What do they want? What do they not already own? What color would they want it in? Are they allergic to anything? Do they like to read? What is their favorite scent? So many questions, so little time to buy. Deciding on the best gifts for women in your life comes with a lot of anxiety.

So, what are the gifts that every woman ACTUALLY wants to receive?

The longer you know someone, the more humble and secretive they seem to be about the things they actually want. When it comes to gifts that women actually want, the clever and practical stuff is where it’s at. As people progress through their lives, move out of old homes, and read books about minimalism, they tend to gravitate towards things that they’ll really use on a daily basis. So whether you’re shopping for mother’s day, a birthday, a housewarming party, or a holiday, these gifts are so clever, you might just have to buy a second one for yourself.


Gifts for women who likes to have their hair done

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer: The Revlon hair dryer brush was arguably the most popular product people bought in 2020, aside from toilet paper. With over 167,000 rave reviews on Amazon (yes, 167,000), it has achieved cult status in the world of beauty products.

Gifts for women who love to cook

The Always pan: it is a perfect gift. The influencers-approved kitchen item is not only stylish, but it does the job of eight pieces of cookware. It’s a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. Perfect for those who live in small spaces and those who love cookware and kitchen tools, the Always Pan is an ideal gift for anyone who loves to cook.

Staub Cast Iron Cocotte: a cast iron cocotte, or Dutch oven, is a kitchen staple, and if you have an aspiring home chef in your life, she’s going to want one of these trusty cookware pieces from Staub. The kitchen essential is available in seven colors, so you can pick one to match her home’s aesthetic (or aspiring aesthetic).

Gifts for the yoga lover

Aurorae Synergy 2-in-1 Yoga Mat: unlike other mats that leave you slipping and sliding once you break a sweat, one reviewer and yoga teacher actually said this yoga mat has such great absorption, “the grip gets better with more sweat.” What sets it apart from others is the non-slip microfiber towel that’s bonded to the surface—since it’s already built into the design, this mat doesn’t require bringing along a separate yoga towel.

Yoga paws: Turns out that the best travel yoga mat isn’t a mat at all. Yoga Paws are comfortable, breathable fingerless gloves and toeless socks that grip the floor with a layer of natural rubber. They add a barefoot feel to any practice without the slipping, bunching, or sweating, and they’re also great for Pilates, Barre, dance, or general fitness.

Lululemon’s yoga pants: There has never been a better time to give the gift of leggings now that most people are wearing them 24/7. They are the most comfortable leggings out there.

Gifts for women who love fragrances that smell good

Allison Kunath x Brooklyn Candle Studio You know it, I know it, she knows it: One can never have too many candles (especially when they’re as cute and aromatic as this set is). These candles have a heart of soothing notes of lush currant and fig, anchored by a grounding background of amber and sandalwood.

Chi Candle Book Lover’s Soy Candle: Avid readers and candle lovers tend to go hand in hand. This Book Lover’s candle smells like the crisp pages, fresh ink, and ambered glue of a new book. It’s made from Californian soy wax and a lead-free cotton wick for an eco-friendly burn, and makes the perfect gift for the bookworm in your life.

Gifts for women who love to stay comfy

Throw blankets: Doubling as home decor and personal comfort, throw blankets are a great gift for everyone.

Pajamas: Pajamas are always a great gift because people rarely ever buy them for themselves.

A silk pillowcase: Bedhead, be gone! A long-fiber, mulberry silk pillowcase promises a gentle sleeping surface for her skin and hair.

Gifts for women who love technology

Smart table lamp: with this smart lamp, they can use their voice or phone to chane the color, brightness and warmth to set the mood and fit the vibe.

A portable bluetooth speakier: If you’re shopping for someone who loves listening to music or podcasts, consider giving the gift of our favorite portable bluetooth speaker, the JBL Flip 5 speaker. It’s the best portable Bluetooth speaker.