Christmas present shopping can send fear into the hearts of even the most organised people, but luckily we’ve crafted a one-stop shop for all your present-buying needs.
Looking to spoil the discerning woman in your life with a luxury gift? You’ll find just the thing in this selection of practical, wearable and lavish offerings.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic, £119, John Lewis
Is your girl snap-happy? Then she’ll love this retro-inspired instant camera from Fujifilm. Not only does it looks great, but it’s also packed with a host of features that make it great for novices and photo enthusiasts alike. Just as fun, this option comes with a built-in flash and a range of different shooting modes so you get more control over the final image. It even has a handy mirror-like shutter on the front so you can take the perfect selfie. Also available in brown.
Escentric Molecules Molecule 01, £65.50, Cult Beauty
If your lady likes to wear fragrances that really set her apart, we guarantee she’ll love this one. While bespoke scents come with a hefty price tag, the perfumiers at Escentric Molecules have devised a formula that works with your natural pheromones to create a smell that’s different on everyone. It’s subtle, powdery and seriously long-lasting.
Echo Gold Initial Necklace, £85, Emily Mortimer
Monogram jewellery is seriously on-trend and this gold initial necklace promises to really give your gift that special touch. Created by British designer Emily Mortimer, this engraved initial pendant is crafted from silver with 18ct yellow gold plating. Failsafe and guaranteed to go with everything, this is a surefire festive cracker.
UGG Scuffette II Slippers, £75, John Lewis
If Alexa Chung says Uggs are cool again, who are we to argue? While most stylish women might not be quite ready to step in to a pair of booties yet, these cosy slippers are the perfect taster. Offering both comfort and style, they’re a slip-on mule design with Ugg’s trademark sheepskin and a soft suede upper. Slippers need not be a dreary present after all.
Parlux Advance Light hairdryer, £99.93, Amazon
A new electronic tool is sure to excite any beauty buff, especially when it’s salon standard. Parlux’s new Advance Light hairdryer is one of its most powerful yet, at 2,200 watts, but it’s also one of the brand’s lightest and most quiet. Fitted with an anti-heating case and ionic and ceramic technology it guarantees a comfortable experience that’s healthier for your hair. Available in eight different colourways, there’s a hue for every type of temperament.
Paige Silk Pajama Set, £169, Jigsaw
Treat your loved one to some luxury nightwear with this set of 100 per cent silk jammies. The ultimate in lavish lounging, we guarantee she’ll love these so much they could even make an appearance at the Christmas dinner table. Designed with half-length sleeves, silk-covered buttons and trousers with an elasticated waist, they’re the perfect blend of style and comfort.
Lumie Bodyclock, £56.99, John Lewis
If the lady in your life struggles to get out of bed in the mornings, this could be the perfect present. While we would never advise gifting a standard alarm clock, the Lumie light is rather special. It works by waking you gradually with a 30-minute brightening sunrise that helps to regulate your sleep cycle, boost your mood and increase energy. It also has a 30-minute sunset setting that works the opposite way, so it’s also great for those who struggle to wind down before bed.
Marc Jacobs Gotham City Pebbled Leather Card Holder, £80, Selfridges
As style-savvy women well know, simplicity is key – so when it comes to a cardholder, opt for something understated. This one from Marc Jacobs is crafted from sumptuous grained leather that provides both luxury and practicality to an everyday essential.
Luster Glass Hurricane Candle Vase Rose Pink, £55, Etcetera Online
Candles make the ultimate Christmas pamper gift, and this handmade holder provides the ultimate place to put one. Designed with bubbled rose-pink glass and a decorative mango-wood base.
Burberry Signature Look Box – English Rose, £99, Look Fantastic
Got a beauty-obsessed beau? Then nothing but the best will do. This season, Burberry has launched a series of four-piece sets containing a Fresh Glow Luminous foundation, Eye Colour Cream, Burberry Kisses lipstick and Nail Polish. The shades in this kit are inspired by an English rose garden, with a focus on nude hues and products that provide a subtle glow.
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies