Friday 3 December 2021

Christmas Gift Guide | Women

Each year brings a bigger and better selection of Christmas gifts for the girls. Whether it's a must-have hair tool, skincare saviour, boujee bottle of booze, or sexy pair of slippers, you're guaranteed to find a perfect pressie for your favourite women. However, for those short on time, I have rounded up my favourites to make things a little easier...

GHD Limited Edition Gold Styler Set

For the hair obsessed, I recommend the GHD Limited Edition Gold Styler Set in Warm Pewter (£159

The ultimate go-to for everyday styling, the GHD Gold Styler is fitted with next-generation heat sensors in both plates for consistent heat distribution and styling with no extreme heat. Dual-zone technology maintains the optimum styling temperature of 185°C, delivering sleeker, smoother, and healthier-looking hair with long-lasting results. No matter your hair type or length, the rounded barrel allows you to effortlessly create soft curls, beachy waves, or super sleek styles.

The styling plates glide through the hair smoothly for fast, snag-free styling and enhanced shine. For safety, the styler features an automatic sleep mode, which is triggered after 30 minutes of non-use. ;

Included in the box is the GHD Gold Styler in Warm Pewter, a heat resistant plate guard, and an emerald-green luxury vanity case.

Mermade Pro Waver

Another great hair tool worth gifting is the Mermade Hair Pro Waver (£54

The three barrelled styler creates beautiful beach, boho, or glam waves in a matter of seconds. It is super easy for anyone to use, regardless of their hair type, hair length, or styling ability. To use it, you simply clamp the waver down onto a piece of hair, hold it there for 3-5 seconds, and then release. No wrapping, sweeping, or turning needed!

The Pro Waver features extra-large high grade ionic ceramic barrels that protect your hair from unnecessary damage. It also boasts multiple heat settings and uses advanced heat technology to heat the barrels in just 60 seconds. It also has universal voltage, meaning you can plug-in and play anywhere around the world.

In addition to creating quick gorgeous waves, the Mermade Pro Waver also seals cuticles, infuses moisture, eliminates frizz, and creates shine. Oh and it comes with two year's warranty.

Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase

The Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase (£85 is another great gift for the girls that love their locks.

This pure silk pillowcase, available in 12 colours, has been specially-commissioned and scientifically tested to provide anti-ageing, anti-sleep crease and anti-bed head benefits. It is made with the highest grade (6A) long fibre mulberry silk, with a 22 momme thickness, to create a luxe night sleep that is kind to both the skin and hair.

This soft and durable pillowcase has been shown to significantly reduce friction. Recommended by dermatologists and beauty experts, it delivers smoother-looking skin and luscious locks by sunrise. It allows skin to breathe and glide, which reduces pressure on creased skin and prevents hair from tangling and becoming damaged during sleep. Is that isn't enough to get a beauty girl going, it is also less absorbent than a traditional pillowcase, ensuring your night creams stay on your skin!

Living Proof Joy To Volume

If you're looking for a more affordable hair gift, I recommend the Living Proof Joy To Volume gift set.

Joy To Volume (£48 Space NK) is a four-product kit that contains the brand's best selling Full Shampoo, Full Conditioner, Dry Volume Blast, and Dry Shampoo. They are the perfect products for cleansing, conditioning and volumising the hair. Each of the products are powered by the Healthy Hair Molecule and Triple-Action Cleansing Technology to maximise results.

Aquis Alice + Olivia Double Layer Hair Wrap

Another more affordable gift for the hair girls is the Aquis Double Layer Hair Wrap (£50 SpaceNK).

Created in collaboration with fashion house alice + olivia, the Double Hair Wrap is a clever double-sided hair towel that works to protect hair in two ways. The inside layer uses award-winning Aquitex performance fabric to absorbs water faster than traditional cotton towels, without taking essential moisture out of hair. It also keeps the integrity of hair strands intact when they’re at their most vulnerable (when wet), eliminating breakage and damage. The outer layer, which is designed to be used at bedtime, uses charmeuse to reduce friction, breakage, frizz, tangles, and bed head.

Lyre's Pink London Spirit

For the drink lovers, I recommend Lyre's Pink London Spirit (£23.50 Amazon).

Pink London Spirit is a non-alcoholic beverage that has been crafted to capture the essence of a pink gin, with flavours that are distinct and contemporary. It is crafted with rose, cherry, red berry, and blackberry, creating a fragrant drink that rich in flavour and scent. The inclusion of juniper also delivers a generous gin-focused finish.

Lyre's Pink London Spirit is best served with a premium mediterranean tonic or grapefruit soda, alongside sliced fresh strawberries, cucumber slices, or a rosemary sprig.

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

For bookworms who love a good dose of (fictional) crime, The Night She Disappeared makes for the perfect gift.

Lisa Jewell, the number one New York Times bestselling author behind The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone is back with another electrifying mystery that will keep the pages turning.

The Night She Disappeared (£14.99 Waterstones) is a psychological thriller that focuses around a beautiful young couple's disappearance during a gorgeous summer night, and the mother who won't give up trying to find them. Jewell's existing fans, as well as new comers, are guaranteed to love this latest release.

Ripe Figs by Yasmin Khan

For the foodie lovers, Ripe Figs is guaranteed to go down a treat.

Created and written by Yasmin Khan, Ripe Figs (£26 Amazon) is a mouth-watering cookbook that features a dazzling collection of recipes and stories that celebrate Greek, Turkish and Cypriot food. Recipes are super easy to understand and create dishes that are beyond tasty. Even Nigella Lawson loves Ripe Figs, describing it as ‘Food writing at its best, a moving and beautiful book’.

Thérapie Clinic Treatment Voucher

For women that love a cheeky tweakment, you can't go wrong with a Thérapie Clinic voucher (

With over 60 clinics across England, Scotland, and Ireland, Thérapie Clinics are accessible to most women across the UK, making spending that voucher a breeze. The aesthetics group has an impressive device and skincare portfolio, that features internationally renowned brands like Image Skincare, EMSCULPT, Murad, Profhilo, Environ, and Cynosure.

Thérapie Clinic help to treat a huge number of skin and body concerns, including acne, loss of volume, and elasticity, pigmentation, wrinkles, stubborn fat, and crowded teeth. There is no limited to a voucher's value, so you can choose to gift an entire treatment, or help contribute to a future tweakment. Vouchers can be used online or in clinic for Laser Hair Removal Treatments, Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, Lips Fillers, Advanced Skin Treatments, Coolsculpting, and Advanced Skin Products.

Sanctuary Spa Christmas Slumber Box

If the woman you are gifting loves a good pampering session, you won't go wrong with the Sanctuary Spa Christmas Slumber Box (£20

Designed to bring relaxation and calm, this limited edition box provides an indulgent pamper in the comfort of your own home. The set includes Sanctuary Spa's popular Sleep Mist (100ml), an evening spray packed with nourishing ingredients to soothe skin before bed, De-Stress Bath Salts (150g), which immerse the skin in a soothing blend of ingredients, and De-Stress Warming Body Balm (75ml), a self-heating body balm formulated with a blend of moisturising oils to deeply hydrate the skin.

Soak Sunday Botanical Bath Duo

Another great pampering product is the Soak Sunday Botanical Bath Duo (£26 What I love about this duo is, unlike other pamper sets, you are able to choose the products you want to pair together.

To create your desired duo, you just select one of three Botanical Bath Soaks (280g) and then add a Botanical Bath & Body Oil (200ml). Scent options include Cleo's Paradise, Midnight Storm, and Rose Utopia. Cleo's Paradise is a personal favourite - a calming scent created using soothing organic coconut milk and oatmeal, calming vegan Manuka oil, and cleansing chamomile.

Time Out Rose Diffuser

There is nothing better than the gift of relaxation, and the Time Out Rose Diffuser is the perfect product to deliver it.

Available from Prezzybox, the Time Out Rose Diffuser (£34.95 creates a calm, soothing atmosphere in any room in a matter of minutes. Powered by USB, it can hold up to 150ml of essential oils, and infuses a space for up to two hours, automatically turning off when the water is low.

All you need to do to get started is fill the diffuser with water, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil, and let the handy device work its magic.

PMD Kiss Lip Plumping System

For girls that love their beauty gadgets, check out the PMD Kiss - a smart anti-aging lip plumping treatment.

PMD Kiss (£139 uses pulsating vacuum technology, alongside a specially formulated serum, to give lips a fuller look, reduce the appearance of lip lines and wrinkles, and restore and revitalise the natural lip colour. Designed to be used daily, PMD Kiss boost collagen production and creates long-lasting plumped up results.

The PMD Kiss treatment can be customised, thanks to two speed modes - 'Standard Speed' for a quick treatment and 'Low Speed' for a more intense targeted treatment. Included in the kit is the Kissfoliator, an attachment that uses anti-bacterial aluminum oxide crystals to remove dead skin cells, promoting softer and healthier lips.

In addition to the PMD Kiss device and Kissfoliator, the Kiss kit also contains two Kisser Tips, a Lip Serum, 2 Hydrakiss™ Lip Sheet Masks, and a USB charging cord!

BBBLondon Brow Pamper Set

For the brow queens, BBBLondon's Brow Pamper Set will make for a great gift.

Regarding as the British authority on brows and eyes, BBBLondon are famous in delivering nourished, healthy, and stand-out brows.

The Brow Pamper Set (£39 is like a brow MOT, making sure the eyebrows remain healthy and groomed for the Gods. The set includes Brow Scissors for precision and easy trimming, a Nourishing Brow Oil to strengthen, nourish, and encourage brow growth for thicker and fuller results, and the iconic Clear Brow Gloss, formulated with highly hydrating ingredients including Rosemary Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamin E, to condition brows while keeping them in place all day long.

BOSS Alive

One of the most fool-proof gifts you can get a girl is a fragrance, and the new limited edition BOSS Alive ( is a guaranteed winner.

This woody aromatic scent features top notes of apple, blackcurrant, plum, cinnamon, Madagascan vanilla, heart notes of jasmine sambac and thyme, and base notes of Chinese cedarwood, sandalwood, olivewood, and Alaskan goldenwood. It has good projection and lasting power.

Presented in a bottle that is adorned with golden shimmers and stars, this eau de parfum is available in 50ml for £72 and 100ml for £78.

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Superstars Collectors Edition

Another great fragrance gift option is the Carolina Herrera Good Girl, a daring yet sophisticated fragrance inspired by Herrera's unique vision of the modern woman. And, for this festive season, the scent's iconic 80ml stiletto shoe bottle has been given a dazzling glitter makeover that makes it look even more gorgeous.

Good Girl (£98 The Perfume Shop) features top notes of almond, heart notes of jasmine and tuberose, and base notes of cacao and tonka bean. These notes come together to create a sexy sweet perfume that has great projection and lingers on the skin for hours and hours after first application.

Fat Face Freya Cross Strap Mule Slippers

You can never go wrong with a good pair of fluffy slippers. After all, it is what the festive season is made for. Fat Face have a great selection of slippers this season and the Freya Cross Strap Mule Slippers (Fat Face) are no exception. They aren't just super fluffy and comfortable, they're cute too.

With a comfortable fit, super soft lining, these slipper keep feet feeling warm and cosy at all times, and, at £25, they're super affordable.

Revive Active Beauty Complex Gift Set

For the skincare nerds, I recommend the Revive Active Beauty Complex Gift Set (£99.99

Formulated with marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, phytoceramides, and biotin, to support skin, hair and nails, Beauty Complex is a supplement that slots easily into any daily skincare routine. Designed to be taken once a day, mixed into a glass of water, the Beauty Complex supplement has been developed as a powdered sachet for effective nutrient delivery and absorption. It has a light orange and pineapple flavour that delivers a unique and refreshing taste!

The Beauty Complex Gift Set contains two boxes of Beauty Complex, totalling 60 sachets. Also included is a Biodegradable Detangling Hairbrush that has thin flexible bristles that safely untangle wet or dry hair, minimising split ends and breakage.

Clinique Clean Skin For the Win Skincare Set

Another great gift for the skincare girls is the Clinique Clean Skin For the Win: Skincare Set (£60

This skincare set features an all-star lineup of the most loved Clinique skincare products. Included is the Moisture Surge 100HR Auto-Replenishing Hydrator Moisturiser (125ml), All About Eyes Eye Cream (15ml), Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Makeup Remover (30ml), Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser (30ml), and Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips (50ml).

Whether gifted as the perfect introduction to Clinique's gorgeous skincare or as cute travel set for existing fans, the Clean Skin For the Win set is a gift any girl is guaranteed to love.

Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 6th Edition

For those gifting makeup fans, you can't go wrong with the Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 6th Edition, a face and eye palette that contains an impressive 38 shades!

Comprised of 18 face shades and 20 eye shades, the Ultimate Beauty Kit (£20.00 helps create a huge number of looks that work for the daytime, as well as the night. Each of the pigments are blendable and buildable, and the sparkly glimmer shades can be used solo or layered together for greater intensity, adding even more shade options to the already-rich kit!

MAC Step Bright UP Extra Dimension Skinfinish Palette

The MAC Step Bright Up Extra Dimension Skinfinish Palette (£35 is another great gift for the makeup lovers amongst us.

It is a limited-edition, magic highlighter palette that features a trio of prismatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish highlighters in all-new Light or Medium/Deep shades. Delivering a gorgeous glow to the skin, this liquid-powder highlighter is designed to sculpt and highlight the face, leaving a luminous, well-defined finish designed to lasts up to ten hours.

Stila Holiday Bounty Stay All Day Eye & Brow Set

I also recommend the Stila Holiday Bounty Stay All Day Eye & Brow Set (£42

Combining all of Stila's best eye and brow makeup must-haves, the set contains four full-size products, all with long-lasting colour that won’t budge or fade, from daytime into night. The set includes the Stay All Day Mascara, Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, Stay All Day Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray, and Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour in Medium, all housed in a reusable cute cosmetic bag that is great for taking on the road!

Eve Lom Decadent Cleanser Gift Set 

If you're looking to splash out this year, I recommend the gorgeous Eve Lom Decadent Cleanser Gift Set (£160

Featuring four different sizes of Eve Lom's iconic cleanser, this Christmas skincare collection is perfect for girls that like to keep their skin clean and healthy at all times. From travel-sized to oversized, the set includes a 20ml, 50ml, 100ml, and 200ml Eve Lom Cleanser, along with three 100% Muslin Cloths. And for those unfamiliar, this much-loved cleanser deeply cleanses without drying or stripping the skin. It softens and conditions the skin, whilst removing even the most stubborn of waterproof make-up.

Ole Henriksen Jumbo Glow2OH Toner

If you want to give the gift of glow this Christmas, I recommend making a statement with Ole Henriksen's Jumbo Glow2OH Toner. 

This 295ml powerhouse facial toner targets dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Designed to be used post-cleanse, this toner ensures the skin is perfectly prepped for serum and moisturiser. The Jumbo Glow2OH Toner (£29 Boots) features an addictive lemon sugar scent and “it’s working!” tingle, which lets you know its getting to work brightening the complexion and improving texture.

Rawe Wax Melts

If the girl you are gifting is all about wellbeing, I recommend pretty much anything from RAWE.

The aromatherapy company produces a gorgeous range of naturally-scented soy wax melts that help transform any space into a relaxing retreat. The brand offer a range of wax types - from bars and melts, to gummy bear melts. There is also a variety of scents, including floral, oriental, woody, and sweet. RAWE offer a number of gifts, at a variety of different price points, including lovely sets (£45 that feature the brand's elegant electric oil burner - a device that's simple to use and super easy to clean!

Givenchy Garçon Manqué

Described as 'striking a breathtaking balance between unabashed tomboy charm and understated tender elegance', Givenchy's Garçon Manqué (£175 makes for a true luxury gift this holiday season. 

This eau de parfum is part of the Givenchy La Collection Particulière, a prestigious fragrance line biographically inspired by the life of designer Hubert de Givenchy. La Collection Particulière fragrances are intriguing as they are crafted with just two notes. Osmanthus and leather have been chosen for Garçon Manqué, creating a unique leather fragrance that suits men and women in equal measure. With great projection and impressive lasting power, this 100ml fragrance masterpiece is a guaranteed winner. 

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