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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.

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Our holiday gift 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 Christmas and New Year.

1. Best Headphones: Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones


  • 30-hour battery life and fast charging
  • HD noise-cancelling processor
  • Music stops when wearer speaks or takes off the headphones
  • Noise cancellation is optimised per environmental factors
  • Voice assistant compatible


  • ANC is not adjustable manually

Sometimes, a girl just wants to be left alone to binge-watch her TV shows. The popular WH-1000XM5 by Sony is one of our top picks for noise cancelling headphones this year. Its latest model in the range garnered social media hype for all the good reasons - it's incredibly sleek, cushioned to the nines, and has a long battery life of 30 hours. Let's not forget the eight mics that work together with Sony's Auto NC Optimiser to adjust cancellation levels based on atmospheric pressure and wearing conditions. Its QN1 processor even promises to capture some of the high-frequency sounds. If you speak to a fellow passenger on a flight or in the Metro, the Speak-to-Chat function automatically pauses any audio to filter in the outside world. This pair works with voice assistants, charges via a USB-C head and keeps in its own travel case.  Instead of a manually adjustable ANC feature, however, listeners get to turn on the ambient mode.

Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh87.33 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh63 and two years for Dh89.

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


  • 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


  • 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 up there, among the best e-readers of 2023, 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)


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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, 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 Tumbler: Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState  

It's the tumbler that everyone's talking about on TikTok - the hashtag #StanleyQuencher has over 54 million views on the social media platform. Gift it to someone who's always sipping as they go. The large, dishwasher-safe Quencher has a straw that can be removed, depending on how she prefers to sip. It can keep drinks cold for hours, as well - perfect for that cold brew, or post-workout smoothie she loves.

10. Best Bag: Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag (Burnt Caramel)

Belt bags are in this year, and the Everywhere Belt Bag is, in the literal sense of the word, everywhere. Lululemon is the top related keyword in belt bag searches on TikTok, and for good reason. It’s neither too big nor too petite for her essentials, which go inside the main compartment – her phone is easily accessible from the dedicated slip pocket within. The belt bag fits a wallet, keys, glosses and more in its one-litre capacity. She can sling it over the shoulder while wearing her best athleisure outfit. Choose from 12 vibrant colours to match. Globetrotters have worn it to different countries, and leave their larger purses behind. Many comment on how light it wears for the entire day, fitting a lot more items than they expected.

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