25 Unfailing Gifts For The Woman In Your Life This Christmas
— Updated on 11 January 2023

25 Unfailing Gifts For The Woman In Your Life This Christmas

— Updated on 11 January 2023
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A gift for the lady in your life? We’re fast approaching the red zone for gifting inspiration and delivery cut-offs, so get it together and get it right.

Whether she’s got interests in the outdoors, design, the arts or just wants something nice to look at, pick something from this list and make it snappy – extra points are always awarded when she sees something wrapped with her name on it with ample lead-time.

The best place to start when searching for Christmas gifts for her is to start small and work your way up (or, just keep it small – nothing wrong with managing those expectations), and the tiniest but mightiest wins often come in little bottles that she keeps in her bathroom.

First and foremost, the ultimate summer stocking stuffer: sunscreen. Mother SPF ($42) is a natural sunscreen that smells good, wears well under makeup, and is founded by a Perth woman with a hell of a lot more experience in looking at the sun than the entire east coast population.

Whether she’s high or low maintenance, the RMS Beauty Eyelights cream eyeshadow ($37), an Ultra Violette Peach Sheen Screen ($25) and a Nars Orgasm Blush ($60) (don’t worry, the tea at the Mecca won’t even flinch) is a tidy little trio that will forgive all of your past sins.

If she’s after a new fragrance, but you’re unsure of what she likes, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge ($365) is floral-without-being-overly-sweet, and the perfect scent for a girls’ night out. And if all else fails? Candles are back, and they’ve grown up from their sickly sweet vanilla and coconut pubescent stage.

Bibliothèque Candle

The perfect go-to for a colleague, mother-in-law or distant aunt try Flamingo Estate’s Euphoria Candle ($75), Byredo’s Bibliothèque ($114), or Santa Maria Novella’s Candle Classica ($59) for scents that smell as chic as they look.

For a woman who is partial to the great outdoors, a Southern Hemisphere Christmas makes for easy gifting. Enter: beach towels, and there is no greater status towel than The Avalon ‘Le Lien’ ($260).

When she’s heading from the sand into the water, kit her out in an Innes Lauren low-back one-piece ($300), or a single-colour bikini from Peony Swimwear ($110), but if she’s more of a land-based outdoorswoman, some new kicks like the New Balance 327’s ($169) are a solid addition to the wardrobe.

R.M.Williams Comfort Craftsman

You’d also be hard-pressed to go past a new pair of RM’s for her (and yourself), and the new Comfort Craftsman Boot ($649) style will take her from cattle yard to cocktail hour without having to change outfits (from the knees down). And let’s remember; just because she enjoys the outdoors, doesn’t mean she has to be lumped in with the Patagonia hiking crowd. A pair of Nagnata Balati Biker Shorts ($210) is just about the best active, activewear clothing item she can own, and this Sporty & Rich cotton polo shirt ($160) gives the vibe of what the brand’s name suggests, without her having to actually break a sweat on the court.

Gucci 1961 Jackie

And if, above all else, you know she’s got style, but you’re unsure how to approach it, go timeless over trendy. A Gucci 1961 Jackie Small Shoulder Bag ($3,790) goes with everything, and she’ll treasure it for life (and if she doesn’t, the resale market for luxury bags has never been better).

Piaget Possession

Also to be found in the lifetime-treasure department, the Possession range from Piaget is a new classic of precious stone jewels for your modern woman, and a Cartier Love Ring ($2,750) echos the sentiments of timelessness and forever love (and if you’re not quite ready to drop the knee, it’s an excellent way to buy yourself a few years).

Not quite ready to break the bank to fit her desire for fancy jewels? No worries. Advertisers may have led you to believe that a Tiffany’s bracelet might break the bank, but a Diamond’s by the Yard bracelet ($750) will cost you less than an average week’s pay, and a pair of Rylan Flat Link earrings will only set you back $249.

If her eye for design is more home-inclined, don’t think you have to play it safe with monochromes. A Curio Practic wool blanket ($550) is as functional as it is nice to look at, and you can’t go wrong choosing nice things that sit on top of a coffee table.

A coffee table book like this one from Sydney-based interior designers Arent&Pyke ($57), a Pomponette Vase from Maison Balzac ($159), or a brass matchbox cover ($90) from UK designer Matilda Goad. Or, you could get her the coffee table itself. We like this marble Viola Table ($2,900) from Melbourne-based Just Adele.

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