Of the myriad ways to wrap a gift, Brooke Fedigan has found a couple tips to make the process easier. Brooke Fediga/For the Poughkeepsie Journal
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Gift shopping can be hard. No matter if you’re shopping for a sibling, a longtime spouse, or a co-worker, the act of picking out the perfect gift can be overwhelming. What does she want? What doesn’t she already own? What color would she want it in? Is she allergic to anything? Does she like to read? What is her favorite scent? So many questions, so little time to buy.
To lessen your gift shopping stress this year, we’ve come up with a list of 17 awesome gifts for all the different types of women in your life. From the wine lover to the pet owner to the entrepreneur, we have you covered. Here are my picks:
1. For the coffee lover: Keurig K575
Even if she already has a Keurig, the Keurig K575 likely will be an upgrade. It brews a wide variety of coffee types, and it even won our Best Pod Coffee Award of 2016!
2. For the fitness fanatic: Fitbit Alta
Whether she runs, does yoga, takes barre class, or spins, if she’s active, she will love the latest Fitbit. Synced to her phone, she can track steps and calories burned, and this special edition gold and black band is stylish enough to go with every outfit!
3. For the new dog owner: Petcube
With Petcube, she’ll be able to watch, talk to, and hear her pet when not home. Not only will you be gifting her with a physical item, but you’ll be giving her so much less stress when she’s away from home and wondering if her dog is destroying the couch.
4. For the one you’re nervous about shopping for: Sephora Favorites perfume sampler
So she likes nice things, but you have no idea what she considers “nice?” Sephora’s perfume sampler is here to help. With it, she’ll receive a bunch of sample sized designer perfumes, and the best part: She’ll get a voucher she can redeem for a full-size bottle of whichever perfume sample she likes best.
5. For the homebody: UGG Dakota slippers
The Dakota slipper has been around for years, combining fashion and comfort into one. You can even wear the shoe outside, as it has a rubber sole. Speaking from experience, you can’t go wrong with UGG slippers as a gift. In the past six years, I have given a different pair of UGG slippers to my mom, grandmother, grandfather, fiancé, and brothers – and each time, they were a hit.
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6. For the new mom: 'Mom Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book'
Sometimes, she just needs a good laugh – and something to unwind with after her baby finally falls asleep. Everyone loves adult coloring books, and this themed book would be a breath of fresh air to any new parent.
7. For the health nut: 'Skinnytaste Fast and Slow' cookbook
Whether she’s watching her figure or eating only whole foods, Gina Homolka’s latest cookbook features easy-to-make, family friendly recipes that are healthy and full of flavor. As one of SkinnyTaste’s biggest fans, I can tell you first hand that no one will be disappointed with any of Gina’s recipes.
8. For the book lover: Kindle Oasis
The book lover may already have a Kindle, but who doesn’t enjoy the latest and greatest technology the world has to offer? The Oasis is the thinnest and lightest Kindle ever made, and she’ll love being able to effortlessly turn each page.
9. For the wine lover: Igloo wine cooler
Who wouldn’t want a wine cooler? And this Igloo fridge is the best of the best. What would score you even more points? Getting a few bottle of wines to go in it!
10. For the music lover: Amazon's Echo Dot
The Echo is still all the rage, and the second-generation Echo Dot is adorable and affordable. If she loves music, this device is the perfect way to play her favorite tunes through the whole house. Even if she’s not a music buff, the Alexa-enabled gadget lets you control lights, garage doors, and more with your voice. It’s perfect for smart tech lovers – and the laziest people you know!
11. For the runner: Powerbeats3 wireless in-ear headphones
These headphones from Beats were made for runners. We awarded them the best wireless earbuds of 2016, and she will definitely love them just as much as us – if not more.
12. For the one who is getting married: 'Celebrate!' champagne flutes
If she recently got engaged, married, or could possibly be celebrating a major life event in the near future, she will go nuts over these champagne flutes. They’re adorable to have stored in the kitchen for dinner parties, girls’ nights, and celebrations with loved ones. Not to mention, they would make for a great picture.
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13. For the one who likes to stand out: Kat Von D Lipstick Set
If she’s into makeup, you can’t go wrong with a lipstick set. And Kat Von D’s funky lipstick shades are perfect for the lady who likes to see and be seen.
14. For the planner: 2018 Appointment Calendar
If she’s into cute office supplies and staying organized, she’s going to need a new calendar for 2018 as this year comes to a close. Rifle Paper Co.’s calendars are super cute and perfect for any woman who likes "pretty things."
15. For the one who is always busy: Productivity planner
The productivity planner is both hilarious and necessary for the woman in your life who is always busy and stressed. Each day, it has you rank all of the tasks you have to get done today – and at the end, has you rate your productivity. It really is both a funny and, well, productive gift.
16. For the one who has everything: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Dyson – yes, the vacuum company – came out with their first-ever hair dryer last year. The pricey blow dryer works faster than regular ones, has a cool design, and will not damage hair. If she likes the finer things in life, and seems like she has already has them all, consider giving the gift of the Dyson Supersonic this year. I tried it myself and approve. Check out my review here.
17. For the entrepreneur: 'In The Company Of Women'
If she is a powerful woman – and who am I kidding, we are all powerful women – she will love Grace Bonney’s book of inspiration and advice from 100 female makers, artists, and entrepreneurs.