15 Great Holiday Gifts for Her

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If you've come to this page, you're probably shopping for one of the many special women in your life, and, you're in luck, because we've got plenty of gift ideas to share, no matter what her tastes. And these gifts go way beyond the standard chocolate, scarves and skincare lineup.

We can safely say your gift will be better than:

  • The Mr. Bean-wrapped necklace from Love Actually
  • Justin Timberlake's holiday offering in a box of SNL fame
  • A gift card
  • Every gift from every Christmas episode of The Office, without exception

One thing you will want to consider while shopping this year is getting started early — experts predict more supply-chain disruptions and shipping delays than usual this year.

Here is our list of the hottest holiday gifts for her in 2021. If this list doesn't have the perfect gift, check out our 2021 holiday gift guide for even more shopping inspiration.

This gift set includes everything your favorite photographer will need to take her party pics to the next level. The bundle comes with a camera, 20 sheets of square Instax film, a cleaning cloth and supplies for showcasing her favorite shots.

If your girlfriend already has a favorite yoga mat, you could celebrate her active lifestyle with this cozy hoodie from sustainable activewear brand Girlfriend Collective. Girlfriend makes its fabrics from recycled post-consumer goods -- in this case, from water bottles. So this gift isn't just cute and comfortable, it's also good for the planet.

DIY Bubble Tea Kit
World Market
Bubble tea fanatics will love this fun DIY boba kit. This awesome inexpensive gift comes with a reusable straw, tapioca pearls and royal milk tea — enough ingredients to make eight servings of this beverage delight.

Dyna-Glo propane gas grill
Dyna-Glo via Amazon
So your mom is a grill master with nowhere to showcase her culinary talents? This two-burner propane model from Dyna-Glo is big enough to cook for a crowd but small enough to fit on an apartment patio (where permitted). It even comes with a handy side burner, so she won't have to run back and forth from grill to stovetop to babysit a simmering pan.

This book, filled with stories of 100 inspirational women throughout history, is sure to encourage your favorite gal to change the world in her own right.

Your favorite audiophile is sure to love this stylish Bluetooth-enabled turntable from pro-level audio manufacturer Audio-Technica will be a welcome gift. Listen on wireless headphones, or plug in the RCA output cables to your existing powered speakers for a more old-school listening experience.

National Park Tote
Urban Outfitters
For your outdoorsy sister, these national park totes are a cute way to celebrate her love for adventure from just about anywhere. Totes are available with Grand Canyon, Great Smokies or Yellowstone designs.

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns square off in a game.
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NBA basketball makes a fantastic Christmas gift — and it requires no shipping. A season of NBA League Pass starts at $120 to watch live games for a single team, or $200 to watch live games from any team (local blackout restrictions apply).

If you know her zodiac sign, this cute ceramic catch-all dish (available in all 12 zodiac designs) would make a great stocking stuffer.

This cult-favorite pan (and featured Nordstrom gift guide item) is designed to replace eight pieces of cookware. It's a fry pan, a skillet, a steamer, a spoon rest, a sauté pan and more. It's an extremely practical gift and is also pretty (and available in nine colors).

We admit, this list wouldn't be complete without at least one jewelry option. Tell her she's your moon and stars with this rose gold and crystal necklace from Instagram-famous jewelry company Adornmonde. This necklace is also available in yellow gold and rhodium-plated silver.

If she's always wanted an herb garden, but has never had adequate space to start one, the Click and Grow is a thoughtful gift that just keeps giving. This self-watering garden system allows anyone to grow 100% organic herbs, fruits and vegetables indoors without worrying about sunlight, fertilizer, soil pH or much of anything, really. Each seed pod is loaded with all the right nutrients for that specific plant. The Smart Garden 9 comes with nine complimentary seed pods — three basil pods, three lettuce pods and three mini tomato pods.

So far, the 2020's have been less than festive. So, if you're looking to re-ring in the new decade this December 31, it's totally understandable. And why not dress the part while you're at it? This festive flapper dress from Unique Vintage is not just a unique gift, it's also the perfect way to ask her, "What are you doing New Years Eve?"

Bring the outside in with this textured cotton forest print blanket from Urban Outfitters. This design comes in twin and full/queen sizes.

If you're shopping for a home chef with a soft spot for her home state, this custom butcher block cutting board will warm her heart -- and earn a prominent place on her countertop.


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