Gifts to Give the Women in Your Life, From Pocket-Size Luxuries to Thoughtful Tokens

No matter the occasion—Mother’s day, birthdays, or just because—it’s important to celebrate those women nearest and dearest to you with a carefully chosen gift. From a pocket-size luxury to a thoughtful token, a gift, no matter the cost or scale, can show someone that you’re thinking of them.

Shopping for a fashion enthusiast? Who could refuse a new accessory, like, say, a bucket hat from JW Anderson or a pearl-embellished scrunchie from Miu Miu. Looking for something for someone who takes pride in their well-stocked beauty cabinet? They’ll surely delight in a limited edition lipstick. Still feeling overwhelmed? You can’t go wrong with something classic, like a chic leather-bound agenda or a sumptuous pair of gingham pajamas. In an uncertain year, thoughtful gifts will go a long way, maybe with a nice, handwritten note too.

Can’t-Go-Wrong Classics for Every Occasion

Finding that perfect (birthday, hostess, Mother’s Day, holiday, or just because) gift may seem daunting, but rest assured, these gifts have earned the title of classic for a reason. Métier’s card case, handcrafted in a small atelier in Italy, is practical but not at all boring, while Rodin’s tried-and-true face oil will leave everyone, quite literally, beaming. You couldn’t go wrong with a bottle of her favorite wine, a new luxe candle to warm her space, or a long-lasting floral arrangement either.

Métier London small

Beauty Bounty for the Makeup Obsessive

No matter what type of cosmetics enthusiast she may be, she’ll most certainly fall hard for any one of these beauty goods, like Westman Atelier’s collection of brushes made in Japan or Byredo’s new palette of eye shadow shades. Should you want to spoil her, a stamped leather case from Hunting Season and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the perfect place to stash it all.

 The Westman Atelier full-face brush set

Swag for the Fashion Fanatic

It can be a challenge to shop for someone with particular tastes, but some items are guaranteed to make any fashion fan smile. Consider Bottega Veneta’s mini Jodie bag in a joy-inducing shade of yellow or Marni’s face mask covered in eye-catching florals. Alternatively, who could resist Prada’s straight from the runway earring in their signature triangle logo plaque

The Row x Oliver Peoples L.A. CC sunglases

Gifts for the Gourmand

Both kitchen newcomers and cooking aficionados would appreciate a few chic culinary supplies to stock their kitchens. Let Material’s six-piece serveware set spruce up her kitchen countertops, while a colorful cast-iron pot from Le Creuset and a printed apron is sure to make any woman smile. Or delight her with Matilda Goad’s charming breakfast set—and bring her breakfast in bed— for a gift that keeps on giving.

Acid League Meyer lemon honey

MEYER LEMON HONEY

EuropeanLife Magazine, 2021.