Christmas gifts for your wife

Top 12 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Wife

Updated on June 28, 2023

Updated Dec 22, 2022 - We all get into a shopping frenzy around the holidays for some reason. We look for gifts for our friends, family members, and sometimes even ourselves! You don’t need to give a gift to show your love for someone, but a thoughtful present can still go a long way. Giving your wife a gift can express your appreciation for her individuality and presence in your life. If you're looking for a unique gift this holiday season, this tech list might give you some great ideas.

Holiday Gifts your wife will actually use

Let's face it - women are tough to buy gifts for. Jewelry, clothes and accessories might be nice gifts, but it can definitely be hard to find a style that she’ll actually wear and appreciate. If you're looking for an easy way out, finding tech gifts ideas can be a great alternative. You’ll still need to put a little thought behind your purchase and maybe ask her a few questions to make sure you’re gifting her the right thing, but we’re here to help. Check out our list of a few great techy gifts and if you want to save a little extra money in your Holiday budget, then consider buying refurbished gifts from Back Market.

1. Electric Scooter: For the urban wife that’s always on the go

If you live in a city or a very walkable neighborhood, save your wife some time and a few thousand steps a day with an electric scooter. Electric scooters are great for commuting, running errands or just getting some fresh air because they are fun and easy to use. It’s a much cheaper alternative to buying a car, and it’s something you both can enjoy together if you decide to buy a matching one for yourself.

I bet you never considered that there might be a refurbished market for scooters, but Back Market has some great options to save your Holiday budget with current prices in the range of $170-650.

2. Smartwatch: For the ‘fitness is life’ wife

How many days a week does your wife workout? 2? 4? Every single day? Well if she doesn’t already have her own fitness tracker, you should definitely consider getting her a smartwatch so she can stay connected while hitting all her health and fitness goals. 

The Apple Watch series tends to be the cream of the crop of smartwatches. It offers incredible tracking functionality including blood oxygen levels, heart rate and even estimated ovulation periods on newer models like the Apple Watch Series 8.

If your wife doesn’t need all her tech to be Apple, then you can still find some great and typically less expensive options with the Samsung Galaxy watch series, Fitbits or Garmin watches. Some tend to focus more heavily on certain functions (like Garmin having the best GPS tracking for runners), so you’ll want to do your research to make sure you’re picking one that best fits your partner’s lifestyle.

3. Samsung Galaxy Smartphone: For the Android-loving wife

If your wife is in need of a major upgrade on her phone and she tends to enjoy Android products, then a Samsung Galaxy phone would make a nice gift. The more recent models are much more affordable than Apple’s and they offer a lot of the same functionality and performance than their iPhone counterparts. 

You can’t go wrong with the Galaxy S Series that offers a beautiful design and cutting-edge features like the new 5G network. Back market has several refurbished Galaxy smartphone options to help you save even more without compromising performance (we’d bet that she won’t even be able to tell the difference between refurbished and new). Popular options include the Galaxy S20 (currently starting at $175), the Galaxy S10 (currently starting at $116), and if you want to go big, the more recent Galaxy S22 Ultra (currently starting at $357).

4. iPhone: For the “can’t live without Apple” wife

If your wife is an absolute Apple fan-girl, then you should know that anything but an iPhone as a smartphone gift simply won’t cut it. However, Apple can be an expensive brand especially if you’re looking to upgrade to the latest and “greatest” iPhones. Brand new iPhones can cost you upwards of $1,099! When you shop refurbished you can save 30-70% off the price of new on Back Market without compromising performance and your wife will likely not notice the difference.

You can find the iPhone 11 from $250, the iPhone X from $180, or go big with the more recent iPhone 13 from around $450. And don’t forget the accessories!

5. Tablet or iPad: Entertain your wife on the go.

If your wife is a fan of browsing the web, streaming music and videos, or playing games, then she might appreciate having a tablet or iPad. Tablets have features and apps that offer endless entertainment possibilities. They're also much more portable than laptops, so this is ideal for the wife who travels often or likes to take some alone time at home every now and then.

As is the case with all the other tech on this list, you can find great deals on refurbished tablets compared to the price of new on Back Market. For example, you can currently find the Galaxy Tab E series for under $50 or get an iPad for under $100.

6. Camera: For the nostalgic wife who likes to remember the small moments

Sure, smartphones can handle all our camera taking needs and store all our memories, but there’s something satisfying about taking pictures with a DLSR camera where you can actually express a little creativity. It’s not a gift for everyone, but it might be your wife’s new, fun hobby.

Alternatively, you might consider getting retro Kodak cameras if your wife is a sucker for throwback devices.

7. Portable Bluetooth Speakers: For the wife who loves to host

If your wife loves to host parties, dinners, get-togethers or holiday events, then consider getting her a new set of portable speakers that she can use to provide the right mood at her next event. These accessories are also easy to carry and pack away for your next vacation or big trip.

Back Market has wireless speakers starting at just $29 and carry a variety of reliable brands including JBL, Bose and Sonos.

8. Wireless Headphones: For the wife constantly on the move

If your wife is an audiophile and she likes to walk, run or can’t seem to sit still otherwise, then wireless headphones could be a great gift idea. With wireless headphones, you don't need to deal with wires getting tangled and you can enjoy a more comfortable audio experience with earpads resting over your ears compared to earbuds that can cause discomfort to the inner ear.

Find wireless, noise canceling headphones on Back Market currently for as low as $15 or upgrade to nicer sound quality with options in the $100-200 range.

9. Wireless Earbuds: For the low-key wife

Alternatively to wireless headphones, your wife might prefer a more low-key listening experience in wireless earbuds. Earbuds hang more subtly in the ear to the point where you might not even notice them. While you might sacrifice a little bit of bass and noise-canceling ability, you’ll still get great quality audio with better portability.

It's an excellent gift for someone traveling or working out regularly. Choose from great wireless earbud brands like JBL and Bose at affordable prices starting at under $20.

10. MacBook: For content-creator wife

A MacBook has all the bells and whistles that anyone needs out of their laptop. But it’s particularly a great gift for the wife who loves to create reels, videos and posts on social media. You can save big on MacBook’s at Back Market, like with this MacBook Air 13” 8GB currently for $511 compared to $1,500 for a new one (65% off!)