Katie Holdefehr

Katie Holdefehr is a senior editor at RealSimple.com, where she writes about everything from decor ideas to dryer balls. The beach is her happy place, and IKEA is her second home.

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Finding the best gift for your girlfriend can be super daunting. Whether you’ve been together for one month or many years, girlfriends have different expectations depending on how old you both are, how long you’ve been together, what the occasion is—maybe it’s your first Christmas together or a milestone birthday—and many other, sometimes unpredictable, factors. To get a good gift for your girlfriend, you definitely want to strike a balance between thoughtful and unique, but not too unique she won’t use whatever the present is. Make sure you’re thinking more from her viewpoint than your own (maybe let’s skip the football tickets this year), and try to remember details of the relationship or special memories when brainstorming because she’ll definitely appreciate the sentiment. A thoughtful touch or gesture will rarely go unnoticed by girlfriends, who likely are racking their own minds for the perfect gifts for their boyfriends as we speak. To help you get on the fast track toward locating the best present for your special lady, we’ve rounded up 25 great gift ideas for girlfriends, from cute gifts and sentimental tokens to unique gestures and unexpected necessities. Help us help you by reading through our list below of the best gifts for girlfriends in 2019, no matter if you’re shopping for a birthday, life milestone, Christmas gift, stocking stuffers, any another holiday you celebrate, or just to say “I love you.” RELATED: How to Wrap a Present
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