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. Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or a birthday, we’ve got suggestions for all kinds of girlfriends. Read on to find recommendations for stylish girlfriends, sporty girlfriends, minimalist girlfriends, long-term girlfriends, and ‘is it official yet’ girlfriends.
For the girlfriend who’s a minimalist
A Cos-y bracelet with a lapis accent.
For the girlfriend who’s a maximalist
What is a home without a bust?
For the girlfriend who has an active Depop account
For the girlfriend who could 100 percent survive in the wild
For the girlfriend who 100 percent could not survive in the wild
A box of perfectly Instagrammable chocolates.
For the girlfriend who’s a doodler
For the girlfriend who’s a little bit luxury
For the girlfriend who is more than a little bit luxury
This would look delightfully inviting when paired with crumpled white bedsheets.
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 stays up late reading
This cheerful light clips onto the pages of a book.
For the girlfriend who stays up late scrolling
For the girlfriend who gets an oat-milk flat white every morning
Available in a range of shades, but we like the mottled blue here.
For the girlfriend who’s just downloaded PlantSnap
A great houseplant for beginners.
Add in a plant pot too.
For the girlfriend who takes a packed lunch to work every morning
Two layers, so you can keep wet and dry elements separate.
Throw in a cutlery set, and save your sweetheart from having to use the communal stuff.
For the girlfriend who’s just moved into a new flat
This designy paper stool is handy for extra seating, as well as being a nifty talking point.
A very giftable coffee table book for that new flat.
And another one.
For the girlfriend who sets the table, even when you’re having beans on toast
We like this streamlined candlestick holder.
Add in these pure beeswax candles (with a slight honey scent).
For the girlfriend who makes that toast from scratch
Give the gift of pickling.
For the girlfriend who carries her laptop in a tote bag
For the girlfriend who hasn’t got a weighted blanket yet
For the girlfriend who’s a Rio reader
For the girlfriend who’s into CrossFit
For the girlfriend who’s just signed up for a charity half-marathon
Reviewers rate this foot roller for easing plantar fasciitis.
For the girlfriend whose idea of a marathon is a flight from LHR-LAX
For the girlfriend who’s the admin for at least three hen-weekend group chats
An understated leather weekender.
For the girlfriend who’s got those groups muted already
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.
For the girlfriend who is a lot of a grandma
A soothing little sleep balm.
For the girlfriend who’s a Winter Girl
Super-soft and slate grey.
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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