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The 31 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of Girlfriend

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Whether you’ve just started dating or you’ve been together for 15 years, buying a present for the person you love can be fraught. How do you express universal sentiments such as “I love and respect you” while also avoiding the generic? How do you give a gift that is useful without being boring? We’re here to help. We went through the Strategist archives and scoured Amazon to find the best gifts for all kinds of girlfriends. Read on for suggestions for stylish girlfriends, sporty girlfriends, minimalist girlfriends, long-term girlfriends, and “is it official yet” girlfriends.

For the girlfriend who works from bed

Give her some sheets she wouldn’t mind being glimpsed on Zoom.

For the girlfriend who bought a lap desk in 2020

A classic Parker pen for a heavy dose of corner-office energy.

For the girlfriend who snacks

£13 for 20

These crispy roasted broad beans are the kind of thing you usually get with your sherry at Sager and Wilde – but would be just as nice with a glass of wine in front of Drag Race.

For the girlfriend who’s a Caroline Hirons stan

AstroAI Mini Fridge

Dermatologist Dr. Corey L. Hartman told us that a skin-care fridge could be the perfect gift for a beauty lover.

For the girlfriend who found White Lotus too stressy

Hive Pocket (with Expansion)
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Hive, a chess-like game we have written about before, is a far more enjoyable way to relax after work.

For the girlfriend who can do a cut crease


Fetto’s favourite products, like lipstick or foundation, are shot on strikingly coloured backgrounds, and the jewel-green cover with foil lettering would look particularly nice arranged on a coffee table with a vase of fresh flowers.

For the girlfriend who thinks “cut crease” means something to do with sewing

Contributor Sirin Kale credits this easy-peasy stamp set for her two perfectly-aligned eyeliner flicks.

For the girlfriend who’s a little bit luxury

These Himalayan bath salts feature lavender, rose, and chamomile.

For the girlfriend who’s more than a little bit luxury

For the girlfriend who has strong feelings on pyramid-shaped versus square-shaped teabags

Give her a striking-looking teapot for her (highly specific) selection.

For the girlfriend who has strong feelings on burr versus blade grinders

For a classic stovetop coffee, Dave Loughton — a member of the sales team at Algerian Coffee Stores — recommends this coffee maker from the well-known Italian brand Ilsa.

For the girlfriend who has an active Depop account

A wearable puffer from Amazon’s weirdly good fashion line (available in sizes 8-20).

For the girlfriend who has an active eBay account

Consider this Kit-Cat clock, whose eyes and tail move every second.

For the girlfriend who pivoted your Hvar sailing trip to narrowboating on the Norfolk broads, without breaking a sweat

For the girlfriend who’s a doodler

Not too thin and not too thick, these pens (which came in at number 24 in our exhaustive pen testing project) come recommended by Diptique creative director Myriam Badault, British GQ art director Kevin Fay, and designer Chloe Ainsley.

For the girlfriend who’s a painter

Professional artist Natalya Lobanova is staunchly loyal to these quite affordable watercolours.

For the girlfriend who loses her phone, but also keeps it on silent, so you can’t just ring it to find it

A gift that will pay for itself.

For the girlfriend who wishes she lived by the sea


This scrub is made with sea kelp and French green clay (and smells like the seaside).

For the wife who always finds her light

A well-reviewed ring light: Its CRI is over 90. (Experts told us that a CRI that’s as close to 100 is best, as natural light has a CRI rating of 100.)

For the girlfriend who drizzles

This bottle by Belazu came recommended by Joshua Paterson, founder of Bill or Beak in Camden Market, who told us it was one of his go-to oils for “dressing dishes and dipping ridiculous amounts of bread into.”

For the girlfriend who stays up late reading

This cheerful light clips onto the pages of a book.

For the girlfriend who stays up late seething

If you’re a snorer, author Sophia Money-Coutts says these earplugs “remain lodged all night, comfortably muffling the world outside.”

For the girlfriend who’s just moved into a new flat

This looks like something you’d find in Anthropologie or an East London independent dedicated to reviving gems from the late ’60s.

For the girlfriend who overexerted on Yoga With Adriene

This back and neck massager was the top-rated when we scoured Amazon for the best massagers.

For the girlfriend who overexerted on banana bread

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Try a new fruit-based bake.

For the girlfriend who’s a little bit of a grandma

Interior designer Rita Konig told us that she likes the leather detailing on this radio (and Russell Tovey has it in burgundy).

For the girlfriend who’s a Winter Girl

For the girlfriend who’s a Summer Girl

This will make eating Tesco hummus in the park so much more elegant.

A bottle of Champagne would fit quite nicely into that picnic basket.

For the girlfriend whom you’re just getting serious with

There’s no need for her to bring a toothbrush when she sleeps over anymore.

You could bundle the toothbrush with this stylish jasmine toothpaste.

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The 31 Best Gifts for Every Type of Girlfriend