This Christmas gifts for her guide includes items I have been sent by brands to consider for inclusion which is seen as advertising. I have however only included items I genuinely would recommend and included items that I was not sent too just because they are great ideas.
I often struggle with ideas of what to ask for at Christmas so if you do too this could help you. Alternatively, if you are buying for a lady in your life and stuck for ideas then hopefully these will help. I have tried to include a mixture of suggestions for all budgets.
Gifts for a beauty and fashion lover
Buying for a beauty lover need not be hard with these ideas.
This Angela Langford Clean sweep cleanser is a small jar but it sure goes a long way. Using a pea size amount each time it will last well. I have recently started using it and I am really impressed. My skin is really sensitive but I have found it great so far. Buy it directly from the Angela Langford website for £18.
Do you need to buy someone who loves reading style magazines and is a little difficult to buy for? This small pink coffee table book is perfect for that lady who loves style. It recounts the story of Coco Chanel and her story as such an influential fashion designer. Check it out for £8 here.
This Sensilift Mini is a great beauty gift for that lady in your life. An anti-ageing tool that uses radio frequencies to tighten your skin and improve skin texture. I guess it is a bit like a non-surgical facelift device. This is £179 from Boots.
Free gifts for you
Are you struggling to exercise, lose weight or feel good about yourself? The free resources and support programmes I have to help you might be just what you need! Check them out by clicking the image below!
How about a unique bag? Pri Pri, is a collection of colourful accessories upcycled from Indian saris and handmade by a charity in India supporting women’s empowerment. Upcycled Tote Bags are available in two sizes. Each unique and all using waste from repurposed saris. Made by underprivileged women undergoing training in tailoring so they can earn income and gain confidence. Buy them from £9 here.
This selection of products from Jurlique is a Mini Face Treats set for £25. All the products are formulated to help skin rehydrate and look radiant. From Australia, it contains ingredients they have grown and harvested by hand. Check out this set here. Top tip: Sign up for Top Cashback for a bit of cashback too.
Balade en Provence does some amazing Solid beauty products which make them great for the environment and also great value as you get so many more washes from them. The above shows Solid Face Cleanser, Body Bar with shea butter, and Bebe Pur an unscented cleanser for mums and their babies. A variety is available from Holland and Barrett and the whole range from the Balade en Provence website.
Balade en Provence also has a solid night cream which is a lovely idea too. All products are of great value and vegan so perfect for everyone whilst also being eco friendly.
For a lady who loves essential oils how about a Signiture Echor essential oil blend encased in soy wax it is like a spa day in a jar! At £24.99 from Echor it is perfect for her to have at the end of the day whilst doing an evening beauty routine!
Does your mum, sister or friend have headaches, dry sore eyes, or just needs to relax? Well, this is the perfect Christmas Gift for them. Simply warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds, place the eye mask over your eyes and drift off into a new world of relaxation. Recommended by opticians, this is a safe, drug free and reusable way to unwind and remove tension. What better gift can you give a loved one! Buy it here for £8.99.
I love lip balm and wear it every day, I even have some on my desk as my lips often get dry while I am working. This lovely set from Neve’s Bees is just £15 and worth every penny. There are three different scents and they come in eco-friendly packaging too so great for the environment. Check them out on the Neve’s Bees website.
These lovely two sets, RapidBrow and RapidLash both include serum to help enhance the eyelashes/brows. With improvements expected in 8 weeks, I am hopeful it will make my brows and lashes nicer! Both are available from Beauty Bay for £36.75 (Eyebrow) and £39.75 (Eyelash).
If you are buying for someone who loves to change their hair colour these semi-permanent ones from Brite are great and available in a variety of colours including the pictured silver and purple. All are available from Superdrug, check them out here.
If she is a tanning fan then how about these lovely Self Tan products from St Moriz? With a large variety available you are sure to find something for every budget!
If you are buying for a beauty lover then they probably already know the many benefits of a silk pillowcase. It can help prevent hair from getting damaged due to lack of friction and breakage. Silk pillowcases are also great for skin and help prevent ageing apparently! Silk pillowcases are often not cheap so this is a perfect alternative. It is like a half pillowcase that gently ties over your pillow providing all the benefits at a good price! A perfect beauty lovers gift! Check them out here.
Homely gifts for her
A hanging art such as this “Life is short buy the shoes drink the wine order the dessert” would be a lovely gift. This is a small canvas size and includes magnetic clips for the top and bottom and is available for £26 here.
I also love this “Eat what makes you happy print” for £13 here.
I love candles and wax melts and have them on most of the time whilst I am working. It is so relaxing and makes the house smell lovely. These A Melt in Time wax melts and burner are luxurious quality and they make the house smell divine. If you are buying for a candle or wax melt lover I definitely recommend checking these out. The wax melts last much better than cheaper options and smell amazing until they are finished. Check out a Melt in Time for the range available with melts for £3.99 with bundles making them even cheaper!
Did you know that not all candles are considered to be vegan? Those made with beeswax are often not used by vegans so if you are buying a gift for a vegan friend or family member these candles from Vegan Bunny are lovely. They are soy candles and there are some amazing scents including Christmas Tree, Chai latte and Ginger and Lemon. The prices start at £7.90 on the Vegan bunny website.
For a workaholic or someone who has never got their phone far away, how about a computer clip-on phone stand? This one is available from Lakeland for £9.99.
Earphones can be a great gift and these JLab Go Air Bluetooth earbuds are great with one charge giving 20+ hours of playtime. The earbuds can be charged in just 90 minutes, they are water-resistant so great for sport or in the rain, have passive noise cancellation and are really easy to set up.
Something to drink
A coffee machine can be a great gift for a coffee lover, even if they already have one maybe they are ready for a newer one and this Melitta Enjoy Top Timer coffee machine is perfect. It is a drip-style machine that can make up to 10 cups at once so perfect for big coffee drinkers. I love that there is even a programme to remove limescale so you don’t even have to do that! Read more about it on the Melitta website. Check it out on AO on offer at £59 at the moment.
If your recipient already has a coffee machine then maybe a coffee subscription would be a good gift for them? Cafeneo is a popular coffee subscription. Each box contains fresh speciality coffee beans, ground coffee, and a treat for you to enjoy that compliments the coffee well. This may be something like a baking kit. In the first box, you get a free handheld coffee bean grinder. Check out the subscription here.
I love gin, are you buying for a lady who also likes a flavoured gin? This Cranes Cranberry gin is delicious so why not pop and buy it for your gin-loving lady on the Cranes website.
Are you buying for someone who loves a bottle of wine? These accessories will help them out. The one-hand server is just £7.26 from The Container Store, the wine thermometer is £8.49 from Lakeland and the wicker style wine cooler is £6.31 on Amazon.
Another choice from Cranes is their fruity ciders. This set is available from their website only for £14.50 but a variety of ciders are available in Asda. They are all light with 30% fewer calories and 40% less sugar than most fruity ciders.
Gin lovers will love the Luxlo Blood Orange drink. It is lower calories than gin and has less alcohol but tastes just as good in my eyes. For just £30 a bottle it is a great option for those looking to enjoy drinks but reduce the alcohol they drink.
A diary gift
Diaries don’t need to be boring gifts and this Dairy Diary shows that. It is a perfect gift for someone who loves to cook with tasty weekly recipes throughout, one shown in the image below. It also includes kitchen tips, budgeting pages and inspirational articles to read so it is like a food magazine and diary in one!
At £8.99 it is a similar price to a more boring diary so I think it is a great choice. Check it out in more detail on the Dairy Diary website.
Something to make her feel good
Perfume always makes a lady feel good and I absolutely love Dior J’adore. It is available in a huge variety of places as I am sure you can imagine. Perfume direct is a great place to pop and buy it with a 30ml bottle at around £44.95.
How about this lovely perfume from Arran? It smells amazing and is £55 a bottle. A nice alternative to the standard high street choices this can be bought directly from Arran and is called After The Rain. If you want a perfume they may not have tried before I thoroughly recommend this one so pop over and check it out.
I am a true believer that everyone should buy things for themselves and spend time working on themself thinking about how they can feel a happier person. I’m not saying it always works and as you know I still suffer from terrible depression but I do think that it helps. These Mood Cards look amazing and definitely something I want to try.
Each tin contains 20 practical activities that are easy to do and perfect to get you in a positive mindset. There are two different tins available, a set for just you, and a set for a couple. Depending on who you are buying for you could easily buy either. They are both great. Each set is £12.50 from The Mood Club and they are great quality in handy tins.
A gift to yourself
Do you struggle with not spending time on yourself and want to treat yourself? This book is around £9.99 and a perfect way of teaching yourself that it is not selfish to look after yourself. Check it out here on The Book Depository, and here on Waterstones.
One of my favourite authors at the moment is Clare Mackintosh and I thoroughly recommend her books to you. Ben bought me these for my birthday and I am yet to start them however highly recommend Hostage by her which I have already read! Check her books out on Waterstones.
Have you ever thought of journaling? If it is something you would like or the lady in your life might like then this Dotted Grid A5 Journal from Yop & Tom is a great buy. At just £17.99 you can buy it here and even download free printables for it here.
A Jewellery gift
Jewellery is a great gift and I truly don’t think you can get much better than a locket. I love this Lily Blanche Locket in Rose gold with a hexagonal design and a small silver bee. With a 24″ chain and my choice of engraving (I chose “My Family”) this is £165 from Lily Blanche. What do you think? Is it your friend or family members style? I know Stuart would love to buy me something like this (if I didn’t have it already!) so it would be a great gift for a partner too.
If you use code Jen10 you can get a 10% discount too!
A charity gift
If you are buying for someone who told you not to buy them anything but you still want to, or perhaps loves animal charities, then this is the gift for you. For just £8 you can buy a t-shirt like this and support Miracles Mission in protecting animals.
For an avid bike rider why not buy them a Bike Watcher, it is a little like a rear view mirror attached to your wrist for handy use! Check it out on Amazon for £12.50.
What about a gift of a new hobby? I love the look of this Gemstone embroidery kit with everything you need to get making amazing works of art like this, even if, like me you are not very crafty! Check it out here.
If you are still not sure what to get that lady in your life then what about a painting by numbers set? This is really intricate and would take a lot of time to complete (50p in the image to give you an idea!). It would be a great gift for an arts and craft-loving lady or alternatively someone who likes to relax and try new things. Check them out on Etsy here.
Harry Potter is popular with so many people of all ages. If you are buying for a fan then this pin could be a lovely unique gift. It is available from the Harry Potter Shop for £14.95.
My amazing freebies
I know how hard it can sometimes be to stick to a plan and follow a new routine. Planning is key so here are somethat should really help you with that.