Gifts for Her: 25 Tried and True Gift Ideas for Women

Looking for gift ideas for your gal pals? I’m updating another one of my top gift guides to share some gift ideas for women that are tried and true so that you know you’re getting great items.

Gift Ideas for Women That Are Tried and True

  1. Barefoot Dreams Cardigan – FAN FAVORITE. Super cozy and soft for lounging around the house. Too heavy for me, but my sister and mother-in-law LOVE it. Washes extremely well—like new after years.
  2. Theracane Massager – Not cute or pretty, but SO helpful! Lets you get the knots out of your own shoulders and back whenever you need! We’ve gifted these to MANY friends, and they’ve loved it.
  3. Nickel & Suede Lightweight Leather Earrings – EASIEST gifts to give. So many styles, beautifully made, super great quality.  
  4. Olive & June Nail Polish Kit – The mani and pedi systems are AWESOME! Yes, the nail polish is good too, but what got me hooked is the full kits! The Olive & June system makes doing your nails quicker with its Polish Remover Pot (just swish your finger around a couple of times and it removes your polish!!), the clean up brush, the nail file and buffer, the cuticle serum (awesome btw!), and the patented bottle handle to help you paint with your non-dominant hand. And YES, my polish actually lasted for more than 7 days when I prepped it right with all their tools. I also use the Dry Drops add-on. You can get 20% off any polish system through my link, HERE. (And I’ll get a free polish.)
  5. Everyday Backpack – Lightweight, water resistant, LOTS and LOTS of pockets!!! (including a cushioned laptop compartment and an anti-theft zippered pocket that rests against your back), sleek and attractive design, and it’s UNDER $30!! This may be Ceci’s favorite purchase of the YEAR! Great for everyday use, but also for traveling or even as a diaper bag.
  6. Jane Iredale Makeup Removing Mitt – Bought this last year and have used it every day since. Helps remove all makeup with just water, and it really actually removes everything! This eliminates the need to use any wipes and creates way less waste. Another option is HERE, which is much thicker and a fan favorite, though I haven’t used it.
  7. Scarf – Easy gift that someone can always use. This comes in several colors and has great reviews.
  8. Foot File – I can’t find the exact one I own, but it’s by this brand. This thing is AMAZING. Best one I’ve tried!
  9. Korean American Cookbook – My friend (who is Korean American) has been cooking her way through this book, and the things I’ve tasted from it are DELICIOUS. From the book description: “An homage to what it means to be Korean American with delectable recipes that explore how new culinary traditions can be forged to honor both your past and your present.” It’s not full of traditional Korean recipes, rather it mixes those with the present. And they’re YUMMY!
  10. Thankful Sweatshirt – I don’t own this, but I want to! Available in S to 3XL. A similar option HERE with smaller lettering.
  11. Slim Wallet – Since using my small belt bag, I’ve needed a slim wallet. This one comes in LOTS of colors and is under $13!
  12. Travel Jewelry Organizer – PMT FAVORITE. Has a huge panel for jewelry—the only one I’ve found that can hold my Nickel & Suede earrings or any other statement earrings. Has a few zipper pockets.  Also fairly flat and doesn’t take up much space. 
  13. Simple Modern Tumbler – Sleek straw tumbler for keeping drinks cold. Great design, fits in cup holders, lots of colors. 
  14. Steel Straws w/ Silicone Tips – Better for the environment, and the silicone tip allows you to bite down and have some give like plastic straws do. Been using a set for a few years, but these colors are cuter than the ones I have!
  15. Boba Plushie – For the boba-lover (like me)! Soft and cuddly. My kids love it, too. Comes in several “flavors” and sizes. I got this one in the small size in “C-regular.” But I also got a larger strawberry milk tea one from HEREthis one has open eyes, whereas the strawberry milk tea one in the first one has closed eyes.
  16. Daniel Wellington Watch – Classic – Compliment magnet! Sooo classy and goes with everything. You can find the classic one HERE, smaller version HERE, and black one HERE.
  17. Small Transport Tote – This is the perfect everyday handbag, and the genuine leather softens up soo nicely! Big enough for all your essentials, including a book or kindle! I love the short handles that allow you to quickly grab your bag and the longer strap to carry this bag hands free.
  18. Koolaburra by Ugg Slippers – Cozy and not clunky!
  19. Minimalist Necklace – Ceci wears a similar necklace as her go-to everyday necklace. You can choose your chain length, as well as the material (gold-filled, sterling silver, or mixed metal). It goes with everything!
  20. Initial Short Pendant Necklace – My current go-to necklace. This small addition packs a huge punch! For a lookalike that’s 1/5 the cost (!!), check HERE. Not sure about its quality though.
  21. Throw Blanket – EASY gift when you don’t know what to give. SUPER soft and fuzzy, and affordable. We have 3! Wash very well, don’t pill. Tons of colors.
  22. Larkly SPF Mineral Sunscreen Powder – Was gifted this a while back and have been using it for a year now. I love that I can set my makeup and also know that I’m getting sun protection all in one. Also, SPF aside, this powder is really easy to use with it’s attached, retractable brush! 
  23. Selfie Stand w/ Remote – My friend brought this out to take a group pic, and I instantly bought my own. Really lightweight but gets pretty tall. The remote is super helpful and very easy to use! And under $24 with 67,000+ reviews and 4.6 stars!
  24. Reusable Lidded Bowls – Leakproof bowl great for anyone who carries lunch or meals on the go. (Psst… great gift for teachers!) 3 colors.
  25. Sugarfina Candies – Yummy, and they look beautiful! Friends always appreciate receiving them. Can buy a large multi-pack set for one person, or buy a 4-set of the same candies to divvy up as small gifts for multiple people.
  26. PMT Starter Kit Wardrobe Guides & Outfit Guides – Here’s a bonus one! Grab a gift card to the PMT Shop and give the gift of style with a PMT Outfit Guide! Help someone create a mix-and-match wardrobe with the wardrobe strategy, customizable step-by-step plan, and outfit tips, and learn to put together outfits easily. 

Those are some of our favorite things lately that would be awesome gifts for women in your lives! Do you own any of them? What are some of your favorite things to give as gifts?


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