Secret Santa Gift Guide: Over £50 for her

Worried about what to get her this Christmas? We’ve got you covered

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Monday 17 December 2018 13:08
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The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and if your mounting shopping list is filling you with dread fear not, because we’re here to help.

To prevent a last-minute dash around the shops on Christmas Eve in a blind panic, we’ve scoured the stores to find the most impressive gifts guaranteed to make the women in your life feel special.

Whether you’re buying for your mum, sister, partner or friend, the pressure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones is mounting but our list promises to lessen your shopping stress.

Small Gold T-Bar on Fine Gold Belcher Chain, £100, Tilly Sveeas

When it comes to Christmas there’s no better gift a woman likes to receive than a stunning piece of jewellery. For a failsafe option that’s guaranteed to go with everything we suggest buying your loved one this chic T-Bar necklace by London-based brand Tilly Sveeas.

An old-school style that’s been given a contemporary update, the T-Bar is a great way to update any look without looking like you’ve tried too hard and promises to make its wearer look achingly cool.

Available in two lengths – 50cm and 60cm – you can also pick this style up with a trace or ball chain depending on your recipient’s style.

Leather Shoulder Bag, £69, Cos Stores

Simplicity is key when it comes to choosing a bag that will last a lifetime so why not treat your style-savvy someone to a classic staple like this one from minimalist brand Cos.

Made from soft, slouchy textured leather, the small shoulder bag is finished with a cotton-twill lining and an internal patch pocket for functionality.

It can also be worn in a multitude of ways including short over the shoulder or long across the body.

The Gift of Magic Skin, £55, Charlotte Tilbury

If the person you’re buying for loves to take care of their skin then your only option is to take a trip to Charlotte Tilbury.

While investing in the makeup maestro’s full-size skincare heroes will set you back a hefty amount, this year the brand has launched The Gift of Magic Skin – a handy travel skincare kit that contains three best-selling products for nearly half the price.

Worth £102, the set includes travel-sized versions of Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Magic Night Cream and Magic Eye Rescue.

GHD Curve Long-Lasting Curling Wand Gift Set, £120, GHD

A new electronic tool is sure to please any beauty buff, especially when it’s from a brand that revolutionised the way we style our hair.

The perfect gift for any woman who loves to style her locks with loose waves, this set includes GHD’s best-selling Curve Creative Curl Wand which sets itself apart from others in the field with innovative technology that maintains an optimum styling temperature across the full length of the barrel. The result? Polished curls and dishevelled waves that last all night long.

To complete the ultimate hair styling kit, it also comes with a handy heat-resistant roll mat to store your wand in, professional sectioning clips to make styling easier and a GHD oval dressing brush.

The Jag Print His Shirt For Her, £95, Desmond & Dempsey

Posh PJs make a brilliant gift, especially for the kind of woman who ditches her work clothes for a dreamy pair of jammies the moment she gets home.

For the ultimate in night-time luxury, we suggest investing in something British brand Desmond & Dempsey. Our favourite piece is this gorgeous night shirt which is inspired by the boyfriend shirt and adapted for the bedroom with extra length in the body.

We like the navy shade but it’s also available in cream and comes in sizes XS (UK 6) to XL (UK 16).

Clean Reserve, Sel Santal, £82, Space NK

If the person you’re buying for likes to wear fragrances that differ from the normal sickly sweet scents you find in department stores then we guarantee she’ll fall head over heels for this one.

Sultry, crisp and slightly smoky, Clean Reserve’s Sel Santal is infused with a distinctive blend of woody cedar, creamy hazelnut, summer fruits and decadent amber.

A scent that bodes well all year round, we think it’s a great, slightly cheaper and more refreshing alternative to Le Labo’s Santal 33.

LJXII Lugano Milanese 40mm, £230, Larsson & Jennings

For someone that wears a watch every day, it’s worth investing in a timepiece that they’ll really love and if you’re looking for something sleek and stylish, we suggest heading to Larsson & Jennings.

A Swedish and British brand, most of its watches are minimalist in design with our favourite being the LJXII Lugano Milanese.

Designed with a silver chain style bracelet and a black satin-finished, sandblasted dial, it promises to work with everything she has in her wardrobe come day or night. Also available in gold.

Laura Mercier, Luxe Indulgences Ambre Vanille Luxe Body Collection, £58, Selfridges

Showers certainly have their perks but, come winter, only a bath will do.

This Christmas give the gift of a truly luxurious and relaxing bathtime experience with the latest set from world-renowned beauty brand Laura Mercier.

Available in two fragrance options, Ambre Vanille or Almond Coconut Milk, each set includes a Soufflé Body Crème (200ml), Eau Gourmande (15ml), Crème Body Wash (100ml) and the Honey Bath (200ml) with a honey dipper.

Our pick is the former, which blends the soft sensuality of amber with the warm comfort of vanilla with the addition of scents like almond, brown sugar and musky sandalwood.

Crosley Cruiser Record Player, £89, Urban Outfitters

The resurgence of vinyl records shows no sign of slowing down, so if you know a music lover a record player is sure to be a winner.

Vintage in design, we suggest this Crosley Cruiser Record Player which comes housed in a light grey faux leather briefcase.

The Bluetooth-compatible record player also comes complete with a headphone jack, RCA audio out, and features dynamic, full-range stereo speakers.

BeautyBlender, Sweet Indulgence, £52, Cult Beauty

Have you got a beauty-obsessed belle? Then look no further than this irresistible gift set from BeautyBlender.

While buying makeup for someone else can be tricky, every cosmetic aficionado needs a nifty tool to apply their base and it doesn’t get much better than a BeautyBlender.

This set stars not just one but four blenders and four cleansing bars in the most adorable packaging we’ve come across. It includes the original sponge in fuchsia as well as ones in lemon-yellow, ivy green and sapphire blue.

The Blendercleanser Solids are like soap for the sponges and can be used to eliminate all traces of makeup and ensure her tools stay hygienically clean.

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