The Best Gifts for Women That You Haven't Thought Of

We rounded up 88 unique Christmas gifts for women and moms based on different personalities and interests.

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October 20, 2021

What do you get for the woman who gave you everything, including life itself?! Usually, moms will say, "Just your presence is enough," and they really mean that. But most moms I know, even myself, don't mind receiving a little something as a token of appreciation and affection.

Equally at a loss for what to get your best friend who's been with you for all of life's highs and lows or your sister who knows you better than anyone, or your #WorkWife who always has your back?

If you're totally stumped and in need of inspiration, let this list of Christmas gift ideas be your guide. I found tons of unique and thoughtful gifts based on a variety of interests for any woman you want to celebrate. (But, honestly, don't feel limited by the categories – all of these gifts can be mixed and matched!) Just remember, as long as you're the one giving it, Mom or any other important lady in your life will love it.

If She's Sentimental

A custom portrait of her current or childhood home is sure to bring on tears. Set it in an elegant frame to save her the trouble and you've got the perfect gift for a soft-hearted mom. A handmade portrait made from locally sourced pebbles or a gorgeous locket she can pass down will tug her tender heartstrings. A gratitude journal and illustrated phone case make for considerate, budget-friendly stocking stuffers.

If She Likes to Be Pampered

She's probably tried every type of bath bomb out there, so surprise her with something really different this year like a luxurious silk pillowcase, a supple cashmere sweater or an indulgent skin treatment. Elevate even the most mundane task of handwashing with a decadent bottle of soap. A monogrammed travel organizer keeps all of her precious jewelry and necessary toiletries chicly stowed away.

If She's a New Mom

Since you can't give her the gift of 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep, a piping-hot cup of coffee and a soft, supportive pillow are the next best thing. This smart mug will ensure she never takes a sip of lukewarm coffee again and a natural latex pillow provides the perfect spot to rest her head. Include a gift card to Artifact Uprising, a modern photo printing shop, so she can create a unique baby book for her little one or order individual prints to frame. Stuff her stocking with some refreshing face maks and a tin of her favorite cookies.

If She's a Homebody

Help her get in ultra-relaxation mode with a discreet smart diffuser that plugs into the wall and can be controlled right from her phone. Cozy house slippers that take her from the bedroom to school drop-off will get lots of wear. A sleek electric kettle, hygge-worthy mugs and a chill record round out the list of staying-in essentials.

If She's a Whiz in the Kitchen

The key to a perfect gift is giving an elevated version of an everyday staple, like vinegar or salt. A retro-inspired casserole dish appeals to both nostalgic older moms and aesthetic-obsessed millennials. Artisan bottles of olive oil will inspire her to whip up new dishes that celebrate the bright, fresh flavors of these unique oils. Take it a step further by also gifting her a stylish padded mat she can place in front of the sink or counter to relieve tired feet.

If She Loves the Great Outdoors

Upgrade her well-loved travel water bottle with a vacuum-sealed Hydro Flask. Whether she hits the trails by foot or bike, this stainless-steel bottle will keep her drinks hot or cold. A trusty headlamp can be used on an early morning run, at the campsite or while peddling at dusk. A puffy portable blanket and non-chemical bug spray make perfect stocking stuffers.

If She's a Craft Connoisseur

Surprise her with a just-for-adults dollhouse kit that takes her back to childhood. She'll love building this adorable tiny greenhouse through the winter months as she anticipates spring. A handy yarn bowl will keep her knitting tools tidy. For the ultimate DIYer, the Cricut Joy makes quick work of label and decal printing without the mess.

If She's the Queen of Entertaining

Every good host knows that drinks and ambiance are essential for a good time. Classic brass candlesticks elevate the evening while a new party game helps guests break the ice. Build up her bar cart with a non-alcoholic spirit that she can serve as-is or as part of a boozy cocktail. A gorgeous marble cheese slicer goes from kitchen to table.

If She's Always in the Garden

A sweet and playful sign lets you know exactly where to find her should you drop by unexpectedly. Come harvest time, she'll love a versatile basket like this that goes straight from the garden to sink to wash her freshly collected produce. Rich, herbal scented cream will soothe hard-working hands.

If She's Eco-Conscious

Composting is likely top-of-mind for her. A stylish and conveniently sized countertop composter makes it easy to transform food scraps into rich fertilizer. Upgrade her well-loved leggings to a new pair from this eco-friendly clothing brand that recycles plastic water bottles and other waste into comfy activewear. A luxurious solid moisturizer stone can be refilled and comes in minimal, reusable packaging.

If She's a #PetMom

Bowls, toys and other pet accessories are probably front and center in her home. This handmade ceramic food or water bowl will complement her decor nicely, while a personalized handstitched tee with her pet's profile is a gift she'll wear proudly. She can pay homage to her favorite furry friend, living or deceased, with a personalized portrait ring.

If She's 'Goopy'

Natural health and wellness solutions are always top-of-mind for fans of Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle site, goop, so make sure to include some swag or a GP-approved beauty item. Help her hone her meditation habit with this clever little techy gadget. Or, if she's more interested in physical improvements, an acupressure mat and lymphatic drainage help reduce inflammation while an adaptogenic spritz offers a subtle buzz sans alcohol.

If She's Focused on Fitness

Smart gadgets can really help up her game. A self-cleaning water bottle, a health tracker that looks like jewelry and an app-connected jump rope make it easier (and prettier) to exercise at home or at the gym. Add a recovery soak for sore muscles to her stocking for a thoughtful surprise.

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