The holidays are just around the corner, and this year, you promised yourself you wouldn't leave shopping for your wife to the last minute again. Like getting the last beat up bunch of roses on Valentine's Day afternoon (hey, we've all been there...).
This year, you want to find something special, unique, that's maybe even a special surprise for your wife. A gift for your better half that she won't look at oddly and put in the "return" pile. And that doesn't mean you have to play it safe and buy another robe or pair of slippers.
We've recruited our co-founder, Jen, master of returning gifts, to see what's really on the best gift list for your wife. The list is short, concise, and has the best gifts for your wife that she won't return immediately.
“We've been married for 5 years, share a toddler and a newborn, and work from home together! We spend so much time together that it's pretty much impossible for my husband to think of gift ideas that would be a pleasant surprise. Plus women are always shopping online, and often have already bought whatever it is they want. For all the husbands out there wracking their brains about what to buy their wives this holiday, here's a list of gift ideas that your wife will love.”
— Jen Yu
THE NEW GOLD CHAIN NECKLACE
Gold chain necklaces are a classic (and great!) gift for your wife, but the key is knowing which type of chain is in style right now. A few years ago, it was all about the huge chunky chains. Today's most trending chain necklace is the paperclip necklace. It's somewhere between a delicate and a bold chain necklace, can be dressed up and down, layers well with other necklaces, and pretty much goes with everything in her closet.
THE MODERN JOGGER SET
Have you both been working from home this whole year, together? Help your wife upgrade her lounge around sweats, with a comfy but stylish jogger set. A nice matching jogger set is perfect for lounging around the house, or working from home. Add a pair of white sneakers and a leather jacket, and a jogger set becomes the perfect stylish errand outfit for your wife. Want to step it up even further? Make it a cashmere jogger set.
THE LUXURY BELT FOR THE FASHION WIFE
Do you see her browsing Pinterest or Instagram for outfit ideas? Is she impossible to buy clothes for? The foolproof gift your wife won't return is a luxury belt to dress up any outfit. You can splurge on a classic Gucci belt, or splurge a bit less on an equally stylish Isabel Marant belt.
GIVE HER THE GIFT OF SLEEP
This is on both mine and my husband's list, because we have kids. Who would have known that when you have kids, you never get to sleep in again! When you're sleep-deprived, even an extra 10 minutes can make or break your day. My eye mask helps me block out the morning light. I've tried every eye mask there is, and a silk sleep mask is my favorite one. It's super soft and comfortable, and doesn't feel like you're wearing a mask at all. Give your wife the gift a few extra winks in the ultimate luxury with an ultra soft silk eye mask.
SHOP: Silk Sleep Mask
THE ULTIMATE COZY WINTER THROW
This might be a gift for your wife, but let's be honest, you want it too. An extra large throw that's big enough for two to snuggle up on the sofa and binge on the Netflix show of the week. This super cozy throw is equally comfortable and stylish, and it's a gift that your wife definitely won't return.
AT HOME SALON MANI/PEDI SET
If your wife loves having the perfect nails, but doesn't get them done as often as she'd like, check out this at home mani/pedi system that helps her get the perfect salon mani/pedi at home. Pick from predefined color palettes to make it easier for you to choose the perfect gift for your wife.
LUXURY LOAFERS FOR THE BALLER WIFE
Move over, luxury bags and luxury heels. Make way for the luxury, and comfortable slip on loafer. If you fancy spending a thousand bucks to spoil the crap out of your wife's feet, there's only one candidate in town - the Gucci Princetown leather slip-on loafer. If you give your wife this gift, it will be the envy of all of her friends.
SHOP: Gucci Princetown Slipper
CHEF'S KNIFE FOR THE CHEF WIFE
If you're wife is a huge foodie, loves taking food pics, and loves to cook. Well, you're a lucky man. But also, a chef wife needs a chef's knife. Sharp, beautiful, a pleasure to use and a showpiece for the kitchen, a Japanese Santoku knife is the perfect gift for the chef wife. Beyond its beauty, we love this Santoku knife because it's more lightweight to hold than some of the heavier German made knives.
SHOP: Shun Santoku Knife