The 50 Best Birthday Gifts For Your Wife
She wows you every day. Now return the favor.
Over the course of your marriage, you’ll send hundreds of bouquets of flowers, pay for thousands of movie tickets, and give what feels like an endless number of gift cards to your wife. However, when you’re looking to show your spouse just how truly special she is to you, the same old presents just won’t cut it. Whether you’ve been married for five years or 50, these stylish, personal, and useful gifts will make it clear just how important she is to you, making you feel like newlyweds again in no time. And for some self-shopping, check out these 50 Gifts So Great You’ll Want to Buy Them for Yourself.
Tiffany Signature Pearl Earrings
$1,400; buy now from Tiffany.
No matter your wife’s style, these classic, understated diamond and pearl earrings are sure to complement it. And if you’re not married yet—but hope to be soon!—don’t our great guide to the 20 Best Engagement Rings for Every Budget.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
From $799; buy now from Microsoft.
Don’t call it a tablet—and don’t call it a laptop, either. Microsoft’s latest high-powered hybrid has all the benefits of both, all wrapped up in a seriously stylish package. Bonus: it’s light as a feather (less than two pounds!) and has a jaw-dropping battery life (nearly 14 hours!), for maximum on-the-go potential.
$375; buy now from Cuyana.
In addition to being a stylish, personal present this bag packs an even better gift: the ability to bypass the long lines at baggage claim. And if you’re traveling somewhere soon, know the 30 Airport Secrets Only Insiders Know.
An Audible Subscription
From $14.95/month; buy now from Audible.
If your wife is a bibliophile but short on time, an Audible subscription will help turn her commute or workout into an enriching experience. And consider starting her off with one of the 40 Books Every Woman Over 40 Should Have on Her Bookshelf.
A Monogrammed Cashmere Throw
$249; buy now from Williams Sonoma.
Head her off at the pass before she steals another pair of your socks or fleece PJ bottoms with this stylish monogrammed cashmere throw.
A Designer Fitbit Brand
$198; buy now from Tory Burch.
Help her keep those New Year’s resolutions without sacrificing style with this luxe bracelet-style Fitbit Alta band. And when you’re in the market for a gift for yourself, check out the 40 Items Ever Man Over 40 Should Have in His Home.
A Weighted Blanket
$249; buy now from Gravity Blankets.
There’s no better gift than a good night’s rest. Luckily, this weighted blanket will have her sleeping like a baby in no time. And some great advice on what not to buy, here are the 30 Most Useless Home Appliances Ever Created.
A Mont Blanc Pen
$440; buy now from Mont Blanc.
No matter what your size or style, a timeless pen is one accessory that’s sure to always fit. The Meisterstück Platinum-Coated Classique Ballpoint Pen from Mont Blanc is a standout, whether you’re using it to pen thank you notes or sign checks.
And a Personalized Notebook to Go With It
$29; buy now from LeWooDesign on Etsy.
Retire that beat-up Moleskine once and for all. This leather-covered journal from LeWooDesign on Etsy is both refillable and monogrammable, as well as perfectly purse-sized.
A Pair of Great Running Shoes
$90; buy now from Nike.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. And a comfortable step starts with a great running shoe. The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 4 is equal parts stylish and supportive, perfect for both marathon training and casual walks to brunch.
A Pair of Chic Headphones
$199.99; buy now from Frends.
Everyone and their mother has a pair of Beats, but your wife deserves something a bit more stylish and grown-up. Fortunately, these rose gold headphones from Frends are the perfect mix of form and function.
A Wine of the Month Club Subscription
Starting at $24; buy now from Wine of the Month Club.
Give your wife the gift of great wine with a subscription to a wine of the month club. Perfect for minimalists, this is one gift you won’t be upset about her tossing when she’s done with it. And for the person who has it all, check out the 100 Wow Gifts for The Person Who Has Everything!
A Stylish Passport Holder
$91.35; buy now from Liberty London.
The next best thing to a luxury vacation? Luxury vacation accessories. This bold Liberty London passport holder will be just as classic 10 years from now as it is today.
And a Unique Getaway
Price upon request; book now at ICEHOTEL.
Take her on a trip that’s as unique as she is by booking a room at an exciting hotel, like the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, where you can sleep in a chic ice cave.
A Le Creuset Heart Cocotte
From $150; buy now from Le Creuset.
Show her you love her and all her culinary creations with this versatile Le Creuset Heart Cocotte. This pot can be used on the stovetop or in the oven, making it the perfect multipurpose tool for aspiring chefs. And once you’re set up, you two can start cooking the 40 Dishes Everyone Over 40 Should Master.
An Hermès Kelly Bag
Price upon request; buy now from Hermès.
Your wife is a fashion icon in your eyes, and she deserves the accessories to match. Fortunately, an Hermès Kelly bag never goes out of style.
Starting at $63.99; buy now from EcoSphere.
Cubicles rarely have much charm, but a few cool desk accessories can change that in an instant. Liven up your wife’s workspace with an EcoSphere, a self-contained ecosystem full of marine life and plants that’s a perfectly low-maintenance pet. And when you’re buying for the label-lover in your life, check out these 75 Best Luxury Gifts.
A Pair of Stylish Snow Boots
$180; buy now from Sorel.
With winter’s deep freeze showing no signs of letting up, a pair of good snow boots is essential. Luckily, these Sorel boots are as cute as they are practical.
A Silk Pillowcase
From $79; buy now from Nordstrom.
Give your wife the gift of a better beauty sleep with one of the elegant silk pillowcases from Slip. Not only can this pillowcase reportedly keep hair from frizzing and prevent wrinkles, it’s also chic addition to any existing bed setup.
Gucci Princetown Mules
From $995; buy now from Gucci.
Fashionable footwear is a welcome addition to any wardrobe. Luckily, these fur-lined Gucci Princetown mules go as well with a pair of ripped jeans as they do with a little black dress. Looking for a gift you can’t get in a store? Book a trip to one of the 5 Best Exotic Getaways for 2018!
A Chic Bike
$620; buy now at Electra
There’s nothing better than cruising around town on a fresh set of wheels—especially ones with this much style. If this one isn’t quite right for your wife’s style, check the other options listed in here: 17 Insanely Cool New Luxury Bicycles for Spring.
A Stitch Fix Gift Card
From $20; buy now at Stitch Fix
Buying clothes for your wife may be tricky. That’s why a gift card to this service, which uses stylists to hand-select several items per month just for her, is a great idea. Anything she doesn’t want goes back in the box with zero guilt about picking the wrong thing.
A Baking Class
From $95 per person; buy now at Momofuku Milk Bar
Bond over all the fun of baking without the prep work or cleanup. Plus, you’ll get to take home whatever you make. In the case of Momofuku Milk Bar’s “bake the book” classes, that means an epic birthday cake.
A Case of Her Favorite Wine
From $50; buy now at The Wine Buyer
If she’s a wine lover, this is one of the most practical yet sweet gifts you can get her. Check out your local wine shop or head to a speciality site to score a full case of something she loves. If she’s a wine consider trying out these 7 Creative Uses for Wine You Never Knew About.
Silk Sleep Accessories
$109; buy now at Nordstrom
Help her add a dash of luxury to her bedtime routine. This set comes with a silk pillowcase, which is said to be the best material for keeping skin healthy, and a silk sleep mask, which is ideal for travel, daytime naps, or sleeping in.
A Vitamix Ascent Blender
From $469.95; buy now from Vitamix.
Give her the tools necessary to make perfect smoothies, soups, and margaritas every time with this lust-worthy blender.
A Time-Saving Blow Dryer
$399; buy now at Sephora
If she blow dries her hair, a super fast blow dryer can be a game-changer. She’ll think of you every time she’s out the door in no time flat.
From $1,200; buy now at Tiffany & Co
If you’re looking to spend the big bucks, you can’t go wrong with these Tiffany Solitaire Diamond Earrings. Whether you go for a carat weight that’s dainty and understated or big and bold, these are so universal that they’re virtually guaranteed to be her style.
A Zen Garden
$46; buy now at Goop
Everyone needs a quirky desk accessory, and this one comes along with hours of chilled-out entertainment.
A Luxe Candy Trunk
$195; buy now at Sugarfina
Enough premium candy to last her until her next birthday? Say no more.
A Super Soft Throw Blanket
$375; buy now at Tabula Rasa
Whether she has a serious Netflix habit or prefers to curl up with a good book, a cozy, chic blanket is a great way to encourage her to prioritize relaxation in the year to come. If she has a winter birthday, besides using this new blanket, here are 12 Genius Ways to Stay Warm This Winter.
A Getaway on a Private Jet
From $10,000; buy now at PrivateFly
Nothing’s fancier than flying private. Whisk her away for a special trip or meal in the ultimate high style. Confused on how to get a hold of a private jet, we’ve got your back, learn about How to Uber a Private Plane.
A New Cell Phone
$725; buy now at Samsung
If your spouse has been complaining about her outdated, hard-to-use phone with a hopelessly cracked screen, now’s the time to gift her a new one. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a universal choice for the techy-savvy and not-so-technically-inclined alike.
A Personalized Jewelry Case
From $115; Buy now at Cuyana
Bonus points for sticking a new piece of jewelry inside.
$499; buy now at Venus et Fleur
Roses are a lovely gift, but you can really take things to the next level with these, which go through a special treatment process so that they last for an entire year.
From $50 per hour; buy now on Thumbtack
Whether she needs new headshots for work, wants to finally do that family photo session you’ve been meaning to do forever, or would feel empowered by a sexy boudoir situation, hiring and scheduling the photographer for her is thoughtful and ensures it will actually happen. If she prefers to be the photographer, you might to buy her one of these 10 Next-Level Cameras Way Better Than Your Smartphone.
A Fancy Bathrobe
$900; buy now at Net-a-Porter
A plain old bathrobe probably wouldn’t be an amazing gift, but a truly lush one made from premium materials is a whole different ball game.
From $75; buy now at Thumbtack
There’s no better way to de-stress than a skilled body rubdown. Even better, book it so the masseuse comes to her at work or home so she doesn’t have to lift a finger to have a relaxing experience. If you would rather give her a massage, check out The 4 Secrets for Giving Her a Mind-blowing Massage.
A High-End Coffee Machine
$595; buy now at Amazon
Calling all coffee lovers: This is a gift that will benefit you both. Sure, it’s an investment, but it’s one she (and you) are likely to use every day. To learn more about how you can both benefit, let her know these 75 Amazing Benefits of Coffee.
An Hermés Scarf
$395; buy now at Hermés
A true classic, you really can’t miss with an Hermés scarf. They come in so many different colors and patterns you’re sure to find something that suits her, and it’ll never go out of fashion.
A Beautiful Incense Burner
$95; buy now at ABC Home
If you know she loves scented candles, give her an upgrade with an incense burner from elegant Parisian ceramics maker Astier de Villatte.
A Fresh Flowers Subscription
From $40 per month; buy now at The Bouqs
There are all kinds of giftable subscriptions out there these days, but flowers are probably the most romantic choice. Added bonus: You can check buying flowers off your list for an entire year. If you need a bit of help when it comes to choosing flower, feel free to consult with The Romantic Man’s Guide to Buying the Perfect Flowers.
$47; buy now at Bando
Sometimes simple pleasures are the best kind. Give her everything she needs for a night in to relax and recharge.
A Smart Suitcase
$295; buy now at Raden
Any travel lover will be pleased with Raden’s A22 Carry model, which fits in the overhead compartments of all planes, has a built-in phone charger, and communicates with an app that allows you to track the real time location of your suitcase.
A Set of Beautiful Notebooks
$15; buy now at Rifle Paper Co.
Help her fulfill that New Year’s resolution to journal more often with some writing materials she’ll be excited to use. To help make sure you both accomplish your resolutions, makes notes of the 25 Biggest New Year’s Resolution Mistakes.
A Romantic Italian Getaway
From $5,460 per person; buy now at Black Tomato
Nothing says “I love you” like a 10-night jaunt through Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast. Bring on the wine, pasta, and romance. If not Italy, might we suggest booking one of these 9 Life-Changing Luxury Adventures You’ll Never Forget.
From $149; buy now at Shoes of Prey
If your wife loves beautiful shoes but not how they make her feet feel, consider getting a pair custom-made for her. Shoes of Prey lets you choose the heel height, heel thickness, color, and more of any shoe you buy from them, so you can create a pair you know will be comfortable. She—and her feet—will thank you.
A Gadget for Better Sleep
$149; buy now at Amazon
Everyone’s trying to get better sleep these days. Sense Sleep helps you fall asleep to a calming soundtrack, measures the quality of your slumber, and wakes you up in a soothing way—just what she needs to finally get a decent night of shuteye.
A Cheeky Cashmere Sweater
$375; buy now at Fivestory
Everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Kristen Bell has worn one of Lingua Franca’s cashmere sweaters with a message. Not only are they cute, but the brand is committed to giving to various charities through the sales of their products, so they’re definitely a gift you can feel good about.
From $10/hour; buy now at Sittercity
Perhaps the best gift you can give her if you have kids, a babysitter means you can have a true date night with zero stress. Feel free to combine with anything else on this list for best results.
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