Something to wear
Believe it when you hear, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend." Every woman loves to receive diamond jewelry. Whether it's a simple pair of diamond stud earrings or a more elaborate piece, go for smaller diamonds in a higher quality rather than larger diamonds, which are obviously flawed.
When holiday shopping for your wife or girlfriend, you can't go wrong with lingerie. Select something sexy but not too sleazy. A lace babydoll or silk chemise is a hot choice. Check out Victoria's Secret
and Bare Necessities
for a wide variety of options.
A terrific holiday gift for her is a classic watch — it will never go out of style. A simple face with a leather band is perfect for every day. For something a little more special, select a jeweled bracelet watch instead.
A classy Christmas present is a pair of pearl earrings. Pearls come in every imaginable color, shape, size and price range, so you'll be sure to find something that fits her taste and your budget.
A wonderful gift for your wife or girlfriend is a little black cocktail dress. Pick a flirty style that's perfect for a party. Then, take her out to a holiday party or for drinks and dancing.
A robe might seem like a boring gift, but it's one she'll enjoy all year round. Select a thick, soft robe to keep her cozy and warm after the shower or before bedtime.
For the fashionista, you can't go wrong with a pair of stylish winter boots. Booties are very popular this season. But, tall boots with a shearling lining, like UGG boots, might work well depending on the climate. If you can't decide on a specific pair, you can always take her on a shopping excursion or buy a gift certificate.
You can't go wrong with a designer handbag. Select a suede crossbody bag or patent leather satchel in warm colors, such as chocolate brown or deep mustard. Most major department stores have a variety of designer bags to choose from, and the sales staff will be more than happy to help you make your decision.
Whether she's a photography buff, loves to travel or just enjoys taking pictures of the family, an easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera makes a great Christmas gift.
For the woman on the go, a laptop computer is a hot holiday gift. The MacBook Pro is a little more expensive than your standard notebook computer, but it's elegant, fast and efficient.
Though you can't go wrong with an iPad
, it's not the only tablet available these days. You can find a host of Android tablets, such as the new Samsung Galaxy Note II
Guys aren't the only gamers. Many girls and women love their video games, too. Consider a new video game system — whether it's a handheld or traditional console. Or, just buy her some new games for her current system.
Gadget accessories make good Christmas presents and stocking stuffers. You have so much to choose from — iPhone cases, tablet sleeves, earbuds, docking stations, speakers and more. Just think about the gadgets she owns and shop accordingly.
Something for her home
Though it's not a romantic gift, many women would definitely appreciate one of the new top-of-the-line vacuum cleaners, like these from Dyson.
If you want to really make your wife happy this holiday season, how about a kitchen makeover? Book an appointment with a designer or contractor, and start planning the renovation.
Give her a break by springing for a maid. You can hook her up with a one-time major housecleaning, or give her an ongoing gift of a cleaning service once a week.
Add a little color and style to her home by giving her a piece of artwork. When shopping for art, make sure you really know her taste. You don't want to give her a painting that she'll stash in the back of a closet.
Give your spouse a gift that both of you can enjoy — a new bed, such as the Tempur-Pedic memory foam bed
or a Sleep Number bed
. If you don't want to spring for a whole new bed, even new bedding can make a big difference in comfort.
Something to give her a break
Inexpensive gifts that are perfect for every woman from your grandma to your sister are aromatherapy candles. The beautiful scents will fill her home and encourage peace and relaxation.
Whether it's a play, a concert or any other type of performance, get her a pair of the best tickets you can afford to her favorite upcoming show. You never know — she might even take you with her.
What woman wouldn't enjoy a day of pampering? Head to SpaFinder to locate a day spa near you, check out spa packages and find the perfect gift for the lady in your life. You can also find getaway spas for a special trip out of town, or purchase spa gift certificates online.
A quick getaway with your sweetie doesn't have to break the bank. Choose a bed and breakfast inn just a little bit outside your hometown for a quick retreat. BedandBreakfast.com offers gift cards to over 11,000 B&Bs. They never expire and don't have any blackout dates.
With the pressures of work and family, most mothers don't have a real day off. The day after Christmas, treat her to a day of luxury at home with no interruptions (unless she wants them). Let her eat her favorite foods, relax all day in bed, watch bad TV or do whatever she wants to do. You can take care of the kids, the chores and everything else. Every woman deserves a me day at least once a year.
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