How to buy the gift of her dreams
[[UPDATED Dec 2019]]
What do women want?
Gifting guides for buying presents for women in their 20’s are littered with carefully curated treasures to buy and celebrate your loved ones, coworkers, and even satisfy those pesky secret Santa parties. Showing appreciation through a thoughtful gift, when executed correctly, can be a serious game changer! Frequently, I am asked by my brother, mother, male friends, and boyfriend on how to find the perfect gift for her when holidays, celebrations and birthdays come around.
Typically, I like to begin with, “Well, what type of girl is she?”.
When we have a great understanding of this women, then the gift selection can be easy. But sometimes, choosing the right present can be tricky.
Perhaps it needs to be an a fabulous professional gift given in front of people.
Maybe you’re constrained by limited knowledge of her hobbies!
Or if it’s a brand new relationship, and navigating the endless sea of options is daunting.
Gifts for Women and giving great gifts in general, is a fine line to walk. Everyone loves something that is personal, and you’re a hero whenever you can make the receiver feel like you’re a great listener. This guide has a few sections to help you along to find what type of lady your gift receiving lady is! I have carefully added ideas to suit a host of types of women from the fashionable to the downright finicky! These ladies are in their twenties (so am I!) so I believe I have I’ve included a colorful mix to inspire your shopping.
These cute present ideas tend to stray from personal sizes and measurements (bleh- who wants to ask for those?!) yet are creative and sure to dazzle her. In the age of digital, I am still hoping to create a gift guide for women showcasing tangible, wrapable, lovable gifts! My approach to gift giving here is to try to be useful yet tailored to their lifestyle needs. Something she will love! Of course, our goal is not to end up in the back of the closet, unused!
I would personally drool over any of the following as gifts so I know she will too.
Best of all?
Price Point $40- $200
Gift Guide for Women in their 20’s
Gifts for the Adventurous Women
Genius Pack – Aerial Hard Side Carry On -$178
Travel in style with this sleekly designed and resilient carry on luggage. A big step in the life of a traveler is when you get a nice set of luggage. Double points if it swivels in all directions. In fact, I have had two of these Aerial Hard Side Carry ons. It’s light, durable and has held up flawlessly over two years of being put to the test. With clever inner pockets to organize myself while away I am happy to report that my first suitcase is only showing minimal wear and tear. I have two of them because I got my mother one for Mother’s Day, and then I stole it back because I found it so useful.
LuluLemon Belt Bag – $48
Whether it’s for festival season, sport or hiking. Belt Bags are a super cute way to store all of your must haves on the go! With a staggering amount of music festivals announcing dates this handsfree alternative prepares your sportiest pal or a lady looking for some stylish utility. Purses are a tough gift to give women as they usually have strong opinions that suite their tastes and lifestyle. This is not the fanny pack of the 80’s. I do believe belt bags fill a special place in a women’s wardrobe as they are the perfect atheleisure accessory. This trend has been around for a bit, also. I would opt for a neutral color.
JBL Flip Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker $99
Put that fun Spotify playlist of hers to use! Perfect for the dorm, backyard or housewarming!
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Gifts for the Beauty Babe + Makeup Lovers
From one beauty lover, I am here to out right say – please – do NOT buy us makeup!
Dagne Dover Lola Pouch – $59
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Gifts for Creative Women
Smythson Journals – $80
I’m such a fan of these and have had so many over the years! These are super classy, purse sized and last forever. Not to mention, they come in beautiful packaging delivered to your door!
Cute Polaroid Camera + Film – $66
I received this as a gift from my boyfriend when we newly began dating. I cherish it as it’s definitely a relic from childhood, and now has a modern twist! Make some memories and go for the Instax Film.
Gifting for the Professional Woman
We all know her. She is one busy lady. Catching her without her putting it in her calendar weeks in advance is a no go. She lives and breathes her boss babe status. What better way to show your affections than products that help her crush it more than she already is.
CUYANA Tech Carryall Pouch – $165
Gadget friendly, this perfect leather pouch has all of the necessary pockets for a girl on the go. Tons of colors.
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Luxurious Gifts for Classy Women
This lady knows what she wants and only wants the best. In the gifting game, this recipient can undoubtably be the hardest to shop for.
After all, how do you surprise a woman with such great taste?
Have no fear, this is where we lean into the classics. These gifts are 99% golden due to their versatile yet classic nature. These gift ideas score high for their usability and, in my opinion, fit seamlessly into the lives of most women. Flawless.
Rent The Runway Gift Card $99 Unlimited Subscription
“Since launching RTR Unlimited last year, we’ve heard about the many ways it has transformed their shopping habits and how they get dressed each day.”
A Silk Hair Scarf-$45