It’s not even Halloween, but SPY is already working hard to help you pick out the best gifts for wives.
We’re primarily looking for the best Christmas gifts for wives, but there’s no shortage of events that might require buying gifts for your wife: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries and the occasional “I’m sorry for acting like an idiot” gift. Unless you’ve agreed to a no-gifts policy for one of these occasions, you’re going to want to have some gift ideas for your wife in mind. And even if you did agree to a no-gift policy, we still recommend having a present ready just in case.
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Nowadays, there seem to be more occasions than ever that require a present such as gifts for your pregnant wife, push presents, Mother’s Day gifts for wives and even National Girlfriend Day, if you haven’t taken that walk down the aisle just yet. Despite this, you may have noticed that your wife doesn’t actually end up wearing the jewelry you buy her or wearing the cute little sweater you picked out. That’s because picking the perfect gift for the perfect woman takes practice.
Luckily for you, SPY has spent years curating this guide to the best Christmas gifts for wives, and we’ve learned which Christmas gifts our readers love and which ones to avoid.
So to prevent that last-minute run to the drugstore for stale chocolates or cheap stuffed animals, get inspired by the wife gift ideas below. We don’t want to stereotype, but most women believe that gifts are an acceptable love language, and learning how to pick out the best gifts for your wife is part of your spousal duties as a husband. From sentimental gifts to X-rated gifts, this list has something to win every woman’s heart.
Keep reading for gift ideas to make your wife feel like her most beautiful self, help her engage in self-care, and put a smile on her face. With the right gifts for wives, you’ll be on your way to earning the accolades of Best. Husband. Ever.
1. Best Gift for Wife: Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
We’re guessing your wife would be thrilled with a new set of Brooklinen sheets or the brand’s weighted comforter. Bedding can be a solid gift idea (though not for your wife and not for a special occasion), but you can’t go wrong with the Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe. Made from 100% super-soft Turkish cotton, this spa-style robe is one of the best gifts for your wife you’ll find online. We’ve featured this same robe in our guide to the best gifts for women, and it’s one of the most popular gift ideas ever featured on SPY.
2. Base Roots Body Vase
BEST HOME DECOR
If your wife has a sense of humor and doesn’t mind when things get a little cheeky, then this body vase is the perfect gift for her. The eye-catching home accent can be used as a simple vase, planter pot or piece of art and is made of high-quality ceramic and speckled glaze for a durable design. The blush pink, sandy nude color is neutral enough to match most decor, and it’s got a drainage hole in the bottom for proper plant care.
3. Apple Watch Series 7
TOP TECH GIFTS FOR WIFE
The new Apple Watch is a splurge, but if your wife lives for the latest gadget or tech gift, this one’s a slam dunk gift for wife. It comes with GPS and cellular capabilities so you can stay connected to family and friends without your phone nearby, and the retina display has 20% more screen area than previous Apple Watches. The front crystal screen is crack resistant and has blood oxygen and ECG sensors built in. This watch can do almost anything an iPhone can do, and it’ll also look sleek AF on her wrist.
4. Caraway Tea Kettle
When the brand new Caraway Tea Kettle first debuted in August 2022, we predicted that it would be one of this year’s top Christmas gifts. And after testing it our for ourselves, we’re even more certain it’s one of the best Christmas gifts for wives of 2022. The finely crafted ceramic kettle looks absolutely gorgeous on the stovetop, and it’s thoughtfully packaged with a surprise gift inside. Combine this with the tea sampler set below for a perfect gift combination.
5. Vahdam India Assorted Tea Gift Set
This luxe tea gift set features 12 gold tin caddies filled with deluxe teas. It comes in beautiful packaging, so there’s no need for wrapping paper or a gift bag, making it the perfect gift for your wife’s birthday and other occasions. Vahdam is an Oprah-approved Indian tea company that uses carefully crafted blends of spices and loose leaf tea, and this is the perfect discovery set for any tea lover.
6. Bala Bangles
FITNESS GIFTS FOR WIFE
Bala Bangles was a rare Shark Tank pitch that received unanimous support and had all five sharks battling it out for a stake in the company. Now, their trendy wrist and ankle weights are widely available and super popular thanks to their quality and fun, bright colors. They’re easy and comfortable to wear and will dial up the heat on everything from a barre core workout to running errands. They come in 1 and 2 lb. varieties in a wide range of colors. If your wife loves nothing more than her at-home pilates circuit or multi-tasking and burning calories, these SPY-tested and approved ankle weights will make a great addition to her fitness routine and wardrobe.
7. Best Sentimental Gifts for Wife: Framebridge Photo Frames
BEST FOR MEMORIES
Bring her favorite Instagram shots to life with this elegant photo box set from Framebridge, the service that prints, frames and hangs your favorite pictures for you. They’re made of solid oak wood and are designed to stand on their own or hang, so she’s got options. You can pick the photos, crop them and size them all on their website — so if she’s got a favorite Christmas card shot, wedding memory or old relic photo she keeps in her wallet, now’s the time to preserve it forever.
8. PMD Smart Body Cleansing Brush
This cleansing brush is perfect if your wife loves to exfoliate, massage and cleanse her face or entire body daily. It’s made with SonicGlow technology that vibrates at 7,000 VPM to break down dirt and oil within pores. It’s gentle enough to use daily and powerful enough to break up gunk just beneath the skin’s surface, and it comes in five different colors.
9. Courant CATCH:3 Wireless Charging Station
If your wife loves to organize or could use some help putting her keys in the same place every day, this Courant wireless charging tray is a must-have. Not only does the tray have a sleek design, but it’ll charge her phone and AirPods wirelessly while keeping her wallet, keys, sunglasses or other daily essential items organized. It’s great for keeping on a nightstand, kitchen or right by the front door so she’ll never forget anything on her way out again.
We first reviewed the Courant charging trays back in 2020, but they were also one of Oprah’s Favorite Things last year, which makes us sure your wife will love them as well. For an extra special touch, add her initials.
10. Mejuri Large Hoops
If your wife is a fan of jewelry but isn’t too flashy, these large hoops from Mejuri are perfect. They’re neutral enough to wear daily but nice enough to save for special occasions. They’re made of 14k yellow gold and are Mejuri’s “lightest hooks ever.” She can wear them everywhere — at work, running errands and even in the ocean.
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11. Lululemon Hooded Define Nulu Jacket
BEST OUTDOOR FITNESS
If your wife loves athleisure, you can’t go wrong with something from Lululemon. This zip-up hoodie jacket is a great gift for your wife. It’s made of weightless, super soft Nulu fabric that’s designed to be super lightweight and breathable at the same time. It has four-way stretch, so it moves with you and has a stylish hood and side pockets for coverage and convenience. It’s got a slim fit for staying comfortable all day, and it sits below the waist for coverage you can count on. It pairs perfectly with some leggings and running shoes for an errand day or heading to and from the gym.
12. Lele Sadoughi Tie Dye Knotted Headband
BEST HAIR ACCESSORY
Headbands are the hottest hair accessory, especially when made by Lele Sadoughi, the most coveted brand. She makes headbands worn by many female celebrities including Busy Philipps, and they’ve become some of the most recognizable, trendy accessories in the game. This classic knotted headband, which is an outstanding gift for wives, has been given a twist with tie-dye detailing.
13. Catbird Jewelry
For affordable, high-quality jewelry, you’ll want to head to Catbird to order their best-selling Baby Pearl Hoop earrings. This Brooklyn-based independent jewelry brand is super-hip, and the company has rings, bracelets, necklaces and diamond jewelry available in all price ranges. We’ve included a few different options for you below, but their entire selection is worth a closer look. You’ll find tons of great gift ideas for your wife at the Catbird store. You’re welcome.
14. L’Occitane Butter Hand Cream
A nice luxurious hand cream is relevant for any woman in your life — especially your wife. Help her avoid dry, uncomfortable knuckles this winter with this highly-rated hand cream from L’Occitane. It’s made with 20% shea butter, honey, almond extracts and coconut oil — a rich formula you can use as often as needed. It’s a great gift for your wife that’ll leave her hands soft and smooth without an oily sheen.
15. Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)
BEST FOR APPLE LOVERS
Apple recently dropped their brand new AirPods, so if your wife wanted them and didn’t get them for Christmas, now might be the time to splurge on a gift for her. They’re built with spatial audio so no matter where you move, the immersive sound moves with you. The adaptive EQ feature automatically tunes the music to your ears, and the contoured design will comfortably fit in your wife’s ears. They’re sweat and water-resistant and will last for six hours on a single charge.
16. Pact Airplane Colorblock Pullover
BEST FOR TRAVEL
If your wife loves to travel and is always looking for chic-yet-comfortable outfits for plane rides, then this pullover from Pact is just the ticket. It’s made of soft organic cotton and comes in three different color combinations so she can mix and match with her favorite neutral joggers or leggings. SPY editors have tested clothing from this brand before and have been thoroughly impressed by the quality and style, their entire collection would make great gifts for wives, moms and women who don’t want to choose between comfort and style.
17. Our Place Perfect Pot
BEST FOR COOKS
Our Place makes the infamous Always Pan that sold out repeatedly last Christmas. This year, they’ve got a new piece of cookware that our product reviewers loved. The Perfect Pot, like the Pan, is made to replace all your pots into one piece of kitchenware. It boils, bakes, crisps and steams. It can act as a dutch oven, a roasting rack, a braiser and a spoon rest as well. It’s made with a nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating and a sturdy aluminum body that’s got fast, even heat distribution. Plus, it comes in a bunch of pretty colors your wife will love, making it the perfect gift for her birthday or anniversary.
18. Capri White Volcano Candle
BEST SCENTED GIFT
If she obsesses over candles, she deserves to unwrap a Capri Blue candle. Chances are she’s done her best to save money on candles and it’s likely she doesn’t always spend on luxe versions. Capri Blue’s scents are truly the best and this one comes packaged in an elegant glass package with a lid to match, making it one of the best gift ideas for wife.
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19. Fenty Skin Travel-Size Start’r Set
FOR BEAUTY ROUTINES
Fenty skin, aka Rihanna’s skincare company, has a travel-size Start’r Set that’s perfect for skin routine lovers of all kinds. It comes with a cleanser, toner serum and SPF-powered moisturizer. All of the products are non-comedogenic, vegan, clean and cruelty-free. The whole routine is formulated to remove gunk and dirt from the skin, improve skin tone and the look of fine lines, and give you a lightweight, oil-free moisturizing finish that’s invisible on all skin tones. This would make a great gift for moms, wives and partners of all kinds.
20. Sweet Water Decor Mrs. Trinket Dish
This sweet gift is the perfect catchall to remind your wife that she is yours and you are hers. The metallic gold that glimmers around the edges of the dish and on the “Mrs.” lettering at the center is so glam. She will use it as a resting spot for her everyday essentials, like keys, or she’ll use it for her rings and bracelets.
21. Cool Bank Professional Art Supplies Set
BEST FOR ARTISTS
Lots of people picked up new hobbies during the pandemic. And if your wife has been exploring her artistic side lately, then you can’t go wrong with this gift, which was one of the top wife gift ideas featured on SPY last year. Whether she’s an amateur artist or a professional, the 85-piece set contains four different compartments for different mediums including acrylic paints, watercolors, oil paints, colored pencils, oil pastels and more. The palette also comes with five different brushes of various sizes and it all nestles into a convenient carrying case for those times she likes to work outside.
22. Women’s Silk Satin Pyjamas Set
Comfy but stylish pajamas are always a hit, and we particularly love this silk-satin set. They’re cute enough for a girl’s night, silky enough for a romantic night with you and perfect for lounging or sleeping. We also give this set bonus points for the soft and breathable material, which can be thrown into the washing machine for an easy clean. Comfy, sexy and easy to clean? No wonder we picked this as one of the best gifts for your wife.
23. Misaya Women Jewelry Box
FOR JEWELRY LOVERS
A classic jewelry box is a timeless gift for wife. Perfectly useful, this two-layer model is a pretty way to organize her baubles. It has removable compartments with necklace hooks, a ring holder, earring cards and extra removable space to keep everything nice and tidy. Tangled necklaces and missing earrings will be things of the past. Plus, it also majorly saves on space. The soft lining protects her jewelry from scratches, and the lock closure is secure yet easy to operate.
24. Parlovable Cross Band Soft Plush Slippers
BEST FOOT COMFORT
What’s not to love about oversized fuzzy flip-flops? These slippers are anything but basic, making them one of the best gifts for wives. They’re as comfy as they are cute, thanks to a high-density memory foam sole that gives tired feet some much-needed TLC. The sturdy, non-slip rubber outsole means they can be worn outside too.
25. Firstleaf Wine Club Subscription
FOR WINE LOVERS
We tested a lot of wine clubs in 2021 (yes, we know, we have the best jobs in the world), and Firstleaf was our No. 1 pick. This wine club has a large selection of delicious wines and makes it easy to customize the selection based on your preferences. We still think wine subscriptions are one of the best gifts for wives in 2022, and Firstleaf is always our first choice.
They’ve got 400+ wines in their stockpile and work directly with the world’s top wine producers to deliver you the best blends of the industry, and save you up to 60% off retail. Gift your wine-obsessed wife a near guarantee that she’ll love every bottle and always have plenty of vino for Monday night’s The Bachelor viewing, Friday night Zoom reunions or a Sunday soak in the tub.
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26. Mr. Sandman Sherpa Fleece Weighted Blanket
BEST INSTANT COMFORT
Weighted blankets were one of the most popular gift ideas for women, and we’re confident your wife would be very pleased to receive this. This weighted blanket has excellent ratings on Amazon and weighs 15 pounds, an ideal weight for staying calm without getting crushed. It has plush sherpa fleece on the outside for maximum comfort and ceramic beads on the inside that distributes evenly for calm sleep, television watching or working from the couch. If your wife has been wanting one of these, this is a no-brainer.
27. Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
FOR INDOOR GARDENERS
Now’s not exactly the best time of the year for gardening, but indoor herb gardening is available 365 days a year no matter where you live! This Mason jar indoor herb garden kit uses a passive hydroponic system that makes it easy to start your indoor garden and grow your own herbs so you’re never without a basil leaf or an extra hand full of parsley. The built-in watering system brings nutrients to the plant’s roots while also regulating moisture, and your wife will love the rustic, charming design of the portable jars.
28. Half Baked Harvest Cookbook
BEST FOR HOME COOKS
Tieghan Gerard’s love of cooking started while making dinner for her very large family growing up in the mountains of Colorado, and now she’s taken her favorite comfort-food recipes and written them down for the masses. This is one of our favorite cookbooks for anyone, of any skill level looking to make delicious food for their families. Her recipes are creative, intuitive and easy to follow. She uses delicious ingredients in fun, inventive ways that won’t feel out of reach, but will result in something seriously delicious. If your wife loves to cook, she probably already follows Tieghan on Instagram but will appreciate the cookbook regardless.
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29. Flat Geometric Stud Brass Earrings
MOST STYLISH PICK
These flat brass earrings are a sophisticated statement she can make while out to dinner, at the office or brunch with friends. The textured gold finish is trendy, and the neutral colors will match a variety of outfits, which is something your wife will love as a gift. They’re nickel-free so they shouldn’t irritate most ears and they’ve got simple back closures so they’re simple to get on and off.
30. Scentbird Perfume Subscription
BEST FOR PERFUME LOVERS
If your wife loves scents, perfumes, colognes or trying out new smells in her beauty routine, this subscription service is a great gift for wife choice. Scentbird is a monthly subscription service that delivers precisely the amount of perfume your wife needs each month of her favorite scent, plus a free scent worth trying based on her preferences. They partner directly with the makers so the price is lower than retail, and it only costs roughly $15/month. Trust us, if she’s a regular perfume wearer, this is a subscription service she’ll want and use.
31. Joroto Home Exercise Bike
BEST FOR HOME GYMS
If your wife was dedicated to perfecting her home gym for the past couple of years, she’s not alone. With many of us forgoing the gym for our at-home studios for safety reasons, a spin bike remains an essential at-home addition for fitness aficionados. However, we also know that Peloton bikes are outside of many people’s budgets. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives including this Joroto bike.
If you’re willing to spend a little more, Joroto exercise bikes have been very popular with our readers and would make a great budget pick for at-home cyclers. The magnetic spin bike is super quiet and has multiple levels of resistance for an intense home sweat session. It has an excellent 4.5-star rating on Amazon and won’t cost one month’s rent as a new Peloton would.
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32. Instant Pot Duo
With thousands of rave Amazon reviews, it’s no wonder this Instant Pot will excite your wife. It speeds up the cooking process and also retains more nutrition thanks to limiting the amount of time food is exposed to heat. Even if she’s a beginner in the kitchen, she’ll gain access to the Instant Pot app which provides more than a thousand recipes. But chances are, she’ll know just what to do with it! The multi-use programmable Instant Pot offers seven functions so your leading lady can steam, warm, slow-cook, or sauté her (and let’s be honest, your) meals. It makes yogurt, too.
33. Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Jacket
This is the famous Amazon coat that once went viral for its stylish puffer look and affordable price tag. It has over 19,000 (!!) reviews with a 4.5-star rating. This cheery, bright red is perfect if your wife is always freezing and could use a new, trendy coat. It’s sufficiently windproof and features six roomy pockets, special side zippers and a fleece-lined hood to keep your wife warm and trendy on blustery days, making it a great gift ideas for your wife.
34. Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker
FOR PASTA LOVERS
This pasta maker was also one of Oprah’s favorite things last year, so you know it’s good. If your wife loves new kitchen gadgets, then pasta makers are some of our favorite wife gift ideas. After all, what’s more romantic than pasta? This maker does it all, from start to finish, including kneading the dough, mixing it and shaping it into different types of pasta from spaghetti to fettuccine, penne and even lasagna. She’ll be able to experiment with all sorts of ingredients from vegetables to eggs, and she’ll love the fresh taste of her homemade creations.
35. Wool-Lined Leather Touch Screen Gloves
BEST OUTDOOR GEAR
If you live in a cold climate or your wife loves to aprés ski, these gloves are a great pick. They’re made of genuine lambskin leather that’s comfortable to wear and feature an inner wool lining to protect her from the cold. This gift for wife is made with sensitive fingertips that make texting on a smartphone easier, and they’re lightweight enough to carry around in your purse or jacket pocket.
36. 32 Degrees Women’s Ultra Light Down Puffer Vest
If your wife is always freezing, even in 70-degree weather, this puffer-down vest is a perfect gift. It’ll keep her torso nice and toasty no matter the weather, and look stylish at the same time. It’s got a lightweight design, water-repellent fabric and a down alternative made from recycled plastic water bottles. It comes in a bunch of fun, bright and neutral colors, and can be layered over a t-shirt or underneath a jacket for added warmth.
37. Call Us What We Carry
Amanda Gorman’s book of poetry dropped last December. Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, this poetry collection from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and inaugural poet takes hold of this current tumultuous moment in time and attempts to make sense of it. She explores hope and healing, and weaves together historical themes of identity and language to help us grapple with where we’re at as a society. If your wife is a fan of hers, then it’s a perfect gift idea for your wife.
38. Tiffany & Love for Her
Year after year, some of the best gifts for wives come from Tiffany and Co., and that’s been true for decades. Everyone loves to see that iconic little blue box from Tiffany & Co., but this time what’s inside will be a surprise. Instead of jewelry, bestow her with a fragrance that is meant to capture the scent of modern love in a bottle. This woody and floral perfume holds notes of blue basil, grapefruit, neroli, vetiver and cedarwood. True to its heritage, the Tiffany bottle will be a standout on any vanity.
39. Rothy’s The Lace Up Sneakers
FOR SOLE COMFORT
Rothy’s is one of our favorite brands at the moment, for style, function and purpose. All of their shoes are made with recycled water bottles and are machine washable for easy cleaning. These pristine white Lace Up sneakers are the perfect gift for a wife or mom who’s always on the go. They’ve got a fuzzy terry texture on the inside and the neutral color will perfectly match her daily athleisure outfits. They’re a great balance between street style and craftsmanship and come in brighter colors as well.
40. Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette
FOR MAKEUP LOVERS
When it comes to the best gifts for your wife, it’s hard to go wrong with an eyeshadow palette. They offer plenty of shades to play with, especially this one from Urban Decay which, trust us, if she’s into makeup she’s heard of. It includes warm matte neutrals and gold flitter so she can transition from day to night easily. Each shade comes in a velvety powder with a texture she’ll love and they’ve all got serious staying power — she won’t have to worry about her look fading midday. The palette also comes with a two-sided brush that’s vegan and cruelty-free so she can start using her new products right away.
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41. Aperol Alcohol Aperitif Spritz Vintage Framed Print
BEST VINTAGE GIFT
Does her office wall need a bit of life? How about the spot above your bar cart? This festive vintage print is super fun and bright, and a great gift for the aesthetically driven wife. Whether or not she drinks Aperol Spritz’s, this print is a great reminder to let loose and have fun regularly. It also comes ready to hang in a simple frame and is available in multiple sizes depending on the wall space you’re working with.
42. Votes for Women Puzzle
If your wife is both a feminist and an avid puzzler, and we’re guessing she is, this beautifully crafted puzzle is a great melding of interests and a thoughtful present. This illustrated, 500-piece puzzle celebrates the suffrage movement of the 19th century that brought about the 19th amendment of 1920 when women were granted the right to vote. It’s a circle of voting rights champions, from Hester C. Jeffrey to Elizabeth Cady and Frederick Douglass, and has a 23″ diameter when fully assembled.
43. Chanel: Collections and Creations
A closet full of Chanel couture may be out of your budget, but this beautiful coffee table book is not. The house of Chanel shares its private archives in these pages, showing the gorgeous creations by Coco Chanel from the 1920s to the present. Broken down into the iconic fashion house’s five themes, it explores each of them in-depth: the suit, the camellia, jewelry, fragrances, makeup and the little black dress. It includes a mix of previously unpublished archive photographs as well as original drawings by Karl Lagerfeld for a gift your wife will love.
44. Maps International Scratch-Off Map of the U.S.
BEST FOR TRAVELERS
Jet-setters haven’t been able to collect as many frequent flier miles in the past couple of years, but this scratch-off map will help her relive her favorite trips of all time. The map of the USA is coated in gold and once it’s scratched off, it reveals colored states, monuments, national parks and other attractions underneath. Made of silk art paper, it measures 24 by 36 inches, ideally sized to proudly put on display. You can also use it to plan your next road trip to give her some scratching off — and adventures — to look forward to.
45. Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser
Diffusing essential oils is trendy these days, and we’re willing to bet your wife would love to add these helpful scents to your home. The Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser has over 1,800 five-star reviews from users. And as much as this is a great gift for your wife, you can very much see this as a gift for yourself, too. Not only will your house smell great, but essential oils also have a range of additional benefits, from helping manage allergy symptoms to delivering a more enjoyable night’s sleep.
46. Nine West Pumps
MOST STYLISH FOOTWEAR
A pair of pumps is a staple in any woman’s wardrobe, but this heart-themed pair from Nine West is perfect if your wife is also a fancy shoe lover. They’re an ideal gift for wife for everything from a day at the office to a night out with the girls, and they’re available for less than a hundred bucks. As for style, they’ve got a sophisticated pointed toe and a lightly cushioned footbed for comfort. They’ve also got a wrapped stiletto heel, so everyone will know she means business.
47. MasterClass Annual Subscription
BEST FOR EDUCATION
If your wife is always curious, asking questions and loves to learn, a subscription to MasterClass would make a great gift. They’ve got classes from experts, ranging from Wolf Gang Puck to Serena Williams, and they make gifting an annual subscription super easy. She’ll have access to their extensive library of courses and can fit the learning into her schedule whenever convenient.
48. The Bouqs Co.
When it comes to the best gifts for your wife, flowers will consistently score you major points, no matter the occasion. This bouquet from Bouqs Company will always serve you well. While this type of bouquet is typically considered one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for wives, there’s never a bad time to bring home flowers.
49. BS-MALL Premium Makeup Brush Set
MOST PRACTICAL GIFT
It’s probably been a while since your wife replaced her makeup brushes, so why not grab her a new set just in time for your fancy night out? This one comes with 14 different makeup brushes that are soft to the touch, densely packed with bristles and shaped well. They’re firm enough to apply makeup while still being comfortable enough to use, and the set comes with five large brushes for face makeup as well as nine precise eye makeup brushes for achieving that perfect cat eye.
50. The Sill Monstera Deliciosa
BEST FOR GREEN THUMBS
Does your wife treat plants like her children? Well, then, this popular houseplant is the perfect way to expand her indoor jungle. The Sill is a great plant resource she should already know about for online green-friend ordering, and this Monstera makes for great interior decor with its “swiss cheese” leaves and simple design. It’s an easy plant to take care of, needs water every one to two weeks and takes bright to indirect light only. Plus, The Sill has a ton of care guidance on their site if she starts to worry about it.
51. Madewell The Transport Rucksack
BEST FOR HIKERS
If your wife is headed back into the office this year, she will need a bag to lug all her stuff to and fro with. This leather rucksack from Madewell is stylish and practical and comes with enough pockets and space to store all her goodies. It’s made of Italian vegetable-tanned leather and has a collar stud closure out front. It’s got three large, spacious interior pockets and a 4″ handle drop for easy pickup. Plus, it comes in both brown and black leather.
52. Mueller French Press
BEST FOR COFFEE LOVERS
Sometimes gifting your wife a piece of kitchen equipment may result in more anger than elation. However, when the item’s a French Press and the result is coffee? You can’t go wrong. This French Press coffee maker from Mueller is made of durable 304 stainless steel and is double insulated for keeping your coffee warm for up to 60 minutes. It’s drop-proof and rust-proof and can also make tea, frothed milk, hot chocolate, and more.
53. Kate Spade Voyage Large Work Tote
BEST OVERSIZED BAG
Many husbands don’t understand why women spend hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars on designer handbags. But you don’t need to understand when it comes to a gift for your wife. All you need to know is that these bags make your wife happy. This designer tote bag from Kate Spade is large and perfect for the average workday. It has an elegant, simple, sleek exterior with plenty of pockets and dividers to keep everything organized. It’s made of pebbled leather with smooth leather trim, and with the practical design, it’s bound to become a staple of your wife’s daily outfit.
54. Manduka PRO Yoga Mat
BEST FOR YOGA
If asanas are your wife’s jam, this top-rated yoga mat from Manduka is the way to go. It’s professional quality and built ultra-supportive at 6 millimeters thick. The ultra-dense cushioning gives your joints plenty of support as you move from downward to upward dog, and the high-quality, grippy materials give you a solid foundation during class. It boasts a closed-cell construction for wicking away sweat and moisture, and it’s easy to clean with a simple wipe-down after each session.
55. BELLISSO Bath Bombs Ultra Lux Gift Set
BEST FOR BATH LOVERS
These vegan bath bombs are made with all-natural ingredients and feature essential oils and other nourishing ingredients for the skin. This gift for wife is made with dead sea salt, sunflower oils, shea butter and vitamin E for soft, glowing skin. Each bath bomb is extra large for filling even the biggest tubs and setting a relaxing, calming mood for your wife to chill in. The decorative box comes with six choices, so she’ll have a variety for her next tub session, and they come at an affordable price for you.
56. W&P Carry On Cocktail Kit Moscow Mule
FOR COCKTAIL LOVERS
SPY editors are big fans of W&P cocktail kits, which make for perfect small gifts for wives on any occasion. If you want to wow your wife with a thoughtful, useful present for 2022, you can present this cocktail kit with a voucher for your next vacation — but she’ll be pretty stoked with this on its own, too. Made for mixing up libations en route to the final destination, this kit has everything needed to whip up a perfect Moscow Mule — the perfect cocktail for vodka lovers. This kit has enough ingredients to make two cocktails, so if you’re sitting next to her, perhaps she’ll share.
57. Eva II Hands-Free Vibrator
Another great way to show your wife how much you care about her? By closing that orgasm gap once and for all. This Eva II couples vibrator will help you get there. This device sits hands-free between her labia to stimulate her clitoris during penetrative sex. It’s got flexible wings, a snug fit and a three-speed motor, so no matter what your sex life looks like, this device should be able to keep up. Trust us, this gift is sure to satisfy her.
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58. Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese Board
FOR CHEESE LOVERS
Is there anything better than a good cheese board? This one can be personalized with your wife’s initials and is the perfect gift for the woman who loves nothing more than entertaining. It starts as a simple wedge and expands into four different quadrants of varying depths for all the crackers, jams, mustards, cheeses and olives you can fit. It also has a three-knife set of different cheese knives and a little drawer to keep them handy.
59. Eccolo Red Embossed Heart Writing Journal
BEST FOR DREAMERS
A notebook is always a practical gift that many wives will appreciate. It’s an act of service to let her know you want her to be organized and have a designated place to write down her thoughts, dreams or even just her to-dos. It’s made of vegan-friendly faux leather and has a simple heart design, which makes it ideal for gifting. This simple, affordable gift is great for women who love to journal, make lists, plan and unwind with their thoughts.
60. Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Vintage Champagne
BEST TO CELEBRATE
There’s nothing like a nice bottle of Veuve to celebrate a special occasion, especially the holiday season. It’s a classic for a reason, and your wife will instantly recognize the bottle label and know it’s about to be good. Veuve Clicquot is synonymous with the “art of living” and is made via a combination of decadent, rich French wines. Pop open this bottle, pair it with a little charcuterie spread, and you’ve got yourself a great gift for your wife.
61. Ryan Simkhai Eyeshop Colette Reading Glasses
BEST FOR READERS
These readers are a great gift for any wife who needs a little visual assistance but doesn’t want to look like her mother. These are fashionable reading glasses that’ll magnify her book, magazine, newspaper or computer screen, and they’re Oprah-approved, so you know they’re legit. They’re made with premium polycarbonate and have spring hinges for easy opening and closing. The Aspheric lenses have an anti-scratch coating on them for protection, and the oversized look comes in beautiful hunter green as well as an electric blue.
62. What I Love About You Fill-in-the-Blank Journal
There’s never a bad time to remind your significant other how much you love them. With this Knock Knock What I Love About You book, your wife will have a physical reminder of exactly what makes her special. Example fill-in-the-blanks include, “You deserve the ______ award ” and “You have the greatest taste in ______.” These pages allow you to use all your wit and charm to deliver lines that remind your partner why they love you, too. The book has a hard cover for durability and even includes a plastic jacket for extra protection, allowing your wife to read it repeatedly without fear.
63. Nekteck Foot Massager With Heat
BEST FOR STRESS
Give your wife a break and a luxurious rest with this pampering electric foot massager that has six massage heads and 18 different rotating nodes inside. It’s designed to ease tension in the feet, relax muscles and stimulate blood flow. The massager also comes with a heating element to amplify the therapeutic effects. There’s also an adjustable height feature with three different levels to make it as comfortable as possible to sit your feet in. Plus, you can turn it on and off using just your toe, and it has a portable carrying handle.
64. Ray-Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses
If your wifey wears sunglasses during winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is invest in a classic, timeless pair of Ray-Ban sunnies to defrost her heart in the winter weather. These glam frames, which are a great gift for wife, will look chic whether she’s wearing a bikini or a chunky knit scarf. The non-polarized glasses feature 100% UV protection and a durable metal frame she can throw in her purse without abandon.
65. Jade Roller & Gua Sha
BEST FOR SELF-CARE
Jade rollers are one of the new must-have beauty products, essentially giving your face a massage every night and helping to firm and lift skin. Gua Shas are equally trendy and useful, helping to improve fine lines and morning puffiness. If you want to encourage your wife to take a little more time for self-care or know that she’s into a killer facial routine, then a jade roller is the perfect gift. It’s a classic beauty gift that’s always popular in our guides to the best gift ideas for wives.
66. Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
BEST FOR PEACE
Does your wife work/relax/think better when she’s not being constantly interrupted? Who doesn’t? But if that’s the case, you may want to look into these handy but stylish noise-canceling headphones, which come equipped for work and play. There’s a mic for making phone calls, the set is compatible with Alexa voice control, and they last up to 30 hours at a time with a quick charge so that they’re always in use. And, since even the happiest couples know they need to tune each other out every once in a while, these could make for a super thoughtful gift for your wife.
67. 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
BEST BEDROOM LUXURY
Add romance and functional beauty to your bedroom with a set of these super-soft silk pillows. Not only does the luxe material help put anyone in the mood, but silk pillows have been shown to help stimulate skin cell growth, balance moisture and even prevent hair from breaking. We call that a win-win-win when it comes to gifts for your wife.
68. The Couple’s Bucket List
BEST CREATIVE INSPIRATION
Whether you need date night ideas, you’re looking for some new inspiration, or you want to show your wife that you love spending time with her, these cards cover it all. It doesn’t matter if you’re a newlywed or an old and graying duo because these cards are meant to spark conversation and encourage you to go outside the box. We particularly love that the tasks and activities aren’t expensive to do, and most of them are simple enough, like listing your top three movies and planning a weekend marathon.
69. Gabbi Bag
This trendy bag has been featured on TikTok and Instagram and has even been spotted on the arms of celebs like Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber. The vegan leather design comes in an array of colors and features a suede-like liner made from recycled materials. It also comes in a pretty silk dust bag to make it feel like an extra splurge when your wife finally opens it, making it a trendy, practical and thoughtful gift for her all in one.
70. Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles Kit
Consider this chocolate truffle-making kit if your wife is a chocolate lover and you don’t want to get her just any old box of chocolates. It comes with everything she needs to create her chocolate masterpieces, and the best part is that once she uses up the included chocolate, she’ll be armed with the knowledge of how to make them again and again and again with the help of the included candy thermometer and a few fresh ingredients.
71. Custom Star Map Print
Looking for unique gift ideas for your wife’s birthday or anniversary? Go the extra light year with a customized star map to show your wife that your coupling is written in the stars. These custom star map prints can be made using any date you choose: your wedding, the day you met or even the birth of a child. In our opinion, it checks all of the boxes: It’s personal, meaningful and romantic as heck.
72. ACdream Passport and Vaccine Card Holder Combo
BEST TRAVEL GIFT
Gift your wife this passport and vaccine card holder before your next vacation. It’s designed with durable and unique materials that block RFID signals to protect your information. Made of lightweight and slim PU leather that can withstand water heat and other elements.
73. Skylight Frame: WiFi Digital Picture Frame
BEST NOSTALGIC GIFT
Your wife will love reliving memories with this digital picture frame. It requires little setup, only needing to be plugged in and connected to WiFi. Then all you have to do is email your photos to your special Skylight email address and enjoy the slideshow. It is designed with 1280×800 resolution and has a 10-inch touch-screen display that showcases photos in brilliant colors.
74. Handwriting Bracelet
Offer your wife a sentimental token of love with this handwriting bracelet. Take any written note, signature, or expression and have it turned into a beautiful jewelry piece she can wear daily. Made by hand, these bracelets are made of high-quality sterling silver and can be finished in 18K gold, rose gold, or silver as desired.
75. Personalized Jewelry Boxes
BEST PERSONALIZED GIFT
Your wife will surely love having this thoughtful jewelry box in her arsenal. A great gift for your wife on any occasion, these travel jewelry boxes are available in two colors and hold enough jewelry to keep her fashionable on any short trip or vacation.
76. Our Place Set the Table Dinnerware Set
BEST FOR ENTERTAINERS
If your wife is a big fan of setting the table before dinner, we’re guessing she would love a fresh set of plates and bowls to do so with. This one from the best-selling cookware brand Our Place is decorative, fun and practical at the same time. It comes with a set of four hand-painted, stackable, porcelain plates that work just as well serving snacks as they do serving a three-course meal. The set also comes with side plates and bowls. All of the pieces come in three different festive colors and are dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is easy.
Updates: This gift guide was last updated on September 1, 2022, at which time we added additional Christmas gifts for wives. We added gifts from brands such as Caraway as well as popular gift ideas from retailers such as Amazon and Uncommon Goods. We’ll continue to update this guide with additional products based on new releases, our editor’s recommendations, reader feedback and availability.
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