Best gifts for her this Christmas: perfect presents for the woman in your life

Looking for inspiration for the perfect gift for the woman in your life? Whether you're shopping for your wife, girlfriend, sister, mother or friend, we've got gifts for all

Best gifts for her this Christmas
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Finding a special gift for the special woman in your life is no small task, but resist the temptation to play it safe this year, and instead browse our selection of the best gifts for her: we're sure you'll find something she'll love.

We've collated a selection of the best gifts for her from across our channels, so whether you're looking to please a photographer, a fashionista or a fitness fanatic, we’ve got a gift idea for you.

We also have a few classic health and beauty picks for the woman who deserves to be pampered this year. 

Best gifts for her: FujiFilm Instax Square SQ6

1. FujiFilm Instax Square SQ6

The retro-looking camera that prints instantly

Reasons to buy
+Fun to use and looks great too +Great price 
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive film

The FujiFilm Instax Square SQ6 tops the list of our best instant cameras feature because of its affordability, and how easy and fun it is to use, which also makes it the perfect Christmas gift for her. 

With its retro feel that nods to classic camera design, and the colour choices of pearl white, graphite grey or blush gold, this camera is certainly one of the most stylish instant cameras out there.

If the woman in your life is a casual photographer who loves snapping on the go and would love to see her photos instantly, this is the perfect gift for her. It’s great fun to use on a night out or day trip exploring during a city break, and it’s really easy to use.

It also produces high-quality images, thanks to inbuilt flash and automatic exposure control, and has five shooting modes (including selfie and landscape) if she’ll want a bit more control.  

Best gifts for her: ghd Air Hairdryer

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2. ghd Air Hairdryer

Premium hairdryer for sleek, frizz-free hair without straighteners

Reasons to buy
+Trusted brand+Fast, frizz-free drying  
Reasons to avoid
-Diffuser and other accessories sold separately 

If you know your Remington from your Vidal Sassoon, you’ll know that ghd are well-renowned hair experts. If you don’t, then trust us when we say that the ghd Air is a top choice when it comes to hair dryers.

Whilst a hairdryer might not look like the most personal gift you can buy, if you’re shopping for someone who’ll appreciate faster drying time without damaging their locks, or smooth, frizz-free hair without the need for straighteners, this is the best gift for them.

It’s not all about playing it straight through. You can also purchase the ghd Air diffuser for an additional cost, which will help style wavy hair into sleek waves rather than a curls of frizz.  

Best gifts for her: GHD Rise

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3. GHD Rise

Get twice the volume compared to naturally-dried hair

Reasons to buy
+Smart, reactive temperature control+Quick and easy way to boost volume

GHD’s new Rise is a hot brush with nylon bristles to help give your hair a serious boost in volume. The Rise intelligently manages and adjusts its temperature 250 times per second to ensure the 32mm barrel remains at  steady 185 degrees centigrade.

The temperature is then automatically changed based on the speed of your styling, producing optimal temperature and consistent results from root to tip.

Best gifts for her: Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 Women's Running Shoe

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4. Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 Women's Running Shoe

A Christmas gift for her to wear all year round

Reasons to buy
+Stylish, lightweight design+Springy foam boosts performance
Reasons to avoid
-A little narrow 

Updated for 2020, the new Pegasus Turbo 2 is a running shoe with a feather-light upper and an innovative foam construction promising revolutionary response to long-distance training.

Nike claims the addition of springy ZoomX foam gives the Pegasus Turbo 2 the greatest amount of energy return of any training shoe, helping to quicken your pace during speed runs. Meanwhile, the upper features engineered mesh that is lightweight and springy.

Nike also includes its Flywire lacing system that wraps around your midfoot and arch to help strengthen your stride. The Turbo 2 is the perfect running shoe for everyone, from couch-to-5k amateurs to sub-four-hour-marathon pros.

Best gifts for her: Dell XPS 13

5. Dell XPS 13

A stunning 13 inch laptop she'll love

Reasons to buy
+10 hour battery+i7 Intel Core processor 

If you want to really spoil your significant other this year, check out the Dell XPS 13 laptop in rose gold. We thought were over the rose gold fad until we saw this stunningly designed, neat 13 inch laptop. As well as looking great, it has top of the range specs too.

Featuring i7 Intel core processor and 16GB of ram, it’s perfect for work, relaxing and even doing creative projects using editing software. Install and load programs quickly, and remove the need to compromise of what she can keep thanks to the impressive memory. The screen is 4K display, so this laptop will rival her television for image quality.

What’s more, it’s the perfect laptop to keep with her on the move. It’s lightweight and the battery last for around 10 hours, so no need to be lumbered with a charging cable.  

Best gifts for her: Arc’teryx Zeta AR Women’s Jacket

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6. Arc’teryx Zeta AR Women’s Jacket

A top-quality, weatherproof women’s jacket

Reasons to buy
+High quality water and wind resistance+Lacks annoying rustling noises
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

It might not be the cheapest outdoor jacket in town, but the Zeta AR is worth every penny in our eyes. It’s a super-capable women’s jacket that is both waterproof and windproof, while being breathable and regulating temperature. Despite being a highly technical jacket, the styling is subtle and doesn’t shout too loudly about your outdoor adventures.

But technical it most certainly is, with sculpted N70p 3L Gore-tex fabric and Gore C-Knit backer. In short, this means the jacket is wind- and waterproof, but also remains quiet and lacks the annoying rustling of many other high-calibre outdoor jackets.

There’s also a hood designed for a low cover with full protection, two external hand pockets, and inside you’ll find a laminated pocket to keep your smartphone dry and safe.

Best gifts for her: Michael Kors Ladies’ Parker Chronograph

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7. Michael Kors Ladies’ Parker Chronograph

If it’s a feminine timepiece you’re after, then look no further

Reasons to buy
+Stylish+Good build quality
Reasons to avoid
-Perhaps too feminine for some

If the lady in your life loves her feminine jewellery, this rose gold quartz watch by Michael Kors could be perfect. The case and strap are stainless steel, while the bezel is dressed with glitzy stones to stand out with evening wear as much as during the day.

The matching rose gold dial features three chronograph sub-dials and a date complication at the 5:30 position. The watch is regularly praised for its durable design and long-lasting built quality.

Best gifts for her: Knomo Mayfair Hanover Laptop Bag

8. Knomo Mayfair Hanover Laptop Bag

A laptop bag that's anything but business as usual

Reasons to buy
+Three gorgeous colours
Reasons to avoid
-Only fits laptops up to 14 inches 

If you like the idea of a travel-related gift but are looking for something less specific than a ski jacket, take a look at this Mayfair Hanover Laptop Bag from Knomo.

Hugely practical and stylish, this briefcase is designed to walk the line between handbag and laptop bag, resulting in a stylish yet functional bag that’ll easily take her from the office to the bar.

Our favourite of the three colour options is this pearly grey called 'nature’, but it’s also available in black and antique pink.  

Best gifts for her: Philips Lumea Prestige

9. Philips Lumea Prestige

Wave goodbye to unwanted body hair

Reasons to buy
+Pro IPL hair remover+For body and facial hair+Ideal for sensitive skin

Not every woman wants to get rid of their body hair, but if the lady you’re buying for prefers a smooth underarm then she can ditch the razors and stay smooth for longer with the Philips Lumea Prestige.

This handheld hair remover uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to disrupt the cycle of hair regrowth on any part of the body and face. Gentle pulses of light hit the root of each hair and, after as little as three treatments, up to 92 per cent of hair is prevented from growing back for up to eight weeks.

The Philips Lumea Prestige comes with four curved attachments for specifically treating her body, face, bikini line and underarms. A nifty SmartSkin sensor advises which setting is best for her individual skin tone.

Best gifts for her: Real Homes magazine subscription

10. Real Homes magazine subscription

Instagram-worthy home inspiration and ideas all year round

Reasons to buy
+A gift that lasts all year+Beautiful photography and design

At this time of year, a subscription to Real Homes is one of the best gifts for her if she's passionate about her home.  

Each month, she’ll find hundreds of innovative home transformation ideas, from inspiring decorating projects to product buying guides tailored to every budget, plus regular lifestyle features and 50+ pages of amazing real home transformation case studies. 

Every issue provides a steady stream of expert advice covering a huge range of subjects, from planning a kitchen extension to decorating with bold colours, through converting a loft space. Real Homes is the perfect companion for any home extension, renovation or redecoration project. In fact, we think it's the perfect companion for any home, period. 

Best gifts for her: Stackers Jewellery Box

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11. Stackers Jewellery Box

Sophisticated storage for her rings, necklaces, earrings and more

Reasons to buy
+Eight compartments of various sizes+Six colour options+Stackable design

If your loved one has an ever-expanding jewellery collection (or you've already bought some precious metal treats for them this Christmas) then this jewellery box will make the perfect gift.

Available in six different sizes, the box has two compartments for necklaces, five for earrings and various other pieces, and one specially designed to hold rings securely. The lid closes tightly with a press stud and the design of the box means you can stack it onto of other items sold bu Stackers, making the jewellery box larger if required. Other layers include one for trinkets and one for watches or larger pieces.

Best gifts for her: Liberty Canvas Card Holder

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12. Liberty Canvas Card Holder

Leather and canvas holder has space for three cards

Reasons to buy
+Italian leather detailing+Three design options+Space for three cards

For when carrying a bulky purse feels like a chore, this beautifully leather and canvas card holder from Liberty can slip into any pocket with ease. Available in three different designs, we have featured the model with tan Italian leather.

The holder includes three slots for carrying credit cards, an Oyster card, identification, or a a work pass. As long as it's the standard size, it'll fit just fine. Indies you will find a logo-stamped lining, and the design was created in-house by Liberty itself.