Girlfriend Gift Guide 2021: The 5 Best Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriend
Whether you're celebrating your first Valentine's, or your five-year anniversary, getting your significant other the perfect gift can be a complicated process. You can consult her friends, rack your brain for what she's been talking about, or even talk to her family. A personal touch goes a long way, but some gifts never go out of style, from quality yoga pants to trending phone cases.
When shopping for a gift for your girlfriend, consider these three things:
- The Occasion — What are you celebrating? A milestone birthday will call for a very different type of gift than a surprise, silly gift on a minor holiday.
- Your Girlfriend's Personality — Don't go for the obvious gift. If your girlfriend is super outgoing and extroverted, for example, consider something that appeals to her sensitive side, the side she only lets you see. Make it a gift no one else would or could get her.
- The Timing — Think about when, where, and how you're going to give her the gift. If she's coming to the end of a long school year, a week at a beachside Airbnb is a great idea. If her birthday falls in the middle of midterms, maybe put that gift idea off for later.
Without further ado, here are 2021's five best gift ideas for your girlfriend.
Phone Cases and Accessories
It might sound like a small idea, but when part of a larger gift package, this is the gift she doesn't even know she needed. With phones getting thinner, more fragile, and more expensive by the year, every girl on the go needs a cute case that's sturdy enough to stand up to drops.
Weighted blankets can be 20, even 25 pounds, and heated electric blankets … forget about it. Before you get this gift for her, assess the strength of your relationship. An hour under a heated electric blanket will make anyone second guess whether they wanted a living, breathing partner or just a big old blanket all along.
The warmth, comfort, and security of being enveloped in all that rich, soft down will brighten her spirits no matter how cloudy the day is. You can be there with her even when you're not.
Comfy Yoga Pants
Yoga pants are simply a modern must. You can wear them to the gym, you can wear them out to lunch, and you can wear them around the house while doing work, cleaning, or just lounging watching a movie. They come in various colors, so grab a part in your girl's favorite and see how happy she is to have a practical and comfy gift.
They're chic, simple, and cut a clean line on any shape and size and, for most people, are already a wardrobe staple. Getting something your girl can use regularly that is super comfortable is a winner of a gift.
Indoor House Plant
The hottest possession of the housebound, work-from-home, endlessly chic millennial is the houseplant with a two-tone, clay, five-gallon pot to match. Whether it's a big, fanning palm, or long, elegant fern, houseplants breathe life into cramped, domestic spaces.
Taking care of a houseplant and keeping it alive is a test of maturity and patience. Giving your girlfriend this gift can be a gesture to show how equally patient and mature your relationship is.
Face masks are a fun gift for you both. Get her a charcoal mask and write out a sweet card saying you'll do the mask together on the next movie night — and then actually do it. Give her the gift of self-care because nothing shows love more than wanting your partner to love themselves.