Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas for Women 35 years+ (Part 2)

All women aged 35 years+ deserve gifts of luxury and pampering for Christmas! 

As stated in Part 1 of this Christmas Gift Guide series for Women 35 years+ my gifts of choice for this age group are consumables. Gifts of luxury and pampering that won't clutter already full homes, but which can be enjoyed over the holiday season and New Year. Indulgences that women may not have bought for themselves whilst they've been busy organising and buying Christmas gifts for everyone else! And best of all gifts that encourage women to relax and take some precious time out. Yes please!!!

Part 1 of my Christmas Gift Guide covered foaming bath gifts, subscription gifts, and makeup and perfume gift sets.

This blog post will cover candles, nails and pampering experience gifts.

Candles are a great relaxation inducing consumable gift. They create a fabulous relaxing and romantic atmosphere, smell divine and encourage the woman to take some time out to relax. My candle gift guide suggestions are as follows.

1. L'Occitane Arlesienne Scented Candle
Rose, sweet violet and saffron scented, this fabulous candle offers up to 30 hours of relaxed ambiance. The elegant red container looks Christmassy too! $45

2. Ecoya Fresh Pine Needles Candle
To me nothing smells more like Christmas than pine needles. If you can't have a fresh pine Christmas tree then this candle is a must! This beautiful soy wax candle in the Madison Jar offers up to 80 hours of fresh and beautiful pine needle, forest, citrus and rosewood scent. $39.95 Madison Jar, $19.95 Mini Metro

3. Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle
This modern classic candle makes a truly luxurious gift and evokes relaxing dreams of sailing around the Caribbean. I wish! Maybe sailing the Caribbean is out of my budget but I'd be content burning this candle whilst luxuriating in the bath instead. $85

4. Glasshouse Fragrances Miniature Christmas Candle Trio
Sometimes it's just too hard picking a single candle and that's where this trio pack comes in handy. Beautifully packaged, it contains three magical Christmas scented candles including the Night Before Christmas Dancing Sugar Plums candle, White Christmas Cedar Leaf & Fruity Clove candle and Winter Wonderland Citrus & Mossy Wood candle. Love them! I've actually given in to temptation and bought these to burn over the holiday season. $44.95

Nail lacquer and manicure gifts are once again a great pampering and consumable gift that encourages the woman gift recipient to take some time out from her busy schedule for herself and relax.
1. Gwen Stefani for OPI Don't Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat
Wow! This luxurious top coat features gold leaf flakes dusted with iridescent glitter. It adds gold foil texture to nails when worn over any OPI lacquer shade. Trust me, it will render the lucky gift recipient speechless! This is the perfect Christmas gift just in time for the lucky woman to wear during her New Years Eve celebrations and holiday season. $29.95

2. OPI Trend on Ten Gift Set
This OPI set includes 10 of this year's hottest nail lacquer shades including a silver glitter, white, pinks and more dramatic reds and darker shades. If you're either not sure what colour your gift recipient prefers or you know that she loves changing her nail colour regularly this is the perfect gift for her. Personally I love all 10 shades! Compared to a full sized bottle of nail lacquer this mini 10 pack is a fabulous bargain at $39.95.

3. Manicures/pedicures
This is really a combination of a nail and a pampering experience gift. What woman would not like to have some time out and be pampered, receiving either a single manicure or pedicure or better still, if your budget allows, a series of 3, 5 or even 12 manicures! 1 for every month of the new year! Now I really am dreaming, I know! Contact a local nail salon close to your friend and book a gift voucher through them. Prices vary.

Pampering Experiences

1. Massage and Facial at Home - 90 minutes
90 minutes of indulgent pampering massage and facial experience from a qualified and professional therapist in your gift recipient's own home. What better way to help a woman to relax and unwind during the hectic Christmas and holiday season. Your gift recipient will love you forever!!! Note: this gift experience example from Red Balloon is available for NSW, Vic, Qld & WA only. $159

2. Relaxing Massage - 60 minutes
Some women might prefer a massage in the relaxing ambiance of a salon rather than their own home. If so, this is the gift for them. 60 minutes of relaxing massage to give them a feeling of well-being, new energy and harmony. Available from a number of salons in NSW, Vic, Qld & WA through Red Balloon. $89

3. Makeup Lesson Includes $99 of Product
Another great pampering experience! A 1 hour private makeup lesson with a Napolean Perdis makeup artist plus $99 worth of Napolean Perdis makeup of your choice. This link is for the Sydney CBD but identical experiences are available from Red Balloon for other states also. $99

4. Yoga Classes - 5 Class Pass
This is another great gift of relaxation and unwinding. This pass will allow the gift recipient to attend 5 different yoga classes in selected venues (over 500 to choose from) across Australia. $60

I hope the above Gift Guide for 35 year+ women (Part 2) has given you a few more fabulous gift ideas & made your last minute Christmas shopping easier and quicker! 

If you love the above gift suggestions but think no one will take up your hints of leaving this post open on your computer, then my final suggestion is to indulge and treat yourself! Go on! You deserve it!


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  1. Definitely a massage! Ah, this makes me want to check into a day spa STAT!:-) Visiting from #TeamIBOT

    1. This gift guide is like my own personal gift wish list and yes, at the top of the wish list, is a massage! Please Santa!

  2. Candles are always my fall back gift when I can think of nothing else - everyone loves a beautiful candle.

    1. And Thanks for linking up with my Christmas Link Party. xx

    2. Thanks for the Christmas Link Party. Great idea!

  3. I can not tell you how badly I want a massage! So, so bad. I also have on my wish list some nail polish. Great list there. #teamIBOT

    1. You and me both. Sitting at work at the moment, I'm dreaming of a massage!

  4. Great collection of ideas here. I do love anything Jo Malone, but especially the Lime Basil & Mandarin candle! xx

    1. The Lime Basil and Mandarin candle smells absolutely divine!

  5. Hit the money on the massage there!

    1. I've never known anyone not to want a massage!

  6. My mum gets candles from everyone and hates them! But she'd LOVE the rest of this list for sure. Thanks for creating it. I bet if you gave her a candle WITH the massage voucher she'd happily burn the candle while being massaged. Heavenly.