By Emily Gray
Need some inspiration when it comes to buying presents for the women in your life? In the next of our gift guides we look at what to buy her. We've rounded some of our favourite gifts from cheeseboards and books to weighted blankets!
If there was ever a time to live almost exclusively off cheese, it would be Christmas. Whether it’s a Stilton to round off the meal, an oozing Camembert of an evening or adding Brie to every sandwich. Cheese and Christmas they just go hand in hand. When it comes to cheeseboards, we can’t get enough of this nautical inspired marble and silver finished cheeseboard and cheese knife.
Octopus White Marble Cheeseboard with Knife, £54.95 from culinaryconcepts.co.uk
Looking after our wellbeing during winter is important enough but when it’s winter 2020…so for all those feeling a little frazzled after what has seemed like the longest year there is the Neom Wellbeing Pod and essential oils. Choose the right blend to fix your mood, maybe you need ‘Moment of Calm’, ‘Focus the Mind’ or ‘Bedtime Hero’ add to the pod and fill your home with natural scents to get that much needed boost and moment to recharge.
Create a Deluxe Home Haven Wellbeing Pod Collection, £240 from neomorganics.com
We understand that sometimes gift cards can get a bad rep, not however when it’s a gift card for a 1-1 yoga class with Yoga Team. Whether you’re buying it for a dedicated yoga fan or someone who is looking to progress from sessions on YouTube, the class is ideal for any level. Taught by one of their senior teaching team, the class is tailored exactly to your needs and pace. And breathe…
Private Yoga Class, £85 from yoga-team.co.uk
Espresso Martini Kit
‘Tis the season to be tipsy on Espresso Martinis (although that could be us all year round…) and when it comes to drinking one of our all time favourite cocktails we’ll be choosing Mr Black’s Festive Espresso Martini Kit. The kit gives you everything you need to be your own mixologist: Mr Black Coffee Liqueur, Allpress Coffee Concentrate, three festive Monin syrups (caramel, gingerbread and roasted hazelnut), a cocktail shaker and a double jigger. Perfect for when you need that boost after one too many mince pies or (hopefully not) your third Christmas Zoom quiz.
Mr Black’s Festive Espresso Martini Kit, £65 from mrblack.co
Buying for a bookworm or for someone who keeps meaning to get back into reading? Then let us introduce you to the Rare Birds Book Club. They have one mission to put the fun back into reading with a monthly subscription of the best female-authored fiction. No more having to weigh up reviews, just a book delivered every month for you to delve right into and a chance to discover incredible authors.
Rare Birds Book Club subscription starting at £42 from rarebirdsbookclub.com
It’s time to up your pillow game. This luxurious silk beauty pillowcase from The White Company will work to keep your hair and skin looking it’s best whilst you sleep. Containing the same naturally occurring proteins as your hair, silk is said to keep your tresses healthy and strong; it helps your skin to retain its moisture and it’s an ideal if you suffer from sensitive skin or allergies.This is on top of the fact that it feels wonderfully decadent to be sleeping on silk.
Silk Beauty Pillowcase For Hair & Skin, £60 from thewhitecompany.com
Continuing with having the best night’s sleep, is the Mela Weighted Blanket. Applying a gentle pressure over your body, it helps to ease muscle tension, reduce stress and promote the hormones that make you happy. It’s basically a hug in a blanket that not only makes you feel great but helps you to drift off feeling, calm and relaxed. We also love that when you buy a Mela Weighted Blanket you protect 25 trees in the Amazonian rainforest. Do good, feel good. Win win.
Mela Weighted Blanket, £99 from melacomfort.com
Roberts Beacon Speaker
We’re a little bit in love with this new, retro-style, statement Bluetooth speaker from Roberts. Available in a range of colours including Berry Red and Duck Egg Blue and providing a clear, rich, multi-directional sound experience this is going to make those first few bars of Mariah Carey sound even more magical, because all we want for Christmas is a Beacon 330 Bluetooth Speaker. Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it...but you get our drift!
Beacon 330 Bluetooth Speaker, £199.99 from robertsradio.com
Jewellery, it’s a classic gift, but often tricky to get right. So if you’re looking for the most beautiful jewellery for your partner/mother/daughter/friend/or just yourself (never need a reason to #treatyourself) then head to Listique’s Directory which details some of London’s finest jewellers. From bespoke diamonds and unparalleled collections of engagement rings to unique and exquisite antique jewellery choose a piece from these jewellers and you’ll definitely be in the good books.
Luxury Jewellery, listique.com