- You don’t need to spend a crazy amount of money or plan an extravagant gesture to show your wife you appreciate her. When it comes to gifting, putting a little extra thought into your gift goes a long way.
- We made a list of 50 thoughtful gifts for your wife that speak to all different kinds of interests and cover all different budgets – so you can be sure to find something your wife will love.
- Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks’ Valentine’s Day gift guides here.
Everyone loves to know that they’re appreciated, especially around Valentine’s Day, when gifting becomes commonplace. As our days become full of the realities of work, family, and all other aspects of our lives, it can be easy to forget to show our appreciation for the ones we love.
Of course, the best ways to show your appreciation for your loved ones can’t be bought. Nothing can top showing your gratitude with patience, support, and love. When it comes to the tangible, though, a great gift can enhance the gratitude we show through our actions.
The top 5 best gifts for your wife:
- A fresh floral bouquet from The Bouqs Co.
- A candy champagne toast from Sugarfina
- A personalized bar necklace from Mejuri
- A seasonal, limited-edition Otherland candle
- A supersoft robe from Barefoot Dreams
An exciting new read
Book of the Month Membership, $49.99/3 months, $89.99/6 months, $149.99/12 months, available at Book of the Month
For the wife that loves to read, give her the joy of getting lost in a book. Book of the Month curates some of the best new reads and has your pick delivered to your door as a hardcover each month. It’s a great way to discover great new books and authors, plus if you sign up now you can get a free book.
A gift to satisfy her sweet tooth
Treat your wife to some of the cutest sweet treats around. Sugarfina makes adorable gummies inspired by – and sometimes infused with – things like champagne and rosé. They’re just as pretty to look at as they are delicious to eat. This set even comes with two champagne flutes you can use with some real bubbly or the included bubbly bears.
A simple bar necklace
Jewelry is a classic gift and this simple bar necklace is timeless choice. Engrave it with a name or saying of up to 10 characters for some personalization.
A supersoft bathrobe
This is everything you want and need in a robe – lightweight, soft, and warm without being heavy. Even though robes are meant to be worn after showering, while getting ready, or lounging, she’ll wish she could wear this one more often – it’s that comfortable.
Something small but sweet
This sweet and spicy honey will be a welcome addition to your kitchen. It’s a thoughtful gift for an adventurous foodie who’ll appreciate this hand-infused, locally made update to the classic sweetener.
A limited-edition candle inspired by seasonal scents
We love Otherland’s seasonally inspired, limited-edition candles, and we’re sure they will too. The “Gilded Holiday” collection includes a selection of wintry aromas like a musky Silk Pajamas with crystal ginger, bergamot zest, and spiced yuzu.
Fancy olive oil that’ll instantly elevate any dish
If they spend a lot of time in the kitchen, they probably already know the merits of high-quality olive oil. A drizzle of Alive from Brightland adds a vibrant, zesty flavor to any dish, plus the beautiful bottle will look great on display in their kitchen.
A Disney + subscription for her holiday movie marathon
Unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox make for a perfect holiday movie marathon.
Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here. And if you need to give her some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.
A cute and cozy pair of pajamas
A comfortable pajama set can make bedtime much better. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to justify spending so much on an outfit you’ll never wear outside of your house. Since they might not be something she would buy herself, but you know she’d enjoy them, treat her to a comfy and colorful pair.
A taste of Japan by way of yummy snacks
If they love exploring new cultures through food, they’ll appreciate this curated box of gourmet Japanese snacks. In this Bokksu box, they can expect to find between 10 to 14 snacks, a tea pairing, and an in-depth guide that details every product included.
A luxurious exfoliator to keep skin smooth
Necessaire’s clean beauty products come in beautiful, minimalist packaging that looks as good in their bathroom as it feels on their skin. This gentle exfoliator will help them slough off dry winter skin for good.
A thoughtful piece of home decor
Give her some state pride with one of these beautiful pillows hand embroidered with each state’s cities, towns, famous sites, cultural icons and more. Pick a state that means something to her like where she was born, went to college, or where you met. These vibrant pillows are so unique; they’ll look great in your home and are definite conversation starters.
A delicate, personalized gold bracelet
You can put up to ten initialed disks on this dainty gold chain. This means there are endless possibilities to how you can personalize this bracelet. The initials of kids, pets, or just the two of you are all thoughtful, personal takes on this delicate piece.
A socially conscious shirt
Show your wife you appreciate her with a product that supports gender equality. When you purchase any shirt in 100% Human Equality Now Collection, Everlane will donate $5 to Equality Now, an organization fighting to promote equal rights for women everywhere. Not only will she look great sporting this socially conscious message, but you can feel good about the fact that part of your purchase is going to a great cause.
An eye-catching print of her favorite city
Nothing shows gratitude like giving your partner time to sit back and relax while you prepare them a delicious meal. Blue Apron meal kits make it fun (and much easier) to try your hand at more gourmet recipes – and they’re perfectly portioned for two.
A new skincare routine
Treat her to some pampering with this set of Origins bestsellers. With the mini sizes, she’ll get to test out some of the brands beloved products to figure out what she actually likes.
A beautiful bouquet of flowers
There’s so much to love about flowers: they’re aesthetically pleasing, colorful, and emit lovely fragrances through your home. Surprise her with a pretty bouquet of her favorite types of flowers.
A cute, custom phone case
A new phone case is always a fun little accessory update. Give her one that can be customized to say something that matters to her; think names, initials, favorite foods. You can get creative with what you want the case to say, as long as it fits within the 12 character maximum.
A portable printer
If she’s always documenting moments on her smartphone, she’ll love having the opportunity to turn all of those memories into real prints. All she has to do is connect her phone to the printer with Bluetooth, then quickly print her favorites into physical prints she can hang up, frame, or gift to friends and family.
A cute, custom gift box
Greetabl is the spot for times when you want to give those “just because” kind of gifts. The box also functions as the greeting card, to which you can add your own personal photos. Then you can pick two small gifts from a group of curated items like Sugarfina gummies or sweet-smelling soap. It’s a small gift with the opportunity to add a lot of personal touches.
A wine-tasting experience
Plan for a night full of good food and good wine with a tasting for two. Learn about how to identify different wines as you taste an array of three whites and three reds. It’s a fun evening and you will hopefully both leave with some wine knowledge. Check out Groupon to find deals on wine tastings like this one somewhere near you.
A ‘just because’ toast
The holidays are an opportune time to pop open a bottle of bubbly – you’ll need it with all the family dinners, cleanup, and travel. This bottle is well-priced, and though it’s not the fanciest gift on its own, it’ll pair nicely with something else from this list.
A relaxing massage
A massage is a great escape from all the stresses of everyday life, giving her time to just unwind and relax. Give your spouse the gift of relaxation by booking her a massage. Check out Groupon to find deals on massages near you.
A fun art class for adults
Test your artistic skills together at a paint-and-sip night. It’s a fun way to spend some time together, drink some wine, and you get to leave with two new pieces of artwork. Check out Groupon for deals on a paint and sip night near you.
A super-hydrating sheet mask
For only $10, this little luxury will make her feel like she’s indulging in a spa experience. Simply leave this mask on for about 20 minutes to refresh and soften your skin. You might want to get two or three since she’s probably going to like these- and you probably will too.
A fun read for a wine lover
“The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert” by Richard Betts, $14.99, available at Amazon
This book is a great gift for a wine connoisseur or someone who is trying to get there. Written by a master sommelier, it uses the scratch and sniff method to make understanding the basics of wine a little less intimidating and a lot more fun.
A sentimental map
Make her a totally custom map of one of her favorite places. Pick your location, then get to customizing. Grafomap lets you choose your own colors, write your own labels, and zoom in or out, for a map that is 100% unique.
A collection of your best memories
Even though it has become so easy to scroll though old photos with your phone on Facebook and Instagram, there is something special about a tangible photo book that you can look at. These are nice to leave around the house, flip through every now and then, and be reminded of the memories that fill the pages.
An old fashioned movie night
Sometimes it seems like Netflix, Hulu, and the multitude of other streaming services have made nights out to the movies obsolete. The ever-increasing prices definitely don’t help either. If Netflix and your living room couch are your idea of movie night, consider changing it up and heading out to a theater for the real movie experience, complete with some buttery popcorn and candy to share.
Wine glasses for drinking outdoors
If she loves picnics, but also loves your nice glassware too much to bring it outside, these glasses make a great gift. They’re balanced on acrylic stakes that can be placed in snow, sand, grass, and can even float in water. You can say goodbye to red Solo cups and finally drink out of a proper wine glass.
A handheld milk frother
You know how she takes her morning coffee, so why not make it a little easier to get a rich, frothy cappuccino at home? It’s a little gadget that can make a huge difference for her morning ritual.
A set of calming essential oil products
Lavender, chamomile, and frankincense are revered for their calming properties. Give your partner all the tools she needs for a calm night with this lavender essentials kit. This set of mineral bath salts, mist, salve, and lotion, will wash any stress away and bring on major relaxation.
A nostalgic trip down memory lane
Dive head first into some nostalgia with a reel viewer like the ones you had as a child. Customize the reel with pictures of your favorite memories. It’s a really fun way to reminisce about the past and is sure to get you and your partner feeling sentimental.
Coffee from around the world
At the intersection of globetrotter and coffee connoisseur is this sample set. This box contains four unique coffees sourced from around the world, which vary depending on the season and other conditions. It’s a great gift that’ll make morning coffee a little more exciting.
A statement candle
This candle has a mix of gardenia, tuberose, and Tunisian clove fragrances. If you’re not familiar with candle fragrances, all you need to know is that this will make a room smell delightful. Beyond the scent, the embossed glass jar is the final touch that makes this such a great gift.
Breakfast in bed
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I say it’s best served in bed. Use this tray to give them their favorite breakfast treats without ever having to leave the room. This tray pairs best with a delicious, home-cooked meal and a lazy Sunday morning.
A refreshing body scrub
This refreshing scrub is gentle and leaves skin smelling great and feeling soft. She’ll thank you for this indulgent product that yields great results.
A cooking class to take together
Pick up some new cooking skills together at a cooking class. Sur la Table offers a wide array of cooking classes at their stores around the country, many of which have themes such as cooking for date night, knife skills, and more. It’s a fun activity to share and one that you’ll both benefit from.
A modern twist on love letters
Fill in the blanks about why you love your spouse. This little book holds 26 prompts, from A to Z, that let you express why you love and appreciate her. It is all bound together as a small book that she can have as a thoughtful keepsake forever.
A fresh new scent
A scent from Jo Malone is a classic gift – and for good reason. The scents are unique, without being overpowering. This blend of floral neroli and earthy basil is fresh, light, and great for her everyday wear.
A funky pair of socks
If you’re looking to put a smile on her face, gift her a pair of these funky socks. The crazy patterns and bright colors make getting dressed a lot more fun.
A curated box of surprises
Brēō box is a service that makes curated boxes full of unique and actually useful items. The contents of the box are always different, centering around everyday essentials, fitness, health, and tech items – and they’re always seasonal. If they love the first box, you can even gift them a subscription.
A chance to find her new fragrance
There are two kinds of people when it comes to fragrances – those who have their signature scent and stick to it, and those who always can’t be pinned down to just one fragrance. If she’s the latter, she’ll love having the chance to try a new fragrance each month with Scentbird.
A practical toiletry bag
She probably already has a few toiletry bags to hold her trinkets while she travels, but this one – with its multiple pockets, removable mesh pouches, and waterproof neoprene material – reigns supreme.
A really nice apron
If one of her greatest joys is cooking, make sure she’s suited up with some of the best cooking accessories around. This lightweight cotton apron has smart pockets to keep all the essentials at arm’s reach, built-in potholders, and even comes in some really cute colors she’ll actually want to wear.
A special pair of earrings
You can’t go wrong with getting her a pair of everyday earrings. These ones come in all different zodiac signs, which add just the right touch of personalization. If she’s not into the signs, they’re still a really nice, simple pair of studs.
A cookbook that’ll inspire her next cheese plate
She’s already the hostess with the mostest, but that doesn’t mean she won’t appreciate some inspiration for how to make her famous cheese plates and charcuterie boards even better. This book is filled with plenty of party-ready spreads along with the perfect meat and drink pairings for every platter.
The comfiest sneakers she’s ever worn
Allbirds have reached cult-like status for their superior combination of comfort, style, and convenience. Each pair is made out of Merino Wool, which makes them super soft inside and out, plus they’re machine washable so she can wear them wherever life takes her.
A summery pair of sunglasses
Treat her to a new pair of shades, just in time for sunny spring. This pair takes the classic tortoise and flecks it with pink for a fresh take. If pink isn’t really her color, you can find plenty of other styles at Warby Parker.
A new pair of leggings for her favorite workout
Great workout clothes can totally change the tone of a workout – look good, feel good, right? This pair of performance leggings is perfect for her yoga practice, and cute enough to wear around town after that too. If you want to complete the outfit, throw in a matching top. If you want to really go all out, buy her some passes to her favorite workout class.