25+ Unique Gift Ideas for Women Under $150

unique gifts for women

Holiday shopping is admittedly hard. And coming up with a unique gift idea that your recipient will love? Impossible. The good news is that I’ve done all the work—so you don’t have to! This list of creative gifts for women is a combination of things I personally own and recommend, as well as the most successful gifts I’ve given to people over the years. (And if you’re stumped about the men in your life, check out these round-ups: 40 Gifts for Dads Who Want Nothing and 25 Gift Ideas for Guys Who Have Everything.)

From the best set of cozy PJs to a blowdryer that has thousands of five-star reviews and an Hermes gift that I found for $50,  these fool-proof presents are sure to wow even the pickiest lady in your life. And the best part? Everything on this list is under $150.

34 Unique Gift Ideas for Women

1

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush

There’s a reason why this blowdryer has amassed a cult-like following and nearly 12,000 five star reviews on Amazon: not only is it cheap AF, but it also gives you that sleek, salon-quality blowout—even if you’re completely incapable of blowing out your own hair. The brush attachment is literally idiot-proof.

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2

SkinStore Evergreen Holiday Collection

This box caught my eye immediately because it's stocked with a bunch of products from my favorite skincare brands. Highly recommend pre-ordering before 11/15 because it sells out every year.

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3

Diptyque Candle Set

I include this set every year because I'm a DIE-HARD Diptyque lover. The full-sized version of these candles go for $65 a pop, so getting a set of 5 minis for $78 is a steal.

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4

Mini Beauty Refrigerator

Shopping for someone skincare obsessed? This mini beauty fridge is ideal for storing jade rollers, eye creams, sheet masks, and serums.

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5

Rainfall Shower Head

I was shocked when I saw this highly-rated rainfall shower head was only $20. (We just bought it for our second bathroom!) It's an inexpensive way to give your mom, sister, or girlfriend a hotel-like experience at home.

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6

Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Round Dutch Oven

A classy—and classic—gift that's perfect for a mother-in-law, sister, or any cooking enthusiast in your life. Le Creuset pieces tend to be pricey, but this one is surprisingly reasonable. If you're looking to spend a little more, check out this white marble Le Creuset Dutch Oven. It's like a piece of art!

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7

Hermes Garden Collection Coffret Set

For $50, you can gift someone a fragrance set that comes in the iconic Hermes orange box...I'M SOLD. I'll be honest—I haven't smelled these perfumes, but I tend to trust everything Hermes does. Sephora says this is Limited Edition so I assume it will likely sell out. (Fun fact: people legit list their Hermes orange boxes on eBay for $20...empty!)

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8

BaubleBar Headband

A budget-friendly version the fancy designer headband everyone has been lusting after.

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9

 Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

For the person in your life who drinks iced coffee no matter the season. (Another great Amazon find that has nearly 4,000 five-star reviews.)

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10

25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

There are a TON of beauty advent calendars, but out of all of them, I think this one offers the best mix of products for the value. You'll get $300 worth of product for $130.

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11

CHANEL Hand Cream

When you're shopping for someone with expensive taste but you don't want to spend a fortune, this Chanel hand cream is the perfect gift. I remember trying to buy it last Christmas and it was sold out!

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12

Reversible Umbrella

A practical gift that's great for someone you might not know well, like a colleague or your boyfriend's sister. The best part? It's available on Amazon.

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13

Quip Metal Electric Toothbrush

I was gifted one of these toothbrushes at an event last year, and now I refuse to use anything else. It's super light-weight, doesn't require cumbersome plugs or chargers (it operates on a single battery), and is a fraction of the price of other electric toothbrushes. I recently went to see my dentist—who I admittedly hadn't seen in a year—and he told me my teeth looked like they had just been professionally cleaned.

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14

Handheld Milk Frother

I love the idea of gifting this handheld frother as a stocking stuffer. It's under $10 and can be used for at-home lattes, matcha, cappuccinos, and more.

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15

Top Tote Leather Hat Clip

A genius gift for anyone who travels or loves hats. This thing has been a lifesaver for me. 

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16

Sunbeam Steamer Portable Handheld Fabric Steamer

Sure, it’s not the sexiest gift on the list, but I can assure you it’ll be the recipient’s most useful. This thing is a gamechanger for anyone who travels or hates to iron. The handheld steamer heats up in 30 seconds and will literally get wrinkles out of any garment instantaneously.

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17

Iron Wood Reed Diffuser

This is the scent I currently use in my home, and anytime someone comes over, the first thing they say is “it smells AMAZING in here!” I immediately point to my diffuser and tell them that the brand, Antica Farmacista, creates fragrances for some of the best hotels in world—Ritz Carlton, The Beverly Hills Hotel, and others. 

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18

Pocket Wifi Mobile Hotspot

A follower recommended this and I think it's genius—particularly for anyone who travels constantly. This is the number one item on my own personal wish list!

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19

Ninja Personal Blender for Shakes, Smoothies, Food Prep

One of the best gifts I’ve ever received. It’s compact, doesn’t leave a huge mess, and is perfect for single serving smoothies or juices. It can also be used as you would a normal blender, for dressings, sauces, etc. 

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20

Airplane Mode Sweatshirt

My mom got me this sweatshirt for my birthday, and EVERYONE comes up to me and asks me about it when I travel (especially flight attendants.) It’s super soft and perfect for the travel-lover in your life.

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21

The Perfect Travel Scarf

I love oversize scarves like this, especially when I travel, because they make me look put together (even if I'm wearing something comfortable, like a jumpsuit.) Plus, it doubles as a blanket for long flights.

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22

SPANX Faux Leather Moto Leggings

DO YOU EVEN SEE THE REVIEWS?! I die. Most people can’t pull off leather pants. But leather Spanx?! That’s something I can get down with. Not to mention, they look as expensive as real leather pants, but are a quarter of the price—and also universally flattering.

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23

White Tie-Front Shirt

If you’ve been following me long enough, you know about “the shirt.” I’m wearing it in half of my Instagram photos—and dozens of my followers have now bought it too. It is the most perfect white button down ever. Flattering, doesn’t wrinkle easily, and looks chic whether you’re wearing it to work or over a bathing suit at the beach.

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24

The Daily Edited Phone Case

These look like they should be MUCH more expensive than they actually are. It’s similar to the case that I have, but half the price.

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25

Birdies 'The Starling' Smoking Slipper 

You guys have seen me post about these on Instagram—I have three pairs of them. They are SO comfortable and SO chic. I get compliments on them every time I wear them.

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26

Stoney Clover Lane Small Patent Pouch

I can’t even tell you how much I love this brand. I use their pouches for EVERYTHING when I travel, and the quality is amazing. Also, I feel like a lot of my makeup pouches tend to get dirty/covered in product, but this material is awesome is because it wipes clean.

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27

Selfie Ring Light with Cell Phone Holder Stand for Live Stream/Makeup, UBeesize LED Camera Lighting

I’m aware of how ridiculous this is, but I HAVE ONE AND IT’S AMAZING. Not to mention, it’s like 1/20th the price of other “diva lights.”

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28

Drunk Elephant Inspector Drunk™ Night Kit 

This kit is a really good value for the money and the packaging is super fun. It includes a few of DE’s best selling products – perfect way to test out some things before buying full-sized versions.

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29

Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee & Espresso Maker

I can not even begin to tell you how much I adore my Nespresso. This is the model I’ve had for years. It used to go for $300+ and has come down in price significantly—it’s also the kind of gift that looks way more expensive than it actually is.

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30

Santal 33 & AnOther 13 Set

There’s a reason why Le Labo has such a cult following—their scents are legitimately intoxicating. But they’re also sooooo expensive (the full-sized bottle is like $270) which is why I consider this set to be a total steal.

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31

Eberjey Gisele Pajamas

When I say these are the most incredible pajamas EVER I’m not exaggerating. I have them in two colors. I can’t even compare the material to any other pajama sets I have—the fabric just feels expensive. They’re soft, stretchy, and thick enough to keep you warm on a cold morning, but not too hot to sleep in.

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32

Leatherology Leather Personalized Passport Cover

I got these pebbled leather passport cases monogrammed for all of my friends as bridesmaid gifts. So cute right? I’m also a big fan of fancy packaging—it just makes the gift feel more luxe and special. I included the photo of the chic box they come in because I remember being v impressed when mine arrived in the mail.

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33

Slip Silk Sleep Mask

These silk eye masks are fab, and come in the cutest little box. They’re also avail in a million different colors. (This mask is one of my must-have in-flight essentials.)

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34

La Mer The Mini Miracle Set

La Mer for under $100?! YES PLEASE. Spoil your mom with this gift – she deserves it. I included a similar version of this set in my gift guide last year and it was one of the top-selling products.

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41 More Unique Gift Ideas

I decided to ask my followers to share the best gifts they’ve ever given or received, and I compiled the list below. Shoutout to the #SilbSquad for contributing so many awesome suggestions!

  1. A Wine Club Subscription gift card
  2. A temperature-controlled coffee mug
  3. The best-selling electric wine bottle opener
  4. These “Bling Wipes” (to clean engagement rings and jewelry on-the-go) are a great stocking stuffer
  5. A luxury laundry detergent from The Laundress x Le Labo
  6. A pair of compression socks for long flights
  7. A set of four Kiehl’s best travel-sized products 
  8. The cozy throw blanket that has a celebrity following
  9. A gift card to HomeChef for meal delivery
  10. A pair of noise cancelling headphones (I can’t travel without these)
  11. A 3-month subscription to GlossyBox (for beauty and makeup lovers)
  12. These super cozy flannel PJs
  13. The Sephora Deluxe Perfume Sampler
  14. This absolutely gorgeous pour-over tea kettle
  15. The universally beloved water bottle that has a straw in the lid
  16. A face mask that’s known as an instant jet lag cure
  17. The greatest idea for a White Elephant gift exchange
  18. The at-home hair treatment that every stylist swears by
  19. A travel-themed basket complete with compression socks, eye mask, facial spray, and sheet masks
  20. Lululemon’s top-selling legging
  21. One of these gorgeous 2020 planners
  22. A frizz-fighting silk pillowcase
  23. A lipliner that lets you “cheat” the appearance of a fuller pout
  24. The multi-cooker Instant Pot that has 37,000 five-star Amazon reviews
  25. A self-cleaning water bottle
  26. A $14 leather travel passport wallet (that looks like it should be 10x the price)
  27. A weighted blanket that promises calm, blissful sleep
  28. An alarm clock that mimics natural sunlight
  29. A 4-in-1 chiller, aerator, pourer, and stopper for wine
  30. A Book of the Month Club subscription
  31. The ever-popular laptop bag that’s both work-friendly and travel-friendly
  32. An Amazon Kindle with a leather cover (for $60!)
  33. A Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar (perfect for the Anglophile)
  34. The pocket-sized white noise machine that’s great for travel
  35. A light-up LED travel mirror
  36. The world’s greatest popcorn maker
  37. The facial steamer that turns your bathroom into a spa
  38. Airpods
  39. A travel-sized Mason Pearson brush
  40. A classic Chanel perfume
  41. A waterproof bluetooth speaker for the shower

Shopping for men? Check out this post on the best gifts for guys who have everything and this post on gifts for dads who hate gifts.

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8 Comments

  1. Lisa
    November 18, 2018 / 1:38 am

    Omg lady! You saved me! I never k ow what to buy my son in law and son!!

    This is awesome!!! Great ideas!!

  2. November 26, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Best gift guide ever. About to buy the packing cubes for myself right now!

  3. Meaghan
    November 27, 2018 / 4:02 am

    I need a few more gifts around 75 dollars for secretaries, paralegals etc for my husbands employees, all female!

    • November 30, 2018 / 12:52 am

      I’ll be adding more to the gift guide in the coming week(s) so check back soon!!

  4. January 2, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    It’s a great help thanks for posting these amazing gift ideas.

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