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28 best Christmas gift ideas for women in 2023 who are hard to shop for

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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Best Christmas gifts for women in 2023 (photos via Canada Goose, Amazon, Etsy, lululemon, Yeti & Pandora)

Whether you're Christmas shopping for your wife, sister, mom, girlfriend or best friend, the women in your life deserve something extra special this holiday season. Rather than relying on the same bottle of wine and gift card you do every year (no offence), show off your gift-giving skills with something a little more unique. To help solve your Christmas shopping woes, we've rounded up the absolute best gift ideas for women in 2023. With options starting from $18, read on to discover the best, most unique, and practical gift ideas for women this Christmas.

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lululemon Daily Multi-Pocket Canvas Tote Bag 20L

While you're likely familiar with Lululemon's famous belt bag, we think the retailer's Daily Multi-Pocket Canvas Tote Bag 20L is another style worth shopping for. The water-repellent bag comes in five colourways.

Shop the Daily Multi-Pocket Canvas Tote Bag 20L in five colours.

$68 at lululemon

Yeti 1.2L Rambler

The only thing better than a Yeti is a Yeti in pink (or lilac, chartreuse or seafoam green). This 1.2-litre straw mug is cup holder-compatible and boasts double-wall vacuum insulation to keep your cold drinks cold, no matter the temperature outside.

Shop the Rambler in 10 colours.

$56 at Yeti

Personalized Sunglasses Case

This personalized sunglasses case is the perfect gift for the girl who has everything. The zip case is crafted from full-grain leather and comes in 11 colours with three personalization options.

What to get the girl who has everything? A custom sunglasses case.

From $60 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

She’s Birdie Personal Safety Alarm

She’s Birdie –– the original personal safety alarm for women — sounds a loud siren and flashing strobe light to create a diversion when activated. The Birdie delivers peace of mind in a crazy world and has over 8,200 reviews on Amazon Canada.

Shop the She’s Birdie Personal Safety Alarm in four colours.

$40 at Amazon

Audrey Adele Feather-Trim Pajama Blouse & Shorts Set

I truly believe that you can't go wrong with a gift of cute and cozy PJs. This pajama set has a pretty feather trim and comes in three colours: ivory, sky and rose.

Shop the Audrey Adele Feather-Trim Pajama Blouse & Shorts Set in three colours.

$178 at Anthropologie

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.

$31 at Etsy

Mandy's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

There's nothing a Mandy's salad can't fix, especially when you have the brand's olive oil on hand as the finishing touch. This olive oil has 0.2 per cent acidity with olives hand-picked from Spain. Make the gift that much better with Mandy's Gourmet Salads: Recipes For Lettuce And Life.

This 500 mL olive oil features olives hand-picked from Spain.

$18 at

NuFACE MINI+ Smart Petite Facial Toning Routine

The NuFACE is a smart microcurrent device designed to lift your face and give you improved contour over time. One Yahoo Canada writer gave the NuFACE her seal of approval — here's why.

This NuFACE bundle is valued at $486.

$340 at Sephora

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.

$504 at Cozy Earth

Polaroid Hi-Print Pocket Photo Printer

This pocket printer uses Bluetooth technology to create vibrant custom prints or print high-quality photos on the go. The "Amazon's Choice" printer is a great gift idea for scrapbookers, travellers, parents and more.

This "Amazon's Choice" pocket printer is a cool tech gift idea.

$129 at Amazon

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

Personalized Leather iPhone Case

When in doubt, a personalized phone case is (almost) always a fantastic idea (just make sure to double-check what kind of phone they have!). These custom leather iPhone cases are available in eight colours with options for text, stars, hearts, lightning bolts and zodiac sign customizations.

Shop this Personalized Leather iPhone Case in eight colours.

$22 at Etsy

Canada Goose Cypress Parka

If you have money, here's where to spend it. The Canada Goose Cypress Parka is rated for temperatures -15°C to -25°C, making it perfect for enduring Canadian winters. Select from five colours and sizes XS to 2XL.

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Shop the Cypress Puffer in five colours.

$1,195 at Canada Goose

Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! If ice cream is your jam, you're going to want to check out this "Amazon's Choice" Ninja Creami. The countertop device blends ice cream, gelato, smoothie bowls, milkshakes and more at the touch of a button.

The Ninja CREAMi has nearly 6,200 reviews.

$250 at Amazon

Dr. Jart+ 10 Face Mask Must-Haves Gift Set

This value set of 10 Korean skincare masks targets 10 different skin concerns, including pores, excess oil, dryness and more. They're "pricey but worth it," writes one reviewer.

This limited-edition mask set is valued at $135.

$67 at Sephora

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 five colours.

$50 at Simons

Bold Pearl Trio Hoop Earrings

We have a major style crush on these freshwater pearl earrings from Mejuri. A favourite of Ariana Grande, the hoops are coated in gold vermeil.

These freshwater pearl earrings go with everything.

$128 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.

$136 at Best Buy Canada

Pandora Engravable Jewelry

If you can say it, you can engrave it (within a character limit, at least). Pandora's selection of engravable jewerly allows shoppers to engrave names, inside jokes, dates and more on some of its best-selling charms — an amazing gift idea for your mom, girlfriend or spouse.

This best-selling charm comes in sterling silver, rose gold plated and gold plated.

$50 at Pandora

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.

$65 at Truff

Personalized Notecard Set

Personalized stationery is a special way to stay in touch. This set is printed on premium heavyweight cardstock with a handpainted watercolour design. For more custom stationery options from the Etsy seller, click here.

Name a more perfect gift idea for the girl (or guy) who already has it all.

$23 at Etsy

Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager

Kiss aches and pains goodbye in 2024 with help from this "Amazon's Choice" heated neck and shoulder massager. The massager is a great gift idea for busy moms or anyone who spends the day on their feet.

This best-selling massager has over 4,200 reviews.

$90 at Amazon

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. 

$88 at Beautycounter

Best Christmas gifts 2023

Christmas is just around the corner, and we have you covered in the gift department. In addition to gifts for women, make sure to check out these editor-approved gift guides to stay on top of your holiday shopping.

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