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A Gift for Every Type of Wife

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Finding the right gift for your wife can be anxiety-inducing no matter how long you’ve been together. If you’re unsure what to get your best gal, don’t panic: Below, we’ve put together a list of 64 gifts for practically every type of wife. The selection includes stuff recommended by cool people like comedian Bevy Smith and model Suki Waterhouse along with other things we love ourselves — none of which, we should add, will disappoint. Most of the items on this list are available on Amazon, but we’ve found some of them elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around. And to make your search even easier we’ve group our picks by price point, offering options for every budget.

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For the wife who’s a stellar cook

We dubbed these sturdy sheet pans from Nordic Ware the best overall options for their affordable price point ($24 for 2) and sturdiness. Claire Saffitz, a baker and the author of Dessert Person, says that these can really take a beating, and endless rounds of baking don’t affect the quality at all.

For the wife who’s all about good vibes

Author Ottessa Moshfegh’s favorite incense is very affordable and, according to her, smells like “really fragrant dirt and herbs and some kind of resin.”

For the wife who eats lunch over her laptop

This electronics cleaning brush from Oxo Good Grips was one of the most-purchased things during Cyber Week — and for good reason. It’s good for getting into those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies and can be tossed in a bag or drawer for easy storage.

For the wife who wants loungewear but won’t wear a sweatsuit

Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit’s digital restaurant editor, told us she basically lives in these linen overalls that are “like your favorite well-worn jeans — but also loose, baggy, and freeing, unlike your favorite well-worn jeans.”

For the flower-buying wife with a great sense of humor