Christmas Gift Ideas for Her | Ladies Gift Guide 2018 + Giveaway
Many people say that women are difficult to buy for but being a woman myself, I don’t agree, as long as you know the person you’re buying for well. I have three sisters myself and lots of other females in my family, so I guess I’m used to finding things for the ladies in my life.
In this post, I’ve gathered some of my favourite gift ideas for women this year and, further down, you’ll find a giveaway too!
- A Beautiful Coffee Table Book
Books make great gifts and especially those of the coffee table book kind as most people rarely treat themselves to these. Reese Witherspoon’s new book Whiskey in a Teacup – What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits (RRP £20.00) published by Simon & Schuster would make the perfect gift for a lady in your life!
Who doesn’t love the very charming and intelligent Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon? She’s so lovable and I love that she’s collected these details from her life in this beautiful book. You’ll find everything from style, parties, traditions, book recommendations, recipes and much more in this book full of the joys of southern living. It’s the perfect book to enjoy over the holidays when you have a bit more time to read, with a mulled wine or Bailey’s Coffee in hand — or why not some whiskey in a cute vintage teacup?
Whiskey in a Teacup is also available from Amazon.co.uk here (£11.26).
- For the Jet Setter (or Gym Goer!)
We all have that friend or family member that’s always on the go, travelling to all parts of the world. Or it might be you? Tesalate make ultra compact, super absorbent, rapidly drying beach towels (£49.00 each) in stunning designs that would make a lovely gift for someone who travels a lot. They’re especially great for sandy destinations as sand doesn’t stick to them, even when wet.
These towels look amazing and dry twice as fast as regular towels. One of these towels would also make a great gift for a friend who loves going to the gym as the fast drying and compact aspects make them very suitable for the gym bag too. Browse the full range of Tesalate towels here and enter my giveaway further down for a chance to win one!
It can be difficult buying skincare products for other people as you might not know their skincare needs but one product that would make a lovely winter treat for anybody is the Moksa Chandra Midnight Facial Oil (£11.00) from Wearth London.
This little bottle is packed with deeply nourishing and restorative oils and the result is a wonderful facial oil that repairs, protects and hydrates your skin. It’s designed to be used at night with scents that help you relax and ingredients that get to work while you sleep, to let you wake up refreshed in the morning with glowing skin.
The oil is 100% natural plant based, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, free from gluten, wheat, artificial colours, sulphates, parabens and fillers. It’s made with sustainable materials and handcrafted here in the UK.
- A Minimalist but Luxurious Gift
Nordgreen is a small Danish startup company that makes minimalist and elegant watches for men and women. Denmark is known for its great taste in design but also for being one of the most sustainable countries in the world. Nordgreen has a Giving Back Program which allows customers to donate to one of three causes whenever they buy a watch, at no additional cost to them.
They do this through the partnerships with the NGOs, Cool Earth, Water for Good and Pratham UK and the donations to choose from are:
- Provide one month of clean water to a person in Central African Republic
- Provide two months of education to a child in Africa
- Protect 200 ft² of rainforest in Latin America
These donations mean that Nordgreen are spending 5-10% of their profit of total sale on these causes which is amazing for such a new company — they’re only 10 months old!
Nordgreen watches are amazing too — they’re absolutely gorgeous, come in a range of designs to suit everyone and are of really high quality as well. I have the The Philosopher Gun Metal Mesh in 40mm (£179.00) and I love it so much! Full review coming soon.
Enjoy 15% off your Nordgreen order by using my discount code: PETRA35
- You Can’t Go Wrong with a Favourite Treat
Most of us like to indulge a bit over Christmas and chocolate or other sweet treats makes a great gift to give to a friend or family member who has a sweet tooth.
Niederegger Lübeck Marzipan, available from ChocolatesDirect.co.uk, always makes me think of Christmas as, growing up, we had family friends in Lübeck who always used to send us a selection around Christmas. Get a selection of your loved one’s favourite treats and make a little personalised hamper yourself or buy a ready made Christmas gift box, like the Niederegger Marzipan Christmas Hamper (£25.00), for an easy but impressive gift.
Everybody should own a reusable stainless steel bottle. They’re absolutely great and take away the need to buy bottled water which is a big environmental issue. Stainless steel bottles are odourless, safe, BPA-free and easy to look after. Leakproof make a range of beautiful stainless steel bottles in different designs, colours and sizes. This is the Ion8 Leak Proof Steel 450ml Vacuum Flask (£22.99) which also keeps drinks hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours which makes them even more useful and versatile. One of these would make a brilliant gift this Christmas!
- A Monthly Surprise in the Post
This is a sweet gift idea for a friend who has everything. People always need to update their sock drawers! SoSocksy is a monthly novelty sock subscription club for women. SoSocksy are currently offering the first box completely FREE for a limited time only so it’s a great time to try this service as a gift for a friend or yourself. I love quirky socks myself! This gift is especially great for friends that live far away from you that you don’t see very often and is a lovely way to remind your friend that you’re thinking of them. You can see the socks from my SoSocksy trial box here.
For a chance to win a Tesalate beach towel (worth £49.00) in the design of your choice, enter my giveaway through the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway will end on the 5th of December 2018 and is open to UK entrants over the age of 18 years only. Terms & Conditions apply.
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Some of the featured items are PR samples gifted for this gift guide.