Whilst the promise of an over-priced mulled wine and an Instagram pic’ opportunity at the local Christmas Market may be enough to entice the woman in your life out onto the shopper-littered streets, personally you couldn’t think of anything worse than pulling on your beanie hat and tackling the dreaded Christmas shop. As the 1st of December hits and the festive reality sinks in, men across the land let out collective sighs of ‘What the hell am I going to get Mum this year?‘ and ‘Girls are so difficult to shop for!‘. But Christmas shopping for your girlfriend doesn’t have to end in a last-minute dash to Boots on Christmas Eve.
I’ve put together the ultimate gift guide for women, by a woman which will save your Mum from another bath bomb set and have your wife gleefully unwrapping your sack this year. It’s a Christmas miracle!
1. The Happiness Planner 2020
Set her up for a goal-kicking 2020 with this journal. Jam-packed with mindful text and inspirational activities to release the bad-ass woman inside, this on-trend, pastel-hue diary with a twist will have her breaking down ceilings and conquering her goals before you can say ‘Nasty Woman’.
For: Your yogi-loving younger sister.
Shop at thehappinessplanner.com
2. Our Special Place Scented Candle by Illumer
notonthehighstreet.com, from £29
Show her that you really do remember making those memories with this personalised map detail scented candle. A gold love heart marks the spot, putting your special place on the map and confirming your spot as the romantic one out of all her mates BF’s. If you really want to show off, add your own message to the lid and secure your space in the boyfriend hall of fame forever.
For: The Australian girlfriend you met on your gap year.
Price: from £29
Shop at notonthehighstreet.com
3. Personalised Jute Bag by Tillyanna
www.joules.com , £30 – *CURRENTLY £27 IN THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE! Plus Free Standard Delivery
Most women only want two things- to save the planet and look stylish doing so. Okay, that’s a total exaggeration, but it’s a damn good place to start. Help set her up for the day with this practical jute bag, big enough to hide a bottle of sauvignion in on parents evenings.
For: Your clever AF wife.
Price: £30 (£27 in the Black Friday Sale)
Shop at www.joules.com
4. Onno Indoor Plant Pot, Hortology
hortology.co.uk, from £27.99
Indoor plants are having their en vogue moment right now, and with cacti and succulents leading the pack even the laziest of green fingers can get involved with this trend. Add some colour into her life with this on-trend plant pot. Note, you’ll probably want to buy a plant for her too.
For: Your mum who’s sick of scarves.
Price: from £27.99 , bag a discount when you sign up to their newsletter.
Shop at hortology.co.uk
5. Evangelisque Body, Ann Summers.
annsummers.com , £50 – *CURRENTLY HALF PRICE IN THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!! NOW ONLY £25.00
Don’t shy away from buying your partner sexy lingerie. Receiving a sexy gift could be the ego boost she is looking for and can remind her that you still fancy her and want to see her looking- and most importantly feeling beautiful. This body is a flattering design which covers the stomach (an area many women are self-conscious about) while still showing off those gorgeous curves of hers. Tip: Nose through her underwear drawer in the least pervy way possible to find out her size, choosing the wrong one could be a touchy subject.
For: The fiánce who needs to take her mind off the wedding planning.
Price: £50, sign up to their newsletter for discounts. – CURRENTLY £25.00 IN THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
Shop at annsummers.com
6. Isla Chunky Throw, Urban Outfitters
urbanoutfitters.com , £60 – *NOW £30 IN THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE! PLUS AND EXTRA 20% 0FF WITH DISCOUNT CODE EXTRA20
A blanket worth staying in for. Snuggle on down to Netflix and Chill in this chunky crochet inspired throw, big enough for two. The neutral tone will fit right in with any room decor.
For: The second-year student girlfriend. Keep away from thieving housemates.
Price: £60.00 – CURRENTLY £24.00 IN THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE WITH CODE EXTRA20
7. Tanya Whitebits Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
tanyawhitebits.co.uk , £16.99
Stop trying to fight the self-tan battle with your GF because you’re never going to win. Instead, get on board and introduce her to the perfect Summer glow with this tanning mousse, made of organic and natural ingredients. No more biscuit smell for you, no more patchy tan for her- win win!
For: Your New Years Eve Party Date- *probably won’t recommend as a gift if it’s your first date, although it’d certainly break the ice.
Shop at tanyawhitebits.co.uk
8. Weirdo Hand Embroidered Velvet Cushion by Jordan Lovella
etsy.com/uk , £26
Actions speak louder than words, and your older sister never lets you get a word in edge ways anyway. Share the sibling banter and say it with a cushion. Check out the seller’s etsy shop as they also do customised requests, in case you’ve got something personal to get off your chest.
For: Your bossy older sister who used to eat worms as a kid.
Shop at etsy.com/uk
9. Three Month Flower Subscription, Bloom & Wild
bloomandwild.com, from £65 – *BLACK FRIDAY SALE! SAVE 15% OFF WITH CODE BRIGHTFRI
Because giving isn’t just for Christmas. Buy your loved one a flower subscription and spread the Christms cheer throughout the year. Starting off with a 3-month option and expanding to a years subscription, this gift is perfect for your gran who’ll appreciate the virtual hug and gentle reminder that you’re thinking of her throughout the year.
For: Your loveable Nan who you don’t get to see as much as you’d like.
Price: Starting at £65 for three months
Shop at bloomandwild.com
10. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
very.co.uk, £64.99 – *CURRENTLY £57.99 IN THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
OKAY Boomer. So you blinked and suddenly your little girl is now a teenager and your once hero status has been demoted to embarassing dad. Gain brownie points fast with this purple instax mini camera, perfect for capturing all those totes emosh moments with her BFF’s.
For: Your Instagram obsessed teenage Daughter
Price: £64.99 – *CURRENTLY £57.99 IN THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
Shop at very.co.uk
11. Cat Shaped Himalayan Salt Lamp
It’s so ugly that it’s bloody great. This pussycat shaped salt lamp will serve more purpose than just looking ghastly on a cat lovers bedside table. Himalayan salt lamps work as natural ionisers, helping to keep the air clean and give off the perfect orange-y hue to relax under after a long day at work. I personally think everyone should own one of these lamps, they add such a comforting glow to a room and make the perfect gift.
For: Your mum, your girlfriend, your wife, and you.
12. Rose Quartz Face Roller, Oliver Bonas
oliverbonas.com , £25
The must-have accessory of the season, the Rose Quartz Face Massage rollers are said to encourage lymphatic circulation and drainage, and cell turnover, which helps to reduce tension and inflammation in the skin. They also wipe away your tears when you’re feeling a little down. Sounds like a winner to me.
For: Your hormonal lover who doesn’t want to get dressed unless it involves going out to buy Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
Shop at oliverbonas.com
Ho Ho Hope you enjoy shopping for your loved ones, remember it’s not the gift but the thought that counts. And if all else fails, women fucking love chocolate. Or wine. Chocolate and wine.
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