Christmas gifts always come along with the age-old question – “what does she/ he want?” Things become more complicated whenever we are looking for the perfect Christmas gift to give to the most important women in our lives, as we hope to celebrate them wholly without failing with useless (if not entirely ugly) Christmas gifts.
To help you find the best holiday gifts to make every woman in your life feel appreciated and lucky, we went on a journey made of classic gift ideas and more unconventional ones, which led us to come up with this ultimate list of 23 chic Christmas gifts for her to get in time for the holiday season (some of them are good as any late December birthday gift, too!).
1. A Christmas Flirt
We all love Chiara Ferragni’s flirty eye motif, especially when wrapped in a glittery pattern. If you are looking for a simple yet sparkling Christmas gift to (literally) light your fashionista tech-fan friend’s day up, this classic pink flirting glitter iPhone 6, 6s, 7 or 8 case might be the best option for you. You can get it at Farfetch!
2. The Perfect Christmas Trio
What we love to talk about a lot is nail polishes, especially when they come captured in lovely bottles. Nail polishes also happen to be a perfect Christmas gift idea for her, especially if she loves to try her hand at new, creative nail art designs! Keep this must-have Smith & Cult Trio Nail Polish in mind if you are about to spend your holidays with beauty-addicted friends! Find it at Net-a-Porter!
3. Three Fashionista Books for Christmas
Available at Shopbop, this 3-volume set written by ELLE contributor Francois Baudot is a prerogative for anyone who is fascinated by Coco Chanel and her eponymous fashion house. It illustrates the house’s history (including its jewelry and notorious perfume lines), and is definitely one of next year’s must-read items. Like nail polishes, fashion-related books are always a good Christmas gift idea for her, too!
4. A Chunky Knit Beanie to Keep Her Warm
Wintertime is synonymous with warm knit scarves and beanies and, despite all those Christmas gift-related puns and jokes we all see while surfing on the main social media platforms, scarves and beanies are never wrong when it comes to winter holidays gift ideas for her. Available at Nordstrom, this chunky knit pom-pom beanie is the epitome of coziness and style, and will surely make those who are receiving it, giggle (and for an extra dose of cuteness, we recommend filling it with chocolate candies!).
5. Jingle Belt
Durable, resistant and simply useful, high-quality leather belts are the kind of Christmas gifts a woman will never get rid of, and will probably use all year long. We found the best leather belt around, the style and structure of which are neither too wintery, nor too springtime-ready, and could be channelled all year round, indeed. While you forgive us for the terrible wordplay in the title, you can check it at Revolve Clothing.
6. The Chunkiest Winter Scarf
We all have that one friend who is obsessed with giant knit scarves and who is always looking for a new chunky wool scarf to wrap herself up. Free People’s giant knit scarf, available at Shopbop, is basically a dream come true and a must-have Christmas gift for her!
7. (Not) Another Christmas Classic
Along with scarves, beanies, and slippers, pyjamas are another (highly appreciated) Christmas gift classic, and like in the case of the giant scarf, we all have a friend who is obsessed with them (if you are like, the scarf lover and the PJs-obsessed friend is the same person). If you are looking for a chic pyjama set to give for the holidays, head over to Revolve to find the chicest PJs around!
8. Not Your Average Christmas Trio
Rihanna’s beauty items are this (and next) year’s hottest products, and it is not that hard to understand why. Inclusive, perfect for any skin tone and well, designed by Rihanna, they are on almost everyone’s wish list. If you know one of your friends would love to get them for Christmas, jump to Sephora and get this perfect Christmas makeup gift just in time for the holidays!
9. A Christmas It-Bag for Your Fashion-Obsessed Friend (Self)
Gucci is always a good idea, no matter what. And good friends or girlfriends deserve chic Christmas gifts no matter what, too. Available on Gucci.com, this Gucci mini leather shoulder bag is chromatically in tune with the holidays as well as with any girlfriend’s heart, soul, and dreams.
10. Extravagant Christmas
Why give a standard turtleneck Christmas sweater, when you can opt for an extravagant fringed fuchsia robe sweater? Warm and cozy, this fringed sweater instantly guarantees a much-appreciated disco effect. You can find it at Forward!
11. A Christmas Miracle
Here we introduce another set of beauty products, the luxury of which will easily persuade you to get a set for yourself, too. Limited-edition and created along with the power of the sea, La Mer’s Mini Miracle collection includes a moisturizer, and the brand’s concentrate, the formulas and ingredients of which are just made to protect us from the winter’s bad weather conditions. Head over to Nordstrom to get it until it flies off the online store!
12. Holiday-Approved PJs
For another great Christmas gift idea for women, we recommend checking out Three J NYC’s chicest pyjama set available at Net-a-Porter, as it combines practicality with a hint of Nineties-inspired coolness all at once.
13. Sleeping Christmas Beauty
As a more unconventional kind of Christmas gift for her, here you have Slip’s eye mask that will grant your jet setter friend a peaceful night whether she is traveling or sleeping in her hotel room! It is available in a plethora of colors, but the millennial pink one is just (and unapologetically) the cutest. You can find it at Net-a-Porter.
14. Motivational Christmas Gifts for Her
“She believed she could, so she did” is the kind of mantra anyone deserves. Celebrate your friend’s courage, creativity, and overall awesomeness with one of the most encouraging bracelets available on the Internet. You can get it just in time for Christmas at Nordstrom!
15. Sequined Christmas Gifts
Knowing what to wear on New Year’s Eve before the 31st of December is basically a New Year resolution, as we are always too busy eating and enjoying our holidays to look for the perfect party outfit. To prevent your best friend or girlfriend from panicking for a decent New Year’s Eve outfit, get her this sequined top available at Forward!
16. Keep Her Ideas Warm
17. A Royalty Scent for Christmas
If your Christmas gifts are always millennial-approved, head over to Net-a-Porter to find Tom Dixon’s Royalty scented diffuser that will create an atmosphere of English tea time at your friend’s. As an extra bonus, the sleek silver vessel could match any minimalist-modern soul.
18. Chic Socks Are For Life
Here’s another simple, yet utterly cute Christmas gift idea for her – Free People’s sheer starry socks. As with the pompon beanie, we suggest filling them with little chocolate candies, maybe even heart-shaped ones, for the ultimate dose of romanticism!
19. Metallic Christmas
If you have a skater friend who also happens to be a fashion addict, this pair of metallic Vans sneakers is an unavoidable must-have item! Get it in time for Christmas (or New Year’s Eve, since they are perfect for any glittery festive outfit) at Nordstrom!
20. Gold-Toned Christmas Gift Earrings
Timeless and just elegant to say the least, Kenneth Jay Lane’s earrings are the greatest Christmas gift idea for any accessory lover out there, including your mother. You can easily find them at Net-a-Porter to surprise your closest ones with your dainty pick!
21. Heat Me, Treat Me
The holiday season usually comes with a good dose of fancy hairstyles, the majority of which require heat styling that harms your hair. Help your friend protect her mane with Gisou By Negin Mirsalehi’s Propolis infused heat protecting spray, available online at Revolve.
22. Just In Time for Christmas
Update your best friend’s accessory line-up with Coach’s Delancey charm detail watch, the simplicity and elegance of which could conquer anyone’s heart in a matter of seconds. Find it at Nordstrom!
23. A Christmas Scent
Last but not least, we decided to include an unconventional perfume by D.S. & Durga, named ‘Radio Bombay’ in our list of the best Christmas gifts for women. Urban, sensual, and fresh, this strong yet soft perfume will help anyone travel all the way to India and just romantically dream about its magical landscapes. You can get it at Net-a-Porter.
Photos via Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom