Earlier in the month I shared two blog posts with gift ideas for him (Finding The Perfect Christmas Gift For Your Dad and Great Christmas Gifts For Him) so today I'm sharing some ideas for the women in your life. Whether you've still got a few last minute gifts to pick up or have all of your Christmas shopping to do, hopefully today's post should provide some much needed inspiration for a whole range of different women. Don't forget that I've also been sharing some other Christmas gift ideas throughout Blogmas so be sure to check those out if you're looking for ideas for younger girls and teenagers or if you want to find out what Soap & Glory, Bomb Cosmetics, Lush, The Body Shop and more have up their sleeve this Christmas. But back to today's post;
If you're looking for a fail safe gift that requires minimal effort in terms of buying and wrapping, this Baylis & Harding Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Slipper Set* is a bit of a home run. The slippers are incredibly soft and cosy and the sweet mandarin and grapefruit scent is one that's so refreshing yet fruity. It's also currently down from £25 to £10 at Superdrug which is definitely a deal to take advantage of.
And if you're looking for a little gift for someone, Dirty Works are a brand worth exploring. I've reviewed Dirty Works before and they're a brand that I really do rate. The Dirty Works Lip Balm Tin* includes four yummy lip balms and at £5 (currently down to £4), it's a real bargain. It's also fantastic that you can pick this set up whilst you're doing your food shopping as Dirty Works is available at Sanisbury's. This makes it perfect for last minute gifting too.
Next up are some brilliant Orla Kiely pieces. What I love about Orla Kiely is the fact that it's a brand that women of all different ages adore. I'm a big fan of the retro styling and their geranium products are a firm favourite of mine too. The Geranium Bath & Body Hand Wash Set makes for a great gift as does the Orla Kiely Hanging Wash Bag. And as the design appears across both pieces they make for perfect partners.
As I said in my Great Christmas Gifts For Him blog post, fragrance gifting can be a great idea if you know someone's been after a particular scent or you know that they're a fan of certain fragrance notes. I've included a few of my favourites from 2015 as well as a brilliant Ted Baker set.
The Boss Runway editions are absolutely stunning both when it comes to their scent and their bottle design. This is a great collection to start your fragrance search as there should be one that will work regardless of which female in your life you're buying for. Boss Ma Vie* (aka. the pink bottle) is fresh and floral with notes of cactus blossom, rose buds and cedar wood. Boss Nuit* (the black bottle) is great for those who love their nighttime scents. It blends white peach, jasmine and sandalwood. And Boss Jour* (the white bottle) is light yet citrusy at the same time and has notes of grapefruit flower, lily of the valley, freesia and creamy amber.
I have to give Gucci Bamboo* a shout-out too as it's quickly become one of my very favourite scents. It's simply stunning and such a unique scent. I also picked up this gorgeous Ted Baker Mia Fragrance And Mirror Set a couple of weeks ago when I was out shopping for my new Ted Baker purse. Not only does it come with an adorable little compact mirror but it comes packaged in a beautiful and sparkly gift box.
One of my New Year's Resolutions and I'm sure that many other women will share a similar one, is to come up with a skincare routine that doesn't involve too many steps that also does what you want it to. The Magnitone Barefaced Vibra-Sonic Daily Cleansing Brush* will enable her to do just that. It cleans and when I say cleans I really do mean it. It lifts all dirt, dead skin and make-up in a flash as well as giving you the option to tone with it too. I have a full and in depth review of this cleansing brush in the works for the start of 2016 so be sure to check back then for that. And again, this present idea comes boxed in a wonderful gift box making it a real breeze to wrap this Christmas and it even includes a pretty pink travel case as well.
In my opinion you really can't go wrong with a candle or two or a whole box of them in this instance. When it comes to Christmas scents nobody does it better than Yankee Candle for me and there's plenty of festive favourites here. Some of their new releases such as Cosy By The Fire, which basically sums up the festive season in one scent, are just too good to resist. The Votive Set, which also includes a mini version of Cosy By The Fire as well as some other brilliant Christmassy candles, is ideal for letting someone sample a range of Yankee's fantastic fragrances.
Bomb Cosmetics' Secret Santa candle is one of my absolute favourites at any time of year and I always make sure to stock up at this time of year. It smells good enough to eat thanks to it's blend of vanilla, caramel and gingerbread. And if you spend as much time as I do in Marks & Spencer's (the dine in for two for £10 deal, the beauty hall and Rosie for Autograph draw me in everytime), you'll probably be aware that RHW now does a range of candles and diffusers. If not, Rosie's foray into fragrance is one that I'm all for. And how stunning is the rose gold rose embellished lid?
And for those of us who're a little bit obsessed with pinning to our home decor boards on Pinterest (can you tell that I certainly fall into that category with my ever-expanding Home Decor board? Hehe), there's Farfetch Curates: Design*. Farfetch also offer complimentary Vivienne Westwood giftwrap* It's that spectacular that I would definitely recommend framing it instead of using it as paper but that's entirely up to you.
So what do you think of my ideas for her? Who do you find the trickiest to buy for at Christmas? And how much of your Christmas shopping have you got left to do?
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