When it comes to gift buying, kids aside, I find myself buying most presents for the many awesome women in our lives – mothers, sisters, carers, teachers, friends and so on.
And while what I want to spend varies – for some are a small thank you gift, while others are family Kris Kringle pressies with a higher budget – I’m always amazed to see the great variety of gifts out there across price points.
So in today’s post, I’ve put together a range of Christmas gift ideas for all the fabulous women in our lives across a range of price points.
I’ve covered practical but pretty gifts; fun stuff for beach/resort holidays; and finally, gift ideas that put the luxe into the everyday.
Let’s start with those gifts that are useful but look the goods …
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Triangle Print Yoga Mat, $29.95 from Sportsgirl; Set of 5 Hair Ties – Boyfriend, $12 by Ribbon Ties; A5 To Do List, $7.95 from Kikki K; Bettina Metallic Tote, $59.95 from Seed Heritage; City of Dreams Sleep Tee, $59.95 from Peter Alexander; 2016 Diary, $39.95 from Seed Heritage; Chevron Weave Cosmetic Bag, $49.95 from Country Road.
Practical gifts that look good can be great gifts indeed.
Just do you research and find out who needs a fresh nightie, a 2016 diary, some cool hairties, a yoga mat or a new washbag. When you can find a gift that someone actually needs and they look this good, you are kicking goals.
If you don’t know what they’ve got and are looking for a fun but useful gift, a new tote or some cool stationary can be an excellent option.
For fitness enthusiasts, a voucher for some new exercise gear, equipment or runners could work.
If you are buying for someone who has a pool, a beach holiday planned or is heading to a tropical destination, getting her sorted with some fabulous resort style bits and bobs could be the way to go.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Mistress Sunglasses, $29.95 from Sportsgirl; Sunny Spot Beach Towel, $79 from Castle and Things; Wide Brim Straw Panama, $59.95 from Seed Heritage; Broderie Short Kaftan, $129.95 from Birdsnest; Yellow Ikat Medium Tote, $16.95 from Project Ten; Gathered Front Swimsuit, $129 from Country Road.
Kaftans, beach towels and a tote in which to pack all your supplies are always winners and are available at a range of price points.
How fun is this fab beach towel! You could spot that on the beach or at the local pool a mile away (see what I did there).
I can personally vouch for this Project Ten tote too – it has an impressive capacity and fits all our gear for the pool for our family of five.
Unless you know her size and preferred style, bathers are a bit of a gamble but instead, you could give her a gift voucher or make sure she can exchange her gift. Hats and sunnies might be a safer bet and equally useful.
If the lady in your life has everything and you’d like to spoil her, a gift that introduces a bit of luxury into her everyday – whether it’s something beautiful to wear or for her home, might be the way to go.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Tag Necklace in Pink, $49 from Martha Jean; Small Pineapple Candle, $16.95 from Sunny Life; Coral Pom Pom Scarf, $69.95 from Witchery; Copper Ball Mason Jar (950ml) $26 from Rainy Sunday; South Pacific Frangipani Earrings in Aqua, $24 from Ruby Olive; Special Delivery – Favourite Food to Make and Take by Annabel Crabb, $29.95 from Booktopia; Harmony Phone Wallet in Soft Gold, $39.95 from Witchery; Linen Embroidered Dress, $149 from Bohemian Traders.
I love a new cook book in my Santa sack and would be more than happy to receive either this Annabel Crabb book or Donna Hay’s Life in Balance, $25.99, both from Booktopia.
Jewellery and scarves are always lovely and are not things that some people buy themselves very often.
A gorgeous summer dress is always a good thing and this new season Bohemian Traders frock has summer style written all over it.
This phone wallet is a gorgeous gift too and great for nights out with it’s coin and credit card compartments. This cute Aisha Coin Purse, $29.95 from Witchery is lovely too.
Other ideas might be a beautiful cheeseboard and knives, a Mecca Cosmetica or Mimco voucher, a statement clutch or a print.
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Who are you buying for this Christmas? Would any of these ideas be up their (or your) alley?