Are you shopping for the woman in your life that has everything? What a daunting task! Worry not my friend: here are five gift ideas that are thoughtful, unusual, quirky and original.
1. A fruit tree
Whether she’s a green-thumbed goddess or would prefer you to do the digging, a fruit tree would make a beautiful addition to her garden. Ashridge Nurseries sell two-year-old, ready pruned fruit trees to plant in the home, which means all you need to do is choose the variety she’d like best. An apple tree for homemade pies? How about a cherry tree for beautiful springtime blossoms? Or, why not consider a less run-of-the-mill variety, such as bullace, mirrabel, quince or a damson tree? A fruit tree will brighten up her garden and give her sweet, juicy fruit every year.
2. Design her own perfume
If you’ve ever tried to buy someone perfume, you’ll know what a tricky gift it is to get right… After all, perfume is a very personal thing! So what better gift than a ‘design your own’ experience day? A day course like this one will help her to understand about scents, their longevity and how to combine them to make her signature blend. She’ll bottle it up and take it home with her, and better yet, having created her perfect perfume it will be stored in a perfumer’s database so that she (or you!) can order it again in the future.
3. A Jing tea gateway set
We all enjoy a good cuppa once in awhile (or many times a day, in fact!). Why not make it a more refined experience for her? This tea set from Jing Tea is ultra sophisticated and delicious and will introduce her to the quality of loose leaf tea drinking from hand-blown glassware.
4. Luxury sleepwear
Sure, we all like lounging around in favourite, oldest t-shirts and jogging bottoms… but what about treating her to some luxury sleepwear? Companies like Eight Hour Studio fuse traditional hand-block printing with luxury design, and are also Fairtrade – helping eco-conscious ladies to sleep soundly. We like this 100% cotton limited edition set for keeping cool between the sheets, and imagine she’ll like wearing it around the house too. Perfect for wearing on a summer evening with a cold glass of wine and a TV box set, this kind of sleepwear is a cut above her normal PJ ensemble.
5. A spa day for two
Does the woman you’re buying for deserve a little pampering? If so, why not buy her a voucher for a spa day? This gift will release her from the stress and strain of her busy life: whether she slips into the sauna, relaxes in the jacuzzi, pops into the plunge pool or reclines the relaxation suite. And, if you’re feeling extra generous, why not book her a massage treatment or a pedicure appointment for the same day? Most health spas offer a good deal for two visitors booking together, so enjoy a laid-back day with her or send her with a friend.