So I’ve had a few birthdays to celebrate this month so naturally it’s got me thinking about buying gifts for girlfriends in their 40’s. Hands up those who agree that we’re a hard lot to buy for? When it comes to receiving how many times have you heard your friends say, “there is nothing that I really need”? Well that may be true but for some things but you can always trust your best girlfriends to unearth a clever find that you had no idea you’d love so much until you’re given it as a gift. Here’s our little list of beautiful finds that we think every girlfriend will love…
WORDS: Sian MacPherson
This sleek wardrobe must-have in the form of a jewellery box in dark ash makes a great gift for both the organised and the delightfully dishevelled friends amongst us. The compartments make for easy earring locating and the mirror is great for a ‘quick try before wearing’ scenario that plays out when already running five minutes late…or is that just me?
When we first came across this key ring we had to have it. Made from natural horse hair and bound in a stunning stone coloured thread with a weighty bronze clasp, this key ring is the perfect accessory for a beautifully made handbag – and can also double as a duster for the dash while sitting in traffic. Practical and beautiful.
The Essential Bracelet
This classically simple yet super stylish bracelet with silver silk cord is a sophisticated version of the friendship bracelet for the over 30’s. Whether your friend is more of a minimalist when it comes to arm jewellery or they’re like me and tend to layer up with every piece they have collected over the years, this bracelet works in with all unique, individual styles. Available in gold plated or silver.
These beautiful brass salad servers make even the most boring mid-week meal feel a little special – and what friend wouldn’t love a little help in that department when in the kitchen? Just don’t do what I did and try and take them to the airport in your carry on luggage wrapped as a gift for a friend waiting for your arrival at the other end – security rips into the wrapping as if all their christmases have come at once after running it thought the bag X-ray machine. Annoying.
Designed to never go out of style, this sturdy little black clutch in black vegetable tanned leather from our friends at Plus Equals will wear well with age… just like a good friendship.