There are many occasions when we need to look for "gifts for her", would it be for the girlfriend, just a friend, sister, mother or a colleague. In some cases, it is quite simple to find affordable and interesting gifts: such as a gift for your little daughter - with a small teddy bear you will make her the happiest person in the world. Are you looking for ideas for St. Valentine's gift? In that case, anything that represents your love for her is what she expects to get.
If you are thinking about Christmas gifts, it can be tricky. Yet it is the moment when the world is turning into one big shop of gifts and a catalogue of ideas at the same time. There are even commercial statistics available to the public that say which gifts are popular and appreciated for this particular holiday. In percentage, it would look as follows: clothes or shoes (52%), food/drink (50%), health & beauty (42%) and toys & games (31%).
At the same time, there are other occasions that are more demanding and require all your imagination, memory and attention.
- Imagination will be needed to think about something new, unusual and very personal. So that she feels that you put all the efforts into making her happy.
- Memory will be very handy to keep track of what you have already offered her before. It may come out really bad if you give her the same present as, let's say, 3 years ago by mere forgetfulness. She may take it, turn it into a joke but this mistake may haunt you for years. Unless you offer the same gift in three years again, making it a fun family tradition.
- Attention is the key to the best gift. Girls are not so complicated when it comes to reading their emotions. Just look at their reaction and verbal hints “It's so cute!”, “Gosh, it is SO beautiful!” or just a simple sound “Wheee!”. Remember the place and the goodie that caused such a flow of positive emotions, buy and offer it with or without a reason!
Personalised gifts for her
First of all, when you type these words in the browser, what do you actually mean? Are you looking for a gift for the girl that you like and you want to show your feelings through this special gift? Are you looking for a gift for your girlfriend on her birthday or just an act of attention and love? Perhaps you are looking for a gift for a friend who is a girl and you need some inspiration...
There are plenty of ideas and our first hint, before actually giving concrete ideas, is to try to be more precise with your search.
Second of all, there are several ways you can look at the task of finding gifts.
If you are a believer in an individual approach for each and every gift you offer, then you will surely spend a lot of time investigating different websites and platforms for ideas. You can find options of unique prints, engraving or embroidery as a personalisation of the gift. You can even choose the way of doing it yourself.
Spending a whole lot of time searching or actually crafting your present does not guarantee that she likes it though. The first step is to clearly understand what makes her happy, and what resonates with her wishes and expectations. This is exactly why you should not discard simple and classical options. Go for basics!
Lastly, what you choose will depend on the occasion, the style of your relationship and the personality of the girl or woman who will get the gift.
What is the most thoughtful gift for a girlfriend?
The most thoughtful gifts for a girlfriend are the ones that are based on her wishes, hobbies, and needs. They are the gifts that upon receiving she is saying “How did you know?” or “ You remembered!”. And it can be literally anything: a piece of clothes that she saw a couple of weeks ago at the showcase, a perfume that her favourite actress wears, jewellery she used to have but lost. If you want to show that you are ready for a new step of relationship give a hint via a thoughtful and meaningful gift - a pet.
What is the best simple gift for a girl?
Bunch of flowers
You can start with the ground rules of a true gentleman: offer your girlfriend a bunch of flowers. Check up beforehand what her favourite flowers are and if she has a vase to put them in.
Why not play with an idea of "sets" and choose some variations of a classical bunch of flowers. You can create a flower message bouquet, where flowers have a secret meaning. For example, choose a bunch of flowers and add Heliotrope as a message of eternal love and devotion.
You can use the same idea with sweets or teas and coffees. That is a great way to be simple, yet original and practical. You will easily find some nice arrangements of small boxes in the shape of a bunch of flowers. A perfect option for those who do not want to overheat the brain with chasing the ideal gift yet want to look imaginative.
Invitation for dinner
Inviting your girlfriend to a nice restaurant with a refined menu and live music, can be your perfect choice. Give her an extra occasion to get dressed up, feel special and enjoy the moment when there are just two of you spending time together. (Joke: Do not underestimate the importance of feeding a girl.)
An option of surprise homemade dinner is as well at the top of the list of simple gifts. Ask her to wear an evening dress, pour her a glass of wine and say you will take care of the rest. Attention, after all, is the best gift.
Make-up and skincare
You will be surprised to see how simple it is to give your girlfriend a good gift of make-up and skincare products. All you need to do is to check the brand of the makeup she is using now, go to the same shop and buy the exact same item. If you are not certain about the choice still, take a gift receipt. That will give your couple a chance to exchange the product for another one that is more relevant at the moment. Do not forget to make her a compliment on how beautiful she is today and always.
Personalised birthday gifts for her
One would say that a birthday gift is the most important and should be well thought through. Ideally, it should be personalised. When preparing a preset based on her wishes and preferences find an opportunity to add a special design, like printing her name on the gift.
Customised items for spring and summer activities
If you are looking for the ideas today, then some suggestions for spring and summer activities might be very much aligned with your search.
From May till September we are trying to fill each day with parties and/or outdoor activities. If your girlfriend shares this vibe of joyful events with barbecue and good music, check up the option of a personalised bamboo speaker. It is a practical gift that will make her a master of music and a very welcomed guest at every party.
Come up with a text or image that will represent your girlfriend or make her smile, engrave it on the frontal part of the bamboo speaker and offer it along with sweet wishes of happy birthday.
She is a girl that loves casual style for work, leisure time or home wear. Pick up a good quality T-shirt (the core of casual style) made of organic cotton, think of the picture or fun phrase and create a unique design for her. You can make a set of three T-shirts suitable for each of the above-mentioned occasions. Thanks to the recent printing techniques you do not need to bother with choosing the colours and paying attention to the complexity of the design. Just choose the idea and make a real gift out of it.
Does she like to borrow your T-shirts for home wear? Choose the T-shirt for men, make it as alike as possible to the one she is constantly borrowing from you and add a special text to turn it into a good nature joke.
A beach bag is a magical item. A simple bag of jute or tote works as a subconscious indicator that something good is going to happen. A large bag full of stuff to enjoy the day will always improve your mood.
It will be a great present for your girlfriend if she is a spring-born or if you are planning to have a vacation together. It can even be a hint of where you might be taking her this summer. Make a customised beach bag with the name of the resort you are going to and put inside the plane tickets to get there.
Spring and summer are the seasons when we have an opportunity to enjoy staying in the open air and spacious public areas. Though the recent “new reality” sadly affects the way we are spending our free time when the sun is shining and the weather is warm. Bars with terraces are turning into something rare and uncertain, which makes picnics and takeaway drinks to be trendy more than ever. So you can use it as a gift idea.
Customised items for sport activities
We are paying more and more attention to our health, state of mind and body. Sadly but for some people the push for being more fit and cautious about their physical condition was the pandemic. Well, at least this cloud will have a silver lining if we all eventually take care of our own health and the one of who we love.
Whether your girlfriend is already keen on doing sport or still towing to be more physically active, a personalised sports device will be a gift that will motivate her to stay fit and well.
One of the essential devices for doing sport inside the premises or in the open air is a yoga mat. Would it be power fitness, yoga meditation or pilates the mat is something that will always be needed. Print the name of your girlfriend on it so that it will never be forgotten or recollected by accident during the group session.
Loose open tank tops may not be on the list of standard gifts for her. But who said it cannot be appreciated and enjoyed nonetheless. Especially given the spirit they convey. Add a personalised vest top made of ecological material to the set of sport-related gifts. And do pay attention to what you put as a print, making it fun and meaningful.
What would you say about an individual water bottle with imprinted initials or an engraved sketch of the smiling face of your girlfriend? This customised bottle can be used for hiking, travelling and just as a stylish item for a hectic busy day. A handy water bottle will keep her hydrated when she has to be on the run in the concrete jungle.
All the ideas and hints on how to make a personalisation of the birthday gift can be a present just on its own. Yet, the main purpose of these products is the motivation for a healthy and sportive lifestyle. From time to time, it may happen that tiredness and laziness grow bigger than our desire to go out running or doing sports exercises in the open air. That is why any sport-related gift can be reinforced by the meaning of doing things together and supporting each other. Make a set of these items both for her and yourself. Print similar or complimenting images on the bottles, tank tops or yoga mats. In the long run, the gift will be your participation and spending time together.
Unusual personalised gifts
Subscription to a special gym
In this article, we have dwelled a lot on the topic of doing sport and outdoor activities to stay fit. There is no doubt that it is a fruitful ground to find interesting gifts for her. You can even go the extra mile and finalise the spot-related idea of a gift by offering a full subscription to a gym nearby her home or work at least for a couple of months. Make sure the service is great and there is a big choice of group activities that she can attend.
Personalised wall stickers
We all have wishes and goals that are dragged through years without turning into a reality. It can be learning a new language, getting fit, travelling to a new place, or becoming more confident and happy with oneself. Some of us are strong enough to push through that area of stagnation and doubts, others need special practices to break through. There is a number of tools that can be handy for that purpose: a 30 days action plan for achieving the goal or a set of actions throughout a year with milestones that will monitor, motivate and encourage you to keep going.
If you know that your friend or sister is taking such a course, do not doubt to use it for creating a very thoughtful and useful gift. Depending on the case, it can be a one-page wall sticker, that will mark life goals specially tailored for her. Or it can be a full year calendar customised with motivation images, quotes and pictures of her role models, certain actions and checkpoints on exact dates.
Personalised wall stickers can also be just for fun and decoration. Colourful panoramic picture of the place she has already been to or on the contrary where she wishes to go, is just one of the examples.
Throw her a party
The best gifts are positive emotions, bright experiences and colourful memories. Organise a surprise super party for her, which can be related to a special occasion like birthday, end of studies, proposal. However, a surprise party can be just for the sake of a party, and that will make it even more unexpected. Gather all her friends and decorate the area with personalised items like funny pictures from different moments of her life, balloons with stickers that have quotes, jokes and images she likes. Just unleach your creativity.
Personalised gifts for women
Body care session
Book a visit or a set of sessions to a beauty salon that is well-known for its quality of service. Make a personalised pack of body care treatments, with an option to have them altered upon her preference. Ask to put on relaxing music mixed with her favourite songs, that will surely be a big surprise. Among the ideas that you can include in a gift session for body care can be massage, chocolate enrolling, specialised treatment for skin and shower or bath with tonic effect.
First, find a good place and ask for a piece of advice about the available treatments and how they can be adjusted to your idea.
Activities or hobbies
Are there any hobbies that she is talking about for months or years but never found a moment, possibility or courage to actually start them? If yes, then sign her up for the activities that she is interested in. Find a school that is teaching how to dance twist or how to learn aquarelle painting. A subscription to a singing or theatre club can also be a great option. Make her step out of her comfort zone and get new experiences.
Do not force though! And keep her company if needed.
Home and kitchen utilities
We are not talking about a basic frying pan or cooking pot. We are talking about items:
- that are meant to make her daily routine easier
- that she may not afford in the coming months, but she really wants them
- that will be a useful utility for her cooking hobbies, like cake decoration
- that can introduce a new tradition of enjoying the taste of life
- that are just beautiful
Use these criteria to look for a perfect gift for a woman regardless of her age. A vintage coffee molder with a copper decoration and easy use will be equally appreciated by a young 21 years old girl and a lady of 50s.
Stylish pouches with zip locks that can be used for storing small items in the bags are gaining popularity as a gift idea for modern and practical women. Why? Because it is convenient and well-organised. It spares her from spending hours fishing out a tiny device from the pile of things. Personalised toiletry bags in bright colours with her printed name on it will make her happy and relaxed.
Personalised gift hamper for her
One of the main trends of personalised gifts for women is beautifully arranged hampers filled with items and products she loves. There are shops that specialise in creating such gift hampers and they can offer you plentiful ideas that will surprise you as much as they will surprise her.
However, if you want to make it as unique as possible, be the one who creates a list of products to include in this hamper. Choose them primarily among the things she likes, uses and wishes for.
The gift hampers can be thematic: make-up, skin and hair care; exotic and refined food, local specialties and canned delicacies; or a mix of everything.
Personalised photo gifts
Another trend of recent years that is still very popular and has a lot of potential for imaginative gifts is a personalised photo gifts.
Thanks to modern printing technologies you can have almost anything printed on almost everything. The most common ideas are:
- beach blankets with the large scale print on one side,
- keychains with a nice engravement of the name, date or place where you spent good time together,
- drinkware for long cocktails that are customised with a group photo of close friends,
- tote bags with full-colour images that she can use on daily basis.
Personalised gift on Mother's Day
Mother’s Day has already passed but who said that mothers deserve to get presents just on a special day?
Fulfill one of her long-time wishes
Each of us has a chest of unfulfilled wishes! Ask your mother what she has always dreamt of when she was a child. Maybe when she was a rebellious young lady with a big, crazy dream of becoming a rock star. If so, organise a family party with photo shooting: book an event studio, get the stylist, photographer and karaoke machine with her favourite songs… Do not forget a glass of Champagne to ease the stiffness. This might be an unforgettable experience that will remind her of the joyfulness of youth. Keep some pictures of your mom in a rock and roll style as a visual reminder that dreams do come true. Print the best photo on something that she can use from time to time. For example, a personalised mug or a homeware T-shirt with a print.
A gift card
A gift card from the shop of clothes, accessories or perfumes. Let your mom treat herself right, spoil her with good quality items. Gift cards eliminate the frequent arguments “It is too expensive, we have other priorities, where will I wear it!”. A gift card will give her freedom of choice to get what she likes and what she wants. After all, even if we know our parents very well, there are always ideas or preferences we would have never guessed of.
PS, If going with her shopping is not an option, ask for a photo report to be sure that this gift card was spent on her and not on the Christmas gifts for family members!
We acknowledge that looking for a gift for her may not be an easy task. But with our general ideas and more practical hints and guidance on how to get a personalised gift for different occasions, this activity will be more fun than frustrating.