It’s not exactly hard to come up with gift ideas for women. Dare we say, we could blindly ransack the nearest department store with less than 48-hours to go until the big day and get it all done with enough time left for a festive pint. But finding presents they’ll actually like and not just stuffed at the back of the cupboard? Well, that’s a different beast entirely.

Fortunately, we’ve done the legwork this holiday season and rounded up the best gifts for you to give to the ladies in your life, whatever their taste, and however deep your pockets. You’re welcome, and happy shopping.

Budget: Under £20 | Under £50 | Under £100 | Under £150 | Over £150

Under £20

Ark Abstract Popper Purse

Most women love handbags and purses: it’s a fact that’s probably even older than Santa himself. So it’s a good thing that this season retailers up and down the high street have sourced plenty of fail-safe options, like this colourful real leather purse.

Buy Now: £15.00

Ark Abstract Popper Purse

Ted Baker Liila Rose Quartz Notebook And Pen

Don’t let the digital era sully her stationery game. With a stylish notebook, you can go old-school with the life planning and correspondence but remain firmly in this century with the 2017’s colour du jour: millennial pink. Plus, it’s a lot fancier than another iPhone notification.

Buy Now: £16.00

Ted Baker Rose Quartz notebook and pen

Benefit Hello San Francisco Glow

Unless you live in some tropical clime, there’s a fair chance the ladies in your life will have lost their summer glow by the time the big day rolls around. Happily, makeup brand Benefit has put together all the essentials to make her feel she’s been wintering in the Costa Del Sol, not Coventry.

Buy Now: £19.50

Benefit Hello San Francisco Glow

American Chocolate Hamper

A chocolate selection box is never a bad gift (providing the recipient is under the age of eight). For something a little more grown-up, consider this assortment of sugary goods. For your sake, we hope she’s a sharer.

Buy Now: £15.00

American Chocolate Hamper

Zara Printed Crossbody Bag

If there’s one thing Zara does well, it’s whipping up brilliant bags with a luxe look that belie their price tag. Take this one, which will go with pretty much everything already in her wardrobe, making it look like you’ve been paying attention all along.

Buy Now: £19.99

Zara Printed Crossbody Bag

River Island Yellow Blanket Scarf

Millennial pink? Pah! It’s all about Generation Z yellow, now. And in this giant, cosy scarf, she can literally wrap herself in the colour and bask in just how on-trend she is. Props to you, naturally.

Buy Now: £20.00

River Island Yellow Blanket Scarf

H&M Fine Knit Cream Turtleneck

Sure, every girl likes to get glammed up on Christmas Day, but the day after is all about being comfy AF. This ultra-cosy fine-knit jumper is the ultimate option, and there are bonus points for it making the wearer resemble a snowman, kind of.

Buy Now: £19.99

H&M Fine Knit Cream Turtleneck

Mango Beaded Hoop Earrings

Here’s some inside knowledge: big earrings that resemble something your nan might wear have been having a bit of a moment in womenswear. No, seriously. This pair from Mango will make her the fashion alpha in the room over the festive season. You’re welcome.

Buy Now: £15.99

Mango Beaded Hoop Earrings

Stradivarius Camisole With Pearl Embellishment

‘How to buy clothes for women’ is (probably) the most searched for term on Google. Well, the PG ones, anyway. The only thing you need to know is that you can rarely go wrong with jeans and a nice top. Here’s one half of the puzzle sorted, you’ve got it from here.

Buy Now: £17.99

Stradivarius Camisole With Pearl Embellishment

Vanity Fair Illustrated By Donald Urquhart

Trust us, on at least one occasion your other half will have considered: “if I died halfway through reading this book, will I look cool?” The answer with this novel, first published in 1847 and now updated with illustrations by the darkly humorous Donald Urquhart, is a resounding yes.

Buy Now: £16.95

Illustrated By Donald Urquhart

Under £50

Charlotte Tilbury The Gift Of Goddess Skin

Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of Charlotte Tilbury, the important thing is that every female within a 50-mile radius certainly will have. This Christmas, the brand has pulled together the ultimate skin-saving trio to combat the dreaded winter pallor. And quite frankly, we can’t think of a more generous gift than goddess skin.

Buy Now: £39.00

Charlotte Tilbury The Gift Of Goddess Skin

Lonely Planet: The Cities Book

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” Whether or not this Chinese proverb refers to moany Mary on Trip Advisor, there’s merit in going offline to plan a getaway. Use this book as an excellent way to hint at heading on a city break. But be warned, it will induce an incurable case of wanderlust.

Buy Now: £25.88

Lonely Planet Cities Book

Weekday Gloves

There’s nothing fashionable about frostbite, making gloves an easy Christmas gift idea year after year. Slightly more stylish than frozen digits are these perfectly pink hand warmers, which are cut from buttery-soft leather and lined with insulating fleece.

Buy Now: £30.00

Weekday Gloves

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio

Ask any woman in the room you’re currently in (we’ll wait) and they’ll tell you that makeup always runs out all at once. So why not be a hero buy it like that? “A beauty box containing all the essentials, how did you know?” Wink wink.

Buy Now: £46.00

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio

Ted Baker Harlaa Square-Cut Linen T-Shirt

Buying clothing for the opposite sex can be nothing short of a minefield. What’s a playsuit? What’s a jegging? Why are the buttons for this shirt on the back rather than the front? It’s a pretty steep learning curve for the average guy. Luckily, with this simple, stylish T-shirt, it’s impossible to go far wrong.

Buy Now: £49.00

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Next Sock Boots

If you didn’t already know (and we wouldn’t blame you), sock boots are a big thing this season in lady land. Impress with your newly acquired knowledge by sliding these examples under the tree. Just make sure that you don’t let Father Christmas take all the credit.

Buy Now: £40.00

Next Sock Boots

London City Distillery Gin Gift Set

At some point during the festive season, we all have to spend time with family members we rather wouldn’t. So nothing says “I love you, good luck” like packing her off with some booze to make it through the experience as quickly (and intoxicated) as possible.

Buy Now: £32.58

London City Distillery Gin Gift Set

Love Stories Rizzo Eye Mask

We need to let you in on a secret, fellas: lingerie isn’t just about the stuff you want to see her in. (Sorry.) It also covers off bedroom accessories that come in useful for getting forty winks, like a silky sleep mask that’s guaranteed to deliver uninterrupted beauty sleep.

Buy Now: £30.00

Love Stories Rizzo Eye Mask

Marks & Spencer Pure Cashmere Scarf

Safer than clothing, but more exciting than a gift card, it’s hard to go wrong with a scarf. At Marks & Spencer there are plenty to choose from in a range of colours and patterns, so you should be able to find one that’s suitable for your loved one. We recommend playing it safe with luxurious grey cashmere.

Buy Now: £45.00

Marks & Spencer Scarf

Biba Modern Fan Cushion

If you haven’t learnt by now, it’s paying attention to the little details which earns you big brownie points. Add that to the fact that there are few women who don’t appreciate decent homeware and there’s a strong case for this ace 1920s fan print cushion.

Buy Now: £24.50

Biba Modern Fan Cushion

Ted Baker Cat Motif Leather Purse

If you were in a meeting, brainstorming a list of things that women like, chances are purses are probably both going to crop up pretty early on. With that in mind, secure yourself a one-way ticket to gratitude city with this leather cat motif version from Ted Baker.

Buy Now: £40.00

Ted Baker Cat Motif Leather Purse

Under £100

Kylie And Kendall Jersey Body

The Jenner sisters are back at Topshop with another clothing collection, but this time the pair has just focussed on bras and pants and ditched the terrible T-shirts (thanks be to fashion Jesus). We’re particularly fond of this form-fitting bodysuit, though we wouldn’t suggest buying it for your mum.

Buy Now: £72.00

Kylie and Kendall Jersey Body

Chanel Gabrielle Eau De Parfum

Chanel No. 5 has been a men’s gifting go-to for decades, but now there’s a new bottle in town. The French label’s first new fragrance in 15 years, the equally floral and angelic Gabrielle is being tipped to take the crown, so get it while you can.

Buy Now: £79.00 for 50ml

Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum

Ted Baker Swarovski Daisy Lace Bracelet

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, consider the SEAH bracelet a lifelong companion. Ted Baker’s premium wrist candy comes with a string of Swarovski-set daisy crystals and white bronze plating throughout. Thankfully, you won’t need an oligarch’s pay packet to slip some bling into her stocking.

Buy Now: £89.00

Swarovski daisy lace bracelet

Marc Jacobs Beauty Bestsellers Set

Packed with mini versions of acclaimed designer Marc Jacobs’ bestselling beauty products, this kit has got her covered. Featuring a primer, eye liner, mascara, lip gloss and lipstick, her face will be on fleek well into the new year.

Buy Now: £95.00

Marc Jacobs Beauty Bestsellers Set

Fleur Of England Huntress Floral-Lace Bra

Bristol-based, Italian-made bras don’t come much prettier than this flirty, feminine, forest green number from luxury lingerie firm Fleur of England. Just don’t ask her to open it in front of her parents.

Buy Now: £95

Fleur Of England Huntress Floral-lace Bra

Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

With its supersonic powers, this cleaning brush from the beauty bods at Clinique will help to dislodge all the festive glitter, Christmas cake and robin red lipstick that’s on her face. It’s pretty good at tackling dirt, pollution and impurities the rest of the year, too.

Buy Now: £79.00

Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Ganni Tilden Leopard-Print Mesh Turtleneck Top

Need to top that stellar shirt she got you last Christmas? You’ll be hard-pressed to find something that beats this leopard print number from J.Crew. Yes, it’s a statement, but it’s also surprisingly versatile. Your move, Mrs.

Buy Now: £90.00

Ganni Tilden Leopard-Print Mesh Turtleneck Top

Zara Velvet Quilted Jacket

Knowing which coat to wear for Boxing Day drinks is tricky. On the one hand, she might only see those people from school once a year so will want to look nice. On the other, it’s going to be bloody freezing so she’ll want to wrap up warm. Help a sister out by getting her this velvet jacket; it’s the sartorial equivalent of killing two birds.

Buy Now: £79.99

Zara Velvet Quilted Jacket

Selfridges Champagne Afternoon Tea Gift Box

Afternoon tea is great and all, but there’s nothing that can’t be made better by a bit of booze. Selfridges’ dedicated gift box comes packing biscuits, a hyper-luxe fruitcake, tea and (most importantly) champagne. Best of all, she won’t even have to leave the comfort of the house to enjoy it.

Buy Now: £95.00

Selfridges Champagne Afternoon Tea Gift Box

Carrie Elizabeth 14k Gold Ring In Rutilated Quartz

London-based jewellery designer Carrie Elizabeth ethically sources her semi-precious stones in Jaipur, India and then crafts them into the lust-worthy pieces of jewellery like this ring. For the love of god, don’t accidentally give it to her on bended knee.

Buy Now: £70.00

Carrie Elizabeth 14k Gold Ring In Rutilated Quartz

Under £150

Love Stories Jude And Edie Floral Pajama Set

Socks, pants and PJs may be the mainstays of Christmas, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Just take these perfect pyjamas from intimates brand Love Stories as an example. Sleepwear done right.

Buy Now: £130.00

Love Stories Jude and Edie Floral Pajama Set

Ted Baker Leather Tassel Detail Camera Bag

Men don’t understand the difference between a bag, a handbag and a going out bag (and we’re not 100 per cent convinced there is one). So, let Ted Baker provide the all-in-one answer. The Camisa leather tassel bag is sizeable enough for daytime, stylish enough for an evening and yet simple enough to pair with most things in her wardrobe. Lesson learnt.

Buy Now: £129.00

ted baker leather tassel detail camera bag

Pat McGrath Labs Lip Kit

Pat McGrath is the beauty editor-at-large of British Vogue, so it’s fair to say she knows a thing or two about slap. Rather than balls it up yourself, trust in her lip kit to tick all the right boxes, then simply sit back and take all the credit.

Buy Now: £135.00

Pat McGrath Labs Lip Kit

Axel Arigato Nude Tennis Sneaker

Seeing as it’s the season of goodwill and all, why not introduce the ladies in your life to the coolest sneaker brand in your wardrobe? Axel Arigato makes excellent kicks for women, too, like these nude leather tennis shoes, which sit on top of a textured rubber cupsole.

Buy Now: £149.00

Axel Arigato Nude Tennis Sneaker

Aurélie Bidermann Takayama Bakelite & Gold-Plated Earrings

Most women have a preference when it comes to the colour of metal they wear. If your particular recipient’s is gold, there’s not a snowman’s chance in hell she won’t like these 18kt examples by French jewellery designer Aurélie Bidermann.

Buy Now: £105.00

Aurélie Bidermann Takayama Bakelite & Gold-Plated Earrings

Grace: American Vogue Years

An essential read for any fashion-obsessed member of your female flock, Grace: American Vogue Years charts the last 15 years of creative director Grace Coddington’s 28-year tenure at the magazine. The glossy book celebrates some of her best work with legendary photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Craig McDean and Mario Testino.

Buy Now: £125.00

Grace: American Vogue Years

Nuface Mini Facial Toning Device

Sending a loved one to the spa is nice and all, but it’ll set you back a fair whack. For the same price, you could buy this dinky device, which uses microcurrent technology to provide a five-minute facial at home, making it the gift that keeps on giving.

Buy Now: £150.00

Nuface Mini Facial Toning Device

Whistles Shearling Cylindrical Ring Bag

You only need to look inside your own wardrobe to see that ’tis the season to be textured. Show off your sartorial smarts by gifting her this cylindrical shearling bag from Whistles.

Buy Now: £129.00

Whistles Shearling Cylindrical Ring Bag

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

This pocket-sized printer from HP connects to a smartphone, allowing the user to turn Insta-approved pics into photos IRL. It’s like having a Polaroid camera, but with the ability to filter and edit (and most importantly, not print) anything beforehand. Isn’t technology great?

Buy Now: £119.00

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

Over £150

Ted Baker Lace And Mesh Detail Skater Dress

Heading into a woman’s clothes shop and picking out a nice dress for the lady in your life can be a daunting prospect. We get that. And that’s why we did the legwork and found the best one (a safe and stylish little black number) so that you don’t have to. Your secret is safe here.

Buy Now: £179.00

Ted Baker Cheska Lace Dress

Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag

Founded in 2012, New York accessories brand Mansur Gavriel fast became a favourite of fashion insiders. Of course, you knew that, that’s why you picked out this vegetable-tanned light brown leather bucket bag. Right? Right.

Buy Now: £325.00

Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag

Olivia Burton 3D Bee Rose Gold Mesh Watch

There are few ways to get your bae buzzing than with a stunning timepiece. Olivia Burton’s 3D Rose Gold Bee watch guarantees to do just that with its unique design and timeless mesh strap.

Buy Now: £155.00

Olivia Burton 3D Bee Rose Gold Mesh Watch

Olympus PEN E-PL8 Compact System Camera

Got a snap-happy sister or a camera-obsessed cousin? The Olympus PEN E-PL8 Compact System Camera has become an Instagram sensation in its own right – thanks to its tiltable LCD touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi and automatic focusing – and is sure to get their followers double-tapping everything they post in 2018.

Buy Now: £549.00

Olympus PEN E-PL8 Compact System Camera

Topshop Boutique Ultimate Trench Coat

They’ve done it; everyone else can go home now, Topshop has officially nailed the perfect affordable trench. Manufactured in Britain as part of the retailer’s boutique range, we can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to find this cotton coat in Santa’s sleigh.

Buy Now: £160.00

Topshop Boutique Ultimate Trench Coat

The Fortnums Christmas Hamper

Luxury London department store Fortnum and Mason is famed for its handsome food hall and mouth-wateringly good hampers. With everything someone could possibly want to eat on Christmas Day, this one would keep even the grumpiest of family members happy if the electricity goes out.

Buy Now: £175.00

The Fortnums Christmas Hamper

Bella Freud Psycho Analysis Eau de Parfum

Keeping the family trade alive, London designer Bella Freud (and great-granddaughter of Sigmund) has bottled the scent of a psychoanalyst’s office under her own hugely successful brand. Weird? Yes. Cool? Definitely. Plus, it’s cheaper than therapy.

Buy Now: £165.00 for 100ml

Bella Freud Psycho Analysis Eau de Parfum

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Unless your other half is Amber Rose, there’s a fair chance she obsesses over her hair. Pick up Dyson’s ground-breaking hair dryer, which uses air multiplier technology to speed up the process, and there’s a (slight) chance she’ll be ready faster. A gift for you, too.

Buy Now: £356.89

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Elemis Pro Collagen Gift Set

Days (if not weeks) of over-indulgence can take their toll on the face. Give the gift of recovery with smart skincare brand Elemis and its batch of pro-collagen goodies to reverse the damage. Bought alone, the contents would cost £350, making it a smart investment all round.

Buy Now: £199.00

Elemis Pro Collagen Gift Set

Simplehuman Wide View Sensor Mirror

It takes a man with the patience of Saint Nick to share a bathroom mirror. So do what a Wise Man would and reclaim your space by buying any would-be hogger this. Described as “the ultimate smart makeup mirror”, it can sense a user’s face as they approach and uses an advanced lighting system to simulate natural sunlight.

Buy Now: £299.99

simplehuman Wide View Sensor Mirror