Wow, is it really that time of year when we all start thinking about Christmas, and buying gifts? The year has gone by so quickly hasn’t it?! I’ve got a series of gift guides to share with you this year, and today it’s 25+ gorgeous Christmas gift ideas for women. I’m sure there is at least one or two gifts here that would be perfect for the special women in your life…
Christmas Gift Ideas for Women
I have a real mix of Christmas gift ideas for women, at varying price points – from high-end designer products, to great value stocking fillers. I’ve also included a range of products that I think would sit nicely in a pamper gift basket – they’re always fun to put together – I love making them at Christmas!
I’ve reached out to brands for this Christmas Gift Guide, so products marked with an asterisk (*) have been gifted to me. Other items I’ve included are things I think would make a great gift, or an addition to a gift basket or Christmas stocking. This post also contains Amazon Affiliate and other affiliate links. If you clicked the link then made a purchase, a small percentage of the sale price would be paid to this me. It doesn’t cost you anything more but it helps keep the lights on over here!
This guide is detailed (and long!) Of course I would love you to browse through all the items within it, but if you are short on time, each of the links listed will jump to the relevant section. Don’t forget you can save this post to Pinterest to read later. Or maybe share it on Facebook to drop a few hints!
For the woman who wants to plan her future…
Leather Goals Journal*
Writing down your goals, dreams and ambitions is a simple way to take control and help you achieve your dream life. If you know somebody who’s recently gone through a big change or is down on their luck this journal makes a heartfelt, and potentially life-changing, gift.
It has a smooth pink genuine leather cover with 260 plain cream laid paper pages – more than enough space for even the most enthusiastic of writers.
This is such a gorgeous notebook! I love that it is genuine leather, as it gives it a luxurious feel, as well as being a lot more special than just any old notebook. This journal is for hopes and dreams, and plans, and aspirations. The cover is embossed with Goals Journal and Achieve your dream life, which shouts inspiration at you from the start. The pages are blank, so you can write, sketch, doodle, glue, and paint to your hearts content. The Goals Journal is approximately 21.5 x 15.5cm and comes in a sturdy presentation box, and I think is a very special gift to give.
For the woman who loves organic products…
Bloom & Glow Radiance Restoring Face Oil*
British brand Angela Langford, lovingly creates organic, vegan, cruelty free, mood-boosting skincare products by hand in Somerset. This highly effective, affordable, natural range harnesses the finest ingredients from natures larder to feed your skin – with no chemical nasties. Suitable for even the most temperamental of complexions, Angela Langford Skincare offers a tailor-made solution to each unique skincare concern.
Angela says… “Perfect for sensitive, easily inflamed or generally out of kilter. This is your recipe gorgeous, glowing, radiant skin.”
Chia seed & sea buckthorn are blended together to deliver high levels of essential fatty acids, vitamins & antioxidants – it improves skin’s elasticity, calms inflammation & restores radiance. The face oil can be used day or night, and is suitable for all skin types.
A little goes a long way with this product. Only one or two drops are needed to gently massage into your cleansed face. It can also be added to your moisturiser too. After just a few uses I felt that my skin looked a lot more radiant (just what we need in the winter months!) and the smell was just gorgeous.
These are products I’ve recently bought (and loved!) from Amazon. The Ivy & The Inky Butterfly book, and the colouring pencils were gifted to me.
For women who want to live their best life…
The Expansion Game*
Leading transformational coach Gosia Gorna is sharing with the world The Expansion Game, the powerful method she uses to help her clients transform their lives, freeing them from fear of failure, not being good enough and being judged.
The Expansion Game is a life-changing book for anyone who needs to release fear, be it for a personal or business situation. This book is designed to help you tap into the greatness that sits behind your biggest fears. The Expansion Game unlocks the power of expansive fears, which are experienced by everyone and are meant to stretch us, make us step out of our comfort zone to enable us to grow and walk towards our highest potential.
When I was sent the press release for this book, I knew it would be something that I would want to read. One of the things I fear is not being good enough. It’s something that I’ve had since childhood, and carry it through with me to today at 41 years old. I am hoping that by reading this book, and playing the Expansion Game (which is said to take just a few minutes) will give me better clarity and insight, and make my fear go away once and for all.
The book invites you to not only feel your fears, but to love them too. Gosia says that fears are here to help you lead your best life: “Some people go to extraordinary lengths to avoid fear. I
know, because I used to be one of them. I am delighted to share The Expansion Game for the first time in my book. I love helping people clear their fear, tap into their intuition and make outstanding decisions.”
There is a “How to Use This Book” section at the beginning which is really helpful, and there is also a list of fears that the book can help you overcome. There are several listed that I can relate to.
I haven’t read the book fully – but when I do I will give it a full review (likely in the new year at the rate of time I’ve got) on my blog.
For the women who likes a cuppa…
Choose the perfect personalised Christmas Gift for hot drink lovers, from the huge Mclaggan Smith Mugs collection.
Mclaggan Smith Mugs is an award winning family company. Based in the West of Scotland they are the UK market leaders in the printing and decoration of bespoke and personalised Bone China mugs. They also have the widest stock range of all UK mug companies and work with many outstanding and world renowned designers and artists including Orla Kiely and Quentin Blake.
The mugs are available in 5 different sizes from small to standard, through to quite big, large and tall. They are hand wash only due to the screen printing, but they are microwave safe. McIaggan also sell a range of teapots.
I love a personalised gift, and this one is for me! I decided on a simple heart design – purple of course! On the back of the cup is the name of my blog. So this is now officially my work mug!
Prices vary depending on the style and size of mug, as well as personalised options.
For the woman that loves chocolate but has special dietary requirements…
The Gourmet Selection Chocolate Truffles*
These chocolates from Booja-Booja are special – they are dairy free, organic, gluten free, and soya free. So if you know someone with these dietary requirements, this box of truffles is a perfect gift for them.
This box contains 20 scrummy truffles in the following flavours – Fine de Champagne, Hazelnut, Around Midnight Espresso, Rum Sozzled Sultana, Almond & Sea Salt Caramel, and Stem Ginger.
It’s easy to think that when food is suddenly free from certain things, that they may not taste very nice. But let me tell you (and the empty box can confirm) is that these chocolate truffles are divine! Each square truffle is packed with flavour, and is so creamy and mooreish! The coating of cocoa powder has a bitter note, but it gives way to the sweet filing inside. Luckily for my husband and I, there are flavours we do and don’t like. So while he yummed up the Stem Ginger, and Around Midnight Espresso; I was able to enjoy the Rum Sozzled Sultana and Almond & Sea Salt Caramel all to myself!
I’ve never heard of Booja-Booja before, but I will definitely be seeking them out on future shopping trips – if only to eat the Rum Sozzled Sultana truffle again! Delicious!
Booja-Booja sell a range of chocolate boxes, and also a sweet pack of 2 truffles which make a delicious stocking filler!
The Gourmet Selection Chocolate Truffles box is £16.99
For the woman who loves all things unicorn…
When life is getting you down and you’ve lost your sparkle, borrow some from a unicorn. The minute you slip your feet into these super comfy unicorn slippers, you’ll suddenly start to see the world in a whole new light. As the snugly interiors caress your feet, your heart will be lifted up and your spirit will prance like a unicorn!
Unicorn things have certainly been a craze over the past year! And I bet you know at least one woman in your life you loves them – I certainly do! The slippers are just adorable. They are one-size, fitting up to UK size 7, and are so soft! They have a textured sole so that you don’t go slip-sliding, and are wipe clean only. The unicorn slippers have a purple interior (fabulous!), white exterior with bright blue eyes, a rainbow mane, and glittery horn. They say they’re for indoor use only, but I won’t judge you if you decide to go to the local shop in them!
For the woman who runs her own business…
Filofax Saffiano A5 Organiser*
Brightly coloured and simply styled in cheery raspberry leatherette, the Filofax Saffiano A5 Organiser has plenty of appeal for people of all ages. Inside you’ll find a diary clearly laid out with a double-page spread for each week, as well as coloured notepaper, a contacts section and more. The inside cover also offers plenty of space for cards and other bits and bobs, making this a great companion on busy days out as well as a handy desktop accessory. There is also the option of personalised embossing on the cover.
I am a child of the 1980s, when yuppies everywhere carried a Filofax. I even had a Filofax (well, not a branded one!) when I was ten years old. WHY? Because all my Private School friends had one, and I had to have one too! I still have it, and it’s a hoot to read – it’s where I kept all of my secrets.
Now that I’m all grown up, and an actual businesswoman, this purple (officially described as Raspberry) coloured Filofax is mine. I have it ready to plan out my year ahead, after a year or so of being depressed and confused; I finally feel like my life is getting back on track and with that, organisation is coming back into play for me. I was able to have a short quote embossed on the front, saying ‘Dreams Come True’, which is from an old show at Walt Disney World (of course it is! If you know me, you expect nothing less!)
For the woman who loves to write…
Cross Beverly Purple Lacquer Ballpoint Pen*
Elegant sweeping curves form a shapely silhouette in the Cross Beverly ballpoint pen. Presented in lustrous purple lacquer finished with high shine chrome trim this pen is sophisticated, with a soft feminine look. Utilising a twist mechanism and well balanced feel, this pen is sure to be a favourite. Available in purple, satin chrome, black, and pearlescent white.
A good pen is hard to find – and when I find one I hold onto it for dear life! This pen is a delight to write with, and considering it is purple, it is so me too! It is available in other colours as mentioned above. The pen is fitted with a black ink refill – and if you’re purchasing this for someone, it would be nice to add a couple of extra refills. I love the presentation box, and that the pen also has a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing faults.
For the woman who needs to de-stress…
Olverum Bath Oil*
Olverum is a unique and highly concentrated, therapeutic bath oil which contains 10 pure essential oils, carefully blended to work synergistically. Accordingly, an Olverum bath is a very effective way to naturally relieve stress and help you achieve a great nights’ sleep. It is also a great way to ease aching or sore muscles and is the perfect soothing antidote to a cold or flu. All with a gorgeously aromatic, unisex scent.
Olverum Bath Oil contains a blend of these 10 essential oils: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Juniper, Lavandin, Lemon Peel, Siberian Fir Needle, Exotic Verbena, Lime, Geranium, and Rosemary. It is free from artificial colours and preservatives and is not tested on animals.
Olverum has a gorgeous, almost seasonal scent, and fills up the bathroom with such a lovely aroma. Just a few drops (about a teaspoon) is needed. With all the stresses that the festive season can bring, imagine being able to relax and unwind in a gloriously scented bath. .
It should be noted that due to its high concentration levels of essential oils, that if you are pregnant, breast feeding or suffering from a medical condition that you consult your doctor before use.
Olverum Bath Oil comes in 3 different sizes:
- 125ml (£29), enough for 25 baths
- 250ml (£53), enough for 50 baths
- Travel Set (£19), enough for 9 baths
For the woman who loves Disney…
Mad Beauty Cosmetics*
Mad Beauty are serious about making cosmetics fun! They are a leader in design led cosmetics for both the gift and professional sectors. The MAD Beauty designers work tirelessly to provide a wide range of novel , fun and interesting items whether you are buying for yourself, as a gift for a loved one.
Mad Beauty are a small independent business, and their products are fun and unique. They stock a range of Disney themed cosmetics, as well as other designs like Vintage Kelloggs and Jellybelly Beans. Well worth checking out!
I was sent Belle’s Enchanted Rose Handcream (£6.99) – a lovely hand cream with shea butter, and rose fragrance in a moulded rose container under the famous dome. And Belle’s Beauty Treats (£7.99), which include a tube of handcream, and a lip balm – both with a rose fragrance. I also received the super cute Bambi and Thumper Lip Balm Duo (£5.99) in strawberry, and mint flavours.
Also from Mad Beauty were a couple of cute products that would make great stocking fillers: Snowman Lip Balm (£3.99) in a vanilla flavour; Gingerbread Man Lip Balm (£2.99) in a vanilla cookie flavour; Red Robin Lip Balm (£3.99) in strawberry flavour; Santa & Snowman Moisturising Hand Sanitzers (£2.99 each) in a Christmassy fragrance.
For the woman who loves to journal their travels…
Amalfi Medium Leather Journal*
Only the softest, supplest leather is chosen for the Amalfi journal, finished to a plush suede texture. All Pen Heaven’s journals are handmade in one workshop in Italy from only the finest Italian leather and other local materials. The pages are acid-free and bleed-resistant, excellently suited for any kind of ink or pencil lead. The essential companion to every writer, artist or anyone needing to capture a constant flow of bright ideas.
The size of this journal is between 12 x 17cm (between A5 and A6) and is just gorgeous. I love the colour and the feel of it, as well as the wrap around strap to secure it close. A choice of colours are available, and you can also select to have the journal with lined or plain paper. Various embossing options are available too.
This particular style of journal reminds me of and old-timey adventurers journal. The kind I’d imagine Indiana Jones using! That’s why I’ve made the suggestion that this would be fab for someone who loves to keep a journal of their travels.
For the woman that loves gin…
The Lakes Gin the only gin with true Cumbrian provenance. Produced with crystal clear water from the River Derwent and a selection of Cumbrian botanicals, The Lakes Gin is truly a gin of distinction.
Sloes are carefully combined with an eclectic mix of 15 carefully selected botanicals, including Cumbrian juniper, and six others which are native to the Lake District National Park.
Now, I’m not going to pretend that I didn’t choose this particular gin because of the colour of the bottle, because I did exactly that. BUT, in my defence, I’ve also never tried sloe gin before! Elderflower Gin, and Damson Gin are also available. ABV: 25%
The Lakes’ website suggests to drink it straight over ice, or adding a drop to prosecco. I tried it neat and it had a lovely flavour – and not at all what I was expecting. Gin has a very distinctive flavour (and is a spirit that I am partial to, with tonic and a slice of lemon) and I can’t say that sloe gin tastes anything like gin at all. Maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be, I don’t know! But that all said, it was a lovely tasting liqueur, and when I added some lemonade, it was like a grown-ups fizzy pop!
For the woman that loves prosecco…
Each glass in this set of 4 prosecco glasses from LSA International is made from mouthblown glass and finished with a hand-applied decor. With a thread of platinum glass around the stem of the glass, these hollow stemmed flutes are ideal for prosecco (and other sparkling drinks!)
I love the style and design of these flutes – they feel very Art Deco to me. They’re perfect for dinner parties, or just when treating yourself to a glass of your favourite fizz!
For the woman who loves anti-ageing products…
PureHA’s new enhanced formula is the new and exciting answer to anti-ageing. Using extensive scientific research, this clever beauty breakthrough provides users a daily dose of pure hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to effectively hydrate and nourish the skin from within. Available in a handy sachet, the clear, tastelessliquid is simply added to any soft drink to help you achieve a more hydrated you.
I have the perfect woman in mind for this product! The PureHA supplement is suitable for vegans, vegetarians, diabaetics, those who are lactose, wheat and gluten free and of course those who want to stay away from any artificial colours or flavourings. Find out more about this product on the PureHA website.
For the woman with a quirky style…
Wild & Wolf Folklore Coffee Pot*
This beautiful coffee pot is a lovely way to enjoy coffee on a lazy afternoon. So pretty, the colours and the cheeky creatures peeking through the woodland make this a must have. Its bold design features pretty prints, owls and little foxes. Made from enamel it’s also robust and makes a lovely gift for any coffee lover with a quirky style.
I am in love with this coffee pot. It’s one of those items that makes me wish I had that Instagram worthy kitchen, with a huge wooden table, lots of light streaming in, and shelves full of gorgeous, quirky kitchenalia!
For the woman who loves cats…
Pusheen Travel Pillow*
Whether you’re a jet-setting globe-trotter or you’re prone to a little doze on your long commute to work, there’s nothing worse than waking up with claw-ful neck pain to put you in a bad mewd! Fur-tunately for you, our travel pillow is about to take your cat naps to the next level, starring everyone’s favourite feline social media star, Pusheen, to cuddle away the cricks. However you travel, you won’t want to leave home again without this cute little Pusheen travel pillow.
This is a perfect gift for me! I love cats, I love cute cats, I love Pusheen, and I love to travel. What I don’t love is getting a sore neck when trying to have a kip on the plane! This is so much more fun than the boring travel pillows you can buy. It’s so soft and cute!
More things I’ve bought for myself from Amazon that I think would make lovely gifts!
For the woman that loves perfume…
Jean Paul Gaultier, Scandal Eau De Parfum*
Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances have come in busts (and nothing else) for 20 years now. If you’re wondering where the legs went, here they are! Scandal, it’s a super-chic glass bottle. The juice is a feminine, intimate, powdery pink.
During the day, it’s a delicious fresh honey with the wonderful scent of gardenia and blood orange. At night, it’s a sensual and scandalous honey combined with patchouli: an addiction that’s just so Jean Paul Gaultier.
The 30ml bottle has a legs charm attached; on the 50ml and 80ml bottles the bottle top are the legs. I think a scandal has been caused by the change in bottle style alone!
I wore Jean Paul Gaultier on my wedding day and the scent will be forever in my memory from that day. The scent of Scandal is very different from the classique. I’m very fussy with perfume, so I’m not sure if this has won me over, personally, but if the woman in your life loves trying new perfumes, then why not this one?
For the woman who loves Belgian chocolate…
Guylian Belgian Chocolates*
Guylian’s Sea Shells are made using only the finest, hand selected Mediterranean hazelnuts, which are roasted and caramelised to perfection before being blended with premium Belgian chocolate. You can never just have one, which is why the pack is now 50% bigger. Guylian Praline Sea Shells are available in a 375g box (RSP £6.75).
Guylian’s Temptations are beautifully wrapped Sea Horse shaped Belgian chocolates are filled with Guylian’s newest flavour, latte macchiato, as well as favourites: original hazelnut praline, dark praline, soft caramel, milk truffle, and crunchy biscuit. Perfect to share during a Christmas film. Guylian’s Temptations are available in a 522g pouch (RSP £10).
For some, another certain brand of chocolate means Christmas. For me, it has always been Guylian’s Sea Shells! I love that the taste delicious, and that they are sea shell shaped. A box of these is a real treat over the Christmas holiday! The Guylian’s Temptaions pouch is HUGE! I wasn’t expecting it to be so big to be honest – plenty to go around when sharing that is for sure. The dark praline was especially good in my opinion, and while I’m not a fan of coffee flavoured chocolates (I am weird, I love coffee, and I love chocolate, just not together!) I actually enjoyed the latte macchiato flavoured chocs.
Guylian chocolates are available from all major supermarkets and selected independent stores nationwide. Visit Guylian’s website to see more of their chocolate range, which can also be purchased in their online shop.
For the woman who is an organic ‘green’ goddess…
Dr. Bronner’s Almond Liquid Soap*
Capture the sweet, green essence of Christmas with Dr. Bronner’s Almond Liquid Soap. The entirely natural, organic and fair trade range has 18-in-1 uses and comes in a large size and a smaller size (perfect for stockings!) for anyone wanting to go natural with their skincare.
I am actually stunned at the amount of things this liquid soap can clean. It really is like a magic soap! All the things you can clean and how to clean with the soap is listed on the label. Like it is covered completely in writing. It’s good for just about any cleaning task – face, body, hair & food, dishes, laundry, mopping, pets & your house! The soap is available in various size bottles from dinky little 59ml, up to a whopping huge 3.8L! It comes in a variety of scents too, including lavender, peppermint and citrus.
Westlab Relaxing Dead Sea Salt Scrub*
For the woman who wants to relax…
Winter taking its toll on skin? Buff away dryness with Westlab Relaxing Dead Sea Salt Scrub. Made using only pure, mineral-rich Dead Sea Salt and the most aromatic essential oils, this botanical delight gently reveals new, glowing skin. Frankincense and Orange oils give the scrub it’s relaxing, festive scent.
This product smells very festive, and is also dual use as a body scrub, and a bath soak. The waters and salt of the Dead Sea have been renowned for their therapeutic abilities since ancient times to help soften and sooth skin. Use it as a scrub to to brush away dead skin cells and leave skin radiant and glowing. Or use it as a bath soak so as the minerals dissolve and the botanical oils disperse it will leave skin feeling silky smooth.
For the woman that wants to keep calm…
Bath & Massage Balm*
I’ve grouped these products together as I think they’d be great in a Christmas care package, or gift basket! We all know how stressful the Christmas holidays can be – shopping for presents, after work drinks, work-dos, kids’ school plays and events, parties, Christmas dinner, Boxing Day, the funny bit between Christmas and New Year… and beyond!
For those who like nothing more than to relax and unwind after a busy day, Nelsons arnicare® Bath & Massage Balm, is a dual purpose balm enriched with Evening Primrose and rich Sweet Almond oil to naturally hydrate the skin. Designed for massaging into tired muscles or for use in a relaxing bath following a hectic day, the natural properties of Arnica Montana extract and sweet scents of Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils help calm senses and relax the mind. It’s the perfect present for mum to help her unwind after a busy Christmas.
With more people than ever now interested in health and fitness, and with such a variety of exercise classes on the market, we all know someone who really works hard when it comes to training. Nelsons® arnicare arnica Cooling Gel is ideal for massaging into tired and over-worked legs, to help cool and revive them. Combining the natural benefits of arnica with the refreshing sensation of grapefruit oil and menthol, it could even be the gym bag essential for those fitness resolutions in the New Year.
Christmas can be a hectic time, so help friends and family take a moment to unwind and enjoy the festivities, by putting NEW RESCUE® Spearmint Chewing Gum in their stockings. With the act of chewing suggested to help calm and relax the mind,RESCUE Spearmint Chewing Gum, with its liquid flower essences centre, is both a handbag and desk essential.
You can even keep a cool head over the busy festive period with NEW RESCUE PLUS Lozenge. Whether you’re doing final checks on the turkey or flitting between family members ensuring their Christmas spirit is still going strong, RESCUE PLUS Lozenge has a soothing orange and elderflower liquid centre and contains pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) which helps support normal mental performance.
- RESCUE Spearmint Chewing Gum – £4.95
- RESCUE PLUS Lozenge – £3.99
- Nelsons arnicare Arnica Cooling Gel – £5.40
- Nelsons arnicare Arnica Bath & Massage Balm – £8.55
Available from independent pharmacies and health food stores, grocery stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.co.uk.
For the woman who loves photographs…
Take everything you need for a day at the beach with the personalised beach bag made from patent vinyl and strong canvas. Featuring waterproof lining and 1 interior pocket to protect your things from wet towels and costumes, this photo tote bag is perfect for the beach, pool, picnics and parks.
The above photo is not the bag that I customised at Bags of Love – when I’ve got a photo of my bag I’ll swap it out! After selecting which bag I wanted, I uploaded my photographs, and followed the steps online to place them on the bag – I only did one side, but you can do both sides for and additional cost. It was really simple to do, and the longest part was picking which photos I want to use!
While this is sold as a beach bag, you can use it for other things too – use it as a shopping bag, or for taking on a picnic. The waterproof lining ensures your bag doesn’t go damp and that your possessions are protected. Photos are printed onto resilient canvas material, so these photo tote bags can easily withstand bumps and knocks.
For the woman that is a little bit funky…
Rock & Ruddle Hairbrush*
Hairbrushes from Rock & Ruddle all offer natural bristles, which are renowned for caring for your hair due to the structure of the bristle being similar to our own hair. Each bristle easily glides against and through your hair detangling and conditioning your hair by spreading the natural oils from your scalp throughout your hair making it glossy, supple and healthy. They have a a choice of three different natural bristle types. The choice of bristle type will depend on your hair type.
The hairbrushes come in lots of funky designs. I love the animal print ones, and of course I wouldn’t say no to a purple hairbrush! There are lots of fab designs to choose from. Some of them can also be personalised. Rock & Ruddle have two sizes of hairbrush – small which is the perfect handbag size, and large for daily use at home. They also sell baby brushes, made from the soft white bristle which is ideal for baby’s first hair and up to the age of around two years. Rock & Ruddle also sell combs – wide tooth combs, handle combs, and pocket combs, as well as hair clips.
For the woman who loves to wear earrings…
Avon Christmas Earrings
Set of 6 pairs of silver-plated novelty stud earrings for pierced ears. Presented on a Christmas tree card. The designs are: snowballs, mittens, stars, candy canes, Christmas trees, and snowflakes.
I was an Avon Rep for many years, and used to love seeing the different products they had for Christmas – it was always my busiest time of year! I stopped Avon a while back, but recently found myself a new local rep, and have been able to buy my favourites again! I saw these cute set of Christmas earrings, and had to buy them – for myself and for my sister. She loves a novelty stud earring, and so do I! The regular price of this set is £6.50, but depending which brochure you are buying from you might find them for £4.50.