Editors’ Top Picks: Gifts for Her

Finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list can be a challenge. With so many options, the fast-paced frenzy of the season, and the ever-evolving tastes of friends and family, choosing something can quickly add up to a situation that would puzzle anyone, even Santa.

Lucky for you, we – the Hayneedle editorial team – are extremely savvy gift-givers. Writing about home accents and decor all day affords us the unique luxury of knowing more than you could possibly imagine about hundreds of items.

Plus we just love to shop.

A lot.

So without further ado, we present to you our top gift picks for her this season … 

1 – Trieste Upholstered Low Profile Bed

Jewels are lovely, but when it comes to feeling like a queen, this tufted bed is my dream! A perfect mix of modern style and plush details, I know this bed will add a pampered feel to my nightly rest.  I adore the idea of transforming my bedroom into a luxurious and relaxing setting with this bed, and since I know I will enjoy it for years to come, it is my pick for a gift that keeps on giving!

– Augusta

2 – Corinthian Bells 50-inch Wind Chime

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder, “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, and a soothing ambiance created by the Corinthian Bells 50-inch Wind Chime — what do these three classics have in common? They all ring out sweet sentiment in A major, a musical key synonymous with love and warmth. But unlike numbers recorded by Whitney or Stevie, Corinthian Bells never resound the same way twice, every gust gives way to a unique tonal arrangement, each one serene and stirring. These unpredictable acoustics produce an air of relaxation and infuse tranquility into any space, making this chime an ideal gift for “That Girl” in your life, whoever she may be.

– Braden

3 – Coral Coast Gardener’s Choice Potting Bench

For the green-thumbed gal in your life, the Coral Coast Gardener’s Choice Fir Wood Potting Bench makes a wonderful gift and shows that you support her interests. While getting messy is part of the fun of gardening, a bit of organization streamlines the activity. This bench is dedicated to organization with shelving, hooks, and a hidden storage cubby under the large work surface. Potting soil, pots, watering cans, tools, and more can all be kept in one place, within reach whenever she needs them.

– Chelsea

4 – Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope

A perfect gift for beginner and amateur astronomers of all ages, the award-winning Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope is ideal for lunar and planetary viewing as well as land-based viewing during the day. This telescope is packed with all-glass pro optics, a rugged tripod, and a German Equatorial Mount for manual tracking of celestial objects (or select the optional motor drive for automatic hands-free tracking). The Celestron AstroMaster is my pick to encourage that-special-someone to get out under the stars and explore the night sky! 

– Danny

5 – Alpine Falling Water Fountain with Light

Let’s face it – sometimes the best gift you can give her is some time away from you. A fountain is an easy way to create a soothing personal space, and this is one of our most popular. Its tiered waterfall babbles even more than you do, but it’s got a lot less to say. The easy self-contained pump system means you can set it up just about anywhere. Anywhere that she wants. Anywhere. No, you don’t get a say in this. If that’s where the Zen garden is, that’s where the Zen garden is. Good boy. Merry Christmas.

– John

6 – Belham Living Seville Jewelry Armoire

I’ll admit it. I’m addicted to jewelry – any kind of jewelry – from cat-collar bracelets and gumball machine rings to the real deal. When it comes to jewelry storage, however, I’ve got issues, which is why I think the Belham Living Seville Antique Walnut Locking Jewelry Armoire makes a thoughtful gift for the jewelry-storage challenged. Although this armoire has side doors with 20 necklace hooks each, what appeals to me is the column of various-sized drawers (behind the locking-door drawer-front façade) with open and divided storage. Open storage drawers make for the perfect place to stow thicker necklaces such as chokers, that won’t fit on standard-sized hooks. Ring rolls and earring holders are perfect incentives for ongoing organizational motivation. Take it from someone who has jewelry strewn across random thrift-store sculpture-esque finds and more jewelry still, stashed in boxes from a move six years ago, this all-in-one jewelry jamboree will bring her joy.

– Julie


7 – Nespresso Gran Maestria Espresso Maker

One word: amazing! My husband was sweet enough to buy the Nespresso Gran Maestria Espresso Maker for me, and I haven’t gone a day since without a perfectly prepared, delicious espresso drink. If a lovely lady in your life is a fellow caffeine devotee, this is where it’s at. Easy to use – seriously, so simple! – this magical machine heats your cup, froths the milk, and brews a beautiful espresso to your liking in mere minutes. The selection of flavor pods is plentiful, and the quality rivals even the best coffee shops. As an added bonus, this machine is sleek and stylish, and adds fancy-pants flair to any countertop. Nespresso has a variety of other machines as well, all of which would make a great gift for any caffeine-fueled gal.

– Kelly

8 – Cuisinart Automatic Ice Cream Maker

Because I’d wager 99 percent odds that she loves ice cream, treat her to an unexpected delight with this Cuisinart Automatic Ice Cream Maker. No rock salt, no ice, no endless scraping the frozen innards of the old-school models. This one has been certified by my own friends, all of us ice cream aficionados. Just freeze the insulated bowl, drop in your ingredients, and push the button! In around 20 minutes, you’ll have 1.5 quarts of homemade ice cream to not share. A large spout on top accommodates mix-ins like cookie dough and – wait – there are no other mix-ins besides cookie dough, are there? Oh, and this machine also makes healthful frozen yogurt and fruit desserts. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Pick up some heavy whipping cream on your way over to her house. 

– Leslie

9 – Lamo Womens Britain Moc Slippers

When she says she wants to slip into something more comfortable, these are what she’ll be talking about. The Lamo Women’s Britain Moc Slip-On Slippers will keep her feet nice and toasty and are so comfortable, she’ll never want to take them off. I speak from experience. I have a pair, and some days I can hardly wait to get home and put them on. The faux sheepskin lining gives my feet a soft, warm hug and I love the durable soles. They’re perfect for lounging on the couch, but I also don’t have to change my shoes if I want to run out to the mailbox. It’s amazing how much sore feet can affect one’s mood. Happy feet make a happy woman. Need I say more?

– Lisa

10 – The Gift of Choice

Keep in mind, there’s always that wondrous, no-fail creation of sheer genius known as the gift certificate to bail you out of any holiday indecision in a snap. A surefire seasonal winner, Hayneedle tax-free gift certificates are available from $25 to $500 each, and are delivered quickly via email. Easy!

Have a favorite Hayneedle gift you’d like to recommend? Tell us about it the comments below!

Wishing you happy shopping, and even happier holidays!


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