Thursday 17 January 2019

The 'For Her' gift guide

Our edit is sure to make even the pickiest people smile, writes Meadhbh McGrath

Faux fur coat, €149, Warehouse
Faux fur coat, €149, Warehouse
Scarf, €25.90, Accessorize
Beats by Dre Powerbeats wireless headphones, €189.99, Argos
Silk eye mask, €55, Slip, Brown Thomas
Water bottle, €35, COS
Enigma Variations by Andre Aciman, €17.55, Dubray Books
Sunglasses, €105, Le Specs, Brown Thomas
Smartbox Irish experience gifts, €29-€300, Debenhams
Leather handbag, €725, Mulberry, Kildare Village
Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 SQ WiFi Photo Printer, €199, Curry's PC World
Adidas Falcon trainers, €106, Schuh
Cake slice, €22, Sara Miller, Arnotts
Sports bra, €59.95, Nike, Sports Direct
Mug, €5, Paul Costelloe Living, Dunnes Stores
Earrings, €170, Loulerie, Arnotts
Bra, €55, and knickers, €30, No 1 Jenny Packham, Debenhams
Notebook, €14.95, Avoca
Leather watch, €890, Gucci, Weir & Sons
Silk pyjama set, €210, Rosie for Autograph, Marks & Spencer
Rosie for Autograph
Sonos One speaker, €229, Harvey Norman

Men may get all the grief about being hard to buy for, but women can be pretty tricky too. She may say she's happy with anything - but that's not to say just anything will do. Some women like leopard print, some women like to cook, some women like to dance around their room with Bruce Springsteen at full volume, some women like all of those things and none of them.

If you've got someone picky in your life, you have a few options: get them a charitable gift (that should silence any requests for a gift receipt), take the unimaginative yet reliable gift card route, or try to visualise a problem or need that your person has and what may help them. Are they struggling to sleep? Consider a luxurious eye mask. Going through a breakup? A book offering meditations on love, loss and desire. Lamenting the death of photo albums? Try a Fujifilm printer - which prints in squares for those Instagram snaps - and encourage them to build one of their own. Or maybe they could do with a little glamour in their lives? Mulberry is one of the rare brands that appeals to all ages and personalities, and its bags are a delicious little treat (especially if you can pick one up at a discount).

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