As the clock draws near to Christmas day, ’tis the season for a full blown panic if the gifts for that special woman in your life are not perfectly wrapped in pretty paper and tied with a bow, ready to be tucked under the tree.
Last minute buys can usually be a hit or miss affair. But there’s no need to fret and pull your hair out in despair just yet.
Emirates 24|7 has trawled through the season’s Christmas bargains to find the perfect gifts for ‘Her’, to fit all budgets and tastes. Simply pick the favourite and happy shopping…
Elegant jewellery for Dh119 or less
Show us a woman who doesn’t appreciate a pretty piece of jewellery given with love and we will swallow these words.
And one cannot help but marvel at this elegant Cobone.com deal, where you can nab a 925 pure silver pendant featuring the name of that special someone, in a language of choice.
All this for just Dh119; you also have the option to choose between yellow and white gold plating.
Also have a stroll through Souq.com’s killer deals on some pretty trinkets, such as the Pilgrim Skanderborg, Denmark brooch that is made of genuine crystals Made, embedded in pure silver for just Dh75.
These make for perfect stocking fillers for those on a budget.
Snapshots of memories for Dh500 or less
What better way to spend a lazy (possibly rainy) Christmas day in, curled up in front of the tree, sifting through a precious scrapbook of a lifetime of memories that you have gifted to the woman you love.
Head down to Paper Lane at the Town Centre Jumeirah for some artistic scrapbooks that range between Dh175 and Dh350.
Here you will also fill up on some creative ideas, stickers, stencils and accessories to nab to personalise that trip down memory lane.
Of course, don’t forget to raid that family album or folders of digital photos to stack up that scrapbook with some memorable moments.
However, those of you who find yourselves creatively challenged or simply don’t have the time to take on such a project a week before Christmas, need not fret.
You can still have that picture that speaks a thousand words of love by grabbing a personalised photoshoot experience by Stu Williamson for that special woman.
For just Dh495, you can nab a gift voucher for a one-hour photoshoot, inclusive of Dh1,100 worth of credit to make it a perfect mantelpiece moment this season.
Pampered to perfection for Dh1,000 or less If the lead up to Christmas has been a stressful affair for you, imagine your wife who probably has to juggle work, the kids, in-laws and serve up a feast for the day.
What better way then to say ‘I love you’ than by a blissful spa indulgence as a Christmas gift? And by this, we don’t mean a Dh100, 30-minute thank-you-me massage.
We are talking a treat for royalty, such as the Amara Spa Experience that’s available on Dreamdays.ae.
Indulge in the most pampering experience, which includes an outdoor rain-shower in a private terrace garden, followed by a rose petal hand and foot ritual.
This simply sets the scene for a full-body massage using a variety of pressure point techniques together with pure essential oils to harmonise the body and mind.
The rest of the day can be spent with a selection from the spa cuisine menu, poolside at the Amara lounge and lazing by its 25-metre swimming pool with four Jacuzzis, fragranced steam room and gymnasium.
All this for Dh560.
If you want to pamper your daughter too alongside, then nab a mother-child deal for the family at Angsana Spa for parents seeking a relaxing experience that allows quality bonding time with there children this Christmas.
The deal includes a 90-minute set of treatments, followed by refreshments for Mum and daughter, which includes a body polish, body conditioning massage and a face mask for just Dh669.
If you are still unsure what the Mrs may like, then grab Dreamday’s ‘Green Experience’ voucher for Dh950, which includes a choice in spa treats, a seaplane flight, spend a night on the heights of Jebel Hafeet mountain or maybe be a recording studio star.
Branded glam for Dh2,500 or less
Nothing screams ‘style’ than a branded designer handbag or a glamorous timepiece.
We absolutely love the glam clutches by ‘Palestyle’, which come accessorised with golden Arabic calligraphy plate studded with Swarovski crystals.
Online retailer Souq.com retails several of its bags, with the ‘Majic of your Eyes’ clutch screaming pure elegance at just Dh1,650.
If you want to see a vast array of selections, then Bloomingdales is your shop of choice, which retails the Palestyle designer brand.
Selecting a handbag is never an easy task and if the stress of finding the right style for your woman is too much to handle, then you simply can’t go wrong with an elegant timepiece for your ladylove.
Head down to Paris Gallery to sift through their vast collection; we recommend the Swarovski watches that are stunning to the eye and fit the budget.
But if its understated elegance you are after, then you can’t go wrong with Rivoli’s Rado collection or Ahmed Siddique and Sons’ Movado timepieces.
The gadget savvy for Dh2,500 and more
Gentlemen, the iPhone 5 has arrived in time for Christmas and you can nab this trendy new phone at the local Apple iStore in the UAE for just Dh2599 for a 16GB, which is cheaper than what both etisalat and du are offering.
If it’s a tablet that she’s been secretly yearning, then the iPad 4 with wifi and cellular is retailing at Dh2,499 for the 16GB at the Apple Store.
With one of these buys, you will certainly earn brownie points this season.