25 Wildest-Dream Gifts on My Fantasy Christmas Wish List

Coming up with your own Christmas wish list can be harder than buying presents for anyone else. I know, I know—this is hardly the biggest problem anyone has ever faced, but I always dread having to answer the inevitable question posed by your parents, partner, or siblings: What do you want for Christmas


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Of course, what you actually want for Christmas might not be the thing you tell them. While I always default to candles and skincare, I would never dream of telling my mum that the candle I would really like costs £145 (more on that later). This got me thinking—what would my no-holds-barred, wildest-dreams Christmas wish list look like? I decided to find out.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been making a fantasy list of gifts ideas for women that would make me speechless on 25 December. It’s indulgent—and it’s never going to happen. Still, I had fun assembling it, and I think you’re going to have fun looking at it, too. For a dose of reality, I’ve included a handful of pieces that cost under £100, too, but they are in no way less special. In fact, some are up there amongst my tippy-top favourites.

Scroll on to see 24 gifts ideas for women that are in a league all their own.


Next Up: Our Epic Guide to the Best Christmas Gifts for Women, Whatever Your Budget

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.