that’ll stimulate her scalp.
If she’s a gourmand and follows Chrissy Teigen on Instagram
Teigen’s second book in the Cravings series is just as charming and fun to read as her Twitter.
If mood lighting is important to her
This minimal table lamp with its linen shade will deliver excellent selfie light as well as a date-night romantic glow.
If she’s always changing the art on her walls
An easy way to create an ever-changing household art exhibit.
If she’s worried about her plastic consumption
Stainless steel reusable straws to take with her everywhere.
If she loves a good spritz
A pair of Mario Badescu skin-care sprays. One with herbs and rosewater, the other with cucumber and green tea.
If she never has enough lip stuff
Winter is tough on lips; give her yet another option for keeping hers hydrated.
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