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Busy mums, hard working colleagues, exceptional relatives – it’s no secret that us women work hard. No matter if you’re a stay at home mum, a working mum, a helpful relative or a hard working colleague, at Christmas you deserve some rest and relaxation! I’ve put this gift guide together for all those women who could do with taking it easy for a little while over the Christmas period. If you know a hardworking woman who could do with putting her feet up, here are some great gift ideas to help her relax over Christmas.
I love a good pair of leggings. They need to be soft, stretchy and hold my shape well – heaven forbid I end up with saggy knees! I love relaxing in leggings at home and wearing them out and about when I can get away with dressing as casually as I like. Not having the restriction of jeans is like a little holiday for my body and over Christmas you can bet your bottom dollar I will be wearing a gorgeous pair of stretchy leggings from Love Leggings. Love Leggings cater for anyone and everyone, so no matter the size, whether you need maternity wear or you fancy getting sporty, they’ll have something to suit you. Their everyday leggings come in classic, cropped and high waisted styles, all in a variety of colours to suit any woman of any size or shape. The leggings are seriously soft, hard wearing and hold their shape really well.
A Night Off
Mums do a lot. They look after the kids, they play taxi driver, they shop, they organise, they budget, they skrimp and save, they clean grazes and they cook meal after meal. Women, whether mothers or not, often lead hectic lifestyles and, with very little downtime to themselves, that can lead to overwhelm and depression. Why not treat the women in your life to a night off this Christmas? That’s not to say that being a woman or a mother is a chore, but being able to be yourself does sometimes come as a bit of a treat.
So with that in mind, there a loads of choices that you could surprise someone special with this Christmas. A brand new dress for a night on the town with the girls? Simply Be* has never let me down – their clothes fit nicely, the sizing is great, there’s loads of styles to choose from and they’re an affordable brand. Maybe an experience day/evening would be a nice gift for the woman in your life? Red Letter Days can help you find something amazing, from embarking on a brand new adventure to finding the perfect place to enjoy a meal or a spa day.
100 Movies Bucket List Poster
What better way to relax and unwind than sit in front of the telly with a great movie? This 100 Movie Bucket List* poster from Funky Pigeon would make a great gift for any movie buff. I can’t wait to start scratching mine off and discovering new movies I’ve still not seen! I’ve had a look at the movie list and it seems really varied, so it’s a great way to discover new genres and actors, as well as celebrate your favourite directors. With films like Casablanca, Snatch, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Lord Of The Rings and Toy Story, it lists old favourites as well as modern films that the whole family can enjoy together. Couple this with a few classic DVDs or maybe a NOW TV Movie pass and you’re definitely onto a winner!
Tomatin Scottish Whisky
You can’t have a movie night without having yourself a little tipple to go with it – especially over the festive period. How about a lovely dram of whisky to help warm your cockles on a chilly winter’s eve? Tomatin Legacy spends time in Bourbon barrels and Virgin Oak casks, bringing a delicious light sweetness with hints of vanilla, marshmallow, pineapple and lemon. Tomatin ship worldwide and their whiskys have won multiple awards over the years! A bottle of this will guarantee to brighten any whisky fan’s day!
One of my favourite ways to unwind, especially in winter, is a with a candlelit bath. I’m a big fan of scented candles, and I love a good Christmas Yankee Candle. The smell of gingerbread wafting through the room, mixed with some posh bubble bath – oh nothing beats that! It’s the best way to have an hour to yourself and relax. Team it with a good book and you’re all set.
The Reset Gift Box
The festive season is stressful for everyone. I’ve literally had nightmares about the Christmas Dinner before and I’m not even the one who cooks it! After all the shopping, cooking and organising, things can get a bit much. No one needs to be losing any sleep – but, if like me, you know someone who could do with a magical reset button, The Reset Gift Box from Wearth London looks amazing. This self care box is all about winding down before bed to help you make the most of your beauty sleep. This luxury box contains calming bath salts, organic chamomile tea, tea lights, a bamboo silk eye mask and Sleepy Head Pillow spray – everything you need to get a good night’s sleep.