Best Christmas gifts for her 2021: Genuinely good gift ideas for women that they'll love

From luxe bags to nifty appliances, these are the best Christmas gifts for her that she'll love and actually use

Three of the best Christmas gifts for her 2021 from Gucci, Etsy, and Gorjana shown side by side
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We’ve compiled the best Christmas gifts for her this holiday season, featuring a host of unique, practical, and luxury finds that she'll cherish for years to come.

There’s something for every budget too—a lingerie staple under $20/£20, a designer makeup chamber with a four-digit price tag, and more. 

Whether you're shopping for the best Christmas gifts for mom or Christmas gifts for your wife, it’s never too early to peruse around. Last year, the pandemic sparked shipping restrictions, supply chain issues, and delays—and these roadblocks are anticipated to return in 2021.  So purchase your presents as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Top 10 Christmas gifts for her 

Among our long list, these stand out in terms of quality and value offered as the best Christmas gifts for her this year:

Best Christmas gifts for her 2021 

Discover the best Christmas gifts for her across categories, below. Don't forget to check our woman&home vouchers site before you shop for the latest offers and discounts from your favorite brands—think, John Lewis, Hobbs, Matalan, Marks & Spencer, and more. 

Ladies Lily Sheepskin Sliders

Ladies Lily Sheepskin Sliders in lavender

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RRP: $69.94/£50 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK 

Is it even Christmas without a fresh pair of slippers waiting under the tree? Your new pajamas wouldn't be complete without these soft, sheepskin beauties. The fluffy lining with muted lavender color will make her face light up on the big day.

Ladies Lily Sheepskin Sliders at Just Sheepskin for $69.24/£50


SbriStudio Personalized Leather Coin Purse

Personalised Leather Coin Purse Women in Leopard print

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RRP: $43.33/£30 | Delivery: 8-14 day shipping | Refundable?: No | Region: UK and US

Everyone loves a personalized pressie right? Right. Well, Etsy is a go-to for gifts with a personal touch and this handy leather coin purse is a no-brainer. Not only is it in this gorgeous leopard print, but you can also add initials on the front and a personalized message engraved on the inside. A thoughtful and practical present that makes for a good Christmas gift for your mother in law. Add to basket, pronto.

SbriStudio Personalized Leather Coin Purse at Etsy $43.33/£30


Cos Stores Oversized Fringed Scarf

Cos Stores Oversized Fringed Scarf

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RRP: $125/£79 | Delivery: 2-6 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK and US

Cos is undoubtedly one of the best shops to head to for timeless classics that will never date. This multicolored fringed scarf is a prime example—woven from a mohair-alpaca blend, it’ll go with any coat you team it with, (and not to mention a stylish Christmas jumper) but we recommend striving for a monochromatic layer.

Oversized Fringed Scarf at Cos Stores for $125/£79 


Gorjana Crew Versatile Hoops

Gorjana Crew Versatile Hoops three-tired design in gold

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RRP: $70/£51.36 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK and US

These classic-gold earrings are the perfect ear-candy, pairing nicely with bold ensembles or minimalist wardrobe essentials. Best of all, you can customize this pair in five different ways. 

Crew Versatile Hoops at Gorjana for $70/£51.36


Sweaty Betty Running Gloves

Sweaty Betty Running Gloves in black color

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RRP: $48/£30 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 45-day return policy  | Region: UK and US

Treat them to warm hands with these lightweight (but cozy) gloves, one of the best gifts for runners out there. This pair leverages sweat-wicking fabric with grippy palms, along with reflective detailing. What's more, the gloves have tech-friendly fingers, so they can still use their phone to switch songs mid-run.

Running Gloves at Sweaty Betty for $48/£30


See By Chloe Lesly Shoulder Bag

See By Chloe Lesly Shoulder Bag in light chestnut with white strap

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RRP: $445/£380 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 20-day return policy | Region: UK and US

Among the best designer bags, this ultra-luxe find boasts a unique baguette shape, grainy leather, and an overall bohemian vibe. It also features an adjustable guitar-style strap, a thoughtful inclusion for a more comfortable carry.

Compared to traditional bags by the luxury French fashion house, the Lesly is slightly more affordable. 

See By Chloe Lesly Shoulder Bag at Net-A-Porter for $445/£380


Marks & Spencer "Anything But Ordinary" Heart Embroidery Bralette

Heart Embroidery Bralette in black, pink, red, and orange

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RRP: $24.94/£18 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: UK 

Elevate her lingerie stash with this soft bralette adorned in delicate hearts. Available in two styles, this whimsical style hails from the retailer's all-new "Anything But Ordinary" collection, which highlights bespoke and unique pieces. It features sheer embroidered cups, feminine gold hardware, and a comfortable non-wired, unpadded finish. Available from sizes 6-22.

Ultimately, it's one of the best bralettes worth your hard-earned cash.

Heart Embroidery Bralette at Marks & Spencer for $24.94/£18


Miss Swiss Vegan Leather Makeup Case

MISS SWISS Vegan Leather Travel Makeup Case in white and gold initials

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RRP: $58/£41 | Delivery: 5-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 15-day return policy | Region: UK and US

Arm her with this chic multipurpose vegan travel beauty case, decorated with gold accents and a durable exterior. Lightweight and water-resistant, this case features ample space for storing, separating, and organizing products, like the best lip liners and best foundation sticks.

Miss Swiss Vegan Leather Travel Makeup Case at Amazon for $58/£41


Rituals Precious Amber Scented Candle

Rituals Precious Amber Scented Candle in a black and gold jar

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RRP: $39.50/£28.55 | Delivery: 2-14 day shipping | Refundable?: 8-day return policy | Region: UK and US

Transform her home into a lush garden with the Precious Amber. Among the best scented candles, this one imbues a delectable floral fragrance for hours, infused with notes of powdery vanilla and Oriental accents. Made of natural sunflower wax and rapeseed wax. 

If the woman in your life loves candles, why not treat her to one of this year's top candle advent calendars as an early Christmas gift? 24 days of gratitude await.

Precious Amber Scented Candle at Rituals for $39.50/£28.55


Gucci Lip Vault Limited Edition Assortment

Gucci Lip Vault in dusty pink case

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RRP: $1,030/£875 |  Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: UK and US

Luxury is the gift that keeps on giving—case in point: The Gucci Lip Vault, a robust set with 25 of the best long lasting lipsticks for her beauty repertoire. From ruby reds to dusty pinks, she'll have all the essentials for styling her precious pout. It'll be her greatest accessory.

Gucci Lip Vault Limited Edition Assortment at Selfridges for $1,030/£875


Goutal Le Temps des Rêves Eau de Toilette

Goutal Le Temps des Rêves Eau in size 100ml de Toilette

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RRP: $152/£110 | Delivery: 5-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: UK

Help her blast away any trace of the winter blues with this fresh and summery floral fragrance: a blend of orange blossom, neroli, bergamot, myrtle, and sandalwood. This is literally a holiday in a bottle—one that she’ll thank you for every day as she spritzes it on and is transported to sunnier climes.

Goutal Le Temps des Rêves Eau de Toilette at Harvey Nichols for $152/£110


Charlotte Tilbury Mini Magic Secrets Skincare Set

The 4-piece Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Skin Starter Kit featuring mini-sized products

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RRP: $65/£79.95| Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK and US

A TSA-friendly bundle packed with the award-winning Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, Magic Cream, and Wonderglow Primer. Nourish your complexion with skin-healthy ingredients like Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and more.

Mini Magic Secrets Skincare Set at Charlotte Tilbury for $65/£79.95


Good Hair: The Essential Guide to Afro, Textured, and Curly Hair by Charlotte Mensah

Good Hair: The Essential Guide to Afro, Textured, and Curly Hair by Charlotte Mensah

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RRP: $20.96/£10.99 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | Region: UK and US

The ultimate manual on how to care for textured hair by from afro hair guru and celeb stylist, Charlotte Mensah. This gift brims with knowledge from identifying curl textures and creating tailored hair-care routines to styling cornrows and Bantu knots.

Good Hair: The Essential Guide to Afro, Textured, and Curly Hair by Charlotte Mensah at Amazon for $20.96/£10.99


H A DESIGNS Personalized Satin-Crepe Dressing Gown Robe

H A DESIGNS Personalized Satin-Crepe Dressing Gown Robe in black

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RRP: $53/£45 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? No | Region: UK and US

Pair her matching Christmas pajamas with this satiny robe, coming in the colors pink, black, and white. Customize this item with her initials as a token of your appreciation. Available from sizes S-XL.

H A DESIGNS Personalized Satin-Crepe Dressing Gown Robe at Selfridges for $53/£45 


Gisou Mini Series Gift Set

Gisou Mini Series Gift Set

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RRP: $52/£43 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: UK and US

The Gisou Mini-Series Gift Set wraps better hair days in minimalist white packaging. The bundle highlights the brand's bestsellers, like the Honey Infused Hair Mask and Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray (aka our heat protection of choice). 

Gisou Mini-Series Gift Set at Selfridges for $52/£43


M.A.C. Cosmetics Hint of Hollywood View From The Top Eye Kit

M.A.C. Cosmetics Hint of Hollywood View From The Top Eye Kit

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RRP: $59/£50 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: UK and US

With soft and dramatic hues, this kit is designed to accentuate the eyes—with a touch of Hollywood glamour. You can craft Christmas makeup looks aplenty, accompanied by the best mascara akin to sorcery.  

M.A.C. Cosmetics Hint of Hollywood View From The Top Eye Kit at Selfridges for $59/£50


Dyson Airwrap Styler

Dyson Airwrap Styler in fuschia

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RRP: $549.99/£399 | Delivery: 10-15 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK and US

As one of the best hair dryers, the Airwrap tames, smooths, volumizers, and curls hair, depending on the attachments you use. It's suitable for all hair types, features a powerful 1300W motor, and comes with a 2-year warranty. Simply put, it's a hair tool that does it all and then some.

Dyson Airwrap Styler at Dyson for $549.99/£399


Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum

Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum

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RRP: $128/£67.95 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK and US

This woody floral blend is intensely feminine, combining Bergamot, orange blossom, Indian tuberose, and jasmine. Plus, the beautiful bottle is one to keep forever, thanks to its refillable design that contributes to less plastic, glass, and paper waste.

Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum at Macy's for $128/£67.95


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Sculpture

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Sculpture

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RRP: $80/£81 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK and US

A limited-edition palette with three exclusive shades of blush, bronzer, highlighter, and finishing powder. Backed by photoluminescent technology, each shade blurs imperfections and wrinkles. In addition, it softens the harsh effects of natural and artificial light. The result: an enviable complexion that glows around the clock.

Ambient Lighting Edit Sculpture at Hourglass Cosmetics for $80/£81


Dominique Cosmetics Skin Gloss Bundle

DOMINIQUE COSMETICS Skin Gloss 4-piece bundle

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RRP: $80/£57.90 | Delivery: 2-14 day shipping | Refundable?: No | Region: UK and US

Meet your secret weapon to a fresh, dewy glow. This bundle presents four natural-to-you shades of the brand's award-winning Skin Gloss. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, this darling imparts a glassy finish to the face, eyes, lips, and body. If your lucky recipient is keen on beauty advent calendars, she'll love a gift like this.

Skin Gloss Bundle at Dominique Cosmetics for $80/£57.90


Badly Behaved Women By Anna Marie Crowhurst

Badly Behaved Women by Anna Marie Crowhurst

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RRP: $23.41/£14.99 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK and US

Empower the woman in your life with this inspirational story of modern feminism. Taking you through the decades, Crowhurst chronicles the movement's history with incredibly powerful images, essays from the likes of Helen Pankhurst and Emeli Sande, and short snappy chapters such as "Smashing The Ceiling and Massive Shoulderpads." It’s a joy to read and, as Lucy Worsley advises on the cover, "you’ll be needing an extra copy for your daughter, too."

 Badly Behaved Women by Anna Marie Crowhurst at Amazon for $23.41/£14.99


Nespresso Creatista Plus

Nespresso Creatista Plus being used in kitchen

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RRP: From $599/£450 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK and US

Made of elevated stainless steel, the Creatista Plus includes an easy-to-use interface and digital display, allowing users to craft pro-grade drinks from home. Its main feature is a sturdy steam pipe, which froths milk and gives it texture. If you're on the hunt for the best Nespresso deals, we got you covered.

• Nespresso Creatista Plus at Amazon from $599/£450


Dr. David Jack London Relax Drink

The Relax Drink at Dr. David Jack London

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RRP: $81.46/£59 | Delivery: 2-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: UK and US

Need a gift for someone who struggles to wind down? The Relax blend is a mix of 17  relaxing and mood-boosting ingredients. To promote calmness, this medley includes adaptogens and Rhodiola Roseaused. The latter is used in traditional Chinese and ayurvedic medicine to regulate the effects of stressors on the body. 

You'll also find Nootropics, which are supplements that may improve certain aspects of cognitive function including mood and motivation. 

• The Relax Drink at Dr. David Jack London for $81.46/£59


Shiatsu Shoulder Massager

Shiatsu Shoulder Massager in black and blue

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RRP: $35.99/£34.99 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy| Region: UK and US

Ease her muscle tension with the Shiatsu Shoulder Massager, designed to target the back and neck areas. Its deep-kneading nodes rotate to improve blood circulation and loosen pressure. Plus, there are three intensity levels, so you can choose just the strength and feel of your massage.

• Shiatsu Shoulder Massager at Amazon for $35.99/£34.99


The Gravity Blanket

The Gravity Blanket in grey

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RRP: $199/£119 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK and US

Snuggle up this winter in front of the best Christmas movies on Netflix this year with the Gravity Weighted Blanket. Known to help your body to produce serotonin and melatonin, and decrease cortisol, the blanket integrates precise gridded stitching that helps secure the inner glass beads. In addition, you'll find a plush duvet cover with buttons and ties that keep the blanket snug inside. And luckily for you, we have the best weighted blanket sales on deck.

• The Gravity Weighted Blanket at Amazon for $199/£119


How do you choose good Christmas gifts for women?

The key to picking the perfect present for the woman in your life is to figure out what she wants and needs. 

If you’re in a rut, take a look at popular items by product category—as defined by viral moments, news coverage, and research. Chances are, she's been eyeing one of these hot products for a while. For example, latte art experienced a surge in light of government-mandated lockdowns. Therefore, you may want to buy her a coffee maker of her own.

Alternatively, you may want to adopt a problem-solution approach. In other words, find solutions to her common, everyday inconveniences. If her bra is uncomfortable, snag a new one for her boudoir. Maybe she's a runner whose hands grow cold during long-distance runs. Or, score her a skincare regimen if she's a beginner eager to start anew.

Dominique McIntee
Dominique McIntee

Dominique (Dom) is a very online shopping writer at Woman & Home, where she covers products, sales/deals, and market news across categories. Before joining the team, she penned stories as an editorial fellow at Insider Reviews, the affiliate commerce team at Insider Inc./Business Insider. The bespectacled NJ transplant specializes in commerce journalism, women’s lifestyle content, and hoarding makeup—much to her mother’s dismay. 


Her foray into storytelling began in the early aughts, the era in which she developed a passion for fiction writing and an aversion to math. This passion, along with many failed math exams, led her to Marist College, where she studied public relations, creative advertising, and English. 


Aside from writing, she doodles in notebooks, crafts memes, and sleuths for homes out of her tax bracket on Zillow. Follow her adventures via the web:


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