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No matter who you're shopping for this season—wife, mother-in-law, best friend, sister—finding the perfect Christmas present can be tough.
To help with your search, we've researched the best gifts on the market that will help her unwind or add to her everyday essentials. Our favorites include a luxurious and stylish robe from Parachute and the Amazon Echo Dot to help her stay on track and current on the latest news.
Below, the best Christmas gifts for her.
Parachute Waffle Robe
Whether it's a cold winter night or just a lazy Saturday afternoon, there's something inherently relaxing about lounging around in a cozy robe. Parachute's waffle robe is 100 percent Turkish cotton to keep her warm on cold nights but not overly heated on warmer days.
No matter who you are buying for, a gift that makes them feel luxurious and relaxed is always a good option. Moms, wives, sisters, and grandmothers alike will love the lightweight feel that stayed tied and fitted, perfect for cleaning around the house for just lounging on the couch.
This style is available in neutral colors and eight sizes, so there it can fit every woman on your list. It also has a slightly oversized, spa-like fit. To ensure this, be sure to order your normal size.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon's Echo Dot is the definition of small (less than four inches tall and wide) but mighty. The speaker is easy to connect and has crisp audio quality. Play music, listen to the news, or even set reminders. Plus, it can control other smart home devices like the thermostat or lights.
VITRUVI Porcelain Essential Oil Diffuser
As useful as diffusers can be, some of them aren't the prettiest. But Vitruvi's porcelain diffuser doesn't fall into that category. It has a sleek design that won't take up valuable space on her nightstand or dresser, and It's available in up to eight modern colors. Just a few drops of her favorite essential oil, and she'll feel relaxed in no time.
K. Ligg Always Growing Tote
Tote bags can be used for various reasons, including runs to the post office, grocery store, and gym, and K Ligg Co.'s Always Growing tote is a great option. The colorful design stands out from a sea of neutral tote bags, and there's a velcro closure to keep items secure. The durable canvas material measures 23 x 17 x 6 inches and can hold quite a bit.
Nespresso by Breville Vertuo Next, Matte Black
Heading to a coffee shop every single day can rack up some serious cash, so this Nespresso machine is a gift that will get a lot of use from caffeine lovers. This specific Vertuo Next machine is compact, making it great for small spaces, and the touch of a single button brews a quick cup of coffee or espresso. The machine comes with 12 recyclable coffee capsules to get the brewing started.
Emu Australia Mayberry Womens Sheepskin Slipper
Slippers might seem like a traditional gift, but don't overlook how useful they can be. This is especially true when gifting a pair of Emu Australia's Mayberry super-soft slippers. The sheepskin lining will keep her feet warm in the winter, but the criss-cross design still lets her toes breathe. Plus, she can wear them outside as well as inside, thanks to the durable sole.
AlwaysFits The New York Housewives Coloring Book
Some gifts are functional and practical, while others are just downright funny. This coloring book falls into both categories. Coloring can be a fun, relaxing activity for adults, and "The Real Housewives of New York" themed coloring book is an absolute joy. It has 16-pages of illustrations that depict some of the reality show's best scenes and iconic quotes.
Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker
For anyone who has getting, or staying, fit on their list of resolutions, this Fitbit is a wearable device that's sure to come in handy. It tracks functions like sleep, heart rate, various activities, and there are goal-based exercise modes. The battery can last up to seven days, and it's even waterproof up to 50 meters.
L.L.Bean Women's Cozy PJ Set
You can’t go wrong with this cozy pajama set from L.L. Bean. Perfect for lounging in front of a fire or working from home, she’s going to want to wear these pajamas all winter long. Made of 100 percent cotton, they're soft and warm but not overly thick. They come in various colors, patterns, and sizes, including women's regular, petite, plus, and tall.
TheLeatherExpert Personalized Laptop Folio
This gorgeous laptop sleeve is the perfect gift for the professional woman in your life. Constructed of full-grain leather with suede lining, this durable envelope case will protect her laptop and keep her business cards or credit cards secure (there's a built-in card slot on the front). Add her initials for a personalized present that she's sure to cherish.
Hydracy Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
If she always forgets to drink water throughout the day, maybe this bright water bottle will help. Hydracy's 32-ounce water bottle includes an infuser so she can mix in her favorite fruit (or even veggies) to add flavor to water. The bottle even has time markers so she can gauge her intake throughout the day. The flip-top lid snaps securely, and the bottle fits in most standard cup holders.
Fishers Finery Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
Beauty sleep takes on a whole new meaning with this luxurious pillowcase. Made of 100 percent pure mulberry silk, it comes in an array of great colors to match any decor and in a variety of sizes as well. Not only is it comfortable and stays cool throughout the night, but many report that it leaves their skin crease-free in the morning. Additionally, this pillow has earned accolades from Good Housekeeping.
It’s important to note that silk can easily stain compared to other fabrics, and you have to take some care when washing it (the manufacturer recommends dry cleaning or hand-washing.) However, most customers say this pillow is worth it.
TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum
Beauty may only be skin deep, but this serum can dramatically boost the look and feel of that skin. From skin brightening and zit zapping to wrinkle reduction, customers swear by it.
The plant-based formula doesn’t contain synthetic color additives or fragrances but natural botanicals like organic aloe vera, botanical hyaluronic acid, and witch hazel. It can be used day or night, and it comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee. If you don’t see the results you want, they’ll give your money back without any questions without you having to return the bottle.
Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Jacket
For a gift that’s as stylish as it is practical, there’s this down jacket. Warm yet thin and lightweight, it’s water-resistant and ready to withstand all but the blistering of conditions. The design is sleek and modern, and it comes in a variety of colors (neon pink is hard to beat) and sizes from XS to XXL. The jacket’s shell, fill, and lining is made with 100 percent polyester, and it can be machine-washed.
Customers say it’s light and folds well, making it easy to pack and store, yet it keeps them warm. They say it looks and wears much more expensive similar versions of the jacket. Some say it runs small, particularly through the hips, and recommend going up one size.
GracePersonalized Custom Letter Necklace with Thin Curb Chain
Anything personalized truly shows you put thought into a gift. This Etsy necklace is customized and, surprisingly, doesn't cost a ton. The chain length can vary between 14 to 22 inches, and you can select silver, gold, or rose gold. Up to 15 letters can be added, so go with her initials, full name, or even a cute nickname.
The Hummynbirds Patchouli & Rose Candle
Candles are always a great gift, but find one that truly stands out, like this option from The Hummynbirds. Besides smelling amazing and having a great burn time, the patchouli and rose candle includes pyrite stones, which are said to increase prosperity. After the wax melts, the stones are left behind and can be added to a mantle or any other place in a home.
Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Hues Photo Art
Digital photos tend to just stay on a camera roll, but this sweet gift from Minted makes it easy to turn treasured pictures into wall decor. The heart-shaped print features a collage of photos. You can choose the background color and framed or unframed. Also, the print is available in an impressive range of sizes, from 8 x 8 inches all the way up to 44 x 44 inches.
What To Look for in Christmas Gifts for Her
Interests and Hobbies
What types of interests does she have? Does she have something she's passionate about or has spoken about wanting to pursue? What she enjoys and invests time doing can indicate what kind of gift you should purchase. Whether it's a long-held interest or something she's been excited to try, getting her a gift based on her interests is a great direction to take.
Price vs. Value
Price can play a significant factor here—keeping in mind your budget will likely determine what kind of gift you will purchase. However, a gift's price doesn't necessarily dictate its value—the amount of enjoyment and use your mom will get out of the gift. Consider both factors before making a final decision.
Useful and Thoughtful
Plenty of gifts can be practical yet not hold much sentimental value or show much knowledge of what a person wants. Even if a gift reflects what the recipient likes, it could end up getting tucked away without being used. It's best to strike a balance, selecting a thoughtful item and something they'll use regularly.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This round-up was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on-air for "The Today Show," WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City. Additional reporting was done by Lacey Ramburger, a personality assessments expert and writer whose work has appeared on Thought Catalog.