Best Birthday Gift For Girlfriend

Dating someone? Find a perfect birthday gift for girlfriend whether you’ve been together for a month, 1 year, or 5 years! These are classics that stand the test of time.

I'm continually adding to this list, so read on to find an idea she'll love.


1. Women’s Tool Kit

Tough girls get tired of being the damsel in distress when it comes to handy work. Time for her to get her very own women's tool kit.

She doesn’t want ugly man-tools either. A soft green, a hot pink, a happy orange or purple – they do the same work as your tools but with more finesse!

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2. Personalized Penny Necklace

Giving a penny necklace is a really popular birthday gift for girlfriends right now. You can customize it with any word you want, get it on a gold or silver chain, pick a penny from any year AND get it for a really reasonable price.

Now you can order a personalized penny with a genuine birthstone crystal! Adding a birthstone is a thoughtful gesture women love.

3. A Keepsake Journal

These keepsake journals make a really sweet birthday gift. Basically it's a book that helps you write about your relationship together. This is a memorable way to tell her why you think she's amazing.

She'll remember it. And she'll love you more every time she reads it.

4. Romantic Gifts… * kissy * kissy *

You are in a romantic relationship are you not? I've got a slew of ideas to make her swoon on my page of romantic birthday gifts.

I also list some of the worst gifts we women get - things that will turn us off fast. So be sure to read the whole list!

5. Flowers... But Better!

Women love flowers, but on their birthday they want something special. Put a unique twist on a traditional gift – like buying flowers that blossom again and again (like a plant instead of cut flowers), or a bouquet she can eat!

Get creative with these clever flower birthday gifts that you buy her this year.

6. Tickets For Two

This is a great disappearing birthday gift for your girlfriend. Buy her tickets to dinner theater, an ice skating rink, a concert or sporting event (if she’s into that).

Don’t take her to what YOU want to see – it isn’t YOUR birthday. Take her to see HER favorite group or event. Whether that’s hard rock, opera or Broadway, if you cater to her likes on her birthday your efforts will be greatly rewarded. Trust me.

7. Thoughtful Jewelry

Buy her a small token to always remember you by – a lovely piece of jewelry with a shape, stone or other characteristic that holds special meaning.

For example, my friend who was leaving for Ireland bought his girlfriend a delicate emerald pendant to keep the Emerald Isle – and him – close to her heart while he was away. She thought it was the most beautiful way to say “Happy Birthday” and “I Miss You” at the same time.

8. Birthday Card Worthy of Framing

Write her a card full of the things you love most about her! This one costs almost nothing and becomes a truly treasured birthday gift for your girlfriend.

How many things should you write? Try to draw a parallel to the amount of time you’ve been together.

For example, if you’ve been together 1 month, choose enough things for each day that you’ve been together (about 30 things). If you’ve been together a year, choose 12 things - one for each month. 

I've seen it done where they listed 365 things they love about their sweetheart. THAT was pretty impressive... and yes, worthy of framing!

9. Twelve Dates

Put a different planned date into 12 different envelopes, then wrap them up. These can be movie tickets, picnics at the park, hikes or whatever.

Just make sure that YOU plan them out well before you give them to her... you don't want to give her work to do for her own birthday. :)

10. Romantic Home-Cooked Dinner

Cook a classy, 3+ course meal with an appetizer or salad, a main dish with a side, and dessert (a must!). She does not want hot dogs for her birthday dinner. Use entrées that are “pretty” and tasty.

Now remember, this is her birthday gift. Make it look fantastic!

Wrap It Up

Be sure to tell her beforehand that this is her gift – you don’t want her thinking this might be building up to you popping the question or anything.

  • Print off a beautiful coupon or gift certificate for a free romantic dinner… cooked and served by YOU.
  • Have her open it in the car or on the front porch swing before she comes inside to your romantic surprise!

Set The Mood

Setting the mood will give your home cooked gift an elegant feel, and make your girlfriend feel like the princess she is!

  • Place tea light candles or twinkle lights around the room.
  • Use some fine china, silverware, and goblets (buy some or borrow your mom's).
  • Use place mats or a beautiful tablecloth.
  • Print beautiful name cards and place them next to each of your seats.

Birthday Gift For Girlfriend Based on Her Likes

I'm in the process of gathering fresh new birthday gift ideas based on women’s likes, hobbies and interests. A whole series of ideas is coming soon...

...if you have a specific interest you want me to work up a list for (like a list of gift ideas for business women, crafters, outdoors girls...) please let me know!

In the mean time, did you find a great gift for your girlfriend that didn’t make our list? Tell us in the comments below!

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