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Gift guide: Eight present ideas for women

Stuck for gift ideas for Christmas? Here’s eight she’s sure to love

Buying gifts for the women in your life needn’t be an overwhelmingly stressful endeavour. All it needs is a little thought – and maybe paying attention to any dropped hints. If you’re still stuck, here’s eight present ideas for women she’s sure to love. You can thank me later.

Loewe puzzle-print scarf

If she’s into fashion, she’s into Loewe. Although the Spanish luxury leather goods house has been around since 1846, it has had a major renaissance in the fashion consciousness in recent years – ever since Jonathan Anderson joined as creative director in 2013, essentially. This scarf is quintessential Loewe: the print is reminiscent of the origami-inspired folds of the brand’s cult Puzzle bag, while the logoed border speaks of its history as an artisanal leather house. Set to be a sure-fire hit on Christmas morning.

£525, shop now

Alighieri ‘The Night Shift’ earrings

If you’ve got eagle eyes, you’ll know that Alighieri is the name cool influencers have been tagging for several months now – and if you don’t, your girlfriend certainly will. This asymmetric pair (yes, it’s done on purpose) are cast from gold-plated bronze, and come in a unique textured finish that adds additional whammy to their simple design. Extra style kudos will be yours if she wakes up to these.

£165, shop now

New York by New York

Whether she’s an ex-inhabitant, a regular visitor or an admirer from afar, New York has a place in most people’s hearts. This new coffee table tome from Assouline celebrates it in all its glory, from Manhattan and Brooklyn to Queens and the Bronx. With iconic images from photographers like Edward Steichen and Peter Lindbergh, and passages and quotes from writers including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edith Wharton and Tom Wolfe, New York by New York tells the story of the Big Apple, from early 20th century immigration to parties at Studio 54. A book that will live on far past Christmas day.

$250, shop now

Madam Stoltz bamboo light shade

Danish interior design company Madam Stoltz has Scandi style down to a tee. The founder, Pernille Stoltz, has been working with Indian artisans since the 1950s, creating covetable and design-led accessories for the home. This tiered bamboo light shade underlines Madam Stoltz’s use of natural materials, reimagined in contemporary designs – it’ll look just the thing over her dining table in the New Year.

£95, shop now

Stone and Strand 14-karat diamond ring

Yes, it’s a diamond ring – but not the type you’re thinking of. New York-based jewellery brand Stone and Strand are known for its clean, minimalist and style-led designs, and this dainty gold ring is no different. Like all the brand’s gems, the diamond in the ring is ethically sourced, and set in an unusual textured gold band. A stocking filler she’ll definitely be thanking you for.

£135, shop now 

Anna Walker ‘Faraday’ cross-body bag

We’re dedicated to hunting down the crème de la crème of London design talent here at The Jackal, and Anna Walker makes a great addition to our directory. Her leather goods are designed with longevity in mind, and are made in London by expert leather workers. The timeless ‘Faraday’ bag will make a welcome addition to any woman’s wardrobe, with its clean lines and simple, timeless silhouette. The vegetable-tanned leather bag comes in a variety of shades, but we particularly like this unusual teal hue.

£440, shop now

Luke Edward Hall x Alex Eagle dinner plate

If ever an artist was having a moment, it’s Luke Edward Hall. You’ll have seen his vibrant prints and swooping line drawings in fashionable homes across London – and the woman in your life will definitely want in. He’s collaborated with Alex Eagle on a collection of ceramic plates, each featuring a unique hand-painted face in a striking oxide blue. Although this plate probably won’t make an appearance at Christmas dinner – it’s not really for eating off – expect to see it proudly displayed on her wall from Boxing Day onwards.

£185, shop now

Poplin ‘Indochine’ pyjamas

Would it really be Christmas without a new pair of pyjamas? This year, up your gift giving game with a luxurious silk pair from Poplin. Their ‘Indochine’ style takes the concept of basics to a whole new level, with a sumptuous emerald print inspired by the iconic decor of New York’s Indochine restaurant and the Beverly Hills Hotel. Just don’t expect these to spend much time in the bedroom – they’re far too nice for that.

£249, shop now