Gifts

Birthdays and major holidays are the obvious times for gifting, but there are so many occasions throughout the year when a present is the appropriate gesture. But finding something just right for your friend or family member can feel like the hardest shopping task you’ve ever faced—which is why we’ve created so many carefully curated gift guides. Whether you need gift ideas for your mother-in-law (now that’s a hard one), the perfect Christmas present for your temperamental teen, or a fun token to cheer up your wine-loving best friend, you’ll find something that’ll leave your loved one thinking: How did she know that’s what I wanted? But don’t forget the card—every good gift deserves an equally thoughtful card to match. From the sentimental to the silly, the cards our editors have sourced for you are far superior to any last-minute drugstore finds. We’ll let you accept all the credit.

Cute Easter Dresses for Girls

In pretty pastels, with fetching floral prints and ruffled details, consider these frocks a one-step dressing routine to get her Easter-ready.

The Most Graceful Way to Give Gifts

There are a few things you should know about gifting. 

5 Number Gifts For the Math Nerd in Your Life

These are for that friend who likes pi more than pie. 

Gifts for Any Level Gardener

Do you know someone who finds endless satisfaction cultivating her garden or digging his arms elbow deep in dirt? Support those outdoor activities, think outside the box, and consider giving that person a gift to assist them with their hobby. 

DIY Cake Toppers for Every Celebration

In celebration of Real Simple’s 15th anniversary, we assembled an assortment of impressive do-it-yourself cake (and cupcake) toppers. These crafty embellishments will make any dessert look so special that party guests will probably ask where you bought them.

28 Ideas for Exchanging Christmas Gifts

Sure, you could just hand over a gift, but why not present your presents in a more creative way?

43 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Boyfriend or Husband

From stepped-up sweets to personalized mementos, take the stress out of Valentine’s Day shopping with these unique finds.

American Girl Just Released Its First Boy Doll

The company is also unveiling new diverse dolls—and bringing back an old favorite.

16 Gifts You Can Still Get in Time for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Yes, it’s just three short days away. But don’t panic yet: Procrastinators can take comfort in knowing you can still get something special before February 14. And, no, you don’t have to dash out to the mall. Our editors have put together a list of great gifts—for women, men, and kids—that will show up on your doorstep just in the nick of time.

Valentine’s Day Photo Gifts

Easy crafts to showcase your most precious photos.