Finding the ideal Christmas gifts for your loved ones can be a little difficult, especially when looking for gifts for the special women in your life. If you’re having some trouble choosing Christmas gifts for your wife, mother or sister, we have compiled a list of ideal gifts that she will love. Even if you’ve left it for the last minute, in this article you can find a better idea of the gifts you may want to get for the women in your life for Christmas.
Before getting into the top picks of Christmas gift ideas for her, you may want to check out these tips so you know what to keep in mind when buying. While some may seem obvious, they can often be easy to forget when the pressure is on at the shops.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help, gift shopping alone can be rather daunting in the first place. Before you go shopping for Christmas gifts, it’s a good idea to ask her what she would like. If you are planning a surprise, try reaching out to her friends for a second opinion.
- It’s not all about how much you spend, it’s always nice to receive a thoughtful gift over a very expensive one. It’s the thought that counts, so you don’t have to spend your salary on one gift.
- Try not to stress too much, it will be an enjoyable time to receive gifts from others no matter what they are.
Christmas Gifts For Your Mom
Christmas gift shopping for your mother doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think, it should be simple to find an exciting gift that expresses your gratitude.
1. Natural Skin Care Products
Give your mom the gift of pampering herself with natural skin care products from Wass. They produce a wide variety of cruelty-free skincare, inspired by the changing seasons, and their effects on the mind, body and soul. They offer a wide range of products, from hydrating body balms to nourishing treatment oils, and all products are made with 100% natural and ethically sourced ingredients. Your mom will love this one. Check out the Wass store online today and start shopping.
Spoil your mom with a sparkling tennis bracelet or silver chain, finished in sterling silver, decorated with clear cubic zirconia, and featuring a large central pendant of a heart-shaped stone or any symbol that relates to her. Jewellery gifts are a great way to remind your mom that you truly love her for everything she does. You could get more personal and choose a personalised necklace with your mother’s or your children’s Birthstones to make the gift a bit more unique and memorable.
Another timeless gift for your mother or mother-in-law, you cannot go wrong with perfume! Celebrate the festive season with your mom with a J’adore fragrance set, combined with emblematic olfactory notes of ylang-ylang, rose, jasmine grandiflorum from Grasses, and Indian Jasmine Sambac. It may be best to ask for her favourite scent or ideas of her favourite perfume scents. Your mother may be a woman who wants more of a showstopping sort of scent like Coco Channel, or an elegant fragrance like La vie, est belle; these ones often come in holiday sets that include the perfume as well as body lotion, and a smaller spray for her handbag.
Christmas Gifts For Your Girlfriend Or Wife
Here are some romantic ideas you could secure for your wife or girlfriend to show just how much you appreciate her love and presence.
1. Jewellery From Meraki Jewellery Designs
Jewellery is a classic gift for most women, but choosing the right one is the important part. If you choose the right one, she will treasure it forever. You may want to step out of the norm and take a look at Meraki Jewellery Designs, they create delicate timeless pieces your wife or significant other will adore. Mainly made from raw stones, sterling silver and recycled brass, they are designed to age gracefully and complement all different types of styles.
Missibaba in Cape Town makes quality women’s accessories with the finest materials and artisanal methods. This company is one you’ll want to take a look at for Christmas this year. The company is committed to empowering women through investment, from its own 18- person team, to additional involvement in other upliftment and skill-sharing programs. Each and every bag is handcrafted, and you’ll also find other accessories you can spoil her with. A handbag or accessory from Missibaba is a fashion-forward gift that your wife or girlfriend will love and will enjoy showing off when out in public.
3. Crossbody Bag
Big heavy handbags are becoming a thing of the past; nowadays, most opt for fanny packs, but they are not ideal for everyone. Get your girlfriend a crossbody bag with lots of pockets to help her keep her personal items organised. Some crossbody bags have exterior pockets for easy smartphone access and an interior mesh pocket for other necessities.
4. A Gift Hamper
If your wife or girlfriend enjoys toffee and sweet treats, you could get her a Darling Sweet gift hamper for Christmas this year. Darling Sweet has several hampers to choose from, all of them containing different selections of sweet treats with artwork from artist Nicolas Maritz. All handcrafted toffees and toffee spreads are made using traditional methods, and quality, natural ingredients. Some flavours include honey and salt, bird’s eye chilli, and rooibos chai, so there is plenty that will get her returning for more.
Christmas Gifts For Your Sister
You grew up with your sister, so you should know each other rather well. Even though it’s likely you didn’t know about her tastes when you were kids, and maybe you still don’t really know, therefore this one may be slightly tricky for you.
1. A Tandem Skydive Experience
If you remember any of the dares you gave each other as kids, they don’t get bigger than this. In South Africa, there are a range of tandem skydives, which will be a huge tick on her bucket list. From Skydiving in Johannesburg, to Plettenberg Bay, to Kruger National Park, there are opportunities for her to experience the major thrill of free falling in the company of experienced professionals, for a once in a lifetime gift that your sister will never forget.
2. Copeland Rum
Copeland Rum is an award-winning first release of master distiller and veteran electronic musician James Copeland. Fermented and distilled in the Cape of Storms, fully flavoured, an additive-free single room full of tropical flavours and darker, spicy aromas. It pairs perfectly with freshly-squeezed juices, or as a part of a rum cocktail. Your sister will surely appreciate a bottle for Christmas.
3. Handcrafted Ceramics
These are great for your sisters, or even for a female friend. The Railheim pottery manufacturer and creative studio based in the Cape Winelands makes ceramic homewares inspired by the landscape and heritage of the surroundings. Take a look at Railheim’s online store to find the best tableware, vases, decorative ornaments and more. All items are handmade with love and sold at affordable prices, making them great Christmas gifts for your family or friends.
4. A Yoga Mat
For the more sporty female friends, sisters or girlfriends – whether she’s experienced, or just likes to stretch before and after exercise, a yoga mat is a must-have. Choose a yoga mat in her favourite colour for a personal touch, and one that provides stability, cushioning, and grip for all types of workouts and stretches. This is a stylish accessory for fitness lovers and a thoughtful gift for the sporty women in your life.
5. A Spa Day
Life gets super busy, and every woman-on-the-go deserves a break every now and then. There are many spas that you can choose for her to have a relaxing day. Whether she enjoys a soothing massage or facial, unwinding by the pool, or dining on a terrace, a spa day will be the perfect gift for her.
We hope you find inspiration from this selection of thoughtful gifts. Whether you’re shopping for your mother, sister, girlfriend or grandma, remember that your gift doesn’t have to be the most expensive one you can find, it’s the thought that counts. And, if it’s difficult for you to think of what she would really like, let her choose, or give her a gift card with a personalised message so that she can spend the funds on what she wants.
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