Christmas gift ideas for her: Budget vs blow the budget

Welcome to the first of my Christmas gift guides!

I’ve decided to do guides for her, him and toddlers. I’ll be dividing each one up into budget vs blow the budget options, so hopefully they will cater for everyone whatever you’re planning to spend.

I loved compiling this one because these are all gift I would love to receive myself. They’re not all about being a mum, they’re about giving a woman something that would make her smile, feel special and help create memories.

These gifts could be for a wife, mum, grandmother, aunt or sister.

I’ll be posting the rest of my guides later this month so do check them out!

Here are the gift ideas for the ladies:

1. Passport cover

Happy Jackson Hello World passport cover from Amazon, £6.75

Christmas gift ideas for her: passport cover

This is such a cute accessory to add to your travel bag! I love the colour, it would make a passport much easier to find at the bottom of your bag.

Aspinal of London passport cover from John Lewis, £55

Christmas gift ideas for her: passport cover

I have one of these and they are just beautiful. The leather is so stunning and you can choose a range of colours.

2. Name necklace

Handmade name necklace by Anna Lou of London at notonthehighstreet.com,£55

The italic writing is so stunning and I think the quality looks great. I love that you can pick the metal you want. You could always use a word, such as “Love” or “Brave” to personalise it instead of a name.

Maya Brenner gold two letter necklace, from £230

This necklace caught my eye when the stunning actress Meghan Markle was pictured wearing it. Her personalised version had an M and an H, which is her boyfriend’s first initial. I’ve never heard of him, some guy called Harry?

You could put your own initials on this or take a leaf out of marvellous Meghan’s book and add the initial of a loved one. You can add more initials for additional costs.

3. Diary

Busy B family diary, £12.99

With a million different things to remember, it’s great to have a personal organiser close to hand to jot down all those dates and to dos. This is a gorgeous colour that she’ll love to carry with her everywhere she goes.

Filofax Finsbury personal organiser from Amazon,£51.78

Made from beautiful leather, this would be a lovely surprise for anyone who needs a little extra motivation to get organised or someone who’s just obsessed with writing every detail of their life down.

It contains a week on two pages diary, index, to do, internet addresses and ruled notepaper.

4. Cook book

5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food by Jamie Oliver from Amazon,£9.99

I would love to give this book a try. I’m always looking for a way to simplify our meals and cut back on the volume of stuff we buy and have to cram into the fridge.

I also find Jamie Oliver’s recipes are easy to follow and always taste brilliant.

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons special edition By Raymond Blanc from Amazon, £225

A lot more than I would normally spend on a cookery book. However I would love to visit this restaurant and I think Raymond Blanc’s cooking looks sublime.

Even if you didn’t ever cook a recipe from it, it would be lovely on the coffee table to flick through when and if you have five minutes with a cup of coffee.

5. Handbag

Fiorelli Lexi backpack in belgrave grey from John Lewis, £70

This shade of grey is stunning. I love the thought of a stylish little backpack for nipping about doing errands with. Because of its design, this is a pretty but practical gift for mums as they can easily sling it over their shoulders and carry a baby as well as whatever else they’re having to juggle too.

Michael Kors Lydia large hobo bag from John Lewis, £270

This is such a beautiful bag. Michael Kors designs bags to be not only stunning but really practical on the inside too with lots of pockets for all your things.

I love how simple but elegant it is. You could take it shopping or use it as the finishing touch for a going out outfit.

I think this would be an amazing treat for her to receive this Christmas!

6. Scarf

Wink Wink scarf by Oliver Bonas, £28

I love the eye lash and lips print covering this scarf. It’s so interesting. I love that the colours are quite pale so it makes it a bit more subtle. It would definitely attract lots of compliments.

Shibani scarf from Beulah London, £95

Such a vibrant print that’s bound to liven up any outfit. This particular design was made to support the United Nation’s Blue Heart campaign and 10 per cent of sales goes to help raise awareness of human trafficking.

7. Pampering

Nails Inc Sparkle Like a Unicorn polish kit, £15

Such pretty colours! I love the new unicorn range by Nails Inc. It’s great to have a bit of sparkle to look at when we are slogging through a hard day.

Dyson Supersonic hairdryer from Amazon,£299

Realistically are we really going to spend £300 on a hairdryer when we have kids to clothe and entertain? The answer is no.

But, if you’ve got a huge family of willing relatives to club together, this could be a pretty lavish treat. Of course if you’re anything like me and a total neat freak, you’ll be asking for the money to be spent on a vacuum cleaner instead. Still though, I would love to give this a try to see what all the hype is about.

8. Heart light

Lit silver heart and initials from Next, £20 each

Buy her your initials and a heart to show how much you care, or just the heart to make her smile.

I think these are really pretty and would look so stylish in the living room.

Neon light up LED heart sign at notonthehighstreet.com, £195

I absolutely adore this bright and beautiful heart. It’s simple but striking to bright up a bedroom or living room. Place it next to family pictures to highlight your special memories.

Yes it’s on the pricey side but it would give her a Christmas to remember.

9. Personalised family artwork

Personalised keepsake finger print art at notonthehighstreet.com, £20

This is such a brilliant idea and it would hang in any room, not just a nursery.

Your family could all pitch in with adding finger prints to the picture, so that you have a truly personal and unique piece of art for the wall.

Personalised multi photo wood acrylic frame at notonthehighstreet.com, £85

Pick eight special photographs of your family to add to this frame. They are reverse printed onto transparent acrylic for a beautiful and unique look. You can also add a personalised message in the middle square.

The frame comes in oak or walnut wood.

10. Slogan clothing

No pain, no champagne vest from Hygge Bands, £25

This is one for any fitness fanatic mummies who like to look good while getting their gym on. There are loads of brilliant slogans from the brand but this one makes me smile!

Perfect for the gym or just wearing around the house!

Love super soft sweatshirt in navy from FMLY store, £55

I love the range of clothes from this family brand! There have something for the entire family. The all feature simple words such as mama. This love one is at the top of my wish list.

It would definitely make a mum feel loved this Christmas.

So that’s the first of my gift guides. I hope you found some ideas here. Do check back next week for the next in my series of guides!

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Christmas gift guide for her: budget vs blow the budget

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