51 meaningful gift ideas your wife will love




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  • 2020-09-29 20:28:22Z
  • By USA TODAY
51 meaningful gift ideas your wife will love
51 meaningful gift ideas your wife will love  

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It might seem like all of your wife's favorite gifts come from herself, but there's a world of opportunity awaiting if you want to take the lead on surprising her with the gift she's been wanting all year long.

Not sure what to get your favorite lady? You've come to the right spot. Here at Reviewed, we've tested oodles of products, from foot spas to fitness trackers and everything in between. With dozens of gift ideas to choose from, there's something for every wife on our list. Happy shopping!

1. For the wife who is into essential oils: Asaskuki 100ml diffuser

When it comes to aromatherapy, distribution is as essential as the oils, themselves. So up her olfactory game with the Asakuki 100ml Diffuser, our favorite diffuser for the money. It's sleek, it's affordable and it works as advertised.

Get the Asakuki 100ml Diffuser from Amazon for $21.99

2. For the wife who's into gadgets: Apple Watch Series 6

It's a pretty 21st century experience to need a gadget for your gadgets, but that's the reality of life in 2020. With the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple's latest and greatest smartwatch, your wife can track her workouts and her vitals, make calls, text and send emails, scroll social media, listen to music, navigate directions and more-versatility that makes it our top smartwatch pick for 2020. If your wife isn't an iPhone user, you can swap in the fabulous Galaxy Active Watch 2 instead.

Get the Apple Watch (Series 6) on Amazon for $384.99

3. For the wife who wants to try new recipes: Home Chef subscription

When preparing a meal, planning is half the battle, and when crunched for time, coming up with new things to cook can start to feel like a chore. Our favorite meal kit delivery subscription, Home Chef, takes the preparation out of the equation, giving you fresh, creative options, portioned out and delivered directly to the door.

See Home Chef's plans and pricing

4. For the wife who is workin' on her fitness: Fitbit Charge 4

Our favorite Fitbit is the Fitbit Charge 4, which may not offer all the bells and whistles of the Apple Watch, but still packs quite the punch-and also tells time-at a much more digestible price point. Not only is the Fitbit Charge 4 comfortable to wear, it offers comprehensive activity tracking features and an intuitive app; perfect for keeping fit in these odd times.

Get the Fitbit Charge 4 on Amazon for $149.95

5. For the wife who is an avid tea drinker: Fred & Friends Manatea Tea Infuser

If your wife runs on caffeine, she's not alone, and we can't think of a better way for her to enjoy her daily spot of tea than with the best tea infuser we've tested. This one is easy to clean, steeps evenly, and secures tightly to the side of a mug. Just fill the sea cow's belly with loose leaf tea, add water, and enjoy.

Get the Fred & Friends Manatea Tea Infuser on Amazon for $13.45

6. For the wife who enjoys feeling pampered: Parachute Classic Robe

Want to treat your wife to a spa day every day? A plush robe is a great start, and the Classic Bathrobe from Parachute is the perfect splurge for any spouse who appreciates the finer things. One of our editors loves this robe because it's "luxurious, comfortable, and functional." Just be prepared to buy your own once you feel how soft hers is, because she won't be letting you borrow it.

Get the Parachute Classic Robe from Parachute for $99

7. For the wife who styles her own hair: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

A trip to the blowout bar is so pre-pandemic. Bring the glam home with the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer, a must-have styling tool with more than 81,000 rave reviews-including a resounding endorsement from Reviewed's beauty editor. Simply put, this thing is awesome. If your wife doesn't already have one, buy it now, and thank us later.

Get the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer on Amazon for $41.99

8. For the wife who needs a personal assistant: Echo Dot (third-gen)

It never hurts to have a little backup, and an Echo Dot (third-gen) makes for the perfect sidekick. A brilliantly simple and affordable smart speaker, the Echo Dot uses Amazon Alexa to help manage calendars, set reminders, and answer (almost any) questions throughout the day. Alexa's not all business, though. She can tell funny jokes, play trivia games, and play your wife's favorite songs, making her an ideal personal assistant.

Get the Echo Dot (third-gen) on Amazon for $39.99

9. For the wife who loves to cook: Instant Pot Ultra

If your wife has a lot of family recipes she likes to make for holidays and gatherings, but is short on time, this is a great solution. An Instant Pot helps any cook create delicious meals quickly, without dirtying multiple dishes. The Instant Pot Ultra is the best pressure cooker we've tested: it cooks perfectly, is intuitive to use, and is easy to clean.

Get the Instant Pot Ultra Pressure Cooker from Amazon for $149.95

10. For the wife who wants to be a plant mom: The Sill

The Sill is an online plant retailer that sells a variety of potted plants that your wife will love. Reviewed staffers have ordered from The Sill numerous times with nothing but positive things to say about the experience. The online plant company also offers helpful online plant workshops so your wife can keep her favorite holiday gift in tip-top shape. There are lots of stylish pots to choose from, or you can customize your own for a personal touch.

Get a beginner plant from The Sill for $14

11. For the wife who can't live without music: Apple AirPods Pro

Your wife needs a quality pair of wireless earbuds to do things like listen to her favorite songs, handle work calls, and drown out noise from the kids once in awhile. With clear sound, intuitive design, a great fit, and brilliant noise cancellation, there's no better pair of earbuds to get the job done than Apple's AirPods Pro.

Get the Apple AirPods Pro on Amazon for $219

12. For the wife who is on her feet all day: Ivation Foot Spa Massager

We put our feet through a lot-squeezing them into shoes that don't quite fit, wearing flimsy sandals with no arch support, and traipsing through puddles in improper footwear. A foot spa is a spa-like experience that any wife would enjoy on her tired feet. Our favorite is the Ivation Foot Spa Massager, which features adjustable heating, massage rollers, water jets, and a timer.

Get the Ivation Foot Spa Massager on Amazon for $79.99

13. For the wife who likes to keep it toasty: Biddeford Blankets Microplush with Sherpa Electric Blanket

As temperatures drop, a heated blanket becomes an increasingly important thing to have. So don't let your wife be caught cold-handed (or footed) without our best value pick for electric blankets at the ready during the fall and winter months. With 10 heat settings, your wife will stay nice and warm under this luxuriously soft blanket.

Get the Biddeford MicroPlush Sherpa Electric Heated Blanket on Amazon for $69.95

14. For the wife who loves to do her nails: SunUV Gel Nail Lamp

Is your wife missing her pre-pandemic manicures and pedicures? Get her this professional salon curing nail lamp that's so good it's garnered a 4.5 star rating from 7,583 Amazon reviewers. Our staff loves this popular nail lamp because it works with any gel polish and doesn't smudge. A win-win.

Get the SunUV Gel Nail Lamp on Amazon for $39.99

15. For the wife who is into beauty: DeWeisn Tri-Fold Lighted Makeup Mirror

There are few things more embarrassing than looking into a public mirror and seeing that your makeup looks totally different than it did at home in the bathroom lighting. It's hard enough to do makeup without having to contend with poor or dim lighting at the vanity. A good makeup mirror with adjustable lights makes a huge difference, and luckily you can get her a great one for not much money. The DeWEISN Tri-Fold Lighted Makeup Mirror is our best value choice thanks to its adjustable lights, magnification options, perfect size, and option to run on batteries.

Get the DeWEISN Tri-Fold Lighted Makeup Mirror on Amazon for $21.23

16. For wife who loves to pump the jams: Sonos One SL Wireless Speaker

Whether she's into Beethoven or BTS, it'll sound incredible on the uber popular Sonos One SL. I received Sonos speakers from my husband a couple years back and not a day goes by that I don't use them. Even without Bluetooth connectivity, they're super simple to set up and control, and can easily fill a room with your wife's favorite songs.

Get the Sonos One SL Wireless Speaker on Amazon for $178.98

17. For wife who is on her feet all day: Minnetonka Women's Chesney Slippers

Ever walk on a cloud? Neither have we, but we'd bet it feels a lot like wearing these slippers, which we named our best women's slippers after several rigorous rounds of very cozy testing. So if that sounds like something your wife might like after a long day of being amazing, go on and add these must-have slippers to your cart.

Get the Minnetonka Women's Chesney Slippers for $44.95

18. For the wife who practices yoga: Lululemon Reversible Yoga Mat

If your wife is a serious yogini, she should have a serious yoga mat, and Lululemon's 5mm reversible yoga mat, our best yoga mat winner, carries plenty of bang for its buck. We loved its portability, its firmness and how easy it was to clean, making it worth every penny.

Get the Lululemon Reversible Yoga Mat at Lululemon for $68

19. For the wife who loves pretty things: Rifle Paper Ring Dish

These adorable dishes from Rifle Paper Company make for the perfect catchall for your wife's earrings, rings, and other small knickknacks. Not only are they incredibly stylish, each porcelain dish has a four-inch diameter, making it just the right size for her nightstand or the bathroom vanity where she'll likely use it most.

Get the Rifle Paper Ring Dish from Rifle Paper Co. for $16

20. For the wife who needs her coffee hotter, longer: Yeti Rambler 14 oz. Mug

Yeti didn't get as popular as it is without delivering on its promises. The brand's 14-ounce Rambler works as advertised, keeping coffee hot for as long as your wife needs to drink it. Don't believe us? Do more than 18,000 reviews and a five-star rating help? How about the fact that it's just as good at keeping cold drinks cold? Just trust us on this one-you can't go wrong with this mug.

Get the Yeti Rambler Mug on Amazon for $24.98

21. For the wife who says there's nothing on TV: Disney+ subscription

It's a dejected feeling when you get to the bottom of the TV channel listings without finding anything you want to watch. Fortunately, a Disney+ subscription can help with that problem, offering hundreds of movies and thousands of TV episodes ranging from Pixar favorites new and old to the Marvel universe to Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. At just $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year, Disney+ is a great deal the whole family can enjoy.

Sign up for Disney+ for $6.99/month or $69.99/year

22. For the sentimental wife: Framebridge custom frames

As the world has moved away from processing negatives and printing photos, Framebridge offers a great online photo service that will help your wife turn her lasting memories into lovely pieces of art. You can upload your own imagery and choose a frame for her, or give her a gift card so she can make her own selections. I've been using Framebridge in my own house for years and I've given it as a gift on multiple occasions. It's always been well-received and the framed photos are an amazing value given the quality.

Get a Framebridge framed photo starting at $39

23. For the wife who loves to read: Kindle Paperwhite

If your wife always Eem to be in the middle of a good book, but doesn't necessarily want to lug them around with her on the go, give her the Kindle Paperwhite to help lighten her load. Don't worry, she'll still be able to access all of her favorite titles, just in a much more portable format. This model is our favorite Kindle because it's lightweight, waterproof, and its battery lasts for weeks.

Get the Kindle Paperwhite on Amazon for $129.99

24. For the wife who never stops learning: a MasterClass subscription

Would your wife enjoy a tennis lesson with Serena Williams? How about a cooking class with Gordon Ramsey? A comedy workshop with Steve Martin? These experiences may never be feasible in real life, but they're just a few of the offerings included with a MasterClass subscription. We love MasterClass for its encyclopedia of motivating content for users with interests across the board.

Sign up for MasterClass for $180/year

25. For the wife who likes to eat healthy(ish): Cuisinart Compact AirFryer

Let's be honest: Air fryers didn't become a kitchen craze because people are looking to eat healthy foods. Consider it more like a healthier way to eat the snacks you already love. So don't feel guilty hitting "add to cart" for your wife on our best value air fryer. It's a gift the whole family will love, it works well, it's easy to use, and your wife will love how it looks in the kitchen-the perfect combination.

Get the Cuisinart Compact AirFryer on Amazon for $79.99

26. For the creative wife: Apple iPad (2020)

Creativity can strike at a moment's notice, so portability is critical when it comes to the tools of the trade. Apple's new iPad builds on the company's long standing legacy of excellent mobile devices, offering a high-quality product that your wife is sure to get plenty of use out of And if you really want to fill out the suite, toss in Apple's Smart Keyboard and an Apple Pencil, then watch her creativity flow.

Get the Apple iPad (2020) 32GB on Amazon for $329

27. For the wife who needs perfect coffee: Hario V60 Coffee Dripper 02 Ceramic

Most people are either "coffee people" or they're not-and there's not much in-between. If your wife loves coffee, the Hario V60 is the best pour over coffee maker out there. It's a handy, durable accessory that will give her complete control over her morning cup(s) of joe. Pour-over coffee allows the person making it to determine the flow of water through the grounds, allowing for more precise saturation and temperature control. It's a subtle technique adjustment, but for a coffee buff, it can make a huge difference.

Get the Hario V60 Coffee Dripper 02 Ceramic on Amazon for $21.65

28. For the wife who wishes she had a sous chef: Amazon Echo Show 5

Amazon's Echo Show 5 makes the perfect desk or countertop accessory, but did you know it can also double as a sous chef? Relying on Amazon Alexa, the Show 5 can help your wife find new recipes, read aloud the ingredient list, and guide her step-by-step with helpful photos and videos. As a bonus, she can also use it to make video calls to her friends and family.

Get the Echo Show 5 on Amazon for $84.99

29. For the wife who forgets to charge her phone: Anker PowerCore+ Mini Portable Charger

At least twice a week, I wake up to the realization that I forgot to plug my phone in before bed, and leaving it in the other room to charge isn't always an option. On those days, the Anker PowerCore+ Mini portable battery charger is my best friend. It's roughly the size of a tube of lipstick, so it's easy to bring along, and it boasts enough capacity to keep your phone on throughout the day, even when it's starting from zero.

Get the Anker PowerCore+ Mini on Amazon for $19.99

30. For the wife who likes heirloom-quality cookware: Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

"What's that?" you ask, skeptically. "Some people want to use the same cooking supplies, like, forever? And then pass them down to others?" Indeed. Welcome to the versatile, tasty and long-lasting world of cast-iron cooking. The Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is a great introduction to the art, and is our pick for best value dutch oven.

Get the Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven on Amazon for $75.32

31. For the wife who loves home décor: Ruggable

A house isn't a home until it's properly decorated, and as they say, it's the rug that pulls a room together. It's also pretty helpful when that rug is machine-washable and looks amazing, which makes Ruggable a bit of a unicorn in the world of interior design. I have multiple Ruggables, and they stand up to anything my family and I throw their way. When it's time to swap them out, Ruggable has lots of unique prints to choose from, so refreshing any room is a breeze.

Get a Ruggable starting at $109

32. For the wife who ends her day with a glass of wine: Winc wine subscription

Want to give the gift that keeps on giving? Winc's online wine subscription service may be just the gift for the wife who prefers her grapes fermented. After trying Winc, we can whole-heartedly attest to how delicious this wine is. We also like that the service includes useful details about each bottle and suggests recipes to pair with each wine. Whether she's more of a red or white kinda girl, Winc is a great way to sample something new, while also enjoying a taste of tried-and-true favorites.

Get your first Winc box for $40

33. For the wife who is a pro in the kitchen: Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife

We think every cook should have a great chef's knife in their kitchen toolkit because it can be used for just about anything. Slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing-you name it and the Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife knife can probably do it. The 8-inch knife features a razor-sharp blade that's on par more expensive chef's knives, making it one of the best chef's knives we've ever tested. Your wife will no-doubt appreciate how easy it is to maneuver this knife for the perfect cut when she chops up her next onion.

Get the Victorinox Fibrox Pro 8-inch Chef's Knife on Amazon $42.49

34. For the wife who likes to slip into something comfortable: Hanky Panky underwear

Here's a piece of advice from me, a wife: We all like comfortable underwear, and you shouldn't be weird about buying it as a gift. But if you don't want to ask, start with Hanky Panky. It's my go-to when looking for underwear that's a step up from the bargain barrel that won't break the bank. But don't just take my word for it-celebrities like Jennifer Aniston love Hanky Panky undies, too.

Get the Hanky Panky Original Rise Thong at Nordstrom for $22

35. For the wife who is into family history: Ancestry DNA Kit

Does your wife love to learn about her family history? Help her discover more about where she came from with the AncestryDNA Kit. The test, which comes with detailed instructions, will help your wife trace her roots back to the beginning. Think of this gift as the ultimate family tree.

Get an AncestryDNA Kit at Ancestry for $99

36. For the wife who never misses an episode: Roku Ultra

With so many different streaming services competing for our attention, staying afloat in a sea of available programming isn't always easy. But with the Roku Ultra, our favorite streaming device, your TV-loving wife will have a trusty tool at her disposal. In addition to being easy to use, the Ultra offers a customizable remote complete with headphone jack, giving your wife access to easy wireless audio for binging after you've started snoring.

Get the Roku Ultra on Amazon for $87.86

37. For the wife who loves to exercise: Echelon Connect Bike EX-5

Indoor cycling is booming, but not everyone is ready to invest Peloton money into the hobby. Fortunately, there are more affordable options available for those looking to bike on a budget. My husband and I share a Schwinn IC4, which we pair with a monthly subscription to the Peloton app. When one of us takes a class, we watch along on a phone or tablet, and the whole set-up works pretty well. If your wife would rather not have to use a second device, she may prefer the Echelon Connect EX-5, which offers a built-in screen in its popular indoor bike.

Get the Echelon Connect Bike EX-5 with a yearly subscription for $1,599.98 or $52 per month for 36 months

Get the Schwinn IC4 Indoor Cycling Bike from Schwinn for $899

38. For the wife who loves luxurious bedding: 600 Thread Count 4-Piece Sheet Set

Your average sleeper likely isn't too concerned with the thread count of their sheets, but if your wife enjoys snoozing in the lap of luxury, these 600-thread-count sheets from Home Depot will surprise and delight. You might not normally consider the hardware store the best place to find a gift that'll impress your wife, but this bedding is the sheet.

Get the Home Decorators Collection Cotton Supima Queen Sheet Set at Home Depot from $84.97

39. For the environmentally-conscious wife: The Final Straw

In search of a stocking stuffer for your wife? Look no further than our favorite reusable straws from Final Straw. With coffee shops like Starbucks eliminating straws from stores, a reusable straw can prove to be a useful gift that helps curb plastic waste. Aside from the punny name, your wife will love how easily this straw folds up. Bonus: it comes with a carrying case that will fit perfectly in her purse or pocket.

Get the Final Straw on Amazon for $19.95

40. For the wife who likes to game in bed: Nintendo Switch

A Switch might be on your little ones' wish list, too, but Nintendo's latest foray into the world of handheld gaming appeals to adults all the same. I love getting lost in Animal Crossing after the kids go to bed, and my husband is convinced he is better than I am at Mario Kart (though I can assure you, he is not). Video games can make for a great release at the end of a long day, regardless of skill level, and this particular console is the perfect addition to any gamer's nightstand. Act fast! Switches are selling quickly.

Get Nintendo Switch on Amazon for $299

41. For the wife with a minimalist wardrobe: J.Crew Slim Perfect T-Shirt

A classic white tee is a wardrobe staple, but finding the best women's t-shirt is easier said than done. Lucky for you, we've done the heavy lifting to help you find the perfect gift. We tested 10 of the most popular women's t-shirts, and the J.Crew Slim Perfect T-Shirt won us over for a variety of reasons. It's fitted yet stretchy, made from 100% cotton, and held up the best of any shirt we tested after multiple washes. This no-fuss top might just become one of her all time favorites.

Get the Slim Perfect T-Shirt at J.Crew for $32.50

42. For the wife who deserves a new pair of glasses: Frames from GlassesUSA

If your wife's been rocking the same pair of prescription glasses all year long, it might be time for a new pair of stylish specs. GlassesUSA is one of our favorite place to buy glasses online because they offer a great selection of affordable frames, designer glasses, colorful lenses, and more options your wife will love.

Shop frames from GlassesUSA

43. For the wife who needs a massage: Theragun

Move over foam rollers-there's a new gadget that'll make your wife's muscles "ooh and ahh" after a grueling workout. Several Reviewed staffers tried the highly sought-after Theragun, agreeing the massage gun's high powered pulse feels great on sore muscles. Another thing we love? The free Theragun app, which will help guide her along as she uses it to warm up before a workout or cool down afterward.

Get Theragun G3 at Theragun for $349

44. For the wife who wishes she had more time to read: Audible subscription

There's nothing new about the concept of listening to books, particularly when you just don't have time to settle in and actually read with your eyes. But Audible, Amazon's super-popular audiobook subscription service, offers a modern take on old-school books on tape. For $14.95 a month or $149.50 per year, your wife-and, by extension, you-can access unlimited titles in the Audible Plus catalog, plus a book of choice each month and discounts on additional titles.

Sign up for Audible on Amazon for $14.95/month or $149.50/year

45. For the wife who loves chic jewelry: Mejuri's Croissant Dôme Hoops

You've probably gifted your wife jewelry before, but likely nothing as chic as these best-selling Croissant Dôme Hoops from Mejuri. As one of our favorite places to buy jewelry online, Mejuri works directly with the source by offering competitive pricing on timeless jewelry pieces like earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings so you can treat your wife like the queen she is. Not only will she love what you pick out, but she'll also be extra impressed by your deal-seeking skills.

Get Mejuri's Croissant Dôme Hoops from Mejuri for $75

46. For the wife who is also a dog mom: Furbo Dog Camera

If your wife is a dog mom, she's probably searching for an answer to an age-old question: "What does the dog do when I'm not at home?" With a Furbo dog camera, our pick for the best pet smart pet camera, you can both find out. In addition to being Alexa-enabled, the Furbo also looks sleek and dispenses treats, so your dog may enjoy being watched as much as your wife loves checking in.

Get the Furbo Pet Camera on Amazon for $199

47. For the wife who loves to wear sneakers: Allbirds Wool Runners

Shoe shopping for your wife can be hard, but we're confident she'll love lacing up with this perfect pair of kicks. With a sleek aesthetic that's right on trend, these popular sneakers have an ultra-cozy feel while also offering plenty of support to keep her feet happy all day long. They come in a wide range of colors and are breathable, despite being made from wool.

Get Allbirds Wool Runners for Allbirds for $95

48. For the trendy wife: Spanx's leather leggings

When it comes to quality, fit, and style, Spanx's Faux Leather Leggings check all the right boxes. We know you might be cautious about buying clothing for your wife, but these popular leggings are comfortable, fit great, and are a stylish alternative to regular leggings that your wife is sure to love. Dress 'em up or down, these machine-washable faux leather pants go with just about anything, and are sold in regular, petite, and plus sizes for an inclusive fit.

Get Spanx Leather Leggings at Nordstrom for $98

49. For the wife who can't find her keys: Tile Mate tracker

Wives are responsible for keeping track of many different items. If you've noticed that your wife misplaces her keys frequently, a Tile Mate tracker can help her find them with ease. The tracking device connects via Bluetooth and uses the Tile App to any number of items when they go missing. With a range of 100 feet, your wife will appreciate having this easy-to-use gadget in her arsenal.

Get Tile Mate on Amazon for $16.90

50. For the wife who loves to nap: YnM Weighted Blanket

Long days call for some rest and relaxation and a weighted blanket may be just the thing your wife needs to unwind. These unique blankets provide what's called "deep touch pressure," which can feel comforting and soothing for some. (Think of it like a big hug, but from a blanket.) We think the YnM Weighted Blanket is a fantastic, budget-friendly option for your wife because it performs just as well as many products double the price. It comes in a variety of sizes ranging from 5 to 30 pounds and it's comfortable enough to keep her cozy all night long.

Get the YnM Weight Blanket on Amazon for $64.90

51. For the wife who loves cold brew: Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker

You've heard the saying some like it hot-a nod to the classic 1959 film-but when it comes to coffee, my family prefers it cold. To brew up the very best, your wife needs the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker. It's been one of our favorite cold brew coffee makers for a while now because of its user-friendly design. It also doesn't hurt that it makes some of the tastiest coffee (and tea) we've ever sipped.

Get the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker on Amazon for $21.95

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