Is another birthday of your favourite woman just around the corner? Chances are you’re again clueless about what to get her to make her day special this year too, right? Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve set up a list of perfect gift ideas that your sweetheart, sister, mother, aunt, or any other important woman in your life would be thrilled to get. Whether you’re having trouble deciding between the two gifts or you are fresh out of ideas completely, you can pick from our list of gifts, and make her birthday happier than ever before.
From nightgowns to silk rompers and even a standard two-piece pyjama set, nightwear will always be a useful and endearing present. Make sure you know her favourite colour and double-check what her size is. The last thing you need is to buy her a set that’s too big and risk her feeling offended for looking bigger to you than she actually is. Women can be very sensitive when it comes to clothing sizes, so if you’re shopping for someone other than your sweetheart, ask her spontaneously a month or so in advance to avoid being suspicious and ruining the surprise.
You can’t go wrong with jewellery
When you don’t know what to shop for a special woman in your life, go for jewellery. The only thing you have to think about during jewellery shopping is the colour she loves. If she’s more into silver, yellow gold or maybe the popular rose gold. From earrings to necklaces, bracelets and watches, the possibilities are endless. A delicate pair of silver earrings with a round transparent stone will look wonderful, as well as a silver charm bracelet for instance.
A vintage jewellery box is a good idea too
Where there’s jewellery, there has to be storage for all the necklaces, bracelets and all the other jewellery. Every woman loves a pretty jewellery box that she can mix in with the rest of her décor, so always keep aesthetics in mind when you shop for jewellery boxes. While functionality should come first, don’t get an ordinary wooden box but make sure it’s also visually pleasing. That way, she will be able to make the most of it both functionally and decoratively.
Flowers make every occasion special
If you know women, you’ll know that a bouquet of flowers will sweep each and every one of them off her feet. So alongside some of the previous gifts, you should definitely consider getting her flowers. With allergy seasons peeking, you should consider arrangements with dried flowers instead of fresh flowers. That way, you can avoid causing your dear woman allergic reactions. Plus, dried flowers will last much longer while looking just as beautiful as fresh flowers. Throw in some chocolate next to it, and she’ll be thrilled with the whole arrangement.
The latest hair styler
Does your sister or best friend love to experiment with her hairstyles? If she’s spending hours every week curling it, crimping it or maybe straightening it, look for hair styling products that will make her hairstyle routine much quicker and easier. From electric styling brushes to curling irons, hair straighteners and an array of other products, choose the one that she needs the most. Even better, look for 3in1 or 5in1 appliances that can serve multiple purposes depending on the style she wants to achieve.
Her favourite make-up
Another safe bet is make-up. However, be careful with make-up shopping. Don’t just go to the nearest beauty store and ask for a random product. Check with her friends and see which eyeshadow colours she uses most often. If you want to throw in a foundation in there too, be sure you know which brand she uses and what shade. The safest bet is just to go with a big neutral nude eyeshadow palette and a set of make-up brushes, for instance. Everyone uses those warm nude, beige and brown hues from time to time, and she will too. A nude, light rose, or dramatic red lipstick is a must-have for every woman, and chances are your girlfriend is very close to running out of at least one of those shades.
Silk sleeping set
Silk pillowcases and sleeping masks have become insanely popular over the last few years. Apparently, they’re perfect for preventing wrinkles on your face, and they leave your hair tangle-free and with intact ends. So, to make her nights just as comfortable as her days, consider getting her a silk sleeping set. Throw in a silk pillowcase, a sleeping mask to block all the outdoor light and a set of silk scrunchies for her hair. The last thing she needs is bed hair when she’s rushing off to work in the morning.
Shopping for a woman in your life can be challenging. Luckily, you won’t have to think much when you next go shopping. Just bring this handy list with you and choose some of the presents that we’ve mentioned. She’ll be delighted whatever you choose.
Jack Kewell is writer, science editor, naturalist, entrepreneur. He is focused on writing and illustrating books. Also, he is a regular contributor on mountaintechblog