If you’re a guy who is dating a quirky girl who is a little different to most of the girls you’ve ever been with, you might not be sure what to buy her as a gift. Or even if you have a lady in your family who likes quirky fashion, jewelry, home décor and hairstyles, and you want to get her something special, you could be at a loss!
Not all quirky ladies are the same, but there are some staple gift ideas that rarely miss when it comes to cool, individual girls. There are standard gifts that most men know will work for their loved ones – such as flowers, jewelry, and shoes! – but often, these won’t fly with modern women who are free thinking and independent.
In this post, we will explore some gift ideas for quirky girls, so you know where to look for your next birthday, anniversary, holiday or general I-love-you gift!
- Lucky Charms For Her Home
When it comes to pleasing a woman who likes things a little off the beaten track, helping her decorate her home with individual gifts is a great place to start. If your girlfriend, sister or friend likes symbols of luck or good fortune to go around her home, you could support this interest with a unique lucky charm for her home.
Different cultures have different symbols of luck and good fortune – so you can discern what your gift receiver would like best based on her personal interests! Here are a few ideas to get you going…
- Good luck animals from around the world. Different countries and cultures have symbols of luck and prosperity in the form of animals. If your gift receiver is an animal lover, this could combine her quirkiness with her affinity for animals. Lucky animal charms are a lovely, affordable gift for any quirky girl.
- Crystals. In many cultures, and increasingly in Western cultures, crystals are viewed as being powerful sources of healing, prosperity and peace in the home. Crystal owners swear by their ability to reduce anxiety and promote peacefulness. A crystal for her home or on a necklace could be the ticket to her heart.
- An incense kit or diffuser. Part of having a beautiful, peaceful home is diffusing calming fragrances around the house.
- Zodiac Jewelry
Astrology is an ancient study of the pattern of the planets, and how they might affect us as people. Many people nowadays are heavily invested in astrology – and if your girlfriend or another quirky girl in your life has ever asked for your birth date, place and time, you know they’re into it!
Zodiac jewelry is a perfect gift for someone who is into astrology and loves a good old fashioned ring, necklace or pair of earrings.
Each zodiac sign has a signature stone that is meant to represent that sign. For example, the sign of Pisces has the purple stone of Amethyst, and so on. You can therefore shop for individual, beautiful zodiac jewellery that is personal to your gift receiver and also plays into her personal interests.
Zodiac jewelry prices can range from very affordable to luxury and expensive, depending on the size, stone, jeweler and whether you commission a bespoke piece or buy from a store.
You can find a collection of the best zodiac jewellery available in this Vogue article!
- A Creative Arts & Crafts Gift
If you are with someone who sees things a little differently to the average person, the chances are she is pretty creative. Whether she actively engages in arts and crafts already or not, an artsy gift will likely go down a treat with a quirky person.
Here are some surefire ways to get the perfect arts and crafts gift for your creative friend or girlfriend.
- Take her to a mug painting store. Sometimes the oldest date ideas are the best, and mug painting is definitely one of those things. This ‘90s date trope still holds true today as one of the most fun, creative and quirkily romantic date ideas ever.
- Get her a jewellery making starter kit. Make-your-own-jewellery is making a huge comeback right now, even for grown adults! Jewellery starter kits let your girlfriend or friend make her own creative decisions, and help nurture her creative and free-spirited mind.
- Buy Tickets To An Arts or Literary Festival
When it comes to winning the heart of a quirky, intelligent, bright woman, it’s about thinking outside the box. Not everybody wants a gift they can hold in their hand; some people prefer being treated to an amazing, unforgettable experience.
As an alternative to a traditional boxed gift, you could invest in tickets to a music, literary or arts festival or event. You can shop around for events that you know will play to your girl’s tastes. This will also be a great gift that you can experience together, or that she can experience with a friend of similar interests!
Buying tickets to an event you know your girlfriend will enjoy is a great way to show how much you listen to and care about her.
- Take Her On A Spontaneous Trip
Just like the aforementioned “experience model” of gift, in which you buy a gift that can’t be boxed but is lived instead, a spontaneous trip is sure to win a quirky girl’s heart. People who live life a little differently to the average person often love exploring the world, taking in new cultures, trying new foods and generally being a citizen of the world.
Of course, with COVID-19 in place, it could be difficult to be totally spontaneous at the moment. But even if you plan your trip ahead and surprise her with tickets, you will still win your quirky girl’s heart with a travel experience instead of a traditional gift.
Where should you take a cool, quirky girl? The world is your oyster – but try to avoid conventional places that she may have visited before, or that might seem as if you haven’t used your imagination. Paris and Rome are beautiful cities, but they are highly traditional places to take your girlfriend for a romantic getaway. You could visit a place that has great museums and cultural sites, like Berlin, to really pique her interest and nurture her passions.
- Ask Her What She Wants
Most guys want to surprise their girlfriend with the perfect gift that will fulfil all her expectations and more. But the truth is, that’s pretty hard to achieve without some inkling of what she might want. Plus, more and more women are sitting in the drivers’ seat when it comes to claiming what they want. For example, there’s been an increase in women helping to design their engagement rings.
If you really aren’t sure what to get for this special gift, be bold and ask her outright. Most creative, quirky women would be more than happy to point you in the right direction – so you can go away and find something she will truly love. Plus, there can still be an element of surprise – she might not know what you are going to get, just give you vague ideas to push you in the right direction.
Don’t be afraid to step outside the norms and be direct! At the end of the day, you’re dating this cool, quirky woman for a reason: because she isn’t like everybody else.
If you have a woman in your life who doesn’t do things the way most people do, you might find the idea of buying a gift for her quite intimidating. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Use this guide to help find the perfect cool gift for a quirky girl.