The best gifts for her: presents women will love
Luxurious, stylish, cool, geeky... get them gifts they'll really want.
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 ads, Valentine's 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 the one you love, then check this list out.
We've selected the best gifts for her – no matter what she's into.
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The best gifts for her
1. Arena FlowersView 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.
2. Serenity BoxView 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, sensual gel, bath bom 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.
3. Oxfam Gift CardBuy 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.
4. Neom Organics London Scented CandleBuy 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.
5. Nintendo Switch LiteView 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.
6. Mr Black’s Espresso Martini KitView 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.
7. Bloom London dry gin gift packView 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.
8. Edinburgh Gin flavoured gift setView now at Edinburgh Gin
Edinburgh Gin makes some of the finest gins around, and some pretty fine gift sets too. This simple pack encompasses two of its flavoured blends, for something a little more interesting than a plain bottle of the clear stuff. Rhubarb & Ginger or Gooseberry & Elderflower? There's no need to pick with this gift pack. It included a 20cl bottle of each, and these are full 40% gins, not the 20% liqeurs you can generally pick up for less money.
9. Macrame Plant HangersBuy 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.