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.

Aphrodite Earrings

Named after the Greek Goddess of love and beauty, these sea inspired earrings from Deborah Blyth are sure to please and will make anyone wearing them feel like a goddess. Their natural organic shape is inspired by the movement of crashing waves and come in either Stirling silver or 24 karat gold plated.

£290 from Deborah Blyth

Kenton Bucket Bag

Don’t believe anyone who says they have enough bags — the limit, quite simply, does not exist. This particular classic bucket bag is made from vegetarian tan leather and will age organically with use, creating a unique patina over time. It can be worn either on the shoulders with the thicker straps, or across the body with a longer, thinner strap and comes in this lovely deep tan colour or black.

£150 from Jigsaw

Nudo Bracelet with Topaz

Icy blue Topaz sit against a band of diamonds on an 18k rose gold open bangle. It’s luxurious, decadent, and definitely going to win some Christmas brownie points.

£7,900 from Pomellato

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.

£4,200 from Firmdale Hotels

Georgia Orb Trinket Box

Err… yes, it’s a trinket box that appears to be made from boobs. How’s that for a guaranteed coffee table conversation starter?

£134 from Amara

Turtle Trinket Box

Because who doesn’t need a brass Turtle trinket box with emerald malachite details? The removable lid means you can store your most treasured of items (perhaps all your new Christmas jewellery…) and will bring a touch of charm to any bedside table or dresser.

£340 from Amara

She Who Dares Sneakers

Coming in a variety of bold and bright colours — this particular pair in a ‘Wild Berry’ — these trainers from World Secrets are sure to turn heads. They’re made from pink and white silk (so we wouldn’t recommend wearing them on a muddy run through the park) and come with a variety of laces to choose from.

£130 from World Secrets

Scalloped Drinks Tray

This fun drinks tray is the perfect size for displaying all your Christmas tipple ingredients and comes in a range of colours, from this bright yellow to orange, red, green and grey. If only you had a cocktail shaker to accompany it…

£1,898 from Vanrenen GW Designs 

Cocktail Shaker

How convenient — a cocktail shaker to add to your drinks trolley — 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

Rodriguez Velvet Boot

Available in this sumptuous moss green (but with plenty of other colours to choose from), the Rodriguez velvet boot is a flattering boot that will certainly make pub lunches all the more stylish.

£299 from Penelope Chilvers

Chicken Key Ring


Whether you’re a poultry enthusiast, a Daylesford enthusiast, or just need somewhere new to attach your keys to, this cute leather keyring will make the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift.

£25 from Daylesford 

Pomegranate Necklace

Made up of symbolic elements including mistletoe — said to evoke immortality and pomegranate — synonymous with fertility and life — this necklace really packs a powerful punch. Garnet cabochons and green Swarovski strass make it twinkle, and the adjustable length means it’ll suit any neckline.

£1,090 from Goossens Paris

Brushed Plaid Shirt

Stop your significant other from stealing all your best comfy shirts by gifting them this boyfriend-style plaid design from Wild Nothing Underneath. Made from 100% organic cotton and perfect dressed up or down over the colder months.

£115 from Wild Nothing Underneath

Trinket Dish

And ever and ever.

£95 from Bella Freud

Kimono Inspired Coat

A handmade coat in diamond print that is the perfect option when you need something to throw on and go out in last minute.

£195 from Sarah O’Keefe

Penhaligon’s scent library

Worried about sticking your neck out by buying a perfume? Simple: buy ten, and she’s bound to like one of them. And she’ll probably love all of them — Penhaligon’s scents are really wonderful.

£20 from Penhaligon’s

Sorrento rectangle tray

There’s no need for a tray to be a workaday, humdrum object — this elegant, beautiful version is made from porcelain and inlaid with pure gold. Bringing through the tea and biscuits will never be the same again.

£78 from Jonathan Adler

Elements spa pack

The Somerset spa is selling packs of goodies online — ideal at a time when booking a spa trip isn’t possible. There’s a selection of options such as this one, ‘Rebalance and Invigorate’.

£52 from Elements

Lalage Beaumont handbag

There’s no getting away from it: some women are drawn to new handbags in the same way that some men are drawn to new electronic devices which are, to the unseasoned observer, identical in all except the most minuscule details to the previous model. This bag is. a particular beauty — the Odette Mini ‘Croc’ Print Leather Handbag in Wine — but there dozens more to choose from.

From around £550 at Lalage Beaumont

Joanna Wood plant pot


On the first day of Christmas, she’ll be delighted if her true love gives to her a partridge in a pear tree pot. Well, probably.

£34.50 from Joanna Wood

Stirling Drinks Trolley

Elegant and graceful, so much so that you could use this all year round — not just when you’re throwing a party. If we’re ever allowed to throw parties again, that is.

£299 from Atkin and Thyme

Kew Gardens Apron

The wonderful designs on this apron are inspired by art kept in the archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew — but caveat emptor. Unless you’ve been briefed to get an apron, there’s every chance you’ll blunder into ‘You bought me an APRON?’ territory right here.

£59 from Plümo

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.

£24.99 from Moleskine

Palm Tree Quilt

Sherine Freeth, founder of Shenouk, admits this is one of the favourite things in her collection — and it’s not hard to see why. Truly lovely; as the lady herself says, it ‘conjures up visions of lazy days on tropical islands — happiness personified.’

From £125 from Shenouk

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, or the similarly leopard-print driving shoes from Tod’s at £398. Here’s a reminder, in any case:

tea cup


Sadly, neither appears to be available this year — but leopard print fans still need presents, so instead we’ve found this amazing bucket hat from Dolce & Gabbana:

As you’ll have spotted, it’s got a half-and-half design with black and leopard-print. No reason for this is given, but we’d imagine it’s so that you can wear the leopard print half at the front, and then when people walk past you and do a double-take they’ll think ‘was that person really wearing a leopard-print hat?’ When they turn around to confirm, they’ll think the dreamt the whole thing.

£350 from Harrods

Christmas gift ideas for men

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