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25 meaningful gift ideas your wife will love

Not sure what to get your favorite lady? You’ve come to the right spot.

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The final countdown to Christmas is on! If you haven't already ordered the perfect present for your wife, time is of the essence. It might seem like all of your wife’s favorite gifts come from herself, but there’s a world of opportunity awaiting if you want to take the lead on surprising her with the gift she’s been wanting all year long.

Not sure what to get your favorite lady? 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. With dozens of gift ideas to choose from, there’s something for every wife on our list. Keeping in mind the impending holiday shipping deadlines, a good majority of the gifts below can still be ordered in time for delivery by Dec. 25. 

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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 up to 85 hours and comes in a gorgeous iridescent jar with copper lid that can be repurposed after use.

Get the Capri Blue Volcano Candle from Anthropologie for $32

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. 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, your wife will appreciate having this easy-to-use gadget in her arsenal.

Get Tile Mate on Amazon for $24.95

3. For the wife likes to put pen to paper: Rifle Paper Co. Stitched Notebook Set

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Rifle Paper Co.'s set of three stitched notebooks is one of the prettiest desk accessories you can get her this holiday season. The journals measure 8.5-inches by 6-inches and with 64 ruled-pages per book, making it the perfect size to store in her desk drawer or toss in her bag. She'll love the whimsical floral design, which is printed in full color with metallic gold foil accents.

Get the Rifle Paper Co. Stitched Notebook Set from Rifle Paper Co. for $15

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 100ml Diffuser, our favorite diffuser for the money. It's sleek, it's affordable and it works as advertised.

Get the Asakuki 100ml Diffuser from Amazon for $22.99

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 works as advertised, keeping coffee hot for as long as your wife needs to drink it. Don't believe us? Do more than 18,000 reviews and a five-star rating help? How about the fact that it’s just as good at keeping cold drinks cold? Although the Yeti Rambler arrives after Christmas, just trust us on this one—this mug is worth the wait. 

Get the Yeti Rambler Mug on Amazon for $24.98

6. For the wife who is into beauty: DeWeisn Tri-Fold Lighted Makeup Mirror

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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 get her a great one for not much money. The DeWEISN Tri-Fold Lighted Makeup Mirror is our best value choice thanks to its adjustable lights, magnification options, perfect size, and option to run on batteries. This item may arrive after Christmas, so make sure to upgrade the shipping speed.

Get the DeWEISN Tri-Fold Lighted Makeup Mirror on Amazon for $35.98

7. For the wife who forgets to charge her phone: Anker PowerCore+ Mini Portable Charger

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At least twice a week, I wake up to the realization that I forgot to plug my phone in before bed, and leaving it in the other room to charge isn't always an option. On those days, the Anker PowerCore+ Mini portable battery charger is my best friend. It's roughly the size of a tube of lipstick, so it's easy to bring along, and it boasts enough capacity to keep your phone on throughout the day, even when it's starting from zero.

Get the Anker PowerCore+ Mini at Walmart for $21.99

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 81,000 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.

Get the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer on Amazon for $41.99

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. Certain sizes and colors may arrive after Christmas.

Get the Kate Spade One In A Million Pendant Necklace at Nordstrom for $58

10. For the wife who loves vino: Oster Rechargeable and Cordless 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 2 instead.

Get the Apple Watch 44mm (Series 6) on Amazon for $379.99

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 from QVC for $15

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.

See Home Chef's plans and pricing

14. For the wife who needs a new vacuum: The Dyson V7 Motorhead

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A vacuum cleaner might not sound like a gift you should buy your wife, but a premium vacuum like the Dyson V7 Motorhead 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 V7 at Dyson for $299.99

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, my family prefers 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 $29.99

16. For the wife who is workin' on her fitness: Fitbit Charge 4

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Our favorite Fitbit is the Fitbit Charge 4, 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 4 comfortable to wear, it offers comprehensive activity tracking features and an intuitive app; perfect for keeping fit in these odd times.

Get the Fitbit Charge 4 from Kohl's for $119.99

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: Minnetonka Women's Chesney Slippers

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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 Minnetonka Women's Chesney Slippers for $44.95

19. For the wife who wishes she had a sous chef: Amazon Echo Show 5

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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 on Amazon for $44.99

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

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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 from Amazon for $149.95

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.

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. Since this item will arrive after Christmas, we suggest printing out a copy of your purchase and placing it in a small gift bag for a special surprise.

Get the Apple AirPods Pro on Amazon for $199.99

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? Get her this professional salon curing nail lamp that's so good it’s garnered a 4.5 star rating from 7,583 Amazon reviewers. Our staff loves this popular nail lamp because it works with any gel polish and doesn’t smudge. A win-win (and you can still get it shipped in time for Dec. 25 if you order ASAP). 

Get the SunUV Gel Nail Lamp on Amazon for $31.99 (Save $8 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 on Amazon for $179

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.

Get the Lululemon Reversible Yoga Mat at Lululemon for $78

See USA TODAY for our complete guide to the best gifts for wives of 2020

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