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The best gifts for her: fantastic Christmas ideas revealed

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The best gifts for her: fantastic Christmas ideas revealed
24 November 2020

The best gifts for her: fantastic Christmas ideas revealed

Welcome to our best gifts for her guide - a list of great gift ideas for that special someone in your life.

As we are all aware, with the influx of Xmas ads, Christmas is just around the corner – which also means naff gifts 'for her' are filling the shelves.

Hastily chucked into shopping baskets, these gifts are often completely inappropriate for the person you're buying for and end up sitting in a cupboard for twelves months, regifted or – worst – just chucked in the bin.

It can be easy to be bamboozled – especially when you're buying for someone special and just want to get it right. But if you really want to please your mum, girlfriend, sister or best friend, follow our lead.

We've selected the best gifts for her – no matter what she's into.

Hopefully, this goes without saying, but the following gifts are pretty universal and not just for 'her'. That's just the headline to appease the search engine gods.

The best Christmas gifts for her

The best Christmas gifts for her

1. Serenity Box

£65
View now at Serenity Box Co

This Serenity Box is the ultimate relaxing gift for anyone. Its CBD-infused products are top-notch (in this case a body oil, facial oil, chocolate and other goodies) and the presentation is beautiful. This is a one-off box but if it gets the recipient in the mood for more, then there is a subscription box available.

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2. Oxfam Gift Card

£10.00
Buy now at Oxfam

If you want to buy a gift that's ethical, look no further than this Oxfam gift card. Every card means a donation to the Future (IN) projects, which help give women all over the world a voice. Oxfam also do some pretty delicious chocolate, so pick some of that up on your way to the checkout too.

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3. Neom Organics London Scented Candle

£16.00
Buy now from Amazon

If someone you know is in real need of some relaxation, you can't get much better than this Neom scented candle, part of its wider 'Sleep' range. With 6ml of pure essential oils in every candle, they'll be drifting off in no time.

Neom does other scents, too, including a range to 'make you happy' and one to wake you up and energise you – so there's plenty to choose from if you don't want to send someone to sleep.

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4. Arena Flowers

From £23.98
View now at Arena Flowers

We are really impressed with Arena Flowers, the ethical flower delivery company. The bunches we have sampled have always been sumptuous, carefully laid out and really do last for a long time. Arena Flowers has updated its range for Christmas and there are some stunning bouquets available, from £23.98.

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5. Matisse in the Studio

£40.00
Buy now from Amazon

If you're dealing with an aesthete, this gorgeous coffee table book is a great choice. Published several years ago to coincide with a Royal Academy exhibition on the great French artist, Matisse in the Studio looks at the paintings, drawings and cut outs that we all know and love.

Lots of interesting details about his life, but plenty of pictures to feast on, too.

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6. Bloom London dry gin gift pack

£25
View now at Amazon

This Bloom London dry gin has been taste tested by the ShortList team and it’s a great gin for those who like a more floral, delicate-tasting gin. Essentially it’s a gin for those who are still finding their way with the drink which is best drunk with a good glug of lemonade. This gift pack comes with a fantastic branded glass.

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7. Edinburgh Gin Storybook

£55
View now at Edinburgh Gin

This is a beautiful box that’s presented just like a storybook. In it you get two brilliant Edinburgh Gin branded glasses, a selection of cocktail recipes and the all-important bottle of Edinburgh Gin. This is the one we’ve sampled but there are lots more available on its official site.

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8. Nintendo Switch Lite

£243
View now at Amazon

The Nintendo Switch Lite is great for those who are hoping to go travelling again soon. The battery life is better than the original and all that changes is that this is just a handheld and can't be linked up to a TV as a console. It comes with Super Mario 3D and even with the next-gen around, the Switch has plenty of life left in it.

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9. Mr Black’s Espresso Martini Kit

£65
View now at Mr Black

An Espresso Martini made properly is up there when it comes to GOAT cocktails. Mr Black’s knows what it’s doing with its Espresso Martini Kit. It comes with the Mr Black liqueur cocktail, allpress coffee concentrate, and the kit you need to get shaking. It’s presented in a great box and is packed with festive spirit.

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10. Macrame Plant Hangers

£12.52
Buy now at Amazon

If you have someone in your life who's more plant than human, these gorgeous macrame hangers are perfect. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, they come in a variety of colours and shapes – our favourite is the drip effect blue.

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