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International Women’s Day: The Best Gifts for Every Type of Woman in Your Life

This March 8, discover the best International Women’s Day gifts for the mothers, sisters, best friends and partners in your life.


While some may argue that everyday should be considered Women’s Day, March 8 has been universally agreed upon as the designated occasion where all can pause to appreciate the strong, kind, quirky, incredible ladies in their lives. And few things truly say “I appreciate you” quite like a special treat. So on occasion of International Women’s Day, we scoured through the internet to find fail-safe gifts for all the different types of women in your life, from the workaholic, to the travel junkie, the fashion aficionado and the coffee lover. Prepare to earn some major brownie points from mothers, sisters, daughters, best friends, partners… the list goes on.

The best International Women’s Day gifts

For the woman who loves a good competition

International Women's Day gifts

Acrylic chess set, Jonathan Adler. AED 2,265

We all have that one friend who hates losing. And if you happen to know someone who loves board games, use this International Women’s Day to treat them to a unique chess set. Jonathan Adler’s acrylic pieces look just as good on display as they do in the middle of an intense battle.

For the woman who can’t get over #BalletCore

There’s a reason Amina Muaddi is such a favorite in the region! With her bold hues and unconventional silhouettes, the Jordanian designer knows how to bring a smile to every shoe lover’s face. For the friend who loves all things ballet, you can’t go wrong with these pretty pink lace-ups.

For the woman who loves to be cozy

International Women's Day gifts

Checked wool hot water bottle, Burberry. AED 1,480

While the UAE gears up for heavy rainfall this weekend, International Women’s Day is a great time to treat your favorite woman to a gift that’s as cute as it is useful. Cue Burberry’s woolen hot water bottle, perfect for chilly evenings at home.

For the woman who hates being late

Chronomat Automatic 36 South Sea watch, Breitling

If your favorite lady is always on-the-go, why not help her make it to her next meeting on time while also sprucing up her boardroom look? Embellished with multi-hued stones, the Chronomat Automatic 36 South Sea watch by Breitling is a winner on all fronts — style and practicality.

For the woman who’s addicted to her phone

Who doesn’t have a sister or daughter who never looks up from her phone? This International Women’s Day, show some love to your favorite girl’s favorite gadget with a cool cover that will make texting on the go easier. We love Prada’s rhinestone-studded number, complete with neck chain.

For the woman who is always traveling

Crystal-embellished leather passport holder, Judith Leiber Couture. AED 2,034

Speaking of cases, why not also bejewel your travel buddy’s passport case? Judith Leiber Couture’s sparkling fold-out features a gold globe on its cover, ensuring your favorite woman will never accidentally lose her most important document.

For the woman who swears by skincare

International Women's Day gifts

+ Déesse PRO LED Light Mask, Shani Darden. AED 5,857

Lotions and potions are well and good, but why not invest in a gadget that truly gives skin the royal treatment this International Women’s Day? Cue Shani Darden’s + Déesse PRO LED Light Mask, also known as “the secret behind Hollywood’s most flawless faces.” From banishing fine lines and wrinkles, to killing breakout-causing bacteria, this nifty gadget does it all.

For the woman who believes everyday should be a good hair day

Chronos hairstyling tool, GHD

Few things boost confidence quite like a perfectly styled head of hair, and British haircare brand GHD knows it. A great International Women’s Day gift this year is the Chronos straightener, which styles hair three times quicker and lends 85% more shine to locks, along with 2x less frizz and up to three times more breakage protection.

For the woman who can’t resist a statement bag

When in doubt, head straight towards a statement bag. This International Women’s Day, we’re eyeing Bottega Veneta’s Jodie handbag in layers of silver and gold, the perfect accessory for any celebration, from weddings to birthdays and more. If you’re shopping for a woman who loves to look on-trend, you can’t go wrong with this number.

For the woman who needs to get organized

Logo-print notebook, Versace. AED 414

If the Notes and Calendar apps don’t cut it for your favorite person, it may be time to go back to tried-and-tested methods of organization. Why not keep things simple this International Women’s Day by gifting your favorite person a pretty notebook? Check out Versace’s baroque creation in shades of soft pink.

For the woman who won’t talk to you without coffee

In the fast-paced world we live in, coffee is often a non-negotiable. Take your giftee’s morning routine up a notch with Dolce & Gabbana and Bialetti’s playful Carreto-print coffee set. No better International Women’s Day gift than this.

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