50 Awesome Gifts For Women That Your Mom, Girlfriend, Or Sister Will Thank You For

Design: Brit Phillips

There are two types of people during the holidays: the one who tackles their gift list between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the one who is left scrambling, last minute, to find presents for their loved ones. I'm here to help the latter, as I've rounded up 50 awesome gifts for women. Whether it's for your mom, girlfriend, or sister, they'll thank you.

Instead of giving them a cheesy mug, impersonal T-shirt, or even a candle (I'm guilty of that), give them something that they'll not only love, but they'll actually use. Do they love to cook up recipes in the kitchen? Gift them a cool appliance that they would never buy for themselves. Is your sister a huge entertainer? Then why not give her an awesome bar cart, so she can entertain in style? Does your girlfriend deserve a pamper day? If she does, you could always wrap up a bunch of amazing beauty products for her (she'll love you for it).

No matter the personality of the women in your life, you can find a gift that is actually functional, practical, and yet still fun. So if you're still out there searching for the perfect gift, look no further, I've got you covered.

1. A Straightening Hair Brush For Saving Time

Dafni Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush, $99, Amazon

Know someone who won't leave the house before straightening their hair? Give the gift of no more flat irons with this innovative hair straightening brush — it has ten times the power of a regular straightener, and it takes only 50 seconds to heat up.


2. A Scalp And Full Body Massager That Relieves Stress And Tension

Bonyon Head Massager, $20, Amazon

Give your head and body the ultimate de-stressing treatment: this scalp and body massager delivers up to 100 vibrations per second courtesy of 126 massaging tentacles that mimic human fingers. It’s lightweight and portable, runs on AAA batteries, and reviewers say it isn’t simply effective at relaxing your body (though it does an outstanding job of that), but can ease your mind and bring you mental peace and clarity.


3. Help Give Them A Good Night Sleep

Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray, $19, Amazon

Give them a sleep spray that actually works (and smells lovely, as it's made with lavender, camphor, and patchouli).


4. Moscow Mule Mug Sets To Serve Cocktails In Style

Sertodo Moscow Mule Mug Set (Set Of Four), $120, Amazon

Moscow Mule mugs are beautiful. They're shiny, made of pure copper, and can be used to serve some delicious cocktails. Perfect for the entertainer in your life.


5. Keep Teeth Clean With Wine Wipes

Wine Wipes, $9, Amazon

If you know someone who loves their red wine, gift them a pack of Wine Wipes. They can toss them in their purse, so that they're never left with red residue on their teeth again.


6. The Ultimate Kitchen Tool

Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool, $6, Amazon

Juice, strain, and grate in the kitchen with ease. This amazing kitchen gadget combines eight different kitchen tools to make meal prep super simple.


7. A Daily Planner That Keeps You Motivated And On Top Of All Of Your Goals

Bloom Daily Planners, $9, Amazon

Most daily planners focus specifically on work goals, which is great, but there’s more to life than paperwork and responding to emails. This washable and reusable daily planner pad provides space for your to-do list (of course), but also boasts sections for meal planning, fitness goals, and even reflections on things that bring you gratitude. Think of this as both wellness planner that takes all aspects of your busy life into account.


8. This Book Of Danish Philosophies That Helps You Find Your Atmosphere Of Happiness

The Little Book of Hygge, $13, Amazon

Using the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being, The Little Book of Hygge shows you how to take a break, be here now, and find your happiness. (Loosely translated, “Hygge” is a word that describes a homey atmosphere of safety and contentment.) It’s written by the Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, and it’s filled with tips and tricks you can implement right now to improve your quality of living.


9. A Fun Pair Of Oven Mitts For The Baker In Your Life

Fred & Friends Bear Hands Oven Mitts, $18, Amazon

Do you know a baker with a sense of humor? If you do, these oven mitts will make them laugh every time a fresh batch of cookies comes out.


10. A Pocket Bluetooth Speaker

Emie Radio Pocket Size Speaker, $35, Amazon

A cute little pocket radio is a great gift for someone who is constantly on the go. They can toss it in their bag and listen to music for five to six hours, wherever they may be.


11. A Compact Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $18, Amazon

The perfect gift for anyone who loves cold brew coffee but hates the price, this quart-sized brewer makes up to 4 cups of iced coffee that stays fresh for up to two weeks. But it's not just for java drinkers, it's also great for making tea or infusing water with lemons or cucumbers.


12. This Nonlinear Journal With Prompts To Suit Any Kind Of Mood

Pick Me Up, $10, Amazon

This nonlinear Pick Me Up journal was created by Adam J. Kurtz, a Brooklyn-based author and artist, and contains prompts, activities, and inspirations for any type of mood. Reviewers are calling it “Incredibly insightful and so much fun,” and since there’s no dates or commitments, you can work through it at your own pace.


13. A Keychain Headphone Splitter That Makes Listening Together Easier

elago Keyring Headphone Splitter, $10, Amazon

Isn't this a great stocking stuffer? It's a small but practical gift that makes traveling more fun. Plug this into your phone, laptop, or tablet and listen to music or watch videos with a friend.


14. A Flashy Set Of Coasters

Renee Redesigns Hand Painted Gold Slate Coasters (Set Of Four), $32, Amazon

Dress up any table-scape with these beautiful gold slate coasters. Serve drinks in style on them. They're eye-catching, hand-finished, shiny, and stunning.


15. A Hair Chalk Comb Set That Gives You Bright, Gorgeous Temporary Highlights

Rosenice Hair Chalk Comb Temporary Hair Color Cream, $13, Amazon

Get creative with this hair chalk set and experiment with six bright and vibrant hair color shades — red, blue, green, yellow, purple, and rose — then simply wash them out when you’re tired of the hue. This non-allergenic hair chalk can be applied to dry hair of any color and washes out in a snap with ordinary shampoo and water.


16. An Aromatherapy Diffuser To Create A Relaxing Spot

InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, $37, Amazon

Because everyone deserves to relax, and this aromatherapy diffuser helps to create the optimal environment for that.


17. A 7-Piece Packing Cubes Set For Clothes, Shoes & Laundry

Packing Cubes Travel Set, $20 (7 Piece), Amazon

Each of these seven packing cubes serves a purpose and makes travel a breeze. There are bags to pack clothing, shoes, toiletries, and even dirty laundry. Once you’ve packed them, organize them in your luggage and you’ll never have to scramble to find items once you’ve arrived at your final destination.


18. A Gift That The Traveler In Your Life Will Thank You For

The Carry On Cocktail Kit- The Champagne Cocktail, $23, Amazon

If you know someone who frequently spends their time on airplanes, this "Carry On Cocktail Kit" is the greatest gift you could give them. It includes everything but the alcohol to make a delicious cocktail up in the air.


19. Thoughtful Cards That Prompt You To Reflect On Your Life

Mindful Moments Cards, $18, Amazon

Life can get hectic and, during those times, it’s difficult to keep in mind what’s truly important. These 50 Mindful Moment Cards provide thoughtful contemplations that prompt you to self reflect and focus on gratitude and acceptance. Adults and children ages 4 and up can use them to think about questions like: “Remember a time when you felt very strong in your body. What were you doing? Who was there?”


20. A Portable Smart Speaker

Amazon Tap- Alexa-Enabled Speaker, $130, Amazon

If you've wanted to pick up the Echo for awhile, but you wanted a portable option, the Amazon Tap is what you're looking for. You get all the capabilities of Alexa when connected to WiFi, but you can take this speaker wherever you want.


21. Help Your Chef Keep The Kitchen Clean

Joseph Joseph Index Chopping Board Set, $43, Amazon

If you have someone in your life who loves to experiment with cooking and thinks that they're the next Iron Chef, a set of color coded cutting boards is a great gift. That way, they can cook to their hearts desire without worrying about contaminating any food.


22. A Hotspot That Makes Working Remotely Easier

Glocalme Global Unlocked Wi-fi Hotspot Roaming Device, $130, Amazon

If you know someone who works remotely or freelances, and their job often takes them to faraway places, a hotspot that can be used globally is an excellent gift. This one is SIM-free and features a pay-as-you-go system.

23. A Stylish Lunch Bag, So They Can Take Their Lunch To The Office

FLUF Zipper Lunch Bag, $28, Amazon

A lot of people love to bring their lunch to work, and instead of using a different plastic bag each day, give them an environmentally friendly cotton canvas bag.


24. A Self-Help Book That Will Remind You To Say ‘Yes’ To Life

Year of Yes Book, $4, Amazon

Make this the year the year you focus on self care — the Year of Yes self-help book will guide you. Written by inspirational Shonda Rhimes, who is the executive producer of How To Get Away With Murder, this New York Times bestseller shares all of the wonderful things that happened to Rhimes after she simply decided to start saying “yes” to life experiences.


25. An Exfoliating Brush That Helps You Get A Deep And Thorough Clean

Skylab Facial Brush, $17, Amazon

With two sides, this facial brush takes care of all your scrubbing needs, with a silicone pad on one side that gets deep into contoured areas and a fluffy brush on the other with long, exfoliating bristles. The brush removes all the dirt and debris from your face, while cleansing deep into the pores. It even has a recessed area in the center where you can put the cleanser of your choice, allowing you to massage it right into the skin.


26. For The Person Who Wants To Play With Their Dog When They Aren't There

Petcube Camera, $169, Amazon

My brother has this and it allows him to play with his pup even when he can't be at home. The Petcube has a feature where you can chat to your dog, and you can use a laser to play with them.


27. All Of The Sheet Masks

Nature Republic Real Nature Sheet Mask, $12 (for 10), Amazon

This sheet mask set makes the ultimate gift for someone who likes to pamper themselves. Skin will feel hydrated and look clearer with the use of these sheet masks that are made in Korea.


28. The Cutest Mini Food Processor Ever

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor, $38, Amazon

I have one of these at home, and it's amazing for making homemade salad dressings. It blends everything up to perfection, and doesn't take up much room on your counter.


29. A Curling Wand Set With A Bunch Of Different Attachments

Zealite Curling Wand Set, $33, Amazon

This hair styling wand set comes with five different barrel attachments, allowing you to create a variety of curls and waves of basically any size. The ceramic tourmaline barrels make your hair extra shiny and minimize frizz, while keeping heat damage in check. That said, these barrels can get mega hot if you want them to, with the ability to heat up to 410 degrees Fahrenheit, which is ideal for anyone with thick hair.


30. A Funny Wine Tap And Aerator

Fred & Friends Tapped Faucet Aerator And Stopper, $18, Amazon

This funny, novelty item is actually really useful to someone who loves to drink red wine. They can aerate their wine with this quirky faucet wine stopper.


31. A Supplement That You Mix With Water To Help You Sleep

Dream Water Sleep Powder, $18 (30 Pack), Amazon

Packed with melatonin, GABA, and other natural ingredients, this powder helps you fall asleep and stay that way, without anything in its formula that you could form a dependence on. All you do is mix it into a glass of water, hot or cold, and drink it down before bedtime. You won’t wake up groggy, and it’s extra helpful whenever you’re trying to sleep on a plane or in any unfamiliar environment.


32. This Jewelry Cleaner That Works With Ultrasonic Sound Waves And Water

Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner, $40, Amazon

This insanely cool jewelry cleaner generates ultrasonic sound waves that clean your valuables without causing damage. Simply fill the tank with water, put in your jewelry, coins, or eyeglasses, and start the machine. It works in minutes without using harsh chemicals, and it gives you five different choices for automatic cycles.


33. A Set Of Dense, Fluffy Makeup Brushes That Have An Airbrush Effect

Yoseng Makeup Brushes Set, $15 (10 Pack), Amazon

These affordable makeup brushes are similar to the popular designs you see all over Instagram, with thick, dense bristles that allow you to blend nearly any product, resulting in a seamless, airbrushed look. The 10-piece set comes with brushes of every size, from a large one for powder to small, detailed ones that you can use for eyeshadow, or to contour the sides of your nose.


34. Make Serving Wine More Fun

Red Wine Carafe, $50, Amazon

My Mom loves her wine decanter. She brings it out when she has friends over to let red wine breathe. The wine actually does end up tasting better, and it looks nicer being served out of the crystal carafe than in the bottle.


35. A Gel Mat That Cools Your Pillow On Warm Nights

Penguin Cooling Pillow Mat, $25, Amazon

There’s nothing more irritating when you’re trying to sleep than a pillow that’s too hot — but this cooling mat has a layer of gel that can instantly lower the temperature. It slips right into your pillowcase and has a cotton-blend cover the prevents the gel from leaking out. Unlike other versions, this one has one solid piece of gel, instead of a bunch of smaller pieces that create uncomfortable grooves on your face.


36. A Makeup Mirror That Magnifies Up To Seven Times

Upper West Collection Makeup Mirror, $23, Amazon

This stealthy makeup mirror can be attached to basically any surface and swiveled around 360 degrees, making is extra versatile. It magnifies up to seven times, so you can see every little detail and fine hair, and has a warm LED light that mimics the natural light outdoors. Plus, the tap-on lights last up to 50,000 hours, so it’ll last you ages.


37. A Semi-Homemade Gift

Umbra Hangit Photo Display, $20, Amazon

I love giving gifts that are at least a little bit homemade. This photo display is a really cool present, but what would make it even better is if you filled it up with photos of you and the person you're giving it to, and cool memories you have together.


38. The Recipe For A Super Calming Evening

Herbivore Botanicals - Dead Sea Bath Salts (CALM), $18, Amazon

Himalayan Pink Salt Crystals are all you need for a detoxifying, calming bath. Add in some Dead Sea salt and ylang ylang, and you'll reach your peak relaxation point.


39. The Perfect Present For The Tea Lover In Your Life

Heavenly Tea Leaves Tea Sampler, $28, Amazon

Do you know someone who loves to brew their own tea? If you do, you need to get them this tea sampler that features flavors like: Green Tea, China GreenTea, Black Tea, Flavored Black Tea, White Tea, Herbal Tea, Flavored Rooibos Tisane, and Rooibos Herbal Tisane.


40. The Coolest Little Camera You Ever Did See

Polaroid Cube+, $100, Amazon

Take videos, capture photos and memories, and then share them on your devices and print them out later on. The tiny camera is a great option for someone who wants to record videos on the go, and doesn't want something complicated.


41. A Cool Fitness Tracker That Monitors Your Heart Rate

YAMAY Fitness And Sleep Tracker, $23, Amazon

This lightweight fitness tracker features a slender design and comes in a variety of colors including purple green, blue, black, and red. It has both a heart monitor and sleep monitor — plus you can receive notifications including text messages and social media alerts.


42. A Towel That Dries Your Hair Without Creating Frizz

DuraComfort Essentials Microfiber Hair Towel, $14, Amazon

Made of high-quality microfiber, this towel absorbs the moisture in your hair without causing any frizziness. It cuts blow drying time in half and protects from heat damage. It’s nice and big, too, designed to wrap around any length or texture, and is much less heavier than the standard bath towel, which can weigh your head down uncomfortably.


43. A Bracelet That Slowly Diffuses Your Favorite Essential Oils

Jack And Rose Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet, $20, Amazon

With this bracelet on your arm, you can slowly diffuse your preferred essential oils anywhere you go. Fill one of the eight colored cotton pads — which are reusable — with the oil of your choice, and lock it with the magnetic closure. It’s a great gift for people who need some help relaxing in stressful environments, like on airplanes.


44. A Planner To Start The New Year Organized

Pretty Simple Planner 2019, $8, Amazon

Help your loved ones stay organized with this beautiful planner. It features both monthly and daily planning pages.


45. The Gift Of Never Losing Their Keys Again

Floating Mounted Shelf With Magnetic Keyhook, $25, Amazon

If your mom, sister, or girlfriend continuously misplaces their keys — this floating shelf is the perfect place to store them. Available in this all-natural wood, as well as solid black or dark walnut, there's one to match anyone's decor.


46. A Yoga Mat That They'll Never Have To Replace

Manduka Pro Yoga and Pilates Mat, $89-$164, Amazon

This yoga mat is literally guaranteed to last a lifetime. Its closed cell surface makes it really great for use in heated yoga classes, and it's easier to clean because it prevents sweat and dirt from getting into the actual fibers of the mat.


47. A Serum That Makes Your Eyelashes Grow In Thicker

Brazen Babe Eyelash Growth Serum, $24, Amazon

This eyelash growth serum is made of entirely natural ingredients, including coconut oil, castor oil, and Vitamin E, instead of the synthetic, chemical ingredients that most other formulas rely on. Not only does it make your eyelashes thicker and longer, but it also works on your eyebrows. Gluten-free and safe to use on sensitive skin, it delivers results in about six weeks


48. A Spice Rack To Keep Their Kitchen Organized

Kamenstein Stainless Steel Spice Rack, $28, Amazon

I have a friend who loves to cook. She has a ton of spices, and they're all over the place. She told me she is really hoping that she gets a spice rack for the holidays so she can finally keep things organized.


49. Exfoliate Dead Skin Cells For A Brighter Skin Tone

Baebody Arabica Coffee Scrub, $14, Amazon

Use Dead Sea salt, olive oil, and shea butter to gently exfoliate, moisturize, and re-energize your skin cells.


50. A Beautiful Adult Coloring Book With Colored Pencils To Channel Their Creative Side

Mandalas Adult Coloring Book Set With Colored Pencils, $12, Amazon

Adult coloring books can be an incredibly soothing way to channel creativity. This book features 48 Mandala designs, so it will take some time to fill up.

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