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Fabulous Christmas presents for your fiancée: Our top picks for her

Christmas is a wonderfully romantic time of year, particularly if you’re engaged to the love of your life; mark the special occasion by buying your fiancée an extra sentimental gift, be it something personalised, a heartfelt piece of jewellery or just an extra expensive luxury item. Brides-to-be, if you're engaged to a man who's not the best at buying gifts it can't hurt to link him to this article for a little hint, and in the meantime, why not check out our gift guide of perfect presents for him?

When it comes to most of your friends, giving Christmas gifts doesn’t usually extend beyond the dreaded Secret Santa or buying a round in the pub on Christmas Eve – yet where your fiancée’s concerned things are obviously different. Getting them an interesting gift is a nice way to show how much they mean to you (especially if you’re in the midst of stressful wedding plans, when opportunities for romance are thin on the ground).

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Beauty gifts are always a winner – it could be a flattering shade of lipstick or a dazzling bottle of scent to brighten her mood; an eye-catching nail polish, or some new skincare for her to stock up on; or it could just be an album of photos of the fun times you’ve spent together. An old flame once gave me a book on dinosaurs for Christmas, as I mentioned I loved visiting the Natural History Museum as a child (I still have the book).

Investing a little thought into our gifts means that Christmas doesn’t have to be the stressful, bank-account draining exercise so many of us have come to dread. As cheesy as it sounds, December 25th is the perfect opportunity to show certain individuals how much they have meant. With that in mind, we’ve cherry-picked a few of our favourite gifts that any fiancée would be happy to receive.

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Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine 

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The story behind this perfumery is particularly special if you’re getting married. The couple who founded it, Christophe and Sylvie, met and fell in love in 2006 and Atelier Cologne was an homage to their story as well as a mutual obsession with cologne, i.e those classic citrus-based scents, known for being understated and elegant. Orange Sanguine is their most famous concocotion, with sparkling notes of Sicilian blood orange and Calabrian mandarin underscored with Egyptian jasmine (one of the most seductive notes in perfumery). This limited edition bottle was designed to commemorate the brand’s 10th anniversary. £115 Atelier Cologne

Marc Jacobs Glow Maintenance Gift Set

Mac Jacob's Glow Maintenance Gift Set

If she’s an avid beauty junkie, then this eye-catching pink gift set from Marc Jacobs is sure to win you brownie points come the 25th, featuring all the brand’s bestsellers (including their iconic mascara). £52 Harvey Nichols

Sol de Janeiro Biggie Biggie Bum Bum

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You might have a fondness for your partner’s, ahem, perfect posterior – so this lavish body cream is a great way to pay it tribute. Formulated with Brazilian guaraná, cupuaçu butter, açaí and coconut oil, it nourishes and firms the skin, while the pistachio and salted caramel scent will take you (both) to seventh heaven and back. £72 SpaceNK

Christian Lacroix Notebook

Christian Lacroix Notebook

Budgets can be stretched when there’s a wedding to save up for. But you can still get her to something she wouldn’t normally treat herself to. (‘Small and luxurious’ always wins over ‘big and bulk value’, FYI.) This Christian Lacroix notebook is elegant enough to say ‘you’re special’ but coming in at under £15, won’t break the bank. £13 Liberty

Bride-to-be canvas bag

Bride-to-be canvas bag

Give your fiancée this bride-to-be canvas bag in her stocking for Christmas and she’ll never have to spend five pence on a plastic bag at the supermarket again.  We love the shiny gold text – perfectly festive, but not too Christmassy for her to use all year round. £14 alphabetbags.com

Rose gold pavé bracelet

Rose gold pavé bracelet

This rose gold bracelet by Adore Jewelry is a gorgeous gift for your fiancee, and it won’t break the bank, either! The pink and silver stones look great with the colour of the bracelet, and it would look just right at a rose gold themed wedding. £44.99 Adore Jewelry

Blow-dry voucher

Blow-dry voucher

Give your beloved the gift of gorgeous hair, with a Blow LTD gift voucher – she can redeem it for her hen do, her wedding day, or just a special treat when she’s tired of wedmin. From £50 BlowLTD 

Jingle is Massive Jumper

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We love this quirky jumper – and yes you might have to give it in advance of the 25th for your partner to get the most wear out of it. But with such an homage to a 90s dance tune, I’m sure you’ll be forgiven. This would be the perfect present for her to lounge around in after one too many mince pies on boxing day. £25 Next

Kate Spade earrings

Kate Spade earrings

Sure, she may not be your wife just yet, but these Kate Spade Mrs. earrings are too adorable to ignore.  Pop them in her stocking for a tiny yet terrific treat… £45 Kate Spade

… ditto these Sophia Webster shoes

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She might even want to wear them on the day itself! (Can’t say we blame her). £495 Sophia Webster

Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Pillow Talk Lips Set

Charlotte Tilbury Gift of Pillow Talk Lips

Every woman dreads getting ‘smellies’ for Christmas – bland bath salts and non-descript soaps wrapped in cellophane that you’d probably choose for your elderly aunt. A lipstick on the other hand will always go down a treat. This special gift set of Charlotte Tilbury’s best-selling nude shade comes with a free lip liner. Plus the ‘old school Hollywood’ gold packaging will look great on the ‘gram. £25 Charlotte Tilbury

Hotel Chocolat chocolate wreath

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Treat your chocoholic with this Festive Wreath from Hotel Chocolat; your fiancée will love nibbling on this well into the new year and may even let you share a little, if you’re lucky. If you’re a choccy loving couple, check out our chocolate ideas for your wedding reception. £20 Hotel Chocolat

Fresh water pearl necklace

Fresh water pearl necklace

If despite her being the love of your life, you’re still not entirely sure about her taste in jewellery, this fresh water pearl necklace from Goldsmiths is a gorgeous choice. Pearls are classically beautiful; they’re so timeless that they’ll never go out of style, and your bride-to-be could even wear this on your wedding day; it’s so simple yet stunning it will complement whatever dress type she goes for. £100 Goldsmiths

Tiffany and Co. jewellery

Tiffany and Co. jewellery

There is no feeling quite like spotting a little blue box under your Christmas tree, and that’s why a gift from Tiffany’s is the ultimate Christmas present. We’re not suggesting you splash out on a second diamond ring for your fiancée, but a simple necklace or a timeless charm bracelet is the perfect gift to show your partner how much you love her. £POA Tiffany’s

Engraved Ormonde Jayne Perfume

Ormonde Jayne Engraved Perfume

Why get your sweetheart a bottle of off-the-shelf perfume when you can have the bottle engraved with her initials? Concocted by luxury Mayfair perfumery Ormonde Jayne, their Privé scent is highly concentrated with magnolia, jasmine, freesia and blackcurrent. £90 Ormonde Jayne

Liberty Hera Peacock Scarf

Liberty Print Scarf

If your loved-one is a style maven, then a classic Liberty-print chiffon scarf never goes out of fashion. £195 Liberty

The Rihanna Book

Rihanna Book

A must for RiRi fans, this dazzling coffee table book offers a visual autobiography of the pop starlet and serial entrepreneur, featuring her many iconic looks over the years. £105 Harvey Nichols

Autograph Swiss Embroidered Lingerie Set

Autograph Lingerie Set

‘Wed-min’ chaos left you with little opportunity for couples’ time? Stoke the fires and set the mood with this adorable set – a gift you’ll both enjoy. (Just check her underwear drawer first to make sure you have the right size!) Bra £25, briefs £12.50 M&S

Saint Laurent Shoulder Bag

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Make amends for all the times you ask her to carry your odds and ends in her handbag. This dazzling YSL mock-croc number will go with every outfit and win you serious brownie points (but it’s probably too grand for her to hold your phone, keys, train tickets etc. sorry!) £1,590 Net-A-Porter

La Fromagerie Cheese Hamper

Fromagerie Cheese Hamper

Is your beloved is more foodie than fashionista? Then this hamper will definitely go down a treat – especially if she’s a cheese fiend! Including a bottle of P.Louis Martin NV Brut Champagne, four tasty cheeses (two from the Champagne region itself) and biscuits – it’s the perfect way to graze throughout Boxing Day and the rest of December! (Just remember it’s not for sharing!) £110 La Fromagerie

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