Our Epic Guide to the Best Christmas Gifts for Women, Whatever Your Budget

Maxine Eggenberger
·7-min read

Today is December (no, we can't believe it either), so it behooves us to remind you that, if you haven't already started, it might be a good idea to get cracking with the Christmas shopping. It's particularly important this year, especially as most of us will be doing the majority of our shopping online but also we know you'll want your money to go far as possible. That's where we come in.

We donned our (chic) elf outfits, and in an attempt to make this endeavour easier on your part, we've assembled the very best Christmas gifts for her in one place, all of which we've neatly categorised by budget. For the women in your life—who can often be tricky to shop for—we've found a proverbial treasure trove of gifts, each one guaranteed to spark a squeal of sheer delight when the wrapping gets torn off.

With everything from gorgeous designer bags to 2020's most sought-after beauty buys and a helping of stylish trinkets for the home, a gift is meant to be something special you wouldn't normally buy for yourself. And our editor-curated list ensures that, regardless of your means (these are tough times, after all), the recipient is going to be overjoyed when they open your perfectly chosen gift. Of course, should you find something for yourself in the process, all the better.

Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best Christmas gifts for women and to start making the most of this wonderful time of the year.


Chanel No.5 The Hair Mist (£48)

This Chanel Hair Mist is sure to delight fashion and beauty obsessives alike.

H&M A-Line Dress (£30)

This dress looks so expensive.

Zara Line Glass Soft Drink Tumbler (£3)

The glasses that continuously crop up on our feeds.

Topshop Plait Headband (£9)

Hairbands are still going strong for 2020.

KCHossack Pottery Camellia Breakfast Plate (£21)

Scallop-edged plates are one of the biggest interior trends of the year.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Mini Brush Set (£45)

We don't know what we love more—the capabilities of these brushes or the sleek velvet case they come in.

Gucci Beauty Rouge à Lèvres Gothique Lipstick in Norma Pink (£38)

The prettiest lipstick we ever did see.

& Other Stories Elasticated Waist Bodysuit (£49)

Fabulous lingerie is the ultimate indulgence.

Vital Voices by Alyse Nelson and Gayle Kabaker (£45)

A must.

Dorothy Perkins Black Shirred Long Sleeve Top (£19)

The perfect top to match her (or your) favourite jeans.

Charles & Keith Snake Print Pointed Toe Mules (£36)

Green is one of the biggest colour trends of the year. Impress the person who would know that with this pair of mules.

Monki Faux Croc Bag (£20)

Another Monki bag that looks significantly more premium than its price tag.


Zara Oversized Velvet Blazer (£70)

You can never go wrong with a velvet blazer.

Anissa Kermiche Popotin Ceramic Vase (£65)

The whole of Instagram loves these vases.

Honna Powder Pink Stripe Pyjama Set (£120)

The pyjamas brand we keep coming back to.

Iris & Ink Elizabeth Satin Midi Skirt (£95)

She'll find endless ways to style this.

Raawii Set of Two Alev Medium Ceramic Cups (£55)

A mug that's far too good-looking to be stashed away in a cupboard.

Hourglass Graphik Eyeshadow Palette (£53)

Call off the search—we've just found the perfect smoky-eye palette.

Poodle and Blonde Linen Daphne Cushion (£85)

For the person who has more cushions than clothes.

Slip Set of Six Large Silk Hair Ties (£75)

No-snag hair ties that look great too.

& Other Stories Wool Blend Tortoise Button Cardigan (£65)

This cardigan ticks off so many trend boxes.

Essentiel Antwerp Wonet Beanie (£60)

The beanie has had a glow-up.

Malin+Goetz Vetiver Candle (£84)

This gorgeous cult beauty brand's candles smell great and last ages.

M&S Collection Faux Fur Longline Coat (£89)

Ensure they look sophisticated at all times with this impossibly soft coat.


Vanessa Bruno Paddy Floral-Print Crepon Blouse (£208)

The blouse on every Who What Wear editor's Christmas wish list.

Polo Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Wool-Cashmere Scarf (£125)

Cashmere makes for the ideal Christmas gift for women, regardless of their age.

Oroton Hazel Leather Shoulder Bag (£215)

A forever bag if we ever saw one.

Karen Millen Cashmere Hoodie (£174)

A luxury hoodie. It's self-explanatory, really.

Astrid Wilson Manilla (£140)

For the woman who has everything, get her a piece of artwork that she'll treasure forever.

Zara Limited Edition Belted Wool Coat (£159)

No way would we have guessed this wasn't from a high-end designer.

Veja Venturi Trainers (£130)

Vejas, but the thick soles make them different to the pair (okay, pairs) you both probably already own.

Thomas Sabo 18k Yellow Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Star and Moon Necklace (£163)

This necklace will elevate simple shirting or add a final fancy flourish to party pieces.

Soho Home Alba Mohair Throw (£145)

This super-soft throw comes in many shades, but this interpretation is our favourite.

Steamery Cirrus No.2 Travel Steamer (£110)

No more ironing? She'll be forever in your debt after using this.

Tom Ford Beauty Eau De Parfum in Soleil Neige (£164)

Christmas presents the perfect opportunity to fork out on premium fragrance. Cue Tom Ford's heavenly Bitter Peach scent.

Dune Optical Stretch Sock Ankle Boots (£84)

Off the top of our heads, we can think of 10 outfits these boots will go with.


Anine Bing Leon Jacket (£350)

Our shacket obsession lives on.

Osoi Peanut Brot Ivory Leather Bag (£356)

A cool designer bag at a price we can aspire to.

Anissa Kermiche Love Handles Vase (£272)

It would be sacrilegious not to include Anissa Kermiche's iconic vase in our edit.

Prada Geometric Cat-Eye Sunglasses (£159)

The words "pink" and "Prada" should always go together.

Marc Jacobs Armor-Lux Sweater (£405)

The Breton stripe gets a glam overhaul.

Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete Exclusive Copper Gift Edition With Travel Bag and Case (£450)

What more could she ask for than the gift of good hair with less heat damage?

Loren Stewart Mini Hammock 14-Karat Gold Earrings (£280)

Santa, please make this the year we finally find these under the tree.

Needle and Thread Toile de Jouy Delphine Ballerina Dress (£335)

Never has a year been more in need of some sparkle.

BY FAR Camilla Croc-Effect Leather Knee Boots (£500)

BY FAR knows how to create good boots—case in point.

Augustinus Bader The Trifecta (£437)

Perhaps the most talked-about skincare brand of the year.

Mulberry Medium Continental French Purse (£325)

A Mulberry purse is for life.

Burberry Brown Logo Leather Belt (£300)

This will elevate any outfit.


Anna October Angela Blue Satin Midi Dress (£406)

Transform into a modern-day Cinderella with this dress from Who What Wear favourite Anna October.

AllSaints Farren Leather Mac (£629)

This leather coat will never go out of style.

La Doublej Murano Glass Carafe (£530)

Fancify the year ahead with this coloured carafe.

Aerin Amelie Ceramic Shell Vase (£595)

Living room, bedroom, bathroom, this vase would look good in every single room in her house.

Dries Van Noten Pleated Checked Crepe Midi Skirt (£935)

Checks and pleats are a match made in style heaven.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum (£650)

Dr. Barbara Sturm's Hyaluronic Serum is one of 2020's buzziest beauty buys.

Joseph Slouch XL Grain Leather Bag (£595)

Timeless, simply timeless.

Dinny Hall Silver Trinny Trilogy London Blue and Swiss Blue Topaz Ring (£680)

Who wouldn't want to find a small package with this inside?

Zimmermann Ladybeetle Pointelle-Knit Sweater (£625)

You had us at peach ruffles.

Matilda Goad Lunch Set (£540)

Master the art of tablescaping with this playful lunch set.

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