Even the manliest man has a soft spot for his better half. Sure, he spends a good part of his time in the man cave practicing the art of manliness (think a lumberjack crossed with a bacon lover, with a pinch of DIY). But he also recognizes that his girlfriend can make his day brighter and fill his heart in a way no other person can do.
Now we don't want to get all fluffy, but it's true that a special lady can make all the difference in the world. So, it's time to show her how much you care with this ultimate resource of gift ideas for your girlfriend on her birthday, Christmas, your shared anniversary or another special occasion.
C'mon man, she deserves it, and it's a heck of a lot better than being served a seat in the doghouse.
- In Her Teens
- In Her Twenties
- In Her Thirties
Gifts for a Girlfriend in Her Teens
Does she like you? Text her to find out as she sits a row away from you during Math class. Give her three options: Yes, No, or Maybe. If she answers Yes then you're well on your way to being the new stud in high school, and that's a good reason to fist bump. You'd better take a selfie of this profound moment in your life first though.
Just don't slack off - after all, you want to keep her as your girlfriend, right? She doesn't mock you when a zit decides to make your chin its home for two weeks, and she listens to your problems, including bullying and meeting friends' expectations, when you feel like your parents totally don't get you. Here are great ways to say thanks to your teenage better half, aside from a gum swapping session. Bring on the best gifts for girlfriend. Full steam ahead!
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Go the traditional route by gifting your sweetheart a wrist corsage or bouquet of flowers. She'll love that she can keep either one for several days after the gala.
Alternatively, opt for jewelry, such as a prom ring that she can wear in remembrance of the dance for years to come. Find out the color of her dress before the event and choose a ring that matches to it. A pretty choice is the pink sea glass ring with fine silver wire design.
TIP: Find out her ring size without ruining the surprise by asking her friends if they know the size. If they haven't got a clue, ask beg them to ask her nonchalantly. Alternatively, swipe an old ring of hers to take to the jewelers with you to get a matching size. Just be sure to choose a ring that isn't overly significant to her so she won't be worried if she notices it missing.
You've been saving money from your part-time job after school just to get her something special to celebrate prom. Only now you're not sure what to get! Let us help. Impress her with a new digital camera to record all of the outrageous and romantic moments during the epic evening.
The Nikon COOLPIX is a great camera for your teen girlfriend because it's smaller than the typical digital camera so it can fit in her purse. The device is comfortable to use, 34x optical zoom, high-res LCD, and even takes full HD 1080p videos.
It's the gift that keeps on giving as she can use the camera for months afterward. Get ready for lots of couples poses that she'll later post on Facebook and Instagram.
Or, if she's a girlie girl, why not shock and awe her with the Kate Spade New York for Minnie Mouse clutch purse. It features a bow clasp fashioned after Minnie Mouse and has glittery fabric with leather trim. She'll ooh and ahh over the 14-karat gold-plated hardware, while you revel in the kisses that she plants on you.
Graduation is a big deal, and you're going to show her the true meaning of "celebrate" with the ultimate in gifts for girlfriends at prom! What are we talking about? A bling watch is a high-end gift that this gal of yours will love wearing.
Tell her it's about "time" you two are graduating from high school and entering the next phase of your life together with the Michael Kors MK5660 Women's Watch. It is durable, made of stainless steel, goes easily with her wardrobe, and mixes classic with modern fashion appeal. This timepiece will stand the test of time because it's such high quality.
Looking for another option? Rent a limo for a few hours before the graduation ceremony or dance begins. Have the Mercedes or other primo car pull up in front of her house with you already sitting inside in your tux. Take a grand tour of the city before grad even starts.
TIP: Make your limo reservation far enough in advance to ensure you get the best car in the fleet. We're talking as far back as when you first find out the date for grad! Confirm the reservation a week before the event to avoid last-minute disappointment because of a lost booking. Check out if the company offers extras like food, satellite radio, etc., and state any preferences. Remember to leave the limo driver a tip too.
Girlfriend Leaving for College or University
It's sad to see her go, but she'll remain in your heart. Give your girlfriend a memorable present that will keep you on her mind while she's studying for university courses and settling into campus life. Showing her support with a special gift will help keep your long-distance relationship going strong.
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When she arrives at college or university, your sweetie will probably feel homesick. Help her feel more at home with these fun Pineapple Battery Powered String Lights from Urban Outfitters. The LED lights are great for adding a punch of fun to indoor or outdoor spaces. The warm glow will have her feeling more like she's at the beach than in the midst of exam stress when it hits.
Another gift idea for your girlfriend is to give her the Letters to My Future Self kit. This time capsule features 12 fold-and-mail style letters that have prompts to inspire self-reflection. She can write about her college adventures, from getting lost on campus to meeting her BFF in art class. She will treasure the diary entries in the future and thank you for giving her such a thoughtful gift (she doesn't need to know it's only about $10 either).
Or, if you are a DIYer and want to go that extra mile (especially since she'll soon be miles away from you at college), why not make your own custom picture frame for her? Then put a photo of you two in it for her to display on the desk at her dorm to cheer her up when she misses you. Use this simple photo frame tutorial to create a custom work of art for your favorite woman in the world (shhh don't tell ma).
Make it easier than ever for your special lady to read college textbooks and papers with the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader. At just under $200, you're giving your girlfriend a high-value present that will be more convenient to tote around with her in a backpack than those bulky hardcover books, as well as saving her from having to buy the more expensive print versions.
This model has high-resolution display (300 PPI) and no screen glare if she's reading outside. The long-lasting battery charge will take her through several hours of use and the built-in front light is easier on her eyes than the typical back-lit tablets.
Along with gifting your girlfriend the Kindle tablet, do the research for her on how to use it to the max at university. Tell her about Amazon's textbook rental for getting the cheapest deal on books. Rather than buying reference books outright, she can just rent them for a third of the price of buying the physical copy. You'll be saving your woman massive moolah over her school career.
Give your sweetheart the sweetest looking laptop case ever. It's perfect for the uber-feminine gal - and practical too. Check out the Kate Spade Calista Spot Polka Dot Laptop Handbag. It fits a 13" laptop and has all the designer goodness she wants with its Kate Spade New York license plate that tells the world her boyfriend sprung for a big-name item.
This laptop case looks like a precious handbag but carries something almost as precious as her heart - her laptop! She can go from one college class to another with the ultimate fashion accessory. Oh, and the laptop is great for your FaceTime calls too.
What, you didn't know you can make and receive phone calls on your Mac? Yup, you're not stuck with the small screen of your iPhone. Now you can see your gal on a bigger screen in all her glory! You'll need to have Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.6 or later and the FaceTime App from the Mac App Store. Also, your Internet connection must be 128-Kbps or better (upstream and downstream), as well as a microphone and camera that meet the requirements set out in this Apple Support page.
Girlfriend Breaking Up With You
The bliss is turning into piss... Yup, it's official, your girlfriend's breaking up with you. Maybe she's been cheating and now swears the new guy is the man of her dreams (which makes you say swear words and have nightmares). Or, perhaps she's giving you the "it's not you, it's me" speech... But still, you'll take the high ground and end this relationship with a gift for the former sweetheart. Mind you, this present is going to be cheaper than the other occasions because, well, you want to make it sting!
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- Under $25
- Under $50
What is happening?! OK, you'll be the bigger person... in a few months. If you can't accept that she's breaking up with you, use one of these Fiverr Jealousy Related Services that are as low as $5. Check out the options sure to have her eyes bugging out and her mind spinning, from hiring a hot girl to send you flirty texts or having her write lovey-dovey messages on your Facebook wall for your ex to see as she stalks your profile.
Or, give your former flame a taste of her own breakup medicine by sending her this clever "It's not you it's... Um no wait, it is you" girlfriend card. Your ex may not appreciate the cleverness of the card, but we're betting that you will enjoy it enough for both of you.
Get your ex-girlfriend a decent bottle of wine now that she's finally old enough to legally drink. If she prefers red, get her that type rather than white. On the surface, she'll appreciate that you got her a tasteful going-away-forever present but in reality, you're telling her that she'll need to drink away the tears when she realizes that she let a good catch like you go!
But, if she's not legal yet, you won't be choosing that option. Instead, spring for an HD movie that you know she hates like Dumb and Dumber. Attach a note that says the famous movie line "This is the annoying sound in the world" and follow it with two magic words: "Your voice." Add a happy face, just for kicks.
Another gift idea for your former girlfriend? Headphones! They're such a nice present because they're useful for everyone, and they're always getting left behind somewhere.
But here's the kicker - give her the worst pair of ear buds you can find as a passive-aggressive stance that hurts her deeply. You're okay with that. Here are the Apple EarPods that we're talking about. Your ears suck, honey. Hey, horrible sound quality came in handy for once.
For Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year, and a heartthrob like you has to step up for the special occasion. Your girlfriend expects the softie in you to come out in full force today, and you aim to deliver. Here are Valentine's gift ideas for girls that will blow her mind.
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- Under $500
- Under $1000
Meet her at the door for your date and give her this sweet Princess Heart Pillow in bright pink with embroidery of a tiara on the front. She'll love that you worship the ground she walks on. She will want to cuddle up with you as much as she does to this plush pillow, if not more.
Another option, for only about $25, is this personalized name cosmetic bag. Order it custom with her name on the front and pick the colors for the bag and thread. She will adore that it's one-of-a-kind and handmade just for her! Plus, now she'll have a place to store all that makeup she's always talking about (why does she need that many eyeliners, anyway?)
Are you worried because you don't have a lot of money to spend on her? Or, maybe she has asked that you exchange DIY presents. Don't panic! Instead, here are some inexpensive homemade presents that a teen gal will adore:
- Go retro by burning a CD of songs important to your relationship, such as the first song you danced to. Title the front of the CD with both your names as an extra step to personalize it.
- Bake her cookies! Choose her favorite kind and make them into the shapes of hearts for Valentine's Day.
- Create a photo album. Use a cheap photo service like Walgreens to print out photos of the two of you over the months or years you've been together and put them into a photo album. Your sweetheart will adore the thoughtful gift for the love-filled day!
You've scrimped and saved for February 14th and the big day is coming up soon. Treat the special girl in your life to the I Love You Giant Teddy Bear for Valentine's Day. The plush bear will make a HUGE impression on your sweetie with its size and quality. The cute bear stands 5 feet tall and is super soft. Holding a red heart that says "I Love You," this stuffie will melt her every time she looks at it in her bedroom.
Or, maybe you desperately want to get her red roses, the classic symbol of love, but are looking for a way to take it to the next level. If so, order enough stems of this pretty flower from your local florist to truly get her attention. Make it a significant number, such as the number of days you've been boyfriend and girlfriend or the number of dates you have gone on. Once you go over the 100 stems level you're vowing for the position of Prince Charming.
Follow these tips to make sure you get the flower bouquet you want:
- Order Early. Most florists stop taking orders several days before Valentine's Day. So place your order a few weeks beforehand.
- Write your inscription ahead of time. The chances are that the florist will ask what you want to be written on the card when you place the order. So think ahead of time of something meaningful and romantic to tell her.
- Be specific about order time. Make sure you tell the floral shop if you need the order delivered by a certain time on February 14th. Otherwise, the deliveries will likely be made according to the geographical region and might not get to your sweetie's house until the evening.
Plan out the ultimate evening for your girlfriend whose love is too priceless to put a dollar value on today or any day of the year. Tell her to wear a fancy outfit and be ready by a certain time for you to pick her up. She won't complain!
Rather than picking a random restaurant at the last minute, make a reservation weeks ahead for the classiest place to dine in town. Find the best place to eat in your city by using Yelp or Zomato.
And then, just when she thinks that dessert sushi marks the end of the night, sweep her off her feet by taking her to the opera that you snagged tickets for months in advance. If it is the first time at the opera for both of you, pick something short and relatively familiar, such as La Boheme (it's basically Rent) or Carmen (some of the songs, like the Overture, probably came as ringtones on your smartphone). For your outfit, you don't need to wear a tux, but a suit or button-up jacket is recommended for the formal setting.
She's throwing a huge party for her birthday, and you're the lucky guy who'll be by her side. Don't fall flat by giving her a lame gift. Instead, take inspiration from our list of the best gifts for women, whether your budget is under $100, $500, or $1000. Find memorable presents for any price range (aka so you won't be in the doggie house).
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Has she been talking about bracelet charms for a while? You know, you vaguely recall her saying Pandora this, Pandora that, but all you remember thinking is that you wanted her to hurry up and place her McFlurry order.
Well, now you'd better listen up! Get her a Timeline Treasures Charm Bracelet that fits Pandora jewelry and Trollbeads. It is a fraction of the cost of a Pandora bracelet - why pay extra just for the name? The 3.4mm bracelet is made from hypo-allergenic stainless steel and fits charms and beads with a core size of 3.5mm and up.
If you're not sure what size of Timeline Treasures bracelet to get her, you'll need to know her wrist size. Most teen girls would fit a 7 or 7.5inch bracelet, but you can be sure about her size by measuring the inside of her wristwatch. Oh and don't feel bad about not getting her a Pandora bracelet as her wrist is going to grow over the next few years and she can then invest in a real Pandora one for a life-long jewelry piece (and simply move her charms over to it).
Now don't just get your girlfriend the bracelet for her birthday - you have to add in at least one Pandora charm to start her collection! If she already has the bracelet, then you can afford to get her two charms instead. A suitable choice is the genuine Pandora Happy Birthday Charm in sterling silver.
If you want to get her a genuine Pandora bracelet, add in two charms and get the shopping advice you need in the "Under $500" tab in this section.
Give her the ultimate Pandora collection of the genuine sterling silver charm bracelet and two charms! When looking for the best gifts for women, the truth is that you can't go wrong with a Pandora Silver Bracelet Clasp (7.5inch). While there are different sizes of bracelets, for a teen gal the 7.5inch with small size charms is usually a good choice for her wrist. Remember that choosing bigger charms (and more of them) will make the bracelet fit tighter and may be uncomfortable for her to wear daily.
Now, if you are wondering why the Pandora name is garnering a higher price tag than the generic silver bracelets (like the one in the "Under $100" tab), well the answer is that you're paying for:
- Genuine stainless steel rather than silver plating over a base metal, which can rub off over time
- Pandora charms are made to spin and slide, keeping them from succumbing to the friction and rubbing that is common with charm bracelets. They look new longer!
- Your girlfriend will love saying she has a designer Pandora bracelet and charms, rather than a knockoff, a la her awesome BF... you.
Of course, you can't just gift her an empty Pandora bracelet (although it does come in a fancy designer box). Also, give her two Pandora charms to start off her new hobby. We like the ones that are customized to the wearer, so we've chosen the Pandora Cupcake charm in honor of her birthday and the Pandora Open Your Heart charm as a love dedication. Whichever ones you choose, tell her why you selected them when you present the beautiful jewelry to her.
It's tough seeing your girlfriend losing her mojo because she constantly has to reboot her old laptop. It's sure seen better days. Make sure your best days are ahead of you when you give her a Dell XPS13 Laptop for her birthday.
It's super sleek with a borderless 13inch screen placed in an 11inch laptop, making it 23 percent smaller than the Apple MacBook Air 13 with the same screen size. It weighs only a bit over 2.5 pounds and is great for toting with her to college, the office, or her BFF's house. She might even bring it with her to the next make-out session, which can be a long one with the battery life that lasts up to 15 hours.
She'll love the quality, power, and speed of the Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHz processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.80 GHz. Did we mention the 8GB of RAM and big 128GB solid state drive? Ah, now we have. And she'll mention how much she loves you when you present your girlfriend with this lavish gift for her special day.
Whether your sweetie is graduating from high school, college, or university, she deserves a special present to celebrate achieving her goal. After years of slogging through books and falling asleep on your shoulder (not that you're complaining), you are proud to be dating a full-fledged graduate. Show your girlfriend how much you care about her with these gift ideas sure to make her smile.
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Edible arrangements are popular and for good reason/ They look beautiful, are more original than giving her a regular bouquet of flowers, and, of course, you can eat them! Yum. They feature chocolate and fruits, all in a beautiful bouquet she can munch on later. She might even share with you if you're a good boy.
How about getting her this Congratulations Bouquet with Dipped Strawberries? It's great for a graduation, featuring a medley of fruit truffles, gourmet chocolate dipped strawberries, pineapple stars, and a ton of other fruits, as well as a group of grad balloons!
But, then again, you might still be in school yourself and not have a lot of money to spend on your gal. In this case, you can come up with free or cheap date ideas that will come across as clever and a good "hoorah" for celebrating her graduation. Here are a few ideas:
- After the graduation ceremony ends, take her to a great spot you've scoped out already for watching the sunset. You romantic devil you.
- Set up her favorite movie on Netflix at home and have her beloved snacks ready to go on the table. She'll love having a movie night with you, and you can enjoy the cuddling for about two hours.
- Plan a picnic for her at the park, including packing foods she loves and a soft blanket so you two can lay out on the grass. Organize it all for her and then tell her it's all in the name of her special occasion. Be sure to whisper in her ear that you're proud of her.
Now that your special girl's a grad, she'll want to explore the world, and who can blame her? Get her out of the stuffy library and into nature with a comfort bike designed for women who want to ride leisurely on pavement or smooth trails (versus a mountain or road bike).
The Northwoods Pomona Women's Cruiser Bike is a great choice, in mint green and silver or pink. It is made for riders 5'3" to 6" tall and is made solid with an aluminum frame. We like comfort bikes like this one for its soft, wide seat, high handlebars for riding upright easier, and shock-absorbing seat. Your bae will appreciate that you took the time to pick a bike specially designed for women and enjoying a fun, active lifestyle with you.
If a sporty gift isn't what you have in mind, though, jewelry is always welcome, especially if it has a special meaning behind it. For example, this lovely 14k gold pendant comes with solid gold or gold filled chain in your choice of length and you can pick the name, initials, date, college major, or other details for the Etsy company to engrave on it for you. Make the graduation with a necklace she will cherish and think of you every day as she wears it.
Splurge on your babe with an amazing piece of jewelry that will have her friends salivating at the mouth. She will love showing her gal pals this Blue Topaz with White and Champagne-Colored Diamond Drop Pendant Necklace from renowned designer Badgley Mischka.
There's a good reason this design duo has been named one of Vogue's Top 10 American Designers, dressing the biggest stars like Katy Perry, Julia Roberts, and Madonna. Not only will the necklace look amazing on the neck of a grad but also can become a family treasure to pass down from generation to generation over the years.
Another piece of jewelry that is perfect to give at graduation is the gift of time, specifically in the form of a lovely Shinola Bracelet Watch. "The Birdy" has a pretty design, featuring a round, sapphire crystal face with a slender linked bracelet. We like this particular one because you can simply go with her to the local Nordstrom to get any extra links in the bracelet removed, so it fits her perfectly, without having to skulk around behind the scenes to figure out her wrist size.
Monthsary with Girlfriend
This gift-giving occasion may not be a top one, but it is still likely to be important to your girlfriend. And, if she doesn't remember when is your monthsary or monthly anniversary, you can charm the socks off her by giving her a surprise present!
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Use your creative side to- no, wait, use the creative side of other people, with these Gift services from Fiverr. For just $5 you can get a cool watercolor portrait painting done of her, a personalized card made, 40 origami hearts sent wherever you went, or even get your padlock of love placed in Paris. And that's just the start of the unusual stuff sellers there can do for you.
To make sure you get your unique card, artwork, or another item ready for the monthsary with your better half, make sure you allow time to have it made. Look at the number of days each order requires on the individual seller's Gig page. Also, before buying the service, check out the reviews on the Fiverr seller to ensure they deliver high quality; if they have a lot of 1- and 2-star reviews (out of 5), you might want to choose a different person.
For any occasion, including the monthsary, makeup is a great gift choice for the favorite woman in your life, especially when she seems to have everything she needs already. And you can't go wrong with Yves Saint Laurent, who is beloved by beauty writers and makeup artists around the globe. She'll be impressed by your high-end taste and knowledge of the fashion world (but still consider you manly, of course).
If you're not sure quite what to choose, we recommend a set that includes a range of eye shadows, lip colors, and a powder blush, which all coordinate. There's plenty for her to play with in the Yves Saint Laurent Very Make-Up Palette for Women. It is great at home or on the go too, like when she stays over at your house tonight. Shwing!
Want to take the present even further? Book her a custom consultation at a beauty boutique. These specialty appointments are available from Sephora and MAC. Tell her just before she goes to the appointment that you will spring for any makeup she likes that they use during the sessions, which is typically an hour long. Arrange to pick her up afterward and bring your credit card to seal the deal.
You're going all out for the monthly anniversary with your gal - good on you, bro! Book a trip for two to a divine destination spa in the U.S.: the Spa Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui. The spa is exactly what she needs, and you can join her in a romantic package that includes joint couples massages in a breathtaking private treatment room. Hawaiin style body massages are also available, as are facial therapies.
The spa is all about rejuvenation and relaxation, and the personalized beauty treatments use the finest local ingredients. Get the tranquil spa experience that will bring you two closer than ever before. She deserves pampering, and this amazing trip will show her that's what she will get when she is your girlfriend.
Other Couple Anniversaries
The perfect anniversary present is one that celebrates your relationship and tells her how much you care. Whether it is an experience or a tangible item, we've got the bases covered with these gift ideas for girls. Get ready for some smooches from your lovely lady!
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- Under $500
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Flowers are always a welcome choice for anniversaries, whether you have been together one month, six months, or longer. But your other half is well worth doing something more creative than the standard bouquet of roses. Instead, why not get her a Red 24k Gold Rose? It is a real living rose dipped in gold! It will last forever, unlike a regular bouquet that has a lifespan of about a week, and comes in a gift box so you can give it right to your special lady. A beautiful rose for the love of your life!
Another great idea for under $100 is a Custom Photo Necklace. Pick a great photo of the two of you and order this oval pendant through Etsy. The keepsake will be dear to her heart, and she will think of you every time she wears it. This one even comes in a gift box already so you won't have to worry about how to wrap it.
A chain comes with with the pretty pendant. The three styles to choose from are 24inch rolo, 24inch ball, or 18inch snake chain. Not sure of the differences? The ball chain has beads fixed along it with a distance between each bead, while the rolo style has round connecting links. The snake chain, also known as the Brazilian chain, has round, waxy, plate-looking links that look kinda like a smooth snake.
Rent a cabin away from where you live. Preferably it will be nestled in the woods, where you will be the strong man who protects her from any bears or other wild animals in the area. The getaway location might also be by the lake, where you can walk hand in hand after spending a cozy morning in bed. Rent the cabin for the entire weekend and assure her parents that she is in capable hands. No need to tell them about the horny factor.
Great places to look for cabin rentals include TripAdvisor and Airbnb. To make sure this getaway goes off without a hitch, be sure to ask these questions before renting the cabin:
- Can you get to it from the main road? As not all cabins are easily available, you want to make sure your vehicle can make the trek and what you're in for along the ride.
- Ask the owner for alternative routes to get there so that you avoid the busy get-out-of-town-for-the-weekend traffic.
- Inquire what are the included amenities so that you know what to expect. Specifically, ask about bedding, towels, air conditioning, and what items are included in the kitchen.
- Is it pet-friendly?
- Find out beforehand where are the nearest stores (grocery and hooch) just in case you run out while you're away.
Treat her to a shopping spree! Your girlfriend loves to shop, and now she can do it all afternoon, or at least until you reach your budget. This anniversary gift will blow her mind and her friends will be jealous of her special day. Really though you're just saying thank you for how special she is to you.
Take your sweetie to her favorite stores or a shopping mall that you know she likes going to regularly. Tell her you'll walk with her from one end of the store or mall to the other and baby can have what baby wants. See her eyes glaze over momentarily as your words sink into her brain.
Recommendations for you to make this anniversary gift go smoothly:
- Wear comfy shoes as you will have quite the walk as you complete the shop with her
- Offer to bring her best friend along, who can help her choose items that look great
- Bring a big bag with a bottle of water to hydrate her and a camera to document the fun day. Offer to put her purse and coat in the bag too so that she won't have to worry about carrying them
Your girlfriend probably got chocolate or other candy for Easter from her ex-boyfriends, and you don't want to be a repeat. Be more original than the last guy by giving her a present that even the Easter Bunny himself would give the nod of approval (floppy ears and all).
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
She loves magic, from Harry Potter to unicorns. If this sounds like your sweetheart, then the DIY Unicorn Terrarium Kit will be a great Easter gift. It appeals to her whimsical side and is a fun project that will keep her busy while you're enjoying gaming time in the man cave later (wink wink). She'll get a kick out of the mossy glass world that features a prancing unicorn. And you can bet her BFF won't be getting as unique a gift from her guy.
Another fun idea? Fill an Easter basket up with little things your hunny bunny will like, from a Pez dispenser to an iPhone cover, a beach towel, and a poster of One Direction. The possibilities are endless. When you give her the present, tell her about your adventures finding the items and how each one relates to her. The best gifts for women are thoughtful and sweet, just like you (on the days when you behave).
Easter eggs are synonymous with this gift-giving occasion, and you want to take it up a notch. Let the other guys in the world give their women plastic eggs while you go the extra mile with a Blue Latticino Murano Egg from One Kings Lane. It is handblown and features pastel-colored ribbons and streamers within the sparkling glass. It comes from Murano, Italy, and she will think you just dropped from heaven, especially if she loves vintage-style items.
Another option is to fill an Easter basket with new Pandora charms for your other half. She will say "so cute" when she sees the Pandora Remarkable Rabbit charm. Other great choices for charms for Easter include hearts, flowers, and bows.
A Faberge egg is a jeweled egg that is considered one of the most exquisite Easter treasures. The first imperial egg made by Peter Carl Faberge and his team over 100 years ago. Gift her a Faberge pearl egg with pearls and diamonds, with price available when you give your order.
You know if the price isn't mentioned anywhere on the site that you're going to have to sit down for this one. But your girlfriend is well worth the expense and her love is priceless. Faberge also offers beautiful jewelry, from watches to rings, if they tickle your fancy (and fit your budget).
Another option is a Herend bunny that is hand-painted and powder blue. Herrend bunny figurines are some of the most sought after and you're not going to give her anything less than the best. Perhaps one day if you two buy a house then the bunny will sit in your shared bedroom. That or you can later sell it on eBay and make a killing. Note: no bunny died in the making of this Easter present.
Santa Claus himself would approve of these choices of Christmas gifts for wife or girlfriend. He'll be saying "ho ho ho" while you say "she's no ho, she's a whole lot of woman!" Fill her Xmas stocking full of goodness with any of these holiday gift ideas.
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Even if you are short on cash or have made a pact with your girlfriend not to spend money on each other this Christmas, you can still get her a creative, one-of-a-kind present. We're talking about writing her a love letter.
Don't worry about being Shakespeare; as long as it comes from the heart, she will adore it (and you). Here are tips for crafting an amazing love letter for her:
- Go to a quiet place. Avoid distractions like TV and Minecraft or you will wind up including words like "pickaxe" and "hoe" in the letter and no good can come of that.
- Use real paper! Sorry, email just isn't as romantic. Your special gal deserves better.
- Be honest. Don't hide behind your emotions or she will get to the end of the letter and go, "Yeah, so?" Also, don't pull a Geoffrey Chaucer and go all medieval on her with words like "o'er," "methinks," and "need'st." Write the same way you would talk and then she can relate to your words.
- Double check your spelling. Your honey might wind up reading this romantic letter over and over again so be sure you do not have any spelling errors. Make sure you wrote it neat enough too so that she can read it clearly.
Let's face it; she adores you, but she has another love... Her iPhone! So, one of the best Christmas gifts for girlfriend is an iTunes gift card. She'll be able to listen to her precious Taylor Swift or another fave singer for hours, and you can enjoy being elsewhere (think the tool shed or anywhere else on Earth).
The $50 amount is respectable, and she can stock up on apps, books, TV shows, and more in addition to enjoying listening to Taylor. IN ADDITION to the gift card, get her a ton of other cool iPhone accessories, including:
- Botanical iPhone Charger - This chic portable charger fits perfectly into her purse, and she will never complain again about losing her charger.
- iPhone Case with Flip-Out Keyboard - She'll love typing on the built-in keyboard, and you will receive a lot of sweet texts with smiling emojis.
- Vestalife Ladybug II iPod and iPhone Speaker Dock - So girlie with its red and black design shaped like a ladybug that delivers big-time on the bass with its digital amp and built-in subwoofer.
Sign your beautiful woman up for a shoe of the month club and watch her scream at the top of her lungs when you tell her about this present. She will be head over heels (groan, we are punny sometimes, aren't we?).
While there are loads of shoe clubs online, the JustFab club has a good rating and offers trendy styles that are great for the younger crowd. As per reviewers, this club is great value for the nice shoes, which arrive typically within four days and are packaged in an attractive shoebox.
She'll get a new shoe every month - and you'll get the kisses that follow their arrival. Shipping is free to the contiguous United States. Plus, there are exclusives every month, sometimes from big designers. She can get purses and jewelry there too, unlike with some other shoe clubs that restrict gals to shoes alone.
And, as a great addition to the shoe club present for one whole year, you can treat her to a professional foot pedicure session. Get the gift certificate for a local spa before Christmas so that you can gift it to her with the details on the shoe club attached. Her feet will be pampered and look great in the new shoes that soon will arrive for her!
Gifts For A Girlfriend In Her 20s
Now that you're both technically adults, it's no longer okay to just gift her a box with a paper saying "I <3 u" inside of it. Nope, you're going to have to step up to the plate now when it comes to gifts for girlfriends.
The only thing is that college or university is presenting a challenge for the two of you, keeping you from being the inseparable pair that you once were, and finding the true meaning of life all seems so overwhelming. Take a deep breath and understand that we've been there! Here are great ideas to satisfy her, no matter what your budget is this year.
Girlfriend Leaving for University
Some of the best gifts for women are the ones that they never see coming. While she is going away to university, you can keep her in your heart with any of these sincere presents that are romantic, practical, or a combination of the two (kinda like you).
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
Once at university, your girlfriend will be juggling class projects and also want to stay on budget if she's living on her own. Help her stay organized with a downloadable Student Planner. Get her academic career off to a great start customizable printable planners and spreadsheets all in one cute arrow-themed package.
Another low-cost option for your university-bound girl is to print out a picture of the two of you from your computer, smartphone, Facebook, or Instagram. Sure, you've been tagged a lot on social media, and now you can finally use it to show your romantic side. Put the couples photo into a nice frame and wrap it in paper covered with colors she loves.
Did you know that you can print out Instagram photographs? Yup. Companies like Social Print Studio offers users the ability to print your IG pics for cheap (only $12 for two 5inch x 5inch matte prints). You can even get the Instagram photo printed on a greeting card, magnet or button, if you want to give your special lady an event more creative present.
Looking for a third idea? Gift her a one-year membership to the local art museum. If she's studying in a creative field, then she will love getting a bit of culture in her life, and you could even make some of the museum outings a date night.
A must-have item for any university student is a quality pair of headphones that cancel outside noise like her roomies and won't disrupt people around her at the library. A great choice is a Master & Dynamics MH30 Black Headphones Bundle with MP1000 Black Stand. She can just rest the headset on the stand when not in use. This present is sure to be a hit with your other half!
The design is modern and sophisticated, and the removable Lambskin-wrapped memory foam ear pads are super comfortable and breathable. The rich sound of the leather headphones is exactly what she needs as she listens to rock music to escape reality after a grueling exam or turns up the blues tunes to combat a bout of homesickness.
With an aluminum body and stainless steel components, the MH30 comes with a canvas carrying case that she can toss in her bag while she's on the go on campus and will last her through to graduation (potentially even longer). Expect frequent late-night (uncensored) phone calls to thank you for the thoughtful present.
As a second option for your girlfriend, you could plan the ultimate sendoff or last hoorah for her before she has to buckle down and study on campus. Treat the amazing woman in your life to a hot air balloon ride that makes her heart flutter as much as yours does when you see her. If you both are hopeless romantics then this is the perfect present.
TIP: The price of the sky-high ride depends on where you live but usually it is cheaper to book a weekday morning flight, with the next affordable option being the weekday evening flight. The most popular time (and, thus, most expensive session) is the weekend (AM or PM).
Is the woman in your life is pursuing her university degree somewhere she has to brave the cold to get to class, this Canada Goose Women's Trillium Parka is a great choice. It is down filled, has a storm placket with snaps, and four fleecy-warm front pockets. It comes in red, white, green, or blue.
If you're not sure what size of coat to get her, ask her mom or a close friend. Another option to find the size without ruining the surprise gift is to peak at the label of a coat in her closet. Keep the receipt just in case she wants a more snug or loose fit and you have to return it for a different size.
Another choice is a fancy schmancy fountain pen in sterling silver. Have it engraved with her name to truly make it divine. Or, go with a winning choice... Jewelry! Gift wrap this stunning Blue Diamond Clover Pendant with sterling steel accents. The clover design says "good luck, sweetie," while the diamond says "this boyfriend is a keeper."
Are you looking for a unique way to wrap jewelry? Here are some great ideas for thinking outside of the (gift) box:
- On top of the box, add a sand dollar or shell from one of her favorite beaches. Fix it on top of the package with ribbon.
- Use velvet ribbon instead of the regular kind. Take it up a notch!
- Wrap the jewelry package in a map of the state where she will be going to university. Mark the location of the school on it with a red heart sticker.
- Personalize the present with a wooden tag that you have put her name on with stick-on letters. Get the supplies at the local craft store for a few bucks.
Girlfriend Landing a Job
Way to go, sweetie-pie! She'll rule the world soon (heck, she already rules the bedroom - and that's a good thing). Congratulate your GF on finding employment and remind her how supportive you are by presenting her with the ultimate surprise. Need some inspiration? Read on, bro.
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
It's time to celebrate! You always thought your girlfriend was clever because she chose you but now you know it to be true because she's landed a sweet job. It's time to celebrate and what better way to do so than with some vino?
Sure, you could take her to a nice restaurant and order two glasses of wine with a nice dinner, but that's so run of the mill. Instead, liven it up by giving her the present of a Deluxe Wine Making Kit. This one from Strange Brew includes instructions, recipes, and all the equipment you need. In other words, you can be a complete newbie at this and still pull off a great batch of red or white. When you give her the gift, explain that you will make the wine together; the project will bring you closer together, as good hooch tends to do.
Or, you can go the DIY route and collect all of the equipment yourself, sans kit, and even go so far as to make a bottle of fruit wine for her. Just follow the steps in this crafty guide.
PSST: Save a few bucks on the label for the bottle by printing out a free label online. Google "free printable wine labels" and you will find pages of templates to download and print off without spending a cent. Put her name on the label and the date of her first day of work. After her first day is done, it's time to uncork this special bottle and party!
Now that she has this kick-ass position at the office, she wants to keep it! Help her do just that by gifting her a 12-month subscription to Audible.
For about $150, you will be giving her one credit per month if she is an Audible member already, she can get all credits at one time) to use to listen to books in the industry she loves working in now. She will be ahead of the game at work, and her boss will be impressed by her skill level. Your girl will thank you for this caring present by wearing a sexy nightie tonight.
Another present that is one of the best gifts for any girlfriend who is going to work her arse off is an iPhone 6s Boostcase in gold color. This detachable charging case will mean her precious phone is always charged so she can stay in contact with her closest friends and handsome boyfriend (hey that's you) even when she's working late at the office.
She can also use it to order Chinese food after her boss leaves for the day. The color gold is so appropriate as she should win a medal for having stolen your heart (yes you can groan here).
Oh dear, how will she carry her file folders and laptop with her to work? Good thing you have the solution to calm her down. Your boyfriend-of-the-year present is a lavish Etwas Standard No. 2 bag that will not only carry her documents but also look amazingly professional slung over her shoulder.
The timeless appeal of this bag is clear, while its beeswax and pine tar conditioner renders it waterproof. The extra-heavy leather helps keep her valuables safe from the elements. The hand-stitched bag even comes with free repairs for life. This bag will go with up the corporate ladder, along with her!
Another idea for a congratulatory present that the recently-employed woman will love is a gift certificate to her favorite lingerie store. Tell her that you want her to feel confident in her new job position, and you know that is exactly what she will do when she feels confident from the inside out.
She will love wearing all new bras and panties that she got with the lavish gift card. You will enjoy disrobing her on your bedding after her day at work and seeing the sexy items she picked out at the store.
Girlfriend Going on A Trip
It's true that her degree just came off the printer but, hey, you will support your better half in her traveling passion. Wish her well as she embarks and make sure that she knows you're still close by in spirit with these awesome gifts for women.
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
A GPS watch is what an explorer who is trekking the globe needs on her wrist, and this model in pink, which is her favorite color. Check out the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch. It is water resistant for when she goes scuba diving or swimming with dolphins and is button operated for ease of use. It will sure come in handy when she wants to keep track of distances from day to day too. My, what a thoughtful boyfriend you are today.
And, if she's all about the retro, why not gift wrap a paisley sleep mask for those nights when she has trouble falling asleep under the stars. It could be that she's tossing and turning thinking how much she misses you or that the lights are too bright in the hostel where she's trying to sleep on the cheap. Whatever the reason for her drowsiness, you can help her have a better sleep by giving your girlfriend this adorable sleep mask as a going away present.
Other presents that your honey will appreciate receiving before she boards her plane include:
- Long distance pre-paid calling cards
- Portable Bluetooth speaker
- Personalized luggage tags (Put your pet nickname for her on them)
- Cute travel suitcase stickers
- Inflatable hoodie pillow (Yup, it exists)
- Refillable travel bottles
Your sweetie is off to see the world! While you'd like to fit in her suitcase, you know it's just not going to happen because you're a working-Joe now and simply can't afford a vacation right now. That's okay though because you want her to live it up, provided she tells you everywhere fun she goes!
Sooooo, one of the best girlfriend gifts is going to be a Cork Globe. What, you haven't heard of this one before? It's a traditional map of the world, mounted on a stainless steel base, with a new twist. It's made with cork so that your girl can add pins and decorate each new place she visits. Then, when she returns home, she can explain every adventure to you!
PSST: Before you wrap the globe, tuck in a box of Flag Push Pins in assorted colors that she can use to mark locations on the globe. There, now she's all set to travel; bring on the brouhaha (we like that word today).
Tell your girlfriend she's good to GO on her once-in-a-lifetime trip with a present unlike any other: the silver GoPro HERO4. Not only will she be able to use this ultra-cool technology to take photos of everything from the Taj Mahal to the chewing gum on the bottom of her shoe but she'll also get a built-in video trimming feature to take short video clips. Encourage her to capture funny moments along her travels and send them to you at home via her laptop.
But, of course, the GoPro alone won't make you the hunkiest guy on the planet in your girlfriend's eyes. You'll also be gifting her the best GoPro accessories, from a clip she uses to attach her GoPro to the strap of her backpack to a helmet front mount so she can create unique live footage. Watch her face light up at all of the techie fun she'll have on her trip.
Man Cave Troubleshooter: If she's not sure how to import HERO4 files to her Mac, there are a few methods. She can use the free program GoPro Studio, use an SD Adapter, or choose to manually or automatically transfer the pic with image capture. Get the full scoop here, directly from GoPro.
Girlfriend Buying a Car
Your girlfriend has her first car, and she loves the freedom it brings her! While you miss driving her around everywhere because it gave you an excuse to see her, you notice that you have a lot more free time now to play Minecraft and other games in your man cave. Nothing wrong with that! But you still want your sweetheart to know you care, and you can do exactly that with an amazing present. Not sure what to get your Wonder Woman? Here you go.
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
Chicks love personalized presents. Record a CD of you singing songs that have special meaning to your relationship and put it into her car for her to play the next time she's on the road. These songs might include the tune that was playing on your friend's crummy stereo when you first met her at that house party or the Bruce Springsteen song booming over the stadium at the last football game you attended together. You get the idea.
Other great custom car gift ideas for women include:
- Car mats with her initials on it
- Travel mug decorated with her favorite pattern or quote, for her to take her coffee with her in the car. Not sure how to design it? Just follow this DIY guide
- Silver heart key chain engraved with her name
Another thoughtful present is the AAA 42 Piece Emergency Road Assistance Kit. There's a reason AAA is the biggest motor club out there and known by everyone - they've got your back if there's ever a car problem. Tell her to keep this kit in the trunk in case of need (kind of like that condom you kept in the glove compartment for a year back when you were single).
The quality kit includes everything your girl needs if her car has an issue, from an 8-gauge heavy duty booster cable to a 19-piece first aid kit and flashlight with batteries included. While you want to be there to help her if her vehicle ever breaks down, you know she loves being able to be independent too. Plus, you might be in the middle of scarfing down a Big Mac when she calls you for help, lol.
Let's face it, sometimes she is like Dory from the movie Finding Dory and doesn't have the best memory about where places are located. And that's putting it nicely. Help her out with the gift of navigation! The Garmin GPS Navigation System with a built-in dash cam, maps, and HD traffic navigator is going to help her get around the city faster and maybe even pick you up on time if you're lucky.
The 6-inch system comes with magnetic mount easily fits in her car and it even has features to help make her more aware of the roadway, such as Lane Departure Warning that alerts her if she drives off the road and Forward Collision Warning for if she drives too close to the car in front. All this to keep your honey safe and sound when you're not around. You deserve an award for Boyfriend of the Year, in case you haven't received it yet.
Another great gift idea for your girl, if she gives you the green light to go ahead and mod her car, is to take it to a shop for a few enhancements. Give the car a sporty look, even if it's just a plastic pile of parts because she loves this vehicle so much that she's even named it. Two great options are to lower the car and change out its plain grill for a flashy one.
TIP: When winter, is gone, do her a favor and upgrade her tires to summer performance tires. The tread patterns and better rubber will increase traction and make for a smooth ride with great handling around turns that puts all-season tires to shame.
If your girlfriend works in the city or frequents the area often (like when she's racking up your credit card bill at the malls there), then buy her a reserved parking space there for a year. Your sweetie will save a ton of money not having to pay for street parking, not to mention always having somewhere safe to park her new car. Once she's pulled into the spot a few times, she'll be so happy that she'll pull you into her at night too (yup, you can join our minds in the gutter).
Top off the present for your girlfriend with a custom parking sign from Etsy. This 8inch-by-12inch metal sign about her beauty ought to make her smile, or you might decide to gift her a funny one instead if you want to hear her amazing laugh today.
Hey You: Want to go the extra mile and get her a few extra miles free of charge? Your gal will appreciate a gas card that can take her through a few months of driving, especially if she's not making that much money yet at her first real job.
Girlfriend Finding out She is Pregnant
Congratulations! Your girlfriend's pregnant and you're... potentially soon to be married. But, let's stick to the whole baby thing right now. Given how many things pregnant women have to avoid, it can be difficult to know what are the best gifts for her. Here are some maternity gift ideas that the soon-to-be-mom would love to receive from you.
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
Display the first sonogram photo in this adorable Love at First Sight Frame. It holds the amazing 5inch-by-4inch pic perfectly and has wall hangers on the back if she wants to put it on the wall instead of propping it on her dresser. Capture the beautiful memory of the baby to come in this silver frame made of sturdy wood.
Another gift idea for your lovely woman is to pamper her with a luxurious skincare set. She'll have one less thing to worry about if you take care to gift her a moisturizing line specifically made for prego women; choose one free of sulfates and parabens, like the Bun in the Oven Skincare Set. The kit includes belly butter, a lightweight face cream, body toning oil, gentle body wash, and lip balm for her oh-so-kissable lips. Oh right, those are the same lips that got this whole situation started.
Plan ahead for a maternity photography shoot once she starts to show more on her belly. Your girlfriend will love that you still think of her as beautiful when she is curvier than before maternity.
Make it a whole day devoted to your growing family. Book a stylist to glam up your special lady before the shoot and then treat her to pickles and ice cream after the photo session is over (or whatever other strange food combinations she is craving then). The pics that result will not only be enjoyed during the pregnancy but also throughout motherhood as junior grows up.
Want to save a few bucks on the photo shoot? Book early to see if you can get a better deal. Also, refer a friend who is also pregnant or needs professional pictures for another reason and you might be able to swing a discount for your own photographs. It doesn't hurt to ask the photographer for a deal! Preferably though you should do so when your girlfriend is out of the room so that you don't look cheap (hint hint).
Or, if a maternity shoot isn't really your thing, you can always get her a pregnancy pillow instead. She'll sleep better with this item, and that makes for a restful night for you both... at least until she has to go pee pee again.
Not sure which pregnancy pillow to get? Opt for an online bestseller like the Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow that has a close-to-perfect 5-star rating from about 6,000 customers. It offers support and cuddle comfort for when your soon-to-bed dad bod is out of the house.
As your girlfriend goes through pregnancy, the baby bump will get bigger, along with her breasts (yippee!), hips, and feet (what you didn't know that?). While she knows that she'll need to get new clothes to accommodate her new body shape, what she doesn't know yet is that you're going to treat her to luxurious maternity wear.
Get her beautiful dresses for those nights when she feels so bloated and depressed that she can't fit into her favorite dress from pre-maternity. With amazing maternity wear, it's easy for her to feel great about her body that is curvier than it once was. And you're the one that provided the special treat; way to go, future papa!
For designer maternity clothes, try Nine In The Mirror. They handpick runway styles and customize them to fit women in their first to third trimester. Your girlfriend's going to give birth to your child soon so, yeah, she's worth splurging on.
Girlfriend Being Deployed
You knew this day was coming, but you're still not quite prepared for it now that it is here. The girl you are dating gives you the news that she is deploying, and you can barely string a few words together. Get your act together before your girlfriend leaves, so that she will have a great send-off with you and anticipate jumping back into your arms when she returns. Here are ideas for military gifts for women, depending on the size of your budget.
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
A romantic gift fit for a girlfriend being deployed is a message in a bottle. This present is more meant as a symbolic gesture rather than actually to be put into the ocean. The materials you will need are:
- An empty glass bottle
- Bottle cork
- Piece of floss
- Piece of 8-1/2 x 12inch piece of paper
- Sharpie marker
Beachcombing for the bottle will give it that rustic look you want (versus the one whose contents you just emptied into your wine glass). Next, cut the 8-1/2 x 12inch piece of paper in half and this length should roll well into the bottle neck and be easier for her to remove later too. Get the rest of the steps for creating a romantic message in a bottle gift for the woman in your life by following the steps in this YouTube tutorial.
Another option? Get your girlfriend a present of personalized photo dog tags. These are the dog tags issued to the woman you love before she goes to serve her country. On one tag can be a cute couples photo of you two and the other one can have special words like "love you" followed by her name.
A special memento for your girlfriend to carry on her as she embarks on such a big journey is a Heart Pocket Compass. This one is handcrafted from pewter and engraved with the words "My Heart Will Guide You Home" on the back of it. She can slip it into the pocket of her uniform to give her strength on the tough days. It even comes in a velveteen pouch for safe keeping. While it has a small compass on the back, it is not necessarily reliable for navigation but, instead, is primarily meant to signify that her heart belongs back at home with you.
Another of the gift ideas for a deploying girlfriend is a memory book from Heartfelt Books that you personalize to your relationship, from the cover of the book to the milestones you and special feelings you fill it with. Your honey bun can look through the pages when she misses you and she'll look forward to creating new memories for the book upon returning home.
Or if your girlfriend is more of a visual person than a reader, she might appreciate a custom photo book more. You can create them at a number of sites online, including Shutterfly. You'll need to allow three business days for the making of the book if you choose Shutterfly though, so plan ahead to ensure you give her the present before she deploys.
Before your favorite girl heads off to her post, give her a present that she won't be expecting: a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Make it something that has been on her bucket list since you first met her; when it is a special event for her it will be one she can replay for the months she will be away from home. Here are some examples of experience gifts for your girlfriend, depending on her personality:
- Adventurer - She loves a thrill, so you'll give her a beginner's flying lesson in your city or a hike up an awesome mountain led by a guide to reach a glorious peak
- Sophisticated - Treat her to a day of wine tasting in the best wineries in the city; explore and have a blast in relaxed, chic settings
- Culture Queen - A food tour of the local gourmet shops and restaurants sounds like an amazing experience for this kind of gal
- Artistic - Her gift is a private glass blowing lesson, where she can experience creating things from molten glass under the lead of a certified instructor
Another thoughtful gift she will love - and use daily - is a dual time zone watch. Trying to figure out time zones between where she relocates and home can be tricky, so now she can easily figure out the time in both places with this type of watch. We like the HMEWatch Unisex ATC Aviator Watch because it is classy without being gaudy in rose gold and is proudly made in the USA (just like your sweetheart). She will be able to plan out your calls to one another easier with this timepiece on her wrist.
Girlfriend Moving in with You
You're crazy for your gal and can't stand being apart another night. It's time to ask her to move in with you. It's a serious step and worth celebrating by surprising her with a special treat. Gifts for the woman you love, after you ceremoniously sweep her through the doorway of your new abode in your arms, include:
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
A perfect (and relatively inexpensive) housewarming gift for the woman who warms your heart is a heart-shaped keychain. She can add the door key proudly to it. If she's not such a girlie girl, pick out a different keychain that isn't so feminine, like one with her favorite baseball team's logo on it.
Another thoughtful touch is to get new bedding. Go to the home decor store with your GF and pick out new bed sheets, comforter, and pillows, all of which you buy as a joint decision. The new bed linens signify a fresh new stage in your relationship. If your girl gets cold easily, put an extra blanket on her side of the bed (yes, she gets a side!) for chilly nights.
If you have sleep issues, make your woman more comfortable in the home by seeking some nighttime remedies. If you're a snorer, here are some natural bedtime solutions for her first night and beyond:
- If you normally sleep on your back, turn to your side. Changing your position will prevent the base of your tongue and soft palate from collapsing to the back of your throat, which causes the snoring sound when you're on your back
- Avoid alcohol as it will relax your muscles, including those in your tongue and throat, which intensifies the snoring
- Clear nasal passages by having a hot shower in your manly bathroom before crawling into bed. It will help open up a clogged nose, in case a cold is responsible for the snoring
One or a combination of these tips may help to reduce your snoring. Your partner will enjoy a better rest and morning cuddles may become a great new routine too.
A gift idea for your woman that she will appreciate soon after moving in is noise-cancelling headphones. While you love your time together under one roof, it makes sense that there will be moments when you want to listen to music while she has her nose in a book, or she has friends over at the exact moment you're craving a nap. Just put on the H501 Active Noise Cancelling Over-ear Headphones to keep the peace in the household.
The comfy headphones phase out 92 percent of background noise but also protect your ears from any loud sound. As stereo headphones, they provide rich bass and balanced sound quality too, whether you're enjoying classics like The Beatles or the newest remix from Calvin Harris.
Or, if you'd rather present her with something more romantic, a nice cotton or terry bathrobe and matching slippers will be welcomed by most women. She can relax with her morning cup of coffee in this ensemble and also lounge in it on her days off as she lounges around the home you now share together.
Not sure which size of robe to get her? Rather than getting a one size fits all robe, which risks being too big for her, base the robe size on her dress size. If she is size 2-6, then pick XS or S for the robe; size 8-14 is going to be MED or LRG for a robe, and 16-20 dress size is the equivalent of XLG or 1X for robe size.
For the guy who wants to go all out to welcome his girlfriend into the home, jewelry is a great way to welcome her in lavishly. A wonderful symbol of your developing love is a 0.29 Cts Diamond Butterfly Pendant in 925 Sterling Silver with 16inch silver chain. Just as the butterfly emerges from its cocoon to show its beauty, your girlfriend's beauty shines brightly too. Say thank you for being part of your life with this sparkling necklace that has precise craftsmanship, feminine design, and a good cut of diamond that sparkles beautifully as she wears the jewel around her neck.
Another option for the present is sexy lingerie (heck, it's a present for you both as you go from room to room in the house, hyper about having sex with her in this hot outfit). Pick out a lacy bra and matching panties in classic red for a romantic touch or bright orange for more of a playful outfit. Add a garter belt for a touch of naughty.
Agent Provocateur is one of the top-ranked online boutiques for luxurious lingerie, including the fantasy pieces that make you salivate. Once the outfit is on her, compliment her to make sure she knows how beautiful she looks then slowly take it off, one item at a time, before giving her a steamy gift that involves both of you being totally naked.
This day has to be special because it marks the celebration of your girlfriend's birth and you don't know what you would do without her. While you know it's corny, your heart melts a little bit every time you see her. Tell her so in a birthday card, in addition to giving one of these presents to your amazing woman.
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
Gals love to experiment with new cosmetics, so the SHANY Professional Makeup Kit is the perfect gift for your GF's birthday. The convenient compact features eyeshadows and blush galore, with a total of 75 colors. There are color combinations for any woman's needs, regardless of skin tone.
Another option is to give her a framed poster that features words almost as sweet as she is. The I Love You to the Moon and Back Poster Print is a romantic present that tells her you're ready for an epic Star Trek adventure if need be. You think she's a star after all...
Thinking outside of the box? Some of the best presents are the most creative ones. Gather ten friends and coordinate a dance routine in the weeks leading up to her special day. Then surprise her with a flash mob when the day arrives, timing the flash mob to break out in the middle of your picnic date or another public place. She will be stoked at the fun event you organized and all the trouble you took to pull off the surprise without a hitch!
Plan a glamorous date that leaves your girlfriend breathless! Tell her to be ready in a fancy outfit for a certain time of the night and that you will pick her up. Don't give her any more details than that so that he is buzzing with anticipation.
When you arrive at the door, have a bouquet of her favorite flowers on your arm. Whisk her off to a trendy restaurant that you made dinner reservations for weeks in advance. This special woman will love that you are taking the weight of decision making and planning date nights off her shoulders for an entire night. Tell her she can order whatever she wants and praise her on what she chooses from the menu.
After dinner, take her back to your house where you have already put the birthday cake in the fridge. When you buy the cake, earlier in the day, ask the professional baker at the store to write her name on it as a personal touch.
TIP: If you're unsure what type of flowers she likes best, opt instead for a unique arrangement, whether it is lilies or a mixed wildflower bouquet prearranged by the florist. Don't give her cacti as they can prick her and you don't want her thinking you're a royal prick.
Give girls designer purses and they will weaken at the knees. Your girlfriend will adore this Gucci Canvas Drawstring Shoulder Bag in green. Made in Italy, it has genuine leather trim, metal hardware, interior pocket, and 9inch handle. It is 100 percent authentic and will 100 percent make her day. Her friends are going to be jealous, and, for her, that's a good thing (oh the joys of being her frenemy).
Or, if you want to gift her an experience instead, and you're able to both get time off on the weekend closest to her actual birthday, why not take her for a small holiday instead? A romantic getaway for a few days is perfect for celebrating the day she was born and helping her forget any worries as she boards the place.
- Feeling extra romantic? Book a spa appointment ahead of time in the city where you will be and only tell her about it an hour beforehand. She'll love the surprise element and the pampering that follows.
Whether you two are celebrating a year of dating or another special milestone together, you know full well that you better deliver something your girlfriend or wife loves. It might be something fun or romantic. If you can't decide what to buy as the couples anniversary present, here are some suggestions.
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Just because you don't have a lot of money doesn't mean you can't give the lovely lady o' yours something incredible on the shared anniversary. A prime example is the His/Her Split Heart Keychain. For under $20, you can get each of your first names engraved on a side of the heart along with the day of the anniversary. Each of you keeps a half as a reminder of your loving bond.
Another idea is to plan out the important day in advance with fun, low-cost ideas. During the day, you could go for a walk, hand in hand, along the water or a local trail. Then, at night, make her dinner at home with special ingredients. After the meal, plan some intimate time together. Don't overeat at dinner as having heartburn while in bed with your lady is not exactly a fun time.
Want to get even more creative? Blow up a balloon for each month or year you and your GF or wife have been together. Put a handwritten note into every balloon, writing special qualities of your partner on each piece of paper. Tell her to pop the balloons and watch her smile grow as she reads each of the tender notes.
Here's a gift that takes some planning but is well worth the kisses that will come your way. It is a month-long present, based on the premise that she will receive a new present on a certain day of the week throughout the month. Ideally, it will be the same day of the week as the anniversary date. Each present will be romantic, and your special woman will delight in getting a bunch of them! Examples of unique presents are:
- A custom photo jigsaw puzzle. Choose a great photo of the two of you. When she's put together the jigsaw, which can be made by an online company like PrinterStudio, it can be preserved with gloss and put into a frame to display on the wall.
- Get a sketch made of you two through an affordable service like Fiverr. Simply submit the original photo that you want the sketch to be based from and select what type of choice you want, from pencil design to watercolor.
- A zodiac necklace would look amazing around your girlfriend's neck if she's one of those ladies who checks her daily horoscope religiously. A sterling silver, gold plated, or 14k gold necklace all make great presents, depending how much you want to spend (silver is typically the cheapest of the three, while 14k gold is on the expensive end).
- A book based on her favorite hobby would be very useful! Perhaps she loves to knit and a tutorial book can help her. Show you know her interests and appreciate how she chooses to spend her time.
Step up your game with the gift of these sparkling 14k white gold diamond solitaire earrings. The beautiful studs feature a cluster of round-cut diamonds in pronged settings. They will look amazing on her, and she will be trying to get a peek of herself in window reflections throughout the night as you take her out to celebrate the happy occasion.
In terms of where you take her as she shows off her new bling, there are many choices, depending on her interests, such as:
- Night out dancing at a jazz club
- Evening at the opera
- Couples portrait session
- The swankiest restaurant in town (book your reservation a few months in advance and double-check it two weeks before the anniversary evening to make sure it's still a go)
- Ballroom dance lesson
When you return home from the special evening, have a sexy package awaiting her that features something new to do in the bedroom. Massage oils are a great way to bring extra romance to the end of the day. Note: Never apply the oil directly to her body but instead place it liberally on your hands, rub them together, and then start massaging her.
For Valentine's Day
While a bouquet of red roses is the go-to present for most guys on Valentine's Day, you don't want to come across as typical. Instead, treat your girlfriend to a gift that sets you apart from the boys and helps her see you as the sensitive, kind man you are (now you have a reputation to live up to... No pressure).
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You can go the romantic route or touch the horny side (literally) with your Valentine's Day gift for your lovely companion. For a sexy woman like her, she deserves a sensual massage. Don't feel intimidated as a few simple tips can send your hands and her body into an orgasmalicious experience:
- Use more than just your hands to massage her with the oil. Use your chest, stomach, and arms as well on her body (be sure to cover your torso with the lubricant first)
- Add your mouth and tongue to the mix. Kissing and the sensation of warm breath on her body can take her from a 6 to a 9 in no time
- Add a blindfold to take away her sense of sight and enhance her other senses in the process
- While the G-spot and nipples are obvious places to tune into, you can also around your girl by kissing, rubbing, and licking her neck, fingers, wrist, and other often neglected areas.
Give your partner a memorable massage experience, with sex taking the second spot on February 14th to stimulating her G-spot. You are likely to enjoy her way of thanking you for the romantic and naughty present, so it's not like you're losing out in any way here.
Your girlfriend deserves to let loose and have some fun on Valentine's Day! She has been working so hard and treats you well, so it's time to offer her a gift of... alcoholic pleasure! Get her the Margaritaville Bahamas Frozen Concoction Mixer to create refreshing party-style drinks whenever she wants them. From daiquiris to margaritas and pina coladas, she has the bar at her fingertips now.
This fun present goes well with a side of those cutesy little umbrellas she loves so much, so tuck a package of those in with the present. This top-rated blender includes a blending jar (36oz) and ice-shaving compartment. Bring on the yum!
But if she's not into booze, steer clear of it on Valentine's Day and instead get her something that appeals to the gadget lover that she is. Yup, we're talking about the Apple Watch. If she has an iPhone, then this time piece is the best choice, available in 38mm or 42mm sizes. It looks chic on a gal's wrist, and there are luxury leather bands available for it that take the style up a notch.
It is the most romantic day of the year, and your girlfriend seems to have everything under the sun (and in every color). Rather than bestowing her with something material, which will just collect dust on the bedroom dresser, you can give her an experience gift instead!
Choose an adventure related to her interests, such as hang gliding for the adventurous woman or a set of French cooking classes for the wanna-be Julia Child. Get a gift certificate that covers the costs of the event, including the plane fare if it is in another city, state, or country than where she lives. My, my, look at you, stepping up to the plate on Valentine's Day to become the King o' Boyfriends.
Now the last thing to decide is how to wrap the gift certificate. Personalize the package that you slip the gift card into... Start by thinking about her interests. If she loves Chinese food, put the card into a Chinese takeout container and add in some small snacks or fortune cookies with it. Or fill a mason jar with M&Ms if she is a candy lover, hide the gift card in the center of the jar, and she won't see the real present until she's halfway through the decoy snack.
Hop, hop, hop. It's Easter bunny time again, and that means, yup, yup, yup, it's time for you to wrestle with finding your girl a gift as precious as she is. We're here to help you out with suggestions for thoughtful presents to mark the holiday that is almost as big as Christmas for many people.
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Spring flowers are always a great present for girlfriend, whether it is a bunch of tulips or lilies that you offer her on Easter. While it seems simple, you can't underestimate the power of an unexpected floral bouquet at delighting the special lady in your life.
And your girl's going to love receiving truffles too on the special occasion. Include the box of chocolates in a basket, along with other yummy treats, like a box of her go-to brand of cookies. Hop along to the store and fill that basket full of goodies!
If the woman you love has a charm bracelet, which most of them do right now (you've probably heard the word Pandora used once or 3000 times by her), then this Saphire Easter Faberge Egge Dangle Charm is a beautiful choice. It has all the spirit of Easter Day and fits a Pandora, Biagi, Chamilia, or Troll Beads bracelet.
Not sure what to get your lady for Easter? If there's ever an occasion when this sense of panic arises (and, believe us, guys, it will at happen at some point), a safe choice is perfume. Every woman wants to smell sexy, and a new fragrance is a great way to put an extra pep in her feminine step.
Rather than buying her a bottle that smells like a skunk, go with a classic like Chanel No. 5, which we deem to be the most famous perfume ever. It combines vanilla, jasmine, and water rose, for a delicate scent that has been going strong since Coco Chanel first launched the scent in 1921.
If you are thinking more along the lines of jewelry for Easter, we'll give you a pat on the back for it. You say she loves earrings, and you love her. OK then, earrings it is. The only problem now is how to pick the perfect pair for her. Here are some ways to find out what kind she likes:
- Look through her jewelry box. What types of patterns are there? Check if the earrings there are simple or ornate to give you a sense of her style preference.
- If your gal is like most women, she has a few go-to pairs of earrings that she wears. Take notice of what they are and purchase a similar kind
- Ask her gal friends what kinds of earrings she likes and what kind you are thinking of getting her. Take their advice seriously as they will let you know if you are on the right track or not.
Surprise her with the ultimate spa package. Your girlfriend can take a load off as she relaxes during an amazing spa facial before getting a manicure and pedicure done at the same location. This is the spa session she has dreamed of! The head-to-toe indulgence is exactly what your body and mind need, and Easter Day is the perfect occasion for this type of present.
Another present for your deserving girl on the special bunny day is 24 bottles of her top choice of wine. This supply will last her a while, keeping her happy as you later head to your man cave to watch sports. Add in a wine thermometer to take the temperature of the precious liquid, so she gets the most flavor from it. The thermometer goes around the bottle like a belt to provide a clear reading.
What, you want more gift ideas? OK, here's one more. If the woman you love has a sweet tooth, blow her away with a truffle-making class (or two) from a high-end chocolatier. Your sweetie-pie will learn how to pipe chocolate like a pro, make ganache (a fancy word for the gooey center of the truffle) from scratch, and more. You'll benefit by getting some of the yummy results.
As Santa's appearance gets closer, you should prepare for the holidays by getting your girlfriend a present as terrific as she is. If you're flip flopping on what to get here, don't have a breakdown but instead scroll down here to see the gift options for the lucky lady.
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For many women, romantic movies are a guilty pleasure. Surprise her this Christmas with a 4-pack of Nicholas Sparks movies, which are well known for being tearjerkers.
The love of your life will adore you for providing her with hours of sappy movie time as she watches The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, and Nights in Rodanthe. The gift set may also provide great opportunities for you to cuddle beside her under a warm blanket and get a few smooches while you're there.
Another winning gift idea for the love of your life is jewelry. Any girlfriend will adore some new bling, including this one that is perfect for wintertime. It's the Love Bangle with frosted Winter finish. The word "love" scrolls in different fonts across the bracelet in red or black, with a frosty finish that gives it a delicate look. It's an easy one-size-fits-all style and is handmade, so no two are identical.
The third idea for girlfriend's present is to take a quote about love or one that is significant to your relationship and get it printed and framed affordably through Etsy. You get a gold star for thoughtfulness.
As you have a decent sized budget for Xmas, you can afford to give the woman in your life a nice piece of jewelry. If she has hinted about a certain type of item lately, like a necklace, then you already know what to get. But if not, then you have a bit of legwork to do to ensure you get the necklace or other bling that suits her tastes. Let's assume it's a necklace you want to gift her for the holidays. Here are three tips for choosing the perfect necklace:
- Pick the chain. Take note of what kind of chains she wears; sterling silver and gold are the most popular choices for necklaces. If she has allergies, you will likely want to choose hypoallergenic. Also, get a chain that is adjustable so that she can wear it longer or shorter as she pleases.
- Pick the pendant. Select a pendant in her favorite color and shape. If you're not sure what this is, sneak a peek into her jewelry box and replicate what you see there. Also, notice if the style of the pieces in her collection are simple or ornate to determine what she likes wearing.
- Get assistance. If you really can't decide what necklace to buy, ask her best friend or parents for help. They can guide you to a store she loves or give you an idea of the kind of pendant she would adore this Christmas.
Want to go the extra mile? Get her a Jewelry Tree for her to hang the necklace and other pieces she already owns. Your gal will love being able to hang her bling to not only organize it but also show it off to her besties. You can even make something for her to hang her jewelry on if you want a DIY project. Here are some inventive ideas.
Splurge on a lovely ring for your sweetheart. Whether you are proposing marriage or want your girlfriend to be adorned with the best jewelry available, surprise her with a gorgeous 1.4 Carat 14k White Gold Twisting Infinity Ring with 1 carat diamond. Choose from a range of gems for this particular style, from ruby to pink-sapphire.
Choose the birthstone associated with the month she was born. For example, Emerald is for the month of May. If you need a refresher guide on gemstones and months, this page from American Gem Society can help you.
Another idea is to present her with a gift card for BedandBreakfast.com. A few weeks after the holidays have passed, your woman will want some peace and quiet, so this present will sure come in handy. She can pick out the ideal B&B by looking at the site's photos and descriptions. Book a weekend getaway in the U.S. or Canada for the two of you and have some romantic time together.
Gifts For A Girlfriend In Her 30s
Now that she is in her 30's, it's time for concentrating on her career and big life changes, like having a baby and buying a home. You want this special woman to continue to grow with you and a wonderful way to show support is with thoughtful presents on special occasions, such as the launch of her business or a gift for after she gives birth to junior (who is a priceless present, by the way).
Girlfriend Starting Her Own Business
You have always admired your lovely lady for her independence and smarts. Now she is combining these two talents to start her own business. Wow, talk about raising the bar! You better rise to the occasion by getting your GF a present she will adore. Here are some gift suggestions to help take the weight of finding the perfect thing off your shoulders.
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Mobile gadgets are way more affordable than a few years ago. Now you can get a bestselling tablet for under $100. That's great value when you choose one from the head honchos like Kindle and Samsung (unfortunately, the Apple iPad is more expensive). As a new business owner, the busy woman of yours can stay connected even on the go with her tablet, so she doesn't miss any important emails (including yours) or scheduling reminders.
Better add in a Broadband air card too so that the working girl will always be able to connect to a cellular network, even when she's outside of a Wi-Fi hotspot. While you are number one in her life, number two right now is probably a Broadband Internet connection. After all, most business interactions are online now.
Another nice option is to gift a nice bottle of wine to your CEO gal. Pour her a glass when she comes home after a hard day at the office and offer to give a foot rub while she sips the concoction.
Tip: Strike up a conversation with the owner of the local wine store. After a few conversations, the owner might offer you a deal or two on your future liquor purchases.
If the business venture requires your special lady to travel a lot, a nice new set of luggage can go a long way toward helping make her trips more comfortable. But bags can come in a lot of materials and sizes, not to mention the range of features. Here's a cheat sheet for getting what your girl needs:
- Size: 22in x 9in x 14in is big enough for her necessities yet small enough to fit into most airlines' overhead compartments.
- Features: If she loves organization then get her a bag with a lot of pouches. Wheels are helpful if your girlfriend's luggage is probably going to be heavy. A telescoping handle will help her pull along the suitcase easily.
- Skip the expandability feature that some brands offer. It will make the bag too big for the overhead compartment. Instead, she can pack her items the night before so they will have time to settle; no expandability feature is then necessary!
The Samsonite Mightlight Spinner 21 is a great choice of travel bag, available in charcoal, black, or berry color. The multidirectional wheels make for easy movement, and it rolls upright to keep weight off of her arm or shoulder. It includes two mesh shoe pockets too (now she just has to decide which heels to take with her).
Personalize the luggage with a leather tag. This accessory is a clever way to say bon voyage, without coming across as cheesy.
A present that will have your other half kissing you again and again (nothing wrong with that!) is a mix of services that give her more time in the day. As an entrepreneur, your girlfriend is likely juggling many things, making the work/life balance a struggle. Here is how you can help:
- Hire a cleaner. Give her back the weekend by taking care of the house cleaning. If you don't want to scrub the toilets yourself, then hire a maid service to do the dirty work. You just saved her hours of house cleaning that she can now spend cuddling with you.
- Make her breakfast. It's the most important meal of the day, and the chances are that she is grabbing a cup of coffee and booting it to work without any food in her stomach. Get up before the hard-working woman and make a yummy meal to serve her before she leaves home. Save time by using the master pan. Get her day off to a great start!
- Plan a weekend getaway. If she's about to have a meltdown from the workplace stress, give the chick a break. Whisk her away to a cottage in the woods or another tranquil location that is the exact opposite of the hustle and bustle she is around daily.
When you hire a house cleaner, here are questions to ask to help you find the best one:
- Is the company bonded, insured, and licensed? After all, you don't want your girl returning home only to find out that she now has no electronics or furniture!
- What is the price? What cleaning services does that include? Shop around to find the best deal in your local area.
- How many people will be working in the house during the visit? Request one person and ask for the same person every time to establish trust.
Girlfriend After Giving Birth
Congratulations on having a baby! Well, okay, technically it was your girlfriend who gave birth but it was your little guys that swam into her... Never mind, you obviously know about the birds and the bees already. As the new baby is a source of joy but also adds significant stress to your girlfriend's life, it's time to help her out as the great new dad you are by gifting her some thoughtful items. See the selection below and choose what the bank of dad can afford now.
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Give your girlfriend a fashionable tote that meets her needs without being embarrassing to lug around town. This Hip Cub Diaper Bag in black and white combines runway style with the demands of being a mom. The seven pockets are perfect for storing baby bottles, diapers, feeding utensils, wet things, and more. It even includes a matching changing mat for on-the-go diaper changes.
Other presents for under $100 for the brand new mamma include:
- Nursing bra
- Drying rack for baby bottles
- Nursing pillow
- Infant car seat canopy
- Book on how to survive an infant
One more idea? Get your fabulous woman a pair of feminine pajamas. As she will be spending a few weeks in sleepwear, this present will be a welcome surprise.
A sweet gift for a new mom is a personalized necklace with the baby's name and birthdate on it (or any other custom details). We're partial to this mother's necklace with baby feet and a mix of 14k gold filled with sterling silver. Pick from ten different types of chains and three available fonts.
Include this necklace in a basket with other thoughtful gifts for mommy dearest. Include snacks that she can easily grab to eat with one hand (the baby will take the other hand for a while yet) and picture frames for the photos to come of the little tyke. You can even go DIY crazy and make wooden picture frames. Also, slip a gift certificate to a restaurant she loves that has a delivery service; this treat will be great for a day when she's too tired even to recognize who you are (don't take it personally).
Sign up for a meal service and get delicious ingredients for dinner served right to the doorstep. Blue Apron has her meals covered. Your girlfriend won't have to worry about what to make the family for dinner in addition to changing diapers and trying to get the baby to stop crying long enough to fall asleep.
With Blue Apron, get a delivery once a week with all the ingredients necessary to make three meals, such as chicken chilaquiles. There is a vegetarian option too. If you help with a dirty diaper here and there, maybe your girlfriend will let you have a few bites of food too.
A rocking chair is another fantastic way to pamper the mother of your child. For those late-night feedings, this wide and comfy nursery rocker from Dorel will keep your partner comfortable while still being able to prop up your boy or girl in her arms.
The chair is one-and-a-half times wider than a typical rocker to allow for quality time with your child. Rocking the baby to sleep or helping the infant stop crying are other great uses for the attractive upholstered rocking chair. This furniture item is a staple for many young families for many reasons!
Whether it is your girlfriend or wife and your first child or not, this is the day that you pamper mamma. She is the bearer of your children and puts up with your addiction to Pokemon Go, so this Mother's Day had better be special (no pressure). Treat the lady right with these great gift ideas.
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The classic breakfast in bed on May 8th never gets old for any mom. Let her sleep in an extra hour and then when she tries to rise out of bed tell her gently that you will bring her meal to her this morning. The present involves one tray, one (big) mug of coffee), pancakes with maple syrup, sliced up orange, and a romantic kiss from hubby. Ask your little one, if they are old enough, to help you serve the meal on Mother's Day.
If the woman in your life is always making notes for work and to-do lists around the house, a useful present is a notebook full of quality lined paper for her to take notes easily. This cute 3-book bundle has chic designs, coordinate together, and includes "hello gorgeous!" on one of the covers. Now she has a series of notebooks to tide her over till next year. Perfect!
Another inexpensive present for your woman on Mother's Day is a personalized throw pillow with the initials of all of her kids on it. Choose the size and paint color, depending which room you plan to put it. This gift for mom is a great nod to your loving family.
Mom deserves a night out! For your girlfriend or wife, an amazing present this year is a three-course dinner at a classy restaurant. See if you can book the best table in the dining room when you make the reservation a month in advance. For any new mother, having a night out feeling like a princess can be heavenly after countless diaper changes (who knew that newborns could poop green?).
A slight variation of this romantic night out is to book a dinner cruise for two. Enjoy a relaxing evening on the water, which includes a delicious meal. The view will make a one-of-kind dining experience. Then when this wonderful woman is back at the changing table, she'll have a nice memory that helps keep her energy up and a smile on her face.
If your other half is a techie, here are some awesome gifts for her. As a mom, she is likely on the go a lot. If so, she is bound to like the Ralph Lauren Ricky Bag with Light. It combines fashion with technology, featuring an illuminating interior and USB port to plug in her phone. The update on the iconic purse is great, and it looks classy from the outside too with the rose gold-plated hardware.
Or maybe a better idea for the new mom is to step into femininity with a pair of custom-made heels from True Gault. Simply use the app to scan her feet and create custom shoes for her. Then take your girl for a fitting in NYC or Rochester, New York, where the showrooms are located, or to a "True Gault 3D" fitting appointment.
Girlfriend Finishing A Marathon
Your woman is exceptional in 100 different ways and when she completed a marathon it took that number to 101! She trained hard, and you've made it your mission to search even harder to get a present to congratulate her properly for meeting her goal. Here are gifts for runners that will please your sweet (and sweaty) girlfriend.
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Getting to the finish line is a reason to celebrate! This running girl decal for your girlfriend's laptop, smartphone, or car is a great present to keep her motivation going for the sport. Not only will the handmade vinyl sticker remind your baby of the strides she's made (literally) but also keeps her pumped for the next race.
Another gift idea for your running gal is to grab a bottle of massage oil and gently soothe her tired legs. The massage can increase blood flow to her tender muscles and free them of any waste products built up over time during training. Relax her leg muscles as a special treat for her and add a few kisses for good measure.
While we're on the topic of relaxation and recovery, she won't have to worry so much about fatigued leg muscles when she gets the gift of a pair of compression calf sleeves. The nylon-and-spandex knee-high running sleeves compress and support soft tissue, whether she wears them after the race or during competition. Choose from three sizes and six colors.
TIP: Choose compression sleeves rather than traditional compression socks as they are more versatile; sleeves are typically lighter and more breathable than socks.
If your girlfriend wants to continue running marathons, she will love receiving the Suunto Ambit3 Run GPS Watch. This popular unit with athletes will help her track important performance stats, including pace, speed, and heart rate. The GPS feature is accurate, with minimal delay, according to consumer reviews online. The lime color is awesome, but if she's more of a classic gal, then black or white bands may better suit her.
Another sporty present for your run girl is a new pair of athletic shoes. If you're not sure which pair of runners to get her or what is her size, hand her a gift certificate to a local sports store that she loves to visit. Alternatively, pick her up the morning after the race and explain that she can get any pair of running shoes she wants, so long as she directs you where to go in town to get them. If you go with the GC option instead, make it for at least $200 as sports footwear isn't cheap these days, at least not if she wants the good ones.
Add in an overnight foot repair cream to tell her you care about her tootsies. Offer to massage those cute feet of hers later too. The chances are good that you may get some lip lock out of it, hint hint.
Help your girlfriend out by getting her a high-end blender to make all of those wonderful smoothies that she spends copious amounts of money on during the week at juice bars. Now she can make fruit and veggie smoothies whenever she wants, without having to leave home, thanks to the Breville Blender in sleek stainless steel. Its nickname "The Boss" is fitting given that it provides awesome smoothies and has preset functions that let her walk away even while blending... and into your arms. Reminder: Go to gym pronto to beef up your arms.
If you want to go the extra mile to reward your cutie for the many miles she has run, why not give her jewelry? Pick a design that fits with her athletic mode, like the figure of a jogger as a necklace pendant or a Pandora Running Shoe Charm in sterling silver for her bracelet.
And don't stop there with the "charm-ing" present. Go to a local engraver and get the marathon date stamped on it. Note: Plan ahead! The running woman you love will know the race date in advance so you will have time to pull off the surprise present. Expect a few weeks for delivery of the charm and two more weeks for engraving to be complete. If the big day is close to Christmas or Valentine's, allow for a couple of extra weeks as these are busy times of year for online stores and engravers.
It's not every day that you get to celebrate the birth of your true love. Make the occasion memorable with creative and pretty presents for the woman you call girlfriend or wife (we won't get into the naughty names you call one another in bed).
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Romantic birthday presents for your gal don't have to cost you an arm and a leg (or a month's worth of pay). For example, you can get her one or two of the signature line of decorative tin candles from Nordstrom. Each one is only $8, and they have 25 hours of burn time. They look beautiful and have fragrant blends that make her home feel even more inviting than usual.
Another cute gift idea is a box of lavender soap jewels that are shimmering and look great on her bathroom counter. They're almost too lovely to use... almost. Other great surprises for your hot woman include:
- Temporary tattoos that feature her favorite animal or flower
- A trinket dish for your GF to keep "this and that"
- Nail decals in colors she loves to wear
- Engraved pencil set based on a chick flick she adores, like Legally Blonde
If your lover has a great laugh and you can't wait to hear it again, treat her to a comedy night for two at one of the local clubs. You might even find a deal through Groupon. Laugh until the late hours of the evening and buy her one of those fruity drinks she seems to like so much too.
Is your girlfriend an adventure seeker? If so, a gift she will treasure is ziplining or bungy jumping. Offer to drive the two of you to the location and pay for all of the expenses involved. Whether you join her or not for the adrenaline rush is completely up to you. If you want to get in on the thrill ride, try a tandem skydive; most packages include video of the couple taken by a skilled videographer freefalling in front!
Or, maybe your special lady is more of a homebody. She might like getting some new items for the house, including a high-end wood pillar speaker from Stelle Audio. If this woman stays home because she's a foodie, surprise her with a set of handcrafted Poglia knives or gift wrap a KitchenAid Ultra Power Stand Mixer in bold red. By the way, this mixer packs a punch with ten speeds and 300-watt power.
Every woman dreams of a closet full of high-end clothes. Now you can give your girlfriend "The Forever Closet" from Net-a-Porter. The shopping experts, including the company's Head of Personal Shopping Lupe Puerta, will help you create a wardrobe full of luxury fashion for your woman. Price varies by request; email Fantasygifts@net-a-porter.com to find out more.
If you think your stylish gal would rather shop for runway clothes herself, though, treat her to anything her heart desires at the Emilio Pucci online boutique. The Italian fashion designer offers luxury collections in a range of bold, beautiful colors. Your girlfriend will adore looking like she just stepped out of the pages of Vogue or Elle.
Speaking of stepping, you could also give her a pair of Jimmy Choo high heels. If the designer sounds familiar, it's because his shoes are sought after by A-list actresses and singers. Well, you always knew you were with a diva!
Whether you have been with your wife or girlfriend less than a year or more than a decade, it doesn't matter. The main thing is that you have one another - and that's a great reason to celebrate! You never thought you would find someone who put up with your weird sleep noises or love of retro albums but now you've found her. And you want to spoil your special woman with a one-of-a-kind present on your anniversary. Here is how to do exactly that.
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
It's not that you don't want to spend more than the $100 present limit on your shared anniversary but instead that you are strapped for cash due to other commitments, like a mortgage or car. So, here are inexpensive gift ideas for the woman who means so much to you, even on a budget:
- Cook her dinner. A roast chicken dinner will impress the heck out of her and make her think you're as hunky at chef Bobby Flay in the kitchen. It's a simple recipe when you follow the directions at Food52.
- Take the lady who has your heart back to the place where you first met her, had your first date, or shared your first kiss. Stroll through memory lane as you walk through the place where a significant milestone in your relationship happened.
- Start her day out right with a special note on the windshield of her car. It might be a sweet message written about her, with some hearts drawn on it. She will like showing off the gift to her coworkers, especially when she finds a beautiful bouquet of flowers on her desk when she arrives at work too.
Helicopter rides for two are a special anniversary gift idea. The perfect equation for romantics at heart is a private tour of the waterway near where you live together. Admire the city below, particularly if you choose a sunset flight as your girlfriend's present.
Whatever flight you decide to surprise her with, you'll need to book it ahead of time and bear in mind it will depend on weather conditions. A helicopter excursion is exciting and luxurious! Remember to bring a camera and extra batteries to capture the breathtaking sights and remember to ask someone to snap a pic of the two of you on this special occasion.
But, of course, you will need to know in advance if the woman you love is comfortable with heights. If you're not sure, ask her parents or best gal pal. If you want to get her something sophisticated but aren't sure if the flying experience is really for her, opt instead for a 14k White Gold Infinity Ring that has a sparkling high polish finish and gorgeous design. The message of this stunning gift is that you will cherish her always.
Mark the anniversary of when you started dating or got married with a very special present: A trip to Paris for two! This city is one of the most romantic places on Earth, and it's about time you two got some extra cuddle time. Rather than just handing her the tickets, wrap them up in a t-shirt that says "Paris is always a good idea," and then watch her face light up!
Want to get a good flight deal? Of course! Here are some tips:
- Travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday. They are the cheapest days of the week
- The first a.m. flights and cheaper than later times in the day
- Sign up for fare alerts from AirFareWatchDog. They will send you notice of the latest deals from your nearest airport.
Oh and if you want to save money on transportation while you're in Paris, skip the cab ride and hop on the more affordable metro instead. Select English as your language on the automatic ticket machines and they will walk you through the purchase stages.
For Valentine's Day
Oh la la, it's Valentine's Day! February 14th is a time for romance and seduction, as well as giving her a sweet gift that comes from the heart. Whether you go romantic or naughty, here are some helpful gift ideas for your life partner.
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
Love is in the air, and it is a perfect time to give her pretty lingerie. It's getting warm in here, so you better choose something skimpy and soft, like the Avidlove Halter Babydoll. The double-knot chemise comes with a matching g-string, though she won't be wearing it for long. The red color says romance, but the rose red color is pretty sexy too, in our humble (and horny) opinion.
Then again you might want to give your girlfriend more of a PG present, like the Ghosts of Girlfriends Past movie. It's a fun way to remind your woman how much other guys suck, although we only suggest getting this one for her if you're willing to watch the chick flick together and also make her a bowl of popcorn to go along with it.
Another cute idea that your girl isn't likely to have received before on this special day is a beautiful Valentine video made just for her. The loving message through Fiverr includes five pics, two short written messages, and a song of your choice. This particular seller takes less than a week to deliver the content.
Your GF does a lot for you and everyone else in her life but rarely takes time for some R&R herself. Now she will be able to relax more easily in this Kimono Eyelash Silk Robe from Dear Bowie that you offer her for Valentine's Day. It is a fun, modern take on the traditional kimono, featuring cute eyelashes all over it. The design is comfy with its open front and big collar, with practical pockets at the front. Put a small bag of cinnamon candy hearts into one pocket as an extra treat for this amazing woman.
Then again you might want to go with a nice handbag instead that she can use throughout the year to carry her wallet, smartphone, sunglasses, and other essentials. If you're not sure of what design she would like, go for a classic style like this ladies' genuine leather tote bag. It has two big pockets and a phone slot, as well as being quality brown leather so she can pair it with almost any outfit in any season.
If you're stumped as to what to get your gal for Valentine's Day, a go-to present is a one-year subscription to a magazine that fits her interests or lifestyle. For example:
- For the running girl, Women's Running is a great choice
- For the chic, trendsetting gal, gift her a subscription to Elle
- For a woman who wants to reach for the sky, give her 12 issues of O, The Oprah Magazine
Of course, this magazine subscription, whether you go digital or print, is only going to eat up a small amount of your budget. So, you better accompany it with an experience gift that matches to what she'll read in the pages of the magazine of choice.
For example, pair the Elle mag with a beautiful piece of jewelry like she would read about the top celebs in the world owning or give her a gym membership along with a fitness magazine. Appeal to what your girlfriend loves and she will love you more deeply than ever.
Surprise your girlfriend with an Easter present that makes her smile. Whether your budget is less than $100, $500, or $1000, you can always find something to please... You just have to be a little bit creative. In case you are feeling short on inspiration, here are some gifts your bunny will love receiving from you this year.
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
For the female who is a caffeine freak, the KRUPS GX4100 Coffee Grinder is a handy little present. This model matches the other stainless steel appliances your girlfriend owns and has a 3-ounce bean capacity, which means it can grind up to 15 cups of java at a time. An extra benefit is that it can also grind herbs and spices. Just a thought: maybe a jolt of coffee in the Easter Bunny's system is what gives him the energy to hop around town delivering eggs year after year?
If you are looking for a more festive present for your other half, you could try a grown-up style of the Easter basket that you remember getting as a kit. It's a bit of DIY for you, starting with adding ribbons to a basic basket you can pick up at Walgreens. Fill it with different candies that only come out this time of year, like marshmallow Peeps and chocolate Easter Bunnies, as well as a bottle of wine or her favorite coolers to make it more adult-centric. Add wine glasses filled with colorful jelly beans to finish off the basket.
For the next Easter you spend with your sweetie, she may not be expecting anything other than chocolates. Aha, now is your time to impress her with a special gift! Buy a card for the occasion and put a gift certificate in it. Choose a voucher for a place that is sure to pamper her, such as:
- Day spa
When your better half returns home from the relaxing appointment, have a picture frame waiting for her that has a recent photo of the two of you in it. Put the photo gift on the mantle or coffee table and give her time to find it naturally; she will be truly surprised - in a good way!
If your image isn't great quality but you want to frame it, there are free photo editors online, such as Pixlr, to help improve it. Pixlr is like a free version of Photoshop, and you can use its simple features right from your browser, without the need for a software download.
For the fashionista, a gold bracelet from chic designer Stella McCartney is sure to please. The Coated Jeweled Cuff is sweet, featuring a range of cheerful yellow stones across. The yellow jewels pop against the black brass bracelet, and your gal will love how you took Easter to a whole new level.
You can also elevate your girlfriend's idea of chocolates as presents by ordering custom chocolate by Compartes. Include personalized messages for her or get her initials put on the sweet treats. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the design you want on the boxed truffles for your lovely lady's Easter gift.
If you want a creative way to wrap the gift, whichever one you choose, simply tie a pretty woman's scarf around it. Go furoshiki style! Here is how to do exactly that in picture form.
It is crazy how fast December 25th can creep up on you! It's almost here, and you haven't thought of a Christmas present for your girl or wife. Here are great ideas for what to put under the Xmas tree that your woman will love, almost as much as she adores you.
- Under $100
- Under $500
- Under $1000
If the wonder woman in your life adores Jane Austen books or the movies created from the novels, such as Pride and Prejudice, then a fitting present is the Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure paperback. In this fun book, readers can create their own adventure in the shoes of Lizzie Bennett. For any literary gal, this gift offers a lot of fun. And don't be jealous if she ends up with Mr. Darcy at the end of the read as you're the real deal, not him.
If you notice that your girl's jewelry seems to be laying everywhere around the house, from the bedroom nightstand to the kitchen counter, you might want to look at helping her get organized this Xmas. A large jewelry case is a useful gift and the Kendal huge leather jewelry case will do the trick well with its slide out drawers and other compartments for each necklace, bracelet, ring, and earring in her collection. Women can even lock their jewelry boxes now, which is convenient and safe in case of moving or leaving home for an extended period.
Is your lovely lady a photographer in the making or is swimming her favorite type of workout? If so, you can get her a camera package that includes all of the gear a woman needs to practice taking underwater photos. This photography package includes a Fujifilm FinePix XP90 waterproof digital camera, 32GB memory card, flexible tripod, Ritz SD card reader, camera cleaning kit, and more. The camera is waterproof to an impressive 50 feet or 50 meters.
Of course, if she is more of a landlubber, don't throw her in the deep end but instead keep her cuddly warm in winter with Saks Fifth Avenue Leather Gloves in black or brown. The style of this pair is timeless, and they have soft cashmere lining to protect her delicate hands that you love to hold. Made in Italy, these women's gloves are the definition of elegance.
You want to get the best for your baby, especially when you play Santa Claus. A present that will have her seeing clearly that you are the best guy for her is the Samsung 2016 Curved 55-Inch 4K HD LED TV. It has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 3 HDMI inputs, 2 USB ports, and is Energy Star approved. The 4K resolution makes everything looks sharper; it'll be like you're bringing the movie theater into her home. Good on you, bro!
Or, if she likes streaming content and has cut the cord recently, a media streamer will be more up her alley. The 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2016 Model) offers Roku TV streaming with a built-in dual band Wi-Fi. This package combines TV with the leading streaming service for entertainment that'll keep her mesmorized for countless hours. You better be a good boy to ensure you get to watch a bit of the television too.
Now you should have a mind full of clever, unique, and romantic gifts for your girlfriend or wife. If not, well, you'd better take another read. This is the ultimate guide in presents for the woman you adore, whether she is a teen, 20-something, or in her 30's.
Never worry again about how to delight her on a special occasion as you can simply refer to this resource, even if you have a small budget. If you're a big spender, there's a range of great options here for you too.
We also recommend varying the kinds of presents you give your lovely woman throughout the year. For example, an experience present, such as a skydiving lesson, may be what you give her one holiday and then the next occasion you gift wrap a pretty ring.
In other words, keep her wondering what you'll have up your sleeve next. The element of surprise can be romantic and exciting for any woman, and it keeps you looking like the stellar boyfriend or husband that you are at heart.