Your wife is amazing. She’s incredible. Face it. You don’t have words to describe how wonderful she is. You love her to the ends of the Earth, and you would do anything in the world for her. And yet, whenever it’s time to buy her a gift, you fail.
Maybe you’ve given her a lot of clunkers in the past. Maybe you’ve forgotten a few special occasions, or maybe you’ve never really had the means to get her something that she really deserves.
Or maybe she’s just really hard to shop for. Yeah, that’s right. Your wife is just really picky. You would be a lot better gift giver if she weren’t so particular, right?
The truth lies probably somewhere in a combination of these factors, but at the heart of the matter is the fact that you really want to get her something that she likes. When you give her a gift you want it to be as special, and amazing, and wonderful as she is.
That’s a tall order, and with those kinds of momentous expectations piled on, it’s no wonder that you fail. You can’t get a gift that’s as incredible as she is, you just can’t. You might not be able to buy her diamond earrings, or a new car either, but in spite of these obstacles, you can still do a phenomenal job.
Bedside Smartphone Vase
Wonarah Chunky Knit Wool Throw
Keds x Rifle Paper Co
The 10 Best Gifts for Your Wife
Getting the right gift is first and foremost about thought. You might think that’s a dumb phrase designed for people who have no money, but it’s actually true. It is the thought that counts. You aren’t going to come up with a great gift unless you put in the work, and the thought.
So don your thinking cap and peruse this list of the ten best gifts for your wife, and you are bound to find just the right gift for any special occasion.
Bedside Smartphone Vase
cork, stoneware clay
4" L x 3" W x 6" H
Hand wash with a damp cloth.
Is your wife always misplacing her phone at night? Does she always seem to find a way to get it wedged into the couch cushions, or lose it in the bottom of her enormous purse? And is her phone also pretty much her life? Does she use it to read the news before bed and as an alarm to wake up in the morning?
Her phone is probably only slightly less important to her than you are, so why not give her a convenient and beautiful place to put it? This sleek, minimalist vase does double duty. It’s a real multi-tasker, which she’ll likely appreciate.
And she’ll appreciate it more if you fill it with fresh flowers when you first give it to her and remember to periodically refresh those flowers. You know, on a day that isn’t special. This is a gift that shows you’re being thoughtful, you’re thinking ahead, and you’re thinking of her even on days when you aren’t obligated by greeting card companies to do so.
Sephora Favorites Deluxe Perfume Sampler
Inside this box, you’ll find 12 samples of some of our most sought-after women’s fragrances. Choose your favorite, and then take the included scent certificate to any US Sephora store* to redeem for a FULL SIZE of your favorite featured fragrance at no extra cost.
It’s a fair bet that as long as you don’t opt for anti-aging or wrinkle fading cream, that anything you get from Sephora is going to be a hit. Even if your wife isn’t particularly frilly and doesn’t apply liquid eyeliner on a daily basis, there’s likely something within Sephora’s gleaming walls that will win her heart, and rank as one of the best gifts for your wife ever.
The perfume sampler is one of those surefire hits. It works on lots of levels. For one, it’s a good value. The sampler includes ten samples of Sephora’s top selling fragrances with a certificate to redeem a full-sized bottle of her favorite. It’s also great if you know that your wife likes to wear perfume, but you feel totally adrift at sea when it comes to picking a scent she’ll like. Musky is good, right? No.
A sampler is a safe, non-committal kind of gift. You literally can’t pick a wrong fragrance because you picked ten of them. And in the end she gets to pick the one she likes best, and what wife doesn’t just really want to pick her own gift to begin with?
Wonarah Chunky Knit Wool Throw
You might not spend a lot of time on Pinterest looking up meal-prep recipes, or ways to use ice cube trays to store jewelry, but your wife probably does. While she’s there seeking organizational and cooking tips, she’s probably run across this chunky knit blanket a million times.
If you check her pinned boards you’ll probably find at least two or three step-by-step guides that were supposed to inspire her to knit this for herself. It looks so easy. You just need chunky yarn and your own two arms to act as knitting needles. What could go wrong?
Your wife is probably pretty awesome at DIY, and although you know she could whip this together in snap, you don’t really want to give her another project. You want to give her a reason to relax, put her feet up, and take a well-deserved break.
This chunky throw says all that and more. It’s beautiful. It’s warm and cozy, and she’s sure to be impressed that you even know these things exist.
You can choose from two sizes and a variety of colors to match your home’s décor. The high-quality merino wool is soft, warm, and perfect for early mornings, late nights, and a rainy day with a book. If you’re nice she might even share it with you, but don’t count on it.
- LUXURIOUS CERAMIC TEAPOT: Elegantly crafted with fine ceramic, lead-free and non-toxic, this authentic teapot has a...
- BLUE AND WHITE GLOSSY FINISH: The exquisite finish provides a nice touch and smooth appearance. This is as decorative as...
- LARGE CAPACITY: Our teapot is the perfect size; it brews 2-4 cups of tea, which is perfect for any small gathering.
You know that getting your wife items for the kitchen can be a dangerous path to go down. You always want to make sure that the gift is for her and not for the home, and so you might be hesitant to think of household items as gifts for your wife. Your trepidation is warranted, but have no fear, this iconic Barchesco Ceramic Teapot is more than an exception to the rule.
For one thing, if your wife loves to drink tea she’ll appreciate the functionality of this stoneware pot. Pair it with a matching mug, or one with a cute phrase, a box of fancy teas, and you just won gift giving.
This teapot also works if your wife has an eye for art, or design. Its bold seventies inspired pattern is fun, and it strikes a nice balance between kitschy and sophisticated. It will look great sitting out on the kitchen counter, which means she doesn’t have to worry about fighting for cabinet space, and she’ll be offering to make guests tea just so she can show it off.
Keds Rifle Paper Co Canvas Shoes
You might not be well-informed about stationery companies, but Rifle Paper is pretty much the be-all-end-all when it comes to greeting cards, tote bags, calendars, and personalized correspondence. Their whimsical illustrations often feature floral themes in bright, happy colors, and their collaboration with Keds showcases everything consumers love about the brand.
These shoes are bright, bold, and most of all, fun. You’ll have to know you’re wife’s shoe size for these, but once you figure that you, you’re literally a shoe-in for best gift.
The shoes themselves are the classic Keds canvas, designed for comfort, warm weather, and a walk on the boardwalk. The floral pattern can help dress up a casual outfit, and they’re easy to throw on no matter what the occasion.
Buying your wife shoes is probably a minefield similar to buying her jewelry, but this pair is trendy without trying too hard, and comfortable without being clunky. What’s not to love?
- Smartphone notifications, touchscreen functionality, activity tracking, custom goal & alarm settings, customizable watch...
- Estimated 24 hour battery life, based on usage; charger included; water resistant IP67: dust & splash resistant
- Case size: 42mm; Band size: 18mm; imported
Some special occasions call for a gift that’s really special, and this is one of those gifts. The Fossil Q smart watch works with both Android and iPhone cell phones, and it allows the user to synch email, text messaging, and a whole host of other apps seamlessly between the watch and phone.
Your wife can have her phone safely tucked away at work, but still steal a few glances at all of the adoring text messages that you’re going to start sending her.
It’s also a great blend between a traditional watch and a smart watch. Because it is made by Fossil, it is above all else a beautiful watch. The problem with so many smart watches on the market today is that they don’t look like watches. They look like a clunky little computer, or a prop from a futuristic television show. The Fossil Q looks like a watch first, and a piece of technology second.
Which means that you’re able to check a lot of boxes with this gift. It’s practically like getting her jewelry, but it’s also a way to stay better connected, stay current with technological trends, and get something that she probably wouldn’t buy for herself.
- 12 uniquely handcrafted bath bombs. Functional and relaxing. Great Mothers day gifts.
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- Therapeutic and Moisturizing bath bombs, formulated for Normal/Dry skin
You’ve probably turned to an Amazon search a time or two to find the best gifts for your wife, but navigating the monstrous list can be tricky. You’re bombarded by mugs with funny sayings and a plethora of silk bathrobes. It’s still hard to know what is and isn’t a good idea.
But as hard as it is, you can never really go wrong with bath bombs. That is unless your wife hates to take baths. This is the part where you crank up that thinking cap and try to remember if she enjoys a good soak.
If she does, then bath bombs are a sure hit. This collection is fancier than what she would probably buy for herself, and they are uniquely handcrafted to provide twelve different bathing experiences.
That means that she can get twelve separate relaxing escapes from the hustle and bustle of the world, and probably from you too. Yes, she loves you, but an excuse to spend a little time away from you relaxing in her own thoughts is kind of nice too.
Each bomb is bright, colorful, and powerfully fragrant. Plus, they come in a fancy package that looks like candy, but is so much sweeter.
Buying a book for your wife is probably not something you’re used to doing unless it’s something that she’s already hinted at, or explicitly added to a wish list, but here is a great opportunity to take a chance.
This New York Times best seller In the Company of Women is one of the best gifts for your wife because it is jam-packed with advice and inspiration from successful women who have all taken leaps, launched businesses, and pretty much done it all.
A gift like this shows your wife how much you value her, and how much good you think she can do in the world. You know she has tons of cool ideas swimming around in her beautiful brain, and a book like this can help draw them out.
You’ve always thought she was much more talented than her job lets her show, and reading about other powerful and successful women can help her see her own value too.
This is a great gift if your wife is also a mother. You really can never go wrong giving her something with her children’s names or initials on it. Really. You can literally never go wrong reminding her of her wonderful kids.
This hand-stamped personalized bar necklace is a stylish way to do that. You can choose from a variety of finishes to pick the one that suits her best. For a little pro tip, you might want to check her jewelry drawer. If all her jewelry is, for example, silver, it’s a safe bet that she prefers silver. You might be unaware, but wives usually fall into the gold camp, or the silver camp, but usually not both.
Wine of the Month Subscription
Discover a new favorite each night (or day, no judgement) with wines perfectly paired to wash away the lingering pumpkin spice lattes of your hectic day. It's not drinking, it's a wine tasting, and that makes it classy.
Getting things in the mail that aren’t bills is super fun, and it’s even better when that something is a glass a wine. Gift subscriptions like this one from Vinebox deliver three to six samples of wine per month from all around the world.
This is perfect if your wife likes to drink wine, or would like to become a more sophisticated wine drinker with a better understating of what she likes and doesn’t like, and what wines pair swell with what meals. She can learn a lot about wine, taste a lot of great wine, and you don’t have to do anything except sign her up. She can take a customized quiz, and get samples that are tailored to her.
Getting the Right Gift for Your Wife Can be Easy
Getting the perfect gift for your wife is probably always going to take some effort, but you might also have a tendency to make it harder than it needs to be. This list should open your eyes to all of the simple possibilities out there and the ways they can be tailored to your wife as an individual. You may have had some terrible gifts for your wife in the past, but this time, with all these great ideas, you are finally going to prevail.