While the holiday season has come and gone, there are plenty of reasons to buy your girl a gift, with Valentine’s coming up, birthdays, or even a good “just because” gift is always appreciated. Sometimes it can feel like you don’t know what to get the girl who has everything, but even the simplest gifts go a long way. Let’s look at some gift ideas that she will love and use often – those are the best gifts because they keep giving.
Whether the lady in your life gets her eyelashes done and you want to lighten the cost of a full set or she deals with high levels of stress and could benefit from a deep tissue massage, gift certificates to a spa are always welcome. Keep in mind, as with most gifts, the bigger, the better – you’ve likely heard of the “pink tax,” and spa services are a lot pricier than you may realize. So, make sure the amount is at least several hundred dollars as even most one-hour facials are close to $150.
With all of us spending the last year and a half in lockdown, we’ve gotten used to feeling luxurious in loungewear. If the girl you’re shopping for prefers more of a streetwear aesthetic, you could get her a matching sweatsuit from a designer label that she likes, or you could get her several in solid colors from any major retailer. Maybe she’s more into lounging around in pajamas as she works from home; in that case, a set of women’s bamboo pajamas feel amazing on, linen and cotton are great too – stay away from synthetic materials since they don’t breathe and don’t feel as comfortable on as natural fibers. Loungewear is also a perfect add-on if you want to give her a getaway, as she can wear it on the plane or relax in your hotel.
Speaking of getaways – if budgets do not limit you, a vacation is one of the most luxurious gifts you can give anyone. Since international travel has been off the table for virtually everyone the last eighteen months, splurging on a trip she’s been fantasizing over is a great way to show her how much she means to you. The bonus to giving her a getaway is that you’ll likely be going with her – giving the two of you a chance to reconnect and enjoy new adventures with one another. As we head into the heart of winter, traveling somewhere in the tropics is the perfect way to beat the winter blues.
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend – and with good reason. Nothing is as classic of a way to say “I love you” as giving the special lady in your life a diamond. If you want to stay conflict-free, you can give her a lab-grown diamond or another type of fine jewelry. Pearls are a beautiful addition to any wardrobe and never go out of style. If your girl’s look is more minimalist, a delicate gold chain could do just the trick. Fine jewelry is also a gift with a great return on its investment. They can become heirloom pieces for future children too. It’s always a good idea to look for jewelry that can quickly become staple pieces she will wear every day, so consider her style and what type of jewelry she already wears.
Cash Is King
It may seem like a cop-out, but honestly – cash is always the right size and color for the recipient. Maybe the girl you’re shopping for has a specific taste, and perhaps she doesn’t like to consume that much – whatever the reason you struggle to find something for her – cash will always knock it out of the park. Of course, this type of gift works best if you can slip at least several Benjamins in the card, but writing a quirky or sweet note along with the cash is an easy, one-and-done gift idea. This makes it perfect for guys who don’t have a lot of time to shop or don’t enjoy shopping in general.
Buying gifts for the girl in your life doesn’t have to be a stressful experience; when in doubt, keep things simple. What matters most is the thought behind your gift, and no one knows your girl as well as you do – except for maybe her mother. And, if none of the abovementioned gifts seem like something she’d love, go ahead and call her mother for advice. Happy shopping!