Christmas Gift Guide: For Her (Part 1)

Maybe I'm biased, but I do always think women are the easiest to buy for.  There aren't many of us who won't be perfectly happy with some lovely bath products or a beautiful bouquet.  But if you do need some inspiration, we have it here.

She may not have Philip Schofield to ask the questions, or even Derek Batey, but there's still plenty of fun to be had with the Mr & Mrs Family Edition Board Game.  Based on the hit TV show, this new family edition of the game reveals just how well you know your partner, family or friends with more than 1000 new questions designed to uncover things you may not know about your nearest and dearest.  Suitable from age 10

Online store Bags of Love are renowned for their extensive range of personalised gifts.  We love their photo bags which can be personalised with a photo and wording of your choice.  Perfect for keeping your make-up in, storing keepsakes or jewellery, and perfect for travel, these cute little bags are ideal for mums, aunts, cousins and daughters.

Melody Maison has a wide range of gifts perfect for women of all ages.  We love this Ivory Metal Heart Towel Rail which will give any bathroom or loo a makeover.  Made from metal and finished in ivory with a subtle, slightly distressed look, this pretty towel rail is part of a range of matching items which will brighten up any room.

This pretty Gold Art Deco Style Photograph Frame has a vintage feel but will be equally at home in a modern home.  With gold and pearlised effect, its pretty flower petal shape and traditionally feminine look, it will be hard to choose who to grace this frame with.  Displays a 4" x 4" photograph

If baroque French styling is more her thing, the Ornate Cream Wall Mirror with Candle Sconce will add a distinct talking point to the d├ęcor. Perfect in a hall or sitting room, this stunning ornate wall sconce with mirror is surrounded by an ornately carved frame, in a typical vintage French style.  We love the Fleur de Lys detail and the pretty soft candlelit glow it gives a room, perfect for any shabby chic look.

Bespoke skincare sounds way beyond most of our budgets, but treat her to a gift voucher from Claire Robilliard at Better Wellbeing System then after Christmas she can simply e-mail some photos and details over, before receiving a set of bespoke facial oils, perfect for her skin type.  Aromatherapist Claire creates bespoke blends of plant oils to order, and also offers bespoke treatments.

For any Baileys fan, the beautifully presented Baileys Luxury Gift Selection from Bradfords Bakers is the perfect treat.  The pretty keepsake hat box contains a 350ml bottle of Baileys Irish Cream and a selection of decadent treats, including Columbian Dry Roast Coffee, sweet Crumbly Fudge, a Hot Chocolate Drinking Stick and Handmade Baileys Belgian Chocolate Truffles.  Finished with decorative ribbon and wrapped in cellophane, this lovely gift is perfect for anyone who loves the creamy liqueur - i.e. most of us at Christmas!

Nivea offers a fantastic range of gift sets this Christmas, including this Nivea Caring Skin Gift Pack in a soft, leatherette bag.  Perfect for carrying your skincare essentials or make-up this lovely bag contains everything she needs for effortless, gentle cleansing and long-lasting hydration.  the gift includes Nivea Daily Essentials Micellar Wipes,  Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream and Essentials Caring 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water: her daily skin care in a bag!

This Phil Smith Be Gorgeous Livin’ La Vida Loca - Coco Licious Gift Set is based on delicious coconut products, including hydrating Coco Licious Coconut Oil Shampoo to give hair a moisture boost and Coco Licious Coconut Oil Conditioner, which offers the hydrating benefits of coconut oil for light-as-air hair with a bright, pure shine.  Dry Clean Coco Licious Coconut Dry Shampoo and Glitter Gentle Tie Hairbands are also included for easy, low maintenance hair however much time she has to spare.  Available from Sainsbury's.

Flowers are always a big hit and letterbox florist Beards & Daisies makes receiving beautiful cut flowers as easy as possible.  Their boxes are carefully designed to fit through most standard letterboxes, so nobody need be home to receive the flowers.  We received the lovely Angel Bouquet, the pretty selection of white blooms you can see below, and were impressed that they lasted up to two weeks.

Luggage can usually either be boring or too OTT, but this cute Flamingo Weekend Bag from dotcomgiftshop is fun and practical, as well as being girly enough to please any fan of kitsch.  Perfect for weekend trips, this gorgeous yet practical oilcloth travel bag is big enough for toiletries and clothes, and has a zipped inner pocket for vital bits and bobs.  A matching wash bag and make-up bag also available.

Pop this Sleek Makeup Strobe Dome in pink into her Christmas stocking and she'll be ready to highlight like a pro this festive season.  A wash of this magic product gives a luminous glow to the complexion with a lightweight, innovative formula that blends like a dream.  Perfect for creating killer cheekbones this party season.  Available from Superdrug.

Give the gift of perfect skin this Christmas with Palmer's Perfecting Facial Oil, the perfect stocking filler for skincare lovers, this all-in-one oil is moisturising, perfecting and anti-ageing.  Packed with nine luxurious anti-ageing oils, including Argan, Apricot, Coconut and Vitamin E, as well as Retinol and Resveratrol to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation.  The oil contains no parabens, phthalates or dyes.  Available from Superdrug.

Say thank you or just Merry Christmas with a bakerdays cake.  Sent in a cute tin with great designs, covering birthdays, Christmas, thank yous and more, these cute little 5" cakes will fit through the letterbox ready for your recipient to squirrel away or share as they see fit.  Available as vanilla, chocolate, or fruit, and gluten, wheat or dairy-free, there is a cake for everyone.  Perhaps send one as a thank you to your hosts after Christmas?

We love new brand Button & Wilde which offers luxury toiletries in beautiful fragrances - that you can personalise.  This is such a cute gift idea and a new one to the market, perfect for stocking fillers or a larger gift with a full range of products - you could include all the family photos!  There is a choice of six different fragrances for men and women, and each individual bottle can be customised with image and wording.  Bath Milks, Bubble Baths, creamy Body Lotions, Hand Wash, Hand Lotions and Hand Butters are all available, with fast delivery.

The new bathing gift sets from Landon Tyler include room fragrance and personal products.  Create an ambience with scented candle, soak in the luxury foam bath, moisturise with the lotion, then leave the diffuser to perfume the room behind you.  Available in Country Meadow, Pink Cashmere or Golden Amber scents, perfect for indulging. We recommend the Landon Tyler Citrus Grove Bathing Gift Set.

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  1. Great ideas, I agree, there's lots of ideas for ladies! I think personalised gifts are the best, be it a photo or an item of clothing, it makes it a more thought of gift

  2. Some very good ideas there. Thank you. I particularly like the lovely diffuser. I agree that women are generally easier to buy for but, if you are not sure, it is probably safest to buy consumables.

  3. Wow, loads of good suggestions here, thank you! I like the flamingo bag, facial oil and Bailey's box, especially.


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