The 52 Best Gifts for Girlfriends of 2023

Our favorite picks from Dyson, Eberjey, Rare Beauty, The Bouqs Co., and more

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Best girlfriend gifts

Maybe she’s been your girlfriend for years. Maybe you just recently DTR-ed. Maybe she’s just a girl, who is your friend. Maybe she’s a nonbinary friend. No matter what the case may be, we’ve compiled a list of all of the best girlfriend gifts out there. Ideal for any and every occasion (we’re partial to the “just because” gift), there’s a little bit of something for everyone on this list. Think pajamas she’ll never want to take off, high-tech hair tools, mouthwatering snacks, and so much more. Stylist and buying expert, Sheyna Imm, who has a roster of clients in Paris and New York, tells Byrdie, "The best gifts for girlfriends are those built around experiences—those that you share together, or things she likes to do on her own." Good gifts are also those that introduce people to their new favorite things to do. "It's really special when you love something or think someone is going to love something so you gift it—it's telling that person you care about her experiences." With that in mind, find her next obsession.

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

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dyson-supersonic

Dyson

We know, we know, $600 is a little (a lot) bananas to shell out for a hair dryer. But hear us out. The investment-worthy tool has enough high-tech features to make your head spin, everything from intelligent heat control that checks the temp more than 40 times per second to minimize damage to a motor that can propel up to 13 liters of air per second for speedier drying. It’s quiet and incredibly lightweight, and, especially for those who blow-dry on the regular, truly a game changer.

Price at time of publish: $600

What Our Testers Say

“Not only did the Supersonic dry and style my hair, but it happened in record time. My hair was shiny and smoothed out in literally five minutes flat with the smoothing nozzle. The heat and airflow are extremely powerful, making this one of the most effective dryers I've ever used in my 13 years as a hairstylist.”—Ashley Rubell, Product Tester

Goshi Exfoliating Shower Towel

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Goshi Exfoliating Shower Towel

Goshi

Make no mistake about it, this is hardly anything like a traditional washcloth. Nor is it like a loofah or scrub brush. Rather, it’s a pseudo-hybrid, offering up some of the best manual exfoliation out there. Made from 100 percent recyclable nylon (which can also last up to six months and is very hygienic), it relies on two different types of interwoven threads to buff off dead skin cells and help soap lather up beautifully.

Price at time of publish: $15

What Our Testers Say

“I love the feeling of a professional scrub. I find it nearly impossible to mimic at home without someone else getting my back and other hard-to-reach areas. Goshi is long and effective enough to give me a professional scrub at home. I’ve tried everything available in the states and on Amazon and I can confidently say this: Goshi is the best bang for your buck.”—Tanya Akim, Product Tester

Stuart Weitzman Ryder Lift Bootie

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Stuart Weitzman Ryder Lift Bootie

Amazon

Team Byrdie deemed this the best overall motorcycle boot out there. With a chunky lug sole, gold hardware, and a shaft wide enough to fit over jeans, the soft black leather boots will quickly become a wardrobe staple.

Price at time of publish: $595

Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer

Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer

Tata Harper

You really can’t go wrong with any of the products from this clean beauty brand, but this moisturizer feels especially special and gift-worthy. It probably has something to do with the fact that it’s infused with real diamond dust to create a beautifully subtle luminescence on the skin, while hyaluronic acid imparts plenty of lightweight hydration.

Price at time of publish: $110

Rare Beauty Discovery Eyeshadow Palette

Rare Beauty Discovery Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora

Eyeshadow palettes are always a good gift, given that there are plenty of options built in. This particular pick comes with seven hues, a mix of neutrals and brights with warm and cool undertones. But the real start of the show is the metallic top coat, which can easily be layered over any other hue for a truly eye-catching statement.

Price at time of publish: $35

What Our Testers Say

“The Discovery Eyeshadow Palette's real standout is the metallic top coat. Easy to pat on, the buildable formula works wonders here, providing the bold color and glitter I’ve been craving.”—Madeline Hirsch, Product Tester

If it is actually for a girlfriend, consider how long you’ve been together. A crazy expensive gift may feel a little out of place if you’re newly dating.

Apple AirPods Pro

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Apple AirPods Pro

Amazon

Standard wireless headphones just got a major upgrade, namely in the form of a new noise cancellation feature that’s truly impressive. Still, it can be turned on or off, which we appreciate; we also love the fact that it comes with three sizes of ear tips so you never have to stress about them popping out. Don’t forget to add custom engraving to the case to make this an extra special gift.

Price at time of publish: $330

Meghan Markle, Oprah, and Kylie Jenner are just some of the reported celeb fans of this brand, largely known for these cult-classic PJs. Made of 95 percent modal (for buttery softness) combined with 5 percent spandex (for a comfy, stretchy fit), the matching set is perfect for both snoozing and lounging.

Price at time of publish: $138

If buying clothes or jewelry, make sure you know her size.

Amyo Tiny Heart Couple Initial Ring

Amyo Tiny Heart Couple Initial Ring

Amyo

Personalize this ring (available in gold vermeil or sterling silver) with your and her initials and prepare for her to get misty-eyed. Subtle and sweet, it’s a perfect example of how jewelry can be affordable yet still extremely special and meaningful.

Price at time of publish: $42

LAFCO Paradiso Fig Candle

LAFCO Paradiso Fig Candle

bluemercury

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: You really can’t go wrong with a great candle. And this one in particular checks all of the boxes. The subtly sweet fig scent is welcoming and warm; the stunning, mottled glass vessel looks great while it burns and can be repurposed after the fact. It comes in three sizes at various price points, but this jumbo size is a showstopper if you’re after a big ticket item.

Price at time of publish: $75

Kashmir VIII Ladies First Coaster Set

Kashmir VIII Ladies First Coaster Set

Kashmir VIII

Take your pick from 12 photos of the first African-American women of music (think Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, and more) to create a set of four fun and whimsical coasters. A conversation starter at your next cocktail party, for sure.

Price at time of publish: $40

Klei Beauty Soothe Rose & Coconut Milk Herbal Bath Soak

Klei Beauty Soothe Rose & Coconut Milk Herbal Bath Soak

Klei

The perfect addition to a pre-bedtime bath, this soak combines dead sea salt and coconut milk for skincare benefits with a soothing rose and cedarwood scent. The only problem? It looks so pretty in the jar that she’ll be tempted not to use it.

Price at time of publish: $24

Stephanie Gottleib Enamel Box Hoop

Stephanie Gottleib Enamel Box Hoop

Stephanie Gottleib

A cool take on traditional hoops, these feature an unexpected boxy and geometric shape. Couple that with the vibrant enamel—they come in 14 bright colors—and this is the perfect earring for the non-basic jewelry lover.

Price at time of publish: $195

Will & Atlas Paloma Stripe Shopper Bag

Will & Atlas Paloma Stripe Shopper Bag

Nordstrom

This shopper is so cute that it may just inspire her to once and for all pitch her other reusable bags and stick with just this one. No matter whether you use it as a grocery tote or beach bag, the slouchy design has tons of space, while the stripes give off Coastal Grandmother vibes in the best way possible.

Price at time of publish: $48

Veja V-12 Leather White Sneaker

Veja V-12 Leather White Sneaker

Revolve

Celebs like ​​Emily Ratajkowski and Emma Watson have been known to wear Veja sneakers. They’re made of leather, but via a unique tanning process that greatly minimizes the use of chemicals and cuts water use by 40 percent, making them more sustainable than many of their counterparts. There’s no shortage of styles to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with these classic white-on-white kicks.

Price at time of publish: $185

Major’s Project Pop 2-Pack OG Kettle Corn

Major’s Project Pop 2-Pack OG Kettle Corn

Major’s Project Pop

When the craving for something both sweet and salty hits, reach for this kettle corn. Made with organic, non-GMO corn, organic vegan cane sugar, organic virgin coconut oil, and Himalayan pink salt—and that’s it—it’s both good for you and tastes delicious.

Price at time of publish: $32

Surya Wellness Skincare Discovery Set

Surya Wellness Skincare Discovery Set

goop

Martha Soffer is the founder of Surya Spa and an Ayurvedic guru to stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kourtney Kardashian. She also makes her own line of products so that you can feel like you’re getting the A-list Ayurvedic treatment, too. This set features three of the bestsellers—balancing face oil, collagen cream, and calming lip therapy—along with a two-sided Kansa wand, a special Ayurvedic face tool.

Price at time of publish: $155

The YIB Method: Connection Journal Vol2

The YIB Method: Connection Journal Vol2

Shop YIB

YIB stands for Your Inner Babe, the name of a coaching and spiritual healing platform created by certified mentality coach Jacq Gould. YIB’s programs and workshops all center around helping women reconnect with their Inner Babe—the truest, most pure version of self. This journal is inspired by many of the tools and practices YIB offers, filled with prompts that help you center and ground yourself—think quotes to reflect on, gratitude exercises, thought-provoking questions, and more.

Price at time of publish: $39

Moe Tilo Body Tool

Moe Tilo Body Tool

Moe Tilo

The name of this brand translates to “my body” in Ukrainian, the brainchild of founder Elena Shcherban. The ergonomically designed and uniquely shaped wooden body massage tool makes a DIY lymphatic drainage massage easier than ever, helping to improve circulation, combat water retention, and relieve muscle soreness.

Price at time of publish: $45

Codex Beauty Labs Sea Salt Soak Trio

Codex Beauty Labs Sea Salt Soak Trio

Codex Beauty Labs

This sampler pack of bath salts lets you try a little bit of each of the brand’s three bath soak favorites. There are soothing, softening, and clarifying variants to choose from, all relying on epsom and sea salts, alongside other choice ingredients specially selected for each purpose.

Price at time of publish: $18

The Bouqs Co. Monthly Flower Subscription

Bouquets of flowers

The Bouqs Co.

Sure, you could give her flowers once, but isn’t ensuring she gets fresh ones monthly so much better? With this option, she can either pick her monthly delivery or have the company hand-select fresh flowers and plants (all from eco-friendly farms) that will arrive on her doorstep like clockwork.

Price at time of publish: $44

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

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HP Sprocket 2x3" Instant Photo Printer

Amazon

Finally, an easy, no-fuss way to get all of those many photos off of your phone and actually printed. Send your photos to the teeny-tiny printer (it’s about the size of a phone itself) via an app, then quickly print out mini, sticky-backed pics, ideal for albums and scrapbooks.

Price at time of publish: $130

The Bouqs Co. Monthly Flower Subscription

Bouquets of flowers

The Bouqs Co.

This offers all the benefits of a classic eye mask: It blocks out light and is made from high-quality mulberry silk that is gentle and smooth on the skin. But it then takes it one step further, filled with glass beads that provide gentle, weighted pressure to help you further chill out and relax. (Think of it as a weighted blanket for your eyes.)

Price at time of publish: $44

Estelle Colored Glass Wine Glasses

Estelle Colored Glass Wine Glasses

Estelle

These glasses are almost too pretty to drink out of. Almost. The set of six is available in stem or stemless options, both of which are made of hand-blown glass in three jewel tones: rose, blush, and smoke.

Price at time of publish: $185

Lululemon Scuba Oversized Half-Zip Hoodie

Lululemon Scuba Oversized Half-Zip Hoodie

Lululemon

Perfect for both the “athletics” and “leisure” parts of athleisure, this half-zip has a comfy oversized fit and is made from a naturally breathable cotton fleece that ensures this is a good choice to throw on even after a sweaty hot yoga class. We’re especially big fans of the hidden phone sleeve inside the kangaroo front pocket.

Price at time of publish: $118

Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System

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Amazon

Part blow-dryer, part styler, this makes it easy to both dry your hair and get it looking exactly how you want with one convenient tool. You get to pick which three attachments you want it to come with for styling purposes; per the blow-drying part of things, it features four heat and three airflow settings, seriously speeding up the process. Plus, it weighs in at just a little over 1.5 pounds.

Price at time of publish: $474

Studio La Touche Simple Brass Layering Bangles

Studio La Touche Simple Brass Layering Bangles

Etsy

Any jewelry minimalist will appreciate the clean and classic design of these handmade brass bangles. Their unique shape—coupled with the fact that they can easily be stacked and mixed and matched with other pieces—adds visual interest.

Deux Cookie Dough

Deux Cookie Dough

Deux

You may have heard this brand promoted on podcasts and social media—believe the hype. The cookie dough in a jar is downright delicious, forget the fact that it’s all vegan and meant to be eaten raw (though you can also bake it into equally delish cookies). Not to mention that each flavor is infused with specific good-for-you ingredients: think immunity-boosting zinc and elderberry in the chocolate chip or ashwagandha in the birthday cake.

Cuyana Classic Easy Tote

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Cuyana

The name really does say it all. Made of buttery pebbled Italian leather and in a classic rectangular shape, this makes for a perfect everyday bag. It wears beautifully too, just getting better over time, and comes in five colors, all of which can be customized. (Always a gifting plus in our book.)

Price at time of publish: $248

Ezcaray Mia Throw

Ezcaray Mia Throw

Neiman Marcus

A blend of merino wool and mohair make this throw feel next-level luxurious—and cozy too. And the neutral, geometric print gives us retro ’70s vibes in the best way possible.

Grande Cosmetics Ready, Set, Jet

Grande Cosmetics Ready, Set, Jet

Grande Cosmetics

This five-piece set has everything you'll need to care for your lashes, lips, and brows. It includes a full-size GrandeLASH-MD Enhancing Serum, mini GrandeBROW Enhancing Serum, mini GrandeDRAMA Intense Thickening Mascara, mini GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper in Clear Gloss, and GrandePOUT Plumping Lip Mask in Berry Mojito. Needless to say, it's a beauty must-have.

Price at time of publish: $126

PAT McGRATH LABS Mothership Mega: Celestial Nirvana

PAT McGRATH LABS Mothership Mega: Celestial Nirvana

Sephora

Being gifted anything from Pat McGrath Labs will delight any beauty lover. This new, limited-edition eyeshadow palette features 18 shades in four creamy textures (including matte, metallic, shimmer, and frost). The versatile, colorful hues make it easy to create a range of looks, from sophisticated to subtle.

Vitruvi The Cloud Humidifier

Vitruvi The Cloud Humidifier

Vitruvi

Humidifiers are a worthwhile addition to any nightstand. Vitruvi's The Cloud Humidifier is designed to naturally hydrate the air, helping to improve your skin, sleep, and immunity. Plus, the devices' sleek design and neutral colorways will look stunning in any home.

Price at time of publish: $229

Jolie The Filtered Showerhead

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Jolie The Filtered Showered

Jolie

Give the gift of happier, healthier hair and skin with Jolie's Filtered Showerhead. It strips chlorine, heavy metals, and other contaminants from your shower water to help reduce common beauty concerns (like dry skin, damaged hair, and change in hair color).

Price at time of publish: $148

slip Frequent Flyer Travel Set

Slip Frequent Flyer Travel Set

Bluemercury

Any frequent flier knows the importance of a travel pillow and eye mask. Slip elevated these essentials with its newly-launched sets, using the highest grade long fiber mulberry silk to create each piece. You can snag this two-piece set in black or a vibrant multi-color print.

Price at time of publish: $150

54 Thrones African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin

54 Thrones African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin

Sephora

54 Thrones' African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin landed on Oprah's Favorite Things list for a reason. The set included five of the brand's best-selling African Beauty Butters, which can be used from head to toe. They're made with two types of shea butter and nourishing plant botanicals to boost hydration and shine.

Price at time of publish: $80

Ami Colé The Complexion Set

Ami Colé The Complexion Set

Ami Colé

If you haven't tried any of Ami Colé's products yet, The Complexion Set is the perfect introduction. It includes many of the brand's most popular launches—like the Skin-Enhancing Tint, Skin-Enhancing Concealer, Skin Melt Loose Powder, The Complexion Brush, The Concealer Brush, and The Powder Brush.

Price at time of publish: $133

Cositas Beauty Travel Bundle

Cositas Beauty Travel Bundle

Cositas Beauty

Cositas is making it easier to travel with all of your makeup and skincare essentials. This bundle comes with the brand's water-resistant, machine-washable makeup travel bag (which includes two large zipper compartments and six side slots on the inside), one beauty sponge, and one sponge travel case.

Price at time of publish: $92

Dieux-ing Great Bundle

Dieux-ing Great Bundle

Dieux-ing

Dieux's skincare products are thoughtful, effective, and downright cool. If you're new to the brand, opt for the Dieux-ing Great Bundle, as it includes all of its launches to date. After using the Forever Eye Mask, Deliverance Trinity Serum, and Instant Angel Lipid Rich Moisturizer, you'll see why editors and celebrities can't stop raving about the brand.

Price at time of publish: $139

Ellis Brooklyn Fully Booked Rollerball Gift Set

Ellis Brooklyn Fully Booked Rollerball Gift Set

Ulta

Experience some of Ellis Brooklyn's signature scents with this gift set, which includes five 0.17 oz rollerballs. Whether you prefer sweet or spicy fragrances, there's something for everyone in this collection.

Price at time of publish: $48

U Beauty is known for its award-winning skincare products—like the Resurfacing Compound, The Super Hydrator, and The Sculpt Arm Compound. This set includes all three as they are designed to be used together. This trio is powered by double-patent-pending Siren Capsule Technology™, which helps renew, hydrate, and sculpt the skin.

Price at time of publish: $158

Golde Daily Glow Bundle

Golde Daily Glow Bundle

Golde

Golde packaged three best-selling skincare supplements and products into this bundle. The Coconut Collagen Boost, a creamy vanilla-coconut powder, is formulated to support hair, skin, and nail health. The Skin Hydration Ade is a water booster containing hyaluronic acid to help hydrate your skin. The Papaya Bright Face Mask is formulated with natural papaya enzymes for exfoliation and marshmallow root extract to calm inflammation.

Price at time of publish: $78

Williams Sonoma Home Monogrammed Soap & Towel Gift Set

Williams Sonoma Home Monogrammed Soap & Towel Gift Set

Williams Sonoma

Personalized gifts—like this luxe soap and towel set—are sure to please. It includes three monogrammed guest soaps and twelve monogrammed guest towels. You can customize the soaps and towels with one or three initials.

Price at time of publish: $59

Ries The Complete Essential Set

Ries The Complete Essential Set

Ries

Store your carry-on beauty products in style with Ries' reusable travel containers. This set includes seven bottles so that you can pack everything from your shampoo to SPF. The bottles are available in two sizes—3.4 ounces and 1.7 ounces.

Price at time of publish: $116

OPI Nail Lacquer Mini 25 Piece Advent Calendar

OPI Nail Lacquer Mini 25 Piece Advent Calendar

Ulta

Upgrade your nail polish collection with OPI's holiday advent calendar. It features 25 shades from the new Jewel Be Bold collection, ranging from solid pink polishes to super sparkly lacquers.

Price at time of publish: $80

Mari by Marsai CEO Press-on Nails

Mari by Marsai CEO Press-on Nails

Mari by Marsai

Actress Marsai Martin launched her press-on nail brand earlier this year. Whether you prefer minimal or maximalist manis, there are several unique styles to choose from. CEO is one of the brand's best sellers, boasting a two-tone geometric french design.

Price at time of publish: $22

Riki Loves Riki Skinny Smart Portable LED Vanity Mirror

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Riki Loves Riki Skinny Smart Portable LED Vanity Mirror

Amazon

If you've been on the hunt for an incredible makeup mirror, look no further. This one features daylight-mimicking LEDs that you can adjust to your desired intensity. It also includes an adjustable stand, a magnetic phone holder, Bluetooth connectivity, and a camera button to help you easily capture content. Not to mention, it runs on a rechargeable battery, so you can move it around your room easily.

Price at time of publish: $205

Arch A-Line Lace up

Arch A-Line Lace up

Arch

You can never have too many heels, so consider adding this pair from Arch NYC to your wardrobe. These closed-toe pointed heels are available in zebra print and bow pink, with detachable straps and foam lining for comfort.

Price at time of publish: $225

Homage Year OVA Manifestation Bag

Homage Year OVA Manifestation Bag

Homage Year

Homage Year created one of the most coveted bags on the market, garnering celebrity fans like Tierra Whack and Baby Tate. The OVA Manifestation Bag is currently available in a few fruit-inspired colorways, like Mindfulness Mango. If you're thinking of gifting it to someone special this holiday season, consider snagging it now, as these buzzy bags tend to sell out quickly.

Price at time of publish: $375

Soko Fuliwa Personalized Charm Bracelet

Soko Fuliwa Personalized Charm Bracelet

Soko

Gold charm bracelets are a staple accessory. This one from Soko is handcrafted by artisans in Kenya, using 24k gold-plated brass. If you want to make this gift feel extra special, add a special engraving to the charm cluster.

Price at time of publish: $118

UGG Ultra Mini Classic Boot

UGG Ultra Mini Classic Boot

Nordstrom

Cozy and cute and guaranteed to make her winter. We love this short version of the classic boot which is easy to slip on and off. You know she’ll be living in them all season, so go ahead and make her holiday.

Price at time of publish: $140

Nordstrom Brushed Hacci Pajamas

Nordstrom Brushed Hacci Pajamas

Nordstrom

Made of supersoft brushed hacci knit and available in five colors and prints, this understated set will make it even harder for her to get out of bed in the morning. Breakfast in bed is extra, though.

Price at time of publish: $65

Naked Cashmere Sammie Beanie

Naked Cashmere Sammie Beanie

Naked Cashmere

Accessible luxuries make the best gifts—and this cashmere blend beanie fits the bill. We love the ribbed knit finish which helps to elevate the look of this beanie to casual yet sophisticated, and oh-so-soft.

Price at time of publish: $95

Why Trust Byrdie

Byrdie contributor Melanie Rud has over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, writing for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. She's given many of the picks on this list to her girlfriends and has been called one of the most thoughtful gift-givers to date.

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