There's no better feeling than exchanging presents with the people you love—even though the process of actually choosing what to gift is a real drag. Now more than ever, we could all use a little pick-me-up from our friends, even if that just means sending a card to say "hello" as a reminder that we're all in this together. Ahead, we've rounded up 42 gift ideas for the women in your life, all of which will make 'em love you even more. At the very least, they'll give you inspiration for what to put on your next birthday or holiday wish list.
Prada Candy is for the beauty aficionado. They will appreciate its unique fragrance, which blends white musks, benzoin (which gives the perfume a vanilla-like note), and caramel accord to create a warm, sweet, and inviting scent. And the gorgeous bottle—with its swatch of bold fuchsia—is eye-catching on any vanity.
Gift the creative in your life this indoor party puzzle designed by London-based artist Tess Smith-Roberts.
There's a 99 percent chance they've been mansplained to before, which is why they'll fully appreciate this Men to Avoid in Art and Life book to spark some much-needed joy.
The Black woman in your life deserves the McBride Sisters' bestselling Black Girl Magic wine trio, complete with riesling, rosé, and zinfandel, to add to her collection.
You already know the positive effects of journaling. Encourage her to take five minutes out of the day to spend quality time with this pretty wellness journal. Did we mention it's customizable?
It's been a tough year. Get them this chic tissue box designed by Ellen Van Dusen to go along with the theme of 2020.
If they're a Diptyque candle fan, they'll be obsessed with the brand's electric diffuser that will look like a work of art in their living room.
For a little self-care, encourage her to put on this deep-conditioning hair mask, which helps restore curl elasticity, moisture, and shine, while she jams to her favorite music.
When will she ever voluntarily buy herself a pair of cute socks, like this pick from Mother Denim that says exactly what she's thinking while working from home?
Rupi Kaur's latest collection of bestselling poetry, Home Body, is the reminder she needs right now to embrace love, family, change, and most importantly, herself.
Epara's comforting body cream is specifically made for women of color to tackle hyper-pigmentation, leaving skin feeling smooth and hydrated after it's applied. Make time for a full-body application after a long shower for an extra dose of self-care.
The only acceptable gift to give the Schitt's Creek fan in your life—a sign of the times.
Have her dreaming about summer courtesy of this four-inch Red Velvet echeveria succulent that will get sent straight to her door with a soy wax candle.
If you haven't seen Read Receipts all over your Instagram feed, allow us to introduce you to one of the chicest handmade tee brands around. A portion of proceeds from this "Pinky Promise" shirt will go to Emily’s List to help elect more Democratic women to office.
Let Morgan Harper Nichols send you a daily morning reminder that beautiful things are coming, no matter how bleak the world may seem right now.
Gift the ambitious women in your life this soft crewneck sweater from Phenomenal, the brand founded by Meena Harris (yes, she's vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris' niece!).
We like to call this a two-for-one gift: a minimalist vase to place her flowers in that also doubles as a piece to stack her bracelets on.
Birdies—a favorite brand of Meghan Markle's—collaborated with Minted, an online marketplace of independent artists and designers, to create these embroidered flats that are practically a piece of artwork themselves.
Support Black artists and shop this beautiful print that will look perfect above her WFH desk.
Yes, Rowing Blazers recreated the iconic sheep sweater Princess Diana wore in the '80s. Royal title not included.
Let the voter merch live on and encourage her to sport this Clare V x When We All Vote canvas tote that reads, "I Vote, You Vote, She Votes, We Vote, They Vote" in French. Ten percent of the purchase price will be donated to When We All Vote.
Honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (and simultaneously leave 2020 behind) with this 2021 wall calendar that features inspirational quotes from the legend.
Save the USPS and look cute while doing it in this "Priority Mail" crop top.
If they're not already a plant mom, this hand-painted ceramic face pot will convince them otherwise.
If she's a music lover that can do without the bells and whistles of the traditional Google Home, she'll be obsessed with the new Nest Audio that will blast her favorite songs 75 percent louder. Available in five colors, it will also blend right in with her home decor.
Name one person who wouldn't want Fenty Beauty's holiday gift trio of cult-favorite Gloss Bomb lip luminizer, Cheeks Out cream blush, and Diamond Bomb highlighter. I'll wait.
Encourage those of us still quarantining to get creative on the weekends with this acrylic paint kit, which includes two blank canvases and five custom Source paint colors. The kit was created in collaboration with Color My Story, a Black women-run business "dedicated to mental wealth through storytelling and art." Seven percent of the profits will be donated to the Holistic Life Foundation.
Nothing says self care like this leave-on face mask from Summer Fridays that can be worn as a nightly mask, daytime moisturizer, or in-flight during a trip overseas (remember those?).
Once she adds these Missoma gold mini hoops to her jewelry collection, the compliments will start pouring in.
When all else fails, consider sending her a thoughtful note on a gorgeous greeting card from Black-owned stationary brand Greer Chicago.