n00b looking for advice - xmas gift for my wife

I'm looking for a portable waterproof "point and click" camera that's a step above her iphone 5 camera. Something she can leave in her pocket book, take OK night pictures, bring to the beach/pool, etc.

I look on Amazon and there are a zillion out there but I've been a long time engadget/verge lurker and decided to look to the greater community for assistance. Any advice/recommendations?

Thanks in advance,