Yesterday's post gave you a few suggestions on what to buy for the men in your life, so that means tonight we're switching focus to the lovely ladies you have on your Christmas list. Here are a few of my very best gift ideas to treat your moms, sisters, wives or girlfriends to a little luxury on Christmas morning.
Cashmere Blend Cardigan
Let's be honest, wrapping yourself up in cashmere just makes everything better and helps you survive the long cold Edmonton winter. I love the shorter sleeves on this sweater, and the long length is really popular (and extra cozy) this year.
Classic Box Set
If you've got an avid reader to buy for there's a pretty good chance she will be a fan of Jane Austen. This box set includes all of Jane Austen's classic novels, and the illustrated covers would be a beautiful addition to any book lovers bookshelf.
I'm a big tea drinker in the colder months, and the mugs from David's make drinking loose leaf tea super simple with the included strainer and the lid that doubles as a drip tray for the strainer. I especially love this colour blocked version with the pretty turquoise and gold finish. Wrap up this mug with a few tea samples like this set, and you're good to go.
Diamond Nail File
A nail file? Really? Actually yes! This is no standard nail file (hence the price), and I can guarantee that it will be used over and over for many years by the lucky lady you gift it to. I've had my diamond nail file for over five years now, and it's still in perfect condition. It makes quick work of filing my nails and can just be rinsed off for the next use without ever getting dull and useless.
Sephora does Christmas right, and their gift packs are a great way to try out new products at a discount. Smashbox makes a really good lipstick, and this pack has a good variety of colours that will get you through any occasion.
Jewelry is never a bad option, and if you stick with simple, delicate pieces, you really can't go wrong. Jen Ellis Designs makes really gorgeous jewelry that is well made but also affordable. I bought my mom one of her necklaces last year, and she wears it ALL the time. This triple ring version is one of my favourites from her current collection.
Another gift that is always a good choice is a gift certificate for a spa day or specific spa treatment. I don't think I've ever met a girl that doesn't dream of spa day. Find a local spa with good reviews and treat your lady to a day of being pampered.
Unique Art Print
The prints from FauxKiss are really affordable and would make a perfect gift. They are all done on pages from vintage dictionaries, and there's a huge selection, so you'll be sure to find something for anyone.
Microfiber Sheet Set
I'm obsessed with my microfiber sheets and probably missed them more than anything else (ok, except my critters) when we were traveling. They are as soft and cozy as flannel sheets but much more breathable, so you don't end up overheating. They also dry much faster than regular sheets and come out of the dryer with no wrinkles. Good sheets are one of those things that are wonderful to have but always feel like a luxury you don't want to spend money on.
If you're buying for someone, who has fur babies you might just become their new favourite person if you gift them a robot vacuum. It can be a real lifesaver to keep things clean and pet hair free when you're just too busy (or lazy) to haul out the real vacuum. This is a great starter option as it's much cheaper than other options (even the cheapest Roomba is $400) but still, has really solid reviews.
If you'd like even more ideas you can check out my 2015 gift guides:
Holiday Gift Guide: The Guys
Holiday Gift Guide: The Ladies
Holiday Gift Guide: The Kiddos
Holiday Gift Guide: Little Things
Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers