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12 Beautiful Gift Ideas for Your Wife at Christmas

Happy wife, happy life, right? These gifts and ideas for your wife this Christmas won’t just make her happy, they make shopping painless for you. Win-win! You’ll save time and energy with these beautiful Christmas gifts and ideas. Less time shopping means more time relaxing.

Christmas Gift for Your Wife
Handpainted Handbag Christmas Gift for Your Wife

Surprisingly, I’m struggling between two “top gift picks” this year (I’m a 50 year old woman who is very difficult to buy gifts for because I don’t want stuff. My husband hates shopping for Christmas gifts for his wife 🙂 ). But I really do love this Anuschka Women’s Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag – Hand-Painted Original Artwork – which is why it’s at the top of my list of Christmas gifts for your wife at Christmas! My second “top Christmas gift pick” is the first in the list below. I love this handbag gift because it will make your wife feel cheerful and creative, beautiful and beloved. 

When you’re scratching your head and wondering “what should I buy my wife this Christmas?”, remember this: you want to buy her a gift that she really wants, not what you think she should or even might like. I know it’s not always an easy call, but your wife will know how much thought you put into her Christmas gift. Sometimes it really is “the thought that counts.” The best gifts for your wife at Christmas shouldn’t revolve around you or her responsibilities as a wife and mother. The most beautiful gift for your wife at Christmas makes her feel pampered, understood, and cherished. 


Scroll through this list of holiday gifts and ideas slowly. Let your subconscious mind help you pick the most perfect, beautiful gift for your wife this Christmas. Here’s another thing to remember: husbands sometimes fall into the trap of solving the “problem” of what to buy at Christmas by buying more of what their wives already have. Instead of putting themselves in their wives’ shoes and picking up the dropped Christmas gift hints, they buy something like they bought last year.

Don’t do that. Here’s what not to buy your wife at Christmas this year: a replica of the gift you bought her last year! Every year my sister-in-law gets the same gift from her husband: expensive jewelry. Almost always a bracelet. Sometimes a diamond ring. Sure, they’re beautiful Christmas gifts…but not every wife wants the diamond gifts for Christmas. Wives want meaningful gifts from their husbands. Lingerie is a good example of this – it’s definitely not the best idea for what to buy your wife at Christmas. The husband might like the lace, but your wife might like the ace. 🙂

What to Get Your Wife for Christmas

These gift ideas and tips are inspired by my husband’s struggle every Christmas…he never knows what to buy me! Every year, I gather different ideas and gifts for wife at Christmas that I would like to receive…

If you and your wife have an old dog at home (I’m not talking about the in-laws or your parents), read 10 Best “Woofy” Gifts for Elderly Dogs and Dog Lovers.

The Christmas gift that surprised this wife

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A Gift for Your Wife at Christmas

Your wife’s first initial in script is a beautiful gift for your wife. This Yellow Gold Diamond Script Initial Letter B Pendant Necklace I know what I said about buying wives more jewelry at Christmas, but that was before I discovered this pendant!

Here’s why I love this Christmas gift: I’m a self-taught the flautist (flute player, so hold the jokes please). I often watch flute videos on YouTube. One of the teachers has a necklace with her name in script, similar to this Initial Pendant Necklace. It’s a brilliant way for teachers to be memorable. Even if your wife isn’t a teacher or YouTube flute instructor, this is a beautiful gift idea for the woman you love this Christmas.

A beautiful Christmas gift: flowers that don’t wither away

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I’m including one more Anuschka Shoulder Bag,Turkish Tulips on this list of Christmas gifts for your wife because it really is my top choice. As a wife, I’m very practical – but I’m also artistic, creative, and love to be surrounded by beautiful things! Your wife is probably similar; who doesn’t love to be surrounded by beauty?

Your wife may not like the colorful “gypsy” type of designs on the Anuschka bags and wallets. How do you know if she’d like this Christmas gift? Look at her closet. Does she wear bright, vibrant clothes? If she has a colorful fashion range, your wife will love this Christmas gift.


Remember that some women wear neutral or black clothing. They jazz it up with a colorful handbag, belt, or shoes. If that’s your wife, she would love this beautiful Christmas gift.

Stocking stuffer idea: Get Anuschka Leather Protector (or any quality brand) if you buy a leather gift for your wife this Christmas.

An aromatherapy diffuser

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What to Buy Your Wife for Christmas

You may not know what a diffuser is, but your wife does! The LAFCO House & Home Beach House Diffuser – Sea and Dune pictured is a beautiful, practical gift for your wife at Christmas. This is a lovely way to hide odors in bathrooms or other smelly parts of the house – the scent is light, yet strong enough to make a difference.

I have two diffusers in our bathrooms at home, but I bought the cheap versions. This was a mistake because I can’t smell them. Aromatherapy oils can be expensive, but the cheap versions don’t do the job nearly as well. Nor do they smell nearly as good.

In my article describing elegant gifts for cigar and pipe smokers, I describe different types of oils that smell beautiful and are relaxing. Relaxation and peace is one of the best gifts for wife at Christmas – or anytime.

Christmas  jewelry

If your wife likes jewelry (and you don’t buy her jewelry all the time), these AGS Certified 1/2ct TW Diamond Hoop Earrings in 10K White or Yellow Gold are a beautiful Christmas gift. This might even be called a meaningful Christmas gift because it’s from the Amanda Rose Collection, which is a family owned and operated business. It’s run by a father-daughter duo who specialize in high quality jewelry at affordable prices. They offer diamonds of all sizes, in both yellow and white gold, along with a variety of gemstone and fashion jewelry.

If your wife likes pretty, soft colors, she’ll be enchanted by the Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Blue Topaz and Peridot Pendant Necklace. It’s creative, fun, and beautiful — not as big or splashy as the sapphire and diamond pendant, but it’s not a necklace you see often.

A soft, luxurious silk bathrobe

silk bathrobe what to buy your wife at Christmas

The Old Shanghai Women’s Silk Kimono Long Robe is a beautiful gift to buy your wife at Christmas. It’s handpainted, and comes in several different colors. I prefer the white silk kimono myself, but you must to choose the color that suits your wife. That’s part of buying the best gift this Christmas! You might even pair this gifts for wife at Christmas with time for her to spend soaking in the tub.

My husband gave me a manicure and pedicure set for Christmas last year, but I never used it. When you’re thinking what to buy your wife for Christmas, it’s important to know her personality and how she likes to spend her time. I’m not into getting manicures and pedicures, even when I have all the equipment at home and my husband is willing to do them for me.

So, if your wife isn’t into soaking or treating herself luxuriously, don’t get her a gorgeous bathrobe. Upgrade her electronics instead…

An electronic reading device – Kindle Fire

gifts for wife at Christmas
Gifts for Wife at Christmas

The Fire HD Tablet + Standing Case is Amazon’s most powerful device. It includes an all-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free.

Tech may be the best type of gift for husbands who don’t know what to buy their wives for Christmas. If your wife appreciates electronics with an incredibly light design (it weighs just 13.2 ounces) and an exclusive 8.9″ HDX display with over 4 million pixels (339 ppi / 2560 x 1600). She will enjoy more than 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games. This Kindle has a rear-facing camera and front-facing 720p HD camera. It’s ultrafast, with a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor for quick app launches and fluid graphics.

If your wife likes to read, give her the Kindle plus pockets of time to read. Create a “reading schedule” for her — for instance, she gets to read every Tuesday and Thursday evenings while you take care of the kids and do the dishes. This is the gift of time, and it’s one of the best things you can “buy” for your wife at Christmas.

Something musical – a docking station

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For his birthday, I bought my husband a Dual-Docking iPod/iPhone/iPad Alarm Clock. I bought it at Future Shop — and now I can’t believe how much cheaper it is on Amazon! He loves this portable, digital music box, and I use it all the time.

If your wife has an iPod or iPhone, she’ll love to listen to her favorite music all over the house while charging her battery. This is one of those practical “what to buy for your wife at Christmas” gift ideas.”

If your wife loves exercise, read 10 Fitness Gifts That Encourage Health and Wellness.

Angel wings – a soft, gentle Christmas gift for your wife

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The Sterling Silver Black and White Diamond Angel Wings Pendant Necklace is a lovely Christmas gift idea because of the angel theme. It’s an elegant and beautiful pendant necklace to buy your wife at Christmas, and a thoughtful way to say “I love you.”

If your wife loves this holiday season, she loves Christmas trees – and this angel pendant will remind her of the angel at the top of her favorite Christmas tree.

GPS Navigator

Every time I drive somewhere new, my husband asks if I want to borrow his Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps. I always say no, because I don’t want to take the time to transfer the GPS Navigator from his car to mine. But…if I had my own GPS navigator…I’d be set for any trip!

A portable GPS is easier for your wife than using the navigation on a smartphone. It’s easy to install, easy to see, and easy to hear. This is a good gift to give your wife at Christmas if she has to drive a lot – or even if she only drives once in awhile.

If you give your wife a “tool” like a GPS for Christmas, pair it with something soft and romantic like a necklace or ring. If you and your wife have been married for too long, read 17 Awesome – and Affordable! – Gifts for Your Girlfriend’s Parents. That’ll help you bring the romance back into your marriage 🙂

Homemade massage gift coupons

My husband gives these to me every Christmas: 10 “massage gift coupons” that I can redeem anytime I want. Some are for hand massages, others for foot massages…and some are for other special fun things that I dare not mention here. This is an inexpensive, thoughtful gift for your wife Christmas – and it might spice up your relationship.

You could also give her a gift certificate for a professional massage, manicure, or pedicure. My husband gave me this for Christmas a couple years ago…but I didn’t like it as much as the homemade massage coupons.

Perfume Christmas gifts for wife

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Omnia Bvlgari Eau De Perfume Spray For Women is the newest, light, modern Oriental scent fragrance for women. Omnia by Bvlgari has fragrance notes of mandarin, saffron, Masala Tea and white chocolate blended together.

If you want to go super expensive, get Clive Christian Imperial Majesty perfume for women for $435,000. That’s the most expensive perfume for women on Amazon – but expensive doesn’t mean it’s the right gift for a wife at Christmas!

The next most expensive women’s perfume is $10,000 – the Penningtons Bath Lavender Eau De Toilette from England. There are no perfumes that cost between $10,000 and $435,000.

If you think perfume is one of the best gifts for wife Christmas, read my article about floral perfumes. Fragrance can be a difficult gift to give a woman, regardless of how expensive it is (or isn’t!). Again, you have to know your wife’s tastes.

Upgraded software, photography, or computer tools

How about more memory for the tech gadgets she has, or an upgrade to a piece of electronic equipment? These aren’t the most romantic “gifts for wife Christmas” – but maybe she’s not into romance.

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Here’s what one wife gave her husband for Christmas: “My husband was going on a long cross-state bike ride, and was weighed down with all the chargers for the little devices that are somehow necessary,” says Alex Sharp. “So I researched and found a solar charger (such as a Ultra-slim Power Bank Battery Charger Pack for iPhone,iPad,Samsung Galaxy,Cell Phones, andTablets backup rechargeable charger for iPhones, BlackBerrys, Kindles) that would work for multiple devices. He had less stuff to carry, less imposition of having to find outlets, and less stuff to clutter our lives.”

An Oprah-related Christmas gift

Have you met a woman who doesn’t like Oprah Winfrey? My husband gave me a magazine gift subscription to O, The Oprah Magazine for Christmas, and I loved getting it in the mail every month. It’s an easy gifts for wife Christmas that she’ll probably love.

Another Oprah gift idea for wives is O’s Big Book of Happiness: The Best of O, The Oprah Magazine: Wisdom, Wit, Advice, Interviews, and Inspiration. Oprah’s magazines and books help women discover and express their authentic selves, which isn’t something you can buy for your wife for Christmas…but you can nudge her along!

Housecleaning – perhaps the best gift for your wife at Christmas

O, happy day! If you’re still wondering what to buy your wife for Christmas, give her six months or a year of housecleaning services. This is one of the best gifts I can think of, because it’s not about buying more stuff and spending more money. It’s about saving time and spending your life doing stuff you love.

What, I wonder, will you buy your wife this Christmas? If you still don’t know what to buy your wife for Christmas, read What to Buy Your Wife on Her 50th Birthday. You’ll find more good gift ideas there.

May you find the best gift for your wife this Christmas – and may your home be peaceful and happy.

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