Shopping for the best birthday gifts for her? These gifts for women are ideal for your wife, girlfriend, mom, sister, or any other woman in your life. Our gift guide includes cheap gifts under $20, as well as some splurge-worthy gifts that are more suitable for milestone birthdays or birthdays for women you care deeply about. Whether you’re hunting for a perfect piece of jewelry or a unique gift, something on our list is bound to please.
Want even more great gift ideas? Get inspired by our list of the best gifts for women. We’ve also put together curated gift guides to help you find the best gifts for mom, the best gifts for your girlfriend, and the best gifts for your wife.
1. ALEX AND ANI Birthstone Bangle
If you’re shopping for a birthday gift, then selecting a piece of birthstone jewelry is a natural choice. ALEX AND ANI bangles are insanely popular right now, because they are affordable, and also because they look great when you stack them together. These birthstone bangles come in Rafaelian Gold or Rafaelian Silver, with birthstones available for every month of the year. Birthstone jewelry always feels personal, making this bangle a great gift for close friends or family.
2. Michael Stars Women’s Cashmere-Blend Sweater
Cashmere goods are always an awesome gift idea, but the cost of pure cashmere can be too much for some budgets. We used to recommend a Michael Stars cashmere sweater. While cute, it was almost $200, and not everyone has that kind of cash to put towards a birthday gift. The designer’s cashmere scarf offers all the luxury of cashmere, but at a much lower price. The scarf usually retails for $58, but we’ve found it online for almost 90 percent off, at least for select colors.
If a scarf just isn’t a big enough gift, you can browse other fashions from Michael Stars here.
Price: $6.10 and up, depending on size and color selected
3. Godiva Belgian Chocolates Gift Box
Chocolate is generally a pretty safe birthday gift choice for people you know well, as well as people you aren’t as close with. This gift box from Godiva comes with 27 delicious chocolates inside. A similar alternative that we also like is Wine.com’s Stellar Ghirardelli gift basket, which includes a variety of chocolate treats.
4. Sterling Silver ‘The Story of Friendship’ Disc and Heart Pendant
Shopping for a birthday gift for your best friend? This is a sweet necklace that shows just how much you care. The disc part of the pendant is reversible, and inscribed with the words “The story of friendship is written on the pages of the heart. I am a better Me because of You.”
Price: $24.61 (38 percent off MSRP)
5. Mr. Coffee Cafe Latte Maker
If you’re shopping for a woman who spends a fortune every month at Starbucks, consider getting her this at-home latte maker. It will save her time and money, compared to going out for coffee. It operates with one single touch, and the carafe is large enough to prepare more than one serving at a time. The machine automatically powers down once the drink is prepared. If she’s not much of a coffee drinker, she can use the latte maker to prepare frothy hot chocolate instead. Another option to consider would be a Keurig 2.0 coffee maker.
Price: $70 (46 percent off MSRP)
6. Sterling Silver Amber Classic Small Teardrop Earrings
Amber jewelry is always unique, and it’s a particularly nice gift for women who have Baltic heritage, or women who are interested in geology or paleontology. Designed in Eastern Europe, these teardrop earrings lend drama and an Old World elegance to any outfit. You can browse more amber pieces from this designer here.
Price: $28.78 (58 percent off MSRP)
7. Fifty Shades of Grey Mixed Pack
For fans of the book series or the film, a couple of bottles of Fifty Shades-branded wine seems like a great choice. She can curl up with her favorite book and unwind with a glass of red (or white). If you’re romantically involved with a Fifty Shades fan, check out our sexy recommendations for the best 50 Shades gifts, or read our guide to creating your own Red Room. You can also check out our guide to the best wine openers for suggestions on the best way to open your favorite bottle of vino.
Price: $32.38 (10 percent off MSRP)
8. Cool: How the Brain’s Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World
Shopping for a bookworm, or for a woman who loves being on-trend? This cool book examines why human beings are always looking for the next “cool” thing, and delves into how a society decides what constitutes “cool”. Anyone who appreciates hip hop culture, economics, history, or fashion will find something in this book that intrigues them.
Not sure if this book is for her? Browse newly released books here, and find her something she hasn’t had a chance to read yet.
Price: $16.11 (38 percent off MSRP)
9. BURBERRY Body Eau de Parfum Gift Set
Fine perfume is always a great gift, and Burberry Body Eau De Parfum is feminine scent that works for women of all ages. The scent features top notes of fresh green absinthe, illuminating peach and delicate freesia. Sensual notes of creamy vanilla and seductive amber ensure that a woman always feels beautiful when she is wearing Burberry. If this scent isn’t right for her, consider something from our guide to the best perfumes for women.
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10. Kobelli Diamond Bracelet
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and diamond jewelry is a great gift for a milestone birthday. This elegant tennis bracelet features half a carat’s worth of diamonds, all of which are conflict-free. The setting used in this bracelet makes the diamonds look even more sparkly and stunning.
Not in love with this piece? Browse more fine jewelry for women here.
Price: $240 (40 percent off MSRP)