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20 Best Gift Ideas For Busy Ladies

Best Birthday Present, Anniversary Or Valentine Gift Ideas For Women

Have you heard that women are indecisive? Hogwash.

Some say that we girls are hard to please and never know what we want. But that’s just an excuse not to make an effort—perhaps some should listen more and try harder. What we crave is attention and a thoughtful gift speaks volumes about how much you care for your special lady. We have scoured through hundreds and hundreds of items within the Amazon store and distilled the best gift ideas to the selection below. Whether you need a present for Valentine’s, International Women’s Day (8th of March), Mother’s Day, birthday or anniversary, you will find something delightful for any budget here. 

1. Canon EOS 80D DSLR 

In the world of Facebook, Instagram and other social media, virtually no one underestimates the power of interesting, high-quality photographs. This 24.2 MP DSLR from the industry leader, Canon, is bristling with cool features.

Few hobbies are as fulfilling as documenting the world around you. Your special lady will enjoy discovering the possibilities of this excellent camera.

Read our full review here.

2. Apple iPhone X, GSM Unlocked 5.8", 256 GB

The Apple iPhone needs no introduction, as the series has dominated the smartphone arena for almost a decade now and turned the Apple brand into the largest tech-giant on the planet. Few gadgets have proven to be as indispensable and mass-mesmerising as the iPhone range.

This amazing, weather-sealed palm-held computer comes with a new 5.8” super Retina OLED Multi-touch screen, wireless Qi charging and a 12MP cameras boasting dual optical image stabilisation and sapphire crystal lens covers. The telephoto and wide-angle cameras on the iPhone X allow for an optical zoom, as well as a digital zoom of up to 6x on videos and 10x on photos.

The front and back are all ultra-durable, splash and dust sealed glass, with a strengthening layer that’s 50% deeper than before, coated in an oleophobic layer, which allows you to easily wipe off smudges and fingerprints. The iPhone X also features Face ID by analysing about 30,000 reference points on the face. The battery supports 21 hours of talk time.

Product Dimensions: 14.5cm x 0.76cm x 7.1cm (5.7” x 0.3” x 2.8”). 

3. Marc (by Marc Jacobs) Convertible Hobo Bag

Pamper your inner diva with this exquisite, pebbled leather handbag by Marc Jacobs. The piece features a magnetic snap top, a polished signature plaque, flat top handle with rings and a 14cm (5.5”) drop, as well as a removable, adjustable strap with a 43cm-54.5cm (17”–21.5”) drop. Inside: high quality fabric lining, one zip and two slip pockets.

This beautiful leather bag will make a perfect addition to your anniversary or Valentine gifts for her, or as a stand-alone birthday present.

The handbag’s dimensions are: 37cm in height, 35.5cm in width and 12.7cm in depth (14.5”H x 14”W x 5”D).

 

4. UPair One Drone with 4K Camera Gimbal

Just like skateboards and video games, at first glance drone-flying may be erroneously associated with a pastime for just young guys. However, there is absolutely no reason why guys and girls of all ages can’t take up this exciting hobby. We girls also dream of soaring with the birds on occasion, this elegant flyer will help you make your special lady’s dream a reality.

5. Oculus Rift + Oculus Touch Virtual Reality Headset Bundle

Rough and tumble, punch-kick-shoot video games may make great gifts for the boys, but us ladies are harder to please. We desire a more immersive experience to fascinate our senses, we love to develop relationships, find secrets and explore new worlds. Wall-to-wall action won’t keep us entertained, we crave to be surprised, amazed and amused. Few toys are as captivating, educational and pleasurable as this device. By harnessing the power of the Oculus Rift, you can now step into your favourite game, jump to a museum, concert or another venue on the other side of the planet, explore watch an immersive VR film, or just spend time with family and friends in virtual reality.

This particular offer comes with seven free games: Robo Recall, Lucky’s Tale, Dragon Front, Quill, Medium, Dead & Buried, and Toybox.

6. Latest Model Apple iPad 9.7-inch Retina Display with WIFI, 32GB, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Gold

Does your special business lady spend a lot of her time on the go? Help her free up her time from work, by getting things done while she’s away from her desk. This is the perfect, time-saving gift that allows you to add care and flair to her life!

This palm-held computer blows the competition away with sheer superlative quality. It comes with a 9.7” Retina screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536, 2 GB SDRAM DDR3, 32 GB SSD, average battery life of 10 hours and a 802.11 A/C wireless connection. What’s more, this powerful portable computer features the A9 chip, 8MP camera, FaceTime HD camera, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Wi-Fi and over a million APPs on the Apple App Store.

The device weighs (1.81 lbs) and measures 24.4cm x 15.2cm x 0.76cm (9.6” x 6” x 0.3”).

7. Michael Kors Access Touchscreen Rose Gold Bradshaw Smartwatch

An amazing, stylish smartwatch in rose gold colour, compatible with Android and iPhone, it sports a customisable watch face and changeable straps. Display notifications for emails, text messages and even calls. Powered by Android Wear, digital movement, this timepiece with touchscreen functionality and wireless syncing can track steps, distance travelled and calories. It is water resistant to a depth of 33’.

Hundreds of options to personalise your watch face, so you can keep the look of your dial in tune with every shade of your mood.

Product dimensions: 11.4cm x 8.6cm x 11.4cm (4.5” x 3.4” x 4.5”).

8. B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This stylish, portable speaker boasts Bluetooth connectivity with social sharing. It comes equipped with the powerful True360 sound surround feature which will have any room brimming with rich sound. The rechargeable battery offers up to 24 hours of playtime and 240 watts of peak power. The item is crafted from premium materials, including an aluminium grill and a leather carry-along strap.

Effective frequency range: 37–20,000 Hz. The speaker measures 25.4cm x20.3cm x 15.2cm (10" x 8" x 6") and weighs 2.7 (6lbs).

9. Samsung T5 SSD 500 Gb drive

How much do you value your time? Time is the most precious commodity every single person has and this little device is a time-saver! This is a wonderful, speedy storage device, excellent for shuttling data between computers or working on demanding, large-scale projects such as video editing and graphic design. With the exception of archival purposes, SDDs perform much better than HDDs, read our review here

10. Samsonite Eco-Nu Wheeled Underseater Carry-On

Travelling feeds the mind and frees the spirit. If your friend enjoys frequent trips abroad, encourage her to pursue her dreams with this beautiful piece of luggage. That way, wherever in the world she may be, she will have a stylish memento of you by her side.

The Samsonite carry-on bag will make a perfect addition to your anniversary or Valentine gifts for her, or as a stand-alone birthday present.

The case measures 40.6cm x 35.5cm x 19cm (16” x 14” x 7.5”) and weighs 2.4kg (5.29lbs).

11. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – Rose Gold

Music is the universal language of the world and Beats by Dre is a well-respected brand that has carved out a sizable market share in premium, wireless headphones.

The 40 hour-long battery life will ensure that even when travelling, your music never leaves you, while the premium playback and fine-tuned acoustics maximize clarity, breadth, and balance of your experience. The multifunction on-ear controls allow you to receive calls, control your music and even activate Siri on the go. The Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones’ package also includes a carrying case, Universal USB charging cable (USB-A to USB Micro-B), 3.5mm RemoteTalk cable, Quick Start Guide and Warranty Card. The ergonomic design of the earphones has been carefully thought-through to create an adjustable fit with comfort-cushioned ear cups.

Headphone dimensions: 14cm x 21cm x 23cm (5.51” x 8.27” x 9.06”).

12. MAMONA Women's Watch & Bracelet

This elegant time piece would make a stylish accessory for a woman of any age. The package features one exquisite watch and one stylish bracelet. Tasteful, minimalistic design.

The watch features: anti-scratch crystal, Japanese Movement mechanism, which is waterproof up to 3 ATM, an ultra-durable, hypoallergenic ceramic and stainless steel, branded clasp. The watch comes with a 2-year warranty and an unconditional money-back policy. Furthermore, if the 19cm (7.5”) adjustable strap is too short, additional links are offered free of charge.

13. Greenco Heart Shaped Hand Carved Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp

Have our hectic, modern lives effectively killed off chivalry and romance?  We may be too busy to compose our musings and longings into a hear-warming verse. The smoke alarms may prohibit us from lighting scores of candles for a romantic dinner... Why not show her that you care and cherish your relationship, by getting this delightful, hand-crafted accessory to add passion and cosiness to your home?

The heart-shaped lamp, hand-carved from natural Himalayan rock salt crystals comes with rosewood base with electric cord, dimmer control and bulb. When lit, the fixture emits a soft amber glow, while the heated salt naturally ionises the air.

Lamp dimensions: 20.3cm in height, 15.2 in width and 7.6cm in length (8”H x 6”W x 3”L).

14. Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB

Revel in a plethora of entertainment from TV shows, to eBooks, apps and games—including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify and many others. Amazon Prime members receive tonnes of additional value in the form of access to thousands of free songs, TV episodes, books and magazines. Enhance your entertainment experience with features you only get from Amazon, including: Blue Shade, ASAP, On Deck, X-Ray, and FreeTime Parental Controls. Choose from over 600,000 of the most popular free and best-selling games, including Candy Crush Saga, Township, Mobile Strike, and more.

This delightful palm-held computer offers up to 12 hours of battery life, 16 or 32 Gb drive, 1.5Gb of RAM on a 1.3 GHz processor, Dolby Audio and a microSD card slot for up to 256Gb. The tablet comes equipped with Alexa for speedy access to the data and entertainment you need. Request directions, do online searches, play music, check the markets, news or weather forecast, and much more. All you need do is hit the home button and speak.

15. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8+ Instant Film Camera

This cute Japanese instant film camera will make an excellent Valentines gift idea or birthday gift idea.

New colour with Self Shot Mirror. In the box you will find: Camera (Instax Mini 8+), Strap, Close-up Lens, 2 AA batteries, User Manual. The camera measures: 6.86cm x 11.68cm x 11.93cm (2.7” x 4.6” x 4.7”) and weighs: 309g (10.9 ounces).

16. 500ml Stainless Steel Double Wall Insulated Thermos Cup

Thanks to Vacuum Insulation Technology, this leak-proof, durable stainless steel flask will keep drinks at the desired temperature. Hot: After 10 hours will not drop below 45 degrees Celsius. Cold: After 6 hours will not rise above 10 degrees Celsius. Capacity: 500ml and can be taken apart for easy cleaning. Suitable for camping, climbing, home, travelling.

Colours available: Pink, Blue, Gold, Black.

Product Size: 23.5 x 6.5 x 6.5cm.

17. The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Beauty Bag Gift Set

Well-nourished, smooth skin gets every girl purring with delight. Body Shop products are among the best out there when it comes to skin care, with the added bonus that the company prohibits any and all testing of its products on animals. That is truly heart-warming to know.

This bundle of joy contains Almond Milk and Honey Shower Cream 60ml (which gently refreshes the skin, cleansing it without stripping it of moisture), Almond Milk and Honey Body Butter 50ml (which restores and protects dry, sensitive skin for up to 48 hours), as well as rejuvenating hand cream. Treat your special lady to the gentle aroma of this travel-sized bundle of joy.

The package weighs 227g (8 ounces) and measures 2 x 5.8 x 13.5 cm (0.8 x 2.3 x 5.3 inches).

 

18. FunkySky Purses Light Handbag

A welcome addition to every girl’s purse, this heart will light up and stay on for 15 seconds, whenever you open your handbag—sensor-activated, completely hands-free. It measures just (1.8”), comes with a clip and strap to latch onto any pocket or lining crease. This thoughtful gift is a great Valentine’s Day gift idea or anniversary present idea.

The package contains: Purse light + 2pcs pre-installed button cells 2032 battery + crystal box.

 

19. Rose gold glitter Pop Out Phone Grip Holder and Stand for Mobile & Tablet

Smartphones are indispensable accessories to our quality of life. They are also expensive and few mishaps are as upsetting as dropping a thousand-euro device and having to take it in for costly repair or live with a fractured display. This cheap, yet stylish glitter holder will stop the phone from slipping through your friend’s fingers, helping her avoid unpleasant, nerve-singeing accidents.

20. Star Wars BB-8 Droid Keychain

The perfect birthday gift idea for any Star Wars fan, with The Force coursing through their veins. Always arrives in a gift box, but packaging colour may vary.

 

 

—Anja Coppieters, February 2018 

 

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