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Top 10 Christmas gifts for women 2013

By cfayfineran  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

Top 10 Christmas gifts for women 2013

Pink heart bauble

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Christmas doesn't have to be all about diamonds when it comes to the ladies.

There are plenty of hidden gems available in store and online to please any princess.

Choosing what to buy could be more of a dilemma if you have a budget to stick to but fear not - as there are lots to choose from whatever your budget.

Here are our top picks which should have it covered if she's into chocolate, pampering or cooking this list should have it covered...and there is even something dreamy for both of you to wake up with in the morning.

Pink Heart Bauble (filled with Praline Truffles)

The best chocolate truffles just as Roald Dahl once adored in a fabulous Christmas bauble for your Christmas Tree. It's enough to make you faint from nostalgia.

This classic praline truffle is created from a mixture of crushed roasted-hazelnuts and sugar piped into a velvety milk chocolate shell before a final dusting of cocoa powder.

An ultimately more-ish truffle based on one of Prestat's secret 100 year old recipes. Available from PRESTAT RRP: £6.75, www.prestat.co.uk

• Retro Bloom Pocket Organiser

Gorgeous floral print on a leather-look cover. This stylish personal organiser has simple functionality and its features include pink edging and a strap closure with a larger print of the design. Diary Type: week on two pages, 5 language, 12 month diary RRP: £23, available from FILOFAX, www.filofax.co.uk

Illumi Ambience Wake Up Light

Imitating early daylight, the Illumi Ambience Wake Up Light introduces you to the morning in a calm and natural way. The striking circular design, complete with a light-up strip around the centre, has a rainbow of soothing colours to choose from as well as a sunlight simulation option. Depending on your mood, you can change the colour of the light by simply slipping your hand through the centre of the halo.

The Illumi Ambience works in conjunction with the illumiSleep app which is available to download and sync with this smart wake up light.

It allows the user to be woken at the optimal moment with its catalogue of soothing sounds, rather than waking you suddenly from a deep sleep. Alternatively you can choose from one of six pre-set moods and natural sounds, FM radio, alarm sound or connect to your own music with the audio line-in. Available from John Lewis and through www.oregonscientific.co.uk RRP: £169.99.

ASK Italian Cookbook

Packed full of easy-to-prepare recipes straight from the ASK Italian kitchens and with special contributions from acclaimed chef Theo Randall and other expert friends. From mouth-watering fettucine to hand-made gelato the ASK Italian cookbook mixes easy to prepare, authentic recipes with tales, travels and experiences of Italy that will inspire you to cook and enjoy. This beautifully-designed book contains over 100 recipes, including some of the most popular dishes from the ASK Italian menu, plus original dishes developed by the suppliers of some of Italy's finest ingredients, London's top Italian chef and the ASK Italian's team. The book is produced in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, and when bought in restaurants £4 from every sale will go towards the charity. Available in most ASK restaurants RRP: £10.

Ciroc Red Berry

Ultra-premium vodka brand Ciroc is expanding its range this winter with the launch of a new flavour, Ciroc Red Berry, which combines the smooth, lightly sweetened taste of the original with the ripe and juicy festive flavours of mixed berry. An exciting addition to the festive drinks cabinet, Ciroc Red Berry can be enjoyed in Christmas cocktails whilst entertaining over the holiday season, and can also be found at some of London's hottest night spots throughout the season. RRP: £49.99 available from Selfridges.


This handbag-size container makes the perfect present for busy people on the go as it is small, lightweight and an incredibly useful gift. With airport security restrictions still in place, Travalo enables you to leave bulky glass bottles at home and fly with over 65 sprays of your favourite perfume or aftershave. Travalo refills in seconds with a clever pump action and no leakages. Travalo Excel is available in 10 colours. RRP: £12.49 from www.travalo.com

Estela Gea Rose Gold Cuff

Boho Magpies’ beautiful pieces are handmade by designers and artisans from around the world. Estela Gea, a Spanish designer, crafts handmade pieces that have a distinct Mexican and Southern American influence. Estela uses fine silver-working techniques and elaborate detailing in all her jewellery. Inspired by the ancient cultures of South-America - the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas - Estela's pieces feature much of their symbolism and iconography, fashionistas can browse and buy the collection of rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings in the online shop at www.bohomagpie.com RRP: £20-£200.

Sonata Lingerie Stardust bodysuit

This piece is currently available through the website in blue/purple for £270: https://sonata-lingerie.com/shop/stardust-collection/stardust.php The black version (and a copper/brown version) are currently available to order by contacting the company direct and will be live on the site soon.

St Kitts Herbery

A range of gifting options for Christmas 2013, featuring beautifully packaged collections of their luxury bath and body products, the Christmas 2013 range also includes selections of their artisan chocolate. Highlights include: A variety of different sized selections from their best-selling Rosemary and Bergamot range. A 'Had A Hard Day?' gift pouch that would make an ideal present for someone who works or plays in the great outdoors. The full range can be seen at http://www.stkittsherbery.co.uk/index.php RRP: £24.95.

Lingerie from Perfect Fit Keynsham

Look the perfect shape and feel good this Christmas

with lingerie from Perfect Fit Keynsham Ltd. They stock lingerie for all occasions in all sizes and for all ages and are specialists in measuring and fitting. 15% off until December 14. You can find them at 50 Temple Street, Keynsham or visit www.perfectfit.uk.com.

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