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The 22 best gifts for girlfriends

A mix of useful, unique and downright cute gift ideas for the girl who sets your heart aflutter.

Spoil your girlfriend with these heartfelt finds — from a smart coffee mug to a timeless Coach bag. (Amazon, Coach Outlet, Hoka)
Spoil your girlfriend with these heartfelt finds — from a smart coffee mug to a timeless Coach bag. (Amazon, Coach Outlet, Hoka)

So, you need a gift for your girlfriend. Although you know her better than anyone, finding the perfect present can be quite a challenge since she already has everything under the sun (or so it seems). Luckily, as the resident gifting expert at Yahoo, I’ve spent years following gifting trends and am always on top of the latest releases. To help you in your hunt, I've rounded up a range of the best gifts for girlfriends from the practical (like this Yeti Rambler Wine Chiller) to the luxe (like this Coach bag).

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Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a gift card, but if you want to go the extra mile, then these unique gift ideas are your best bet. And you don’t have to splurge on a gift for her. I made sure to include plenty of small, budget-friendly options, starting under $25. Whatever's on the horizon — her birthday, your anniversary or if you want to get her something “just because”— these cute-as-can-be picks will make your sweetheart feel the love.

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This handy makeup tool will make her nighttime routine speedier and more sustainable. It removes waterproof and non-waterproof makeup with just a little bit of water. After a couple uses, she can pop it into the washing machine to make it look like new. 

$14 at Walmart
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$20 at Amazon$20 at Macy's

Valentine's Day is still months away, but who says you can't spread love year-round? Not me, that's who. Carve out some time to build this heart ornament together, then hang it up for all to see. 

$13 at Amazon
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$13 at Kohl's$20 at Walmart

She could use a little more self-care — who couldn't? Made with baking soda and essential oils, these scented melts turn a basic shower into a spa-like experience. Each scent targets something specific: lavender brings relaxation, citrus grove boosts the mood and so on. 

$10 at Amazon

Finally, a bag that holds all of her makeup and skincare favorites. Unzipped, this No. 1 bestseller lays flat so she has easy access to both sides, along with the interior pockets and built-in makeup brush storage. Go with a classic brown or black one, or pick from an array of fun textures and pastel hues.

$20 at Amazon

Think you've done it all? This scratch-and-reveal poster will prove otherwise. When you're out of ideas, turn to this poster for out-of-the-box activities such as diving into a pottery class or getting a psychic reading.

$14 at Amazon

The next time you two can't decide what to make for dinner, let her roll the dice. Each die offers something specific to work with: the protein, cooking method, grain/carb, herb, bonus ingredient and seasonal ingredient. There are roughly 186,000 possible meal combinations, so the two of you won't have to eat the same thing twice.

$24 at Amazon

You two go together like popcorn and movie nights. Speaking of, this bestselling machine uses hot air to deliver up to 16 cups of fresh salty goodness — no oil needed. 

$34 at Walmart

Take your relationship to the next level — one card at a time. Answer the questions on the cards to delve deeper into six topic areas: you, your past, life, relationship, intimacy and random. 

$23 at Amazon

This belt bag is, well, everywhere — but has she been wearing one? If the answer is no, then it's about time that you introduce her to this Lululemon bestseller, which even got Yahoo editor's stamp of approval. It's just the right size to hold her everyday essentials (think: phone, keys, wallet and lip balm) and comes in 13 colors.

$38 at Lululemon

Teachers, truckers and more can't get enough of this electric lunch box. Think of this No. 1 bestseller as a mini slow cooker (20 ounces, to be exact) that she can take with her to keep her food warm all day long. Plug it in about 45 minutes before mealtime ... that's all there is to it!

$30 at Amazon

If espresso martinis are the way to her heart, then this at-home kit will steal the show. Just add vodka and water to the four spice blends, then pour, shake, strain and sip. 

$35 at Uncommon Goods

More than 20,000 Amazon shoppers bought this handy hair tool in the last month — and there's a reason why. It simultaneously dries and straightens hair, so you know what that means: She'll get ready in half the time. Take it from one rave reviewer who said that she has "a lot of hair, and it took me less than 10 minutes to get it done."

$38 at Amazon

Every girl needs a comfy pair of slides that she can easily slip on and off. These Quince clogs look like Birkenstocks, but they cost a fraction of the price. They're made with water-resistant materials and come in three shades of brown.

$70 at Quince

Diamonds are always a winner, but these topaz gemstones are a fraction of the price (and, dare I say, equally as beautiful). These 18-karat gold vermeil beauties have just the right amount of sparkle for everyday wear.

$78 at Mejuri

She won't — and shouldn't — settle for a lukewarm glass of pinot grigio. Instead, she can pop a bottle of white or bubbly into this insulated wine chiller to lock in the perfect drinking temperature. Yeti's advice: Stick it in the fridge or a cooler ahead of time for maximum chill. 

$70 at Yeti

When it comes to fragrance, sometimes it's best to play it safe. With this gift set, she can try out three of Marc Jacobs' Daisy fragrances until she finds her new signature scent. Once she determines her favorite, tell her that you'll pick up the full-size bottle. 

$60 at Sephora

While you certainly don't mind when she cuddles up to you for warmth, this throw will bring the heat when you're not there to do so. She can switch between three heat settings until she finds the perfect temperature, then enjoy the warmth for up to four hours before it automatically shuts off. Plus, it's machine washable.

$31 at Amazon

Have hot girl walks become a part of her weekly routine? Then get her a new pair of kicks that are just as supportive as they are stylish. Loved by marathon runners and walkers alike, these Hoka bestsellers claim to feel like "pillows for your feet," meaning they're super comfy and lightweight. 

$90 at Hoka

Who knew a phone charger could be so ... cute? Courant, that's who. Rest a phone on the magnetic charger for easy viewing, then place AirPods or another Qi-certified device down below. 

$80 at Amazon
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$100 at Macy's$100 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Snag this structured and stylish bag for nearly half off at the Coach outlet. She can throw it over her shoulder to show she's up with the trends or clip on the detachable strap to turn it into a crossbody. 

$229 at Coach Outlet

If she's a slow sipper, then this heated coffee mug is an absolute must. Once she pairs the mug with the Ember app and sets her ideal drinking temperature (somewhere between 120°F and 145°F), she'll enjoy a warm beverage for at least 80 minutes (or all day if she leaves it on the coaster). It's a bestseller for a reason.

$120 at Amazon
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$150 at Wayfair$150 at Target
Jolie Skin Company

A filtered showerhead doesn't exactly scream "romance," but you know what it shows? That you care about all of her — including her dry, damaged hair. Install this showerhead in just three steps and reap the benefits of clean water — free of chlorine, heavy metals and other bad-for-you contaminants. 

$165 at Amazon
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$165 at Nordstrom$165 at REVOLVE

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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