The 36 Best Gifts For Women Who Want Nothing

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You ask her what she wants for a holiday or her birthday, and her response is always, "Oh, it's fine. I don't need anything." Clearly, you won't get away with getting someone nothing at all, but what do you get for something that claims to want nothing?

For starters, you get them something they didn't realize they needed or, at least, wanted. This may be a cool high-tech beauty or wellness device, some basic self-care, or, because we all have those days, some fun high-end liquor they'd not necessarily get for themselves. Maybe it's a great book, some pretty bubbles, a purse, or a great robe.

It doesn't really matter what you get her. The point is you thought of them and in the end they'll love any of the best gifts for women this list has to offer.

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1. Clarisonic Mia Smart 3-IN-1 Connected Beauty Device 

The rechargeable Mia Smart uses sonic oscillation technology to cleanse skin and loosen dirt, makeup, and oil. In the package there's two cleansing modes, plus a Smart mode to run all applicators and routines. You can connect to the Clarisonic app via your smartphone to upload custom skin-care routines.

(QVC, $199)

2. Grow Fragrance Plant Based Freshener in Lavender 

Sure, she might say she doesn't want anything, but she will want a lovely smelling home! Grow Fragrance came out of a desire for a product that smelled like candles we all know and love, but was toxin free and made from 100 percent plants. This spray eliminates unpleasant odors, instantly freshens fabrics, and elevates the mood.


3. FOREO Iris Eye Massager

This eye massager utilizes alternating T-Sonic technology to reduce visible signs of crow’s feet, dark circles and undereye bags. The compact and lightweight eye massager dramatically improves absorption and efficacy of eye creams and serums. Pure Mode replicates the feeling of a manual massage to prevent signs of aging, and Spa Mode combines tapping and delicate pulsations to erase pronounced signs of aging.


4. simplehuman Sensor Mirror Contact

For the on-the-go person in your life, the simplehuman sensor mirror compact will have them looking amazing everywhere they go. This cool compact illuminates your face with natural sunlight throughout the day and has a hyper-clear view so you won’t miss a single detail. Plus, the light turns on automatically as you take the mirror out of the carry case, and turns off when you put it away.

(Simple Human, $80)

5. Kenya Face Mask from Belle Bar

Get the gift of self-care for the woman who wants nothing with Belle Bar's soothing Kenya Face Mask. Its main ingredient is Rose, which moistens, tones and cleanses the skin. Make everyday a spa day with Belle Bar's organic, all natural, preservative-free and vegan-friendly mask.

(Belle Bar Organic, starts at $25)

6. Beauty Kitchen 6 Mask Sampler Kit  

This must have gift set features a variety of six different all-natural masks including Pineapple Papaya Gel Mask (exfoliating), Grapefruit Gel Mask (battles breakouts), Rose-Geranium Gel Mask (tightening), Rose-Geranium French Blush Clay Mask (anti-aging), Red Seaweed and Aloe Face Firming Gel (brightening), and Marion-berry Martini Mask (antioxidant face cocktail!).

(Beauty Kitchen, $39.50)

7. Shangpree S-energy Long Lasting Concentrated Serum

Shangpree launched this proprietary serum that is unlike any other serum. And that checks off all the demands of their skincare-savvy and very demanding clientele. This serum contains super antioxidants to combat daily environmental factors that can cause free radical damage. Suitable for all skin types!

(Peach and Lily, $120)

8. Gypsy Rose Calming Mask

This pink clay mask keeps skin nourished and hydrated while helping to de-gunk and remove impurities from pores.The formula thoughtfully combines this kaolin clay with squalane, which hydrates and helps strengthen skin as pores are being cleared, and rose extracts to hydrate and soothe skin. 

(Peach and Lily, $38)

9. Gold Black Pearl Hydrogel Eye Mask 

This eye-area specific mask is enriched with minerals, amino acids and proteins in a concentrated treatment essence that is delivered deep into the skin through the hydrogel material. The anti-aging formula also contains Black Pearl and Gold to accelerate the rejuvenation process and help fight fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, while balancing and brightening your skin tone.

(Peach and, $60)


10. Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings

Take a cue from the girl who has everything! Meghan Markle was gifted pearl earrings from the Queen, a timeless piece that never goes out of style. Pearls are making a major comeback with millennials as a diamond alternative and a great addition for any women's jewelry collection, no matter her age. 

(The Pearl Source, $69)

11. Nissa Jewelry Velvet Hoops in Red

Jewelry is always a safe bet when it comes to shopping for that special lady in your life, and who doesn’t love a pair of statement earrings? These velvet wrapped hoops are a fun, festive item that she will wear all holiday season. Not only is velvet is one of the hottest trends, it is now being worn year-round. Get her something she didn’t know she wanted but she’s sure to wear and love. 

(Nissa Jewelry, $48)

12. Lulu DK Monthstone Collection

Jewelry makes the perfect gift for nearly any age, and birthstones are one of the best ways to make it special. Broadening the birthstone market, this breakthrough collection features a stone to correlate with each month, and the wearer can decide what month means the most to them and why. The 14k gold plated adjustable necklace comes beautifully packaged in a windowed box.

(Lulu DK, $68)

13. Kukka Jewelry Rose Moon Eclipse Pendant

Give her this stunning pendant that represents how the sun, moon, and Earth dance with eternal companionship, crossing paths but never competing. This sweet and striking pendant celebrates the harmony of these three celestial spheres. Whether worn under the light of sun or moon, this pendant is sure to eclipse all expectations.

(Kukka Jewelry, $260)

14. Clove + Revel Bowie Circle Bag in Pewter

Circle bags have officially taken over as the "it bag” for 2018. What better way to show her how much you care than to give her this trending must have? Made of genuine foiled leather, this metallic handbag is perfect for fall or a night out. The Bowie can be worn as a clutch or as a cross body. 

(Clove and Revel, $229)

15. Ora Delphine Chloe Wallet in Cardinal

Not only does this gorgeous wallet make a statement, it is also incredibly sensible, with plenty of pockets and slots for credit cards, cash, and other necessities. The red grained leather looks super luxe, and the wrist strap is ideal for when she’s running around and doesn’t want to carry a big purse. This versatile wallet will definitely brighten up her daily routine.

(Ora Delphine, $175)

16. Lulu Dharma New Linen Weekender

A weekender is always a useful gift and can be used for so many things, whether as a gym bag, a weekend travel bag or any other kind of bag. This bag is eco-friendly with contrasting vegan leather handles and adjustable cross body straps. It has water-resistant lining and vegan leather protective bottom detail.

(Lulu Dharma, $99)

17. I Love Tyler Madison Jacqueline Pant

These menswear-inspired pants are a staple item every woman should have in her closet. The Jacqueline faux leather style pull on jeans are a must have for the female entrepreneur. They are great for work and travel because they look like trousers but feel like leggings. These 100 percent vegan pants are the perfect alternative to leather.

(I Love Tyler Madison, $125)

18. Hyde Yoga “Tahoe” Top and “Laurel” Leggings

Get her an easy and chic gift of athleisurewear from Hyde. Featuring easy to wear, easy to pair tops and leggings crafted from 100 percent organic cotton, Hyde is made in the USA using sustainable practices. She’ll love it so much, she’ll wear it from sun up to... sun up!

(Yoga Hyde, $85 for the top; $82 for the leggings)

19. Shine B757 by Touch Ups Handbags

Help her discover her inner glam with this sparkly handbag from Touch Ups. Everyone can use a cute purse, and this product is both stylish and functional, perfect for anyone who claims they “don’t want anything” for their birthday or the holidays. Surprise her with this lovely and affordable gift.

(Prevue, $29)

20. Alpha Female Vanessa Tee

An exclusive tee from the Erin & Sara Foster (two verrrrry funny ladies) collaboration coming this fall. This shorter slim-fit crewneck tee can be mixed effortlessly with everything in your wardrobe. Super-cute and worth the buy!

(Suburban Riot, $45)

21. I Already Know I Follow You Vanessa Tee

For all the social media addicts = too funny! This shorter slim-fit crewneck tee can be worn anywhere, from parties to chill nights in with your girlfriends. Did we mention how COMFY these shirts are? Enough said.

(Suburban Riot, $45)

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22. T-fal's Advanced with Titanium Advanced Nonstick Cookware

This cookware set from T-fal features their longest lasting coat yet — 2x longer than the T-fal Titanium non-stick. The interior is metal safe and has a heavy gauge forged construction for the ultimate in durability. It features T-fal's patented Thermo-Spot technology that indicates when the pan is perfectly hot.


23. WineSociety Premium Variety Pack

Spoil the special lady in your life and stock her up with this variety of blends, each beautifully balanced between dry and sweet. Perfectly paired for laid back brunches, long laughs and evening sunsets, the 500 ml cans are perfect for sharing or indulging.

(Wine Society, $129)

24. Courvoisier VSOP Holiday Gift Pack

Courvoisier Cognac has introduced a new gift pack in honor of the holiday season. The gift set features a 750 ml bottle of Courvoisier VS Cognac alongside two premium rocks glasses etched with the Courvoisier logo and is packaged in a sleek branded gift box. 

(Spirited Gifts, $125)

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25. Contigo Couture

With numerous colors and designs, she can finally carry a bottle that expresses her unique style. The THERMALOCK vacuum-insulated stainless steel construction keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours or hot up to 10 hours, and the tethered lid is leak-proof when closed. This BPA free bottle, equipped with an easy carry loop, makes for the perfect on the go accessory to match her outfit of the day.

(Go Contigo, $20)

26. Thoughtfully The Champagne Boss (with Champagne Saber)

Whether it’s a birthday, bachelorette party, new job, or just everyday killin’ it, the Champagne Boss screams, “YAAAS GIRL!” and doesn’t apologize. Luxurious faux-fur bag, rose gold champagne glasses, glitter rim sugar, and a champagne saber takes it to that extra level. Champagne Boss is glitzy, glamorous, and fierce. It’s not for everyone, but it’s perfect for her.


27. Thoughtfully Mason Herb Jar

The Mason Jar Herb Garden contains rosemary, basil, and sage seeds in stylish mason jar planters accented with a farmer’s twine ribbon. They’ll love the convenience of fresh herbs only a snip away. We recommend The Mason Jar Herb Garden for housewarming, birthdays, Mother’s Day, and the holidays — it's Thoughtfully designed to help plant memories, grow laughter, and harvest more love.



28. SensaCalm Weighted Wrap

Using the same principle of deep pressure touch therapy that makes their full-size weighted blankets so popular, their smaller wraps are more portable and sit on your shoulders, around your neck to help melt away tension in a natural, though scientifically-proven way, releasing serotonin. Available in 3 or 5 pound weights and a variety of fun, stylish colors, these make the kind of gift they may not "get" at first.

(SensaCalm, $39.95-$69.95)

29. Jiffy K3H-Countertop Herb Garden Kit 7-Count

Whether they are avid gardeners or just love plants, a small gardening kit is a fun gift that produces beautiful results. Give them an herb garden kit that comes with everything they need to help their plants grow.


30. 100% Turkish Cotton White Terry Kimono Bathrobe

Give your friend a gift that she can be comfortable in, day or night. She won't know she wants this robe until she puts it on. Every woman deserves a little luxury in her life, and this beautiful and soft robe is bound to do just that.


31. LectroFan EVO

This product neutralizes unwanted noises with 22 unique digital sounds with precise volume control and optional timer. It includes 10 fan sounds, 10 white noises, and two ocean surf sounds to accommodate for any environment. It also blocks out noisy neighbors, drowns out snoring, sound proofs rooms for studying/sleeping, and limits startling noises that cause pet anxiety or wake children.

(Sound of Sleep, $59.95)

32. Artist Sketch From A Photo

Talented artists hand-sketch beautiful artwork from your photo. A woman who wants nothing is a giver, but will cherish a sentimental sketch of something she loves, whether it's her child, her pet, or her home.

(Give a Masterpiece, starts at $80)

33. The Hundred Story Home by Kathy Izard

This memoir follows the author's path from soup kitchen volunteer at the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte to creating Moore Place, the first permanent supportive housing solution for chronically homeless men and women. Give your friend the gift of a nice memoir that's sure to get her thinking about how to change her life for the better.


34. SLIP Silk Pillowcase

For the person who has everything, the anti-aging, anti-sleep crease and anti-bed head pillowcase is exactly what they need to make their beauty sleep more beautiful. Let your friend know how much you value her friendship by giving her this gift that will keep her well-rested and feeling young.

(Sephora, $85)

35. My Cloud Home

My Cloud Home is a personal cloud solution that seamlessly stores and organizes all digital files from different devices and platforms, including Facebook, Dropbox and Google Drive into one central place. All of this content can easily be accessed and shared via the My Cloud Home app anytime and anywhere with an internet connection.

(WDC, $160)

36. TUSHY Bidet

TUSHY is an easy-to-use modern bidet that will transform their life, all while using less water than toilet paper! It's good for anyone who is passionate about living an eco-friendly and healthy lifestyle or loves getting their hands on the latest gadget and lifestyle products. 

(Hello Tushy, $69)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at


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