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50 gifts for her that she won't return the day after Christmas

Julie Ryan Evans is an editor and writer who has covered everything from Capitol Hill to the politics of preschool. A mother of two, a runner of races, and a gourmet chef wannabe, she currently lives outside of Orlando, Florida.

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Gifts to remember

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Gifts to remember

Buying gifts for the special women in your life is hard, mostly because you want to give heartfelt presents that will be cherished for a long time to come.

Add on all the pressure to get your shopping done in time for the holidays, and gift-giving can become a hectic enterprise. Here are some ideas that will keep the Christmas time frazzle to a minimum.

Originally published November 2015. Updated November 2016.

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Mittens

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Mittens

Give her the gift of warmth with a pop of color. Have you ever seen mittens that look as cozy as these?

Where: Anthropologie

Cost: $30

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Spiralizer

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Spiralizer

She'll be able to make oodles of zoodles (spiralized zucchini that can be used like pasta) and other fun treats with this fun gadget.

Where: Williams-Sonoma

Cost: $50

 

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Lots of lipstick

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Lots of lipstick

There are nine shades to put the perfect pop of color on her pout no matter the occasion.

Where: Tarte

Cost: $34

 

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Cellphone credit card case

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Cellphone credit card case

Great for runners, to take to the gym or for anyone on the go, this cellphone case holds your credit cards too. What more does a girl need?

Where: Incipio

Cost: $40

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Creative candle

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Creative candle

With a variety of scents and sassy sayings, these unique candles will light her up with laughter.

Where: BadAssCandles/Etsy

Cost: $18

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Luxury leg-shaving kit

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Luxury leg-shaving kit

Many women dread the leg-shaving duty, but this will make it a delight. With luxurious citrus-scented oil and a gold-plated razor, her legs will feel like the rock stars they are.

Where: Oui Shave

Cost: $48

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Selfie marshmallows

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Selfie marshmallows

Put her favorite memories on... marshmallows. Yum, and fun! 

Where: Boomf

Cost: $25 for 9 

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Adult coloring book

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Adult coloring book

Coloring isn't just for kids. This book is perfect for a fashionista who wants to color in the looks of iconic designers like Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Coco Chanel and more. 

Where: Amazon.com

Cost: $9

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Personalized flask

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Personalized flask

Have flask, will travel. Adorable and useful, this is a gift she'll thank you for all year long — and maybe even share with you too.

Where: LiquidCourage/Etsy

Cost: $22 

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Hooded unicorn towel

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Hooded unicorn towel

Yes, this is made for adults. Who wouldn't love to wrap up in this cozy towel after a shower or to sport it around the pool deck?

Where: Yikestwins/Etsy

Cost: $49

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Dragonfly hair pins

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Dragonfly hair pins

Pretty hair pins pep up any style, and these dragonflies are just lovely. 

Where: glamMKE/Etsy

Cost: $10

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Travel journal

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Travel journal

These adorable books are the perfect gift for the adventurous girl. They come in a variety of themes and provide space for her to record notes about what she saw, ate and did on each journey.

Where: R. Nichols

Cost: $8

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Wineglass rough day

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Wineglass rough day

Sometimes a girl just need her wine. 

Where: EtchedExpressions/Esty

Cost: $12

 

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Fox socks

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Fox socks

Soft and cozy with no-slip bottoms, these socks are so adorable she'll want to wear them everywhere.

Where: Shopbop

Cost: $17

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Grown-up friendship bracelet

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Grown-up friendship bracelet

Show her how much her friendship means with this pretty pop of color for her wrist.

Where: Chan Luu

Cost: $110

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Ring trees

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Ring trees

Such a pretty way to keep rings safe and organized, these will look lovely displayed anywhere.

Where: ModernMud/Etsy

Cost: $24 

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Monogrammed iPhone charger stickers

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Monogrammed iPhone charger stickers

Perfect for a mom who never seems to be able to find her own phone charger, these monogrammed stickers will claim hers. They're cute to boot too. 

Where: Sunshine Vinyl/Etsy

Cost: $3

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Corkcicle

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Corkcicle

The wine lover will love this fun way to keep her drink the way it tastes best: cold. 

Where: Amazon.com

Cost: $12

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Girl power pens

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Girl power pens

Pretty pens that pack a powerful punch — perfect.

Where: Band.do

Cost: $14

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Personalized note cards

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Personalized note cards

Texting is fine, but handwritten notes are still the most divine form of communication. 

Where: naomilynn/Etsy

Cost: $13

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Coffee mug with a message

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Coffee mug with a message

For the woman who is strong, confident and gives zero... 

Where: foxandcloverboutique

Cost: $16

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Boozy bathtub caddy

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Boozy bathtub caddy

This amazing caddy makes the luxurious act of taking a bath even more relaxing.

Where: Wayfair.com

Cost: $40

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Personalized

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Personalized

Instead of holding a picture inside like a traditional locket, these lockets each house a sphere with a chime inside. You personalize each necklace by choosing the color of the sphere. It could be something symbolic or just a favorite color.

Where: The Grommet

Cost: $20

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Single initial clay necklace

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Single initial clay necklace

This handmade necklaces are hand-stamped, so each piece is unique.

Where: JillMakes/Etsy

Cost: $35

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Cactus ring holder

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Cactus ring holder

These adorable little ring holders fit perfectly on a bathroom counter, dresser or vanity.

Where: paintmydream/Etsy

Cost: $12.26

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Dandelion wish necklace

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Dandelion wish necklace

These beautiful pendants make for a wonderful reminder that you want all of her wishes to come true.

Where: RubyRobinBoutique/Etsy

Cost: $39.35

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Funny water bottle

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Funny water bottle

Everybody carts around a reusable water bottle nowadays, so why not get her one with a little style?

Where: ThePrincessBoutiqueB/Etsy

Cost: $18

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Cool makeup brush holder

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Cool makeup brush holder

Metallic skull makeup brush holders are goth-gone-glam perfection.

Where: hodihomedecor/Etsy

Cost: $36

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Copper coffee set

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Copper coffee set

A copper French press with matching accoutrements will make any coffee drinker feel a little fancy.

Where: West Elm

Cost: $60

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Monogrammed car mats

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Monogrammed car mats

Floral monogrammed mats are the automotive accessory she never knew she needed.

Where: ChicMonogram/Etsy

Cost: $32.95 + up

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Unique bookmark

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Unique bookmark

Bibliophiles will be head-over-heels for this vintage style bookmarks.

Where: History Neck Co.

Cost: $16

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Plush cleaning slippers

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Plush cleaning slippers

The slippers are comfy, cute and double as dust mops! Can't beat that with a stick.

Where: Tokyo Otaku Mode

Cost: $21.99

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Onesy pajamas

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Onesy pajamas

Onesy pajamas are warm and a whole lot of fun. 

Where: Target

Cost: $27.99

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Lush bath bomb

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Lush bath bomb

Lush bath bombs are all-natural, cruelty free, and totally luxurious. 

Where: Lush

Cost: $4.95 to $9

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Pratima Love Oil

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Pratima Love Oil

This sweet and spicy body oil combines cinnamon, clove and cardamom with lavender, rose and vanilla hydrate the skin. The scent is devine.

Where: Pratima

Cost: $34

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Cat's meow sweater

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Cat's meow sweater

This sweater is perfect for any cat lover.

Where: Cupshe

Cost: $24.99

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Knitted coffee sleeve

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Knitted coffee sleeve

Because those cardboard version don't nearly do the job, and these knitted mug sleaves are beyond adorable.

Where: SnugCreations/Etsy

Cost: $10.56

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Swan coin purse

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Swan coin purse

It's a little pricey, but this Kate Spade coin purse is so elegant.

Where: Kate Spade

Cost: $78

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Driftwood jewelry display

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Driftwood jewelry display

This cool jewelry mount is perfect for the free spirit in your life.

Where: Curiographer/Etsy

Cost: $24.95 + up

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Tiny lotus necklace

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Tiny lotus necklace

A dainy little lotus flower necklace will be loved by anyone who is hooked on yoga.

Where: Borcik/Etsy

Cost: $22

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Mantra bands

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Mantra bands

These thin bracelets with personalized mantras on each on provide just the right amount of inspiration.

Where: MantraBand

Cost: $25 each

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Hammered gold disc necklace

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Hammered gold disc necklace

These gorgeous necklaces are handmade to order.

Where: LEILAjewelryshop/Etsy

Cost: $37

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Crochet spa set

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Crochet spa set

This nifty set comes complete with crocheted washcloths, scrubbies, headband and a soap saver. What more could a girl ask for?

Where: BellaJulieBoutique/Etsy

Cost: $30

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Wine socks

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Wine socks

In a word, these socks are genius.

Where: HBRCreativeDesigns/Etsy

Cost: $10.71

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Holiday nail polish set

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Holiday nail polish set

These holiday nail colors from Pacifica are vegan and free of the nasty toxins found in most polishes.

Where: Pacifica

Cost: $20

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Luxury shave set

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Luxury shave set

Guys are always getting gifted fancy shaving kits, so why can't girls?

Where: ahalife.com

Cost: $65

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Indoor herb planter kit

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Indoor herb planter kit

This starter kit comes complete with basil, chives, thyme, oregano, parsley and cilantro.

Where: Amazon

Cost: $54.99

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