Last Updated on October 23, 2023
Struggle with Christmas shopping for your twenty-something loved one every single year? I’ve got you covered for 2023 with a fool-proof gift guide especially for women in their twenties. It’s just two months until Christmas day. I know, I know… it’s way too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts, but hear me out. Whyyy do we always leave gift getting to the very last moment and make it so stressful for ourselves and end up getting whatever’s left on the shelf Christmas Eve?
If you end up in this predicament every single year, 2023 is the year to change it. Christmas shopping can be such an easy task when you’re not under that last-minute pressure. Plan it in advance and it’s an absolute doddle. And that’s exactly what I’m here to help with, as Christmas is the time to pull out all the stops for the women you love the most.
I’m sharing the best Christmas gift ideas for 20-something women, right here. I’ve looked through the bestseller lists and found some of the most fun gifts for her this year. Whether you’re shopping for a best friend, girlfriend, work colleague or family member, spending a little or a lot, I’m confident when I say there’s something for everyone here.
From festive pyjama sets to hand painted ceramic plates and designer candles, I’ve found 20 practical yet fun presents that will wow just about anyone on Christmas morning. The Celebs board game from Urban Outfitters is sure to be a hit with the whole family, while the Chanel brooch will make just about any significant other swoon with delight. These will work as great birthday gifts too, allowing you to kill two birds with one stone here.
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Party Feather-Trimmed Striped Pyjama Set, £392, Sleeper
Party Feather-Trimmed Striped Pyjama Set, £392, Sleeper – buy now
Who doesn’t love a pair of pyjamas, particularly when they look this beautiful. For those who don’t know, Sleeper’s feather-trimmed PJs have become a cult item that any woman would be thrilled to open on Christmas Day.
Holy Toast Bread Stamper, £10, Urban Outfitters
Holy Toast Bread Stamper, £10, Urban Outfitters – buy now
On a budget? You don’t need to spend a lot to make her smile. This fun toast stamper is a great Secret Santa gift that will level up her breakfast.
Cœur Small Leather Shoulder Bag, £880, ALAÏA
Cœur Small Leather Shoulder Bag, £880, ALAÏA – buy now
On the other hand, if you’re in need of a luxurious gift to show her how much you care, investing in an Alaïa handbag is sure to go down well. Made of real leather, it’s worth every penny.
Sequined cropped jacket, £280, Self-Portrait
Sequined cropped jacket, £280, Self-Portrait – buy now
Does your girl love sparkles? This Self-Portrait jacket will be right up her street. Covered in gold sequins and with black details, give the gift of a great outfit this festive season.
French Kiss Hand-Painted Ceramic Plate, £60, Laetitia Rouget
French Kiss Hand-Painted Ceramic Plate, £60, Laetitia Rouget – buy now
I personally find that the best Xmas gifts are those I love but wouldn’t buy myself, perhaps because they’re out of my price range or because I can’t justify spending on items I don’t desperately need. This beautiful ceramic plate is a great example; sure, she might not need it but she’ll love it.
Phthalo Ruth Spicy Marg Print, £33, PSTR Studio
Phthalo Ruth Spicy Marg Print, £33, PSTR Studio – buy now
Is she decorating? Whether she’s just moved into her first apartment or you live together, this will add a little bit of character to her kitchen during holiday season and beyond.
Disco Ball Ice Bucket, £60, Urban Outfitters
Disco Ball Ice Bucket, £60, Urban Outfitters – buy now
You could invest in a bar cart or you could get something a little more fun, like this disco ball ice bucket if she loves entertaining. Even if she doesn’t, it will look super cool in her home.
Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum 100ml, £136, Chanel
Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum 100ml, £136, Chanel – buy now
Every woman loves Chanel scent, including the 20-year-old. Good perfumes are essentials to any woman’s makeup bag, and if you’re not sure where to start this ambery fragrance is a great place to start.
Linen-Blend Cushion Cover, £14.99, H&M
Linen-Blend Cushion Cover, £14.99, H&M – buy now
Does your loved one enjoy snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket and hot water bottle? Who doesn’t, right? This H&M Home cushion will allow her to do so in style.
Sweetheart Drop Earrings, £361, Oscar De La Renta
Sweetheart Drop Earrings, £361, Oscar De La Renta – buy now
If you’re struggling, opt for jewelry. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings make for the best gifts, as they’re another gift that we love but perhaps wouldn’t have thought to buy for ourselves. These Oscar De La Renta earrings are certainly an investment, but there are plenty of cheaper options out there too. Just make sure it’s something she loves.
Fringed Checked Cashmere Scarf, £420, Burberry
Fringed Checked Cashmere Scarf, £420, Burberry – buy now
Every woman loves a good accessory, and this Burberry scarf will never, ever go out of style. If she’s a fan of the brand already, you know you’re onto a good thing.
Disco Cowboy Drink Marker Set, £15, Urban Outfitters
Disco Cowboy Drink Marker Set, £15, Urban Outfitters – buy now
There’s a time and a place for practical gifts, but what about fun ones?! If the woman you’re shopping for loves a cocktail party, this fun cowboy drink markers kit will go down a treat.
Crosley UO Vinyl Record Player In Pink, £87, Urban Outfitters
Crosley UO Vinyl Record Player In Pink, £87, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Every young woman loves music, am I right? But instead of listening on her device, she can enjoy the sounds of a great record with this beautiful vinyl player in pink. At under £100, it’s pretty affordable too.
Infusion de Cèdre Candle, £55, Prada
Infusion de Cèdre Candle, £55, Prada – buy now
Give your girl the opportunity to embrace self-care, with this relaxing candle from Prada. Combining cedarwood and mandarin, it offers a delicious festive scent and will burn for hours.
Women’s Black Mini Leather Hobo bag, £1,160, Saint Laurent
Women’s Black Mini Leather Hobo bag, £1,160, Saint Laurent – buy now
Splashing out? Go the whole hog as they say, with this Saint Laurent bag made from black leather and featuring a top handle strap and gold logo hardware. It’s a thoughtful gift she’ll never forget.
Celebs Board Game, £10, Urban Outfitters
Celebs Board Game, £10, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Great gifts are those you can enjoy together, in my opinion. Whack this out on Christmas Day and have fun with all the family.
K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask 50ml, £70, Cult Beauty
K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask 50ml, £70, Cult Beauty – buy now
Instead of a face mask, give her the gift of beautiful hair this Christmas with a hair mask instead. It might sound like a random choice, but K18’s Leave-In Hair Mask can help to repair even the most damaged hair with the ingredient of their unique patented K18Peptide. Yes please!
Oversized Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses, £182, Loewe
Oversized Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses, £182, Loewe – buy now
Loewe sunglasses are for life, not just for Christmas! No, but seriously – these babies will see her through the good and bad times and always keep her looking good.
Real Friends Bring Wine Print £14.99, Nephthys Foster
Real Friends Bring Wine Print, £14.99, Nephthys Foster – buy now
Another piece of home decor that’s super affordable is this fun print from Nephthys Foster, perfect for college students or her first home. Buy a frame too so she can put it straight up.
Metal & Diamantés Brooch, £510, Chanel
Metal & Diamantés Brooch, £510, Chanel – buy now
Lastly, we have this brooch from Chanel. If she’s a designer junkie, she’ll love this. Unlike some other designers, Chanel holds its value too so you’re actually making an investment for her.