Gift guide: What to get the women in your life

Treat your favourite female this Christmas

What do you get the women who has everything? That's the thing - no woman has everything.

Whether it's your girlfriend or your granny, retailers have made gifting the women in your life easier than ever this year.

This year saw NYX Cosmetics finally reach Irish shores in a physical capacity. Large stands can now be perused in Boots stores across Dublin, with stand-out products from the line including their contour kits and liquid lipsticks. Arnotts are the latest stockists of the brand, and have a nifty gift-set containing ever single one of their Liquid Suede liquid lipsticks. 

At €76.50, it's 10% off at the minute - prepare to pucker up.

Purchase in store or online here.


Speaking of Boots, it's worth keeping an eye on their extensive selection of Star Gifts - usually heavily discounted for a limited time. The Whole Glam Lot from Soap And Glory will suit everyone from teenagers to women of a certain vintage due to Soap And Glory's now cult status among cosmetics.

It contains full-sized products of all their classics from the line, including the Scrub Of Your Life and the Righteous Butter.

It's out of stock online at the minute, so you may have to physically walk to a shop to see if there's any left in store.


Not necessarily limited to just women, but a great pick for your bookworm mother would be Michael Harding's newest novel Talking To Strangers.

The third in his series of memoirs, his tales of Irish country life - and love - are exquisite. 

If she wasn't a fan before, she will be after reading this.

Talking To Strangers can be purchased from any good book store or online here.



The younger lady in your life will have no doubt told you about Joanne Larby at some point.

Known more widely as The Makeup Fairy, she's one of Ireland's leading social influencers and has just released her first line of makeup brushes, Fairy Wands.

Ms Larby previously worked as a makeup artist, so you'll be getting your money's worth with this set - not to mention that the packaging is to die for.

The full set works out at roughly €7 per brush.

Fairy Wands can be purchased in select Meagher's pharmacies and here for €90 - be quick as the set is limited edition!


The younger lady may also have mentioned a certain Mr Justin Bieber at one point or another.

If she's a fan, he's returning to Ireland next summer for an arena gig at the RDS.

If you can tolerate the screaming, nab two tickets - despite what his recent behaviour might suggest, his new material is VERY good. 

The Jo Malone London Christmas collection dropped in November, so if you're uber prepared you've probably already picked something up from the extensive line.

The range is surprisingly budget friendly, starting at €28, and gorgeously packaged - think harlequin prints and luxe art deco motifs. For a lady who's a sucker for pretty packages, the Ultimate Christmas Cracker will be right up her street.

You can purchase Jo Malone in Brown Thomas, at The Loop and online here.



If you're looking for something less scent-sational (sorry) and more Speedy Gonzales, pick the fitness freak in your life up some new fresh kicks.

ASOS have an immense range of trainers that are both fashionable and functional. Specifically for running, these Asics are super cushioning and supportive - great if she could run rings around Usain Bolt. *flex emoji*

You can purchases them in store or online here.