Ahhh, let the Christmas conundrum begin. You’re searching to find that perfect, meaningful gift for your girlfriend. One that represents your love and affection. A tiny token (or a big one) that shows you truly “get” her as a person. You want something she’ll remember and appreciate more, because it took some thought, preparation and imagination to find. Depending on the woman, and the depth of your relationship, we know it can get a bit tricky. You worry about your gift not communicating enough, or perhaps giving one that seems too serious, if your relationship is new. You’re in luck, because we’ve been busy doing a lot of that difficult thinking and searching on your behalf.
To make your shopping mission even easier, we’ve broken our list of girlfriend gifts into three sections. First we’ll look at sweet and sentimental gifts that communicate your love and affirm your respect for her. Second, you’ll definitely get props with any of our suggestions for perfectly pampering gifts. If your lady is a hard driving woman, she’ll appreciate these presents to help take care of her physically and spiritually. Lastly, we’ve recommended some memory makers. These are the girlfriend gifts that will set you on an adventure that may just last a lifetime. But we’d don’t want to give it all away here, so read on to see our ideas for the Top 10 Meaningful Christmas Gifts for Your Girlfriend. We think you’ll love what we’ve found, even though a few of them will require a bit of prep work on your part. But if you need even more help, be sure to check out our Best Jewelry Gifts for Girlfriends, along with all of our other carefully curated Christmas gift guides.
Sweet & Sentimental Girlfriend Gifts
There’s no doubt about it, loving words are powerful. Since Christmas is a holiday filled with heart, give your girlfriend a gift that expresses what’s in yours.
1. Oh, Susannah Wake Up And Be Awesome Pillow Case
One of the most meaningful gifts you can give her this Christmas is a dose of daily encouragement. Why not be sure she starts every single morning with an affirmation from you about how she’s truly amazing? This super cute and inspirational pillow case is a sweet way to let her know you’ll always think of her as the most awesome girlfriend on the planet. This 20″ x 30″ standard size white pillowcase with high quality double brushed microfiber that is comparable to 1,200 thread count Egyptian cotton. Each pillowcase is decorated using a process that permanently dyes the fabric in a way that she can’t even feel the words, because they are just as soft as the rest of the pillowcase. Sweet dreams. We also love the “I Belong with You, You Belong With Me Couple Pillowcases” and the “May the Sun Kiss You Awake Until I Can, May the Moon Kiss You to Sleep Until I Can Pillow Case“. They are more sentimental girlfriend gifts, if you’re in a serious love relationship.
2. Glass KindNotes Keepsake Gift Jar of Messages
There’s nothing more romantic than your handwritten words of love and admiration. This meaningful girlfriend gift will take a bit of effort on your part, but the rewards you’ll reap from giving this thoughtful gift will last into the future. Sweet and sentimental, this is a gift you personalize once you receive it. With 31 cards and coordinating envelopes, you can fill this jar with sweet memories, words of encouragement, things you love about her and more, and she can take one out and read it whenever she needs a boost. Since the cards are quite tiny, you don’t have to worry about writing a novel. Each can only contain a little bit of text. Another super fun idea along these same lines is the pad of Knock Knock Fill in the Love Notes for Lovers. Plan ahead and write one out to slip one under the table to your sweetheart the next time you’re out to dinner, or while she’s not looking, tuck one into her purse to find later. They’re a fun way to get creative with couples’ communication.
3. Primitives by Kathy So That I Could Love You Longer Box Sign
Let’s just be honest. There’s hardly anyone on the planet that doesn’t want to know how much they are loved by someone special. But it’s even nicer to feel that someone special wishes they could love you even more. That’s what makes this sweet and sentimental sign such a great girlfriend gift. It’s not fancy or fru-fru. It just makes a simple declaration that will make your sweetheart swoon. The wood sign features distressed painting, so it almost looks like an antique, and these sweet signs from Primitives by Kathy get noticed. There are several worthy sentimental signs to consider, if this one is too over-the-top for this point in your relationship. The “Sitting Next to You” sign is a great option that says a lot, while saying a little, and the “Dance in the Rain” sign is great for a relationship that’s weathered some ups and downs successfully.
Price: $15.26 (34 percent off MSRP)
Perfectly Pampering Girlfriend Gifts
If your sweetie works hard at everything she does, we’re here to help you find the perfect girlfriend gift that pampers her mind, body and soul.
4. Relaxing Lavender Eye Pillow
When it comes to meaningful gifts for your girlfriend, know when she needs a little extra pampering is prime. This luxurious silk eye pillow is the perfect way to beat back a stressful day. It is delicately scented with lavender, lauded by aromatherapy specialists and essential oil lovers for it’s calming properties. This sweet little pillow is filled with flaxseed, so it’s just the right weight to conform to the contours of her face. It’s great for blocking out the light while she takes a rest or meditative break. The soft silk backing feels cool, soft and luxurious. It can double as a hot therapy pad for her neck or shoulders, or she can chill it in the freezer to beat back headaches, fight puffy eyes, or just to cool whatever’s making her hot under the collar. (Let’s hope it’s not you.) If she’s most likely to use a sleep mask, get her a Lavender Eye Mask that also offers a cooling gel insert for added comfort. With straps to hold it securely, she’s get a good night’s rest and wake refreshed.
5. Pure Pear Natural Skin Care Spa Basket
There’s really no better way for your lady to relax and unwind than with a spa treatment she can enjoy at home. In your search for thoughtful gifts for her, this lovely Pure Pear Natural Skin Care Spa Basket is an obvious choice. Each spa gift set is made with pure pear extract that revitalizes her skin. Pears are full of fiber which helps to maintain collagen, a protein that keeps her complexion plump and smooth. Pears also have vitamin C, which fights free radicals, the keep skin looking young. This gorgeous spa set includes everything your girlfriend needs for a complete spa experience. It’s stocked up with bath salts, body scrub, bubble bath, body lotion, shower gel and a sponge. Plus it’s made with high quality ingredients to leave her skin silky smooth, moisturized and delicately scented, so it’s really kind of a gift for you too. Plus she’ll be nuts about the adorable little lunch box that this set comes in. Pure makes lots of deliciously scented spa baskets, so consider the Lemon, Coconut or Avocado Oil gift sets as an option as well.
6. Dr. Scholl’s Quick Heat Hand & Foot Wax Paraffin Spa Bath Kit
This is a classic case of a girlfriend gift you might avoid, simply based on looks, but don’t! While dipping her hands and feet into liquified paraffin might seem to you more like boiling oil than a beauty treatment, we promise this relaxing spa gift will deliver softer skin after just one use. It’s perfect for the woman who fights dry skin, especially during the winter, but it’s also great for anyone whose hands and feet take a beating during the workday or on weekends. Hot paraffin treatments are used at spas worldwide, and now your sweetie can enjoy these relaxing treatments at home. We think that’s a perfect meaningful girlfriend gift, and if you’re extra nice, maybe she’ll let you use it too. Be sure to get her some relaxing lavender wax refills, so she can make this treatment a regular part of her beauty routine. If cracked rough feet are her real issue, or if she’s limited on storage space, the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File is a small girlfriend gift she’ll use all year long, and it easily slips into the vanity drawer.
7. Gideon™ Seat Cushion Vibrating Massager
In the realm of pampering girlfriend gifts, a hot stone massage kit is a perfect Christmas present. But just in case you aren’t always around, you can give her the gift of relaxation and pain relief, whenever she needs it, with this amazing seat cushion massager. Featuring 10 vibration points, it can deeply penetrate her tired and sore tissues and muscles, to release tension, relax and relieve aches and pains. She can put it on any chair and let the massage mat do the work. With four massaging modes (pulsate, tapping, rolling and kneading) and four intensity settings, she can create a massage experience that is customized to soothe her upper back, lower back, hips and thighs. At less than you’d pay for a single massage at a spa, it’s no wonder this massager is a #1 Amazon best seller. If she particularly suffers from neck and shoulder pain, the Gideon Shiatsu Deep Kneading Massage Pillow delivers relief with eight rollers and includes heat therapy along with massage.
Best Meaningful Memory Makers
You don’t want the spirit of Christmas to disappear once the day has passed, so choose the kind of girlfriend gift that reminds her your fun times together will never end.
8. NIX Advance Eight Inch Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame
Once again, we’re about to suggest a supremely meaningful gift for your girlfriend, but it’s one that, although cool on its own, would knock her socks off with a little effort from you. This cool digital photo frame can automatically play photos and videos. Make it more memorable by loading a USB drive, SD/SDHC card with photos of the fun times you’ve had together as a couple (plus some cute pics of yourself, of course) and plug it in. She can have an ongoing reminder of of those sweet moments each time she enters the room. Give it to her for her office, or home, and because the Hu-Motion Sensor automatically shuts off after five minutes after sensing no movement, she won’t have to worry about turning it off at the end of the day. It can play HD videos as well as the photo slide show, and what better way to keep her feeling close, even when you’re apart during the work day. Don’t have the bandwidth to build a slideshow for this photo frame, then consider a traditional photo frame with a great picture of the two of you. The “Lucky to be in love with my best friend” photo frame, says everything she needs to hear.
Price: $79.99 (11 percent off MSRP)
9. Rockland Luggage Two Piece Expandable Spinner Set
Okay, I know you’re wondering why I would put a set of luggage in this list of picks for perfect meaningful girlfriend gifts. Bear with me. First, these awesome spinner suitcases are super lightweight, which means overweight charges for luggage on flights is kicked to the carousel, so to speak. Second, they are a sassy hot pink. Afterall, when she’s searching for her suitcases on a rounder, these will stick out amidst all those jillions of black bags. But the most important reason they’re on this list of memory makers is that they represent your future getaways together. Travel is one of the most valuable, experiential gifts you can give, and a romantic or adventurous getaway together is a super meaningful gift for your girlfriend. We’d suggest you tuck some plane tickets inside these pretty suitcases, or perhaps an adorable Calvin Klein puffer jacket and some new snowboots, along with reservations for a weekend trip to a mountain cabin.
10. 1.10 Carat Princess Cut 14K White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
You know we couldn’t help ourselves, when it came to recommending perhaps the biggest memory maker of them all. In case you didn’t know it, Christmas Eve is the most popular day to get engaged. Could this be the year you actually ask her to spend the rest of her life with you? This classic princess cut diamond engagement ring from the Houston Diamond District jewelers features a gorgeous .60 carat center stone that is as glittery as they come. It’s surrounded on the band by four pretty round prong set stones. At the price, this is an amazingly affordable engagement ring, and you could pair it with a matching wedding band at a later date. If you’re on a budget, but you still want to pop the question this Christmas, you can get a 1/2 carat Diamond Solitaire engagement ring for half the price of our first recommendation. If you want to make a commitment, but you’d like to take her shopping for your real engagement and wedding set, this gorgeous 14k White Gold Bezel Set Princess Cut Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring comes in at under $300, and she’ll always remember the the promise it represents. Plus it’s so pretty she’ll likely wear it on her other hand, once you pick out that forever ring for the wedding. If you really want to send her over the top, we just have to recommend a three stone engagement ring that’s a bit of an homage to Meghan Markle’s new sparkler from Prince Harry. With three huge princess cut diamonds as the focal point, channel set diamonds on the band, and a diamond embellished shank, you’ll rock her world with this ring.