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The 12 best holiday gifts for your girlfriend that are both thoughtful and affordable — all under $50

Look, girlfriends are notoriously hard to shop for — and it doesn’t matter if you’ve been together for a few months or a few years. And admitting that doesn’t make you a trash partner. However, she deserves all of the presents in the world, so we rounded up the best holiday gifts for your girlfriend to help you out.

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Yes, it is the thought that counts, but there is something special about giving her a gift that’ll make her seriously smile and want to brag about to all of her friends and randos on the street. What we’re saying is that you really shouldn’t just give her a gift card and call it a day. And those brag-worthy gifts don’t have to break the bank, which is why we love a good “under $50” cap.

Whether she loves beauty must-haves, home decor or has the sweetest sweet tooth, you’ll score major points with any of the gifts on this. Keep scrolling to shop this treasure trove of holiday gifts for your girlfriend. You’re welcome!

Best Holiday Gifts for Your Girlfriend

Glossier You is one of the most beloved perfumes out there, mainly because it's made to smell like "you" but better. Essentially, it smells different on everybody — and the solid form is a no-brainer when it comes to gifts.

Unlike the regular formula, Glossier You Solid has an alcohol-free, anhydrous wax base your girlfriend can rub onto her skin, from her wrists to her neck. It gives you small, subtle whiffs of the scent throughout the day.

$30 at Glossier

This TikTok-viral Lululemon belt bag is actually worth the hype. She can hold her keys, phone, wallet, gum, what-have-you in a hands-free bag while also leaning into the Hot Girl Walk™ aesthetic.

$38 at Lululemon

This happy monogram mug from Anthropologie is just the epitome of joy. And who doesn't want to give the gift of actual joy this holiday season?

$14 at Anthropologie

A weighted blanket is like giving your girlfriend a hug, but better. This cooling blanket uses the same comforting pressure as a hug to create a calm and relaxing environment.

$48 at Amazon

These clear glass vases are so, so pretty — and worth way more than that $25 price tag. Obviously, you're going to fill them with flowers for her.

$26 at Amazon

Speaking of flowers, we're obsessed with the idea of gifting your girlfriend a LEGO flower bouquet. First, it's such a fun activity for the two of you together. Second, she never has to worry about flowers withering away. It's seriously so cute and charming.

$48 at Amazon

Unlike regular hair ties, these soft silk ones don't pull and damage hair. Ask any person with long hair, and they'll tell you that the Slip scrunchies are the best out there.

$39 at Sephora

She is Barbie, and you are just Ken — or Allan or Midge or any other person in the entire world except Barbie. Those are the rules! And the rose and jasmine scent of this Barbie Dreamhouse candle is the perfect way to remind her of that.

$44 at homesick

She will love you forever if you give her these Milk Bar birthday cake truffles. Trust.

$40 at Milk Bar

Have you ever seen an insulated tumbler as pretty as this one? It'll keep her morning coffee so warm and her afternoon iced coffee perfectly chilled.

$45 at Hill House Home

This best-selling vibrator has three versatile and simple-to-use settings, making it the perfect gift. The 100% platinum-grade silicone device comes with a cute canvas travel pouch and lock. Also, it’s kind of chic.

$49 at maude

Eye masks are such a good gift — but they're super wasteful. Enter the Dieux Forever Eye Mask. They'll love the self-pampering ritual of using this daily eye mask.

$25 at Dieux

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