Mother, daughter, aunt, sister, friend, sister-friend—She contains multitudes. She’s the manager of the family calendar, the fun aunt, the thoughtful friend, and, let’s be honest, she’s probably so freakin’ tired. We built this gift guide with HER in mind because we know her, we love her, we are her. She loves gifts with heart, gifts she can use, and gifts that are trend-aware but classic at the same time.
And so, to borrow a phrase from my friend, Isabelle, I “shook the Internet upside down” to bring you the Internet’s most tightly curated gift guide for her. Trust me, there’s not a dud to be found. There’s a classic trench coat that never goes out of style, an affordable pair of viral earrings, the weekend bag our team swears by for easy holiday travel, and more. Without further ado, our 2023 Gift Guide for Her.
image above from our interview with Devon Liedtke, by Anastasiya Pudova
Gift Guide for Her: The 20 Best Gifts of 2023
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Classic Trench Coat
Year after year, the effortlessly chic trench coat pops up on trend lists across fashion publications, down runways, and on social media. It’s the ultimate trend-that’s-not-a-trend piece. If she lacks a great trench coat in her wardrobe, our pick is affordable and classic.
Sandalwood Yuzu Shampoo
You know them for their aesthetically pleasing (and delicious) olive oil, but our friends at Wonder Valley continue to innovate with their luxurious beauty products. Give her something she’ll use regularly—the gift of a long and lavish shower. (And treat her to a set with the Sandalwood Yuzu Conditioner.)
Red Slouch Socks
Red is the current darling of the fashion world. The bold, vibrant color is often paired with a neutral outfit for a pop that says, “Yeah, I know what’s up.” Red socks are an easy entry into the trend, offering a fun flash of color when paired with long pants.
The Best Water Bottle of the Year
Chances are, she already has one. Chances are, she wants another. The water bottle that stole TikTok’s heart has gone viral for its ability to keep your drink of choice cold, look pretty while doing it, AND fit into the car cup holder.
Eau Rose Eau de Parfum
In the world of luxurious scents, no one does it like Diptyque. The iconic rose fragrance is made in France—a fact that might just sell itself. The bottle can be refilled as many times as you like, and you can make it a special one with personalization in-store.
A yoga mat is just about a necessity and the Warrior Mat from Alo is our pick across the board. The no-slip grip is cushioned and anti-odor. Plus, it’s free of toxins so she can stretch and sweat without worry. Throw in a refresh spray for a complete gift.
Combine the year’s two biggest trends (the color red and ballet flats) with a French-girl shoe she’ll slip into year-round. And if red isn’t her vibe, choose from 13 more colors—all handmade in Spain and ready for effortless outfits.
A World-Famous Jumpsuit
Imagine this jumpsuit in pink and you’ll know why it’s the jumpsuit seen ’round the world. Director Gretta Gerwig donned this damn-near-perfect jumpsuit on the set of Barbie and women everywhere said, YES. A one-and-done outfit is the kind of energy we’re looking for and, good news for us, this jumpsuit comes in multiple colors.
Viral Drop Earrings
Who knew earrings could go viral? The full size came into popularity as a dupe to Bottega Veneta’s chunky earrings and now they come in multiple colors and sizes. These are hollow so they’re light and easy to wear.
Listen, moms might not want robes but they DO want slippers. Warm little clouds for our feet when we’re hitting the cold, hard floor at 6 a.m. to get the kids off to school on time? That’s self-care at its finest. I wear my Haven Well Within slippers every single day and let me tell you, the little things matter.
Perhaps one day we’ll release a gift guide for her that doesn’t include the perfect legging, but that day is not today. Vuori continues to dominate with comfortable leggings that stay put and come in multiple colors and sizes.
Silver cuffs are making moves in the fashion world. It’s an easy, affordable accessory that makes styling your clothes (vs. wearing your clothes) a feat as simple as the influencers make it look.
A Great Set of Linen Pajamas
I know not a single woman who wouldn’t love a new set of pajamas. It’s the perfect gift—and one I’m usually craving around the holidays when travel and family time necessitate something beyond an oversized t-shirt. This set is ultra cozy and so cute in multiple colors and patterns.
OSEA Pillow Spray
On the gift hunt for the woman who has everything? This calming pillow mist is your answer. According to OSEA, the vagus nerve activates the body’s relaxation response and helps regulate stress. Simply spritz before bed, breathe deep, and drift away.
Ivory Cropped Jacket
Hop aboard the quiet luxury trend with this chic cropped jacket with gold buttons. It’s a piece that’s easy to pair with anything but just happens to look amazing with jeans or trousers.
The Best Travel Bag
Camille introduced us to the wonder of her BEIS weekend bag when she packed it as her personal item to Japan. It’s small enough to count as such, but large enough to fit ALL the necessities. Computer or tablet, snacks, toiletries, books, change of clothes—you get it. If she’s traveling at all next year, consider this bag the perfect gift.
Linen Napkins and Great Cookbook
When I started curating this guide I posed this scenario to a few friends with great taste: Imagine you’ve just been given a gift by an acquaintance. You’re expecting the worst, but instead open it up to find an amazing gift. What is it? Behold, one of my favorite answers. If the lady in your life loves to host or try new things in the kitchen, linen napkins and a new cookbook should be at the top of your list.
Starter Set for a More Sustainable Kitchen
It is a fact that the most singular source of stress in a woman’s life is her storage container drawer. You could be her unsung hero by bringing calm to a stressful place with this waaay cute sustainable set. No more rogue red lids, no more fights with the clingwrap box, and, ultimately, no more waste.
The Only White Button-Down She’ll Ever Need
And finally, this very well may be the only shirt she’ll ever need. When it comes to gifting clothes around the holidays, consider sticking to the classics. Sézane’s white button-down is the perfect drape and fit—a piece that’s versatile and easy to wear. Chances are, she’ll want one in every color. (Camille wore it well in denim.)