Best gifts for women 2017

If the thought of hitting the high street for one last bout of frenzied Christmas shopping fills you with dread, fear not – John Lewis has you covered. We've rounded up our pick of classic gifts for women, as recommended by Mumsnetters, from cashmere socks to perfume and, of course, pink gin

Origins Night & Day Delights Skincare Gift Set, £39

Origins Night & Day Delights Skincare Gift Set, £39

Spoil someone with an Origins gift set. It's a gorgeous, sweet-smelling present with products that “are nice and rich, but not greasy” to help skin feel “much softer”. This kit is a real bargain too, thanks to the inclusion of the High-Potency Night-A-Mins™ Renewal Cream – which is “usually about that price on its own.”

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Neom Organics Perfect Peace 3 Wick Candle, £40.50

Neom Organics Perfect Peace 3 Wick Candle, £40.50

For cosy evenings, this Christmassy candle from Neom is perfect, and is scented with festive pine, myrrh and zesty lime peel. Not only will it “last for ages if you burn it correctly” (that's all three wicks for between two and four hours), but it will “smell even when it's unlit”, and the soya wax means it won't leave dark marks.

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UGG Scuffette II Sheepskin Slippers £80

UGG Scuffette II Sheepskin Slippers £80

Upgrade someone's tired old slippers with some “really good ones” like this luscious, sheepskin-lined pair from Ugg. They'll keep feet seriously cosy throughout the winter, and “have a proper sole too, so great for nipping outside quickly.” They're a proper investment too: “My mum's Ugg slippers finally wore out. She wears slippers a lot. She'd had them for 10 YEARS.”

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John Lewis Cat Fleece Twosie, £35

John Lewis Cat Fleece Twosie, £35

After the mayhem of Christmas, we can't think of anything nicer than snuggling down with a good book and a glass of something warming, particularly if you're clad in a new pair of beautifully soft pyjamas, like this pair from John Lewis. They're made from cosy fleece, have tapered bottoms for a super snug finish and feature a cute cat motif.

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Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 Wake Up to Daylight Light, £95

Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 Wake Up to Daylight Light, £95

Swap dark mornings and jarring alarm clocks for the gently brightening Bodyclock Active, which is designed to wake you up gradually with an indoor sunrise – regardless of how grim it is outside. It has lots of options, including audio features like a dawn chorus, and a built in FM radio. It also has a slowly fading sunset option with sleep sounds, too.

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Benefit Minis from £8.40

Benefit Minis from £8.40

“I love Benefit Minis,” explains one Mumsnetter, because “I get through them before they get too old or dry up.” Small but perfectly formed, they're perfectly priced for little gifts, make great stocking fillers, and come in plenty of different styles, from their now-legendary mascara to their Double The Lip semi-matte lipstick.

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Edinburgh Gin Pomegranate & Rose Liqueur, 50cl, £18

Edinburgh Gin Pomegranate & Rose Liqueur, 50cl, £18

It's just not a Mumsnet Christmas without a festive gin. Try this versatile, unique liqueur from Edinburgh Gin which uses pomegranate and damask rose for a subtly flavoured spirit that makes a “great cocktail with Prosecco”, but works equally well “straight with ice.”

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John Lewis Cashmere Rich Colour Block Socks, £20

John Lewis Cashmere Rich Colour Block Socks, £20

Public service announcement: socks are no longer a naff gift, particularly when they're of the cosy cashmere variety. Plenty of Mumsnetters have confessed to wanting to be treated to a pair of “really nice ones, rather than supermarket cheapies for a change,” which is why this simple, colourful pair from John Lewis are just the ticket – not to mention affordable at £20.

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Coco Mademoiselle perfume, £66.60

Coco Mademoiselle perfume, £66.60

Perfume is a foolproof gift, and it's hard to go wrong with anything by Chanel. However Coco Mademoiselle wins out time and time again with Mumsnetters for its “light, sweet and pretty citrusy” fragrance, which makes it suitable for everyone, and easy to wear no matter what the occasion.

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Kate Spade 2018 Diary, £26

Kate Spade 2018 Diary, £26

This elegant diary from New York designer Kate Spade (the one who makes the gorgeous bags and shoes) is perfect for stationery nerds who take great pride in their organisational skills, or for those who could use a little 'inspiration' to get their schedule in order.

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