Christmas gift ideas for ladies

From mothers and sisters to wives and girlfriends, these gifts are sure to bring a smile to the face of the special lady in your life, as picked out by Hetty Lintell and Toby Keel.

Surreal square scarf in malachite-titanium blue

Gloriously silly. How can you not love this?

Mulberry, £160.

Wool blend Intarsia check cardigan

Doubles up as a play mat for your kids to use their toy cars and planes with.

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Okay — so it doesn’t really. But it could.

Paul Smith, £350.

Royal bleu earrings

This kind of feels like four different pairs of earrings have been smooshed together in the Large Hadron Collider. But that’s pretty cool in itself.

Pink Piglet Collection, £220.

Personalised playing cards set

Just think of all those years you wasted just keeping your playing cards in the cardboard box they came in.

Not Another Bill, £28.

The Charlatan suit jacket

Not only can you wear this for Christmas, but we’re pretty sure you’ll also get away with it for St Patrick’s Day.

The Vampire’s Wife, £1,695.

Felt fedora with feather brooch

We adore a fedora.

Mackenzie & George, £98.

Ghillie’s flask and leather holster

The harness on this bottle feels so sturdy we reckon you could probably use it as a makeshift riding harness if you happen upon a wild horse as you trail through the Highlands.

The Fife Arms, £135.

Neumel crafted regenerate boot

The acceptable face of those fur-lined booties your granny wears.

UGG, £200.

Alicia gold & black slingbacks with pearls

Perfect for dancing the night away.

Camilla Elphick, £255.

Orange bitters cologne

What’s better than perfume? Orange perfume.

Jo Malone, £124 for 100ml.

Market small suede Marrakech bag

Be a bag lady, in a good way.

Metier, £1,450.

Tea tonique diffuser

Some visitors will be confused why you have a blue flask of tea with some sticks in it. But those who know, will know.

Miller Harris , £70.

After Eight indulgent things pouch

Fun fact: you could buy over 120 real boxes of After Eight mints for the price of this.

Anya Hindmarch, £375.

Flags’ needlepoint glasses case

Incredibly clever idea: a glasses case so vibrant that you won’t need your glasses to find it.

The Chuffed Store, £28.

Starburst Phoebe ring

After the After Eights come the Starburst. Fun fact: you could buy 3,841 packets of real Starburst for the price of this ring.

Philippa Herbert , from £3,265.

Red feathered suit jacket

Your beloved will look like a star from Hollywood’s Golden Age in this devastatingly dramatic coat — truly magnificent. Just be careful about getting crumbs in those cuffs.

From £2,500, The Deck —

Lady K adventurer watch


£5,795, Bremont —

Velvet Mary Jane shoes in red


£219, Penelope Chilvers —

Watch roll in Panama

Watch(es) not included.

£370, Smythson —

Faceted green Beryll perfume bottle with onyx top

It feels like this will out last

£3,190, Deakin & Francis —

Whitby Chair

Based on a traditional Gustavian design, the Whitby chair has a gently curved back covered in Kit’s woven ‘Lost and Found’ fabric with a flower and leaf design on the front. The perfect addition to any home that will suit both traditional and modern tastes.

£4,800 from Firmdale Hotels

Moleskine Studio Series notebooks

These wonderfully pretty Moleskine notebooks feature covers designed by artists — about as far as a standard WH Smith notepad as you could imagine.

From £24.99 from Moleskine

And finally… leopard print loveliness

Fans of our annual ‘Christmas gifts for ladies’ list will no doubt remember fondly the Leopard-print espresso cup and saucer, priced at £190 from Asprey. Here’s a reminder, in any case:

tea cup


Sadly, it doesn’t appear to be available this year — nor is the amazing bucket hat from Dolce & Gabbana:

This year, we’ve resisted listing once again the Tom Ford leopard-print budgie smugglers briefs which definitely look like they’re more a present for the giver than the receiver (oh, here’s the link if you really must), and are instead going with this very reasonably-priced cocktail shaker.

Guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser, this super fun Leopard print cocktail shaker is just one of many amazing designs available from Tinker London, with other prints including Zebra, Coral and Palm leaves. Bottoms up!

£35 from Tinker London

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