The Stress-Free Guide To Shopping For The Leading Lady In Your Life

The Stress-Free Guide To Shopping For The Leading Lady In Your Life

Because you need to get her something as amazing as she is.

By Siobhan Taylor | 6th March 2018

With International Women’s Day just around the corner, we’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the leading ladies in our lives and how we can celebrate them. Whether it’s a Galentine’s Day brunch, a day spa getaway, or just a simple card to let them know you are thinking about them, there are so many ways you can do something special for the ladies that keep you sane every day.

From International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day to birthdays and 'just because', here’s our pick of gifts your gal pal actually wants to receive. And, to make it as easy as possible, we’ve included affordable presents that will still give you change from a $50 note, as well as super luxe picks that you’ll want to keep for yourself (we promise we won’t tell). Scroll on!

No matter what your leading lady gets up to between the hours of 9 and 5 (editing? project management? napping under her desk?), we’re sure her office could do with a little brightening up. Whether it’s a Kate Spade New York trinket dish for all her odds and ends, bloomin’ fresh peonies from Flowers For Everyone, inspo-packed coffee table books to make her look #booksmart, or a smart looking jacket in this season’s number one trend (checks, obviously), she’ll appreciate the little extra brightness in her daily hustle.

Gifts Every Woman Wants To Receive

@_hollyt; Kate Spade New York Daisy Place Odds & Ends Dish, $88; Amara Wall Clock Gold/White, $157; The Tailored Interior by Greg Natale, $49.95; Worn In New York by Emily Spivack, $31.90; Flowers For Everyone; Seed Heritage Blazer

To be perfectly honest, when we’re not hustling and grinding at work or kept busy with social commitments (everyone is either getting married or having a baby, meaning our social calendar is packed) there’s nowhere we’d rather be than curled up at home. If she’s anything like us, help her nurture her home’s 'hygge' vibes with some warm and hearty gifts. Channel comforting vibes with a fuzzy set of Meshki slides (in her favourite shade of pink, no less), quirky & cute Jonathan Adler coasters (perfect for everything from teacups to whiskey tumblers), or a stunning Plumm Wine decanter that looks just as amazing on display as it does when it’s keeping her company on a Saturday night with Netflix. Her home is her sanctuary, so make sure it’s got all the trimmings she deserves.

Gifts Every Woman Wants To Receive

Adairs; Amara Marwood Pillar Candle Holder Small, $48; Arc & Family Pot, prices vary; Luxo Living Esben 2 Seater Velvet Sofa Bed in Dark Forest Green, $239.95; Meshki Boutique Dayla Fur Slide Blush, $69.95; Plumm Wine Collins Decanter, $219.95; The Vignette Room Jonathan Adler Marseilles Coaster Set, $149.95

If your #womancrushwednesday is a fitness guru with a penchant for going that extra mile, you need to get her something as hardworking as she is. While the rest of us are enjoying a couple of extra hours of snooze on a Saturday morning, she’s probably already made an organic, cold-pressed smoothie for breakfast, completed an hour of sunrise yoga, and is now probably snapping a selfie at the top of Mt Coolum (that we’ll see as we scroll through our phones during a late brunch and definitely double-tap). The latest collections from P.E Nation and The Upside x Nadia Fairfax will keep her moving in style, while the Apple Watch will help her raise the bar again and again. One day we swear we’ll join her on her morning run…

Gifts Every Woman Wants To Receive

ebay Apple Watch Silver Aluminium Case with White Sport Band 42mm, $399; Meshki Boutique Kylia Satin Tracksuit Joggers in Red, $69; The Iconic P.E Nation x Reebok Classic Nylon in Black, $110; The Iconic P.E Nation Punch Out Crop, $99; The Upside Sport Gym Bag, $119; The Upside Sport Water Bottle, $39

You know what’s nice? Pampering. Relaxing. Self Love. Remind your gal pal to slow things down a bit with a gift pack of soothing and indulgent goodies. Of course, you could treat her to a spa day at your favourite local day spa, but there’s something so personal and thoughtful about taking the time to put together a gift pack especially for her. If she needs to unwind after a rough week, the Vanity Planet Flower Child mask (with rose and Moroccan red clay) is a delicious way to soothe what ails her. Then she can smother herself in the sweet-scented and nourishing Mecca Cosmetica Luxe Body Butter before enjoying the delectable fragrance of Byredo’s La Sélection Florale fragrance discovery set. Tell her to treat herself!

Gifts Every Woman Wants To Receive

@theline; Adairs Home Republic Flinders Towels Blush Pink, Full set from $157.95; Cosmetic Capital Vanity Planet Flower Child Rose Moroccan Red Clay Mask, $29.95; Mecca Maxima Mecca Cosmetica Luxe Body Butter, $75; Mecca Maxima Byredo La Sélection Florale Fragrance Discovery Set, $122

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Article by Siobhan Taylor

Brisbane gal through and through, Siobhan is an avid cider-enthusiast and a keen believer in brunch (house deposit be damned). When she's not at the beach, she can be spotted lusting after makeup she can't afford, re-watching The Office (the US version, obviously) or annoying her friends with her insane astrology theories (she's an Aquarius, FYI).


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