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I may be biased, but if there is one group I love to buy gifts for it has to be the women in my life. From my mum to my mother in law, and my sister-in-law to my close women friends – all of them spend all year looking after others, it’s lovely therefore to be able to give them something special at this time of year.
This post contains just some of my favourites from this year:
Skin Doctors Collagen Boosting Day Ampules: £20.00 And Collagen Boosting Night Ampules: £39.99
It has to be said that I have definitely reached the age where wrinkles – and preventing them – is definitely on my agenda. That said, I’m all to aware of my own inability to take part in a beauty regime, that takes time out of my day. For that reason I love Skin Doctors day and night ampules. With each ampule being a single dose, there is no figuring out how much or how little to use, instead each pot comes complete with enough supply for 50 days, with the serum safe from contamination by environmental factors. Each ampule works on a cellular level, penetrating deep into the skin to repair damaged skin cells. Even better although they are specifically designed to absorb slowly, the whole process takes me only a few seconds twice a day. Now that’s a beauty regime that even I can keep up with. So if you, like me know a woman who likes to look after her skin at speed, these really are a fantastic choice.
Helly Hansen W Precious Fleece Jacket: £80
For women who love to spend time in the great outdoors (or indeed those who do playground duty) this is a gift that is hard to beat. Snuggly soft and deliciously warm this gorgeous navy fleece (which also comes in red, black and cream) is a gift that can’t fail to make any woman happy. Whether the woman you are surprising loves dog walks, trips to the park or just wants to keep warm on the school run this really is a fantastic gift.
Fired Earth Candles: £21.99 Each
As someone who struggles with allergies, it’s rare that I find a candle that I love and that doesn’t make me sneeze. With Wax Lyrical’s Fired Earth collection, I have found not just one but two. Both White Tea & Pomegranate and Chai & Lime Blossom are delightfully fragrant, beautiful scents that lift every room they are lit in. These really do have to be smelt to fully appreciate them, but take it from me even the beauty of their elegant packaging does not do the, justice. They really are the perfect gift for the discerning woman in your life.
Moroccan Hammam Spa Gift Pack: £18.95
Christmas is the perfect time to start new self care rituals and this fantastic value gift set is the perfect way to give the women in your life a helping hand to do so. Containing Moroccan Beldi Black Soap with Eucalyptus (200g), Rhassoul Clay (200g) from the Atlas Mountains and Argan Oil (50ml) this set contains everything you need to give someone an authentic Hammam experience. A gift gift for those who love new experiences, but struggle to make time to have them.
Jane Austen Journal: £14.99
For literary women who love to record their thoughts at the end of each day it’s hard to go wrong with this beautiful Jane Austen Journal. I love the inspirational quotes it is punctuated with, and I confess that as someone who doesn’t have the neatest handwriting, I also really like the lovely wide lines which make it easy to jot down the things in your head. For fans of Jane Austen this is definitely a must have item this Christmas.
Helly Hansen W Calgary Chunky Beanie: £30
Ideal for the woman who loves to be simultaneously stylish and warm, this beautiful beanie delivers on both fronts. Neutral enough in colour to go with virtually any outfit, yet delivering on personality via it’s chunky knit design this is a hat that will delight women accross the generations. So whether the woman in your life is planning a skiing holiday or just contending with the Great British winter weather, this is a gift that will be both used and enjoyed.
Royal Worcester Serendipity 16 Piece Set: £87.96
Perfect for the woman who loves to entertain this stunning dinner service cannot fail to impress both the woman it is gifted to and her guests. Made out of beautiful bone china which compliments the stunning white of this gorgeous set it is the perfect classic addition to any kitchen. Containing four dinner plates, four side plates, four bowls and four cups this is a gift that will allow families to dine in style.
The Art Of Disney 100 Collectible Postcards: £14.99
With Mickey’s 90th Birthday being this year I couldn’t not include a Disney product. Ideal for the Disney lover who wants to either frame these gorgeous collectible postcards to decorate their home, or for the women who wants to make more of an effort to stay in touch with friends and family over the coming year. This is a gift that is sure not to only delight the recipient, but all of those they share with in the following months.
Olverum Bath Oil: £32.00/ 125mls
For the woman who loves a touch of luxury pampering it’s hard to go wrong with Olverum. Not only does Olverum smell utterly devine , but it leaves your skin feeling incredible. Needing only the smallest amount (5mls) per bath, it’s a product that will last the recipient well beyond the Christmas period. Olverum really is the perfect way to reduce stress and tension for the hard working women in your life who deserve a chance to relax.
Yolo Organiser And Bedside Book Bundle: £32.00
Ideal for the woman who likes both to be organised and reflect, this bundle is sure to create a sense of calmness in any household. With spaces for those all important meetings, reminders to create plans for key dates and even a space to make sure you never use your shopping list Yolo’s organiser really does think of everything. Meanwhile the prompts in the bedtime book are a great way to end your day on a positive, helping you to focus not only on the positives today but on how to capture the tomorrow you want to see.
Angela Langford’s Rest And Regenerate: £39
Angela Langford is one of my very favourite beauty brands. I love it not only because her products make me feel fantastic but because they smell incredible. Her Rest and Regenerate repairing and nourishing night balm is perfect for women like me who rarely get around to taking time for themselves. Applying a small amount each night really does make a difference. And for those with a little more time on their hands, I love that each order comes with its very own beauty recipe to experiment with; the perfect touch from the MasterChef finalist owner.
Gift Box Of Seven Women’s Bamboo Socks By Thought – Moods: £38.50
For the woman who is constantly on her feet these really are the perfect choice. Let’s face it Christmas just isn’t Christmas unless socks are involved, and these really are gorgeous. But they are more than beautiful socks, they are more even than delightfully comfortable and luxuriously soft, because the properties of bamboo mean that they are also both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Even better, because they are made from sustainably sourced materials, meaning they are not only fantastic for your feet but also great for the planet.