Christmas Gifts For The Ladies | Gift Ideas For Women | Christmas 2018

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The countdown to Christmas has begun! Are you excited? I have already posted a couple of articles (read them here and here) on Christmas in the past few weeks. And today it is the turn of the women's gift guide featuring some lovely products that come recommended by me. Have a look!

Christmas Gifts For The Ladies - Christmas 2018

Yankee Candle Elevation Collection for fragrance lovers


Who doesn’t love a great smelling candle? Yankee Candle recently launched the Yankee Candle Elevation Collection, a contemporary range, that boasts of a new versatile design featuring a tapered glass silhouette and dual-purpose lid that acts as a platform for the candle while it burns. The range has lots of fabulous scents like Citrus Grove, Sweet Nectar Blossom, Exotic Bergamot, Evening Star and Harvest Walk to name a few. There are four special Christmas scents as well - Frosted Fir, Amaretto Apple, Sweet Frosting and Holiday Pomegranate.

Yankee Candle Elevation Collection


The new collection is available in three sizes: the Large 2-Wick Square Candle (552 grams) £23.99 RRP, the Medium 3-Wick Square Candle (347 grams) £19.99 RRP and the Small 1-Wick Square Candle (96 grams) £8.99 RRP. You can order it online from YankeeCandle.co.uk or Amazon.

Secret Scarf from Secret Projects


A very interesting addition to this years gift guide is the Secret Scarf from Secret Projects. Secret Projects is a social enterprise set up by Fritha Mason. The main goal of the enterprise is to empower women in India. Secret Projects achieves this by enabling these women to make products that are then sold internationally. Some of the products made by them include sari dress, scarves, 'quillows' (a combination of pillow and quilt), buntings etc. Since its inception Secret Projects has trained 100s of Indian women to make these products, with the enterprise helping sell them and thus allowing these women to achieve a level of financial stability. A very innovative and wonderful project.

The item that I have included in the guide is the beautiful Thistle scarf from the Botanical Collection. Featuring a Mughal design, the 100% cotton scarf comes folded up inside a cotton zipper pouch. The dimensions of the scarf are approximately 200 cm x 100 cm and it is priced at £35.00. Other designs in the Botanical collection include: Heather, Cordyline, Peony and Palm Breeze.

Secret Scarf from Secret Projects

Secret Scarf from Secret Projects

Secret Scarf from Secret Projects


If you are looking for an unique and ethical gift, Secret Projects products would be an excellent choice. Check out their website for more information on the enterprise and the products they have on offer.

Shay & Blue Dandelion Fig Fragrance


A lovely gift for the fragrance lovers is the Dandelion Fig fragrance from Shay & Blue. It is an unisex fragrance wherein layers of fig and dandelion leaf are blended with natural notes of lemongrass, tomato vine and juniper to create a delicate and fresh scent.

Shay & Blue Dandelion Fig Fragrance


With head notes of Dandelion leaf & lemongrass, heart notes of Tomato vine & juniper and base notes of Fig, the fragrance is intricate and long-lasting. It comes in a beautiful gift presentation box with the trademark striped grosgrain ribbon, ready for gifting.

The Seasonal Survival Kit from Just for Tummies


Yes, Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. All the festivities, the partying, the food & drinks - everyone is busy and enjoying. And then the New Year celebrations! All of it can mess up your digestive system. And that is where the Seasonal Survival Kit comes in handy. Packed with probiotics and other digestive system friendly tablets, the kit's contents aim to protect and support your digestive system so that it can cope with all the partying and yummy & rich food!

Included in the kit are 60 Live Bacteria capsules, 60 Digestive Enzymes tablets, 60 Milk Thistle tablets, 6 Tummy Tea bags and a Seasonal Survival Guide that explains how to take the tablets and dietary/lifestyle tips on how to survive the festive season. An excellent, alternative gift for Christmas.

The Seasonal Survival Kit from Just for Tummies

The Seasonal Survival Kit from Just for Tummies

The Seasonal Survival Kit from Just for Tummies

The Seasonal Survival Kit from Just for Tummies


The Seasonal Survival Kit is priced at £45 (on sale currently for £38.25) and available from www.justfortummies.co.uk.

Olverum Bath Oil for lovers of relaxing baths


Know someone who loves luxury baths? Olverum would make an excellent gift for them.
Olverum is a highly concentrated, therapeutic bath oil which contains 10 pure essential oils (Juniper, Lemon peel, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lavender etc.) that work together to naturally and effectively relieve stress. The bath oil has a wonderful aromatic scent and is free from preservatives and artificial colours and is an excellent way to ease aching or sore muscles. It is truly a relaxing and therapeutic luxury product.

Olverum Bath Oil


The 125ml bottle retails at £32 while the 250ml bottle is priced at RRP £58. The main stockists for Olverum are Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick. You can also order it online - Olverum 250 ml, Olverum 125 ml and Olverum Bath Oil Travel Set 3 x 15ml.

Stormtrooper Cheeseboard and Knife Set 


Know a Star Wars fan? Or someone who is also a cheese lover? Then this Stormtrooper Cheeseboard and Knife Set would make a fun gift! Made from responsibly sourced Cherry Wood, this laser-etched cheeseboard not only looks awesome but is made to a high quality. It has been made by the Shepperton design studios who had created the original design back in 1976, that is why you have the genuine quality stamp on the reverse. It is 100% officially licensed merchandise. Under the mask (the cheeseboard) are the three knives - Stilton Knife, Cheddar knife, hard cheese knife - and a cheese fork. A great gift for a Star Wars fan or cheese lover.

Stormtrooper Cheeseboard and Knife Set

Stormtrooper Cheeseboard and Knife Set

Stormtrooper Cheeseboard and Knife Set


Priced at £29.99, you can buy it online from www.menkind.co.uk


Pukka Herbs Christmas gift selection


For the tea lovers, Pukka Herbs have a wonderful selection of Christmas picks to get them into the festive spirit. The new selection of festive gifts includes:

Ginger Joy organic herbal latte: A herbal latte that is sugar and caffeine-free. Packed with festive flavours and health-boosting herbs and spices (ginger, turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves), the herbal latte is luxuriously spicy and warming - perfect for the winter evenings.
Day to Night Collection box: Comprising of five flavoursome organic Pukka blends - Ginseng Matcha Green, Turmeric Gold, Revitalise, After Dinner and Night Time - this is a nice way to discover some new blends.
Herbal tea advent calendar: Pukka’s Christmas Calendar containsng 24 carefully selected organic herbal teas from the Pukka tea range. A perfect gift for people who like to enjoy a warming cup of herbal bliss. Some of the inclusions in the calendar are - Turmeric Active, Lean Matcha Green, Vanilla Chai, Revitalise and Wild Apple & Cinnamon.
Pukka-inspired bamboo travel cup: a reusable alternative to single-use cups, the bamboo travel cup is available in three of Pukka’s most popular designs - Mint Refresh, Revitalise and Womankind. Easy to use, dishwasher-friendly, the cup is perfect for travels.
Limited-edition ceramic mug: Made from high quality ceramic (a sustainable alternative to bone china), the limited edition features one of Pukka's trademark design and is simple gorgeous.
A range of tea caddies: These are available in three of Pukka’s classic designs - Turmeric Gold, Revitalise and Supreme Matcha Green. Ideal for storing Pukka teas.

Pukka Herbs Christmas gift selection

Pukka Herbs Christmas gift selection

Pukka Herbs Christmas gift selection


All of these products can be purchased online from www.pukkaherbs.com

Seksy Elegance Fragrance 


The globally popular wristwear brand SEKSY launched a new fragrance range earlier this year. In collaboration with Swarovski they created three signature fragrances - Entice, Embrace and Elegance. Each of the three fragrances comes in a beautifully designed 12-sided bottle that has been embellished with a Swarovski® crystal charm to add more sparkle to the bottle. The crystal charm can be removed and used as a charm on a bracelet or necklace! Nice idea.

Seksy Elegance Fragrance


I have tried the Elegance fragrance and it is lovely - an exotic & oriental fragrance with head notes of bergamot, mandarin, champacca, a delightful heart (notes of jasmine, rose, sweet pea, violet and sugared orchid) and a rich and complex base with notes of Amaranth wood, blackberry musk and plum. It is a fab fragrance that will suit most women and will make a lovely gift for any occasion.

All the three fragrances are priced at £35 for 50ml and are available from www.seksybeauty.com

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolates


What is Christmas without a sweet treat or two? Elizabeth Shaw, with over 130 years of chocolate-making heritage, have a great chocolate range including bags & bars for sharing, classic min & chocolate offerings, flutes & bites and liqueur chocolates. They even have some biscuity treats. So, why not pick some of their best sellers and make a chocolate hamper for a loved one? Some items you could include in the hamper are:
Mint Flutes: Dark chocolate mint flutes
Signature Collection: A selection of chocolates with genuine fortified wine, spirit and liqueur syrup centres, also suitable for vegetarians.
Mint & Cocoa biscuits: A crumbly biscuit with chewy mint caramel and crunchy cocoa nibs all smothered in rich, dark chocolate.
Milk Chocolate and Salted Caramel Crisp: Smooth milk chocolate, caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolates

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolates

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolates


You can find Elizabeth Shaw chocolates and biscuits in most major UK supermarkets (Sainsbury's or Tesco).

Joules Body Care Gift Set


The body care gift set from Joules contains mini body wash & mini body lotion both - 75ml each and mini body scrub & mini body butter - 50ml each. The four products come packaged in a lovely, decorative tin making it a great gift. The gift set is priced at just £10 and at the time of writing this post is available on offer - 3 For 2 - from Joules' website.

Joules Body Care Gift Set

Joules Body Care Gift Set

Luxury Pamper Gift


A wonderful pamper gift for someone special? You must check out the offerings from Prestige Flowers. In addition to gorgeous flower bouquets they also have some wonderful gift sets, like this 'Pamper Gift' which contains delicious chocolates (Guylian Praline Hearts) and a fine selection of Cocoa and Shea bath melts packed in a beautiful box called the Little Box of Love! A truly pampering gift and its priced at only £19.99.

Luxury Pamper Gift


Available to buy from www.prestigeflowers.co.uk

Wasgij 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles


A fun gift in the round-up is this awesome adult jigsaw puzzle from Jumbo Games who are a puzzle manufacturer with a huge adult puzzle portfolio. The Wasgij range is unlike traditional puzzles in the sense that you need to piece together the puzzle using your imagination, based on the scene printed on the box. The puzzle will really make you think! It is lots of fun, challenging and you can get the whole family involved. If you know of any jigsaw lovers then Wasgij puzzles would make an excellent gift for them.

Wasgij 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles


In addition to the Christmas puzzle featured in the post, the range also has other fun puzzles like 'Happy Holidays', 'Football Fever' and 'The Bake Off' to name a few.

Buy from Amazon.co.uk

SEAMS Hand Cream


The first stocking filler / Secret Santa suggestion that I have is a very useful product - a moisturising hand cream made in the UK. SEAMS Hand Cream was originally created for couturiers to help their dry and pin-pricked hands without leaving a greasy residue on fabrics. Today it  has become the go-to hand cream for seamstresses, make-up artists, models and anyone else with dry hands.

SEAMS Hand Cream


With a light-weight, non-greasy texture the hand cream offers excellent moisturisation, deeply soothing dry and sore hands. The cream contains Shea Butter, Macadamia & Rosehip oils and Pro-Vitamin B5, all of which helps to soften, hydrate and protect hands. A lovely product. And priced at just £14.00 this hand cream will go down a treat in any stocking.

Buy from www.seamsbeauty.co.uk

Pinky Goats 'Party Collection' Lash range


Next up is the new 'Party Collection' lash range from Pinky Goats. These latest additions to the brand's ever-growing range of lashes create fullness and definition, adding a
striking effect to the makeup look - ideal for New Year party looks. The handcrafted Faux Mink lashes are available in four lovely styles
– REEM: soft & wispy for extra length
- LULU: for the ultimate curl
- SANA: for a full volume effect
- FARAH: combining layers and curl for an ultra-glamorous look

Pinky Goats Party Collection Lash range


The lashes are reusable up to 10 times and no mascara is required! Priced at RRP £9.99, they are available at Superdrug.com


Nivea Lip Care range


Perfect as a stocking filler is the newly launched retro Nivea Lip Care range, available in four fresh variants - Original Care, Soothe & Protect, Soft Rose and Hydro Care. The new range contains fresh, natural ingredients, including naturally derived oils (like Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter) to lock in moisture. These lip care products with their smooth formula are excellent for nourishing and hydrating lips, while also helping strengthen the natural skin barrier.

Nivea Lip Care range

PR sample. I received no additional payment. As always, all opinions are solely my own.

23 comments

  1. What a lovely selection of gifts! I love them all!

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  2. I would give my mum the Secret Scarf. She loves a scarf, and I love the story behind the brand.

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  3. Ooòoo la la Im spoilt for choice - wonderful selection

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  4. Great gift suggestions. I love the scarf. I usually make sure I have a couple of extra scarves at Christmas as they make handy gifts when you have to give an unexpected present to someone.

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  5. Stevie-Kay Oliver11 November 2018 at 01:19

    Some great gifts I’ll definitely be coming back to look

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  6. Great ideas. I love candles especially Yankee

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  7. I love the look of the luxury pamper gift, it would make a lovely stocking filler for my mum (I would love it myself too)

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  8. I would definitely love the just for tummies kit, I have a few friends who have tummy issues like me

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  9. I would choose the yankee candle, my mum loves them like I do

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  10. I know my daughter would love the Yankee Candle Elevation Collection! I think I would too!

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  11. I love the stormtrooper cheeseboard & would gift it to my brother x

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  12. Id get the Olverum Bath Oil for lovers of relaxing baths for my sister!

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  13. Gosh, what a fabulous selection; the best one I've seen so far. The Shay & Blue Dandelion Fig Fragrance jumps out of the page at me for one of the girls in the family.

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  14. I'd like to receive almost all of these items! I particularly like the look of the chocolates and the Yankee Candle :)

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  15. I love the idea of a herbal tea advent calendar! That would be for me though...

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  16. what a lovely Gift Guide, I know someone just right for all of these, I especially love the Stormtrooper Cheeseboard and Knife Set , my other half loves Cheese, and Star Wars, and would adore this!

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  17. I would definitely consider buying the Olverum Bath Oil for my sister. She has a very stressful job and loves a bath to relax and this would be a luxurious and calming way to do so.

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  18. Lovely selection of gifts I love Yankee candles

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  19. I'd choose the Yankee candle and give it my mum she loves candles

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  20. I would love to give my mum the Elizabeth Shaw bundle. She's a big chocoholic like me and would appreciate this tasty selection of flutes, biscuits, caramel crisps and signature collection of liqueur chocolates.

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  21. The shay & blue perfume I would gift to my daughter

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  22. I always get my best friend a Yankee candle because she absolutely loves them!

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  23. I would get my daughter a selection from the nivea lipcare range. She has just had braces fitted and is finding its really drying out her lips

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