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30 best gift ideas for women: Gorgeous gifts she'll love

Gifts for women can be tricky. If you're looking to impress the special woman in your life? We've got just the thing...

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Leanne Bayley
Leanne BayleyDirector of Lifestyle & Commerce
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If you're looking for the best gift ideas to impress the incredible woman in your life - or you're looking for a gift to treat yourself - we've done the hard work so you don't have to. From beauty products to fashion accessories, homeware pieces and the latest must-have jewellery, we've got all the best gifts for women. Whether you're after a thoughtful gift for your mum, sister, aunt, best friend, or the work wife in your life, get shopping for ideas now. 

Top gifts for women - at a glance

How we chose the best gifts for women 

  • Personal experience: The writer of this article is a woman and has two sisters and lots of female friends to buy for. She also is quite the shopaholic herself and many people - HELLO! colleagues included - come to her for help with gift giving (especially the men in the office!). 
  • Price: This gift edit needs to suit all budgets, especially with the cost of living crisis. 
  • Variety: We want this edit to have something to suit everyone with lots of different interests. 
  • Reviews: While we've tried to include things we have personally tried where possible, we've also used highly reviewed products from personal shoppers.

The best gift ideas for her... 

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser

The Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser is the perfect gift for a loved one who adores a hot chocolate. Engineered by Dualit, the Velvetiser gives you delectably smooth, whipped hot chocolate in the comfort of your own home and the current deal (£30 off!) makes it a no-brainer. It's simple to use - add flakes of real chocolate to your choice of dairy, plant milk or water, then press the button and let the patented velvetising process deliver luxurious cloud-like chocolate velvet.

Editor's Note:

This is definitely one of my favourite purchases. I use this all year-round and I'm stunned every time I use it because yes, the hot chocolate really is that delicious. I can recommend the Salted Caramel flavour! It's a great gift for someone like your mother-in-law - someone you want to keep sweet. 

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift & Firm Cream Youth Restoring Solutions 3-Piece Set

elizabeth arde ceramide collection

Worth £107, this anti-aging 3-piece gift set features Advanced Lift and Firm Day Cream SPF 15 along with Advanced Ceramide Capsules and Advanced Lift and Firm Night Cream which works overnight to improve firmness and hydration.

Editor's Note:

Elizabeth Arden is a really trusted brand and countless celebrities swear by it. From Catherine Zeta-Jones to Reese Witherspoon, it's a brand the woman in your life will know and trust. 

Penhaligon's Liquid Love

Penhaligons liquid love perfume

If you're after a gift for your beloved, how about some Liquid Love. The passionate new scent from Penhaligon's will set hearts a-flutter thanks to the spicy rushes of pink pepper, ginger and turmeric lock in fiery embrace with chilli and musk. 

Editor's Note: 

I am a longtime fan of Penhaligon's - the perfume just has total staying power and they're always so different to the norm. 

Mulberry Mini Alexa In Geranium Pink

pink alexa bag

A little luxury goes a long way, like Mulberry's pink Mini Alexa handbag. This cult style epitomises laidback luxury with its slouchy shape, tactile leather and traditional detailing from the braided top handle to double strap closure. 

Editor's Note:

It might be down to the Barbie movie, but pink has never been more in vogue and this pink Mulberry is a real showstopper to look at. If she's a fan of pink, she'll absolutely love it. 

Fortnum & Mason The Bellini Box

bellini box

Equal parts delicious and decadent, Fortnum & Mason's The Bellini Box is designed for celebrations with your nearest and dearest. To make a proper Bellini cocktail, you need crisp Prosecco and sweet white peach nectar. 

Editor's Note:

This would make a great gift for your cocktail loving friend - someone who loves to go for a boozy brunch and is the life and soul of any party. 

Dyson AirWrap

Dyson airwrap

Elevate your gifting with Dyson's special edition AirWrap, which includes not just the styler but comes in a chic storage case, plus plenty of extras from a travel pouch to round volumising brush.

Editor's Note: 

Ok, so it took me a while to get on the Dyson super fan train, but now I'm on it, there's no getting off. I think it makes a great gift because it's fun to play with, and the box is full of so many treats for you to experiment with. I have naturally thick, heavy, wavy hair which can be very difficult to style and the Dyson AirWrap works an absolute treat. It took me a while to perfect but now it's second nature. 

Castillo de Ibiza Rosé

castillo ibiza rose wine

Castillo de Ibiza is a new Spanish rosé, created to be enjoyed during special moments. Offering a taste of boho-luxe to rosé lovers and party-goers alike, Castillo de Ibiza is guaranteed to create precious shared moments with loved ones.

Editor's Note: 

This is the perfect gift for the friend you'd party the night away with in Ibiza. What's more, I love the bottle. The unique design perfectly shows off the salmon-pink hue of the liquid, making for a beautiful gift.

Stackers Two-Drawer Jewellery Box

Stackers pink jewellery box

Know a jewellery lover? She can keep her precious jewels safe and secure in this elegantly designed Stackers two-drawer jewellery box, luxuriously finished in a soft velvet lining.

Editor's Note:

As someone who struggles with keeping my jewellery safe but still accessible, I think this would make a really exceptional gift that she can can keep for years to come. It's stylish and functional - the perfect pairing. 

Chelsea Peers Pyjamas

chelsea peers pjs

Nightwear makes a great gift for women - who doesn't love something new for bed time? Chelsea Peers is a lovely brand and reasonably priced. It's made of soft organic cotton fabric and even features handy pockets.

Editor's Note:

Adding to someone's PJ drawer is an easy gift and sizing tends to be easy enough to guess. 

Soru Jewellery Statement Earrings

Soru earrings

Would you look at these delightful earrings? Soru should be your point of call if you're after luxury statement jewellery. These earrings - which were a collaboration with Loveshack Fancy - are limited edition so don't delay. 

Editor's Note:

I have an obsession with Soru earrings - and these ones in particular are my absolute favourites right now. They arrive looking beautiful, and you can tell they're made with care and with high quality materials. 

BaByliss Wave Secret Air

babyliss wave

Everyone is talking about the BaByliss Wave Secret Air. The revolutionary hair curler is expertly designed to wrap, curl and cool hair with direction control for a choice of curl finishes. Utilising Auto Curl Technology and an intelligent professional heating system, the waver precisely controls the wrap of the hair, creating a consistent curl formation. The Cool Air Smart System delivers a blast of cold air to help set the curl in place for long-lasting hold. Simply close the handle to allow the hair to be automatically drawn into the large ceramic curl chamber where it is accurately heated to form a perfect wave every time.

Editor's Note:

I have tried the BaByliss Wave Secret Air, and trust me when I tell you I was apprehensive at first but there was no need to be nervous. It creates such a gorgeous curl, it's really easy to use and the curls hold a lot longer than I expected them to. 

Glossier Body Hero

glossier body oil

Such a treat! if she's a fan of Glossier, the Body Hero is a huge hit, with one fan declaring that they wish they could give it 10 stars. It delicately scents the skin and provides a subtle sheen.With an intoxicating Orange Blossom Neroli scent, this ultra-fine body oil packed with Sea Fennel Extract and a blend of three antioxidant-rich oils—Sunflower Seed, Grapeseed, and Oat—instantly moisturises while smoothing and evening skin tone and improving all over radiance. 

Editor's Note:

Granted, there are a lot of scented body oils to choose from nowadays but if you want to gift a scent that lasts all day, Body Hero does not.

Pre-Loved Chanel Bracelet

chanel bracelet

You might need a large budget for this gift but if you're after a one-of-a-kind present, this would be it. This pre-loved Chanel charm gold-plated and faux-pearl bracelet sourced by Susan Caplan really is quite something. 

Editor's Note:

Be still my beating heart, isn't this just phenomenal? 

Personalised Glitter Print Artwork

glitter print

A perfect handmade gift, a glittery piece of artwork for your nearest and dearest. Choose your favourite photo and let the artist create the magic! The perfect way to bring their most special moments to life. 

Editor's Note:

I have bought Lillie Bernie's glitter artworks for the last few years and they are genuinely my favourite things I own. I have bought them as gifts too, and they work really well for that 'ooh' and 'ahh' moment. 

Swarovski Angelic Necklace

swarovski necklace diamonds

Twinkle twinkle! A lucky woman will feel like royalty in this beautiful tennis necklace.

Editor's Note:

Swarovski’s Angelic collection is a bestseller for as reason and this is ideal for special occasions and gift giving.

J'Adore L'or

j'adore d'or

The director of Dior Fragrance Creation, the iconic Francis Kurkdjian, has showcased the beauty of the J'adore flowers by heightening their nuances and accentuating their colours for J'adore L'or. The full and voluptuous perfume essence contains notes of orange blossom, jasmine grandiflorum and centifolia rose absolutes. 

Editor's Note: 

I loved the original of this fragrance, but the relaunched version gives it an edge. I also love how the iconic bottle is reinvented and adorned with precious materials. The necklace is now different, and the curves and roundness echoes the warmth of the scent. 

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership XI: Sunlit Seduction

Pat mcgrath labs

Pat McGrath has done it again with a new epic collection of eyeshadows in one dreamy new palette and it's such a showstopper of an eyeshadow palette it makes for a really great gift for your makeup loving friend. She'll be able to play with the luminous shimmers, metallics, mattes and amazing astrals. 

Editor's Note: 

The structure-shaping shades lend brilliantly well with the creamy multidimensional astral hues. All of the 10 pigments can be used wet or dry and amplified even further with the new IntensifEYES Longwear Primer, which is epic by the way. 

M&S Cable Knit Boot Slippers

marks & spencer cable knit slippers

Who wouldn't want to be gifted with a pair of gorgeous slippers? They are available in cream and grey but we love the cream shade.

Editor's Note: 

Toasty toes are the gift that keeps on giving and I predict these new-in cable-knit slipper boots (with a cosy borg lining) will fly off the shelves.

Kylie Wines Gift Box

kylie wines

A Kylie Wines gift box, need we say more? Put your hand on your heart and tell us this isn’t the perfect present. The chic silver gift box contains a heart-embossed bottle of Kylie Minogue Prosecco Rosé NV and a pair of matching Kylie Minogue glasses to sip it from. 

Editor's Note:

I'll admit, this would be hard for me to part with. Just think, your female friend or female family member is lucky lucky lucky. 

Our Place Mini Home Cook Duo

our place mini

Our Place has become the cooking brand du jour over the past few years, and the mini sizes are becoming increasingly popular. We think this duo set would make a fabulous gift. The Mini Perfect Pot and Mini Always Pan are a match made in kitchen heaven. From cooking up the perfect eggs to whipping up all manner of sauces to reheating soups and leftovers, this duo is mini, mighty, and multifunctional.

Editor's Note:

I genuinely look forward to cooking because of my Our Place cookware. If you've got a foodie BFF who thinks of herself as Nigella Lawson, this is the ultimate gift for her. 

Travel Luggage

antler luggage

If you know someone who loves to travel and is in need of luggage, this could be the gift that keeps on giving. The Clifton case is everything you could possibly want from a suitcase - each feature is designed to last longer and function better than ever before. 

Editor's Note:

This polycarbonate suitcase is strong, light on its feet and wheels like a dream.

The White Company Dressing Gown

white company dressing gown

The White Company's ribbed Hydrocotton robe has the same beautiful quality and fluffy texture as the brand's bestselling Hydrocotton towels. This style features a cosy hood and is generously sized to make it extra snuggly.

Editor's Note:

You can't go wrong with a dressing gown from The White Company, it'll be the cosiest gift they open - guaranteed. 

Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Bath & Shower Oil Collection

aromatherapy associates

Aromatherapy Associates is a British institution and this Ultimate Bath & Shower Oil Collection will go down a treat. Each product has been crafted with calming & muscle-soothing essential oils, and is worth £120.

Editor's Note:

Like a lot of women, I love a good bath. You can't beat it! The Ultimate Bath & Shower Oil Collection has been hand-picked by the brand's Master Blender, drawing on our extensive expertise in the field of aromatherapy (spanning almost 40 years), which harnesses the vigour of natural essential oils and their potent aromas. 

The M&S Collection Hamper

The M&S Collection Hamper

This M&S Collection Hamper is a gift the whole family can enjoy. This best selling selection features a range of premium food and drink, presented in a smart wicker hamper that can be used again and again. From chutney to Cornish Cruncher biscuits and sourdough crackers to milk chocolate Florentines, single origin chocolate bar or all butter shortbread fingers. Adults will be delighted with the bottle of Cote du Rhone Villages red wine.

Editor's Note:

This is a great gift for a couple - you can bet everything will get eaten in seconds. 

Personalised jewellery case

personalised jewellery

Perfect for your travel buddy who needs a jewellery case for on-the-go. The simple personalised jewellery case is made of colourful faux leather, designed by the Lisa Angel creative team.

Editor's Note:

All of my friends would love this travel-friendly jewellery box, and they'll use it more than you think. 

Assouline Vital Voices by Alyse Nelson and Gayle Kabaker 

vital voiceds

Vital Voices, edited by Alyse Nelson and illustrated by Gayle Kabaker, documents the stories of 100 women who are using their power to make a difference. This hardcover book includes portraits of some of the world's most influential public figures, as well as first-person narratives that explore their activism, leadership and fight for equality. Discover the perspectives of everyone from Tarana Burke to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Editor's Note:

The ultimate gift for the feminist in your life. 

Simplehuman Light-Up Mirror

makeup mirror

If you know someone who really enjoys doing their makeup every day, the simplehuman mirror will be their new best friend. The LED lighting around the rim automatically lights up as your face approaches and the 'tru-lux' light system simulates natural sunlight so you can make sure your make-up is colour correct. But it also has a candlelight setting so you can check your look in lower lighting too.

Editor's Note:

This mirror is a game changer. I discovered it in a fancy hotel once and just knew it needed to be in this gifting edit. 

Jo Malone London Candle

Jo Malone London candle

Jo Malone London has long celebrated the beloved English pear with the ever so timeless scent of the fruity-floral fragrance, English Pear & Freesia. The scent is now available in a special-edition candle finished with a decorative lid.

Editor's Note:

This scent is UNREAL, and a real crowd pleaser. I also love that it has a unique decorative lid. 

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Jet Set

sol de janeiro

These best-loved, travel-friendly minis include the iconic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Brazilian 4 Play Shower Cream-Gel, and Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist for a head-to-toe fragrance blended with addictive notes of pistachio and salted caramel. 

Editor's Note:

Shopping for your bestie? The Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Jet Set is a travel-ready, body-loving collection. 

Chocolate Bouquet

chocolate bouquet

No words needed for this one: The gift for the ultimate chocoholic in your life. 

Editor's Note:

I would quite happily receive this bunch of chocolate bars, that's for sure! 

Subscription To HELLO! Magazine

hello subscription gift

We know just the thing that will make your loved one's day - a subscription to HELLO! Magazine, which will be delivered straight to their door every week. 

Editor's Note:

Sorry, but you didn't think we wouldn't include this, did you? The best gift of all... 

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