23 Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend that we guarantee she’ll love

Looking for great Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend? We’ve got all the inspiration you need, from jewelry to cozy winter buys and travel essentials

A collage image of the best Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend, including an electronic diffuser, a book, a weekend bag, and the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser
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Coming up with Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend is a yearly struggle, so if you need a bit of help, you’ve come to the right place. If you find your partner one of the hardest people to shop for, you're not alone; sometimes, it is those closest to us that we struggle to buy the best Christmas gifts for!

It's not that we don’t know them as well as we should, but the opposite. We want to be the person who gets our partner the very best present! But that's a lot of pressure—so if you're struggling with the heat, our gift guide round-up has got options for the lady in your life. Whether your girlfriend loves reading, jewelry, working out, food, or a relaxing pamper session, there are options from the likes of Lululemon, The White Company, SKIMS and Chanel below. While you know your girlfriend best, we'd say that you're pretty safe in assuming that she'll like at least one of the options scoured by our shopping experts below.

And when you're done, why not continue on with your festive shopping? We've got a round-up of the best wellness gifts for the health-conscious in your life, as well as the best astrology gifts for those who find meaning in the stars. And if all else fails, the best beauty advent calendars are a safe bet for beauty lovers!

Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend

Of course, every woman is different, and not every girlfriend will be into all of the gifts we've featured below. However, it's our hope that you'll be able to find something that your beloved will adore, whether she wants cute and cozy or fierce and fabulous. We've aimed to include Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend from a range of price points too, including more affordable options and choices for those with a slightly larger budget.

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23 great Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend

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1. The White Company Textured Ceramic Electronic Diffuser

RRP: $109/£80

An electronic diffuser is one of our home essentials, and it'll scent your girlfriend's space with soothing essential oils in just a push of a button. This textured ceramic option from The White Company is so incredibly chic, and as well as being a great choice for adding a scent to your home, it'll also look fabulous as a design piece. 


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2. Sheepskin by Totes Cross-Strap Slippers in grey

RRP: $81/£50

Now that comfy loungewear has become a staple in our wardrobes, a cozy pair of slippers is the new equivalent to a chic pair of boots or gorgeous heels.

The special woman in your life will love anything that makes her time at home a little more comfortable, and these soft plush fleece slippers will definitely do the job—one of the best cozy gifts around.


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3. Estée Lalonde Flow Midi Hoops

RRP: $115/£85

If your girlfriend is into ear candy and loves a trip to the piercing parlor, then these chic huggie earrings will be right up her street. One of the best Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend if she loves jewelry!

Made with 18-carat gold and designed as a twist on garden-variety gold hoops, they'll add a lovely touch to everyday outfits or more formal wear.


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4. SKIMS Essential Scoop Neck Bodysuit

RRP: $68/£66

If there's one thing Kim K does flawlessly, it's shapewear—and her SKIMS bodysuits are legendary for a reason. They've pretty much gone viral on TikTok for the way their sculpt and smooth your body, so if your girlfriend is always worried about what to wear, this may just be the solution.

The flattering satin bodysuit can be work with pretty much anything, be it joggers for a casual weekend, or jeans and a blazer for an evening out. Trust us; it'll become a staple she wears again and again.


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5. NEOM Organics Happiness Scented Candle

RRP: $52.50/£46

One of the best scented candles around, Neom's Happiness Candle is designed to bring a positive aroma to your loved one's home.

It's made of a 100% natural fragrance that blends seven delicious essential oils including white neroli, powdery mimosa and zingy lemon. Yum! 


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6. Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Lips in "Glittergasm"

RRP: $32/£22

Charlotte Tilbury is the queen of lipsticks, and this limited edition color-changing buy does not disappoint. Your girl is bound to be impressed if you get her this sparkly addition to the Glowgasm Lips collection.

It is a perfectly pink shade with a finish that's like a wash of crystal shine—ideal for the New Year celebrations that follow shortly after Christmas!


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7. Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete

RRP: $599/£499.99

We don't know a single person who'd be disappointed with unwrapping a Dyson Airwrap come Christmas morning. The coveted styler does it all—curling, smoothing, straightening, bouncy blow drying, the works. 

Not only that, but it's currently available in a gorgeous limited edition vinca blue and rosé colorway, which is not to be missed. 


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8. BEIS The Weekender Bag

RRP: $98/£89

A weekend bag is the ideal compromise when you want something small enough that you don't need to check it on a flight, but something big enough to fit in all your city-break outfits. And the BEIS Weekender bag is the perfect option, making it a fantastic Christmas gift idea for your girlfriend.

With a separate compartment at the bottom for shoes, toiletries, and other items you want to keep away from your clothes, and a very impressive 49 L capacity, BEIS has pretty much thought of everything to ensure your weekend getaway goes off without a hitch.


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9. Claudette Worters Arrow personalized necklace

RRP: $123.18/£89

Personalized gifts are always a good idea, as they make everything feel a bit more special. And when you add jewelry trends into the mix, you're immediately on to a winner.

The sentimental value of a necklace paired with the power of an engraved message or an initial makes this the perfect gift for your female significant other.


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10. LIME CRIME Venus XL eyeshadow palette

RRP: $65/£56

Lime Crime's Venus eyeshadow line is a cult favorite and among the best eyeshadow palettes on the market. 

Made up of sheer matte, metallic foil, and shimmer shades with great color payoff, it's perfect for the festive season and each shade features a soft, creamy finish. Your girlfriend will be able to wear this year-round.


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11. 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest

RRP: $15.99/£11.45

If your partner is looking for a seriously intriguing read for 2023 that will inspire new ways of thinking this anthology series is a fantastic purchase. It's full of essays from author Brianna Wiest, who is known for her work on careers, mindfulness and spirituality. Inside, there are essays on important topics, from embracing negative thinking, to the benefits of daily routines, and the biases which may be affecting how you see life. A thoughtful book that your girlfriend can read for hours, or pick up when she has a spare five minutes.


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12. Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum

RRP: $138/£120 for 3.4 fl oz

You can never go wrong with a classic scent, so why not gift your girlfriend a chic bottle of Chanel N°5? It's one of the best perfumes for women for a reason.

The gorgeous fragrance is timeless and deserves a spot on every woman's vanity. Sure, it's slightly on the pricier side, but this will last for months. One of the best Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend if you want to buy her something that she'll truly treasure.


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13. MORPHE Rosé Play mini eye brush set

RRP: $13/£11

Loved by influencers and celebrities, Morphe's brushes are known as some of the best the industry has to offer. The brand's eyeshadow brush set comes in a beautiful shade of rosé.

Inside you get a small shadow brush, oval fluff brush, pointed crease brush, chisel angle brush and an 'on-the-glow' bag. It makes for an incredibly cute stocking stuffer—why not add on one of the best makeup brush cleaners as an extra gift while you're at it? 


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14. Amazon Basics All-Season Cotton Weighted Blanket

RRP: $38.42/£36.89

For the girlies who deal with anxious thoughts and feelings, a weighted blanket is a brilliant buy, as it'll help her relax and sleep on those nights she might be struggling. This particular full/queen size option weighs 15 pounds, and can be used in both the summer and winter due to its breathable fabric and evenly distributed weight.

Plus, it's one of the most affordable options we've seen, and has plenty of rave reviews on Amazon from happy customers who say they've had the 'best sleep ever' after using it. We reckon this is also a great Christmas gift idea for a boyfriend.


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15. Lululemon Define Jacket Luon

RRP: From $118 /£118

A jacket is essential for working out in the colder months, and this soft cotton, slim-fit option is ideal whichever workout your girlfriend prefers. She can wear it to the gym on rainy mornings or on a cold evening run—it'll be right there to support her and keep her warm.

Plus, it comes in a wide range of colors from light pink to mulled wine, so there will be one to match your girlfriend's current workout sets.


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16. The White Company Seychelles Luxury Gift Set

RRP: $79/£55

If your girlfriend is anything like the team of women at My Imperfect Life, she loves settling in for an evening of preening and pampering after a long day—and there's no better way to do it than with these luxe White Company products.

The Seychelles gift set comes with one of their signature scented candles (ideal for popping on the side of your bath), bath & shower gel, body lotion, and soap, all in their signature Seychelles scent, which has soothing notes of Bergamot, Amber & Vanilla. Warning: you might be tempted to use this up yourself before 25 December...


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17. Chateau D'Esclans Les Clans Côtes de Provence Rosé

RRP: $83/$54.99

Stocking up on nicer-than-your-girlfriend's-usual wine is an excellent gift for any occasion, be it a birthday, Christmas, or another holiday. And you'll struggle to find a rosé drinker who doesn't love a nice Côtes de Provence, like this beautiful wine from Chateau d'Esclans.

In a word, this wine is fairly juicy and full-bodied, marrying fruity notes of pineapple with spicier ginger and licorice—ideal for those who don't just limit their rosé drinking to the summer months. Upon pouring you'll catch red berry aromas offset by toasty notes of hazelnut. Delicious!


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18. Phlur Missing Person Eau de Parfum

RRP: $96/£96

A viral TikTok sensation, if you'd prefer to gift your girlfriend something a little more under-the-radar, this gorgeous skin scent is a lovely everyday spritzer. 

Blending fresh top notes of jasmine and bergamot with middle notes ofcyclamen, orange blossom, and neroli blossom, it wears down to a comforting musky base with light delicate woods.


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19. Birkenstock Boston Clogs in Faded Khaki

RRP: $155/£120

The comfy shoe of the moment, the Birkenstock Boston clogs have been spotted on celebs and fashion girls everywhere. If your girl prioritizes feeling cozy but doesn't want to compromise on style, these are sure to be a winning buy.


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20. TheraFace PRO All-in-One Facial and Skin Device

RRP: $399/£375

If your girlfriend loves a beauty gadget, look no further than this advanced facial tool from TheraBody.

With a range of different attachment heads, TheraFace PRO is a cleansing brush, LED device and sculpting microcurrent tool all-in-one—with further attachments available to further elevate your regime.


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21. The Body Shop Calm & Camomile Cleansing Gift

RRP: $28/£25

The Camomile Cleansing Butter is one of the best, most-loved and reasonably priced cleansers on the market, making light work of removing makeup, pollution, dirt and grime.

Inside this lovely little holiday gift set you'll get one full-size and one miniature tin of said cleansing balm, as well as some reusable cotton pads to make your skincare routine even more sustainable. One of the best Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend if she loves a bit of self-care.


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22. Hotel Chocolat The Velvetiser

RRP: £99.95 (UK only)

If your girl is a hot chocolate lover—and let's face it, who isn't?— then the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser is one of the best Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend this year. The Velvetiser easily heats, mixes and froths milk and your choice of hot chocolate (be it powder or flakes), into a smoothy, creamy and perfectly balanced drink. 

In fact, a couple of members of the My Imperfect Life team actually own the Velvetiser, and agree that it is a seriously superior way of making hot chocolate—and so easy too!


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23. Gloved by Tom Daxon Petitgrain Rich Cleanse Body Wash

RRP: £26 (UK only)

While they are well known for their perfumes, Tom Daxon also makes gorgeous bodycare products as part of the Gloved line.

This body wash is at the top of our wishlists and makes an ideal Christmas gift for a girlfriend because it's not the kind of thing she'll stock her shower with every day. It's both richly scented and richly moisturizing, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. 


Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 


More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York


When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere. 

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