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Choosing the perfect date night spot is a skill, but choosing the perfect gift for the girlfriend in your life? That’s an art. With the holiday quickly approaching, it’s officially time to start your search for the best romantic gifts for her.
The category of romantic gifts can be a tricky one to navigate. You want to avoid gifts for women that feel cheesy, but you also want to find something special that lets her know you care. If you haven’t been dating long, a romantic gift that doesn’t feel too over the top is key. And if you’ve been married for years, you’re likely on the hunt for a thoughtful gift that you haven’t gifted her already.
From sentimental jewelry to spa gifts for pampering and relaxation, there are plenty of romantic gift ideas that go beyond the traditional Sephora gift sets, lingerie, and perfume gifts (though there are, of course, some great classic options in those categories, too). There are luxury designer gifts that go above and beyond, like diamonds and silk pajamas, and thoughtful finds, like cozy gift ideas for the homebody, luxury candles, and wellness gifts. And yes, these gifts are more creative than a bunch of heart-shaped jewelry, we promise.
So whether this is your first holiday season with your girlfriend or another one in the books for you and your wife, we’ve rounded up the most romantic gift ideas for every relationship stage. From personalized jewelry to last-minute romantic gifts you can find on Amazon, show your loved one some adoration with these gift ideas.
Diptyque Rich Butter For The Body
Diptyque’s rich and luxurious body lotion is a failsafe option for her. It’s designed to combat dry skin, but it does more than just that. It includes Rose Floral Water to refresh and soothe the barrier, honey to deliver a radiance, and Argan Oil to nourish the skin and give it long-term protection by combating free radicals.
What reviewers say: “I’ve been using for around a month, very delicately scented and very hydrating. It rubs in very easily so no waiting around, also only a small amount needed to get good results. I would definitely purchase again very cost effective.”
Slip’s silk sleep masks and pillowcases are a classic romantic gift, and who doesn’t want a little something to help out their sleep routine? Available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and designs, this set ensures she gets a good night’s rest and wakes up flawless.
Mateo New York Earrings
Jewelry may seem like the traditional gift route for the holidays, but these earrings are anything but traditional. Statement-making and hand-crafted in New York with cultured freshwater pearls, these 14K gold earrings from Mateo are a modern, sexy way to give her pearls. And you can guarantee these will become a treasured staple in her everyday jewelry collection.
Breakfast in bed never looked (or tasted) this sweet. Gift her Dash’s mini waffle maker, which makes heart-shaped waffles that are perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings at home.
HigherDose Sauna Blanket Bundle
Bring all the luxury and relaxation of a spa trip directly to her home with HigherDose’s Sauna Blanket Bundle. It includes everything from the blanket to the insert and Detox drops to ensure she gets a good sweat on. Made to detoxify the body, reduce inflammation, promote glowing skin and ignite your brain’s feel-good chemicals (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins), this editor-tested-and-approved gift is sure to please. Plus, maybe she’ll even let you try it out since it is one of the best sauna blankets on the market.
Brooklinen Luxe Set
Nothing says romance quite like a crisp new set of sheets (yes, really). The Luxe Set from Brooklinen is a no-fail option and doubles as a gift for both you and your significant other.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
If you didn’t already gift her the coveted Dyson Supersonic hair dryer during the holiday season, now’s your chance to make up for it. Ideal for giving her the blowout of her dreams at home, this high-powered hair dryer is sure to become a favorite in her beauty routine.
Ember Temperature Control Mug
Enhance her daily work routine with Ember’s temperature-controlled mug that can keep up with her busy schedule. It ensures her beverage stays hot for up to 80 minutes, making coffees and teas that go cold before she even has a chance to drink a thing of the past.
Mark & Graham Personalized Jewelry Travel Case
Looking for a personalized romantic gift that feels thoughtful without going too over the top? Mark & Graham’s monogrammed travel jewelry case is perfect for a new girlfriend and is customizable in various colors. Up the romance level by surprising her with a minimalist-friendly jewelry gift inside too.
Jennifer Meyer Je T’aime Necklace
An equally romantic alternative to heart-shaped jewelry, this rose gold necklace says “I love you” in French, and what woman doesn’t want to hear that? Dainty enough to layer with her other chains, this Jennifer Meyer piece is subtle but still gets its message across. Plus, you can buy it on Amazon and get it at your door in less than a week, making it a perfect yet still thoughtful gift option for your girlfriend or wife if you wait until the last minute to shop.
La Perla Satin Slip
This red and black satin slip from La Perla takes romantic gifts to a whole new level. Made of ultra-luxurious silk with hand embroidery on a tulle background, this gift is sexy, elegant, and fitting for Christmas — and beyond.
Augustinus Bader The Daily Essential Duo The Rich Cream
Win her over with Augustinus Bader’s The Daily Essential Duo The Rich Cream. It features the clean brand’s beloved Rich Cream in two different sizes for the ultimate skin care gift. Plus, it suits all skin types, especially helping to give dry winter skin the hydrating boost it needs.
Eberjey Larken Lounge Robe
Plush loungewear she can fully relax in is always appreciated. Courtesy of the brand that makes some of the best bathrobes on the market, Eberjey’s ultra-soft Larken robe is a staple that will take her self-care routine and weekend relaxation time to new heights.
Theragun Mini Massager
Jewelry is romantic, of course, but deep tissue massagers are an entirely different category of intimate giftables. A pocket-sized massager she can take everywhere with her, the Theragun Mini is perfect for relieving muscle tension and promoting relaxation. You can even use it on your partner to up the romantic gesture.
Custom Couple Portrait Illustration
Looking for a thoughtful gift for her that’s both unique and sentimental? She’ll love this custom couple portrait illustration from Etsy that’s a sweet way to commemorate your relationship. Have it framed too create a fresh piece of art in your home.
The gift of fragrance is a classic for a loved one. Kilian’s Rolling in Love Icon Set may look festive for the holiday, but the delicate floral scent is one she’ll want to wear year-round. Featuring notes of ambrette seeds, almond milk, iris, and musk, there’s a reason this women’s perfume is part of the brand’s Narcotics fragrance family.
Olivia von Halle Silk Feather Slippers
Though they may not be as obvious as a diamond necklace or fresh rose delivery, trust us when we say that these women’s slippers from Olivia von Halle are just as romantic of a gift. Upgrading the definition of cozy, these satin-feather slippers are impossible not to fall in love with. From working from home to relaxed weekends spent inside, she will appreciate these luxurious slides on another level.
Perfection Roses Forever Roses Box
Roses for Valentine’s Day aren’t exactly the most original gift, but for the holidays, they are. These roses from Perfection Roses, however, are packaged in a chic box and preserved, meaning they’re designed to last up to two to three years. The perfect anniversary gift for your wife or surprise gift for your girlfriend, this romantic gift for her on Amazon keeps on giving.
Swarovski Tennis Bracelet
Chances are she’s been eyeing a tennis bracelet for quite some time, if she doesn’t have one to accessorize with already. This Swarovski crystal style is an affordable alternative to a real diamond bracelet that still packs all the sparkle and shine.
Caraway Cookware Set
Any woman who loves to cook will adore this stunning cookware set from Instagram-favorite brand Caraway. Available in seven color varieties (including an on-theme red and pink for Christmas), Caraway’s classic set features a frying pan, saute pan, saucepan, Dutch oven, and storage for the whole collection. If you really want to make her swoon, you can even break into the set by cooking her dinner.
Whether you’ve just started dating or have been happily together for years, you can’t go wrong with the 3-piece set of internet-famous Laneige Lip Mask. The Sweet Dream Trio is a limited-edit kit with leave-on lip masks famous for delivering hydration while you sleep with Berry Fruit Complex, murumuru seed, and shea butter.
Top Shelf Love Notes Jar
Looking for creative romantic gifts that feel a little more original? This Top Shelf love notes jar will make her feel all the feelings. The keepsake jar comes with 180 blank tickets for you and your significant other to write love notes to each other on and cherish as sweet memories.
Rellery Custom Engravable Necklace
Personalized jewelry is a no-fail way to go in the romantic gifting department. Rellery’s small heart necklace isn’t a cheesy find, but a dainty staple she can layer with her existing necklace collection. Custom engrave it with her name, initials, an important date or the name of your little one to make it a sentimental gift she’ll cherish forever.
Sleeper Party Pajama Set
It wouldn’t be the holidays without spending time with loved ones in a cozy and chic pajama set. This luxe pajama set from Sleeper manages to take the theme of romance on without feeling too try-hard or cheesy. It’s fun, festive, and glam for when she wants to feel extra around the house. What’s not to love?
Your girlfriend deserves a truly luxurious makeup gift, and nothing delivers that like a box of Dior. This Mini Rouge Dior Lipstick Set has four miniature Rouge Dior lipsticks with formulas that deliver hydration and color payoff that doesn’t quit. Not to mention, the shade range of each lipstick collection keeps all skin tones in mind so that no one can find their ideal shade match.
Miko Foot Massager Machine
Combat winter blues with this heated foot massager that brings the spa directly to your home. Featuring deep-kneading, compression, rolling, subtle vibrating and five pressure settings, Miko’s foot massager uses shiatsu technique to relieve pain, stress and tension. (After all, everyone can appreciate the gift of a massage)
Costa Brazil Home and Away Duo Set
Date night never smelled so good. This Home and Away Duo Set by Costa Brazil features a candle and oil that are both relaxing, musky, and romantic all in one. The portable, travel-friendly aroma in oil allows her to take the scent on the go, while the candle, which features a 60-hour burn, can restore balance and a sense of peace while you two hang at home.
Jillian Dempsey Makeup Bag Organizer
Perfect for the beauty lover in your life, this two-part makeup bag by celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey is designed to organize her cosmetic collection at home and on the go. Complete with rose gold details, this chic little bag is compact for travel but works just as well for at-home organization too. If you’re feeling extra nice, throw some beauty gifts inside so she can open it up and be even more wowed.
Urban Stems The Briar Fresh Flower Delivery
If you’d prefer a fresh flower delivery, Urban Stems offers a collection of romantic floral arrangements perfect for any day of the year. For any couple who can’t be together in person for the holidays or is in a long-distance relationship, this makes the perfect gift to send her way to make her day special anyway.
Date Night Make Your Own Truffle Kit
Running out of creative ideas for date night? Try a DIY truffle kit for an activity that’s fresh, fun and sweet all around for the both of you to enjoy together. This easy-to-use set from Uncommon Goods comes with everything you’ll need, from a thermometer to the baking ingredients and, of course, the complete instructions.
Aurate Bold Half Diamond Baguette Ring
If you’re looking for a true luxury gift for your wife, it’s impossible not to swoon over Aurate’s bold diamond baguette ring — a statement piece she can stack with her wedding rings or wear on the opposite hand.
Anissa Kermiche Sculptural Jewelry Box
For a more unique gift for your girlfriend or wife, give her this sculptural Anissa Kermiche jewelry box that doubles as a piece of art. Bonus points if you surprise her with a new piece of jewelry inside of it. But either way, she’ll cherish this eye-catching design forever.
Hill House Home Saville Pillow Set
A gift meant to be enjoyed at home is an excellent idea because the gifter can benefit from it too. Hill House Home’s Saville Pillow Set is an example of that. It includes two pillowcases, one embroidered with “your side” and the other with “my side,” so can both claim your chosen bedsides. They’re made with pure brushed cotton sateen and have a colored trim for a soft and luxurious look and feel.
Crocs Classic Crocs Cozzzy Glitter Sandal
Everyone knows Croc’s Classic Clog, but there’s more than just its signature shoe. The Cozzzy Sandal blends a slipper and a sandal with a fuzzy lining and open-toe design. It’s a great gift for the girl who prefers breathable shoes or is looking for something to throw on barefoot or with socks when running a quick errand around the corner. It has a glitter design, Croslite foam footbeds for lasting comfort, a two-strap upper, and a heightened outsole.
Love Lingual: Card Game – Better Language for Better Love
They say communication is key to a successful relationship, so bolster that with the Love Lingual card game. Each card includes a different prompt to make sure you ask your partner the right questions in order to not be surprised later on. The box is divided into five categories to make sure every topic of life is covered: Family, Intimacy, Couple, Individual, and Past & Future. You can either focus on one category you want to deepen with your partner or mix them all.