It’s nearly Christmas, which means the gift-buying season is well and truly upon us. It’s time to kick back with your laptop and browse through your favourite online stores, cherry picking lovely festive gifts for your family and friends while avoiding the mass chaos of the high street. Right?
What will you buy for the special women in your life this year? We’ve rounded up some of the most popular products for women in 2016 to bring you a list of items they will love – from tech, to beauty, to cooking. When it comes to consumer electronics and fashion, rose gold is very much back in fashion. So we’ve been sure to include three great products on this list in the much sought-after rose gold colour – if for whatever reason your lady friend is averse to rose gold, they are available in other colours too.
- 1 Rose Gold Apple MacBook
- 2 Michael Kors Rose Gold Designer Watch
- 3 Bellabeat Leaf in Rose Gold
- 4 Snugg Battery Phone Case
- 5 Crock-Pot Digital Slow Cooker
- 6 Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
- 7 Zen MONQ Aromatherapy Diffuser
A luxury laptop for the one you love
This is definitely a very special present as it’s a little on the expensive side. However, this rosy new MacBook has everything a woman could want. It’s beautiful, speedy, well-designed and very slightly pink. The display and sound are both excellent and at 12” it’s a good size for such a lightweight laptop. Compared to last year’s model, it has improved storage, memory and graphics – not to mention gorgeous colouring. We love it.
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB Flash Storage
- 12” Retina Display
- 10-Hour Battery Life
- Weight: 920g
A dazzling timepiece for punctual princesses
Continuing with the rose gold theme, this new designer watch from Michael Kors is an absolute stunner. Its three dials include day of the week and calendar functionalities, and each hour is marked by a sparkling crystal. This is a true luxury watch – no messing about here. This glitzy Michael Kors watch is perfect for any woman who loves rose gold or things that sparkle, as well as punctuality! We particularly love this elegant watch’s purple face and polished finish, as well as the fact that it’s water-resistant. Pure beauty meets functionality.
- 2 Year Guarantee
- Water Resistance: 50m
- Movement: Quartz or Battery
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Strap Style: Bracelet
A fitness tracker designed specifically for women
The Bellabeat Leaf is part of a new generation of smart jewellery for women. A helpful health tracker disguised as a necklace, bracelet or clip, it is the perfect fitness tracker for women, monitoring everything from activity and sleep to her menstrual cycle and stress levels. It can even be used for guided meditation and breathing exercises. The Bellabeat Leaf is the ultimate tool for helping women to improve their wellbeing and the best part is – it comes in rose gold.
Like a traditional fitness tracker, the Bellabeat Leaf syncs with your smartphone (or other connected device) so you can track progress in all areas. We love that it’s powered by a replaceable battery – so you don’t need to charge it for 6 months.
- Movement Tracker
- Sleep Tracker
- Battery Powered
- Smart Alarm
- Menstrual Tracker
A stylish iPhone case with emergency power
Running out of battery on our smartphones is a common problem for all of us, which makes this Snugg Apple iPhone case a great gift or stocking filler this Christmas. It goes without saying that this gift will only be worthwhile if your loved one already has an iPhone. This minimalist iPhone case comes in a range of different colours, and the best thing about it is that it provides you with 9 hours of emergency charge when your phone battery dies. It’s also very sturdy, with a nubuck fibre interior that is designed to help keep the phone protected from knocks and scratches if dropped.
- Weight: 141g
- Dimensions: 18.6 x 11.4 x 1.8cm
- 12 Month Guarantee
- Matte Black Finish
- LED Charge Indicator
- Lithium Polymer Battery
A sleek slow cooker with loads of great features
Slow cookers are all the rage, and for good reason – they are amazing time-savers. Crock-Pots take the busy work out of cooking by allowing you to bung in your ingredients and leave them cooking slowly on a low heat for hours, so you come back to a delicious slow cooked meal. They’re particularly good for tenderising cuts of meat that need cooking for a long time on a low heat to get the best results.
This traditional 4.7 litre Crock-Pot Digital Slow Cooker is one of the best around. With loads of great features like a keep-warm function, programmable timer and removable stoneware dish, it’s a great gift for any woman (or man) who likes to cook hearty stews, soups and curries, among other things.
- Capacity: 4.7L
- Dimensions: 26 x 31 x 35cm
- Power: 220W
- Weight: 5kg
- Heat Settings: 2
The latest and greatest in hair drying technology
Dyson? As in hoovers? That’s right, Dyson have moved into new territory, and the results are incredibly powerful, as one would expect. Don’t believe me? Watch this video of the Dyson Supersonic in action.
The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is the ultimate gift for the woman in your life. Despite packing a lot of power – 1600W to be precise – it’s surprisingly lightweight and comes with a heap of useful accessories such as a magnetic smoothing nozzle, magnetic diffuser and magnetic styling concentrator. Yep – it’s all about the magnets. You’ll also be glad to know that it’s quieter than most hair dryers, and has a microprocessor that regulates heat to avoid singeing. This is, quite frankly, the Ferrari of hair dryers.
- Speed Settings: 3
- Heat Settings: 4
- Weight: 618g
- Power: 1600W
- Airflow: 41 Litres Per Second
- Colour: Iron/Fuschia
Aromatherapy like you’ve never seen it before
The Zen MONQ aromatherapy diffuser is a curious new product that is quickly gaining in popularity. Here’s how it works. Containing no tobacco, nicotine or artificial flavours whatsoever – only blends of essential oils – this device is an effective on-the-go aromatherapy solution that is perfect for promoting relaxation. At only just over 10cm long, it fits easily into a handbag to take anywhere. There are 7 different essential oil options to choose from, depending on what kind of feeling you want to create – happy, active, sleepy, vibrant, etc. All she needs to do is breathe. This is a lovely gift for anyone who likes natural remedies or who is regularly under stress as a way of calming down.
- 7 Custom Blends
- Only Organic Ingredients
- Weight: 14g
- Capacity: 1ml
We think any one of these presents would make great gifts for the women in your life in 2016. And if you’re looking for more fun stocking fillers, we also really love these glitzy mermaid leggings and knitted faux fur pom pom hat. What will you buy for your lucky lady this Christmas? Let us know in the comments.