Gear | August 12, 2022 11:29 am

The 20 Best Gifts to Give Her for No Reason Whatsoever This August

Including party pumps, structured totes and the perfect everyday bra

A ThirdLove bra, Free People dress and Jo Malone perfume on a yellow background.
Gift-giving is a year-round undertaking if you’re doing it right.
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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.

Free People

Free People Saturday Night Midi

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.

ThirdLove

ThirdLove 24/7 Second Skin Unlined Bra

The size-inclusive lingerie brand recently launched the perfect everyday bra — supportive, comfortable and unobtrusive.

Selfmade

Selfmade Secure Attachment Comfort Serum+

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.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Ultra High Rise 90s Straight Jean

An effortlessly cool pair of jeans that’ll become her staple this fall, no doubt.

Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices Court Dress

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.

Mejuri

Mejuri Pavé Diamond Slim Signet

This slim 14k solid gold signet from Mejuri is sure to make a dazzling statement (but in, like, a tasteful, nonchalant way.)

Quince

Quince Washable Stretch Silk Notch Collar Blouse

Made from pure Mulberry Silk (a durable, thermoregulation fabric), this relaxed blouse from San Francisco-based affordable luxury brand Quince is a versatile staple.

LDMA

LDMA

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.

Sephora

JVN Complete Leave-In Conditioning Mist

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.

Stanley

Stanley Aerolight Transit Bottle

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.

Loops

Loops Beauty Variety Pack

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.

Public Citizen

Sunday Citizen Cascais Bath Robe

From Sunday Citizen’s new spa-inspired Portugal collection, this luxe bathrobe is crafted from 100% silky-soft long-staple cotton.

Rosebud

Rosebud Woman Anoint Nourishing Body Oil

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.

Shopbop

Aquazzura Yes Darling Pumps

The definition of a party pump.

Florence by Mills

Florence by Mills Floating Under the Eyes Depuffing Under Eye Gel Pads

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

Anecdote Candles Vinyl Records

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.

Jo Malone

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne

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.

Amazon

Health-Ade Kombucha Tea Organic Drink

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.

Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover Pacific Tote

A fashionable, structured tote that has a pocket for just about everything.