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35 best Christmas gift ideas for women in 2023, according to a picky shopping editor

From your mom and your girlfriend to your best friend and your boss, these are the best gifts for women in 2023.

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This holiday season, whether you're shopping for your wife, sister, daughter, girlfriend or best friend, the women in your life deserve something extra special.

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Rather than rely on the same old bottle of wine and gift card you do every year (no offence, we still love it), show your appreciation with something a little more unique.

Whether you're following a strict budget or have a little financial leeway, these gift ideas pack a serious punch. From a best-selling adult toy dubbed "God's gift to women" to holy grail skincare goodies, these are the 35 best Christmas gifts for women in 2023.

lululemon Mini Belt Bag

While you're likely familiar with Lululemon's famous belt bag, we think the retailer's Mini Belt Bag is equally as cute. Shop the compact yet capable bag in 10 colours, including purple, forest green and trench.


The Mini Belt Bag is made from water-repellent fabric.

$38 at lululemon

La Roche-Posay Pure Niacinamide 10 Serum Holiday Kit

Brighter, healthier skin, coming right up. This three-piece holiday kit from La Roche-Posay includes the brand's Cleansing Micellar Foaming Water, Hyalu B5 Serum and Hyalu B5 Care. For a limited time, La Roche-Posay shoppers can enjoy 15 per cent off orders worth $50+ and 20 per cent off orders worth $80+, plus take home a free eight-piece gift. The first 500 orders worth $150+ receive an extra gift at La Roche-Posay Canada. Use Code VIP at checkout. Valid through Nov. 19 while quantities last.

Brighten and refine the look of your skin with this three-piece holiday kit.

$68 at La Roche-Posay

Personalized Slim Card Case

With just enough room for your everyday cards and cash, this slim leather card case is available in more than 15 colours and can be made uniquely yours with a monogram debossed into the leather.

What to get the guy who has everything? A custom card case.

From $50 at Leatherology

Nespresso Winter Wonders Cocktail Vertuo Set

Perfect your espresso martini at home with this curated gift set. The set includes two limited-edition cocktail glasses, a barista shaker, an ice cube tray and 3 x 20 Nespresso pods.

The perfect gift for coffee and cocktail lovers.

$150 at Nespresso

Personalized Photo Ring Dish

This is, quite possibly, the sweetest gift we have ever seen. The custom trinket dish has earned praise from Etsy shoppers, with one reviewer writing, "[it's] absolutely beautiful! It came in a timely manner and the photo matched perfectly."

This memory keepsake dish is "stunning," according to Etsy reviewers.

$43 at Etsy

Lelo Sona Cruise

Lelo's iconic Sona Cruise is one of the brands and the industry's best-known, best-selling sex toys. Out of 1,800 reviews on the site, 95 per cent of users would recommend the toy, calling it "God's gift to women."

Shop the Sona Cruise in three colours.

$139 at Lelo

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Body Obsession

This limited-edition set features award-winning body care from Sol de Janeiro, including the brand's Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Bum Bum Body Scrub and more.

Jenny Bird Earring Play Kit

The perfect gift for the earring lover in your life, this luxe Jenny Bird kit includes one pair of earrings, one pair of huggies, one pair of puffy heart charms and one pair of squiggle links. Also included: ILIA Beauty's Color Block Lipstick in Cinnabar.

This earring kit includes four earring sets.

$198 at Jenny Bird

Ramona Coupe Glasses

Is it glassware? Or is it art? Bring Old Hollywood glamour to your next gathering with these oh-so-stunning coupe glasses.

Shop these coupe glasses in three colours.

$56 at Anthropologie

Personalized Book Stamp

Gift a truly unique gift this Christmas and celebrate the book lover in your life with this custom "from the library of" stamp. It's "absolutely perfect," writes one shopper, who called the quality of the stamp "amazing."

This custom book stamp is a unique gift they never knew they needed.

$28 at Etsy

Happy 2 See U Nail Strips

These seriously cool nail art strips from Inkbox are the cure for your mani woes. The durable, tattoo-inspired designs can be applied in minutes and last for up to two weeks.

These nail strips are available in a wide range of designs.

$11 at Inkbox

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set

We know what you're thinking — sheets? For a gift? But trust us, this bamboo sheet set from Cozy Earth is a bedtime game-changer. The luxurious set is made from 100 per cent premium viscose from bamboo and has earned a near-perfect 4.9-star rating from more than 6,100 reviews. Plus, they're one of Oprah's Favourite Things.

These sheets were one of Oprah's Favourite Things in 2018.

$389 at Cozy Earth

Coach Mini Skinny ID Case

This best-selling ID case is crafted from printed coated canvas and smooth leather and features two credit card slots. According to one reviewer, it's the "perfect" size for every bag.

This mini ID case from Coach Outlet has over 1,000 reviews.

$44 at Coach Outlet

Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System

Beloved by Yahoo Canada editors, the Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System is likely at the top of any beauty lover's Christmas wish list. Thanks to its internet virality (552 million views on TikTok and counting), the Shark has been notoriously difficult to get your hands on. A worthy adversary to Dyson's iconic Airwrap, the Shark FlexStyle is half the price of the Dyson while offering equal styling value.

The Shark FlexStyle is a do-it-all tool for blowouts, curling and more.

$350 at Sephora

Monogrammed Jewelry Travel Case

With travel on the agenda for many in the new year, there's no better time to invest in a travel jewelry case for any and all upcoming adventures. Plus, this one comes monogrammed for extra personalization.

Choose between several different text and case colour options.

$9 at Etsy

Canada Goose Bala Parka

If you have money, here's where to spend it. The Canada Goose Bala Parka is rated for temperatures -15°C to -25°C, making it perfect for enduring Canadian winters. The figure-flattering jacket is available in two colours and sizes 2XS to 2XL.

Canada Goose

Shop the Bala Parka in black and white.

$1,650 at Canada Goose

Smiley Slippers

Start your day off on the right foot with these "happy" slippers. The slippers have a rubber sole and soft plush lining. "The cutest slippers!" writes one shopper. "I love the feel of them and they have a hard sole."

Free People

Shop these Smiley Slippers in three colourways.

$40 at Free People

Nathalie Lete Titania Serving Platter

This handpainted serving platter is dishwasher and microwave-safe, not to mention an absolute stunner. "You can use this for food or holding jewelry," writes one shopper. "Either way, it's gorgeous! It's a good size and the detailing is beautiful."

Anthropologie shoppers say this serving platter is "so cute and lovely."

$30 at Anthropologie

Pure Cashmere Gloves

Even the pickiest of women is sure to appreciate these 100 per cent cashmere wool gloves. The cashmere is "so nice and warm," writes one shopper.

Shop these cashmere gloves in eight colours.

$69 at Simons

Mejuri Pavé Diamond Slim Signet

We have a major style crush on this diamond ring from Mejuri. Made in 14k solid gold, the signet is set with round single-cut diamonds. It's "simple and elegant," writes one Mejuri shopper.

Mejuri members save 20 per cent off on orders over $150 CAD.

$398 at Mejuri

Ember Smart Temperature Control Mug 2

The perfect gift for slow drinkers, this high-tech mug can keep tea, coffee and hot chocolate hot for hours on end so you don't have to keep running to the microwave to reheat your brew.

This 295ml (10 oz.) smart mug will retain the heat of your coffee, tea, or other drink for up to 1.5 hours or all day on the charging coaster.

$170 at Best Buy Canada

Love & Lore Tailored Pajama Pant Set

I truly believe that you can't go wrong with a gift of cute and cozy PJs. This pajama set is tailored from an eco-friendly fabric that's moisture-regulating and silky soft.

Shop this PJ set in three prints.

$90 at Indigo

Always Pan 2.0

Give the gift everyone wants to get their hands on: The Always Pan. This innovative pan replaces 10 traditional pieces of cookware, including a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet and saucepan.

Shop the Always Pan 2.0 in 12 colours.

$129 at Our Place

Apple AirTag

The Apple AirTag helps keep track of important items and find lost objects. Whether you stick the AirTag to your remote, keep it inside your luggage or attach it to your four-legged friend's collar, Amazon shoppers say the AirTag has "saved" them when they needed it the most.

Make lost luggage a thing of the past with Apple's fan-favourite AirTag.

$34 at Amazon

Shiseido Suncare Everywhere Set

Don't leave home without it. This three-piece set includes Shiseido's cult-favourite Ultra Sun Protector Lotion and two mini skincare products: Ultimune Power Infusing Concentration and Clarifying Cleansing Foam.

This Shiseido set has a value of $111.

$65 at Sephora

Cadence Travel Containers

These travel containers are, admittedly, on the pricier side but take it from someone who owns them: they’re worth the investment. The leak-proof, TSA-compliant magnetic containers help you maintain your routine and safeguard your stuff when you’re away from home.

Build your customizable, magnetic, and leakproof bundle by selecting labels and colours that suit your routine and preferences.

$136 at Keep Your Cadence

Foot Peel Mask

Say bye-bye to dry, cracked heels with these "Amazon's Choice foot peeling masks. The masks remove dry dead skin to reveal baby-soft feet. They're the "best I've used," writes one shopper.

This 2-pack of foot peel masks have nearly 41,000 reviews.

$23 at Amazon

Olay Regenerist Holiday Pack

This surprisingly affordable gift set from Olay is valued at $102, yet rings in at just $40. The three-piece kit includes the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum, Micro-Sculpting Face Cream and a Pore Detoxifying Scrub Cleanser.

The Olay Regenerist Holiday Pack is valued at $102.

$40 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Truff White Truffle Gift Set

Not only is Truff’s famous hot sauce one of Oprah’s Favourite Things, but the gourmet hot sauce has won praise from thousands of shoppers. This set includes the brand's White Truffle Oil and the fan-favourite White Truffle Hot Sauce.

Truff's White Truffle Gift Set was named one of Oprah's Favourite Things.

$46 at Truff

Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket

When it comes to cold-weather wardrobe staples, nothing beats the comfort and versatility of a fleece jacket — just ask Hailey Bieber and Kaia Gerber. The models have both been photographed wearing Free People's Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket, with the cozy sweater even making its way into Gerber's 7 Days, 7 Looks video for Vogue.

Shop this cozy staple in 18 colours.

$148 at Free People

Pavé Bow Velvet Necklace

Add a bit of glam to your winter wardrobe with this stunning pavé bow necklace. The choker-style necklace is made from velvet and cubic zirconia and comes in two colours.

Elevate your holiday party looks with this cute necklace.

$50 at Anthropologie

Rhode The Peptide Lip Tints

These tinted lip glosses from Hailey Bieber's Rhode Skin line have earned hundreds of five-star reviews from beauty lovers. This four-piece set includes four shades of the Peptide Lip Tint: Ribbon, Raspberry Jelly, Toast and Espresso.

Peptide Lip Tint in Ribbon, Raspberry Jelly, Toast and Espresso.

$87 at Rhode Skin

Beautycounter Triple Quench Body Butter Set

These clean beauty body butters are formulated with a rich and deeply hydrating blend of shea butter, mango butter, and peptide-rich acacia seed extract for long-lasting hydration.

This three-piece body butter set is valued at $113.

$70 at Beautycounter

Lovehoney Rose Sex Toy Advent Calendar

Lovehoney's 12-piece Rose Sex Toy Advent Calendar includes a Lovehoney Rose worth $65, nipple clamps, anal toys, orgasm balm and more.

Save 49 per cent on this 12-piece set.

$159 at Lovehoney

8 Faces Boundless Solid Oil

This nutrient-rich solid face oil is brimming with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids to help nourish the skin while promoting elasticity and healing. "This moisturizer is a game-changer for dry skin," writes one reviewer. "Especially during the winter months. I use it at night and wake up with such a pretty glow."

This unique solid oil has a wide selection of uses.

$98 at Anthropologie

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