Shopping for female relatives and girlfriends can be great fun - there's so much to choose from! But that can also make finding the perfect gift pretty confusing.
If you're feeling overwhelmed this Christmas, we suggest sticking with top quality, classic pieces. A single luxury gift makes much more of a statement than a collection of impulse purchases. Take a look through our ultimate gift guide, and you'll find a selection of beautiful items which any woman would be sure to treasure beyond the holidays.
For your girlfriend
The Little Black Dress
Every woman looks great in an LBD, and this one is a real stunner. From the designer range of cult British brand Topshop, this glamorous number would be perfect for New Year's Eve - and we guarantee it will have pride of place in her wardrobe for many seasons to come.
Mayall Shift Dress by Topshop $330 USD
The Classic Handbag
Buying a bag might feel risky, if you aren't sure exactly what your girl would love. In this situation, you can't go wrong with a classic shape in black leather. Equally at home in the office or a cocktail bar, this understated handbag and purse combo from Kate Spade is sure to be appreciated. The little champagne bottle keyring adds a unique touch which makes this an adorable gift option.
Cobble Hill Satchel and Accessories by Kate Spade $298 USD
Diamonds are forever
You simply can't go wrong with a diamond necklace. If you want to be sure of raising a smile on Christmas morning, what could be better than opening a jewellery box to find this little gem inside? The cut of the stone is a minimalist classic, whilst the rose gold chain and setting bring contemporary style.
Teardrop Diamond Necklace in Rose Gold by Lucy and Mui $295
For your mother
The perfect purse
Show your appreciation for the first woman in your life with this little treasure - a beautiful golden card organiser from luxury brand Jimmy Choo. Simple but sweet, this mini purse is sure to be loved by women of any age.
Gold etched Metallic Spazzolato Leather Concertina card holder by Jimmy Choo $325 USD
Many older women find a scarf flattering and comfortable. A good scarf is warm enough to keep off the chill, but drapey enough to bring to a party to dress up a party dress whilst retaining some modesty.
We love the combination of classic chain link pattern and modern monochrome palette in this Cashmere offering from Diane von Furstenberg.
'Vault Kenley' Cashmere Scarf by Diane von Furstenberg $268
If your mom deserves a real treat this year, why not treat her to an extra-special piece of jewellery? Every woman enjoys wearing stud earrings, which look great with long and short hair, or pinned back styles.
We love these floral earrings, because they bring modern metals to a traditional shape. The rose gold color will warm any skin tone, and make your mother feel like a million dollars.
Camelia Diamond Earrings in Rose Gold by Lucy and Mui $345 USD
For your BFF...
The cute bracelet
If you're looking for a sweet gift which your best friend is going to treasure forever, look no further than this delicate bracelet. Easily worn with formal or casual outfits, your BFF will remember your friendship every time she puts this on - and that's likely to be often! A particularly great present for a friend you don't get to see as often as you'd like.
Bead Diamond Bracelet in White Gold by Lucy and Mui $195 USD
Sometimes we want to buy things for our friends when really, we want them for ourselves! As soon as we saw this pair of ruby red, velvet party shoes from Anthropologie, our hearts melted a little. If you can bring yourself to give these away, well - you must be a great friend indeed.
Lien.Do Julieta Heels by Anthropologie around $200 USD
If your best friend is more into beauty products than shoes, then this little palette is probably the pick of this season's make-up counter offerings. The top three shades can be used as highlighter or powders for different effects, whilst the beautifully marbled shades below offer universally flattering shades of blush. We love the rose gold packaging at least as much as the luxurious contents.
Ambient Lighting Edit by Hourglass for $80 USD
So there you have it, our curated gift guide for the best women in your life <3