Gift Ideas for a Woman Going Through Divorce

by Irene Finley

Going through a divorce can be a tough or difficult process. When a close female friend or relative goes through a divorce, you may feel the need to help her and offer your support. Giving a gift is a thoughtful way to show a woman that you are there for her and are thinking about her during this trying time.


Divorce can be a time for reflection. A journal is a good gift to give someone who is spending a lot of time thinking about what has happened or is sorting through a lot of emotions. For many people, writing in a journal can be therapeutic. Consider gifting the journal with a nice pen.

Spa visit

Giving a spa gift card may be a good way to ease some of the tension and stress that your friend might be experiencing. Many spas and salons sell gift cards that can be used for a variety of services, including massages, manicures, pedicures, and hair cuts and styles. A visit to a spa is a great way to relax and have fun. Consider joining your friend on the spa day, which would be a great way to get to know a new friend better or strengthen an old friendship.


Flowers are a nice way to show someone that you are thinking about them. A nicely arranged bouquet of flowers is sure to brighten anyone's home or office, especially if that person is having a bad day. You might include a friendly note with the flowers that lets the recipient know that you are thinking of her.


There are many books, both non-fiction and fiction, that address divorce and what it's like to go through a divorce. A book that offers advice to those going through divorce might be a helpful read for your friend. However, if you want to take your friend's mind off of the topic of divorce, you might gift one of your favorite books on a different subject. After she has read the book, you can discuss the book together.


Treat her to dinner at a nice restaurant or make dinner for her. She might appreciate the opportunity to talk with you about the divorce and her thoughts in a friendly setting.

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About the Author

Irene Finley began writing professionally in 2009, specializing in law, history, travel and cooking. She is a licensed attorney and holds a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School.

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