The pressure is on. You’ve got to buy a gift for that special woman in your life and you don’t know what to get her. She’s picky, you want her to love it, and the holidays are almost here. To help you out, we’ve compiled some of our favourite last minute gift ideas for her. We’re not sure if you’ll get them in time for Christmas, but hey, how about a New Year’s gift? Originality is the spice of life, isn’t it?
The trick to buying the perfect present is to think about what she loves to do and go from there. Gift giving isn’t the time to introduce her to new hobbies and experiences. She hates running? No jogging shoes! And for the love of all things Brazen, don’t go to her favourite store and buy the cheapest item you can find. Also, you should always, always get a gift receipt.
Still don’t know what to buy? Start with a gift card. You’ll be hard pressed to find a woman who doesn’t appreciate being handed the gift of shopping.
Here are some ideas:
Try Sephora for the beauty addict, Indigo for a lover of great books and gorgeous lifestyle, Amazon for just about anything, Eluxe for designer and other luxury goods, and Beyond the Rack for the Bargain Hunter.
Holt Renfrew will have her covered from the top of her coiffed head to the tip of her stiletto-clad toe.
Need more ideas? Try treating her to some pampering at her favourite spa, a membership at a yoga studio, or even a few sessions with a personal trainer. AND…if you’re really going all out, you can even send her away for an all expense paid weekend with the girls. Now that is the gift that will keep on giving back to you for a long time to come.
If you’re looking to actually wrap a box, though, and then watch her eyes go wide while she opens it, here are some of our top picks for women. A wine glass that holds an entire bottle of wine. Because why share if you don’t have to?
A floating mug. Because who buys coasters anymore?
Anything from BareLoveBeauty. Because every woman wants great skin and hair and with OlioLove Technology, she’ll glow. A jewel from Hillberg & Berk. Because she loves pretty, shiny things and they made a royal brooch for the Queen of England. Cozy Moccasins from Manitobah Mukluks. Because it’s time to hibernate and she needs warm toes. Esqido Mink lash extensions. Because she wants to bat her long, flirty lashes at you and these do the trick. Anything at all from Michael Kors. Because Michael Kors is the new Coach. 7 Virtues Perfumes and custom blend boxes. Because she wants to smell delicious and do some good at the same time (they’re made from essential oils sourced from rebuilding countries). Tory Burch flats (or boots or scarves or handbags). Because the styling just drips Palm Beach cool, and in the middle of winter, we all need some of that. A Moleskine notebook. Because she might want to write something down the old-fashioned way, and may as well do it in style. A Hamilton Beach Slow-Cooker. Because even though we don’t generally recommend appliances of any kind as gifts, she’s got plenty of more fun things to do than stand around barefoot in the kitchen. Take Me Om Pants from Lululemon. Because they’re perfect for studio, street, or lounging by the fire. She wants them, but she doesn’t even know it yet. An iPhone5 Boostcase. Because she’s on her phone. A lot. And it charges your battery to 150%. Veuve Clicquot Rosé Ice Dress. Because it’s pink champagne! And because the packaging keeps the bubbly cold for up to two hours. Seriously. photo credit: JameyMPhoto via photopin cc