Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriend She Won't Hate


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Design By Morgan McMullen

It doesn't matter how long you've been in the relationship—the pressure to give your girlfriend a unique gift she'll actually use is very real. Not to mention, dating in the middle of a pandemic could be complicating things quite a bit, to say the least. Wait, does she have this already? What's that brand she loves again? Is it too soon for this? Save yourself the awkward "'s nice" (we've all been there) and buy your girlfriend one of these chic gifts for her birthday, Valentine's Day, your anniversary, or "just because," ahead.

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That JLo Glow 4-Piece Kit
JLo Beauty

Since Jennifer Lopez dropped her new beauty line, JLo Beauty, products have been selling out left and right. If you're lucky to get your hands on this four-piece kit, which includes the JLo Beauty cleanser, serum, moisturizer, and a complexion booster, you'll be a hero. These glow sheet masks are a great option as well if the kit is sold out.

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Birthdate Book
Birthdate Co.

If they asked you your birth time at any point in your relationship, look no further than this customizable birth chart book that gives a personalized look into their traits and qualities, according to the stars. Aside from their birthday and birth city, you'll also need to know their birth time, so make sure to be discreet about it... 

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Baies Candle

If they're a candle lover hoarder, they likely love and appreciate Diptyque candles. In honor of the brand's 60th birthday, Diptyque launched a limited-edition Graphic collection for the Parisian candle house's alluring scents. This one smells like freshly-picked blackcurrant berries, emitting a delicate floral rose scent. 

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Medium Tan Shopping Bag

Telfar's popular styles always sell out within minutes of its weekly restocks, which means you'll need to keep refreshing the brand's homepage to snag this coveted It bag. 

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Rise & Shine 1,000-Piece Puzzle

If they're a breakfast person who happens to love doing puzzles, meet your match. 

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Au Revoir Socks
Mother Denim

They'll live in Mother's chic "Au Revoir" socks while they work from home or, you know, hang with you. 

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"Per My Last Email" Sweater

If she vents to you about her never-ending inbox, she will fully appreciate this "per my last email" sweater from Phenomenal, the brand founded by Meena Harris—niece of Vice President Kamala Harris. 

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The Rihanna Book

Rihanna stans will lose their minds over this Insta-worthy, massive coffee table book that documents iconic moments throughout the singer slash businesswoman's life.

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Signature Cookie Assortment
Levain Bakery

Make her day with an assortment of cookies wrapped in beautiful packaging from New York City's beloved Levain Bakery. Bonus: The bakery is now shipping its two chip flavor nationwide for those who prefer a chocolate chip cookie without walnuts. 

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Morgan Harper Nichols Day By Day 2021 Planner
Morgan Harper Nichols

Morgan Harper Nichols, poet, author, and artist who has become well-known for her work on Instagram, created a gorgeous 2020-2021 planner filled with her inspirational quotes. Though we aren't going too many places at the moment, that doesn't mean your Type-A girlfriend couldn't use another space to jot down work deadlines and Zoom happy hours. 

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Nest Audio

"Hey Google, play romantic love songs." The Google Nest Audio is a useful gift for your music-loving partner who doesn't want to keep a clunky speaker in her apartment. Bonus points for those of us who are trying to keep our products environmentally-friendly: The top is made out of 100 percent recycled plastic bottles.

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Le Moderne Notebook

Inspire her to write down all of her thoughts and ideas in this gorgeous lined notebook. Create a customizable cover to add a special touch.

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'The Vanishing Half' By Brit Bennett

If she needs some books to add to her TBR list, gift her Brit Bennett's The Vanishing HalfMarie Claire's July 2020 book club pick. Read an excerpt from The New York Times-bestelling novel here.

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Women's Recycled Fleece Sweatpant

Since we're spending most of our time indoors, you might as well buy her these cozy fleece sweatpants that she'll live in during the winter.

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Mothership: IV Decadence Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath

Yes, navigating unchartered makeup territory is scary, but this bold Pat McGrath eyeshadow set will become her favorite palette in her collection. Trust us on this one.

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Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle

PSA: Only gift her this chic Brooklinen classic bundle set if the two of you are living or planning on moving in with each other. Otherwise, you might not be her partner much longer!

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Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Show her you know your sh*t when you give her Rihanna's Fenty lip gloss that comes in six different colors. Whatever color you choose, you can't go wrong.

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Gold Medium Plain Claw Hoop Earrings

Does the name Meghan Markle ring a bell? (Don't answer that.) The Duchess wears this brand of jewelry frequently, so you're pretty much bestowing a royal title on your girlfriend by getting her a pair of these earrings. 

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iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case

If her phone is always dying, she'll very much appreciate a smart battery case that she would otherwise hesitate to buy with her own money. 

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All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask Pack of 5
KNC Beauty

Consider this lip mask pack that will hydrate and smoothen her lips a gift for the both of you. 

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Brass Wine Rack

If she hasn't invested in a bar cart yet, this gorgeous brass wine rack will do the trick until she's ready to make the splurge. Cheers to that. 

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Darker Skin Tones Face Cream
Dr. Barbara Sturm

In collaboration with Angela Bassett, Dr. Barbara Sturm developed a quick-absorbing face cream that helps hydrate skin and target hyperpigmentation—specifically for people with darker skin tones. 

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Santal 33 Eau de Parfum
Le Labo

One spritz of Le Labo's Santal 33 perfume, and she'll captivate the entire room. (Seriously, this is not an exaggeration.) The bottles are on the pricier side, so she'll appreciate you contributing to an extra few months of her signature scent.  

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The Bigger Carry-On
Away Travel

There will come a day where we can safely travel again. Take the next step in the relationship and buy each other matching Away carry-on suitcases. (They don't have to match exactly...please get different colors.) Add her initials for a personalized touch. 

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Gold Crackle Mercury Candle Holders
West Elm

If you're dating a candle hoarder, gift her one of these beautiful candle holders instead of contributing to her obsession. This way, you're still supporting her while giving her an excuse to actually use them.

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The Oversized Alpaca Crew

She will neverI repeat, neversay no to a cozy oversized crewneck sweater. Consider it one less item she needs to add to her cart during her winter wardrobe refresh.

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Stan Smith Shoes

Adidas' Stan Smith sneakers look good with any outfit, athleisure or non. They're totally worth the investment even if everyone and their mother has a pair. (Also, you can never have too many pairs of Stan Smiths.)

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Femininities Necklace

If you've been dating for more than a couple months, a piece of jewelry like this gorgeous female silhouette necklace says, "I'm committed, but I know my limits."

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