The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. You’re in charge of seemingly everything: the guest list, the multi-course lunch, the decorations and the present buying. We know how you feel. When you’re busy juggling all that quotidian life throws at you - deadlines, family responsibilities, holiday planning - it’s easy to fall-back on socks and book vouchers to placate the crowd.
While we all love to replenish our hosiery draws and line our bookshelves with new tomes, it can begin to feel a little repetitive receiving - and giving - the same gifts, albeit in various guises, year after year.
We have taken it upon ourselves to lighten your holiday load. Over the course of four weeks we’re publishing our pick of the best luxury gifts that you and yours are guaranteed to love. We’ve looked beyond the obvious knick-knacks and stocking fillers to bring you suggestions of gifts to uplift, inspire and indulge even the most discerning of family members.
For our second edition, we guide you through the best luxury gifts for the busy woman in your life to something special. Time saving, stylish, functional but beautiful gifts are in order. Here are our pick of treats from around the web:
1. Fitbit Sense.
The ultimate health wearable for the busy woman in your life, the Fitbit Sense is the most advanced Fitbit to date and has bene designed to help you tune into your body by tracking stress, heart health, SpO2 levels, skin temperature and so much more. It even suggests remedies for when you’re working too hard or your cortisol levels are too high.
$329 available to buy here.
2. Dyson Supersonic™ Exclusive copper gift edition.
The fastest hair dryer known to man, the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer will enable the busy woman in your life to look and feel great without eating into her precious time - she doesn’t need to compromise.
The small, powerful motor uses a high-pressure, high-velocity jet of controlled air that will dry her hair six times faster than any other hair dryer.
This exclusive gift edition comes in limited edition copper or silver, and comes with a beautiful copper-edged storage bag that comes in particularly handy when travelling.
£329.99 available to buy here.
3. KitchenAid Multi-Cooker.
Time in the kitchen eating into things she’d rather be doing? This stylish and versatile multi-cooker from KitchenAid comes with 12 pre-programmed time-saving functions, including 24 hour auto keep-warm capability and the ability to slow-cook for up to 12 hours. Just bung veg, meat, spices and seasoning in the pot first thing in the morning, cover with stock and leave the multi-cooker to work its magic. Come evening you’ll have a gorgeous, rich and sticky savoury stew, filling and hearty, ready to sate any hungry tums.
£395 available to buy here.
4. Louis Vuitton Pocket Organiser.
The perfect gift to help her organise her bag and to ensure she has her Amex, cash and business card at her disposal. There is no more stylish way to keep these all-important items to hand than in this compact and convenient wallet complete with classic monogram canvas. Fits perfectly into any handbags or pocket. There’s not a woman on this planet who would be disappointed with this.
£235 available to buy here.
5. Silk eye mask from Slip.
Not only do silk eye masks help to keep the light out, improving quality and quantity of all-important snooze time, they have some unique properties that set them apart from any old eye mask. Silk eye masks can help to keep eyes moisturised, prevent dark circles, defeat wrinkles and fine lines and are wonderfully gentle on the super-sensitive under-eye skin.
The tightly woven nature of silk locks in moisture and stops skin drying out, making them the ideal gift for a woman who travels a fair bit and is frequently subjected to the dehydrating effects of long-haul flying.
We love the silk eye masks from Slip. Their current range of zodiac-inspired masks are super fun, but their classics are totally divine. If we had to pick, we’d go with the Plum mask.
From £50 available to buy here.
6. Cartier Tank Solo.
You can’t go wrong with a classic timepiece - particularly when the giftee lives life in constant flux and needs to keep a close eye on the hours - and the Cartier Tank is as classic as it gets.
Favoured by some of the most high profile yet stylish women in history from Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Catherine Deneuve to Princess Diana and Michelle Obama, the Tank represents simple, classical, timeless elegance.
There are an array of variants to choose from when it comes to metals, embellishments, faces and bracelets, so you can make sure it’s something she’ll love forever.
From £2,130 available to buy here.
7. Freshwater Pearls & Tiger Eye Glasses Chain.
The perfect stocking filler: this bejewelled glasses chain (the accessory du jour, don’t you know?) is steeped in pearls, tiger eye and Japanese gold and doubles as - perhaps most handily at the current time - a mask chain. Save her having to rifle through her handbag to find her face covering every time she needs to enter a shop.
£92 available to buy here.
8. The LYMA Laser.
There is no better gift for the time-poor beauty aficionado in your life. If anti-ageing, skin pigmentation, scarring or acne are getting her down then this is your chance to upgrade her life.
This revolutionary skin-rejuvenating protocol can be used at home with total ease and safety to heal the skin on a cellular level. The LYMA Laser is the most effective skin renewal system in a generation and offers clinic-grade performance in the palm of your hand.
Just 15-30 minutes per day is all it takes to improve the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation, thread veins, sagging skin, acne, bruising, scarring, cellulite or rosacea. No matter what her concern is, the LYMA Laser can address it. Nothing of it’s calibre has ever been seen in the beauty world before.
A starter Kit includes the LYMA Laser plus a bonus 30-day supply of LYMA Active Mist and Priming Serum to help take her beauty regimen to the next level.
£1999 available to buy here.
Keep an eye on the journal over the next few weeks for more great gift ideas across luxury living, beauty and lifestyle.
Originally published Nov 19, 2020.