It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Gifts for Her week, that is! We’ve got great present recommendations for everyone from your eco-chic bestie to the power suit formerly known as your sister. Ready, set, gift!
The Busy Boss
She’s basically the smartest, most successful person you know — not to mention always on time, impeccably styled and able to find the best wine on any menu. But she scoffs at baths, cupcakes and knickknacks, and buys whatever it is she needs immediately. She really deserves a month-long trip to Thailand, but that’s a little out of your budget.
Get her something pretty — or better yet, something practical that will make her feel pretty. Look no further than Look Fantastic for it either, whether it’s a skincare set that will get her through the holiday hangover season in one piece, a new range of makeup for experimenting (in her case, mastering) or a lovely scent from her favourite brand. Her secretary’s going to send you one hell of a thank you note.
The Green Goddess
While her obsession with yoga and kale borders on fanatic, you have to hand it to her: she’s gotten her whole building to recycle properly AND started a community garden in the empty lot next door. Not to mention, her parsnip fries are transcendent.
If she loves to run outside, employee your best Sherlock methods and find out if there are any accessories she might need — iPod arm bands are essential. For pampering purposes, The Body Shop is dedicated to using fair trade ingredients and doesn’t test products on animals. Or maybe she’s been flirting with going full vegan, in which case a vegan cookbook is a highly supportive choice.
The Design Diva
Her flat was just featured in ELLE Decor, she actively manages about one hundred Pinterest boards and you once let her rearrange your bedroom — which she now does every other month, without asking (admittedly, it looks better each time).
She’ll be right chuffed if you get her something tasteful she can incorporate into her home decor scheme. Choose a subtle, versatile piece that she can easily repurposed in any room. Oliver Bonas has a stunning range of fresh, modern homeware that meets these criteria. And remember, copper wire is the new Mason jar.
1. Astrid Tray, £5.
2. Copper Wire Recipe Stand, £22.
3. urve Vase, £26.
The Funny Gal
Capable of diffusing the most awkward of conversations, she’s your favorite person to bring to weddings, office Christmas parties and family dinners. Her energy is infectious, and her penchant for hilarious wisecracks has gotten you both out of many unsavoury situations — and into lots of private parties.
Only a gift that will unleash her booming laugh will do. These bright nail varnish-shaped highlighters will look awesome on her desk, and we foresee lots of wine-on-the-sofa nights spent giggling over making Ryan Gosling’s hair blue. And no girls’ night sleepover would be complete without a pair of cosy satin pyjamas from Ann Summers — get yourself a set in pink to match.