Christmas gifts for her: The ultimate guide to stylish shopping

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    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

    Quilted Lambskin Folding Wallet, £400 | Burberry
    The perfect Christmas gift. You can even personalise it with your loved one’s initials.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Vashi Lovestrike Diamond Earrings – £575 | Vashi
    Inspired by the vibrations of a heartbeat Vashi’s Lovestrike earrings are adorned with 0.16 carats of diamonds.

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    Reiss Jen Wool-Cashmere Scarf – £85 | Reiss
    Ensure your loved one keeps cosy this winter with Reiss’ luxurious Jen scarf. Spun from a rich cashmere and wool blend this oversized style is finished with tactile fringing at the ends.
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    Pure Cashmere Cosy Set, £245 | Joseph
    The perfect gift for the traveller in your life.

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    Keychain cardholder almond brown, £180 | ACNE
    Another great travel saviour.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Gucci 18k Gold Icon Ring, £735 | Gucci 
    Inspired by the world of astrology Gucci’s Icon ring is detailed with the iconic interlocking GG motif and playful cut-out stars.

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    DIY Wreath Kit: The Clash, £70 | My Lady Garden
    The most fashion-forward Christmas wreath.

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    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.

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    Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette – £49 | Harvey Nichols
    Inspired by Charlotte Tilbury’s cult Stoned Rose lipstick, this eye, cheek and contour palette is back by popular demand. Easy-to-use with seven simple steps to Charlotte’s signature glow.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Code8 Iconoclast Eye Palette in Velvet Chrome- £45 | Codeeight
    We are talking bold pigments and silky textures, the ideal eyeshadow palette for any makeup addict.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 

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    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.

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    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).

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    Maison Christian Dior Candle in Ambre-Nuit, £75 |  Dior.com
    Sensual rose and earthy ambergris (grey amber) have been beautifully blended to create this candle. Burn sparingly as trust us you won’t want this indulgent scent to end.

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    Christmas gifts for her: lifestyle

    BYREDO Woods Candle – £59 | SPACENK
    The BYREDO Woods candle is handmade in France, with top notes of raspberry, heart notes of jasmine petals and Tuscan leather, and base notes of ambroxan and white cedar wood. Burn time: 60 hours.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Pols Potten Roman Sunset Vases – £166 | LUISAVIAROMA
    A playful way to add a pop of colour into your loved one’s home, Pols Potten’s vases are classic yet contemporary.
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    Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, £200 | Bang & Olufsen
    Stylish, waterproof, portable, integrated voice assistant and speakerphone. What more could you want?

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    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.

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    Candy Cane Kingdom crackers, £215 | Forever Crackers
    Not only is the outside of these crackers sustainable and reusable (they’re made from Italian silk), they come filled with crystals.

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    Set Cozy Needo Percal 300 threads, €113 | Needo
    Give the gift of perfect sleep.

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    Christmas gifts for her: jewellery

    TWIST WRAP RING, BLUE, RHODIUM PLATED, £149 | Swarovski
    The ultimate statement cocktail ring. If the blue isn’t your hue, it’s also available in purple and clear.

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    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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    Monica Vinader Siren Wire Earrings (Green Onyx) – £125 | Monica Vinader
    Made of 18ct Gold Vermeil, Monica Vinader Siren Wire earrings have a gold finish with a Green Onyx stone. These are known to be a favourite jewellery staple of the Duchess of Cambridge.

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    Maria Tash Coronet Eternity Diamond and Gold Single Earring – £595 | MATCHESFASHION
    This single Coronet Eternity earring has Indian and Pakistani influences, made from 18kt yellow-gold and embellished with natural Akoya pearls and a briolette-cut black diamond.

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    And don’t worry about what to buy the men in your life either as there’s a great selection of Christmas gifts for him, too. We’ve even got your paw-fect pets covered.

    So, take a deep breath, pour yourself a cub of tea, grab your credit card and start scrolling.

    Happy shopping.

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