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The best birthday gifts for her

Please the lucky lady in your life with our pick of the perfect presents for women

Written by
Jasmine Dilmanian

Birthdays are a pivotal time of year – especially for those looking for that perfect gift for the birthday girl. Finding a present for the woman in your life is a major challenge with many potential payoffs. Then, of course, there’s the gratification – the internal pat on the back you'll give yourself for pleasing your mother, sister, aunt, girlfriend, colleague or pal. Flowers are cliché, CDs are passé and there aren’t enough negative French words to describe a lame box of chocolates. Get that fuzzy feeling by choosing a unique birthday gift for her from our comprehensive roundup.

Great gifts for her

Ring it up

1. Ring it up

Yes, women need someplace pretty to store their jewelry – and this bespoke elephant ring holder is just the place. $40 on

Tea time

2. Tea time

Not sure what type of tea she likes? Heavenly Tea Leaves’ gourmet tea sampler includes nine varieties of loose-leaf tea so she can have a taste of each and restock on her favorites. $25.99 for nine flavors on


3. Loungewear lady

A soft and warm cotton terry robe? Count her in. This spa-inspired robe is the perfect gift to pamper and relax the woman in your life. $64.99 on

4. Glam girl

For the girl who loves all things beauty, the Glam Glow Supermud Set will put a smile on her face and a pep in her step. Just don’t walk in on her while she has the mask on. $59 on

Stylish traveler

5. Stylish traveler

A chic passport case and travel wallet in one, this Saint Laurent red beauty will be the apple of her eye for years to come. Fly away with her! $425 on

Simple elegance

6. Simple elegance

For the woman who deserves the absolute best, jewelry is the way to go. This streamlined 18-karat gold cuff by Samira 13 features two luminous and standout cultured South Sea pearls. $2,100 on

I rest my case

7. I rest my case

Women love to accessorize - what can we say? She’ll adore a new phone case like this Sonix black pearl and tortoise version. $45 on

The gift of art

8. The gift of art

Pick your woman’s favorite city and let Flying Junction Co’s fun neighborhood prints take care of the rest. $25 on

Brainy lady

9. Brainy lady

An intellectual woman will take pleasure in a good hardcover book, no doubt. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is a nonfiction lasting hit. $25 on

10. Match and sniff

Jo Malone is the name in scented candles. Give her the English Pear and Freesia one for a birthday she’ll never forget. $67 on

Musically speaking

11. Musically speaking

Petite and powerful just like her, the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom portable Bluetooth speaker is a perfect gift for a music lover. She’ll appreciate that it’s waterproof, too. $74.99 on

Whip something up

12. Whip something up

Give the gift of a cooking class and you’ll have an excuse to join her and taste the end result! Sur la Table’s classes are legendary. Prices vary on

In vino veritas

13. In vino veritas

Facilitate her true love of wine by getting her all the tools she needs to enjoy a bottle at home – personalized. This set includes a stopper, an opener, a spout, and more. $24.99 on

Wrap it right

14. Wrap it right

Warmth is something women often seek and rarely find. Help her out with this Italian-made cozy and comfy wool-blend check scarf by contemporary designer Rag & Bone. $295 on

Say cheese

15. Say cheese

If you have the cash to splash but no idea what to chuck it at, chuck it in the direction of this sleek acrylic Alexandra von Furstenburg picture frame. $295 on

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