Gift Guide for Her That Won't Feel Like an Afterthought

The holiday season is right around the corner. You must be excited to celebrate it with your near and dear ones. But have you ticked the most essential item off the Christmas checklist? Yes, we are talking about Christmas gifts for the special women in your life. 

For our gift guide for her this year, we have curated some of the best gift ideas featuring small businesses, gifts that are kind to the environment as well as keeping things traditional with fragrances, diaries, journals and things that sparkle. Who doesn't love to open a little sparkle at Christmas?

So, lets celebrate all the incredible women in your life by giving them some thoughtful gifts that will make them feel loved and appreciated this Christmas. To help you ensure the gifts do not feel like an afterthought, here is a list of some thoughtful ideas.

Evolve Beauty. The Ultimate Facial Gift Set // £99

It wouldn't be a Christmas gift guide without me mentioning a brand that I have championed for as long as I can remember. Since their launch, Evolve have gone from strength to strength creating some of the most unique products that are not only amazing for your skin, but are kind to the environment.

The Ultimate Facial Gift Set is such a wonderful gift that is crammed with everything you need to revamp your skincare routine. This set includes Kalahari Dream Cleansing Oil, Rose Quartz Facial Polish, and Daily Defence Moisture Mist. To compliment you will find some brand NEW Blue Velvet Ceramide Serum, Eye & Lip Contour and Multi Peptide 360 Anti Ageing Cream. Together they provide the most relaxing, refreshing and rejuvenating routine which will make the perfect gift to give to that special woman in your life. If an environmentally friendly Christmas with an offering of exceptional beauty products is the one to tick all the boxes for you, then Evolve Organic Beauty is definitely ticking all those boxes.

Aviela. The Mani -Pedi Pack // £49

Why not treat your loved one to a gift that screams indulgence and self care like the Aviela Mani-Pedi Pack. Inside includes Shea Hand Butter to help repair dry skin, Shea Foot Butter to nurture and restore dry feet. Plus there's  a Shea Butter Mini to heal dry skin. As the name suggests, this thick and luxurious butter is made simply with 100% pure unrefined shea butter of the highest grade, with no additional ingredients. Made in the UK, this Shea Butter is cruelty free and certified by the Vegan Society, with a beautiful light and airy texture that sinks straight in once warmed in the palms of your hands. It is the most indulgent gift that will leave their hands and feet feeling super smooth and moisturised. 

Ghost The Fragrance Eau de Parfum // £37

If you’re looking for a great all-rounder, then the Ghost - The Fragrance Eau de Parfum would be a fabulous choice. It’s delicate and soft, but strong enough to make an impression. With top notes of casa blanca lily, white rose and Indian ambrette seed are heightened with smoked incense, jasmine and sandalwood, while base notes of spiced amber, musk and vanilla orchid give a relaxed intimacy. It’s very feminine and perfect for day and night.

Remington. Shea Soft Straighteners // £70

Every girl needs a pair of straighteners, and these are one of my favourites. The Remington Shea Soft Straightener is designed to love your hair. The Advanced Ceramic coated plates with luxurious Shea Oil enriched Micro-Conditioners leave your hair feeling soft and sleek. With five temperature settings it brings beautiful styling results to every hair type. And, because it heats up ultra-fast in just 15 seconds, great style is just moments away.

Forever Living. Nourishing Hair Oil // £31

Christmas stocking fillers are just as exciting to open. You can find small sets that fit perfectly in your budget and stocking. The gift idea does just that! The Forever Living Nourishing Hair Oil is a rich and lightweight blend of aloe and six botanical oils, that will help to provide moisture, shine and control frizz. What makes this little blend of magic even better is that it won't weigh your hair down or leave it feeling greasy. With this oil, a little goes a long way and it leaves my hair looking nourished and so shiny. This is one product that I will definitely be keeping in my hair care routine.

Danilo. Disney 100 Deluxe Calendar // £15, NOW £11.24

A calendar is a must at Christmas and Disney lovers will adore the Disney 100 Deluxe Calendar. This is ideal for Disney fans of all ages, it is based around the Disney 100 celebrations and features famous Disney characters and quotes throughout. It comes in an A3 size, so there is plenty of space to pop on your appointments, birthdays and anniversaries for everyone in the family. 

Project You. Goodbye 2023, Hello 2024 // £17

Special gifts don’t need to be super fancy. It could be as simple as personalising a notebook or diary with their name and adding a special message that means something them. Or perhaps you could help ignite their passion project, hobby, or healthy habit with a journal that will see them shine way into the new year.

The Project You Goodbye 2023, Hello 2024 is the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or a loved one. It's a reflective end-of-year journal that, through a series of questions and exercises, helps you to say a proper farewell to 2023 as it comes to an end and create a vision and a plan for the year to come. That is something that many of us working from home parents can get behind. This journal includes quarterly check ins that will keep you on track as you make plans for the upcoming year.

Bloom Boutique Esme Initial Birthstone Personalised Necklace // £34

A personal touch with a little sparkle. Who doesn't love a bit of sparkle? Bloom Boutique offer an extensive range of beautiful, contemporary personalised jewellery, personalised gifts, watches and fashion accessories. At the moment, they even have a gorgeous range of Christmas gift that will definitely make a loved one smile on Christmas morning.

The Bloom Boutique jewellery collection is modern, stylish and most importantly very wearable encompassing everything from earrings and necklaces, to personalised bracelets, bangles and rings. Their beautiful pieces are the perfect way to convey such passion. The Esme Initial Birthstone Personalised Necklace is utterly gorgeous and are the perfect addition to any minimalist jewellery collection.

Sometimes the simplest styles can be the most striking, as this gorgeous silver personalised necklace demonstrates. A stylish addition to any jewellery collection that doesn't cost the earth. The Esme Initial Birthstone Necklace is available in rose gold, champagne gold or silver with your choice of birthstone and any name up to six characters long, this personalised necklace is one that you can truly make your own. You can also upgrade your necklace to sterling silver, rose gold plated sterling silver or champagne gold plated sterling silver. We all love a little extra sparkle at Christmas to help you shine!

Pandora Moments Bracelet Starter Set // £115

For a more sentimental gift that you can build up over time, the Pandora Moments Engravable Heart Chain Bracelet Set will be an ideal gift to give a loved one. Let them unbox a treasured new memory with festive jewellery with a Pandora Moments Gift Sets, such as a the Sparkling Infinity Heart Clasp Snake Chain Bracelet that includes three charms and a bracelet for under £115. There are a number of different styles of bracelets to choose from, as well as an extensive range of charms. A gift that you can add to from years to come. 

Hive and Keeper. The Breakfast Honey Set // £29

One for the foodies or for those that like something a little sweet. Beautifully designed and curated, Hive & Keeper honeys are a perfect addition to any household. Each jar is labelled with the name of the hive, keeper and its main natural flavour note. The fun of discovery is delivered through gift sets and subscriptions. Hive & Keeper is a wonderful company that champion against a culture of ‘perfection,’ promoting sustainability and building a connection between producers, consumers, that make an impact on our planet.

This Hive & Honey Breakfast Gift Set is a perfectly sweet gift for anyone looking to dive into a world flavoured with honey. Hive & Keeper have selected three of their limited edition honeys that taste particularly good on toast, with porridge and in tea. Although a number of subscription options are available, featured here is 'The breakfast honey gift set' (also available as a subscription). You can also go that one step further by adding a personal message onto your gift set, for that extra special touch.

CleanCo. Clean G Pink Gin // £16

Love a festive tipple, but hate the hangover? CleanCo is the premium non-alcoholic spirit brand founded by Spencer Matthews, offering a selection of premium non-alcoholic spirits that taste just like the real thing across gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey, allowing an alcohol-free alternative without compromising on taste. Every bottle even comes with their own little bottle of mocktail recipes.

Clean G Pink Gin is wonderfully refreshing and bursting with flavours with notes of fruity strawberry and sweet raspberry ending with an all important pink peppercorn and juniper kick. At just 13 calories per serving, Clean G Pink is sugar free and vegan, and of course - non-alcoholic. Who said you can't have guilt-free indulgence? 

Critically Endangered. Sumatran Elephant Socks // £12

These socks really are different from your average socks, and by purchasing them you’re actually helping animals - which is something that we love. The whole story behind the Critically Endangered is much than just a gift  would be a wonderful gift to give someone who has a passion for animals or helping the planet. 

Critically Endangered Socks have several different socks on sale, and each of the pairs of socks helps a different animal. There is Orangutan, Elephant, Panda, Dolphin, Tiger, Great Apes, Leopard, Turtle and Rhino. You can purchase the socks individually or as a pack of five, or find them inside a baby pack. We have been kindly send over the Elephant Speckle Socks that will go to help the The Sumatran Elephant. By purchasing these socks, you’re helping WWF protect Sumatran elephants by reducing the risk of human-elephant conflict and conserving their rainforest habitat.

So, there we have our gift guide for her 2023! Whether you're shopping for your mother, daughter, sister or anyone in between, we hope this gift guide may help give you a few ideas. 

*Some of the items featured in this blog post have been gifted to me, but as always, my words are my own. Images are subject to copyright, please seek permission before using *.