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Best gifts for your girlfriend

These thoughtful, romantic gifts are fail-proof.

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This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season's best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET.

Looking for the perfect gift for a girlfriend for the holidays can be a challenge: should it be overly romantic or something more practical? Perhaps you may recall her remarking on some jewelry or game set while you were out, or you have an idea of what could make her life happier or more fun, but it's not always easy to find something special that communicates your affection. Sure, she may deserve the universe for what she represents to you, but realistically it's not always easy to find something truly special and thoughtful to buy that is within the world of your personal budget. 

Thankfully, we've gone ahead and done the hard work for you, curating the best, no-fail gifts for your girlfriend at any price point. Beyond a simple essential oil diffuser or a yoga mat, whether it's a special gift, something romantic or thoughtful, we've got some awesome presents that have you covered. After doing some serious work refining all the ideas out there into something perfect that you can buy that will win all holiday, birthday and "I got you something special" days, see our list of one-off gifts that are perfect for any occasion.

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Level-up her evening bath with this Bluetooth speaker that floats. It's compact, fully waterproof and has a decent battery life. Lovely. Read our review of the UE Wonderboom.

Gift this one to the start-up founder who wants her shirt to do the talking -- because she's too busy out there running the world. 


These Nikes are on every fashion girl's wish list. Why? Because this pair of standout sneakers will take her from barre class to brunch in serious style. 

Bergdorf Goodman

This beautiful faux trapper hat is the perfect leopard topper to any cold-weather outfit. 


Win the prize of "partner of the year" -- no, decade -- with this luxe hair dryer that's, yes, from the same brand that makes those superpowered vacuums. This special gift edition comes with a chic red carrying case.  Read our preview of the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer.

Benefit Cosmetics

This adorable trailer-shaped tin contains some of Benefit's cult faves, including Badgal Bang mascara, Gimme Brow gel, the Porefessional primer and Hoola bronzer. Trust us, she'll freak when she opens this beautiful set. 

Dolce Vita

Indulge her inner punk rocker with a pair of combat boots that come in totally on-trend (faux) snakeskin. 

The Reformation

Surely, she's heard of this hip, sustainable brand -- even if you haven't -- and its oversized sweater made from 70% recycled cashmere is like wearing a permanent hug. Plus, the subtle stripes are super chic. 

Rebecca Minkoff

Show her how much you love her with a beautiful heart-shaped bag that can double as a clutch for more formal affairs. 

Juice Beauty

This Gwyneth Paltrow-approved brand makes the most luxurious organic products. She'll melt when she unwraps this moisturizing mask made from antioxidant-rich ingredients such as turmeric root, rosemary oil and vitamins E and C.


This rubber watch is simple, stylish, and comes in a few bright sunny colors to fit literally any personality. 


This built-to-last backpack is as well-suited for hiking trips as it is for weekends away. And the color will make her happy. 


Give her the best accessory for a night in: A soft cotton throw that comes in 10 colors that will fit in with any decor. (Trust us, you can never go wrong with navy.)

Originally published earlier this month.