Christmas gift guide: For Her
Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho!
Know someone who’s always bopping to a beat even when they’re getting the dinner on (glass of wine in one hand, of course)? This print from Muddy Award-winning gift shop, Treat Yo’ Self in Hitchin will be right up their street and add a fun splash of colour to their kitchen, too.
This gorgeous set contains a lavender and geranium bath oil and pillow mist to aid restful sleep. It’s from Bedfordshire-based Millie’s Organics which promotes self-kindness (something we could all do with a little more of!) and even gives back to the mental health charity Mind every month. Good stuff all round.
raise a toast
It’s not Christmas without a glass of something sparkly in hand and there’s no drink, right? Grown atWiltshire’s Cholderton’s Bluestone Vineyard, this sparkling rosé has a fruity, citrusy flavour, with a touch of creaminess too, making it the ideal accompaniment to any festive soirees. Add a wooden gift box and personal message to make your bottle extra special.
Slip into something…
Talk about luxurious: these silk satin pyjamas from Alice Acreman Silks in Oxfordshire are the ultimate boudoir look, and so soft against the skin. (That oversized tee looking a bit lacklustre now, eh?). Even better: the company follows slow fashion ethics, so any gift recipients can look and feel great without the guilt.
We’d be totally buzzing to get this gorgeous 9ct yellow gold pendant under the tree this year. Available from Chichester based jeweller Timothy Roe, winner of the Best Jewellery Shop in the Muddy Sussex awards.
For the pink gin obsessive in your life (we’ve all got one), this premium Grapefruit and Raspberry Gin from Buckinghamshire brand Hustle is beautiful, delicious, and made with a social conscience.
£45 for 70cl
over the rainbow
Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve, LOVE is front and centre with this slim fit cotton mix navy sweater by British brand Sugarhill Brighton available from Padstow’s Aloft Shop.
Let there be light
These eco-friendly and sustainable natural soy wax candles from Surrey-based Arbrook Candles are available in four fragrances, each one inspired by the English countryside, plus a seasonal limited edition scent called Christmas Wish – a warm spicy blend of cinnamon, cloves, mandarin and orange on a woody musky base. Candles are available as votives, or with one or three-wicks.
She sells seashells
A cool little coastal touch for a cosy bed or sofa, this soft 100% cotton cushion in grey/sage is hand printed in crisp white ink by artist Jo Jeffery. Part of her Isle of Wight based Seashells & Lavender homewares collection, it comes with a soft feather inner.
For contemporary Scandi-style ceramic wares, you can’t go wrong with Wivenhoe-based Dantes Ceramics run by pro potter Isabelle Taylor-Jones. We love this chic flecked part-glazed jug, or you can contact Isabelle to discuss creating a bespoke set for that special someone.
let it glow
Guilt-free make-up, toiletries and accessories are sure to go down well this Christmas, so pick up some online gifts from Cambridge company Pure Source, which specialises in clean, green brands like Holifrog and Olio E Osso. Our pick of the bunch? Ilia Beauty Illuminator is ah-mazing.
put a ring on it
Handcrafted by artisan jeweller Anja Potze, winner of Best Jeweller in the Glos Muddy Awards 2021, this stunner of a ring is definitely one to drop heavy hints for this Christmas (but you’ll need to have been very good!). Fashioned from 18ct yellow gold and studded with a rainbow of precious gems, sapphires and diamonds, it’s a showstopper that you’ll be treasuring forever.
Fleecy does it
Snuggle up in this oversized Hartford leopard slub fleece sweatshirt. The 100% cotton top, available in Army Green or Steel Blue, is part of Somerset shop Allotment’s cleverly curated collection of beautiful, wearable womenswear and accessories.
the gift that keeps on giving
Send a different artisan candle – carefully curated for its scent, sustainability creds and beautifully packaged – to her door each month with a subscription from Light Box Candles. You can buy subscriptions for three/six/twelve months or a one-off box.
Love all things boho and beautiful? Rikke Line, winner of Best Jewellery Store in Kent, creates stunningly unique earrings, bracelets and necklaces that all nod to her pared-back, Scandi-style roots – like this Gold Bubbles Bracelet (made from 14K gold with semi precious stones). Works well on its own or is perfect for layering.
Let’s get physical
Got a yoga bunny to buy for? Hop over to Raw Flora for a pretty and practical range of tops and bottoms in sizes 6-14, handmade by a seamstress and yoga teacher on the south Devon coast from planet-friendly materials. We love the fold-over detail on this Tulip Top made from bamboo fibres which keep you cool (or warm!) and clings just enough to stop the stress of fabric falling in your face during your down dog.
say it with stripes
Keep your head toasty and warm while looking stylish in this luxurious cashmere hat from Cavells, Rutland. The bright pattern stands out from the crowd and will definitely get you noticed.
Persian wild carrot seed was grown and distilled in the Dorset countryside at Keyneston Mill, sustainable botanical gardens and home to Parterre Fragrance, to create The Hour of Dusk & Gold eau de parfum. The mildly spicy scent, evocative of a warm Moroccan evening, comes in 50ml & 100ml sizes. Spend over £95 and receive a free silk scarf with a design by Petra Dufkova.
Inject a coastal element to your pressies by gifting this gorgeous Oxford stripe blanket, available online from Javelin, Bury St Edmund’s award winning lifestyle store.
Made for walking
We love these high-rise, khaki leather chelsea boots from Norwich-based boutique Vanilla. Perfect for cold-weather stomping yet a total look, they’re ideal for the practical fashionista in your life.
Pimp up any bag this party season with this versatile and va-va-vampy handbag strap from Lavender Blue. Made from soft and tactile cowhide on the front and black leather on the reversible side it’s perfect for twinning with any outfit you choose to don. Just clip on the two ends to your favourite tote, shoulder bag or cross-body bag and go.
Perfect for chilly winter walks, these gorgeously soft 100% cashmere raspberry pink fingerless mittens are made by French designer brand Absolut Cashmere. Part of a huge range of beautiful scarves and accessories at Hampshire’s Cleverly Wrapped boutique in Stockbridge, send them gift wrapped in bespoke packaging at no extra cost.
Bling it on
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a little ribbon tied box containing twinkly ear candy. These handcrafted extra large sterling silver hoops from Berkshire-based Live & Love by Maxine are practical enough for everyday wear with essential festive sparkle too. Measuring 60mm diameter, Maxine’s delicate hammering creates a stunning shimmer on these simple, statement earrings.
What’s better than gifting someone a good night’s sleep? This mask from Bonds Lifestyle in Stratford-upon-Avon is a super cute fluffy faux fur with a satin back. Hello eight hours!
Bags of style
Moo-ve over boring bags, get a load of these super chic and sustainably sourced statement pieces from Northamptonshire based Forever Wild. The Galloway tote bag, inspired by Belted Galloway cattle, is fully lined with a zipped inside pocket and leather base and fits all your daily clobber. It even comes in a bright range of neons and camo.