In my second post of my gift guide series, I’ve curated gifts for the special women in your life. I find some of the best gifts I’ve received are either ones with a personal touch or ones that are a bit luxurious that I normally wouldn’t buy myself.
For this gift guide, I have been heavily inspired by items that I already own myself or that I will be giving to loved ones. I hope that some of these gift ideas will give you some inspiration.
Luxury stationary to lift her game
In the digital age that we live in, we have to work a bit harder to get our hands on quality stationary – but the effort is always worth it. My picks are:
- Cloth & Paper for a vast range of minimal planner inserts
- An Organised Life for minimal diaries
- MiGoals for goal planning
- Milligram for work / life balance focus
Material gifts are always fun so fun to unwrap, but these days, I’m all for an experience. Nowadays, you can easily go beyond the more traditional ‘dinner-and-a-movie’ gift voucher (though I certainly wouldn’t say no to that!) – there are classes, lectures and subscriptions to suit anyone’s interests — the music lover, the home cook and fitness fanatic.
With kids in the picture, quality time with my husband is limited and I will take every opportunity to spend time with him without the kids. It’s certainly an area that my husband and I plan to invest a lot more (over material gifts) for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas in the years to come.
A cosy cashmere scarf
Cashmere is timeless and never goes out of season. It’s one of those fabrics that is always a little bit on the pricey end which makes it a joy to give to someone special who normally wouldn’t splurge on themselves. You can’t go past the classic cashmere scarfs by Burberry and Acne Studios. For an affordable alternative, you can’t go past Uniqlo’s cashmere scarf range.
Some extra height
…in the form of heels comfortable to wear all day. You can’t go wrong with block heels, kitten heels or mules. I’ve featured some of my favourites (and ones on my wishlist!) from Everlane and Tony Bianco below.
A thin brown leather belt
…to cinch in a jacket (see here), wear with jeans, cinch in a dress or jumpsuit (see here). The possibilities are endless! I particularly love the Madewell Crisscross Belt, Rag & Bone Jet Belt and the Frame Petit Oval Belt.
A book she can’t put down
During this time of year, I struggle to avoid purchasing any festive beauty gift sets for me – they are always so enticing with their packaging and minis! For any family members who may be struggling to buy for me, I will always ask for skincare. I personally use Go-To, Lancome and Drunk Elephant as part of my daily skincare routine and will normally steer them in that general direction!
A tote bag to carry it all
I’ve only recently joined the tote party in the last few months (with my much-loved Tory Burch tote) and now I strongly feel that every woman should have a trusted tote bag to carry all the things and tackle any commute with style.
A framed photo of a special moment
I really love receiving framed photos from my husband, particularly ones of us with the kids. They are always so special. Even though our place is looking a bit cluttered at the moment, I don’t think you can ever have too many photo frames.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out my gift guide for men.
I’ll be publishing more gift guides here over the coming days.
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