Great gifts for her - that you can still order in time for Christmas
'Gifts for her' is a problematic term, of course - after all, being a woman doesn't guarantee any specific interests, or tastes.
That said, if you've a special mother, sister, friend, or romantic partner to buy for - we can guarantee there's a solution on this list guaranteed to delight them, regardless of their personal tastes.
From stylish lipsticks, to sleep-aids for babies (for new mums), to a good, stiff drink, they'll be delighted by one of the options here.
The Sleep Kit, £72
To know and care for a woman in 2020 is to likely know and care for someone who has struggled with their sleep. This gorgeous gift set from Liberty may help them achieve blissful slumber - or at the very least make them feel beloved as they try to nod off.
With a Diptyque lavender candle, OUAI 'chill pills', pampering lotions, the cult cleanser 'electrogel' from lixir, all housed in the beautiful Liberty-print bag - this will make any knackered woman look forward to bed. Buy now, £72, Liberty
Tom Ford, Ultra Shine Lip Colour in Willful, £44
We are not insensible to the fact that £44 is a frankly ludicrous amount of money to spend on a lipstick. Indeed - that is the idea here. If there's a make-up fan in your life, be it friend or lover, then odds are high they recognise Tom Ford as one of the most covetable make-up brands on the market.
Cooler than Chanel, more classic than Nars, but with the luxe formulations and colour-stay of both... a Tom Ford bullet will make any woman who enjoys lipstick feel instantly fabulous. Trust us when we say a make-up aficionado will be absolutely over the moon with this soft, hydrating red. Buy now, £44, Space NK.
Kocktail Discovery Box: £39
The pandemic might have ruined your plans to party the night away with all your friends in the run-up to Christmas or on New Year’s Eve, but you can allow your bestie to let her hair down at home by sending her a Kocktail Discovery Box.
Each box comes complete with four fresh cocktails, garnishes and recipe cards. Your lucky recipient will receive four very festive cocktails, including Gingerbread Fizz, Winter Spiced Negroni and Rhubarb Cosmopolitan: a real treat for a frazzled mum once the kids have gone to bed. Buy now, £39, Kocktail
Monica Vinader Siren Mini Nugget 18ct gold hoop earrings, £100
British jeweller Monica Vinader makes classic, easy to wear, yet striking pieces of jewellery. We're quietly hoping to receive these eye-catching gold and green quartz hoop earrings, well aware of how many outfits they will pair with. Dazzling. Buy now, £100, Selfridges
Sweet Dreamers Deluxe Ewan the Sheep, £29.99
This may, on first appraisal, seem more like a present for a baby - trust us when we say a new mum will adore it.
A good night’s sleep is an elusive thing once you become a parent. That’s why a mum close to you will thank you profusely for blessing her with Ewan Deluxe, a cuddly sheep who is more than just adorable, but brings the gift of forty winks.
The “shushing sleep sheep” sleep aid has a sensor that listens to the baby and activates when he or she stirs in the night, helping to soothe them back to sleep with a soft pink glow and a selection of relaxing sounds such as the “shh” of a human voice and recordings of heartbeats, rainfall and even a harp melody. Buy now, £29.99, Argos
Assouline Ibiza Bohemia, £70
If you know someone that adores travel, this year will have been frustrating for them. So facilitate some serious armchair-travel with this gorgeous book.
Assouline’s colourful travel collection, including the bright pink Ibiza Bohemia, sings with beautiful photography, inspiring editorial and fascinating characters. If Ibiza isn’t quite their vibe, however, there are plenty of other tomes in the same travel series to choose from, all in their own eye-catching colours to stand out on the shelf: choose from Marrakech, Miami, Capri, St Moritz or Mykonos, to name but a few. Buy now, £70, Amara
Fig Leaves home candle by Jo Loves, £55
Whoever says candles are a boring present has clearly never been given the right one. Gift the lady in your life this calming, luxurious candle from Jo Loves, which will bring the perfect amount of festive indulgence to her home.
With a fresh, green aroma of ripe figs blends with the delicate scent of sweet cassis and warm amber, and a burn time of 20 hours per candle, that’s a great deal of delicious Christmassy candle time to get through. Plus, it looks incredibly chic as on the mantelpiece. Buy now, £55, Space NK
Morphy Richards Espresso Coffee Machine: £119.99
Coffee freak? This will blow her mind.
This is a sleek, powerful machine. Its can create everything from cappuccinos to espresso martinis, make two cups simultaneously and even has a milk frothing arm to bring the feel of your favourite coffee shop home. Plus, the cool retro design will look great in any woman's kitchen. Buy now, £119.99, Morphy Richards
White Company Cashmere Bed Socks: £36
You might have never dreamed of spending more than a couple of quid on a pair of socks, but once you slip your feet into these dreamy cashmere creations, you’ll be all for shelling out to share the discovery with your friends.
Impossibly snuggly and soft, these winter warmers make bedtimes far cosier and are a really indulgent and comforting treat to make long, tiring days feel a little bit easier. Buy now, £36, The White Company
Jem and Bea Jemima Leather Changing Bag: £285
For a new mum. While every parent has to resign themselves to having garish baby and child products all over the house for years to come, if you’re buying something specifically for mum rather than baby, make it something elegant, chic and above all, something that will last far beyond the years where they’re a frazzled new parent.
Jem and Bea’s stylish Jemima bag will look gorgeous, of course, while used as a changing bag for when babies are young, but it’s just as attractive and timeless as a regular handbag or smart work bag once the kids are grown up. Buy now, £285, JoJo Maman Bebe
Crossroads Wool Throw, £60
This luxurious woollen throw is super warm and looks gorgeous draped over any sofa. Buy now, £60, Amara
Lululemon, Wunder Under HR Tight, £78
If you know any woman who likes to work out - be it yoga, running, weight-training, whatever - her exercise regime will be infinitely improved by the addition of a pair of Lululemon leggings.
Butter soft, they feel deliciously akin to wearing nothing - except much more supportive. Oh-so-breathable, they won't end up soaked with sweat, and the waistband sits comfortably across your waist. They're also incredibly flattering. Buy now, £78, Lululemon
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