Gift Guide: Wife Birthday Gifts

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If there’s one supreme difficulty in a man’s life that reigns over everything else, it’s more than likely the task of attempting to get your wife an acceptable gift for her birthday. If you’re (likely) feeling this way, you’re not alone – many men are equally confused as to what are great gifts for wives. If you’re unsure about what to get her for her birthday, allow us to help! We’ve provided a list of many different types of gifts for women that your wife will be sure to love. You’ll be able to impress her and give her something incredibly useful at the same time. Feel free to look through our list and gather some ideas for yourself.

Designer Handbags

The first type of gift that we’d recommend getting for your wife for her birthday is a designer handbag. Sure, the price of some of the designer handbags can be very high (even astronomically high!), but women love purses and there’s not much that most women would love more than to get a brand-name purse that’s proven to be sought-after and high-quality.

Purchase a Pallas Handbag at Louis Vuitton.

Scented Candles

A scented candle is to a woman like a laser pointer is to a cat. We may not quite understand what the primal attraction is, but we can certainly attest that this powerful hold really does exist! We can’t complain though as many scented candles can give a room an absolutely delightful smell. Though sometimes we feel like they’re just a more elaborate form of perfume. Which brings us to…

Purchase a Turquoise Waters 3-Wick Candle at Bath & Body Works.


There we are! Perfumes are another type of present that we’d place in the “can’t miss” category when it comes to gifts for wives. She probably already has a favorite (or favorites) so if you’re not sure what kind she likes, you may want to snoop around her stuff (it’s for a good cause!) so that you know that you’re picking out just the right kind of perfume for her.

Purchase Armani Code by Giorgio Armani at Perfume Junkie.

Diamond Earrings

It’s said that diamonds are a woman’s best friend and we can certainly attest to this belief! While just about any kind of gemstones (ruby, sapphire, emerald, aquamarine) or precious metals (gold, silver, platinum) can make for attractive and valuable gifts for women, diamonds are in a class of their own. For a great birthday present that she’s sure to love, we recommend diamond earrings.

Purchase Berlin Stud Earrings at Diamond Nexus.

A Diamond Necklace

Diamond earrings aren’t the only kind of diamonds that women are into! Virtually any kind of diamond jewelry offers a near-certain chance of being a successful choice when looking for a gift that will please your wife. With that being said, we’d suggest looking into getting her a diamond necklace. If you’re willing to spend a little extra on her, this will definitely be a gift that pleases her.

Purchase a 14k White Gold Diamond Square Solitaire Pendant Necklace at Neiman Marcus Last Call.

A Watch

Another accessory that we’d recommend getting for your wife is a watch (provided that she wears watches). If she wears one regularly, it’s not a bad investment at all to pick up a pricier watch as they’re typically much more durable than the more inexpensive ones.

Purchase a Michael Kors Wren Stainless Steel Chrono Watch at eBags.


If you’re looking for clothing for your wife, pajamas are often the simplest to get right. A great set of pajamas will place a premium on comfort. And although they may be for her, feel free to take your own tastes into consideration on this type of gift, because let’s be honest…you’ll probably get as much enjoyment out of them as she will!

Purchase a Flora Nikrooz Delilah Woven Cami & Short Set at Bare Necessities.


For the chillier nights (or at least the not-quite-as-hot nights!), get her something that’ll keep her warm while still providing plenty of comfort. And when it comes to comfort, one of the best types of material that’s available is cashmere (it’s like wearing a cloud!). Truthfully, cashmere is a great option for just about any other type of clothing as well.

Purchase a Polo Ralph Lauren Cashmere V-Neck Sweater at Ralph Lauren.


If you’re ever unsure about what to get your wife, just know that you can absolutely never go wrong with shoes! No matter if she has a few pairs of shoes or a few closets full of them, it can never seem like they can ever get enough! While the sheer amount of options may seem overwhelming, designer shoes or heels are never a bad choice to consider.

Purchase Journee Collection – Luella at ShoeMetro.

eBook Reader

There’s nothing better than curling up under the covers with a good book. Actually…we should probably rephrase that. There’s nothing better than curling up under the covers with an entire library of books! With an eBook reader, your wife will have access to a litany of all different types of books and genres at her fingertips. In terms of sheer amount of enjoyment, you probably won’t find anything else that can even come close to matching what she’ll get from an eBook reader.

Purchase an Amazon Kindle at New Egg.

Patio Equipment

If you want to think of a present that’s a bit outside of the box, consider getting her either some patio equipment or any kind of outdoor furniture. After all, who would really be opposed to getting another reason to go outside and bathe in the sun more often? By getting her a patio umbrella (or any other form of patio equipment), it’ll essentially be encouragement to go relax in the beautiful and sunny weather.

Purchase a Premium 10’ Rectangular Patio Umbrella at Overstock.

Baby Supplies

If your wife also happens to also be a mom to a baby or toddler, you might want to think about getting her some baby supplies that will help out when taking care of the child. Sometimes gifts aren’t always just about being flashy, fun, or fantastic. Sometimes gifts should serve a purpose that’s more practical and needed for everyday life. Sure, they may not be the most exciting present and it may not “wow” her, but it’s certainly something that’ll make her everyday life much easier. Just make sure that this isn’t the only type of gift that you get her for her birthday!

Purchase a Babymel Caramel Retro Diaper Bag – Grey Dot at Motherhood Maternity.

A Photo Album

Unlike most men, women are often very sentimental and love looking back on the memories of joyous times and occasions. Well, why not get her a photo album to help store some of the more cherished memories in a beautiful format that can be proudly shown off to others? It’s a present that’s worth so much more than the actual material that it’s made out of.

Purchase a Personalized Twin Hearts Photo Album at David’s Bridal.

Gift Cards

There’s nothing that says “I had no idea what to get you!” like a gift card. But you know what? It’s also a gift that you’ll have no way of screwing up! Women understand how hard it can be to find just the perfect outfit, shoes, or jewelry for them, which is why it can sometimes be better to just get her a gift card so she can choose the gift instead. Whether it’s at Victoria’s Secret, Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren, Nine West, or any of the other great stores that we previously listed, your wife is sure to be able to find a terrific present that’ll likely be a much better choice than you would’ve gotten her anyway!

Purchase a Gift Card at Nine West.