16 Risk-Free Christmas Gift Ideas For Women in Their 20s

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I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but Christmas is just a couple of weeks away – so if you haven’t started searching for gifts yet, it’s time to start.

I know, I know…it’s easy for me to say, but trust me when I say I’m particularly unorganised when it comes to Christmas shopping.

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This year however, I’ve committed to making a change. After being separated from half of my family in 2020 and being unable to swap gifts face-to-face, I’m genuinely looking forward to it this year – so I won’t be one of those stressed faces on Oxford Street on December 24th, picking up whatever’s left on the shelves.

My family seems to be growing every year and at this point, we span a fair few generations. I’ve been looking for gifts for women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. By now, I feel like an expert.

This time around, I’m sharing the best gifts for 20-something women. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, girlfriend or family member, spending a little or a lot, I’m confident when I say there’s something for everyone here.

Here are 13 unique gift ideas, starting from just £8.

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Gift Ideas For Women in their 20s

SCALLOP Architectural Candle llum studios

Scallop Architectural Candle, £12.50 each, Llum Studios – buy now

Llum Studios is a small business that specialises in ethical candles and wax melts, making them the perfect gift for the sustainable shopper.

The coconut and rapeseed wax blends used in their products are produced locally in Scotland, while the ingredients are harvested in Europe and from small-hold farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Zodiac Nameplate Necklace Rock n' Rose

Zodiac Nameplate Necklace, £29, Rock n’ Rose – buy now

If you’re shopping for someone who loves Astrology, getting them a personalised zodiac necklace is a no brainer.

White Wink Tee Origin

White Wink Tee, £29.95, Origin – buy now

Finally, fashion that does some good!

Origin’s wink tee is 100% sustainably sourced, while all the profits from the brand are donated to African social business entrepreneurs working to provide a brighter future for their communities in Mali, Ethiopia and the Gambia.

TYPO phone ring light in peach ASOS

TYPO phone ring light in peach, £8, ASOS – buy now

Give the gift of light this Christmas – a ring light, to be exact.

Ideal for the selfie lover in your life, this attaches to your phone to provide soft light for beautiful photos.

Ganni Women's Printed Scrunchie

Women’s Printed Scrunchie, £20, Ganni at Coggles – buy now

Ganni’s XL scrunchies are the accessory your loved one never knew they needed.

model wears Green metallic jacket from panic the mother

Green Metallic Jacket, £315, Panic The Mother – buy now

Splashing out on someone?

Panic The Mother’s in-sane green metallic jacket is gorgeous. If you’re shopping for someone who likes to make a statement, this is the perfect piece.

Faux Fur Handbag in orange from Zara

Faux Fur Handbag, £27.99, Zara – buy now

Faux fur is going no where this season. Zara’s arm candy is cosy and so cute.

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Prada Catwalk: The Complete Collections By Susannah Frankel

Prada Catwalk: The Complete Collections By Susannah Frankel, £55, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Shopping for a designer junkie? You don’t need to splash out on a luxury handbag – this Prada Catwalk book will be more than enough.

Custom Pet Portrait Denim Jacket

Custom Pet Portrait Denim Jacket, £230, Gi Flynn Design – buy now

We all know someone who’s obsessed with their dog and I think I’ve found the best gift ever for them in Gi Flynn’s custom jackets.

Gi offers adorable personalised denim jackets, recreating any pet of your choice from a photograph.

Stockholm Undated Weekly Planner The Completist

Stockholm Undated Weekly Planner, £20, The Completist – buy now

There’s literally nothing more satisfying than a new notebook – especially when it’s this pretty.

If you’re struggling over what to buy someone, take this as your foolproof sign to buy a planner.

Converse Women's Run Star Motion Hi-Top Trainers

Women’s Run Star Motion Hi-Top Trainers, £100, Converse at Coggles – buy now

These aren’t for everybody, but after Converse’s Run Star Motion Hi-Top Trainers swept Instagram this year, it’s safe to say we’re obsessed.


5-pack rings Monki


5-pack rings, £10, Monki – buy now

Shopping for a secret Santa? These kitsch rings from Monki are as cheap as chips.

Wiggle Pyjamas in Green & Pink

Wiggle Pyjamas in Green & Pink, £120, Wiggle by Wendy – buy now

When it comes to winter, a pair of comfy pyjamas is a must.

Wiggle by Wendy’s Instagram-worthy luxury PJs fit the bill nicely, and I have no doubt your loved one will agree.

Cupid's Bow & Mistletoe Christmas Lip Balm Gift The Body Shop

Cupid’s Bow & Mistletoe Christmas Lip Balm Gift, £10, The Body Shop – buy now

‘Tis the season to soothe chapped lips. But even beyond winter, these nifty lip balms will come in handy.

Beaded Flower Coasters Oliver Bonas

Beaded Flower Coasters, £19.50, Oliver Bonas – buy now

Know someone who loves tea or coffee? Instead of a mug or a cup — which I’m sure they already have a lot of — give them a cute pastel coaster like one of these instead.

Amelie Alphabet Mini Rectangle Travel Jewellery Box Oliver Bonas

Amelie Alphabet Mini Rectangle Travel Jewellery Box, £14.50, Oliver Bonas – buy now

You can never go wrong with something functional and personalised! Give both through this cute jewellery box.