The best gifts for her this Christmas

Get ahead of the game this Christmas thanks to some serious inspiration from our roundup of gifts for the tech lover, fitness fanatic, explorer or jet setter in your life

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It may be just shy of two months away, but it's not too early to be thinking about a Christmas gift for the woman in your life. 

In fact, now is the best time to take a look at the best gifts on offer for her this winter, so that you can relax and enjoy the build up to the big day stress free.

While it's tempting to go for one of the big three of jewellery, chocolate or bath stuff, there are plenty of gift options out there so maybe it's time to get a little more creative, and pick up something more personal? 

We've collated a selection of the best gifts for her from across our channels, so whether you're looking to please someone who is tech savvy, a fitness fanatic, wanderluster or happy camper, we’ve got a gift idea for you. 

Read on for our pick of the best gifts for her this Christmas 2018.

Best gifts for her: Amazon Kindle Oasis

Amazon Kindle Oasis

The perfect gift to help her escape to other worlds

Reasons to buy
+Waterproof+High-res 300 ppi display  
Reasons to avoid
-Rose gold version only available as 32G

Netflix may have many great shows on offer to help you leave reality behind, but there’s nothing quite like a good book. Well, actually, there is, and it’s the Kindle Oasis. 

When it comes to e-readers, they need to up their game to make us turn away from a classic paperback, and thanks to innovative waterproofing, the Kindle Oasis has done this.

The first Kindle designed to withstand significant splashes from the bath or the beach, we recommend the Oasis for evening wind downs and holidays. It’s ergonomically designed to shift the centre of gravity to your palm so that it can be held with one hand and rest like the spine of a book.

Left-handed? Don’t worry, the page orientation will adjust to match if it’s being held by a left or right hand. Clever, really.

What’s more, the screen is glare free even in sunlight, so it’s as close to reading paper as you can get without, well, reading a book.

For the tech-savvy woman who also can’t resist a page turner, this gift is a win-win.  

Best gifts for her: FujiFilm Instax Square

FujiFilm Instax Square

The retro-looking camera that prints instantly

Reasons to buy
+Affordable camera+Fun to use and looks great too 
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive film

The FujiFilm Instax Square tops the list of our 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.

With its retro feel that nods to classic camera design in pearl white, graphite grey or blush gold, this camera is one of the most stylish instant camera 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’ll also produce 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

ghd Air ® Hairdryer

Premium hairdryer for sleek, frizz-free hair without straighteners

Reasons to buy
+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 though. You can also purchase the ghd Air ® diffuser for an additional £14.99, which will help style wavy hair into sleek waves rather than a curls of frizz.  

Best gifts for her: Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot

Smarten up her home with this Alexa-powered, time-saving device

Reasons to buy
+Compatible with many other smart home devices+Automatic updates through the cloud 
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't support Bluetooth 

Give the gift of time this Christmas with an Amazon Echo Dot. Whatever it is that she does, there will be times in the life of the woman you are shopping for when she’s just too busy.

Whether that’s because of work, kids or her hobbies, the Amazon Echo can help keep things organised with reminders, voice-controlled online ordering and control home appliances such as thermostats and light switches.

Powered by Alexa, it can find information on demand, recommend nearby services and tradespeople and tell you the best restaurants in the area, all helping save her time. It can also call other Echo devices hands-free and can pick up voices across the room, meaning she can multi-task to the max. 

Best gifts for her: Berghaus Expeditor Ridge 2.0

Berghaus Women's Expeditor Ridge 2.0

A Christmas gift for her to wear all year round

Reasons to buy
+Stylish+Suitable for all terrains 
Reasons to avoid
-Leather is not as breathable as synthetic alternatives  

We’ve already touched upon how giving gifts that give back time can be some of the most thoughtful. That’s because they free us to get on with doing the things we really want to be doing. If the important woman in your life is a fan of the great outdoors, why not buy her a pair of these hiking boots from Berghaus?

They’re a stylish pick when it comes to walking boots and they have amazing grip so they’ll work for the trail hiker and the coastal rambler alike.

That said, if you’re shopping for a seasoned walker looking for something a little tougher and harder-wearing, check out the Salomon X Radiant hiking boots that top our best women’s hiking boots list.  

Best gifts for her: Dell XPS 13

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: Nike Gym Club Holdall

Nike Gym Club Holdall

Look good whilst keeping fit

Reasons to buy
+Stylish and understated +Two colour options 
Reasons to avoid
-No separate shoe compartment  

One of the best things about Christmas gifting is finding a present that is something someone both needs and wants.

A high quality but stylish gym bag is the perfect gift from your gym-obsessed friend, sister or significant other who puts her own money into kit rather than a kit bag.

If you want to get her something that reflects her hobby but that she won’t already have (and that you don’t need to take out your gym membership to understand the specs of), a gym bag could be the best gift for her this Christmas.

This bag from Nike is simple and stylish, meaning she can be ready to work out, any time, any place. Internal compartments keep valuables safe and your clothes and shoes organised.

Available in burgundy or black, the bag is made from polyester so it’s water resistant and wipes clean.  

Best gifts for her: Knomo Parklane Suitcase

Knomo Parklane Suitcase

Indulge in every whim to explore the world in 2019

Reasons to buy
+34 litre capacity for up to 5 nights away+Classic but distinctive design 
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive 

Help her be ready for anything 2019 might hold with the Park Lane 4-wheel carry on case from Knomo this Christmas.

The timeless design of this suitcase makes it equally suitable for holidays, weekends away and business trips. On wheels and rigid bottom like an ordinary suitcase but featuring a duffel-bag-like body that’s soft, this bag allows her to maximise on space but keep her belongings safe and secure as well.

There’s a dedicated laptop compartment that will fit a device up to 15 inches, and the signature Knomo double pockets on the front of the case give you quick and easy access to important documents as you fly through airport security, magazines for making a flight go faster or other essential items.  

Best gifts for her: Knomo Mayfair Hanover Laptop Bag

Knomo Mayfair Hanover Laptop Bag

A laptop bag that's anything 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 smaller, take a look at this Mayfair Hanover Laptop Bag, also from Knomo.

Still hugely practical but even more stylish than the Park Lane suitcase, this briefcase is designed to walk the line between handbag and laptop bag, resulting in a stylish yet functional bag that’ll 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

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.

Real Homes magazine subscription

Ideas and inspiration all year round

Reasons to buy
+A gift that lasts all year+Beautiful photography and design
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

At this time of year, a subscription to Real Homes is the perfect Christmas gift for any mum who’s passionate about her home. Each month, they’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. If you pick up a gift subscription today, you’ll save up to 58%.