Even though I'm a female, I'm also of a different mindset. I don't need fancy gifts. Ones from the heart, homemade suit me just fine.
It depends on WHO the woman is. If it's a girlfriend, wife, sister, mother.
I recently got a hamper for my girlfriend for her birthday. I bought a hamper off Amazon empty and then just filled it with things she likes. Such as her favourite sweets, makeup that I know she uses, perfume etc.
I don't think there is a "perfect" gift that fits all women so you have to look at the specific woman to know if she'll like it or not.
For me, I don't want jewelry, perfume, expensive things...I go for useful things. The next gift I'm hinting at is a yearly membership to a local garden (it's huge) where I can visit whenever I want and see the changes for all 4 seasons. That's a year long gift and that's pretty cool.