's Guide to Gift Giving: Girlfriend

By Vanessa Butler

Stumped on what to give your one and only? We have you covered.

She may be gorgeous, you may have chosen her over a couple of really important sports games and she definitely has sent an ungodly amount of texts to your phone. But you just can’t seem to find the perfect present for the woman in your life. So, you’ve turned to your most beloved source of guidance, companionship (before you met the woman of your dreams) and loyalty: Playboy. We get that you haven’t visited us in a while, with all of your new found interests like scrap-booking, wandering around parks aimlessly and staying up to watch the sunrise ‘just because’; how could you possibly have time for us? We want to let you know that it’s okay. Since we’re the bigger man in the situation, we’ve decided to help you out with finding the perfect gift for your new found love. You don’t even have to give us credit.


She beats you at Scrabble, went to school for mathematics and refuses to get laser eye surgery because she loves her plastic rimmed glasses. These are the gifts that will have her nerding out.

Under 100: Sterling Silver Caffeine Molecular Necklace ($77)

Buy This If: She loves to talk science, and won’t let go of her Carl Sagan poster she had in her college dorm room.

Over 100: Colored Monster Beats by Dr. Dre ($300)

Buy This If: She always has the latest music and games, even before you do.


She’s always on the go, flying around the world for business and pleasure. Her ideal weekend includes a plane ride. Thankfully, these gorgeous gifts will keep her comfortable on her trip.

Under 100: Burton Sleeper Zip-Up Hoodie ($70)

Buy This If: Your girlfriend wants a multi-use sweater (with a built-in inflatable pillow), without looking tacky.

Over 100: Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote ($265)

Buy This If: She travels by air for business meetings and must look her best for clients.

Sports Enthusiast

She can beat you around the block on your morning jog and only breaks a sweat when she’s cooking in the kitchen with your mother. These two gifts will help keep your champion at her physical best.

Under 100: Garmin Fitness Watch/Heart Rate Monitor and USB ANT Stick ($99)

Buy This If: You know if she’s not answering her phone, she’s climbing a mountain for fun.

Over 100: Nike SPARQ Vapor Strobe ($299)

Buy This If: She uses your club membership more than you.

Alcohol Connoisseur

Buy these gifts if your girlfriend learned French to read the wine list at your local restaurant, can draw her dream wine cellar at the drop of a hat or enjoys talking about grapes and oak as much as you like talking about car parts.

Under 100:CORKCICLE, Nominated By As 2011 Gift Of The Year ($30)

Buy This If: Her ideal night is a movie and half a bottle of white wine by her side.

Over 100: EuroCave SoWine Home Wine Bar ($400)

Buy This If: Her idea of a shopping spree is at a local wine cellar.


These gifts will be perfect for any girlfriend who has openly shed a tear over a perfectly made crème brûlée, made cookies for your first date or has filled the TiVo with cooking shows.

Under 100: Henckels 8-Piece Steak Knife Set with Box ($76)

Buy This If: She prefers steaks over salad.

Over 100: Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker and Milk Frother ($349)

Buy This If: You wouldn’t dare talk to your girlfriend before her morning coffee.


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