Diamonds are truly a girl’s best friend. So are elegant home accents, cashmere cardigans, luxe creams, sleek gadgets and much more. Because when it comes to the best gifts for your wife, your life partner, your soulmate, anything lackluster ain’t going to cut it. Amaze her with the splendid and sublime. Delight her with something decadent. Put your money where your mouth is and show her that she’s deserving of nothing less than excellent.
Indeed, the best gifts for your wife go way beyond a bouquet of flowers, a drugstore find or, worse yet, a gift card. Give her something that she can cherish and that’ll remind her of your devotion. And if you’re wondering where to begin, fret not. We scoured the internet, carefully curating a selection that’ll make her heart flutter. All you have to do is sit back and click on one or more of the gems—and we don’t mean rhinestones—below.
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Best Gift for Handbag Buffs
When it comes to Prada bags, the devil is always in the details. Its stable of carryalls—from the Tessuto and Cleo to the Borsa Cerniera and Triangle—are all iconic in their own right, each with a set of unique features that reflect the essence of the brand. But the style that perhaps captures the codes of Prada best is the Galleria. First introduced in 2007, the Galleria—named after Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the site of Prada’s first store in 1913—is made of the label’s signature Saffiano leather and has a ladylike silhouette indicative of designer Miuccia Prada’s personal aesthetic. It also comes in a range of colors every season, with this ombré-effect pastel blue being the stunner of 2022. The Galleria is a bag to be treasured, and if your wife doesn’t own one already, now’s the time to get her this modern-day classic.
Best Gif for New Homeowners
Decorating a new home is like hatching an egg. It takes time, patience and a whole lot of TLC. Fully capturing this sentiment is this eye-catching porcelain egg with a gold-plated trim by Ginori 1735, a Florentine label that’s been in the biz for over three centuries.
Best Gift for Audiophiles
If she can’t get enough of Taylor Swift’s new LP or the latest murder-mystery podcast, these Bang & Olufsen headphones, with their pristine audio quality and well-cushioned ear pads, will tune out the world around her, heightening the experience of whatever she’s listening to.
Best Gift for Nostalgic Gamers
Games have gone virtual, but there is something to be said about going back to basics and playing a two-player match face-to-face. And when it comes to board games, backgammon is reputedly the oldest, around for over five centuries. This luxurious piece from Hector Saxe—handcrafted from a rich alligator-effect leather—is also something that’ll last the long haul.
Best Gift for Cashmere Queens
Magazine editors, stylists and Hollywood stars can’t get enough of Khaite. Designer Catherine Holstein is a darling of the fashion industry, celebrated for turning everyday clothes into swoon-worthy cult pieces with cuts that flatter and materials that caress the body. One of her biggest hits, made famous by Katie Holmes, is the Scarlet cashmere cardigan, a knit that’ll always be en vogue.
Best Gif for Stylish Sleepers
When it comes to luxury bed sheets, Boll & Branch is the name to know. The brand offers a slew of quality options, from the insulating to the incredibly breathable. Its selection of blankets, of course, is also vast, but the one that tops our list is this soft waffle blanket, which is made of 100 percent cotton and comes in nine colorways.
Best Gift for Whiskey Devotees
Good ol’ Johnnie met his match when Jane Walker was introduced back in 2018. The spirit isn’t different from the company’s existing best-selling Black Label blend, but by offering a female version of its Striding Man logo, Johnnie Walker, despite the initial backlash, perfectly reflected women’s growing interest in liquor. Fine whiskey ain’t just for the boys, and we tip our hats to that.
Best Gift for Delicious Divas
Many that’ve come in close proximity to Rihanna have praised how she smells: “Heaven” being the most common analogy, and “delicious” coming a close second. And though fans would like to believe that it’s her natural musk, reports have cited that her fragrance of choice is actually Kilian’s Love, Don’t Be Shy. The eau de parfum features notes of plush rose, honeysuckle, orange blossom absolute and marshmallow sugar accord. It’s sweet, sexy and packs a whole lot of attitude: RiRi in a bottle, basically.
Gifts for Belles of the Ball
For a movie about bondage and sadomasochism, Belle du Jour is a virtual runway show of prim and proper styles. In the film, Catherine Deauve was outfitted by none other than Yves Saint Laurent, who dressed the star in streamlined coats and elegant shift dresses. Her shoes? The Belle Vivier from Roger Vivier, a low-heeled pump with an unmissable Pilgrim buckle, which takes its name from the French flick. It’s a style with a tremendous amount of cachet, charm and, in a covert way, flirtiness—one that’ll appeal to any woman that has these qualities. How’s that for a backstory?
Best Gift for Golden Gals
In a deal worth $2.8 billion, Estée Lauder bought Tom Ford (the brand). This sizable figure is not only based on the strength of Ford’s name as a purveyor of unmitigated luxury, but also the effectiveness of the products offered. This beautifully packaged set, for instance, features a shimmering body oil that applies smoothly, a blush compact with two colors that’ll glide on the skin softly and a balm that’ll soothe and hydrate lips like none other. The kit essentially gives wearers a golden glow, as if they were reclining under the summer sun. It certainly has the Midas touch—a quality that we always expect from Tom Ford.
Best Gift for Bold Jewelry Lovers
Some prefer dainty, others an heirloom quality (see below), but if she’s a jewelry lover that gravitates toward sleek designs, Jolly Bijou’s openwork 14K gold and diamond ring will make her eyes—and finger—sparkle.
Best Gift for Chic Cruisers
An ebike is a great gift for anyone that literally likes to push the pedal to the metal—but also enjoys cruising down the street. There are plenty of options, of course, but the most powerful and versatile on our list is Aventon’s Aventure.
Best Gift for Sleek Skiers
Any avid skier will tell you that the equipment can make or break a trip down the slope. She basically needs the right goggles to withstand gusts, flakes and glares from the sun. And one of the most effective and most stylish around is this pair from Chimi, which features interchangeable magnetic ZEISS Sonar lenses, ideal for both clear and cloudy skies.
Best Gift for Hat Collectors
There are some women that like hats, and others that don’t. This line is pretty defined. If your wife falls into the former category, she’s absolutely aware of Maison Michel, a company that produces couture-level toppers—to wit: it is the official milliner of Chanel. And its most celebrated style is the classic fedora, this one made of soft wool felt and framed by a tonal grosgrain ribbon. As a hat lover, she may have one already, but if she doesn’t, the buck should stop at this beauty.
Best Gift for the Perfect Coif
If your wife is looking for a salon-level blowout at home, the absolute best dryer on the market is Dyson’s Supersonic. The device was made with the input of over 100 engineers, all of whom were required to take hairstyling classes, which is why it is so effective. Indeed, she won’t ever have a bad hair day with this item in her possession.
Best Gift for Kitchen Mavens
For those who live in confined spaces or just can’t deal with cleaning up after cooking, Our Place has a solution: the Always pan. The non-stick skillet can steam, saute and fry. It can do it all, and it comes with a wooden spatula that you can secure to the handle of the pan.
Best Gift for Luxury Loungers
Picture this: Your wife is lounging at home in winter, feet up with a roaring fire in front of her. The only thing that’ll put her more at ease is this cashmere jogger from Naadam. Not only is it incredibly soft, but it’s also made of recycled materials. This means that it’s great for her and great for the environment, too.
Best Gift Gifts for Confection Cravers
The joy of entering a candy shop in childhood, shelves upon shelves of pastel-hued confectionery goodness front and center, can be experienced again thanks to Jenna Grosfeld. With her label, Jenna Blake, the designer crafts the sweetest baubles, mixing bold and bright stones in a way that’ll spark wonder. Her pieces, like this Mariner bracelet, are treats that’ll last a lifetime.
Best Gift for Bathing Beauties
Bathing suits are a dime a dozen, but the ones offered by Stylest are truly singular. The brand was founded by three fashion veterans, all of whom saw a niche in the swimwear market that needed to be filled. Primarily, the trio noticed the lack of chest support found in most maillots and two-pieces. And if a style did hold everything up, they were either too revealing or too matronly. Their solution: Aqualingerie, incredibly chic designs that are a cross between swimsuits and shapewear. And the best-seller, the one that’s all the rage in the fashion industry, is the Puff Sleeve one-piece, a versatile style that your wife will sport for many summers to come.
Best Gift for Sparkling Water Drinkers
For the wife that likes her water to fizzle, Aarke has the most efficient carbonator around. It’s easy to use, creates bubbles like none other and it’s incredibly sleek—a worthy appliance to add to any kitchen.
Best Gift for Tennis Stars
For die-hard fans, tennis is not a sport—it’s a lifestyle. And if your wife is a card-carrying member of that club, this new racket from Wilson—a brand endorsed by Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the reputed GOATs—is an ace.
Best Gift for Stylish Book Worms
In lieu of a Mediterranean getaway, bring a bit of la dolce vita to her. Nobody captured mid-century jet-setters more alluringly than Slim Aarons and this new tome highlights the photographer’s eye for fashion, featuring some of the world’s most elegant women and men at play from Gstaad to Palm Springs.
Best Gift for Dinner-Party Doyennes
For the woman who puts as much thought into accessorizing her home as she does her own self, a painterly set of linen napkins from Milanese designer Lisa Corti. They’ll add an artful touch to her next dinner party, or simply elevate her next takeout order.
Best Gift for Women in the Spotlight
Somewhere between Wayfarers and cat-eyes, the sleek silhouette of these Krewe shades is both timeless and boldly of the moment. In other words, a style that ladies of all stripes will be happy to have in their eyewear arsenal.
Best Gift for Decadent House Dwellers
The beauty of these elegant suede mules is their versatility: they’ll make exceptionally stylish house shoes and an equally chic flat for every day. Manolo’s for the home? That’s the kind of decadence we fully support.
Best Gift for Chocoholics
If you’re trying to show her how you really feel, will any old box of chocolates actually pass muster? Our new collaboration with the artisans at To’ak features chocolate aged in two different casks from Sullivan’s Cove, Tasmania’s award-winning distillery—one of the rising stars in the world of whiskey. It also includes one of To’ak’s all-time favorite editions, aged in a Laphroaig cask.
Best Gift for Jewelry Romantics
Rather than the expected diamonds, or even sapphires or rubies, flex your gemological prowess with this quartz necklace. The orange, pink and beige stones flatter every skin tone and look particularly radiant in this romantic design, hand-cast in 18K gold-dipped sterling silver.
Best Gift for Style Setters
Bottega Veneta, once a steady Italian luxury brand that offered classic styles for women of a certain age, is now one of the buzziest, forward-thinking labels in the fashion industry. Kudos should be given to designer Daniel Lee, who left his post late last year. But taking up his mantle with aplomb is Matthieu Blazy. With his first collection, the new creative director—who cut his teeth working behind the scenes at Celine, Balenciaga and Calvin Klein—proved that he has the chops. His pieces played with proportions and toyed with fabrics; he pushed boundaries, but in a way that didn’t deviate from Bottega Veneta’s core aesthetic. Case in point: This beautiful felted-wool peacoat with a pronounced collar and eye-catching curved back panel—a piece that’ll surely become a collector’s item in due time.
Best Gift for Flavor Fiends
Jennifer Fisher may be best known as a jewelry designer, but she’s also an accomplished home cook. In her culinary adventures, Fisher concocted a trio of custom-blended salts to add instant umami to pretty much any meal—a novel gift for the top chef in your life.
Best Gift for Beauty Savants
A tin of Osetra is certainly nice, but La Prairie’s nighttime oil will last a lot longer. The Swiss brand spent three years distilling the roe’s nutrients into a super-charged skincare treatment that smooths lines, restores firmness and restores moisture overnight—like a good night’s sleep in a bottle.
Best Gift for Bombshells
Versatile, irreverently cool and quietly decadent, this faux fur scarf is the cold-weather accessory she never knew she needed.
Best Gift for Sculptural Jewelry Lovers
There may be no piece of jewelry more timeless than a pair of pearl earrings, making them a failsafe choice for gifting. But rather than the usual staid studs, opt for something more sculptural like these Baroque pearl drops.
Best Gift for Vanity Vixens
This petite jewelry box, swathed in lustrous velvet and trimmed with a tassel, would be a welcome addition to any well-appointed vanity. But if you ask us, combine it with those Mizuki earrings—or any other precious little something on this list—and consider your wrapping done.
Best Gift for At-Home Spa Fans
Bring the spa to her with this pampering bath oil. Infused with the oil of spruce and pine trees from the Austrian Alps, this aromatic unction soothes sore muscles and boosts circulation—if she closes her eyes, she just might think she’s in Baden-Baden.
Best Gift for Binging on Netflix in Style
Turn Netflix binging into a swankier affair with a blanket in sumptuous 100 percent baby alpaca. Sustainably sourced and woven in Peru and available in over 90 colors, Alicia Adams’ throw is a welcome addition to any couch. If you’re lucky, maybe she’ll share.
Best Gift for Everyone
Is it a slipper or is it a shoe? Either way, the plush shearling lining makes these Birkenstocks the rare footwear that appeals to Billie Eilish fans, Golden Girls and everyone in between.
Best Gift for First Ladies
If House of Gucci has her chomping at the horsebit, consider this classic made famous after Jackie Kennedy was photographed using one to shield herself from the paparazzi. Reintroduced in glossy box leather, it’s a pedigreed purse she’ll be carrying for years to come.
Best Gift for Silk Sirens
Who doesn’t love some luxurious loungewear? Double down on the decadence with La Perla’s knee-length robe, tastefully tailored in obsidian-colored silk satin with a notched lapel. Bonus: it’s chic enough for her to don at cocktail hour.
Best Gift for Sentimentalists
Gifting a photograph is guaranteed to score extra points for sentimentality, especially if it’s for a loved one you don’t get to see very often. Almost as important as the image is the vessel in which it’s mounted on. Aerin’s frame is upholstered in moss green velvet and accented with the glint of polished brass—a sophisticated choice she’ll be proud to display.
Best Gift for Astrologists
Van Cleef & Arpels produced a range of zodiac charms in the 1950s through 70s that have become one of the hottest collectibles on the secondary market. Finding one is even harder than nabbing a vintage Daytona but, luckily, the French jeweler reintroduced the astrological gems to its collection. These new pendants faithfully recreate the ancient coin look of the originals for the ultimate good luck charm.
Best Gift for Scent Enthusiasts
Frederic Malle’s perfume gun is essentially the high-roller’s answer to Febreeze. It’s housed in a handsome ceramic bottle—that cheekily mimics its supermarket equivalents—and dispenses a refined fragrance that evokes a Parisian dinner party: a whiff of lavender, incense, musk. “April Fresh” it is not.
Best Gift for Maximalists
Silk scarves are to a woman’s wardrobe what ties are to a man’s: one can never have too many. Scarves afford even greater versatility; they double as headbands, belts, face masks. This one from Versace is sure to pep up any outfit with its graphic Greek key motif in vivid red and blue.
Best Gift for Pet Parents
If the lady on your list is an animal lover, she’ll surely be impressed by this sweatshirt, which is custom embroidered with the likeness of whatever pet you specify. Just snap a shot (or swipe one from her Instagram), upload it and three to four weeks later, your one-of-a-kind gift will be ready to incite awwws.
Best Gift for Traditionalists
Picking a fragrance for another person can be tricky, but Chanel No. 5 is the little black dress of perfume—always a good idea. This newer formulation lightens up the blend for a more delicate interpretation of the famed classic.
Best Gift for Ornamentalists
Jewelry is personal. Some like bright and bubbly, others prefer romantic styles. But for those that gravitate toward more ornate offerings, pieces with an arabesque quality, Sanaz Doost is the name to know. The Toronto-based designer meticulously crafts pieces inspired by art and architecture from the Middle East, the kinds of styles that just need to be shown off.
Best Gift for A-Listers
Feathers, sequins, shimmering fabrics: In Sally LaPointe’s world, more is always more. Just ask Jennifer Lopez, one of the brand’s biggest supporters, who has been snapped wearing a slew of pieces from the designer. And if the woman in your life takes after JLo, an A-lister whose style is literally and figuratively in high feather, this attention-grabbing satin blazer is a must-buy.
Best Gift for Hostesses
Exceptional tableware makes for a happy home. This platter is part of a collaboration between fashion maven Tory Burch and ceramicist Dodie Thayer. The latter’s trompe l’oeil lettuceware has been collected by such celebrated hostesses as Jackie O, Bunny Mellon and Brooke Astor (Frank Sinatra was a fan, too).
Best Gift for Pianists
For pianists, music lovers or just about anyone that values great design, there is no greater gift than a Steinway & Sons piano. The company has been in business for over a century, literally fine-tuning its designs throughout the generations, always pushing forward with new technological advancements that offer the highest sound resolution. The latest to join the brand’s illustrious lot is a new limited-edition style designed by Luca Nichetto, one of the premier names in the furniture industry. Each of the 50 pianos are custom-built and feature sleek curves and a high-gloss finish inspired by Venice’s sinuous canals and famed gondolas. It’s an item that permeates romance and elegance, making it a worthy addition to any home.
Best Gift for Horologists
For another big-ticket gift, you could do much worse than a Cartier watch. We suggest opting for something a bit more idiosyncratic than the Tank, like this lithe Baignoire (named for its resemblance to the sinuous lines of a bathtub). This particular model nods to vintage 1920s iterations with a silvered dial, 18k gold bezel and taupe alligator strap.
Best Gift for Wellness Practitioners
Wellness treatments are not formulaic; what works for some may not work for others. This is the message that Lacey Tisch and Lauren Zucker are promoting with Sage + Sound, a new day spa and wellness center that just opened in New York. Unlike others in the saturated industry, Sage + Sound doesn’t dictate remedies. Rather, it offers experiences specially designed to fit one’s own lifestyle.
The company understands that clients know their own bodies best, and works with them to curate a set of treatments that’ll relieve any ailments. They include nontraditional facials, acupuncture, lymphatics massages, eye-brow therapy and non-toxic nail care. Sage + Sound also offers a slew of meditation and personal growth classes. Indeed, it really emphasizes that self-care comes from within. And if you know someone that needs some rejuvenation, book them one or more of these sessions stat.