The 15 Gifts Women Really Want This Holiday Season (PHOTOS)

You could spend weeks over thinking every aspect of gift giving, but sometimes, you just gotta give the people what they want, you know? Of course, that's way easier in theory -- how are you actually suppose to tell what's on someone's list without asking them and losing all the gift-giving fun? This holiday season, we might have our answer: Thanks to a fun survey, we know which items are most commonly on women's holiday wish lists.

The study comes from TJMaxx & Marshalls, who surveyed 2,550 women to figure out what, exactly, they want (and aren't telling us). They also broke it down by most popular by state so we can see how wish lists change across the country.

Check out the full list -- does it sound right to you?


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  • Bakeware


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    Buying friends bakeware is a great gift because you can safely assume they'll be testing out their goods by baking treats for you. It's also a much-wanted gift -- women in Indiana, Maine, and Missouri all put it on the top of their wishlists.

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  • Bracelets


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    Women in Alabama, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas all want bracelets for gifts, and we can't blame them -- with so much variety in color and style, bracelets can fit in with all kinds of styles.

  • Cookware


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    Though it's similar to bakeware, a whole different crowd would rather unwrap cookware this season (we're talking 'bout you, Connecticut, Idaho, and Washington).

  • Cozy Sweater


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    We knew the ladies in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Virginia had good taste -- they all want cozy sweaters for gifts. (And we can't blame them ... New England winters are rough.)

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  • Daytime Handbag


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    They might be on opposite corners of the country, but Hawaii and New York have one thing in common -- the women there are in the market for new daytime handbags, and they want you to buy one for them.

  • Earrings


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    If you're stuck on what to get a lady in your life, earrings are probably a safe bet: Women in California, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and West Virginia are all looking for a new pair.

  • Gourmet Food Basket


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    A gourmet food basket might seem like a strange thing to wish for, but it's at the top of the list for women in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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  • Kitchen Appliance


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    Though asking for a kitchen appliance could mean you're in the market for a new dishwasher, we're thinking the women in Alaska and Iowa, where this is a sought-after wish list item, are talking more about blenders, mixers, and the like. But hey -- you could always surprise them with a brand-new refrigerator!

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  • Laptop or Tablet Case


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    The practical women of Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota are most interested in protecting their laptops and tablets with cases. That doesn't mean this is a boring gift, though -- there are SO many cute (and effective!) cases out there.

  • Leather Boots or Booties


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    A nice pair of leather shoes is a solid investment, and boots and booties are perfect for winter. So, naturally, leather boots or booties would make a great gift -- especially for the women you know in Georgia.

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  • Necklace


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    It doesn't have to be gold or pearls -- even just a simple pendant or cute statement necklace makes for a great gift. Keep it in mind for anyone you know in Washington, D.C., Florida, and Illinois -- they're the ones who really want one.

  • Pajamas


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    What's better than snuggling down into cozy pajamas on a cold winter's night? Not much, according to women in Utah. They're all looking for new pajamas this holiday.

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  • Rings


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    We're not sure if this is the engagement kind of ring or the regular kind, but we're very sure that women want them: The women in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee all have rings on their lists.

  • Serving Trays or Bowls


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    Women in Wyoming are totally coveting serving bowls and serving trays, so that's at the top of their lists this season. It's such a fun and easy gift to shop for!

  • Wall Art


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    Finding wall art for someone else can be tricky -- it has to fit their space and their personality. But if you can get it right, it's a great gift, and the women of New Hampshire would be especially thankful!

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