Finding the perfect gift for your wife can be a challenge. But choosing something unique—and that speaks to her personality and hobbies—is always the best way to go. But great gift ideas aren't easy to come by, so if you're stumped, we're here to help with the gift guide below.

1. Growlight Frame Shelf; $139-$199

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Instead of getting a framed photo of you and your wife, try something a little outside the box. This nifty frame from Uncommon Goods has a built-in LED light for providing virtual sun to a variety of plants, which can be set on a timer to give them the exact amount of light they need every day. If your wife isn’t exactly blessed with a green thumb, this Mini Terrarium DIY Kit—which consists of constructible felt succulents, faux moss, and decorative accents—will help her craft a set of plants that are (almost) indestructible.

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2. Personalized Wine Serving Tray; $85

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Your wife will feel just as special as her dinner party guests with this personalized wine tray. Made from birchwood and decorated with delicate floral accents, the tray fits four standard stemmed wine glasses and one standard 750mL wine bottle, making it easy for guests to keep their glasses full. The tray can be customized with a name and year, so it’s just as meaningful for wine lovers as it is useful.

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3. Votes for Women Puzzle; $22

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History buffs can celebrate suffrage—and the accomplishment of completing a 500-piece puzzle—with this colorful gift. Featuring voting rights champions like Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Frederick Douglass, the puzzle celebrates 42 of the suffrage movement’s iconic historical figures (although, of course, many voting-rights activists are still fighting the good fight today). The puzzle comes with a bonus pamphlet about the 19th Amendment, so your wife can quiz you on it during puzzle breaks.

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4. Intelex Warmies Slippers; $29

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Even if your wife doesn’t get to relax as often as she’d like, she should still have a spa-like experience every day. Give her the gift she deserves with these microwave-safe slippers from Intelex. The slippers are packed with natural grain and French lavender, which provides a therapeutic scent after just a few seconds in the microwave. Now, whether your wife is shuffling off to an early-morning Zoom or to get some extra work done, she can pretend she’s heading off to the spa instead.

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5. Amazon Fire Tablet 10 (Ad-free); $155

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Bookworms should be able to carry their library with them at all times ... and now, they can! The Amazon Fire Tablet 10 not only stores a wealth of eBooks and audiobooks, but it also provides instant access to the web, streaming services, music, and more. It’s voice command-enabled, allowing Alexa to start reading your wife’s audiobook if she has her hands full. This Fire Tablet 10 comes in a variety of colors and touts up to 64GB of memory, which can hold a whole lot of content.

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6. Fitbit Luxe; $120

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A Fitbit is welcome on the wrist of any fitness enthusiast, and with the Luxe, your wife will have plenty of features to tinker around with. In addition to all the usual tools—a heart-rate monitor, step tracker, GPS, and the like—this model also measures sleep health and displays notifications whenever the wearer gets a text or phone call. Each purchase comes with a six-month subscription to Fitbit’s premium membership plan, so your wife will have instant access to all of its features.

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7. Living Composter; $200

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Give the gift of sustainability with this living composter from Uncommon Goods, which doubles as an art piece for a kitchen counter or a backyard patio. Once a few worms are added to the soil inside, the composter can process over two pounds of food scraps each week—enough to keep up with a small household, according to the manufacturer. Include the Zero Waste Cookbook or these reusable beeswax food wraps as an additional gift to assist your wife (and the rest of your household) with going green.

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8. Moka Express: Iconic Stovetop Espresso Maker; $30

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If your wife likes when she has a little more control over the quality of her coffee, opt for the Moka Express from Bialetti. Even though it’s a manual contraption, it’s still simple to use: She'll just need to follow the instructions for how much water and ground coffee to add, and then throw it onto the stovetop. The result, though, is far from simple. It pours out piping hot espresso with nuanced, layered flavor that your wife can depend on day in and day out.

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9. Molecular Gastronomy Kit; $65

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Experimenting in the kitchen is always fun, but adding a little food science will allow your partner to take it to the next level. This kit includes 20 additive sachets (a.k.a. scientific ingredients) to turn various dishes into yummy science experiments. Your wife will have the ability to turn liquids into solids, produce into beads, and melted chocolate into powder by following the included recipe booklet. And, with a host of science-based cooking tools to work with, she’ll never feel bored in the kitchen again.

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10. Literature Rocks Glasses; $30

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As the first line of Pride & Prejudice goes, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Acknowledge your amazing wife—and your good fortune—by gifting her these Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë-inspired rocks glasses. Each glass features its author’s signature and the opening lines of one of their iconic novels (Pride and Prejudice for Austen; Jane Eyre for Brontë). The other side of the glass includes an excerpt from the novel’s first edition inside cover.

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11. Backpack Cooler Chair; $35

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This innovative backpack is built with plenty of storage space for bringing water bottles, snacks, and extra gear on the road, and it unfolds into a portable chair when it’s time for a well-deserved break. It’s extra lightweight and compact, too, so your wife can keep it in her car to have on hand when adventure calls.

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12. Eikei Luxury Faux Fur Throw Blanket (XL); $159

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This luxury blanket, which is unbelievably soft and big enough for your wife to cocoon herself in, is the type of splurge that’s worth every penny. It’s made of faux fur, and is designed for the type of cold winter nights where you just want to be wrapped up with Netflix on the TV and a pizza on the way. Users have given this blanket a 4.7-star rating, with one reviewer saying, “It does not feel like real fur, but it LOOKS like real fur. The underside feels like a velvety microfiber. It’s not a weighted blanket, but it’s definitely got some heft to it.”

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A version of this story ran in 2020; it has been updated for 2021.