Best Gift Ideas for Women

womens gift ideas

Buying for women isn’t always easy. Navigating the worlds of fragrance, makeup and skincare can be a delicate operation, especially when you don’t know what you’re looking for.

If she loves to look after herself but isn’t giving you any clues as to what she wants, we have a list of women’s gift ideas that will make it easier. From women’s gift sets to fragrance and makeup, we’ll cover all the bases in this guide. Take a look at our list, and feel the burden of ‘too much choice’ get a little lighter.


1. Show You Know Her With Fragrance

Find out what her signature scent is. If you don’t know what this is, head over to her dressing table and look for the one that has been used or that you see her spritz frequently. Research the perfume and check what fragrance family it is, i.e. Research the perfume, gourmand, chyprefloral or green and choose one in the same category (this is something we highlight in all our copy). Alternatively, look at the notes included and look for women’s fragrance with similar ingredients.


2. Think Luxury

Don’t go for an everyday product that she can buy for herself. An indulgent body cream in a sumptuous scent will always be more impressive than a drugstore body lotion, as will that designer skincare that she’s always wanted to try.


3. Keep It Fresh And Exciting

Don’t buy the same thing every year (unless, of course, it’s a specific request!). Keep in mind previous gifts that have gone down well, and take a look to see if there are other similar things that she may like. Did she love that perfume last year? Take a look at this year’s big release from the same fragrance house or the same range.


4. Stick To Bestsellers

If in doubt, filter the page bestsellers and see what other customers have been rating. Another option is to head over to our blog to see what the Escentual Team are starring in their edits.


5. Choose Ancillaries To Match Her Signature Scent

An ancillary is a complementary product that goes alongside a fragrance, such as a body lotion, shower gel or a purse spray. Layering a fragrance up in this way is not only a lovely bit of everyday luxury, but it will also allow her to experience a more intense and long-lasting aroma of her favourite scent. See our full collection of ancillaries here.


6. The ‘Instantly Giftable’ Gift Set

Women’s gift sets are usually presented in attractive boxes, and offer the chance to try complimentary products at a fraction of the price. Remember that such sets are often seasonal limited editions, so get in there before they sell out!


7. Pamper Time

If there’s something every woman deserves, it’s some ‘me time’. Consider a luxurious bath or shower product that will give her a chance to relax and unwind.


8. Put a hamper together

If you don’t know what to get as a ‘big’ present, you can give lots of smaller gifts that feel like a big present. The key is in the presentation; buy a gift box or basket and spend some time presenting it nicely.

Gift wrapping, not your forte? We provide a gift-wrapping service to make sure it looks incredible.

Note: this service isn’t available during COVID restrictions due to reduced staff in our warehouse.

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Over To You!

Still unsure what to get her? Tweet us @Escentual for help choosing a gift and we can find the perfect gift for you!


womens gift ideas

Updated by Keavy Slattery: 10/09/2020.