The Time: Christmas, The Place: the shops
The Essentials: Most women hope their loved ones will treat them to something they wouldn't normally buy for themselves at Christmas. We're not talking about diamond necklaces or tacky red undies - but indulgent classic gifts that she really wants:

Christmas evening she can run a tub with fruity fragrant bath foam from these frosted bottles at pounds 6.95 each from The Pier

In front of an open fire she can munch her way through a box of Boots champagne truffles and white chocolate selection, priced pounds 6-pounds 10

And finally... Purple `Pastunette' body, price pounds 49 from John Lewis