As the festive season is well and truly here it’s time to look at the best gifts you can buy for your friends and family this year. Here, we’ve taken away some of the hard work for you and picked out a few of our favourites. First up, our gifts for the women in your life!

lanai blo! hairdryerLanai Blo Hairdryer
The gift of hair is perfect for most women this Christmas and Lanai Blo! have developed a professional quality, high end hairdryer that can also now be personalised for Christmas. No more fighting with mums, sisters, wives or daughters over who it belongs to! Available in black, white or pink and priced from £99.99. Available from Lanai Blo.

wine rack ChristmasKitchen Craft Stackable Wine Rack
The stackable copper wine rack is the perfect addition to any kitchen or dining room. The bright copper finish has a modern look and what’s more multiples of these racks can be purchased to store even more bottle! Each rack holds up to 7 bottles. Priced at £17 and available from Lakeland and Alliance Online.

vince camuto bellaVince Camuto – Bella
Perfume is a go to gift for many family members at Christmas and Bella, the latest release from Vince Camuto, offers a beautiful floral fragrance in an absolutely stunning bottle. The perfect perfume to smell great and look fab on the dressing table! Priced at £60 for 100ml EDP and a gift set which is available from Debenhams.

olverum bath oilOlverum Bath Oil
What’s more relaxing in the winter than a long bath? Olverum Bath Oil is the ultimate in relaxation and perfect for anyone who needs a little break this festive season. The unique and luxurious aromatic blend of oils will make the pre-Christmas stress seem a distant memory! Priced at £29 125 ml (enough for 25 baths) and available from the Olverum website.

mason cash baking tinsMason Cash Bakers Authority Baking Tins
The perfect gift for the baker in your life. This retro baking tin set will look fab in any kitchen and is the perfect way to present your mince pies this Christmas. The Bakers Authority range is available from a range of stockists.

camembert dishBIA Camembert Baking Dish & Plate
Continuing on the foodie theme, what can you get for the cheese lover in your life? The camembert baking dish and plate match together perfectly and will be a great addition to any cheese night. Recreate a restaurant baked camembert with accompaniments right here at home. The baker is priced at £15.95 and the plate at £26.95, both by BIA and available from Not Just Jugs.

Berdine Waterproof High Shine Bomber Jacket with Hood Camo Green

Berdine Waterproof Bomber from Regatta
Every woman needs a good coat to see them through the winter and into the spring. Regatta have a great range this season and we love the Berdine Waterproof Bomber with fur hood detailing. The durable water repellant protects in rain or snowy conditions and the oversized hood will be snug and warm for cold days and nights. With thermo guard insulation and a rose gold zip detail it’s both stylish and practical. Currently reduced from £115 to £57.45 from Regatta.

Il Gusto Star Collection Drinks
There’s never too much booze about at Christmas, but why not get festive with the bottle designs? Il Gusto have created a fantastic Christmas range with everything from stars to gingerbread men, with each bottle filled with a different spirit. Choose from Amaretto Disaronno (pictured) or Gingerbread Liqeur and a whole host in between, you can even have the bottles personalised. Priced vary depending on the product but start around £10. Available from Il Gusto.

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Espresso Cups from DotComGiftShop
Know someone who’s mad about coffee? Don’t we all! It’s a luxury now to be able to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee at home as well as out, and when you make it you want the perfect cups to pour it into. DotComGiftShop have a fabulous range of reasonably priced Espresso Cups. If the kitchen needs a splash of colour this geometric design will be perfect and you can grab them now at a reduced price of just £6.95 (reduced from £24.95) for a set of 4. Grab yours from DotComGiftShop.
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Dream by Ghost
Another of our favourite perfume releases this year comes from Ghost with their new Dream fragrance. A youthful floral scent provides a subtle depth and is sure to be a hit this Christmas. Priced from £27 (30ml EDP) to £48 (100ml EDP) and available from various shops including The Perfume Shop.

East by West by Jasmine Hemsley
If there’s one thing that can’t fail at Christmas it’s a recipe book. Here, Jasmine Hemsley, has put together her selection of ultimate recipes for Mind-Body Balance. If you know someone who’s into their yoga and fitness, or perhaps someone looking to make a New Years resolution then this will be a sure hit. Packed full of delicious recipes to offer a variety of exciting new meal plans. Priced at £15 and available from WH Smith.

London Tea Company giftThe Brew Crew Gift Tin
Tea fans rejoice, The London Tea Company has brought out the perfect gift for tea lovers this year with its very cool looking Brew Crew Gift Tin. Containing 72 individually wrapped tea bags in various flavours, from Peach & Rhubarb to Earl Grey, the tin will look fab on any kitchen work surface and keep your loved one hydrated through many a morning! Priced at £20 find out more from The London Tea Company.

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