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60 Best Gifts for the Girlfriend Who’s Hard to Shop For

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Trevor Raab

Even if all your girlfriend wants is some quality time with you, she would probably appreciate a little something extra this year, whether it's for Valentine's Day, her birthday, or an anniversary. If she hasn't thrown any hints your way, finding the right gift for your special girl can cause more anxiety than necessary. You already know what she likes, deserves, needs, and uses, but finding a single physical item that's just as perfect as she is can take some time and creative thinking.

Before you start stressing about impressing, take a look at our 2022 gifts for girlfriends guide. Whether she's all about the outdoors or more likely to stay inside and revel in her skincare routine, we've got you covered this year. We’ve researched plenty of thoughtful girlfriend gift ideas for every babe and budget, including personalized options, fashionable finds, tasty treats, and even trending tech gifts.

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For the Lover of Love Songs
Custom Song Code Plaque

A thoughtful, custom way to bring your song to life, this glass photo print can be personalized to feature a sweet picture of the two of you, or an album cover. At the bottom, a scannable code directs to your selected Spotify song, album, or playlist, and a timestamp can be included to direct her to a specific line.

More: Great Gifts for Her That Any Lady Would Be Lucky to Receive

If She Likes to Stay Close
Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set

No matter the physical distance between you two, you can share that you're thinking of her thanks to this touch bracelet. Simply tap the face of the bracelet, and your partner's will vibrate and light up. You can even send up to 10 touches at a time, creating your own secret code if you'd like. 

If She Appreciates Affirmations
What I Love About You Fill-in-the-Blank Journal
Knock Knock

Get those mushy emotions running with this cute girlfriend gift idea. It comes with nearly 50 fill-in prompts that will give her so much to smile about, with room for plenty of personal inside jokes, nostalgic memories, and some racy ones, too.

If She's a Movie Buff
100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster
Enno Vatti

The two of you already binge-watch a lengthy list of Netflix shows, but if you're looking to break free from your usual rotation, this scratch-off movie poster will help you keep track of the cinematic classics you've seen together and even inspire you to watch new ones.

To Spice Up Date Night
Datebox Subscription
The Happily

If your usual date night routine could use a little more spontaneity than picking a new Netflix show, gifting your girlfriend a Datebox subscription is a great way to shake things up.

From a fun paint night to games that'll bring out her competitive side to a romantic fondue for two, each themed box comes with everything you need to create a memorable evening at home.

If She Loves a Good Throwback
Create Your Own Reel Viewer

This classic and quirky reel-viewer toy will make her feel nostalgic for more than one reason. You can customize the reel with cute photos of the two of you, so when she peeps inside, she'll be totally surprised by how thoughtful this gift really is.

If She Likes Commemorating Big Events
Personalized Star Map

Monumentalize one of your greatest relationship milestones, like the day you met, your first kiss, or your anniversary, with a custom star map that'll display the exact time and place of your memorable moment.

It's a great way for you and your girlfriend to look back on where your journey began.

For the Budding Artist
Personalized Paint By Numbers Kit

Paint-by-numbers kits are super trendy right now, and since they make it easy to create masterful works of art with zero experience or talent, they're perfect gift for your girlfriend.

But instead of a traditional sunset or an image of a cute animal, this Etsy seller takes any submitted photo and turns it into a numbered canvas that your girlfriend can paint. Send in one of your earliest photos together or just one where she looks extra flawless.

If She's a Thrill-Seeker
The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small
Now 39% off

Whether she chooses to tackle these experiential thrills together or solo, this book offers 1,000 exciting activities that'll help fulfill her need for adventure.

From swimming with dolphins in New Zealand to glassblowing in the Czech Republic, these thrilling bucket list ideas will challenge her to live her very best life.

For Sparking Some Intimacy
We're Not Really Strangers Card Game
We're Not Really Strangers

This can be a gift for your girlfriend and you. If you're looking to mix up game night or just get to know each other better, this game will force you to dig deep and come closer together. With questions like “What do you admire most about me?”, it’s sure to foster intimacy between the two of you.

If She Loves Her Initials
Personalized Initial Necklace

$19.17 (40% off)

This simple but elegant necklace is one she'll want to wear every single day. Customize it with both of your initials or spell out a meaningful message.

For the Romantic Realist
I Wrote a Book About Us
Compendium, Inc.

This super thoughtful 64-page book will help put your wistful words on paper with plenty of fill-in-the-blank prompts like “I will never get tired of the way we____________,” and “I’m pretty sure the stars brought us together so we could_____________.” This gift a romantic gesture that’ll lead to a storybook ending.

If She Always Steals Your Sweatshirt
The Comfy

She always wants to steal your sweatshirts. Now, you'll want to steal hers.

This oversized blanket/sweatshirt combo is extremely comfy, as the name suggests, featuring a fluffy sherpa inner lining and a soft microfiber exterior. It'll keep her warm when you can't.

If She Loves a Good Matching Set
Tie-Dye Pajamas Set

Every woman loves a good pajama set, and this tie-dye option is probably unlike anything she has. It comes in several different colors, and is made of polyester and spandex.

If She's a Light Sleeper
Sleep Aid Device

Not all of us are blessed with the ability to fall asleep the minute our heads hit the pillow. If she struggles with catching zzz’s, this sleep aid device from Dodow is a soothing metronome and light system that'll help her body and mind relax into sleep, naturally.

To Learn More About Each Other
100 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starters

Whether you just started dating or have been going out for some time, there's always more to learn about each other.

This set of 100 conversation-starting question cards will give you plenty to talk about, from how many kids you want to have to future goals and dreams.

If You Cook Together
The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook
America's Test Kitchen
Now 40% off

If cooking together is your thing, this book is packed with perfectly portioned recipes that'll never leave you with leftovers. It gives you straightforward instructions to help make hundreds of dishes, including a hearty slow-roasted beef feast that's perfect for a romantic date night in.

A Pretty Personalized Gift
Engraved Bar Necklace

A custom piece of jewelry doesn't have to cost a fortune. This bar necklace can be engraved with a special date or message, and it's also available in silver or rose gold.

If She Loves Taking Photos
Instax Square SQ1 Instant Camera

The Instax Square SQ1 is the perfect mix of new and old, and if she's ready to break up with her not-so-great Polaroid (that’s cute in theory but doesn’t deliver), the Instax Square SQ1 just might be calling her name.

The selfie mirror on this Instax camera is a godsend, allowing her to see what she looks like before she decides to print.

If She Likes Dainty Rings
Frankie Heart Ring

She can wear your heart on her hand with this customizable ring. Choose from a number of fonts and symbols, making it a sweet girlfriend gift as unique as your love for one another.

If She Always Microwaves Her Coffee
Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 10 oz

Wake her up every morning with a fresh cup of coffee and never have to worry about reheating it. The smart Ember Mug keeps beverages at her preferred hot temperature, and it can even be paired with her smartphone to adjust precise settings.

So You Take a Break From Foot Massages
Shiatsu Foot Massager
Now 52% off

If you get regular requests for a foot massage, help satisfy her need for a good knead with a pampering device that won't require you to touch her toes. Use the coupon on this product's page on Amazon for an additional $10!

For the Tech-Obsessed

The Apple Airtag makes the perfect Christmas gift for any woman. This tiny tracker can attach to just about anything. Plus, it connects to Apple's Find My app, meaning she can see where his tag (and the item it's attached to) is at the touch of a button. 

For the SATC Fan
Love Letters Of Great Men Vol. 1
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Not the romantic type? Let the lustful words of several legendary figures do the talking with a book that'll show her how you truly feel.

It iconically made an appearance in Sex and the City: The Movie, but regardless of whether or not your love story is as epic as Carrie and Big's, she'll appreciate receiving a gift that's straight from the heart.

For Keeping the Romance Alive
The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription
The Bouqs Co.

Never forget a special gifting occasion again with a scheduled flower-delivery subscription from The Bouqs. It has your back for every big occasion. 

Surprise her or spoil her on the regular with available weekly and biweekly bouquet options. 

For the One Who Writes Everything Down
2022 Year Task Planner

If your girlfriend is all about keeping her deadlines and priorities organized, then she will love this planner. It's simple and aesthetically pleasing on the outside, but the inside is full of both monthly and daily pages she can use to divide out her time.

For Her Coffee Fix
NYC Top 4 Coffee Bundle
Bean & Bean Coffee

If she's a coffee lover, surprise her with this gift of four different roasts from Bean & Bean, a woman-owned coffee company located in NYC. You can gift her just the four blends, but you can also get her a gift subscription, so that she can pick the brews she wants herself.

For Enjoying Together
Actually Curious Card Game Bundle
Actually Curious

There's nothing like hanging out and playing a game together, especially when it leads to deep conversation and connection. Actually Curious is a card game that asks intimate (and sometimes difficult) questions to help you and your partner get closer together through conversation.

For the Fashionista
XO Earrings
Statement by Nadia

Let her know just how much you love her with these “XO” earrings from Statement by Nadia. Despite their size, they’re super lightweight and won’t pull on her ears all day. The gold looks great when contrasted with the blue, too.

Best for Décor Lovers
Splatter Coaster Set
Abcrete & Co.

The furniture-obsessed know how important coasters are for protecting surfaces from drink rings and drops. Add to her collection with these unique splatter coasters that are made from sturdy concrete, so they won't slide around while she's picking up and putting down her drink.

For the Tequila Lover
Avila Reposado
Revel Spirits

If she's a big tequila fan, she may enjoy trying Avila, a tequila-mezcal hybrid. The distilling process blends that of tequila and mezcal — steaming and roasting the agave — to create a slightly smokey and incredibly smooth spirit. She can enjoy it on the rocks or mixed in her favorite cocktail.

For the GF Always on 1%
Classics Catch:3 Wireless Charging Station

If her phone and AirPods are always dead, she could definitely use this wireless charging station. Not only is it chic enough to be left out on her desk or bedside table, but there are three charging zones to ensure that all her devices are juiced up before she leaves the house. It also serves as a cute valet tray, so her keys, phone, and wallet will always be within reach.

If She Needs More Self-Care
LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set

Give her the gift of peace and quiet — in the bath. This set of 12 bath bombs is made in California from shea and cocoa butter, so she'll feel both relaxed and moisturized.

For the "Girls' Night" Girl
Insulated Wine Freezer Cooling Cups

She can never remember to chill her wine in advance — so now she can keep these wine glasses in the freezer. Their BPA-free plastic is double-walled with cooling gel engineered for the perfect vino temperature.

To Upgrade Her Bedtime Routine
Philips One by Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush
Philips Sonicare

We can attest that electric toothbrushes make a pretty great gift for girlfriends, especially this one from Sonicare since it has a such a fun design. Plus, the Philips One isn't that much bigger than a regular toothbrush, making it a good option for everyday use and traveling.

It comes in both battery-operated and rechargeable models, and dentists recommend replacing the brush heads every 3 months.

For the Dedicated Dog Mom
Furbo Dog Camera

$139.00 (18% off)

If there's nothing your lady wouldn't do for her furry friend, get her this fun and functional pet camera that'll ensure that she never misses memorable moments while she's away.

Straight from her phone, she can chat, toss treats, and even get notified when barking or activity is detected.

For Stress-Free Soaking
Bathtub Caddy Tray
Royal Craft

Boost the quality of her bath time with a compartmentalized caddy tray. This one is made of waterproof bamboo wood, and it's equipped with an adjustable book and tablet stand, wine glass holder, and a savvy slot for her cell phone.

If She Likes Your Handwriting
Personalized Handwriting Bracelet

Not only can you personalize this bracelet with whatever you want it to say, but you can also have it written in your own handwriting for a sweet custom touch. Simply write out the message and send it to the seller after purchase.

If Her Feet Are Always Cold
Open-Toe Furry Slippers

If your girlfriend's body temperature is changing constantly, these open-toe slippers are a great option for her. They'll keep her feet warm with the furry material, while also giving her toes some breathing room. It's both a sweet and practical gift idea.

A Sensual Gift
Night In Kit

If your girlfriend has been asking you to up the romance, this kit from Maude is the perfect gift for her. It comes with the brand's popular massage candle and organic lubricant, as well as a nice bubble bath. If you'd like, you could even add the brand's sleek vibrator to this gift to make it complete. It's a gift you'll both get to enjoy together.

The Ultimate Cozy Piece
Crop Waffle Zip Hoodie

Is your girlfriend always borrowing your sweatshirts or wrapping herself in a blanket? Make sure she stays nice and warm in this waffle hoodie. If you're feeling extra generous, you could even buy her the matching top and pants, too.

To Hold Her Makeup Collection
The Beauty Bag

If your girlfriend's makeup collection rivals Sephora's selection, she would definitely appreciate this gift. This makeup bag not only has compartments for all of her products but also keeps them upright, minimizing the chance of spillage. If you're feeling extra generous, you could even throw in a glossier skincare set.

To Easily Carry Her Stuff
Everywhere Belt Bag

Most ladies will tell you that having no pockets in our jeans is one of the most annoying problems ever. Second is having your hands full with your phone, wallet, and keys while trying to find your metro card or chapstick. A belt bag like this will keep her hands free and her essentials organized, thanks to the interior pockets.

Best Way to Display Photos
Color Series Photo Book
Artifact Uprising

Trust us, a sentimental photo book is a gift your girlfriend wants but will never ask for. Fill its pages with your most memorable photographic moments together, and customize its cover with color, foil, and theme.

For the Girl Who's Organized and on the Move
Triple Compartment Crossbody Bag
Now 29% off

Whether she prefers to carry just the essentials or keep everything she'll ever need close at hand, this stylish zippered crossbody bag is ideal for ensuring that everything stays organized. It may be small, but its three sizable compartments hold more than she'd expect.

To Keep Her Jewelry Tangle-Free
Travel Case

Even though this is a travel case, it's pretty enough she'll want to keep it out on her dresser. The outside is made from a gorgeous leather (that you can monogram!), and it has four hooks for necklaces and bracelets (to keep them from getting tangled), a strap to hold post earrings, and a strap to hold rings or hoop earrings on the inside.  

Best For Wine Lovers
Winc Wine Delivery Subscription

Keep the good times rolling and the vino flowing by giving her a gift credit to Winc. This monthly wine-delivery subscription service sends a curated selection of four bottles to her door each month, based entirely on her unique palate preferences. 

For the Coffee Connoisseur
3-Month Coffee Subscription
Blue Bottle Coffee

Every coffee lover deserves a pick-me-up. Give the gift of caffeine with Blue Bottle's subscription program, which starts at a reasonable $24. 

Choose from a variety of sizes and types of coffee depending on what she drinks, including single-origin, espresso beans, blend assortments, and even decaf.

For Tea Drinkers
Dessert Tea Sampler Pack
Art of Tea

If she's a tea lover, then the gift of assorted teas will make her day. This set comes in an organized box, keeping her teas in neat little tins, and it includes four different flavors. In total, she'll be able to make about 28 delicious cups of teas from this set alone.

A Great Alternative to AirPods
JBL Tune 225TWS True Wireless Earbuds
Now 50% off

These JBL headphones are one of our favorite pairs of true wireless earbuds for under $100. They have a bass-heavy sound and easy-to-use controls, and they're less than half the cost of AirPods.

Sophisticated Slippers
Birdies Songbird Slides

Allow her to slip into something more comfortable, like these silky slippers, this season. Your girlfriend will love this pom pom-topped gift, which is cute enough to wear both inside and outside of the house. The soles are even quilted for a little extra cushion in each step.

If She Needs a New WFH Look
High-Waisted Biker Shorts
Now 28% off

If shorts and a sweater is her go-to look, gift your girlfriend these cute biker shorts that are both affordable and comfortable. They come in tons of different colors, and different inseams depending on what she prefers. We're big fans of them here, too.

If She's a Homebody
Super-Plush Robe

Say goodbye to your social life because once she slips on this combed Turkish cotton robe, there's no guaranteeing that she'll ever want to leave the house again.

Deep pockets, cuffed edges, and a sturdy tie ensure that the wear is both comfortable and functional. Its plush yet lightweight 380 GSM material feels buttery-soft against her skin.

More: We Tried the Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe

So She Can Bring Her Tunes Anywhere
JBL Clip 4 Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Our favorite mini speaker, the JBL Clip 4 has a fun design, great battery life, and is water-resistant. In addition to the carabiner-style clip, it also has a rubber back to keep it from slipping. It's a great gift if your girlfriend is always on the move.

For Silkier Snoozing
Slip Silk Pillowcase

She'll sleep as the royals do with this super soft silk pillowcase by Slip. It helps keep frizz and flyaways at bay, and it even helps combat creases and wrinkles while she catches some zzz's. Now that is what we like to call beauty sleep. 

If She Loves Smooth Skin
Resurfacing Body Serum
Oui the People

Gift the gift of baby-soft skin with this resurfacing body serum. The lightweight serum instantly soaks into skin, and ingredients like lactic acid and glycolic acid help clear up and smooth skin. It's gentle enough to use every day, too.

For the Socially Conscious Shopper
A Fair-Trade GlobeIn Box Subscription

GlobeIn curates fair-trade artisan baskets full of an impressive mix of global products, each with a different theme. Their kitchen-themed basket includes a mini tagine from Tunisia, a woven kitchen towel from Guatemala, pure ground vanilla from Madagascar, Inka salt from Peru, coconut sugar from Indonesia, and coffee from Nicaragua, all packaged in a beautiful, handwoven basket from Mexico.

To give it as a gift, you'll have to subscribe to a 3-month minimum, but you can also order single baskets for around $40 or shop specific products to custom-curate a box for her.

If Rain Doesn't Stop Her From Getting Outside
Wool Runner Mizzles

She'll love these sustainable sneakers that are also waterproof. Not only are they made of thick wool to keep her tootsies warm, but machine-washable if she gets stuck in slushy snow or muddy grass while taking her daily walk.

If She Likes to Layer Up
Packable Puffer Vest
32 Degrees

This ultra-light packable vest is a great gift if your girlfriend likes to go on adventures in all kinds of weather. Easily layerable and water-repellent fabric, this vest is definitely practical, and stylish, too. Plus, it's one of Oprah's Favorite Things, which means it has to be amazing.

If She Loves to Cook
The Luminous Capsule

If she’s a cook, she’ll love this bright trio of oil, honey, and vinegar. Not only are the bottles going to look amazing in her pantry or on her counter, but the hints of citrus in the honey and vinegar will liven up any dish she makes.

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