24 Gift Ideas for Women That You'll Secretly Want to Keep for Yourself

Updated 11/14/17
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Few things are more stressful than searching for a last-minute gift for someone you care about. There's just something about the stress of the holiday season that blurs our ability to recall any hints dropped, which usually leads to a predictable purchase (read: candles/socks/coffee table books).

If you're determined not to make this year's gift-giving a last-minute rush, now's the time to pen a short list. To get started, we went in search of the best gift ideas for the most important women in your life, whether it be your work wife, your S.O., your mom, or your sister. From a homemade hot sauce kit for your foodie friend to an ancestry kit for your relative who keeps bringing up family history, there's nothing generic about these picks. Consider your holiday gifts sorted.

Journelle Hepburn PJ Set $224

Make breakfast in bed even more special with these elegant silk pj's that are perfect for mom.

Umbra Shift Crux Mortar and Pestle $98

Treat the home cook in your life to this sculptural marble and beechwood mortar and pestle, which is almost too gorgeous to use.

23andme DNA Kit $199

Finally get to the bottom of your family lineage with this at-home DNA kit.

Jenni Kayne Fall Gift Box $185

Packed with thoughtful finds, this luxe gift box is the antidote to holiday stress.

Menu Kettle Teapot $70

Treat your tea-loving co-worker to this glass desktop teapot.

Box Fox Hustle Box $72

Everything your work wife needs to upgrade her desk.

Feed Pouch $58

Say it with a pouch. 

Grown Alchemist Body Twin Set $49

You can't go wrong with this heavenly scented body duo, infused with peppermint, rosemary leaf, and ylang-ylang.

Smeg Espresso Machine $450

A sleek espresso machine is the gift that keeps on giving.

Parachute Classic Bathrobe $99

Made from 100% Turkish cotton, this hotel-quality robe will make your home feel like a retreat.

H2 Leather Headphones
B&O Play H2 Leather Headphones $200

Give her something she probably wouldn't splurge on like these ruby lamb leather headphones.

Google Home Mini

Get hands-free help around the house with this small but mighty smart device. 

What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game $30

Cards Against Humanity fans will love this meme card game.

The Daily Edited Burgundy Travel Case $120

Stuck for a last-minute gift? The Daily Edited does three-hour express monogramming in New York City and speedy standard delivery, too. 

Balm Dot Com Trio
Glossier Balm Dot Com Trio $30

Finally, a stocking stuffer she'll actually use. 

Special Edition Alta Hr Wireless Heart Rate And Fitness Tracker
Fitbit Special Edition Alta Hr Wireless Heart Rate and Fitness Tracker $180

The perfect gift for fitness fanatics, this sleek device tracks steps, heart rate, and more. 

Food52 DIY Deluxe Hot Sauce Kit $44

Fuel their hot sauce addiction with this DIY deluxe kit, complete with glass bottles, labels, and four different spice powders. 

Avandi Modern Snuffer $120

If candles are your usual gift go-to, change it up with this sleek modern snuffer, an elegant addition to any side table. 

The Breaker Stretch-jersey Sports Bra
P.E Nation The Breaker Stretch-Jersey Sports Bra $130

Upgrade your workout buddy's gym gear, with this luxe buy from Australian It label P.E Nation.

Sarah Tuck Coming Un Stuck $60

More than just a really good cook's companion, this book by foodie Sarah Tuck spotlights the recipes that helped her push past a difficult time in her life, making it a thoughtful post-breakup gift.

What's on your wish list this year? Shop more gift ideas for girlfriends here.

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