‘Tis the season of gift giving! There’s no better way to show your partner how much you love and appreciate them than with an amazing, thoughtful gift, and the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to treat your significant other to something extra special. Whether this is your first holiday together or your 10th, you’re probably feeling a lot of pressure to find that perfect present. Luckily, our editors are here to help.
We asked the Brides team to share the gifts they’d give their partners this holiday season. For us, the best gifts are both practical and personal. It’s important to select an item that your significant other will actually use; if you need ideas, consider their unique hobbies, interests, and personality. Is your partner a homebody who loves to keep cozy? Consider gifting them a plush robe they can wear for your next movie night. If your significant other is a beauty fanatic who’s always eager to try the latest trends, a set of best-selling skincare products will be a huge hit.
From high-tech products to fashion accessories, here 17 amazing presents to consider wrapping up for your partner this holiday season.
“Colorful gemstones are a trend that’s here to stay, and they make a joyful holiday gift. This unique piece in the silhouette of a heart features rubies, sapphires, amethysts, emeralds, and aquamarines. It’s playful and fun, especially for those who love a pop!” — Samantha Netkin Brash, Assistant General Manager
“If your partner is a beauty enthusiast, there’s no better gift than SkinCeuticals’ Best Seller Set. With three of their most beloved products—CE Ferulic serum, Triple Lipid Restore moisturizer, and Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier—this set has everything your significant others needs to get his or her healthiest, glowiest skin in 2023.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director
“Robes might be pretty common gifts, but this is no ordinary robe. The uber-plush Turkish cotton of this Brooklinen design can not only dry you off, but also is something that you can totally lounge about in. With a number of cute colors, you might as well get one for yourself, too.” — Shelby Wax, Senior Editor
“Is your significant other a skier or a snowboarder? Winter sports fanatics love their gear almost as much as they love cruising down a mountain in fresh powder, so turn to the best in the biz for the ultimate snow goggles (something every avid snow bunny needs). The Smith 4D MAG ChromaPop Snow Goggles have an unparalleled field of view, ChromaPop lenses designed to deliver high definition and clarity in varying weather, and scratch-and-impact resistant outer lenses—and these are just a few of the features!” — Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor
“An instant camera is something everyone should own, and it serves as the perfect newlywed gift for the holidays. Couples will be able to capture their most memorable moments and document their happily ever after on film.” — Corinne Pierre-Louis, Editor
“If your significant other lives an active lifestyle, this mini massage gun by Therabody will be a game changer for their recovery. With cutting-edge technology, this device melts away tension in hard-to-reach places and relieves muscle soreness after an intense workout. The compact size makes it easy to throw in your bag, so your partner can take it with them anywhere.” — Lilly Blomquist, Editorial Assistant
“Ugg’s comfort and popularity are everlasting, so you can’t go wrong with gifting a pair for the holidays. Keep your partner cozy all winter long with the classic mini boot. It comes in over 10 shades and is available for both men and women, making this a versatile choice they’ll cherish for years to come.” — Araziel Jackson, Associate Social Media Editor
“The perfect gift for your favorite wedding date, this chic Calvin Klein tie is a no-fail option. Featuring fine silk and a woven texture, your partner will look their best from the office to every formal holiday soirée on your social calendar this season.” — Chloe Caldwell, Commerce Writer
“Heading on a romantic winter getaway with your partner? Give the gift of organization this holiday season. Once you’ve traveled with packing cubes, you’ll never go back! This set of five from Stoney Clover Lane comes in both neutrals and pastels, perfect for any style. Plus, the varying sizes accommodate everything from undergarments and accessories to full wardrobes.” — Samantha Netkin Brash, Assistant General Manager
“Styling her hair just got a whole lot easier. This beautiful gift set, which contains GHD’s award-winning platinum+ styler and helios™ hair dryer, can be personalized with her initials, name, or a sweet message. Pre-set to 365-degrees, which the brand says is the safest temperature for hairstyling, these champagne-hued tools take the guesswork out of great hair days—and they look great on your bathroom vanity, too.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director
“If your partner is a music fan, treat them to a stunning record player to enhance their home sound system. I love how beautifully this will look on display and how it also will turn up the vibes for your dinner date nights. Best part? It also doubles as a bluetooth speaker, so you can easily play whatever you desire from your phone.” — Shelby Wax, Senior Editor
“Maybe your partner is a master chef in the kitchen, or maybe the two of you enjoy cooking together (it’s always nice when you both benefit from a gift!)—either way, for anyone who enjoys cooking, this Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker is a must for cooking tender meat to perfection. This particular model even features WiFi, so that you can monitor and adjust the cooking temperature from wherever you are.” — Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor
“If you’re looking to gift your partner a piece of jewelry for the holidays, look no further than V.BELLAN. This luxury brand provides an assortment of gender-neutral pieces that can be custom ordered for a personalized touch. Personally, I absolutely love the brand’s Stencil Image Dog Tag and Initial Stud Earrings.” — Corinne Pierre-Louis, Editor
“Whether your partner is a music fanatic or just needs something to pass the time during a long commute, these Beats earbuds are a practical and stylish gift they’ll actually use. With noise-canceling technology, the wireless device provides an immersive listening experience, from playlists to podcasts. Available in six different colors, these earbuds will also make quite the fashion statement.” — Lilly Blomquist, Editorial Assistant
“At-home date nights just got a lot more fun. The Nintendo Switch gaming console comes with two controllers and three versatile playing modes, making this an exciting way to spend time at home this holiday season. Whether your significant other is a gamer or looking for bonding time, you have individual games like Animal Crossing or nostalgic party games like Mario. Bonus points if you buy games and accessories as stocking stuffers!” — Araziel Jackson, Associate Social Media Editor
“If your partner is into health and fitness, or if they have big new year’s resolutions in place for 2023, this Fitbit is a gift they’ll appreciate. I recently gifted this to my boyfriend, and he’s been wearing it every day and night since. He especially loves its ability to track your sleep cycle. It also tracks your heart rate, steps, distance, and more. Plus, it has a simple and sleek design that won’t clash with your clothing.” — Chloe Caldwell, Commerce Writer
“From beach trips and tailgates to backyard barbecues and everything in between, your partner will reach for this spacious cooler ahead of every event. And since it’s the type of item you always want but never think to buy for yourself, they’ll be delighted to open it this season. Want to make the gift even greater? Pair it with the brand’s new Yonder Water Bottle, too.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director