Finding the perfect holiday gift for your significant other can be a struggle, particularly if she isn't the type to dog-ear catalog pages so you get her not-so-subtle hints.
But there's no need to panic. Plenty of gifting trends are already starting to emerge for this holiday season, offering the clueless a good place to start.
For one, warm-weather apparel and accessories are sure to be a hit this year, after last year's visits from the polar vortex caused many women to wear through what was in their closets.
Experience-based gifts are also expected to see a big surge, as consumers—particularly millennials—often value experiences over gifts, a trend that was spotted in a PwC survey.
And with much of this year's expected boost in spending coming from the higher-income shopper, jewelry sales are also expected to grow. According to Deloitte, 20 percent of shoppers plan to purchase jewelry this holiday, up from 18 percent in 2013.
Overall, the National Retail Federation predicts the average person will spend $596.53 on gifts this year, up from $558.18 in 2013.
"Retailers have plenty of reasons to be optimistic this holiday season," said Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation. "One of the most important pieces of evidence is the confidence holiday shoppers are exuding in their plans to spend on gifts for their loved ones."
For ideas on what to get for the woman in your life, click ahead.
—By Krystina Gustafson.
Posted 12 Nov. 2014