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Gift shopping can be hard. No matter if you’re shopping for a sibling, a longtime spouse, or a co-worker, the act of picking out the perfect gift can be overwhelming. What does she want? What doesn’t she already own? What color would she want it in? Is she allergic to anything? Does she like to read? What is her favorite scent? So many questions, so little time to buy.
To reduce your gift shopping stress (and stress in general) this year, we’ve come up with a list of 25 awesome gifts for all the different types of women in your life. From the home chef to the traveler to the one you don’t know that well, we have you covered. Here are my picks for the gifts women want in 2019. Want more options? Check out all of our product roundups for the best things you can buy this year.
1. For the home chef: Staub Dutch Oven
You’ve probably heard of, seen, or owned a Le Creuset dutch oven. They are one of the most popular wedding gifts for newlyweds and, like KitchenAid stand mixers, a kitchen staple for adults everywhere. When I was shopping for my wedding registry earlier this year, an employee at Williams-Sonoma encouraged us not to register for a Le Creuset, but instead a Staub dutch oven. I became curious and started noticing my favorite food bloggers posting meals in Staub cookware on Instagram—and I recognized that my favorite fast casual food place, Cava, used them to display food. THEN, we tested dutch ovens at Reviewed and our favorite overall was the Staub! Clearly these dutch ovens are hot right now, so get them for the person in your life who loves cooking. You can’t go wrong.
Get the Staub Cast Iron 5.5 Quart Round Cocotte on Amazon starting at $219.95
2. For the fitness fanatic: Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise Yoga Pants
I swear by these yoga pants. Whether I’m lounging on the couch, taking a barre class, or sweating profusely in spin class, these yoga pants are game-changers. No camel toe. No sweating through the pants. No itching from discomfort. These yogas are definitely worth the price tag. I promise. If you’re looking for an option that is a little less money, Nordstrom’s fitness brand, Zella, has a pair of high waist leggings that have 4.5 stars from 5,900 reviews. I own them, and they are great too.
Get the Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise Yoga Pants from Lululemon for $98
3. For the homebody: UGG Dakota Slippers
These slippers have a 5-star rating on Nordstrom from over 1,700 reviews! The Dakota slipper has been around for years, combining fashion and comfort into one. You can even wear the shoe outside, as it has a rubber sole. Speaking from experience, you can’t go wrong with UGG slippers as a gift. In the past six years, I have given a different pair of UGG slippers to my mom, grandmother, grandfather, fiancé, and brothers – and each time, they were a hit.
Get the Ugg Dakota Slippers from Nordstrom for $99.95
4. For the book lover: The All-New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
The book lover may already have a Kindle, but who doesn’t enjoy the latest and greatest technology the world has to offer? The Paperwhite is Amazon’s best-selling Kindle, and this one was released in 2018 to great reviews. It’s still our favorite version of the Kindle in our Best Right Now series. Now waterproof with two times the storage, this is a perfect gift for anyone who likes to read.
Get the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite on Amazon for $109.99
5. For the one who likes being comfortable: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Cardigan
Okay, this cardigan has over 2,600 reviews on Nordstrom and a 5-star rating. Why don’t I own this? It looks like a comfortable blanket disguised as clothing. When it comes to cardigans and sweaters, the limit does not exist for the amount one can own. They make great gifts—especially when they’re this cozy (chic). Not shopping for a cardigan person? Barefoot Dreams also sells a robe. Just saying…
Get the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Cardigan from Nordstrom for $116
6. For the music lover: Sonos One Smart Speaker
The voice controlled smart speaker by Sonos is one of our favorite gift ideas for 2019. With Alexa built in, you can not only play music, but also check news and traffic and control other smart devices. If the person you’re shopping for already has a smart speaker, or might not use it to its full potential, consider Sonos PLAY:1, their smart speaker made for playing music.
Get the All-New Sonos One Smart Speaker on Amazon for $169.99
7. For the one who loves to travel: Away’s The Carry-On
You’ve probably seen this trendy luggage on Instagram, since it’s a travel blogger favorite. The brand is also one of our favorites here at Reviewed. When we tested checked luggage, Away won as our best hard-sided suitcase. It comes in 14 different colors and looks much different than your average carry-on. My personal favorite is the blush color. If you don’t want to splurge on a suitcase as a gift for the traveler, consider a duffle bag instead. Sole Society’s ‘Lacie’ Faux Leather Duffel Bag is a perfect, inexpensive option for the trendy traveler.
Get Away’s The Carry-On from Away for $225
8. For the wine lover: Corkcicle Insulated Stemless Glass
For the wine drinker on-the-go. I’m just kidding. This is actually great for ALL wine drinkers—not just busy ones. Keep her glass full AND cold this season with Corkcicle’s stylish stemless wine thermos (that is a mouthful—also, no pun intended, again). It comes in many colors including one called “Unicorn Magic.” Now please excuse me while I purchase this in advance of the holidays, so I can attend all of my upcoming parties with it. MEET MY NEW PLUS ONE: THE CORKCICLE WINE THERMOS.
Get the Corkcicle Insulated Stemless Wine Glass on Amazon for $24.95
9. For the binge-watcher: Roku Ultra (2017)
The Roku Ultra (2017) is still our favorite streaming device of 2019. If you know someone who is addicted to binging television shows, enhance their Netflix viewing experience for the holidays. Cold weather is coming. What more could they want?!
Get the Roku Ultra (2017) on Amazon for $95.44
10. For the health nut: Skinnytaste One and Done Cookbook
Last year, I recommended the Skinnytaste Fast and Slow cookbook (which I own and love), so this year I have to recommend the latest cookbook in the author’s series—Skinnytaste One and Done. As a longtime follower of the blog Skinnytaste, I can confirm all of Gina’s recipes are both healthy and amazing. If you want to get another gift to go with it, check out our favorite small appliances so they can use the cookbook with it.
Get the Skinnytaste One and Done Cookbook on Amazon for $19.49
11. For the bag lady: Madewell Leather Transport Tote
I have been wanting to buy Madewell’s classic leather tote bag for a while now, so I did not hesitate to purchase it when they came out with a zip top version of the bag this year. The classic tote is big enough to hold all my stuff for work, stylish enough for me to use on weekends when I don’t have a lot in it, and the zip top makes it perfect for traveling on weekend trips with (or using as a carry-on while flying). The bag comes in a few different colors. I have it in English Saddle, which is of course my personal fave.
Get the Madewell Zip Top Transport Leather Tote from Nordstrom for $188
12. For the runner: Garmin Forerunner 645 Running Watch
Our resident marathoner recommends this Garmin smart watch for the runner in your life. With 4-stars on Amazon, it’s a favorite in the community. Whether they’re training for something or not, if you know someone who is serious about fitness, they will love this gift.
Get the Garmin Forerunner 635 Music/GPS Running Watch on Amazon for $441.64
13. For the nostalgic one: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
How cute is this camera?! This is a great gift for people who love taking pictures and HAVING pictures. I bought and used the Instax Mini 9 at my wedding this year for guests to take photos of themselves. A friend also had the camera while we were traveling in Greece this summer, and I have some of those pictures hanging on my fridge. Great for adults, college students, and teens, this Fujifilm camera is an excellent gift.
Get the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 on Amazon for $49.99
14. For the one who wants to upgrade from iPhone photography to actual photography: Panasonic Lumix LX100
Recommended by one of our tech experts, this camera is perfect for beginners. If she’s pretty good at smartphone photography, consider giving the gift of real photography this year. Though there is an updated model, the LX100 is still a great choice given the price.
Get the Pansonic Lumix LX100 on Amazon for $597.99
15. For the home entertainer: Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle
If she loves home décor and entertaining guests, you can never go wrong with a candle as a gift. My favorite candle by far is Capri Blue’s Volcano scent. Not only do they smell amazing, but they come in chic jars that double as amazing home decor.
Get the Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle from Anthropologie for $30
16. For the coffee lover: Nespresso Citiz Espresso Machine
Even if she already has a coffee maker, an espresso machine will be her best upgrade of 2019. Not only does it make a great espresso, but the machine itself is gorgeous. It won our Best Overall when we tested espresso machines, so we recommend getting this device as a gift.
Get the Nespresso Citiz Espresso Machine on Amazon for $149.99
17. For the one who is always stressed: Our favorite essential oil diffuser
People are obsessed with essential oil diffusers. And why wouldn’t they be? They transform your home with good smells and good vibes. Shopping for someone who is always stressed (hello hi, that’s me)? Bring peace and happiness into their life this spring with our favorite oil diffuser. We tested the most popular models recently and found this one by InnoGear to be the best.
Get the InnoGear 150 ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser on Amazon for $15.99
18. For the girl who has everything: La Mer Moisturizing Crème
First of all, yes, the above IS an ‘Nsync quote. Now let’s discuss La Mer. It’s an expensive moisturizer with a cult following (including Kim Kardashian) and also a perfect gift if you want to ball out on someone for their birthday. This La Mer moisturizing cream from Sephora has OVER 60,000 hearts. That is a lot of love. Why not spread it? (Pun not intended.)
Get the La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream from Sephora for $175
19. For the one who hates jeans: Madewell Jeans
I thought I hated jeans until I discovered Madewell’s high-rise jeans. They’re comfortable, they’re slimming, they never rip, and they’re a great price. And they have curvy jeans now, which honestly were the best gift I ever received when I bought those bad boys for myself. If you’re not sure what kind to get, I recommend a classic 10-inch (not too low waisted, but not too high) in a solid color dark wash (see link below). Read more about my thoughts on the jeans here.
Get the Madewell 10-Inch High-Rise Skinny Jeans from Nordstrom for $128
20. For the simple one: Kate Spade pendant necklace
Before you follow my recommendation for this gift, please think about the person you’re shopping for first. If they are particular about what they wear, you may want to hold off on buying them jewelry without knowing what they want (Cue: The List—In other words, have them write you a list of what they want and FOLLOW IT). However, if the person you’re shopping for is simple and timeless, this Kate Spade pendant necklace could be perfect. It can be dressed up or down and is personalized with the initial of their first name displayed in the pendant. This necklace has 832 4.5-star reviews, so people clearly love it.
Get the Kate Spade New York one in a million initial pendant necklace from Nordstrom for $58
21. For the trendy one: Rent the Runway subscription
One of the struggles of being a self-proclaimed fashionista is not being able to afford the designer labels I dream of wearing. Sometimes I even go on Net-a-Porter for fun and imagine the outfits I’d wear if I had unlimited funds. With a Rent the Runway subscription, however, you can get high-end clothing delivered right to your door each month for less than the cost of a pair of Yeezys. So instead of investing in pieces you’ll eventually get bored with, your closet will be on a continuous rotation, filled with designer styles and trendy pieces.
Get a Rent the Runway Unlimited subscription for $159/month
22. For the creative one: Levenger 5-year journal
Any woman who has a sentimental side will love this 5-year journal to help her remember each day. She can jot down little blurbs and remember important dates, thus creating a keepsake for the future. Levenger is a personal favorite brand, and this journal is charming and well-made. The binding is durable and built to last, plus the little ribbon bookmark is a cute feature as well.
Get the Levenger 5-Year Journal on Amazon for $55
23. For the one who is always smiling: Sugarfina Rosé All Day Bears Cube
Sugarfina candies are not like regular candies. They are cool candies. But really. With flavors such as bourbon, rosé, and champagne, it doesn’t get much more fancy than this. This past year, I gave my bridesmaids these candy cubes as a gift and everyone loved them (including me). They are an adorable, inexpensive gift.
Get the Sugarfina Rosé All Day Bears Large Candy Cube from Nordstrom for $20
24. For the picky one: Gift Cards
Shopping for some people can be hard. I get it. I am that person who is hard to shop for. I expect people to read my mind and know what I want without me having to tell them. Being this type of person, I can tell you first hand that GIFT CARDS are the way to go. I love a good gift card. Spending money is my favorite hobby, and if you know someone like me, I guarantee you they will love the gift of spending someone else’s money. Here are some great gift card options (take notes people who get me gifts, I’m just kidding, no one buys me gifts, but in a perfect world this is what I would want).
Get a Sephora gift card
Get an Amazon gift card
Get a Nordstrom gift card
25. For the one you have no idea what to buy: Sephora Favorites Deluxe Perfume Sampler
Whenever someone is stumped for what to give their wife, sister, or girlfriend, I always end up encouraging them to buy a Sephora perfume sampler as a gift. Ten years ago or so, my grandmother bought me this gift and it honestly changed my life. I knew nothing about perfume, but I was able to dabble in a few best-sellers thanks to this kit. When I was done, I picked my favorite (Chloe Eau de Parfum) and redeemed the coupon in the gift set for a full-sized bottle of it. I still use Chloe today. This might be at the bottom of the list, and I might be recommending it for the random person in your life, but this is a life-changing gift and it’s actually great for anyone and everyone.
Get the Sephora Favorites Deluxe Perfume Sampler from Sephora for $75 ($147 value)