Thoughtful Christmas Gitfts for Wife

November 5, 2019

Shopping for a thoughtful Christmas gift for your wife can be a little bit of a challenge. After all, the bar gets raised once you put a ring on it. When you were dating, giving her a little treat under the mistletoe is probably what made her heart flutter, but now that you’re married, let’s be honest: your wife is going to be looking most forward to what she finds under the Christmas tree. And she expects a Christmas gift that shows you really know her, so finding a thoughtful Christmas gift for your wife is absolutely essential.

Since you’re not gonna get much help from Santa Claus (unless you know something we don’t), MASSE is here to make sure you nail that thoughtful Christmas gift for your wife this year. We know you want to see her smile on Christmas morning, so we’ve put together a list of thoughtful gifts that’ll make that happen. Of course, no one knows your wife as well as you do, but we do have a whole army of shoppers and users who have given, received, and used just about every gift under the sun.

We’re also confident that we can help you find a really thoughtful Christmas gift for your wife with ease because we base our gift recommendations on reviews from all our users. That means we don’t allow any sponsored posts or paid reviews, you can trust that all the items on our thoughtful gift idea list really deserve to be there.

There are endless avenues to pursue when searching for thoughtful Christmas gifts for your wife. To help narrow that down, we’ve zeroed in gifts that can appeal to a number of diverse interests and personalities. Generally speaking, you’ll want to find a Christmas gift that either your wife really wants or wouldn’t have thought to buy for herself. Sometimes, it’ll be a gift that helps her learn something new or stimulate her mind; other times, the most thoughtful Christmas gift is one that helps her destress and not have to think too hard at all. Below, you’ll find ideas for thoughtful Christmas gifts for your wife that appeal to both ends of the spectrum — put a little thought into our suggestions and choose the one that works best for you!

  • Language 12-Month Subscription


    By Rosetta Stone

    A lot of people aspire to learn a foreign language, and as the world becomes increasingly interconnected, it’s more important than ever to be able to communicate with people from different countries and cultures. Rosetta Stone makes it easy (and dare we say fun) to learn a new language, thanks to innovative software geared toward the way people actually process knowledge. It’s especially geared toward adults, who sometimes have a tougher time learning languages. If she has any interest in trying to learn a new language, a 12-month Rosetta Stone subscription would be a very thoughtful Christmas gift for your wife, as she can make learning the new language one of her New Year’s Resolutions. As one excited and delighted MASSE user wrote in their review, “there’s nothing better than the gift of knowledge!”

  • ‘REPLICA’ Lipstick On


    By Maison Margiela

    Smell is the sense linked most closely to memory, a scientific fact that Maison Margiela’s REPLICA scent has turned into an art form. The line is meant to recreate classic scents and apothecary bottles, stirring nostalgia and warm feelings in both the person wearing it and anyone who is lucky enough to spend a few moments in her orbit. The Lipstick On bottle is a classic soft floral fragrance that conjures up thoughts of alluring femininity, with notes of vanilla bourbon and orange flower that tease the slightest bit of temptation. It makes for a very thoughtful Christmas gift for any wife who loves perfume and enjoys feeling just a little bit mischievous.

  • Aalto Vase


    By Aalto Aalto

    Millions of people pour into New York City every holiday season to take in the lights and visit the museums, so why not beat the crowds and bring some of its gorgeous, historic home instead? The wavy, mind-bending Aalta Vase was first unveiled at the 1937 World’s Fair, the product of famed Finnish sculptor Alvar Aalto, and now it’s on display at the Museum of Modern Art. The MoMA store also sells the popular, beguiling vase — no one knows where its shape comes from — and it will really make a statement in your home. It functions both as a vase and visual marvel; one MASSE shopper calls it “lovely on its own as a piece of art or filled with gorgeous flowers.” If she’s into either art or flowers (and she’s almost definitely into at least one of those things), it’ll make a thoughtful Christmas gift for your wife.

  • Give Me More Lip - Sephora Favorites


    By Sephora

    It can be very intimidating to walk into a makeup store and try to figure out what to buy your wife, so why not just buy it all? Sephora makes it easy to do just that — without breaking the bank — with its Sephora Favorites sets, which combine some of their best products into one fantastic gift box. The Give Me More Lip set has an assortment of amazing lip balms, glosses, lipsticks, and more. It makes for a thoughtful Christmas gift for your wife, without having to think so hard!

  • Duffield Throw


    By Ugg

    There are few things better around Christmastime than snuggling up and being cozy with people you love, and with this ultra-soft and dreamy Duffield Throw from Ugg, you and your wife will be tempted to stay on the couch together until spring. It’s made from gentle, velvety polyester and is machine-washable, so you will be able to use it all the time without worrying about wearing it out or staining it with some spilled hot chocolate. MASSE shoppers get rave reviews when they give these as gifts, and if you package it with the promise of quality time together, it makes for a very thoughtful Christmas gift for your wife.

  • The Waverly 2


    By Lo & Sons

    This Christmas, get her a bag that can do both — or maybe even more than that. Lo & Sons’ Waverly 2 is a convertible purse that can also serve as a wristlet and even very stylish belt bag (seriously, they’re making a comeback!) thanks to a simple, ingenious adjustable strap. There’s plenty of room inside what seems to be a pretty compact black leather body, with pockets for cards, wallet, makeup and more. MASSE shoppers love how versatile and roomy it is, allowing it to become both their main day-to-day and travel bag. A perfect Christmas gift for your wife’s year-round use!

  • Signature Bangle - Actual Handwriting Bangle


    By IvoryMR

    What’s even better and sweeter than passing your wife a love note or writing her a nice Christmas card? When she can wear it and be reminded of it every single day! One MASSE shopper describes this bracelet from the Etsy seller IvoryMR as “a little love in the form of a silver bangle,” and we really think that’s a perfect way to describe it. It’s easy to do: Just jot down on a piece of paper what you want inscribed on the bangle, take a photo of it, and send it to the Etsy store owner. It’ll serve as a daily reminder of how much you love your wife, in your own words and handwriting.

  • Ash Cutting and Serving Board


    By JK Adams

    Wife not so into jewelry, but totally a foodie? Then this ash cutting and serving board from JK Adams will make for a very thoughtful Christmas gift! The company has been making solid, sturdy, and very handsome wooden cutting boards and kitchen products since 1944, and the style on this one goes back even further, as it’s reminiscent of Revolutionary War times. It’s made of maple, so it’ll last for ages, especially with sound care, which just requires some soap and water for cleaning.

  • Sous Vide Precision Cooker


    By Anova Culinary

    Sous Vide is a cooking technique that originated in France (of course) that’s become increasingly popular with top American chefs. And for good reason — it produces some of the juiciest, most flavorful food you’ll ever eat. Sous Vide cooking is pretty simple; all you do is put some ingredients (like say, chicken with seasoning) in a vacuum-sealed bag and place it inside a pot of boiling water. The trick is that you’ve got to cook it at a precise temperature, which is why you need an “absolute game-changer” of a tool such as the Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker. It’ll help the chef in your home prepare endless meals to perfection, and if your wife loves to cook, it’ll make for a very thoughtful Christmas gift.

  • Main Line Duffel


    By Paravel

    If you’re a couple who loves to travel (or aspires to start traveling), this simple-yet-classy Main Line Duffel from Paravel will make for a very thoughtful Christmas gift for your wife. Made from leather and available in three different color combinations, from white and tan to all black, it’s both stylish and ultra-light, making it easy to take along on trips. Holiday travel can be stressful, so when you take a real vacation, she will be excited to use this bag!