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47 Gifts for Every Type of Girlfriend

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The best gifts are personal. But if your girlfriend isn’t the type to drop a lot of hints, finding the perfect gift — whether you’ve been together for three months or ten years — can prove challenging, especially following the holidays, when you might’ve used up your most thoughtful idea. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 47 gifts guaranteed to please every type of girlfriend, from those who pride themselves on diligent letter writing to those who are obsessed with new releases. Scroll down for a mix of Strategist favorites and new stuff we just found, including practical things, things she didn’t know she needed, and even things she can share with you or with her dog. While almost all the things on this list are available on Amazon, we’ve found many of them elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around.

If her beauty routine is minimal

A true multitasker, this nourishing body oil from Supergoop! will help her skin glow while also protecting it from damaging UV rays.

If she has sensitive skin

This ultragentle cleanser from Vanicream is formulated without oils, fragrance, parabens, and gluten, and contains glycerin, which means it cleanses without stripping.

If she needs a new page-turner

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Get her a copy of Raven Leilani’s debut novel, Luster, one of the most-talked-about new releases this year.

If she prefers the classics

Gifting Toni Morrison is always a good idea.

If she’s constantly losing earrings

These look expensive but won’t ruin her day if she misplaces one of them.

If she listens to productivity podcasts

If she appreciates a great pen

This cheap-but-nice-looking ballpoint pen is seventh on our list of 100 best pens.

If she needs to trim her Bonsai

If that dog sheds like crazy


So she can spend her time on more enjoyable things than vacuuming up dog hair.

If she turns everything into a smoothie


It’s not news: The Vitamix is the best blender.

If she’s not that into scented candles

Strategist contributor Ashlea Halpern describes these as “whisper-soft, warm and woodsy, mellow, calming.”

If she spends half her paycheck on Diptyques


This Seda France candle is, according to a candle-obsessed TikTok executive who goes by sircandleman, a “dead-on” dupe for the ultrapopular Diptyque Baies.