Gift ideas for women: Holiday gifts for moms, sisters and more

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Wondering what to get for the most important women in your life? We’re here to help! We found more than 20 fun, cozy, cool and affordable gift ideas for women so you can impress your moms, sisters, significant others, best friends and pretty much any other women this holiday season.

There’s a little something for everyone in this guide, including cashmere scarves, playing cards, essential oil diffusers, jewelry and more. Just scroll down to find the perfect gift for her.

Gifts for Your Girlfriends

  • 1. The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck And Guidebook Keepsake Box Set, $40, Urban Outfitters

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The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck And Guidebook Keepsake Box Set

Want to take wine nights to the next level? Introduce the art of tarot! This gift set from cult-favorite artist Kim Krans comes with a guidebook so any amateur psychic can deal hands and interpret their meanings pretty much right away.

  • 2. Dior Diorshow Lash-Extension Effect Volume Mascara, $30, Nordstrom

Dior Diorshow Lash-Extension Effect Volume Mascara

Also available at Sephora .

A splurge-worthy beauty product makes for a great gift for any of your girlfriends. We love Dior's Diorshow mascara because it's dramatic, soft-to-the-touch, luxurious and washes off easily with water at the end of the day.

  • 3. OYOY Reusable Metal Straws (6 Pieces), $9, Amazon

OYOY Reusable Metal Straws

Great for the eco-loving friend who's always entertaining, these rainbow-hued aluminum straws will help her do her part for the environment (replacing wasteful paper party straws) and look great at cocktail parties!

"Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude." -Ralph Walso Emerson

  • 4. Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer, $15, Amazon

Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer

Speaking of drinking and cocktails, this Amazon best-seller has over 2,000 positive reviews and is able to aerate your wine instantly upon the pour. Any wine-lover (or Kathie Lee and Hoda fan) will find it amazing!

  • 5. Personalized Morse Code Cuff, $32, BaubleBar

Personalized Morse Code Cuff

We love BaubleBar's large selection of monogrammed and personalized jewelry. We also love its accessible prices. Treat a favorite girlfriend to this cuff with a Morse code initial for her name.

Mini Succulent Trio

If your best girlfriend has a developing green thumb, treat her to a sweet collection of living succulents. These small plants are easy to care for and come already potted in chic planters that are ready for display (and the perfect Instagram shot!).

Choose Your Dog Breed Socks

Also available on Amazon for $13.

Whether she's the proud parent of a beagle, Lab or a cute little corgi, your gal pal will love these kitschy and cozy socks. You can choose from more than 15 breeds!

  • 8. FRIENDS 2019 Calendar, $16, ASOS

FRIENDS 2019 Calendar

Similar one available at Target for $15.

We all have that one friend who can never get enough of "Friends." Tell her "I'll be there for you" with this fun throwback calendar with photos from the iconic series.

Gifts For your Mom

  • 1. illy Y3.2 Iperespresso Espresso & Coffee Machine, $100, Amazon

illy Y3.2 iperEspresso and Coffee Machine, Black

Also available at Target and Bed Bath & Beyond .

If we know one thing about moms, it's that they often turn to caffeine to start the day. This compact little machine from illy makes both espresso and coffee so mom can have her java any way she likes every morning.

If that one doesn't fit the bill, though, one of our food editors swears by a classic Nespresso machine .

  • 2. URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier, $16, Amazon

URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier

Similar one available at Walmart for $18.

Aiming to help with relaxation, diffusers are a clever and thoughtful gift for any mom who could use a few more peaceful moments to herself each day (or just likes to have a nice-smelling home). This one has more than 28,000 reviews on Amazon, misting and light features and a timer, so it will automatically shut down once she drifts off.

Brooklinen Core Sheet Set

Also available at Amazon for $149.

Sometimes the best gifts aren’t the most glamorous. Brooklinen has built a stellar reputation (through thousands of five-star reviews) for their soft, breathable and cool-to-the-touch linens. Upgrade Mom’s sleep situation with a set of subtly patterned sheets.

Eat at least one meal as a family each day. Sitting down at the table together is a relaxed way for everyone to connect - a time to share happy news, talk about the day, or tell a silly joke. It also helps your kids develop healthy eating habits.

  • 4. Mellani Bed Sheet Set (Queen), $30, Amazon

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber

If you're looking for a more budget-friendly alternative, check out the very popular Mellani bed sheets on Amazon. We love the $30 sheet set!

  • 5. Everlane Cashmere Turtleneck, $120, Everlane

Everlane Cashmere Turtleneck

What could feel better than wrapping your neck in cashmere? Mom will swoon over the soft fabric and and unfussy design of this Everlane turtleneck, and she’ll think of you every time she puts it on.

  • 6. Naadam Essential Cashmere Sweater, $75, Naadam

Naadam Essential Cashmere Sweater

For something a little more affordable, we also love Naadam's popular essential cashmere sweater for just $75. When it was first released, the 100 percent cashmere sweater commanded a waitlist of more than 3,000 people.

Long Distance Touch Lamps

If you want to be closer to your mom after the holidays when you can’t be together, this is a great solution. She takes one lamp, you take the other, and when you touch yours, hers lights up and vice versa. It’s a small way to let her know you’re thinking of her, wherever you are.

  • 8. "Circe" by Madeline Miller, $18, Amazon

"Circe" by Madeline Miller

Also available at Walmart and Barnes & Noble for $22.

Her second book to top the New York Times best-sellers list, " Circe " is Madeline Miller's soulful retelling of an ancient Greek goddess story that's full of adventure and heart. It's a wonderful mid-winter read with a warm cup of tea.

Acacia Wood Bed Tray

Similar one available on Amazon for $20.

Make this stylish breakfast tray a double success: Bring it to her while she's still in bed on Christmas morning, topped with her favorite coffee and breakfast!

  • 10. Timbuk2 x Dave Ortiz Paper Bag Backpack Combo, $119, Timbuk2

Timbuk2 x Dave Ortiz Paper Bag Backpack Combo

If mom is a frequent shopper (grocery or otherwise) she'll love this stylish two-in-one bag combo from Timbuk2 in chic, semi-reflective silver. The outer silver bag and inner red bag can be carried together or separately if you buy more than planned, as totes or as backpacks! This brand is known for making sturdy bags for bicycle commuters, so you can be sure it'll last!

For more mom gifts check out our article on the 39 holiday gift ideas for mom!

Gifts for Your Wife or Significant Other

  • 1. Missoma Mini Dagger Hoop Earrings, $105, Nordstrom

"If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders." - Abigail Van Buren

Missoma Mini Dagger Hoop Earrings

Also available at Missoma .

Mini hoop earrings are having a moment right now, but can feel a bit simple as a gift. We love these delicate Missoma hoops because they feature a pretty hanging element that adds a pop of color and makes them feel special.

  • 2. "The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts" by Gary Chapman, $17, Amazon

"The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts" by Gary Chapman

Also available at Barnes & Noble and Walmart for $19.

If you’re looking to understand your partner better — learning how each of you shows and receives love — try a copy of this classic book on romantic relationships that’s been on the best-seller list for years.

  • 3. Lafco Chamomile Lavender Candle, $65, Nordstrom

Lafco Chamomile Lavender Candle

If you two sleep in the same room, this gift is really a win-win. One of the company's best-selling scents, the candle smells subtly of both calming chamomile and lavender, making it great to wind down with after a long day.

  • 4. Away x Tile Luggage Tag, $30, Away

Away x Tile Luggage Tag

If you have a trip coming up, or you are going to surprise her with one, this luggage tracker makes a great gift! Plus, you can have the sleek leather luggage tag embossed with her monogram.

  • 5. Splendid Stripe PJ Set, $78, Shopbop

Splendid Stripe PJ Set

Also available at Bloomingdale's .

A pajama set that’s cute, cozy and just a little bit sexy, this Splendid set has it all. It makes the perfect gift for women who love nothing more than sleeping in or lazing around in her “Sunday best” all day long.

For something a little more affordable, we love this pj set from Amazon's comfort line Mae . The heather grey color has lemon piping and is only $38.

  • 6. The School of Life 100 Questions: Love Edition, $33, Amazon

The School of Life 100 Questions: Love Edition

Also available at Anthropologie for $30.

We love these boxes of conversation-prompting questions from The School of Life. This set focuses on questions about love, romance and relationships, which makes it a thought-provoking gift for your significant other. Try a few when you're at home for a cozy winter date night, or break them out at your next couples' dinner party.

  • 7. Herbivore Botanicals Rose Quartz Facial Roller, $40, Nordstrom

Herbivore Botanicals Rose Quartz Facial Roller

Also available at Sephora .

Treat your paramour to an ancient skin care tradition that has recently resurfaced as one of the trendier elements of any routine. Generally, it's supposed to sooth skin, but it's also worth noting that Rose Quartz is linked with the Heart Chakra and love, so depending on what she believes, it can be a gift that speaks to both inner and outer beauty.

For a cheaper option, check out this jade roller and gua sha massage tool set from Amazon for $14.

Katie Holmes (mom to daughter Suri): “I’ve never met a 2-year-old who is terrible. I’m so cool with every stage my daughter goes through. I just think she’s amazing. I hope she’s not looking at me thinking, Mom, are the terrible 30s coming on with you?”

Gifts for Your Sister

  • 1. "Women Who Run with the Wolves" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, $8, Amazon

"Women Who Run with the Wolves" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Also available at Walmart and Barnes & Noble for $10.

It may seem strange to recommend a book first published in 1992, but we feel it’s always important for women to read stories that celebrate what it means to be a strong woman. This classic by Clarissa Pinkola Estes explores the archetype of the wild woman in mythology, fairy tales and beyond.

  • 2. Corkcicle Monogrammed 16-Ounce Canteen, $35, Pink Lily

Corkcicle Monogrammed 16oz Canteen

Whether your sister wants to keep her water cold or needs a place to stash her coffee, she’ll find plenty of uses for this hot and cold canteen from Corkcicle.

Madison Reed Gift Card

If your sister colors her hair (at a salon or at home) she’ll appreciate the genius of Madison Reed, whose at-home glosses, color touch-up kits for roots (and grays) and new Light Works highlight kits are a beauty industry favorite. A gift card will allow her to choose the treatment she wants in the right shade for her hair.

  • 4. Parachute Classic Bathrobe, $99, Parachute

Parachute Classic Bathrobe

Whether she relishes her beauty rest or just loves to be cozy, your sister will appreciate the high-quality comfort of this classic bathrobe from one of our favorite home brands, Parachute.

If you're looking for another "self-care" themed gift that's a bit more affordable, we also love this eye mask that's only $10 on Amazon!

  • 5. Acrylic Monogram Coaster Set, $58, BaubleBar

Acrylic Monogram Coaster Set

Preppy siblings will appreciate the personalized touch of these acrylic coasters that are actually shaped like their monogram.

  • 6. Framebridge Custom Framed Instagram Photo, $39, Framebridge

Framebridge Custom Framed Instagram Photo

Framebridge makes custom framing incredibly affordable, and we love how easy it is to upload and frame a favorite social media photo, which will make for a surprising and sentimental gift for your millennial sis.

Votary Super Seed Facial Oil

Also available at goop .

For the sister who loves a good beauty fix, treat her to a luxe facial oil. This one from Votary not only has an earthy, calming fragrance she'll love, but is loaded up with nourishing seed oils designed to tackle excess oil, dry patches, dullness and uneven skin tone.

Take charge. Children crave limits, which help them understand and manage an often confusing world. Show your love by setting boundaries so your kids can explore and discover their passions safely.

If you're looking for a budget-friendly alternative, though, this $13 rosehip seed oil from Amazon with more than 3,000 reviews.

Wine Cooling Pearls

Similar one available on Amazon for $16.

Watch her sip, watch her chardonnay-nay! Soapstone is a natural material that's great at retaining temperature, which makes these wine pearls absolutely genius. Your sister will love being able to drop a few into her evening glass of white wine to cool it down without diluting.

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