holiday gift guide for women 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas for Ladies

In this year’s holiday gift guide for ladies, we’ve hand-selected a variety of products that are certain to woo and charm the most important women in your life. Each item has been uniquely curated based on information received by our readers over the years. We hope this gift guide will help cure any doubts that you will give her a gift that is anything short of perfect.

$0 – $100

Taste of Persia Cookbook, $22

For the cookbook lover in your life, recipe tomes are read like novels – carefully explored and bookmarked for future reference. The Taste of Persia explores the diverse food and cultural traditions of a portion of the Middle East, which makes for a richer narrative than the average cookbook. It’s such a standout that it won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best International Book. Check out the Taste of Persia cookbook here.

Hardcover Bronte Sisters Boxed Set, $63

Few books are as beloved as those written by the Victorian Bronte sisters in the 19th century. Though they are easily accessible texts, a hardcover set is a perfect gift for the woman who returns to these classic books again and again. They will look great on a bookshelf too! Check out this Hardcover Bronte Sisters Boxed Set here.

Rose Gold Tray, $68

Rose gold is currently having a moment. It’s being used on everything from phones to jewelry, and it makes for a beautiful, warm metallic accent in interior design. This stunning copper tray is as simple as it comes, but the striking color and reflective surface will make it an ideal accent piece for the design lover in your life. Check out this simple Copper Rose Gold Accent Tray here. 

Umbra Bath Reading Tray

If she enjoys hot baths on a cold evening, this caddy is a perfect gift. Capable of holding a book or tablet, there is a spot for her wine glass and a dish to hold her soap. Made from bamboo and steel, this is an item that will get regular use. Umbra Bath Caddy.

belif Korean Cosmetics The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

If the lady in your life is partial to skincare, then this is the “it” product of the year. Korean skincare is the latest trend, and belif Korean Cosmetics has created a truly unique moisturizing cream that boasts a cult following for its long-lasting non-greasy moisture. It’s the perfect gift for the dry winter season. Get a jar of belif Korean Cosmetics The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb for her.

HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker

This simple and easy-to-use device stays cold in your freezer and allows you to cool hot coffee up to 130+ degrees in under a minute without diluting it. In addition to coffee and tea, the HyperChiller can also be used to chill whiskey, wine, juices, water and a variety of other beverages without watering it down or changing the flavor. HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker.

Pendelton Knitted Wool Mittens

Made from 100% merino wool, these warm mittens feature a bold geometric pattern with the comfort of a soft, fleecy lining. Pendelton Knitted Wool Mittens.

Smart Thermos

This water bottle from Thermos has a wifi-enabled lid that provides real-time metrics to ensure you’re drinking enough water each day. The bottle measures your intake of liquids and provides you with key information to let you know how many ounces you’ve consumed, how many sips you’ve taken, and the exact temperature of the liquid inside. The app works with you to develop a daily hydration goal and helps to ensure you meet it each day. Works exclusively with Apple products. Smart Lid Thermos Water Bottle.

Derek Rose Workout Gear

Hitting the gym or yoga class doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Our favorite purveyor of sleepwear recently launched a line of workout apparel for women that is both functional and beautiful. Derek Rose Gym Attire.

Marc Jacobs Foundation Brush

Every woman needs a good quality foundation brush. Made from synthetic hairs, this antibacterial brush gives you a flat, tapered side for overall coverage, with sides of the brush for contouring areas such as your cheekbones, jawline, and nose. Easy to apply with any powder, liquid, or mousse foundation, the brush will take her makeup ritual to the next level. Marc Jacobs Foundation Brush.

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

We have long been fans of Ray-Ban and have published a number of guides detailing their various makes and models. For the sporty woman in your life, a pair of aviators is the perfect choice for daily use. This style endures year after year! Get her a standard size pair of Ray-Ban Aviators or a smaller pair of Ray Ban Aviators for petite faces.  Read our in-depth guide to learn more.

Hunter Rain Boots

Considered some of the best rain boots on the market, Hunter is well known as a boot purveyor for gentlemen and ladies. Perfect for the damp seasons, these boots will keep her feet dry and will last for years to come.  Hunter Rain Boots.

Cire Trudon Josephine Candle

One of the most historic candle makers in the world, Cire Trudon has been making some of the finest candles in France that are used around the world by some of the most prominent churches, royal palaces, and estates. If the lady in your life loves scented candles that look as beautiful as they smell, this is the one worth getting her. Cire Trudon Josephine Candle.

$100 – $300

Blarney Woolen Mills Wool-Alpaca Fisherman Sweater, $149

Now, the ladies aren’t as lucky as men when it comes to classic fashion; very few pieces are classic for them, so it’s hard to find great staple pieces that the woman in your life can wear and enjoy for years to come. This soft wool-alpaca sweater comes with a timeless design and fit, and it’s produced by a heritage sweater maker that values quality over quantity. Check out this Blarney Woolen Mills Fisherman Cable Sweater for Women here.

J. Crew Green Tweed Coat, $298

Tweed has many virtues. It’s hard wearing, softly textured, warm, and it combines beautifully with many other winter staples. Unfortunately for women, it can be a highly desirable yet hard material to find, and this overcoat in a rich green is a lovely exception to the rule. Flecked with nubs of red, yellow, ivory and black, this will become her most complimented outerwear. For an added touch of glamour, pair this coat with a vintage fur collar. Check out this J. Crew Tweed Coat here. 

Faber Castell Ambition Fountain Pen

Slim and contemporary, this elegant fountain pen is perfect for the woman in your life. With a rich pearwood barrel and high-gloss chrome-plated accents, this fine writing instrument is certain to become her favorite EDC pen. Faber Castell Ambition Fountain Pen.

Jo Malone Cologne Collection

For women who are fans of Jo Malone fragrances, this sample collection features their Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, the Basil & Neroli Cologne, Pomegranate Noir Cologne, Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne, and Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne. Worn individually or combined for a unique effect, Jo Malone is a renowned perfumer worthy of any lady’s attention. Jo Malone Cologne Collection.

Prynt for Smartphones

Prynt is more than just a case for your smartphone. It’s also a digital printer that turns your phone into a Polaroid-style camera. Now, when she takes a selfie or a picture, she can instantly print it right from her phone and place it in a frame or give it to a friend. Prynt Case for Smartphones.

Close Up Business Card Cases with cards made by hand - Top Quality Aniline Leathers with Luxurious Goat Velour linings by Fort Belvedere

Business Card Cases made by hand – Top Quality Aniline Leathers with Luxurious Goat Velour linings by Fort Belvedere

Fort Belvedere Business Card Case

A business card case not only protects her cards but also ensures she will have a place to put a business partner’s card. In some cultures, it is tremendously important to accept the card with both hands, and to store it in a safe place in front of them. For example in Japan, it would be a faux pas to stuff a business card into your jacket pockets. Bring a card case because as the saying goes: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Our Fort Belvedere business cases stand out from the crowd with beautiful color combinations.

Hanro Pyjamas

Elegant pyjamas from Hanro are sure to be a hit with any woman in your life. Made from the finest materials available, these beautifully constructed pyjamas will make want to stay in bed. Hanro Pyjamas.

Jabra Sport Pulse Headphones

For women who enjoy running or working out in their leisure time, these headphones from Jabra are the ideal companion whether it’s at the gym or on the road. With a built-in heart rate monitor and the Sport Life app for smartphones, these wireless earbuds help manage your training schedule with integrated fitness tests and real-time data related to your workout and health. Whether it’s listening to music or making a phone call, these buds are IP55 certified for drop, strength, dirt, temperature variation and humidity. It pairs perfectly with most of the popular fitness apps on both iOS and Android devices to provide pace and distance information. Jabra Sport Pulse Headphones.

Tri-Color Love Knot Earrings

Sophisticated and alluring, these tri-color stud earrings are sculpted from hollow 14k white, rose, and yellow gold links into a polished love knot design with a push back closure. The blend of three different tones of gold means that this pair of earrings will match what she already has. Tri-Color Love Knot Earrings.

Nixplay Frame

What sets this e-frame apart is that it looks like a normal frame, and it offers the ability to change the images from anywhere around the world via the app or website. You can create your own playlist of images and select effects, or have your social networks and cloud devices auto-upload images to the frame as you post them. Far more elegant than any other frame we’ve seen, this is one worth considering in the digital age. Nixplay Digital Copper Frame.

$300 – $500

Coravin Wine Pouring System

One of the more expensive wine accessories on the market, the Coravin is unlike any you’ve seen before. With a built in argan gas chamber, the thin needle pierces through any standard cork in a wine bottle, allowing you to draw wine by the glass, and then place the bottle back in storage without it affecting the wine or oxidation. A must-have for any wine enthusiast who doesn’t always finish the entire bottle at once. Coravin Wine Pouring System.

Crockett & Jones Tassel Loafer

Menswear shoe styles are becoming increasingly popular for women, and a tassel loafer with an elegant construction is a great place to start. The Sophie from Crockett & Jones is a tassel style loafer for women with an elegant butted seam apron that’s made from the finest calf leather with bark tanned leather soles. Crockett & Jones Tassel Loafer.

$500 – $1000

Bubbles & Rose Wine Subscription, $708

Wine subscriptions have been around for a long time, but they aren’t always suited to different kinds of tastes. For the gal who loves a chilled glass of champagne or rose, this subscription package is tailored specifically for them. Two bottles of sommelier-selected wine will be shipped to the receiver every month. Check out this Bubbles & Rose Wine Subscription here.

Cashmere Throw, $900

Curling up with a blanket, a fire, and a good book is a winter tradition. Make her “me time” even more relaxing with this incredible, soft cashmere throw. When not in use, it will look just as attractive draped over the back of the living room sofa. Check out this beige or gray Cashmere Throw here.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 Leather Pumps

If the lady in your life is the consummate girly girl, then she’s been wanting a pair of Louboutins in her closet. With the iconic red sole, these Christian Louboutin black leather pumps are a versatile choice for the office, nights out, and elegant affairs. The high stiletto is a shoe any woman would swoon over. Christian Louboutin Leather Pumps.

Aspinal of London Bucket Bag

Handmade from fine Italian nappa calf leather, this drawstring bucket bag is a contemporary casual bag to hold everything she needs. Perfect for commuters and students, it also works well for those who work in a casual office environment. Aspinal of London Bucket Bag.

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010

This famous vineyard is lauded year after year for it’s remarkable Bordeaux. If she enjoys the finest wines, this collection-worthy bottle would make a great gift to age for the future. With notes of ripe black currants, violets, and vanilla, spicy, oaky scents, this wine is described as “big and bold”. With stellar reviews, this Chateau Lafite Rothschild would make an impressive gift. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010.

$1000 – $5000

Spa Retreat Weekend, Lake Austin Spa Resort, $1900

Spa weekends are the classic ladies getaway, and the woman in your life has probably been talking about doing one for as long as you can remember. Surprise her this holiday season with the gift she’s always wanted, a weekend getaway at a resort famed for being a peaceful spa retreat. She may even invite you along, and besides, who doesn’t like Austin, TX? Check out the Spa Retreat Weekend, Lake Austin Spa Resort here. 

Tom Ford “The Girls” 50 Piece Lipstick Set, $1980

If your gal is seriously into makeup, this 50 piece lipstick set is a gift that only a makeup blogger could dream of. Tom Ford‘s luxury makeup line has a serious reputation in the cosmetics world. She’ll never need to buy another lipstick again. Check out the Tom Ford “The Girls” 50 Piece Lipstick Set here.

Pave Diamond Hoop Earrings, $2890

It goes without saying that jewelry is always a good gift, and diamonds are a girl’s best friend. This pair of pave diamond hoop earrings are very of-the-moment in rose gold, but the silhouette is as classic as it comes. Check out these sparkly Pave Diamond Hoop Earrings here.

Bedat & Co. No. 3 Ladies Watch

With a Calibre ETA 8 3/4 2000/1 automatic movement inside, this lovely timepiece is the perfect marriage of contemporary and classic style. A perfect choice for the professional at work and the mom and wife at home. Bedat & Co No. 3 Ladies Watch.

Adirondack Beaver Fur Blanket

Adirondack beaver sheared fur blankets have had the naturally longer guard hairs of the beaver cut down to the extremely soft, rich wool portion that lies underneath. A perfect complement to your couch or bed on a cold day, these supremely soft made-to-order blankets are unlike anything else on the market worldwide. Adirondack Beaver Fur Blanket.


Bespoke Stationery from The Wren Press

Bespoke Stationery from The Wren Press

Bespoke Stationery from The Wren Press

A Royal Warrant holder to both Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, The Wren Press is a bespoke stationery engraver with offices in the UK and the United States. Featuring a beautiful range of traditional and colored heavy stock finished with gilt or colored bevel edges, tissue lined envelopes and meticulous hand engraving, each order is a truly bespoke product, hand crafted to the unique requirements and details of each client. Visit their website to acquire a set of your own bespoke stationery.

Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga

This luxury SUV is lavishly appointed with the finest materials available. Hand built in Bentley’s world famous Crewe factory, this is the epitome of rarified elegance in a vehicle that’s perfect for the whole family. If the lady in your life is in need of upgrading her Escalade, Navigator, Range Rover or Cayenne, this is one SUV that will blow them all out of the water. Learn more in our guide to SUVs. To acquire one, contact your nearest official Bentley dealership.

Steinway _ Sons Spirio Piano

Steinway & Sons Spirio Piano

Steinway & Sons Spirio Piano

A masterpiece of artistry and engineering in your home, Spirio enables you to enjoy performances captured by great pianists — played with such nuance, power, and passion that it is utterly indistinguishable from a live performance. Pricing is available from select dealers upon request.

Recommended Gifts for herPrice
Umbra Bath Reading Tray$
Belif Korean Cosmetics The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb$
HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker$
Pendelton Knitted Wool Mittens$
Smart Thermos$
Derek Rose Workout Gear$
Marc Jacobs Foundation Brush$
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses$
Hunter Rain Boots$
Cire Trudon Josephine Candle$
Faber Castell Ambition Fountain Pen$$
Jo Malone Cologne Collection$$
Prynt for Smartphones$$
Fort Belvedere Business Card Case$$
Hanro Pyjamas$$
Jabra Sport Pulse Headphones$$
Tri-Color Love Knot Earrings$$
Nixplay Frame$$
Coravin Wine Pouring System$$
Crockett & Jones Tassel Loafer$$
Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 Leather Pumps$$$
Aspinal of London Bucket Bag$$$
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010$$$
Bedat & Co. No. 3 Ladies Watch$$$
Adirondack Beaver Fur Blanket$$$
Bespoke Stationery from The Wren Press$$$
Bentley Bentayga$$$
Steinway & Sons Spirio Piano$$$
Taste of Persia Cookbook$
Bronte Sisters Boxed Set$
Copper Rose Gold Tray$
Blarney Mills Women's Sweater$
J Crew Tweed Coat for Women$
Bubbles & Rose Wine Subscription$$
Cashmere Throw$$
Spa Retreat Weekend$$$
Tom Ford "The Girls" Lipstick Set$$$
Pave Diamond Hoop Earrings$$$


We hope this holiday gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for the most important women in your life. What are some gift ideas you have? In case you need more inspiration, take a look here.

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  1. Lily says:

    As a lady, I would like to mention that gifts such as shoes or sunglasses should always be tried on before purchase, unless she already owns something pretty similar to the model you want to buy from the same brand and you have checked the size/model. There are so many ways in which shoes and sunglasses can fit badly… and nothing ruins holiday spirit like a gift that she likes but cannot wear. Still, other alternatives suggested here are pretty cute 🙂

    • John Hopkins says:

      Is there a better way to display your appreciation for a woman other than by showing that you know her tastes so well by taking the risk of picking for her something so personal as a pair of sunglasses, piece of clothes, or a pair of shoes?

  2. John says:

    I’m not too good at buying presents, so it’s cool that there are such guides on the internet. I do not have much time left and I have to make a quick decision. Fortunately, the choice is also big and, what’s more important, I can buy something in the online store without leaving my home. I even found a website kingdom of universe where you can buy a real star or a planet from heaven! That would be an interesting gift. Wife would be certainly surprised 🙂

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