The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most frightening time when it comes to gift shopping. If she hasn’t hinted to you exactly what she wants, check out the ideas below. Not only will I suggest options, I’ll help you figure out if it’s the right fit for your particular recipient. Feel free to exhale now.

Why You're So Awesome By Me Book
Uncommon Goods Journal Gift

“Why You’re So Awesome” Fill-In-The-Blank Journal

Need a gift that’s inexpensive but thoughtful? Just answer the simple questions on each page and this little $10 book will bring (happy) tears to her eyes. Whether she’s your wife, girlfriend, mother, aunt, sister, cousin, or friend, this is the gift that will make any person smile.

Why she would want this:

Does anyone on this planet dislike being told that they’re special?

Bond No. 9 New York
Saks The Perfumista’s Perfect Ten

Bond No. 9 Perfume Set

Perfume is often a popular gift idea, but if you’re not sure what she likes, it can become a bad suggestion very quickly. In order to ensure that you get her something she’ll enjoy, a “sampler” of scents is often the go-to route (as long as it’s a quality brand).

If your gift recipient is a fan of New York City, she’ll absolutely love this golden box set by Bond No. 9. The brand is unique in that it’s the first full-blown fragrance collection to pay its homage entirely to New York City. This particular set features 10 different perfumes. Nine of them are named based on streets in New York City, and the last one is named after the Hamptons, which is where most New Yorkers dream of spending their summer weekends.

Why she would want this:

If she’s the type of woman who enjoys the finer things in life, Saks Fifth Avenue is a great place to shop, since they sell all high-end brands. Saks Fifth Avenue also happens to be named after the street in Manhattan where it opened its doors in the early 1900s. This gift is not just luxurious, it’s also thoughtful on your part. Just make sure she likes the Big Apple. If not, Saks still has plenty of other lavish gifts to impress the posh woman.

Quenchâ„¢ Bar10der The Ultimate Cocktail Tool in Gray
Bartender Cocktail Tool

The Ultimate Cocktail Tool

The Bar10der is a 10-in-1 tool (see what they did there?) which includes a bottle opener, channel knife, corkscrew, jigger, knife, muddler, reamer, stirrer, strainer, and zester. It’s small enough to fit in a pocket, purse, or drawer, so she can create the perfect drink wherever she goes.

Why she would want this:

If she loves entertaining guests, this will help make it easier for her to get the party started. No more trying to open bottles with forks or creating drinks with awkward clumps of ingredients!

ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Kit
Brookstone Aromatherpy Shower Gift

Aromatherpy Shower Kit

Know someone who deserves some relaxation time? This ESSIO kit includes a shower attachment for three 100% USDA-certified organic essential oils. Each oil lasts for about 4 showers. It’s like having her own mini spa session every time she jumps into the shower.

Why she would want this:

If she’s a fan of essential oils, she’ll love the purity of these. The three pods, “Breathe”, “Passion”, and “Unwind” will help her take a quick break from her day-to-day stresses and simply enjoy the warmth of her shower and the serene scents that come with it.

 Polaroid PIC300R Instant Analog Camera (Red) With Free Film
Ritz Camera Polaroid PIC 300

Polaroid PIC 300

These days, the latest technology always leaves us wanting instant gratification. Due to the popularity of digital cameras and smartphones, many of us have tossed our old, clunky cameras. Nonetheless, the Polaroid camera has managed to make its comeback by using its nostalgic charm while also adapting to the 21st century. Now, this instant camera is much lighter, smaller, easier to use, and takes higher quality shots.

At Ritz Camera, you can get this camera in red, purple, blue, and black. It includes a free twin pack (20 prints), a wrist strap, and batteries, so she can use the gift right away!

Why she would want this:

If you see her posting lots of pictures on Facebook and Instagram, chances are, she’s going to love this gift. She’ll probably take a handful of shots and then put the Polaroids together to create a collage that she can share on social media. Or, she can use her Polaroids the old-fashioned way, simply by hanging them up on the wall or posting them into a scrapbook.

Jessica Dolnick sets up many of the merchants that you see on, and through extensive research and personal experiences, writes about them in the We-Care blog. Jessica has always been passionate about the nonprofit sector–before working at, she organized benefit concerts, volunteered at her local hospital, and raised over $50,000 for her alma mater. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in psychology and communication and a minor in education from the University at Albany.