From Ballet Flats to Plane Tickets: Our Favorite Gifts for Her

With a little thought and some savvy shopping, you can score great gifts for every person in your life. It's easy to go overboard in the holiday season, so when you buy gifts this year (check out our tips if you want to make them yourself instead), make sure that you get the best bang for your buck—and some heartfelt smiles to boot.

Here are our favorite gifts for the wonderful women in our lives. Whether you’re looking for something for your mother, sister, best friend, or coworker, we’ve chosen a wide assortment of gifts within different price ranges, to help you find something for every budget and every recipient.

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Tell us in the comments: Which awesome gifts did we miss? Share them with us!

  • Anonymous

    I have been SO meaning to try a cowl. (Gift list, not about me…)

  • Anonymous

    I think the idea of foldable flats is genius. Know what that would be perfect for? Bridesmaid gifts.

  • PhillyEcoGirl

    Another cool reusable waterbottle is the Hydros bottle. It has a built-in filter, it’s BPA free, it’s made in America, and each purchase helps provide safe drinking water for people in need. https://hydrosbottle.com/

    • Hi PhillyEcoGirl,nnThanks! So you know, we are planning to run a slide show with gifts that give back to philanthropic causes, so we’ll see what we can do about adding your suggestion to that list. Thanks for the tip!nnAllison nEditor, LV

  • AMA

    For anyone tempted by the iPad but really needing something that they can type on or needs those USB ports, look at this from Dell.nnI’m getting one for Christmas! Even though I had to buy it myself…nnhttp://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Dell-Inspiron-Duo-convertible-PC/product/D8E67416

  • Yes! Another great inexpensive gift for women is jewelry from Emerge Global:nnhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/EmergeGlobalnnThe agency runs a bead program that teaches business and life skills to girls in Sri Lanka who have been ostracized due to domestic violence, rape, and incest. It promotes self-worth, beauty, and independence for the girls — and the jewelry is extremely cute! Half of the selling price of each item goes to the personal savings account of the girl who made it.

  • Yes! Another great inexpensive gift for women is jewelry from Emerge Global:nnhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/EmergeGlobalnnThe agency runs a bead program that teaches business and life skills to girls in Sri Lanka who have been ostracized due to domestic violence, rape, and incest. It promotes self-worth, beauty, and independence for the girls — and the jewelry is extremely cute! Half of the selling price of each item goes to the personal savings account of the girl who made it.

    • Hi Tenley,nnThanks for the heads up! For what it’s worth, we are planning to run a slide show with gifts that give back to philanthropic causes, so we’re going to try to add your suggestion to that list. Thanks for the tip!nnAllison nEditor, LV

  • Anonymous

    Visit Mandala Design Works … Art. With Heart.nhttp://mandaladesignworks.com/zen/nnWe are a collective of artists and healers who love life, creativity, and exploration. As jewelry makers, painters, photographers, fiber artists and musicians, we work in many media such as metal, paint, stones, fiber, sound, words, and other materials.nnPlease browse our handcrafted art: mandala prints and cards; The InterPlay Inspiration Deck; handmade jewelry from sterling silver and other beautiful materials; inspirational quotes on photo art; original music in MP3 and CD formats.nnWe are constantly evolving and adding new art to our site. Please visit us often and look at our Art with Heart.nnhttp://mandaladesignworks.com/zen/

  • SM

    I found these men and women gift lists kind of sexist. expected better from this site. all the women’s stuff seems to be clothing/jewelery/cooking. I’d much rather have most of the stuff on the “man” list.

    • Hi SM,nnI’m sorry that you felt that way–it was certainly not our intent. We try our hardest not to succumb to traditional gender stereotypes, but sometimes it’s a hard trap to avoid. These gifts were largely suggested by users and experts, and we tried to include as wide an array as possible, such as wine, tea, bookends, etc. All the same, I could see how you’d get that impression, and I am sorry you did!nnBest,nAllisonnEditornn