25 meaningful gift ideas your wife will love

25 meaningful gift ideas your wife will love— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

Getting your wife a present that she'll love (and won't immediately want to exchange for something more to her taste) isn't easy. Although it might seem like she has all her favorite stuff already, there are still plenty of thoughtful gift ideas for wives who have everything if you know where to look.

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So, what are the best gifts for wives? You’ve come to the right spot. Here at Reviewed, we’ve tested oodles of products, from foot spas to fitness trackers and everything in between. Whether your love is a foodie or a total bookworm (and just enjoys a great surprise), here are the best gifts for wives that are sure to make them smile and land you the title of best spouse of all time.

Please note that as we get closer to the holidays, products may sell out. To get your gifts on time make sure to start your holiday shopping early. Keep on scrolling for the best gifts for wives to shop for right now.

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1. For the wife who loves candles: the Capri Blue Volcano Candle

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If your wife loves candles, then surprise her with the top-rated Capri Blue Volcano Candle. Made in the USA, this best-selling scent features notes of tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons and limes and fresh mountain greens. It has a burn time of up to 85 hours and comes in a gorgeous iridescent jar with a copper lid that can be repurposed after use.

Get the Capri Blue Volcano Candle from Anthropologie for $34

2. For the wife who can't find her keys: Tile Mate tracker

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Wives are responsible for keeping track of many different items. If you've noticed that your wife misplaces her keys frequently, a Tile Mate tracker can help her find them with ease. We've tested Tile before and love that the tracking device connects via Bluetooth and uses the Tile App to any number of items when they go missing. With a range of 100 feet, this easy-to-use gadget could be one of the most thoughtful gift ideas for wives right now.

Get Tile Mate on Amazon for $24.99

3. For the wife who wants to be a plant mom: The Sill 

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Best gifts for wives: The Sill

The Sill is one of our favorite places to buy plants online and sells a variety of potted plants that your wife will love. Reviewed staffers have ordered from The Sill numerous times with nothing but positive things to say about the experience. The online plant company also offers helpful online plant workshops so your wife can keep her favorite holiday gift in tip-top shape. There are lots of stylish pots to choose from, or you can customize your own for a personal touch.

Get the ZZ Plant at The Sill from $55

4. For the wife who is into essential oils: Asaskuki 100ml diffuser

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When it comes to aromatherapy, distribution is as essential as the oils, themselves. So up her olfactory game with the Asakuki Portable Essential Oil Diffuser, our favorite affordable diffuser. It's sleek, it's affordable and it works as advertised, and makes a great gift for a wife who you think has everything else.

Get the Asakuki 100ml Diffuser from Amazon for $19.99

5. For the wife who needs her coffee hotter, longer: Yeti Rambler 14 oz. Mug

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Yeti didn't get as popular as it is without delivering on its promises. The brand’s 14-ounce Rambler is one of our favorite travel mugs, keeping coffee hot for as long as your wife needs to drink it. Don't believe us? Do more than 7,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating help? How about the fact that it’s just as good at keeping cold drinks cold? Trust us, this mug is worth the wait—and is one of the best gift ideas for wives for 2021. 

Get the Yeti Rambler Mug on Yeti for $29.99

6. For the wife who is into beauty: Glamcor Riki Skinny

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Best gifts for wives: Glamcor Riki Skinny Makeup Mirror

There are few things more embarrassing than looking into a public mirror and seeing that your makeup looks totally different than it did at home in the bathroom lighting. It’s hard enough to do makeup without having to contend with poor or dim lighting at the vanity. A good makeup mirror with adjustable lights makes a huge difference, and luckily you can buy her the best makeup mirror, the Glamcor Riki Skinny. It has excellent lighting, a large viewing area, and is portable.

Get the Glamcor Riki Skinny on Amazon for $195

7. For the wife who loves to lounge: Athleta leggings

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Best gifts for wives: Athleta leggings

If she wants something that's both perfect for you and lounging, get here these salutation leggings from Athleta. Boasting more than 2,900 reviews, this customer favorite comes in seven colors, regular, tall, and petite sizing, and features a curved seam for a flattering behind. It’s got deep pockets for any belongings, a high waistband that lies flat on the tummy while tucking it in, and a roomy leg that makes for a cozy alternative to leggings.

Get the Salutation Jogger from Athleta starting from $39.99

8. For the wife who styles her own hair: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

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A trip to the blowout bar is so pre-pandemic. Bring the glam home with the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer, a must-have styling tool with more than 37,000 rave reviews—including a resounding endorsement from Reviewed’s beauty editor. Simply put, this thing is awesome. If your wife doesn't already have one, buy it now, and thank us later, because believe us, it's one of the best gift ideas for wives right now.

Get the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer on Amazon for $45.99

9. For the wife who loves jewelry: Kate Spade's One In A Million Necklace

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Kate Spade's One In A Million Pendant necklace is a fantastic choice to make any lady feel extra special. You can choose the initial of your choice to place on the front of the 12K gold plated necklace with "one in a million" engraved on the reverse side. The pendant comes on a 17-inch chain with a 3-inch extender, and we bet she'll be wearing this necklace for years to come. 

Get the Kate Spade One In A Million Pendant Necklace on Amazon for $58

10. For the wife who loves vino: Oster Cordless Electric Wine Opener 

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The Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener is an impressive gadget that can uncork her bottle of wine with just a touch of a button. Oster's electric opener is completely cordless and can uncork up to 30 bottles of wine before needing to be recharged. It's stylish and comfortable to hold thanks to the opener's ergonomic design. She'll love the bonus foil cutter and easy it is to use. Cheers!

Get the Oster Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener with Foil Cutter at Walmart for $29.13

11. For the wife who's into gadgets: Apple Watch Series 6

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It's a pretty 21st century experience to need a gadget for your gadgets, but that's the reality of life in 2020. With the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple’s latest and greatest smartwatch, your wife can track her workouts and her vitals, make calls, text and send emails, scroll social media, listen to music, navigate directions and more—versatility that makes it our top smartwatch pick for 2020. If your wife isn’t an iPhone user, you can swap in the fabulous Galaxy Active Watch 4 instead.

Get the Apple Watch 44mm (Series 6) on Amazon for $349.99

12. For the wife who likes to keep it cozy: Barefoot Dreams Cozy Socks

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Barefoot Dreams makes some of the softest blankets ever, so it comes as no surprise that the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks also live up to the same hype. Like a soft, warm, hug for her feet, your wife will love slipping on these ultra soft socks after a long day. These cozy socks comes in three colors and can be tossed in the washing machine for easy cleaning.

Get the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks on Amazon for $16

13. For the wife who wants to try new recipes: Home Chef subscription

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When preparing a meal, planning is half the battle, and when crunched for time, coming up with new things to cook can start to feel like a chore. Our favorite meal kit delivery subscription, Home Chef, takes the preparation out of the equation, giving you fresh, creative options, portioned out and delivered directly to the door. And if she dislikes meal prep, it's one of the most thoughtful gift ideas for wives right now.

Get Home Chef meals from $6.99

14. For the wife who needs a new vacuum: Dyson V8

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Best gifts for wives: Dyson V8

A vacuum cleaner might not sound like a gift you should buy your wife, but a premium vacuum like the Dyson V8 cordless vacuum is sure to put a smile on her face. It comes with five brush accessories, a mountable charging dock and it can run for up to 30 minutes on a single charge. Here at Reviewed, we are big fans of Dyson's vacuum's high-powered suction and sleek corner-cutting abilities, so you really can't go wrong with this easy-to-use vacuum.

Get the Dyson V8 at Dyson from $399.99

15. For the wife who loves cold brew: Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker

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You’ve heard the saying some like it hot—a nod to the classic 1959 film—but when it comes to coffee, she might prefer it cold. To brew up the very best, your wife needs the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker. It’s been one of our favorite cold brew coffee makers for a while now because of its user-friendly design. It also doesn’t hurt that it makes some of the tastiest coffee (and tea) we've ever sipped.

Get the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker on Amazon for $22.20

16. For the wife who is workin' on her fitness: Fitbit Charge 5

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Best gifts for wives: Fitbit Charge 5

Our favorite Fitbit is the Fitbit Charge 5, which may not offer all the bells and whistles of the Apple Watch, but still packs quite the punch—and also tells time—at a much more digestible price point. Not only is the Fitbit Charge 5 comfortable to wear, it offers comprehensive activity tracking features and an intuitive app, so it's a perfect gift for a wife who seems to have everything, but wants to keep fit in these odd times.

Get the Fitbit Charge 5 on Amazon for $179.95

17. For the wife who enjoys feeling pampered: Parachute Classic Robe

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Want to treat your wife to a spa day every day? A plush robe is a great start, and the Classic Bathrobe from Parachute is the perfect splurge for any spouse who appreciates the finer things. One of our editors loves this robe because it’s “luxurious, comfortable, and functional.” Just be prepared to buy your own once you feel how soft hers is, because she won't be letting you borrow it.

Get the Parachute Classic Robe from Parachute for $99

18. For the wife who is on her feet all day: UGG Women's Scuffette II slippers

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Best gifts for wives: UGG Women's Scuffette II slippers

Ever walk on a cloud? Neither have we, but we'd bet it feels a lot like wearing these slippers, which we named our best women's slippers after several rigorous rounds of very cozy testing. So if that sounds like something your wife might like after a long day of being amazing, go on and add these must-have slippers to your cart.

Get the UGG Women's Scuffette II Slipper on Amazon from $84.95

19. For the wife who wishes she had a sous chef: Amazon Echo Show 5 (second-gen)

The second-generation Amazon Echo Show 5 displays Netflix on the screen.
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Best gifts for wives: Amazon Echo Show (second-gen)

Amazon’s Echo Show 5 makes the perfect desk or countertop accessory, but did you know it can also double as a sous chef? Relying on Amazon Alexa, the Show 5 can help your wife find new recipes, read aloud the ingredient list, and guide her step-by-step with helpful photos and videos. As a bonus, she can also use it to make video calls to her friends and family.

Get the Echo Show 5 (second-gen) at Amazon for $84.99

20. For the wife who loves to cook: Instant Pot Ultra

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Looking for genuinely sweet gift ideas for wives? If your wife has a lot of family recipes she likes to make for holidays and gatherings, but is short on time, this is a great solution. An Instant Pot helps any cook create delicious meals quickly, without dirtying multiple dishes. The Instant Pot Ultra is the best pressure cooker we’ve tested: it cooks perfectly, is intuitive to use, and is easy to clean.

Get the Instant Pot Ultra Pressure Cooker 6-Quart from Amazon for $134.99

21. For the wife who likes to snuggle up: Nordstrom's Bliss Plush Throw

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As temperatures drop, a cozy blanket becomes an increasingly important thing to have. So don't let your wife be caught cold-handed (or footed) without Nordstrom's highly-rated Bliss Plush Throw blanket. The luxuriously soft throw features stylish 4-inch tassels at the top and bottom and measures 50-inches by 60-inches, so there's plenty of room for her to cuddle up. Even better, the blanket is machine washable and can be tossed in the dryer for an easy clean, so it's an ideal gift for a wife who seems to have it all.

Get the Bliss Plush Throw from Nordstrom for $39.50

22. For the wife who can't live without music: Apple AirPods Pro

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Your wife needs a quality pair of wireless earbuds to do things like listen to her favorite songs, handle work calls, and drown out noise from the kids once in a while. With clear sound, intuitive design, a great fit, and brilliant noise cancellation, there’s no better pair of earbuds to get the job done than Apple’s AirPods Pro. 

Get the Apple AirPods Pro on Amazon for $179

23. For the wife who loves to do her nails: SunUV Gel Nail Lamp

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Is your wife missing her pre-pandemic manicures and pedicures? This professional salon curing nail lamp is one of the most thoughtful gift ideas for wives, and it's so good it’s garnered a 4.5 star rating from more than 17,000 Amazon reviewers. Our staff loves this popular nail lamp because it works with any gel polish and doesn’t smudge. A win-win.

Get the SunUV Gel Nail Lamp on Amazon for $27.99 (Save $6 with on-page coupon)

24. For wife who loves to pump the jams: Sonos One SL Wireless Speaker

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Whether she's into Beethoven or BTS, it'll sound incredible on the uber popular Sonos One SL. I received Sonos speakers from my husband a couple years back and not a day goes by that I don’t use them. Even without Bluetooth connectivity, they’re super simple to set up and control, and can easily fill a room with your wife’s favorite songs.

Get the Sonos One SL Wireless Speaker at Best Buy for $199.99

25. For the wife who practices yoga: Lululemon Reversible Yoga Mat

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Best gifts for wives 2020: Lululemon The Reversible Mat.

If your wife is a serious yogini, she should have a serious yoga mat, and Lululemon's 5mm reversible yoga mat, our best yoga mat winner, carries plenty of bang for its buck. We loved its portability, its firmness and how easy it was to clean, making it worth every penny. If you're stumped for what else to buy, this could be a great gift for a wife who seems hard to shop for otherwise.

Get the Lululemon Reversible Yoga Mat at Lululemon for $78

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