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59 best gifts for girlfriends that will earn you serious brownie points

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57 Best Gifts For Girlfriends in 2023

Finding the best gifts for girlfriends can be a challenge, whether it's her birthday, an anniversary, Valentine's Day or even Christmas that you're shopping for. You're looking for the perfect gift that screams “I love you” in the sweetest way possible – without being cringe.

The good news: to save you the trouble of having to search the entire Internet in hopes of finding cute gift ideas, we've put together a full edit of all the best gifts for your girlfriend. Fair warning: this lot are definitely on top of her wishlist. How do we know, you ask? Because they're also on ours.

If there's one thing we've learned over the years, it's that last-minute scrambles are overrated. Thankfully, in this gift guide you'll find everything from birthstone necklaces and beauty gift sets to more tech-y gifts such as the Dyson Airwrap and the Nespresso Vertuo Pop. We've made sure to include a wide variety of affordable gifts for girlfriends that are just as thoughtful as luxury gifts for her without needing to break the bank. Sit back, scroll and enjoy our list of all the best gifts for your girlfriend that are guaranteed to win you some brownie points.

Best gift for girlfriend at a glance:

  1. Best luxury gift for girlfriend: Dyson Airwrap Multi-styler Complete Long, £499.99, Dyson
  2. Best homeware gift for girlfriend: Nespresso Vertuo Pop Coffee Pod Machine by Krups, £99.99, John Lewis

After more V-Day content? Head this way for Valentine's Day gifts for him and over here for Valentine's Day gifts for her. We've also got funny Valentine's Day cards, letterbox gifts, the best spas in the UK for the spa day of your dreams and more gifts for him and gifts for women. And if you really want to get ahead? We've got Mother's Day gifts galore.

1. Best birthday gift for girlfriends

Hug in a Box Self Care Gift

Why we love it: Let's face it – you won't find a single girlfriend in the world who wouldn't want to be pamper. Thankfully, this self-care gift box does just that. Made to help her vibe and unwind after an especially long day, it has a set of goodies like bath salts, collagen eye patches, moisturising sheet face masks, organic body lotion, bath bombs and even tealights. She'll also have some treats to enjoy, as well as a personalised card that can make date night as relaxing as possible.

2. Best luxury gift for girlfriend

Dyson Airwrap Multi-styler Complete Long

Why we love it: A gift guide without the Dyson Airwrap is hardly a gift guide at all. In just a few years, this handy device has become on of the most influential products in haircare. And it's super easy to see why too. It's versatile, gentle on your hair and perfect for recreating salon-worthy hairstyles in the comfort of your own home in the safest way possible. Sign us up.

5. Best present for girlfriend who loves to travel

Personalised Scratch the World® Travel Edition Map Print

Why we love it: Looking to travel the world together with your girlfriend? Get her this world travel map, which makes for a fun little activity when you travel somewhere new and get to scratch off the countries you've visited. It comes in a large size, which is perfect for decorating a home office or bedroom.

6. Best designer gift for girlfriends

Chloe Woody Large Canvas and Leather Tote Bag

Why we love it: Despite popular belief, tote bags are great all-year round, not just during summer months. And this item in particular has been in demand over the past few months, having gone in and out of stock. It features a large main compartment that can fit work essentials and makes a great gift for any fashion-obsessed girlfriend.

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7. Best personalised gift for girlfriends

Aura Mason

Why we love it: Give your girlfriend something that she can use to store all your treasured photographs in just one picture frame. The Aura Mason is thoughtful gift that can do just that. All you need to do is sync it to your mobile device and select whichever photos and videos you'd like it to display. It even has a built-in speaker so you can hear every video too.

9. Best gift for girlfriend – iPhone 14

Apple iPhone 14 (128 GB)

Why we love it: The Apple iPhone 14 is one of the best gift ideas around – after all, everyone needs a smartphone nowadays, plus you can never go wrong with the best of the best. The newest base model features a great dual-camera system and a front camera that's guaranteed to consistently nail all your selfies. And the best part is that just like previous Apple models, it also features Ceramic Shield technology, giving it a tougher surface than any other smartphone glass — finally, no more cracked screens.

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10. Best 1st birthday gift for girlfriend

Nespresso Vertuo Pop Coffee Pod Machine by Krups

Why we love it: The Nespresso Vertuo Pop coffee machine is a great addition to any kitchen thanks to its minimalistic design and ability to make four different sized coffees: espresso, double espresso, double lungo and mug. It even includes innovative Centrifusion technology that scans each coffee capsule to make sure that each cup is brewed to perfection. And if you want to go the extra mile for your girlfriend, Nespresso also sells matching coffee mugs.

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12. Best unique gift for girlfriend

Lovebox Color & Photo

Why we love it: A romantic gift unlike any other. With the Lovebox, you can go beyond plain-old text messages and deliver special expressions of affection to your girlfriend throughout the day using a special app that syncs with the device and shares love notes, stickers and drawings of your choice. Your girlfriend on the receiving end can also twist the heart-shaped handle on the box to send you heart emojis on your mobile device too. Perfect for long-distance relationships.

13. Best thoughtful gift for girlfriend

Birth Flower Swarovski Birthstone Necklace

Why we love it: If you're on the lookout for a personalised gift that won't break the bank, we've got just the thing. This customisable necklace can be tailored to your girlfriend's birth flower and birthstone and can have her name engraved on it too. You can also choose between a silver, gold or rose gold finish to make sure that your girlfriend loves it enough to wear every day.

14. Best homeware gift for girlfriend

H&M Assorted Colours Set Of 4 Aurora Cocktail Glasses

Why we love it: You know what they say: if you wanna be her lover, you better get with her friends. And nothing will get you on their good side as much as a set of assorted cocktail glasses that are perfect for girls nights in. Each glass features a unique design inspired by amethyst, zircon, opal and mandarin. Best friend-approved.

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18. Best surprise gift for girlfriend

Personalised Couple Bucket List Journal

Why we love it: This bucket list journal is the perfect way to kick off and record all your adventures with your loved one. You can even personalise the book with your names and change the couple shown on the cover to better resemble yourself and your girlfriend. Each journal comes with a tick-off list with space for you to jot down all your favourite memories to cherish for years to come.

19. Best music gift for girlfriend

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

Why we love it: The AirPods Pro don't need much of an introduction. Widely considered one of the best Bluetooth earbuds on the market, they have fully immersive noise cancellation as well as a transparency mode, that enables you to take a stroll or go on a run outside with your tunes without being unaware of your surroundings. Did we mention they're also sweat- and water-resistant?

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20. Best stationery gift for girlfriend

Papier Gold Crane

Why we love it: A diary planner is a very under-rated gift, especially if your girlfriend likes to be very organised by writing down her goals and to-do list on paper. This particular diary features weekly, monthly and yearly overviews, as well as plenty of space for goals and aspirations. It also has a gorgeous design that can tie together a work desk.

21. Best DIY gift set for girlfriend

Sculpd Candle Making Kit

Why we love it: Why not gift your girlfriend something that you can do together as a cosy Sunday afternoon activity at home? This kit allows you to handcraft your own candle designs, featuring clay, wax, fragrance oil, wick as well as a variety of tools to aid you in your new hobby. The best part is that it doesn't end there – afterwards, you can relax and enjoy the candle for yourselves. One of the more unique gift ideas within this edit.

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26. Best bedding gift for girlfriend

The White Company Scallop Edge Bed Linen Collection

Why we love it: Soft bed linen is always a great gift, considering we spend up to a third of our lives sleeping. And considering that winter is on its way, your girlfriend will no doubt appreciate a new set of linens to curl up in to hide from the cold. Each set features a pillowcase, duvet and flat sheet with a 200-thread count and an elegant scallop edge finish that will brighten up any bedroom.

27. Best sleep gift for girlfriend

The White Company Silk Pillow Eye Mask

Why we love it: We all need our beauty sleep, so your girlfriend will be delighted with this silk eye mask that's a pleasure to wear as she drifts off for a snooze. It features easy velcro fastenings that keep it from sliding during the night. It's also great for blocking out the sun for those especially lazy mornings. Oh, and did we mention that's it's currently 50% off?

28. Best Valentine's gift for girlfriend

Personalised Roman Numeral Anniversary T Shirt

Why we love it: Looking for something that will look cute on your girlfriend and keep you from forgetting the day of your anniversary? This customisable cotton t-shirt features Roman numerals that you can personalise to highlight a significant date: birthday, anniversary or everything in between. Plus, minimalism is sooo in, so this t-shirt is as stylish as it is memorable.

29. Best gifts to get your girlfriend

H&M Large Ceramic Vase

Why we love it: Home decor tends to make a great gift, especially when it's a cool statement piece like this ceramic vase. Hailing from H&M, this large circular vase will make any living room that much more sophisticated. If you want, you can even toss in some dried flowers that will reaaally tie the living room together.

30. Good gifts for girlfriends

Polaroid Now Instant Camera i-Type

Why we love it: Give your girlfriend the gift of snapping cute print photos anywhere she goes with this analog instant camera from Polaroid. Unlike some older models, it features an autofocus feature, making it easy to capture whatever you see without it coming out blurry. The camera also comes in seven different colours, so you can pick and choose her favourite.

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32. Best small gift for girlfriend

Chilly's Water Bottle Series 2

Why we love it: There aren't many things in life that are as important as hydration. So naturally, a quality water bottle is the perfect gift for making sure your girlfriend gets enough water throughout the day. With a leakproof and insulated design that keeps hot liquids warm for up to 12 hours and cold liquids cool for up to 24 hours, it's exactly what she needs all year long. Just remember that it's not dishwasher-safe.

33. Best food gift for girlfriend

Fortnum & Mason The Champagne & Chocolate Gift Box

Why we love it: You can never beat the classic chocolates and bubbly. This gift box from Fortnum & Mason contains Marc de Champagne Truffles and Blanc de Blancs Champagne for you to enjoy together. And the best part is that the label on the champagne makes it a good personalized gift since you can add a loving message for a little extra sweetness.

34. Best nightwear gift for girlfriend

The White Company Hooded Knitted Robe With Cashmere

Why we love it: Nothing quite hits the spot like a good dressing gown (or bathrobe, whichever you prefer) after a long day at work. This hooded cashmere garment features a stylish minimalistic design that'll make your girlfriend feel like she's on a getaway holiday. A luxe gift that we guarantee she'll love.

35. Best fitness gift for girlfriend

Lululemon Wunder Train High-Rise Tight 25"

Why we love it: Lululemon's Wunder Train collection is highly breathable, which is perfect for reducing how much you sweat during or after a workout. Each pair is comfortable to wear and even has a hidden pocket built into the waistband to keep your girlfriend's belongings safe during a wellness gym session.

36. Best anxiety-banishing gift for girlfriend

Brentfords Super Soft Teddy Fleece Weighted Blanket

Why we love it: Give your girlfriend the gift of a good night's sleep with a weighted blanket that will keep her cosy this winter. Made with hypoallergenic teddy fleece, you can choose between several different sizes between 4kg and 8kg in weight to help your girlfriend increase her serotonin and melatonin levels while minimising stress.

37. Best gift for a home office setup

Logitech POP Keys Mechanical Wireless Keyboard

Why we love it: There's a few ways to easily elevate your home office setup, and this keyboard does precisely that. It's a perfect “fun yet functional” gift that is bound to become her favourite desk accessory in no time. Featuring a comfortable, typewriter-like design, it gives you that satisfying feel when typing away. Not to mention, it also has customisable emoji keys, perfect for all the Slack or Microsoft Teams messages that she's going to send around throughout the day.

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38. Best boozy gift for girlfriend

Whispering Angel Rosé 2022, Château d'Esclans

Why we love it: Whispering Angel needs no introduction - but allow us to introduce you to the new 2022 Vintage ahead of summer. It is a blend of free-run juices and pressed juices consisting primarily of Grenache, Cinsault, and Rolle from old vines grown in La Motte, Provence and is ultimately mega pale and mega delicious. We can basically taste summer.

39. Best accessory gift for girlfriend

Accurist Jewellery 28mm Quartz Watch

Why we love it: A quality watch can help complete any outfit and make it much more sophisticated. And this classically designed Accurtist Jewellery watch has a timeless (pun intended) design and an affordable price.

40. Best clothing gift for girlfriend

Pangaia Hoodie - Neutral Tones

Why we love it: A high quality, neutral tone hoodie that can be worn all year long is a great gift for her. And this one from Pangaia is perfect for elevating an everyday casual look. It's even treated with natural peppermint oil, which reduces the need for washing and helps it stay fresh for longer.

41. Best self-care gift for girlfriend

Rituals The Ritual of Jing Calming Routine

Why we love it: Filled to the brim with some of Rituals' best picks, this gift set features four products for your girlfriend to enjoy a relaxing spa experience from the comfort of her bathroom. That includes the Body Scrub, the Foaming Shower Gel, the Body Cream as well as the Mini Reed Diffuser – everything worth adding to her self-care routine.

42. Best jewellery gift for girlfriend

Mejuri Pavé Diamond Croissant Dôme Ring

Why we love it: This handcrafted ring from Mejuri features 14k solid gold and is set with responsibly-sourced pavé diamonds. The best part is that the gold is designed not to oxidise or discolour, making it perfect for everyday wear.

43. Best sleepwear gift for girlfriend

Nadine Merabi Darcie Black Pyjamas

Why we love it: The perfect treat for her. Made from black satin, these pyjamas can class up any evening at home, staycation or girl's night in. The pyjamas also come with a black feather trim as well as an elasticated waist that provides a comfortable fit.

44. Best cosy Christmas pyjamas for girlfriend

Giraffe Conservation Pyjamas

Why we love it: Created from 100% cotton and adorned with the brilliant Elizabeth’s hand-painted motifs, this pyjama collection looks good and does good; it's made in partnership with conservation charities to give back to the animals that inspire the designs.

45. Best jewellery gift for girlfriend

Why we love it: A good pair of earrings can elevate any outfit and these on-brand pink ones by Rosie Fortescue are the only pair you need this season.

46. Best luxury pyjama gift for girlfriend

Marie-Chantal Silk Polka Dot Pyjamas

Why we love it: Keep cozy in these freezing temperatures with these super chic PJs, which are made from the softest silk and featuring this stunning ombré polka dot print.

47. Best gift for new mum girlfriend

Manon x Five Of Us Stroller Organiser

Why we love it: This super chic limited edition stroller organiser is handmade in Spain by skilled artisans using sustainable fabrics that our favourite Frenchie Instagram baker and mother-of-one Manon Lagrève has personally chosen.

48. Best gift for girlfriend who loves music

Song Keychain Personalised Keyring

Why we love it: If you and your girlfriend have a song that means a lot to you both, then this personalised keychain is a great sentimental gift. You can even upload an image of yourselves to use as the album cover. Makes for a great Secret Santa gift too.

49. Best earring gift for girlfriend

Mejuri Tube Hoops

Why we love it: These hoop earrings are made with 18K gold layered over sterling silver and are bound to become her go-to accessory for a night out. The minimalistic design works well with any outfit too.

50. Best comfy gift for girlfriend

Why we love it: The Oodie is a great girlfriend gift, particularly if you both value your cosy time at home. It's particularly good for curling up on the sofa and keeping warm – there's a good reason why it was considered one of the most popular Christmas gifts last December.

51. Best tech gift for girlfriend

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G Smartphone

Why we love it: The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 is definitely one of the most interesting phones to have been released in a while. It flips just like a 90's phone while keeping all the things that make a modern smartphone great. It's also perfectly compact and won't take up too much space in a handbag.

52. Best wellness gift for girlfriend

NEOM Orange Blossom & Neroli Pod Luxe Starter Pack

Why we love it: Give your girlfriend the gift of relaxation with NEOM's essential oil diffuser. It's perfect for filling her home with comforting vibes that can help you either drift off to sleep or start getting energised for the day. And did we mention that it can also double as a night light?

53. Best practical & fashionable gift

Love Everyday Pouch

Why we love it: There are few things in life that are more useful than a good, reliable pouch. Perfect for everyday use, this stylish bag from Elizabeth Scarlett is designed to make your life a little more organised and a lot more luxurious.

54. Best personalised gift for girlfriend

Personalized Minimalist Name Necklace

Why we love it: This handmade name necklace is perfect for anyone who's looking for something a little bit more personal. It comes with an adjustable length and can be made with either brass, gold, rose gold or silver.

55. Best astrology-related gift for girlfriend

Astrid & Miyu Zodiac Gift Set

Why we love it: Who wouldn't love an adorable pendant necklace with their zodiac sign? This gift set from Astrid & Miyu features 18k gold plated recycled sterling silver as well as cubic zirconia stones. Comes in beautiful 100% cotton packaging.

56. Best winter gift for girlfriend

UGG Classic Mini II Boot

Why we love it: There's nothing better for keeping your girlfriend's feet warm all winter long than a good ol' classic Ugg boot. Made from twinface sheepskin and suede, these boots are treated to repel moisture, making them suitable for UK weather.

57. Best trainer gift for girlfriend

2790 Barbie Classic

Why we love it: We're still in our Barbiecore era and these Supergas featuring the iconic Barbie logo and pops of pink are all we're wearing for the rest of summer.

58. Best glow-giving gift for girlfriend
Marrakech Sun

Why we love it: These handy little drops give an instant yet buildable naturally-bronzed glow all year round. No sun or expensive holidays required.

59. Best SPF gift for girlfriend
Sun Defence Drops SPF 50

Why we love it: This featherweight formula makes applying SPF a total breeze. Not only does it shield from sun exposure and hyperpigmentation with SPF 50, it's also packed with healing antioxidants help to reduce free radical damage and strengthen the skin barrier.

60. Best sparkling wine gift for girlfriend
Severan Black Label Brut

Why we love it: Love sparkling wine? You'll love this exceedingly decadent Blanc de Blancs Brut made from sun-kissed South African chardonnay grapes and expertly bottled in the rolling hills of Hampshire.

61. Best tablewear gift for girlfriend
Malfy La Dolce Vita

Why we love it: The Laetitia Rouget x MALFY Gin Aperitivo platter is giving La Dolce Vita. Can't afford a trip to Capri? Recreate it in your garden with this stunning platter from two powerhouse brands.

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