You’ve probably been thinking about what to get your special someone for quite some time. You’ve thought about jewelry, lingerie, an expensive bag; kept your eye out for what your girlfriend/fiancé/wife might need but doesn’t have; ripped out your hair thinking about whether or not scented candles and a bottle of wine were too cliché.

But worry no more, as we’ve selected gifts for you that women actually want — that may still be a bit cliché — but are guaranteed to go over well. The holidays are an excuse to gift her something she wants but doesn’t necessarily need – an occasion to splurge. Take a look at our compilation of items she wants — or didn’t even know she wanted, but will. As a bonus, we also provide some complementary add-ons and affordable alternatives. If anything, let this be the start of steering you in the right direction.

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WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie for J.Crew Convertible Tote-Clutch

Swap her old canvas tote she’s been using every day for this chic option by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie exclusively for J.Crew. Dedicated to making high-quality travel accessories, WANT uses premium leather and 100% certified Turkish organic cotton which folds inward to transform the tote into a hand-held clutch. Practical and stylish in one. Also available in black for $398. ($298)


Oliver Peoples for Maison Kitsune Sunglasses

Maison Kitsune employed cool Californian eyewear experts Oliver Peoples to design a pair of sunglasses inspired by 1950s Tokyo. With a removable clip-on color lens, this vintage-looking pair will pleasantly surprise her. Handmade in Japan. ($570)


Christophe Lemaire Italian Lambswool Tweed Coat

This tweed coat by Christophe Lemaire is slouchy, cozy and on-trend. When all the women are drooling over Celine, Stella McCartney and Chloe, get her this unexpected alternative. An oversized collar and removable waist belt give this coat a very casual yet sophisticated look. ($1,315)


Oysho Lace Nightdress

A see-through nightdress with barely-there floral lace bra straps. Just picture her in this, and get some matching undies while you’re at it. ($42)


Tiffany Infinity Ring

The infinity ring is iconic and recognizable. Get her one from the most iconic of all jewelers, something she can flaunt to all her friends. In 18-carat gold, also in a more affordable sterling silver or diamonds if you feel up to it. ($550)


Manolo Blahnik Suede Pump

A woman needs a classic pair of black pointy-toe pumps. Take our word for it when we say there’s no better shoe designer to get one from than Blahnik. That famous brand with the infamous red sole is overdone. In suede so she can literally style this with every outfit, ever. ($735)


Grenson Military Leather Boots

But, instead of such girly shoes, maybe you want her to dress, well, more like you. Buy her these leather boots for the winter that will match what you wear every day. Military-style with soft wool collars to keep her warm this season. ($425)


Kurt Geiger Pony Hair and Crocskin Rucksack

This unique rucksack has crocskin straps that can zip up to combine into one throw-over. In luxurious pony hair of deep rich burgundy, this bag is chic and sporty at the same time. Available at the Kurt Geiger boutique in New York. Find similar styles here. ($310)


Fresh Brown Sugar Body Exfoliant

Keep her smooth and moisturized this winter with one of Fresh’s best care products. The Brown Sugar Body Polish is not only the beauty company’s best-seller, but it’s also a staff favorite among skincare experts. The product normalizes and exfoliates, creating instantly smoother skin you won’t be able to keep your hands off of. ($65)


Kiki de Montparnasse Vibrator Pendant

Yes, a vibrator pendant. An adult toy she can wear around her neck. Small and discreet, the 24-carat gold chain makes this a sleek piece of jewelry. For all of its naughty technical specs, go here. ($550)

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