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Unique gifts for your sweetheart. Photo: SRU

When it comes to her 21st Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Christmas or Hanukkah the stakes are high. Sure these moments are meant to be a time of love and giving, but they could just as easily turn into scary moments if you decide to throw a pair of socks and a Family Guy-themed desk calendar her way.

Don’t worry, College Magazine is here to help with your gift-giving worries. This list is perfect for Christmas gifts for your girlfriend and good birthday gift ideas. Why? Because we went directly to the source. Your girlfriend

1. Jewelry

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Photo: Oliveandpiper

A thoughtful piece of jewelry will make her think of you every time she wears it. Not sure what style she likes most? Troll your girlfriend’s Pinterest page; she probably already invited you to take a look but now is when it will really come in handy. She pinned it for a reason.

Or make an account and check out the gift ideas for women. You can even indicate a price range you’d like to spend. We swear we won’t tell anyone that you’re secretly FootballGuy67. If you really can’t figure it out, a sure bet is a pendant with her initial. You can’t mess this one up, Collegemagazine noted.

2. Ugg Slippers

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Photo: SAPPUN

She's probably spending more time than ever at home these days. Make her the most comfortable while she's lounging with a pair of cozy slippers from Ugg. The beloved brand is famous for its super soft sherpa and great quality shoes. Some of the best-selling slipper options for women include the Scuffette and the celebrity-approved Fluff Yeah slide.

3. Artifact Uprising Photo Book

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Photo: Artifact Uprising

Your girlfriend is a sucker for anything sentimental, so skip the gift cards and make a custom photo album instead. At Artifact Uprising, you can choose from a variety of beautiful styles from hand-stamped, embossed hardcover books to the signature layflat album.

Reviewers love how thick and high-quality the printed pages are, how quick it is to upload your pictures (you can even do it directly from Instagram) and how the drag-and-drop layouts and designs make the whole process super simple, Usatoday cited.

4. Homesick or Anthropologie candles

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Photo: Homesick

Candles might seem like a cliche gift but if you get the right ones, your girlfriend will definitely thank you. Some of the most popular options are the Capri Blue candle (which has thousands of reviews thanks to it's long-lasting wick and delicious fragrances) and the Homesick candles, which people love because they're made with nostalgic scents from different states, cities, and even memories.

5. Makeup Stuffs & Vanity Mirror

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Photo: Nytimes

You know she looks gorgeous without makeup. But if she spends hours before going out perfecting her winged eyeliner, show her you appreciate her efforts.

“Makeup is usually my favorite gift. Not so much because it is a girly thing or whatever, but because it shows that my boyfriend recognizes my interest and is willing to learn more about something that he may not necessarily care about in order to make me happy,” said FSU recent graduate Katie Flanigan.

6. A weighted blanket

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Photo: Bustle

Weighted blankets help create more restful sleep by grounding the body, and YnM makes some of the most popular and affordable weighted blankets on the internet. There are multiple sizes and weights for the ideal fit and width (they recommend picking whichever is about 10% of your body weight), and the segmented design allows you to move around without displacing all the weighted beads inside.

7. Hand bag

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Photo: Shopee

With its large, padded top handles and roomy interior, Rothy's The Weekender might be the last overnight bag your partner ever needs. It's got multiple pockets and a sturdy insert that helps it maintain its shape. You'll be shocked by how much you can fit in this bag — definitely enough for a long weekend. It's made of recycled plastic pulled from the ocean and is machine washable, according to Businessinsider.

8. A trip together

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Photo: Marryoye
If you want to gift an experience for the two of you to enjoy together, grab a birthday card, a gift card to Airbnb, and come with a few location ideas with safe driving distance in mind.

“If he planned a road trip for us with some Groupon deal to a city nearby I would totally melt.” -Kristin Waltiere, Senior, Hofstra University.

“I would like something that was thoughtful, like a trip for the two of us or something that showed me he took the time to think of,” said Madelyn Guerra, Junior, University of Texas at Austin

“I tend to prefer experiences over physical items, so for me the perfect gift would be like a beach day trip or concert tickets. Something we could do together and remember,” said Sam McCulloch, Junior, Statistics Major, Virginia Tech

Think a bed and breakfast escape or vineyard day trip. Maybe it’s a tour through a historical part of town. Just a small escape will make her day extra special.

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