Gifts for Women in Their 30s
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Gifts for Women in Their 30s
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The Perfect Gift for the Perfect Woman

What makes a great Valentine's Day gift for her? It should be thoughtful, of course. Practical, too, perhaps. But definitely a reflection of her personality and passions. This year, skip the cheap candy and greeting cards and give your favorite mom, daughter, partner, or girlfriend one of these great Valentine's Day gifts. 


Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.


Related: 50 Cheap Valentine's Day Gifts for Him, Her, and Everyone Else

Le Creuset Enameled Heart Dutch Oven
Amazon

Le Creuset Enameled Heart Dutch Oven

$100 from Williams-Sonoma
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Anything with "Le Creuset" on the label is bound to please your favorite foodie, but the heart shape of this 2-quart Dutch oven puts it over the top. As always, the cast iron means everything they cook will heat evenly, and it's perfect for use on the stovetop and in the oven.


Related14 Tasty Valentines Recipes For Couples Who Can't Even Cook

Personalized Name Necklace
Oak & Luna

Personalized Name Necklace

$80 and up from Oak & Luna
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Sure, there are cheaper versions available on Amazon, but this bestseller from Oak & Luna has a pretty chic script and will likely hold up longer than more inexpensive versions. It's available in seven different finishes, from sterling silver to 10-karat gold, and five different chain lengths.


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The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription
The Bouqs Co.

The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription

$36/month and up from The Bouqs Co.
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If they always have people over (or, during COVID times, are hosting virtual get-togethers for which chic backdrops are de rigueur), they could undoubtedly use a steady supply of gorgeous fresh flowers. That's where you come in. Each month you can have flower arrangements sent over around the themes of farmers market, classics, roses, or seasonal.


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Rachel and Monica Best Friend Mugs
Etsy

Rachel and Monica Best Friend Mugs

$24 and up from Etsy
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Is she the Monica to your Rachel (or vice versa)? Don't worry — even if your answer is "Who are these Rachel and Monica people," chances are this Etsy seller has a set of mugs that will make sense to you. The Gayle to your Oprah, for example, or the Tina to your Amy.


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Say I Love You Couples Pillowcases
Amazon
Date Night In Box
Cratejoy

Date Night In Box

$39/month and up from Cratejoy
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Date nights can be hard; this gift subscription livens 'em up. Each box contains several activities around a uniquely curated theme.

Puzzle Piece
Etsy

Puzzle Piece Keychains

$25 from Etsy
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The two of you fit together like two puzzle pieces, no matter how many miles may lie in between. Why not state the obvious and create a custom keychain set you both can share. Each aluminum tag is roughly 2 inches square.


Related: Gifts for People Who Love Jigsaw Puzzles

Pixel Lovebox
Lovebox

Pixel Lovebox

$100 from Lovebox
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Send a special message to your sweetie via the Pixel app, and the heart on the Lovebox will spin until your best friend opens the lid to view your note.

Alexander Del Rossa Women's Plush Fleece Robe
Amazon

Alexander Del Rossa Women's Plush Fleece Robe

$60 from Amazon
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A plush robe is always a safe bet for anyone who wants a little extra pampering. This ankle-length option is made of an ultra-warm microfiber fleece, has a loose hood for extra warmth, and comes in more than a dozen colors.

BabeBox Makeup Subscription
BabeBox Makeup Subscription

BabeBox Makeup Subscription

$24 per month and up from BabeBox
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For the woman who is always impeccably made up, there's BabeBox. Each month, the subscription service delivers four or five full-sized premium cosmetic products. Choose from a one-time delivery, or 3-, 6-, or 12-month options. 

Microfleece Blanket
Etsy

Microfleece Blanket

$81 from Etsy
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Cats snuggle with humans — when they feel like it, thank you very much — and when those rare instances do come about, this 60-by-80-inch "ultra-soft" microfleece blanket, filled with cartoon cats holding hearts, will come in very handy.

Nix 10.1” Digital Picture Frame
Amazon

Nix 10.1” Digital Picture Frame

$100 from Amazon
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Digital photo frames require little fussing and can provide a steady stream of new photos and even short video clips. This Nix Frame, for instance, can be easily preloaded with pictures and videos from a USB drive or camera memory card.

Edelin Bluetooth Headphones
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Bluetooth Headphones

$27 from Amazon
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Even with the wires long gone, headphones remain troublesome for any active person. Wireless earbuds are about as good at staying put as their wired counterparts, with neither holding up particularly well to running or yoga. Edelin designed its over-the-ear headphones to not only stay in place, but to be waterproof, noise-canceling, and compatible with just about any smartphone.


Related: Cool and Creative Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

Messy Nest Necklace
Amazon

Bird's Nest Pewter Necklace

$37 from Amazon
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Whether she's a mom or a grandma, she'll love this elegant pewter and blue pearl nest necklace. Hand-sculpted and cast in the USA, it includes a 21-inch chain, and the back is engraved with a quote ("In my garden nature grows, a place for birds to raise their young") as well as the maker's signature.

Sephora Gift Card
Sephora

Sephora Gift Certificate

Price varies from Sephora
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A gift card makes a great addition to any Valentine's Day gift; just slip it in the envelope along with a card telling her how much you love her. 

Umbra Orchid Jewelry Tree
Amazon

Umbra Orchid Jewelry Tree

$39 from Amazon
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All the jewelry she's accumulated over the years will look lovely on this gorgeous stand made of powder-coated steel. The graceful stems allow plenty of room for necklaces, bracelets and earrings, while the base provides a catch-all for other items. Bonus points if you gift her something sparkly to go with it. 


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Aeropress Coffee Maker
Bed Bath and Beyond

Aeropress Coffee Maker

$30 from Bed, Bath & Beyond 
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Aeropress users swear by it for single-serve coffee both for its speed (less than a minute, once water is boiled) and the minimal acidity of its brew. It's an easy answer to a daily dilemma if she hasn't already picked one up herself.


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Sky Umbrella Collapsible
MoMA Store

An Artsy Umbrella

$42 from MoMA Store
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The Museum of Modern Art has been selling this umbrella since 1992, and it remains a best-seller. Created by graphic designer Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, the plain black umbrella opens to reveal an optimistic blue sky above its owner's head. It also folds into a tiny tote, leaving fellow commuters oblivious to what lies beneath.

Vacu Wine Saver
Amazon
Vinebox Subscription
Vinebox

Vinebox Subscription

$158 and up from VineBox
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VineBox sends three "glasses" of wine in beaker tubes to recipients each month. The cost per glass ranges from a little more than $8 if a gift giver buys a year-round subscription, or $9 if opting for a three-month plan. It's a guaranteed wine tasting every month without leaving home.

Literary Scarves
Uncommon Goods

Literary Scarves

$48 from Uncommon Goods 
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It takes a particular love of the written word to wear the text of "Pride and Prejudice," "Sense and Sensibility," "Jane Eyre," or "Alice in Wonderland" around your neck. But these scarves speak volumes about the emotional and intellectual attachment to those books. They're the kind of reading that warms the soul as well as the neck.


Related: Clever and Creative Gifts for Book Lovers

Vitamix E10
Vitamix

Vitamix E10 Blender

$350 from Vitamix
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The E10 is Vitamix's entry-level model, not the professional-grade machine gracing the counters of smoothie shops, but is incredibly brawny at 2 horsepower and has the variable speeds and durability that users have come to expect. This isn't just some kitchen toy: It's an ice-crushing status symbol.

Porthole Infusers
MoMA Store

Porthole Infuser

$120 from MoMA Store 
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This crowdfunded pitcher from the Crucial Detail studio caught the Museum of Modern Art's attention by using simple design to create cocktails, infused oils, dressings, lemonade, and other concoctions. It's beautiful, and not just in its simplicity.

Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace
Uncommon Goods

Shattered Glass Ceiling Pendant

$68 from Uncommon Goods
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This sterling silver necklace "is a tribute to all the women who have ever crushed it." Emblematic of women's achievements throughout history, it also serves as a reminder of the barriers that still need breaking.

Hotels.com Gift Card
Hotels.com

Hotels.com Gift Card

Price varies from Hotels.com
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Can you just splurge for once? Have a room cleaned for you and amenities you don't have to maintain? Maybe have a restaurant or bar downstairs for dinner or late-night drinks? Ditch the "sharing economy" for a night or so and be selfish on behalf of the woman you love.

Brooklinen Bundle
Brooklinen

Brooklinen Sheet Set

$488 and up from Brooklinen 
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Dinners will be eaten, movies will end, vacations will run their course, but a bed will take up hours of her life. To make it the sleep chamber people dream of requires a complete overhaul, which is why Brooklinen threw all of its best-selling items into one bundle. It includes a sheet set and duvet cover in a choice of weaves, two pillows, and a down comforter in different weights and materials. It's an investment made once to give her comfort for years.

Dewalt Drill Kit
Home Depot

DeWalt Drill Kit

$99 from Home Depot
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This made the men's list for the same reason it's making this one: It's helpful to own one. Everything from assembling Ikea furniture to framing out a new wall is easier with a drill handy, and a decent drill and bit set won't set you back all that much.


RelatedThe 35 Best Finds at Ikea

The Pearl Source Pearl Infinity Necklace
Amazon

The Pearl Source Pearl Infinity Necklace

$89 from Amazon
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This understated pearl necklace is a versatile addition to any jewelry collection, and the infinity symbol is a subtle way to pledge your love forever. Worried about buying online? It comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee.

Succulent Laser-Cut Wood Journal
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Succulent Laser-Cut Wood Journal

$29 from Amazon
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The therapeutic effects of keeping a gratitude journal are well-documented, and few are as striking as this one. American-made from sustainable wood, the intricate, laser-cut journal contains 160 blank, unlined pages.

Pet Studio Art Tote Bag
Amazon

Pet Studio Art Tote Bag

$18 from Amazon
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If you've got a dog-loving introvert on your list, this 100% cotton tote, handprinted in Austin, Texas, says it all. Other canine-themed designs are also available.

Great Indoors Hoodie
Amazon

Great Indoors Hoodie

$40 from Amazon
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This hilarious hoodie featuring a cup of coffee, a cat, a plant, and sarcasm comes in four colors and five sizes. 

Martha Stewart Wine Co. Subscription
Martha Stewart Wine Co.

Martha Stewart Wine Co. Subscription

$50 and up Martha Stewart Wine Co.
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If she's into wine, then this gift keeps on giving and giving. With each delivery, she'll receive six bottles of red, white, or a mix of each, and the price evens out to a very reasonable $8.33 per bottle. If you'd rather not commit to a subscription, pick a bottle or two (or more?) from the store. 

Related: How to Spot a Good Cheap Wine

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Coffee Subscription Box
Trade Coffee

Coffee Subscription Box

$15 and up from Trade Coffee
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Traveling across the country isn't terribly practical these days, so why not let the roasters come to you? Trade Coffee subscription service works with 50 noteworthy roasters such as Cuvee Coffee in Austin, Caffe Vita in Seattle, and PT's Coffee Roasting Co. in Topeka, Kansas. 


Related: 25 Coffee Subscriptions to Perk You Up in 2021

Scribbler Gift Subscription
Amazon

Scribbler Gift Subscription

$28/month and up from Cratejoy
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Another monthly subscription box aimed at writers, this one includes an autographed novel, teaching booklet, materials about the publishing process, and curated writing gifts.

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Cat Hair Clip

$7 from Amazon
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This inexpensive gift gets great reviews from buyers, most of whom note that it's sturdy, cute, and has a great grip.

Social Distancing Gift Box for Friends
Etsy

Social Distancing Gift Box for Friends

$29 from Etsy
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She will certainly appreciate this gift set, which includes a number of sweet, cute items that will let her know you've been thinking about her and love her — even if you two are miles apart.

'You Can Wear It Again: a Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses'
Amazon

'You Can Wear It Again: a Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses'

$15 from Always Fits
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Sure, you'd gladly walk over broken glass to see your dearest friend get betrothed, but did it have to be in such a hideous dress? This hilarious book pays tribute to the decades of bad bridal fashion that so many of our best friends have roped us into.

La Chatelaine Deluxe Hand Cream Collection
Amazon
Fizzy Bath Bomb Gift Set
Amazon

Fizzy Bath Bomb Gift Set

$26 from Amazon
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Here's one bath product that won't fizzle as a gift: A set of organic bath bombs in vivid colors that can make her bath as artistic as it is relaxing. Each bath bomb features different scents and natural ingredients, from lavender and rose to coconut.


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'Wild at Home'
Amazon
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Amazon
At the Strand Jigsaw Puzzle
New York Puzzle Co.

At the Strand Jigsaw Puzzle

$20 from New York Puzzle Co.
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A New Yorker cover illustration paid tribute to the city's iconic Strand bookstore in 2017. This 1,000-piece puzzle version will keep any bibliophile occupied for quite some time, just as you can lose track of time when browsing the Strand's famous 18 miles of books.

Our Moments Couples Card Game
Amazon

Our Moments Couples Card Game

$19 from Amazon
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This game includes 100 questions that are meant to deepen a relationship. Sample queries include: "What's something you've tried that you'll never, ever try again?" and "What's your idea of a perfect vacation and how can we make it happen?"


Related: Gifts for Couples That'll Make Them Both Happy

Personalized Picnic Backpack
Walmart

Personalized Picnic Backpack

$100 from Walmart
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This picnic backpack has everything you need to treat your sweetie to a quiet meal in a scenic spot, including a blanket, detachable wine cooler, plates, wine goblets, flatware and napkins. The insulated main compartment keeps food cool, and an embroidered message will add a special touch.


Related30 Easy Picnic Staples to Pack for a Day in the Sun

Leather Bracelet

Secret Message Leather Bracelet

$19 from Etsy
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Let that special someone know how you feel about them with a message that only the two of you know about. But be brief: You’ve only got 70 characters to work with. Available in 11 colors, the bracelet measures ¼ inch wide and 9 inches long.


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Open When … Cards and Envelopes
Etsy

Open When … Cards and Envelopes

$16 and up from Etsy
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Missing someone special? Opening one of these cards and reading words from a friend or lover can be a comfort when the loneliness sets in or the world seems to be going crazy. Each set contains envelopes stamped with one of six messages, with matching blank notecards inside. 

The Hygge Chalet and Sauna
Airbnb

A Weekend Together in the Mountains

Rent it on Airbnb


Head for the hills (or anywhere else you want to visit) next time you get together and rent a house for the weekend. This recently remodeled Rocky Mountain chalet features a gas stove, well-stocked kitchen, and bathroom. Drive to Breckenridge for skiing or relax on the 3.5 forested acres. Once the day is done, warm up in the traditional Finnish steam sauna.


Related: Best Winter Home Rentals in America

Stainless Steel Bangle Flask
Amazon

Stainless Steel Bangle Flask

$14 from Amazon
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If you've got a woman who loves a cocktail and an accessory on your list, this gift — available in four different styles to match any wardrobe — will make her the talk of any party.

Postmates Gift Card
Postmates

Postmates Gift Card

Price varies from Postmates
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Know what's better than using a whole bunch of expensive cookware to cook for yourself after a full shift at work? Not having to do any of that and just waiting for dinner to be delivered to you.