September 28, 2023

The Wall Street Hotel

Ralph Waldo Emerson wasn’t thinking about holiday gifts when he wrote that “it is a luxury to be understood.” Still, this quote sums up my philosophy for sourcing the best luxury gifts for women in 2023. Worthy luxury gifts aren’t simply about a logo or a price tag. Instead, they reflect the recipient’s elevated taste, special hobbies, and most obsessed-over interests through expert craftsmanship and refined details. In other words? They show you’re paying attention, in the glitziest manner possible.

From an exquisite Chanel runway bag to a personalized leather planner to shimmering lab-grown sapphires, these presents are the height of luxury in whatever area the woman you love appreciates most. Partners in search of thoughtful gifts for wives can pamper her with beauty gift sets, cuddly knitwear, or a stay at a top-rated hotel. For a best friend gift, a coffee table book highlighting her favorite filmmaker is as delightful as a high-tech hair care device. Frequent fliers who take their airport outfits seriously will appreciate a shiny new suitcase, travel-size versions of their beauty empties, or a designer crossbody travel bag. If you haven’t seen her wish list yet, there are lots of universally beloved gifts that are also brimming with sophistication. Annual crowd-pleasers like a luxury candle in a sleek refillable vessel or a state-of-the-art skincare device will always be welcome gifts.

I curated this year’s best luxury gifts based on extensive research, incorporating fresh releases for the 2023 holidays and top-rated products Bazaar editors have previously reviewed. The holiday season is still weeks away, however, so I’ll periodically update this list with limited-edition products or worthy new releases I’m able to test between now and December 18. (That’s one week before Christmas 2023, when most shipping windows will close.)

For now, get a head start on treating her to the best luxury gifts for women below. All 64 presents are the type that will show you truly understand her.


The Wall Street Hotel Two-Night Stay

A girls’ weekend, couple’s retreat, or solo trip should start with an above-average hotel stay. The Wall Street Hotel just opened in downtown Manhattan and has quickly become a top destination in the FiDi neighborhood (and the city at large). It’s in a renovated Beaux Arts building close to buzzy restaurants and luxury shopping, and has its own share of impressive amenities.