Nice one old chap. You’ve left your Christmas gift for her to the last minute… again.
And this year the pressure is really on – you’ve got to redeem yourself after that smoothie maker incident from last year. It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but in hindsight, it was a pretty stupid move.
So what do you get the woman who has everything? The woman who has more shoes than friends and more jewellery than the Queen of England? The woman who can’t make up her mind about what she wants to eat for dinner, nevermind what perfume she’d like to wear?
Simple – you get her the experience of a lifetime that she didn’t even know she wanted.
Now before you get your boxers in a twist, we’re here to help you out with this somewhat daunting task. We’ve gone and done the hard work for you and have listed some totally unique Christmas gift ideas for her that will keep you out of the dog box and in the bedroom.
Don’t worry – we’re happy for you to take full credit for these ingenious gift ideas.
For the Pampered Princess
Every woman loves to feel pampered. But she’s usually so busy looking after everyone else’s needs that she has no time to focus on her own. Not only is a relaxing spa experience a great way for her to get that much needed TLC, it’s an important part of her personal well being.
Indulge her in some serious ‘me time’ with an oh-so-glamorous day of massages, facials, manis and pedis. With a glass of champagne in one hand, and a beauty specialist working on the other, she’ll feel like the pampered princess she deserves to be. All her stress from the year will be scrubbed away, leaving her rejuvenated for the new year.
For the Wanderlust Woman
Has your lucky lady been bitten by the travel bug? Is she looking for a bit of a thrill? Is she dying for some new holiday pics that will make her Instagram followers seriously jelly? Then why not surprise her with the getaway experience of a lifetime.
If she loves the deep blue sea, take her to the land Down Under for an unforgettable diving and spearfishing adventure at the Great Barrier Reef. Days spent diving for your dinner amongst brigtly coloured coral, nights spent relaxing at a luxurious beach-side eco-lodge – it’s the perfect escape for any gyp-sea queen.
For something even more remote, surprise her with an exclusive escape to the Galapagos islands. Walking in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, she’ll be blown away by the diverse fauna and flora of one of the most famous wildlife-watching destinations in the world. If timed correctly, she might just get to experience the incredible hatching of giant tortoise eggs.
Now that’s a Christmas gift she won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
For the Chocoholic
The relationship between a woman and chocolate is a phenomenon that needs no introduction, or explanation. According to a study, while only 15% of males crave chocolate, as much as 40% of women do. On top of that, 75% of women claim that absolutely nothing other than chocolate can satisfy their appetite.
The moral of the story? Woman. Love. Chocolate.
Valentine’s Day, birthday, anniversary, “I’m sorry”, you name it – buying a woman chocolate is always a good idea. While I’m sure she looks forward to devouring her favourite box of choccies every year, those disappear within an hour (at most) of opening them.
A truly unique gift for any chocoholic, treat them to a gooey, molten, sticky, yummy chocolate making and tasting experience.
The crème de la crème of chocolate schools, Hotel Chocolat’s School Of Chocolate offers unbelieve cocoa adventures for true chocolate fiends. Hosted by an expert chocolatier, she’ll discover a whole new world of her favourite cocoa treat, from a tour of the on-site chocolate-making process to how to really taste chocolate like a pro.
For something even more decadent, there’s the Luxury Chocolate Making Workshop at My Chocolate. Not only will she have fun creating and decorating her own chocolate slab, truffles and fudge, but she’ll also learn how to blend her own chocolate martinis.
Just make sure you remind her to bring the recipe home.
For the Cultured Chick
Whether she enjoys buying art, buying art, or simply admiring it for hours on end, we’ve got an arts and culture experience that will impress the most passionate of art lovers.
Thinking of taking her to one of London’s famous art museums? We’ve got a gift for her that’s one better. A private tour of Tate Modern will give your favourite culture vulture a totally new perspective of the museum’s world-class collection of international modern art. After she’s come face to face with the likes of Picasso, Dali and Andy Warhol, she’ll indugle in a selection of Spanish tapas and sparkling wine at an award-winning nearby tapas bar.
Not that’s what we call creative genius.
If she’d rather be creating the art herself, give the totally unique gift of a private origami group workshop for her and her friends. Held at a stylish five-star hotel, they’ll have heaps of fun learning the delicate art of paper folding, creating intricate pieces of their own home-made art.
Needless to say such a hands-on activity calls for a bottle of bubbly. And if she’s always wanted to be a muse, how about a custom portrait of her favourite selfie?
Let Them Eat Cake
A decidedly fun way to celebrate any special day in her fabulous life, indulge her in the lavish ritual of afternoon tea.
The age-old tradition is the perfect opportunity for the missus and her girlfriends to spend a good few hours gossiping, giggling, and noshing on some seriously delicious treats. Having scoured the Kingdom for only the tip top locations, our selection of afternoon teas each have their own unique touch.
For the eccentric mad hatter, there’s the Alice In Wonderland themed afternoon tea, where she’d fall down the rabbit hole of whimsical treats and fantastical decoration. The more traditional lady will delight in the glitz and glamour of high tea at The Ritz.
Scones with lashings of cream and jam, cucumber sandwiches and piping hot pots of tea await. Throw in some bubbly for a luxury champagne afternoon tea, and you’ve got a Christmas gift experience for her that we know she’ll love.
Flair for Hair
If you really know a woman, you’ll know that she values her hair. It’s her crowning glory, her pride and joy and the make or break of a good day or bad day.
To keep a smile on her dial, treat her to an afternoon of personalised hair treatments at a prestigious hair salon. A wash, cut, blow dry and makeup will totally revamp her look, giving her the boost of confidence she deserves.
For the girl who seems to continuously be complaining about her roots, treat her to a colour consultation with the most in-demand celebrity colourist in the world, Josh Wood. How many girls can say they’ve had their hair done by Kylie Minogue’s stylist? Not many.
We know you already think she’s perfect, but trust us, she’ll love the chance to give her gorgeous locks the full treatment.
For the Mistress of Mixology
Purl gives classic drinks exciting twits with things like foam and liquid nitrogen. If she’s looking to spice up her regular drink, then in this mixology cocktail masterclass she can learn about techniques used by molecular mixologists, and make three cocktails herself. She’ll leave wanting to show off by making drinks for all her friends.
For the Female Foodie
It’s the ultimate question in your relationship. It’s led to hours of endless arguments and a few heated fights. It’s made you question if she even has a decision-making bone in her body. It’s the question every man in a relationship dreads asking:
“Where do you want to eat?”
If you really want to knock the foodie socks off her, you’ve got to step it up a notch with a totally unique dining experience at an unforgettable restaurant. Why not give her the gift of a ten-course tasting menu at the cosy Parlour. An open fire, neo-rustic décor, and quintessentially British food all make for the perfect night. She will end the meal with gourmet versions of childhood treats like Toasted Marshmallow Wagon Wheels.
Or if she’s a fan of foie-gras, indulge her in an immersive evening of haute cuisine at a fabulous French dining destination. For the serious sushi lover, whisk her away to the East for an evening of Asian dishes bursting with flavour.
Is she not a fan of meat? No problem! We’ve got plenty of vegetarian tasting menus that will impress even the pickiest of eaters. She’ll be wildly impressed by your thoughtfulness.
Who doesn’t love plenty of bubbles over the holiday season? And in this French Champagne tasting experience, she’ll get her full bubbles fix.
With this private masterclass and tasting at the rustic Champagne + Fromage, she will feel like she’s been transported to the South of France. She will learn about “grower” wines and why independent vineyards are best. This experience also includes a tasting with five champagnes, including one limited-edition vintage, paired with tartines, artisanal cheeses and more.
For Mrs Macaron
Can you ever have too many macarons? I don’t think so. In this experience, she will develop her own bespoke macaron with the “Picasso of pastry” himself, Pierre Hermé. He is an expert with flavours and will help her make her own perfect macaron. After she’ll be able to share (or keep for herself) the 100 macarons that will be delivered after her session.
Glitz and Glam
Because she’s your leading lady, treat her to a fabulous night on the town with the classic combo of ‘dinner and a show’.
Give her the ol’ razzle-dazzle with an evening of sophisticated entertainment at the ritzy London Cabaret Club. With the full VIP experience, she’ll be blown away by glittering costumes and first-class live bands, followed by some top-notch dining.
For the more traditional theatergoer, premium tickets to London’s West End is a dream. After a romantic pre-theatre dinner at a fine dining restaurant, she’ll have the best seats in the house at one of the hottest shows in the world.
You may be thinking “Mamma Mia, here we go again”, but it’s her special day, not yours.
For the Yearning Yogi
Whether she’s already a religiously dedicated yogi or she’s looking to align her chakras, she’ll adore a private yoga and meditation class with her other fit friends. The best part? The class is held in the comfort of her own home with a professional yoga instructor.
For a totally unique yoga themed gift, treat her to a public yoga class held at The Shard. 72 levels above the ground, her downward facing dog will be met with unrivalled views of London’s iconic skyline.
Now that’s something worth bending over backwards for.
The Whole She-bang
If you’re looking to really spoil your favourite gal during the holiday season, we’ve put together the ultimate indulgent London day for her. Starting off with a shopping spree at Harrods, she’ll get to shop ‘till she drops at London’s legendary luxury department store. Then it’s off to the five-star Capital Hotel for a fizzy champagne afternoon tea, followed by a luxury massage.
Warning! This gift is guaranteed to set the gift-giving standards high. We recommend saving it for super special occasions.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Finding unique Christmas gifts for women is no easy task, but we know you can do it.
Dump the idea of getting her some item of clothing that you know she’s just going to return. Not only does science prove that an experience gift brings more joy than something materialistic, it tells that special woman in your life that you actually know her as a person.
Whether she’s got a sweet tooth, a fashion obsession or a craving for something a little different, there’s always a great gift for her. If you have a totally bespoke gift idea in mind, we’d love to hear it! No idea is too bonkers for us to turn into a reality.
- 1 For the Pampered Princess
- 2 For the Wanderlust Woman
- 3 For the Chocoholic
- 4 For the Cultured Chick
- 5 Let Them Eat Cake
- 6 Flair for Hair
- 7 For the Mistress of Mixology
- 8 For the Female Foodie
- 9 Blissful Bubbles
- 10 For Mrs Macaron
- 11 Glitz and Glam
- 12 For the Yearning Yogi
- 13 The Whole She-bang
- 14 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun