These are the best gifts for her as chosen by team Marie Claire...
2020 has been a hard year for us all and there’s no better time than Christmas to show your loved ones how much you care. But Christmas shopping instills panic in us all, especially when there’s only a few weeks left until the big day, so many of us reluctant to leave our homes and an intimidatingly varied list of people to buy for.
That’s where our Christmas gift guide ‘for her’ comes in, covering all your present-buying needs whether you’re shopping for your sister, mother-in-law, daughter or even that annoying colleague whose name you pulled out in the dreaded Zoom Secret Santa.
From Needle & Thread knitwear and Missoma jewellery to luxurious Desmond and Dempsey PJs and bougie candles, these are the gems that we would like to see under our Christmas trees. And these recommendations across fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle guarantee maximum happiness and smiles all around.
Christmas gifts for her: fashion
Needle & Thread Sylvie Cable Short Cardigan – £250| Needle & Thread
The Sylvie Cable Short Cardigan is a premium knitwear piece, designed in a super soft, fluffy Alpaca blend yarn and adorned with subtle flower bobbles. As well as Birch, the cardigan also comes in pastel pink and Azure blue shades.
BIRKENSTOCK Stalon Boots – £155 | BIRKENSTOCK
These Stalon Boots are BIRKENSTOCK’s take on a Chelsea boot, made of oiled Nubuck leather, with a suede insole and cork footbed.
Desmond & Dempsey Tiger Printed Organic Cotton Pajama Set – £120| Net-a-Porter
Desmond & Dempsey’s PJ set is decorated with hand-painted tiger and made from lightweight organic cotton for a relaxed fit, finished with mother of pearl buttons.
Rado True ThinLine Gem watch, £2,090 | Rado
Rado collaborated with Spanish designer Inma Bermúdez to create their sleek True ThinLine timepiece. Limited edition this uses a unique play of light absorption. Contemporary yet classic, this high-tech ceramic style would make a truly memorable gift.
Christmas gifts for her: beauty
Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 100ml – £100| FeelUnique
Jo Malone London’s Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne is one of their signature fragrances, mixing Basil, White Thyme, Amber Wood, Mandarin and Lime for a fresh and invigorating fragrance.
AESOP Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm – £21| SPACENK
Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique rich and fast-absorbing hand balm is iconic, packed with nutrients and botanical extracts that defy signs of ageing. The concentrated cream has the light aroma of lavender.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – £299.99| Dyson
The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is revolutionary, measuring air temperature over 40 times a second and regulating the heat to prevent extreme hat damage and keep your hair’s natural shine. It was crowned the winner of ‘Best Hair Dryer’ in the Marie Claire Hair Awards 2020.
The Body Shop Soothing Almond Milk & Honey Ultimate Gift Bag – £45 | The Body Shop
Everything you need for the ultimate festive pamper is right here. Made with Community Fair Trade organic almond milk so perfect if you have sensitive skin.
Weleda Skin Food Trio Gift- £32 | Weleda
The best moisturisers for both face and body to keep dry skin at bay this winter- A must have for any Skin Food fan.
Philosophy Amazing Grace EDT 60ml Fragrance Gift Set- £45 | John Lewis
A fan of the iconic ‘Amazing Grace’ fragrance? This head-to-toe sweet smelling set is the one for you. With a percentage of all sales donated to the Hope & Grace Foundation that supports community-based mental health charities globally and to date, has helped over 1.5 million women worldwide.
Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette, £46 | Urban Decay
No one does eyeshadow quite like Urban Decay, so who wouldn’t want to unwrap this on Christmas day? These twelve ultra-creamy shades in bold glittery and matte finishes will brighten up any New Year’s makeup look- added bonus the formula is 100% Vegan.
Calvin Klein Eternity EDP – £28.95 for 50ml | Fragrance Direct
Buying a fragrance for someone for Christmas might seem like a risky idea, but when it’s a beautiful classic like Calvin Klein’s Eternity you needn’t worry. It’s a stunning all rounder, with citrus notes at the top, followed by a beautiful white floral middle and spicy base.
In partnership with Calvin Klein
The Best of L’Occitane Collection, £69 | L’Occitane
For all those L’Occitane lovers out there, this box contains the crème de la crème of the brands hero lines including the iconic Almond Shower Oil and Lavender Foaming Bath. Your Christmas pamper sessions are sorted.
AOURA London EPD £15.99 for 100ml each | Boots
Searching for a new signature scent? Look no further than these rich jewel toned bottles. We love ‘Pretty Woman’ (warm and musky) and ‘Hot Cherry’ (sweet and sensual).
Christmas gifts for her: lifestyle
ANISSA KERMICHE Tit for Tat ceramic salt and pepper shakers – £65 | MATCHES FASHION
These Anissa Kermiche Tit for Tat salt and pepper shakers are crafted from hand-painted ceramic into a curved structure of the elegant female form with a flat base.
AWAY The Carry-On Suitcase – £215| AWAY
This limited edition matte Carry-On Suitcase in Sage is the perfect carry-on luggage, meeting the airline requirements for most major airlines, with 360° spinner wheels, a TSA-approved combination lock and a durable polycarbonate shell.
Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, £200 | Bang & Olufsen
Stylish, waterproof, portable, integrated voice assistant and speakerphone. What more could you want?
3 Seater Sofas, from £995 | Swyft
This new sofa brand aims to deliver comfy-ness at speed, and without having a negative impact on the environment. Swyft offers top quality, flat packed sofas and chairs delivered to your door – in a box – within 24 hours. A great proposition for smaller urban spaces and for the generation who want things to arrive in the click of their fingers.
Christmas gifts for her: jewellery
Missoma Gold Interstellar Ring – £49 | Missoma
Inspired by constellations of planets and stars found in the cosmos, the Gold Interstellar Ring has an open design, completed with a sparkling pave crystal on one end.
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Smoky and aromatic. This supremely elegant construction is a real head turner and the perfect gift for serious fragrance-heads.
If you haven’t tried Kaufmann’s Glow Mask, then just think of this as the perfect way to nail self-gifting this season, honestly, your skin will thank you. The Glow Mask is packed with actives that work in harmony to reduce fine lines and boost your complexion. This gift set comes with the super hydrating Hyaluronic Serum and Rose Water Mist for that perfect refreshing spritz on the go.
A bottle of LP Rosé and two glasses - what more do you need? The super chic and rather tasty gift for champagne lovers.
For the utmost in luxury, spoil them with this utterly divine potion which transforms feet with anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and restorative qualities.
We’re big fans of experience gifting here at MC. An afternoon tea would make the perfect gift for anyone, especially when its in the stunning surroundings of the Palm Court at Kimpton Fitzroy London. With a menu that offers slight twists of British classics, expect signature morsels of joy like Lobster, Avocado & Marie Rose Brioche Roll followed by classic White Chocolate and Pearl Scones served with Rhoda’s Cornish Clotted Cream, Homemade Strawberry Jam and Lemon Curd.
Perfect for beauty gadget lovers, the Visager is an all-in-one exercise and massage tool and is perfect for stimulating cellular renewal, boosting collagen regeneration and improving skin elasticity.
Perfect for frizz prone hair, curl, wave, smooth or control your locks and transform your style.
Who doesn’t love an Espresso martini? Containing Grey Goose original vodka (35cl), Patron XO Café (35cl), Minor Figures cold brew coffee (20cl) and a martini glass, this is the perfect gift for cocktail lovers and the perfect way to get a dinner party started.
Perfect paired with a white T-shirt and jeans for a chic everyday look.
These deserve a leisurely breakfast, just saying.
The metal compact by way of Byredo is perfect gift for those that love disco jewellery party eyes.
Perfect for gin lovers, this Bulldog gift set comes with the award winning gin and statement gin glass.