You love to tell your better half, “I know you better than you know yourself.” But admit it: attempting to buy her the perfect gift is a cold slap of reality that says you don’t.
Save yourself from the embarrassment of the classic spousal gift trope (spa days, naturally) and pick up something with a little more personality. Here are a few suggestions.
Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
You’re not the only one coveting a sweet pair of Beats by Dre headphones. Treat your queen to this wireless version in her favourite hue (rose gold is almost always a safe bet). You’ll never have to hear Ariana Grande on full blast again.
Bulgari Serpenti Spiga Watch
No one really needs a watch to tell the time anymore, but this Bulgari timepiece will pull double-duty as the most stunning piece of jewellery in your wife’s collection. Set with brilliant-cut diamonds, black ceramic, and a cabochon-cut pink rubellite, this watch should come with a few pillows included for the recipient to faint on.
Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod
Thanks to the newest add-on to the Moto Z smartphone — with 10x Optical Zoom and the clearest resolution you’ve ever seen — your lady’s Instagram account is about to get lit. Plus, it’s small and light enough to keep in her purse 24/7, just in case.
Mini Waffle Reading Socks & Kate Spade Tea Kettle
You might see a raised eyebrow or two when your wife opens these gifts (they make sense as a pair!), but she’ll feel appreciation once she puts them to use during a cozy night in. Remind her that she deserves a peaceful evening with warm feet, a soothing tea and her favourite book. Trust us, it’ll be a battle getting her out of those socks.
Socks $35, kettle $60, indigo.com
Jonathan Adler Bar Cart
If your lady loves to entertain, this glamorous Jonathan Adler bar cart in rose gold (told ya!) will be her right up her alley. It features smoky mirrored glass shelves, three bottle holders, and the kind of style that makes it appropriate no matter the occasion.
Proenza Schouler Bucket Bag
The bucket bag is as timeless a style as they come, sure to appease even the staunchest of fashion-forward women. Soft black leather is also your best bet. But be warned: bucket bags maintain their shape because they don’t include too many pockets, so she’ll still be complaining about never finding anything in the damn thing.
Stuart Weitzman Thigh-High Suede Boot
Black suede thigh-high boots are having a serious moment right now. You may have even heard your wife mention that she wants to pick up a pair. Beat her to the punch by picking up the best of the best: Stuart Weitzman.
The Noir Perfume
Anyone can buy your wife Chanel No. 5, but you should be getting her something more attuned to her own personality. The Noir 29 combines black tea leaves, bergamot, fig, cedar, vetiver, bay leaf, and musk for a scent that is at once sensuous and addictive.
Panasonic Micro-Foaming Skin Care System
Removing makeup can be an exercise in drying out the skin beyond repair. Panasonic’s Micro-Foaming Skin Care System loosens and removes makeup with gentle heat while massaging the skin and purifying pores. Your wife will be glowing all thanks to you. That’s basically a gift for both of you.
Color Me Swoon: The Beefcake Activity Book
This past year, we’ve heard over and over that colouring is beneficial in reducing anxiety and enhancing focus. Don’t you want that for your partner? Give her the gift of a stronger mind with this book full of her favourite Hollywood hunks. Don’t worry about her skill level, the cover proclaims it’s good for beginners and “Good Colour-Inners” alike.