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

The perfect presents for the women in your life.
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With only 6 weeks until 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 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 10 of the best gift ideas to help navigate this year’s lust have Christmas presents for the woman in her 40’s.

Diptyque Christmas collection
Courtesy of Diptyque

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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Gift Ideas For Women in their 40s

Daisy embroidered slippers

Daisy Embroidered Slippers, £39.99, ONAIE – buy now

Cosy becomes luxurious with these beautifully embroidered slippers from ONAIE.

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

Pink sequin bag with pink chain and bird clasp

Bag, £249, Kurt Geiger – buy now

The sequin XXL Kensington from Kurt Geiger 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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Grey and pink cashmere hat and glove set

Cashmere Beanie & Wrist Warmer Gift Set, £82, Cove Cashmere – 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.

Laura Mercier parisian make up palette

Parisian Nude Eyeshadow Palette, £39.14, Laura Mercier –  buy now

Put the sparkle back into someone’s eyes with Laura Merciers Parisian nude eyeshadow palette. The elegant palette of 12 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.

Oyster satin kitten heel sling backs with embellished detailing

Satin Heels, £59.99, Zara – buy now

Give the gift of perfect party feet with a little bit of sparkle and a whole lot of style in these beaded front satin slingback heels.

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

Biscuit scented candle, Diptique Christmas Gift

Biscuit Candle, £60, Diptyque – buy now

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

Our favourite, The Limited Edition Biscuit Candle, uses scents of biscuit, cinnamon and patchouli for a deliciously spicy aroma creating a wonderfully ambient setting for the holidays.

Vintage Solitaire gold necklace

Vintage Solitaire Necklace, £55, 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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Heron print pyjama set

Blue Heron Pyjamas, £38, 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.

Long green sequin trimmed dress

Dress, £149, Massimo Dutti – buy now

Clothing can be a tricky one to buy for the woman in your life, but fear not – this elegant slip dress with sequin neckline 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.

Jade and lavender underwired bra


Bra, £65, Dora Larsen – buy now

Jade and lavender high waisted knickers

High Waist Knickers, £42, Dora Larsen – buy now

It’s important to start with the right underwear when getting dressed up ready for the celebrations to begin.

Simple black underwear is so last season, this winter it’s all about pops of colour and intricate designs.

Dolly Mixture Perfume Set, £40, Penhaligon’s

Dolly Mixture Perfume Set, £40, Penhaligon’s – buy now

Nothing smells quite like Christmas. This sweet selection of winter delights from Penhaligon’s include five miniature perfumes perfect for every occasion. 

Christmas gifts have never smelt so good.

My Five Year Story Journal Mål Paper

My Five Year Story Journal, £22, Mål Paper – buy now

Help them gear up for the new year (and four more years after that!) with this journal they can use for just about anything they wish.

Sweet Dreams Pamper Set Mythyn

Sweet Dreams Pamper Set, £30, Mythyn – buy now

There’s nothing quite like the gift of a good night’s sleep, and you can certainly give that to them with the help of this set.

Merry Christmas Everyone Collection Hotel Chocolat

Merry Christmas Everyone Collection, £55, Hotel Chocolat – buy now

Chocolates and wine — need I say more?