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.
Where to buy Christmas gifts for your girlfriend in the US
- Amazon: Tech gifts, gadgets and books for girlfriends with next day delivery
- H&M: Browse on-trend fashion and affordable homeware
- Lululemon: Shop cute workout sets and individual pieces for your girlfriend
- Macy's: Huge range of clothing options, including activewear and loungwear
- Missoma: Snap up stunning demi-fine gold jewelry—from necklaces to bracelets
- Nordstrom: Get makeup, home items, clothing, accessories and more
- Selfridges: Shop for luxury makeup, clothing and accessories across brands
- Sephora: Pick up makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance for your girlfriend
- Space NK: Browse popular high-end skincare, makeup and haircare brands
- Target: Take a look at adorable home decor, clothing and makeup
Where to buy Christmas gifts for your girlfriend in the UK
- Amazon: Tech gadgets and book buys with next day delivery
- John Lewis: Everything from tech buys to hairstyling tools and luxurious skincare
- Neom: Soothing bath and body products—including luxury gift sets
- Selfridges: A great designer fashion destination as well as homewear and gadgets
- Space NK: A top luxury beauty destinations for skin, hair, fragrance and more
- Rituals: Gorgeous high-end home fragrance and skincare buys to suit all tastes
- The Body Shop: Bath and body buys with excellent Christmas sets to boot
- Oliver Bonas: Chic and quirky home and fashion accessories for an affordable price
- Pandora: Treat her to a new bracelet or add a meaningful charm to her collection
- Lookfantastic: Go-to for beauty with huge range of styling tools and gadgets
- The White Company: All things cosy! Shop luxury homeware, clothing, candles and sleepwear
23 great Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend
1. The White Company Textured Ceramic Electronic Diffuser
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.
2. Sheepskin by Totes Cross-Strap Slippers in grey
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.
3. Estée Lalonde Flow Midi Hoops
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.
4. SKIMS Essential Scoop Neck Bodysuit
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.
5. NEOM Organics Happiness Scented Candle
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!
6. Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Lips in "Glittergasm"
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!
7. Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete
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.
8. BEIS The Weekender Bag
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.
9. Claudette Worters Arrow personalized necklace
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.
10. LIME CRIME Venus XL eyeshadow palette
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.
11. 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest
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.
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.
13. MORPHE Rosé Play mini eye brush set
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?
14. Amazon Basics All-Season Cotton Weighted Blanket
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.
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.
16. The White Company Seychelles Luxury Gift Set
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...
17. Chateau D'Esclans Les Clans Côtes de Provence Rosé
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!
18. Phlur Missing Person Eau de Parfum
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.
19. Birkenstock Boston Clogs in Faded Khaki
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.
20. Therabody TheraFace PRO
If your girlfriend loves a beauty gadget, look no further than this advanced facial tool from Therabody.
With a range of different attachment heads, the TheraFace Pro is a cleansing brush, LED light therapy device and sculpting microcurrent tool all-in-one—with further attachments available to further elevate your regime.
See our beauty editor's full review of the Therabody Theraface Pro
21. The Body Shop Calm & Camomile Cleansing Gift
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.
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!
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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