26 Gifts Your Girlfriend Actually Wants This Christmas

26 Gifts Your Girlfriend Actually Wants This Christmas

Don't worry boys, I did the research for you.

Most of us can agree that Andy Williams had it on the dot when he said: “it's the most wonderful time of the year". Yet, he might have forgotten that it can also be the most stressful. The pressure is on, am I right? The holidays are most definitely not all about the gifts. Except...who doesn't love giving them? I know boys are boys, and can always use the extra help when it comes to gift ideas. Here are a few gifts with ranging prices that your girlfriend is bound to love.

1. Huckberry Morse Code Necklace $48

Now, THIS is unique! When I saw this my first thought was “awwww" and trust me, your girlfriend will do the same.

2. TOMS Wool Slippers $55

They have these in black, and drizzle grey!

3. Cozy fuzzy socks $4

4. LUSH bath bombs $4-varies

If your girlfriend likes to relax, a bath bomb is a safe go-to.

5. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera $60

These cameras are portable and not to mention ADORABLE with great prints that develop instantaneously.

6. Knock Knock What I Love About You Fill-in-the-Blank Journal $9

My boyfriend got me this as an anniversary gift and my heart just about melted. You fill in the blanks to sentences, personalizing the entire book!

7. HyperChiller $29

Save your girlfriend both money and time in the mornings. Support her caffeine addiction with this portable ice coffee maker. Just give it 60 seconds to chill before enjoying a great cold brew.

8. Yearly Planner $35

A planner with an inspirational quote is always cute. You can find these at Target, Walmart, Tjmax, and more!

9. S'well Bottle $35

I know what you're thinking. It's just a water bottle... But no! It is so much more. It will keep your water ice cold for 24 hours, and your hot coffee will stay hot for at least 12.

10. FRESH BALSAM Candle $7

Scented candles are perfect, --especially during the winter. They are also great stocking stuffers!

11. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Art Therapy for Busy People $6

Coloring books are so not just for kids! These books are proven to help some de-stress and express their creative side!

12. The Crimson Heart Umbrella $32

Because she deserves to stand out!

13. Anthropologie Monogram Mug $8

This one is for the coffee addicts, tea addicts, hot coco addicts, you name it!

14. Knitted 'Pumpkin Spice Latte' Heart Mug Sleeve $11

Spice up her go-to travel mug!

15. Scentbird Monthly Perfume Subscription Box $15/month

Buy her a gift for Christmas, and every month after that. This one is perfect for perfume maniacs --who wouldn't want a new one every month?

16. 'Hey Girl, It's Bedtime' Sleep Tea $13

Snooze time = tea time! Plus, it's 100% Natural Herbal Tea.

17. Just Love Sherpa Trim Plush Robe $25

Keep her warm even when you aren't there! Robes are perfect for sitting by the fireplace, after a shower, and to throw whenever the house gets a little too cold.

18. Bath & Body Works Jolly Warm Holiday Gift Set $12

Anything from bath & body works, honestly.

19. TOO FACED Under The Kissletoe The Ultimate Liquified Lipstick Set $25

These nude colors are perfect for her Christmas/New Years outfit!

20. ULTA Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette $20

You've probably seen your girlfriend pull these pallets out left to right. This palette has the perfect go-to colors!

21. Pandora Linked Love Ring $40

I don't know if there is a girl in the world who wouldn't want a ring for Christmas.

22. Cozy Sweater $37

You can really find comfy, casual sweaters anywhere!

23. Women's Fuzzy Fleece Jacket $10-25

Honestly, anything fuzzy will do.

24. Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden $20

25. MantraBand Inspirational Bracelet $25

There are a ton of inspirational bracelets on MantraBrand.com!

26. Homemade coupon book$0

I hope this list helps in your search for the perfect holiday gift. No matter what you get, she loves you (hopefully) for more than just your gift-giving expertise. so, tis' the season of gifts, hot cocoa, and a whole lotta love.

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11 Things The Man You Love Should Do For You, No Questions Asked

Sometimes it's just the simple things in life that mean a lot.


Every girl feels special when the guy she's dating does simple things for her that not everyone thinks about. Here's a list of 10 things that every girl genuinely appreciates.

1. Open/Hold the door

I feel like this one is really simple because everyone has to walk through doors. Chivalry isn't dead, let him open the door for you. He's not trying to prove that you can't do it for yourself, but he's trying to be polite and show you that he cares for you.

2. Give you really big hugs

Everyone has bad days, and sometimes you just need a really big hug. Whether it be a bear hug or the hug where he picks you up and spins you around, it will make you feel better in the long run.

3. Buy you really small gifts

One of the best things my boyfriend has ever done for me is simply bringing me a Dr. Pepper when he knows I'm tired from a long hard day full of exams or work. Sonic slushes will also make my day in a heartbeat.

4. Text/Call you just to tell you he loves you

This is pretty simple. It takes less than 10 seconds to text, and only a few minutes to call. Sometimes you get these texts right at the perfect moment, and it makes you feel so much better.

5. Come see you when you're sick

Everyone hates being sick. But seeing your friends and family while you're sick can make you feel so much better. Having your boyfriend come to see you and possibly even take care of you just makes being sick that much easier.

6. Respect your decisions

You're not married yet, so your decisions are up to you! He should respect the decisions you make and support you, even if it's not what he thinks is the best decision. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else!

7. Give you a shoulder to cry on

We all have bad days, and sometimes you just can't stop the tears from coming. Even if he's not good with crying, he should give you hugs and love to help you get through it.

8. Compliment you

Even if you look horrible and know so, hopefully, he'll still tell you that you look good. Even if the clothes you're wearing aren't his style, he should still tell you that they look good on you and that you are beautiful each and every day.

9. Call you when you're away or he's away

If you're like me, I miss my boyfriend after being away for about three hours, so when we're apart for more than a couple days, I love getting random calls from him when he knows I'm not busy. It's definitely better than a text.

10. Deal with all your annoying quirks

So if you're anything like me, you enjoy screaming music as loudly and horribly as you can in the car and making a complete fool of yourself, but he should love you for that anyway. I also love to take really stupid pictures, and he should put up with that too. He shouldn't be annoyed by your quirks, he should love them and laugh along with you.

11. Love you no matter what

I honestly feel like this goes without saying, but I put it on here so that the girls who don't feel like they're being loved no matter what can realize. He should want to work out problems with you instead of calling it quits and holding a grudge. He should want you to be happy and support you in every decision you make in life. When he loves you unconditionally, he will do all of the above things and more.

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If You View Being In A Relationship As 'Losing Your Freedom,' You’re In The Wrong Relationship

Someone had to say it.


Relationships are about being the best possible version of yourself separate and together. They're about growing with and doing life alongside your partner. They're fun, loving, and granted, they can sometimes be challenging.

Some challenges that frequently come up in relationships are disagreements (which are for sure gonna happen, because you're two individual people!), dealing with stress, and depending on where you're at in life, it could also be financial struggles. Of course, all relationships are going to have problems and everything won't always be “rainbows and butterflies" as Maroon 5 like to put it.

That being said though, one challenge that shouldn't ever be an issue in a relationship is the loss of freedom. Where did this idea come from?

I see it all the time, people talking about not wanting to get into a relationship because they don't want to "lose their freedom".

If you are in a relationship which causes you to lose your freedom, you are 100% in the wrong relationship.

Being in a relationship is not synonymous with not being able to be yourself or be able to do what you want. In a good relationship, you will be able to still have your alone time, be your own person, hang out with your friends, the list goes on and on. All of these things are so important. Relationships should never consume your life, they should complement it.

Why is this even a conversation we need to be having? Seriously.

Now obviously if you're referring to losing the option of getting with other people or dating around, then yes, you're right, you absolutely shouldn't get into a relationship... but that doesn't mean relationships mean losing your freedom.

If you are in a relationship with someone you love and respect, getting with other people isn't even going to be on your radar. It truly is that simple.

The trend of hating on relationships, for this reason, has gotten so out of hand in recent years, especially on social media. It's so frustrating, though, because it could not be any more inaccurate.

You should absolutely still have freedom in relationships. You can have it. I for one absolutely have it and do not view my relationship as the loss of freedom, at all. If you don't, maybe evaluate that relationship and realize it's not the best one to be in.

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