This wish list has taken me absolutely forever to pull together. I’ve been thinking long and hard about Christmas gifts for women and what we really want. I saw lots of people shopping the other day for loved ones and I have to admit, I cringed a little bit when I saw what some people were buying for their partners, just because they wanted to get it over and done with.

If you are shopping for the women in your life and you’re reading this, don’t just buy anything! Firstly, it’s a waste of money and secondly, why not actually treat them? Buying something special and beautiful means extra kudo-points for yourself and in return you’re making someone feel so amazing.

If you’re not sure what to get, I’ve hand picked some truly beautiful products. From the BEST beauty products on the market, to high quality fitness gear, homewares, presents for the foodie in your life and even some stocking fillers that will leave a lasting impression. I’ll be handing this list over to my own family too in the hope that Santa might bring me something special this year.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own Christmas wish list, or you are buying for a loved one, I have a feeling you’re going to find something perfect below.


Lets start with a little something for the beauty addict. If you’re buying for a loved one, you might find the idea of buying make-up overwhelming. But, I promise that any one of the products below will go down an absolute treat. Particularly anything by Charlotte Tilbury.

You cannot go wrong with products by the world famous ‘make-up artist to the stars’ and beauty extraordinaire . If you’re buying for your partner, you will get some major kudo-points for shopping any of her products. They are the best of the best. If you’re not sure what your partner would like and you really don’t want to get it wrong, then I can assure you the ‘Beauty Icons Gift Set’ (which you can read all about in my review here) in the bottom right hand corner is the perfect choice.

The other items I’ve included, have been ranked some of the most ‘popular’ beauty products of the year. The Chanel products in particular are absolute classics. A Chanel lipstick would make the perfect stocking filler and both ‘Chanel No.5’ and ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ are sought after perfumes. If you or your partner prefers something more vibrant though, then anything in the ‘Benefit’ range will be adored. Benefit do lots of different ‘gift boxes’ including the one above, so its worth a shop around.


I’m the first to admit that I am addicted to travelling. After going on 12 planes in the last year alone, I know a thing or two about what to pack. Any of these gifts below will be appreciated a frequent traveller. A few of them I already own and a few have been added to my own Christmas wish list.

The first thing I can recommend is the ‘Swell’ bottle. I have the Swell bottle below in a grey colour. It is amazing for travelling. It will keep your drinks warm or cool and is perfect for stowing away in your suitcase. The ‘bag-all’ organisers are my absolute favourite on this list though. They are on my own ‘Christmas Wish List’ for this year. If you are a woman, you’ll know all too well, how easy it is for your bra hooks to snag on dresses or tights in your suitcase. These organiser bags will help you to keep all of your belongings separate and you can organise your shoes, dirty clothes, make-up and underwear.

If you are a frequent flyer then I cannot recommend the ‘Charlotte Tilbury’ travel beauty set enough. I have these products already and the creams keep your skin hydrated and glowing. For some reason, my skin always goes dry or spotty if I go to another country. Since using Charlotte Tilbury products, it just stays fresh and soft.
I also have this exact travel wallet and it’s perfect for families. It’s big enough for all your tickets and all your passports and fits snugly into any travel bag or hand bag. I also adore this ‘Topshop Rain Mac’. This is on the top of my ‘travel wish list’ for this year. It comes in a whole range of colours and is great if you’re going on holiday, but you don’t want to take a big chunky coat. This thin mac packs down really small and is not only stylish, but it’s perfect for the plane while you’re transferring from one weather to another.
I’ve put both ‘Ted Baker’ suitcases on my ‘dreamy’ Christmas wish list. They’re so gorgeous and would make an ideal upgrade from my standard black one. You definitely wouldn’t miss either of these on the conveyor belt. When we went to Cape Town earlier this year, I had to wait for the carousel to come around 3 times before I spotted my ‘samey’ suitcase amongst the sea of others. If you or your loved one loves travelling, a beautiful suitcase will be much appreciated.


If you’ve got a candle lover in your life, then any of these candles below will be loved. I’ve heard incredible things about the ‘Fable’ candle. It’s been featured in a lot of magazines this year. My favourites on this list though are the Linea candle and the ‘Neom’. They both smells so gorgeous and you can’t go wrong with the ‘Linea’ one if you are on a budget.
I do really love the design of the concrete ‘Paddywax’ candle though (please lovely fiancee, take note if you are reading this!) and also the pop of colour from the Voluspa ‘Prosecco Rose’ candle. Any of these would make a lovely addition to stockings.


Do you have a home decor obsessive in your house? They’re sure to love any of these products below. All of them are set to make waves in 2018. Chunky knitted blankets are not going anywhere and are set to be even more popular next year. You can get them in a whole range of colours. My favourite is this green one below, but I also LOVE light grey.  I also really like the chunky knitted cushions, like the pink one below, They are set to become all the rage next year and ‘wall hanging weaves’ are also taking over as the staple home accessory.

I’ve ordered a weave for Christmas for my own house and have also ordered 6 of the gorgeous ‘Oliver Bonas’ mugs. We were planning on getting a few fluffy rugs for our house too as a ‘couple treat’ to each other, but we just couldn’t wait for the big day and got them a little bit early. Any one of these products would make the perfect ‘big main present’ or gorgeous mini presents for those stockings.


The new year is coming! Do you or = your partner have any fitness resolutions? Maybe they’re already a bit of a fitness queen? We’ve rounded up the best products for both gym and at home workouts. I personally have these adidas shoes and they are so comfortable, especially for running and other cardio.

I was also given a Fitbit last Christmas and it was possibly the best thing I’ve used all year. Especially now I work at home, it shows me just how much I’m moving around and encourages me to do a lot more exercise. If you have someone who loves exercise or wants to do a little bit more in 2018, you can’t go wrong with a Fitbit.

My favourite things on this list are the ‘Run All Out’ top and the two sports bags. If you’re not sure what to get though, how about a new gym bag? I have one of these on my wish list as my handbag just won’t do anymore. I also really want the ‘Juice Workout’ jumper. It’s so adorable and perfect for keeping snug going to and from the gym.


Do you have a foodie in your life? Then I’m sure they’ll lov any of these products below as a main present or stocking filler. I was bought a nutribullet last year for my birthday and it gets used every single day. It’s probably the most used product in our kitchen and makes everything from juices, to soups, to sauces, to smoothies! If you haven’t got one, it’s a must have. I also bought the personalised cheese board below, for my mum last Christmas and she absolutely adores it.

I’ve asked around a few of my ‘foodie’ friends to see what they’ve asked for this Christmas. Three of them have said they want a ‘Kitchen Aid’! We have something similar in our kitchen, but as soon as we move house we’re planning on upgrading because they really are the bees knees. I’ve tried out one of my friends who already has one and they are AMAZING. If you or the loved one in your life loves baking or cooking, then a Kitchen Aid is a must!

The picnic basket was added to this list courtesy of my fiancee. As a couple we go on lots of picnics and this personalised picnic basket would be so adorable for our dates in spring/summer. A few of our friends also told me to add a Nespresso machine to this list. After trying one out recently to see what all the fuss was about, I have also added this Nespresso machine to my own wish list for this year (please Santa!). We’ve just made over our home office and it would be so lovely to have one of these to help us through our working day. We were recommended the Magimix by numerous of people but the ‘Inissia’ also came in at a close second.


How about starting the new year being a little more snug, a little more organised, a little more joyful and a little more sparkly? Any one of these stocking fillers would go down an absolute treat. My personal favourites from this list (please take note my beautiful fiancee!) are the ‘Happiness Planner’ and the ‘Get A Grip’ bag. I think the ‘Get A Grip’ bag is absolutely genius for organising those pesky hair clips that always go missing and turn up in the most random of places.

I also adore the idea of giving a pandora charm bracelet as a gift. I was given one myself for a special occasion a couple of years ago and it went down such a treat. They’re such a perfect gift idea because you can keep adding to them and building them up. I now get charms for every single birthday, Christmas or occasion that is fitting.

I also really adore the sleep mask and make-up bag. They make the perfect stocking filler for any women in your life. I saw the make-up bag in a shop the other day (and tried hinting by dropping lots of phrases about how much I loved it). It was so soft and really roomy for make-up or wash products. The sleep mask is also so adorable and great if you are a frequent traveller.
I hope this ‘Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Women’ helped you to get some inspiration for your own wish list or for your loved one. I’d love to know which of these is your favourite and what you’ve asked for this Christmas. Because I’m feeling really festive, I also decided to get my ‘Santa’ hat on and run a little giveaway just because. Enter below to win some gorgeous lipsticks by the amazing ‘Charlotte Tilbury’. Happy holidays from Life Unexpected!

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Are any of these products on your Christmas wish list this year? What would you really LOVE for Christmas this year? Let me know in the comments below!



  1. December 4, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    What a fab gift guide I am a bit of a mish mash of all the categories above so would love to pick and choose and have something from each of these!

  2. December 4, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    What a fantastic post. It’s really given me some great ideas for what to get the wife at Christmas!

  3. December 4, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Oh you’ve got some really good ideas! I’d be happy if I got any of these gifts – I popped my own little wishlist over on my blog xx

  4. mammasschool
    December 4, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    So much there I couldn’t decide what I’d go for. It is such a lovely list 🙂

  5. December 4, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    Well I love anything by Oliver Bonas so I love the cat eye mask and the bowl. I also love the Voluspa candle as well x

  6. December 5, 2017 / 9:47 am

    I love all the colours here! So pretty. My daughter would be thrilled with any of the beauty products, and I definitely need that pink suitcase!

  7. December 5, 2017 / 10:25 am

    What an amazing collection of things! I want all of them, especially a fitbit and a magimix!!

  8. December 5, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    If I could afford it I would love the Ted Baker pink floral case. You have some excellent choice here!

  9. December 6, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    This is such a great gift guide! I am hoping for a travel journal this year so I can record all our adventures.

  10. December 11, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    This is such a cool and comprehensive list of gifts for women’s gifts during holidays. This is the perfect reference list…Thanks so much for sharing this!

  11. Stacey Chan
    December 12, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Love everything in the homemaker and the foodie sections. There’s some great ideas for gifts

  12. Angela Treadway
    December 12, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    pandora bracelet x

  13. Averil Lea
    December 12, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Love these lipsticks

  14. Charlotte
    December 12, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    such a great giveaway, id love a fitbit to keep me motivated

  15. Giovanna
    December 12, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    Amazing. Some great presents xx

  16. Elizabeth Smith
    December 12, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    I’d love the stand mixer but I’m more likely to get the lipstick!

  17. Violet Phillippo
    December 12, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    I would love a fitbit.

  18. Jasmin Ella
    December 12, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Amazing post!! Thanks for the ideas 🙂

  19. December 12, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    What a great giveaway! I could definitely do with a Fitbit

  20. Sophie lily
    December 12, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    I would love a too faced pallette

  21. randommusings29
    December 12, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I love the Ted Baker suitcase!

  22. Rachel Craig
    December 12, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    Christmas :- The Season of Goodwill. Courtesy, Kindness, etc are what I like to see expressed at this Time of Year.

  23. December 12, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I would love the Fitbit or Ted Baker suitcase

  24. Sadiyya maryam
    December 12, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    The Ted Baker suitcase is gorgeous!

  25. December 12, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Lots of them but hamper always goes down a treat

  26. iain maciver
    December 12, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    good tips to help with my wifes gifts

  27. ashleigh allan
    December 12, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Love the ted baker case!

  28. Janice Dunn
    December 12, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    The Ted Baker suitcase and the Adidas & Stella McCartney bag

  29. Eliza Rychlowska
    December 12, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    How can you even choose?! It’s all gorgeous and I want it all!

  30. December 12, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    I so need a new lipstick, thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Rebecca Young
    December 12, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    Really want to get my mother some lipstick for Christmas, this would be great!

  32. Megan Janie Phillips
    December 13, 2017 / 2:19 am

    Charlotte tilbury for the win ✨🙌🏼

  33. Solange
    December 13, 2017 / 2:53 am

    I would love the Fitbit.

  34. Ray Dodds
    December 13, 2017 / 7:25 am

    Love the lipsticks

  35. Emma Walton
    December 13, 2017 / 9:07 am

    I have two things at the top of my wish list – a Veet Sensitive Precision tool and a decent sleep mask!

  36. Frances H
    December 13, 2017 / 11:48 am

    Great giveaway. Wouldn’t mind the Le Creuset pot too.

  37. clara b
    December 13, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    I’d love the fitbit

  38. December 13, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    This is great for gift ideas Thank you 😀 So many fab ideas. I would absolutely love to find Chanel perfume under my tree this year 😀 xx

  39. Sally Collingwood
    December 13, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Wow, this is amazing, love the Benefit Cosmetics the best!

  40. Lucy
    December 13, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I really want the Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey lipstick! But generally I’d just like some surprises 🙂

  41. Linda S
    December 13, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    I would really love a picnic hamper. I have a real thing about them but I don’t know why, I haven’t got a car at the moment so I don’t know how I would get it from A to B but I would really like one! 🙂

  42. Sheena Batey
    December 13, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    I normally wouldn’t thank you fpr a pan at Christmas but love the colour of Le Creuset casserole dish

  43. Laura Pritchard
    December 13, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    The Adidas trainers!

  44. Lorna Ledger
    December 13, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    The lovely chunky blanket and white fluffy rug!

  45. December 13, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    This has covered pretty much every woman. There are so many pretty gifts I would love. I’ll have to leave my laptop open with my fingers crossed!

  46. December 13, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    On my Christmas wish list would be all of the candles.

  47. Emma Russell
    December 13, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I love most of these beautiful gifts, but I am a huge fan of the old Stocking at Christmas. So any stocking filler would be fabulous!! 🎄❤️

  48. December 13, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    So many gorgeous things! The Oliver Bonas make up bag is lovely

  49. December 13, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Charlotte Tilbury is my favourite high end make up brand. This gift guide has me jealous, wish I could purchase everything for myself. I particularly LOVE the Oliver Bonus mug and Kitchen Aid.

  50. Hannah Pearson-Walker
    December 14, 2017 / 12:18 am

    I absolutely love Charlotte Tilbury! Top of my Christmas wishlist is an Iphone X (I wish!) x

  51. jennifer bowen
    December 14, 2017 / 4:04 am

    i think they are all so nice and i love to have any one of them gifts under my Christmas tree

  52. Ruth Harwood
    December 14, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    I do love a good candle in the evening to make the room feel calm and chilled xx

  53. Rachel White
    December 14, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    You’ve compiled a great list there! I’d go for the perfume, candle & that pink suitcase! !

  54. clair downham
    December 14, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    would love a fitbit

  55. December 15, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Ah a Kitchen Aid would be my dream prize!

    December 15, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    I would love a kitchen aid and a neom candle!

  57. Annabel Greaves
    December 15, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    I love the Benefits cosmetics x

  58. Jan Beal
    December 15, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    The Neom candle – something I love in the home

  59. December 16, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Such a good collection would love neom candle

  60. BySarahMostly
    December 16, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Some great picks here!

  61. kathcake2017
    December 16, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Prob the pandora bracelet

  62. Mummy Thomas' Blog
    December 16, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Great Post. I’ve Been saying for ages I will treat myself to some nice makeup. This looks great xx

  63. Harriet Leonard
    December 16, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    This is a gorgeous gift guide! I’d be happy with most of it to be honest!!x

  64. Angie McDonald
    December 17, 2017 / 12:40 am

    The Pandora charm is gorgeous!

  65. Liesl L.
    December 17, 2017 / 9:20 am

    I’d love the Adidas shoes for myself. Great ideas for Christmas gifts.

  66. Kev Cannon
    December 17, 2017 / 11:48 am

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the great blogs this year

  67. tracey tibbetts
    December 17, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    benefit gift box x

  68. December 17, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I would love the Neom candle – I’ve had a few and loved them all

  69. Stef
    December 17, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    I’d like the magimix

  70. C Thomas
    December 18, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Great gift guide. I love the pink cushion and the Charlotte Tilsbury lipsticks.

  71. lizzy
    December 18, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    The le creuset pot would be good 😀

  72. December 19, 2017 / 9:32 am

    There really are a fabulous selection of gifts here, you have given me some new ideas x

  73. jenny reynolds
    December 19, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    love my lippy especaily pinks so fingers crossed

  74. December 19, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    What a lovely gift guide . I would love a pandora bracelet this year x

  75. Victoria Prince
    December 20, 2017 / 9:16 am

    I would love the KitchenAid! But unfortunately I don’t think Santa is feeling that generous 🙂

  76. Daisy Belle
    December 20, 2017 / 11:34 am

    I have always wanted a KitchenAid

  77. Christine Hobbs
    December 20, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    I would love some Ellie Saab Girl of Now perfume xx

  78. Susan B
    December 20, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Oh, gosh. There are so many items that I covet in that list. The Nutribillet and the Coffee Maker would be at the top.

  79. Heather Crowe
    December 20, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I love the colours of those lipsticks, perfect trio! X

  80. December 20, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I love the look of the Benefit Sugarlicious Lip and Cheek Kit. Merry Christmas

  81. adeinne tonner
    December 20, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    For me it has to be the eye mask as i need a new one so that would be great.

  82. A S,Edinburgh
    December 20, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Oh, the Kitchen Aid! All the smaller gifts are wonderful, too.

  83. Carole Nott
    December 20, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    lovely ideas – especially the Chanel lipstick

  84. Kelly Leigh
    December 20, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    What a fabulous gift guide 😍😍
    Every man should take note
    My all time favourite brand is channel so without a doubt it would be the perfume.

  85. Sarah Austin
    December 20, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    The lovely snuggly blanket!

    December 20, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I’m a candle lover, the Neom ones lovely

  87. Emily
    December 21, 2017 / 2:33 am

    I love the makeup and luggage in your gift guide

  88. Anneka Avery
    December 21, 2017 / 7:55 am

    I would love the John Lewis candle I’m most definitely a candle lover lol but the lipsticks I’m a bit of an addict for those too I love popping lippy on 😍

  89. Laura Lee
    December 21, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Pandora is always on my list birthdays and christmas and the charm on your list is stunning 😀🤞

  90. Alice March
    December 21, 2017 / 11:34 am

    I would love the happiness planner and the lipsticks! However everything on the list is amazing!

  91. Adrian Bold
    December 21, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    The Benefit Sugarlicious Lip and Cheek Kit looks great.

  92. carol Boffey
    December 21, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    has to be pandora

  93. lynn neal
    December 21, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    I would lovr the KitchenAid for Christmas!

  94. Kirsteen Mackay
    December 21, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Wow! I love everything. I’d particularly love the Magimix or the Ted Baker Case.

  95. Ellie C
    December 21, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    a le creuset pan has been on my wishlist for a looong time

  96. Mary H
    December 21, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    I love a bit of red lipstick. It feels so glam in an instant.

  97. Wendy Guy
    December 21, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I would love the Kitchen Aid please.

  98. Michelle Wild
    December 21, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    A leather jacket.

  99. janine atkin
    December 21, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    i like the happiness planner

  100. Tee simpson
    December 21, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Such an amazing collection. Would be soo lucky to win these

  101. mandydoherty65
    December 21, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Fantastic gift guide, I’d love the Magimix Nespresso Citiz Machine

  102. Paula T
    December 21, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Totally in love with the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks <3

  103. Dawn Samples
    December 21, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I would like the Chanel perfume and benefit cosmetics x

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