The 20 Best Gifts to Give Her for No Reason Whatsoever This August
Including party pumps, structured totes and the perfect everyday bra
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We understand that finding the perfect gift for the women in your life can be taxing. It’s why every holiday season, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day we hand you a thorough guide to the best apparel, accessories, home goods and wellness products you can gift in hopes of making yourself look like a totally thoughtful stud.
But, you see, gift-giving is a year-round undertaking if you’re doing it right. Birthdays and anniversaries also call for thoughtful, first-rate gifts, as does any number of other totally random days for no reason whatsoever. It’s why we’re starting this new column where, each month, we’ll compile an extensive list of the best gifts you can give to the lovely women in your life, curated by women.
This Free People dress has been haunting my Instagram ads for weeks. I finally got my hands on it and, as its name suggests, took it for a spin last Saturday night. The dress, available in a multitude of colors, features an incredibly flattering and unique silhouette with an asymmetrical low scoop back and subtle slit hem. She can easily wear this out on the town or to bottomless brunch the next morning.
The size-inclusive lingerie brand recently launched the perfect everyday bra — supportive, comfortable and unobtrusive.
While hawked by every TikTok dermatologist, serum was never a part of my skincare — until Secure Attachment came along. Now I can’t imagine my routine without it. As someone who suffers from dry skin, this bottle of hydrating hyaluronic acid from the AAPI-founded self-care brand goes on gentle (perfect for those with irritated and acne-prone skin) and leaves your face looking thoroughly quenched.
An effortlessly cool pair of jeans that’ll become her staple this fall, no doubt.
It’s hard to keep up with OV’s exercise dress releases as of late, but if there’s one you should consider gifting, it’s the brand’s new tennis-inspired number. The Court Dress features supportive 4-way stretch, sweat-wicking properties and cute cutout details.
This slim 14k solid gold signet from Mejuri is sure to make a dazzling statement (but in, like, a tasteful, nonchalant way.)
Made from pure Mulberry Silk (a durable, thermoregulation fabric), this relaxed blouse from San Francisco-based affordable luxury brand Quince is a versatile staple.
Immediately after trying the performance underwear brand’s Low Hide Thong and High Sculpt Brief (pictured here), LDMA has staked its claim as my favorite everyday intimate brand. Using the best nylon on the market, each undergarment is individually knit, creating a high-performing pair of underwear that’s moisture-wicking, comfortably compressing and incredibly stylish. If I could switch out everything in my underwear drawer for LDMA, I would.
Queer Eye star and the show’s residential grooming expert, Jonathan Van Ness’ year-old hair-care line has already become a customer favorite. And as someone with thick, often unruly hair that needs a little help in the detangling department, this leave-in conditioner has done wonders for my head. It not only detangles with just a few spritzes but adds lightweight moisture and even a bit of texture.
Weighing one-third less than Stanley’s standard stainless-steel drinkware, the Aerolight has become my travel water bottle of choice. It keeps drinks cold for hours, features a convenient drink-through lid and is the perfect size to slip into a tote bag.
When it comes to skincare, I need direction. Loops, known for their celebrity-favorite sheet masks, executes this swimmingly. Each one of their uniquely packaged masks has a purpose. Whether she needs to unwind before bed or a pick-me-up on a hungover morning, this 5-pack has her covered.
From Sunday Citizen’s new spa-inspired Portugal collection, this luxe bathrobe is crafted from 100% silky-soft long-staple cotton.
While a bit pricey, this all-natural body oil is totally worth the splurge. Its lightweight formula helps the skin retain moisture, for healthier-looking, glowing skin all over.
The definition of a party pump.
I’m often skeptical of celebrity-owned skincare brands but will admit I quite enjoy Stranger Things star Millie Bobbie Brown’s under-eye gel pads. They employ caffeine, green tea and cactus extract to hydrate and debuff under-eye circles. Not only do they leave my under-eyes feeling fresh and revived, but they also don’t slide off my face like other gel pads.
Anecdote Candles add a touch of elegant whimsy to her living space. This offering from the brand boasts notes of bergamot, jasmine and amber that are balanced with a base of sandalwood, delivering a soothing, familiar scent.
I keep this 30ml bottle of Jo Malone’s Wild Bluebell Cologne in my work bag for a quick and convenient refresh throughout the day. With notes of bluebell, permission and white musk, it’s a sweet, elegant scent that’s not overpowering.
The gut health girlies know how imperative kombucha is to the system. We also know how goddamn expensive the bubbly probiotic drink is. If she loves her fermented tea, treat her to this 12-pack from Health-Ade, one of the top-selling kombucha brands on the market.
A fashionable, structured tote that has a pocket for just about everything.
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