As we’re now into November, you might have already started to think about Christmas presents. I know that I plan earlier and earlier as the years go by and I find that it really relieves some of the pressure that December inevitably brings!
I love buying gifts for other people but I must admit that I struggle to find the time to properly look for that perfect present these days. I used to love having a good browse around the shops, seeing what might catch my eye, but I simply don’t have the time to do that anymore and often it’s all online shopping for me.
So with that in mind, I thought that I would put together some items that would make lovely gifts for women you may be buying for this year.
These Christmas llama pyjama’s from Chelsea Peers are amazingly soft and perfect for anyone who loves their loungewear and will grab any excuse to get cosy in their pyjama’s. They have some gorgeous designs to choose from, including slippers and hot water bottles.
Know anyone who likes to make a cocktail or add a little something extra to their prosecco, then Chambord might be just the kind of drink that they’ll be looking for this Christmas. This black raspberry liqueur partners well with gin and lemon, as well adding some extra fruity flavour to a glass of fizz. This would make a great secret santa present! Available from most supermarkets and online.
For loose leaf tea fans then this simplicitea infuser from we are tea makes the perfect brew. They do a range of teas to try and it’s even converted me to a cup of loose leaf! The difference is amazing. The infuser and the teas are available to buy directly on their website, in Morrisons, Holland & Barratt and Ocado.
For those who love their nails painted, then Cienna Rose is a 12 Free Formula Nail Lacquer, enriched with Pro Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and infused with Lemongrass Oil to nourish and enhance your nails. They do not contain any harmful chemicals and are vegan friendly and cruelty free. I love these sparkly ones, which are ideal for Christmas.
I’m not actually the biggest fan of gin, but I know that I fall into the minority with my taste. Most women would be really pleased to have their gin cupboard stocked up! So why not opt for this gin distilled and bottled by Aber Falls in North Wales. For an added twist you can also get rhubarb and ginger and orange marmalade gins too. Available directly from their website or from Amazon or Master of Malt.
If someone likes a gin, then chances are they wouldn’t say no to a gin cocktail either. This G&T cocktail glass teapot and cups set from Menkind is absolutely beautiful. It’s delicately made and has rainbow coloured tinted glass and gold trim on the cups. It’s hard not to feel posh when drinking from this.
For a festive gift with a personal touch and a keepsake for many years, then this gorgeous glitter bauble fits the bill. If you know someone who likes to add a new decoration or two to the tree every year, then this one will stand the test of time too. Available in a range of glitter colours, including feathers.
Another present idea is the gift of whiter teeth, without the need for pricey whitening treatments. This charcoal toothpaste from Black is White is zesty flavoured and removes discoloration using activated carbon without abrading or bleaching your teeth.
You can’t go wrong with bath treats for people who love a good soak. These egg bath bombs from Neon Sheep are gorgeously pungent and look quirky in their ‘egg’ carton. They leave the bath water beautifully pink.
Stationery is always a good gift in my book and a fancy one adorned with sequins? Yes please! This Neon Sheep notebook has 2 way sequins (gold the other way) and has lined paper inside. They have incredibly low prices.
An expensive fragranced candle is the ultimate in indulgence. This Black Berries candle from diptyque smells devine and looks pretty impressive on display in your home too.
The classic red soled shoes may or may not be out of your price range, but this Louboutin lipstick is just a little more affordable and packs in the wow factor when opened!
Colder weather means that bobble hats come out in force. You can’t beat a good bobble hat for keeping you warm but also for completing your outfit. Treat someone to a nice new one from Mountain Warehouse made with a chunky knit design, a big fluffy pompom and Thinsulate® lining.
For creative sorts then this 100 Days of Drawing from Abrams and Chronicle will appeal to artistic souls. Each day there are prompts to draw something new and help reach goals – ideal for starting afresh in January.
Thomas Fudge founded this Dorset based remarkable bakery back in 1916. Offering delicious sweet and savoury treats, it makes a mouth watering gift. I can highly recommend the salted caramel florentines – they’re amazing.
For those who love to rustle up culinary delights, then a subscription box for spices from The Spice Pioneer might be an inspired gift idea. Every month they will receive all the spices and flavours needed to create the most exotic and tasty meals from every continent of the world will arrive every month – in delivered in a handy letter box sized box.
For those fashionista’s who love nothing better than piecing together an outfit with those all important accessories, then they might find 50 ways to wear accessories useful. It’s packed with inspiration and lots of fun illustrations that show how to achieve each look, advice on different ways to wear each featured item and style, and tips on mixing and matching different pieces.
I don’t go anywhere without a bottle of water in my bag, but it’s often just a disposable bottle. This stainless steel klean kanteen bottle is not only durable and easy to keep clean, but it has a powder coat finish that is formulated for human and environmental health. Great for everyday use and to take to the gym etc.
I admit, I have a thing about pineapples and especially metallic ones. This golden one from Neon Sheep not only serves as an ornament but also as a pot for whatever you need to put in there. Ideal for popping all of those loose bits and pieces lying about on the dressing table.
I’m always on the look out for journals and diaries that might make my life a little more organised. If you feel overwhelmed on a regular basis, then chances are that you know someone that feels the same. This Calm the Chaos daily journal helps calm our inner chaos. It’s filled with lots of easy to follow prompts every day, that includes self care and goal setting. This would make a really thoughtful gift.
This one is for the bakers. It’s packed with loads of really yummy looking recipes, but it’s all based on using good, natural ingredients. The Natural Baker will be right up the street of a sweet toothed person who is wanting to focus on more nourishing ingredients such as wholegrain flour. It is full of unique bakes that are actually good for you!
It seems that a lot of people like to keep track of things these days and most commonly used are tracker bracelets. However, how about a smart necklace? This Bellabeat Leaf is a wellness tracker made with natural crystals, hypoallergenic stainless steel and wood composite. It features a Rose Quartz stone known for promoting a positive outlook towards yourself and others. It all syncs with your phone and helps you become more intune with your body.
I hope that I’ve inspired you to get your shopping wrapped up early this year and perhaps has given you some ideas that you might not have thought about before. Happy shopping 🙂
If you’re stuck for ideas for men, check out my Christmas gift ideas for Him.
Nb. I was sent all of the items featured for the purpose of this gift guide.