Clueless gifters of the world unite - I've got the answers for you here. The plight of the perfect Christmas pressie is a well-documented one, so I thought I'd do my bit as a compulsive window shopper/internet browser and list some tried and true gifts for the fairer sex. These are just some little bits and bobs that'd make any Christmas stocking complete, or some great places to start as part of a larger gift. Happy shopping!

The Warm, Woody Scent:

You can't go wrong with a travel-size rollerball of perfume, as thoughtful gifts go. For popping in a handbag or taking on holiday, I wish these Sephora staples were more common in the UK. They're so bloody convenient! One of my favourite scents for the season is Nirvana Bourbon, a sweet, warm and spicy scent. For those looking a little more upmarket and even headier, you might want to try Oud Immortel by Byredo. Another failsafe is the classic Wood Sage and Sea Salt by Jo Malone.

The Christmas PJs:

A soft and snuggly pair of pyjamas for Christmas Day is three gifts rolled into one. First, something thoughtful, useful and kitsch. Secondly, the unspoken permission to spend all day in your comfies. Thirdly - two words: elastic. waistbands. I love this Next night shirt, these Hush PJs and these fancies from ASOS. The only rules are - must be adorable, and must be softer-than-soft to the touch. Fluffy socks optional, but encouraged.

... Or Something A Little Less Comfortable:

Heads up to those who are coupled - buying lingerie is expensive. Usually, lingerie is bought to delight the beholder. So, behold all the things that delight you, and gift them to your significant other. I love Rosie for M&S' range for really sexy, luxe pieces. If I could afford it, I'd stock my entire top drawer with La Perla (this bra is almost too much). Still, there are steals to be had too, and once again ASOS comes through with the sexy, thrifty good times.

The Gift That Keeps Giving:

One of the best presents I ever received was a magazine subscription - think about it, Christmas lasts all year! A present a month for the next 12 months is something no one will say no to. So gifting a magazine that's difficult to find, or an indie read like one of my faves Suitcase, is a no brainer.  For those a little less literarily-inclined, why not gift flowers, for three months?

The Quirky Christmas... Everything: 

I am all about a novelty earring or Christmas jumper, and there's plenty of good stuff out there to choose from this year. This Santa mug is everything I want in a gift without trying. These novelty earrings from Accessorize offer you no end of festive items to dress up any outfit. And this candy cane jumper is stylish, cozy, and a design piece. Who can beat THAT?

The 'How Did You Know...?' Make Up:

Lest you aren't a part of the blogging community and don't keep up with Instagram, let me introduce you to the gift we all didn't know we needed: Glossier. Their no-nonsense, effortlessly chic range of minimalist skincare and make up will make even the loudest naysayers look twice. I've written a more in-depth review of some of my favourite make up pieces from the brand, but start with either the Phase 1 or Phase 2 set and you won't go far wrong.

And if all else fails... chocolate coins and selection boxes. Because some things just cannot be bettered. Merry Christmas!

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