With Christmas fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about the presents you are going to buy for the various women in your life. Ask most men, and they’ll tell you that buying gifts for women can be an utter minefield. (Buying presents for men ain’t a walk in the park either I can tell you!).
Over the years I have found some fabulous websites offering great gifts ideas for women. Here are some of my favourites:
First of all, there’s Corazon Latino, my own site. We have great value, high quality, fine handmade silver jewellery with prices from £25-£250 and FREE UK delivery. We have beautiful bracelets and bangles, Necklaces chokers and chains. If you’re looking for a real bargain, take a look at our Special Offers. A selection of our popular designs with 20% off the original retail prices.
When you’re buying a gift, what you really want is a personalised service, to help you through the whole process. If you need help choosing the right piece, you can call us on 0845 838 2393 or 07970025090 and we will talk to you about the lady in question (her likes, dislikes, age, build, colouring and personality) and come up with a selection that would suit her best. If we get it wrong, don’t worry, we offer refunds or an exchange as long as you notify us and return the jewellery within 7 days (we make those 7 days from 25th December so you don’t have to worry that it’s a present).
If you have left things until the 11th hour and you need a last minute gift, then look no further. We process orders within 2 days (the same day if you are in a bind and ask us nicely) and ship by Special delivery so you will get your parcel before 1pm the day after we ship. We will be able to get your gift to you for Xmas as long as you order by Midnight on the 22nd.
If you want a professional finish to your gift, or want to send it direct to that special lady, no problem. We will gift wrap for you for £5.00 including adding a personalised message of your choice.
If you want to play really safe, you can buy a gift voucher from us, which can be redeemed online later. Any money not spent sits in the system as a credit for you, and if she fancies something even more extravagant she can always pay the difference. Not very romantic, but extremely practical.
If you like our jewellery and your first gift is a success, then give us the dates for all those important events (birthdays, anniversaries etc), and we’ll email you a week ahead of the big day with a quick reminder and a chance to buy something else.
If you don’t fancy silver jewellery, here are some other suggestions for you:
Some of my favourite sites for interesting and unusual home furnishings and accessories are Westway, Maroque and Bhatik.
Among other things, Westway offer the best range of faux fur throws I have found. They also have funky hot water bottle covers. Perfect for those cold winters nights. The team at Westway have been kind enough to offer me a special discount for my readers, so if you fancy something from them just quote CORAZON at checkout for 10% off your order.
Maroque have a wonderful range of home accessories sourced from Morocco. They have Lanterns, ceramics and throws, they also do lovely Moroccan bath and body products from Marrakesh. Very luxurious and decadent, and some delicious ingredients. For 5% off at Maroque, quote coupon code COR5 at checkout.
Bhatik do lovely Indian soft furnishings and accessories as well as some lovely handmade gifts. To get 5% off your orders at Bhatik, quote coupon code COR5 at checkout.
L'Occitane do a fabulous range of lotions and potions and natural beauty products inspired by the plants and traditions of Provence. Whenever possible, the ingredients are organic. They are always of traceable origin and sourced from sustainable sources. I have been using their products for a decade, and in my opinion they can’t be beaten.
A word of warning. Lingerie is difficult to buy for women, take a look at what she already has to make sure the style works, and for goodness sake check a label to get the size right!
Know Knockers is a great site, specialising is lingerie for the smaller busted woman. It is virtually impossible to get glamorous bras or swimwear in a AA or AAA sizes, but these guys do it. So if you’re looking for small bras, these are the guys. The guys at Know Knockers have very generously given me a coupon code for Xmas. If you quote coupon code CORAZON you’ll get 10% off.
BeCheeky focuses on glamorous underwear in standard sizes. They have a great selection of lingerie, from the simple (but still glam) to the seriously sexy including the notorious Pearl thongs featured on Sex and the City.
How about combining lingerie with jewellery? There is nothing more unattractive than a plain old bra strap ruining the look of a glamorous outfit. Now there’s a solution at Glamorous brastraps They have over 150 designs, made by hand using crystals, glass beads and diamante in a huge range of colours and styles. They replace the removable bra straps on any normal multiway bra, allowing the lady in your life to show those straps and still look sexy. For 10% your orders, quote our exclusive Corazon Latino coupon code CORA123.
For the lady with a sweet tooth, I would suggest Montezumas who have a delicious range of award winning chocolates in a range of amazing flavours like 3 Pepper, Paprika and Strawberry, Orange and geranium and brilliant chunky bars like Jungle Fever (Milk chocolate with sultanas, walnuts, apricots and coconut). You can buy individual bars, fabulous gift packs with a selection of the amazing flavoured bars, truffles and the most fabulous drinking chocolate. The girls at Montezumas have kindly offered a 10% discount from now until the end of December. Just quote CORAZON08 at check out and use it as an excuse to buy 10% MORE chocolate!
There are a huge variety of options in women’s gifts. I hope these suggestions help start you on your way. The real key to buying a presents for women is to put some time and thought into it. Choose something that shows you thought about her, not just went out and bought something. Any woman will appreciate that as much as the gift itself.