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Your partner will end the year on the best possible note, with a present that she adores. Image Credit: Pexels/Nicole Michalou

Gift your spouse a special something this holiday season, to let them know you're always thinking of them. Now's the time to spoil your friends and family, as you bid adieu to the year. You could either fulfil their wish list or pick up a trendy item they've been eyeing all year - we're here to help. Check out our series of holiday gift guides, including this specially curated list of gift options for the special woman in your life.

Our selection for her ranges from beauty tools to stylish tech, peppered with accessories that are as timeless and chic as your partner. Ladies, check out this gift guide for your spouse. Get Amazon Prime for free one-day delivery so that you can savour the look on her face when she unwraps your gift ahead of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

1. Best Phone Set: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 + Samsung Galaxy Watch5 + Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro

Pros

  • Fun options for phone personalisation
  • Upgraded hinge and foldable screen technology
  • Compact foldable that can fit into any pocket
  • Comes with the latest Galaxy smartwatch and earbuds

Cons

  • Folding technology may wear out over time

A stylish, cute handset that folds into a mini gadget - the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 could be almost mistaken for an accessory. With endless opportunities for decorating, your partner is never going to get bored of her new foldable smartphone. This has been our best pick for compact and trendy phones in 2022, per experts. Besides its charming flip-phone design, the latest model runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon's fastest 5G chipset to date. The 6.7-inch AMOLED screen folds in half, to reveal a smaller 1.9-inch cover screen that can be used to capture rear-camera selfies and display personalised GIFs. The best part about this deal is that it gifts your loved one the entire Galaxy ecosystem, complete with noise-cancelling Buds2 Pro earbuds and Galaxy Watch5 smartwatch, at a fantastic price. This will help her optimise her user experience across all devices, too.

Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh346.62 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh171, a one-year accidental damage protection for Dh285, and a two-year damage protection with a one-year extended warranty for Dh363.

2. Best E-Reader: Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32 GB)

Pros

  • Gentler on the eyes, say reviewers
  • Glare-free display makes reading under the sun possible
  • 32GB of storage
  • 10-week battery life
  • Can be charged wirelessly

Cons

  • Some reviewers find the 6.8-inch screen size too small

If your better half is a bookworm, then there's a good chance a Kindle is high on her wish list. It's the perfect present for an avid reader who plans on spending the holidays catching up on their reading list. The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is our best e-reader for 2022, since it comes with a 10-week battery life, enough storage space to accommodate 15,000 titles and a convenient USB-C charging port. She can even use your shared Qi charger to juice up the device wirelessly. There's the option for adjusting the warm light, and it has a glare-free display, which mimics real paper. It's compact and water-resistant, too, so that it can travel with the reader anywhere.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a one-year limited warranty and service.

3. Best Hairstyling Tool: Dyson Airwrap Multi Styler Complete (Nickel/Copper)

Pros

  • Powerful digital motor that runs at 3.2kPa
  • Reduces heat damage, with continuous temperature monitoring
  • Smooths flyaways, straightens, curls and more
  • Six attachments for both long and short hair

Cons

  • Expensive

One of the most coveted hairstyling tools is the Dyson Airwrap, now available in the all-new improved 2022 edition. Spoil your loved one with this premium kit that takes out heat damage from the equation, while delivering salon-like results. Your partner can experiment with six attachments, to meet all her hairstyling needs - from voluminous and loose curls to frizz-free straight locks. It's so comprehensive that there are different tools in the kit tailored to short and long hair types. If your partner complains of flyaways on a humid day, she'll love the Coanada smoothing attachment, designed especially for smoothing out stubborn strands. All of these fit neatly in a Dyson storage case.

Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh195.67 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh137 and two years for Dh194.

4. Best Earrings: Swarovski Sparkling Dance Pierced Earrings

These Swarovski drop earrings are a total catch in our books for many reasons, but two take the cake: They're rose-gold tone plated and dance with every movement. A central crystal in the Sparkling Dance earrings 'floats' in its rose-gold cage, so it refracts light from every which way for maximum shine. Smaller stones set in the pavé add to the nonstop sparkle, making your spouse feel like a star on your special evenings out. The product comes in a Swarovski branded box. For the complete set, add the Sparkling Dance necklace to your cart, as well.

5. Best Watch: Michael Kors Darci Watch, 39mm

Pros

  • Large 39mm dial
  • All-rose-gold finish with crystals
  • Gorgeous bracelet band
  • Water-resistant in a depth of up to 50 metres

Cons

  • No date function

With so many options out there, settling on one watch can be difficult. So, we did the research for you and picked an irresistible style, per our watch expert Thomas Ghassemi of WatchMaestro.com, who says rose-gold timepieces with large dials are dominating the trends for women this year. Check out Michael Kors' Darci, an all-rose-gold stunner. The 39mm dial has an embellished bezel with mineral crystals, elevating the accessory to a dress watch. The bracelet band wraps around the wrist with a double push button, for a secure fit. It also survives rain and accidental splashes, since it's water-resistant in a depth of up to 50 metres. The watch is a popular gift choice, with reviews stating that the real deal looks even better than the pictures. Browse more rose-gold watches here.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a two-year warranty. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh46 and two years for Dh65.

6. Best Perfume: Chance by Chanel Eau de Parfum for Women, 100ml

PerfumeTok (TikTok's perfume community) swears by a collection of feminine fragrances, so we took a good look at what's currently hot. You could opt for the vanilla sweetness of Ariana Grande's Cloud or the fruity notes of Miss Dior by Dior. However, among the many, our best pick with rave reviews is Chance by Chanel, a people-favourite classic since 2002. The floral perfume is light and playful, composed of pink pepper, jasmine, amber patchouli, white musk and vanilla. Husbands in the reviews claim to have scored the best fragrance for their partners, adding that it lasts all day and always seems to receive compliments. Or, you might want to gift her a scent worn by queens and princesses - if so, check out your options here.

7. Best Charm Bracelet: Pandora Moments Heart Clasp Snake Chain Bracelet

This is a gift that just keeps on giving. Let your partner enter the world of Pandora jewellery, by starting off with a beautiful heart pendant on a polished snake chain. Later on, your loved one can buy her own preferred charms and add them on to create a custom bracelet that’s all her own.

8. Best Lip Kit: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Wardrobe (Limited Edition Lip Kit)

Snag the ever-timeless Charlotte Tilbury shade 'Pillow Talk' in a limited edition lip kit. The perfect mix of brown and pink, this mauve shade has had makeup fans looking for dupes in their favourite brands. Gift your partner the colour in four different lip products: a full-sized hyaluronic-acid infused lipstick, mini lip liner, matte lipstick and collagen lip gloss. With this kit, she'll always have her go-to lip products on hand.

9. Best Bag: GUESS Zadie Logo Girlfriend Satchel Bag

If your better half is always on the move, this light-rose satchel bag with a crossbody strap will make for a chic accessory for her to always have on hand. Made from pebbled polyurethane leather and antique gold-tone hardware, the bag is ideal for daily use and work, depending on how it's worn. The straps can be removed to transform it into a regular satchel, adorned with a hanging charm. According to the reviews, the bag arrives in excellent packaging, so you can wrap it up straight out of the box.

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