Sunday, 25 November 2012

Mrs M's BIG Christmas Gift Guide - Gifts for Her

Following one from my first Christmas Gift Guide post, the foodie edition and gifts for children, my third one in the series is gorgeous gifts for her. I don't know about you, but I'm all about the pretty and I find it quite easy to buy gifts for the ladies in my life so I found it hard to keep this post small!

1.  Sea Sparkle offer a beautiful range of sea glass jewellery which is created using genuine smooth, tactile sea glass found on the beaches of Devon and Cornwall. Each item in the range is unique, is finished with sterling silver clasps and comes in a presentation gift box. Reusing and recycling is such a big trend at the moment and are we're a family of sea lovers I just cannot resist some of these beautiful items. Two of the items that immediately caught my eye - they have relevance to me and my children - are the "I See The Sea" Wrap Bracelet (£32.00) and the beautiful "She Sells Seashells" Necklace (£46.00). Perfect gifts for anybody who feels an affinity with the coast.

2.  If you're on a bit of budget this year, Wilkinson have an absolutely great range of gift ideas at amazing prices. Some of my favourite items this year are Little Birds Heart Tree Photo Frame (£5), the Heart Cutting Board (£4), Country Garden Caddy (£10) and the Little Birds Sewing Box (£8).  There are four ways to shop at Wilkinsons; in store, from the catalogue, online at or over the phone by calling 08456 080807. If you need to know where your nearest store is call 08444 778877 or visit the website.

3. Owls have been quite a hot trend in the past year or so and whilst it may not be every woman's ideal present, some of us girls actually do like being bought gifts for the home! I love these owls from online boutique Butterfly Lane. I think they'd make a gorgeous present - I'm thinking of getting one as a present for myself! Ollie the Owl is the large one at £26.50 and smaller Ceramic Owlette is £14.95.

4. If you're looking for a bit of sparkle and bling for a female friend or family member then check out Bling Rocks.  I was recently sent two beautiful bracelets (the Silver Luxe Starlet Crystal Bracelet and the Belgravia Starlet Bracelet) from the collection and I can confirm they are wonderfully blingy and perfect for the festive season. Prices are very reasonable and each item over £7.99 comes with free standard gift wrapping - a velvet drawstring pouch, wrapped in tissue paper and put in a Bling Rocks gift box. All very presentable and definitely something I'd like to find in my Christmas stocking!

5. This item is already on my Christmas list so lets hope Mr M has been paying attention! We travel a lot (nothing glamourous, lots of camping!) so I think the She's So Jetset set from Benefit Cosmetics is the ideal gift for anyone who moves around a lot! The kit includes an eyeshadow palette, They're Real mascara, first-class face power with brush, lip gloss in Life on the A List, double-ended applicator and the POREfessional (a balm to minimise the appearance of pores). Priced at £29.50 this makes a beautiful gift for a special friend.

6. Fancy buying a gift and supporting a worthwhile charity at the same time? Cancer Research UK have an absolutely fabulous gift range this year including this fantastic mugs priced at £8.00 each. I fell in love with them immediately and as it's a slim chance that anyone else will buy them for me, I'm going to treat myself to them I think! You can shop online at  Cancer Research UK and in store.

7. I know it's not every woman's dream to receive pottery or kitchenware for Christmas but I'm more than happy with it! I love the Joy range at Emma Bridgewater and am the proud owner of one or two pieces but would love to add more to the collection. If one of the special ladies in your life does like pottery then the splendid Joy oval platter is a sight to behold (£100) and the Joy serving bowl (£44.95) would look fabulous on any Christmas table or if she's a baker, how about the lovely Joy cake plate (£49.95), all available online at Emma Bridgewater. There's also a large range of smaller gifts to suit all budgets and tastes. I've been after that platter for the past few years but no such luck yet!  

8. Interflora do more than just flowers and have a great range of Christmas gift hampers this year. The "A Little Lift Happy Box" could be a great gift for someone in need of a little R&R this festive season as it is a taste of luxury, designed to offer some genuine pampering. The hamper costs £100 and includes a relaxing bath preparation, a 100% cashmere eye mask, organic hand lotion, a handmade pewter leather journal and some Belgian chocolate - all beautifully presented and gift-wrapped. You can order this gift and other Interflora gifts online via their website.

9. If you know someone who loves to read, then this mini journal could be a lovely stocking filler. It's ideal for keeping track of books you've read, writing notes about them and keep lists of books you want to read in the future. It's available at Amazon, currently priced at £5.25.

10.  And finally, I'm sorry to lower the tone but I think every girl deserves a bit of Magic Mike in her stocking this year. Available to buy on DVD from November 26th.

I hope I've offered some inspiration - I thoroughly recommend Item number 10 on the list...

Disclaimer: I have not been paid to promote the products featured in my Christmas gift guide. I may have undertaken product reviews of some of those featured in the blog posts and this will be mentioned where it is relevant. Many of the products I have featured in the gift guide series are there purely because I like them! I always try to be upfront and honest - if you have any questions, please get in touch via email.


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