Your mom, sister, aunt, grandma, daughter, your best friend forever (BFF) — these are just some of the amazing women that you probably have in your life. All of them bring joy and perhaps share some of your fondest memories. So when their special day rolls in, it would be a wonderful gesture for you to show them how grateful you are by preparing a gift.
While anything given out of love and chosen with great thought will surely be appreciated, it’s no secret that choosing the best gift can be a challenge. To help you out, here are some fabulous birthday gift ideas for the women who are dear and near to your heart.
A simple piece of jewellery that ladies can wear often is always a great idea. A gold necklace with a pendant, a ring with a birthstone, and a pair of minimalistic earrings are some of the best choices for birthday presents.
If you want to give a truly memorable gift, you can opt to have pieces custom-made. There are fine jewellery makers that create meaningful charms, pendants, and other items and can execute your original designs. With a custom piece, you will not just be giving a unique and precious gift, but a part of your heart as well.
2. Niche Fragrances
Many women enjoy using colognes and perfumes, which is why these items are worthy choices as birthday gifts as well. If you want to go all out and give something extra special compared to the usual expensive bottle of perfume, then consider niche fragrances.
Niche fragrances are not your typical designer perfumes. They are not available through mainstream retailers because they are created to appeal to discriminating tastes. However, you can find them from special online retailers, and you’ll be treated to an extensive range to choose from.
A niche fragrance is an excellent choice if the woman in your life is looking for a new signature scent. What’s more, the recipient will have a perfume that very few people share. This is a fantastic gift to let her know that there’s no one else in this world like her.
3. High-End Skincare Products
Skincare is all the rage these days. If you have some trendy women in your life, there’s no doubt that they will enjoy trying high-end skincare products which now come in trial or travel sizes and bundles at more affordable prices.
If you are concerned about selecting the most appropriate skincare product formula for your intended recipient, then focus your attention on skincare accessories like jade or quartz facial rollers, Konjac sponges, skin lifting kits, and facial cleansing brushes. Alternatively, you could purchase single-use products such as popular sheet masks, oil blotters, powder paper, and cleansing wipes. You can combine these products to make a lovely skincare gift basket.
Makeup is another fool-proof gift idea for women because they wear makeup every day for work or special occasions. If you know that your mom, friend, sister, or cousin is a huge makeup enthusiast, then a full-face palette is a good product to give as a gift. Different designer brands offer these as well as kits that contain everything from a popular lipstick colour to blushes, two-pan eyeshadows, mini mascaras, and highlighters.
For someone who only wears makeup sporadically, it’s best to go for an expensive item that you know she’ll get a lot of use from. A classic red or nude lipstick is excellent. Another fabulous option is gel eyeliner, which is much easier to use and usually offers better longevity than liquid liner. An air cushion BB or CC cream is also worth gifting because it can enhance the skin while protecting it from harmful UV rays.
A scarf is a versatile fashion piece loved by young and old alike. There are so many ways to use it, especially a square silk scarf. If you choose a luxurious material and design, for sure, the recipients will use it often and for a long time.
When buying a scarf, do consider the aesthetic preference of the recipient. Take into account her lifestyle, favourite colours, and clothing style. This will make it easier for you to choose a pattern or print that will go with her personality.
6. Hobby Provisions
If you are well aware of your beloved women’s hobbies, it’s always smart to give items that can support these interests. Say, your grandmother loves hosting afternoon tea; why not buy her a variety of teas from different parts of the world, as well as delicate teacups, saucers, and a pot? If your best gal pal is into journaling, you can buy her fancy stationery items and coloured pens.
With today’s advanced technology, you can be sure to find some of the best items for your loved one’s interests. Check out the global market online and perhaps score some amazing deals on your purchase.
Another hobby provision to consider is a learning course. If your aunt loves to bake and would like to open her own bakeshop one day, how about paying for her baking or patisserie classes so she can develop her knowledge and skills further? This is not just a wonderful way to celebrate her birthday, but also a great way to show support for her dreams.
A bag is a true must-have for women (and they can never have too many). Some use it for style, but most rely on a bag for the organisation of their essentials. There are so many designs and brands to choose from if you’re looking for the perfect gift. Just make sure that the bag will genuinely be useful for the recipient.
For example, if your sister is a new mom, she certainly can use a big yet stylish bag that can hold all the supplies she needs for her and her little one whenever they head out of the house. It’s best if the bag has smart organisational compartments inside, so everything has its place and no rummaging is required.
These are seven excellent birthday gift ideas for the marvellous females in your life. It’s kind and loving to present well-thought-out gifts for the powerful and caring women who have shared special moments with you and continue to support you in life. Gift-giving is a simple gesture to show how truly blessed you are to have these people who love you, and whom you love back.
Nick Vinckier is Head of Growth at Chalhoub Group, the largest luxury retailer in the Middle East. In his current role, he focuses on taking Faces.com from 0 to 1, transforming the beauty retailer into the fastest growing online beauty platform of the GCC.