A Holiday Gift Guide For The Thinking Woman

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 12/18/2014 | 04:30 PM EST

Centric helps you find the perfect gifts for the woman not easily impressed by material things

The thinking woman is probably the hardest woman to please. She’s wise beyond her years, the ultimate intellectual and isn’t impressed by material things. The way to her heart is through her mind--and what a mind it.


Zeroing in on the perfect gift for the thinker takes careful thought and attention, as she can smell BS a mile away. Miss her with the fancy handbags and prissy perfume, she’s more into culture and things that teaches her about the world around her. But if you’re a little intimidated by her worldly presence and taste, don’t be. She’s as gentle as a butterfly.


So just what do you get the woman who prefers the meaningful in life? We’ve got just the items. Let Centric guide you to the perfect gifts for the thinking woman. You can thank us later.


While it may seem stereotypical, there’s nothing a thinking woman wants more than new material to read. Books never get old. When you’re done with them, you can re-read them or simply use them to fill up your bookshelf. If you’re looking for a cost effective way to gift the thinking woman in your life, this is the way to go. We recommend “Gentlewoman: An Etiquette For A Lady, From A Gentleman” by Enitan Bereola. The self-empowerment, inspirational and how to book takes a unique but impactful spin on advice for women, with a little help from notable figures like Meagan Good, Michelle Williams and Hill Harper. Whatever you get, just be sure that it’s thought provoking.


Any cultured woman would appreciate a piece of fine art to go up her wall. Add to her home’s decor by finding her a new addition to her art collection. Though your taste may not coincide with hers, try your best to get something neutral. Besides, anything you get with her in mind she will be sure to appreciate. We recommend supporting Black artists via websites like www.africanartworld.com and www.theblackartdepot.com.

Museum Passes

Everyone knows tickets to certain museums can get pricey, especially for someone who frequents them. If the thinking woman in your life loves to visit museums, whether it’s natural history, modern arts or fine arts, she would adore you for purchasing her member passes to her favorite museum. Most offer season passes that will allow you unlimited free admission, which is like music to any museum’s ears.

Book Travel Ticket

If you got it like that, why not treat a girl to a trip out the country? Every cultured girl loves to travel, so what better gift than the opportunity to get away from her everyday life and explore a new city she’s never been? If you plan accordingly you can get great deals by booking flights 6 months to a year in advance.

Broadway Tickets

Everyone loves a good Broadway play in Big Apple. Between Cinderella on Broadway starring KeKe Palmer and NeNe Leakes to Motown The Musical there are a host of musical masterpieces that will blow the woman in life away. No matter what show you choose, she’s sure to have the time of her life.

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