Finding someone the perfect gift can sometimes feel near impossible. Especially for a woman who insists she already has everything. But this year, if distance may keep us apart, gifts will play a more important role than ever in showing those we love just how much we care. So if you're struggling for gift ideas for women who have everything – be it your girlfriend, your sister or your mother-in-law – we've put together a list to help you out with your Christmas shopping.
As an independent British business ourselves, we love supporting brands who are local and ethical. Knowing your gift is going to be unique, crafted with care and supports a local business makes it all the more thoughtful. So here are our top picks for Christmas gift ideas for ladies this year.
If she already has everything she needs, why not spoil her with something she doesn’t “need”. A reminder that she deserves beautiful and comfortable things in her life.
Lambswool scarf – A perfect Christmas gift for a sister perhaps, one of our luxurious lambswool scarves will help her stay snug and stylish on cold winter walks.
Handmade Christmas decorations – Add to her Christmas decorations with a delicate handmade glass ornament. Beautiful designs in bright colours, all made in Cornwall by a Cornish artist.
Sea glass jewellery – Also by a South West artist, these handmade cut sea glass jewellery pieces (below, right) make for a one of a kind gift.
News about the environment can make you feel hopeless a times. But Christmas is a great opportunity to make a difference. Opting for eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas for friends and family will help reduce your carbon footprint, as well as supporting environmentally-friendly brands. Here are a few ideas:
Artisan perfume – Every woman loves new perfume and knowing that these small batch fragrances are 100% natural makes them all the more special.
Eco Friendly Fashion – Based in Cornwall, Finisterre have a lovely selection of eco friendly gifts, including chunky knits, cosy socks, and other sustainably made apparel.
TOMS shoes – TOMS is a socially-minded brand that began with their signature canvas shoes but now sells boots, sneakers and slippers too. For every £3 spent, £1 is donated in the form of grants and shoes to those in need.
For some women, it’s all about the practicalities. So why not get her something that is both useful and beautiful?
Picnic blanket – If she loves the outdoors, a beautiful, sturdy picnic blanket is an item she can use year after year.
Marble Cheese board - These elegant cheeseboards come in various sizes and colours. A beautiful addition to the dinner table for the cheese course.
Bluetooth traceable keyring - If she is one for losing things, here is a handy gift for locating lost bags or keys, with some colourful patterns to choose from.
Handmade soap – Guaranteed to be used and enjoyed, Emma’s soap is an independent that makes gorgeous handmade soap. One to add to the gift ideas for your mother-in-law perhaps?
Buying for a foodie makes gift ideas for women who have everything much easier. Since edible items won’t last long, they're always a treat, no matter how hard the lady is to buy for.
Favourite restaurant vouchers – If she's a real foodie, she'll doubtless be having withdrawal symptoms from restaurants right now. Why not get her a voucher for her favourite spot, to enjoy when things get back to normal again. And support the hospitality industry too.
Cheese selection – Quickes Cheese in Devon are renowned for their flavoursome cheeses. You can order some gorgeous cheese tasting boxes online for home delivery. A great addition to the Christmas cheese board.
Cake tasting club - Lovely gift ideas for friends with a sweet tooth, these subscription boxes deliver handmade cakes every month – yum
Guilt Free treat – If you're stuck for Christmas gift ideas for friends with allergies, Chocolateeha make delicious free-from chocolate, and have some specially designed Christmas sets.
Gin school – The ultimate gift for a gin lover, Salcombe gin will teach you the art of distillation and help you distill you very own bottle of gin at their laboratory in Devon. Even better, book yourself in too and you can go together!
With all the time spent snuggled at home this year, here are some Christmas ideas for mum to make her home that extra bit special.
Fragranced Candles – Fill her home with fragrance and warmth, as well as the comfort of knowing that these candles are as ethical as they are delightful.
Indoor plant – Gift her a touch of the outdoors for the indoors with a beautifully potted plant.
Gardening gift box – To help her brighten up her garden, these seed bombs are a lovely way to encourage wildlife into the garden.
If she has everything she needs already, perhaps going down the sentimental route will help make your gift stand out.
Thoughtful stationery – If she loves to write, how about a personalised notebook. It could be for recording recipes, keeping a diary or taking notes at university. Design it for whatever she needs.
A family illustration –Sweet illustrations of Wellington boots that can be personalised to represent the whole family.
Personalised puzzle – Something fun to keep her entertained over the holidays, you can create your own puzzle with a favourite photo
Another approach to gift ideas for women who have everything is to treat them to an experience, or introduce them to a new hobby. Memories don’t take up space round the house, and learning a new skill is great for wellbeing.
Classes or workshops – From pottery making to cake decorating or interior design, search local to find a weekend or evening class that she would enjoy – or that you can do together.
Colour matching – If she cares about style, you could treat her to a colour consultancy session to help her know which colours suit her and which don’t.
Stitch box – If she has always wanted to learn to knit, this knitting subscription box could be a great way to inspire her.
National Trust day out – With foreign holidays remaining a challenge for the foreseeable, a day out at one of Britain’s finest stately homes or castles could make for a nice change of scenery.
A thoughtful gift is a great way of telling someone you love them - even if they already have everything they want! At The British Blanket Company, we put a lot of thought into every one of our throws and scarves. Where and how a gift is made is as important as the gift itself. So make sure the gifts you buy are from businesses you trust. That way, you'll know the care that has gone into their creation.