One in six women have started a fight with a significant other over an undesirable gift. A sweater size feels like an insult. A kitchen mixer reads like a demand.
Whether it comes down to the hints being too subtle or the gift giver being too absent-minded, shopping for a present can be bewildering. Instead of buying lingerie your girlfriend will want to return, consider getting quirky gifts for her.
Here are five unusual gifts for women that are sure to be received well.
1. Spider Catching Wand
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magic wand to deal with creepy crawlies? Now there is! The Spider Catching Vacuum Wand is a small, rechargeable vacuum stick with an angled tip, perfect for catching spiders and bugs.
The wand has a removable end that allows you to catch spiders from a distance and release them back into the wild. That way they’re safe to keep gobbling up roaches and mosquitoes and other horrific creatures lurking around your house.
2. Relax like a Mermaid Starter Pack
The allure of the mermaid is a siren song for women young and old. Help your lady relax like Ariel with the unusual gift of a mermaid tail blanket. Etsy has endless options, ranging from cozy to realistic, that can even be customized.
Complete the set with a mermaid sequin pillow. Named for its mimicry of a mermaid’s glittering scales, a mermaid pillow reveals a hidden color or pattern when you flip the sequins. It’s addictive and pretty dang cool.
3. Stone Face Roller
A stone might seem like a weird gift for women, but a double-sided stone roller adds spa luxury to any woman’s beauty kit. Traditionally made out of jade, the Chinese beauty tool is cool and relaxing. It reduces puffiness and helps work in serums and face creams.
Plus, it’ll look pretty on her vanity.
4. Botox Gift Card
With at least 74% of women unhappy with the way they look, a gift card for injectables is never a bad idea. More extensive plastic surgery requires a consult, but you can buy a gift card for fillers and skin rejuvenation treatments.
Or make a date of it! Schedule some lunchtime cosmetic surgery in Perth. A quick procedure during lunch is more satisfying than a salad.
5. The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You: A Guide to Self-Diagnosis for Hypochondriacs
Online symptom checkers have made hypochondriacs of us all. Why not give the gift of vindication? This all-encompassing guide, organized by symptom, profiles 300 deadly diseases.
It’s a great reference book and an even better conversation piece.
Are You Looking for Unusual Gifts for Women in Your Life?
Are the women in your life particularly hard to buy for? Think outside the mall and consider some more unusual gifts for women. Give her the tools to deal with pests or the tools to preserve her youth.
If you’re looking for gift ideas for the other people in your life, we’ve got them! Check out our gift ideas section for ideas for everyone from your dog to your most nostalgic friend.