Woman openning Christmas gift

Are you holiday shopping for a special lady in your life and unsure what to buy? With this holiday gift guide, you can find the perfect Christmas gift for her, from beauty products to clothing to romantic adventures.

Best Christmas gifts
for women

Something to wear

handbag

1

Diamond jewelry

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.

2

Sexy lingerie

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.
3

Classic watch

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.

4

Pearl earrings

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.

5

Cocktail dress

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.

6

Comfy bathrobe

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.

7

Winter boots

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.

8

Designer handbag

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.

Something techie

camera

9

Digital camera

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.

10

Laptop computer

For the woman on the go, a laptop computer is a hot Christmas gift. The MacBook Pro is a little more expensive than your standard notebook computer, but it's elegant, fast and efficient.

11

Tablet

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.
12

Smartphone

If it's a new phone she craves, the latest iPhone could be the answer. Also, consider the HTC One X or the Samsung Galaxy S III, which are both great options.

13

Gaming system

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.

14

Gadget accessories

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

espresso machine

15

Vacuum cleaner

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.

16

Espresso machine

If she can't get enough of her mochas and espressos, give her a machine for the kitchen that she'll love. Check out these tips for buying an espresso machine.

17

Kitchen makeover

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.

18

Maid service

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.

19

Artwork

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.
20

A new bed

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

candle

21

Aromatherapy candles

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.

22

Show tickets

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.

23

A day at the spa

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.

24

Romantic getaway

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.

25

A real day off

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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Comments on "Top 25 Christmas gifts for her"

RC December 21, 2013 | 1:23 PM

It appears that you're not married. Good luck with that, buddy!

poepies December 19, 2013 | 8:02 AM

what if she's guy ????

Peter December 17, 2013 | 11:18 AM

Vacuum cleaner - great idea! Gonna get one for my wife, plus a mop.

George December 16, 2013 | 4:34 PM

THIS IS SO FREAKING STUPID

nat December 10, 2013 | 4:22 AM

You forgot Diamonds!Every women needs Diamonds!

Cameron Close December 03, 2013 | 5:02 PM

Thank you for an intelligent and well thought out list. I have made some selections and will pursue them. This is a lot better than the suggestion list I saw at another site...it started with a "headless chicken".

Gemma November 27, 2013 | 11:14 AM

A hoover? kitchen renovation? A maid? Ridiculously ist items!

Taylor Crossbyei September 25, 2013 | 2:46 PM

Wow loved ur list wow I really enjoyed that :)

Flavi December 22, 2012 | 2:25 PM

Do you really believe that we can afford half of this things?:))))))

Manuel December 21, 2012 | 11:57 AM

A broom and a mop

cc December 16, 2012 | 5:22 PM

Terrible list! Most women don't want candles or kitchen appliances! Guys, if you can't buy her something pretty, don't buy her anything at all!

Francis December 15, 2012 | 10:38 AM

Hmmm... not sure the average guy can afford half the items on this list! Maid service once a week? Get out.

Mziwonke Mfiki November 02, 2012 | 6:19 AM

Thanks for the tips guys.

rita January 22, 2009 | 8:08 AM

this is great thanks so much for tips.

Jeff December 16, 2008 | 1:39 PM

I'm going to get her the red mixer. Vrooom Vroom

jason November 19, 2008 | 6:51 PM

Parker I know how you feel ..lol. I always end sleeping on the couch, my gift cards don't mean anything.. This year I will get my wife something she can actually use. Thanks for pointing out http://www.sortprice, great shopping site!

mforr November 19, 2008 | 11:23 AM

If you're looking for more boot ideas we just finished a piece on our site that notes some of the upcoming styles for this season, check it out on paperdollmag

Sandy Soule November 19, 2008 | 5:06 AM

Thanks for recommending BedandBreakfast Gift Cards! In addition to being a great romantic getaway gift, they're also very popular as a gift for adult children to give their parents, who probably don't need any more "stuff" anyway!

Sarah November 18, 2008 | 3:20 PM

Thanks for a great list! I'm forwarding this to my husband and highlighting the romantic getaway one.

Ella November 18, 2008 | 1:43 PM

Great list! I'm stealing a few of these ideas to put on MY list :)

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