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11 Epic Gift Ideas For The Special Women In Your Life (Video)

Because no one actually wants a pair of socks.

Giving a gift that genuinely excites the person I’ve given it to is one of the things that brings me true happiness, but it’s also damn hard to come up with ideas for each person that are considered and unique.

Bath bombs and candles are cool and all, but I like to up the anti. I want to make every special woman in my life feel like that gift is just for her which takes a little bit of time, planning and TLC.

Over the years I’ve come up with a shortlist of thoughtful gifts, and so far I’ve never received a “thanks but no thanks”.

Watch the short film below that we just made in NYC in collaboration with Coach to spark some ideas for your own gifting this XMAS, and then scroll down below to read my list of favourite gifts to give and why they are so special.

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A HANDBAG

If you REALLY want to treat someone (or yo’self!) a new handbag is always a good idea. When buying for others, consider a statement piece for extra special *FEELS*. These metallic Coach bags make any simple outfit stand out.

 

Handbag, Coach.

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A HANDBAG

If you REALLY want to treat someone (or yo’self!) a new handbag is always a good idea. When buying for others, consider a statement piece for extra special *FEELS*. These metallic Coach bags make any simple outfit stand out.

 

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A FLIGHT VOUCHER

The gift of travel is one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received. I have my sister to thank for my first trip to the Greek Islands which is something I’ll never forget. Now I’m not suggesting that you fly your BFF to Santorini – a little goes a long way when it comes to flights and it’s a great feeling to know that you’ve contributed to sending someone somewhere they’ve always dreamed of going.

*BONUS* flight vouchers typically last 12 months and can be used any destination.

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A FLIGHT VOUCHER

The gift of travel is one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received. I have my sister to thank for my first trip to the Greek Islands which is something I’ll never forget. Now I’m not suggesting that you fly your BFF to Santorini – a little goes a long way when it comes to flights and it’s a great feeling to know that you’ve contributed to sending someone somewhere they’ve always dreamed of going.

*BONUS* flight vouchers typically last 12 months and can be used any destination.

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A LUXURY KEYRING

I also try and think of things that people don’t usually purchase themselves. A cool keyring can be a little reminder of you that that person can take with them wherever they go. It also adds a little luxury to the everyday and makes it easier to find your keys (SRSLY).

Handbag and keyring, Coach.

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A LUXURY KEYRING

I also try and think of things that people don’t usually purchase themselves. A cool keyring can be a little reminder of you that that person can take with them wherever they go. It also adds a little luxury to the everyday and makes it easier to find your keys (SRSLY).

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EVENT TICKETS

Performances, stage shows and gigs etc. are guaranteed to bring a smile to someone’s face and the tickets aren’t always expensive. A great night out will be remembered forever and it’s usually a surprise.

*BONUS* you might get to be their +1.

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EVENT TICKETS

Performances, stage shows and gigs etc. are guaranteed to bring a smile to someone’s face and the tickets aren’t always expensive. A great night out will be remembered forever and it’s usually a surprise.

*BONUS* you might get to be their +1.

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A STATEMENT JACKET

Think embroidered bombers and embellished leathers. The more unique the better. I don’t typically like giving on-trend clothes for Christmas, but this is something the receiver will hold onto forever because they only get better with age.

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A STATEMENT JACKET

Think embroidered bombers and embellished leathers. The more unique the better. I don’t typically like giving on-trend clothes for Christmas, but this is something the receiver will hold onto forever because they only get better with age.

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A NOVELTY CAMERA

For the creatives in your life, gifting any kind of novelty camera will always be well received. You can buy any old school camera (including Polaroids) on eBay, Etsy and Depop for under $200. Capturing moments is the gift that keeps on giving.

 

Handbag and keyring, Coach.

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A NOVELTY CAMERA

For the creatives in your life, gifting any kind of novelty camera will always be well received. You can buy any old school camera (including Polaroids) on eBay, Etsy and Depop for under $200. Capturing moments is the gift that keeps on giving.

 

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A COOL TEE

Stocking filler alert! A tee is a wardrobe staple and it’s way more exciting than a pair of socks. With this gift, you can guarantee they’ll get a lot of wear out of it.

Handbag and keyring, Coach.

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A COOL TEE

Stocking filler alert! A tee is a wardrobe staple and it’s way more exciting than a pair of socks. With this gift, you can guarantee they’ll get a lot of wear out of it.

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AN EXPERIENCE

For thrill seekers, travellers and those who like to live large, consider giving an ‘experiential’ gift. Some more extreme ideas include hot air balloons, sky diving (or any kind of diving), hikes and water sports. Other great ideas are ‘bucket list’ sightseeing opportunities e.g. Top Of The Rock in NYC, the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, camp under the stars in Uluru, High Tea at the Ritz in London or dinner at Sketch.

 

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AN EXPERIENCE

For thrill seekers, travellers and those who like to live large, consider giving an ‘experiential’ gift. Some more extreme ideas include hot air balloons, sky diving (or any kind of diving), hikes and water sports. Other great ideas are ‘bucket list’ sightseeing opportunities e.g. Top Of The Rock in NYC, the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, camp under the stars in Uluru, High Tea at the Ritz in London or dinner at Sketch.

 

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A MINI PURSE

For those millennials in your life that are impossible to buy for… a cute mini purse will do the trick (extra brownie points for cool shapes, colours and unique ways to wear them like the Coach one in our video). It’s all about being different these days.

 

Handbag, Coach.

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A MINI PURSE

For those millennials in your life that are impossible to buy for… a cute mini purse will do the trick (extra brownie points for cool shapes, colours and unique ways to wear them like the Coach one in our video). It’s all about being different these days.

 

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A NIGHT AT A GREAT HOTEL

Whether it’s close to home or abroad, an overnight stay at a nice hotel is an easy way to escape the daily grind. Soho Grand in NYC is my home away from home (highly recommend!), QT in Melbourne is always fun, Park Hyatt in Tokyo (for the epic rooftop jazz bar with panoramic views), The Zetter Townhouse in Marylebone London (for vintage vibes and a personal touch) and Mick’s Place in Uluwata, Bali (for those who want to truly unwind) are a few of my personal favourites.

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A NIGHT AT A GREAT HOTEL

Whether it’s close to home or abroad, an overnight stay at a nice hotel is an easy way to escape the daily grind. Soho Grand in NYC is my home away from home (highly recommend!), QT in Melbourne is always fun, Park Hyatt in Tokyo (for the epic rooftop jazz bar with panoramic views), The Zetter Townhouse in Marylebone London (for vintage vibes and a personal touch) and Mick’s Place in Uluwata, Bali (for those who want to truly unwind) are a few of my personal favourites.

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TIME TOGETHER (IOU)

In this busy world, sometimes the gift of spending time together means more than anything. Treat a special lady to a day out together where you can go shopping (so she can pick what she really wants), get a massage or get your nails done.

Get creative with your presentation of this gift by making a cute card with your itinerary for the day inside.

Handbag, Coach.

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TIME TOGETHER (IOU)

In this busy world, sometimes the gift of spending time together means more than anything. Treat a special lady to a day out together where you can go shopping (so she can pick what she really wants), get a massage or get your nails done.

Get creative with your presentation of this gift by making a cute card with your itinerary for the day inside.

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