The 20 Best Gifts to Give Her for No Reason Whatsoever This October
Whether it's her birthday, your anniversary or just some random Tuesday
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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 real live women.
Everlane Clean Silk Relaxed Shirt
Everlane’s Clean Silk Relaxed Shirt is the button-down’s laidback cousin who still manages to look polished. The relaxed, silky long-sleeve is made from the brand’s eco-conscious Clean Silk and features a traditional point collar to keep a bit of classic sophistication. Ultimately, it’s a key fall staple she needs in her closet.
Gratsi Old Country Variety
Who knew boxed wine could look so classy and taste so good? Gratsi is a young, fresh-faced wine brand with an old-world-style appreciation for winemaking, offering an Old Country White and Old Country Red in two convenient, carbon-footprint-reducing boxed formats delivered right to your door. As for the taste, both blends are simple, refreshing and free of added sugars and artificial ingredients. If she loves her wine, she’ll love Gratsi.
Uniqlo Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater
Uniqlo’s casual Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater is made entirely from a rich and comfortable cashmere knit. Available in a range of flattering colors, the sweater is hand-washable and made with a unique processing to prevent pilling.
CUUP Balconette & Bikini
CUUP specializes in modern, minimalist and quite beautiful lingerie designed to accentuate her natural shape. While you really can’t go wrong with any of the lingerie brand’s offerings, the Balconette bra and Bikini brief are two personal favorites of mine. The Balconette is designed to be seen. It’s a more structured piece with semi-transparent mesh cups and opaque seams for an elegant yet sexy brassiere. The Bikini is a versatile brief with a flattering V-shape made from what appears to be the softest material on earth.
Lunya Washable Silk Robe
It’s a crime for a woman not to have a silky, luxurious robe she can where while putting on her makeup, doing her hair and drinking a glass of wine. All of those activities, however, require a garment that can handle a spin cycle after a few accidental stains, and silk isn’t the easiest to clean. It might be why luxury sleepwear brand Lunya made its Washable Silk Robe, a versatile piece that can be thrown in the washing machine. Not only that, but it’s thermoregulating, meaning it helps her maintain a comfortable body temp and is equipped with fitted cuffs so her sleeves don’t annoyingly dangle.
Breda Esther Watch
A tasteful, slim watch she can sport on the day-to-day. Breda’s Esther watch is a modern take on a classic style with a 26mm square case, sun-ray mist blue brushed dial and a gold-plated stainless steel bracelet that pairs well with nearly everything.
Coach Joey Bootie
Prime chunky boot szn is underway, and this bootie from Coach isn’t just delivering impressive chunk, but eye-catching style as well. Grounded on a durable rubber lug sole, the easy off-and-on boot boasts a soft, cushiony memory foam padding for nonstop comfort.
Dossier Floriental Vanilla
Founded on the desire to make premium fragrances accessible to everyone, the new DTC fragrance brand Dossier offers a slew of affordable perfumes and candles inspired by iconic (and pricey) fragrances. A little sus? Maybe! But after a couple of doses of Dossier’s Floriental Vanilla (a dupe of the highly coveted YSL Black Opium), I can attest that it smells like a dream and is impressively long-lasting (much more enduring than other, pricier fragrances I own.)
L’Academie Alenna Micro Cardi and Skirt
Head-to-toe knit sets are the ideal way to show a bit of skin while staying warm this fall. This chocolatey set from contemporary fashion brand L’academie radiates major autumnal vibes without anyone mistaking her for a bundled-up grandma.
Mansur Gavriel Mini Bloom Leather Shoulder Bag
Blending modern touches with the slouchy shape of classic bags, Mansur Gavriel’s “Bloom” shoulder bag is the perfect finishing touch to any look. Crafted in Italy from a stunning light-gray leather, the bag comes complete with an uncomplicated magnetic top clasp and a canvas-lined interior that securely fits her cardholder, phone, keys and any beauty essentials.
St. Moriz Advanced Pro Formula Tan Boosting Facial Serum
Summer has fled, but her bronzy glow can stay. The U.K.’s top tanning brand St. Moriz’s new made-to-measure radiant glow face tanning serum allows her to control her tan by adding just a few drops of the serum into her favorite moisturizer.
Our Place Perfect Pot
Our Place’s new Perfect Pot, as it’s so humbly named, will soon become her most-loved cooking companion. That’s because the 5.5 QT aluminum pot is a one-stop vessel for braising, baking, roasting, boiling and pretty much everything else. Made with the same impressive ingenuity as its famous Pan predecessor, the Perfect Pot is a massive storage-saver, as it basically combines all of her other pots (stockpot, dutch oven, saucepan, etc.) into one, impressively lightweight, good-looking piece of cookware.
Tentree Treeline Canvas Unisex Jacket
A gender-fluid jacket with an impressive sustainability goal. Not only can you two match, (how cute!) but given the right conditions, this fully biodegradable, organic cotton canvas layer is made with compostable materials and will eventually break down and find its way back to the earth, without leaving a trace of waste behind. But beyond that, it’s a super cute, insulated fall jacket coated with a water-resistant finish.
Juno & Co. Clean 10 Cleansing Balm
A popular YouTuber shared on TikTok how she quickly removes her full face of makeup with Juno & Co.’s Clean 10 Cleansing Balm, and the $15 cleansing balm went completely viral. The unique oil-based cleanser from the clean California-based beauty brand is suitable for all skin types and is developed to dissolve all kinds of makeup (even stubborn waterproof formulas) while brightening her skin’s complexion, reducing dark spots and regulating melanin production.
Reformation Hugh Dress
Reformation’s latest collection is clearly vintage-inspired, and the Hugh Dress is its crown jewel. It’s not hard to picture this fitted, buttoned dress toasting a glass of champagne at The Plaza or nibbling on croissants at a Parisian café. Or simply galavanting around the city like the “It Girl” she is.
Stratia Liquid Gold
Stratia’s best-selling Liquid Gold moisturizer works to repair dehydrated and over-exfoliated skin. Formulated with the three main ingredients that make up the skin’s moisture barrier (ceramides, fatty acids and cholesterol), Liquid Gold replenishes, heals and hydrates with every lightweight, gold-colored pump.
Estelle Colored Glass Set of 2 Stemless Wineglasses
Hand-blown by glass artisans in Poland, this stunning stemless wineglass set from Estelle Colored Glass, a Black-owned and founded business offering an array of colorful, one-of-a-kind glassware will put the rest of her boring wine glasses to shame.
Chan Luu Serpent Talisman Earrings
Featuring cultured freshwater pearls, 0.8 ct diamonds and 18k vermeil, these daring yet dainty serpent earrings from Vietnamese designer Chan Luu are destined to become her favorite statement accessory.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
This Beauty Elixir from skincare brand Caudalie works a lot of wonders. Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s “elixir of youth,” this beauty spray smoothes features, tightens the appearance of pores and adds a touch of radiance to the skin. She can also use it to set or refresh makeup, or whenever she just needs a mist of soothing fragrance.
Open Spaces Storage Bins
Open Spaces specializes in high-quality, versatile products that will keep her life, and home, in order. The brand’s minimalist storage bins, available in small, medium and large, will tidy up any space without disrupting her home’s style.
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