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12 of the Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Women in Their 40s

The perfect presents for the women in your life.

Last Updated on December 13, 2022

With under 2 weeks to Christmas it’s time to get your gifting hat on and start planning the best Christmas gifts for you and your loved ones.

With so many beautiful Christmas gift ideas online and in the shops it can sometimes feel overwhelming when it comes to gift giving.

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Whether you’re compiling your letter to Santa or looking to buy the perfect present we’ve found 12 of the best gift ideas to help navigate this year’s lust have Christmas gifts for the woman in her 40’s.

From festive scents to winter snuggly solutions, practical yet perfect presents to fabulous party pieces for an all important wow factor we’re here to help you find a Christmas gift to fall in love with.

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Women in their 40s

Christmas gift ideas for women in their 40s - My Main Passion For In Life Is Gravy hand-painted stoneware plate

Hand-Painted Stoneware Plate, £60, Laetitia Rouget – buy now

French artist Laetitia Rouget now based in Hackney, specialises in tongue-in-cheek tableware, pastel palettes and joy-inducing ceramics, each designed to bring a smile to your face, add playfulness to your home and provoke conversation at just about any dinner table.

Limited-edition House of Jo Malone London gift set - Christmas gift ideas for women in their 40s

Limited-Edition Jo Malone London Gift Set, £140, Selfridges – buy now

This limited-edition collection of popular aromas is set to scent your home with a fresh aura. It includes fan favourites Peony & Blush, Lavender & Musk and Wood Sage scents.

Tiramisu Sheepskin Mule Slippers Onaie Christmas gift - Christmas gift ideas for women in their 40s

Tiramisu Sheepskin Mule Slippers, was £40 now £32, ONAIE – buy now

Cosy becomes luxurious with these beautiful sheepskin slippers from ONAIE.

Made from sustainably sourced materials, the hand-crafted slippers make staying snuggly look like luxury.

Nico Bag, Anine Bing

Nico Bag, £375, Anine Bing – buy now

The Houndstooth bag from Anine Bing really packs a punch.

You can never have too many bags, so why not add to a collection of arm candy with something extra special this year.

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Ribbed Cashmere Beanie and Scarf Set Johnstons of Elgin

Ribbed Cashmere Beanie and Scarf Set, was £248 now £173, Johnstons of Elgin – buy now

A treat to give and wear, this super soft cashmere set makes wrapping up warm so much more special.

The chic and stylish set are the perfect accessories to open up on Christmas day for a pre-or-post-lunch winter walk. As an extra bonus get an extra 10% off sale items when you enter the code EXTRA10 at checkout.


Charlotte Darling Easy Eye Palette Charlotte Tilbury, £45, Cult Beauty –  buy now

Put the sparkle back into someone’s eyes with this Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette. The elegant palette of 6 versatile shades make the perfect Christmas gift for the beauty lover in your life. 

From soft neutral shades to foiled shimmers this wear everywhere makeup palette was made for every woman, for every occasion.

Canvas Gem-Embellished Mules - Black Charles and Keith

Canvas Gem-Embellished Mules, were £105 now £89, Charles & Keith – buy now

Give the gift of perfect party feet with a little bit of sparkle and a whole lot of style in these embellished mules. Perfect for any Christmas party this festive season.

There’s never been a more toe tapping reason to dance around the Christmas tree.


Set Of 3 Holiday Scented Candles, £110, Diptyque – buy now

You’ll be transported back in time to childhood Christmas’ with Diptiques Festive candle scents.

Our favourite, The Limited Edition set of three Christmas candles will add a deliciously spicy aroma creating a wonderfully ambient setting for the holidays.

Art Deco Rectangular Cluster Bracelet wilson jewellery

Art Deco Rectangular Cluster Bracelet, £65, Wilson Jewellery – buy now

Wilson Jewellery have created a decadent collection of classic pieces as well as a selection of bespoke antique designs.

Shopping vintage is a great way to find a unique Christmas gift with its own little bit of history to be worn now and passed down in years to come. 

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Women's Cotton Pyjama Trouser Set - Japanese Crane on Black

Women’s Cotton Pyjama Set, £50, Myza – buy now

Give someone the Christmas gift of a stylish nights sleep.

Looking good shouldn’t be relegated to daytime, these slumber wonder pyjamas from Myza make sleeping in luxury a dream without breaking the bank.

M&S Sequin Round Neck Midi Tea Dress

Sequin Round Neck Midi Tea Dress, £79, M&S – buy now

Clothing can be a tricky one to buy for the woman in your life, but fear not – this elegant sequin tea dress will be this year’s showstopper of a Christmas gift.

Its beautifully designed shape flows beautifully over any figure and will never date. Its design lends itself to all seasons making it a forever piece in anyone’s wardrobe.

Chocolate & Fizz Luxe Collection
Celebrate in style with a bottle of fizz and a collection of irresistible chocolate treats

Chocolate & Fizz Luxe Collection, £39.50, Hotel Chocolat – buy now

Celebrate in style with a bottle of fizz and a collection of irresistible chocolate treats! Chocolates and wine — need I say more?

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